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).

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.

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.

Holker Garden Festival

When’s it on: 31/05/2013 till 02/06/2013 from 10.00am – 5.30pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr Grange-over-Sands Cartmel

What’s happening: The Holker Garden Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary this June with a three day summer spectacle, showcasing only the very best of gardening, countryside, food and crafts making it one of the most popular events in the gardening calendar. Hosted by Lord and Lady Cavendish and set in the beautiful Holker parkland, the 21st Holker Garden Festival promises to be an exciting blend of new attractions and the return of some familiar and much loved sights and exhibitors.

Toploader

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

Type of event: Music

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

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

Culture feat Kenyatta Hill

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

Type of event: Music

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

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

Lau

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

Type of event: Music

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

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

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.

Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons by Pollyanna Pickering

When’s it on: 05/03/2013 till 05/03/2013 from 7.15pm – 8.30pm each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: Pollyanna is one of Europe’s foremost wildlife artists. With her daughter she journeyed into one of the remotest areas of China, the Tibetan Borderlands, aiming to paint pandas. The two became the first western women ever to travel into one of the mountain reserves, where they worked in a small hospital for sick pandas. This enchanting talk tells the story of their journey and shows the spectacular paintings which resulted from the trip. Please note the talk will begin at 7.30 after the AGM.

The Victorian in the Wall.

When’s it on: 28/03/2013 till 28/03/2013 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: The Victorian in the Wall is a surreal and fantastical story about a work-shy writer, who discovers a Victorian man living in the wall of his flat.

Lakeland Trails Hawkshead

When’s it on: 27/04/2013 till 27/04/2013 from 10.30am – 2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Hawkshead Hawkshead

What’s happening: One of our most scenic and inspiring trail races. Choose from trail runs of 10km or 17km through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the Lake District.

The Women of Arts & Crafts: Dr Elizabeth Cummings on Phoebe Traquair

When’s it on: 23/06/2013 till 23/06/2013 from 3.00pm – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: This summer series of afternoon talks focuses on the women behind the Arts & Crafts movement and the design work of this period. Free with admission.

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.

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.

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….)

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.

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!

Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble

When’s it on: 15/03/2013 till 15/03/2013 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: Born in Israel in 1963 , Gilad trained at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem and he is renowned as a master multi-instrumentalist playing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, clarinet and flute.

It’s a Blast

When’s it on: 06/04/2013 till 06/04/2013 from 11.00am – 1.00pm or 2.00pm – 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: Design and make your own coasters for your house, or make them as gifts for loved ones. This workshop involves the design and marking out of a piece of glass; the blasting happens off site. Free with admission.

Grasmere Lakeland Sports & Show

When’s it on: 25/08/2013 till 25/08/2013 from 10.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Grasmere Sports Field, Grasmere Grasmere

What’s happening: Traditional Lakeland sports celebrating over 160 years of tradition. Sorts include hound trailing, fell running,Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling

Blackheart Folk Duo

When’s it on: 24/02/2013 till 24/02/2013 from 6.30pm – 11.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: Folk Night – Live Music, cottage pie supper and bar. Live entertainment provided by Blackheart folk duo : an all-acoustic modern folk duo, who have toured extensively in the UK. According to the BBC, Blackheart are “Taking the acoustic scene by storm.” Radio 2’s Aled Jones pronounced them “A great band.” Good Morning TV described their music as “Beautiful”. £12.00 per ticket includes supper. Starts 7.00pm prompt. Doors open 6.30pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance tel 01524 272052.

Leven Valley support group for St Mary’s Hospice fashion show

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

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Cafe Ambio Lakeland Motor Museum Backbarrow Newby Bridge

What’s happening: Fashion show “Around the World” by Two X Two of Ulverston starts at 7.30pm tickets £7.50 incl tea, coffee traybake and entrance to the Lakeland Motor Museum between 6pm-7pm all proceeds to St Mary’s Hospice Ulverston.

