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  Events for September 2022
  • Jamali Maddix- King Crud
    Comedy |Starts 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | Theatre Jamali Maddix is the critically acclaimed comedian and host of Vice's Hate Thy Neighbour and C4's Adventures in Futureland. Jamali's completely unique voice and style make him one of the most sought after comedians working today. King Crud is his latest show, which will be touring the UK following a successful tour of the US. Visiting over 35 venues across the UK and Ireland, Jamali will be tackling more home truths and universal issues. A master of the craft this latest show is not to be missed. With an assured stage presence and considered material that comes from a sharp perspective, he already has the aura of a comic well beyond his years. His last tour sold-out shows across the globe, playing the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  3rd September 2022
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:00
  • The Great Big Heron Corn Mill Pub Quiz
    Assemble a team of your four best and brightest friends and prepare to test your wits with The Great Big Heron Corn Mill Pub Quiz! Questions will be general knowledge based with a prize awarded to the winning team! Includes pie and pea supper For adults and children over 11 Spaces at this event will be limited so booking is required.
    VENUE: Heron Corn Mill
    DATE:  9th September 2022
    TIME: 19:00 - 22:00
  • Walk 2 Remember
    A 10 mile charity walk in aid of St Mary's Hospice.
    VENUE: Better Leisure
    DATE:  9th September 2022
    TIME: 20:00 - 00:00
  • Maverick adidas TERREX X-Series Lake District
    Come join us at our trail running event in Grasmere. There are 4 routes to choose from; Ultra (52km), Long (45km), Middle (24km) and Short (13km). Taking in the sights of Stickle tarn, which is set in a wide bowl and overlooked by Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle, you'll then head down towards an impressive 40ft waterfall fed by Dungeon Ghyll, this deep ravine was talked about by Wordsworth. Continuing on your epic trail run you head back down the Cumbria way towards Greater Langdale where you follow the river and make your way towards Loughrigg Tarn. These trails are so incredibly stunning you will loose yourself in the ancient woodlands. In true Maverick fashion the adventure isn't over there is one final sting in the tail with a mighty climb to the top of Rydal Head, and the Fairfield Horseshoe. Soak up the incredible views from this famous summit, from here it's a technical descent back to the venue in Grasmere where Friends, family and an ice cold beer wait for you.
    VENUE: Grasmere Sports Ground
    DATE:  10th September 2022
    TIME: 08:00 - 19:00
  • Ambleside 25k
    A fabulous new trail race held in association with the Ambleside 50k. The course takes in 25km of stunning Lake District scenery passing through Little Langdale, Elterwater and Chapel Stile and Langdale.
    VENUE: Rothay Park
    DATE:  11th September 2022
    TIME: 08:30 - 18:00
  • Ambleside 50k
    A stunning 50km trail race in the heart of the Lake District. Brathay are proud to partner with The Climbers Shop to bring you a 50km trail race through some of the most spectacular scenery the Lake District has to offer.
    VENUE: Rothay Park
    DATE:  11th September 2022
    TIME: 08:30 - 18:30
  • Heritage Open Days: Lakeland Historic Car Club
    Fans of vintage cars are in for a treat this September, as we welcome members of the Lakeland Historic Car Club to Heron Corn Mill as part of our Heritage Open Days celebrations. There will be an array of classic cars on show, and visitors will be able to chat with the owners during what promises to be an interesting and informative day out. Resident Miller Stuart will also be on hand offering visitors guided tours of the mill throughout the day, and refreshment will be available from the barn!
    VENUE: Heron Corn Mill
    DATE:  11th September 2022
    TIME: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Inspired By Nature: Drawing And Journal Making
    Mon 12 Sep to Mon 26 Sep |10am - 12.30pm | £75 (3wks) | 16+ yrs | Tutor Karen Lester | Footprint Discover new ways to record your personal experiences of natural world in your own created art booklets in this short course. Through a series of explorations, you will create images using a range of drawing media in direct response to your observations in and around the beautiful Footprint and National Trust St Catherine's estate in Windermere. Gather your images and develop them further into your personal art book of discoveries. You will be encouraged to make marks and create textures using drawing materials, and collage, in series of exploratory exercises. In week two the session focuses on creating art booklets, led by artist Elizabeth Shorrock. You will look at ways in which to record and arrange your artwork using a range of paper booklet formats. The emphasis is very much on practical individual experience with tutor - led demonstrations, discussion, example work, and hand
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  12th - 26th September 2022
    TIME: 10:00
  • Art in the Bar
    Art in the Bar | Wed 14 Sep | Wed 28 Sep | Wed 12 Oct | Wed 9 Nov | Wed 23 Nov | Wed 7 Dec | Food served 6.30pm | Starts 7pm | £15 per session (includes pizza and materials) | 18+ yrs | Tutor Various | Brewery Arts Bar/Restaurant Join us for a relaxed evening of making, drawing and creating in the Brewery restaurant. Whether you’ve not picked up a pencil or paintbrush since school, or are a regular sketcher and maker, everyone is welcome as you'll be guided by an expert artist tutor. This is about having fun, being creative and sociable - bring a group of friends or just yourself, everyone is welcome! What do I need to bring? All materials are provided but you might like to bring your own equipment with you. Please let us know about any dietary requirements/allergies in advance by emailing sales@breweryarts.co.uk
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  14th September 2022
    TIME: 18:30 - 20:30
  • Life Drawing Evenings
