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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.

Folk Art Exhibition

Folk Art

Kendal

Tue 21 Nov 2017 - Sat 14 Apr 2018

Why do we make things beautiful? This exhibition explores why people devote time and effort to making beautiful objects, and the unique and fascinating stories of their lives.

Claude Monet, Haystacks: Snow Effect

Claude Monet

Kendal

Fri 12 Jan - Wed 28 Feb 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.

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.

Charles Whinney & Beatrix Baker

Charles Whinney & Beatrix Baker

Coniston

Wed 24 Jan - Sun 11 Mar 2018

Charles and Beatrix present a selection of sculptural works and objects for the home. Both artists use locally sourced steam-bent green wood as a way to create curved forms. In the Severn Studio. Included in house or garden admission.

Fair & Foul

Fair & Foul: Ruskin and the Grotesque

Coniston

Wed 24 Jan - Sun 18 Mar 2018

Installation of works by Jill Rock an artist working in performance, mixed-media and installation. A contemporary response to the Gothic today. On display in the Blue Gallery. Admission included in house ticket.

Katie Spragg: Ceramics

Katie Spragg: Ceramics

Windermere

Fri 26 Jan - Wed 28 Feb 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.

International Textile Exhibition

International Textile Exhibition

Sedbergh

Thu 1 Feb - Sun 4 Mar 2018

A rare chance to see some of the best textile art in Europe, if not the world, opening 9 January until 4 March 2018

Crawl in the Hall

Crawl in the Hall

Kendal

Fri 9 Feb - 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.

'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.

Local artist Ellie Chaney at work

Detail in Nature - an exhibition by Ellie Chaney

Windermere

Mon 19 - Wed 28 Feb 2018

We open our Gaddum Gallery for the first time with Ellie Chaney, a Cumbrian based artist.

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,...

Ashley Cooper

Images from a Warming Planet

Coniston

Sat 24 Feb - Sun 18 Mar 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.

Bowness on Solway Reserve

Conservation Day

Wigton

Mon 26 Feb 2018

Bowness-on-Solway is an old gravel pit that has become a wonderful site for wildlife. We’ll be carrying out some scrub clearance and other maintenance works.

NT: Cat on a Hot Tin Rood (Encore Screening)

NT: Cat on a Hot Tin Rood (Encore Screening)

Kendal

Mon 26 Feb 2018

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof By Tennessee Williams

NT (Encore Screening): Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

NT (Encore Screening): Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Kendal

Mon 26 Feb 2018

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof By Tennessee Williams

The Greatest Showman (PG)

The Greatest Showman (PG)

Cockermouth

Mon 26 Feb 2018

Hugh Jackman stars in The Greatest Showman, screening at the Kirkgate Centre

Conservation day (work party)

Conservation day (work party)

Penrith

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Eycott Hill is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and hay-meadows. Help Cumbria Wildlife Trust with practical maintenance and restoration tasks over the winter including plug planting and bridge building.

Guided walk

Guided walk

Penrith

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Enjoy wonderful views as you learn about Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s fantastic upland nature reserve and the wildlife and geology that make it so special. Sturdy wellington boots recommended as the route is over wet and uneven ground.

Romeo and Juliet - The Gran Teatre del Liceu

Romeo and Juliet - The Gran Teatre del Liceu

Ambleside

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Charles Gounod’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy returns to the stage of the Gran Teatre del Liceu after an absence of over three decades.

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