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  Events for October 2019
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning
    Come along and enjoy cake and company at this Coffee Morning in Grange Library, organised in conjunction with Friends of Grange Library. Funds will be raised for this worthwhile charity.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  1st October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • A Tale of Two Cities
    Musical version of A tale of Two Cities.
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  1st - 4th October 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:30
  • A Tale of Two Cities...the musical
    *NORTHERN PREMIER* Tuesday to Friday 7-00pm Saturday 6-00pm A Tale of Two Cities is a classical novel considered by the author Charles Dickens, to be "the best story I have ever written" Set around the time of the French Revolution it has everthing to stir the soul Young Love, Purity, Vengeance, Villany and Valour. Jill Santoriello's beatifully written piece has rousing and beatiful poignant music. Hailed by the critics as the reurn to the era of the blocKbusters such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon. There will not be a dry eye in the house. Ensure you get your ticket for "A TALE OF TWO CITIES" The Musical (Broadway Version) Tuesday 1 October until Saturday October 5 2019 Tickets Tuesday £10 Wed Sat Adults £13 Children £10 group bookings please contact Ken 01229 451935 for details.
    VENUE: Coronation Hall
    DATE:  1st - 5th October 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Iain Matthews and Ian Clayton : Words and Music - Borderlines Book Festival
    Iain Matthews' critically acclaimed memoir Thro' My Eyes is structured around a series of Matthews' songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. Together with co-author Ian Clayton, this intimate show brings the book to life with stories read by Ian Clayton interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews. Iain Matthews is best known as vocalist for Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort, Plainsong and a prolific solo career. In over 50 years in the music business, he has made a string of highly regarded albums and was recently described as '˜the Godfather of Americana in the UK'. Ian Clayton is an author, broadcaster and storyteller. His books include Bringing It All Back Home, a bestselling book about music; Song For My Father about his lifelong search for a father figure; Our Billie about loss; and It's The Beer Talking about a life in public houses and ale.
    VENUE: Stanwix Arts Theatre
    DATE:  1st October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Hunter Davies: Happy Old Me - Borderlines Book Festival
    Hunter missed last year's Borderlines festival as he had to have emergency triple heart bypass surgery. This year, the boy's back in town. After 55 years of marriage to Margaret Forster, three years ago Hunter was left on his own. How did he cope? Did he manage the dishwasher? Did he sell his Loweswater house? And did he find a new chum? All will be revealed tonight when Hunter will be in conversation with Cumbria Life editor, Michaela Robinson-Tate. Hunter Davies was born in Renfrew, Scotland and brought up in Carlisle from the age of eight. He was educated at Durham University and is one of our best known and most prolific writers and journalists. Happy Old Me is his third volume of memoirs following The Co-op's got Bananas and A Life in the Day.
    VENUE: Tithe Barn
    DATE:  2nd October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:00
  • Book Launch A Pennington Pepys: The commonplace diaries of William Flemming of Pennington 1800-1808
    J. Graeme Livingstone presents the diaries of William Flemming of Rowe Head, Pennington. Flemming was an educated man and his diaries show his wide ranging interests: botany, natural history, the weather, history and social comment. This event is organised by Barrow Archive Centre, please book a free place by calling 01229 407377
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  3rd October 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:30
  • Lauren Sharkey: Resisters - Borderlines Book Festival
    Change is happening. And whether it's the fight for gender equality or a desire to halt the climate crisis, the youth are leading it, following the example of young activists such as Sweden's Greta Thunberg. In this eyeopening discussion, author Lauren Sharkey and a panel of inspirational women will delve into the causes that deserve attention and offer tips on how young people can be the change they want to see in the world. The panel includes: former Miss Cumbria and charity campaigner Claire Bell; Carlisle Youth Zone Development Manager Lynsey Buckle; Carlisle's first Green Party City Councillor Helen Davison; and BBC Radio Cumbria presenter Caroline Robertson. Lauren Sharkey is a London- based journalist and author specialising in gender equality, cultural issues and women's rights. Lauren's book, Resisters: 52 Young Women Making Herstory Right Now tells the stories of young campaigners currently working to improve the lives of people.
    VENUE: Stanwix Arts Theatre
    DATE:  3rd October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:00
  • Tim Farron - A Better Ambition: Confessions of a Faithful Liberal - Borderlines Book Festival
    As with his autobiography, A Better Ambition, Tim Farron's talk will offer an insider's view of the defining events in the turbulent politics of recent years. After the coalition government, and with the current division over Brexit and Scottish independence, he will ask what role there is for compromise and reconciliation, and question whether - having achieved dominance in the western world - Liberalism might have lost itself in the process. Can it be redeemed, and what is next for British politics?
    VENUE: Crown & Mitre Ballroom
    DATE:  4th October 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 14:30
  • Ann Cleeves Detective: Creations - Borderlines Book Festival
    Join Ann Cleeves, the bestselling author and creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez, for an afternoon of crime and chat. Find out how your favourite characters come to life and meet her brand-new creation, Detective Matthew Venn, from The Long Call, the first novel of her new series, set in North Devon where Ann grew up. Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels and the hugely successful TV series Vera and Shetland are based on her books. In 2017 Ann was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger.
    VENUE: Crown & Mitre Ballroom
    DATE:  4th October 2019
    TIME: 15:30 - 16:30
  • Joanne Harris: The Strawberry Thief - Borderlines Book Festival
    Bestselling author Joanne Harris talks about her life, career and her return to writing about her best-known characters from Chocolat. Her new novel The Strawberry Thief has been written twenty years on since she first introduced us to Vianne Rocher, her daughters and her fellow villagers in Lansquenet-sousTannes. Joanne will be in conversation with BBC Arts producer, Serena Field. Joanne Harris was born in Barnsley, of a French mother and an English father. She was educated at Cambridge and was a teacher for many years. She has written several novels, screenplays, a musical and three cookbooks.. Joanne is an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE.
    VENUE: Crown & Mitre Ballroom
    DATE:  4th October 2019
    TIME: 17:30 - 18:30
  • Barrow BID BIG Comedy Night
    Barrow BID, with support from Laughing Penguin Events, are proud to bring you a special community stand-up comedy night at The Forum on Friday 4th October. This night is part of Barrow Comedy Fest. All proceeds from the night will be going to The Well Communities, Barrow & District Disability Association and YouthAbility. The night will see five of the best comedians on the circuit performing. Justin Moorhouse The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration' - The Guardian Robert White 'Surprisingly original, and funny - exactly the sort of act who should win Britain's Got Talent' - The Daily Mail Dave Johns 'Shifting from hilarity to uproar to genius in the blink of an eye' - The Guardian Sam Avery 'A must...very entertaining' - Sunday Times Dave Williams 'One of the most underrated acts on the UK circuit' - Edinburgh Evening News Tickets for this are £14
    VENUE: The Forum
    DATE:  4th - 5th October 2019
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:30
  • Scary Little Girls: Salon du Chocolat - Borderlines Book Festival
    Scary Little Girls is an English production company with a passion for stories that are historically or culturally excluded. Most of their work revolves around literary, feminist and historical themes. They have appeared regularly at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as at Glastonbury Festival. When chocolate was first introduced in England in the 1600s, it was considered a taboo substance, enjoyed only by the risque and elite in private salons. Some of our finest literature was also once considered too provocative for public consumption and was heard in similar salon environments by only the boldest of ears. Scary Little Girls recreate these intimate environs, combining mouth-watering chocolate treats with tales of the secret, the banned and the scandalous from authors such as Lord Byron, John Donne, Angela Carter and Joanne Harris.
    VENUE: Crown & Mitre Ballroom
    DATE:  4th October 2019
    TIME: 20:00 - 21:30
  • Make and Create with Hannah - Ulverston
    Choose from Hannah's vintage, funky and unusual fabric and make a colour scheme or a mish mash of clashing colours and textures. Use all these fabrics to create a range of items with Hannah each session: Saturday 14th September: Screen print your own length of fabric. Come along and screen print your very own length of fabric with your own designs and stencils. This will then be made into a funky cushion cover at the next session! Saturday 5th October: Make a cushion cover Using your beautiful screen printed fabric from the last session. Make a cool cushion cover and add some funky embellishments too! Saturday 2nd November: Make a piece of patchwork. Using Hannah's collection of interesting and vintage fabrics come along and make a big piece of patchwork which can be made into a funky outfit!
    VENUE: Coronation Hall
    DATE:  5th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 13:00
  • Alan Brown - Overland: A Bikepacking Journey - Borderlines Book Festival
    Seeking an escape from city life and a world gone mad, Alan Brown challenged himself to an off-road coast-tocoast ride through the Highlands without creature comforts or hightech cycling gear. This is the story of the ups and downs, from weather to wildlife, and the sheer pleasure he discovered in the freedom and self-reliance. Alan Brown has had a varied career including environmental chemistry, academia and freelance programming. As a director of the charity The Bike Station in Edinburgh, he is an advocate for cycling and its benefits to health and society. Overlander, his first book, has been greeted with both enthusiasm and critical acclaim.
    VENUE: Tullie House Museum
    DATE:  5th October 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Minecraft
    Minecraft presentation and mini workshop with Adam Clarke authors of 'Minecraft Life Hacks Lab for Kids' book. For adults and children 7 years+
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  5th October 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Apple Day - Ulverston
    A wonderful extravaganza of all things apple - with plenty of fun for all the family! Apple pressing, entertainment, activities, crafts, food and drink, and more... Free admission
    VENUE: Ford Park
    DATE:  5th October 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Book Craft
    Book Craft Club at Barrow Library 2-3pm on Saturday afternoons! 14th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 30th November, 21st December. Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Fun relaxed group perfect for kids who love crafts and books. places are limited. To sign up please phone Barrow Library on 01229 407373
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  5th October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Libraries Week - Book Craft
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. This year we are championing the role of libraries in the digital world. Explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion. During the week pop in and explore myGP app, an exciting new development in communicating with your doctor. Saturday 5 Oct 2-3pm Bookcraft “ Our fun club for children ages 6-11years. Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all events require a free ticket. Phone 01229 407373 to book.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  5th October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Tale of Two Cities
    Musical version of A tale of Two Cities.
