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.

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.

Silent Movie Night

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from 7.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Film

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

What’s happening: An evening of silent films from the 1920′s featuring the 1924 Buster Keaton classic “The Navigator”. Paul Gregson accompanies on the historic Wurlitzer Cinema Organ.

Threshold Days

When’s it on: 29/03/2013 till 01/04/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Heron Corn Mill, Barn Beetham

What’s happening: A chilled-out four-day Easter event for all the family! We’ll have stalls, refreshments, activities to keep the children happy, films and more – bring the family along free and see what changes are happening at Heron Corn Mill, meet the staff and our new staff! You may even want to enrol as a volunteer or sign up the kids to new Saturday clubs. Just come and see, spend some time here!

Modern Materials: Abbot Hall’s British Sculpture Collection

When’s it on: 04/04/2013 till 30/07/2013 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 display, featuring rarely seen works from the Lakeland Arts Trust’s permanent collection, will show that there is more to sculpture than just bronze and marble. Whether it is the slate obelisk of Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Corday Lux, the polished steel of Richard Wentworth’s humorous Half a mo or the infinite possibilities presented by Li Yuan-Chia’s experimental magnetic sculpture.

Chantel MGregor plus Support

When’s it on: 11/04/2013 till 11/04/2013 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: Chantel’s inimitable style combines the inspiration of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, the energy of Joe Bonamassa, the intensity of Walter Trout and the haunting vocal of Stevie Nicks.

Cahalen Morrison and Eli West

When’s it on: 20/04/2013 till 20/04/2013 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: The duo are back on this side of the Atlantic promoting their stunning new album, Our Lady of The Tall Trees which once more has attracted much praise and ended up at the Number 3 slot on the Americana UK Top Ten releases of 2012 list.

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!

Conservation work party at Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve – Lancelot Clark Storth

When’s it on: 20/02/2013 till 20/02/2013 from 10.30am-3.30pm. 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 Kendal

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.

Greenwood/coppice wood demonstration

When’s it on: 23/02/2013 till 24/02/2013 from 10.30am – 4.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Yew Tree Barn, Low Newton Grange-over-Sands Cartmel

What’s happening: Lorna will be doing different greenwood craft projects over the weekend including making a cleft oak gate & a woven fence panel, & will have other products for sale. Come and see what Lorna is doing, maybe have a go at some of the techniques yourself! Lorna works coppicing two woodlands near Yew Tree Barn. Coppicing is traditional woodland management where the stems of young trees are cut close to the ground and regenerate, Lorna particularly enjoys making Oak swill baskets & Hazel hurdles.

Film at The Heron – “Untouchable” [15] Subtitled

When’s it on: 01/03/2013 till 01/03/2013 from 7.30pm – 9.20pm. each day.

Type of event: Film

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

What’s happening: A French comedy drama concerning an aristocrat who has become a quadriplegic as a result of a paragliding accident and, living in a mansion in Paris, requires a live-in carer. A young offender turns up for an interview, though he does not really want the job. To his surprise he is hired and the two men develop a close friendship. Voted the cultural event of 2011 in France.

Unmythable

When’s it on: 07/03/2013 till 07/03/2013 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: Making merry with the past is a popular theatrical tradition profitably exploited over the years by the likes of the Monty Python team…Newer to the ranks — but every bit as expert — are Temple Theatre” – Oxford Times

The Skin-on-frame Kayak

When’s it on: 14/03/2013 till 14/03/2013 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: 4000 years after the creation of the first skinboat, we humans still find ourselves enthralled by the beauty and technology of the skin-on-frame kayak.

Bowness Record & CD Fair

When’s it on: 04/05/2013 till 06/05/2013 from 8.00 am – 7.00 pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Rayrigg Rooms, Rayrigg Road, Bowness on Windermere, LA23 3BZ Windermere

What’s happening: Collectors Record & CD Fair / Pop & Rock Vinyl & Memorabilia for sale. Record collections valued. FREE admission Dogs & children / families welcome. Dates throughout the year @ the Rayrigg rooms ( Hall hire provides much needed funds for upkeep of St Martins church).

QKS Arts Evening

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

Type of event: Theatre

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.

Coppermines Valley and Levers Water

When’s it on: 29/03/2013 till 29/03/2013 from 10.30am. each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: Coniston Tourist Information Centre Windermere

What’s happening: Through the Coppermines Valley to Red Dell and Levers Water returning via Boulder Valley. Start: 10:30 am at Coniston Tourist Information Centre. Just turn up. Price: Free, donations welcome. Grade: Moderate. Length: 8.1 km, 5 miles, 5 hrs. Appropriate footwear essential. Walking equipment required. Packed lunch. Hearing impaired. Dogs allowed. Public transport to start point available.

Spring Art Exhibition

When’s it on: 04/04/2013 till 06/04/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

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

What’s happening: Art and Crafts by local Artists. Enjoy a quiet half hour browsing or maybe browse and buy. Open Thursday, Friday 9.30 – 5.00 and Saturday 9.30 – 4.30.

“Love Games”

When’s it on: 12/04/2013 till 12/04/2013 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: When Isaac Williams set off to catch his usual bus, little did he realise that he’d meet the most important people of his life… quickly falling for kind-hearted Sophie, he finds himself fighting for her affection with rival suitor Chris. It’s not until Sophie’s feisty friend Zoe shows up though that it becomes apparent that, ultimately, everyone is playing ‘Love Games’.

