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Jonathon Heyward (photo by Jeremy Ayres Fischer)

Lakeland Sinfornia Concerts

Kendal

Mon 20 Nov 2017 - Mon 30 Apr 2018

The Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society is an Arts Council sponsored charity which promotes orchestral concerts in Kendal.

Votes for Women: Suffrage and Women's Lives

Votes for Women

Kendal

Thu 18 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Discover the history of the suffragists and suffragettes and how women fought for their rights.

A Herstory of Keswick

A Herstory of Keswick

Keswick

Fri 19 Jan - Thu 10 May 2018

An important new account of Keswick’s story told through the eyes of women in a fascinating and interactive exhibition.

'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition

'The Right Sort of Woman' exhibition

Hawkshead

Sat 10 Feb - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Featuring Beatrix Potter's original artwork, handwritten letters and personal items, this new exhibition uncovers a lesser-known side to the well-loved children's author.

Arctic Char by Brian & George Fell

Arctic Char

Ambleside

Mon 19 Feb - Tue 31 Jul 2018

Handmade in steel by Brian and George Fell, this sculpture of a shoal of Arctic Char showcases a rare and notable Lake District fish whose survival acts as a barometer of climate change.

Mountains We Made

Mountains We Made

Hawkshead

Mon 19 Feb - Tue 31 Jul 2018

Constructed from sustainably sourced oak from Grizedale Forest, Mountains We Made by Charlie Whinney invites young and old to walk along sections of Lake District mountains created from steam bent wood.

Ordnance Pavilion by Studio MUTT

Ordnance Pavilion

Ambleside

Mon 19 Feb - Tue 31 Jul 2018

Studio MUTT has created a colourful, interactive architectural intervention that celebrates the impact Ordnance Survey mappings have had on our human and cultural interaction with the landscape.

Slung

Slung

Penrith

Mon 19 Feb - Tue 31 Jul 2018

With a mild flavour of Dr Seuss, a hint of Haribos and a smidgen of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland,...

Peter Rabbit: Mischief and Mayhem

Peter Rabbit: Mischief and Mayhem

Penrith

Wed 28 Feb - Sun 3 Jun 2018

Bunnies will be bouncing all over our Gallery, as Cumbria’s most famous literary character Peter Rabbit jumps right off the page in this interactive exhibition about Beatrix Potter’s first creation.

Claude Monet, Haystacks: Snow Effect

Claude Monet

Kendal

Thu 1 Mar - Sat 28 Apr 2018

See a masterpiece by one of the world’s most famous painters in Kendal. Claude Monet’s Haystacks: Snow Effect, will be displayed at Abbot Hall Art Gallery from Friday 12 January until 28 April.

Katie Spragg: Ceramics

Katie Spragg: Ceramics

Windermere

Thu 1 Mar - Thu 10 May 2018

Recognised as one of the country’s finest up-and-coming talents, Royal College of Art graduate, Katie Spragg creates ceramic works that aim to evoke a sense of wonder about being outside in nature.

Tracing the Landscape: Cumbrian Farm Women

Tracing The Landscape: Cumbrian Farm Women

Kendal

Tue 13 Mar - Sat 9 Jun 2018

The multi-media exhibition questions and seeks to understand why the farmer’s wife was, and remains one of the most elusive figures in agrarian history.

Carlisle City Urban trail Run

Carlisle City Urban Trail Run

Carlisle

Tue 13 Mar - Sun 13 May 2018

10k run around the sights of Carlisle over various terrain. Finisher medal provided and prizes for winners and Age group winner categories.

Great Dun Fell Cycle Sportive

Great Dun Fell Cycle Sportive

Appleby-in-Westmorland

Wed 14 Mar - Sat 14 Jul 2018

Cycle sportive with two distances available, the short course is 38.5 mile and the long course is 63.8 mile with includes the 4.4 mile climb to the radar at the top of the fell.

Crawl in the Hall

Crawl in the Hall

Kendal

Fri 16 Mar - Fri 14 Dec 2018

The weekly creative sessions for the under-fives are inspired by works of art from Abbot Hall’s exhibitions and collections.

Sandra Orme

Of Truth of Skies by Sandra Orme

Coniston

Sat 17 Mar - Tue 1 May 2018

Pastel artist, Sandra Orme's work explores the ever changing landscape - light, seasonal colours, atmosphere and weather. On display in the Severn Studio. Admission is included in house or garden ticket.

Ashley Cooper

Images from a Warming Planet

Coniston

Mon 19 Mar - Sun 29 Apr 2018

An exhibition of stunning images from Ashley Cooper's new book Images from a Warming Planet which captures one man's mission to document climate change around the world. On display in the Loft. Included in house or garden admission.

Dorothy Wordsworth, A Stitch in her Time

Dorothy Wordsworth, A Stitch in her Time

Grasmere

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 29 Apr 2018

19th-century needlework, including Dorothy's embroidered post bag and a harp-shaped needle case that delighted Wordsworth, will be on display alongside textile responses to them.

Painting by Dawn Chandler

The Art of Quilting - Dawn Chandler and The Levens

Sedbergh

Sun 1 Apr - Sun 6 May 2018

Farfield Mill displays paintings by Dawn Chandler and quilts by The Levens Quilters.

Carlisle City Ghost Tour

Carlisle City Ghost Tour

Carlisle

Thu 5 Apr - Thu 27 Sep 2018

Ghost tour through the historic streets of Carlisle city centre.

Constructure

Constructure

Kendal

Sat 7 Apr - Sat 2 Jun 2018

Constructure is a group of four artists from the north of England; Artists Benedict Rutherford, Jamie Barnes, David Armes and Bonnie Craig.

An Apprentice’s Journey - Sara Dennis Embroidery

An Apprentice’s Journey - Sara Dennis Embroidery

Sedbergh

Wed 11 Apr - Mon 21 May 2018

Embroiderer and Royal School of Needlework tutor Sara Dennis launches her collection ‘An Apprentice’s Journey - Sara Dennis Embroidery’ England on Wednesday 11th April 2018 at Farfield Mill in Sedbergh.

Work by Hunt Emerson

Work

Coniston

Thu 12 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Marking the completion of Hunt Emerson & Kevin Jackson's masterful Ruskin comic, How to Work, Be Rich, & See, we present Emerson's tribute to Ford Maddox Brown alongside works on the theme of Work. In the Blue Gallery.

Jean Sturgis: A restrospective

Jean Sturgis: A restrospective

Grasmere

Sat 14 Apr - Sat 30 Jun 2018

An exhibition of the work of the Cumbrian artist Jean Sturgis (1931-2016) who was born in Kendal, spent a considerable part of her life in Italy, and returned to live in Kentmere.

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