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More details - Matinees at the Mine - A FREE Film Every Friday
A classic, a cult favourite or a hidden gem... a FREE film every Friday at 2pm. All welcome! To find out what’s on please email florence@florenceartscentre.com
Florence Arts Centre, Egremont
Fri 27 Apr, Fri 4 May, Fri 11 May

More details - The Blackheart Orchestra
The Blackheart Orchestra are a British singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist duo comprising long term collaborators Chrissy Mostyn and Richard Pilkington.
Florence Arts Centre, Egremont
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Woodend House - Open Garden for NGS
An interesting garden tucked away in a small hamlet. Meandering gravel paths lead around the garden with imaginative, colourful planting. Take a look around a productive, organic potager, wildlife pond, mini spring and summer meadows and a pretty summer house.
Woodend House, Egremont
Sun 13 May

More details - Wigtown, Acoustic Music, Open Mic Night
Join us for our weekly open mic or open mike (derived from the expression "open microphone") night. This is a live show in Craft Hotel Bar where audience members who are amateur performers or professionals and want to try out new material or plug an upcoming show are given the opportunity to perform live in the bar.
Craft Hotel 30 South Main Street
Today, Tue 1 May, Tue 8 May, Tue 15 May, Tue 22 May, Tue 29 May, Tue 5 Jun

More details - Wigtown Spoken Word Night
Our Monthly spoken word event. Are you an author, poet or playwright looking to practice public speaking, discuss your work or the pieces that inspired you. This is the event for you.
Craft Hotel 30 South Main Street
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 31 May

More details - Sunningdale - Open Garden for NGS
A seaside garden. Headland has cliffs, steps, wild flowers and seating, spectacular views and sheer drops! Front garden has raised pond and planting to cope with hostile weather. The relatively sheltered rear garden is cottage style with lots of different rooms, no large lawn here!
Sunningdale, Amlwch
Sun 6 May, Sat 12 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 24 Jun

More details - The Railway Children
Furness Youth Theatre By E. Nesbit Adapted by Mike Kenny Directed by Chris Loveless Famously filmed, this story of a prosperous Edwardian family – mother and three children – forced into near-penury in the rural north of England captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and...
The Forum, 28 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Thu 3 May to Sat 5 May

More details - When it Rains (A Musical Comedy)
Ulverston AOS When it Rains (A Musical Comedy) A Musical Comedy revolving around the lived of Tim, a nice guy who has no luck with the opposite sex and Rachel who always picks the wrong man.
Victory Hall Broughton in Furness
Sat 5 May

More details - Langholme Mill - Open Garden for NGS
Approx 1 acre of mature woodland garden with meandering lakeland stone paths surrounding the mill race stream which can be crossed by a variety of bridges. The garden hosts well established bamboo, rhododendrons, hostas, acers and astilbes and a large variety of country flowers.
Langholme Mill, Lowick Green
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

Printfest 2018 More details - Printfest 2018
Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary hand-made prints, it offers visitors the experience of making an artwork purchase direct from the artists. You get to talk to the artist, hear the story behind the work and find out more about printmaking.
Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May
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More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Where Poppies Blow
An evocative special exhibition commemorating the end of the First World War. Where Poppies Blow tells the story of a doomed generation, including poet Edward Thomas, author of Adelstrop, who fought to protect the fields, flowers and birds of Britain.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Today to Thu 26 Apr, Sat 28 Apr to Thu 3 May, Sat 5 May to Tue 8 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A passionate nature
Learn Dorothy Wordsworth’s secrets. Join a 10-minute talk by a costumed servant to uncover the secret life of Dorothy Wordsworth, the woman behind one of the world’s greatest poets, and how she helped inspire the modern conservation movement. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 25 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Wed 2 May, Sat 5 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A poet in the making
Get a servant’s eye view of William’s childhood. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about how the happiness and tragedy of William’s childhood turned him into one of the world’s favourite poets. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 2 May, Wed 9 May