    Life Drawing Evenings | Wed 14 Sep | Wed 26 Oct | 7.30-9.30pm | £13 (per session) | 16+ yrs | Supervised by Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3 An opportunity for people with some experience to develop drawing and/or painting direct from a life model. Explore and develop your techniques as well as new approaches to life drawing on an individual basis and within the disciplined tradition of a life room. Please note that this is an untutored session but will be supervised by artist Catherine MacDiarmid. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. What do I need to bring with me? Please bring your own materials, drawing boards and easels will be provided.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  14th September 2022
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Queen of Glory
    14 Sept | 7.45pm 15 Sept | 4.45pm (15) | 78 minutes 'Queen of Glory' is the story of Sarah Obeng, the brilliant child of Ghanaian immigrants, who is quitting her Ivy League PhD program to follow her married lover to Ohio. When her mother dies suddenly, she bequeaths her daughter a Christian bookstore in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx where Sarah was raised. A follow-up on the classic immigrant's tale, Queen of Glory provokes laughter and empathy, as its heroine is reborn through her inheritance.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  14th - 15th September 2022
    TIME: 19:30 - 19:00
  • Riding Out
    Starts 7.30pm | Tickets £13 | Theatre Riding Out: A night of adventure: Cycling 3,500 miles around pandemic Britain is a multimedia presentation of short films, photos, audio clips and anecdotes where Simon Parker talks about cycling 3,427 miles around Britain during the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Originally from Oxfordshire, Simon Parker is an award-winning travel writer and broadcaster who has reported from well over 100 countries by the age of 34 for the BBC, The Telegraph and Amazon Prime. The talks coincide with the launch of Parker's new book in Riding Out, which he will be selling at the event. This is a fascinating story that you won't want to miss!
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  15th September 2022
    TIME: 19:30 - 23:00
  • Vaughan Williams at 150
    RESCHEDULED: Cumbria Festival Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Ian Jones, with soprano Sarah Fox and baritone Roderick Williams, celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams. A Sea Symphony, Benedicite, The Lark Ascending (soloist Roland Fudge). Children and students free. Tickets purchased for 9th July concert will be honoured.
    VENUE: Kendal Leisure Centre
    DATE:  18th September 2022
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:31
  • Introduction to Life Drawing
    Wed 21 Sep - Wed 30 Nov | 10.30am - 1.00pm | £200 (9 weeks) | 16+ years | Tutor: Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3 A traditional skill that increases accuracy within observational drawing, life drawing feeds into all areas of art practice. An opportunity for people of all abilities to develop drawing directly from a life model each week.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  21st September 2022
    TIME: 10:30 - 13:00
  • NEW! Get Moving
    Wed 21 Sep - Wed 19 Oct | Wed 2 Nov - Wed 7 Dec | 6.45pm - 7.45pm | £30 (per 5 week block*) | £7.50 PAYG | 18+ years | Tutor: various artists/practitioners | Studio 1
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  21st September 2022
    TIME: 18:30 - 19:30
  • Introduction to Black and White Film Photography
    Wed 21 Sep - Wed 7 Dec | 7-9pm | £200 (10 weeks) | 16+ yrs | Tutor: Liam Collins | Darkroom/Printroom Want to learn how to use a film camera? Interested in developing your own prints? You'll be guided all the way from learning the functions on a film camera and improving your photographic compositions to the printing process and producing your own prints in the Brewery Darkroom
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  21st September 2022
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • How to Use a Sewing Machine
    Thu 22 Sep - Thu 20 Oct | 10.30am - 1pm | £95 (5 weeks) | 16+ | Tutor Clare Welch | Studio 3 | Got a sewing machine sitting in a cupboard gathering dust? Want to make your own clothes or home furnishings but don't know where to start? This class will give you the confidence to develop your skills to get to know your sewing machine and help you to get started working with textiles.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  22nd September 2022
    TIME: 10:30 - 13:00
  • Crafternoon Brew
    Crafternoon Brew | Thu 22 Sep | Thu 20 Oct | Thu 24 Nov | 1.30-3pm | £15 per session | 16+ yrs | Bar/Restaurant Try a range of creative art and craft activities and enjoy a delicious cream tea in the relaxed surroundings of the Brewery restaurant. Workshops will be led by expert artists and makers. What will the session cover? Each session will focus on a different art or craft, more details are to be announced soon. Who is it for? All welcome, no experience necessary whatsoever! What do I need to bring? All materials and equipment will be provided Are there any additional costs? No About the facilitators The workshops are led by some of our expert Brewery artist tutors, professional artists and creatives who will provide support and top tips.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  22nd September 2022
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:00
  • Develop your Screenplay
    Thu 22 Sep - Thu 3 Nov | 6.30pm - 8.30pm | £84 (6 weeks) | 16 years plus | Tutor: Becca Ellson | Digital Lounge
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  22nd September 2022
    TIME: 18:30 - 20:30
  • Linocut Printmaking For Beginners
    Thu 22 Sep to Thu 20 Oct | 7.00pm - 9.00pm | £70 (5 weeks) | 16+ yrs | Tutor: Angie Mitchell | Studio 3 /Print Room A short introductory course exploring the basics of Linocut, experimenting with patterns, creating contrast and colour mixing
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  22nd September 2022
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Ukulele for Beginners
    Thu 22 Sep to Thu 8 Dec | 7.15pm - 9.15pm | £136 (10 weeks) | 16+ Yrs | Tutor: Steve Moss | Warehouse Learn to play the ukulele, a fun and accessible instrument. With its small size and soft strings, it is easy to learn a few chords and strumming patterns that will enable you to play many well-known songs for your own pleasure.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  22nd September 2022
