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. more »

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, more »

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 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 »

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 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 »

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 more »

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 more »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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