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  Events for March 2020
  • Novels That Shaped Our World
    Throughout 2020 we are taking part in the BBC's year of Novels That Shaped Our World. Marches theme is Adventure. The ten adventure titles feature stories about exploration, journeys and survival. From Richard Hannay's secret mission in Mr Standfast, to the quest to save Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings and the dystopian revolution of The Hunger Games. Come in to see our display and follow along on social media. #MyBookLife
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  2nd - 31st March 2020
    TIME: 09:30 - 17:00
  • Social @ the Library
    Monthly get together session. Booking essential. Craft session this month, varies from month to month.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  2nd March 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Open Evening - Kendal College
    Drop in anytime between 4:30pm & 7:00pm! Meet our tutors and students, and find out more about: - The range of courses on offer - Enrichment activities, e.g. trips and work placements - Transport and financial support - Our state-of-the-art facilities - Progression to university and employment
    VENUE: Kendal College
    DATE:  2nd March 2020
    TIME: 16:30 - 19:00
  • Night Of The Living Dead- Remix
    Seven performers enter the stage armed with just cameras, a rail of costumes and a box of props. Can they recreate the cult classic horror film live on stage before our very eyes? In their new stage production, masters of digital theatre, imitating the dog, create a love-song to the original 1960s film, a remaking and remixing which attempts to understand the past in order not to have to repeat it. Their version is in turns humorous, terrifying, thrilling, thought-provoking and joyous but above all, in the retelling it becomes a searing parable for our own complex times.
    VENUE: The Brewery Arts Centre
    DATE:  3rd March 2020
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:30
  • Raspberry Pi Coders and Makers club
    Coding fun for all the family. Booking essential.
    VENUE: Whitehaven LIbrary
    DATE:  4th - 18th March 2020
    TIME: 15:31 - 16:31
  • Emergence Dance: Emergence Tour 2020
    Emergence, the postgraduate dance company of Joss Arnott Dance and the University of Salford, returns with a new cohort, two new works and the chance to see a reimagining of one of Arnott's acclaimed productions
    VENUE: The Brewery Arts Centre
    DATE:  5th March 2020
    TIME: 20:00 - 23:00
  • Josie Long: Tender
    Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on. It's about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy - all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year. The aim is for you to come out of it feeling optimistic about the future, although that is a big ask. At the very least there will be some really silly voices in it, and that's not nothing.
    VENUE: The Brewery Arts Centre
    DATE:  6th March 2020
    TIME: 19:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday's @ 11: Iranian New Year
    Join Mina from Iran as she takes you on a journey through Ancient Persian traditions created around Iranian New Year 'Noruze' and 'Haft sin'. This free talk at Carlisle library is being hosted in partnership with AWAZ as part of the Cumbria Community Integration Project. Everyone is welcome. There is no need to book, just come along and join us on the day!
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  7th March 2020
    TIME: 11:00 - 11:30
  • Children's Bookcraft Club
    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. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  7th March 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Strangers On A Train Set - The Coro, Ulverston
    Reserved Seating £16 all areas no concessions. Age 10+ Doors 19:00 Starts 19:30 Interval 20:15 Ends approx 21:15 Classed as the Laurel & Hardy of literary deconstruction, LipService bring aniother hilarious show, this time involving a murder and several parallel universes of train related crime novels... where will the ladies, and the audience, end up?
    VENUE: Coronation Hall
    DATE:  7th March 2020
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:15
  • 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 (second Monday in the month).
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  9th March 2020
    TIME: 15:30 - 16:30
  • Phil Cunningham and Aly McBain - The Coro, Ulverston
    Reserved Seating Tickets £16 no concessions. Doors 7pm starts 7.30pm interval approx 8.15pm Ends approx 9.30pm Balcony could open once stalls are sold out."Simply the best traditional musicians you are likely to hear" (Glasgow Herald) Phil Cunnigham MBE (accordian) and Aly Bain MBE (fiddle) have toured and recorded together since 1988. They are both known as consummate musicians, arrangers, producers and broadcasters in their own right. Together they produce probably the finest and purest of Scots music combined with a deep knowledge and understanding of their traditions gained from long and extensive careers. It must be said they are also very entertaining!!!
