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Lake District Events 2014

If you're stuck for things to do when you visit the Lakes, or want some help planning your stay, we've listed some of the key events taking place over the next few months.

If you need any further help planning your trip, or want to make your stay extra special, just let us know and we'll do our best to help.

NOVEMBER

Paul Edis & Vasilis Xenopoulos At Dacre Hall

~Jazz standards and superb improvisation from two of Jazz’s strongest young talents – Pail Edis on piano and Vasilis Xenopoulos on saxophone.

Paul Hollywood At The Sands Centre

~TV's baking star Paul Hollywood brings his first ever live show to the UK in 2014. 'Paul Hollywood Live - Get Your Bake On!' sees Paul take to the stage for an evening of baking, comedy and fun.

'Get Your Bake On' will see 'Great British Bake Off' star Paul Hollywood demonstrate recipes, reveal some of the secrets of being a TV chef and take the audience on a journey through his life in baking. The show will culminate with four lucky randomly chosen audience members coming on stage to bake with Paul.

Audience members will get a real insight into Paul's life and career which has seen him become a household name. From the story of how his father persuaded him to ditch his path as a trained sculptor and join the family baking business; tales of his time as head baker at some of the world's most exclusive hotels, which lead to him becoming one of the country's finest artisan bakers; to anecdotes from his time filming 'The Great British Bake Off'.

Paul will demonstrate up to four of his favourite recipes during the show and four lucky audience members, chosen at random, will be invited to take part in one baking challenge with the chance to be dubbed star baker.

Audience members will also been given the opportunity to put their own questions to Paul in an open Q&A. Tickets are on sale now, don't miss this opportunity to see one of the biggest names in TV baking, up close and live on his first UK tour.

Says Paul, "When I was approached to do a tour, I jumped at the chance, I can't wait to share my passion for baking with a live audience."
For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie At The Rheged Centre

~This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.
For further details see www.rheged.com

Fitness By The Fells At Penruddock Village Hall

~Five freelance instructors have come together to get Cumbria moving and feeling great! They will get people to dance, tone, stretch, giggle and most importantly smile during the day.

09:00 Bokwa with Jenna Lockley - Draw letters and numbers on the ground whilst performing a fun, energising and addictive cardio workout.

10:14 Total Combat with Debbie Jackman - Combat to music plus pad work. Find that inner Ninja! Burn calories, release tension and rise to a superior level of fitness.

11:30 Metafit with Bodyfit with Sam Ayers - Set your metabolism on fire with this full on bodyweight circuit! High intensity but you'll reap the rewards.

13:15 Zumba Toning with Linda Vickers - Learn how to use lightweight, maraca - like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone the arms, abs and thighs.

14:30 Pilates with Deborah Chambers - Realigning your body through a combination of flexibility and strength movements.
For further details see www.get-active.co.uk

Glass Fusing And Jewellery With Marilyn Hale At Greystoke Cycle Cafe

~Marilyn will tell you all about fused glass before you start - the safe and most successful ways to cut, and what can be done with glass in a kiln in terms of fusing, stacking, tack fusing and slumping.
Once you have been shown what is possible Marion will let you loose for the rest of that day to make what you can under her guidance. You will be able to make jewellery, coasters, candle holders and plaques – as in the pictures.

Obviously if you wish to make some Xmas Decorations (below) in spring or summer then that’s fine too!

Additional charges are £15 per student and this includes the glass you use and the firing fee back at Marilyn's studio plus redelivery of the glass back to the Cycle Cafe.

If you wish to have your pieces posted to you Marilyn may need to add a small extra charge of £2 - as with certain other small items on a 'use by' basis i.e. jewellery hangers, extra dichroics as well as any additional sheets of glass you may wish to use at cost.

Each student will have enough glass to make around 12-15 different items (obviously depending on the sizes).
For further details see www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops.htm

Growing Strong: An Inspirational Workshop At Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

~Join inspirational speaker Eileen O’Reilly and forest ecologist Iris Glimmerveen for a truly unique confidence building workshop that finds encouragement in nature.

Using Tullie House’s fine art collection as inspiration, particularly the pre-Raphaelite and landscape works, this workshop will help you ‘go with the flow’ and confidently deal with demanding situations. Eileen and Iris aim to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to improve and enhance their lives, bringing awareness of the self with the support of nature.
For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Guided Garden Tour At Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust

Guided Garden Tour with Head Gardener, Martin Ogle. As winter reveals the historical framework, learn more about the unique heritage of the gardens.
For further details see www.lowthercastle.org

I'm Not A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! At Greenlands Farm Village

~Ever watched I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and wanted to have a go?! Well now you can!
Last year proved a huge success with lots of newspaper coverage and great feedback so join us again on the Open Farm to take part in a timed Bush Tucker Trial. You’ll have to find stars amongst a variety of creepy crawlies, from snakes to hissing cockroaches, crickets to locusts, you’ll have a limited time to seek the star before spinning the wheel to find out what you’ll be eating in your next trial...our eating trial.... there’ll be bull’s testicles, dried insects, duck’s tongues, lamb’s hearts and much more. Open each weekend whilst I’m A Celebrity is on your screens and just the normal farm entry price applies. Suitable for ages 3-83.
For further details see www.greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk

Mitchell's Food & Gift Fayre At Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre

Mitchell’s atmospheric auction rooms transformed into a festive shoppers heaven with crafts and produce from Cumbria and beyond.
For further details see www.woolfest.co.uk

On Landscape Photography Conference At The Rheged Centre

~A dedicated landscape photography conference with a range of speakers including Hans Strand, Jem Southam, Paul Gallagher, Rafael Rojas, Alan Hinkes, David Ward, Paul Wakefield, David Clapp, Joe Cornish.

There will also be an exhibition of photographs from On Landscape contributors as well as commercial exhibitiors and stands for photographers to sell books and promote workshops and camera gear.

Exhibition launches Friday 21st from 18:00. The two day conference commences Saturday 22nd from 09:30. Conference evening dinner Saturday 22nd from 19:30.

Full price ticket: £220 includes mid morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd. Conference dinner on Saturday 22nd: £25. Use our exclusive discount code GO1551 to get £21 off a day ticket.
For further details see www.onlandscape.co.uk/conference2014

Brampton Film Club: Wakolda (The German Doctor) At Brampton Community Centre

~Director: Lucia Puenzo
Argentina, France, Spain, Norway 2013
93 minutes
Cert. TBC
Drama, history, thriller

Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentinean family and follows them on a long desert road to a small town where they are to start a new life. Eva, Enzo and their three children welcome the doctor into their home and entrust their young daughter, Lilith, to his care. However, unknowingly they are harbouring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world, who is being hunted by Israeli agents.

Based on filmmaker Lucía Puenzo's fifth novel.
For further details see www.bramptonfilmclub.org

Cockney Rejects At The Brickyard

~Rarely in the long history of British rock’n’roll has there been a story of such depth, magnitude and sheer turbulence as that of the Cockney Rejects.

The band were formed in the late Seventies in East London as an answer to the art school punk that had dominated the scene up until then.

Fiercely working class in stance and attitude, the band eschewed the political ramblings of punk’s first wave and sang about the circumstances that surrounded them and millions of street kids in Britain’s inner cities- Police harassment, street battles and football to name three.

Signed by EMI after playing four local gigs (less than the pistols!) they found themselves playing sell out tours the length and breadth of the UK and seeing their debut album storm the charts.

Top of the pops appearances followed, which became the stuff of legend as the band generally ran amok in the hallowed White city studios, finally getting banned from the show for their boisterous behaviour.

In 1980 the band recorded a riotous version of ‘I’m forever blowing bubbles’ to celebrate the fact that their beloved West Ham United had reached the FA cup final that year, but their devotion to all things claret and blue proved to be their downfall as the gigs became battlegrounds between the band and rival supporters, culminating in the vicious ‘Battle of Birmingham’ that led to serious criminal charges that in turn led to the band being finished as a touring unit.

With the band’s first phase being over, in the interim they were discovered by a brand new fanbase such as US bands Rancid and Green Day, who cherished the Rejects and their terrace punk singalong anthems which, in turn, inspired a new generation of kids to check them out.

Due to overwhelming demand, the band returned to the live circuit in 2000, and have since gone from strength to strength, playing to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe with a live set that is so energetic that it has to be seen to be believed.

With the fractionalization of the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s now gone for good, with every gig becoming a party for fans and band alike, the Cockney Rejects go from strength to strength.

With a feature length documentary, ‘East End Babylon’ and a brand new album of the same name being released in October 2012, there has never been a better time to check out the band that inspired a generation with their timeless brand of terrace sing along classics and white hot live set.

Ages 14+ (ages 14-15 to be accompanied by an adult).
For further details see www.thebrickyardonline.com

Art Exhibition By Carlisle & Border Art Society At The Rockcliffe Centre

Exhibition and sale of original paintings and cards by local artists. Refreshments will be available. Raffle for Christmas hamper with proceeds going to Carlisle Young Carers.
For further details see www.therockcliffecentre.co.uk

Beginners' Navigation Course At More Than Mountains

~
Map reading course for beginners. If you have never looked at a map or would be unsure about following a route on paths and tracks then this is the course for you. It is a friendly, practical course which will inspire you to get out walking much, much more.
You will learn about map symbols, how to orientate the map, how to estimate distance on the ground and on the map, how to take a grid reference and how to call out Mountain Rescue in an emergency.
By the end of the course you will feel confident to plan and follow routes in low level terrain.
Here is what some of our customers say, "Attention novice map readers.....Go on More than Mountain's navigation course, it changes the whole way you look at a map. The confidence Sue and I gained was simply awesome. You have a wonderful approach.....and so incredibly patient... (Nick and Sue, Beginner's Navigation Course)"
For further details see www.morethanmountains.co.uk/navigation-courses-lake-district/beginner-navigation/

A Magical Winter Wonderland At Walby Farm Park

There will be a full list of activities throughout the day including a Live Nativity, Snow Time, Meet the Reindeer, Santa’s Grotto and the Elves’ Workshop.
For further details see www.walbyfarmpark.co.uk

Santa's Grotto At Houghton Hall Garden Centre

~Travel on our magical ride to see Santa in his Grotto and choose a present from his toy store.
For further details see www.klondyke.co.uk

The Lancashire Hotpots At The Forum

~If you like a good night out, get your flat caps and 'weskits' ready because here come The Lancashire Hotpots. Since first taking to the stage in 2007, The Lancashire Hotpots have become the go to band for those wanting a light hearted view on life from a distinctly Northern angle. From Glastonbury festival to writing jingles for Holland's Pies the Hotpots have been entertaining the nation with comedy songs about chippy teas, shopmobility scooters as well as how to smuggle your own sweets into the cinema. With congas, puppets and pirates on the menu at each and every Hotpots gig, join Bernard, Bob, Kenny, Billy and Dickie for a rambunctious riot of good time, singalonga fun. We'll see you at the bar!

"St Helens' finest...they'll bring a smile to your face" Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music

"Masters of Parody” The Guardian

”The Spinal Tap of folk bands” Paddy McGuinness

"They are as mad as a box of frogs and long may they stay that way” Annular Media

"Genuine wonderful comedy….they really are the best comedy band on the circuit.” Music News

This will be a seated concert.
For further details see www.theforumbarrow.co.uk

The Simply Local Christmas Market At J36 Rural Auction Centre

* Local crafts, food & gifts.
* Antiques, vintage & upcyled Stalls.
* Write & give your letter to Santa! Meet Santa & a few of his festive friends.
* Have a go areas, see local crafts being made and have a go yourself.
* Kids Craft Area
* Plant & Shrub Sale!
For further details see www.nwauctions.co.uk

Workshop: A Day With Wordsworth's Manuscripts At Dove Cottage And The Wordsworth Museum

~Join us for a unique opportunity to spend the day with the Wordsworth Trust’s manuscript collection and its Curator.

You will have privileged access to 200-year old internationally important manuscripts and first editions, be trained in the handling of both, and explore Wordsworth’s creative process from manuscript to print using original materials. This workshop allows unprecedented close-up experience of our manuscripts. We will end the day with refreshments and poems in Dove Cottage by candlelight.

Limited to 15 places. This event also has accompanying family activities; please see our website for more information.
For further details see wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/11/22/a-day-with-wordsworth-039-s-manuscripts.html

Christmas Raku Pottery At The Hut, Brampton Community Centre

~Come and experiment with the ancient Japanese technique of glazing and firing raku pottery. It’s exciting and fast moving - irresistible!

Held at the potter’s studio in Castle Carrock so wrap up warm. Lunch and materials provided.

10 places for 14+ and adults
For further details see www.bramptoncommunitycentre.org.uk

Cockermouth Christmas Lights Switch On Day At Cockermouth

Family entertainment, live music and stalls with lights switch on at 17.00.
For further details see www.cockermouth.org.uk

Family Friendly Sundays At Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

~Join us for an exciting range of fun-filled activities for family members of all ages.

Themes link to current exhibitions or feature some family favourites. Activities can include trails, puzzles, explore and discover activities as well as arts & crafts.

Upcoming themes:
War Games
Autumnwatch
Remembrance Sunday
Recycling
For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Ross Noble: Tangentleman At The Sands Centre

~Following 14 sell-out tours, the king of improvisational comedy, Ross Noble, is back with another mind-blowing UK tour returning to The Sands Centre on Sunday 24 November 2014.
Ross Noble will be showcasing his talent in his brand new UK show, 'Tangentleman'. With an on-stage presence like no other, his exuberance, spontaneity and cerebral style have established him as one of Britain's best-loved comedians. The master surrealist uses an infinite imagination and plenty of tomfoolery, which is sure to have audiences in fits of laughter.

"The wizard-haired Geordie remains in full possession of his nimble-witted, slacker minded impro skills. One of comedy's greatest marvels." Domenic Cavendish Daily Telegraph

Not suitable for under 15s
For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk

Christmas Shopping Bazaar At Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust

Christmas Shopping Bazaar: Pop up shops featuring individual makers and artists in the stables for the run up to Christmas. Monday 24th November to 24th December 2014.
For further details see www.lowthercastle.org

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie At The Rheged Centre

~This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.
For further details see www.rheged.com

Film: Calvary (15) At Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

~Father James is a likable priest in a Sligo parish that is full of eccentrics and losing its faith. When his life is threatened in the confessional he has to battle the dark forces surrounding him.
For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Skindred At The Brickyard

~A powerful mixture of ragga, punk and metal, Skindred have to be heard to be believed. With bits of dancehall, drum'n'bass and jungle thrown in for good measure, Skindred have a truly original sound.

"The Best Live Band in Britain" - KKKKK - Kerrang!

"One of the most mind-blowing bands you will ever see live" - Metal Hammer.

Ages 14+ (ages 14-15 to be accompanied by an adult).
For further details see www.thebrickyardonline.com

Spinning On A Spinning Wheel & Drop Spindle At Greystoke Cycle Cafe

~Marion arrives with spinning wheels & drop spindles for 7 students. She will take students through every process involved in preparing wool - from the fleece- to carding, cleaning, preparing the fibres to different ways to spin. By the end of the day you will leave with 2 skeins of wool made by 2 different processes working on a wheel supplied by Marion - a lovely woolly day

Marion Woolcott is an experienced spinner, weaver, dyer, knitter and crocheter as well as being a tutor and designer. She has taught many individuals and groups different aspects of spinning, specialising in producing exciting fancy yarns. Marion is also a founder member of The Wool Clip co-operative, where she sells her fine silk and merino woven scarves, yarns and clothing. Marion designs and sells patterns and kits inspired by her hand dyed yarns.
For further details see www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/textiles.htm

Gallery Conversations: War Games At Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

~Should we be honest with children and let them understand war, or protect them from toys associated with conflict?

