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  Events for July 2019
  • Health Information Week Coffee & Chat
    We'll be joined by Univeristy Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust and South Lakeland Age UK for a friendly chat about how to access good quality health information. Free event 10am-12pm
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  2nd July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Adult Open Evening - Kendal College
    Tuesday 2nd July 2019 5.30pm to 7pm (drop-in anytime) @ our Milnthorpe Road Campus Find out about: - Access to Higher Education - Degree-level courses - Part-time professional courses - Apprenticeships - Full-time courses To register, visit https://kendal.ac.uk/open-events/020719
    VENUE: Kendal College
    DATE:  2nd July 2019
    TIME: 17:30 - 19:00
  • Richard of Penrith
    Michael Mullett will be talking about Richard of Penrith (otherwise known as Richard III) at Penrith Library. Includes refreshments
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  3rd July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Talk: Six Reasons Why The Soul Must Go On
    In Aid of Cancer Research UK Author Malcolm Thorogood will describe his lifetime of investigations into spiritual experiences that started after the death of his 14 year old daughter from Cancer. Talk includes 4 videos.
    VENUE: Skiddaw Hotel
    DATE:  3rd July 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:15
  • Eden Build your Home, Build your Community Event
    Calling all would be self-builders! Do you like the idea of designing or building your own home or getting together with others to do something like that? If 'yes' this FREE event is for you! This event at Rheged, Penrith on July 4th 2019 from 6pm will give you the latest information and advice on self-build, custom-build and community-led housing projects and an opportunity to chat with industry professionals about your self-build ideas. Key speakers include architectural designer and writer Charlie Luxton, who presents TV programme 'Building the Dream' on More 4. There will be many industry exhibitors to offer guidance and answer questions. Sponsored by Thomas Armstrong. Hosted by Eden District Council. As places at the event are limited, register your interest now at http://bit.ly/edenselfbuild or register by email: loc.plan@eden.gov.uk providing your name and the number of people interested in attending. Places are limited - so book early!
    VENUE: Rheged Centre
    DATE:  4th July 2019
    TIME: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Author Event -Caroline Gilfillan
    Ulverston author Caroline Gilfillan will be talking about her new muder mystery novel. Drawing on a long tradition 'The Terrace' is a modern version of cosy crime. Caroline will also talk about Cowslip Press her small publishing house based in Ulverston and the recently published poetry collection 'The Drum-Roll in the Dark' by David Bell Nicholson.
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  4th July 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:30
  • Celebrating Animal Life
    Let's celebrate fur family! Please join us for an outdoor celebration and memorial service in appreciation of all our animal companions that share and enrich our lives. We'll be celebrating the importance of our animal family both who are with us now and those who have sadly left us. You can also help us to build a remembrance cairn in Memory Lane. Arrive from 12.00 for service at 13:00 kindly officiated by Interfaith Minster Rev. Helen Parsons. Everyone very welcome, including dogs. Light refreshments available plus opportunity to meet our rescue cats and dogs. Entry by donation.
    VENUE: Eden Animal Rescue Centre
    DATE:  6th July 2019
    TIME: 12:00 - 14:00
  • Ambleside Rushbearing
    An ancient tradition dating back to when the church floors were covered in rushes. These rushes were renewed annually with all the village helping to gather the rushes, bring them to the church and lay them on the floor. Nowadays, the rushes are decorated with flowers or perhaps put onto Rush bearings and carried around the village by children and adults, accompanied by Burneside Brass Band. Following a short church service all participants are given a piece of gingerbread and all participating children are given a small picnic bag, then everyone sets off to the Rushbearing Sports, with childrens races for all age groups, including the Fell Race.
    VENUE: Ambleside Primary School
    DATE:  6th July 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 18:00
  • Folk in the Roundhouse: Anne-Marie Sanderson
    Staveley Roundhouse Theatre is a converted gas holder in the village of Staveley, near Kendal. With a maximum of 50 seats we provide a truly intimate experience. Singer-songwriter Anne-Marie Sanderson's voice is evocative of birds in flight - soaring, gliding, swooping - and it finds its home among the tall trees of her deft guitar work. Describing Anne-Marie's distinctive indie-folk music in these terms is apt; she is an artist who casts a careful eye and attentive ear to the natural world, alternating between wide-eyed wonder and wry observation. "Her performance is seemingly effortless, underpinned by great technical skill and sensitive use of modern technology to wrap the listener in her meticulously crafted soundscapes." - Fatea Magazine Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/465337
    VENUE: Roundhouse Theatre
    DATE:  6th July 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • WellFest
    Health and wellbeing festival, WellFest, will return for the second time after being hailed a huge success in its inaugural year. Emma Grunnill, a personal trainer based in Kirkby Lonsdale, launched the festival last summer after taking inspiration from similar events around the UK. The event, which was the first of its kind in the area, sold out completely. Due to its popularity, Emma has expanded to a larger location, allowing 500 guests to enjoy the festival this year compared to 100 last year. WellFest takes place on Sunday 7th July, from 10am to 4pm, at Westmorland County Showground. General admission tickets cost £15, and guests can pre-book individual classes for £5.50 each. The event will also raise money for two charities - Mind and Motor Neurone Disease Association. A host of local health and fitness experts will be running classes, and guests will have the chance to sample a variety of healthy treats from local food and drink brands, as well as talks from guest speaker
    VENUE: Westmorland County Showground
    DATE:  7th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • The Cumbrian Duo: Free Concert
    Join us on Tuesday lunchtimes for free live music. On Tuesday 9 July: The Cumbrian Duo (guitar and harp). Ed Heslam is a classical guitarist with a keen interest in the music of Cumberland and Westmorland. Born in Cumberland, he has been researching the music and history of the area and performing his own arrangements of old Cumbrian tunes copied from the original manuscripts held in local archives. Ed Heslam performs old Cumbrian music as a solo guitarist and as a duo, with harpist Jean Altshuler. Jean Altshuler has played the harp since the age of seven. She received a harp scholarship to Oberlin Conservatory and a Master in Music from the University of Iowa. After twenty-seven years as principal harpist in several American orchestras, she moved to Cumbria in 1994. She performs and teaches in the area and is a founding member of Harps Northwest.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  9th July 2019
    TIME: 12:30 - 13:30
  • Flower Festival 'Life on the Fell'
    A mix of contemporary and traditional floral and craft displays to depict life on Cartmel Fell throughout the ages. Exhibitors from all over the northwest will be making the displays both inside the church and in the churchyard. Refreshments will be available nearby.