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  12th March 2020
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Phil Cunningham and Aly McBain - The Coro, Ulverston
    Reserved Seating Tickets £16 no concessions. Doors 19:00 Starts 19:30 interval approx 20:15 Ends approx 21:30 Balcony could open once stalls are sold out."Simply the best traditional musicians you are likely to hear" (Glasgow Herald) Phil Cunnigham MBE (accordian) and Aly Bain MBE (fiddle) have toured and recorded together since 1988. They are both known as consummate musicians, arrangers, producers and broadcasters in their own right. Together they produce probably the finest and purest of Scots music combined with a deep knowledge and understanding of their traditions gained from long and extensive careers. It must be said they are also very entertaining!!!
    VENUE: Coronation Hall
    DATE:  12th March 2020
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Acoustic duo Plumhall at Whitehaven Library
    PLUMHALL (Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall) have a fierce reputation on the UK live circuit, delivering powerful acoustic guitar and luscious harmony-driven textures of original contemporary acoustic folk rock. Michelle is a one time member of Chumbawamba and Waking the Witch, and Nick has toured with Magna Carta as guitarist/vocalist. 2020 promises to be an exciting year as Plumhall will be appearing in the forthcoming feature film, "The Runaways" starring Mark Addy, Tara Fitzgerald and Molly Windsor. Nick wrote an original song and both Michelle and Nick arranged folk music for two pivotal scenes. Hot on the heels of the film's general release in January, Plumhall are releasing their next album "The Ghost of Noise" during the Spring. Ticket prices: Adult: £10 U18: £5 Family: £22 Please ring Whitehaven Library on 01946 506400 or pop in. Customers can also book tickets online through www.kirkgatearts.org.uk
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  13th March 2020
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:30
  • Rainbow Rising - Wigton Market Hall
    The UK's No.1 tribute to Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow comes to Wigton in 2020! All the classics from the Rainbow back catalogue from the UK's longest running Rainbow tribute, formed in 1998. Not to be missed! Doors 7.30pm, Rainbow Rising 9:00pm
    VENUE: Wigton Market Hall
    DATE:  14th March 2020
    TIME: 19:30 - 23:30
  • Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) (BGKT)
    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 https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of-faith/
    VENUE: Castle Street Community Centre
    DATE:  15th March 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Carers Benefit clinic
    Free information and support. West Cumbria Carers can help with applications for various allowances/payments/funding to which you may be entitled. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by telephoning 01900 821976.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  17th March 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Health and wellbeing for people affected by cancer
    Discover simple techniques to improve your sense of wellbeing
    VENUE: Penrith Cricket Club
    DATE:  18th March 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Comedy Club 4 Kids
    Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families but without the rude bits! It's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like why is that your face!
    VENUE: The Brewery Arts Centre
    DATE:  21st March 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Rebecca Stephens: An Easy Day For A Lady
    The first British woman to climb Mt Everest and the Seven Summits will conduct a largely personal talk, drawing on her own experiences and observations. Rebecca will touch on cultural norms and expectations of old about woman climbers and will refer to other women on Everest.
    VENUE: The Brewery Arts Centre
    DATE:  21st March 2020
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:30
  • The Hero Light - The Coro, Ulverston
    UNRESERVED SEATING. Doors 7pm. Show time 7:30pm. interval 8:15pm. End time 9:30pm. All tickets £12. The Hero Light retells the extraordinary tales of the Ulster Cycle - The "Irish Lliad". Centred on legendary hero Cu Chulainn, the Hound, it weavestogether stories of loyalty, love and betrayal that are still startlingly relevant today. Dominic kelly balances irreverent humour & beautiful imagery with a powerful rendition of a deeply affecting tale. The Hero Light brings an ancient epic to crackling contemporary life.
