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  Events for September 2019
  • Author Event with Martin Salter-Smith
    Words From Stone's Poems of the Wild Places. Martin's new collection of poems includes a celebration of the great Sandstone Cistercian abbey of Furness and continues with poems that bring to life the stony wild places that we all love, drawing mainly on his experience of the Lake District. PLEASE BOOK ON 01229 407373 and pay on the day.
    VENUE: Dalton Library
    DATE:  2nd September 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Alzheimer's Society Drop In
    Drop In providing information and advice about any type of dementia and the support available. No need to book just come along between 10.15 and 11.45 am.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  3rd September 2019
    TIME: 10:15 - 11:45
  • Illustrated Art Talk: Van Gogh
    Join us at Carlisle Library during September for a new series of illustrated art talks with David A. Cross. David is a writer, lecturer and independent art historian who will be discussing Van Gogh on Tuesday 3rd September at 1pm. Tickets £3 from Carlisle Library, refreshments included. Contact the library on 01228 227312 for more information or to reserve your ticket.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  3rd September 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 14:00
  • First rehearsal! Keswick Choral Society
    You are invited to join in Keswick Choral Society's 2019-2020 season. Both established works and new commissions by local composers feature in the coming months. Rehearsals start on Tuesday 3 September 2019 and the first event in the calendar will be Choral Evensong at St John's Church, Keswick, on Sunday 27 October 2019 at 4pm. The annual Festival of Christmas Music includes 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols' by Ralph Vaughan Williams and 'In Terra Pax' by Gerald Finzi and a selection of popular carols. Followed in 2020 by Beethoven's Mass in C, and other works. Come and find out more!
    VENUE: Crosthwaite Parish Rooms
    DATE:  3rd September 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Lego Library of the Future
    Design your own Lego library of the Future on paper by the 7th September Drop in and help create the Lego Library Model in Penrith Library between the dates of 9th September - 21st September.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  4th - 21st September 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 16:00
  • Stage production of comedy 'She Stoops to Conquer' by Oliver Goldsmith
    Fast moving fun production in Cartmel Priory, with professional lighting, sound and direction, presented by The Marshal's Theatre Company - the peninsula's own community theatre. Tickets and info: www.cartmelpriory.org.uk or visit Priory shop. £16.50 adults £11 aged 12 and under
    VENUE: Cartmel Priory
    DATE:  4th - 7th September 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • Rhymetime
    Rhymes and songs for babies and pre-school children with their adults. Weekly free drop in.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  5th - 26th September 2019
    TIME: 10:30
  • Author Event Karen Babayan
    Join us for an afternoon with Karen Babayan, who will be talking about her 2019 book, Swallows and Armenians. Using newly-appraised correspondence and diaries as its basis, this collection of short stories, shows how a Cumbrian/Armenian family inspired the characters for the Walker family in Arthur Ransome's classic children's book, Swallows and Amazons. Karen Babayan was born in Iran to Armenian/British parents, moving to Leeds in November 1978 just prior to the Islamic Revolution of January 1979. She gained a PhD in Contemporary Art Practice from Leeds Beckett University and was awarded C-Art Cumbria Artist of the Year.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  6th September 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Lasting Diaries
    Lasting Diaries - Barrow Library, Tuesday, Sept 10 from 9am. 9am to 12pm. BBC Radio Cumbria's Caroline Robertson will be broadcasting live from Barrow Library, celebrating 80 years of Nella Last, Barrow's 'Housewife 49'. 9am to 2pm. Pixel Portrait of Nella Last - come help us make a huge portrait of Barrow's famous wartime diarist out of 26,000 ration stamps! Like a giant paint-by-numbers, we'll be giving out ration card templates for everyone to build up the picture, adding small stickers done in the style of ration tokens. Stamp-by-stamp, from ham to jam, coffee to tea, with a communal effort together we'll build our mass participation portrait of Nella. 10am til they're gone - Dalton's Kooks Catering have baked some WW2 biscuit recipes for free nibbles at the event. Curl-up in the Listening Post armchair to listen to extracts from Nella Last's diary, recounting life in Barrow 80 years ago as WW2 begun on September 3, 1939. Performed by Barrow actress, Helen Newell.