    TIME: 19:15 - 21:15
  • On Our Doorstep and Live Director Q and A
    On Our Doorstep delves deep into an aspect of the ongoing refugee crisis that rarely reached the press. This film is a behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary grassroots movement that rose to aid the Calais 'Jungle', and the community that sprang up there, before it was forcefully demolished. On Our Doorstep stands as a reminder of the continuing work ordinary civilians do to help those forced to seek safety away from home. Director Thomas Laurance will join us for an exclusive Q and A following the feature, hosted by Richard Barnes of Amnesty Group Kendal.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  22nd September 2022
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Develop your Portrait Skills
    Develop Your Portrait Skills | Fri 23 Sep to Fri 2 Dec | 10.30am-1pm | £180 (9 wks) | 16 yrs+ | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3 Portraiture is the perfect discipline to improve your drawing and painting skills. This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities to develop portraits, from basic observation of proportion and form from a live sitter, through to processes of using photographic images. What will the course cover and how will it be taught? This course will be taught working with both a live sitter and from photographic source material. Through a series of enjoyable exercises, you will gain confidence in your portrait drawing skills, improve your ability to capture a likeness and develop ideas of what makes a good portrait. Some different drawing and painting techniques and processes will be explored with the opportunity to personalise your practice throughout the course.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  23rd September 2022
    TIME: 10:30 - 13:00
  • Discover...Pottery Throwing
    Discover Pottery Throwing | Sat 24 Sep | Sat 22 Oct | 11.15am-12.45pm, 1.30-3pm, 3.30-5pm | £45pp per session | 16+ yrs | Tutor Chris Barnes | Studio 2 This is a fun intensive throwing workshop that will concentrate on improving your throwing technique on the potter's wheel. Suitable for any ability, whether you've never tried it before, or want to hone your existing pottery skills. What will the workshop cover and how will it be taught? With just four students per session, the workshops tutor Chris will give individual tailored help and instruction designed to generally improve throwing technique and focus on areas chosen by each student. Centering clay, improving cylinder height, bowl technique, throwing plates, making galleries and lids, and throwing bellied forms are all possible subjects of focus.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  24th September 2022
    TIME: 11:15 - 17:00
  • Make a Music Track in a Day
    Sat 24 Sep | 11.15am-4pm | FREE | 15-19 yrs | Tutor Tiiva Work with a music producer to write and record your own track or song, exploring beat making, synth programming and lyric writing to create an original piece of electronic music. What will the session cover and how will it be taught? We will interactively explore beat making, synth sounds and recording techniques in Ableton to make a track together. Who is it suitable for? Beginners welcome, but if you have experience with making music then bring your ideas along. What do I need to bring? Just yourself, some lunch and something to make notes on. Refreshments will be provided.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  24th September 2022
    TIME: 11:15 - 16:00
  • The Bubble Show
    Starts 2pm | Tickets £8.50 | Ages 3-12 | Theatre The Highland Joker presents The Bubble Show Join Mr.Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling, and bubble art! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles,and even fire bubbles! Actor, storyteller, and Guinness World Record holder, The Highland Joker, is one of the top bubble artists in the world, bringing you an interactive, fun, international award-winning bubble extravaganza! Duration 60 minutes No interval.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  24th September 2022
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Art in the Bar
    Art in the Bar | Wed 14 Sep | Wed 28 Sep | Wed 12 Oct | Wed 9 Nov | Wed 23 Nov | Wed 7 Dec | Food served 6.30pm | Starts 7pm | £15 per session (includes pizza and materials) | 18+ yrs | Tutor Various | Brewery Arts Bar/Restaurant Join us for a relaxed evening of making, drawing and creating in the Brewery restaurant. Whether you've not picked up a pencil or paintbrush since school, or are a regular sketcher and maker, everyone is welcome as you'll be guided by an expert artist tutor. This is about having fun, being creative and sociable - bring a group of friends or just yourself, everyone is welcome! What do I need to bring? All materials are provided but you might like to bring your own equipment with you. Please let us know about any dietary requirements/allergies in advance by emailing sales@breweryarts.co.uk
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  28th September 2022
    TIME: 18:30 - 20:30
  • Melanie Baker
    Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £10 | Malt Room Cabaret Indie-folk artist Melanie Baker, hailing from the Lake District, isn't afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve. Her direct and honest lyricism capture themes such as falling in and out of love, self-reflection and the anxieties of modern life. Her captivating live set has been refined over years of performing and since playing her first solo gigs as a teenager, she has gone onto support the likes of dodie, Tessa Violet, Maisie Peters and Will Varley. Her two self-released EPs "Dreamer" (2018) and "Broken" (2020) have organically amassed over a million streams on Spotify alone and received radio play from  BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 1. Reflecting on her songwriting process, Melanie says "I write about what I know and how I feel, if other people can relate to that then sharing those songs feels like an integral part of the process. 
