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More details - A Summer's Evening of Happy Jazz to 1960s!
An evening of mellow jazz with talented local musicians the Brief Encounter Duo (Chris & Veronica Perrin) with bar, refreshments and raffle in aid of Church funds
St Jude’s Church, Knaresdale, Slaggyford, Brampton
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Martin Carthy
Martin Carthy. Artists performing: Martin Carthy.: Tickets avaiable.
High Forest Community Centre, Sinderhope, Nr Allendale
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Thornley House Open Garden
1 Acre garden consisting of woodland, stream, pond, Rosa Rogosa avenue and mixed planting. A feline theme is evident in this child friendly garden. Real cats and ornamental animals enhance the garden. 2 Giant Maine Coons,1 Red Bumese. Safari for children. Cat and garden lovers Bed & Breakfast. Dogs must be on leads.
Thornley House Thornley Gate HEXHAM Northumberland
Sun 27 May

More details - Allen Banks and Staward Gorge - Countryside volunteering taster day
As part of Volunteers’ Week, meet the volunteer team at Allen Banks and get stuck into conservation tasks such as tree-guarding. Now’s your chance to find out about how Allen Banks is cared for, and help the volunteers and rangers for the day. Please bring a packed lunch and sturdy footwear.
Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, Estate Office, Bardon Mill, Hexham,
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Acorn Bank - Newtopia day
Close encounters of the amphibious kind - meet the newts and do some crafting. Booking Not Needed.
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Wed 30 May

More details - Acorn Bank - Garden Tours
Join one of our volunteers who specializes in plant based dyes for a tour around the gardens of Acorn Bank. All Acorn Bank tours are currently free of charge but donations are kindly accepted.
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 29 Jul

More details - Acorn Bank - Silent Space at Acorn Bank
Acorn Bank is taking part in Silent Space, a project that promotes stopping, switching off phones, cameras and social media, and just enjoying an oasis of quiet away from our often hectic lives. The Herb Garden, enclosed within brick walls, is a space which feels calm and reflective.
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Tue 5 Jun, Thu 7 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Thu 28 Jun

More details - Trio of Armathwaite Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Coombe Eden is approx 1 acre Victorian garden renovation project of traditional and contemporary beds. Steeply banked to a Japanese style bridge over the stream to a woodland area. Contemporary mixed beds, large rhododendrons give a breathtaking display in May.
Trio of Armathwaite Gardens, Carlisle
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Hike Hadrian's Wall
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. Take on a new challenge at Race for Life Hike in 2018.
Lanercost Priory
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Hayton Village Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A valley of gardens of varied size and styles all within ½m, mostly of old stone cottages. Smaller and larger cottage gardens, courtyards and containers, steep wooded slopes, lawns, exuberant borders, frogs, pools and poultry, colour and texture throughout.
Hayton Village Gardens, Brampton
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Larch Cottage Nurseries - Open Garden for NGS
For 2 days only Larch Cottage Nurseries are opening the new lower gardens and chapel for NGS visitors. The gardens include lawns, flowing perennial borders, rare and unusual shrubs, trees, small orchard and a kitchen garden. A natural stream runs into a small lake - a haven for wildlife and birds.
Larch Cottage Nurseries, Penrith
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Larch Cottage Nurseries
Take advantage of the wonderful summer weather and help to raise funds for The British Red Cross and our vital work in the UK at the same time! Take your chance to see a usually private garden by the kind permission of owners Peter and Jo in their support for the British Red Cross!
Melkinthorpe Penrith
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok
Helen has grown up in the UK, but always felt a piece of her story was missing Visiting her mother’s birthplace of Hong Kong for the first time, she is determined to find out who she really is and where she belongs.
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Today and Fri 25 May

More details - Hexham Gathering 2018
Celebrating Youth Folk Music around the Bandstand in Hexham! Free Event Performances from dance teams, youth folk ensembles, ceilidh bands, soloists, duos and trios will take place between 12.30pm - 3.30pm including the traditional ceilidh around the bandstand. ------ Evening Concert 7.
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Sat 26 May

More details - Two
From Jim Cartwirght, the award-winning writer of Little Voice and Road comes Two, a gritty yet heart-warming look at northern life filled with pathos and humour. Set in a Northern Pub where the Landlord and Landlady’s cheery greeting and friendly banter barely disguise their contempt for each other.
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Tue 29 May

More details - An Evening with Pam Ayres
Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. Funny and warm, her charming understated manner belies a rare comic precision. Her hair-trigger timing, her eye for the absurd details of everyday life, and unforgettable turn of phrase, combine to make her a true national treasure.
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Edge 2018
Experience a whirlwind of movement as Edge Dance Company presents four brand new pieces by award winning choreographers with energy and prowess. This unusual programme by Philippe Blanchard, Tamsin Fitzgerald, Athina Vahla and Ben Wright ranges from the poetic to the wild. What will you make of each piece?
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe
Song-writing alchemy… Described by Mike Harding as “two of our best songwriters and singers, understanding and enriching each other’s songs” and by Mark Radcliffe as a “top-class pair of songwriters”, two of the UK folk scene’s finest singer-songwriters Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe join forces for a series of concerts
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Broadway & Beyond
Now in its eleventh successful year touring the UK, Broadway and Beyond is a thrilling and entertaining mix of musical wit from the most popular musicals of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries performed by eight West End professionals; comprising three all-singing, all-dancing actors accompanied by five
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Sat 9 Jun