    VENUE: Barrow Library and Archives
    DATE:  10th September 2019
    TIME: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Writing Workshop with Zosia Wand
    As part of our Lasting Diaries Celebrating 80 years since Nella Last began writing her diaries. 12pm to 1pm. Join Ulverston author Zosia Wand at a FREE relaxed writing workshop, getting inspiration from great diarists and support to get into the routine of writing a diary. Please book with the Library on 01229 407373 or 407377
    VENUE: Barrow Library and Archives
    DATE:  10th September 2019
    TIME: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Edward Taylor Organ Recital - Carlisle Cathedral
    Edward Taylor, Assistant Organist here at Carlisle Cathedral, gives a free lunchtime recital on Tuesday 10 September at 12.45pm. The programme, The Colours of the Organ, includes pieces specially chosen to reflect the variety of sounds and styles which the majestic Cathedral organ can produce, including works by JS Bach, Widor and Whitlock. Installed in 1856 and built by renowned organ-maker Henry Willis, the Cathedral's organ is played daily at services; to hear it at full throttle in such a magnificent setting is a truly memorable experience.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  10th September 2019
    TIME: 12:30 - 13:30
  • Illustrated Art Talk: Hogarth
    Join us at Carlisle Library during September for a new series of illustrated art talks with David A. Cross. David is a writer, lecturer and independent art historian who will be discussing Hogarth on Tuesday 10th September at 1pm. Tickets £3 from Carlisle Library, refreshments included. Contact the library on 01228 227312 for more information or to reserve your ticket.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  10th September 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Falls Prevention Drop In
    Are you feeling unsteady or know someone who is at risk of falling. Advice on how to avoid falls and stay safe at this Age UK event. No need to book, just come along between 10 am and 12 noon.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  11th September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • English Conversation Group
    Relaxed informal group where there is the opportunity to make new friends, practice english skills and have fun. During Term Time.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  12th September 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 10:30
  • Bike Maintenance
    Arragons bike shop will be offering free bike checks. Bring your bike in or call in for any advice required to do with cycling, in celebration of the Tour of Britain 2019.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  13th September 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 12:30
  • Roald Dahl Day
    Celebrate Roald Dahl Day with us. Drop in and draw a healthy meal for our Enormous crocodile or create your very own Mr Twit's beard to take home. Free for families
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  13th September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Zero Fret Club at Zeffirelli's, Ambleside
    Zero Fret Club play at Zeffirellis and Fellinis in Ambleside this Friday! Evoking the sound of Parisan Cafes of the 1930s, with a smattering of hot blooded flamenco, Zero Fret Club performs traditional Gypsy Jazz with a contemporary edge. "...one of the hottest instrumental guitar duos in the Lake District" https://www.facebook.com/events/2384135128328846/
    VENUE: Zeffirelli's
    DATE:  13th - 14th September 2019
    TIME: 20:30 - 00:00
  • Coniston Challenge 2019
    This team challenge is set in Coniston, in the heart of the Lake District. Your team of 2 - 6 can take on 1, 2, 3 or all of the disciplines below: - Hike to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston - Bike in Grizedale forest - A 5k run in beautiful Coniston - Kayak on Coniston Water. The day is topped off with our evening celebrations, complete with food, live music and awards!
    VENUE: john ruskin school
    DATE:  14th - 15th September 2019
    TIME: 07:00 - 00:00
  • 2019 Conistion Challenge
    The Coniston Challenge is back! Trek it. Bike it. Kayak it. Run it. Make it count and take on the Coniston Challenge this September! This team challenge is set in Coniston, in the heart of the Lake District. Your team of between 2 and 6 can take on 2, 3 or all of the disciplines below: - Hike to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston - Bike through Grizedale forest - A run in beautiful Coniston - Kayak on Coniston Water. With camping available on site, all meals provided, and a fabulous evening celebration and award ceremony, what's not to love?! Register your team today and be part of an incredible weekend. www.guidedogs.org.uk/coniston2019
    VENUE: John Ruskin School
    DATE:  14th September 2019
    TIME: 08:00 - 17:00
  • 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:  14th September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 13:00
  • The Story of Sedbergh
    This free exhibition on the history of Sedbergh examines a wide variety of topics relating to its fascinating past. Learn about George Fox and the Quakers, see how the town has changed over time and discover the legal case of Strickland vs the People. Topics cover many aspects of Sedbergh's community, religion and education, a little something for everyone!
    VENUE: Farfield Mill
    DATE:  14th - 22nd September 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 17:00
  • 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:  14th September 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • 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:  15th September 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Duncan Chisholm
    Scottish fiddle player and composer. Duncan has 7 solo albums and works with Scots band Wolfstone. He will be accompanied by Jarlath Henderson on Uilleann Pipes and whistles; Hamish Napier on piano and a guitar player TBC! Duncan was awarded the prestigious Album of the Year 2018 as well as Composer of the Year 2018 at the STMA ceremony in Perth.
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  15th September 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • 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:  16th September 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:00
  • Author event Jean Briggs
    Jean Briggs returns to the library with her latest books, At Midnight In Venice and The Quickening and The Dead, to talk about her research into the world of Charles Dickens. Tickets £2 available from the library 015242 71386
    VENUE: Kirkby Lonsdale library
    DATE:  16th September 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Illustrated Art Talk: J M W Turner
    Join us at Carlisle Library during September for a new series of illustrated art talks with David A. Cross. David is a writer, lecturer and independent art historian who will be discussing J M W Turner on Tuesday 17th September at 1pm. Tickets £3 from Carlisle Library, refreshments included. Contact the library on 01228 227312 for more information or to reserve your ticket.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  17th September 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session at Brampton Library
    Join Age UK and NHS staff at our free Falls Prevention Advice session and coffee morning. Get advice and information on reducing risk and preventing falls within the home.
