Iolanthe

When’s it on: 10/04/2013 till 13/04/2013 from 7.30pm-10.00pm each day.

Type of event: Theatre

Where’s it being held: Town Hall, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: Tension mounts when Strephon, who’s half a mortal, wishes to marry the beautiful Phyllis. Her guardian, the Lord Chancellor, refuses permission for the marriage. Then Phyllis calls it off anyway, when she sees Strephon cuddling the young and beautiful Iolanthe-his mother! Strephon’s fairy relatives come to his aid and battle commences with the House of Peers! Tickets available from 01539 821884 Also available from KENDAL PICTURE FRAMERS AND GALLERY 01539 722109

Hutton Roof Country Fair and Fell Race.

When’s it on: 25/05/2013 till 25/05/2013 from 1.00pm – 4.30pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Hutton Roof Village Hall, Hutton Roof Kirkby Lonsdale

What’s happening: Traditional village fete and popular senior and junior fell race, famous for the fantastic home made cakes. Bouncy castle, face painting, kids races, local craft demonstrations, local produce etc. Free activities for kids. Also St John’s church flower festival. Fell race registration from 12.30pm. Donation requested for car park.

Charter Exhibition

When’s it on: 10/09/2013 till 14/09/2013 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 Tuesday – Friday 9.30 – 5.00 and Saturday 9.30 – 4.30.

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.

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.

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!

Craft Workshop: Printing

When’s it on: 02/03/2013 till 02/03/2013 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: Our resident artist will take you through the art of printing. You can make your own printed card, and have a go using our Columbian Press in the Museum to produce a bespoke print. Free with museum admission.

The unique habitats and wildlife of Barrow’s famous docks

When’s it on: 24/03/2013 till 24/03/2013 from 12.00pm-2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Walk

Where’s it being held: Meet outside the front entrance of Morrisons supermarket, The Strand, Barrow-in-Furness. Barrow-in-Furness

What’s happening: The water, warmed by the nearby power station, creates a range of different foods for animals such as jellyfish and wading birds. Come along on this accessible walk along tarmac paths to learn more about the wildlife near you! The walk will be approximately 3km long and is suitable for wheelchairs. Children are welcome to come along. Please wear suitable warm and waterproof clothing. Dogs are welcome.

Quaker Tapestry 2-day Embroidery Workshop

When’s it on: 24/09/2013 till 25/09/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. 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 2-day Foundation or Refresher Course 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!

72 man, 8 ton double decker bus pull

When’s it on: 16/06/2013 till 16/06/2013 from 12.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Shap to Kendal Rugby Club Kendal

What’s happening: On Sunday 16th June, 72 lads will attempt to pull a 8 ton Cumbria classic double decker coach, leaving Shap at 8.00am and pulling over to Kendal 15.4 miles, followed by family funday at the Rugby Club

The High Fell Story

When’s it on: 08/03/2013 till 08/03/2013 from 7.30pm-9.15pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Methodist Church, Broughton-in-Furness, LA20 6HQ. Broughton-in-Furness

What’s happening: Neil Harnott, Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Senior Conservation Officer, brings alive the story of Cumbria’s fells through the words and perspectives of local people. Entry is £2.50 for adults and free for children and includes refreshments. Organised by Duddon Valley Local Support Group.

Let’s Hang On

When’s it on: 30/03/2013 till 30/03/2013 from 7.30 pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: In this remarkable production Let’s Hang On takes you on a musical journey through the prolific career of one of the most successful bands of all time” Frankie Valli & The Fours Seasons” You will hear the story of these blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote there own songs invented there own sound and took the world by storm all before the age of 30… In the first section of the show Let’s Hang On do something that is very rarely attempted in any live performance, a

Wrynose or Bust

When’s it on: 28/04/2013 till 28/04/2013 from from 6.30am – 11.30am. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Start: Halton Army Training Camp, Halton Road, Lancaster Carnforth

What’s happening: As last year the Lancaster Rotary club are running three cycle routes on the same day, all starting and finishing from the Halton Army Training camp. The main event is a true sportive challenge of 112 miles through North Lancashire and South Cumbria with Wrynose Pass in the middle. The Bay Dash is a shortened 62 mile version, but still a serious test using some of the same route. The third route is The Silverdale Sling, a very interesting course of 36 miles.

