The Zelkova String Quartet

When’s it on: 25/04/2013 till 25/04/2013 from 2.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Ambleside Parish Centre, Ambleside, Cumbria Ambleside

What’s happening: Lake District Summer Music Patrons’ Concert. Mozart : Divertimento in F Shostakovich : Quartet no 8 in C minor Dvorak : Quartet in C Op 61. The Zelkova Quartet have been selected to participate in the Trondheim International Academy and attended the European Chamber Music Academy at the Paris Conservatoire. They have won numerous awards including the Christopher Rowland “Chamber Ensemble of the Year” prize.

Printfest 2013

When’s it on: 04/05/2013 till 05/05/2013 from 10.00am to 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

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

What’s happening: Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints. It offers the opportunity to view and purchase art works, with work exhibited from more than 40 national and international artists, including Printmaker of the Year, Katherine Jones. Join us to meet the artists and find out more about printmaking. Artists will give demonstrations of how they create their work and there are printmaking workshops for all the family.

DEAD BELGIAN

When’s it on: 23/05/2013 till 23/05/2013 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 band have a great rapport with audiences, who are often amazed at how many Jacques Brel songs are familiar to them – either through originals, translations or English language adaptations.

Talking about fishing

When’s it on: 06/06/2013 till 06/06/2013 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: We need your help with telling the story of fishing on the lake. Drop in to share your thoughts, photos and stories.

Wurlitzer Organ Concert (Matthew Bason)

When’s it on: 18/06/2013 till 18/06/2013 from 12.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

Milnthorpe Art Exhibition

When’s it on: 25/07/2013 till 28/07/2013 from Thurs -Sat 10.00am – 6.30pm, Sun 10.00am-3.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: St Thomas’s Church, Milnthorpe Milnthorpe

What’s happening: One of the largest and most prestigious art exhibitions held in the North West. An “open” exhibition that attracts artists from all over the North West. More than 500 paintings and works of art are exhibited. A detailed catalogue is for sale and refreshments are available. There is ample parking available in the village square. This is a very good trip out for the whole family. Run by the local volunteers of Milnthorpe Men’s Forum and their wives and partners, all profits go to local charities.

Coniston Powerboat Records Week

When’s it on: 04/11/2013 till 08/11/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Coniston Water, Lake Rd, Coniston Coniston

What’s happening: Coniston Power Boat Records Week is the only event in the Powerboat Racing Calendar to bring together all classes of boat. Competitors and officials from all over the country assemble annually for what has been a popular event since it’s inception in 1970. For almost a hundred years Powerboat record attempts have been made on several of the English lakes. The most famous drivers have been Sir Henry Segrave, Sir Malcolm Campbell and Donald Campbell.

Eugene Onegin Live

When’s it on: 20/02/2013 till 20/02/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera is based on Alexander Pushkin’s verse drama of the same name. It provided Tchaikovsky with an opportunity to present everyday and authentic experiences on the stage, in contrast to the epic narratives that characterized much European opera of the time.

Book Fair and Open Day

When’s it on: 09/03/2013 till 09/03/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: CancerCare, The Lakes Centre, Blackhall Road, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: CancerCare is holding its annual Book Fair. This year we are very excited to be joined by Taffy Thomas MBE, The Storyteller. Taffy has a repertoire of more than 300 stories, collected mainly from traditional oral sources, which he is happy to tell in almost any situation. Taffy will be joining us at 1.00pm and story lovers of all ages are welcome to come along to listen. As well as books, there will be tea, coffee, homemade cakes, plants & pre-loved clothes for sale.

‘Traditional Hand-Sewn Welsh Quilts’ with DeAnne Hartwell-Jones

When’s it on: 15/03/2013 till 15/03/2013 from 10.30am – 4.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage Centre, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh Sedbergh

What’s happening: In conjunction with Quilt Festival @ Farfield Mill, joine DeAnne to learn the fundamentals of traditional hand-sewing and paper-peicing using Welsh Flannels.DeAnne Hartwell-Jones has been patchworking and quilting for 35 years. She is self-taught, works in diverse ways and her projects have all been hand sewn. In 2011 she was in residence at the Llangollen Royal International Pavilion for the first two weeks of QUILTFEST, where she demonstrated hand stitching skills.

