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.

Printfest Printmaking Workshop

When’s it on: 11/04/2013 till 11/04/2013 from 10.00am – 12.00pm, 1.00pm – 3.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Ford Park Community Centre, Ford Park, Ulverston Ulverston

What’s happening: Inspired by our theme of ‘Inside the Forest’, explore printmaking with found natural materials, and create a collection of prints to take home with you. No experience necessary – come along, roll up your sleeves and have fun while learning how to make your own prints. Drop in for an hour or stay for longer. All are welcome, although children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wurlitzer Organ Concert (David Ivory)

When’s it on: 16/04/2013 till 16/04/2013 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, David Ivory, of the Cotton Musical Museum.

Paul Brady

When’s it on: 25/04/2013 till 25/04/2013 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: This gig has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We are trying to re-book Paul for the Autumn season. Please keep checking the web for more details.

Arnside Art Group Annual Exhibition

When’s it on: 25/05/2013 till 01/06/2013 from 10.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

Where’s it being held: W.I. Hall, Orchard Road, Arnside Arnside

What’s happening: Annual art exhibition by members of Arnside Art Group. Paintings are for sale in most cases and cover a wide range of subjects and media. Refreshments including homemade cakes are available and entry is free. The hall is open from 10.00am until 5.00pm daily except for the final day when we close at 4.00pm to allow paintings to be collected. Arnside Art Group has been in existence for over 40 years and meets weekly in the WI Hall, come and see our work and you may be inspired to join us.

Potaholics

When’s it on: 08/06/2013 till 08/06/2013 from 12.00pm / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm & 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: Come along to this creative workshop and paint your own Bodil Manz inspired design onto a mug, whether a present for Father’s Day, or just a new mug in the house. Be inspired by the beautiful patterns around Blackwell. Booking essential.

Talking about boats

When’s it on: 20/06/2013 till 20/06/2013 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: Join us for a ‘behind the scenes’ look in the boatshed and a chance to share your own memories and stories of the special craft in our collection.

Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All Lake District Walk

When’s it on: 08/09/2013 till 08/09/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: 22 mile start – Lakeside Aquarium, Newby Bridge. 13 mile start – The Glebe, Bowness. 5 mile start – Windermere

What’s happening: The Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All Lake District Walk, offers three different distances of varying difficulty – a great challenge for the family.

Sandscale Haws Nature Reserve

When’s it on: 20/02/2013 till 20/02/2013 from 7.30pm-8.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: The Forum, Duke Street, Barrow, LA14 1HH Barrow-in-Furness

What’s happening: Sandscale Haws is also an extremely popular place to visit for local people. National Trust Ranger, Neil Forbes, talks about the wildlife and the history of the site and explains how the National Trust aims to manage the reserve in the future. All ages are welcome. Just turn up.

‘Walking through History’ A slideshow/talk by Maurice Steel

When’s it on: 28/02/2013 till 28/02/2013 from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm prompt start. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: The Community Hall at Grizebeck Broughton-in-Furness

What’s happening: A monthly slideshow/talk is held at the Community Hall at Grizebeck. This month’s subject is ‘Walking through History’ by Maurice Steel. Tickets are £3.00 available on the door and includes tea/coffee. A bar and raffle are also available.

Painting and Drawing course

When’s it on: 04/03/2013 till 07/03/2013 from 10.0pm-4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

Where’s it being held: Willowfield Hotel, 53 The Prom, Arnside Arnside

What’s happening: This course run by Kate Bentley B.W.S. will enable you to quickly learn new skills through expert demonstrations and tried and tested learning exercises to help you build confidence. Absorbing yourself in a creative environment and a stunning location will bring out the best in you. Residential and non-residential options available. Materials provided.

Dentdale Run

When’s it on: 10/03/2013 till 10/03/2013 from 1.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Dent C of E Primary School, Laning, Dent Dent

What’s happening: The annual Dentdale Run is a major fundraising event for Dent CE Primary School. Staged on the roads and lanes around beautiful Dentdale this race will test all athletes as well as providing the opportunity to race amongst some of the most spectacular scenery. There are trophies and prizes for overall winners as well as veterans categories and a delicious spread for afterwards.

Yealand C of E School – Jumble Sale

When’s it on: 16/03/2013 till 16/03/2013 from 1.00pm-3.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Yealand Village Hall, 57 Silverdale Road, Yealand, Redmayne Carnforth

What’s happening: Come and browse, come and buy, stay for tea and cakes, and help us raise funds for our school. We will be selling toys, clothes, bric-a-brac, furniture and lots more! 50p entrance fee, children free.

Kings of Cloth of Gold

When’s it on: 22/03/2013 till 22/03/2013 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: The year is 1520, Henry VIII of England meets Frances I of France in a French field and proceed to display their fabulous power and wealth. For ten days they attempt to outdo one another in displays of wealth, feasting and battlefield prowess, they are the epitome of 16th Century princely chivalry. What makes a man? Why does he do what he does? The absurdity and terror of battle. These profound issues are the basis for an absorbing, witty new play by Tony Lidington.

Romeo and Juliet

When’s it on: 27/03/2013 till 27/03/2013 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: Misadventure, family pride, and ancient quarrels abort and bury the most joyous of beginnings, the most hopeful of love stories as Romeo and Juliet, driven apart, find their world becoming a constricting, single mausoleum of fate and death.

Easter Holidays: Young Chadwicks

When’s it on: 08/04/2013 till 12/04/2013 from 11.00am. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

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

What’s happening: Join us to construct sculptures from willow. Each day visitors will be encouraged to contribute to the huge sculptures taking shape or to make mini sculpture to take away with them. Free with Gallery admission