They have been at the heart of the community for hundreds of years, and now The Sill at Northumberland National Park, is launching a special programme of heritage skills events, to offer people a taste of these ancient crafts
A packed week of events is on offer at Cockermouth’s Wordsworth House and Gardens during the half term holidays. From Saturday 25 May, there will be fun for all the family – from Georgian games and cookery
A new ultra trail race in the Lake District is set for the weekend of August 24th/25th. The Grand Tour of Skiddaw, is the brainchild of ultra runner Gaynor Prior, the face behind Pure Outdoors Events
Augill Castle in Cumbria is helping Little Cooks to create a delicious Father’s Day feast this June. The family friendly fairy-tale folly is running special Little Cooks cookery workshops for fathers and their kids
Young brass musicians will be honing their skills with expert tuition from one of Britain’s top tuba players. On Sunday 9 June St Pius X Catholic Primary School in Barrow is hosting a brass band workshop
CYCLISTS who fancy blazing a trail ahead of some of the world’s best riders can try out Honister Pass the day before their heroes. This year’s Jennings Rivers Ride, Sunday 15 September,
To coincide with Adult Learners Week 2013, Young Cumbria has launched their 2013-14 training programme for those working with young people. Adult Learners Week is taking place 18th – 24th May
Carlisle City Council’s Upperby Gala will provide fun for all the family on Bank Holiday Monday (27 May), between 1pm and 4pm. The free event will be held at Hammond’s Pond.
See hidden gems of the Lake District through a conservation holiday, and be more than just a visitor! Join The Conservation Volunteers for a weekend or more, and be part of a group of like minded people
25th -31st May is Love Your Zoo week and the Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick is busy preparing for the event which also sees the launch of their 20th Anniversary Photographic Competition.
Blencathra Field Studies Centre are hosting an Open Day on Wednesday 29th May in the half term from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. It is a free event to celebrate the FSC’s 70th birthday.
Fine food and wine retailer Booths is planning a “Great Northern Summer” celebration of fine Lakeland producers over the May Bank Holiday in its Kendal, Milnthorpe, Windermere, Carnforth and Kirby Lonsdale
People at both ends of Hadrian’s Wall will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the award winning 84 mile Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail on Thursday 23 May and Saturday 25 May. On 23 May
Muncaster Castle, near Ravenglass, is gearing up for its second annual festival, which takes place from May 25 – May 29. The Muncaster Festival will feature five days of family fun and entertainment
The countdown is underway for this year’s Carlisle Music City. A packed programme of live performances, the emphasis firmly on promoting local talent and venues starts this Saturday (25 May)
The village of Lazonby, in Cumbria is getting set to welcome the future talent of UK Cycling, who will be competing on roads around the village at British Cycling’s Junior Men’ Road Race Championships
An Ulverston residential care home is celebrating its 50th birthday this weekend (Saturday 25 May). A 1960’s themed open-day is being held at Marsh House, Victoria Road Ulverston to mark the home’s opening in 1963
June marks the opening of a second duo of plays at Theatre by the Lake. On Fri 7 June in the Main House, J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls takes the stage. The following week (Fri 14 June) the theatre makes its first foray into Jacobean tragedy with ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford opening in the Studio.
Children, parents and railway enthusiasts will all be encouraged to visit the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway over the Bank Holiday weekend, when it will be welcoming a visiting loco. ‘Samson’, a 4-8-2 ‘mountain’ class locomotive, who should tackle Lakeland’s hills with gusto, will enjoy a working holiday away from the Romney
Penrith Cricket Club – Sept 20th, 21st & 22nd CUMBRIAN ALE, MUSIC, CRICKET, FOOD & FUN Dozens of Cumbrian Ales. Special appearances from The Olly Alcock Band, Pikey Beatz and many more. Sunday Family Day with free kid’s entry, kid’s entertainer & bouncy castle. PLUS the first Sticky Wicket Challenge 20/20.
This new photographic fair will offer photo-lovers the opportunity to review and buy a wide range of photographer’s work from different categories as well as meet professional photographers at all levels. It will offer the chance for both professional and amateur photographers to buy used and new equipment, understand what educational packages
Happy Thoughts Drama Company’s Spring 2013 performance! Fresh from last years performance ‘The Second Star to the Right’, Happy Thoughts Drama Company is excited to present you with this brilliant production! Based on the 1986 film by Jim Henson, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connolly. It centres around 15-year-old Sarah Williams
Eleven brand new exhibitors and the involvement of two art colleges will make Prom Art, the Northwest’s biggest open-air arts and craft fair, even more vibrant on May 26, when it thrills visitors to Edwardian Grange-over-Sands. Around 100 different arts and crafts artisans will be exhibiting their unique, quirky and breathtaking works
It’s all about interaction and trying something new at Rheged in Penrith this May half term holiday. Whatever the weather throws at us there’s so much to get stuck into, have a go at a cookery class or a dance workshop, learn some Bushcraft skills or simply enjoy the audience participation at the family theatre production.