    VENUE: Brampton Library
    DATE:  18th September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • 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 neurodiverse staff! Suitable for dyslexic readers aged 12+ Call Barrow library on 01229 407373 to book.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  19th September 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:00
  • LEGO Club
    Family LEGO session. Come along and BUILD!!! Age 4 yrs+ Booking essential. Call 01228 227312 to reserve a place
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  19th September 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 16:30
  • Newcastle Building Society, the Big Talk- Estate Planning
    Get your name down for this FREE event! Tax breaks & Toy boys - Whether or not you have a Will in place, are you sure your wishes will be fulfilled? We understand that planning how you will pass your hard earned money onto your loved ones in the way you want are important decisions. We've teamed up with Co-op Estate Planning, to bring you an informative and interesting look at how to ensure your estate is passed on the way that you want it to. Our Big Talk on Tax breaks & Toy boys will cover: 'You don't have a Will, but you do have children. What will happen to your estate?' 'You are married and own a house, what is the best way to own it?' 'What is probate?' What about sideways disinheritance? To book your FREE place at our Big Talk on Tax breaks & Toy boys at Whitehaven Library on Thursday 19th September at 6:30pm, pop into the library or call 01228 524518. There is no obligation to use our services. We look forward to seeing you there!
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  19th September 2019
    TIME: 18:30 - 19:30
  • Library Con
    Presenting... LibraryCon! Forget San Diego or London Comic Con, Barrow Library's LibraryCon is where you want to be! Our first edition will be filled with lot's of drop in crafts, a superhero mask design competition where the winning mask will win a bundle of comic books kindly donated by Atomic Comics, help build our superhero storyboard wall with your own superhero and lastly, the best are always last, our create a comic book workshop! Our talented illustrator, Sarah Docker, will be running two workshops to create your very own comic book! Learn from the best and take your comic home for others to see :) The workshops are available from 10am - 12am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Places can be booked by messaging us here or calling us on 01229 407373. Stay super everyone 😎
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  21st September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Walk Like A Man
    6.30pm Doors for 7.30pm start - Reserved 1-18 full seating. Full price £23 Concessions £21 Over 60 / U16 / Unemployed / Student. A celebration of the life and music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in a Jersery Boys style. Family friendly
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  21st September 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • Acoustic Rave with The Showhawk Duo - Black Box Music Institute Carlisle
    The Showhawk Duo are bringing the acoustic rave to The Black Box Music Institute on Fisher Street, Carlisle with doors opening at 8pm. The young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. Whether playing 90's trance anthems or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed!! Together, they started out as buskers and have since gone to play all over the globe. They have performed at most of the UK's large festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling, Electric Picnic and are one of the headline acts at this year's Beat Herder Festival.
    VENUE: Black Box Music Institute
    DATE:  21st September 2019
    TIME: 20:00 - 23:30
  • Heritage Open Day at Derwentwater Independent Hostel (Barrow House)
    Free guided tours of Grade II listed Georgian mansion overlooking Derwent Water. You can also explore the trees, waterfall and wildlife in the grounds. Refreshments, children's trails, and history information. No need to book. Tours approx 30 minutes, every half an hour from 12.30 to 5pm.
    VENUE: Derwentwater Independent Hostel
    DATE:  22nd September 2019
    TIME: 12:30 - 17:00
  • Health & Wellbeing MOT
    When was your last Health and Wellbeing MOT? As part of Falls Prevention Awareness Week we will be offering free health and wellbeing advice, and tips on keeping strong and steady. What is a Health and Wellbeing MOT? Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and other members of the healthcare team will be offering advice, walking aid reviews and functional fitness checks. West Cumbria Carers, Citizens Advice, Credit Union, Community Service Officers and The Alzheimer's Society will be on hand with further guidance and support on keeping active and independent. Slipper Exchange: swap your old, badly fitting slippers for new ones. (Age 65+, limited stock available.)
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  24th September 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 14:30
  • Macmillan Coffe Morning / Afternoon
    Come along to our Macmillan coffee event. Join us for cake and a cuppa. Whitehaven Library 9.30-2.30. Cakes, cuppas and cash at the ready!
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  24th September 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 14:00
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Staff from Age UK will be available at our free Falls Prevention Advice session to offer advice and information on reducing risk and preventing falls within the home.
