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Today to Tue 22 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Church View - Open Garden for NGS
Its all about the plants! Less than ½ acre of garden but with layers of texture, colour and interest in abundance, this is a garden for plantaholics. Plant combinations are at the heart of the design.
Church View, Appleby-in-Westmorland
Sun 20 May

More details - Arts of Zen: Aesthetics of Simplicity
The modern study of Japanes aesthetics only started a little over 200 years ago in the West. The Japanese aesthetic is a set of ancient ideals that include wabi, (transient and stark beauty), sabi, (the beauty of natural patina and aging) and yugen, (profound grace and subtlety).
Appleby Market Hall
Wed 9 May

More details - An Apprentice’s Journey - Sara Dennis Embroidery
Embroiderer and Royal School of Needlework tutor Sara Dennis launches her first collection to be showcased in the north of England on Wednesday 11th April 2018 at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh.
Farfield Mill Garsdale Road Sedbergh
Today to Sun 20 May

More details - The Art of Quilting - Dawn Chandler and the Levens Quilters
Dawn has always loved sewing and when she inherited a sewing basket containing vintage sewing items she thought they would make an interesting subject to paint, so she began a series of sewing themed paintings. After visiting an exhibition by the Levens Quilters, she was inspired by the quality of work and artistry.
Farfield Mill Sedbergh
Today to Sun 6 May

More details - Badapple Theatre Company presents “Amy Johnson’
Badapple Theatre Company is celebrating 20 years on the road and to mark the milestone, it is re-presenting the first show the Company ever toured with. ’Amy Johnson’ will tour nationally starting in Yorkshire, travelling down through the Midlands, Surrey, Gloucestershire and finally Somerset.
Reeth Memorial Hall
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Badapple Theatre present 'Amy Johnson'
Celebrating 20 years of Badapple Theatre touring, Artistic Director Kate Bramley re-presents the first show the Company toured with ‘Amy Johnson’. The show follows the inspirational life of Hull aviatrix Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from the UK to Australia.
Reeth Memorial Hall
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Andy Irvine
Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself".
Reeth Memorial Hall
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Ritchie Parrish Ritchie
Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Canadian band, Tanglefoot. Along with percussionist/singer/songwriter Beaker Granger, they have re-connected as RPR.
Reeth Memorial Hall
Sat 19 May

More details - Acorn Bank - Spring trail: The creatures of Acorn Bank
Which eggs belong to which creatures' Join us for a self-led Spring trail around the Acorn Bank estate. Booking Not Needed.
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Today to Tue 1 May

More details - Acorn Bank - Newtopia: Newt population surveys
Discover our newts and help the Rangers with their annual population survey. Hot drink and breakfast butty included. Children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking Essential. Phone: 017683 61893.
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, near Penrith
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Coffee morning
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church, The Green, Reeth
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Coffee morning
An informal drop-in for coffee and cake in the schoolroom at the back of the chapel. Disabled access & facilities available.
Reeth Evangelical Congregational Church, The Green, Reeth
Sat 19 May

More details - Friends of Swaledale Museum talk
Helen Bainbridge, ‘A Little Country in Itself - Ingilby and Hartley’s Swaledale’ This lecture is part of the celebrations connected with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby’s Life and Tradition in the Dales (1968).
Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth
Wed 9 May

More details - Sprint Mill - Open Garden for NGS
Unorthodox organically run garden,the wild and natural alongside provision of owners’ fruit, vegetables and firewood. Idyllic riverside setting, 5 acres to explore including wooded riverbank with hand-crafted seats. Large vegetable and soft fruit area, following no-dig and permaculture principles.
Sprint Mill, Burneside
Sun 20 May

More details - TeesdaleArtNet Showcase Exhibition
Presenting work by selected artists from TeesdaleArtNet. Presenting work by selected artists from TeesdaleArtNet, the recently established network for all artists living or working in the dale.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 26 Apr to Sat 26 May

