Talking about leisure on the Lake

When’s it on: 18/04/2013 till 18/04/2013 from 4.00pm – 6.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Windermere Steamboat Museum, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria Windermere

What’s happening: Whether you’re local and enjoyed your time off on the lake, or had family holidays here as a child, we’d love to hear from you. Do you have photos and memories you’d like to share? Drop in for a chat.

Prom Art – Grange-over-Sands

When’s it on: 28/04/2013 till 28/04/2013 from 9.30am to 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Grange Promenade Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: The biggest open-air art gallergy in the North West. 80 art and craft stalls selling the widest variety seen in one place. Paintings in oils, watercolours, mixed media, pictures in silver and a cartoonist. Crafts include photography, silversmith, jewellery, glass fused and stained, wood turning carving and textiles which include pictures, bags, scarves. Dolls house minatures can be found.

Museums at Night: Talking about life on the Lake

When’s it on: 16/05/2013 till 16/05/2013 from 5.00pm – 8.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Windermere Steamboat Museum, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria Windermere

What’s happening: We’re staying open tonight to welcome people in for a chat. The museum will be alive with Windermere vessels, but stories from people are as important as the objects themselves. Did you work on the lake or did members of your family in the past? Drop in for a close-up look at museum objects and photographs and a chance to share memories and bring our lake story to life.

Brigsteer Open Gardens

When’s it on: 26/05/2013 till 27/05/2013 from 11.00am-5.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Flower Show /Open Garden

Where’s it being held: Brigsteer Kendal

What’s happening: 12 secret gardens all within walking distance of each other in the small village of Brigsteer. Several gardens have extensive views over the lovely Lyth Valley. Brigsteer is just 10 minutes drive to the west of Kendal. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes at selected venues. Raffle and plant stalls.

Scarecrow Day

When’s it on: 15/06/2013 till 15/06/2013 from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Sizergh Castle, Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ. Kendal

What’s happening: Make and dress a scarecrow. Learn about the vegetables we grow and eat. Take home your own small vegetable patch. Booking essential.

Graham Sutherland

When’s it on: 29/06/2013 till 15/09/2013 from 10.30am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: This exhibition at Abbot Hall, the first significant show of the artist in the north west, will explore Sutherland’s surreal transformation of the natural forms he chanced upon (‘accidental encounters’ as he termed it), twisting them into striking, dramatic compositions imbued with an ‘exultant strangeness’ and illuminated by the elemental power of the artist’s imagination. Open Sunday’s throughout the exhibition.

Cartmel Show

When’s it on: 07/08/2013 till 07/08/2013 from 8.30am – 5.30 pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Cartmel Park, Cartmel, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria Cartmel

What’s happening: Cartmel Show is always a firm favourite with both visitors and locals. The Show, held on the first Wednesday in August, offers a profusion of family entertainment packed into the picturesque parkland setting at Cartmel Racecourse. A Traditional Country Show with its roots firmly within the agricultural community, Cartmel Show provides the opportunity to sample the delights of rural life at its best.

Wurlitzer Organ Concert (Stephen Austin)

When’s it on: 17/09/2013 till 17/09/2013 from 12.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Royalty Cinema, Lake Road, Bowness. Windermere

What’s happening: Lunchtime concert of popular music and light classics on the historic 1927 Wurlitzer Organ of the Royalty Cinema (The only Wurlitzer cinema organ in a working cinema in Europe); with guest organist, Stephen Austin.

Conservation work party at Brown Robin Nature Reserve

When’s it on: 20/02/2013 till 20/02/2013 from 9.30am-4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Brown Robin Nature Reserve, Grange-over-Sands. Meet at Cumbria Grand Hotel car park. Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: Come and learn some traditional forest management crafts that will help to maintain the important diversity in the woodland. Please wear outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Children under 16 years of age are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Contact Pete Jones on 01539 816300 or peterj@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk to confirm your attendance and to check event details.