    VENUE: St Anthony's Church
    DATE:  11th - 14th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Out of This World Quiz Night
    To celebrate the first Moon landing the Friends of Grange Library are holding an Out of This World Quiz Night at 7 pm on Thursday 11th July in Grange Library. Tickets (£1) are available from the Library and there will be a maximum of 4 people per team. Refreshments, Raffle and Book Sale plus truly Cosmic Prizes for the winners! Do you know your Mr Spock from your Luke Skywalker? Why not join us and test your Extra Terrestrial Knowledge?
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  11th July 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • King's Men Summer Concert
    Once again the Choral Scholars of King's College, Cambridge, known as The King's Men, have chosen to enjoy the warm welcome and splendid acoustic of St George's, Kendal on their northern tour. They will be singing a wide range of music from early sacred plainsong to contemporary soul and pop favourites. Described in The Times as having a 'luminous blend of voices' they never fail to delight audiences young and old and will be accompanied on tour by a King's College Organ Scholar, treating themselves to a few solo performances on St George's famous 1883 Wilkinson organ, made at the Kendal Organ Works on Aynam Road.
    VENUE: St George's Church
    DATE:  11th July 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • The Sixteen in Concert
    The Sixteen make their eagerly awaited return to Carlisle Cathedral this summer. The choir and period instrument orchestra performs early English polyphony, works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical music, and a mix of 20th-century music. Don't miss your chance to see them on this, their 40th anniversary tour of Cathedrals, bringing music back to the buildings for which it was written. The Sixteen's 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen's choral journey over the last 40 years. Their close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on their very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in their 40th anniversary year.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  11th July 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Did Richard III kill the Princes?
    Did Richard III kill the princes? A talk by Sandra Peddlington at Penrith Library. All Welcome
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  12th July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Summer Reading Challenge Space Chase
    As part of our Summer Reading Challenge programme of activities we will be hosting a junk modelling session, making transport balloons. This event is on Saturday 13th July from 10-12 and is completely free. Contact Workington Library on 01900 706170 or look on Workington Library Facebook page for more information.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  13th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Cross Bay Walk
    Cross Bay Walk Arnside to Kents Bank Sunday 14 July 2019 Adults: £12.00 Children: £6.00 More information and booking: wwwbayhospitalscharity.org Email: charity@mbht.nhs.uk Telephone: 01524 516064
    VENUE: The Promenade
    DATE:  14th July 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 20:00
  • Disability Awareness Day Coffee & Crafts
    Ulverston Day Services will be showcasing all the different activities they take part in. Refreshments and crafts will be available. All Welcome
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  15th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Try out a Virtual Reality Headset
    Get ready to experience BBC storytelling like you never have before. In Virtual Reality you're not just seeing the story, you're part of it. Adults come and experience the Congo, Berlin Blitz or enter the World of Doctor Who and the Tardis. Come and have a go with a Virtual Reality Head set for free at Penrith Libary. These will be available to try at Penrith Library during the following days and times only Mon 15th July 10-12 noon Wed 17th July 10-12 noon Fri 19th July 10-12 noon
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  15th - 19th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Rocket Riot
    Give a plastic bottle a new lease of life and turn it into a fantastic space rocket. Children over 5
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  15th July 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Whitehaven Archive Discovery Evening
    This month at our regular open evening we are celebrating a summer of sport. Footie to Formula One (well, Kart racing) Cricket to Cumberland wrestling. Come along and have a look at some of the fascinating archives we will have on display. Refreshments available. Disabled Access. Limited Parking behind the building. Everyone welcome to this informal evening.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Archive Centre
    DATE:  16th July 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Falls Prevention drop in session
    Come along for a chat on Falls Prevention and for further information. Please call Judith Robinson, AGE UK on 01228 536673
    VENUE: Brampton Library
    DATE:  17th July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme with Ghyllmount Dental Practice
    Come along and learn how to look after your teeth. Practice Nurse Leanne from Ghyllmount Dental Practice will chat to parents about tooth brushing offering advice on diet and some fun activities for children to join with including brushing some giant teeth. Singing and stories included in the session for 0-4 year olds.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  18th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:15
  • Coniston Bluebird Heritage Event
    Iconic Bluebird will return to Coniston
    VENUE: Coniston
    DATE:  19th - 28th July 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Launch Day
    Blast off! Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge and join in the space themed fun. Family event
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  20th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Summer Reading Challenge Blast Off!
