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Low Fell West - Open Garden for NGS

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This 2 acre woodland garden in the tranquil Winster Valley has extensive views to the Pennines. The four season garden, restored since 2003, incl expanses of rock planted sympathetically with...
Low Fell West, Kendal LA8 8JG
Mon 3 May 21

Low Fell West - Open Garden for NGS

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This 2 acre woodland garden in the tranquil Winster Valley has extensive views to the Pennines. The four season garden, restored since 2003, incl expanses of rock planted sympathetically with...
Low Fell West, Kendal LA8 8JG
Sun 2 May 21

Tim Burgess

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Tim Burgess Tim Burgess is lead singer of one of the defining bands of the ’90s, The Charlatans. He is currently enjoying touring the world to promote the bands phenomenal 10th studio album “You cross my...
The Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE
Tue 20 Apr 21

Pete Firman and The Amazing TBC

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Pete Firman and The Amazing TBC Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act! Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns with a magic show like you’ve never seen...
The Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE
Sat 3 Apr 21

Tom Stade: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

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Tom Stade: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom is back on the road with a brand-new show. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era!
The Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE
Fri 26 Mar 21

Lake District Photography Workshop Spring

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Lake District Photography Workshop - Enjoy the iconic scenes in spring with spring growth and iconic vistas. Learn how to make the best images
Lake District B93 0DQ
Fri 26 Mar 21

Dora’s Field - Open Garden for NGS

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Named for Dora, the daughter of the poet William Wordsworth. Wordsworth planned to build a house on the land but, after her early death, he planted the area with daffodils in her memory.
Dora’s Field, Ambleside LA22 9LX
Sun 21 Mar 21

High Close Estate & Arboretum - Open Garden for NGS

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Originally planted in 1866 by Edward Wheatley-Balme, High Close was designed in the fashion of the day using many of the recently discovered exotic conifers and evergreen shrubs coming into Britain
High Close Estate & Arboretum, Ambleside LA22 9HH
Sun 21 Mar 21

Rydal Hall - Open Garden for NGS

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Forty acres of Park, Woodland and Gardens to explore. The Formal Thomas Mawson Garden has fine examples of herbaceous planting, seasonal displays and magnificent views of the Lakeland Fells.
Rydal Hall, Ambleside LA22 9LX
Sun 21 Mar 21

Holehird Gardens - Open Garden for NGS

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Run by volunteers of the Lakeland Horticultural Society to promote knowledge of gardening in Lakeland conditions. On fellside overlooking Windermere, the 12 acres provide interest year round.
Holehird Gardens, Windermere LA23 1NP
Sun 21 Mar 21

From The Fields Presents The Rifles (Unplugged)

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British Indie outfit The Rifles rose to popularity in the mid-2000s with their swaggering, jaunty garage rock & roll sound.
The Brewery Arts Centre, 122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE
Thu 4 Feb 21

Lake District Photography Workshop Winter

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Lake District Photography Workshop - Enjoy the iconic scenes at winter with snow-topped mountains and frosty/frozen vistas.
Lake District CA12 4RE
Fri 29 Jan 21

Askham Hall, Cumbria; a beautiful rare breed - Virtual Open Garden - NGS

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In the picturesque village of Askham in Cumbria is Askham Hall. Dating back to the 13th century, the Hall is a Pele Tower incorporating 14th, 16th and early 18th century elements in a courtyard plan.
Virtual Event
Fri 29 Jan 21

January Retreat ~ The Art of Meditation

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January Retreat ~ The Art of Meditation, led by experienced meditation teachers Held at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre and Kadampa Temple for World Peace, Ulverston PART I ~ PREPARING FOR
Virtual Event
Sun 3 Jan 21

New Year’s Eve Celebration

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With Buddhist Monk, Gen Kelsang Rabten An inspiring new years course with teachings and meditations led by Gen Kelsang Rabten There is also a new years day celebration that you can join for an
Virtual Event
Thu 31 Dec 20

New Years Eve and Day Tara Chanting

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Tara Chanting ~ Special New Year Celebration Thurs 31 Dec – Fri 1 Jan See in the New Year and New Years Day with Special Chants to Buddha Tara
Virtual Event
Thu 31 Dec 20

Exploring the Lake District

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The period between Christmas and New Year is the perfect time for getting out and about in the countryside.
FSC Blencathra Threlkeld Keswick CA12 4SG
Sun 27 Dec 20