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  5th October 2019
    TIME: 18:00 - 20:30
  • Silver Sunday - Carlisle East Fire Station
    An opportunity to meet your local Firefighters at Carlisle East Community Fire Station. A chance to speak to, look round and take part in activities. Tea and coffee available.
    VENUE: Carlisle East Community Fire Station
    DATE:  6th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:30
  • Book Signing - Ad Astra and All That
    The Road to Mandalay.... from Cark. The wartime account of Geoffrey Ardron, a signals office who was posted to a remote Airfield close to the Lake District (Cark). Book signing at Grange Library by Geoffrey Ardron's daughter, Sheridon Dodds from 10 am to 12 noon.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  7th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Libraries Week - Online Resources for Every Day
    Celebrating libraries in the digital age, join us at Carlisle Library during Libraries Week to explore the online resources available from the library website, including Universal Skills, FutureNet, Borrowbox and Ancestry. Drop-in session, no need to book.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  7th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Tiny Tablet Digital Board Games
    Have a go at one of our digital board games available to play on the Tiny Tablet 11am-12pm and 2-3pm Drop In
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  7th October 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Libraries Week: Introduction to Borrowbox
    Drop-in to Longtown Library during Libraries Week to explore free downloadable audiobooks and ebooks with our Borrowbox online resource.
    VENUE: Longtown Local Link
    DATE:  7th October 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:30
  • Author event Martin Salter-Smith
    Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Martin Salter-Smith. Martin's new collection of poems 'Words From Stone' bring to life the stony wild places of the Lake Distric that Martin loves to explore through walking and climbing. Tickets £2 available from the library 015242 71386
    VENUE: Kirkby Lonsdale library
    DATE:  7th October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Ancestry Session for Libraries Week
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. This year we are championing the role of libraries in the digital world. Explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion. During the week pop in and explore myGP app, an exciting new development in communicating with your doctor. Monday 7 Oct 2.30-3.30pm. Ancestry Session 'Ever wanted to do your family tree?' Why not come along and see how to get stared. Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all events require a free ticket.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  7th October 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:30
  • Discovery Coffee Morning
    This libraries week discover 'What's Online For You?' Find out how to use FREE online offers such as ebooks, digital magazines and newspapers - bring your smartphone or tablet and we'll walk you through it. Also try a guided family history session using Ancestry and Find My Past. Refreshments available
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  8th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Libraries Week: Digi Baby @ Baby Bounce
    Baby Bounce is celebrating Libraries Week with a digital twist! During the session listen to new rhymes with the Tiny Tablet and have a go with the Tovertafel, projecting interactive images for babies to play with.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  8th October 2019
    TIME: 10:15 - 11:15
  • Libraries Week Discovery Afternoon
    This libraries week discover 'What's Online For You?' Find out how to use FREE online offers such as ebooks, digital magazines and newspapers - bring your smartphone or tablet and we'll walk you through it. Refreshments available
    VENUE: Kirkby Lonsdale library
    DATE:  8th October 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:30
  • Story Tots for Libraries Week
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. Tuesday 8 Oct 2-3pm Storytots “ We are celebrating Libraries Week at our regular stories and rhymes session for 0-5's and their grownups. (Drop in session no ticket required) Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  8th October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Celebrating Libraries in a Digital World
    Discovery Coffee Morning - find out about FREE online offers such as Borrowbox (for ebooks and eAudiobooks), RB Digital for magazines and Pressreader for newspapers. Bring your tablet of smartphone and we'll walk you through it! Also try using Ancestry and Find My Past.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  9th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Discovery Coffee Morning
    This libraries week discover 'What's Online For You?' Find out how to use FREE online offers such as ebooks, digital magazines and newspapers - bring your smartphone or tablet and we'll walk you through it. Also try a guided family history session using Ancestry and Find My Past. Refreshments available
    VENUE: Grange library
    DATE:  9th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Libraries Week: Introduction to Borrowobx
    Drop-in to Brampton Library during Libraries Week to explore free downloadable audiobooks and ebooks with our Borrowbox online resource.
    VENUE: Brampton Library
    DATE:  9th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Social Media Session for Libraries Week
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. This year we are championing the role of libraries in the digital world. Explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion. Wednesday 9 Oct 10-11am Social Media Session.“ What is all this social media about?" Learn how to keep in touch and get connected at this fun introduction. Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all events require a free
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  9th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Staying Steady and Falls Prevention
    Join us to learn how making small adjustments to your daily life can reduce your risk of falls and give you greater freedom and confidence. Everyone is at risk of falls as they age; it's a big cause of hospital admissions and can result in serious injuries and long term complications.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  9th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Family History
    Book a session with our Local History Librarian looking at our online research resources- including Ancestry and Find My Past Booking is essential 11am-12pm 2pm-3pm
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  9th October 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Kate Rusby
    "Absolutely fantastic concert of the best music from the last 200 years"
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  9th October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Adult Coding Club
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. This year we are championing the role of libraries in the digital world. Explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion. Thursday 10 Oct 10-11am Adult Coding Club“ Coding is the future, come along and have a go at using computer code at coding for adults. Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all events require a free ticket. Phone 01229 404373
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  10th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Libraries Week: Online Health and Tovertafel
    Join us at Carlisle Library for a drop-in session introducing access to online health information and MyGP services. The Tovertafel, an interactive projector with games to encourage physical movement, will also be available.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  10th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Open Afternoon Windermere Health Centre
    Meet the staff, Get your Flu jab,listen to some talks,meet local groups. Talks to include:-Mental Health and Wellbeing, CPR,Learn basic skills, Many local groups attending to give advice
    VENUE: Windermere &Bowness Medical Practice
    DATE:  10th October 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 17:30
  • Digital Lego
    Come along and have a go at creating a digital script for a lego creation that has been designed. Booking essential - for children aged 5 years+
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  10th October 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 16:30
  • Doug Scott, The Hard Road To Everest
    Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WW2 got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother's clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  10th October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • Libraries Week: Coffee and a Digital Demo
    Celebrating libraries in the digital age, join us at Carlisle Library during Libraries Week for a coffee and a chance to explore the online resources using our Tiny Tablet, including Cumbria Imagebank, Local Studies resources and 'Know Where You Walk' videos. Drop-in session, no need to book.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  11th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019
    A world of comic art will return to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 11 to 13 October 2019. The family-friendly festival takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, for a weekend of wonderful events, activities and workshops for all ages. So, whether you're a comic art addict, new to the world of comics or just love exceptional art and storytelling - get a date in your diary for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Live drawing from some of the biggest international comic artists Talks, presentations and masterclasses - come and learn from the best A comic marketplace with big names and independent publishers Comic signings with artists, writers and creators A family-zone packed with activities for young, budding artists Comic art exhibitions in our gallery spaces Comic art trail throughout the town of Kendal To find out more and to purchase tickets please go to: www.comicartfestival.com
    VENUE: Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
    DATE:  11th - 13th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Rhyme Time for Libraries Week
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. This year we are championing the role of libraries in the digital world. Explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion. Friday 11 Oct 10.30-11.15am Rhyme time“ We are celebrating Libraries Week at our regular stories and rhymes session for 0-5's and their grown up. (Drop in session no ticket required). Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all events require a free ticket. Phone 01229 407373 to book.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  11th October 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:15
  • Cyber Security
    Cyber security session using Learn My Way. Learn how to keep yourself safe online. Booking essential
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  11th October 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Fostering Drop In Session
    Foster carers are urgently needed for children across Cumbria. Find out more about the excellent training and support offered by Cumbria County Council's Fostering team at a drop in session to be held at Longtown Library.
    VENUE: Longtown Library
    DATE:  11th October 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  • A Musical tribute To The Swinging Sixties
    The Moonbeats 60's show - A Musical Tribute to the Swinging Sixties. From the early days of The Cavern in Liverpool to the kaleidoscpic colours of Swinging London The Moonbeats are a band not to be missed. Featuring songs from the likes of The Beatles, Hermins Hermits, The Searchers, The Who, The Animals, The Small Faces and many more
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  11th October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • Sedbergh Environmental Market
    A wonderful selection of eco stallholders providing information on protecting the environment and selling natural and sustainable products, recycled and upcycled arts and crafts and delicious eco-friendly foods!
    VENUE: St. Andrew's Church
    DATE:  12th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 15:00
  • Lakes International Comic Art Festival Godzilla VS The Fatberg
    Godzilla VS The Fatberg Japanese paper theatre performance at 10:30, 13:00 and 15:00 Each free performance is 15 minutes All ages
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  12th October 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 15:15
  • Lakes International Comic Art Festival Make Your Own Monster
    An energetic and creative session with Sally Kindberg Free session for young people aged 5 and up. No need to book but numbers are limited so first come first served.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  12th October 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Libraries Week: MicroPets
    Code your own MicroPet at this family session to celebrate libraries in the digital age during Libraries Week. This pet doesn't need feeding or walking - they are the perfect pet! Ticket only session, book your place at Carlisle Library. £3 per family ticket.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  12th October 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Lakes International Comic Art Festival Animating for Teens
    Free session with Francis Desharnais from Quebec No need to book but numbers are limited so first come first served
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  12th October 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 14:30
  • Ulverston's Got Soul
    standing stalls
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  12th October 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 22:00
  • Border Concert Band, High Sheriff of Cumbria concert - Carlisle
    In association with the High Sheriff of Cumbria, Marcia Reid Fotheringham, the Border Concert Band presents 'An Evening of Music with an American Flavour' at St Aidan's Church, Warwick Rd, Carlisle; Saturday October 12th at 7-30pm. Free Admission; retiring collection in aid of Cumbria Community Foundation and the Border Concert Band.
