Have a go at Geocaching

When’s it on: 10/04/2013 till 10/04/2013 from 11.00am-3.00pm each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

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

What’s happening: Experience the phenomenon that is geocaching, treasure hunting with a difference! Sessions at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm. Age 8+. Booking advised.

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.

Conishead Priory Garden Open Days

When’s it on: 27/04/2013 till 28/04/2013 from 11.00am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: 40 acres of gardens and woodland surrounding historic mansion. Temple garden an oasis of peace, lakeside walk, wildlife garden, arboretum, cottage gardens. Free map with 3 woodland walks. 6 minute walk to beach on Morecambe Bay. Free Guided Tours of Temple and part of historic house. Café & Shop. ‘It is an amazing house, one of the most spectacular in Cumbria’, Hunter Davies in ‘Best of Lakeland’.

Experimenting with Inks with Frances Winder

When’s it on: 11/05/2013 till 11/05/2013 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. Starting by experimenting with markmaking explore a variety of ways of using the medium – ink brush work, washes, pen and ink, layered ink and resist. Try using sticks,granulating fluid and feathers to create effects.

The Women of Arts & Crafts: Sarah Beattie on Frances Macdonald & The Glasgow Four

When’s it on: 09/06/2013 till 09/06/2013 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.

Meet The Gardener

When’s it on: 22/06/2013 till 22/06/2013 from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere Troutbeck

What’s happening: Townend, a quirky 17c National Trust farmhouse owned by the Brownes for over 400yrs, sits in a beautiful cottage garden; a partial recreation of the last George Browne’s garden. Chat with our gardener to discover more about the past and present. You may even pick up some handy tips for use at home!

Ulverston and North Lonsdale Show

When’s it on: 31/07/2013 till 31/07/2013 from 8.30am – 17.30pm. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Recreation Hall Fields, Urswick, Ulverston, Cumbria Ulverston

What’s happening: Traditional agricultural Show featuring horses, cattle, sheep, poultry, rabbits, horticulture, floral art, baking, children’s classes,Dog Show (to be entered on the day), Birds of Prey, rural crafts, trade and craft stands, Playzone, catering,bar, disabled access and parking, ringside parking,free bus from Barrow and Ulverston,various other attractions. £7 adults £5 concessions and children over 5 (children under 5 free), family ticket £18.

Walk For All Lake District Walking Festival

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

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: The three different routes have separate starts with the longest walk leaving from Lakeside Aquarium Windermere

What’s happening: The Lake District Walking Festival is a charity walking event, with three separate challenging routes around Lake Windermere. www.forallevents.co.uk

Widening Horizons

When’s it on: 06/03/2013 till 06/03/2013 from 10.00am – 11.30am each day.

Type of event: Talk

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

What’s happening: The Widening Horizons Lecture Society meets every Wednesday morning from October 3rd 2012 to March 6th 2013 An interesting talk each week, preceeded by coffee and biscuits.

The Lekker Wind Quartet

When’s it on: 28/02/2013 till 28/02/2013 from 2.30pm each day.

Type of event: Music

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

What’s happening: Danzi : Wind Quintet in B flat Major Samuel Barber : Summer Music Op 31 Ligeti : 6 Bagatelles. This exciting wind ensemble of flute, oboe, French horn, bassoon and clarinet formed at The University of Manchester and Royal Northern College of Music and were runners up in the prestigious St Martin in the Fields competition.

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.

Mountain Goat Residents Week

When’s it on: 11/03/2013 till 15/03/2013 from 9.45am – 5.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Miscellaneous

Where’s it being held: Mountain Goat, Victoria Street, Windermere Windermere

What’s happening: Join Mountain Goat for our popular residents week. We are offering our scenic daily tours for half price. Those residents with LA22 or LA23 postcodes, also open to those living in Kendal (have to travel to/and from Windermere), qualify. We have 8 fantastic daily tours to chose from whether you wish to see Ten Lakes in a day, or see Beatrix Potter’s favorite places. Visit www.mountain-goat.com to see our tours and call 01539 445161 to book. Please note our terms & conditions apply.

Bring Down the Moon

When’s it on: 16/03/2013 till 16/03/2013 from 2.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: The book won the Kiekeboekprijs prize in 2003, a Dutch award in children’s literature for the best pre-school book in the Netherlands

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.

Picasso’s Tête de Femme

When’s it on: 03/04/2013 till 19/10/2013 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 tiny bronze sculpture is an incredibly rare cast of Picasso’s 1906 copper relief, depicting a strongly-stylised head of a woman, from one of the artist’s most intensely creative periods. The Lakeland Arts Trust is thrilled to have been lent this fascinating sculpture on long term loan, giving visitors the opportunity to glimpse a moment of this modern master’s creative genius as he worked towards his first iconic masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon of 1907.

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

Much Ado About Nothing

When’s it on: 17/04/2013 till 17/04/2013 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: Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in

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.

Charity Football Match

When’s it on: 11/05/2013 till 11/05/2013 from 12 noon each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Kendal United football pitch Castle Drive Kendal

What’s happening: Kendal United JFC managers, commitee and parents v cumbria police followed by afternoon in kendals ivy leaf club watching FA cup final

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.

Kendal United Junior FC Family Funday/car boot sale

When’s it on: 09/06/2013 till 09/06/2013 from 9.00am. each day.