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  30th September 2022
    TIME: 19:30 - 23:00
  • Katey Brooks
    Doors 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | OTD £18.50 | Malt Room Seated | + Support Melanie Baker Katey Brooks is a rebellious artist that resists formula. The powerful (Evening Standard) songstress defies easy classification, with a sound blending folk, soul, blues and Americana. Her versatility has become one of her biggest assets when lending her voice to different genres and moods. A devastating song-writing talent she is simply not to be missed (Time Out). Her haunting ethereal sound on the 2016 I Fought Lovers EP received an enthusiastic reception from radio stations around the UK and internationally, including BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and CBC Canada and her most recent album Revolute was released in 2019 to huge critical acclaim across the world including a Best Album of the Year credit from music magazine Popdust.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  30th September 2022
    TIME: 20:00 - 00:00
  Recurring events in this month
  • The World Beneath the Fells
    Join us in exploring the Cumbrian legends, nature and history that inspired Alex Mullark's new children's book, The Sky Beneath the Stone! Drop in and visit this FREE immersive exhibition and surround yourself with the magic of Cumbria. Learn about wildlife and local legends, take part in free activities and workshops and get inspired to write stories of your own. Suitable for the whole family. You do not need to have read the book to enjoy the exhibition.
  • Jamali Maddix- King Crud
    Comedy |Starts 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | Theatre Jamali Maddix is the critically acclaimed comedian and host of Vice's Hate Thy Neighbour and C4's Adventures in Futureland. Jamali's completely unique voice and style make him one of the most sought after comedians working today. King Crud is his latest show, which will be touring the UK following a successful tour of the US. Visiting over 35 venues across the UK and Ireland, Jamali will be tackling more home truths and universal issues. A master of the craft this latest show is not to be missed. With an assured stage presence and considered material that comes from a sharp perspective, he already has the aura of a comic well beyond his years. His last tour sold-out shows across the globe, playing the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.
  • FREE Managing Your Budget course in Penrith
    Learn how to live on a tight budget, manage bills, avoid debt and know where to seek help and support if you need it. 7-week course.
  • The Great Big Heron Corn Mill Pub Quiz
    Assemble a team of your four best and brightest friends and prepare to test your wits with The Great Big Heron Corn Mill Pub Quiz! Questions will be general knowledge based with a prize awarded to the winning team! Includes pie and pea supper For adults and children over 11 Spaces at this event will be limited so booking is required.
  • Walk 2 Remember
    A 10 mile charity walk in aid of St Mary's Hospice.
  • Maverick adidas TERREX X-Series Lake District
    Come join us at our trail running event in Grasmere. There are 4 routes to choose from; Ultra (52km), Long (45km), Middle (24km) and Short (13km). Taking in the sights of Stickle tarn, which is set in a wide bowl and overlooked by Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle, you'll then head down towards an impressive 40ft waterfall fed by Dungeon Ghyll, this deep ravine was talked about by Wordsworth. Continuing on your epic trail run you head back down the Cumbria way towards Greater Langdale where you follow the river and make your way towards Loughrigg Tarn. These trails are so incredibly stunning you will loose yourself in the ancient woodlands. In true Maverick fashion the adventure isn't over there is one final sting in the tail with a mighty climb to the top of Rydal Head, and the Fairfield Horseshoe. Soak up the incredible views from this famous summit, from here it's a technical descent back to the venue in Grasmere where Friends, family and an ice cold beer wait for you.
  • Ambleside 25k
    A fabulous new trail race held in association with the Ambleside 50k. The course takes in 25km of stunning Lake District scenery passing through Little Langdale, Elterwater and Chapel Stile and Langdale.
  • Ambleside 50k
    A stunning 50km trail race in the heart of the Lake District. Brathay are proud to partner with The Climbers Shop to bring you a 50km trail race through some of the most spectacular scenery the Lake District has to offer.
  • Heritage Open Days: Lakeland Historic Car Club
    Fans of vintage cars are in for a treat this September, as we welcome members of the Lakeland Historic Car Club to Heron Corn Mill as part of our Heritage Open Days celebrations. There will be an array of classic cars on show, and visitors will be able to chat with the owners during what promises to be an interesting and informative day out. Resident Miller Stuart will also be on hand offering visitors guided tours of the mill throughout the day, and refreshment will be available from the barn!