Conservation work party at Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve

When’s it on: 20/03/2013 till 20/03/2013 from 10.00am-4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve – Lancelot Clark, near Burton-in-Kendal. Meet at the Clawthorpe Roa Carnforth

What’s happening: The task will involve brash burning and coppicing of trees. Please wear outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Children under 16 years of age are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Contact Andrew Walter on 01539 816300 or andreww@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk to confirm your attendance and to check event details.

Tommy Emmanuel

When’s it on: 24/03/2013 till 24/03/2013 from 7.30pm each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: Tommy Emmanuel with special guest Martin Taylor Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel has a professional career that spans over four decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Tommy has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. Tommy’s unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers.

Tea with Peter Rabbit

When’s it on: 21/08/2013 till 21/08/2013 from 1.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Crag Brow, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria Windermere

What’s happening: Come and enjoy a scrumptious party lunch with Peter Rabbit and guest of honour, “Beatrix Potter.” There will be cakes, sandwiches, and plenty more plus stories and a chance to explore the World of Beatrix Potter! Fun for all the family. £7.50 per child & £11.00 per adult, children have to be accompanied by an adult. (includes a present for each child and entrance into the attraction for all) BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

VooDoo Robot Club Night

When’s it on: 06/04/2013 till 06/04/2013 from 9.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: DJ’s James Morgan and Robin Gibbons, alongside two guest DJ’s (TBA) bring you another night of foot-stomping Electro-Funk, House, Dubstep, Breaks & Drum ‘n’ Bass, with live visuals from Jamie Wilde (FLOW).

Damson Day

When’s it on: 13/04/2013 till 13/04/2013 from 10.30am – 4.30pm each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Low Farm Lyth Valley A5074 Kendal

What’s happening: Small country show offering food and craft stalls, children’s fairground and other children’s activities, dog show, archery, dance, wrestling and music. Refreshments and bar facilities etc. Entry – Adults £5, Children £2. Family Ticket £12. Free car parking.

Losing the Plot

When’s it on: 25/04/2013 till 26/04/2013 from 8.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: Susan Cookson plays Jack’s wife Sally, a flower shop owner. Susan is mostly known for playing Mrs Kath Wylie in the BBC Drama Casualty however she has also appeared in Emmerdale, Clocking Off, Fat Friends, Peak Practice and most recently Mount Pleasant.

Craft Workshop: Stick Making

When’s it on: 04/05/2013 till 04/05/2013 from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. 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: We see them carried by walkers, but how are they made? Join this workshop to see how you turn a gnarled piece of wood into a work of art. Free with museum admission.

Bodil Manz

When’s it on: 24/05/2013 till 01/09/2013 from 10.30am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

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

What’s happening: Bodil Manz’s work utilises the gentle fragility of egg shell porcelain and dominance of utilitarian white and block colour to create breath-taking ceramic vessels. Her near paper thin cast porcelain cylinders are so translucent that you can often discern the light and shadow passing through both walls of a pot blending interior with exterior.

Bendrigg Trust & Old Hutton School Summer Fair & 10k Road Race

When’s it on: 08/06/2013 till 08/06/2013 from 1.30pm – 4.30pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Bendrigg Lodge, Old Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: A shared fun fete day between Bendrigg Trust & Old Hutton Primary School starts at 1.30pm. There will be stalls, games,refreshments & activities for all the family. The 10k Road Race starts at 2.00pm with the 2 mile fun-run shortly after at 2.10pm. Have a go at our free-hanging abssil & indoor cave system, try our ropes course challenge or have a ride on our aerial runway & tube-slide. Our now famous cream teas will be served in the dining room. £1.00 per car entry fee.

Ambleside Traditional Sports

When’s it on: 25/07/2013 till 25/07/2013 from 10.00am (gates open) – 6.00pm (ish). each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Rydal Park, Ambleside Ambleside

What’s happening: Three centuries of Lakeland traditions are crammed into this unique sporting event – a great day out for all the family. The comprehensive programme includes Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, fell and guides races, hound trails, cycle and running track events and children’s races. Large covered areas contain the public bar (with live brass band), craft and local business marquee, trade stands and activities. A wide choice of outside caterers (or bring a picnic).

Kirkby Lonsdale Annual Gardening Show

When’s it on: 31/08/2013 till 31/08/2013 from 2.00pm – 4.30pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: The Institute, Kirkby Lonsdale Kirkby Lonsdale

What’s happening: The Kirkby Lonsdale Annual Show is held in the Institute, where there is plenty of parking nearby. The entry forms and schedule for the show are available from Lunesdale Home & Garden, KL, with a copy held in the library. Entries must be in before the last Tues before the Show. Each year the variety of veg,flowers,pot plants and craft entries exceed the previous years’,as the popularity of our Show increases. Everyone’s welcome to enter, or just come along to view and have a cup of tea.