Finding Peace, Giving Peace ~ Christmas course - ONLINE AND IN PERSON

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An inspiring seasonal course with teachings and meditations led by Buddhist Monk, Gen-la Thubten based on the practice of the Buddha of Compassion.
Temple for World Peace Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston LA12 9QQ
Thu 24 Dec 20

Finding peace, giving peace ~ Christmas course - ONLINE AND IN PERSON

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An inspiring seasonal course with teachings and meditations led by Buddhist Monk, Gen-la Thubten based on the practice of the Buddha of Compassion.
Virtual Event
Thu 24 Dec 20

Traditional Christmas Crafts and Decorations

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Artistic kids of all ages will love these Christmas workshops. We’ll be introducing the Wordsworths and their writing before getting creative with crafts.
Wordsworth Grasmere, Dove Cottage, Grasmere LA22 9SH
Tue 22 Dec 20

Green Shoots

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Green Shoots ‘Green Shoots’ celebrates a new beginning for Green Door after the months without an exhibition. We’ve found a dichotomy during lockdown with some artists enjoying the time to create new work while...
Upfront Gallery, Unthank, Penrith CA11 9TG
Tue 15 Dec 20

Curious About Carlisle

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Have fun discovering Carlisle with two quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Are you curious about Carlisle?
Carlisle City Centre Starts: Carlisle Railway Station, Court Square Carlisle CA1 1QZ
Tue 8 Dec 20

The Beacon Museums beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Like everywhere, things are a bit different this year, but at the Beacon Museum we couldn’t disappoint our regular visitors who come to see a certain gentleman.
The Beacon Museum West Strand CA28 7LY
Sat 5 Dec 20

Dave Spikey A Funny Thing Happened

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Doors 7:00pm. Show time 7:30pm. All tickets £17.50. Funny things happen all the time. Dave’s special radar instinctively draws him to the out-of-the-ordinary, he applies his unique style of...
Coronation Hall County Square Ulverston LA12 7LZ
Fri 4 Dec 20

Creating Space ~ Online Weekend retreat with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten

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Creating Space ~ Weekend retreat with Gen-la Kelsang Thubten Making space in our life for relaxation, growth and successful relationships Sometimes it feels as if modern life is so crowded and so
Virtual Event
Fri 4 Dec 20

Introduction to Buddhism ~ Day course with Gen Kelsang Rabten

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Day Course with Buddhist Monk, Gen Kelsang Rabten Buddha’s life and teachings reveal a blueprint that anyone can follow to awaken our fullest potential for happiness.
Virtual Event
Sun 29 Nov 20

Workington Model Railway Exhibition 2020 - Cancelled

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The biggest Model Railway Exhibition in Cumbria. 12+ layouts. Full Trade support. Demonstrations and Societies. From drive your own train, how to make models they are all here.
Energus Building, Lillyhall. Workington CA13 4JW
Sat 21 Nov 20

Via Neil Diamond

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Whilst performing in Las Vegas four years ago Bob Dury was described as ’one of the world’s finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond’ and he’s now back touring the UK with his
The Beggar’s Theatre, Market Square, Milllom, Cumbria LA18 4HZ
Sat 21 Nov 20

Kendal Mountain Festival

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Kendal Mountain Festival has announced that its world-famous event will be broadcast online, ensuring its mission to showcase inspiring, soul-stirring outdoor adventure continues.
Virtual Event
Thu 19 Nov 20

100% Simon Brodkin

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After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kayne West and
The Beggar’s Theatre, Market Square, Milllom, Cumbria LA18 4HZ
Wed 4 Nov 20

Off Grid - Olivia Bax

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“It is a treat to go off grid. There is no phone signal. Incoming calls are diverted to an auto-response. When signal returns and auto-response is switched off, expectations rise.
Cross Lane Projects Cross Lane LA9 5LB
Sat 31 Oct 20

Curious About Kendal

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Have fun discovering Kendal with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format. Are you curious about Kendal?
Kendal Town Centre Starts: Holy Trinity Church, Church Walk Kendal LA9 5AF
Thu 29 Oct 20

Carlisle Virtual Careers Fair

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Out of work due to the current global pandemic? Join us at our Carlisle Virtual Careers Fair, the perfect place to find your next career!
Virtual Event
Thu 29 Oct 20