  • Inspired By Nature: Drawing And Journal Making
    Mon 12 Sep to Mon 26 Sep |10am - 12.30pm | £75 (3wks) | 16+ yrs | Tutor Karen Lester | Footprint Discover new ways to record your personal experiences of natural world in your own created art booklets in this short course. Through a series of explorations, you will create images using a range of drawing media in direct response to your observations in and around the beautiful Footprint and National Trust St Catherine's estate in Windermere. Gather your images and develop them further into your personal art book of discoveries. You will be encouraged to make marks and create textures using drawing materials, and collage, in series of exploratory exercises. In week two the session focuses on creating art booklets, led by artist Elizabeth Shorrock. You will look at ways in which to record and arrange your artwork using a range of paper booklet formats. The emphasis is very much on practical individual experience with tutor - led demonstrations, discussion, example work, and hand
  • Art in the Bar
    Art in the Bar | Wed 14 Sep | Wed 28 Sep | Wed 12 Oct | Wed 9 Nov | Wed 23 Nov | Wed 7 Dec | Food served 6.30pm | Starts 7pm | £15 per session (includes pizza and materials) | 18+ yrs | Tutor Various | Brewery Arts Bar/Restaurant Join us for a relaxed evening of making, drawing and creating in the Brewery restaurant. Whether you’ve not picked up a pencil or paintbrush since school, or are a regular sketcher and maker, everyone is welcome as you'll be guided by an expert artist tutor. This is about having fun, being creative and sociable - bring a group of friends or just yourself, everyone is welcome! What do I need to bring? All materials are provided but you might like to bring your own equipment with you. Please let us know about any dietary requirements/allergies in advance by emailing sales@breweryarts.co.uk
  • Life Drawing Evenings
    Life Drawing Evenings | Wed 14 Sep | Wed 26 Oct | 7.30-9.30pm | £13 (per session) | 16+ yrs | Supervised by Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3 An opportunity for people with some experience to develop drawing and/or painting direct from a life model. Explore and develop your techniques as well as new approaches to life drawing on an individual basis and within the disciplined tradition of a life room. Please note that this is an untutored session but will be supervised by artist Catherine MacDiarmid. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. What do I need to bring with me? Please bring your own materials, drawing boards and easels will be provided.
  • Queen of Glory
    14 Sept | 7.45pm 15 Sept | 4.45pm (15) | 78 minutes 'Queen of Glory' is the story of Sarah Obeng, the brilliant child of Ghanaian immigrants, who is quitting her Ivy League PhD program to follow her married lover to Ohio. When her mother dies suddenly, she bequeaths her daughter a Christian bookstore in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx where Sarah was raised. A follow-up on the classic immigrant's tale, Queen of Glory provokes laughter and empathy, as its heroine is reborn through her inheritance.
  • Riding Out
    Starts 7.30pm | Tickets £13 | Theatre Riding Out: A night of adventure: Cycling 3,500 miles around pandemic Britain is a multimedia presentation of short films, photos, audio clips and anecdotes where Simon Parker talks about cycling 3,427 miles around Britain during the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Originally from Oxfordshire, Simon Parker is an award-winning travel writer and broadcaster who has reported from well over 100 countries by the age of 34 for the BBC, The Telegraph and Amazon Prime. The talks coincide with the launch of Parker's new book in Riding Out, which he will be selling at the event. This is a fascinating story that you won't want to miss!
  • Forty Farms Exhibition
    Forty Farms exhibition is an visual record of farming at period of profound change told through photography, film and word. From British life Photographer of the year Amy Bateman who in March 2021 embarked on a journey to record the stories of Forty Farms in the Lake District and Cumbria.
  • Vaughan Williams at 150
    RESCHEDULED: Cumbria Festival Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Ian Jones, with soprano Sarah Fox and baritone Roderick Williams, celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams. A Sea Symphony, Benedicite, The Lark Ascending (soloist Roland Fudge). Children and students free. Tickets purchased for 9th July concert will be honoured.
  • Mini Art Explorers
    Tue 20 Sep to Tue 18 Oct | 11.15am-12.15pm | £30 (5wks) | 2-6 yrs | Tutor Ciara Heaton | A creative art and craft class for little ones and their grownups! A great opportunity to expand the imagination, develop new skills and experiment with lots of different materials and techniques. Expect to get messy!
  • Art Explorers
    Art Explorers | Tue 20 Sep to Tue 6 Dec | 1.45-2.45pm | £60 (10 wks) | 7+ yrs | Tutor Ciara Heaton A creative art and craft class for young people in the home education community. A great opportunity to expand the imagination, develop new skills and experiment with lots of different materials and techniques.
  • Artseen Tuesday
    Tue 20 Sep to Tue 6 Dec | 4-5.30pm | 8-16 yrs | £85 (10 wks) | Tutor Sophie Martin | A fun and lively class where you can develop your skills in art, craft and design. Explore lots of different materials and techniques including drawing, painting, printmaking, clay and animation taking inspiration from a diverse range of artists and makers.