    VENUE: St Aidan's Church
    DATE:  12th October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Holocaust Memorial Day Flame
    Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, HMD Trust has asked communities around the country to create their own Memorial Flame artwork, 75 of which will be displayed at the UK Ceremony for HMD 2020, creating a unique national exhibition. Barrow Library warmly invites you to contribute to Barrow's Memorial Flame, by adding a finger print, collaging with tissue paper to complete our design inspired by the poem The Butterfly by Pavel Friedmann. The Barrow community are invited to drop into the library during opening hours from Monday 14th - Thursday 17th October to contribute. Spend a few minutes decorating the flame, learning about the Holocaust and meeting other members of our community. All welcome, no special skills required.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  14th - 17th October 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 12:30
  • Tea and Tonic
    Join us at Workington Library for a bit of fun in a relaxed friendly setting. There will be music, song, poetry, craft and creative activities to join in with if you fancy, or just enjoy a chat over tea and cake. Come on your own or bring a friend or someone you are caring for. Everyone welcome. Just drop in, no need to book. £3 per session, includes tea and cake. For more info contact gilli@amys-care.co.uk
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  14th October 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:00
  • Author talk: The Life of John Kent, Britain's First Black Policeman
    Join us at Carlisle Library during Black History Awareness Month to hear author Ray Greenhow discuss the life of John Kent, Cumberland's first black policeman. John Kent served as a police constable in Cumberland from 1835-1846. Ray Greenhow, himself a retired officer, has researched his early career and describes what life was like for an officer on the beat in Carlisle City Police in the 19th century. To reserve a free ticket contact Carlisle Library in person or on 01228 227312.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  15th October 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 12:30
  • Our Hidden Story
    A talk by Aftab Khan about the contributions of BME people in the cultural heritage of Cumbria. Refreshments provided. Booking required
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  15th October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Whitehaven Archive Discovery Evening
    On the third Tuesday of each month Whitehaven Archives hold an informal drop in evening on a particular subject where they have a random selection of archives, books, photographs, plans etc. out for you to look at. This month the theme is our local Friendly Societies, Oddfellows, Sisterly Societies, Froth Blowers, yes, Froth Blowers. Come along to this free event and enjoy a cuppa and a crack after you have browsed the treasures.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Archive Centre
    DATE:  15th October 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Coffee and quiz afternoon
    Walney Library is hosting a coffee and quiz afternoon. This event is free. Everyone welcome.
    VENUE: Walney Library
    DATE:  16th October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Falls can affect your confidence and lead to a loss of independence but they are not an inevitable part of ageing, there are things you can do to prevent them. Come along to our FREE advice session at Morton library to find out more.
    VENUE: Morton Library Link
    DATE:  16th October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Dyslexia Friendly Book Club
    Thursday afternoons 4pm-5pm, 19 September, 17 October, 14 November, 12 December Are you a lover of great stories? Want to make new friends and talk about fantastic authors and great books? Are you a dyslexic teen? Then come along to our new book club just for you. We will be choosing books from our fantastic dyslexic friendly collection by Barrington stokes. Great super readable books written by the best teen authors especially for dyslexic readers. Fun relaxed group run by nurodiverse staff! Suitable for dyslexic readers aged 12+ Call Barrow library on 01229 407373 to book.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  17th October 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:00
  • The JigDoll Ensemble
    BBC folk award winning visionary Hannah James presents: The JigDoll Ensemble. Hannah James is an English clog dancer, accordian player, singer and star of British folk for two decades. THE JIGDOLL ENSEMBLE is her most ambitious project yet. Staring an International line up of award winning performers, this stunning multi-discipline show combines dance, music, body percussion and spoken word in a spell-binding tour de force.
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  17th October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Art Exhibition - Wetheral Village Hall
    Robert Brindley R.S.M.A. will be holding his first Solo Exhibition since moving to the area. On show and for sale will be a collection of Watercolours, Oils, Pastels and Acrylic paintings. Preview the Exhibition on the website.
    VENUE: Wetheral Village Hall
    DATE:  19th - 20th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Merry Hell - Gerry Colvin
    Music gig comprising of two award winning artists from the worlds of folk and rock.
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  19th October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    BGKT was founded in 1991. Monthly 3rd Sunday Open meeting. All are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world, and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q &A. Tea. Free - donations towards room hire welcome. 25th anniversary Celebrations http://www.newslanka.net/buddhist_group_of_kendal_25th_anniversary.html http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.Kendal_Buddhists_celebrate_25_years_of_faith/
    VENUE: Castle Street Community Centre
    DATE:  20th October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • A Tribute to Arian Grande and Jojo Siwa
    You've heard the names. You know the music. Now experience the UK's No.1 tributes to Ariana Grande & Jojo Siwa together in one fantastic show! With replica costumes, amazing dance routines and senstational vocals, this show has everyone singing and dancing from start to finish! Suitiable for 4yrs+ - younger can be attend as at discretion of parents. FREE meet and greet at end of show in the foyer.
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  20th October 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:31
  • Bubble Schmeisis - Levens Village institute
    Nick Cassenbaum's internationally acclaimed show Bubble Schmeisis is coming to Levens and Nick and his accompanying klezmer musicians, Josh Middleton and Daniel Gouly, invite audiences to join them amongst the steam and ritual as they embark on a journey of discovery. This hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 gives an up-close insight into a community that is fading and a folk history of a once vibrant culture. The show features live Klezmer music and will strike a chord with anyone who looks to investigate their past to understand their present Bubble Schmeisis is written and performed by Nick Cassenbaum and directed by Danny Braverman. It is touring to Levens as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme's autumn programme. Nick is a storyteller, street performer and theatre maker.
    VENUE: Levens Village Institute
    DATE:  20th October 2019
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Halloween Rhyme Time
    Learn new nursery rhymes, make some noise and have some fun with the musical instruments. (Halloween costumes are optional) Suitable for all pre-school children.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  21st October 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Autumn Drop-in Craft Activity
    Come along and get creative! Suitable for ages 4-11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  22nd October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Falls can affect your confidence and lead to a loss of independence but they are not an inevitable part of ageing, there are things you can do yo prevent them. Come along to our FREE advice session with Age UK to find out more.
    VENUE: Longtown Library Link
    DATE:  22nd October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Cat Care Event
    Workington Library are hosting a talk on the myths behind black cats and how to look after your favourite feline! Following that we will be getting crafty. This event is aimed at children of any age. Please telephone Workington Library on 01900 706170 to book a place. Alternatively pop in to see us. Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  22nd October 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:30
  • Carlisle Family Ghost Tour
    Family friendly ghost tour through Carlisle city centre. Recommended 7+ tickets from Carlisle tourist information centre
    VENUE: Carlisle City Centre
    DATE:  22nd - 23rd October 2019
    TIME: 17:00
  • Author Talk with Ray Greenhow
    Ray Greenhow is an ex-police officer who wrote "Britain's First Black Policeman", The Life of John Kent A Police Officer in Cumberland 1835 to 1846. Find out more about the fascinating life of Britain's first black police officer, who was the son of a freed slave and served communities of Maryport and Longtown. Come along to this free event, with refreshments provided. Book your place by telephoning Workington Library on 01900 706170.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  23rd October 2019
    TIME: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Ray Greenhow - author talk
    Ray Greenhow is an ex-police officer who wrote Britain's First Black Policeman, The Life of John Kent A Police Officer in Cumberland 1835 to 1846. Find out more about the fascinating life of Britain's first black police officer, who was the son of a freed slave and served communities of Maryport and Longtown. Come along to this free event on Wednesday 23rd October at 6.30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Book your place by telephoning Workington Library on 01900 706170.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  23rd October 2019
    TIME: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Batty Bats and Busy Broomsticks
    Come and enjoy our free craft table in the children's library. All welcome to drop in. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible person
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  24th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Halloween Crafts
    Come join our waste prevention officer Judith Bradshaw and make some Halloween crafts - free drop in and everyone welcome
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  24th October 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Halloween Drop -n Craft Activity
    Come along and get creative! Suitable for ages 4-11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  24th October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Forbidden Nights
    A brand new show - sexy but classy - male variety show combining superlative circus and acrobatic skills with finely honed physiques! Glamour, talent and torsos..
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  24th October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Tirril Art Group Exhibition
    This is the 19th annual Exhibition . Artists exhibit original work, prints and cards. Coffee and biscuits are served free of charge
    VENUE: Tirril Reading Rooms
    DATE:  25th - 27th October 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Megaslam Wrestling - The Coro, Ulverston
    RESERVED SEATING. Show time 7:30pm. Interval 8:20pm (20 mins). End time 9:30pm. EARLY BIRD TICKETS FIRST WEEK ONLY £9.50. Full price £12. U16s £10. Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £39. The stars of Megaslam Wrestling are slamming their way back into the Coro, only this time, with an extra special event that celebrates 10 Years of Megaslam! From sell out success across the UK to staging some of the biggest bouts and Wrestlers in World Wrestling, this half term family entertainment show is a must! You can expect two hours of the most daredevil stunts featuring the larger than life Megaslam stars.