    VENUE: Dalston Library Link
    DATE:  24th September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Songs, rhymes and sensory play for under 3s. FREE drop in event running during term time only
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  24th September 2019
    TIME: 11:15 - 11:45
  • Illustrated Art Talk: Daumier
    Join us at Carlisle Library during September for a new series of illustrated art talks with David A. Cross. David is a writer, lecturer and independent art historian who will be discussing Daumier on Tuesday 24th September at 2pm.* Tickets £3 from Carlisle Library, refreshments included. Contact the library on 01228 227312 for more information or to reserve your ticket. *Please note the later start time for this talk only*
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  24th September 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Falls Prevention Week Slipper Swop
    Join Age UK Carlisle and Eden at our free Falls Prevention Advice session in Carlisle Library. Bring along any old slippers to exchange for a new pair. For further information contact Judith Robinson from Age UK on 01228 536673.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  26th September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 15:00
  • Writing Workshop with Caroline Gilfillan
    Thursday 26 September 2019 11am to 1pm Life Writing Workshop with Caroline Gilfillan Have you ever wanted to write your life story, but not known where to start? Or perhaps you want to write your family history, or tell the story of a family member. This workshop will show you different ways of approaching life writing. Through simple writing exercises and the discussion of extracts we'll explore how to get going on your life story project. No experience needed, just a notebook and some enthusiasm. Caroline Gilfillan has taught Life Writing for the Open University and in community settings. She's published both poetry and fiction and has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. £10 to include refreshments. Please book your place at Barrow Library Tel: 01229 407370
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  26th September 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Author event Martin Salter-Smith
    Join us for an evening 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 01229 404151
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  26th September 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:30
  • Ashely Cooper: Images from a warming Planet - Borderlines Book Festival
    Ashley talks about the stunning visual images he captured, depicting how natural ecosystems are collapsing as the world warms, and the measures we can take to avoid the worst excesses of climate change.
    VENUE: Tullie House Museum
    DATE:  26th September 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:00
  • Coffee Morning
    Macmillan Coffee Morning
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  27th September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • MacMillan Coffee Morning
    Come along to our coffee morning in Cleator Moor Library. Cakes, cuppas and cash at the ready. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.
    VENUE: Cleator Moor Library
    DATE:  27th September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning
    Join us for coffee and cake at Carlisle Library and take part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  27th September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Join Judith from Age UK at our free Falls Prevention Advice session, who will be on hand to offer advice and information on reducing risk and preventing falls within the home.
    VENUE: Harraby Library Link
    DATE:  27th September 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Green Door Art Trail 2019
    The weekend of 28 and 29 September sees the return of the Green Door Art Trail. Art lovers are in for a treat when more than 50 artists in South Lakeland and North Lancashire open their doors to the public. There's an impressive array of original art on show, including ceramics, drawing, glass, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles and wood - not forgetting those popular small and special treats, including jewellery and greetings cards. All venues are open on Sat 28 and Sun 29 September, and a number are also opening on Fri 27 September. Look out for timings in the catalogue as you plan your route. Download a catalogue from www.greendoor.org.uk or pick one up from outlets around the area. Look out for the distinctive, colourful stripes on the cover. There's something for everyone. It's a great way to spend a day or the whole weekend on your own, with friends or as a family.
    VENUE: Green Door Studio
    DATE:  28th - 29th September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Water Yeat Village Hall World's Biggest Coffee Morning
    Join us to raise money for Macmillan. Entry is £1 and includes tea or coffee and a homemade biscuit. Stalls include cakes, raffle, bottle tombola, photos, cards and bric-a-brac.
    VENUE: Water Yeat Village Hall
    DATE:  28th September 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • SpeakEasy : Freiraum - Borderlines Book Festival
    Freiraum (Spheres of Freedom) explored the question: 'What does freedom mean in present day Europe?' It was a creative project developed and managed by AWAZ Cumbria, working with Cumbria based artists and groups including SpeakEasy, and part of a wider project of the Goethe-Institut. This event includes performances by many of the Carlisle contributors. and local poets. Susan Cartwright-Smith is a writer, open water swimmer, costume maker, clog dancer, poet and fell walker. She has worked for a variety of theatres, including English National Opera, and Rosehill Theatre. She is a regular contributor to Tullie House evenings and has had work published by The Wildlife Trust, Forward Poetry and Caldew press. Philip Hewitson is a writer, poet, and film maker with a small production company, Tolivar Productions. He also hosts SpeakEasy open mic, has produced films for Carlisle Fringe festivals.
    VENUE: Cakes and Ale Cafe
    DATE:  28th September 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:30
  • History of Rock
    Allow the all new musical extravaganza THE HISTORY OF ROCK to propel you back to the best days of music in a celebration of the very best of CLASSIC ROCK through the ages from Chubby Checker's iconic Twist and the seeds of Rock and Roll, the unforgettable instrumentals of Jimmy Hendrix in the 60's, to Led Zeppelin, Cream and many more classic rock tunes of the 70's, 80's and 90's.
    VENUE: The Coro
    DATE:  28th September 2019
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Zosia Wand; Readers Party - Borderlines Book Festival
    What's the best book you've read this year? Who is your favourite fictional character? Where do you like to read? What's the worst book you've had recommended? Join author, Zosia Wand for an evening dedicated to the joy of reading. Tea and cake included! Proof that book discussions do not have to be stuffy or high-brow. A great event. Illuminating, incisive and fun. Zosia Wand is a novelist, playwright and occasional poet. She is passionate about books. Her reading tastes are broad and eclectic. Always delighted to meet other readers and discuss reading habits, Readers' Parties are her invention, a ruse to meet other readers and share new recommendations.