Young @ Art

When’s it on: 22/06/2013 till 22/06/2013 from 12.00 – 2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: There’s a changeover in exhibition, so we’re taking a traditional feel this month and getting to grips with landscape painting, but with Graham Sutherland awaiting to be displayed, this session may take on a surreal turn.

Friday Night Live – Comedy Night

When’s it on: 01/03/2013 till 01/03/2013 from 7.30pm each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria Ulverston

What’s happening: All acts have appeared on such shows as; HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS DAVE’S ONE NIGHT STAND, LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC, RUSSELL HOWARD’S GOOD NEWS, STAND UP FOR THE WEEK & More After the success of our début show (almost all tickets sold / all cabaret tables sold out) and a glowing review from, RADIO 1′S TOM DEACON “Genuinely sad to leave Ulverston, the people and the comedy night were great. I look forward to coming back again”

Mary Wakefield Westmorland Festival

When’s it on: 16/03/2013 till 16/03/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Kendal Parish Church. Kendal

What’s happening: Choral and orchestral concert featuring Britten’s Cantata Misericordium, Holst’s St Paul’s Suite and Mozart’s Mass in C minor. David Lawrence conducts the Festival Chorus and Northern Chamber Orchestra with soloists Rachael Little, Megan Read, Nick Hurndall Smith and John Lofthouse. Tickets available on the website www.mwwf.co.uk or at the door. Under 18′s free.

QK’s Art vening

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from 7.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: This year’s annual Arts Evening by The Queen Katherine School, Kendal promises, yet again, to be a fantastic evening of entertainment. As a celebration of the work undertaken in the Arts by the students at the school, there will be Dance, Drama, Music and Musical Theatre items galore.

A Heritage Trail to Troutbeck

When’s it on: 28/03/2013 till 28/03/2013 from 1.15pm. each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre Windermere

What’s happening: Enjoy a gentle walk along the historical route to the village of Troutbeck. Start: 1:15 pm at Brockhole, Lake District Visitor Centre, Windermere. Just turn up. Price: Free, donations welcome. Grade: Easy. Length: 6.2 km, 3.8 miles, 3 hrs. Appropriate footwear essential. Hearing impaired. Dogs allowed. Public transport to start point available.

Quaker Tapestry half-day Taster Embroidery Workshop

When’s it on: 03/04/2013 till 03/04/2013 from 10.00am-1.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: Discover your Creativity at the Quaker Tapestry in the relaxed and friendly Crewel Embroidery Workshops as you become absorbed and fascinated by this ancient craft. The half-day ‘Taster session’ can accommodate equally the absolute beginner and those who wish to improve their skills. The workshop fees include all the materials, tuition, vat, and refreshments. Make time for yourself, the perfect gift for you or a friend – beginners and improvers welcome, book your place today!

Talking Chadwick

When’s it on: 11/04/2013 till 11/04/2013 from 6.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: Peter Osborne, co-founder of the Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, has supported the work of many modern British painters and sculptors, so he is well positioned to introduce this engaging talk on the works of Lynn Chadwick. After a brief introduction Michael Bird will continue the talk, which will culminate in a highlights tour of the exhibition at Abbot Hall, with plenty of time for questions throughout.

Home Truths

When’s it on: 19/04/2013 till 19/04/2013 from 7.30pm – 21.50pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

Where’s it being held: The Heron Theatre, Stanley Street, Beetham,Cumbria Beetham

What’s happening: In “Double Booked” and “Something” Fishy”, Ruth Rich played by Ginny Davis has hit the menopause and her eldest child, Laura is away at Uni. Time to settle down and join a Book Club? Well, that’s what she thinks. But as Ruth enters the “sandwich” years and worries over her mildly demented mother, her son Freddie’s detention and daughter Ellie’s driving and drinking, she discovers it is not easy to please all the people all the time.