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  25th October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Talk by High Sheriff of Cumbria Marcia Reid-Fotheringham
    This tradition goes back 1,000 years and the High Sheriff is the oldest secular officer under the Crown. As only the 3rd ever black person to be in this office in England and Wales, Marcia will be explaining her interesting career and background. Come along to this free event at Maryport Library on Saturday 26th October at 3pm, with refreshments provided. Book your place by telephoning Maryport Library on 01900 812384
    VENUE: Maryport Library
    DATE:  26th October 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:30
  • Talk by the High Sheriff of Cumbria, Marcia Ried-Fotheringham
    This tradition goes back 1,000 years and the High Sheriff is the oldest secular officer under the Crown. As only the 3rd ever black person to be in this office in England and Wales, Marcia will be explaining her interesting career and background. Come along to this free event, with refreshments provided. Book your place by telephoning Maryport Library on 01900 812384.
    VENUE: Maryport Library
    DATE:  26th October 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:30
  • Keswick Choral Society : Evensong
    On Sunday 27th October members of Keswick Choral Society will sing Evensong in the church of Keswick St John. Everyone is welcome (there is no charge). The service will start at 4 pm. The music will include the following: Introit: Tye - O Holy Spirit, Lord of Grace Preces and Responses: Smith of Durham Canticles: Murrill in E Anthem: Wood - O Thou the Central Orb of Righteousness Organ: John Cooper Green Director: Ian Hare
    VENUE: St John's Church
    DATE:  27th October 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 16:30
  • Tea and Tonic
    Join us at Workington Library for a bit of fun in a relaxed friendly setting. There will be music, song, poetry, craft and creative activities to join in with if you fancy, or just enjoy a chat over tea and cake. Come on your own or bring a friend or someone you are caring for. Everyone welcome. Just drop in, no need to book. £3 per session, includes tea and cake. For more info contact gilli@amys-care.co.uk
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  28th October 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:00
  • Black History Month Talk
    Guy Tirvengadum, Mayor of Kendal from 2018-2019 will talk about 'My personal journey to becoming Mayor of Kendal'
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  28th October 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:30
  • Friends of Grange Library AGM
    If you are regular library user or just pop in occasionally, come along to the Friends' AGM and find out more about the Friends and how they support their local library.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  28th October 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Organ Duets (Free Recital) - Carlisle Cathedral
    Our occasional lunchtime recital series continues with a very special concert of organ duets on Tuesday 29 October at 12.45pm. Edward Taylor, Carlisle Cathedral's Assistant Organist, will be joined by Jordan English from St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh to play a programme of well-known tunes which includes new orchestral transcriptions and original duets. The concert includes pieces by Bach, Rutter, Tchaikovsky and Wagner amongst others. Entry is free. There will be a retiring collection to support the artists and the cathedral.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  29th October 2019
    TIME: 12:30 - 13:30
  • The Australian Cruiser HMAS Sydney
    Find out about the Mystery surrounding the loss of the Australian Cruiser HMAS Sydney with Max Slater followed by a code breaking exercise. Refreshments included in the price of the ticket.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  30th October 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Music Quiz: Halloween Special - Vinyl Cafe Carlisle
    The monthly music quiz at Carlisle's coolest record shop takes on a special Halloween theme for one night only! Fiendish trivia questions, picture rounds, anagrams, connections and more with music from creepy classical to haunting house music, ghoulish grime and paranormal pop! Teams of 2 - 4 players can enter. It costs £2 per person with the money adding to the cash jackpot... plus other horrible prizes to be won. Cafe and bar open, and fancy dress is optional!
    VENUE: Vinyl Cafe
    DATE:  31st October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • On Our Doorstep: the natural year unfolded - Burton Memorial Hall
    Nature Talks at the Hall: Thursday 31st October, 7.30pm, Bryan Yorke speaking about "On Our Doorstep, the natural year unfolded" at Burton Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Cost £2.50 per person, includes tea and biscuits. In aid of Hall funds. All welcome!
    VENUE: Burton Memorial Hall
    DATE:  31st October 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  Recurring events in this month
  • Free! Carers Benefits Clinics
    Come along to one of West Cumbria's free benefit clinics, last Thursday of every month by appointment. For more information and times follow this link: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/eLibrary/Content/Internet/542/827/41925102127.pdf
  • Workington Library Reading Group
    Would you like to join a reading group? Workington Library Reading group is looking for more members. We are a friendly group and meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm. For more information contact Workington Library on 01900 76173
  • Storytots
    "Stories, songs and rhymes for under 5s and their grown ups at Barrow Library We hope to see you every Tuesday from 2:00pm - 2:45pm Come and join us!"
  • Macmillan Drop-In
    "Drop in session where help is available from a Macmillan volunteer. Every Wednesday 10 - 12am."
  • Silver Surfers
    "If you would like some help using the computer, laptop or want to learn something new, then this is the session for you. Free refreshments and a friendly atmosphere here at Barrow Library. Every Thursday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm . Please book a session at the enquiry desk or ring Barrow Library (01229) 407375 for more details."
  • Seaton Library - Poetry Parlour
    Come along to Seaton Library on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:00pm - 5:00pm to share in your love of poetry
  • Citizen's Advice at Aspatria Local Link
    Citizen's Advice is at Aspatria Local Link every Wednesday afternoon. This service is by appointment only. To book an appointment please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Cockermouth Library Reading group
    Cockermouth Library Reading Group meets on the first Monday of the month from 1.30-2.30
  • Tech Time at Workington Library
    Do you have any questions about technology? Keyboard skills, internet safety, job search, completing online forms, emailing. Yes? Then book a session. Tech time is every Monday from 9.30-11.30 at Workington Library. To book call in at the library or ring 01900 706170
  • Maryport Heritage Society Talk
    Mr K. Thompson will be speaking on "Industries and Businesses in and around Maryport" at the Maryport Heritage Society meeting in Maryport Library. Admission: members £1, Non-members £2.
  • West Cumbria Carers at Maryport Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Maryport Library. Appointments take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Distington Big Local are hosting a Job Club in the Library.
    Every Wednesday 10-12 noon. *Friendly drop in support *Help with job searches *CV Writing * Form filling *Letter writing *Online applications *Interview techniques * IT skills *Guidance and support *Help with Universal Jobmatch For more information contact 01946 834297
  • Rhyme Time
    Come and join us for songs and stories for under 5's and their grown-ups. This is a drop in session. Every Friday.
  • Reading Groups
    First Monday of every month. Contact 01229 407373 for more details about this and other reading groups.
  • Distington Fare Share and Food Bank
    Citizens Advice Copeland, Distington Big Local, Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union, are hosting a FareShare and Foodbank every Tuesday in Distington Library. Event held when the library is closed.
  • South Lakeland District Council Drop In
    A South Lakeland District Council Adviser is available to help with council-related issues every Wednesday between 10.15am and 1pm. No booking required.
  • South Lakeland District Council Drop In
    A South Lakeland District Council Adviser is available to help with council-related issues every Tuesday and Thursday between 9.15 am and 12.15 pm. No booking required.
  • IT Drop In Sessions
    Monthly IT Drop In sessions with Age UK South Lakeland volunteers supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding Laptops, Tablets or Smart Phones. Try Cumbria libraries online offer of FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Monthly Drop In from10.00 am to 12 noon on the second Friday of the month.
  • Reminiscence Club
    Come along and step back in time with us. Bring along old photographs and share your memories. Everyone welcome
  • Singalongababy
    Singalongababy is a group for babies and parents and carers to share songs and stories. The group meets from 2-3pm on Mondays during term time. Please contact Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information
  • PCSO Drop-Ins
    The PCSO will be at Maryport Library every Wednesday from 10-12. They are happy to discuss a wide variety of topics from crime prevention, reporting crimes and anti-social behaviour to gathering information on other organisations which may be of help to the community
  • Relaxing with Yoga for Seniors
    Relaxing yoga for seniors is open to all. The sessions are on Wednesdays from 2-3pm. The library is closed on Wednesday but is open for the yoga session. Please contact Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information.
  • Reading Group
    Wigton Library's reading group meets on the last Thursday of the month from 10.30-11.30am. New members are most welcome. Contact Wigton Library on 016973 42729 for more information.
  • Citizen's Advice
    Citizen's Advice is at Maryport Library every Thursday afternoon. This service is by appointment only. To book please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Carer's Benefit Clinic - Wigton Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carer's allowance? We can help with applications for: Carer's Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Wigton Library. Appointments take place on the last Thursday of every month from 2-4pm. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976.
  • Scrabble Club
    Scrabble is not only a great mental exercise, but a social game too. Most of all Scrabble is fun to play. Join us at Silloth Local Link every Friday from 10.30-12.30.
  • Carer's Benefits Clinic - Maryport Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Maryport Library. Appointments take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Maryport Library Reading Group
    This reading group is always looking for new members. Telephone Maryport Library on 01900 812384 for more information or drop into the next session which is always on the first Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm
  • Shared Reading Group
    This reading group meets at Seaton Library on the first Tuesday of the month from 4-5pm. Phone Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information or just drop in to the next session.
  • Carer's Benefits Clinic - Keswick Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Keswick Library. Appointments take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Chatterbooks
    Are you between 7 and 11 years old? Do you love reading? Then this is the group for you. Places are limited so please contact Maryport Library to book your place. Chatterbooks is on the first Thursday of the month from 4-5pm.
  • Tech Time
    Do you have any basic questions about technology, for example Keyboard skills, Emailing, Browsing the internet, Internet safety, shopping, using auction sites such as Ebay, social media, accessing health information or using various devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones? Yes? Then book a session! Thursdays fortnightly 2.00-4.00 (half hour bookable sessions)
  • Poetry Parlour
    This poetry group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm and is always looking for new members. Telephone Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information or just drop into the next session.
  • Rhyme Time
    Rhyming session for toddlers with their parents/ carers Free drop in no need to book Every Monday 10.45am to 11.30am
  • Storytime at Grange Library
    Storytime at Grange Library for pre-school children with parents, grandparents and carers. Come along and enjoy some lovely stories. Storytime is termtime only, check with Library for dates.
