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Uplifting World Premiere About Memory Loss

The real life experiences of people who are living with early onset dementia have been used to produce a thought-provoking new production, The Ties That Bind, showing at Theatre by the Lake on Wed 1 March at 7.30pm in the Studio.

Age no barrier for Lakeland rowers

Four sculling crews from Derwentwater-based Lakeland Rowing Club who took part in the gruelling Tyne Head race on Saturday proved that age is no barrier to sporting excellence.

The Old Music of Cumberland & Westmorland

An ‘exquisite’, breathtaking’ and ‘sublime’ performance of Cumberland and Westmorland music at Threlkeld Village Hall. 

Actor From Golden Globe Winning Series the Crown Stars in Theatre by the Lake's Production William Wordsworth

Theatre by the Lake is delighted to announce that John Sackville is to star in the upcoming production of William Wordsworth at Theatre by the Lake, performing in the title role. A world premiere, written by award-winning American playwright Nicholas Pierpan and co-produced with English Touring Theatre, William Wordsworth plays at Theatre by the Lake from 31 March to 22 April.

Theatre by the Lake's Young Company Relaunch

The end of February marks the exciting relaunch of Theatre by the Lake’s Youth Theatre – now renamed as the Young Company.  Once a week the theatre will be bringing together a vibrant group of young people aged 10-18, along with Company leader Marion Ward, to explore the diverse world of theatre. 

Honister to celebrate 20 years since ancient mine’s revival

Honister Slate Mine will be celebrating a very special anniversary next month, as it marks 20 years since the revival of England’s last working slate mine and the birth of a major tourist attraction for the Lake District.

Beatrix Potter Awards Winners announced!

Wednesday, 8th February saw the presentation of the first ever National Trust Beatrix Potter Awards held at the Lindeth Howe Hotel, Windermere.

Setting the Benchmark in Staycation Luxury - Darwin Escapes Open New Lodge Retreat in Keswick

  • Luxury Lake District lodge destination offering private hot tub facilities
  • Plethora of onsite facilities available for holiday guests including a spa, gym and restaurant
  • Dog Friendly accommodation available

Visit Keswick the Lake District 2017 Guide

The Visit Keswick the Lake District 2017 Guide is now available to order online.

Lakeland Pioneers in Climbing and Photography: the Abraham Brothers

On Saturday 14th January, Keswick Museum will be opening their new exhibition to the public.

Threlkeld Announces 2017 Programme of Events

Threlkeld Village Hall has announced their programme of events for 2017. There will be a wide range of music, film nights, ceilidhs and some drama. In addition there will be some talks of local interest and another Craft Fair.


Theatre by The Lake (TBTL) – Cumbria’s only producing theatre - is delighted to announce its eagerly anticipated 2017 season, the first under the leadership of new Artistic Director, Conrad Lynch – marking the theatre’s bold move to being a producer-led venue for the first time. Bursting with World Premieres, Regional Premieres, new collaborations and new writing – this exciting and ambitious programme aims to surprise and delight audiences whilst highlighting Lynch’s ambitions to offer fresh, innovative and memorable theatre for all.

Blencathra is the new home for Mountain Heritage Trust

The Field Studies Council will be welcoming the Mountain Heritage Trust to its new base at Blencathra in the New Year. This will be a fitting base for the Mountain Heritage Trust to work alongside the Field Studies Council at the Blencathra Centre, and will provide a secure home for its historic collections.

Life of a Mountain: BLENCATHRA The Exhibition

Keswick Museum has teamed up with film-maker Terry Abraham and local community groups to create another exciting, unique exhibition for the area.

NEW for 2017 from the Lake District Calvert Calvert Trust: Supported Breaks for Unaccompanied Disabled Adults with Low Support Needs:

With more and more adults visiting their centre, calvert Trust are launching a new proposition for those with low support needs, giving them the opportunity to enjoy a residential stay without the need for a carer or family member to accompany them, so helping to develop independence, confidence and self-reliance.

Keswick Museum's monthly lunchtime talks

On the first Thursday of every month, there is a FREE 30mins talk at the museum. 

Festivals and Events 2017

Festivals and Events 2017