Sedbergh and District History Society

When’s it on: 20/03/2013 till 20/03/2013 from 7.30pm each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Settlebeck High School Long Lane Sedbergh Cumbria Sedbergh

What’s happening: Dr Tony Stephens The Cattledroving Birtwhistles of Craven and Galloway This illustrated talk will take us through the records of three generations of a family,providing interesting insights into the droving business in the second half of the eighteenth century.

Sharon Shannon

When’s it on: 02/03/2013 till 02/03/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: Sharon has entertained former US President Bill Clinton and Irish Presidents Robinson and MacAleese and more recently President Obama during his Dublin visit. She has won several music awards and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement at the Irish Meteor Awards in 2009.

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

When’s it on: 03/11/2013 till 03/11/2013 from 2.00pm – 4.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Fellside Centre, Entrance in Sepulchre Lane, off Low Fellside, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: This is an open meeting – everyone is welcome. The meeting is led by Sangha (Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks) Authorized Teachers. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world, and it is practised today in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Meetings include tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, study sheets, questions & answers. Tea biscuits afterwards. Free donations towards room hire welcome.

Sally Johnson (soprano) & Duncan Glenday (piano)

When’s it on: 21/03/2013 till 21/03/2013 from 2.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Ambleside Parish Centre, Ambleside, Cumbria Ambleside

What’s happening: Lake District Summer Music Patron’ Concert. A programme of Lieder from Schubert and Strauss interspersed with Britten’ enchanting settings of folksong and Satie’s sophisticated cabaret songs. Sally and Duncan, distinguished alumni of LDSM, both trained at RNCM and both are multiple prize winners; their demanding concert diaries take them all over the UK.

Bold, Bright and Beautiful Flowers in Watercolours

When’s it on: 26/03/2013 till 27/03/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Silverdale Methodist Church Hall, Cove Rd Silverdale

What’s happening: Bold, Bright and Beautiful Flowers in Watercolours. This 2 day workshop is led by award winning artists Kate Bentley B.W.S. and is suitable for those at beginner or improvers level. Everyone’s favourite! Come along and enjoy the pleasures of studying flowers in a variety of challenging and traditional ways. Plenty of demonstrations and follow me type exercises…so don’t panic!

Black Crag and Yewdale

When’s it on: 01/04/2013 till 01/04/2013 from 10.30am. each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: Tom Gill NT car park at Glen Mary Bridge Coniston

What’s happening: A leisurely walk to the viewpoint of Black Crag via Tom Gill and Tarn Hows, returning down Yewdale past Yew Tree Tarn. Start: 10:30 am at Tom Gill NT car park at Glen Mary Bridge. Just turn up. Price: Free, donations welcome. Grade: Moderate. Length: 8.5 km, 5.2 miles, 4.5 hrs. Appropriate footwear essential. Walking equipment required. Packed lunch. Hearing impaired. Dogs allowed.

Jemima Puddle-duck Craft Day

When’s it on: 08/04/2013 till 08/04/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Crag Brow, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria Windermere

What’s happening: A fun day packed with arts and crafts, celebrating Easter with Jemima Puddle-duck. To include paper/drawing based, card-making or pop-up cards. A mini theatre with characters from the story Finger puppets. Also Face painting available (there will be a small charge for this).

Outsiders “My Boy Jack”

When’s it on: 16/04/2013 till 20/04/2013 from 7.30pm each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: My Boy Jack is a highly acclaimed play based on truth. It tells the story of how Rudyard Kipling used his considerable influence and dogged determination to secure an army commission for his myopic teenage son Jack so that he could do his ‘duty’ in World War One. When Jack goes missing in action the story focuses on how his mother Carrie, already bereaved of a daughter, leaves no stone unturned to search for the truth.

Dr Jon Wood: Post-war British Sculpture

When’s it on: 25/04/2013 till 25/04/2013 from 6.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: Dr Jon Wood, Research Curator at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, discusses the importance of post-war British sculpture, and the context within which Lynn Chadwick’s work sits.