    VENUE: Cakes & Ale Cafe
    DATE:  29th September 2019
    TIME: 17:30 - 19:30
  • 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:  30th September 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:00
  • Natalie Haynes: Troy Story S - Borderlines Book Festival
    Star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, Natalie brings her unique combination of ancient history and stand-up comedy to take you on a tour around the Trojan War, the setting for her latest novel A Thousand Ships. From the causes of the war to its complex aftermath, the stories of the women affected are largely untold but Natalie takes them out of the shadows and puts them where they belong - at the heart of the story. Natalie Haynes is a comedian, classicist, writer and broadcaster. She writes for the Guardian and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 programmes including Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, now into its fifth series. She is the author of five books: her most recent novel, A Thousand Ships, was published in May this year.
    VENUE: Stanwix Arts Theatre
    DATE:  30th September 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:00
  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
  • Crafternoon Club at Carlisle Library
    Join us at Carlisle Library on Thursdays 1-4pm for a weekly knit and natter to show off your latest work or learn new skills. Beginners and experienced crafters welcome!
  • 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
    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.
  • 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
    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
  • 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)
  • The Summer Reading Challenge
    Summer Reading Challenge! Drop in and sign up anytime throughout the summer! Read six books, collect rewards. Get entered into our competition to win a tablet!
  • 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.
  • Steam over Shap
    Events at Shap to commemorate the 175th anniversary of commencement of construction of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway over Shap. Exhibition of railway archive materials, artefacts, art and photography. Admission Free Donations appreciated Open daily but times vary, check our website www. theoldcourthouse.org Special events - charges may apply Talk Sat 10th Aug. 7.30pm Talk Mon 12th Aug. 7.30pm Model Railway Exhibition Sunday 18th Aug Talk Mon 19th Aug 7.30pm Walk to railway sites in Shap Sat 24th Aug Music and Spoken Word Sun 1st Sept 7.30pm Places limited on all events - please pre-book visit www.theoldcourthouse.org for info.
  • Author Event with Martin Salter-Smith
    Words From Stone's Poems of the Wild Places. Martin's new collection of poems includes a celebration of the great Sandstone Cistercian abbey of Furness and continues with poems that bring to life the stony wild places that we all love, drawing mainly on his experience of the Lake District. PLEASE BOOK ON 01229 407373 and pay on the day.
  • Alzheimer's Society Drop In
    Drop In providing information and advice about any type of dementia and the support available. No need to book just come along between 10.15 and 11.45 am.
  • Illustrated Art Talk: Van Gogh
    Join us at Carlisle Library during September for a new series of illustrated art talks with David A. Cross. David is a writer, lecturer and independent art historian who will be discussing Van Gogh on Tuesday 3rd September at 1pm. Tickets £3 from Carlisle Library, refreshments included. Contact the library on 01228 227312 for more information or to reserve your ticket.
  • First rehearsal! Keswick Choral Society
    You are invited to join in Keswick Choral Society's 2019-2020 season. Both established works and new commissions by local composers feature in the coming months. Rehearsals start on Tuesday 3 September 2019 and the first event in the calendar will be Choral Evensong at St John's Church, Keswick, on Sunday 27 October 2019 at 4pm. The annual Festival of Christmas Music includes 'Fantasia on Christmas Carols' by Ralph Vaughan Williams and 'In Terra Pax' by Gerald Finzi and a selection of popular carols. Followed in 2020 by Beethoven's Mass in C, and other works. Come and find out more!
  • Lego Library of the Future
    Design your own Lego library of the Future on paper by the 7th September Drop in and help create the Lego Library Model in Penrith Library between the dates of 9th September - 21st September.
  • Stage production of comedy 'She Stoops to Conquer' by Oliver Goldsmith
    Fast moving fun production in Cartmel Priory, with professional lighting, sound and direction, presented by The Marshal's Theatre Company - the peninsula's own community theatre. Tickets and info: www.cartmelpriory.org.uk or visit Priory shop. £16.50 adults £11 aged 12 and under
  • Rhymetime
    Rhymes and songs for babies and pre-school children with their adults. Weekly free drop in.
  • Author Event Karen Babayan
    Join us for an afternoon with Karen Babayan, who will be talking about her 2019 book, Swallows and Armenians. Using newly-appraised correspondence and diaries as its basis, this collection of short stories, shows how a Cumbrian/Armenian family inspired the characters for the Walker family in Arthur Ransome's classic children's book, Swallows and Amazons. Karen Babayan was born in Iran to Armenian/British parents, moving to Leeds in November 1978 just prior to the Islamic Revolution of January 1979. She gained a PhD in Contemporary Art Practice from Leeds Beckett University and was awarded C-Art Cumbria Artist of the Year.
  • Lasting Diaries
    Lasting Diaries - Barrow Library, Tuesday, Sept 10 from 9am. 9am to 12pm. BBC Radio Cumbria's Caroline Robertson will be broadcasting live from Barrow Library, celebrating 80 years of Nella Last, Barrow's 'Housewife 49'. 9am to 2pm. Pixel Portrait of Nella Last - come help us make a huge portrait of Barrow's famous wartime diarist out of 26,000 ration stamps! Like a giant paint-by-numbers, we'll be giving out ration card templates for everyone to build up the picture, adding small stickers done in the style of ration tokens. Stamp-by-stamp, from ham to jam, coffee to tea, with a communal effort together we'll build our mass participation portrait of Nella. 10am til they're gone - Dalton's Kooks Catering have baked some WW2 biscuit recipes for free nibbles at the event. Curl-up in the Listening Post armchair to listen to extracts from Nella Last's diary, recounting life in Barrow 80 years ago as WW2 begun on September 3, 1939. Performed by Barrow actress, Helen Newell.