Lakeland Trails Staveley

When’s it on: 01/06/2013 till 01/06/2013 from 10.30am – 2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Staveley Recreation Ground Staveley

What’s happening: One of our most scenic and inspiring trail races. Choose from trail runs of 10km or 17km through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the Lake District.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

When’s it on: 18/10/2013 till 20/10/2013 from N/A each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Various locations across Kendal including Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal College,and Kendal Town Hall. Kendal

What’s happening: A new festival celebrating the diversity of the comic art form, from cartoons to comics, super-heros to manga and graphic novels and sequential art. The festival includes comic artists and graphic novelists from around the world, who will descend on Kendal to take part in exhibitions, talks, master-classes and workshops, film screening, characters, signings, sketches and plenty of shopping opportunities!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Restoring Cumbria’s upland wetlands

When’s it on: 06/03/2013 till 06/03/2013 from 7.30pm-9.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

Where’s it being held: Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal LA8 8LX. Kendal

What’s happening: In an illustrated talk, Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s Simon Thomas will describe why they are important for both nature conservation and flood control, and what is being done to prevent erosion and excessive drainage. Entry is a suggested donation of £2.00 for adults and free for children and includes refreshments. Children aged over eight years are welcome. Organised by Kendal Local Support Group.

Lynn Chadwick

When’s it on: 28/03/2013 till 15/06/2013 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: Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) was one of the most important British sculptors of the twentieth century. The exhibition will be spread across two sites: Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House, where some of Chadwick’s sculptures will be positioned outside against the dramatic backdrop of Windermere and the Lakeland Fells.

Ulverston WalkFest

When’s it on: 27/04/2013 till 06/05/2013 from N/A each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Various locations around Ulverston. Ulverston

What’s happening: 36 walks, many new featuring two Wainwright Baggers, Mindful Walking-a new way of walking using meditation techniques, Wheels Walk for those in wheelchairs or pushchairs and linking with Gleaston Village Hall for their mini walking festival of three walks. Don’t miss our event starring Eric Robson talking about Alfred Wainwright on Saturday 27 April 2013 at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Tickets limited. Box Office: 01229 587140. 2013 walk programme now on our website

Antique Antics with Eric Knowles

When’s it on: 27/06/2013 till 27/06/2013 from 5.00pm each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: An evening of more than just: where, when and how much? In Antique Antics, the lad from Lancashire takes the wraps off a business in which he has been immersed for over 30 years.

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.

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.

A Musical Extravaganza

When’s it on: 15/03/2013 till 15/03/2013 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: Classical, romantic and light opera from the Cumbria based Encore Opera Group who, in celebrating their 20th year, have been joined by a number of new members. An evening of beautiful and memorable music is ensured, in a selection of popular and uplifting song from this local multi-talented ensemble.

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.

Women of the Arts & Crafts Movement

When’s it on: 17/03/2013 till 17/03/2013 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: It’s Women’s History Month so we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate the overlooked women of the Arts & Crafts movement. You’ve heard of Voysey, Baillie Scott and William Morris, so we’ve invited Dr Elizabeth Cumming along to tell you more about the women of the Arts & Crafts movement. This forms the introduction to a series of talks later in June.

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

When’s it on: 13/04/2013 till 13/04/2013 from 7.30pm – 9.45pm. each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Kendal Parish Church, Kirkland, Kendal Kendal

What’s happening: Kendal South Choir, conducted by Ian Thompson, sing Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and operatic excerpts by Rossini and Verdi. With soloists Laurie Ashworth (soprano), Emma Stannard (mezzo soprano), Adam Smith (tenor) and David Rees-Jones (baritone), and Alexa Wightman (piano) and Hugh Davies (harmonium).

Quaker Tapestry 2-day Design & Embellishment Embroidery Workshop

When’s it on: 22/10/2013 till 23/10/2013 from 10.00am – 4.0pm. 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 Workshop as you become absorbed and fascinated by this ancient craft. The Design & Embellishment Follow-on Workshop is designed to take you a stage further and develop your creative embroidery skills, you will discover that with just a few hints and tips you too can create your very own designs. To attend the Design workshop you must have completed the Foundation or Taster workshop or completed a QT kit.

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.