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Events Around Cumbria

Today to Thu 18 Apr    

More details - Townend - Guided Tours
Want to find out how you can ’burn a candle at both ends’ and how the crafty chambermaid outwitted the rich merchant' Then join one of our tours, every open day at 11am and 12 noon. Places limited. Our guided tours are very popular and places are limited and on a first-come first-serve basis.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Today to Sun 24 Mar, Wed 27 Mar to Sun 31 Mar

More details - Sizergh - Cecilia's Story: A Life in Letters
Explore Cecilia Strickland’s life at Sizergh in the eighteenth century, through her own words. Uncover the story of Sizerghs 18th century lady of the house, Cecilia Strickland, as her experiences of love, loss and hope are brought to life inspired by her surviving letters. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today to Sun 24 Mar, Tue 26 Mar to Sun 31 Mar

More details - Sizergh - The Sizergh Silk Road: from Goa to Antwerp
Follow the threads of Sizerghs textile history from the Anthony and Cleopatra Flemish tapestries, to the newly rediscovered bedspread of James II. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today to Sun 24 Mar, Tue 26 Mar to Sun 31 Mar

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - This Land is Our Land
Our first exhibition of 2019 explores humankinds relationship with the beautiful Lakeland landscape through a range of thought-provoking voices. An exhibition exploring natures power to shape us and the impact we, in turn, have on the environment.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today, Sat 23 Mar to Thu 28 Mar, Sat 30 Mar, Sun 31 Mar

More details - Footprint - Pilates with Libby Dixon
Be supple and strong in 2019 - develop core and back strength and be more agile, help prevent injury and increase sports performance. Booking Not Needed.
Footprint
Today, Thu 28 Mar

More details - Townend - A Taste of 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. We’ll be cooking all afternoon where we’ll recreate some of the recipes. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Today, Thu 28 Mar

More details - South Lakeland Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Launch Meeting
With Kate Hudson (Gen.Sec. CNDUK) Join us in forming a new group to campaign for a Britain and world free from the scourge of nuclear weapons and nuclear power. If you share CND’s objectives, please attend or contact gilliganphilip@gmail.com
Friends Meeting Room, Stramongate, KENDAL
Today

More details - Sizergh - Garden walks
Discover the variety in Sizerghs seven-hectare garden on a guided walk. Theres been a garden at Sizergh since 1239, so you can imagine how many hands have tended to it since then! Let our garden guides help you discover some of Sizerghs brightest gems. Booking Not Needed.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Today, Fri 22 Mar, Mon 25 Mar to Fri 29 Mar

More details - Much More Than Meets The Eye! - James Owen Thomas
An exhibtion of work in Dover Gallery by James Owen Thomas, a young artist who creates his art from things other cast aside. ‘From an early age, I always preferred to see litter in bins rather than it is spoiling the countryside, parks and seashore.
Farfield Mill Garsdale Road Sedbergh
Today to Sun 28 Apr

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Matters of life and death
Take a guided tour and learn how the house was saved. Join us for a 30-minute guided house tour and enjoy a personal insight into the family life that forged one of our greatest poets - plus the story of how this special house was saved from demolition. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today, Mon 25 Mar, Thu 28 Mar

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Conservation in action
Every Friday, drop in between 1pm and 3pm and meet the conservation team. Plus you can see objects from the Beatrix Potter Gallery collection not normally on display. An opportunity to ask those questions you’ve always wanted to know about conservation, and hear about how the collection is managed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Fri 22 Mar, Fri 29 Mar

More details - Food for Thought
A special night out with relaxing guided meditation followed by a delicious home cooked vegetarian meal (may contain dairy and/or eggs). The evening begins with a simple, guided meditation to bring a sense of inner peace at the end of a busy week.
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Fri 22 Mar 19