    Come and celebrate the launch of The Summer Reading Challenge at Barrow Library. A day of fun, interactive activities for all the family. Drop in and take part. Dress up in your best fancy dress and Do the Space Chase treasure trail. Theatre Factory performance at 11am and 1.30pm Barrow Library, 20th July. Drop in. Theatre Factory Performance at 11am and 1.30pm
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  20th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Summer reading Challenge Space Chase Crafts
    As part of our Summer Reading Challenge programme of activities we will be hosting a Ten Pins Game Making Session. This event is on Saturday 20th July from 10-12 and is completely free. Contact Workington Library on 01900 706170 or look on Workington Library Facebook page for more information
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  20th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Create the 'Buzz!'
    Come and create a 'buzz!' at Florence Arts Centre with a free jam-packed day of creative pollinator-themed arts and craft activities for all the family. - Bag decorating - Make bee bombs and crafty bees - Bumblebee walk - Film - Sewing the Seeds exhibition (textile craft!) - Explore the UV garden - Pollinator treasure hunt - And more! Take some time also to explore the iconic red old mine, workers' buildings and wildlife garden. FREE Drop in event.
    VENUE: Florence Arts Centre
    DATE:  20th July 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Outdoor Shakespeare in the Park - Much Ado About Nothing
    Picnic blankets at the ready as the popular Festival Players Theatre Company are set to return to Ford Park, Ulverston, this summer - this time to perform Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Starting at 7.30pm, on Saturday 20 July, this beguiling comedy, with its all-male production, promises to be fantastic entertainment for a summer evening. Bring your own chairs, rugs and blankets and a picnic to enjoy (hot/cold drinks and refreshments will be available) Tickets are now on sale at the Coach House Cafe - simply pop in to purchase yours or call 01229 581666 (payment required on purchase of tickets) Tickets are £13 for adults, £12 concessions, £8 children/students and £36 for a family ticket (2 adults/2 children). 10% discount for parties of 10 or more. *Please note - tickets are non-refundable*
    VENUE: Ford Park
    DATE:  20th July 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • 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:  21st July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Digital Crafts
    Join us for a fun session of space themed digital crafting! 5+years Barrow Library, 22nd July, 10.30am
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  22nd July 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Coding Club
    Step into the futures with computer coding! Learn the elements of game design and create your own game. 8-14 years
    VENUE: Walney Library
    DATE:  22nd July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge Launch Day
    Come and help us celebrate the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge at Whitehaven Library. Dress up in your best, space themed outfit (optional) with lots of activities. Ages 4-11 years.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  22nd July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Martian Mash
    Make some squishy-squashy alien friends! Children under 5
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  23rd July 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Fizzy Planets
    Create and destroy a fizzy planet Childrens Activity for 5 year olds+ Limited spaces so book in advance Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  23rd - 25th July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Make A Space Mobile
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials on Thursday 25th July from 2.30 pm. This is a FREE children's event for children aged 5 and over and children aged under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact the Library to reserve your place on 015242 71386
    VENUE: Kirkby Lonsdale library
    DATE:  23rd July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 14:31
  • Young Writers Club
    Young Writers Club Come and take part in this fun 1 hour writing session for budding authors and master story tellers! Fun introduction to storytelling. 8-11years
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  23rd July 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:30
  • Make a Space Mobile Craft Session
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials and scrap paper. Suitable for children 5 years up. Free but please book 01539 713520
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  24th July 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:15
  • Kid's Coding Club - Moon Buggy part 1
    For children aged 7 - 11 Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential Contact Whitehaven Library - 01946 506400 Come along and join in the fun
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  24th July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Make A Space Mobile
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials on Thursday 25th July from 2.30 pm. This is a FREE children's event for children aged 5 and over and children aged under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact the Library to reserve your place on 015396 20186
    VENUE: Sedbergh library
    DATE:  24th July 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:15
  • Askam Town Silver Band Concert
    1st concert of the newly re-formed band. All proceeds to ' Looking good Feeling great' cancer support group. All welcome. Doors open 6:30 for 7pm start. Entry £5 on the door, with cake and refreshments included
    VENUE: Askam Band Hall
    DATE:  24th July 2019
    TIME: 18:30 - 21:30
  • Virtual Reality at Kendal Library
    Want to try out a virtual reality headset? Take part in the BBC VR Library tour and give it a go. You can try out BBC short films on the Berlin Blitz, Dr Who and the Congo and then let us know what you thought of them. Thursday 25th July from 10am to 12.00 and Friday 26th from 10am to 12.00. Drop-in, no need to book.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  25th - 26th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Alien Invasion
    The aliens have crash landed! Create a space ship to help them get home. Children over 5
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  25th July 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Make A Space Mobile
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials on Thursday 25th July from 10.30 am. This is a FREE children's event for children aged 5 and over and children aged under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact the Library to reserve your place on 01229 404151
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  25th July 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:15
  • Make a Space Mobile
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials on Thursday 25th July from 2.30 pm. This is a FREE children's event for children aged 5 and over and children aged under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact the Library to reserve your place on 015395 32749.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  25th July 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:15