  • Contemporary Dance
    Tue 20 Sep to Tue 6 Dec | 4.15-5.45pm | £70 (10 wks) | 11-14 yrs | Tutor Emily Davies This class develops skills in contemporary dance, building techniques while focussing on creativity. Be part of a fun and exciting group, with opportunities to perform on stage and elsewhere with your friends. A step up from our younger ‘Creative Dance’ class. If you've not attended a Brewery Youth Dance class before and would like to try the session out before committing to the term, please contact emily.davies@breweryarts.co.uk
  • Young Music Producers
    Tue 20 Sep to Tue 6 Dec | 4.30-6pm | £50 (10 wks) | 11-14 yrs | Tutor Tiiva Learn how to write and record your own songs and music using Ableton. Working with a professional music producer will be a fun and creative way to write together. The group will use a digital lab to make their own piece of music and explore the creativity of producing music along the way. What will the session cover and how will it be taught? Learn how to write and record your own songs, produce and make beats, using digital software in a creative space. We'll play around with effects like reverb, beat making and building our own synth sounds, to make a track as our own music group. Learn how to write and produce with your voices, and instruments in an open safe space, sharing ideas and expressing yourself through music making. We'll be writing, improvising and producing using Ableton and GarageBand.
  • Brewery Youth Dance
    Tue 20 Sep to Tue 6 Dec | 6-7.30pm | £70 (10 wks) | 15 yrs + | Tutor Emily Davies
  • Introduction to Life Drawing
    Wed 21 Sep - Wed 30 Nov | 10.30am - 1.00pm | £200 (9 weeks) | 16+ years | Tutor: Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3 A traditional skill that increases accuracy within observational drawing, life drawing feeds into all areas of art practice. An opportunity for people of all abilities to develop drawing directly from a life model each week.
  • Artseen Wednesday
    Wed 21 Sep to Wed 7 Dec | 4.30-6pm | £85 (10 wks) | 8-16 yrs | Tutor Amy Williams | A fun and lively class where you can develop your skills in art, craft anddesign. Explore lots of different materials and techniques including drawing, painting, printmaking, clay and animation taking inspiration from a diverse range of artists and makers. What do I need to bring? Please bring your own apron or wear old clothes. All other materials and equipment are provided.
  • Brewery Film Crew
    Wed 21 Sep to Wed 7 Dec | 4.30-6pm | £70 (10 wks) | 12-16 years | Tutor Film On The Brain Ever wanted to be a star on the big screen? Ever wanted to create your own films and be a director, cinematographer, or script writer? Whether you want to be in front or behind the camera, come and learn the skills to create your own short films and engage an audience through the lens of a camera. Who is it for? Anyone ages 12-16 can join, no acting or technical know-how is required, you'll have the opportunity to explore all aspects of film.
  • NEW! Get Moving
    Wed 21 Sep - Wed 19 Oct | Wed 2 Nov - Wed 7 Dec | 6.45pm - 7.45pm | £30 (per 5 week block*) | £7.50 PAYG | 18+ years | Tutor: various artists/practitioners | Studio 1
  • Introduction to Black and White Film Photography
    Wed 21 Sep - Wed 7 Dec | 7-9pm | £200 (10 weeks) | 16+ yrs | Tutor: Liam Collins | Darkroom/Printroom Want to learn how to use a film camera? Interested in developing your own prints? You'll be guided all the way from learning the functions on a film camera and improving your photographic compositions to the printing process and producing your own prints in the Brewery Darkroom
  • Introduction to Oil Painting
    Wed 21 Sep - Wed 19 Oct | 7.30pm - 9.30pm | £70 (5 weeks) | 16+ years | Tutor: Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3 Discover the basics of oil painting, such as equipment, surface preparation, colour mixing and painting techniques. You will learn to: Prepare and use appropriate surfaces to use oil paint on. Explore and experiment with a variety of oil painting techniques and colour palettes. Appreciate some technical methods of using oil paints and develop a personal language with the medium. Appreciate the work and oil painting techniques of other artists.
  • How to Use a Sewing Machine
    Thu 22 Sep - Thu 20 Oct | 10.30am - 1pm | £95 (5 weeks) | 16+ | Tutor Clare Welch | Studio 3 | Got a sewing machine sitting in a cupboard gathering dust? Want to make your own clothes or home furnishings but don't know where to start? This class will give you the confidence to develop your skills to get to know your sewing machine and help you to get started working with textiles.
  • Crafternoon Brew
    Crafternoon Brew | Thu 22 Sep | Thu 20 Oct | Thu 24 Nov | 1.30-3pm | £15 per session | 16+ yrs | Bar/Restaurant Try a range of creative art and craft activities and enjoy a delicious cream tea in the relaxed surroundings of the Brewery restaurant. Workshops will be led by expert artists and makers. What will the session cover? Each session will focus on a different art or craft, more details are to be announced soon. Who is it for? All welcome, no experience necessary whatsoever! What do I need to bring? All materials and equipment will be provided Are there any additional costs? No About the facilitators The workshops are led by some of our expert Brewery artist tutors, professional artists and creatives who will provide support and top tips.