    VENUE: Coronation Hall
    DATE:  22nd March 2020
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Rising Stars - The Coro, Ulverston
    Stephenson School of Dance welcomes you to their 20th Anniversary dance show, featuring their “Lakes Got Talent” winning performance, Lord of the Dance!!!. Come along and enjoy students of all ages performing a variety of dances in Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz. Performances at 7pm on both days and 2.30pm on Saturday. Standard ticket price: £12.50; reduction to £10.50 for U16.
    VENUE: Coronation Hall
    DATE:  27th - 28th March 2020
    TIME: 19:00
  • Fun Archery sessions
    Beginner level Archery experiences for adults and older kids (age 8 minimum). Learn to shoot and you will be hitting the target in no time at all under the guidance of our experience and qualified Archery GB Instructor. We will introduce the basics and then guide you through a series of games, competitions and challenges as you have a super time with friends and family on your open session. Places on each session are limited so please visit our website to pre-book. Can't wait to shoot with you.
    VENUE: Talkin Tarn Country Park
    DATE:  28th March 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 15:00
  • Paddle Boarding for beginners
    Join us for a Stand Up Paddle Boarding beginner session on Talkin Tarn near Carlisle. You will learn the basics and soon be on your way around the Tarn with our professional coach. This activity is great fun and a brilliant experience to share with friends and family. Perfect for adults and older kids, under 16s are to be accompanied by an adult and the minimum age is 10 years. Places are limited so please book online in advance.
    VENUE: Talkin Tarn Country Park
    DATE:  28th March 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 15:00
  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
  • Singalongababy
    Singing, rhymes and activities for under 3's every Monday during term time at 2.00pm. For more information please ring Seaton Library.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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
    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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm 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
  • 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.
  • Ancestry Sessions
    Places are limited so please book on 01229 407373
  • Knit and Natter
    Join in with some friendly chat and a bit of knitting.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Kaleidoscope - A New Exhibition from Green Door
    Kaleidoscope - a new exhibition from Green Door artists celebrating their diversity and originality in the prestigious and attractive Upfront gallery. The title Kaleidoscope offers artists the freedom to approach their subjects using a wide variety of media and styles. It is intended as an invitation to find inspiration by exploring new ways of thinking. Cumbria Ceramics will share the same exhibition time, and will bring an extra three dimensional element to the UpFront experience. The spacious gallery offers an opportunity to display larger pieces and more significant work in this well-lit and sympathetic space, always sensitively presented and curated by the owner, John Parkinson. Open 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, Tuesday to Sunday (please check www.up-front.com for Christmas opening hours)
  • Rhymetime
    Rhyming session for babies and pre-school children with their adults. Free drop in. Each Thursday 10:30am - 11.00am
  • Walking for Health
    Walking is a great way to get fit, explore what's on your doorstep and make new friends. Join us for a short relaxed stroll around Vulcan Park, Workington. We'll meet at 11am in the foyer of Workington Library every Tuesday. The walk will be at a relaxed pace and take between 20 - 30 minutes. The route is flat, with places to sit and rest if required, so the walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. No pre-booking is required but it's helpful if you let us know that you'll be joining us. Please confirm by email or phone: Email: office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk Phone: 01900 702986
  • Stories with Maureen at Carlisle Library
    Come and listen to your favourite stories, and let us introduce you to some new ones! This storytime session for under 5's is every Saturday, 10.30-11am. It's free and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Storytime
    Storytime for Pre-school children and their carers is held on a Tuesday morning (termtime) at 10 am. Come along with your little ones and enjoy half and hour of stories and rhymes.
  • Baby Bounce at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session with songs and rhymes for under 3s and their parents and carers. Every Tuesday during term time, 10.15-10.45am.
  • Junior Chess Club
    Brush up your strategic thinking skills at this friendly after-school club. Beginners also welcome! Every Tuesday after school until 4.45pm
  • Baby Bounce at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session with songs and rhymes for children under 3 and their parents and carers. Every Wednesday during term time: 2-2.30pm.
  • LEGO Club at Carlisle Library
    Free session for children aged 4 and over to have fun and get creative with LEGO. Every Thursday, term time only, 4:00-4:45pm. Advance booking is required.
  • Children's Bookcraft Club
    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. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Toddler Time at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session for children under 5 and their parents and carers. Join us for toys, songs and rhymes.