  • Pins and Needles
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Tuesday 1pm - 3pm
  • Who Do You Think You Are Family History Group
    Join us for our FREE monthly Family History group session. It's a great opportunity to get tips on using Find My Past and Ancestry and to share information and ideas with others. No need to book, just drop-in on the second Monday of the month, 10am - 12noon.
  • Lego Club
    Parent / Carer and children age 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential. Free (Every second Monday in the month) 3.30pm-4.30pm
  • IT Drop In
    Monthly IT Drop In sessions with Age UK South Lakeland volunteers supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding Laptops, Tablets or Smart Phones. Try Cumbria libraries online offer of FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Monthly Drop In from2 to 4 pm on the last Thursday of every month.
  • Dementia Awareness Drop In
    A friendly drop-in session with a volunteer from The Alzheimer's Society - for anyone affected by Dementia. Monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month. 11am-12pm 01229 404151
  • Falls Prevention with South Lakeland Age UK
    A drop-in session with advice on staying steady. Monthly on the last Tuesday each month. 10am-12pm 015394 88945
  • Silloth Local Link Reading Group
    This Reading Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 11-12. New members are always welcome. Please contact Silloth Local Link on 016973 31944.
  • Toddler Tales
    Come along and join us at this free weekly event for preschoolers and their adults! Stories, songs and rhyme to enjoy at this half hour session. No need to book just turn up! Every Monday.
  • Seaton Breastfeeding and Peer Support Group
    Starting on Monday 4th February from 1-3pm we will be hosting weekly drop-in sessions for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and babies. Sessions facilitated by trained breastfeeding peer supporters. For more information contact Elaine Lewis on 07900053041. Email: Elaine.lewis@cumbria.gov.uk
  • West Cumbria Carers at Workington Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by Carers Allowance? Get free information and support at Workington Library. We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance, attendance allowance, personal independence payment, council tax discounts, access to grants and other funding. Appointments take place on the 1st Tuesday of every month between 10am and 1.oopm. Appointments must be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Knit and Natter
    Bring along your knitting, crochet or needlework and join us for a coffee and a natter in Café West at Workington Library. Swap patterns, show off your handiwork and meet new people. Beginners welcome. Interested. Come along every Thursday from 10-12
  • Knit and Natter
    Are you interested in sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet and much more. Come along, bring your project and share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people or learn new skills. Refreshments provided. Come along on the first and third Friday of every month from 1-2.30.
  • Lego Club - Workington Library
    This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11am to 12pm for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme. Booking is essential as places are limited. Places may be booked by calling in to Workington Library or telephoning on 01900 706170.
  • Distington Book Club
    We are a friendly group and meet on the third Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. New members welcome
  • Autism Sensory Sessions
    Enjoy our fantastic sensory resources including dark den, fibre optic lights, bubble tube, light table and our new interactive colour catch combo and multifinity explorer panels. Every Thursday 4pm-6pm and Every Saturday 10.30am - 1.30pm
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm
  • Crafty Ladies
    Bring along your knitting and crocheting. All welcome. Every Thursday 10am - 11.30am
  • Storytots
    Storytots is aimed at pre-schoolers and parents/guardians. Come and join us for a lovely time reading a story. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Every Thursday from 2.00-2.30pm.
  • Friday Jig
    Drop in and relax helping complete a communal jigsaw. Every Friday
  • Craft Group
    Free drop-in for people wanting to be creative or who want to develop their crafting skills, with a regular friendly group. Every Friday 9.30am - 12noon
  • Poetry Group
    Every 1st Tuesday of the Month. All Welcome.
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm (Held in the pop-up Library until main Library re-opens).
  • Computer Sessions with Age UK
    Free one to one advice and guidance; booking is essential. Every Wednesday
  • Ancestry Sessions
    Places are limited so please book on 01229 407373
  • Monday Makers Craft Club
    "All manner of craft activities. Knit, crochet, weaving Come along and join in!"
  • Knit and Natter
    Join in with some friendly chat and a bit of knitting.
  • Lego Club
    Parent / Carer and children age 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential. Free Every second Thursday in the month.
  • Age UK Computers for Beginners
    Computer & tablet training & advice. Free drop in session with free WIFI. Use the Library resources or bring your own laptop or tablet. Every 2nd Friday of the month. Contact Jan 01946 828100 for more information.
  • Reading Group
    Another Chance to Join a Reading Group Every 3rd Friday of the Month 10am - 11am
  • IT Help Drop In
    Pop in to Ulverston library on Tuesday afternoons for all your IT enquiries with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer. 1pm-3pm
  • Music, Rhythm and Rhyme at Wigton Library
    Join us for Rhymetime at Wigton Library 10.30-11 on Fridays from Friday 14th June. These sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers and run every Friday (Term time only)
  • Community Learning and Skills - Employability Drop-In
    Community Learning and Skills invite you to come along to talk to them about employability and what that means for you. Pop along to the Local History Room in Workington Library on Monday afternoons from 2-5 to find out more
  • Credit Union Advice
    Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union at Distington Library. If you live in the Distington area, you can speak to their friendly Adviser about any issues affecting you or your family. These may include benefits, housing, employment or debt difficulties.
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Singing, Rhymes, Stories for children aged 0-4 years. Tuesdays and Thursdays - first Session 10am/Second Session 11am
  • Affinity Credit Union At Keswick Library
    Keswick's Affinity Credit Union will be hosting drop-in information and advice sessions at Keswick Library on the second Wednesday of every month between 9.30 and 11am. The service will launch on Wednesday September 11th between 9.30 am and 11 am. Please drop in to any session to find out how you can get help with practical money saving techniques such as choosing an energy supplier, living healthily on less, budgeting, saving, along with little tips for making your money go further. There's no need to make an appointment just pop in and have a chat.
  • Tea & Tonic
    A New Fortnightly session for adults. Join us for a bit of fun in a relaxed, friendly setting. There will be music, song, poetry, craft and creative activities to join in with if you fancy, or just enjoy a chat over tea and cake. Come on your own or bring a friend or someone you are caring for. Whitehaven Library 10-11.30am Mondays: 16th & 30th Sept 14th & 28th Oct 11th & 25th Nov 9th Dec Just drop in , no need to book. £3 per session, includes tea and cake. for more info contact gilli@amys-care.co.uk Everyone welcome.
  • Crafternoon Club at Carlisle Library
    Do you like knitting, crochet, embroidery or English paper piecing patchwork? Bring your own work along, share patterns and ideas, work on group projects. Beginners welcome. Every Thursday, 1-4pm.
  • Saturdays @ 11
    Drop-in to Carlisle Library for our Saturday morning activity sessions. Local history talks, craft activities or a session with the Tiny Tablet, all ages are welcome. No need to book, just call in. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call Carlisle Library on 01228 227312.
  • Toddler Time
    FREE drop in Parent and Toddler group meeting during term time only.Toys, games, refreshments, rhymes and stories. Under 5s
  • Todder Time
    FREE drop in Parent and Toddler group meeting during term time only.Toys, games, refreshments, rhymes and stories. Under 5s
  • Memory Matters Carers Support at Carlisle Library
    Local support group for people who care for someone living with dementia or early signs of memory loss. The Memory Matters team from Carleton Clinic run the session, no need to book, just call in.
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Songs, rhymes and sensory play for under 3s. FREE drop in event running during term time only
  • Not just a postcard - Florence Arts Centre
    Artist Maggie Learmonth is delighted to be returning to her native West Cumbria. She and Northumbrian artist Irene Godfrey present an exhibition of paintings and drawings arising from their personal response to differing experiences of West Cumbria. Not just a postcard explores how we see a landscape and how we record the experience of seeing it whether it's a direct visual representation of the topography, whether it's an abstraction of that or whether it's recording in some way the memory of experiencing the landscape. All are welcome to join the artists in conversation on Saturday 28th September at 12.30 Both artists are graduates of the Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan University, and have work in private collections nationally and internationally. The Florence Arts Centre is based at the former Florence Iron Mine, Egremont CA22 @NR open Wednesday-Sunday 11-4
  • Citizens' Advice at Keswick Library
    Citizens' Advice sessions will run in Keswick Library every Tuesday starting on 1st October. This is by appointment only and appointment times will be 10.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. To book please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning
    Come along and enjoy cake and company at this Coffee Morning in Grange Library, organised in conjunction with Friends of Grange Library. Funds will be raised for this worthwhile charity.
  • A Tale of Two Cities...the musical
    *NORTHERN PREMIER* Tuesday to Friday 7-00pm Saturday 6-00pm A Tale of Two Cities is a classical novel considered by the author Charles Dickens, to be "the best story I have ever written" Set around the time of the French Revolution it has everthing to stir the soul Young Love, Purity, Vengeance, Villany and Valour. Jill Santoriello's beatifully written piece has rousing and beatiful poignant music. Hailed by the critics as the reurn to the era of the blocKbusters such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon. There will not be a dry eye in the house. Ensure you get your ticket for "A TALE OF TWO CITIES" The Musical (Broadway Version) Tuesday 1 October until Saturday October 5 2019 Tickets Tuesday £10 Wed Sat Adults £13 Children £10 group bookings please contact Ken 01229 451935 for details.
  • A Tale of Two Cities
    Musical version of A tale of Two Cities.