October Half Term- Clay Gargoyles

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This October Half Term join us for a chance to get messy and creative as a family to make your own clay gargoyles!
Carlisle Cathedral The Abbey Carlisle CA3 8TZ
Wed 28 Oct 20

October half term fun at The Beacon Museum

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From we open at 10.00am on Saturday 24th October we have a great week lined up for you. We have the Bears Exhibition where you will find books about famous bears, and you can go on a bear hunt with...
The Beacon Museum West Strand Whitehaven CA28 7LY
Sat 24 Oct 20

The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2020 - Carlisle

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2020 marks the 20th anniversary of The Sixteen’s annual Choral Pilgrimage tour. Since 2000 the choir have travelled the length and breadth of the UK, discovering some of the country’s most beautiful...
Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle CA3 8TZ
Thu 15 Oct 20

The Sixteen: Choral Workshops 2020 - Carlisle

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The Sixteen’s Choral Workshops take place under the guidance of expert workshop leaders including their associate conductor and bass Eamonn Dougan and singer and practical scholar Sally
Tithe Barn, Carlisle CA3 8UF
Sat 10 Oct 20

The Three Degrees

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The Three Degrees with original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday all the way from the USA. 50th Anniversary Tour.
The Beggar’s Theatre, Market Square, Milllom, Cumbria LA18 4HZ
Sat 10 Oct 20

Apple Weekend 2020

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Apple Weekend 2020 **Covid-19 Information - Health and safety remains our top priority and all activities throughout the weekend have taken this into account and will be socially distanced.
Beetham Nurseries Pool Darkin Lane Beetham Nr Milnthorpe Cumbria LA7 7AP
Sat 10 Oct 20

Curious About Carlisle

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Have fun discovering Carlisle with two quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Are you curious about Carlisle?
Carlisle City Centre Starts: Carlisle Railway Station, Court Square Carlisle CA1 1QZ
Fri 9 Oct 20

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

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Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers is a theatrical and interactive experience, especially made for all the family to enjoy.
The Beggar’s Theatre, Market Square, Milllom, Cumbria LA18 4HZ
Mon 5 Oct 20

Cumbrian Challenge 2020 - Cancelled

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Cumbrian Challenge 2020 The Cumbrian Challenge is Walking With The Wounded’s annual flagship fundraising event for individuals, organisations and companies who want to show their support and experience a memorable
Grasmere Sports Ground, Grasmere LA22 9SL
Sat 3 Oct 20

Simon Armitage in Dove Cottage

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Dove Cottage is the place where William Wordsworth produced most of his greatest and best-loved poems.
Wordsworth Grasmere, Dove Cottage, Grasmere LA22 9SH
Thu 1 Oct 20

Russian State Ballet

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Reserved Seating £23 all areas (over 60s £21/ U16s £17) Doors 19:00 Start 19:30 Interval 20:25 Approx end 21:30 A timeless ballet with exquisite dancing. Music by Tchaikovsky.
The Coro County Square Ulverston LA12 7LZ
Tue 29 Sep 20

Heritage Open Day: Pen and Ink from Goose Quills and Oak Galls

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Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.
Virtual Event
Sun 20 Sep 20

Glory Days

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The full E-street, the seven-piece line up will take you on a blast down thunder road playing all if the classics along the way.
The Beggar’s Theatre, Market Square, Milllom, Cumbria LA18 4HZ
Sat 19 Sep 20

Heritage Open Day: Lancaster Canal Northern Reaches ’“ Virtual Tour

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Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.
Virtual Event
Fri 18 Sep 20

Larch Cottage Nurseries - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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For 3 days only Larch Cottage Nurseries are opening the new lower gardens and chapel for NGS visitors.
Larch Cottage Nurseries Melkinthorpe Penrith Cumbria CA10 2DR
Tue 15 Sep 20

Heritage Open Day: FIRE! - Morecambe Bay Sunset Series

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Welcome to England’s largest festival of history and culture! Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture.
Virtual Event
Tue 15 Sep 20

Larch Cottage Nurseries - Garden Open for Charity - NGS

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For 3 days only Larch Cottage Nurseries are opening the new lower gardens and chapel for NGS visitors.
Larch Cottage Nurseries Melkinthorpe Penrith Cumbria CA10 2DR
Mon 14 Sep 20

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