Elijah : Eversley Spring Concert

When’s it on: 28/04/2013 till 28/04/2013 from 7:30pm- 10:00pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Dallam School, Milnthorpe Milnthorpe

What’s happening: For their Spring Concert the renowned Eversley Choir will present Mendelssohn’s challenging Oratorio Elijah with full orchestra. Soloists include the BBC’s Jolyon Dodgson in the role of Elijah,supported by voices from the RNCM. The performance will be conducted by our leading choral conductor Mr Ian Jones. Following on from the Westmorland Music Festival this is the “not to miss” choral concert in South Lakeland this Spring.

Sedbergh Gala

When’s it on: 18/05/2013 till 18/05/2013 from 12.00pm to 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Lupton House Field, Back Lane, Sedbergh Sedbergh

What’s happening: The Gala is a traditional annual event, with a procession through the town of local children in costume (this years’ theme is “Prince & Princesses”) on floats, led by the town’s brass band onto the Gala field. Lots of activities for all ages…Children’s Rides, Bouncy Castles, Laser Clay Shooting, Crafts, Beer & Tea Tent, Cumberland Wrestling, Dog Events BOFRA Fell Race, Vintage Cars, Local Food & Ices, Animal Displays, Various side shows and charity stalls…Come along and join the fun!

Half-Term Workshops: Cardboard Creations

When’s it on: 27/05/2013 till 31/05/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria Windermere

What’s happening: We like to think of our organisation as fairly ‘green’, but we do end up with a lot of cardboard boxes in the venues. We’ve invited some artists along for the week to work with families in bringing these dull and lifeless boxes to life. Free with admission.

Hardy Plant Society Annual Plant Sale

When’s it on: 15/06/2013 till 15/06/2013 from 10.00am – 12.00pm each day.

Type of event: Flower Show /Open Garden

Where’s it being held: Preston Patrick Village Hall, Preston Patrick, nr Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: Our popular plant sale will again be held at Preston Patrick village hall. The plants will be of many types including perennials, annuals, vegetables and house plants. There will be a cake stall, refreshments and sundries for sale. There is parking available.

Dig in the Park

When’s it on: 06/07/2013 till 21/07/2013 from 11.00am – 3.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Sizergh Castle, Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ. Kendal

What’s happening: Interested in archaeology? Fancy trying your hand at uncovering history in the grounds of one of Cumbria’s oldest inhabited houses? Volunteers are being invited to join a new dig at Sizergh Castle next July, with pre-dig education and training days being offered by Levens Local History Group in partnership with the National Trust and Oxford Archaeology North.

Dales & Lakes Historic Vehicle Day

When’s it on: 11/08/2013 till 11/08/2013 from From 11.00 am. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Memorial Playing Fields, Yew Tree Road, Grange over Sands Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: Vintage and Classic Car and Bike show, Jazz and country music, Lakeland Radio broadcast from the showfield, Birds of Prey display and many other items and stalls of general interest, Autojumble. Not to mention 150 beautiful classic cars and motorcycles. A great day out and not expensive, £5 per adult with under 16′s FREE.

Radev Collection: Bloomsbury & Beyond

When’s it on: 27/09/2013 till 21/12/2013 from 10.30am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: Abbot Hall Art Gallery Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: The Radev Collection is named after Mattei Radev, who came to Britain in the 1950’s as a stowaway on a cargo ship, fleeing from communism in his native Bulgaria. Radev went on to build a new life in London mixing in the artistic Bloomsbury circle and becoming a leading picture framer for the London Galleries. The impressive collection includes works by British and international artists including Duncan Grant, Alfred Wallis, Ivon Hitchens, Ben Nicholson and Lucien Pissarro.

William and Dorothy Wordsworth’s Homesickness with professor Lucy Newlyn

When’s it on: 19/02/2013 till 19/02/2013 from 2.30pm – 3.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: The Jerwood Centre, Grasmere Grasmere

What’s happening: The Wordsworths’ early experience of separation, orphan-hood and fostering gave a strong emotional resonance to their shared understanding of the word ‘home’, and homesickness was one of the strongest feelings they had in common.