  • Iain Matthews and Ian Clayton : Words and Music - Borderlines Book Festival
    Iain Matthews' critically acclaimed memoir Thro' My Eyes is structured around a series of Matthews' songs and illustrated by the stories that inspired them. Together with co-author Ian Clayton, this intimate show brings the book to life with stories read by Ian Clayton interspersed with live songs from Iain Matthews. Iain Matthews is best known as vocalist for Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort, Plainsong and a prolific solo career. In over 50 years in the music business, he has made a string of highly regarded albums and was recently described as '˜the Godfather of Americana in the UK'. Ian Clayton is an author, broadcaster and storyteller. His books include Bringing It All Back Home, a bestselling book about music; Song For My Father about his lifelong search for a father figure; Our Billie about loss; and It's The Beer Talking about a life in public houses and ale.
  • Hunter Davies: Happy Old Me - Borderlines Book Festival
    Hunter missed last year's Borderlines festival as he had to have emergency triple heart bypass surgery. This year, the boy's back in town. After 55 years of marriage to Margaret Forster, three years ago Hunter was left on his own. How did he cope? Did he manage the dishwasher? Did he sell his Loweswater house? And did he find a new chum? All will be revealed tonight when Hunter will be in conversation with Cumbria Life editor, Michaela Robinson-Tate. Hunter Davies was born in Renfrew, Scotland and brought up in Carlisle from the age of eight. He was educated at Durham University and is one of our best known and most prolific writers and journalists. Happy Old Me is his third volume of memoirs following The Co-op's got Bananas and A Life in the Day.
  • Book Launch A Pennington Pepys: The commonplace diaries of William Flemming of Pennington 1800-1808
    J. Graeme Livingstone presents the diaries of William Flemming of Rowe Head, Pennington. Flemming was an educated man and his diaries show his wide ranging interests: botany, natural history, the weather, history and social comment. This event is organised by Barrow Archive Centre, please book a free place by calling 01229 407377
  • Lauren Sharkey: Resisters - Borderlines Book Festival
    Change is happening. And whether it's the fight for gender equality or a desire to halt the climate crisis, the youth are leading it, following the example of young activists such as Sweden's Greta Thunberg. In this eyeopening discussion, author Lauren Sharkey and a panel of inspirational women will delve into the causes that deserve attention and offer tips on how young people can be the change they want to see in the world. The panel includes: former Miss Cumbria and charity campaigner Claire Bell; Carlisle Youth Zone Development Manager Lynsey Buckle; Carlisle's first Green Party City Councillor Helen Davison; and BBC Radio Cumbria presenter Caroline Robertson. Lauren Sharkey is a London- based journalist and author specialising in gender equality, cultural issues and women's rights. Lauren's book, Resisters: 52 Young Women Making Herstory Right Now tells the stories of young campaigners currently working to improve the lives of people.
  • Tim Farron - A Better Ambition: Confessions of a Faithful Liberal - Borderlines Book Festival
    As with his autobiography, A Better Ambition, Tim Farron's talk will offer an insider's view of the defining events in the turbulent politics of recent years. After the coalition government, and with the current division over Brexit and Scottish independence, he will ask what role there is for compromise and reconciliation, and question whether - having achieved dominance in the western world - Liberalism might have lost itself in the process. Can it be redeemed, and what is next for British politics?
  • Ann Cleeves Detective: Creations - Borderlines Book Festival
    Join Ann Cleeves, the bestselling author and creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez, for an afternoon of crime and chat. Find out how your favourite characters come to life and meet her brand-new creation, Detective Matthew Venn, from The Long Call, the first novel of her new series, set in North Devon where Ann grew up. Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels and the hugely successful TV series Vera and Shetland are based on her books. In 2017 Ann was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger.
  • Joanne Harris: The Strawberry Thief - Borderlines Book Festival
    Bestselling author Joanne Harris talks about her life, career and her return to writing about her best-known characters from Chocolat. Her new novel The Strawberry Thief has been written twenty years on since she first introduced us to Vianne Rocher, her daughters and her fellow villagers in Lansquenet-sousTannes. Joanne will be in conversation with BBC Arts producer, Serena Field. Joanne Harris was born in Barnsley, of a French mother and an English father. She was educated at Cambridge and was a teacher for many years. She has written several novels, screenplays, a musical and three cookbooks.. Joanne is an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE.
  • Scary Little Girls: Salon du Chocolat - Borderlines Book Festival
    Scary Little Girls is an English production company with a passion for stories that are historically or culturally excluded. Most of their work revolves around literary, feminist and historical themes. They have appeared regularly at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as at Glastonbury Festival. When chocolate was first introduced in England in the 1600s, it was considered a taboo substance, enjoyed only by the risque and elite in private salons. Some of our finest literature was also once considered too provocative for public consumption and was heard in similar salon environments by only the boldest of ears. Scary Little Girls recreate these intimate environs, combining mouth-watering chocolate treats with tales of the secret, the banned and the scandalous from authors such as Lord Byron, John Donne, Angela Carter and Joanne Harris.
  • Barrow BID BIG Comedy Night
    Barrow BID, with support from Laughing Penguin Events, are proud to bring you a special community stand-up comedy night at The Forum on Friday 4th October. This night is part of Barrow Comedy Fest. All proceeds from the night will be going to The Well Communities, Barrow & District Disability Association and YouthAbility. The night will see five of the best comedians on the circuit performing. Justin Moorhouse The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration' - The Guardian Robert White 'Surprisingly original, and funny - exactly the sort of act who should win Britain's Got Talent' - The Daily Mail Dave Johns 'Shifting from hilarity to uproar to genius in the blink of an eye' - The Guardian Sam Avery 'A must...very entertaining' - Sunday Times Dave Williams 'One of the most underrated acts on the UK circuit' - Edinburgh Evening News Tickets for this are £14
  • Make and Create with Hannah - Ulverston
    Choose from Hannah's vintage, funky and unusual fabric and make a colour scheme or a mish mash of clashing colours and textures. Use all these fabrics to create a range of items with Hannah each session: Saturday 14th September: Screen print your own length of fabric. Come along and screen print your very own length of fabric with your own designs and stencils. This will then be made into a funky cushion cover at the next session! Saturday 5th October: Make a cushion cover Using your beautiful screen printed fabric from the last session. Make a cool cushion cover and add some funky embellishments too! Saturday 2nd November: Make a piece of patchwork. Using Hannah's collection of interesting and vintage fabrics come along and make a big piece of patchwork which can be made into a funky outfit!
  • Alan Brown - Overland: A Bikepacking Journey - Borderlines Book Festival
    Seeking an escape from city life and a world gone mad, Alan Brown challenged himself to an off-road coast-tocoast ride through the Highlands without creature comforts or hightech cycling gear. This is the story of the ups and downs, from weather to wildlife, and the sheer pleasure he discovered in the freedom and self-reliance. Alan Brown has had a varied career including environmental chemistry, academia and freelance programming. As a director of the charity The Bike Station in Edinburgh, he is an advocate for cycling and its benefits to health and society. Overlander, his first book, has been greeted with both enthusiasm and critical acclaim.
  • Minecraft
    Minecraft presentation and mini workshop with Adam Clarke authors of 'Minecraft Life Hacks Lab for Kids' book. For adults and children 7 years+
  • Apple Day - Ulverston
    A wonderful extravaganza of all things apple - with plenty of fun for all the family! Apple pressing, entertainment, activities, crafts, food and drink, and more... Free admission
  • Book Craft
    Book Craft Club at Barrow Library 2-3pm on Saturday afternoons! 14th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 30th November, 21st December. Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Fun relaxed group perfect for kids who love crafts and books. places are limited. To sign up please phone Barrow Library on 01229 407373
  • Libraries Week - Book Craft
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. This year we are championing the role of libraries in the digital world. Explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion. During the week pop in and explore myGP app, an exciting new development in communicating with your doctor. Saturday 5 Oct 2-3pm Bookcraft “ Our fun club for children ages 6-11years. Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all events require a free ticket. Phone 01229 407373 to book.
  • Tale of Two Cities
    Musical version of A tale of Two Cities.
  • Silver Sunday - Carlisle East Fire Station
    An opportunity to meet your local Firefighters at Carlisle East Community Fire Station. A chance to speak to, look round and take part in activities. Tea and coffee available.
  • Book Signing - Ad Astra and All That
    The Road to Mandalay.... from Cark. The wartime account of Geoffrey Ardron, a signals office who was posted to a remote Airfield close to the Lake District (Cark). Book signing at Grange Library by Geoffrey Ardron's daughter, Sheridon Dodds from 10 am to 12 noon.
  • Libraries Week - Online Resources for Every Day
    Celebrating libraries in the digital age, join us at Carlisle Library during Libraries Week to explore the online resources available from the library website, including Universal Skills, FutureNet, Borrowbox and Ancestry. Drop-in session, no need to book.
  • Tiny Tablet Digital Board Games
    Have a go at one of our digital board games available to play on the Tiny Tablet 11am-12pm and 2-3pm Drop In
  • Libraries Week: Introduction to Borrowbox
    Drop-in to Longtown Library during Libraries Week to explore free downloadable audiobooks and ebooks with our Borrowbox online resource.
  • Author event Martin Salter-Smith
    Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Martin Salter-Smith. Martin's new collection of poems 'Words From Stone' bring to life the stony wild places of the Lake Distric that Martin loves to explore through walking and climbing. Tickets £2 available from the library 015242 71386
  • Ancestry Session for Libraries Week
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. This year we are championing the role of libraries in the digital world. Explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion. During the week pop in and explore myGP app, an exciting new development in communicating with your doctor. Monday 7 Oct 2.30-3.30pm. Ancestry Session 'Ever wanted to do your family tree?' Why not come along and see how to get stared. Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all events require a free ticket.