More details - The Tempest
Shakespeare’s tale of illusion and revenge is brought vividly to life in Oddsocks’ musical, Sci-fi adaptation. From the company who brought you the “bonkers and brilliant” Romeo and Juliet and the “downright funny” Macbeth, experience The Tempest that’s out of this world.
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Tue 12 Jun and Wed 13 Jun

More details - Beatlemania
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading tribute acts, Beatlemania is one of the longest running and most successful Beatles shows in the world.
Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Thu 14 Jun

Big Fish Little Fish - Family Rave! More details - Big Fish Little Fish - Family Rave!
Award-winning Big Fish Little Fish family raves are coming to Rheged! Dance with the family to a (grown up) dance music set with BFLF resident Dave Booth on the decks. Enjoy top tunes on the dancefloor with bubbles, glitter cannons, balloons and our parachute dance finale.
Rheged, Redhills, Penrith
Sun 3 Jun
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More details - Tithe Barn - Open Garden for NGS
Set on a slight incline, the thatched property has stunning views of the Lake District, Pennines and Scottish Border hills. Planting follows the cottage garden style, the surrounding walls, arches, grottos and quirky features have all been designed and created by the owners.
Tithe Barn, Carlisle
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Penrith 5K, 10K & Pretty Muddy 5K
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. So which event is for you? A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it.
Lowther Castle
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Askham Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Askham Hall is a Pele Tower incorporating C14, C16 and early C18 elements in a courtyard plan. Opened in 2013 with luxury accommodation, a restaurant, spa, cafe and wedding barn. Splendid formal garden with terraces of herbaceous borders and topiary, dating back to C17.
Askham Hall, Penrith
Sun 17 Jun

Blues Hall of Fame® British Legend Norman Beaker and The Norman Beaker Band at The Old Fire Station More details - Blues Hall of Fame® British Legend Norman Beaker and The Norman Beaker Band at The Old Fire Station
June 2, 2018 Blues Hall of Fame® British Legend Norman Beaker and The Norman Beaker Band will be commencing a summer celebrating Northern Arts and at The Old Fire Station, Carlisle.
Civic Centre | Carlisle | Cumbria
Sat 2 Jun
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More details - Steam Yacht Gondola - Beatrix Potter's Landscape Cruise and Walk
Spend the day with our local volunteer Ranger discovering the legacy and impact of Beatrix Potter’s life in the Coniston locality. Sail from Coniston Pier to Monk Coniston, walk through the Monk Coniston estate to iconic Tarn Hows, and return via Monk Co. Booking Essential. Phone: 01539 432733.
Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AN
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More details - Footprint - Yoga with Carly Harding
Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment. Carly provides an inclusive and non-intimidating environment with a maximum class size of 15 people. Everyone welcome from complete beginners to experienced Yogis and Yoginis. Booking Essential. Phone: 07841 778 235.
Footprint
Fri 25 May, Mon 28 May, Tue 29 May, Fri 1 Jun, Mon 4 Jun, Tue 5 Jun, Fri 8 Jun, Mon 11 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Fri 15 Jun, Mon 18 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Fri 22 Jun, Mon 25 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Fri 29 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Tue 3 Jul, Fri 6 Jul, Mon 9 Jul

More details - Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve - Coralroot Orchid guided walks
Join the Rangers for the best chance to spot this tiny orchid. This tiny orchid is extremely difficult to find and the number fluctuates dramatically from year-to-year. Recent annual totals vary between 0 and 2,000 spikes. Join the Rangers for the best chance to see it and find out about our management for this and o.
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve
Sat 26 May, Wed 30 May, Wed 6 Jun

More details - Tarn Hows and Coniston - Nature discovery trail
Leap into action at Tarn Hows. Discover fantastic feathered friends and monstrous mini beasts on our new accessible nature discovery trail. Booking Not Needed. Children of all ages welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Tarn Hows and Coniston
Sat 26 May to Sun 3 Jun, Sat 21 Jul to Tue 24 Jul

More details - Footprint - Woodland Explorer Residential
An exciting and fun three day residential woodland experience for 8 - 14 yr olds. The days will be an inspiring mix of bushcraft, greenwood carving, fire lighting, natural arts and crafts, woodland games, shelter building, storytelling, adventure and sleeping out under the stars.
Footprint
Sat 26 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Wray Castle - Landmark in the Landscape
This 45 minute outdoor guided tour takes in the theatrical architecture of Wray Castle together with its picturesque setting.
Wray Castle
Sat 26 May to Fri 20 Jul