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Singing, Rhymes, Stories for children aged 0-4 years. Tuesdays and Thursdays - first Session 10am/Second Session 11am
  • Writing Workshop with Zosia Wand
    As part of our Lasting Diaries Celebrating 80 years since Nella Last began writing her diaries. 12pm to 1pm. Join Ulverston author Zosia Wand at a FREE relaxed writing workshop, getting inspiration from great diarists and support to get into the routine of writing a diary. Please book with the Library on 01229 407373 or 407377
  • Edward Taylor Organ Recital - Carlisle Cathedral
    Edward Taylor, Assistant Organist here at Carlisle Cathedral, gives a free lunchtime recital on Tuesday 10 September at 12.45pm. The programme, The Colours of the Organ, includes pieces specially chosen to reflect the variety of sounds and styles which the majestic Cathedral organ can produce, including works by JS Bach, Widor and Whitlock. Installed in 1856 and built by renowned organ-maker Henry Willis, the Cathedral's organ is played daily at services; to hear it at full throttle in such a magnificent setting is a truly memorable experience.
  • Illustrated Art Talk: Hogarth
    Join us at Carlisle Library during September for a new series of illustrated art talks with David A. Cross. David is a writer, lecturer and independent art historian who will be discussing Hogarth on Tuesday 10th September at 1pm. Tickets £3 from Carlisle Library, refreshments included. Contact the library on 01228 227312 for more information or to reserve your ticket.
  • 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.
  • Falls Prevention Drop In
    Are you feeling unsteady or know someone who is at risk of falling. Advice on how to avoid falls and stay safe at this Age UK event. No need to book, just come along between 10 am and 12 noon.
  • English Conversation Group
    Relaxed informal group where there is the opportunity to make new friends, practice english skills and have fun. During Term Time.
  • Bike Maintenance
    Arragons bike shop will be offering free bike checks. Bring your bike in or call in for any advice required to do with cycling, in celebration of the Tour of Britain 2019.
  • Roald Dahl Day
    Celebrate Roald Dahl Day with us. Drop in and draw a healthy meal for our Enormous crocodile or create your very own Mr Twit's beard to take home. Free for families
  • Zero Fret Club at Zeffirelli's, Ambleside
    Zero Fret Club play at Zeffirellis and Fellinis in Ambleside this Friday! Evoking the sound of Parisan Cafes of the 1930s, with a smattering of hot blooded flamenco, Zero Fret Club performs traditional Gypsy Jazz with a contemporary edge. "...one of the hottest instrumental guitar duos in the Lake District" https://www.facebook.com/events/2384135128328846/
  • Coniston Challenge 2019
    This team challenge is set in Coniston, in the heart of the Lake District. Your team of 2 - 6 can take on 1, 2, 3 or all of the disciplines below: - Hike to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston - Bike in Grizedale forest - A 5k run in beautiful Coniston - Kayak on Coniston Water. The day is topped off with our evening celebrations, complete with food, live music and awards!
  • 2019 Conistion Challenge
    The Coniston Challenge is back! Trek it. Bike it. Kayak it. Run it. Make it count and take on the Coniston Challenge this September! This team challenge is set in Coniston, in the heart of the Lake District. Your team of between 2 and 6 can take on 2, 3 or all of the disciplines below: - Hike to the summit of the Old Man of Coniston - Bike through Grizedale forest - A run in beautiful Coniston - Kayak on Coniston Water. With camping available on site, all meals provided, and a fabulous evening celebration and award ceremony, what's not to love?! Register your team today and be part of an incredible weekend. www.guidedogs.org.uk/coniston2019
  • 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!
  • The Story of Sedbergh
    This free exhibition on the history of Sedbergh examines a wide variety of topics relating to its fascinating past. Learn about George Fox and the Quakers, see how the town has changed over time and discover the legal case of Strickland vs the People. Topics cover many aspects of Sedbergh's community, religion and education, a little something for everyone!
  • 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
  • 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/
  • Duncan Chisholm
    Scottish fiddle player and composer. Duncan has 7 solo albums and works with Scots band Wolfstone. He will be accompanied by Jarlath Henderson on Uilleann Pipes and whistles; Hamish Napier on piano and a guitar player TBC! Duncan was awarded the prestigious Album of the Year 2018 as well as Composer of the Year 2018 at the STMA ceremony in Perth.
  • 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.