  • Discovery Coffee Morning
    This libraries week discover 'What's Online For You?' Find out how to use FREE online offers such as ebooks, digital magazines and newspapers - bring your smartphone or tablet and we'll walk you through it. Also try a guided family history session using Ancestry and Find My Past. Refreshments available
  • Libraries Week: Digi Baby @ Baby Bounce
    Baby Bounce is celebrating Libraries Week with a digital twist! During the session listen to new rhymes with the Tiny Tablet and have a go with the Tovertafel, projecting interactive images for babies to play with.
  • Libraries Week Discovery Afternoon
    This libraries week discover 'What's Online For You?' Find out how to use FREE online offers such as ebooks, digital magazines and newspapers - bring your smartphone or tablet and we'll walk you through it. Refreshments available
  • Story Tots for Libraries Week
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. Tuesday 8 Oct 2-3pm Storytots “ We are celebrating Libraries Week at our regular stories and rhymes session for 0-5's and their grownups. (Drop in session no ticket required) Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all
  • Celebrating Libraries in a Digital World
    Discovery Coffee Morning - find out about FREE online offers such as Borrowbox (for ebooks and eAudiobooks), RB Digital for magazines and Pressreader for newspapers. Bring your tablet of smartphone and we'll walk you through it! Also try using Ancestry and Find My Past.
  • Staying Steady and Falls Prevention
    Join us to learn how making small adjustments to your daily life can reduce your risk of falls and give you greater freedom and confidence. Everyone is at risk of falls as they age; it's a big cause of hospital admissions and can result in serious injuries and long term complications.
  • Discovery Coffee Morning
    This libraries week discover 'What's Online For You?' Find out how to use FREE online offers such as ebooks, digital magazines and newspapers - bring your smartphone or tablet and we'll walk you through it. Also try a guided family history session using Ancestry and Find My Past. Refreshments available
  • Social Media Session for Libraries Week
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. This year we are championing the role of libraries in the digital world. Explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion. Wednesday 9 Oct 10-11am Social Media Session.“ What is all this social media about?" Learn how to keep in touch and get connected at this fun introduction. Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all events require a free
  • Libraries Week: Introduction to Borrowobx
    Drop-in to Brampton Library during Libraries Week to explore free downloadable audiobooks and ebooks with our Borrowbox online resource.
  • Family History
    Book a session with our Local History Librarian looking at our online research resources- including Ancestry and Find My Past Booking is essential 11am-12pm 2pm-3pm
  • Kate Rusby
    "Absolutely fantastic concert of the best music from the last 200 years"
  • Adult Coding Club
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. This year we are championing the role of libraries in the digital world. Explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion. Thursday 10 Oct 10-11am Adult Coding Club“ Coding is the future, come along and have a go at using computer code at coding for adults. Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all events require a free ticket. Phone 01229 404373
  • Libraries Week: Online Health and Tovertafel
    Join us at Carlisle Library for a drop-in session introducing access to online health information and MyGP services. The Tovertafel, an interactive projector with games to encourage physical movement, will also be available.
  • Open Afternoon Windermere Health Centre
    Meet the staff, Get your Flu jab,listen to some talks,meet local groups. Talks to include:-Mental Health and Wellbeing, CPR,Learn basic skills, Many local groups attending to give advice
  • Digital Lego
    Come along and have a go at creating a digital script for a lego creation that has been designed. Booking essential - for children aged 5 years+
  • Doug Scott, The Hard Road To Everest
    Legendary mountaineer Doug Scott gives a fascinating insight into how a lad born in Nottingham during the darkest days of WW2 got into climbing on the Black Rocks in Derbyshire - aided with nothing but his mother's clothes line, and how this led him to Everest in 1975.
  • The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2019
    A world of comic art will return to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 11 to 13 October 2019. The family-friendly festival takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, for a weekend of wonderful events, activities and workshops for all ages. So, whether you're a comic art addict, new to the world of comics or just love exceptional art and storytelling - get a date in your diary for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Live drawing from some of the biggest international comic artists Talks, presentations and masterclasses - come and learn from the best A comic marketplace with big names and independent publishers Comic signings with artists, writers and creators A family-zone packed with activities for young, budding artists Comic art exhibitions in our gallery spaces Comic art trail throughout the town of Kendal To find out more and to purchase tickets please go to: www.comicartfestival.com
  • Libraries Week: Coffee and a Digital Demo
    Celebrating libraries in the digital age, join us at Carlisle Library during Libraries Week for a coffee and a chance to explore the online resources using our Tiny Tablet, including Cumbria Imagebank, Local Studies resources and 'Know Where You Walk' videos. Drop-in session, no need to book.
  • Rhyme Time for Libraries Week
    Come and enjoy Libraries Week with Barrow Library. A celebration of the nation's much loved libraries. This year we are championing the role of libraries in the digital world. Explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion. Friday 11 Oct 10.30-11.15am Rhyme time“ We are celebrating Libraries Week at our regular stories and rhymes session for 0-5's and their grown up. (Drop in session no ticket required). Take part in the fantastic Libraries week competition run by CILIP to build a Lego library of the future. Take a photo of your LEGO Library, share it on Twitter and tag @LibrariesWeek #LEGOLibrary and say what is unique about your library of the future. The most innovative entry will receive tickets to LEGOLAND® Windsor! Plus £500 for your local library. Unless otherwise stated all events require a free ticket. Phone 01229 407373 to book.
  • Cyber Security
    Cyber security session using Learn My Way. Learn how to keep yourself safe online. Booking essential
  • Fostering Drop In Session
    Foster carers are urgently needed for children across Cumbria. Find out more about the excellent training and support offered by Cumbria County Council's Fostering team at a drop in session to be held at Longtown Library.
  • A Musical tribute To The Swinging Sixties
    The Moonbeats 60's show - A Musical Tribute to the Swinging Sixties. From the early days of The Cavern in Liverpool to the kaleidoscpic colours of Swinging London The Moonbeats are a band not to be missed. Featuring songs from the likes of The Beatles, Hermins Hermits, The Searchers, The Who, The Animals, The Small Faces and many more
  • Sedbergh Environmental Market
    A wonderful selection of eco stallholders providing information on protecting the environment and selling natural and sustainable products, recycled and upcycled arts and crafts and delicious eco-friendly foods!
  • Lakes International Comic Art Festival Godzilla VS The Fatberg
    Godzilla VS The Fatberg Japanese paper theatre performance at 10:30, 13:00 and 15:00 Each free performance is 15 minutes All ages
  • Lakes International Comic Art Festival Make Your Own Monster
    An energetic and creative session with Sally Kindberg Free session for young people aged 5 and up. No need to book but numbers are limited so first come first served.
  • Libraries Week: MicroPets
    Code your own MicroPet at this family session to celebrate libraries in the digital age during Libraries Week. This pet doesn't need feeding or walking - they are the perfect pet! Ticket only session, book your place at Carlisle Library. £3 per family ticket.
  • Lakes International Comic Art Festival Animating for Teens
    Free session with Francis Desharnais from Quebec No need to book but numbers are limited so first come first served
  • Ulverston's Got Soul
    standing stalls
  • Border Concert Band, High Sheriff of Cumbria concert - Carlisle
    In association with the High Sheriff of Cumbria, Marcia Reid Fotheringham, the Border Concert Band presents 'An Evening of Music with an American Flavour' at St Aidan's Church, Warwick Rd, Carlisle; Saturday October 12th at 7-30pm. Free Admission; retiring collection in aid of Cumbria Community Foundation and the Border Concert Band.
  • Holocaust Memorial Day Flame
    Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary, HMD Trust has asked communities around the country to create their own Memorial Flame artwork, 75 of which will be displayed at the UK Ceremony for HMD 2020, creating a unique national exhibition. Barrow Library warmly invites you to contribute to Barrow's Memorial Flame, by adding a finger print, collaging with tissue paper to complete our design inspired by the poem The Butterfly by Pavel Friedmann. The Barrow community are invited to drop into the library during opening hours from Monday 14th - Thursday 17th October to contribute. Spend a few minutes decorating the flame, learning about the Holocaust and meeting other members of our community. All welcome, no special skills required.
  • Tea and Tonic
    Join us at Workington Library for a bit of fun in a relaxed friendly setting. There will be music, song, poetry, craft and creative activities to join in with if you fancy, or just enjoy a chat over tea and cake. Come on your own or bring a friend or someone you are caring for. Everyone welcome. Just drop in, no need to book. £3 per session, includes tea and cake. For more info contact gilli@amys-care.co.uk
  • Author talk: The Life of John Kent, Britain's First Black Policeman
    Join us at Carlisle Library during Black History Awareness Month to hear author Ray Greenhow discuss the life of John Kent, Cumberland's first black policeman. John Kent served as a police constable in Cumberland from 1835-1846. Ray Greenhow, himself a retired officer, has researched his early career and describes what life was like for an officer on the beat in Carlisle City Police in the 19th century. To reserve a free ticket contact Carlisle Library in person or on 01228 227312.
  • Our Hidden Story
    A talk by Aftab Khan about the contributions of BME people in the cultural heritage of Cumbria. Refreshments provided. Booking required
  • Whitehaven Archive Discovery Evening
    On the third Tuesday of each month Whitehaven Archives hold an informal drop in evening on a particular subject where they have a random selection of archives, books, photographs, plans etc. out for you to look at. This month the theme is our local Friendly Societies, Oddfellows, Sisterly Societies, Froth Blowers, yes, Froth Blowers. Come along to this free event and enjoy a cuppa and a crack after you have browsed the treasures.
  • Coffee and quiz afternoon
    Walney Library is hosting a coffee and quiz afternoon. This event is free. Everyone welcome.
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Falls can affect your confidence and lead to a loss of independence but they are not an inevitable part of ageing, there are things you can do to prevent them. Come along to our FREE advice session at Morton library to find out more.