Join us for an open discussion about your thoughts and feelings regarding this controversial exhibition.

Booking is highly recommended.
For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Rag Rug Day - Emma Tennant At Greystoke Cycle Cafe

~The much acclaimed Emma Tennant, author of several of our favourite Rag Rug publications on the history of rug making will be visiting to inspire us yet again into creating some exciting pieces.

Emma Tennant lives in Roxburghshire, Scotland .She is widely held as an authority on the history of Rag Rug making. Emma spends her winters making and designing rag rugs which are made by a group of neighbours and marketed under the name Hermitage Rugs. She spends the summer painting flowers in her studio at the foot of the Cheviots Hills and is a member of the Council of the National Trust.

She will bring along her rugs and exciting materials to inspire you to create your own design. You will be guided through both the 'Hookie' and the 'Proddie' technique of rag rugging to create your own piece of work.

You'll be working on frames of varying sizes and are welcome to bring your own materials if you have a particular colour scheme in mind.

Enjoy the relaxing day learning this local craft. All materials are provided.
For further details see www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops.htm#rag

Friends Of The Lake District Fell Care Day At Grasmere Village Hall

~Join Friends of the Lake District on their Grasmere Fell Care Day bringing together local communities, schools and volunteers from many different walks to get involved in tasks in and around Grasmere Village Hall.

Volunteers can get involved in a whole host of activities in and around Grasmere. Tasks involve tree planting, canoe litter pick, upland path maintenance, bulb planting and more. If you would like to get a taste of the fun, satisfaction and camaraderie of a Fell Care Day, book a place on your favourite activity now with Ruth Kirk, Flora of the Fells Events and Communications Officer Tel: 01539 720788, ruth-kirk@fld.org.uk or for a full programme of activities visit our website.
For further details see www.floraofthefells.com

Original Carlisle Ghost Tour And Cumberland Supper At Carlisle City Centre

~Our tour guide would like to share with you some of the 30 ghost stories he has researched over the years. The history and ghost tour will finish at the Crown & Mitre Hotel for a Cumberland Supper.

Wrap up warm and bring a lantern or a torch.
For further details see www.discovercarlisle.co.uk

Scrumptious Scone Making Workshop At Greystoke Cycle Cafe

~Gillian Harris shares with us her many hints and tips gleened from a lifetime of baking.

This is a very hands-on cookery day experimenting with different mixes and recipes, even the ladies taking the class use different recipes, do we use eggs, marg, butter, baking powder? And how do these ingredients change the basic scone. Then moving onto savoury as well as sweet and then the fun begins.

We will be working with an Aga and a conventional oven. There should be plenty to take home at the end of the day. Please bring a pinny, a mixing bowl and a container for all your scones to take home and impress friends and family.
For further details see www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/CookeryCoursescumbriagreystokecyclecafe.htm#breadbyhandday

Sky Ride Free Guided Cycle: Grasmere Fell Care At Grasmere Village Hall

~A free guided cycle ride open to everyone organised by Friends of the Lake District as part of a Fell Care event. The ride will be led by friendly British cycling-trained leaders who will help you get the best out of the day. A steady ride of 8 miles mainly traffic-free, on lovely tracks around Grasmere and Rydal.
How do I join this free ride? Go to our website below, click on “guided rides” and search for rides from Grasmere and book yourself, family and friends on to the ride. It’s totally free!
Free bike hire for all ages including trailers is available at the start but must be booked in advance up to the day before. Please contact Coniston Boating Centre, tel 015394 41366 prior to book your bike.
On arrival please park in Broadgate Meadows car park (pay and display). Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the ride start in case there is parking congestion. For travel by public transport please see below.
For further details see www.goskyride.com/lakes

A Taste Of Townend At Townend

~The Brownes’ family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. Pop in for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll recreate some of the recipes.
For further details see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend

Carlisle Music Society: Zelkova String Quartet At St Cuthbert With St Mary Church

~The Zelkova Quartet was founded at the Royal Northern College of Music under the guidance of Petr Prause, of the Talich Quartet, in 2010. In 2012 they won the Christopher Rowland Chamber Ensemble of the Year prize, receiving both First Prize and the Audience Prize. They won the RNCM Hirsch Prize in 2012 and RNCM Nossek Prize in 2011. The individual members also have a wealth of solo and chamber experience including performances at Bridgewater Hall, Wigmore Hall and in the Lake District Summer Music Festival.

Tonight they will perform music by Webern, Mozart, Bridge and Ravel.
For further details see www.carlislemusicsociety.weebly.com

Design & Weave A Scarf On A Hand Loom At Greystoke Cycle Cafe

~Spend a day weaving on a four shaft table loom experimenting with this weaving technique producing your own individually woven piece. Looms will be set up and ready to go.

See our website for more details.

Create your own handwoven scarf in a day, incorporating unusual yarns whenever you wish to create your own beautiful wool scarf with other lovely yarns woven in. If you request Jan can thread up the loom in a certain way so you can create a collapse weave or a shibori style scarf - just ask at the time of booking.
For further details see www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/textiles.htm

Emily Portman Trio At Brewery Arts Centre

~Having showcased at Womex 2013, The Emily Portman trio have plans to take their music to wider audiences abroad in 2014. Emily is currently writing for her third album and will be showcasing this material in her November tour this year. Emily, Lucy and Rachel will also be busy touring with Alasdair Roberts in The Furrow Collective who release their debut album in February.
For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

Susan Calman At Brewery Arts Centre

~If you’ve seen her before, ‘Lady Like’ will be a reassuring couple of hours spent with the woman her neighbours call “the mad cat lady”. If you don’t know who she is, ‘Lady Like’ will, at the very least, make you feel better about your own life. A show about being older, wiser and liking yourself whatever anyone might say.
For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

UB40 At The Sands Centre

~Starting at the O2 ABC in Glasgow on 31st March, UB40 will play fourteen shows across the UK including The Sands Centre on Thursday 27 November.

The announcement of the tour follows the success of the band's latest Top 30 album 'Getting Over The Storm', which was awarded BBC Radio 2's 'Album Of The Week' accolade and received 5-star reviews from the UK's music press on its release in September 2013.

UB40's Robin Campbell said, "Having suffered a few setbacks recently, including our drummer Jimmy and percussionist Norman's health issues, we're now firing on all cylinders and itching to get out on the road and play our fans all the hits and some tracks off the latest album 'Getting Over The Storm".

Naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed in 1978 releasing their debut album. 'Signing Off'. in August 1980 - considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band. It was the start of a career that has since seen the band have over forty UK Top 40 hit singles and achieve sales of over 100 million records, making UB40 one of the most successful British groups of all time.
For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk

Antiques, Vintage & Interiors Fair At Christ Church

~Antiques, collectables, vintage china, fine and vintage jewellery, home furnishings, furniture and vintage clothing available from 16 local stallholders. Held in Victorian gothic style church hall in centre of bustling market town of Cockermouth, light lunches and homebaking will be available all day. Groups please contact organisers in advance.
For further details see www.lakesfashionandcollectables.co.uk

Arnside Country Market At WI Hall

~Our Country Market is well worth a visit. From Friday 14th February to Friday 19th December, 09:30-11.30, Arnside Country Market offers free entry to an amazing array of local products for sale. Products range from delicious homemade cakes, puddings and savouries, bread, jam, marmalade, chutney and home-grown seasonal vegetables and plants. Free range eggs are also available. Crafts include wood work, knitted and sewn goods, hand crafted cards and framed stunning photographs of our local AONB and surrounding Lake District.

Artisan Cheese Making In The Home At Greystoke Cycle Cafe

~Artisan Cheese Making in the Home - a one day cheese making workshop!
For further details see www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops.htm

Charity Film Show & Wurlitzer Organ Recital At Royalty Cinema

~Charity film show of 'Mrs Henderson Presents', staring Dame Judi Dench and the late Bob Hoskins.

'Mrs Henderson Presents' is one of those delightful films, full of nostalgia, fun and good music, based on the true story of The Windmill Theatre in London, which stayed open 24 hours a day throughout the blitz and right through the Second World War.

During the interval, Paul Gregson will be playing popular music from the First and Second World War eras on the recently restored Wurlitzer organ, which was brough all the way back from America, in pieces, by a group of local enthusiasts.
For further details see www.disabledday.org.uk

Christmas Craft Fair At Dacre Hall

~Very well attended by locals and tourists, an annual event. Craft workers are selected from a list of high quality crafts and invited to attend.

Dacre Hall is considered to be the oldest village hall in England and dates back to the 13thC in parts. It has been subject to almost a half a million pound refurbishment of the hall itself which also preserved some very old frescoes with the aid of English Heritage. It has just had its kitchen refurbished after winning a local competition where the prize of the new kitchen was put up by Border Kitchens. These events are fund raising events and extremely important to the future of the hall as their success helps to pay for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep.

Crawl At The Hall At Abbot Hall Art Gallery

~Get creative with your young ones in the gallery exploring colour, shapes, textures and sounds with an experienced gallery educator. Join other parents in the coffee house for a free tea or coffee afterwards.
For further details see www.abbothall.org.uk/crawl-hall

Empires Of Rock At The Rheged Centre

~Three of the UK’s leading cavers invite you into their world of discovery in an evening of illustrated talks and film footage Caves offer one of the last opportunities to “tread where no-one has before” and explore new places for the first time, not only across the world but also here in Cumbria. The expeditions to explore and map the caves illustrated have been sponsored by The National Geographical Association, The Mount Everest Foundation and the Ghar Parau Foundation.

Programme
Andy Eavis: The world’s most spectacular Caves (40mins)
Roo Walters: Mapping and illustrating huge caverns in 3D (30mins)
Interval 15 mins
Frank Pearson: Cumbria’s world-class caving (30mins)
Q&A: Andy Eavis, Roo Walters, Frank Pearson, Dick Willis and Tim Allen (20 mins)
For further details see www.rheged.com

Kendal Farmers Market At Kendal Market Place


Held in the market town of Kendal, the Made in Cumbria Farmers Market offers the very best in local foods.
For further details see www.madeincumbria.co.uk

Murder Mystery Dinner At Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

~Welcome to Geezers Palace - the most prestigious hotel and casino in Las Vegas and jewel in the crown of billionaire hotelier Donald Tramp’s vast business empire.

Here fame and fortune can be won on the flip of a card or the roll of a dice (and lost again just as quickly!) But a dark secret lies at the heart of Sin City, and when Tramp is found drowned in his hotel fountain it seems everyone had reason to want him dead.

Join us for a murder mystery dinner combining fun, intrigue, laughter, lots of audience participation
and a whodunit that’ll keep you guessing until the very end.

A fantastic evening’s entertainment from Highly Suspect, the team who brought you Murder in the Museum.
For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Weekend Meditation Retreat At Conishead Priory And Buddhist Temple

~A relaxing weekend in the quiet and peaceful surroundings of the Manjushri Meditation Centre, Ulverston, Cumbria, providing a rare opportunity to refresh your mind through meditation.

Through meditation we can learn how to relax and develop peaceful and positive states of mind. This weekend retreat introduces simple meditation techniques that help us to develop peace of mind. The course includes practical advice on how to maintain the experience of inner peace in daily life, and time to discuss the ideas presented.
For further details see www.manjushri.org

A Magical Winter Wonderland At Walby Farm Park

~There will be a full list of activities throughout the day including a Live Nativity, Snow Time, Meet the Reindeer, Santa’s Grotto and the Elves’ Workshop.
For further details see www.walbyfarmpark.co.uk

A Very Vintage Affair At Carlisle Citadel Train Station

~Vintage, Antique, Arts and Craft fair to be held last Saturday of each month up to and including the 29th November on the platform adjacent the Carlisle to Settle line.

Vintage and Antique dealers return with a selection of Vintage & Retro clothing, Jewellery, Homewares, Textiles, Art & Craft, Music, WW2 Militaria & more!

Brampton Farmers' Market At Brampton Market Place

~Brampton Farmers Market, managed by Sustainable Brampton, provides delicious fresh produce at affordable prices. We have everything you need including free range meat, fish, eggs, cheese, bread, vegetables, cakes, jams, honey and chocolates, mostly produced within 50 miles of Brampton. Our market is always an enjoyable social occasion too so come along and meet our friendly, knowledgable stall holders for ingredients and advice on how to cook them.
For further details see www.sustainablebrampton.org

Breakfast With Santa At Dobbies Carlisle

~Enjoy a hot or cold breakfast with Santa and enjoy games, Christmas story telling and receive a present from Santa’s grotto.
For further details see www.dobbies.com

Brussels Philharmonic At The Sands Centre

~Saint-Saens Symphony No.3
The Brussels Philharmonic has successfully achieved a distinctive place on the international scene, with regular performances in the capitals of Europe. It is the orchestra in residence at the Cité de la musique in Paris, and there are annual concerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at Cadogan Hall in London. It is a regular partner of the Festival Musica in Strasbourg and the Festival de Besançon. The orchestra also tours more and more frequently throughout Europe (Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Italy) and has played on prestigious stages in Salzburg, Vienna and Berlin.

Pre-concert talks available.
For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk/events/Brussels-Philharmonic-173

Christmas Craft Fayre At The Midland Hotel

~Join us at the Midland Hotel for our Christmas Fayre, which takes place on Saturday 29th November on Appleby Christmas Sparkle Day. As well as several craft stalls, the pub will be decorated and full of Mulled Wine, Roast Chestnuts, Homemede Mince Pies, Mulled Cider, Christmas Cocktails, lots of homemade food and Christmas Spirit!
For further details see www.themidlandhotelappleby.co.uk

Christmas Fair At Cedar Manor Hotel & Restaurant

~Join us at Cedar Manor for our Christmas Fair on Saturday 29 November. There will be lunches, afternoon teas, homemade mince pies and a very unusual Father Christmas Grotto.

Throughout November Cedar Manor is also open for Christmas shopping with a difference. Designer goods, jewellery, skin-care products, exclusive jams and chutneys, chocolates, toys, arts, crafts and china - all designed and made locally - are on sale. No crowds, no traffic jams.

Christmas Festival At Workington

~Join us for the big light switch-on in Workington Town Centre. There will be music, street entertainers, a market, fairground rides, an ice rink, a lantern parade and heaps of festive cheer!