50 Things to do Before You’re 11 & 3/4 Launch

When’s it on: 04/05/2013 till 05/05/2013 from 11.00am – 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: A weekend of children’s activities out on our beautiful 1600 acre Sizergh Estate. Activities are both self-led and by our Ranger team. Come and be inspired, have fun, and get closer to Nature as the National Trust launches our “Ultimate list” of things that every child should do in the Great Outdoors (by the time they’re 11 3/4, anyway….)

Karine Polwart

When’s it on: 24/05/2013 till 24/05/2013 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: Her songs deal with humanity in all its many guises: there is tenderness, triumph and sorrow, raised flags of rebellion and independence, flashes of anger at power abused and misused. Perhaps most frequently she deals in spare, unsentimental empathy, often with those who have been dealt the least playable hands in the game of life.

Edwardian Festival

When’s it on: 08/06/2013 till 08/06/2013 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Park Road Gardens, Grange-over-Sands Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: An Edwardian extravaganza with over 40 stalls in Park Road Gardens selling homemade cakes, toys, books and a multitude of gifts. Entertainment for all the family with a Punch & Judy show, magician, miniature train rides, live jazz music, Morris dancing and much more. Why not take part in the best Edwardian costume competition? Visitors will find a multitude of food stalls: burgers, ice cream, tea & coffee, crepes and cupcakes. Step back in time for a family festival not to be missed!

The Titfield Thunderbold

When’s it on: 20/06/2013 till 22/06/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

Where’s it being held: Grange Drama, Victoria Hall, Main Street, Grange-over-Sands Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: Philip Goulding’s (1950′s period)play based on the Ealing Comedy Screenplay. Discovering that their branch railway is due to be axed, a group of villagers decide to buy & run it. Against planned bus services they have to convinvce the railway authority that they are capable of doing so.

Cumbria Steam Gathering

When’s it on: 27/07/2013 till 28/07/2013 from 9.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Cark Airfield, Flookburgh Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: Exhibits include steam engines, fair organs, classic & vintage cars and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, pedal cycles, tractors and collections of memorabilia. Demonstrations throughout the weekend in the rural craft area.

Conishead Priory Heritage Open Days

When’s it on: 07/09/2013 till 08/09/2013 from 11.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Conishead Priory, Ulverston, 2 miles south of Ulverston on A5087 Coast Road. Ulverston

What’s happening: Free parking and admission. Families welcome. Temple, Conservatory Café and Gift Shop open from 11-5pm. Unique Kadampa Buddhist Temple and Romantic Gothic Mansion surrounded by attractive gardens and woodlands. Free Guided Tours. Free leaflet on woodland walks to beach on Morecambe Bay. ‘It is an amazing house, one of the most spectacular in Cumbria’, Hunter Davies in ‘Best of Lakeland’.

Embroidery ‘Taster Workshop’

When’s it on: 19/06/2013 till 19/06/2013 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!

Kendal College Open Day

When’s it on: 14/06/2013 till 14/06/2013 from 4.00pm to 7.30pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Milnthorpe Road site and also at our Arts & Media campus (Beezon Road) – with shuttle car service. Kendal

What’s happening: Chat to specialist staff and have a look around our excellent facilities. All welcome: school leavers, adult returners, local employers, jobseekers.

Making it wild at South Walney – beach clean

When’s it on: 03/03/2013 till 03/03/2013 from 10.30am-3.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: South Walney Nature Reserve, Walney Island, Barrow. Barrow-in-Furness

What’s happening: This is a great way to learn something new and meet new friends. Please wear outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Children under 16 years of age are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Contact Rebecca Wilcox on 01229 471066 or rebeccaw@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk to confirm your attendance and to check event details.

Mothers Day

When’s it on: 10/03/2013 till 10/03/2013 from 11.00am – 4.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

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

What’s happening: Come along to Sizergh Castle and garden and treat mum to a day out to say thank you.

Gouache and Oil Pastel with Frances Winder

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

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: People’s Hall Sedbergh

What’s happening: One of a series of very popular workshops with local artist Frances Winder. On this workshop you will try experimental ways of combining oil pastel and gouache paint, a combination that Frances loves to use herself. You will also try some of the varied formats she uses, like framed images, tryptiches and quartered formats.

Steam Launch Dolly

When’s it on: 21/03/2013 till 21/03/2013 from 6.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: While Windermere Steamboat Museum is closed, there’s plenty of work going on without fanfare. Join us for a talk about the history of our oldest steam launch, her salvage in 1962 and an update on our plans to conserve her ready for the museum opening.