More details - Film : Victoria and Abdul (PG)
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. Judy Dench stars in this compelling drama about the true story of Queen Victoria’s unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Melrose Quartet
Nancy Kerr, James Fagan, Jess and Richard Arrowsmit. From deep roots in their hometown’s vibrant music, song and dance scene, to smashing concert appearances in the UK and abroad, Sheffield-based Melrose Quartet have attracted a reputation for making music that truly connects with people.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Workshop : Patterns in Nature with Karen Babayan
Celebrate spring by making relief prints with inspiration from plants and flowers - this workshop was postponed from 3rd March. due to the adverse weather conditions. Karen Babayan presents Patterns in Nature. Spring is on its way and in celebration we will use plants and flowers as inspiration.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Royal Ballet : Manon
Live Screening by the Royal Ballet. Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 3 May

More details - Testosterone (16+)
What does it mean to be a man or a woman? Is gender innate or is it nurtured?  Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence, giving him the opportunity to notice what differences there are in how...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 4 May

More details - Northern Crafts
Jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocolate, soaps, knitted-gifts, puzzles, wooden-gifts, bags, vintage. Based in Cumbria, Northern Crafts are event organisers, running arts, craft, gift and wedding events in Cumbria and the North East of England.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 5 May

More details - Day of Dance
Reviving the tradition of Longsword Dancing teams from Teesdale schools and further afield present the grand finale of the ’Day of Dance’ in Barnard Castle - the first of its kind in the country - with Town Mayor Sandra Moorhouse presenting awards and certificates.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 5 May

More details - teatro alla Scala : Don Pasquale
Performance recorded in HD from Teatro Alla Scala. Soprano Rosa Feola takes to the stage in this opera directed by Riccardo Chailly. Don Pasquale follows an old bachelor who decides to marry and produce an heir to spite his disobedient nephew Ernesto, who wants to marry for love rather than money.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Tue 8 May

More details - RSC encore screening : Macbeth
Shakespeare’s psychological thriller marks Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and Niamh Cusack’s return to the company. Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Wed 9 May

More details - Daoiri Farrell
Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017: The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track. A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is being described by some...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Thu 10 May

More details - Chalk About (8+)
Presented by award winning performance company, Curious Seed. This internationally acclaimed production, Chalk About was created for young audiences aged 8+ and is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chalk, chat and one perfect scene containing everything...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Fri 11 May

More details - Art workshop : Felt art with Debra Esterhuizen
Felt Art - a workshop of wild abandon…… Learn how to create stunning pieces of textural felt art in this fun and creative session using a wonderful selection of wool (including merino), silks and other fibres.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
Sat 12 May

More details - Bampton Plants and Produce Fair
Wonderful selection of locally grown plants - herbs, annuals and perennials. Lots of home baking, handmade artisan produce, preserves etc. Café serving delicious home-cooked soups, sandwiches and more fabulous baking. Raffle with excellent prizes. Local artists and craftspeople showcasing their work. Live music.
Bampton Memorial Hall, Bampton, Penrith
Sun 20 May

More details - Mirefoot - Open Garden for NGS
’A mature and relaxed 4 acre country house garden, developed to be enjoyed by the family and neighbours, including young children, cats, dogs and (every gardener’s nightmare), free-range pet rabbits.
Mirefoot, Kendal
Sun 20 May

More details - Rock n Roll Party
Join Reeders Dance for a great night of Rock n Roll dancing Dance class at 7.30pm to get you started followed by non - stop dancing until 11pm Dance to your favourite sounds of the 1950/1960 `s Contact us if you require more information: Email:bill@reedersdance.co.uk Tel:0780 3690549
Burneside Cricket Club, Hollins Lane, Burneside. Nr Kendal
Fri 11 May

More details - An Evening with Mozrt
St Thomas’s Church, Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4QG An Evening with Mozart Kendal South Choir and Orchestra present music by Mozart, including his Coronation Mass and Solemn Vespers, both for choir, together with Organ Fantasie in F minor and Epistle Sonata for Organ and Orchestra.
St Thomas’s Church, Striclandgate, Kendal
Sat 5 May

More details - Alternative Perspectives Lecture: Near Death Experiences (NDEs) and Other Spiritually Transformative
A talk by Rhoda Martin of the Churches Fellowship for Psychical Studies (CFPSS)
Unitarian Chapel Schoolroom Branthwaite Brow Off Market Place Kenda
Fri 4 May

More details - Record and cd fair
Collectable vinyl,dvds cds etc buy sell
Parish hall kirkland kendal
Sat 5 May