  • 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 event Jean Briggs
    Jean Briggs returns to the library with her latest books, At Midnight In Venice and The Quickening and The Dead, to talk about her research into the world of Charles Dickens. Tickets £2 available from the library 015242 71386
  • Illustrated Art Talk: J M W Turner
    Join us at Carlisle Library during September for a new series of illustrated art talks with David A. Cross. David is a writer, lecturer and independent art historian who will be discussing J M W Turner on Tuesday 17th September at 1pm. Tickets £3 from Carlisle Library, refreshments included. Contact the library on 01228 227312 for more information or to reserve your ticket.
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session at Brampton Library
    Join Age UK and NHS staff at our free Falls Prevention Advice session and coffee morning. Get advice and information on reducing risk and preventing falls within the home.
  • 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.
  • 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 neurodiverse staff! Suitable for dyslexic readers aged 12+ Call Barrow library on 01229 407373 to book.
  • LEGO Club
    Family LEGO session. Come along and BUILD!!! Age 4 yrs+ Booking essential. Call 01228 227312 to reserve a place
  • Newcastle Building Society, the Big Talk- Estate Planning
    Get your name down for this FREE event! Tax breaks & Toy boys - Whether or not you have a Will in place, are you sure your wishes will be fulfilled? We understand that planning how you will pass your hard earned money onto your loved ones in the way you want are important decisions. We've teamed up with Co-op Estate Planning, to bring you an informative and interesting look at how to ensure your estate is passed on the way that you want it to. Our Big Talk on Tax breaks & Toy boys will cover: 'You don't have a Will, but you do have children. What will happen to your estate?' 'You are married and own a house, what is the best way to own it?' 'What is probate?' What about sideways disinheritance? To book your FREE place at our Big Talk on Tax breaks & Toy boys at Whitehaven Library on Thursday 19th September at 6:30pm, pop into the library or call 01228 524518. There is no obligation to use our services. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Library Con
    Presenting... LibraryCon! Forget San Diego or London Comic Con, Barrow Library's LibraryCon is where you want to be! Our first edition will be filled with lot's of drop in crafts, a superhero mask design competition where the winning mask will win a bundle of comic books kindly donated by Atomic Comics, help build our superhero storyboard wall with your own superhero and lastly, the best are always last, our create a comic book workshop! Our talented illustrator, Sarah Docker, will be running two workshops to create your very own comic book! Learn from the best and take your comic home for others to see :) The workshops are available from 10am - 12am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Places can be booked by messaging us here or calling us on 01229 407373. Stay super everyone 😎
  • 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.
  • Walk Like A Man
    6.30pm Doors for 7.30pm start - Reserved 1-18 full seating. Full price £23 Concessions £21 Over 60 / U16 / Unemployed / Student. A celebration of the life and music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in a Jersery Boys style. Family friendly
  • Acoustic Rave with The Showhawk Duo - Black Box Music Institute Carlisle
    The Showhawk Duo are bringing the acoustic rave to The Black Box Music Institute on Fisher Street, Carlisle with doors opening at 8pm. The young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar. Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. Whether playing 90's trance anthems or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed!! Together, they started out as buskers and have since gone to play all over the globe. They have performed at most of the UK's large festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling, Electric Picnic and are one of the headline acts at this year's Beat Herder Festival.
  • Heritage Open Day at Derwentwater Independent Hostel (Barrow House)
    Free guided tours of Grade II listed Georgian mansion overlooking Derwent Water. You can also explore the trees, waterfall and wildlife in the grounds. Refreshments, children's trails, and history information. No need to book. Tours approx 30 minutes, every half an hour from 12.30 to 5pm.
  • 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.
  • Macmillan Coffe Morning / Afternoon
    Come along to our Macmillan coffee event. Join us for cake and a cuppa. Whitehaven Library 9.30-2.30. Cakes, cuppas and cash at the ready!
  • Health & Wellbeing MOT
    When was your last Health and Wellbeing MOT? As part of Falls Prevention Awareness Week we will be offering free health and wellbeing advice, and tips on keeping strong and steady. What is a Health and Wellbeing MOT? Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and other members of the healthcare team will be offering advice, walking aid reviews and functional fitness checks. West Cumbria Carers, Citizens Advice, Credit Union, Community Service Officers and The Alzheimer's Society will be on hand with further guidance and support on keeping active and independent. Slipper Exchange: swap your old, badly fitting slippers for new ones. (Age 65+, limited stock available.)
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Staff from Age UK will be available at our free Falls Prevention Advice session to offer advice and information on reducing risk and preventing falls within the home.
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Songs, rhymes and sensory play for under 3s. FREE drop in event running during term time only
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Songs, rhymes and sensory play for under 3s. FREE drop in event running during term time only
  • Illustrated Art Talk: Daumier
    Join us at Carlisle Library during September for a new series of illustrated art talks with David A. Cross. David is a writer, lecturer and independent art historian who will be discussing Daumier on Tuesday 24th September at 2pm.* Tickets £3 from Carlisle Library, refreshments included. Contact the library on 01228 227312 for more information or to reserve your ticket. *Please note the later start time for this talk only*
  • Falls Prevention Week Slipper Swop
    Join Age UK Carlisle and Eden at our free Falls Prevention Advice session in Carlisle Library. Bring along any old slippers to exchange for a new pair. For further information contact Judith Robinson from Age UK on 01228 536673.