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

Where’s it being held: Castle Drive Kendal LA9 7BN Kendal

What’s happening: Featuring Kendal’s DANCE ATTIK plus the inflatable football fastest shot. Jungle activity,tombola,climbing wall,all day refreshments,face painting,adult body zorbs,barbecue,archery,ice creams,bunjee trampolines,zorbwalker balls for kids,quad bikes,raffle,plus much more.

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.

Windermere Boat Parade

When’s it on: 03/08/2013 till 03/08/2013 from 6.00 pm each day.

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

Where’s it being held: 6mph marker in the North Lake, Bowness on Windermere. Viewing areas are along the shore on Glebe Ro Windermere

What’s happening: The annual Boat Parade organised by the Lake District Boat Club. Dressed boats will do two circuits around Bowness Bay from the 6mph marker, with a commentary from the shore. Come and cheer them on. Any boat can enter however small. Prizes for best in category. A fun event for all the family whatever the weather. A share of the profits on the night will be given to a local charity.

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.

Conservation work party at Latterbarrow Nature Reserve

When’s it on: 20/02/2013 till 20/02/2013 from 9.30am-4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Latterbarrow Nature Reserve, near Witherslack. Meet at the reserve entrance. Witherslack

What’s happening: This work, when combined with summer grazing, will help to increase the area of limestone grassland and benefit important butterfly and wildflower species. Please wear outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Children under 16 years of age are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Contact Pete Jones on 01539 816300 or peterj@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk to confirm your attendance and to check event details.

Fairport Convention

When’s it on: 28/02/2013 till 28/02/2013 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: Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and lead vocals, Dave Pegg on bass and backing vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and lead vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

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.

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.

Exhibition: Dorothy Wordsworth: Wonders Of The Everyday

When’s it on: 23/03/2013 till 05/01/2014 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Exhibition

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

What’s happening: The exhibition will provide a warm impression of the girl, of the woman young and old, the sister, the friend and the writer who was Dorothy Wordsworth. Quite without thought of fame, she caught in words the time-bound every-day goings on of life, and without trying she could at times raise them into a lasting world of wonder.

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.

Have a go at Archery

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

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

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

What’s happening: Get to grips with the techniques involved in using a bow and arrow and hit your target! Sessions at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.00pm. Age 7+. Booking advisable 0845 272 0004.

Talking about leisure on the Lake

When’s it on: 18/04/2013 till 18/04/2013 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: Whether you’re local and enjoyed your time off on the lake, or had family holidays here as a child, we’d love to hear from you. Do you have photos and memories you’d like to share? Drop in for a chat.

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

Museums at Night: Arts & Crime, Murder at Blackwell

When’s it on: 16/05/2013 till 17/05/2013 from 5.30pm / 6.30pm / 7.30pm / 8.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Theatre

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

What’s happening: Not all is as it seems when you enter the dining room at Blackwell tonight. You’ve mistakenly entered the end of a dinner party in the 1920s: what has happened and is someone still ‘at large’? Let the theatre company Irresponsible Decorators lead you on a bespoke promenade performance through Blackwell in search of the culprit. The Gardens will be open until 10.00pm to enjoy a glass or two of wine and take in the wonderful views. Booking essential.

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.

Kendal United Junior FC funday/car boot

When’s it on: 09/06/2013 till 09/06/2013 from 11.00am-5.30pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Castle Drive Kendal LA9 7BN Kendal

What’s happening: Kendal United Junior Football team’s annual fundraising funday and car boot sale, featuring Kendal’s DANCE ATTIK group plus bungee trampolines, zorb balls, jungle activity, climbing wall, quad bikes plus much much more including all day refreshments, raffle, tombola and ice cream.

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.

Lake District Summer Music International Festival 2013

When’s it on: 03/08/2013 till 17/08/2013 from N/A each day.

Type of event: Music

Where’s it being held: Lake District Summer Music International Festival 2013. Events will be held at venues all over Cumbr Kendal

What’s happening: About LDSM’s Mission: Lake District Summer Music, known by many as LDSM, believes in the power of music to inspire and to change lives. We add a distinct and compelling musical focus to Cumbria’s rich cultural heritage of painting and literature in the Lake District. Our aim is to develop this musical focus, to fulfil a major role in the provision of music regionally, to be welcomed by local communities and sought by musicians, music-lovers, young and old, around the world.

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

Conservation work party at Brown Robin Nature Reserve

When’s it on: 20/02/2013 till 20/02/2013 from 9.30am-4.00pm. each day.

Type of event: Outdoor Activity

Where’s it being held: Brown Robin Nature Reserve, Grange-over-Sands. Meet at Cumbria Grand Hotel car park. Grange-over-Sands

What’s happening: Come and learn some traditional forest management crafts that will help to maintain the important diversity in the woodland. Please wear outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Children under 16 years of age are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Contact Pete Jones on 01539 816300 or peterj@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk to confirm your attendance and to check event details.

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.

Friday Night Live – Comedy Night

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

Type of event: Miscellaneous

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

What’s happening: All acts have appeared on such shows as; HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS DAVE’S ONE NIGHT STAND, LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC, RUSSELL HOWARD’S GOOD NEWS, STAND UP FOR THE WEEK & More After the success of our début show (almost all tickets sold / all cabaret tables sold out) and a glowing review from, RADIO 1′S TOM DEACON “Genuinely sad to leave Ulverston, the people and the comedy night were great. I look forward to coming back again”

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.

QK’s Art vening

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

Type of event: Music

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. As a celebration of the work undertaken in the Arts by the students at the school, there will be Dance, Drama, Music and Musical Theatre items galore.