Saturday 29 November:
• Main Stage (on the corner of Murray Road and Pow Street):
1pm: Palm Springs
1.30pm: Ritz
2pm: Palm Springs Ritz
2.45pm: Desperate Measures
4pm - 5.15pm: Salvation
6pm – 7.30pm Christmas Lights Switch On by the Mayor of Workington followed by Soul City Walkers

•Lantern parade (starting from Washington Street)
The lantern parade begins at 5.15pm and will be led by jazz band The Pay Day Loons. To prepare for the parade, we have a free lantern making workshop on Sat 22 November. Booking for the workshop is essential so please email Amy Ferguson to reserve a place: amy.ferguson@allerdale.gov.uk

Sunday 30 November:
• Main Stage (on the corner of Murray Road and Pow Street):
11am – 12pm No Idea
12.15pm - 1.15pm The Glamned
1.45pm - 2.45pm New Amen Corner

Both Saturday and Sunday:
• Christmas Market (Finkle Street, Murray Road and Pow Street): Open: 10.30am – 4pm.
• Ice Rink (Washington Street, near Laura Ashley’s): Entrance fee: Free. Open: 10.30am – 4pm. Suitable for ages 4+.
• Fairground (Murray Road): Open: 10.30am – 5pm. Entrance fee: £1 - £2 depending on the ride.
• Santa Express Trains (Murray Road): Open: 10.30am –4pm. Entrance fee: Free.
• Santa’s Grotto (Steelmen Walk, near The Hub): Entrance fee: £2.50. Open: 10am – 4pm.
For further details see www.workingtontowncouncil.com/

Christmas Grotto At Carlisle Tourist Information Centre

~Welcome return of Santa Claus and his helpers in their magical Christmas Grotto. Each child will receive a lovely wrapped, quality gift from Santa himself!
For further details see www.discovercarlisle.co.uk

Christmas Sparkle Day At Appleby In Westmorland

~Appleby Sparkle Day with the switching on of the towns Christmas lights. Stalls, street entertainment a visit from Father Christmas.

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie At The Rheged Centre

~This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.
For further details see www.rheged.com

Eric & Little Ern At Brewery Arts Centre

~This affectionate, moving and fantastically funny homage to the greatest comedy double act that Britain has ever seen vividly brings back warm memories of a bygone era. Recreating some of the finest moments of Eric and Ernie’s television and stage performances, cherished moments from the archives sit alongside new material created by the performers. Together they make a brilliant comedy that recreates the all-ages appeal of Morecambe and Wise in their heyday.
For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

I'm Not A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! At Greenlands Farm Village

~Ever watched I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and wanted to have a go?! Well now you can!
Last year proved a huge success with lots of newspaper coverage and great feedback so join us again on the Open Farm to take part in a timed Bush Tucker Trial. You’ll have to find stars amongst a variety of creepy crawlies, from snakes to hissing cockroaches, crickets to locusts, you’ll have a limited time to seek the star before spinning the wheel to find out what you’ll be eating in your next trial...our eating trial.... there’ll be bull’s testicles, dried insects, duck’s tongues, lamb’s hearts and much more. Open each weekend whilst I’m A Celebrity is on your screens and just the normal farm entry price applies. Suitable for ages 3-83.
For further details see www.greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Raggedy Christmas Wreaths At The Hut, Brampton Community Centre

~Get into the festive spirit and create something beautiful for your home whilst learning a range of traditional rag rug making techniques. You will make your own unique, recycled and re-usable Xmas wreath and maybe some beautiful raggedy baubles for your tree.

Gill Curwen (tutor) has over 20 years experience in making rag rugs and is master of unusual rug making techniques.

12 places for adults
For further details see www.bramptoncommunitycentre.org.uk

Rollermania: Les Mckeown At The Forum

~In 1974 the world was to witness a new musical phenomenon the like of which had not been seen the days of Elvis and The Beatles. The music of the Bay City Rollers became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid 70’s. The face and voice of that soundtrack belonged to Les McKeown.
With Les leading the way, the band’s singles and albums shot to the number spot all over the globe. Massive hits such as ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Shang A Lang’, ‘Summer Love Sensation’ and ‘Give A Little Love’ (to name just a few) propelled the band to world-wide superstardom and their trademark Scottish tartan was to be seen everywhere across the planet.

The Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown is a celebration of those hectic days of Hit songs, Touring, TV Shows and the behind the scenes pandemonium that followed the band everywhere they went. A transformed Les McKeown has come through the extreme highs and lows of life’s great road and he is here to tell us all about it. All the hits songs are there and audiences are promised a fantastic night of fun and nostalgia as they take a trip back to those innocent days of growing up to the sounds of The Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown.
For further details see www.theforumbarrow.co.uk

Santa Express At Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway


Our popular 'Santa Express' event returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway for 2014. Come and enjoy a magical journey on-board the 'Santa Express' to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth grotto.
For further details see ravenglass-railway.co.uk/events/upcoming.php

Santa's Grotto At Houghton Hall Garden Centre

~Travel on our magical ride to see Santa in his Grotto and choose a present from his toy store.
For further details see www.klondyke.co.uk

The Wordsworth Singers: Fire & Light At St Martin's Church

~Choral music inspired by angels, including works by Harris, Howells, Parry, Stainer and Whitacre.

Director: Mark Hindley
Organ: Hugh Davies
For further details see www.wordsworthsingers.org.uk

Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival At Ulverston Town Centre

~The sixteenth annual Dickensian Christmas Festival takes place on 29th and 30th November.

Shopkeepers and residents don traditional Victorian dress for a parade and market along the pretty cobbled streets of Ulverston.

As well as Ulverston's fantastic specialist shops, great pubs and cafes, the festival offers a variety of entertainment and events for children. There will also be a traditional fairground.
For further details see www.dickensianfestival.co.uk/

Christmas Events And Services At Carlisle Cathedral

~30/11/2014
Advent Carol Service - Words and music for advent. 3pm.

10/12/2014
Regimental Carol Service - Duke of Lancaster Regiment's annual service. 7.30pm.

12/12/2014
Carol Service - In aid of Eden Valley Hospice. 7.30pm.

13/12/2014
Messiah Concert - Tickets £10 available from the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre (01228 598596). 7.30pm.

21/12/2014
Festival of Reading and Carols. 3pm.

24/12/2014
Crib Service - Suitable for young children. 3pm.
Festival of Readings and Carols. 6.30pm.
Midnight Eucharist. 11.30pm.

25/12/2014
Festival Eucharist for Christmas Day. 10.30am.
For further details see www.carlislecathedral.org.uk

Family Friendly Sundays At Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

~Join us for an exciting range of fun-filled activities for family members of all ages.

Themes link to current exhibitions or feature some family favourites. Activities can include trails, puzzles, explore and discover activities as well as arts & crafts.

Upcoming themes:
War Games
Autumnwatch
Remembrance Sunday
Recycling
For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Nizlopi At Brewery Arts Centre

~Nizpoli are known for energetically getting the crowd involved in their gigs. Their emotionally charged performances can involve inviting audience members to join them or even joining the dance floor to sing and play unplugged. Their second single ‘JCB’ went to Number 1 in the UK charts in 2005.
For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

Put Your Best Face Forward At The Hut, Brampton Community Centre

~Sunday 30 November
10:00 – 12:30
Get the Best out of your Skin using Essential Oils with Melissa Neall
Do you want to know what essential oils actually are and understand how they work? More importantly, how they can work for you? We will cover an introduction to aromatherapy & ways of using oils at home, with an emphasis on skin care and cosmetic use.
Melissa is a clinical aromatherapist & aesthetician. She runs MNbotanical, a business dedicated to helping women understand and look after their skin naturally.
12 places for adults and 16+
£25 adults
£20 students
£5 charge on the day for materials to make your own product

Sunday 30 November
13:15 – 16:15
Colour analysis with the Colour Coaching Company
Why do some colours lift your complexion making you look vibrant, healthier and younger and others leave you looking drab and washed out? Discover which colours match your skin tone, how to wear black, how to get more outfits from your wardrobe and more.
12 places for adults and 16+
£25 adults
£20 students

Buy both of the following workshops for £40/£35
For further details see www.bramptoncommunitycentre.org.uk

DECEMBER

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie At The Rheged Centre

~This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.
For further details see www.rheged.com

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Robin Hood At Carlisle Green Room Club

~It’s Panto time again and this year we join the adventures of Robin Hood - hero to the poor and enemy to the rich!

Along with his band of merry men will he be able to defeat the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, his deputy, his mother and the mad King John? Can they rescue the beautiful Maid Marian and return her to her loving father Lord Percy, or will the Sheriff find a bride and take over the kingdom forever?
For further details see www.carlislegreenroom.uk

Yuletide Afternoon Tea & Cruise At Ullswater Steamers

~A magical place that is always dressed to impress, with the Mountains overlooking the southern shore, enjoy an afternoon tea and take a winter cruise with us. Must be booked in advance, please call Inn on the Lake to book. Yuletide Tea to be taken between 12-5 pm. For cruise times refer to the ‘Steamers’ scheduled timetable, cruise can be taken on a different day, voucher valid until 22nd December. Collect your cruise voucher at Inn on the Lake prior to departure
For further details see www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/events/month.php?month=24&year=2013

Lunch Time Lecture: Helena Thompson At Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

~Join Pat Martin from the Helena Thompson Museum to find out more about the fascinating lady who helped to found their museum.
For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Christmas International Market At Carlisle City Centre

~The return of this popular market with its gifts, flavours and aromas from all over Continental Europe and beyond. You will be spoilt for choice with such a wide collection of stalls and products from Thailand, India, South Africa, France, Germany, Spain and so many more!

Notorious Crime Story Tour At Carlisle Citadel

~A behind the scenes guided history tour including the Grand Jury Room, Condemned Cell and the former Crown Court. Some intriguing crime stories in the cells. Followed by wine and shortbread in the Old Court Room.
For further details see www.discovercarlisle.co.uk

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Terry Christian At Brewery Arts Centre

~Terry bares all in his debut stand-up show, ‘Naked Confessions of a Recovering Catholic’, lifting the lid on his Catholic upbringing; Madchester; The Word; Hollywood Stars; and Celebrity Big Brother in the process – definitely not for the fainthearted! When gang warfare in Moss Side and Old Trafford is the least of your worries – compared to sadistic nuns, paedophile priests and your best mate being the local hard nut who just wants to kick your head in – is it any wonder Terry turned out a tw*t?!
For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

Tullie Toddlers At Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

~A selection of drop in play based activities to involve both children up to 5 years and parents. Sessions are themed and include a relevant visit to the galleries.

Upcoming themes:
• Making a ‘Festive’ Exhibition of Yourself
• Artist Rooms
• Carlisle guilds
• Winterwatch
• Mother’s Day
For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

A Taste Of Townend At Townend

~The Brownes’ family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. Pop in for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll recreate some of the recipes.
For further details see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend

History Wardrobe Presents Women & The Great War At Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

~Back by popular demand following the fantastic ‘50 years of Fashion’ in January, the History Wardrobe team present a new show for 2014 to mark the centenary of the Great War. World War One had a catastrophic impact on the lives of millions, both on the battlefield and on the Home Front too. It was also a time of tremendous social upheaval, bringing new opportunities and freedoms to many women, all of which had a dramatic impact on fashions. We bear witness to the lives of women during the war by showcasing their stories... and their clothes. Moving and amusing, with many anecdotes and a unique display of costumes and uniforms, Women and the Great War is a must for fashion history fans.

Supper offer: Treat yourself to a delicious two course supper before the performance from 6.30pm - £15.00.
For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Santa's Grotto At Houghton Hall Garden Centre

~Travel on our magical ride to see Santa in his Grotto and choose a present from his toy store.
For further details see www.klondyke.co.uk

The Dance Show At Stanwix Theatre

~The Dance Show breaks open the richness of human relationships through an exploration of language and metaphor.

Drawing on contemporary iconography – video, film, fashion – Jennifer Essex’s choreography is informed by a strong visual and theatrical sensibility. Powerful and strangely beautiful, this distinctive work questions what it means to be human.
For further details see www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/Performance/StanwixTheatre/Home.aspx

Arnside Country Market At WI Hall

~Our Country Market is well worth a visit. From Friday 14th February to Friday 19th December, 09:30-11.30, Arnside Country Market offers free entry to an amazing array of local products for sale. Products range from delicious homemade cakes, puddings and savouries, bread, jam, marmalade, chutney and home-grown seasonal vegetables and plants. Free range eggs are also available. Crafts include wood work, knitted and sewn goods, hand crafted cards and framed stunning photographs of our local AONB and surrounding Lake District.

Christmas Party Night At Hallmark Hotel Carlisle

~An evening with Highly Strung.

Pull on your dancing shoes for an evening of live music with the superb local band ‘Highly Strung’, back by popular demand to entertain you once again!

Package includes 3 course meal.
For further details see www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk

Comedy Club December At Brewery Arts Centre

~Former geography teacher Rob Rouse has been a mainstay of the circuit since winning the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ competition in 1998. A natural performer, Rob has many voices in his head and, when unleashed, his shows become more like a hysterically funny play than one man telling very funny tales.
For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

Crawl At The Hall At Abbot Hall Art Gallery

~Get creative with your young ones in the gallery exploring colour, shapes, textures and sounds with an experienced gallery educator. Join other parents in the coffee house for a free tea or coffee afterwards.
For further details see www.abbothall.org.uk/crawl-hall

Made In Cumbria Farmers Market At Carlisle City Centre

~Held in the pedestrian friendly centre of Carlisle, this award winning Farmers Market combines an excellent choice of local produce with modern facilities.
For further details see www.madeincumbria.co.uk

Making Christmas Cards In Watercolours At Greystoke Cycle Cafe

~Spend another enjoyable and relaxing day with Margaret being guided through and experimenting with the wonderful medium of watercolour. At first, if necessary, you will learn the principles of colour mixing, how to use washes and master various techniques for effects and textures. Perhaps painting a snowdrop, Christmas tree or holly leaf as practice you will find it surprising what effective and presentable Christmas cards you have made by the end of the day.

The photos on our website show some of last years and I would gladly buy them had they been for sale in a shop. A lovely pre-festive day. You may be reluctant to give them away, thank goodness for colour photocopiers!
For further details see www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

Not About Heroes At Brewery Arts Centre

~Not About Heroes is the unforgettable story of two of the finest ‘Great War’ poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependency, their poetry. Through the letters and poems of these two men, Stephen MacDonald’s acclaimed play paints a vivid and moving picture of their friendship and the conflict that brought them together.
For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Walk Your Walk Retreat At Windermere

~Join us this December at the spectacular Lake Windermere for the ‘Walk your Walk’ Retreat, and take full advantage of a full weekend programme of fresh air, open space, invigorating nature walks and intimate talks around cosy log-fires.
You’ll soon discover the perfect environment to get back to being the natural you. And we promise - you’ll never want to leave!

The retreat includes two nights’ full board accommodation, daily guided walks, materials and tuition.
For further details see www.walkingcoach.co.uk

A Magical Winter Wonderland At Walby Farm Park

~There will be a full list of activities throughout the day including a Live Nativity, Snow Time, Meet the Reindeer, Santa’s Grotto and the Elves’ Workshop.
For further details see www.walbyfarmpark.co.uk

Breakfast With Santa At Dobbies Carlisle

~Enjoy a hot or cold breakfast with Santa and enjoy games, Christmas story telling and receive a present from Santa’s grotto.
For further details see www.dobbies.com

Christmas Family Fun Weekend At Tullie House Museum And Art Gallery

~We’ll also be showing a selection of Christmas film favourites on the big screen.

Local chef John Crouch will be hosting Christmas cookery and tasting workshops (Saturday only), looking at Cumbrian Christmas favourites from yesteryear – ingredients and historical objects will be supplied by Cranstons the butchers, who celebrate their centenary this year.

As if that wasn’t enough, Santa has promised to make time to swoop in during the afternoons between 1 – 4pm!
For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Christmas Fayre At Muncaster Castle

~Showcasing some of Cumbria's finest culinary produce, crafts and giftware along with generous helpings of festive music, free children's crafts, walkabout entertainers, carriage rides and husky sled dogs and of course Santa! with tales by the fireside in his Castle Grotto.

