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The list below only shows events for the forthcoming weeks. To search for events happening later click on the dates to access the calendar.

C-Art calls for Young Curators

The annual C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition, set to take place in the main gallery at Rheged, Penrith from 9th September - 5th November 2017 will once again be selected by a team of young people aged 16-24yrs old.

Rowing tourism takes off on Derwentwater

Derwentwater is fast becoming the destination of choice for a new breed of sporting tourists, filling beds in hostels and bringing a revenue boost to the area.

Running in aid of Blood Bikes Cumbria, raises over £700

The 2017 London marathon saw a record number of competitors taking part, with more than 40,000 people making it to the start line to take on the grueling 26.2 mile run. Marking this year’s event the biggest London marathon to date, with 1,242 more runners than last year.

Keswick Choral Society in full voice for their 2017 Spring Concert

Keswick Choral Society has confirmed details for their annual Spring Concert, to be held on Saturday 6th May at 7.30 pm in St John’s Church, Keswick. 

Daphne’s Flight flutters into Keswick on reunion tour

Twenty one years after their debut self-titled album and one and only UK tour, the tour de force that is Daphne's Flight is returning to the stage. 

Bruntwood prize-winning play How My Light is Spent coming soon to TBTL

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting has uncovered some of the UK’s most original theatre voices. Alan HarrisHow My Light is Spent won the Judges’ Award in the 2015 Bruntwood Prize, and Theatre by the Lake is delighted to be presenting the play in Keswick in a co-production with the Royal Exchange in Manchester and the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff.

Just an Ordinary Lawyer

Threlkeld Village hall is delighted to be welcoming back Tayo Aluko on 21st April with his new critically acclaimed drama ‘Just an Ordinary Lawyer'.

New artists’s work highlights trees in Borrowdale

Last weekend, a lone tree deep in the Langstrath valley, Borrowdale, was the subject of a new art intervention by Harriet and Rob Fraser, who work collaboratively as somewhere nowhere. 

KAOS present Chess the Musical

Tues 2nd to Sat 6th May

Jennings launch new ‘Via Ferrata’ ale to mark Honister’s 20th birthday

Staff at Honister Slate Mine are toasting their 20th anniversary today, Tuesday 28 March 2017, with a special limited edition ‘Via Ferrata’ ale being launched by Jennings Brewery.

Modulus Quartet at Honister Slate Mine

Are you tired of listening to the same old live music at the same old venues? Are you ready to experience a show that is a "treat for both the eyes and the ears" (The Musician Magazine)? If so, then the brand new Modulus Quartet has an opportunity you can't afford to miss! 

Eden Arts start their own Repair Café

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Bin it? No way! Eden Arts are organising the first Repair Café in Cumbria at Penrith Old Fire Station on Saturday 22nd April.

Lakeland Pioneers in Climbing and Photography: the Abraham Brothers

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

Visit Keswick the Lake District 2017 Guide

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

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.

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.

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