  • Piel Island Walk - Bay Hospitals Charity
    Join us on Saturday 27 July, 2019 on a sponsored guided-walk across the sands from Walney Island to Piel Island, led by expert guide John Murphy. Money raised from this event goes to providing those extras that the NHS cannot fund, helping to provide additional medical equipment, improving the hospital environment and supporting our clinical teams through specialist training to ensure local people get the best possible care and treatment. When: Saturday 27 July, 2019 Walk starts: 10.30am (Registration opens at 10am) Where: Meet at Snab Point, Walney Entry fee: £10 – Adults or £5 for children (minimum age 6)
    VENUE: Snab Point
    DATE:  27th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Piel Island Walk
    Piel Island Walk Saturday 27 July 2019 Guide: John Murphy Adults: £10.00 Children: £5.00 More information and booking: www.bayhospitalscharity.org Telephone: 01524 516064 Email: charity@mbht.nhs.uk
    VENUE: Snab Point
    DATE:  27th July 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 13:30
  • Fell Gather
    FELL GATHER ROADSHOW COMES TO CROW PARK AT KESWICK MONDAY 29TH JULY 11.00am to 3.30pm Tourists and locals will have the opportunity to find out more about hill farming in the Lake District when the Farmer Network's Fell Gather road-show comes to Crow Park at Keswick on Monday 29th July from 11.00am to 3.30pm. The road-show involves a display of local sheep breeds, demonstrations of shearing and commentary about hill farming in the Lake District. Fell Gather commentator and hill farmer, Will Rawling, said: This is a great opportunity for local people and visitors to Keswick to see our Cumbrian sheep breeds, meet hill farmers and find out more about what makes the Lake District a special place.' There is no charge but donations are requested in aid of the Prince's Countryside Fund with the event being part of their National Countryside Week.
    VENUE: Crow Park
    DATE:  27th July 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 15:30
  • Harrington Family Fun Day
    Join us inside our marquee at Harrington Marina for a FREE family fun day. There will be lots to do for the whole family including crafts, face painting, chalk art, storyteller and much more. Taking place on Saturday 27th July from 1pm-4pm at Harrington Marina. Watch this space for more information, but for now, get the date in your diary! We work on a first come first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment! Other fun days planned for 2019 are: Sat 20th April - Moorclose Sat 10th Aug - Moss Bay (by Jane Pit) Sat 24th Aug - Vulcan Park For more information, just contact The Events Team on 01900 702986 or office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk. For other Town Council events check out our website www.visitworkington.co.uk.
    VENUE: Harrington Marina
    DATE:  27th July 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 16:00
  • Wordsworth Trust- Space
    Wordsworth Trust is coming back to Penrith Library and this time Space is the theme. First session is for under 4's 10.30-11.30am Second session is for 5 year olds+ 11.30am-12.30pm
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  29th July 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Lego and Duplo Club
    Lego and Duplo Club Let your imagination run wild in these fun-filled Lego sessions! Out of this world themes. Activities last 1 hour. 6years+
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  29th July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • The Night Sky Rucksack of Rhymes
    Night Sky themed craft and poetry sessions with the Wordsworth Trust.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  29th July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • The Night Sky Activities and Crafts
    Night Sky themed craft and poetry sessions with the Wordsworth Trust.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  29th July 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:00
  • Get Safe Online
    Free training to provide information on how to keep safe online including updates on latest scams, creating secure passwords, shopping and banking online securely, social media and how to prevent and report fraud, identify theft and abuse. Funded by the Cumbria Police Crime Commissioner to reduce cyber-crime in Cumbria and delivered by Get Safe Online. The session will last approximately 1 and a half hours and certificates will be issued to all attendees. Sessions are free but pre-booking is required as spaces are limited so email jemma.fells@southlakeland.gov.uk or phone 01539 793278 to reserve your place.
    VENUE: Ulverston Library
    DATE:  30th July 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:30
  • Free Organ Recital: Alexander Ffinch
    Carlisle Cathedral's series of free lunchtime recitals will host a special performance by organist Alexander Ffinch on Tuesday 30 July. Ffinch, who was brought up in the Cumbrian village of Newbiggin-on-Lune and attended Sedbergh School, went on to study at the Royal College of Music. His schedule for 2019 includes numerous engagements across the globe; in August he was scheduled to play the organ at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, but the tragic turn of events in April this year which saw the great building devastated by fire has closed that particular opportunity, for now. Carlisle Cathedral stepped in to offer an additional date to Alexander's summer schedule.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  30th July 2019
    TIME: 12:30 - 13:30
  • Space Chase drop-in craft session
    Pop in and get creative with Space Chase themed crafts. Ages 4 - 11 years.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  30th July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Get Safe Online
    Free training to provide information on how to keep safe online including updates on latest scams, creating secure passwords, shopping and banking online securely, social media and how to prevent and report fraud, identify theft and abuse. Funded by the Cumbria Police Crime Commissioner to reduce cyber-crime in Cumbria and delivered by Get Safe Online. The session will last approximately 1 and a half hours and certificates will be issued to all attendees. Sessions are free but pre-booking is required as spaces are limited so email jemma.fells@southlakeland.gov.uk or phone 01539 793278 to reserve your place.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  30th July 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 16:00
  • Train Like A Jedi
    Do you have the skills to compete our Jedi routine? May the Force be with you! Children over 6
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  31st July 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Space Chase Drop-in Craft Session
    Pop in and get creative with Space Chase themed crafts. Ages 4-11 years.
    VENUE: Frizington Library
    DATE:  31st July 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 16:00
  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.