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.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Thu 26 Apr, Mon 30 Apr, Thu 3 May, Mon 7 May, Thu 10 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Hard at work for the Wordsworths
Step back in time with the servants. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about the harsh realities of 18th-century life. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Go wild like William and Dorothy
Borrow an explorer bag and see what you discover. Hunt for amazing animals in the house, track down bugs and bees in the garden - and get some tips on how to turn your own backyard into a nature haven. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 6 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Where Poppies Blow
An evocative special exhibition commemorating the end of the First World War. Where Poppies Blow tells the story of a doomed generation, including poet Edward Thomas, author of Adelstrop, who fought to protect the fields, flowers and birds of Britain.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 9 May, Thu 10 May, Sat 12 May to Thu 17 May, Sat 19 May to Thu 24 May, Sat 26 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A passionate nature
Learn Dorothy Wordsworth’s secrets. Join a 10-minute talk by a costumed servant to uncover the secret life of Dorothy Wordsworth, the woman behind one of the world’s greatest poets, and how she helped inspire the modern conservation movement. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 9 May, Sat 12 May, Wed 16 May, Sat 19 May, Wed 23 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Painted ladies and lazy housewives
An evening talk followed by coffee, cake and conversation. Amanda Thackeray, head gardener at Wordsworth House, shares the joys and challenges of conserving an award-winning Georgian garden. Tickets 5 including coffee and cake. Booking Essential. Phone: 01900 824805. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Thu 10 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Hard at work for the Wordsworths
Step back in time with the servants. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about the harsh realities of 18th-century life. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - Go wild like William and Dorothy
Borrow an explorer bag and see what you discover. Hunt for amazing animals in the house, track down bugs and bees in the garden - and get some tips on how to turn your own backyard into a nature haven. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May

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.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Mon 14 May, Thu 17 May, Mon 21 May, Thu 24 May

More details - Wordsworth House and Garden - A poet in the making
Get a servant’s eye view of William’s childhood. Meet the maid or manservant and take in a 10-minute talk about how the happiness and tragedy of William’s childhood turned him into one of the world’s favourite poets. Booking Not Needed. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth
Wed 16 May, Wed 23 May

More details - Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair.
Craft fair/sale with jams, chutneys, knitwear, needlecraft, woodcraft, artwork, glasswear, silk flowers,crochetwork, candles, soaps,jewellery,cards, photography and much more.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 26 May, Sat 23 Jun

More details - Free 15 minute Meditation in the Temple
Everyone is welcome to join these free 15 minute guided meditations. Give your mind a treat! Experience some inner calm.
Manjushri KMC Conishead Priory Priory Road (A5087 Coast Road) Ulverston
Today to Sun 13 May

More details - Ulverston WalkFest
Saturday 28 April to Monday 7 May 2018. Over 30 walks over ten days. Walks for all the family including themes of nature, local history, map reading and many more covering all abilities. Where can you get better value for money at £3 per person per walk and children go free!
Sat 28 Apr, Mon 7 May

More details - When it Rains (A Musical Comedy)
Ulverston AOS When it Rains (A Musical Comedy) A Musical Comedy revolving around the lived of Tim, a nice guy who has no luck with the opposite sex and Rachel who always picks the wrong man.
Greenodd Village Hall Main Street
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Hike Lake District
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.
Lake District
Sat 19 May

More details - When it Rains (A Musical Comedy)
Ulverston AOS When it Rains (A Musical Comedy) A Musical Comedy revolving around the lived of Tim, a nice guy who has no luck with the opposite sex and Rachel who always picks the wrong man.
Lower Holker Village Hall Cark
Sun 6 May

More details - High Moss OPen Garden
These 4.5 acres of formal and informal terraced gardens, lawns and paddocks all face south, with magnificent views of the fells. There are many fir trees, rhododendrons and azaleas. The former tennis court is now a vegetable patch. There are also herbaceous borders and a Lakeland arts and crafts garden.
Portinscale Keswick
Sun 20 May

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - 'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition
Featuring Beatrix Potter’s original artwork, handwritten letters and personal items, this new exhibition uncovers a lesser-known side to the well-loved children’s author. Enjoy a rare chance to see Beatrix’s sketches and illustrations up close in this new exhibition for 2018.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Conservation in action
Every Friday there’s the chance to chat to our Conservation team, learn about how we manage our collection and see some objects that belonged to Beatrix Potter which are not usually on display to the public. Booking Not Needed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - 'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition
Featuring Beatrix Potter’s original artwork, handwritten letters and personal items, this new exhibition uncovers a lesser-known side to the well-loved children’s author. Enjoy a rare chance to see Beatrix’s sketches and illustrations up close in this new exhibition for 2018.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Mon 30 Apr to Thu 31 May