History of Art Talk: Eighteenth-century British Old Masters

When’s it on: 23/02/2013 till 23/02/2013 from 3.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: Free with gallery admission, tickets are limited, available on the day on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis. We are offering visitors the chance to improve their knowledge of the history of art in our series of talks. These are held in the Gallery and are aimed at giving people a chance to extend their knowledge. Amy Concannon, Assistant Curator, British Art, 1790-1850 at Tate starts our history of art series.

Toploader

When’s it on: 01/03/2013 till 01/03/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: The summer of 1999 was defined by the smash hit single Dancing in the Moonlight and Toploader will be returning to the Brewery following last year’s sell-out gig for another night of singable songs and magic melodies such as Achilles Heel.

The Tempest -Shakespear 4KIDZ

When’s it on: 06/03/2013 till 06/03/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Theatre

Where’s it being held: Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria Ulverston

What’s happening: A storm! A shipwreck! An enchanted island! All under the magical spell of one man – Prospero, the former Duke of Milan. Exiled 12 years earlier on a mystical Mediterranean island, Prospero has spent his time perfecting his magic art and planning revenge on his wicked brother and his followers who overthrew him. When a powerful sea-tempest shipwrecks his former adversaries, they are tricked and tormented by Prospero’s magic to hilarious effect.

Our Swifts

When’s it on: 13/03/2013 till 13/03/2013 from 7.30pm-9.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AZ. Kirkby Lonsdale

What’s happening: Organised by Kirkby Lonsdale Valley Local Support Group. Entry is £2.00 for adults and free for children and includes refreshments.

Culture feat Kenyatta Hill

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from 8.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: This was unheard of in any genre of music at any time. Kenyatta gave of himself so totally – as his father had for so many years – that the two seemed to become one, the eerily similar voices and the vibes igniting the critics and yielding a new reggae mantra “magic, not tragic.

Easter Extravaganza

When’s it on: 31/03/2013 till 31/03/2013 from 11.00am. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre. Windermere

What’s happening: Brockhole is the place to be this Easter with treasure hunts, face painting, storytelling and a special visit from the Brockhole Bunny. Starts at 11.00am. Free. Just turn up.

Guided tour of Cartmel Priory

When’s it on: 03/04/2013 till 30/10/2013 from 11.00 am and 2.00pm each Wednesday each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Cartmel Priory, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: This 12th century priory has experienced an exciting history you will be shown how this Christian church founded in 1188 has developed over the years. The daily routine of life in a monastery will be explained and stories told of the battles with Henry VIII. Tales of witches, and those of a mermaid and a monkey will show how times have changed over the years and take you on an enchanting journey leading to discoveries your own.

Life on the Lake

When’s it on: 11/04/2013 till 11/04/2013 from 2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Marchesi Centre, Holly Road, Windermere Windermere

What’s happening: Margaret Reid, Windermere Steamboat Museum Curator, wants to tell you about the Windermere Steamboat Museum project, and in particular some of the themes that will feature in the new museum when it opens.

Lau

When’s it on: 19/04/2013 till 19/04/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers, free-thinking visionaries and all-round good chaps as well…small wonder Lau are regarded as one of the most important bands at the epicentre of the new folk boom.

Classical Music on the Terrace.

When’s it on: 28/04/2013 till 28/04/2013 from 2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre. Windermere

What’s happening: Enjoy an afternoon of classical music with the Elysia String Quartet, and why not visit our café and indulge in delicious cakes and scones. Starts at 2.00pm. Free. Just turn up.

Museums at Night: Sculptorades

When’s it on: 18/05/2013 till 18/05/2013 from 6.00pm – 10.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: Why stay in and play board games when the Lakeland Arts Trust team is challenging teams of visitors to a giant game of Cranium sculptorades as part of Museums at Night. The Gallery will be open until 10.00pm, so come along and enjoy an after-hours night at Abbot Hall Art Gallery.

Mobile Mania

When’s it on: 27/05/2013 till 31/05/2013 from 12.00pm – 2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: This is a great opportunity for the entire family to get their creative heads together and make a mobile. There will be inspirational ideas all around us, but we’re hoping to delve into your imaginations for this one and create something that will never have been seen in Cumbria before. Free with Museum admission.

