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 more »

Scarecrow Day

When’s it on: 15/06/2013 till 15/06/2013 from 1.00pm – 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: Make and dress a scarecrow. Learn about the vegetables we grow and eat. Take home your own small vegetable patch. Booking essential.

Graham Sutherland

When’s it on: 29/06/2013 till 15/09/2013 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 exhibition at Abbot Hall, the first significant show of the artist in the north west, will explore Sutherland’s surreal transformation of the natural forms he chanced more »

Cartmel Show

When’s it on: 07/08/2013 till 07/08/2013 from 8.30am – 5.30 pm. each day. Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair Where’s it being held: Cartmel Park, Cartmel, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria Cartmel What’s happening: Cartmel Show is always a firm favourite with both visitors and locals. The Show, held on the first Wednesday in August, offers a more »

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 more »

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 more »

The Uplands for Juniper Project

When’s it on: 13/03/2013 till 13/03/2013 from 7.30pm-9.15pm. each day. Type of event: Talk Where’s it being held: Settlebeck High School, Long Lane, Sedbergh LA10 5AL. Sedbergh What’s happening: Children of school age are welcome. Organised by Sedbergh Local Support Group. Entry is £2.00 for adults and free for children and includes refreshments.

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 more »

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 more »

Quaker Tapestry half-day Taster Embroidery Workshop

When’s it on: 03/04/2013 till 03/04/2013 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 more »

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 more »

Home Truths

When’s it on: 19/04/2013 till 19/04/2013 from 7.30pm – 21.50pm. each day. Type of event: Theatre Where’s it being held: The Heron Theatre, Stanley Street, Beetham,Cumbria Beetham What’s happening: In “Double Booked” and “Something” Fishy”, Ruth Rich played by Ginny Davis has hit the menopause and her eldest child, Laura is away at Uni. Time more »

Museums at Night: Talking about life on the Lake

When’s it on: 16/05/2013 till 16/05/2013 from 5.00pm – 8.00pm. each day. Type of event: Talk Where’s it being held: Windermere Steamboat Museum, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria Windermere What’s happening: We’re staying open tonight to welcome people in for a chat. The museum will be alive with Windermere vessels, but stories from people are as important as more »

Dig in the Park

When’s it on: 06/07/2013 till 21/07/2013 from 11.00am – 3.00pm. each day. Type of event: Outdoor Activity Where’s it being held: Sizergh Castle, Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ. Kendal What’s happening: Interested in archaeology? Fancy trying your hand at uncovering history in the grounds of one of Cumbria’s oldest inhabited houses? Volunteers are being invited more »

Dales & Lakes Historic Vehicle Day

When’s it on: 11/08/2013 till 11/08/2013 from From 11.00 am. each day. Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair Where’s it being held: Memorial Playing Fields, Yew Tree Road, Grange over Sands Grange-over-Sands What’s happening: Vintage and Classic Car and Bike show, Jazz and country music, Lakeland Radio broadcast from the showfield, Birds of Prey display and more »

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 more »

History of Art Talk: Eighteenth-century British Old Masters

When’s it on: 23/02/2013 till 23/02/2013 from 3.00pm. each day. Type of event: Talk Where’s it being held: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Kendal What’s happening: Free with gallery admission, tickets are limited, available on the day on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis. We are offering visitors the chance to improve their knowledge of the history 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 »

Our Swifts

When’s it on: 13/03/2013 till 13/03/2013 from 7.30pm-9.00pm. each day. Type of event: Talk Where’s it being held: Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2AZ. Kirkby Lonsdale What’s happening: Organised by Kirkby Lonsdale Valley Local Support Group. Entry is £2.00 for adults and free for children and includes refreshments.

Easter Extravaganza

When’s it on: 31/03/2013 till 31/03/2013 from 11.00am. each day. Type of event: Miscellaneous Where’s it being held: Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre. Windermere What’s happening: Brockhole is the place to be this Easter with treasure hunts, face painting, storytelling and a special visit from the Brockhole Bunny. Starts at 11.00am. Free. Just turn up.

Guided tour of Cartmel Priory

When’s it on: 03/04/2013 till 30/10/2013 from 11.00 am and 2.00pm each Wednesday each day. Type of event: Miscellaneous Where’s it being held: Cartmel Priory, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria Grange-over-Sands What’s happening: This 12th century priory has experienced an exciting history you will be shown how this Christian church founded in 1188 has developed over the more »

Life on the Lake

When’s it on: 11/04/2013 till 11/04/2013 from 2.00pm. each day. Type of event: Talk Where’s it being held: Marchesi Centre, Holly Road, Windermere Windermere What’s happening: Margaret Reid, Windermere Steamboat Museum Curator, wants to tell you about the Windermere Steamboat Museum project, and in particular some of the themes that will feature in the new 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 »

Elijah : Eversley Spring Concert

When’s it on: 28/04/2013 till 28/04/2013 from 7:30pm- 10:00pm. each day. Type of event: Music Where’s it being held: Dallam School, Milnthorpe Milnthorpe What’s happening: For their Spring Concert the renowned Eversley Choir will present Mendelssohn’s challenging Oratorio Elijah with full orchestra. Soloists include the BBC’s Jolyon Dodgson in the role of Elijah,supported by voices more »

Sedbergh Gala

When’s it on: 18/05/2013 till 18/05/2013 from 12.00pm to 5.00pm. each day. Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair Where’s it being held: Lupton House Field, Back Lane, Sedbergh Sedbergh What’s happening: The Gala is a traditional annual event, with a procession through the town of local children in costume (this years’ theme is “Prince & Princesses”) more »

Mobile Mania

When’s it on: 27/05/2013 till 31/05/2013 from 12.00pm – 2.00pm. 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: This is a great opportunity for the entire family to get their creative heads together and make a mobile. more »

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 »

Leighton Hall Classic Vehicle Show

When’s it on: 07/07/2013 till 07/07/2013 from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. each day. Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair Where’s it being held: Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire Carnforth What’s happening: 14th annual classic vehicle show held in the park in front of Leighton Hall. 500 plus classic cars,bikes, commercials, trucks, vans, autojumble & trade stands. more »

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 more »

CraftMarket 2013

When’s it on: 28/09/2013 till 29/09/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day. Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts Where’s it being held: Burton Memorial Hall, Main Street, Burton-in-Kendal Carnforth What’s happening: There will be a wealth of locally made crafts for sale in Craft Market 2013, a two-day sale at the Burton Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. more »

Public Service Broadcasting + Support

When’s it on: 07/03/2013 till 07/03/2013 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: Public Service Broadcasting are a London-based duo whose main ingredients are J. Willgoose, Esq. on guitars, banjos, other stringed instruments, samplings, electronic things and Wrigglesworth on more »

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 more »

National Science Weekend

When’s it on: 16/03/2013 till 17/03/2013 from 10.00am-4.00pm. each day. Type of event: Exhibition Where’s it being held: The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, Hale, Milnthorpe. Milnthorpe What’s happening: To mark National Science Weekend we shall be holding a science wildlife workshop with lots of touchy feely specimens for your perusal. Bring along your wildlife curios (seashells, 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.

Threshold Days

When’s it on: 29/03/2013 till 01/04/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm. each day. Type of event: Miscellaneous Where’s it being held: Heron Corn Mill, Barn Beetham What’s happening: A chilled-out four-day Easter event for all the family! We’ll have stalls, refreshments, activities to keep the children happy, films and more – bring the family along free more »

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 more »

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