  • Rhymetime at Workington Library
    Calling all 0-4 year olds! Come and join us for songs, rhymes and stories at Workington Library on Tuesdays from 11-11.30. Term time only.
  • 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
  • Under 6 Junior football
    Fun football sessions for players in year 1. £16 for a block of six hourly sessions with FA registered coaches. Pre booking is essential, email or message our FB page for more details.
  • 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.
  • Councillor Surgery
    Councillor Mark Jenkinson will be at Seaton Library on the first Friday of every month from 4-5pm. Feel free to pop in and see him with your queries or concerns
  • 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.
  • Moorclose Marra-Time
    Do you or someone you know need a friendly ear? We can offer advice and support on health and wellbeing, benefits, housing, family concerns, employment, bereavement and self confidence. Come along for a cuppa and a crack at Moorclose Library on Mondays from 9.30-11.30 and Fridays from 1.30-3.30
  • 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.
  • Storytime
    Stories, songs and rhymes for under 5s and their grown ups at Ulverston library. We hope to see you every Friday 9.30am-10am (during term-time) 01229 404151
  • 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
  • Come and Play
    For parents/carers and children. Every Thursday in Term Time 12.30 - 2pm
  • 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)
  • Health Information Week Coffee & Chat
    We'll be joined by Univeristy Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust and South Lakeland Age UK for a friendly chat about how to access good quality health information. Free event 10am-12pm
  • Adult Open Evening - Kendal College
    Tuesday 2nd July 2019 5.30pm to 7pm (drop-in anytime) @ our Milnthorpe Road Campus Find out about: - Access to Higher Education - Degree-level courses - Part-time professional courses - Apprenticeships - Full-time courses To register, visit https://kendal.ac.uk/open-events/020719
  • Richard of Penrith
    Michael Mullett will be talking about Richard of Penrith (otherwise known as Richard III) at Penrith Library. Includes refreshments
  • Talk: Six Reasons Why The Soul Must Go On
    In Aid of Cancer Research UK Author Malcolm Thorogood will describe his lifetime of investigations into spiritual experiences that started after the death of his 14 year old daughter from Cancer. Talk includes 4 videos.
  • Eden Build your Home, Build your Community Event
    Calling all would be self-builders! Do you like the idea of designing or building your own home or getting together with others to do something like that? If 'yes' this FREE event is for you! This event at Rheged, Penrith on July 4th 2019 from 6pm will give you the latest information and advice on self-build, custom-build and community-led housing projects and an opportunity to chat with industry professionals about your self-build ideas. Key speakers include architectural designer and writer Charlie Luxton, who presents TV programme 'Building the Dream' on More 4. There will be many industry exhibitors to offer guidance and answer questions. Sponsored by Thomas Armstrong. Hosted by Eden District Council. As places at the event are limited, register your interest now at http://bit.ly/edenselfbuild or register by email: loc.plan@eden.gov.uk providing your name and the number of people interested in attending. Places are limited - so book early!
  • Author Event -Caroline Gilfillan
    Ulverston author Caroline Gilfillan will be talking about her new muder mystery novel. Drawing on a long tradition 'The Terrace' is a modern version of cosy crime. Caroline will also talk about Cowslip Press her small publishing house based in Ulverston and the recently published poetry collection 'The Drum-Roll in the Dark' by David Bell Nicholson.
  • Celebrating Animal Life
    Let's celebrate fur family! Please join us for an outdoor celebration and memorial service in appreciation of all our animal companions that share and enrich our lives. We'll be celebrating the importance of our animal family both who are with us now and those who have sadly left us. You can also help us to build a remembrance cairn in Memory Lane. Arrive from 12.00 for service at 13:00 kindly officiated by Interfaith Minster Rev. Helen Parsons. Everyone very welcome, including dogs. Light refreshments available plus opportunity to meet our rescue cats and dogs. Entry by donation.
  • Ambleside Rushbearing
    An ancient tradition dating back to when the church floors were covered in rushes. These rushes were renewed annually with all the village helping to gather the rushes, bring them to the church and lay them on the floor. Nowadays, the rushes are decorated with flowers or perhaps put onto Rush bearings and carried around the village by children and adults, accompanied by Burneside Brass Band. Following a short church service all participants are given a piece of gingerbread and all participating children are given a small picnic bag, then everyone sets off to the Rushbearing Sports, with childrens races for all age groups, including the Fell Race.