Ambleside Summer Fair

When’s it on: 15/06/2013 till 15/06/2013 from From 10.00am. each day.

Type of event: Coffee Morning

Where’s it being held: Kelsick Centre, St Mary’s Lane, Ambleside Ambleside

What’s happening: The Ambleside CancerCare Friendship Group will be holding their Annual Summer Fair, with the usual range of fantastic stalls. Raising money for CancerCare, your Local cancer support service.

Leighton Hall Classic Vehicle Show

When’s it on: 07/07/2013 till 07/07/2013 from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire Carnforth

What’s happening: 14th annual classic vehicle show held in the park in front of Leighton Hall. 500 plus classic cars,bikes, commercials, trucks, vans, autojumble & trade stands. Show arena, commentary, prizes and awards admission includes gardens and the parkland,guided house tours for a small extra fee. Family home of the Wareing & Gillow furniture company.

Lunesdale Agricultural Show

When’s it on: 13/08/2013 till 13/08/2013 from 8.30am – 5.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair

Where’s it being held: Underley Park, Raygarth, Kirkby Lonsdale Kirkby Lonsdale

What’s happening: The Lunesdale Agricultural Show is a traditional country show with all the attractions that makes for a great family day out. Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Poultry and Dog classes as well as Crafts, Home Industries and Trade Stands and much more. Visit our website www.lunesdaleshow.org.uk for more details. Admission £8 adults, £6 concessions, £4 children 15 and under, Under 5s free. Free car parking. Catering and a licensed bar on site. Email info@lunesdaleshow.org.uk for advance tickets details.

CraftMarket 2013

When’s it on: 28/09/2013 till 29/09/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Burton Memorial Hall, Main Street, Burton-in-Kendal Carnforth

What’s happening: There will be a wealth of locally made crafts for sale in Craft Market 2013, a two-day sale at the Burton Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. We have around 25 crafters attending, covering a wide range of crafts from glass and ceramics, to wood and textiles, candles, jewellery, cards, artists and painters will also be represented. We also have the fabulous popup Vintage Tea Room supplying our refreshments over the weekend, so come and enjoy great food in a 1950s atmosphere!

Hawfinches at Sizergh Castle

When’s it on: 01/03/2013 till 31/03/2013 from 8.00am – 10.00am each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Sizergh Castle, Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ Kendal

What’s happening: Watch these rare visitors to Sizergh’s Hornbeam trees with expert help from our ranger team. Cafe open from 9am. Every Friday & Saturday in March.

Public Service Broadcasting + Support

When’s it on: 07/03/2013 till 07/03/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate , Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: Public Service Broadcasting are a London-based duo whose main ingredients are J. Willgoose, Esq. on guitars, banjos, other stringed instruments, samplings, electronic things and Wrigglesworth on drums, pianos and other electronic things.

Literature Class with Pamela Woof: The Journal and The Poem.

When’s it on: 13/03/2013 till 13/03/2013 from 2.15pm – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: The Jerwood Centre, Grasmere Grasmere

What’s happening: The classes will be led by Pamela Woof, FRSL, President of the Wordsworth Trust, and editor of Dorothy Wordsworth: The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals. Pamela has written widely on poetry and prose of the Romantic period. How do we account for similarities? For differences? Did these arise out of conversation, out of an extraordinary imaginative sympathy, or out of sheer imitation? You are welcome to attend occasional sessions, or the full series of five. No previous reading is required.

National Science Weekend

When’s it on: 16/03/2013 till 17/03/2013 from 10.00am-4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, Hale, Milnthorpe. Milnthorpe

What’s happening: To mark National Science Weekend we shall be holding a science wildlife workshop with lots of touchy feely specimens for your perusal. Bring along your wildlife curios (seashells, fossils and the like) and we’ll identify them for you (or at least try to!) and tell you a bit about them.