  • Code Club
    New After School Code Club for children aged 7 to 11 years on a Monday. The Club will start at 3.45 pm on Monday 27th January and run for 6 weeks (excluding Half Term). Places are limited so booking is essential, by phone on 32749 or in the Library.
  • Carlisle & Eden Mind drop in session
    Carlisle and Eden Mind will be holding a series of drop in sessions in Carlisle library on the first Tuesday of each month where staff and volunteers will be available to provide advice on services provided by Mind as well as signposting people to other services as appropriate. The drop in sessions will run from February to May and will be held 11.30am to 1.00pm.
  • 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 main library on the 1st floor between 2-5pm on Mondays to find out more
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Workington Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Aspatria Local Link Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Keswick Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Maryport Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Moorclose Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Seaton Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Silloth Local Link and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Wigton Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Rymetime at Maryport Library
    Join us on Tuesdays from 10.30-11am (term time only) for Rhyme Time. The sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers. An excellent way to meet other parents/carers and have fun whilst learning.
  • Literary and Philosophical group
    This poetry group meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm. We are always looking for new members. Please feel free to pop along to the next meeting.
  • Craft Club
    Join us every Wednesday from 1.30-3.30pm and have a go at crafts and meet new people. Everyone is welcome.
  • Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous
    If you or someone you know has an eating disorder please come along to our friendly group Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous (ABA). For more information contact Janice on 07730431520
  • BAPS Breasfeeding and Peer Support Group - Maryport Library
    Launched on Thursday 6th February Maryport Library is hosting weekly drop-in sessions from 9.30-10.30 every Thursday 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
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Is drinking alcohol costing you more than money? If so, please come along to the weekly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group where you can find out more about AA's programme of recovery. For more information telephone Elaine Lewis on 07900053041.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Workington Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Keswick Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Maryport Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Moorclose Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Silloth Local Links for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Aspatria Local Link Library for a relaxing afternoon of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Moorclose Marra-Time
    Do you or someone you know need a friendly ear? We can offer advice and support on health and wellbeing, benefits, housing, family concerns, employment, bereavement and self confidence. Come along for a cuppa and a crack at Moorclose Library on Fridays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Seaton Library for a relaxing afternoon of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Board Game Saturday
    Come and join us every Saturday at Maryport Library for some fun and competitive board gaming. For all ages
  • Autism Sensory Session
    Enjoy all that the library has to offer including books, DVD's and computers as well as our designated area with a dark den & special sensory resources available every Saturday.
  • Lego Club
    Maryport Library This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm 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.
  • Lego Club
    Silloth Local Link This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm 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.
  • Lego Club
    Wigton Library This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-11.45am 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.
  • Saturday Crafts
    Join Sharon for a regular drop-in children's craft activity at Workington Library. We will be getting creative every Saturday at 12.30. No need to book.
  • Rhyme Time
    Rhyming session for toddlers with their parents/carers Free drop in, no need to book.
  • Rhymetime at Workington Library
    Calling all 0-4 year olds! Come and join us for songs, rhymes and stories at Workington Library on Mondays from 11am to 11.30am. Term time only.
  • Pins and Needles
    Free drop-in for those interested in knitting, crochet, sewing, cross stitch etc. Bring along your own choice of project. If you would like to join in, please enquire at the desk and a member of staff will introduce you to the group.
  • Carer Group
    Free. For information, support or a friendly ear for those supporting someone with dementia or early stage memory loss.
  • CADAS Group
    Booking essential at the weekly support group with the friendly and supportive group. Call CADAS: county wide number 0300 111 4002, email: info@cadas.co.uk, or speak to Lorna on 07384 513027 / lornah@cadas.co.uk
  • Computer Sessions with Age UK
    Free one to one advice and guidance; booking is essential.
  • Games Galore
    Come along and play some traditional board games or, if you wish, bring along a favourite board game of your own. All ages welcome. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied.