Schools are being given the chance to take part in a free STEM event organised by members of the Sellafield Supply Chain who are working in partnership to organise ‘the Whitehaven STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Festival’ on Friday 21st June. The event will take place on Whitehaven Harbour before the Whitehaven Festival
IT’S have a go holiday time in the Lake District where double bill excitement and adventure is up for grabs. From biking with top experts to survival skills, outdoor cooking to canoeing, archery to mountain hikes, the activity agenda is compelling. With many free events, the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole on the shores of Windermere
Everybody’s favourite northern comedian, Jason Manford, returns to The Sands Centre in 8 weeks’ time for two evenings of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter, all delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit. Jason has had a busy time since he was last on the road. After his opera singing turn
The first major event of the year in Silloth – Silloth Green Day – is due to be held on the Green on 26th May, between 11.00am and 5.00pm. The event is being organised by Friends of the Green (FOG) with strong support from Silloth Tourist Action Group (STAG). Owen Martin, Chair of the Friends group says “The event will give local people
In November 2010, Chris Larner accompanied his chronically ill ex-wife to Dignitas in Switzerland to end her life. From Mon 3 – Wed 5 June he brings this touching and very human story to Theatre by the Lake in his wonderfully understated one-man show An Instinct for Kindness. Allyson, an actor turned teacher whom Larner met while working
Danielle Bell, 31, from Penrith is organising her 4th charity event in the memory of her father Barry Heggie who died of cancer in 2008. This year Danielle has arranged the event to take place at Penrith Conservative Club on Saturday 22nd June and has booked the UK number 1 Pink tribute act, Almost Pink. Danielle said
Millom & Haverigg 11th / 12th May 2013 In association with Northern Kite Group and Millom Rugby Union Situated on the award winning Lake District Coast with the dramatic back drop of Black Combe and the Coniston fells. At Western Lake District Kite Fest, land based kite display teams from across northern England will descend upon
Carlisle Racecourse’s Ultimate Ladies’ Night is being backed as a “brilliant idea” by pop superstar Ronan Keating. The Boyzone singer will perform on Monday August 5 at the unique event, which is the only race meeting in the world at which every jockey in every race is a woman. Ronan, who is a keen racing fan and former racehorse owner, said
SUNDAY 12TH MAY AT DALEMAIN, PENRITH, CUMBRIA, CA11 0HB Free entry to Show. The event starts with the dressage at 10.30am , with the cones to follow immediately and then the marathon to start about 1pm. Prize giving by about 3.30pm. Visitors of all ages can enjoy watching the Horse Driving, bring a picnic or eat in the Mediaeval Hall Tearoom
SATURDAY 11TH MAY AT DALEMAIN, PENRITH, CUMBRIA, CA11 0HB Visitors of all ages can enjoy a lovely day, bring a picnic or there is catering provided on site by Katy Edgar. Relax in the historic setting and picturesque surroundings of the Lake District Fells. The House & Gardens are CLOSED but provide a beautiful backdrop for this traditional event.
Women Out West Festival is the brainchild of Cumbrian musician and singer/songwriter Judith Jones. After watching a DVD of Lilith Fair the female artist concert series and travelling music festival founded by Sarah McLachlan in North America, Judith was inspired to create a UK based equivalent. The purpose of the festival is to encourage women
After dark, deep in Whinlatter Forest near Keswick, the tranquility may be broken by blood curdling screams. Picnic Cinema’s quirky band of usherettes and strange projectionists are bringing their big outdoor cinema screen to England’s only mountain forest, Whinlatter on Saturday 25th May. A rather special and possibly scary outdoor cinema experience awaits
A Horticulture & Craft Fayre will be held at Chance’s Park, Carlisle on Saturday, 18 May, between 12noon and 4pm. The free event will be packed with fun for all the family and will include:
The 2013 Flat season will get off to a flying start at Carlisle Racecourse with punters being offered the chance to grab a grand – without even placing a bet. An eight-foot-high transparent Cash Cube is to be installed at the Cumbrian track for its first Flat meeting of the season featuring six races and plenty of kids’ entertainment
Carlisle Music City returns this month with a packed programme of live performances, the emphasis firmly on promoting local talent and venues. More than 80 acts and 40 individual events have signed up to take part, with the programme still being added to. The festival runs from Saturday 25 May until Sunday 2 June, featuring every style of music
Theatre by the Lake’s latest Summer Season opens on 25 May and promises the usual much-praised programme of six contrasting plays ranging from pure entertainment to intense tragedy. The two opening plays set the style: there’s a madcap wartime farce in the Main House and an intimate and gentle modern drama in the Studio.