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'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,...

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.

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.

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.

Fairy and Dragon World

Fairy and Dragon World

Ambleside

Fri 20 Apr - Wed 5 Sep 2018

Join us from the Easter holidays through to September and your family will be enthralled to explore our magical enchanted forest to search for Fairy doors and Dragon eggs.

British Women Climb

British Women Climb

Keswick

Wed 25 Apr - Sun 16 Sep 2018

Follow the history of women’s climbing on rock, snow, ice and indoors – from the 19th century to the present day.

Sport in Action 10k

Sport in Action 10K

Carlisle

Thu 26 Apr - Sun 26 Aug 2018

10K run starting & finishing near the Sheepmount Sports Stadium.

AW Jenkinson Ullswater Triathlon

Ullswater Triathlons (Sprint & Standard Distances)

Penrith

Tue 1 May - Sat 30 Jun 2018

Sprint & Standard Distance triathlons.

Historic Carlisle Guided Walk

Historic Carlisle Guided Walk

Carlisle

Thu 3 May - Thu 27 Sep 2018

Discover 2000 years of history in just 2.5 hours!

In Search of Mary Shelley

In Search of Mary Shelley

Grasmere

Sat 5 May - Mon 27 Aug 2018

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote 'Frankenstein' This exhibition marking the bicentenary of 'Frankenstein's' publication, based on the book by Fiona Sampson, explores how Mary Shelley became the girl who wrote the famous novel.

Time Mirror

Time Mirror

Windermere

Fri 18 May - Tue 31 Jul 2018

Di Mainstone’s Time Mirror is a large tessellated funnel-shaped structure made of polished, mirror-like steel that reflects the stunning Lake District surroundings...

Man and Mountain

Man and Mountain: Chris Bonington

Keswick

Sat 19 May 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Heritage Lottery Fund supported exhibition on world renowned mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington that traces his journey from the sandstone of Harrison’s Rocks to the highest summits on earth, and close connections to the Cumbrian landscape.

Poppies: Weeping Window

Poppies: Weeping Window

Carlisle

Wed 23 May - Sun 8 Jul 2018

English Heritage is pleased to announce that it will present Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper at Carlisle Castle as part of the final year of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies.

Work by Priscilla Edwards

Nostalgia - Decorum Exhibition

Sedbergh

Wed 23 May - Sat 30 Jun 2018

An exciting textile and mix media exhibition from Christine Stanford, Priscilla Edwards Val Jackson and Helen Walsh.

The Buried Moon

The Buried Moon

Ambleside

Sat 26 May - Tue 31 Jul 2018

The Strange Names Collective presents The Buried Moon, a three-part artwork exploring landscape and the cultural history of geology in the Lake District through a performance by Philip Stanier, Penny Newell and Gillian Lees.

Where is Peter Rabbit?  The Beatrix Potter Musical

Where is Peter Rabbit? The Beatrix Potter Musical

Bowness-on-Windermere

Sat 26 May - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Inspired by the world-famous stories, this unique stage show brings to life Beatrix Potter’s favourite characters in a not to be missed visual spectacular.

Form over Function

Form over Function

Windermere

Tue 5 Jun - Sun 9 Sep 2018

This exhibition challenges the notion that ceramics are primarily functional. Explore how artists create art out of craft. Ranging from a playful hippo sculpture to an optical illusion box, works are themed into four subjects.

Carlisle Citadel

The Carlisle Story

Carlisle

Wed 6 Jun - Wed 26 Sep 2018

Evening guided walk through Carlisle’s city centre discovering the fascinating stories our the border city.

Aqua Pura

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