  • Makers Club
    Thu 22 Sep to Thu 8 Dec | 4-5.30pm | £85 (10 wks) | 7-11 yrs | Tutor Amy Williams/Chris Barnes Immerse yourself in a number of art projects over the term, taught by different makers with expertise in their field. An opportunity to invent, make and build with different materials….the only limit is your imagination!
  • Junior Drama
    Thu 22 Sep to Thu 8 Dec | 4-5pm | £60 (10 wks) | 7-11 yrs | Tutor Chris Jones A fun session for those who love to act, explore and use their imaginations Age 7-11 yrs? Want to try both dance and drama at Brewery Arts on a Thursday? Sign up to our Junior Drama and Creative Dance and save 10%. What will the class cover and how will it be taught? Students will learn a multitude of skills and techniques to add to their acting toolbox such as devising, script work, creating characters and vocal and physical techniques. There will be opportunities to work towards exciting projects and show off your new skills in the Brewery Arts Theatre! If you've not attended the class before and would like to try the session out before committing to the term, please contact emily.baxter@breweryarts.co.uk
  • Stage Stars
    Thu 22 Sep to Thu 8 Dec | 4-4.45pm | £60 (10 wks) | 4-6 yrs | Tutor Emily Davies Move, make, create and play in our brand new performing arts class for little ones. Work on different skills for the stage, exploring different themes through dance and drama, using our imaginations and developing our creativity. A great starting point for any young children who were born to perform! If you've not attended a Brewery class before and would like to try the session out before committing to the term, please contact emily.davies@breweryarts.co.uk
  • Creative Dance
    | Thu 22 Sep to Thu 8 Dec | 5-6pm | £60 (10 wks) | 7-11 yrs | Tutor Emily Davies A fun and inclusive class centred on creative and contemporary dance. You and your friends are at the heart of the work you create, plus lots of performance opportunities Age 7-11 yrs? Want to try both dance and drama at Brewery Arts on a Thursday? Sign up to our Junior Drama and Creative Dance and save 10%. If you've not attended a Brewery Youth Dance class before and would like to try the session out before committing to the term, please contact emily.davies@breweryarts.co.uk
  • Young Actors
    Thu 22 Sep to Thu 8 Dec | 5.15-6.45pm | £70 (10 wks) | 11-14 yrs | Tutor Chris Jones Explore who you are and the world around you through drama activities, productions and games. What will the class cover and how will it be taught? Build on theatre skills to bring scripts to life, build confidence, form a strong and supportive theatre company and make friends. Open your minds to different ways of performance including clowning, physical theatre, comedy, puppetry and mime. If you've not attended the class before and would like to try the session out before committing to the term, please contact emily.baxter@breweryarts.co.uk
  • Develop your Screenplay
    Thu 22 Sep - Thu 3 Nov | 6.30pm - 8.30pm | £84 (6 weeks) | 16 years plus | Tutor: Becca Ellson | Digital Lounge
  • Brewery Youth Theatre
    | Thu 22 Sep to Thu 8 Dec | 7-9pm | £75 (10 wks)| 15-19 yrs | Tutor Emily Baxter | Studio 1 Brewery Youth Theatre has been selected to participate in the prestigious National Theatre Connections Festival. This involves working towards performances in both the Brewery Arts theatre in March 2023 and a regional partner theatre in the North West. If you are young and passionate about theatre, committed to productions and developing skills and techniques (whilst still having lots of fun), this company will help you be the best you can be Commitment to this project is essential and a full rehearsal schedule will be available at the start of the term.
  • Linocut Printmaking For Beginners
    Thu 22 Sep to Thu 20 Oct | 7.00pm - 9.00pm | £70 (5 weeks) | 16+ yrs | Tutor: Angie Mitchell | Studio 3 /Print Room A short introductory course exploring the basics of Linocut, experimenting with patterns, creating contrast and colour mixing
  • Ukulele for Beginners
    Thu 22 Sep to Thu 8 Dec | 7.15pm - 9.15pm | £136 (10 weeks) | 16+ Yrs | Tutor: Steve Moss | Warehouse Learn to play the ukulele, a fun and accessible instrument. With its small size and soft strings, it is easy to learn a few chords and strumming patterns that will enable you to play many well-known songs for your own pleasure.
  • On Our Doorstep and Live Director Q and A
    On Our Doorstep delves deep into an aspect of the ongoing refugee crisis that rarely reached the press. This film is a behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary grassroots movement that rose to aid the Calais 'Jungle', and the community that sprang up there, before it was forcefully demolished. On Our Doorstep stands as a reminder of the continuing work ordinary civilians do to help those forced to seek safety away from home. Director Thomas Laurance will join us for an exclusive Q and A following the feature, hosted by Richard Barnes of Amnesty Group Kendal.
  • Develop your Portrait Skills
    Develop Your Portrait Skills | Fri 23 Sep to Fri 2 Dec | 10.30am-1pm | £180 (9 wks) | 16 yrs+ | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3 Portraiture is the perfect discipline to improve your drawing and painting skills. This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities to develop portraits, from basic observation of proportion and form from a live sitter, through to processes of using photographic images. What will the course cover and how will it be taught? This course will be taught working with both a live sitter and from photographic source material. Through a series of enjoyable exercises, you will gain confidence in your portrait drawing skills, improve your ability to capture a likeness and develop ideas of what makes a good portrait. Some different drawing and painting techniques and processes will be explored with the opportunity to personalise your practice throughout the course.