  • Dyslexia Friendly Book Club
    Thursday afternoons 4pm-5pm, 19 September, 17 October, 14 November, 12 December Are you a lover of great stories? Want to make new friends and talk about fantastic authors and great books? Are you a dyslexic teen? Then come along to our new book club just for you. We will be choosing books from our fantastic dyslexic friendly collection by Barrington stokes. Great super readable books written by the best teen authors especially for dyslexic readers. Fun relaxed group run by nurodiverse staff! Suitable for dyslexic readers aged 12+ Call Barrow library on 01229 407373 to book.
  • The JigDoll Ensemble
    BBC folk award winning visionary Hannah James presents: The JigDoll Ensemble. Hannah James is an English clog dancer, accordian player, singer and star of British folk for two decades. THE JIGDOLL ENSEMBLE is her most ambitious project yet. Staring an International line up of award winning performers, this stunning multi-discipline show combines dance, music, body percussion and spoken word in a spell-binding tour de force.
  • Cumbria Children's Book Week Poster Competition
    Design a poster about bonfire and firework safety. Closing date 9th November 2019 Prize for the best poster by children under 8 years and children 8 years and over. Add your age and contact details and hand in your poster at your local library.
  • Art Exhibition - Wetheral Village Hall
    Robert Brindley R.S.M.A. will be holding his first Solo Exhibition since moving to the area. On show and for sale will be a collection of Watercolours, Oils, Pastels and Acrylic paintings. Preview the Exhibition on the website.
  • Merry Hell - Gerry Colvin
    Music gig comprising of two award winning artists from the worlds of folk and rock.
  • BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    BGKT was founded in 1991. Monthly 3rd Sunday Open meeting. All are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world, and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q &A. Tea. Free - donations towards room hire welcome. 25th anniversary Celebrations http://www.newslanka.net/buddhist_group_of_kendal_25th_anniversary.html http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.Kendal_Buddhists_celebrate_25_years_of_faith/
  • A Tribute to Arian Grande and Jojo Siwa
    You've heard the names. You know the music. Now experience the UK's No.1 tributes to Ariana Grande & Jojo Siwa together in one fantastic show! With replica costumes, amazing dance routines and senstational vocals, this show has everyone singing and dancing from start to finish! Suitiable for 4yrs+ - younger can be attend as at discretion of parents. FREE meet and greet at end of show in the foyer.
  • Bubble Schmeisis - Levens Village institute
    Nick Cassenbaum's internationally acclaimed show Bubble Schmeisis is coming to Levens and Nick and his accompanying klezmer musicians, Josh Middleton and Daniel Gouly, invite audiences to join them amongst the steam and ritual as they embark on a journey of discovery. This hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 gives an up-close insight into a community that is fading and a folk history of a once vibrant culture. The show features live Klezmer music and will strike a chord with anyone who looks to investigate their past to understand their present Bubble Schmeisis is written and performed by Nick Cassenbaum and directed by Danny Braverman. It is touring to Levens as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme's autumn programme. Nick is a storyteller, street performer and theatre maker.
  • Halloween Rhyme Time
    Learn new nursery rhymes, make some noise and have some fun with the musical instruments. (Halloween costumes are optional) Suitable for all pre-school children.
  • Autumn Drop-in Craft Activity
    Come along and get creative! Suitable for ages 4-11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Falls can affect your confidence and lead to a loss of independence but they are not an inevitable part of ageing, there are things you can do yo prevent them. Come along to our FREE advice session with Age UK to find out more.
  • Cat Care Event
    Workington Library are hosting a talk on the myths behind black cats and how to look after your favourite feline! Following that we will be getting crafty. This event is aimed at children of any age. Please telephone Workington Library on 01900 706170 to book a place. Alternatively pop in to see us. Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult
  • Carlisle Family Ghost Tour
    Family friendly ghost tour through Carlisle city centre. Recommended 7+ tickets from Carlisle tourist information centre
  • Ray Greenhow - author talk
    Ray Greenhow is an ex-police officer who wrote Britain's First Black Policeman, The Life of John Kent A Police Officer in Cumberland 1835 to 1846. Find out more about the fascinating life of Britain's first black police officer, who was the son of a freed slave and served communities of Maryport and Longtown. Come along to this free event on Wednesday 23rd October at 6.30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Book your place by telephoning Workington Library on 01900 706170.
  • Author Talk with Ray Greenhow
    Ray Greenhow is an ex-police officer who wrote "Britain's First Black Policeman", The Life of John Kent A Police Officer in Cumberland 1835 to 1846. Find out more about the fascinating life of Britain's first black police officer, who was the son of a freed slave and served communities of Maryport and Longtown. Come along to this free event, with refreshments provided. Book your place by telephoning Workington Library on 01900 706170.
  • Batty Bats and Busy Broomsticks
    Come and enjoy our free craft table in the children's library. All welcome to drop in. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible person
  • Halloween Crafts
    Come join our waste prevention officer Judith Bradshaw and make some Halloween crafts - free drop in and everyone welcome
  • Halloween Drop -n Craft Activity
    Come along and get creative! Suitable for ages 4-11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Games for Wellbeing
    Come and join us at Wigton Library fortnightly from 2 to 4 to play old school games, socialise and have some fun. Refreshments are provided. For more information on this group contact Lesley on 07557 076013.
  • Forbidden Nights
    A brand new show - sexy but classy - male variety show combining superlative circus and acrobatic skills with finely honed physiques! Glamour, talent and torsos..
  • Tirril Art Group Exhibition
    This is the 19th annual Exhibition . Artists exhibit original work, prints and cards. Coffee and biscuits are served free of charge
  • Megaslam Wrestling - The Coro, Ulverston
    RESERVED SEATING. Show time 7:30pm. Interval 8:20pm (20 mins). End time 9:30pm. EARLY BIRD TICKETS FIRST WEEK ONLY £9.50. Full price £12. U16s £10. Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £39. The stars of Megaslam Wrestling are slamming their way back into the Coro, only this time, with an extra special event that celebrates 10 Years of Megaslam! From sell out success across the UK to staging some of the biggest bouts and Wrestlers in World Wrestling, this half term family entertainment show is a must! You can expect two hours of the most daredevil stunts featuring the larger than life Megaslam stars.
  • Talk by High Sheriff of Cumbria Marcia Reid-Fotheringham
    This tradition goes back 1,000 years and the High Sheriff is the oldest secular officer under the Crown. As only the 3rd ever black person to be in this office in England and Wales, Marcia will be explaining her interesting career and background. Come along to this free event at Maryport Library on Saturday 26th October at 3pm, with refreshments provided. Book your place by telephoning Maryport Library on 01900 812384
  • Talk by the High Sheriff of Cumbria, Marcia Ried-Fotheringham
    This tradition goes back 1,000 years and the High Sheriff is the oldest secular officer under the Crown. As only the 3rd ever black person to be in this office in England and Wales, Marcia will be explaining her interesting career and background. Come along to this free event, with refreshments provided. Book your place by telephoning Maryport Library on 01900 812384.
  • Keswick Choral Society : Evensong
    On Sunday 27th October members of Keswick Choral Society will sing Evensong in the church of Keswick St John. Everyone is welcome (there is no charge). The service will start at 4 pm. The music will include the following: Introit: Tye - O Holy Spirit, Lord of Grace Preces and Responses: Smith of Durham Canticles: Murrill in E Anthem: Wood - O Thou the Central Orb of Righteousness Organ: John Cooper Green Director: Ian Hare
  • Tea and Tonic
    Join us at Workington Library for a bit of fun in a relaxed friendly setting. There will be music, song, poetry, craft and creative activities to join in with if you fancy, or just enjoy a chat over tea and cake. Come on your own or bring a friend or someone you are caring for. Everyone welcome. Just drop in, no need to book. £3 per session, includes tea and cake. For more info contact gilli@amys-care.co.uk
  • Black History Month Talk
    Guy Tirvengadum, Mayor of Kendal from 2018-2019 will talk about 'My personal journey to becoming Mayor of Kendal'
  • Friends of Grange Library AGM
    If you are regular library user or just pop in occasionally, come along to the Friends' AGM and find out more about the Friends and how they support their local library.
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Songs and stories for children aged 0-4 years. 2 Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Term Time. 10am-10.30am 11am-11.30am
  • Organ Duets (Free Recital) - Carlisle Cathedral
    Our occasional lunchtime recital series continues with a very special concert of organ duets on Tuesday 29 October at 12.45pm. Edward Taylor, Carlisle Cathedral's Assistant Organist, will be joined by Jordan English from St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh to play a programme of well-known tunes which includes new orchestral transcriptions and original duets. The concert includes pieces by Bach, Rutter, Tchaikovsky and Wagner amongst others. Entry is free. There will be a retiring collection to support the artists and the cathedral.
  • The Australian Cruiser HMAS Sydney
    Find out about the Mystery surrounding the loss of the Australian Cruiser HMAS Sydney with Max Slater followed by a code breaking exercise. Refreshments included in the price of the ticket.
  • Music Quiz: Halloween Special - Vinyl Cafe Carlisle
    The monthly music quiz at Carlisle's coolest record shop takes on a special Halloween theme for one night only! Fiendish trivia questions, picture rounds, anagrams, connections and more with music from creepy classical to haunting house music, ghoulish grime and paranormal pop! Teams of 2 - 4 players can enter. It costs £2 per person with the money adding to the cash jackpot... plus other horrible prizes to be won. Cafe and bar open, and fancy dress is optional!
  • On Our Doorstep: the natural year unfolded - Burton Memorial Hall
    Nature Talks at the Hall: Thursday 31st October, 7.30pm, Bryan Yorke speaking about "On Our Doorstep, the natural year unfolded" at Burton Memorial Hall, Burton-in-Kendal. Cost £2.50 per person, includes tea and biscuits. In aid of Hall funds. All welcome!