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Visit the National Trust’s Lake District website for things to do in the outdoors all year round.
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The Summer Solstice occurs once a year in the northern hemisphere, when the sun reaches its highest position in the sky, appearing to stand still, and then reverses direction after this day. Celebrated for centuries at prehistoric monuments, such as Stonehenge and Castlerigg Stone Circle, to mark the longest day of the year.
August Strindberg’s classic Miss Julie is given a new lease of life in a world premiere adaptation by renowned playwright Howard Brenton, which opens at Theatre by the Lake on 30 June and will run in rep until 3 November.
An important pedestrian bridge link which was destroyed during Storm Desmond in December 2015 is due to be installed in Fitz Park, Keswick next week. With work to the access ramps and steps following on over the next month this will complete the restoration of the park following its devastation in the floods.
Inn on the Square in Keswick, well known for its chic cocktail bar and award-winning Brossen Steakhouse, celebrated its 2nd birthday in style last week (Monday 12th June) with a party that welcomed over 30 local bed & breakfast owners, shop owners and suppliers.
Threlkeld will be hosting its first Irish Country music event in June, when soloist Frank McCaffrey will be performing.
Cockermouth's Wordsworth House and Garden has been shortlisted for Cumbria Tourism's Visitor Attraction of the Year.
Despite suffering severe flooding in December 2015 as a result of Storm Desmond, poet William's birthplace and childhood home is a finalist, along with
The play imagines the weekly conversations between Margaret Thatcher and the Queen, and speculates what really happened behind closed palace doors when two of the most powerful women in the world clashed.
As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Honister Slate Mine has transformed what was formerly a ‘tin shed’ into a revamped shop selling everything from handcrafted kitchenware, signage and bespoke jewellery to one-off creations made by a newly-recruited on-site sculptor.
Cumbria is well known for its community spirit and for pulling together when times get tough, the county is full of extraordinary people that go out of their way for others on a daily basis, whose actions go unnoticed. One local hotel, is trying to help raise some recognition for these unsung heroes and wants to let people in our community know how important they are.
Working with Terry Abraham, Community Exhibition and Volunteer
With rehearsals for the Summer Season in full swing, Theatre by the Lake is delighted to present their upcoming season of visiting work from some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting companies and artists.
The Visit Keswick the Lake District 2017 Guide is now available to order online.
On the first Thursday of every month, there is a FREE 30mins talk at the museum.
Festivals and Events 2017