Book Fair and Open Day

When’s it on: 09/03/2013 till 09/03/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day. Type of event: Miscellaneous Where’s it being held: CancerCare, The Lakes Centre, Blackhall Road, Kendal Kendal What’s happening: CancerCare is holding its annual Book Fair. This year we are very excited to be joined by Taffy Thomas MBE, The Storyteller. Taffy has a more »

Tea with Peter Rabbit

When’s it on: 21/08/2013 till 21/08/2013 from 1.00pm. each day. Type of event: Exhibition Where’s it being held: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Crag Brow, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria Windermere What’s happening: Come and enjoy a scrumptious party lunch with Peter Rabbit and guest of honour, “Beatrix Potter.” There will be cakes, sandwiches, and more »

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 more »

Small Things Theatre

When’s it on: 14/03/2013 till 14/03/2013 from 6.00pm. each day. Type of event: Theatre Where’s it being held: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal What’s happening: Join Small Things to discover an extraordinary story inspired by one man’s unstoppable drive to create and the equally unstoppable support of his family that made his artistic life more »

KLMC Concours

When’s it on: 21/08/2013 till 21/08/2013 from 6.30pm -9.30pm. each day. Type of event: Miscellaneous Where’s it being held: Heaves Hotel, Levens. Levens What’s happening: Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club hold a Classic Car Concours for unusual and different cars on Wednesday 21st August 2013 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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, more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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.

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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 more »

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