  • Make a Music Track in a Day
    Sat 24 Sep | 11.15am-4pm | FREE | 15-19 yrs | Tutor Tiiva Work with a music producer to write and record your own track or song, exploring beat making, synth programming and lyric writing to create an original piece of electronic music. What will the session cover and how will it be taught? We will interactively explore beat making, synth sounds and recording techniques in Ableton to make a track together. Who is it suitable for? Beginners welcome, but if you have experience with making music then bring your ideas along. What do I need to bring? Just yourself, some lunch and something to make notes on. Refreshments will be provided.
  • Discover...Pottery Throwing
    Discover Pottery Throwing | Sat 24 Sep | Sat 22 Oct | 11.15am-12.45pm, 1.30-3pm, 3.30-5pm | £45pp per session | 16+ yrs | Tutor Chris Barnes | Studio 2 This is a fun intensive throwing workshop that will concentrate on improving your throwing technique on the potter's wheel. Suitable for any ability, whether you've never tried it before, or want to hone your existing pottery skills. What will the workshop cover and how will it be taught? With just four students per session, the workshops tutor Chris will give individual tailored help and instruction designed to generally improve throwing technique and focus on areas chosen by each student. Centering clay, improving cylinder height, bowl technique, throwing plates, making galleries and lids, and throwing bellied forms are all possible subjects of focus.
  • The Bubble Show
    Starts 2pm | Tickets £8.50 | Ages 3-12 | Theatre The Highland Joker presents The Bubble Show Join Mr.Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling, and bubble art! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles,and even fire bubbles! Actor, storyteller, and Guinness World Record holder, The Highland Joker, is one of the top bubble artists in the world, bringing you an interactive, fun, international award-winning bubble extravaganza! Duration 60 minutes No interval.
  • Art in the Bar
    Art in the Bar | Wed 14 Sep | Wed 28 Sep | Wed 12 Oct | Wed 9 Nov | Wed 23 Nov | Wed 7 Dec | Food served 6.30pm | Starts 7pm | £15 per session (includes pizza and materials) | 18+ yrs | Tutor Various | Brewery Arts Bar/Restaurant Join us for a relaxed evening of making, drawing and creating in the Brewery restaurant. Whether you've not picked up a pencil or paintbrush since school, or are a regular sketcher and maker, everyone is welcome as you'll be guided by an expert artist tutor. This is about having fun, being creative and sociable - bring a group of friends or just yourself, everyone is welcome! What do I need to bring? All materials are provided but you might like to bring your own equipment with you. Please let us know about any dietary requirements/allergies in advance by emailing sales@breweryarts.co.uk
  • Green Door Art Trial 2022
    This popular annual event, provides the opportunity to see an extensive and varied range of work from artists both contemporary and traditional. And all of our artists are looking forward to talking about their work and how they create it! Trail venues can be found across South Cumbria from Kendal, down to Milnthorpe and then across to Lindale and Newby Bridge. Group venues are the Athenaeum at Leasgill near Milnthorpe and Space2Create in Kendal. We have simplified and streamlined it so dedicated Trail enthusiasts should be able to get round all the venues. The Trail is a showcase for members' work across a wide range of disciplines including textiles, painting, printmaking, ceramics, stonewear, pastels and mixed media. It's the highlight of our year and an occasion to browse and buy a beautiful piece of unique art that is locally created. If buying a piece of art is out of your reach, we'll have gorgeous cards and smaller items on sale too.
  • Melanie Baker
    Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £10 | Malt Room Cabaret Indie-folk artist Melanie Baker, hailing from the Lake District, isn't afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve. Her direct and honest lyricism capture themes such as falling in and out of love, self-reflection and the anxieties of modern life. Her captivating live set has been refined over years of performing and since playing her first solo gigs as a teenager, she has gone onto support the likes of dodie, Tessa Violet, Maisie Peters and Will Varley. Her two self-released EPs "Dreamer" (2018) and "Broken" (2020) have organically amassed over a million streams on Spotify alone and received radio play from  BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 1. Reflecting on her songwriting process, Melanie says "I write about what I know and how I feel, if other people can relate to that then sharing those songs feels like an integral part of the process. 
  • Katey Brooks
    Doors 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | OTD £18.50 | Malt Room Seated | + Support Melanie Baker Katey Brooks is a rebellious artist that resists formula. The powerful (Evening Standard) songstress defies easy classification, with a sound blending folk, soul, blues and Americana. Her versatility has become one of her biggest assets when lending her voice to different genres and moods. A devastating song-writing talent she is simply not to be missed (Time Out). Her haunting ethereal sound on the 2016 I Fought Lovers EP received an enthusiastic reception from radio stations around the UK and internationally, including BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and CBC Canada and her most recent album Revolute was released in 2019 to huge critical acclaim across the world including a Best Album of the Year credit from music magazine Popdust.