More details - Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead - Conservation in action
Every Friday there’s the chance to chat to our Conservation team, learn about how we manage our collection and see some objects that belonged to Beatrix Potter which are not usually on display to the public. Booking Not Needed.
Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Main Street, Hawkshead,
Fri 4 May, Fri 11 May, Fri 18 May, Fri 25 May

More details - Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza
Every May Day Bank Holiday weekend, Llandudno plays host to a Victorian Extravaganza featuring a Victorian street fair, old time fair rides, fun stalls, steam engines, people dressed in Victorian costume, street parades at 12 midday each day and street entertainment the whole family will enjoy.
Llandudno Llandudno
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Male Voice Choir Concert Season 2018
A series of concerts by Male Voice Choirs from North Wales and further afield. Concerts start at 8pm with doors opening at 7:15pm. Male Voice Choirs sing in a mix of English and Welsh. See website for choir details on each date.
St John’s Methodist Church, Llandudno 53-55 Mostyn Street, LLANDUDNO, Conwy
Thu 3 May, Tue 8 May, Thu 10 May, Tue 15 May, Thu 17 May, Sat 19 May, Tue 22 May, Thu 24 May, Tue 29 May, Thu 31 May, Sat 2 Jun, Tue 5 Jun, Thu 7 Jun, Tue 12 Jun, Thu 14 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Tue 19 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Tue 26 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Sat 30 Jun

More details - Swansea City Opera present The Barber of Seville
Set in period Seville, with outrageous 18th century costumes that compliment the fizz and flare of Rossini’s musical genius, this production is perfect both for the established operagoer, and those seeking to engage with opera for the first time.
Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Lake Rd, Keswick
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Allan Bank and Grasmere - Billie Buzzard's Wild Garden Trail
Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden. She sees all of the wild creatures who call Allan Bank home, can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see' Booking Not Needed.
Allan Bank and Grasmere, High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside
Today to Tue 29 May

More details - Beth Hart
Beth Hart plus Kris Barras Band. Artists performing: Beth Hart.: Tickets avaiable.
Blackpool Opera House, Blackpool
Thu 26 Apr

More details - The Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas
The Rat Pack is back and this time, they are bringing Ella Fitzgerald! The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas sends you back in time to the glamorous, golden era of 1950s Las Vegas, when Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin joined forces and become the hottest ticket in town at the famous Sands...
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Thu 26 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - ELO AGAIN 2018 - Return To The Blue Tour
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ELO’s iconic album ‘OUT OF THE BLUE’. ELO AGAIN really do give you a dramatic taste of what the classic ELO were like in the heyday. The whole experience is a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction light show and visual effects.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Signed Sealed Delivered
If you love the music of Stevie Wonder, then you’ll love this smash hit show Signed Sealed Delivered. Featuring Lejaune Andre, the star of The Magic of Motown.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Tue 1 May

More details - Islands in the Stream
Islands in the Stream – Celebrating the Queen & King of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers… Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty!
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Wed 2 May

More details - Bowie Experience - The Golden Years Tour
Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Thu 3 May

More details - My First Ballet: Swan Lake
Give children a first taste of the magical world of ballet with My First ballet: Swan Lake. Enjoy one of the most famous ballets of all time together, in this beautifully adapted new version for children aged three upwards.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - The Jungle Book
A Children’s Touring Partnership and Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production of The Jungle Book. by Jessica Swale, based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling, directed by Max Webster.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Tue 8 May to Sat 12 May

More details - The Roy Orbison Story
Barry Steele and Friends presents, ‘The Roy Orbison Story’. Expect what is being billed as an upbeat and contemporary slant on Orbison’s legacy, as Barry Steele and Friends take audiences on a musical journey from the early Sun years right through to the late 1980s.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Sun 20 May

More details - The Kite Runner
Following an outstanding West End Run, The Kite Runner comes to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre in 2018! Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Tue 22 May to Sat 26 May

More details - Fell Foot - Fell Foot Outdoor Festival
Come along and have a go at the sports you’ve always wanted to try. Enjoy free tasters of sailing, rowing and more! Some activities will be bookable. Booking Advisable. Children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Fell Foot, Newby Bridge, Windermere,
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

More details - Ladies Cycling Taster Evening
Supported by British Cycling, Welsh Cycling and the HSBC "Breeze" network this event is aimed at ladies only who would like to start (or restart) cycling.
Llandudno Promenade
Thu 10 May