  • Folk in the Roundhouse: Anne-Marie Sanderson
    Staveley Roundhouse Theatre is a converted gas holder in the village of Staveley, near Kendal. With a maximum of 50 seats we provide a truly intimate experience. Singer-songwriter Anne-Marie Sanderson's voice is evocative of birds in flight - soaring, gliding, swooping - and it finds its home among the tall trees of her deft guitar work. Describing Anne-Marie's distinctive indie-folk music in these terms is apt; she is an artist who casts a careful eye and attentive ear to the natural world, alternating between wide-eyed wonder and wry observation. "Her performance is seemingly effortless, underpinned by great technical skill and sensitive use of modern technology to wrap the listener in her meticulously crafted soundscapes." - Fatea Magazine Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/465337
  • WellFest
    Health and wellbeing festival, WellFest, will return for the second time after being hailed a huge success in its inaugural year. Emma Grunnill, a personal trainer based in Kirkby Lonsdale, launched the festival last summer after taking inspiration from similar events around the UK. The event, which was the first of its kind in the area, sold out completely. Due to its popularity, Emma has expanded to a larger location, allowing 500 guests to enjoy the festival this year compared to 100 last year. WellFest takes place on Sunday 7th July, from 10am to 4pm, at Westmorland County Showground. General admission tickets cost £15, and guests can pre-book individual classes for £5.50 each. The event will also raise money for two charities - Mind and Motor Neurone Disease Association. A host of local health and fitness experts will be running classes, and guests will have the chance to sample a variety of healthy treats from local food and drink brands, as well as talks from guest speaker
  • The Cumbrian Duo: Free Concert
    Join us on Tuesday lunchtimes for free live music. On Tuesday 9 July: The Cumbrian Duo (guitar and harp). Ed Heslam is a classical guitarist with a keen interest in the music of Cumberland and Westmorland. Born in Cumberland, he has been researching the music and history of the area and performing his own arrangements of old Cumbrian tunes copied from the original manuscripts held in local archives. Ed Heslam performs old Cumbrian music as a solo guitarist and as a duo, with harpist Jean Altshuler. Jean Altshuler has played the harp since the age of seven. She received a harp scholarship to Oberlin Conservatory and a Master in Music from the University of Iowa. After twenty-seven years as principal harpist in several American orchestras, she moved to Cumbria in 1994. She performs and teaches in the area and is a founding member of Harps Northwest.
  • Roots - exhibition
    Green Door, the region's leading artists collective, is returning to Farfield Mill in Sedbergh for a group exhibition which showcases a wide variety of two and three dimensional work on the theme of 'Roots'. The exhibition will see paintings, drawings, prints, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, wood and glass on display from the group's members and provides a great opportunity for visitors to see the breadth of members work in a stunning setting. Standard admission - £4.05 (£4.50 gift admission with 10% donation) Free for children and students
  • Flower Festival 'Life on the Fell'
    A mix of contemporary and traditional floral and craft displays to depict life on Cartmel Fell throughout the ages. Exhibitors from all over the northwest will be making the displays both inside the church and in the churchyard. Refreshments will be available nearby.
  • It's Storytime
    Come along to this story time session for pre-school children. Enjoy stories, crafts and much more every Thursday from 2-2.30
  • Out of This World Quiz Night
    To celebrate the first Moon landing the Friends of Grange Library are holding an Out of This World Quiz Night at 7 pm on Thursday 11th July in Grange Library. Tickets (£1) are available from the Library and there will be a maximum of 4 people per team. Refreshments, Raffle and Book Sale plus truly Cosmic Prizes for the winners! Do you know your Mr Spock from your Luke Skywalker? Why not join us and test your Extra Terrestrial Knowledge?
  • King's Men Summer Concert
    Once again the Choral Scholars of King's College, Cambridge, known as The King's Men, have chosen to enjoy the warm welcome and splendid acoustic of St George's, Kendal on their northern tour. They will be singing a wide range of music from early sacred plainsong to contemporary soul and pop favourites. Described in The Times as having a 'luminous blend of voices' they never fail to delight audiences young and old and will be accompanied on tour by a King's College Organ Scholar, treating themselves to a few solo performances on St George's famous 1883 Wilkinson organ, made at the Kendal Organ Works on Aynam Road.
  • The Sixteen in Concert
    The Sixteen make their eagerly awaited return to Carlisle Cathedral this summer. The choir and period instrument orchestra performs early English polyphony, works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical music, and a mix of 20th-century music. Don't miss your chance to see them on this, their 40th anniversary tour of Cathedrals, bringing music back to the buildings for which it was written. The Sixteen's 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen's choral journey over the last 40 years. Their close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on their very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in their 40th anniversary year.
  • Did Richard III kill the Princes?
    Did Richard III kill the princes? A talk by Sandra Peddlington at Penrith Library. All Welcome
  • 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!
  • Summer Reading Challenge Space Chase
    As part of our Summer Reading Challenge programme of activities we will be hosting a junk modelling session, making transport balloons. This event is on Saturday 13th July from 10-12 and is completely free. Contact Workington Library on 01900 706170 or look on Workington Library Facebook page for more information.
  • Cross Bay Walk
    Cross Bay Walk Arnside to Kents Bank Sunday 14 July 2019 Adults: £12.00 Children: £6.00 More information and booking: wwwbayhospitalscharity.org Email: charity@mbht.nhs.uk Telephone: 01524 516064
  • Disability Awareness Day Coffee & Crafts
    Ulverston Day Services will be showcasing all the different activities they take part in. Refreshments and crafts will be available. All Welcome
  • Try out a Virtual Reality Headset
    Get ready to experience BBC storytelling like you never have before. In Virtual Reality you're not just seeing the story, you're part of it. Adults come and experience the Congo, Berlin Blitz or enter the World of Doctor Who and the Tardis. Come and have a go with a Virtual Reality Head set for free at Penrith Libary. These will be available to try at Penrith Library during the following days and times only Mon 15th July 10-12 noon Wed 17th July 10-12 noon Fri 19th July 10-12 noon
  • Rocket Riot
    Give a plastic bottle a new lease of life and turn it into a fantastic space rocket. Children over 5
  • 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
  • Whitehaven Archive Discovery Evening
    This month at our regular open evening we are celebrating a summer of sport. Footie to Formula One (well, Kart racing) Cricket to Cumberland wrestling. Come along and have a look at some of the fascinating archives we will have on display. Refreshments available. Disabled Access. Limited Parking behind the building. Everyone welcome to this informal evening.