More details - Sizergh - Estate Walks (1.5 miles)
Join us on a guided tour of the beautiful and diverse Sizergh estate. Enjoy a two hour, 1.5 mile, guided walk through the delightful grounds of Sizergh and the surrounding countryside. There are two walks to choose from. The Sizergh Fell walk, at 11am, reveals stunning views and hidden archeology.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Mon 30 Apr

More details - Sizergh - Estate Walks (1.5 miles)
Join us on a guided tour of the beautiful and diverse Sizergh estate. Enjoy a two hour, 1.5 mile, guided walk through the delightful grounds of Sizergh and the surrounding countryside. There are two walks to choose from. The Sizergh Fell walk, at 11am, reveals stunning views and hidden archeology.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Mon 7 May, Mon 14 May, Mon 21 May, Mon 28 May

More details - Sizergh - Countryside Walks (5 miles)
Explore Helsington Barrows on this delightful walk and picnic. Explore the limestone grasslands of Helsington Barrows with botanical surprises and breath-taking views towards the Lakeland fells. The return to Sizergh will be via the park and wetland. Booking Advisable. Suitable for... Dogs on leads welcome.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Sat 12 May

More details - Sizergh - Countryside Walks (4 miles)
Discover the Sizergh Estate and Brigsteer Park Wood in this 4 mile walk and picnic. Explore Sizergh estate and take in Brigsteer Park Wood, a semi-ancient native woodland. You’ll emerge close to Park end wetland and have the chance for a quick picnic break in the hide before climbing up to St.
Sizergh, Sizergh, near Kendal
Tue 22 May

More details - Kendal Mountain Tour - Tales of Adventure - Penrith
A one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. For our Penrith tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up: Lee Craigie and Greg Boswell.
Rheged, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria
Fri 18 May

More details - A Heart at Sea
Come and be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale. A Heart at Sea uses haunting live music to tell the story of a young Boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea.
Leyburn Arts & Community Centre
Thu 10 May

More details - Newton Rigg College Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Our Educational Gardens have much of horticultural interest incl herbaceous borders, ten ponds, decorative and productive organic garden, woodland walk, seasonal borders, Pictorial Meadows, Pleached Hornbeam Walkway and extensive range of ornamental trees and shrubs.
Newton Rigg College Gardens, Penrith
Mon 30 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. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Wed 25 Apr to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May

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,
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 3 May, Thu 10 May

More details - Townend - Talk - Life at Townend
Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants. come find out more about everyday life in the early 1700s, based on original source documents from the family archive. Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May

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. Booking Not Needed.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sun 20 May, Wed 23 May to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Townend - Talk - Life at Townend
Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants. come find out more about everyday life in the early 1700s, based on original source documents from the family archive. Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants.
Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere,
Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May

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,
Thu 17 May, Thu 24 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Meditation Class - Introduction to Buddhism
Learning to be Happy - Introduction to Buddhism Many people these days are interested in learning more about Buddha’s teachings. Buddhism has answers to questions and solutions to problems that cannot be found elsewhere.
Windermere Library, Ellerthwaite, Windermere
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 3 May, Thu 10 May, Thu 17 May

More details - Matson Ground - Open Garden for NGS
2 acres of mature, south facing gardens. A good mix of formal and informal planting including topiary features, herbaceous and shrub borders, wild flower areas, stream leading to a large pond and developing arboretum. Rose garden, rockery, topiary terrace borders, ha-ha.
Matson Ground, Windermere
Sun 20 May

More details - Upper Dales Family History Group
Janet Ratcliffe and Sue Thorne - Cakes and Creativity, Life in a Rural Rectory. A collection of hand written magazines discovered in the attics of Thirsk Museum, whose main contributors were the daughters of the late 19th century Rector of Sessay, The Rev.
The Village Hall, Harmby, nr Leyburn
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Windy Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Paradise. I was bowled over by the ecologically intelligent approach you and Diane take and the exquisitely planted back garden or hill with rare species and subspecies so elegantly placed where they will flourish. It was truly superb. The garden left a lasting impression on all.
Windy Hall, Windermere
Sun 6 May, Sun 3 Jun