Furness Tradition Festival

When’s it on: 12/07/2013 till 14/07/2013 from 8.00pm Friday – 3.30 pm Sunday. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Various venues in town centre including the Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston. Ulverston

What’s happening: A weekend of the finest folk music, song, dance and storytelling in various venues around Ulverston Town Centre. The festival starts with a Friday night concert. There are activities all day Saturday with dance displays and performances at the Market Cross and Coronation Hall, and sessions in pubs. There is a large concert and ceilidh on Saturday night in the Coronation Hall. On Sunday there is more dancing, workshops, a session and a final concert.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Antonio Forcione Trio

When’s it on: 23/02/2013 till 23/02/2013 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: A prolific composer, most of the pieces performed are his own. He has also performed, double-billed/supported and recorded with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Phil Collins and Jools Holland.

Livewire

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: Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria Kendal

What’s happening: Live/Wire is The AC/DC Tribute show. The unique six-man tribute to one of rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls and more than two hours of high voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Prom Art

When’s it on: 29/09/2013 till 29/09/2013 from 9.30am to 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts

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

What’s happening: 100 art and craft stalls selling the widest variety seen in one place. Paintings in oils, watercolours, mixed media, pictures in aluminium and textiles and also a cartoonist. Crafts include photography, silversmith, jewellery, ceramics, glass fused and stained, wood turning carving and textiles which include bags, scarves. Dolls house minatures can be found. A list is on www.promart.info.

Westmorland County Show

When’s it on: 12/09/2013 till 12/09/2013 from 8.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Westmorland County Showfield, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria Milnthorpe

What’s happening: Voted one of the UK’s favourite Shows – a major livestock show with its heart firmly in agriculture. Marquees for the W. I., Learning for Life, Crafts from Cumbria, local produce Food Hall, Rural Crafts & over 350 trade stands, not forgetting the popular C&W Wrestling. The Show is Cumbria’s premiere “shop window” for a “taste, try and buy” experience in a convivial & relaxing atmosphere you’ll be guaranteed a great day out. Ticket prices held for 2013 available at www.westmorlandshow.co.uk

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.

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.

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.

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.

and Finally Phil Collins

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: Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria Ulverston

What’s happening: Touring for their ‘5th Anniversary Year’, ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’, return with their recreation of Phil Collins’ 1997 ‘Dance Into The Light Tour’. Building on the growing success of this show this ten piece band are embarking upon their biggest tour to date travelling across the UK throughout the whole of 2013! This years show includes the classic hits In The Air Tonight, Easy Lover, Sussudio, Another Day In Paradise, together with new songs.

Hedgehog Awareness Day with Predator Park

When’s it on: 24/03/2013 till 24/03/2013 from 11.00am. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

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

What’s happening: Come and meet our hand reared prickly pals and enjoy fun activities including storytelling and face painting. Find out why hedgehog numbers are in decline and how you can help them. Starts at 11am. Free. Just turn up.

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.

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.

Robyn Hitchcock

When’s it on: 08/03/2013 till 08/03/2013 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: Over the past three decades, Robyn Hitchcock has built a large and distinctive body of work that’s established him as one of rock’s most respected iconoclasts.

Buzzcocks

When’s it on: 30/03/2013 till 30/03/2013 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: Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with groups such as the Sex Pistols, their raw sound energised the nation’s youth and produced unforgettable songs such as Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve).

Talking about racing

When’s it on: 02/05/2013 till 02/05/2013 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: Our collection includes some classic racing boats and associated memorabilia. It’s a chance to delve into our archive collection and share memories of racing on the lake.

Cars the Star Show

When’s it on: 14/07/2013 till 14/07/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Heaves Hotel, Levens, Cumbria. Levens

What’s happening: At Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club’s 13th Car’s the Star Show you will see many classic cars from the 1940′s to present day and owners Club stands. Vehicle displays will include Military and Utility Vehicles, Owners Clubs & Motor Clubs. With so many cars on display, there is always something interesting to see. With Coupes, Estates, Cabriolets, Saloons, Sports cars and Limited Editions, every motoring taste is catered for.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

Dressed to Impress

When’s it on: 17/04/2013 till 17/04/2013 from 2.00pm each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: A rare opportunity to view some of the gorgeous Victorian and Edwardian costume in the collection. Join our Assistant Curator Social History to look at these beautiful items. Free with museum admission.