  • Writing Workshop with Caroline Gilfillan
    Thursday 26 September 2019 11am to 1pm Life Writing Workshop with Caroline Gilfillan Have you ever wanted to write your life story, but not known where to start? Or perhaps you want to write your family history, or tell the story of a family member. This workshop will show you different ways of approaching life writing. Through simple writing exercises and the discussion of extracts we'll explore how to get going on your life story project. No experience needed, just a notebook and some enthusiasm. Caroline Gilfillan has taught Life Writing for the Open University and in community settings. She's published both poetry and fiction and has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. £10 to include refreshments. Please book your place at Barrow Library Tel: 01229 407370
  • Author event Martin Salter-Smith
    Join us for an evening 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 01229 404151
  • Ashely Cooper: Images from a warming Planet - Borderlines Book Festival
    Ashley talks about the stunning visual images he captured, depicting how natural ecosystems are collapsing as the world warms, and the measures we can take to avoid the worst excesses of climate change.
  • Coffee Morning
    Macmillan Coffee Morning
  • MacMillan Coffee Morning
    Come along to our coffee morning in Cleator Moor Library. Cakes, cuppas and cash at the ready. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning
    Join us for coffee and cake at Carlisle Library and take part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Join Judith from Age UK at our free Falls Prevention Advice session, who will be on hand to offer advice and information on reducing risk and preventing falls within the home.
  • Green Door Art Trail 2019
    The weekend of 28 and 29 September sees the return of the Green Door Art Trail. Art lovers are in for a treat when more than 50 artists in South Lakeland and North Lancashire open their doors to the public. There's an impressive array of original art on show, including ceramics, drawing, glass, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles and wood - not forgetting those popular small and special treats, including jewellery and greetings cards. All venues are open on Sat 28 and Sun 29 September, and a number are also opening on Fri 27 September. Look out for timings in the catalogue as you plan your route. Download a catalogue from www.greendoor.org.uk or pick one up from outlets around the area. Look out for the distinctive, colourful stripes on the cover. There's something for everyone. It's a great way to spend a day or the whole weekend on your own, with friends or as a family.
  • Water Yeat Village Hall World's Biggest Coffee Morning
    Join us to raise money for Macmillan. Entry is £1 and includes tea or coffee and a homemade biscuit. Stalls include cakes, raffle, bottle tombola, photos, cards and bric-a-brac.
  • 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
  • SpeakEasy : Freiraum - Borderlines Book Festival
    Freiraum (Spheres of Freedom) explored the question: 'What does freedom mean in present day Europe?' It was a creative project developed and managed by AWAZ Cumbria, working with Cumbria based artists and groups including SpeakEasy, and part of a wider project of the Goethe-Institut. This event includes performances by many of the Carlisle contributors. and local poets. Susan Cartwright-Smith is a writer, open water swimmer, costume maker, clog dancer, poet and fell walker. She has worked for a variety of theatres, including English National Opera, and Rosehill Theatre. She is a regular contributor to Tullie House evenings and has had work published by The Wildlife Trust, Forward Poetry and Caldew press. Philip Hewitson is a writer, poet, and film maker with a small production company, Tolivar Productions. He also hosts SpeakEasy open mic, has produced films for Carlisle Fringe festivals.
  • History of Rock
    Allow the all new musical extravaganza THE HISTORY OF ROCK to propel you back to the best days of music in a celebration of the very best of CLASSIC ROCK through the ages from Chubby Checker's iconic Twist and the seeds of Rock and Roll, the unforgettable instrumentals of Jimmy Hendrix in the 60's, to Led Zeppelin, Cream and many more classic rock tunes of the 70's, 80's and 90's.
  • Zosia Wand; Readers Party - Borderlines Book Festival
    What's the best book you've read this year? Who is your favourite fictional character? Where do you like to read? What's the worst book you've had recommended? Join author, Zosia Wand for an evening dedicated to the joy of reading. Tea and cake included! Proof that book discussions do not have to be stuffy or high-brow. A great event. Illuminating, incisive and fun. Zosia Wand is a novelist, playwright and occasional poet. She is passionate about books. Her reading tastes are broad and eclectic. Always delighted to meet other readers and discuss reading habits, Readers' Parties are her invention, a ruse to meet other readers and share new recommendations.
  • 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
  • Natalie Haynes: Troy Story S - Borderlines Book Festival
    Star of the BBC Radio 4 series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, Natalie brings her unique combination of ancient history and stand-up comedy to take you on a tour around the Trojan War, the setting for her latest novel A Thousand Ships. From the causes of the war to its complex aftermath, the stories of the women affected are largely untold but Natalie takes them out of the shadows and puts them where they belong - at the heart of the story. Natalie Haynes is a comedian, classicist, writer and broadcaster. She writes for the Guardian and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 programmes including Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, now into its fifth series. She is the author of five books: her most recent novel, A Thousand Ships, was published in May this year.