  • Novels That Shaped Our World
    Throughout 2020 we are taking part in the BBC's year of Novels That Shaped Our World. Marches theme is Adventure. The ten adventure titles feature stories about exploration, journeys and survival. From Richard Hannay's secret mission in Mr Standfast, to the quest to save Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings and the dystopian revolution of The Hunger Games. Come in to see our display and follow along on social media. #MyBookLife
  • Social @ the Library
    Monthly get together session. Booking essential. Craft session this month, varies from month to month.
  • PIns and Needles
    Bring along your knitting, sewing, or whatever you're working on and meet up with fellow crafters for a free cuppa and a chat. All welcome. We will be meeting up on 1st and the 3rd Monday of the month from 1.30-3.00pm starting on Monday 2nd March 2020.
  • Open Evening - Kendal College
    Drop in anytime between 4:30pm & 7:00pm! Meet our tutors and students, and find out more about: - The range of courses on offer - Enrichment activities, e.g. trips and work placements - Transport and financial support - Our state-of-the-art facilities - Progression to university and employment
  • Reading Group
    Join us on the first Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm. We are a friendly group and are always looking for new members. Phone Maryport Library on 01900 812384 for more information or just drop into the next session.
  • Shared reading group
    This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm. We are always looking for new members. Please pop along to the next meeting.
  • Night Of The Living Dead- Remix
    Seven performers enter the stage armed with just cameras, a rail of costumes and a box of props. Can they recreate the cult classic horror film live on stage before our very eyes? In their new stage production, masters of digital theatre, imitating the dog, create a love-song to the original 1960s film, a remaking and remixing which attempts to understand the past in order not to have to repeat it. Their version is in turns humorous, terrifying, thrilling, thought-provoking and joyous but above all, in the retelling it becomes a searing parable for our own complex times.
  • Raspberry Pi Coders and Makers club
    Coding fun for all the family. Booking essential.
  • Emergence Dance: Emergence Tour 2020
    Emergence, the postgraduate dance company of Joss Arnott Dance and the University of Salford, returns with a new cohort, two new works and the chance to see a reimagining of one of Arnott's acclaimed productions
  • Josie Long: Tender
    Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on. It's about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy - all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year. The aim is for you to come out of it feeling optimistic about the future, although that is a big ask. At the very least there will be some really silly voices in it, and that's not nothing.
  • Saturday's @ 11: Iranian New Year
    Join Mina from Iran as she takes you on a journey through Ancient Persian traditions created around Iranian New Year 'Noruze' and 'Haft sin'. This free talk at Carlisle library is being hosted in partnership with AWAZ as part of the Cumbria Community Integration Project. Everyone is welcome. There is no need to book, just come along and join us on the day!
  • Children's Bookcraft Club
    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. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Strangers On A Train Set - The Coro, Ulverston
    Reserved Seating £16 all areas no concessions. Age 10+ Doors 19:00 Starts 19:30 Interval 20:15 Ends approx 21:15 Classed as the Laurel & Hardy of literary deconstruction, LipService bring aniother hilarious show, this time involving a murder and several parallel universes of train related crime novels... where will the ladies, and the audience, end up?
  • 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 (second Monday in the month).
  • Phil Cunningham and Aly McBain - The Coro, Ulverston
    Reserved Seating Tickets £16 no concessions. Doors 7pm starts 7.30pm interval approx 8.15pm Ends approx 9.30pm Balcony could open once stalls are sold out."Simply the best traditional musicians you are likely to hear" (Glasgow Herald) Phil Cunnigham MBE (accordian) and Aly Bain MBE (fiddle) have toured and recorded together since 1988. They are both known as consummate musicians, arrangers, producers and broadcasters in their own right. Together they produce probably the finest and purest of Scots music combined with a deep knowledge and understanding of their traditions gained from long and extensive careers. It must be said they are also very entertaining!!!
  • Phil Cunningham and Aly McBain - The Coro, Ulverston
    Reserved Seating Tickets £16 no concessions. Doors 19:00 Starts 19:30 interval approx 20:15 Ends approx 21:30 Balcony could open once stalls are sold out."Simply the best traditional musicians you are likely to hear" (Glasgow Herald) Phil Cunnigham MBE (accordian) and Aly Bain MBE (fiddle) have toured and recorded together since 1988. They are both known as consummate musicians, arrangers, producers and broadcasters in their own right. Together they produce probably the finest and purest of Scots music combined with a deep knowledge and understanding of their traditions gained from long and extensive careers. It must be said they are also very entertaining!!!
