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The Strickland family seal

Cecilia's Story: A Life in Letters

Kendal

Sat 16 Mar - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Uncover the story of Sizergh’s 18th century lady of the house, Cecilia Strickland, as her experiences of love, loss and hope are brought to life inspired by her surviving letters.

©National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Billie Buzzard’s wild garden trail

Grasmere

Thu 2 May - Fri 18 Oct 2019

Billie Buzzard is soaring overhead, floating on the breeze and watching all the comings and goings of the Allan Bank woodland garden. Can you find all the creatures that Billie Buzzard can see? Solve all the clues to win your prize.

©National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Samuel Whiskers’ children’s trail

Sawrey

Wed 22 May - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Search for Samuel Whiskers and his ratty friends around Hill Top house and seek out hedgehogs in the garden as you follow the trail.

My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should

Keswick

Thu 23 May - Wed 30 Oct 2019

A warm, witty and yet bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom.

Working on a wolf for Monza.

Sally Matthews

Hawkshead

Thu 23 May - Sun 29 Sep 2019

I make and draw animals as I see them – no myth, no fairytale – animals that share the earth.

The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers

Keswick

Fri 24 May - Wed 30 Oct 2019

The plan is simple: pull off the heist of the century while posing as a group of classical musicians.

The Children

The Children

Keswick

Thu 6 Jun - Fri 1 Nov 2019

Former nuclear scientists Hazel and Robin are enjoying the quiet life, feeding the cows and practising yoga, while the world around them is descending into chaos.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Keswick

Thu 6 Jun - Fri 1 Nov 2019

Little Voice has a hidden talent. Alone in her room with only her dead father’s record collection for company, she sings along with the greatest divas of the 20th century with a voice that’s pure gold.

Discover the Vikings at The Beacon Museum

Discover the Vikings

Whitehaven

Sat 29 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019

This summer the Beacon museum, Whitehaven will play host to 2 unique exhibitions. Featuring Viking sagas, ships and fascinating archeology, brought to you in collaboration with the Jorvik group.

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud

Kendal

Fri 12 Jul - Sat 5 Oct 2019

Marking the 200th anniversary of Ruskin’s birth, this exhibition examines themes in his work including the influence of Turner, his fascination with the impact of industrialisation on the environment & his ongoing struggle with depression.

Norse Object Handling Sessions

Norse Object Handling Sessions

Whitehaven

Thu 25 Jul - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Discover Norse artefacts, replica clothes and armour, as well as items used in the everyday life of a Viking.

Dear Uncle

Dear Uncle

Keswick

Thu 1 Aug - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Ennerdale in the Lake District, 1935. Sonya and Uncle Marcus live a quiet life with occasional visits from the dashing Dr Ash.

Guards at the Taj

Guards at the Taj

Keswick

Thu 8 Aug - Sat 2 Nov 2019

As dawn breaks on the final day of construction of the Taj Mahal, two hapless Imperial Guards must once again resist the urge to look at the most beautiful monument the world has ever seen – by order of the Emperor.

Treasure from Dust: the geology of John Ruskin

Treasure from Dust: the geology of John Ruskin

Coniston

Thu 8 Aug 2019 - Mon 31 Dec 2029

Ruskin could not resist the wonder he felt at the ability of the earth to form itself into crystalline treasures and spectacular mountain ranges.

Coniston Coppermines Sculpture Trail

Copper (in our) Veins

Coniston

Sat 10 Aug - Sun 6 Oct 2019

An exhibition of paintings and sculpture exploring the unseen landscape of Coniston's Coppermines Valley, by artists Jessica Elleray and Siobhan Miles-Moore.

Looking In Looking Out by Kathy Tidswell - Canada

World Wide Whispers

Sedbergh

Sat 31 Aug - Sun 27 Oct 2019

World Wide Whispers is a textile exhibition of 60 quilts from 5 different countries. Each quilt has been inspired by the one before.

The Glass Furnace

Glass Blowing Bauble Experiences

Ulverston

Sun 1 - Mon 30 Sep 2019

Inspired to try glass blowing? Well, now you can... A rare & fun opportunity to not only watch artisans at work but to actually experience the alchemy of glass-blowing first hand in one of the last working crystal factories in England!

Happenstance: Invisible In The Current

Happenstance

Coniston

Mon 2 Sep - Mon 11 Nov 2019

Informed and inspired by ideas of chaos and order, control and surrender, Russell Mills will exhibit new mixed media works and an ‘aleatoric’ soundwork, made specifically for Brantwood.

Landscape by Stuart Gray

A Brush with Cumbria - Stuart Gray

Sedbergh

Wed 11 Sep - Wed 30 Oct 2019

Having spent many years working in sketchbooks, Stuart Gray began to produce paintings emulating the fresh quality of an outdoor image without overworking the final pieces.

Pen and ink drawing of a prehistoric tomb

What Stone Speaks

Maryport

Sat 14 Sep - Sat 12 Oct 2019

An exhibition of art, photography and poetry inspire by the UK's ancient history. An exploration of community, identity and belonging by North West writer and artist, Simon de Courcey

Buttermere Then and Now

Lake District Landscape & Language: Lost and Found

Penrith

Wed 18 Sep - Tue 29 Oct 2019

A photographic exhibition by local artists Rosamund and John Macfarlane celebrating 85 years of Friends of the Lake District.

Alpaca's

Guided Alpaca Walks

Keswick

Fri 20 Sep 2019 - Tue 31 Mar 2020

Experience Whinlatter with a difference.

Willow Sculptures in the Garden, Sheep

Willow Sculptures in the Garden: Sheep

Greystoke

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Phil Bradley, Cumbria's master willow weaver, has been responsible for creating several life size willow sheep in a number of secret locations around the north of England and we have persuaded him to take classes here!

Conservation Day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Conservation Day at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

Penrith

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Help us with practical tasks over the summer and autumn including bridge building, tree maintenance and drystone walling.

Aqua Pura

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