  • Falls Prevention drop in session
    Come along for a chat on Falls Prevention and for further information. Please call Judith Robinson, AGE UK on 01228 536673
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme with Ghyllmount Dental Practice
    Come along and learn how to look after your teeth. Practice Nurse Leanne from Ghyllmount Dental Practice will chat to parents about tooth brushing offering advice on diet and some fun activities for children to join with including brushing some giant teeth. Singing and stories included in the session for 0-4 year olds.
  • Coniston Bluebird Heritage Event
    Iconic Bluebird will return to Coniston
  • Summer Reading Challenge Blast Off!
    Come and celebrate the launch of The Summer Reading Challenge at Barrow Library. A day of fun, interactive activities for all the family. Drop in and take part. Dress up in your best fancy dress and Do the Space Chase treasure trail. Theatre Factory performance at 11am and 1.30pm Barrow Library, 20th July. Drop in. Theatre Factory Performance at 11am and 1.30pm
  • Summer reading Challenge Space Chase Crafts
    As part of our Summer Reading Challenge programme of activities we will be hosting a Ten Pins Game Making Session. This event is on Saturday 20th July from 10-12 and is completely free. Contact Workington Library on 01900 706170 or look on Workington Library Facebook page for more information
  • Launch Day
    Blast off! Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge and join in the space themed fun. Family event
  • Create the 'Buzz!'
    Come and create a 'buzz!' at Florence Arts Centre with a free jam-packed day of creative pollinator-themed arts and craft activities for all the family. - Bag decorating - Make bee bombs and crafty bees - Bumblebee walk - Film - Sewing the Seeds exhibition (textile craft!) - Explore the UV garden - Pollinator treasure hunt - And more! Take some time also to explore the iconic red old mine, workers' buildings and wildlife garden. FREE Drop in event.
  • Outdoor Shakespeare in the Park - Much Ado About Nothing
    Picnic blankets at the ready as the popular Festival Players Theatre Company are set to return to Ford Park, Ulverston, this summer - this time to perform Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Starting at 7.30pm, on Saturday 20 July, this beguiling comedy, with its all-male production, promises to be fantastic entertainment for a summer evening. Bring your own chairs, rugs and blankets and a picnic to enjoy (hot/cold drinks and refreshments will be available) Tickets are now on sale at the Coach House Cafe - simply pop in to purchase yours or call 01229 581666 (payment required on purchase of tickets) Tickets are £13 for adults, £12 concessions, £8 children/students and £36 for a family ticket (2 adults/2 children). 10% discount for parties of 10 or more. *Please note - tickets are non-refundable*
  • 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/
  • Digital Crafts
    Join us for a fun session of space themed digital crafting! 5+years Barrow Library, 22nd July, 10.30am
  • Coding Club
    Step into the futures with computer coding! Learn the elements of game design and create your own game. 8-14 years
  • Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge Launch Day
    Come and help us celebrate the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge at Whitehaven Library. Dress up in your best, space themed outfit (optional) with lots of activities. Ages 4-11 years.
  • Martian Mash
    Make some squishy-squashy alien friends! Children under 5
  • Junior Chess Club
    Join our friendly drop-in sessions for children and families over the summer holidays. Suitable for complete beginners and beyond. each Tuesday, starting 23 July for 5 weeks.
  • Fizzy Planets
    Create and destroy a fizzy planet Childrens Activity for 5 year olds+ Limited spaces so book in advance Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Make A Space Mobile
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials on Thursday 25th July from 2.30 pm. This is a FREE children's event for children aged 5 and over and children aged under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact the Library to reserve your place on 015242 71386
  • Young Writers Club
    Young Writers Club Come and take part in this fun 1 hour writing session for budding authors and master story tellers! Fun introduction to storytelling. 8-11years
  • Make a Space Mobile Craft Session
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials and scrap paper. Suitable for children 5 years up. Free but please book 01539 713520
  • Kid's Coding Club - Moon Buggy part 1
    For children aged 7 - 11 Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential Contact Whitehaven Library - 01946 506400 Come along and join in the fun
  • Make A Space Mobile
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials on Thursday 25th July from 2.30 pm. This is a FREE children's event for children aged 5 and over and children aged under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact the Library to reserve your place on 015396 20186
  • Askam Town Silver Band Concert
    1st concert of the newly re-formed band. All proceeds to ' Looking good Feeling great' cancer support group. All welcome. Doors open 6:30 for 7pm start. Entry £5 on the door, with cake and refreshments included
  • Virtual Reality at Kendal Library
    Want to try out a virtual reality headset? Take part in the BBC VR Library tour and give it a go. You can try out BBC short films on the Berlin Blitz, Dr Who and the Congo and then let us know what you thought of them. Thursday 25th July from 10am to 12.00 and Friday 26th from 10am to 12.00. Drop-in, no need to book.
  • Drop in Craft Table
    Drop in Craft Table at children's library. Thursdays from 25th July - 29th August 10:00 - 12:00
  • Make A Space Mobile
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials on Thursday 25th July from 10.30 am. This is a FREE children's event for children aged 5 and over and children aged under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact the Library to reserve your place on 01229 404151
  • Alien Invasion
    The aliens have crash landed! Create a space ship to help them get home. Children over 5
  • Make a Space Mobile
    Come along and make a space mobile on a wood tree branch frame using recycled materials on Thursday 25th July from 2.30 pm. This is a FREE children's event for children aged 5 and over and children aged under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact the Library to reserve your place on 015395 32749.