  • Acoustic duo Plumhall at Whitehaven Library
    PLUMHALL (Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall) have a fierce reputation on the UK live circuit, delivering powerful acoustic guitar and luscious harmony-driven textures of original contemporary acoustic folk rock. Michelle is a one time member of Chumbawamba and Waking the Witch, and Nick has toured with Magna Carta as guitarist/vocalist. 2020 promises to be an exciting year as Plumhall will be appearing in the forthcoming feature film, "The Runaways" starring Mark Addy, Tara Fitzgerald and Molly Windsor. Nick wrote an original song and both Michelle and Nick arranged folk music for two pivotal scenes. Hot on the heels of the film's general release in January, Plumhall are releasing their next album "The Ghost of Noise" during the Spring. Ticket prices: Adult: £10 U18: £5 Family: £22 Please ring Whitehaven Library on 01946 506400 or pop in. Customers can also book tickets online through www.kirkgatearts.org.uk
  • Rainbow Rising - Wigton Market Hall
    The UK's No.1 tribute to Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow comes to Wigton in 2020! All the classics from the Rainbow back catalogue from the UK's longest running Rainbow tribute, formed in 1998. Not to be missed! Doors 7.30pm, Rainbow Rising 9:00pm
  • Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) (BGKT)
    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 https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of-faith/
  • Carers Benefit clinic
    Free information and support. West Cumbria Carers can help with applications for various allowances/payments/funding to which you may be entitled. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by telephoning 01900 821976.
  • Health and wellbeing for people affected by cancer
    Discover simple techniques to improve your sense of wellbeing
  • Comedy Club 4 Kids
    Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children and their families but without the rude bits! It's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like why is that your face!
  • Rebecca Stephens: An Easy Day For A Lady
    The first British woman to climb Mt Everest and the Seven Summits will conduct a largely personal talk, drawing on her own experiences and observations. Rebecca will touch on cultural norms and expectations of old about woman climbers and will refer to other women on Everest.
  • The Hero Light - The Coro, Ulverston
    UNRESERVED SEATING. Doors 7pm. Show time 7:30pm. interval 8:15pm. End time 9:30pm. All tickets £12. The Hero Light retells the extraordinary tales of the Ulster Cycle - The "Irish Lliad". Centred on legendary hero Cu Chulainn, the Hound, it weavestogether stories of loyalty, love and betrayal that are still startlingly relevant today. Dominic kelly balances irreverent humour & beautiful imagery with a powerful rendition of a deeply affecting tale. The Hero Light brings an ancient epic to crackling contemporary life.
  • Rising Stars - The Coro, Ulverston
    Stephenson School of Dance welcomes you to their 20th Anniversary dance show, featuring their “Lakes Got Talent” winning performance, Lord of the Dance!!!. Come along and enjoy students of all ages performing a variety of dances in Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz. Performances at 7pm on both days and 2.30pm on Saturday. Standard ticket price: £12.50; reduction to £10.50 for U16.
  • Paddle Boarding for beginners
    Join us for a Stand Up Paddle Boarding beginner session on Talkin Tarn near Carlisle. You will learn the basics and soon be on your way around the Tarn with our professional coach. This activity is great fun and a brilliant experience to share with friends and family. Perfect for adults and older kids, under 16s are to be accompanied by an adult and the minimum age is 10 years. Places are limited so please book online in advance.
  • Fun Archery sessions
    Beginner level Archery experiences for adults and older kids (age 8 minimum). Learn to shoot and you will be hitting the target in no time at all under the guidance of our experience and qualified Archery GB Instructor. We will introduce the basics and then guide you through a series of games, competitions and challenges as you have a super time with friends and family on your open session. Places on each session are limited so please visit our website to pre-book. Can't wait to shoot with you.