More details - Footprint - Yoga with Jo Andrews
A weekly class with Jo Andrews to boost your physical and mental wellbeing in a relaxing environment. Jo’s classes concentrate on flexibility, breathing and posture in our peaceful surroundings. Suitable for beginners and improvers, this class introduces blends of Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga.
Footprint
Fri 22 Mar, Fri 29 Mar

More details - Footprint - Yoga and mindfulness for kids with Jo Andrews
Yoga for kids is a time to reflect on what’s important, what matters and how special their uniqueness is while listening to music we love. A 45 minute session blending empowering physical yoga to music we love and a time to reflect on what’s important, what matters and how special our uniqueness is.
Footprint
Fri 22 Mar, Fri 29 Mar

More details - Sizergh - Heritage Open Days: Sizergh’s Gunpowder Works
Join this guided walk to Sedgwick gunpowder works and learn some of their secrets. The remains of the gunpowder works are a fascinating feature of Sizerghs landscape, so explore their history with the help of our volunteers.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Fri 22 Mar, Sat 23 Mar, Mon 25 Mar, Wed 27 Mar, Fri 29 Mar, Sat 30 Mar

More details - Hill Top - Exclusive tour of Hill Top
Step into Beatrix’s beloved farmhouse and view her treasured possessions away from the crowds every closed Friday. A chance to see Hill Top out of hours and get up close to items from the Beatrix Potter collection.
Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside,
Fri 22 Mar, Fri 29 Mar

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 22 Mar, Mon 25 Mar, Tue 26 Mar, Fri 29 Mar

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - How green was my Georgian?
The Georgians were past masters at recycling but some of their initiatives may have gone a bit too far. In the Wordsworths time, everything from leftover food to urine, teeth and hair was recycled. Find out from the maid if we could learn some useful lessons today. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - Westmorland Orchestra and Cumbria Festival Chorus Classical Concert
The Westmorland Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 (Reformation) and will then be joined by the Cumbria Festival Chorus for Berlioz "Te Deum", featuring guest tenor Christopher Steele. Tickets are available from The Brewery Arts Centre and Orchestra Members - £12.00, free for under 19s.
Kendal Parish Church
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - Cumbria Rural Choirs in Concert at Carlisle Cathedral
Cumbria Rural Choirs present Haydn’s The Last Seven Words of Christ and Mozart’s Requiem, at Carlisle Cathedral. Cumbria Rural Choirs is one of the largest amateur choirs in the county comprising of singers of all ages from around Cumbria.
Carlisle Cathedral Carlisle
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - The Thief, the Fox & the Phoenix
Follow the tale of a mischievous thief who goes on a quest with a furry fox friend to find the enchanted phoenix. A captivating folk tale told through a fusion of aerial circus, dance, live singing and storytelling.
Theatre by the Lake Lakeside Keswick Cumbria
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - Sticklebarn and The Langdales - Live Music - Saskia Griffiths-Moore - Sticklebarn Sessions
Saskia Griffiths-Moore is a London-based artist currently touring a new album with funding from Arts Council. Saskia is an independent English singer-songwriter known for her pure, clear voice and her nu-folk style repertoire.
Sticklebarn and The Langdales
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - Fell Foot - parkrun
A simple way to get fit, with a great community at its heart. Parkrun is held at Fell Foot every Saturday morning. You can enjoy this 5km run with a stunning backdrop and a great bunch of volunteers cheering you on.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Sat 23 Mar, Sat 30 Mar

More details - Wray Castle - Sky of birds and paper meadow
During the weekends of March, drop in and help us celebrate the arrival of spring with this creative activity. In the former Drawing Room, we’re celebrating the arrival of spring by creating a sky of birds and a paper meadow.
Wray Castle
Sat 23 Mar 19 and Sun 24 Mar

More details - Art, Craft and Gift Fair
Gift fair with items made and sold by the stallholders. Beautiful handcrafted items from 50p upwards.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street,Cockermouth,Cumbria
Sat 23 Mar, Sat 20 Apr

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