  • Gallery in the Library
    Free sessions for under 5s which explore art through the senses at Kendal Library
  • Piel Island Walk - Bay Hospitals Charity
    Join us on Saturday 27 July, 2019 on a sponsored guided-walk across the sands from Walney Island to Piel Island, led by expert guide John Murphy. Money raised from this event goes to providing those extras that the NHS cannot fund, helping to provide additional medical equipment, improving the hospital environment and supporting our clinical teams through specialist training to ensure local people get the best possible care and treatment. When: Saturday 27 July, 2019 Walk starts: 10.30am (Registration opens at 10am) Where: Meet at Snab Point, Walney Entry fee: £10 – Adults or £5 for children (minimum age 6)
  • Piel Island Walk
    Piel Island Walk Saturday 27 July 2019 Guide: John Murphy Adults: £10.00 Children: £5.00 More information and booking: www.bayhospitalscharity.org Telephone: 01524 516064 Email: charity@mbht.nhs.uk
  • Fell Gather
    FELL GATHER ROADSHOW COMES TO CROW PARK AT KESWICK MONDAY 29TH JULY 11.00am to 3.30pm Tourists and locals will have the opportunity to find out more about hill farming in the Lake District when the Farmer Network's Fell Gather road-show comes to Crow Park at Keswick on Monday 29th July from 11.00am to 3.30pm. The road-show involves a display of local sheep breeds, demonstrations of shearing and commentary about hill farming in the Lake District. Fell Gather commentator and hill farmer, Will Rawling, said: This is a great opportunity for local people and visitors to Keswick to see our Cumbrian sheep breeds, meet hill farmers and find out more about what makes the Lake District a special place.' There is no charge but donations are requested in aid of the Prince's Countryside Fund with the event being part of their National Countryside Week.
  • Harrington Family Fun Day
    Join us inside our marquee at Harrington Marina for a FREE family fun day. There will be lots to do for the whole family including crafts, face painting, chalk art, storyteller and much more. Taking place on Saturday 27th July from 1pm-4pm at Harrington Marina. Watch this space for more information, but for now, get the date in your diary! We work on a first come first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment! Other fun days planned for 2019 are: Sat 20th April - Moorclose Sat 10th Aug - Moss Bay (by Jane Pit) Sat 24th Aug - Vulcan Park For more information, just contact The Events Team on 01900 702986 or office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk. For other Town Council events check out our website www.visitworkington.co.uk.
  • Wordsworth Trust- Space
    Wordsworth Trust is coming back to Penrith Library and this time Space is the theme. First session is for under 4's 10.30-11.30am Second session is for 5 year olds+ 11.30am-12.30pm
  • Lego and Duplo Club
    Lego and Duplo Club Let your imagination run wild in these fun-filled Lego sessions! Out of this world themes. Activities last 1 hour. 6years+
  • The Night Sky Rucksack of Rhymes
    Night Sky themed craft and poetry sessions with the Wordsworth Trust.
  • The Night Sky Activities and Crafts
    Night Sky themed craft and poetry sessions with the Wordsworth Trust.
  • Get Safe Online
    Free training to provide information on how to keep safe online including updates on latest scams, creating secure passwords, shopping and banking online securely, social media and how to prevent and report fraud, identify theft and abuse. Funded by the Cumbria Police Crime Commissioner to reduce cyber-crime in Cumbria and delivered by Get Safe Online. The session will last approximately 1 and a half hours and certificates will be issued to all attendees. Sessions are free but pre-booking is required as spaces are limited so email jemma.fells@southlakeland.gov.uk or phone 01539 793278 to reserve your place.
  • Free Organ Recital: Alexander Ffinch
    Carlisle Cathedral's series of free lunchtime recitals will host a special performance by organist Alexander Ffinch on Tuesday 30 July. Ffinch, who was brought up in the Cumbrian village of Newbiggin-on-Lune and attended Sedbergh School, went on to study at the Royal College of Music. His schedule for 2019 includes numerous engagements across the globe; in August he was scheduled to play the organ at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, but the tragic turn of events in April this year which saw the great building devastated by fire has closed that particular opportunity, for now. Carlisle Cathedral stepped in to offer an additional date to Alexander's summer schedule.
  • Rocket Gliders
    Colour in rocket Gliders- Craft Drop in Activity All Welcome Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Space Chase drop-in craft session
    Pop in and get creative with Space Chase themed crafts. Ages 4 - 11 years.
  • Get Safe Online
    Free training to provide information on how to keep safe online including updates on latest scams, creating secure passwords, shopping and banking online securely, social media and how to prevent and report fraud, identify theft and abuse. Funded by the Cumbria Police Crime Commissioner to reduce cyber-crime in Cumbria and delivered by Get Safe Online. The session will last approximately 1 and a half hours and certificates will be issued to all attendees. Sessions are free but pre-booking is required as spaces are limited so email jemma.fells@southlakeland.gov.uk or phone 01539 793278 to reserve your place.
  • Train Like A Jedi
    Do you have the skills to compete our Jedi routine? May the Force be with you! Children over 6
  • Space Chase Drop-in Craft Session
    Pop in and get creative with Space Chase themed crafts. Ages 4-11 years.