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Refuge: The Art of Belonging

Refuge: The Art of Belonging

Kendal

Fri 15 Feb - Sat 29 Jun 2019

Drawing on Abbot Hall’s own collection and supported by loans, this exhibition tells the story of artists who entered Britain as a result of Nazi occupation alongside a community project exploring the lives of refugees living in Cumbria.

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.

Anne, Countess of Pembroke

Anne, Countess of Pembroke

Kendal

Fri 22 Mar - Sat 22 Jun 2019

In March 2019, Abbot Hall takes part in the National Portrait Gallery’s Coming Home project which is loaning portraits of iconic individuals to places across the country that they are most closely associated with.

Exhibition: Incandescence: Turner's Venice

Exhibition: Incandescence: Turner's Venice

Coniston

Thu 11 Apr - Sun 4 Aug 2019

This exhibition marks the first ever public exhibition at Brantwood devoted to Turner.

Pebble 1 by Christine Tomkinson

Elemental II - 10 Strong

Sedbergh

Tue 30 Apr - Sun 7 Jul 2019

‘Elemental II’ takes inspiration from many sources and reflects our multidisciplinary backgrounds and interests. The work includes drawing, painting and installations along with a range of printmaking techniques.

©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.

Elemental Tree by Jon Middlemiss

Immersion in Incidental Landscapes - J Middlemiss

Sedbergh

Fri 10 May - Wed 28 Aug 2019

Jonathan is an artist in ceramics and painting, originally from Nidderdale. In the last few years Jonathan has made repeated trips to the Dales to trace the images which evoke the sense of belonging from his formative years.

Tea, Mingei & Fors

Tea, Mingei & Fors

Coniston

Wed 15 May - Mon 5 Aug 2019

Exhibition: Tea, Mingei & Fors: celebrating the legacy of John Ruskin in Japan

©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.

©National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Plants, poisons and potions trail

Kendal

Sat 25 May - Sun 1 Sep 2019

Beware, the past is full of surprises... Follow this family trail to find out which medicines of the past were really rather dangerous. Cecilia Strickland took hemlock for her ailments, but little did she know it was actually poisoning her!

Lake Windermere

One-to-One Photography Tuition

Windermere

Mon 3 - Fri 28 Jun 2019

A bespoke one to one photography day with a professional photographer and instructor. You choose the subject and location and your tutor will advise on techniques, equipment choice, and camera settings.

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.

Children's Saturday Art Clubs 4 & 5 week courses

Children's Saturday Art Clubs 4 & 5 week courses

Kendal

Sat 8 Jun - Sat 6 Jul 2019

This creative artist-led club will take children aged 7-12 years on a colourful journey into the gallery. Each course, running from 4 to 5 weeks every Saturday, will begin by taking inspiration from our exhibitions to develop their own art

Felt  Art with Marieke Tomlin

Felt Art with Marieke Tomlin

Greystoke

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Join Marieke and create your very own unique felt work of art.

Trees by Stuart Gray

Trees Acrylic workshop with Stuart Gray

Sedbergh

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Join Stuart for the day as he takes you on a step by step process to produce your own acrylic painting of 'Trees in a Landscape'.

Understang basic Pattern Cutting

Understanding Basic Pattern Cutting

Greystoke

Thu 20 Jun 2019

An introduction to Pattern Cutting with Dr Maggi Toner-Edgar.

Historic Carlisle guided walk

Historic Carlisle walking tour

Carlisle

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Discover 2000 years of history in just 2½ hours on this intriguing guided walk.

Shakespeare Globe -Clive Sherlock

The Merry Wives of Windsor: Live

Ambleside

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford.

Luke Wright - Poet Laureate

Luke Wright - Poet Laureate

Kendal

Thu 20 Jun 2019

With a new Poet Laureate due in 2019 Wrighty’s chucking his hat in the ring.

Light the Lakes 2019

Light the Lakes 2019

Ambleside

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

A charity event that brings people from across the UK together to climb the Wainwright Peaks and at a set time in the morning of 22nd June 2019 light a blue flare or torch to remember Police officer that have died in the line of duty.

Aqua Pura

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