There's something for everyone with a festive craft, gift and food market and a food court with a large variety of mouth-watering produce.

We're ringing the changes this year by having stalls and exhibitors inside the Castle too, so there's opportunity for everyone to enjoy the interior of this beautiful property decorated for Christmas as well as soaking up the busy market atmosphere of the Stable Courtyard.

See website for confirmed contributors and more details.
For further details see www.muncaster.co.uk

Christmas Grotto At Carlisle Tourist Information Centre

~Welcome return of Santa Claus and his helpers in their magical Christmas Grotto. Each child will receive a lovely wrapped, quality gift from Santa himself!
For further details see www.discovercarlisle.co.uk

Christmas Market At Yew Tree Barn

~The sixth annual Yew Tree Barn Christmas Market, 20 plus fantastic designer-makers join us for a fabulous weekend of crafts,food & drink, live music and scrumptious Christmas goodies. Join us, enjoy the barn’s festive atmosphere and find the perfect Christmas gifts. Inside the barn, in addition to our resident artists there will be stalls showing a fantastic range of goods; jewellery, art, food, weaving and woollen goods, wood turning and designer furniture, knitwear, bookbinding, silk painting, and much more! Andy the pianist will entertain us through the day, with guest spots from the Dave Wearing Swing 4 Jazz Band, and outside you can keep warm next to our hot chestnut and barbecue stall with some mulled wine! Harry's CafeBar inside will be serving delicious home made goodies.
For further details see www.yewtreebarn.co.uk

City Of Carlisle Orchestra Winter Concert At St Cuthbert With St Mary Church

~Mozart: Symphony No. 32 in G major
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor with soloist Edward Cohen
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor

Conductor and musical director Ryan Bancroft, who is enjoying his first season with the orchestra, hails from and was educated in Los Angeles. He is currently studying at Master's level at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Garry Walker and Alisdair Mitchell. Ryan has conducted orchestras such as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RedNote, and has worked with great conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Placido Domingo, Donald Runnicles, Ilan Volkov, and James MacMillan.

The piano concerto will be performed by soloist Edward Cohen. Hailed as “a pianist of limitless potential with real emotional sensitivity and inquisitive intelligence” by the celebrated concert pianist André Watts, Edward Cohen began studies at the Royal College of Music when he was ten, and is a first class graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where he was a prize-winning student. Edward holds two MMus degrees with Distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he currently holds a position as lecturer. Beyond his native Europe, Edward’s recital activity has taken him to Russia, the Far East and across the USA, including a performance in the presence of HM The Queen. He recently returned to the USA by special invitation of the Chopin Symposium in Boston, where his performances of music by Franz Liszt and Charles-Valentin Alkan were described by leading pianist and scholar Roberto Poli as “simply sublime”. In 2010 and 2013, Edward was featured on BBC Radio 3 as a soloist at the BBC Proms. Edward has recorded several CDs and his playing has been broadcast on BBC Television and Radio, Schweizer Radio DRS, Radio France, and National Public Radio in the USA. His playing was featured in the recent short film “Furnace Four”.
For further details see www.cityofcarlisleorchestra.co.uk

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie At The Rheged Centre

~This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.
For further details see www.rheged.com

Food For Thought: Traditional English Xmas Fayre At Conishead Priory And Buddhist Temple

~A special night out with relaxing guided meditation followed by a delicious English Christmas vegetarian meal. The evening begins with a simple, guided meditation to bring a sense of inner peace at the end of a busy week. Put the stresses and tensions of daily life behind you and enjoy an evening of relaxation with a tasty, home-cooked, vegetarian meal, with recipes from around the world, at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre’s beautiful World Peace Café in the Conservatory. These evenings are popular and spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
For further details see www.manjushri.org

Guitar Classes At The Hut, Brampton Community Centre

~A guitar workshop for beginners and improvers who need to recap. We’ll look at simple ways to learn tunes and chords so by the end of the session you will have an understanding of tablature and chord diagrams, and be able to play some simple pieces. Be ready to sing as well! Bring your own guitar.

Ian Brown (tutor) teaches guitar, ukulele and singing and is a regular performer.

12 places for 8+ and adults
For further details see www.bramptoncommunitycentre.org.uk

Hawkshead Christmas Fair At Hawkshead

~The picturesque village of Hawkshead, near Ambleside will be hosting its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 6th December and Sunday 7th December. There will be a variety of craft and gift stalls, street entertainment, winter beer festival, carol singing and Christmas lights.
For further details see www.hawksheadchristmasfair.com

Oh What A Lovely War At Brewery Arts Centre

~A World War One musical satire with local connections, this show provides an eclectic mix of songs, dance, comedy, pathos and wry humour. It includes a large cast with live musicians.
For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Santa Express At Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

~Our popular 'Santa Express' event returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway for 2014. Come and enjoy a magical journey on-board the 'Santa Express' to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth grotto.
For further details see ravenglass-railway.co.uk/events/upcoming.php

Santa's Magical Grotto At Greenlands Farm Village

~If you bring your family to our Magical Santa’s Grotto here at Greenlands, you won’t be disappointed.
This will be a magical experience for everyone to treasure. You’ll be greeted by his cheeky elf, meet the wonderful Father Christmas, receive a lovely gift and there’ll be plenty of opportunity to take some precious photographs.
Surrounded by storybook animals in his beautifully lit grotto, listen to Father Christmas’s stories don’t forget to take your wish list.....!
For further details see www.greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk

Scotby Festive Family Fun Day & Craft Fayre At Scotby Village Hall

~Raffle in aid of Cash for Kids. Lots of stalls including handmade jewellery, sweets, cakes, handmade gifts and cards. Children's entertainers. Christmas decorations. Beauty corner, soaps and candles.

Mascots for children. Children's activities. Refreshments. Children's nativity.

Scotby school and preschool will both have stalls, the children at scotby school will have made things to sell.

Prize for best dressed stall.
For further details see www.wetheralvillagehalls.org.uk/scotby.php

Small Business Saturday At Carlisle City Centre

~Small Business Saturday will be celebrated in Carlisle on Saturday 6 December in an event led by Carlisle City Council, with support from the Federation of Small Businesses and Virgin trains.

Local businesses will be showcasing their goods and services at market stalls in the city centre and also at the train station.

The Dance Show At Stanwix Theatre

~The Dance Show breaks open the richness of human relationships through an exploration of language and metaphor.

Drawing on contemporary iconography – video, film, fashion – Jennifer Essex’s choreography is informed by a strong visual and theatrical sensibility. Powerful and strangely beautiful, this distinctive work questions what it means to be human.
For further details see

The Soultrain At The Forum

~Come and party the night away with one of the country’s finest Northern Soul band The SoulTrain.

Performing the very best of the Northern Soul anthems from Wigan Casino, The Twisted Wheel and Blackpool Mecca, The SoulTrain will be keeping that beatin’ rhythm on the right track with their authentic arrangements featuring the blistering sound of The Union Pacific Horns.The great songs of Dobie Gray, Frank Wilson, The Showstoppers, Al Wilson (the list goes on), are performed with pride and passion. Throw in some classic Sixties Soul hits and a hot, hot night is guaranteed as ‘cabaret soul’ this ain’t.

The band will be joined by specialist DJ Steve Andrew on the decks before, in between and after the band’s two sets to give the show a real ‘soul club’ atmosphere.
For further details see www.theforumbarrow.co.uk

UBER Christmas Event At The Venue

~It's come around again, that time where we toast yet another vintage year in the life of UBER. For our 8th birthday we've invited the larger-than-life Eats Everything to join the celebrations, along with the ultimate UBER loyalist, Yousef, who's been with us right from the beginning, and as if that wasn't enough, the legendary Greg Wilson is joining in the fun too.

Plus B2B, Ki Creighton, Gary Hunter, Jamie Roy, Mike Barty, Mike Boorman, Old Boy and Scott Rafferty.
For further details see www.thevenuecarlisle.co.uk

Ukulele Classes At The Hut, Brampton Community Centre

~Ukuleles are great fun especially when played in a group. Ian Brown (tutor) will show you how to play simple tunes and accompany songs using chords. For beginners and improvers who need to recap.

Ukuleles can be provided (please book one) or bring your own.

12 places for 8+ and adults
For further details see www.bramptoncommunitycentre.org.uk

Weekend Poetry Workshop At Dove Cottage And The Wordsworth Museum

~Weekend Poetry Workshop: Pushing your Poem to the Limit. A workshop with Colette Bryce and Zaffar Kunial.

Have you been writing for a while and want to push your poems to the next level? Does your work seem a little stuck? Do you want to find new ways to push your poetry forward? Do you get good feedback about your poems but publication is eluding you? The latest in our annual series of weekend workshops helps you to explore editing and ways to develop your work. The weekend includes a one-to-one tutorial with one of the tutors and a reading by the tutors on the Saturday evening.

Colette Bryce has published four collections of poetry with Picador, most recently The Whole & Rain-Domed Universe, which is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. She is an experienced teacher and edited Poetry London magazine from 2010 to 2013.

Zaffar Kunial is the Wordsworth Trust’s Poet in Residence for 2014. He was placed third in the National Poetry Competition in 2011 and is one of the Faber New Poets for 2014.

This event requires a minimum of eight people.
For further details see wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/12/06/weekend-poetry-workshop-pushing-your-poem-to-the-limit.html

Breadmaking By Hand At Greystoke Cycle Cafe

~Machines are great but can’t do everything we might need to make bread the traditional way...by hand, and sometimes it's just ‘more rewarding and plain nicer’. Gillian Harris, who is becoming very well known throughout the county for her whole repertoire of bread making skills will share with us her secrets for a wonderful variety of her very achievable and special ‘hand-made breads'. Not to be missed - using both Aga and conventional ovens.
For further details see www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops.htm

Christmas Market At Askham Hall

~A festive market in a beautiful setting, both outside and in our stunning converted barn. With lots of local food, drink and craft stalls, plus cakes, wreaths and Christmas decorations for sale. Our cafe will be open for lunch, mulled wine and mince pies. We've also heard Father Christmas will be there, welcoming visitors in his very magical Chrismas grotto.
For further details see www.askhamhall.co.uk

Keswick's Own Christmas Proms At Theatre By The Lake

~Following another very successful concert last year, the Rotary Club are delighted to present the return of professional singers Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid, together with the award-winning NASUWT Riverside Band. The talented St. Herbert’s School Choir complete the lineup. A festive feast of music and carols, topped off with a rousing traditional Last Night of the Proms finale to get you in the seasonal spirit.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Moulettes With Support: Eliza Jaye At Brewery Arts Centre

"Welcome to the world of prog folk… Moulettes are among the current leading UK practitioners of the sub-genre. They are like a cross between Pentangle and the Kronos Quartet, by way of Kate Bush and early Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett.” – Reuters.
For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

Keswick's Victorian Fayre At Keswick

~The Keswick Victorian Fayre will take place on Sunday 7th December 2014 at 11.30am.

A great day out for all the family in Keswick Town centre from 11.30am onwards.

With lots of decorated charity stalls and a host of street entertainment the Fayre,with the Christmas tree and shops festooned with colourful lights, and equally colourful local characters providing entertainment, is an occasion not to be missed.

This year sees the 26th anniversary of the Keswick Victorian Fayre which first began in 1988 and since that time has taken place on the first Sunday in December. Organised by representatives from Keswick Lions Club, Keswick and Bassenthwaite Rotary Clubs, Keswick Inner Wheel, Keswick Tourism Association and other local volunteers, the Fayre provides stalls for local organisations and charities to raise funds for their own specific good causes.

None of the stalls are commercial and the event itself is run on a non-profit making basis. Stalls are only available for charities and for good causes such as local Schools, Scouts, Guides etc. Entertainment is provided throughout the day including street theatre and there is also a small funfair for young children and a Santa's Grotto. Some 20-30 stalls provide seasonal food, raffles, tombolas, crafts and gifts.

Carol singing takes place in the Market Square and there is a carol concert at St John's Church at 4.30pm.
For further details see www.keswick.org/whats-on/festivals/keswick-victorian-fayre/

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie At The Rheged Centre

~This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.
For further details see www.rheged.com

Literature Course: Shelley And Mary Shelley At Dove Cottage And The Wordsworth Museum

~A series of 6 literature classes with Pamela Woof discussing the poetry of Shelley and the book 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley.

Was Shelley, in the words of the Victorian poet Matthew Arnold, ‘a beautiful and ineffectual angel beating in the void his luminous wings in vain’? Had his poetry no power at all to reform the world? Shelley had a high opinion of poets himself: ‘the unacknowledged legislators of the world’.

Certainly Shelley’s readers do not forget him. His words change the colour of the glass through which we view his subjects – politics, religion, science, love, friendship, nature, theatre, solitude, his West Wind, his Ozymandias, his Skylark, his great lament for Keats, his contempt for the later Wordsworth; all these hold our attention.

In contrast, the themes Mary explored are different from those that gave Shelley his ever-unsatisfied hunger. What does it mean for society, Mary wondered, if a man can create his own off-spring without need of a woman? How much guilt is involved in scientific exploration? Mary’s novel has rightly become a modern myth. It questions our assumptions.

We will consider Mary’s novel in the middle sessions of the course, and begin and end with Shelley’s poems. Bring a text if you have one; some copies will be provided.
For further details see wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/11/10/literature-class-one-shelley-and-mary-shelley-poetry-and-039-frankenstein-039.html

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Yuletide Afternoon Tea & Cruise At Ullswater Steamers

~A magical place that is always dressed to impress, with the Mountains overlooking the southern shore, enjoy an afternoon tea and take a winter cruise with us. Must be booked in advance, please call Inn on the Lake to book. Yuletide Tea to be taken between 12-5 pm. For cruise times refer to the ‘Steamers’ scheduled timetable, cruise can be taken on a different day, voucher valid until 22nd December. Collect your cruise voucher at Inn on the Lake prior to departure
For further details see www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/events/month.php?month=24&year=2013

Classical Concert And Afternoon Tea At Brockhole: Lake District Visitor Centre

~Enjoy a concert by the Intermezzo String Quartet, followed by a delicious lakeland afternoon tea. Booking essential. Price: £9.95 including afternoon tea and free parking.
For further details see www.brockhole.co.uk

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

All You Gotta Do Is Sing At The Hut, Brampton Community Centre

~5 week course and ongoing

Sing jazz/gospel, folk and world music. Whether you normally sing classical and want to try something else, you only sing in the bath or you are taking a break from the Albert Hall – come and join in! No auditions.

Jilly Jarman (tutor) is a Penrith-based composer and jazz musician/teacher who directs BlueJam Arts and North Cumbria Transition Choir and Ensemble. Her workshops are lively and accessible for people with different voices and levels of confidence.

For adults and young people
For further details see www.bramptoncommunitycentre.org.uk

Children's Christmas Tea Party At Houghton Hall Garden Centre

~Enjoy a Christmas party to remember with guest star "Santa". Price includes festive party tea, entertainer and lots of fun and laughter. Each child will also receive a gift from Santa.
For further details see www.klondyke.co.uk

Christmas Events And Services At Carlisle Cathedral

~30/11/2014
Advent Carol Service - Words and music for advent. 3pm.