Watercolour Beginners Skill building Day

When’s it on: 30/05/2013 till 30/05/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Holme Mills Studios, Holme Mills, Holme Milnthorpe

What’s happening: Tackling a simple landscape. This day is run by awarding winning professional artist,Kate Bentley B.W.S. and is designed for those with little or no previous experience and/ or confidence. Kate will gently guide you through some simple but effective methods of achieving a landscape in a day. Plenty of information and tips and follow- me type demonstrations…..so just sit back and enjoy! Cost £70.00 inc. materials.

Eco Fair and Good Living Festival

When’s it on: 15/06/2013 till 23/06/2013 from N/A each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria Ulverston

What’s happening: Have fun learning more about gardening, recycling, alternative energy, fair trade, well being, campaigning and more. Ford Park Community Group will host an Eco Fair on Sat 15th June in the beautiful Ford Park grounds just below Hoad Hill. The park has a recently restored kitchen garden, a new cafe and an exciting playground. Other local groups will provide a range of events and open days during the week. All this to help you reduce your carbon footprint and increase your quality of life.

Lakeland Trails Coniston marathon and halfmarathon

When’s it on: 07/07/2013 till 07/07/2013 from 7.00am – 10.00am. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: John Ruskins School Coniston

What’s happening: One of our most scenic and inspiring trail races. Choose from trail marathons or a half marathon through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the Lake District. Marathon Challenge Start: 07:00am. Marathon Race Start: 09:00 Half Marathon Race Start: 10:00

Terrific Tudors

When’s it on: 16/08/2013 till 18/08/2013 from 11.00am – 4.30pm everyday (Castle closed Friday & each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

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

What’s happening: Bringing Sizergh’s Tudor past to life; children’s fun activities, dressing up, special talks, tours and demonstrations. You can sample Tudor food and music. On the 17th and 18th there will be a Sealed Knot re-enactment.

Greenwood Fair

When’s it on: 28/09/2013 till 28/09/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm each day.

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

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

What’s happening: Woodland crafts, stalls, interactive workshops, music and children’s activities; lovely things to buy and fun things to do.

Making it wild at South Walney

When’s it on: 19/03/2013 till 19/03/2013 from 10.30am-3.30pm each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

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

What’s happening: Activities will include taking down electric fencing, maintaining trails and hides, clearing scrub and cutting a new trail ready for summer 2013. 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 Sue Thurley on 01229 471066 or suet@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk to confirm your attendance and to check event details. If you’re looking for an active day where you can do your bit for local conservation this is a great choice. Stay at the Guest House and you can not only take advantage of our great room rates but also relax in one of well appointed bathrooms and even use our custom built drying room if your clothes get a little bit too muddy.

The Johnathan Wordsworth Memorial Lecture: Wordsworth and Shelley with Professor Michael O’Neill

When’s it on: 23/02/2013 till 23/02/2013 from 11.00am – 12.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: Michael O’Neill is a Professor of English at Durham University and the author of books and articles on the Romantics and other poets, as well as two volumes of his own poetry. This event comes at the end of the Wordsworth Winter School held at Rydal Hall, organised by the Wordsworth Conference Foundation. For further details see their website).

“Bandages”

When’s it on: 08/03/2013 till 08/03/2013 from 7.30pm – 9.20pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: A play about June and Jane and about their mother. When reality finally crashes in, their carefully constructed world can never be the same again. A story about lies and truth and what happens when you love someone so much that you would do anything to keep them safe. A darkly beautiful, classy new drama by Kirsty Housley co-produced with, and commissioned by, Newbury Corn Exchange from TEG Productions.

Accidental Inventions

When’s it on: 16/03/2013 till 16/03/2013 from 11am and 2.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Film

Where’s it being held: Heron Corn Mill, Barn Beetham

What’s happening: A fascinating and informative film documentary profiling some of the best examples of indispensable creations that happened by chance – including cellophane, dynamite, fingerprinting, matches, stainless steel, Teflon and the microwave! Using historical photographs, 3D graphics, the film includes interviews with professors and professionals from the FBI to the U.S. Air Force.

Lakeland Sinfonia

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from 7.30pm each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Lakes Leisure Burton Road Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: The Lakeland Sinfonia,under the baton of Wyn Davies,start with Gounod’s Little Symphony for Wind Instruments.Then Alice Neary plays Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No.1 – a great tour de force. Debussy’s Petite Suite is always po;uar and we end with Poulenc’s Sinfonietta.

Easter Quiz

When’s it on: 29/03/2013 till 01/04/2013 from 11.0am – 4.30pm each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

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

What’s happening: The Easter bunny has left a special trail around the garden. Easter prize when you finish!

“Iron” by Rona Munro

When’s it on: 05/04/2013 till 05/04/2013 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: In prison for the murder of her husband, Fay receives a visit from her daughter whom she hasn’t seen for 18 years. Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as “a shatteringly powerful play”, Iron unravels the lives of both women with scalpel-like precision as Josie struggles to understand the stranger before her and above all to find out what happened on the night her father was killed.

10cc’s Graham Gouldman

When’s it on: 12/04/2013 till 12/04/2013 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: Anyone who has attended a 10cc concert in recent years is likely to have seen band co-founder Graham Gouldman’s opening acoustic set, featuring some of the hits he wrote for other artistes.