BBC Philharmonic

When’s it on: 02/03/2013 till 02/03/2013 from 7.30pm (pre-concert talk at 6.30pm) each day. Type of event: Music Where’s it being held: Lakes Leisure, Burton Road, Kendal Kendal What’s happening: This will be an exciting concert with Yutaka Sado conducting the BBC Philharmonic. In his anniversary year, we hear Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter more »

The Making of a Cultural Landscape: The English Lake District as Tourist Destination 1750 – 2010

When’s it on: 09/03/2013 till 09/03/2013 from 2.00pm – 5.00pm. each day. Type of event: Talk Where’s it being held: The Jerwood Centre, Grasmere Grasmere What’s happening: Speakers will include contributors to a new volume of essays on Lake District tourism, edited by John K.Walton and Jason Wood. Ian Brodie, former Director of Friends of 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 »

South Cumbria Musical Festival

When’s it on: 17/03/2013 till 23/03/2013 from N/A each day. Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair Where’s it being held: Coronation Hall, Ulverston Ulverston What’s happening: A varied selection of competitive classes in music and speech. Individuals, schools and groups of all ages can gain invaluable experience and the benefit of performing before an audience, plus more »

Through the looking Glass

When’s it on: 24/03/2013 till 24/03/2013 from 2.30 – 3.30pm. each day. Type of event: Talk Where’s it being held: Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria Windermere What’s happening: Curator Beth Hughes will lead a panel discussion with exhibiting artists on the ancient skill and contemporary artform of glass. Free with admission.

Electric Bicycle Hire

When’s it on: 31/03/2013 till 31/10/2013 from N/A each day. Type of event: Outdoor Activity Where’s it being held: At range of hire points around the South Lakes. For listings go to: www.electricbicyclenetwork.com/h Kendal What’s happening: Hire an electric bike! Get outside and enjoy exploring the hills, lakes and fells with the powerful assist of more »

Our 21st Birthday!¬

When’s it on: 13/04/2013 till 14/04/2013 from 10.00am-4.00pm. each day. Type of event: Miscellaneous Where’s it being held: The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, Milnthorpe. Milnthorpe What’s happening: Come along and enjoy our 21st birthday celebrations at the Wildlife Oasis. There’ll be lots of fun activities for young and old alike and our guides will be on more »

Bookbinding Masterclass

When’s it on: 23/04/2013 till 23/04/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. each day. Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts Where’s it being held: Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere Troutbeck What’s happening: Join us for an informal workshop.Find out a little about Townend’s internationally important library, see binding techniques used by family members and learn how to do it more »

Country Fest

When’s it on: 01/06/2013 till 02/06/2013 from 10.00am – 5.00pm. each day. Type of event: Coffee Morning Where’s it being held: Westmorland County Showfield, Crooklands, Cumbria Crooklands What’s happening: Celebrating the region’s excellent food & drink, visitors can try and buy a wide variety of outstanding products from exhibitors in the Food Zone. Demos abound more »

The Women of Arts & Crafts: Mary Greenstead on Georgina Gaskin

When’s it on: 16/06/2013 till 16/06/2013 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 »

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.

Shocktober

When’s it on: 25/10/2013 till 27/10/2013 from 11.00am – 4.00pm each day. Type of event: Miscellaneous Where’s it being held: Sizergh Castle, Sizergh, near Kendal, LA8 8DZ. Kendal What’s happening: Join us for a weekend of spooky activities to celebrate Halloween. Come along and make your own wand and broomstick!