10/12/2014
Regimental Carol Service - Duke of Lancaster Regiment's annual service. 7.30pm.

12/12/2014
Carol Service - In aid of Eden Valley Hospice. 7.30pm.

13/12/2014
Messiah Concert - Tickets £10 available from the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre (01228 598596). 7.30pm.

21/12/2014
Festival of Reading and Carols. 3pm.

24/12/2014
Crib Service - Suitable for young children. 3pm.
Festival of Readings and Carols. 6.30pm.
Midnight Eucharist. 11.30pm.

25/12/2014
Festival Eucharist for Christmas Day. 10.30am.
For further details see www.carlislecathedral.org.uk

Doctor Faustus At Stanwix Theatre

~Exploring the complex nature of the relationship between man and God, this complex play follows the story of a Doctor who, fed up with scholarly pursuits, sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for 24 years of knowledge and power. With a demon at his beck and call and the dark arts at his disposal, Faustus travels the world satisfying his gluttonous need for power. His encounters with the likes of dragons, angels, Helen of Troy, and the Seven Deadly Sins, leads to both humorous adventures and heartfelt problems of faith and morality. In the end, introspection does little to save the good doctor and as his 24 years come to a close, the debt collector comes knocking.
For further details see www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/Performance/StanwixTheatre/Home.aspx

Edward II At Stanwix Theatre

~Hot on the heels of his coronation, Edward II recalls his lover Gaveston from exile, lavishing him with titles and riches. Their all-consuming lust makes enemies of the furious barons and bishops, alienates the King’s once-devoted Queen and tears England to pieces. Ultimately, the monarch himself is destroyed as are many of those who stood both at his side and in his way.
For further details see www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/Performance/StanwixTheatre/Home.aspx

Marcus Brigstocke At Brewery Arts Centre

~Podium dancer, oil rig worker, food addict, musical theatre enthusiast, posh, eco-hypocrite, ex-Goth, muppet fan, award winning comedian and chief beverages operator at the Little Chef – screw politics! Let’s talk about me.
For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

Original Carlisle Ghost Tour And Bacon Butty At Carlisle City Centre

~Join a great history and ghost tour walking around the heart of the city centre. Finish the tour at the County Hotel for a bacon butty (veggie option available) with tea or coffee.

Wrap up warm and bring a lantern or torch.
For further details see www.discovercarlisle.co.uk

Willow Weaving Hens And Cockerels At Greystoke Cycle Cafe

~Cumbrian willowmaster Phil Bradley will join us yet again and guide us through a day of sculpting and creating our own willow birds either for our own garden or fireplaces. Phil runs a number of workshops for us, all of which are extremely popular. Depending on amount of willow used this varies between £3 to £7 approximately. Suitable for indoors or outdoors.
For further details see www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops2.htm

A Taste Of Townend At Townend

~The Brownes’ family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. Pop in for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll recreate some of the recipes.
For further details see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend

Christmas Carol Parade At St Cuthbert With St Mary Church

~Starting at 6.15pm at St Cuthbert’s Church, this popular event will also include carol singing in Carlisle city centre followed by a Hog Roast in the historic Tithe Barn.

Edward II At Stanwix Theatre

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Hot on the heels of his coronation, Edward II recalls his lover Gaveston from exile, lavishing him with titles and riches. Their all-consuming lust makes enemies of the furious barons and bishops, alienates the King’s once-devoted Queen and tears England to pieces. Ultimately, the monarch himself is destroyed as are many of those who stood both at his side and in his way.
For further details see www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/Performance/StanwixTheatre/Home.aspx

Keswick Cruise And Afternoon Tea At The Skiddaw Hotel

~Climb aboard the Keswick Launch with Father Christmas and enjoy a glass of sherry and mince pie whist taking in the breathtaking scenery. Travel on to the Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick for a scrumptious afternoon tea.
For further details see www.skiddawhotel.co.uk

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Tea With Santa At Houghton Hall Garden Centre

~Travel on our magical ride to Santa's Grotto and join him for a wonderful tea. A fantastic Christmas experience!
For further details see www.klondyke.co.uk

The Novice Detective At Brewery Arts Centre

~Heart-warming and hilarious! Sophie tells an unbelievable true story of how she and her slightly psychic Gran, found her long lost father. It’s an interactive ‘who-is-it?’ fusing stand-up comedy and theatrical chaos to tell a story of fantasy, failure, grief, love, and ultimately of hope.
For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

Twelfth Night At Stanwix Theatre

~One of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, Twelfth Night tells the tale of fraternal twins, Viola and Sebastian, separated in a strange new land. Having survived a shipwreck and believing her brother Sebastian has been lost, Viola falls hopelessly in love with Duke Orsino and disguises herself as a man to enter his services. But, the Duke is in love with the Counress Olivia, who in turn falls for Viola (believing her in her disguise to be a man), and Sebastian, on meeting her, is enamoured with Olivia! Oh what a tangled web love weaves in this timeless comic tale of romance.
For further details see www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/Performance/StanwixTheatre/Home.aspx

Willow Weaving - Angels For Christmas & Beyond At Greystoke Cycle Cafe

~Phil will join us yet again for this busy Christmas fortnight. In this workshop you’ll be creating willow stars in a variety of sizes, they look lovely as a large feature on mantelpiece/wall etc or garlands made from willow, silver birch, holly and ivy as a lovely alternative to the traditional Christmas wreath. Your choice. Phil runs a number of workshops for us, all of which are extremely popular. Depending on amount of willow used this varies between £3 to £7 approximately. Suitable for in or outdoors.
For further details see www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops.htm

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Arnside Country Market At WI Hall

~Our Country Market is well worth a visit. From Friday 14th February to Friday 19th December, 09:30-11.30, Arnside Country Market offers free entry to an amazing array of local products for sale. Products range from delicious homemade cakes, puddings and savouries, bread, jam, marmalade, chutney and home-grown seasonal vegetables and plants. Free range eggs are also available. Crafts include wood work, knitted and sewn goods, hand crafted cards and framed stunning photographs of our local AONB and surrounding Lake District.

Brampton Film Club: Saving Mr Banks At Brampton Community Centre

~Director: John Lee Hancock
USA/UK/Australia 2013
125 minutes
Cert. PG
Comedy, drama, biography

When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favourite book, P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins (1964), he made them a promise - one that he didn't realise would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation.
For further details see www.bramptonfilmclub.org

Christmas Events And Services At Carlisle Cathedral

~30/11/2014
Advent Carol Service - Words and music for advent. 3pm.

10/12/2014
Regimental Carol Service - Duke of Lancaster Regiment's annual service. 7.30pm.

12/12/2014
Carol Service - In aid of Eden Valley Hospice. 7.30pm.

13/12/2014
Messiah Concert - Tickets £10 available from the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre (01228 598596). 7.30pm.

21/12/2014
Festival of Reading and Carols. 3pm.

24/12/2014
Crib Service - Suitable for young children. 3pm.
Festival of Readings and Carols. 6.30pm.
Midnight Eucharist. 11.30pm.

25/12/2014
Festival Eucharist for Christmas Day. 10.30am.
For further details see www.carlislecathedral.org.uk

Crawl At The Hall At Abbot Hall Art Gallery

~Get creative with your young ones in the gallery exploring colour, shapes, textures and sounds with an experienced gallery educator. Join other parents in the coffee house for a free tea or coffee afterwards.
For further details see www.abbothall.org.uk/crawl-hall

Doctor Faustus At Stanwix Theatre

~Exploring the complex nature of the relationship between man and God, this complex play follows the story of a Doctor who, fed up with scholarly pursuits, sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for 24 years of knowledge and power. With a demon at his beck and call and the dark arts at his disposal, Faustus travels the world satisfying his gluttonous need for power. His encounters with the likes of dragons, angels, Helen of Troy, and the Seven Deadly Sins, leads to both humorous adventures and heartfelt problems of faith and morality. In the end, introspection does little to save the good doctor and as his 24 years come to a close, the debt collector comes knocking.
For further details see www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/Performance/StanwixTheatre/Home.aspx

Magical Party Night At Hallmark Hotel Carlisle

~Be amazed and entertained by the fabulous magician back by popular demand.

Bringing you the “North West Close Up Magic Champion” Joel Dickinson, showing off some mind blowing tricks too good to be true! Enjoy some close up table magic as you enjoy a 3 course dinner, followed by a light hearted comedy show before dancing with the resident DJ.
For further details see www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk

Peter Pan At The Sands Centre

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The region's biggest Christmas show!With Robbie Dee (CFM Radio host), Andy Fleming ( Hilarious impressionist), Chris Ellison (The Bill's D.I. Burnside) and Darragh Mortell (Tracey Beaker and Danni's House).

Join Wendy, Michael and John as they take off to Neverland with the boy who never grows up, Peter Pan. Take part in their adventure and meet a fantastical range of characters along the way: Tinker Bell, the Lost Children, Tiger Lily, Nana the dog, mermaids, pirates, Smee and, of course, the deadly Captain Hook.

Don't miss another spectacular family pantomime from the same team behind last year's brilliant Christmas production of Snow White. With a star cast, impressive music, energetic dance routines, lots and lots of laughter, and flying that will thrill the child in all of us, come and see Peter Pan soar to new heights.
For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk/events/Peter-Pan-104

Twelfth Night At Stanwix Theatre

~One of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, Twelfth Night tells the tale of fraternal twins, Viola and Sebastian, separated in a strange new land. Having survived a shipwreck and believing her brother Sebastian has been lost, Viola falls hopelessly in love with Duke Orsino and disguises herself as a man to enter his services. But, the Duke is in love with the Counress Olivia, who in turn falls for Viola (believing her in her disguise to be a man), and Sebastian, on meeting her, is enamoured with Olivia! Oh what a tangled web love weaves in this timeless comic tale of romance.
For further details see www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/Performance/StanwixTheatre/Home.aspx

A Magical Winter Wonderland At Walby Farm Park

~There will be a full list of activities throughout the day including a Live Nativity, Snow Time, Meet the Reindeer, Santa’s Grotto and the Elves’ Workshop.
For further details see www.walbyfarmpark.co.uk

Ambleside Choral Society Christmas Concert At Ambleside Parish Church

~Ambleside Choral Society will performing their Christmas Concert on Saturday 13th December. They will be performing Dvorak Mass in D Op.86 and Mendlessohn's "Hear My Prayer". There will also be Christmas Carols for choir and audience.
For further details see www.amblesidechoralsociety.org.uk

Breakfast With Father Christmas At Greenlands Farm Village

~If you bring your family to our Breakfast with Santa in Wellies Cafe, you won’t be disappointed.
This will be a magical experience to everyone to treasure. You’ll meet the wonderful Father Christmas and his elves, receive a lovely gift, some reindeer dust and be able to make some sour dough decorations for your Christmas tree. Enjoy a delicious hot and cold buffet breakfast and anyone having breakfast will receive entrance to the Open Farm too.
For further details see www.greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk

Breakfast With Santa At Dobbies Carlisle

~Enjoy a hot or cold breakfast with Santa and enjoy games, Christmas story telling and receive a present from Santa’s grotto.
For further details see www.dobbies.com

Christmas Art & Craft Fair At The Beacon Museum

~Join us for a day of festive fun where local artists and crafters will be showcasing a variety of hand-crafted items for sale in our Harbour Gallery.

Set within our Christmas Show Exhibition, this is the place to come to find the most beautiful and unusual gifts.

We will have drop-in festive family crafts, music and Father Christmas will be on hand for most of the day to check that you are all being good!
For further details see www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk

Christmas Events And Services At Carlisle Cathedral

~30/11/2014
Advent Carol Service - Words and music for advent. 3pm.

10/12/2014
Regimental Carol Service - Duke of Lancaster Regiment's annual service. 7.30pm.

12/12/2014
Carol Service - In aid of Eden Valley Hospice. 7.30pm.

13/12/2014
Messiah Concert - Tickets £10 available from the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre (01228 598596). 7.30pm.

21/12/2014
Festival of Reading and Carols. 3pm.

24/12/2014
Crib Service - Suitable for young children. 3pm.
Festival of Readings and Carols. 6.30pm.
Midnight Eucharist. 11.30pm.

25/12/2014
Festival Eucharist for Christmas Day. 10.30am.
For further details see www.carlislecathedral.org.uk

Christmas Grotto At Carlisle Tourist Information Centre

~Welcome return of Santa Claus and his helpers in their magical Christmas Grotto. Each child will receive a lovely wrapped, quality gift from Santa himself!
For further details see www.discovercarlisle.co.uk

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie At The Rheged Centre

~This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.
For further details see www.rheged.com

Doctor Faustus At Stanwix Theatre

~Exploring the complex nature of the relationship between man and God, this complex play follows the story of a Doctor who, fed up with scholarly pursuits, sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for 24 years of knowledge and power. With a demon at his beck and call and the dark arts at his disposal, Faustus travels the world satisfying his gluttonous need for power. His encounters with the likes of dragons, angels, Helen of Troy, and the Seven Deadly Sins, leads to both humorous adventures and heartfelt problems of faith and morality. In the end, introspection does little to save the good doctor and as his 24 years come to a close, the debt collector comes knocking.
For further details see www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/Performance/StanwixTheatre/Home.aspx

Edward II At Stanwix Theatre

~Hot on the heels of his coronation, Edward II recalls his lover Gaveston from exile, lavishing him with titles and riches. Their all-consuming lust makes enemies of the furious barons and bishops, alienates the King’s once-devoted Queen and tears England to pieces. Ultimately, the monarch himself is destroyed as are many of those who stood both at his side and in his way.
For further details see www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/Performance/StanwixTheatre/Home.aspx

Festive Fun Day At The Market Hall

~Carlisle’s Victorian Covered Market holds its annual Festive Fun Day.

Santa and friends will be there, between 11am and 3pm, handing out kiddies chocolate treats, along with stilt walkers, face painting and balloon modelling, all adding to the warm and welcoming atmosphere in your very own Christmas Market.

Houghton Village Farmers' Market At Houghton Village Hall

~Houghton Village Farmers Market on the Second Saturday of the month. Come along to our friendly village market and try out some of our wares. Eat Local, Eat fresh.
For further details see www.leicestershirevillages.com/houghtononthehill/village-hall.html

Loose At The Brickyard

~Cumbria's biggest alternative club night returns with DJs playing the likes of The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Jake Bugg, The Beatles, Two Door Cinema Club, The Strokes, The Maccabees, Pulp, Royal Blood, The Stone Roses, Bombay Bicycle Club, Sex Pistols, The Kinks, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Jam, Alt-J, Iggy & The Stooges, The Vaccines, Oasis, The Pixies, Queens Of The Stone Age, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Blur, The Horrors, Parquet Courts, The Libertines, The Cure, Nirvana, Childhood, Kasabian, The Clash and many more.

Ages 18+
For further details see www.thebrickyardonline.com

Orton Farmers Market At Orton

~At Orton Farmers' Market over 35 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts. The market takes place on the second Saturday of every month all year round.
For further details see www.ortonfarmers.co.uk

Peter Pan At Theatre By The Lake

~Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.
For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Santa Express At Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

~Our popular 'Santa Express' event returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway for 2014. Come and enjoy a magical journey on-board the 'Santa Express' to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth grotto.
For further details see ravenglass-railway.co.uk/events/upcoming.php

Santa Special Cruise At Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness

~Join Santa and his helpers aboard this magical cruise in a wintry Windermere wonderland. Aboard a heated modern launch, Santa is there throughout the cruise to join in with the fun and deliver a wrapped present to each child. There is also sherry and mince pies for the adults.