More details - Wray Castle - Upping Sticks at Sixty
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, the upwardly mobile middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District. James and Margaret Dawson were a middle-class couple, products of the Industrial Revolution in Liverpool.
Wray Castle
Sat 26 May to Fri 20 Jul

More details - Steam Yacht Gondola - Walkers' Cruise
Take in the stunning scenery around Coniston Water on a combined a cruise and walk. Cruise down the length of the lake and then take an energising walk from Lake Bank back to Coniston Pier (12km) or from Parkamoor to Brantwood (7.5km). Booking Advisable. Dogs on leads welcome.
Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AN
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sat 30 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Book reading with Sanjida Kay
Join us for an evening around the fire with Sanjida Kay, wildlife TV presenter and novelist, as she reads from her latest thriller, My Mother’s Secret, which is partly set in Elterwater , Sticklebarn and the Langdales.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Sat 26 May

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Quiz Night
Get your thinking caps on at our weekly quiz night, it’s 1 per person to enter and the winning team takes home the kitty. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Sun 27 May, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 10 Jun, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun, Sun 1 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Tuesday adventure Films
Head to Sticklebarn for high-adrenaline movies on the big screen upstairs. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Tue 29 May, Tue 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Wray Castle - Wray Runners at Wray Castle
Meet in the car park for running sessions of all abilities. These take place in the grounds of Wray Castle, where the panoramic lake views provide all the motivation you need to keep going.
Wray Castle
Tue 29 May, Tue 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Adventure Films
Head to Sticklebarn every Tuesday for high adrenaline movies on the big screen upstairs. Booking Not Needed.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Tue 29 May, Tue 5 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Tue 3 Jul, Tue 10 Jul

More details - Tarn Hows and Coniston - Guided walks
Let our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers take you on an adventure off the beaten track every Wednesday from May at Tarn Hows. Take in the beautiful scenery as you chat about our nature conservation work and hear stories of how this spectacular landscape came to be.
Tarn Hows and Coniston
Wed 30 May, Wed 6 Jun, Wed 13 Jun, Wed 20 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Wed 11 Jul

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Derwent Island House Open Days 2017
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Wed 30 May, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Derwent Island House Open Days 2018
Your adventure begins by canoe, a peaceful paddle across this short stretch of Derwent Water to the intriguing little island. Discover the reality of life on the island past and present, indoors and out. Enjoy the gardens, grounds and amazing views.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Wed 30 May, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve - Thursday family wild time
Join the rangers for a variety of family activities. You can try all sorts of new activities with the whole family, such as stream dipping, sand sculptures, beach combing and bug hunting. Booking Not Needed. Dogs on leads welcome.
Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve
Thu 31 May, Thu 26 Jul

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Force Crag Mine Open Day 2018
Accessible only by foot, bike or National Trust 4x4, discover one of the Lakes most quirky yet fascinating secrets located in the stunning Coledale Valley, near Keswick - you’ll love it even if you’re not sure mining is quite your thing!
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Footprint - Teachers woodland introduction and woodland developers course
A one day course with Gareth and Ro Thomas of CPD aimed at teachers/group leaders wanting to work with children outdoors. Covering bushcraft skills, firelighting, ideas and inspiration to deepen connection with Nature.
Footprint
Mon 4 Jun

More details - Wray Castle - Reading Wray Castle
This 10 minute talk will equip visitors with the skills to understand the architecture of Wray Castle - inside and out. You’ll be able to learn how the Gothic Revival style came about, how the practicalities of an early Victorian house were fitted in and how the Dawson’s personalised their new house.
Wray Castle
Mon 4 Jun to Fri 20 Jul

More details - Footprint - Bowl Carving
Come and spend a wonderful day at the Footprint with Gareth and Ro Thomas hand carving your own bowl, or kneading trough, out of local greenwood. A busy day will be rewarded when your creation takes pride of place in your kitchen. Kettle always on the boil and unlimited biscuits! Booking Essential. Phone: 07702256425.
Footprint
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Borrowdale and Derwent Water - Keswick Mountain Festival 2018
Join us for ranger-led guided walks and ’hands-on’ conservation tasks at England’s largest mountain festival where the National Trust is the official supported charity. Booking Essential. Phone: 0871 2305537. Families welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Borrowdale and Derwent Water
Fri 8 Jun to Sun 10 Jun

More details - Steam Yacht Gondola - Grand Victorian Circular Tour
Retrace the steps of Victorian and Edwardian tourists on an adaptation of one of the original Furness Railway grand tours of the Lake District, in partnership with Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and Mountain Goat Tours. Tour ac. Booking Essential. Phone: 01539 432733.
Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AN
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Footprint - Bushcraft Club
Come and join us at Bushcraft Club in the beautiful woods at Footprint. Learn bushcraft skills,woodland games, how to build your own shelter, woodland crafts, foraging, tracking and how to make a fire and try out some campfire cooking. Come play, get muddy and most of all have fun!
Footprint
Tue 19 Jun

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