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 »

‘Northern Landscapes: Contemporary Stitch & Quilting’ with Helen Parrott

When’s it on: 09/03/2013 till 10/03/2013 from 10.30am – 4.30pm. each day. Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts Where’s it being held: Farfield Mill Arts & Heritage Centre, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh Sedbergh What’s happening: In conjunction with Quilt Festival @ Farfield Mill: An exploratory workshop looking at the fascinating potential of hand and machine stitched more »

The unique habitats and wildlife of Barrow’s famous docks

When’s it on: 24/03/2013 till 24/03/2013 from 12.00pm-2.00pm. each day. Type of event: Walk Where’s it being held: Meet outside the front entrance of Morrisons supermarket, The Strand, Barrow-in-Furness. Barrow-in-Furness What’s happening: The water, warmed by the nearby power station, creates a range of different foods for animals such as jellyfish and wading birds. Come 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 »

Quaker Tapestry 2-day Embroidery Workshop

When’s it on: 24/09/2013 till 25/09/2013 from 10.00am – 4.00pm. 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 »

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

The Petzl Pitch Black Night Run

When’s it on: 26/10/2013 till 26/10/2013 from 6:00pm. each day. Type of event: Outdoor Activity Where’s it being held: Grizedale Visitor Centre, Grizedale Forest, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, Hawkshead What’s happening: The Petzl Pitch Black Night Run is a unique 5K, 10K & 20K trail run through Grizedale Forest, the largest forest in The Lake District.

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 »

Go reds! Jackie Foott brings us the latest news on red squirrel survival.

When’s it on: 27/02/2013 till 27/02/2013 from 7.30pm-9.15pm. each day. Type of event: Talk Where’s it being held: Settlebeck High School, Long Lane, Sedbergh Sedbergh What’s happening: Entry is £2.00 for adults and free for children and includes refreshments. Children of school age are welcome. Organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust Sedbergh Local Support Group.

and Finally Phil Collins

When’s it on: 02/03/2013 till 02/03/2013 from 7.30pm. each day. Type of event: Music Where’s it being held: Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria Ulverston What’s happening: Touring for their ‘5th Anniversary Year’, ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’, return with their recreation of Phil Collins’ 1997 ‘Dance Into The Light Tour’. Building on the growing success more »

Roddy Wooble + Support

When’s it on: 09/03/2013 till 09/03/2013 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: Roddy Woomble co-founded Idlewild in 1995, naming the band for the quiet haven featured in his then-favourite book, Anne of Green Gables.

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 »

The Lakeland golden eagles.

When’s it on: 20/03/2013 till 20/03/2013 from 7.30pm-8.30pm. each day. Type of event: Talk Where’s it being held: The Forum, Duke Street, Barrow LA14 1HH Barrow-in-Furness What’s happening: After giving a brief overview of the ecology of eagles worldwide and their status in Britain, Neil Harnott, Senior Conservation Officer for Cumbria Wildlife Trust, will examine more »

Easter Pancake Day

When’s it on: 31/03/2013 till 31/03/2013 from 11.00am – 2.00pm. each day. Type of event: Festival/Gala/Agricultural Show/Fair Where’s it being held: Pavilion, opposite the Playground Main St, Staveley Staveley What’s happening: Freshly cooked pancakes, bacon butties, tea, coffee and cake, local produce and crafts, family games including egg rolling, egg decorating, guess the weight of more »

Tim Kliphuis Trio

When’s it on: 13/04/2013 till 13/04/2013 from 7.30pm. each day. Type of event: Music Where’s it being held: Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall, Brigsteer, Kendal Kendal What’s happening: We are proud to welcome yet more fantastic musicians to our outstanding village hall. Dutchman Tim Kliphuis is one of the most imaginative, exciting and entertaining violinists more »

Printfest 2013

When’s it on: 04/05/2013 till 05/05/2013 from 10.00am to 5.00pm. each day. Type of event: Workshop/Course/Arts & Crafts Where’s it being held: Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria Ulverston What’s happening: Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints. It offers the opportunity to view and purchase art works, with work exhibited more »

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 more »

Talking about fishing

When’s it on: 06/06/2013 till 06/06/2013 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: We need your help with telling the story of fishing on the lake. Drop in to share your thoughts, photos and stories.

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