Our modern launch departs Bowness Pier for a 90 minute cruise at two times each day:

* Saturday 13 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Saturday 20 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Sunday 14 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Sunday 21 December - 11.30am & 2pm

Tickets for this special Santa cruise sell out fast, so make sure you book your place early by calling 015394 43360.
For further details see www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk/events/santa-special

Santa's Magical Grotto At Greenlands Farm Village

~If you bring your family to our Magical Santa’s Grotto here at Greenlands, you won’t be disappointed.
This will be a magical experience for everyone to treasure. You’ll be greeted by his cheeky elf, meet the wonderful Father Christmas, receive a lovely gift and there’ll be plenty of opportunity to take some precious photographs.
Surrounded by storybook animals in his beautifully lit grotto, listen to Father Christmas’s stories don’t forget to take your wish list.....!
For further details see www.greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk

Supper With Santa At Dobbies Carlisle

~Enjoy a hot supper with Santa and enjoy games, Christmas story telling and receive a present from Santa’s grotto.
For further details see www.dobbies.com

Talk: Robert Southey as a Historian at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

Although Southey is generally remembered as a poet, he also wrote histories of nations and events. Professor Bill Speck, Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds, investigates how far they were based on original materials, to what extent Southey’s research was objective, and whether or not he made a lasting contribution to the scholarly study of the past.

Twelfth Night at Stanwix Theatre

One of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, Twelfth Night tells the tale of fraternal twins, Viola and Sebastian, separated in a strange new land. Having survived a shipwreck and believing her brother Sebastian has been lost, Viola falls hopelessly in love with Duke Orsino and disguises herself as a man to enter his services. But, the Duke is in love with the Counress Olivia, who in turn falls for Viola (believing her in her disguise to be a man), and Sebastian, on meeting her, is enamoured with Olivia! Oh what a tangled web love weaves in this timeless comic tale of romance.

Wigton Choral Society Christmas Concert at St Mary's Church

This Christmas, Wigton Choral Society is commemorating World War One. They will be performing The Christmas Truce by Judith Bingham, as well as music being sung and composed in the early years of the 20th century. Poems and readings from soldiers' letters home from the trenches will complement this moving piece.

The 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas's birthday is the inspiration for a composition by the choir's conductor, Ian Wright, whose A Child's Christmas in Wales sets excerpts from Thomas's book to music.

The choir will be joined by the Northern Chamber Orchestra and organist Mark Hindley. We look forward to welcoming you.

* Judith Bingham: The Christmas Truce
* Ian Wright: A Child's Christmas in Wales
* Holst: Christmas Day
* Readings commemorating World War One
* Carols for choir and audience

For further details see www.wigtonchoral.org.uk/

Children's Concert at Theatre by the Lake

An hour of something very different! Letting their hair down before playing the evening concert, London Concertante will give one of their brilliant concerts for kids. Exploring sounds, rhythms, different instruments and styles, they will include virtuosic gypsy fiddle pieces and hot-blooded tangos with a Christmas twist. Fun and absorbing, their concerts are always popular with audiences of all ages!

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Christmas Family Fun Day with Taste Cumbria at Carlisle Racecourse

Bring the whole family for a fantastic day out featuring loads of free entertainment for the children, plus first-class racing for the adults too!

Children can ride on Santa’s Train and visit him in his Grotto.

For further details see www.carlisle-races.co.uk

Christmas Food Festival at Carlisle Racecourse

The best local produce goes festive at the first Racecourse Christmas food festival.

For further details see www.carlisle-races.co.uk

Countdown to Christmas at Talkin Tarn Country Park

The ‘Countdown to Christmas’ event will include Willow Weaving Christmas workshops (£5 per hour long session), a free Christmas trail and quiz through the woodland for children, and local ukulele band ‘Ukes Akimbo’ performing Christmas tunes from 2.30pm on the tearoom balcony, all with festively lit rowing boats at anchor in the tarn as a backdrop.

Festive treats, such as mince pies and mulled wine, will also be available.

For further details see www.carlisle.gov.uk/talkintarn

London Concertante: mixed string and wind sextet at Theatre by the Lake

Details

Pre-concert talk by Brian Richardson at 6.45pm

For a Christmas treat join one of the finest ensembles in the country, with players brought together through a shared passion for chamber music and a unique rapport with audiences. It’s a wonderful programme, with Mozart’s delightful Horn Quintet written for a friend who was a virtuoso horn player, his sublime Clarinet Quintet and the genial Brahmsian Sextet by John Ireland. An inspired combination.

Featuring: Adam Summerhayes (violin), Kathy Shave (violin), Emma Sheppard (viola), Chris Grist (cello), Elizabeth Drew (clarinet), Mark Smith (horn)

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Santa and his Happy Elves at Ullswater Steamers

Santa and his Happy Elves Returns! Join Santa and his happy elves with their musical orchestra, Sammy Squirrel, games and choccie magic tree.
Every child receives a gift, meets Santa and adults get a return journey voucher.
Let us bring a spot of magic to your Christmas Treat! Sunday 14th December - Two sailings from Glenridding - 10.30am (returns 12am) or 1.30 pm (returns 3pm)

Santa Special Cruise at Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness

Join Santa and his helpers aboard this magical cruise in a wintry Windermere wonderland. Aboard a heated modern launch, Santa is there throughout the cruise to join in with the fun and deliver a wrapped present to each child. There is also sherry and mince pies for the adults.

Our modern launch departs Bowness Pier for a 90 minute cruise at two times each day:

* Saturday 13 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Saturday 20 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Sunday 14 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Sunday 21 December - 11.30am & 2pm

Tickets for this special Santa cruise sell out fast, so make sure you book your place early by calling 015394 43360.

Silent Night Carols at Brunton Park

Silent Night Carol Service - 2,500 people to join together to remember and to celebrate as we commemorate WW1 100 years on and Christmas.

On Christmas Eve 1914, ceasefires broke out across the frontline as opposing armies came together to talk, play football and sing carols. We want to Commemorate the First World War 100 years on, and celebrate Christmas together at this community Christmas Carol Service at Brunton Park Football Stadium.

The Carol Service community event will include a primary school choir of 240 children, Carlisle Community Choir of 85 people, Brass and Woodwind bands from across the city, local dance groups, local young actors/actresses, Veterans Groups, videos celebrating Carlisle and a message from Dan Walker (BBC Football Focus and Songs of Praise presenter).

The event will be partnering with Tear Fund through an appeal, which will go towards helping refugees in Syria and other countries suffering conflict, such as Central African Republic and South Sudan.

A Present for Santa at Theatre by the Lake

In all the excitement, the elves realise that no-one has asked Santa what he wants for Christmas. Every year he gives presents to everyone, but never gets anything in return. Do you know what Santa would like? Help the elves scour the workshop and find the perfect present.
Suitable for ages 2-5.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Carlisle Christmas Spectacular at St Cuthbert with St Mary Church

Celebrate the most magical time of year with the ultimate Christmas spectacular - The Carlisle Christmas Spectacular.

Join StagedRight in the beautiful St Cuthbert's Church, Carlisle, as we celebrate the real meaning of Christmas with the most beautiful of Nativities and a mass choir of 180 voices. Sing along with Christmas classics, listen to stunning vocal arrangements and watch some great dance routines and beautiful costumes all performed on a specially built stage within this stunning city church.

This is a festive treat for all the family.

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Tea with Santa at Houghton Hall Garden Centre

Travel on our magical ride to Santa's Grotto and join him for a wonderful tea. A fantastic Christmas experience!

For further details see www.klondyke.co.uk

Yuletide Afternoon Tea & Cruise at Ullswater Steamers

A magical place that is always dressed to impress, with the Mountains overlooking the southern shore, enjoy an afternoon tea and take a winter cruise with us. Must be booked in advance, please call Inn on the Lake to book. Yuletide Tea to be taken between 12-5 pm. For cruise times refer to the ‘Steamers’ scheduled timetable, cruise can be taken on a different day, voucher valid until 22nd December. Collect your cruise voucher at Inn on the Lake prior to departure

A Present for Santa at Theatre by the Lake

In all the excitement, the elves realise that no-one has asked Santa what he wants for Christmas. Every year he gives presents to everyone, but never gets anything in return. Do you know what Santa would like? Help the elves scour the workshop and find the perfect present.
Suitable for ages 2-5.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

A Present for Santa at Theatre by the Lake

In all the excitement, the elves realise that no-one has asked Santa what he wants for Christmas. Every year he gives presents to everyone, but never gets anything in return. Do you know what Santa would like? Help the elves scour the workshop and find the perfect present.
Suitable for ages 2-5.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Breakfast with Santa at Dobbies Carlisle

Enjoy a hot or cold breakfast with Santa and enjoy games, Christmas story telling and receive a present from Santa’s grotto.

For further details see www.dobbies.com

Parent & Toddlers Christmas Party in the PlayBarn at Greenlands Farm Village

Party in the PlayBarn with the parents and toddlers!

Our annual event just gets better and better! This year Father Christmas will be making an appearance and delivering chocolate selection boxes to all the children. There’ll also be paper chain making, reindeer dust creating & biscuit decorating with our head chef. For adults we’ll provide hot drinks and a mince pie. Add to that a safe place for children to run and jump and let off some Christmas energy and it’s the perfect place to be! Elsewhere in the village you’ll find our Farm Shop, Wellies Cafe, jewellers, pottery, natural skincare, country clothing store, wine shop & garden centre so you’re sure to be able to combine it with some Christmas shopping too!

For further details see www.greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Supper with Santa at Dobbies Carlisle

Enjoy a hot supper with Santa and enjoy games, Christmas story telling and receive a present from Santa’s grotto.

For further details see www.dobbies.com

Tullie Toddlers at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

A selection of drop in play based activities to involve both children up to 5 years and parents. Sessions are themed and include a relevant visit to the galleries.

Upcoming themes:
• Making a ‘Festive’ Exhibition of Yourself
• Artist Rooms
• Carlisle guilds
• Winterwatch
• Mother’s Day

For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

A Taste of Townend at Townend

 

The Brownes’ family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. Pop in for an afternoon of cooking where we’ll recreate some of the recipes.

For further details see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend

Peter Pan at Theatre By The Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter Pan at Theatre By The Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

A Magical Winter Wonderland at Walby Farm Park

There will be a full list of activities throughout the day including a Live Nativity, Snow Time, Meet the Reindeer, Santa’s Grotto and the Elves’ Workshop.

For further details see www.walbyfarmpark.co.uk

A Present for Santa at Theatre by the Lake

In all the excitement, the elves realise that no-one has asked Santa what he wants for Christmas. Every year he gives presents to everyone, but never gets anything in return. Do you know what Santa would like? Help the elves scour the workshop and find the perfect present.
Suitable for ages 2-5.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Arnside Country Market at WI Hall

Our Country Market is well worth a visit. From Friday 14th February to Friday 19th December, 09:30-11.30, Arnside Country Market offers free entry to an amazing array of local products for sale. Products range from delicious homemade cakes, puddings and savouries, bread, jam, marmalade, chutney and home-grown seasonal vegetables and plants. Free range eggs are also available. Crafts include wood work, knitted and sewn goods, hand crafted cards and framed stunning photographs of our local AONB and surrounding Lake District.

Breakfast with Santa at Houghton Hall Garden Centre

Travel on our magical ride to Santa's Grotto and join him for a wonderful breakfast. A fantastic Christmas experience!

For further details see www.klondyke.co.uk

Children's Christmas Disco in the PlayBarn at Greenlands Farm Village

Kids, get your party clothes on and meet up with family and friends at our Christmas Party in the PlayBarn. A great way to burn off some of that crazy Christmas energy in a safe and fun environment. Parents can have a well earned couple of hours relaxing with coffee and cake whilst children dance and play, make new friends and memories.

For further details see www.greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk

Crawl at the Hall at Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Get creative with your young ones in the gallery exploring colour, shapes, textures and sounds with an experienced gallery educator. Join other parents in the coffee house for a free tea or coffee afterwards.

For further details see www.abbothall.org.uk/crawl-hall

Egremont Farmers', Crafts & Fairtrade Market at Egremont Market Hall

The Egremont Farmers Market takes place on the third Friday of every month in Market Hall. There are a variety of market stalls selling food and crafts.

Kendal Farmers Market at Kendal Market Place

Held in the market town of Kendal, the Made in Cumbria Farmers Market offers the very best in local foods.

For further details see www.madeincumbria.co.uk

A Present for Santa at Theatre by the Lake

In all the excitement, the elves realise that no-one has asked Santa what he wants for Christmas. Every year he gives presents to everyone, but never gets anything in return. Do you know what Santa would like? Help the elves scour the workshop and find the perfect present.
Suitable for ages 2-5.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Brampton Farmers' Market: Christmas Special at Brampton Market Place

Details

Brampton Farmers Market, managed by Sustainable Brampton, provides delicious fresh produce at affordable prices. We have everything you need including free range meat, fish, eggs, cheese, bread, vegetables, cakes, jams, honey and chocolates, mostly produced within 50 miles of Brampton. Our market is always an enjoyable social occasion too so come along and meet our friendly, knowledgable stall holders for ingredients and advice on how to cook them.

This special market will also include hot food, crafts and live music.

For further details see www.sustainablebrampton.org

Breakfast with Father Christmas at Greenlands Farm Village

If you bring your family to our Breakfast with Santa in Wellies Cafe, you won’t be disappointed.
This will be a magical experience to everyone to treasure. You’ll meet the wonderful Father Christmas and his elves, receive a lovely gift, some reindeer dust and be able to make some sour dough decorations for your Christmas tree. Enjoy a delicious hot and cold buffet breakfast and anyone having breakfast will receive entrance to the Open Farm too.

For further details see www.greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk

Brough Farmers' Market at Brough Memorial Hall

The Farmers' Market is held on the third Saturday of every month, in the Memorial Hall in Brough.

It is almost unique among farmers' markets in that it is entirely under cover and thus protected from the weather, though there may be extra stalls outside, and our vegetable seller actually prefers to be outside.

For further details see www.broughfarmersmarket.org.uk

Carols around the Tree at Allan Bank

Sing along with Grasmere Glee around the tree at our Allan Bank carol concert. Anyone can join in, the more the merrier.

Christmas Crafts at The Beacon Museum

Our popular Christmas craft sessions will be great festive fun and, despite his busy schedule, Father Christmas will also be making an appearance with a gift for the boys and girls taking part.

There are 2 sessions, both suitable for ages 3 to 12yrs. Just £5 per child.

Booking is essential to avoid disappointment

For further details see www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk

Christmas Grotto at Carlisle Tourist Information Centre

Welcome return of Santa Claus and his helpers in their magical Christmas Grotto. Each child will receive a lovely wrapped, quality gift from Santa himself!

For further details see www.discovercarlisle.co.uk

Christmas Party with Live Music at Askham Hall

Gather your friends or work colleagues and come and celebrate the lead up to Christmas at our one-off pre-Christmas party, with live music from The Hoo and great food in Bank Barn, a party venue like no other.

Book early to avoid disappointment. £37.50 per person, including a welcome glass of fizz, on tables of 8 to 10. Pre-order and payment at time of booking.

For further details see www.askhamhall.co.uk

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Dirty/DC at The Brickyard

Due to the unprecedented demand for tickets for their sold out show earlier in the year, Dirty DC have managed to free-up a date in their busy schedule to return to The Brickyard this December.

Dirty/DC have been playing throughout the UK and Europe since 1998 and have developed a line up and stage show that has made their reputation seriously strong amongst AC/DC fans.

Whether die hard fanatics or people who just want a good night out, every visual detail has been fine tuned from the wall of Marshalls to Angus' footwear, but most importantly the music delivery and stage show has an impact regularly described as 'Awesome!'.

Dirty/DC give real value for money with a full 2 hour+ show with all the AC/DC favourites from both Bon and Brian eras. So, if you love AC/DC and really want to rock - rock up to a Dirty/DC show soon!

'The best tribute band in Britain' - Kerrang!

'A Great Show, they look and sound just like the real thing' - Classic Rock Magazine

Ages 14+ (ages 14-15 to be accompanied by an adult).

For further details see www.thebrickyardonline.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Santa Express at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Our popular 'Santa Express' event returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway for 2014. Come and enjoy a magical journey on-board the 'Santa Express' to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth grotto.

Santa Special Cruise at Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness

Details

Join Santa and his helpers aboard this magical cruise in a wintry Windermere wonderland. Aboard a heated modern launch, Santa is there throughout the cruise to join in with the fun and deliver a wrapped present to each child. There is also sherry and mince pies for the adults.

Our modern launch departs Bowness Pier for a 90 minute cruise at two times each day:

* Saturday 13 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Saturday 20 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Sunday 14 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Sunday 21 December - 11.30am & 2pm

Tickets for this special Santa cruise sell out fast, so make sure you book your place early by calling 015394 43360.

Santa's Magical Grotto at Greenlands Farm Village

If you bring your family to our Magical Santa’s Grotto here at Greenlands, you won’t be disappointed.
This will be a magical experience for everyone to treasure. You’ll be greeted by his cheeky elf, meet the wonderful Father Christmas, receive a lovely gift and there’ll be plenty of opportunity to take some precious photographs.
Surrounded by storybook animals in his beautifully lit grotto, listen to Father Christmas’s stories don’t forget to take your wish list.....!

For further details see www.greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk

Special celebration: Residents' Afternoon at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

A special invitation to Grasmere residents. Please join us in Dove Cottage for mulled wine, mince pies and carols by candlelight for our annual celebration to mark the arrival of William and Dorothy Wordsworth at their new home on 20 December 1799.

For further details see wordsworth.org.uk/home.html

A Present for Santa at Theatre by the Lake

In all the excitement, the elves realise that no-one has asked Santa what he wants for Christmas. Every year he gives presents to everyone, but never gets anything in return. Do you know what Santa would like? Help the elves scour the workshop and find the perfect present.
Suitable for ages 2-5.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Christmas Events and Services at Carlisle Cathedral

30/11/2014
Advent Carol Service - Words and music for advent. 3pm.

10/12/2014
Regimental Carol Service - Duke of Lancaster Regiment's annual service. 7.30pm.

12/12/2014
Carol Service - In aid of Eden Valley Hospice. 7.30pm.

13/12/2014
Messiah Concert - Tickets £10 available from the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre (01228 598596). 7.30pm.

21/12/2014
Festival of Reading and Carols. 3pm.

24/12/2014
Crib Service - Suitable for young children. 3pm.
Festival of Readings and Carols. 6.30pm.
Midnight Eucharist. 11.30pm.

25/12/2014
Festival Eucharist for Christmas Day. 10.30am.

For further details see www.carlislecathedral.org.uk

Cinderella Pantomime at The Lodore Falls Hotel

Professional panto performance of Cinderella – lasts 2 hours including interval. Fantastic family entertainment with snacks and treats available during the interval.

For further details see www.lodorefallshotel.co.uk

Craft Show at Bank Mill Nurseries

Regular gathering of up to 35 Crafters from all over the County displaying their goods in an all weather venue, occasionally complemented with exhibitions, demonstrations or shows.

Hosted by Bank Mill Nurseries and Visitor Centre situated on the main coast road from Maryport to Silloth midway between Mawbray and Beckfoot.

Plenty for visitors to see and do: ‘Captain Charlie Miller’s Pirate Experience’ Children’s indoor and outside Play Areas, Maze, Crazy Golf, various Picnic Areas, Nature Reserve, Animals, Horticultural Nursery, Coffee Shop and Licensed Evening Bistro

For further details see www.bankmillnurseries.co.uk

Little Red Riding Hood Pantomime at George Hotel

Get into the festive spirit with the first ever professional panto production at the hotel. Classic fairytale charm.

Santa Special Cruise at Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness

Join Santa and his helpers aboard this magical cruise in a wintry Windermere wonderland. Aboard a heated modern launch, Santa is there throughout the cruise to join in with the fun and deliver a wrapped present to each child. There is also sherry and mince pies for the adults.

Our modern launch departs Bowness Pier for a 90 minute cruise at two times each day:

* Saturday 13 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Saturday 20 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Sunday 14 December - 11.30am & 2pm
* Sunday 21 December - 11.30am & 2pm

Tickets for this special Santa cruise sell out fast, so make sure you book your place early by calling 015394 43360.

Sunday with Santa at Crown and Mitre Hotel

Bring the children and all the family to our traditional Sunday lunch where Santa will make an appearance and bring presents for the children.

For further details see www.peelhotels.co.uk

A Present for Santa at Theatre by the Lake

In all the excitement, the elves realise that no-one has asked Santa what he wants for Christmas. Every year he gives presents to everyone, but never gets anything in return. Do you know what Santa would like? Help the elves scour the workshop and find the perfect present.
Suitable for ages 2-5.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Breakfast with Santa at Houghton Hall Garden Centre

Travel on our magical ride to Santa's Grotto and join him for a wonderful breakfast. A fantastic Christmas experience!

For further details see www.klondyke.co.uk

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Santa's Magical Grotto at Greenlands Farm Village

If you bring your family to our Magical Santa’s Grotto here at Greenlands, you won’t be disappointed.
This will be a magical experience for everyone to treasure. You’ll be greeted by his cheeky elf, meet the wonderful Father Christmas, receive a lovely gift and there’ll be plenty of opportunity to take some precious photographs.
Surrounded by storybook animals in his beautifully lit grotto, listen to Father Christmas’s stories don’t forget to take your wish list.....!

For further details see www.greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk

Supper with Santa at Dobbies Carlisle

Enjoy a hot supper with Santa and enjoy games, Christmas story telling and receive a present from Santa’s grotto.

For further details see www.dobbies.com

Tea with Santa at Houghton Hall Garden Centre

Travel on our magical ride to Santa's Grotto and join him for a wonderful tea. A fantastic Christmas experience!

For further details see www.klondyke.co.uk

A Present for Santa at Theatre by the Lake

In all the excitement, the elves realise that no-one has asked Santa what he wants for Christmas. Every year he gives presents to everyone, but never gets anything in return. Do you know what Santa would like? Help the elves scour the workshop and find the perfect present.
Suitable for ages 2-5.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Alternative Christmas at Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre will be open to everyone over Christmas. You can come and stay or just drop in to spend some time in a warm and friendly atmosphere. There will be a programme of meditations, prayers, good food and friendship. Everyone is welcome to join us for Christmas lunch. For further information and online booking visit our website. Each day should be booked online at the cost of £10 per day (meals and accommodation extra).

For further details see www.manjushri.org

Breakfast with Santa at Houghton Hall Garden Centre

Travel on our magical ride to Santa's Grotto and join him for a wonderful breakfast. A fantastic Christmas experience!

For further details see www.klondyke.co.uk

Christmas Events and Services at Carlisle Cathedral

30/11/2014
Advent Carol Service - Words and music for advent. 3pm.

10/12/2014
Regimental Carol Service - Duke of Lancaster Regiment's annual service. 7.30pm.

12/12/2014
Carol Service - In aid of Eden Valley Hospice. 7.30pm.

13/12/2014
Messiah Concert - Tickets £10 available from the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre (01228 598596). 7.30pm.

21/12/2014
Festival of Reading and Carols. 3pm.

24/12/2014
Crib Service - Suitable for young children. 3pm.
Festival of Readings and Carols. 6.30pm.
Midnight Eucharist. 11.30pm.

25/12/2014
Festival Eucharist for Christmas Day. 10.30am.

For further details see www.carlislecathedral.org.uk

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Motown & Soul Night at The Brickyard

DJs playing all of the Motown and soul classics from Diana Ross & The Supremes to Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, The Ronettes, James Brown, Otis Redding, Martha Reeves, The Shangri-Las, Funkadelic, Donna Summer, Chaka Khan and many more.

Ages 18+

For further details see www.thebrickyardonline.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Details

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Bad Manners at The Brickyard

Formed in 1976 while attending Woodberry Down comprehensive school, London, Bad Manners went on to become heavyweight Ska legends and a much loved 1980s pop band. Between 1980 - 1983, Bad Manners spent 111 weeks in the UK's pop charts and the band had 12 hit singles which included Lip Up Fatty, My Girl Lollipop and Special Brew.

Although their line-up has fluctuated since their successful chart career, Buster Bloodvessel has always remained, continuing to play the classic anthems to audiences all over the world.

Their numerous TV appearances included many performances on Top of The Pops along with slots on Tiswas, Cheggers Plays Pop, The Time of Your Life, Nevermind The Buzzcocks and The Time & The Place. Buster often dressed up for Top of The Pops, much to the bemusement of the show's producer, and who can forget him clowning around in a frilly dress and a pair of DM's for the Can Can, playing the part of Henry VIII while singing to a Blow-Up Doll during Lorraine, and also pretending to be a human blackhead while performing Just A Feeling for the nation!

In 1981, the group performed in front of a television audience of millions at the Brit Awards, and Buster himself also starred in the movies 'Sammy & Rosie Get Laid' and 'Out of Order' in the late 80s, before landing a part in an episode of Boon in 1990. Classic track 'Special Brew' has promoted a popular biscuit and also a large UK supermarket chain on TV adverts in recent times.

Bad Manners have always been a non - stop party band and continue to hold that high accolade to this day, touring extensively both in Britain and abroad.

With support from Max Splodge, this promises to be one awesome night!

Lace up your boots, pull up your braces and get ready to party with Buster and the boys. You won't forget it!

Ages 14+ (ages 14-15 to be accompanied by an adult).

For further details see www.thebrickyardonline.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple

A perfect way to end the year by reflecting well on the past and setting a good direction for the future in the beautiful setting of Manjushri Meditation Centre, Conishead Priory, Ulverston. The evening will include a banquet dinner, special prayers, and a meditation to create the cause for world peace and carry us into the New Year.

For further details see www.manjushri.org

New Year's Eve Celebration at Crown and Mitre Hotel

Come and join our New Year’s Eve party. Enjoy a glass of Kir Royal on arrival and a mouth watering 4 course dinner followed by amazing live music from Collision! A Piper will bring in the new year.

For further details see www.peelhotels.co.uk

New Year's Eve: Anything Goes Silent Disco at The Brickyard

Choose from two DJs at any one time and get a pair of headphones included in the entry price (to be returned on exit of the venue).

Expect pop, rock, rap and reggae with some guilty pleasures thrown in for good measure. They'll also be funk, dance, hip hop, indie and a whole lot more to move your feet to.

There are only 200 sets of headphones available so we recommend purchasing a ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ages 18+

For further details see www.thebrickyardonline.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

JANUARY

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Roy Chubby Brown at The Sands Centre

He’s still rude, he’s still crude and this time he’s turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn’t hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! As politically incorrect as ever ‘The World’s Most Outrageous Comedian’ is far too rude for TV, so this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian!
If easily offended please stay away!
18+

For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

Details

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Manus Noble (Guitar) at Theatre by the Lake

Pre-concert talk by Manus Noble at 6.45pm

Our New Year Concert will thrill guitar enthusiasts and classical music lovers alike, introducing ‘future star’ Manus Noble, possibly the most exciting young guitarist today. Come and discover what the guitar can do, with its range of poetry and virtuosity from classical to the present day. An award-winning performer and composer, Manus is in high demand throughout the UK and abroad. Generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter pan at theatre by the lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter pan at theatre by the lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

Details

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Houghton Village Farmers' Market at Houghton Village Hall

Houghton Village Farmers Market on the Second Saturday of the month. Come along to our friendly village market and try out some of our wares. Eat Local, Eat fresh.

Orton Farmers Market at Orton

At Orton Farmers' Market over 35 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts. The market takes place on the second Saturday of every month all year round.

For further details see www.ortonfarmers.co.uk

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter pan in theatre by the lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Table Top Sale at The Sands Centre

A great chance to de-clutter and make some money from all those unwanted items lurking in your cupboards and attic.
Come along and see what fantastic bargains you can find among the children’s toys, electronics & games, baby clothes & equipment and much more.
Tables cost £12 each. Traders must pre-book their table with a maximum of 2 tables per trader by calling 01228 633766.
Open to the public from 10am, entry 50p $

For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk

Tullie Textile Group at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

This is a chance to meet like minded people. With changes happening at Tullie House we are particularly interested in hearing from people who would like to volunteer and take over the running of this group.

For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Literature course: Shelley and Mary Shelley at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

A series of 6 literature classes with Pamela Woof discussing the poetry of Shelley and the book 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley.

Was Shelley, in the words of the Victorian poet Matthew Arnold, ‘a beautiful and ineffectual angel beating in the void his luminous wings in vain’? Had his poetry no power at all to reform the world? Shelley had a high opinion of poets himself: ‘the unacknowledged legislators of the world’.

Certainly Shelley’s readers do not forget him. His words change the colour of the glass through which we view his subjects – politics, religion, science, love, friendship, nature, theatre, solitude, his West Wind, his Ozymandias, his Skylark, his great lament for Keats, his contempt for the later Wordsworth; all these hold our attention.

In contrast, the themes Mary explored are different from those that gave Shelley his ever-unsatisfied hunger. What does it mean for society, Mary wondered, if a man can create his own off-spring without need of a woman? How much guilt is involved in scientific exploration? Mary’s novel has rightly become a modern myth. It questions our assumptions.

We will consider Mary’s novel in the middle sessions of the course, and begin and end with Shelley’s poems. Bring a text if you have one; some copies will be provided.

Peter pan at theatre by the lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Tullie Toddlers at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

 selection of drop in play based activities to involve both children up to 5 years and parents. Sessions are themed and include a relevant visit to the galleries.

Upcoming themes:
• Making a ‘Festive’ Exhibition of Yourself
• Artist Rooms
• Carlisle guilds
• Winterwatch
• Mother’s Day

For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Peter pan at theatre by the lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter pan at theatre by the lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Buddhist Group of Kendal Open Meeting at Fellside Centre

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) meets monthly (except December) on Sundays 2-4.30pm at Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4NH. All welcome. Meetings led by Sangha (Community of Buddhist Monks) authorised teachers.

For further details see buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk/

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Team Quiz at The Sands Centre

Get together with friends or family to make a team or come together in your existing team if you already play a pub quiz. Any four people can make a team - and a good team is required as there is a prize for the best one. Start cramming now to be able to test yourself against our quizmaster's brainteasers.

For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk/default.asp

Tullie Toddlers at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

A selection of drop in play based activities to involve both children up to 5 years and parents. Sessions are themed and include a relevant visit to the galleries.

Upcoming themes:
• Making a ‘Festive’ Exhibition of Yourself
• Artist Rooms
• Carlisle guilds
• Winterwatch
• Mother’s Day

For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

Details

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Pastel Art with Les Darlow at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

 

In this special workshop artist Les Darlow will explore techniques of composition, balance, light and tonal values. Les will also discuss the working practice of professional artists, and how they take the concept of an idea to a finished piece. On the day you will complete a pastel painting, approximately 600mm x 45mm in size. Les will also provide notes and how to guides to take home on the day.

For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Collabro at The Sands Centre

Collabro are an English musical theatre boy band who took the 'Britain's Got Talent' judges' and the viewers' breath away with their renditions of classic tracks.

Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Thomas Leak and Matthew Pagan only formed a month prior to their audition for 'Britain's Got Talent' and came together over their shared love of musical theatre. In February their lives changed forever when they performed 'Stars' from 'Les Misérables' and received an unanimous standing ovation from the judges and audience at their first audition in London. Collabro progressed to the final of 'Britain's Got Talent' and were cast the winners in front of 11 million viewers.

Collabro have since signed a record deal with SYCO Music with their hotly anticipated debut album due for release on July 14. Collabro said:
"We are so excited to be going on tour and to be joined by Lucy Kay too - what a treat! We can't wait to sing live to our fans and show the UK what we have to offer!"

Joining Collabro is 'Britain's Got Talent' runner up Lucy Kay. The Glasgow based opera singer stunned the judges and audience at her opening audition performing 'Vissi D'arte' and finished second with her rapturous and heart felt performance of 'Nessun Dorma'. On joining the tour Lucy said:
"I feel so very honoured and excited to be joining Collabro on their UK tour, I'm living out one of my dreams and I've got a feeling it's going to be a fun one!"

For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Collabro at The Sands Centre

Collabro are an English musical theatre boy band who took the 'Britain's Got Talent' judges' and the viewers' breath away with their renditions of classic tracks.

Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Thomas Leak and Matthew Pagan only formed a month prior to their audition for 'Britain's Got Talent' and came together over their shared love of musical theatre. In February their lives changed forever when they performed 'Stars' from 'Les Misérables' and received an unanimous standing ovation from the judges and audience at their first audition in London. Collabro progressed to the final of 'Britain's Got Talent' and were cast the winners in front of 11 million viewers.

Collabro have since signed a record deal with SYCO Music with their hotly anticipated debut album due for release on July 14. Collabro said:
"We are so excited to be going on tour and to be joined by Lucy Kay too - what a treat! We can't wait to sing live to our fans and show the UK what we have to offer!"

Joining Collabro is 'Britain's Got Talent' runner up Lucy Kay. The Glasgow based opera singer stunned the judges and audience at her opening audition performing 'Vissi D'arte' and finished second with her rapturous and heart felt performance of 'Nessun Dorma'. On joining the tour Lucy said:
"I feel so very honoured and excited to be joining Collabro on their UK tour, I'm living out one of my dreams and I've got a feeling it's going to be a fun one!"

For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

The Tiger who came to Tea at The Forum

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr.

Direct from a smash-hit west end season.

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at thedoor is a big, stripy tiger!

Following a smash-hit west end season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem...,expect to be surprised!

David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include Fantastic Mr Fox, The Gingerbread Man, BFG, The Witches, Meg and Mog, Spot and Babe the Sheep Pig.

For children aged three and above.

For further details see www.theforumbarrow.co.uk

D Day Normandy 1944 3D Imax Style Movie at The Rheged Centre

This exhilarating account of the D-Day landings using dramatic 3D cinema technology will appeal to audiences of all ages groups including new generations, who will discover a new perspective on how this landing changed the world. June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how. From the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, "D-Day: Normandy 1944" brings this monumental event to the Imax style cinema at Rheged, with original film score by the London Symphony Orchestra.

For further details see www.rheged.com

Peter Pan at Theatre by the Lake

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew!

The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

For further details see www.theatrebythelake.com

The Tiger who came to Tea at The Forum

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr.

Direct from a smash-hit west end season.

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at thedoor is a big, stripy tiger!

Following a smash-hit west end season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem...,expect to be surprised!

David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include Fantastic Mr Fox, The Gingerbread Man, BFG, The Witches, Meg and Mog, Spot and Babe the Sheep Pig.

For children aged three and above.

For further details see www.theforumbarrow.co.uk

FEBRUARY

Omid Djalili at The Sands Centre

Omid Djalili is back on tour with a new show, following a sell-out four week West End residency and a sold out season at the Edinburgh Festival.

A firm favourite with his legendary performances, Omid's comedy awards include; the 'Time Out' and 'EMMA' awards for 'Best Stand Up', and nominated for a South Bank Award.

Omid was the winner of the 'Best Actor' award for his lead performance in 'The Infidel' at the Turin Film Festival (won the previous year by Bill Murray). 'The Infidel' also picked up a Loaded LAFTA award for 'Funniest Film' and Omid was short listed for the 'Peter Sellers Award' at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards.

"Right now, the Iranian Djalili is probably one of the most subversive, let alone funniest, comedians around." The Guardian

"To carve yourself out a career as the thinking person's Iranian comedian in this political climate takes a fine brain and a masterful way with the audience. There is no question that Omid Djalili possesses both." The Sunday Times

For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk

The Circus of Horrors: The Night of the Zombie at The Forum

The show that stormed into the finals of Britain's Got Talent & now a West End smash is back to mark its 20th Anniversary in spectacular style.

The last few of years has seen the profile of The Circus of Horrors jump tremendously after rampaging into the finals of Britain's Got Talent & to this date it is still the only circus ever to reach the finals.

Its appearances on various subsequent TV showshave turned what set out as a cult show into a household name – taking the Extreme to the Mainstream, Its TV credits now boast The X Factor, The Slammer, Daybreak, Fairground Attractions, Who wants to be a Millionaire, Body Shockers, Fake Reaction, This Morning, Ant & Dec, The One Show & A Royal Command Performance.

The story twists and turns with grisly murders and sensational shock’s – all interwoven with some of the greatest and most bizarre circus acts on earth, sword swallowers, knife throwers, daredevil balancing acts, astounding aerialists, a demon dwarf and much, much more.

For further details see www.theforumbarrow.co.uk

Painted Tales with Celia Burbush at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Artist Celia Burbush invites you to join her in a practical exploration of the drive and methodology behind Anselm Kiefer’s work, in particular his use of myth and legend in relation to questions of love, borders and betrayal. What are your own personal, familial and communal legends? This workshop will guide you in working with found and artist materials, to create a mixed media piece through which you will share a sacred tale. A variety of art materials, as well as found and natural objects will be supplied.

For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Buddhist Group of Kendal Open Meeting at Fellside Centre

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) meets monthly (except December) on Sundays 2-4.30pm at Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4NH. All welcome. Meetings led by Sangha (Community of Buddhist Monks) authorised teachers.

For further details see buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk/

Tullie Textile Group at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

This is a chance to meet like minded people. With changes happening at Tullie House we are particularly interested in hearing from people who would like to volunteer and take over the running of this group.

For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Literature course: Shelley and Mary Shelley at Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum

A series of 6 literature classes with Pamela Woof discussing the poetry of Shelley and the book 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley.

Was Shelley, in the words of the Victorian poet Matthew Arnold, ‘a beautiful and ineffectual angel beating in the void his luminous wings in vain’? Had his poetry no power at all to reform the world? Shelley had a high opinion of poets himself: ‘the unacknowledged legislators of the world’.

Certainly Shelley’s readers do not forget him. His words change the colour of the glass through which we view his subjects – politics, religion, science, love, friendship, nature, theatre, solitude, his West Wind, his Ozymandias, his Skylark, his great lament for Keats, his contempt for the later Wordsworth; all these hold our attention.

In contrast, the themes Mary explored are different from those that gave Shelley his ever-unsatisfied hunger. What does it mean for society, Mary wondered, if a man can create his own off-spring without need of a woman? How much guilt is involved in scientific exploration? Mary’s novel has rightly become a modern myth. It questions our assumptions.

We will consider Mary’s novel in the middle sessions of the course, and begin and end with Shelley’s poems. Bring a text if you have one; some copies will be provided.

Tullie Toddlers at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

A selection of drop in play based activities to involve both children up to 5 years and parents. Sessions are themed and include a relevant visit to the galleries.

Upcoming themes:
• Making a ‘Festive’ Exhibition of Yourself
• Artist Rooms
• Carlisle guilds
• Winterwatch
• Mother’s Day

For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Henry V at Stanwix Theatre

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!” Shakespeare’s powerful history play takes centre stage as it sheds new light on the Bard’s legendary coming-of-age story. Against all odds, a charismatic young monarch confronted by the ferocity of war proves his worth as a man—and king. Henry V is Shakespeare’s rallying cry, celebrating the power of language to summon battlefields from thin air and ignite our souls to action.

The Impossible Gentlemen at Brewery Arts Centre

The Anglo-American jazz ‘supergroup’, The Impossible Gentleman features internationally acclaimed British piano sensation Gwilym Simcock, Salford guitarist and UK treasure Mike Walker and American bass and drums superstars Steve Swallow/Steve Rodby and Adam Nussbaum. The result is nothing less than remarkable with four unique talents, all superb players in their own right, coming together to create something new and powerful. Their acclaimed second album “Internationally Recognised Aliens” has been described as “a triumph”, “sophisticated”, “awesome”, “quite brilliant” and “destined for year-end "best of" lists”.

For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

Henry V at Stanwix Theatre

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!” Shakespeare’s powerful history play takes centre stage as it sheds new light on the Bard’s legendary coming-of-age story. Against all odds, a charismatic young monarch confronted by the ferocity of war proves his worth as a man—and king. Henry V is Shakespeare’s rallying cry, celebrating the power of language to summon battlefields from thin air and ignite our souls to action.

Henry V at Stanwix Theatre

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!” Shakespeare’s powerful history play takes centre stage as it sheds new light on the Bard’s legendary coming-of-age story. Against all odds, a charismatic young monarch confronted by the ferocity of war proves his worth as a man—and king. Henry V is Shakespeare’s rallying cry, celebrating the power of language to summon battlefields from thin air and ignite our souls to action.

Orton Farmers Market at Orton

At Orton Farmers' Market over 35 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts. The market takes place on the second Saturday of every month all year round.

For further details see www.ortonfarmers.co.uk

Phil Beer at Brewery Arts Centre

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west country's award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances, which are an eclectic mix of traditional tunes, covers of Springsteen or The Hollies, together with his own compositions and songs from his contemporaries.

For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra at The Sands Centre

The St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra have been famous throughout the world ever since they gave the historic performance of Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony during the siege of Leningrad in 1942. We’re very pleased to welcome the orchestra back to Carlisle performing Beethoven’s Symphony No.1. Natalie Clein, one of the UK’s most popular young musicians, then takes centre stage for a performance of Saint-Saens’ lyrical Cello Concerto No. 1. The second half of the concert opens with Sibelius’ rousing Karelia Suite, a great hymn to Finnish nationalism, before concluding the evening with the searing dramatic music that Tchaikovsky wrote on the theme of Romeo and Juliet, the perfect ending for Valentine’s Day.

For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk/default.asp

The Illegal Eagles at The Forum

Now established as the world’s official No.1 Eagles tribute, the Illegal Eagles continue to amaze crowds everywhere with their extremely tight harmonies and acute attention to detail.

Their ability to capture the emotion of Don Henley’s vocal deliveries have won mass audience acclaim both at home and overseas.

This latest production brings you all the classics – Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado, Life in the Fast Lane, Take it to the Limit, Love will keep us Alive, Tequila Sunrise and a whole lot more to boot!

"The band were flawless in their delivery both musically & vocally” – The Express

For further details see www.theforumbarrow.co.uk

Snow White on Ice at The Sands Centre

The original story of an enchanted mirror, a beautiful girl, the ultimate Prince Charming and a shiny red apple comes alive on ice, with ballet, gymnastics and aerial acrobatics to create a breathtaking and mesmerising experience.
This spell-binding show promise to be both lavish and spectacular, dazzling with it's sheer beauty and elegance that will thrill the whole family.
www.snowwhiteonice.com

The Smyths at The Brickyard

An outstandingly accurate and thrilling tribute to The Smiths, capturing the band at their best, live, from 1982 - 1987. Now in their eleventh year, The Smyths are the UK's longest-established tribute to the one of the greatest bands of all time.

"Amazing...just like The Smiths" - XFM.

"The Smyths give you just what you want" - Rob Hughes (Uncut/BBC Radio 6).

"The Smyths are indeed the BEST Smiths tribute band in the world" - Phil Gatenby, Author, 'Panic on the streets of London'.

Ages 14+ (ages 14-15 to be accompanied by an adult).

For further details see www.thebrickyardonline.com

Cara Dillon at Brewery Arts Centre

Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times in your whole life. Her staggeringly beautiful voice has the ability to reach inside the soul of a song and imbue material with not only profound sweetness but also poignancy and depth.

For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

Tullie Toddlers at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

A selection of drop in play based activities to involve both children up to 5 years and parents. Sessions are themed and include a relevant visit to the galleries.

Upcoming themes:
• Making a ‘Festive’ Exhibition of Yourself
• Artist Rooms
• Carlisle guilds
• Winterwatch
• Mother’s Day

For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Rigoletto at The Sands Centre

After the successful performance of La Boheme last year, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with another world-class opera - Rigoletto - a tragic tale of misunderstanding, revenge and sacrifice. An opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, and based on the play ‘Le Roi s’amuse’ by Victor Hugo. The tragic story revolves around the hunchbacked court jester, Rigoletto, his beautiful daughter Gilda whom he loves and the Duke of Mantua whom he serves. One of Verdi’s best-loved masterpieces, Rigoletto is considered as standard repertoire. The opera includes the Duke's much loved cynical aria 'La donna e mobile'.

For further details see www.thesandscentre.co.uk

Decopatch with Sooz Simmons at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Decopatch (or decoupage), is the craft of applying papers to objects to create something new and wonderful. It is a great technique for up-cycling old items such as vases, chairs, tables, the possibilities are endless. In this class you will start by patching a simple mache trinket pot, using the papers of your choice and learning about how to apply neatly and cleanly.

For further details see www.tulliehouse.co.uk

Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker & John Doyle at Brewery Arts Centre

Master of flutes, whistles and Uilleann pipes Mike McGoldrick is a founding member of Flook and Lunasa and is a current member of Capercaillie. Regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time, Mike has toured Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler, as well as with The Afro Celts, RTE Orchestra and Kate Rusby. He has collaborated with the likes of Jim Kerr, Youssou N’Dour, John Cale and Zakir Hussian amongst many others.

For further details see www.breweryarts.co.uk

The World's Original Marmalade Awards at Dalemain Historic House & Gardens

Since 2005, Dalemain has hosted The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival firmly placing it at the centre of the marmalade map.

From 50 jars in 2005, the Awards have grown each year and in 2014, nearly, 2400 jars of marmalade were entered and judged.

We have a varied and interesting programme of events planned including a Food Fair, Speciality Foods, Crafts, Music, Children's Activities, and of course Marmalade and more marmalade in the beautiful surroundings of Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens.

For further details see www.marmaladeawards.com

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