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Literature course: Shelley and Mary Shelley1407

Literature course: Shelley and Mary Shelley 10/11/2014 - 30/03/2015

A series of 6 literature classes with Pamela Woof discussing the poetry of Shelley and the book 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley. Was Shelley, in the words of the Victorian poet Matthew Arnold, ‘a beautiful and ineffectual angel beating in the void his luminous wings in vain’? Had his poetry no power at all to reform the world? Shelley had a high opinion of poets himself: ‘the unacknowledged legislators of the world’. Certainly Shelley’s readers do not forget him. His words change the colour of the glass through which we view his subjects – politics, religion, science, love, friendship, nature, theatre, solitude, his West Wind, his Ozymandias, his Skylark, his great lament for Keats, his contempt for the later Wordsworth; all these hold our attention. In contrast, the themes Mary explored are different from those that gave Shelley his ever-unsatisfied hunger. What does it mean for society, Mary wondered, if a man can create his own off-spring without need of a woman? How much guilt is involved in scientific exploration? Mary’s novel has rightly become a modern myth. It questions our assumptions. We will consider Mary’s novel in the middle sessions of the course, and begin and end with Shelley’s poems. Bring a text if you have one; some copies will be provided.

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

http://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/11/10/literature-class-one-shelley-and-mary-shelley-poetry-and-039-frankenstein-039.html

 
Glass Fusing and Jewellery with Marilyn Hale1149

Glass Fusing and Jewellery with Marilyn Hale 22/11/2014 - 23/11/2014

Marilyn will tell you all about fused glass before you start - the safe and most successful ways to cut, and what can be done with glass in a kiln in terms of fusing, stacking, tack fusing and slumping. Once you have been shown what is possible Marion will let you loose for the rest of that day to make what you can under her guidance. You will be able to make jewellery, coasters, candle holders and plaques – as in the pictures. Obviously if you wish to make some Xmas Decorations (below) in spring or summer then that’s fine too! Additional charges are £15 per student and this includes the glass you use and the firing fee back at Marilyn's studio plus redelivery of the glass back to the Cycle Cafe. If you wish to have your pieces posted to you Marilyn may need to add a small extra charge of £2 - as with certain other small items on a 'use by' basis i.e. jewellery hangers, extra dichroics as well as any additional sheets of glass you may wish to use at cost. Each student will have enough glass to make around 12-15 different items (obviously depending on the sizes).

Annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops.htm

 
The Best Of Kendal Mountain Festival 20145628

The Best Of Kendal Mountain Festival 2014 23/11/2014

Be the first to see the award-winning films from Kendal Mountain Festival 2014 on our IMAX-style screen. What we show will depend on which films win! One thing however, is certain: Kendal is one of the world’s major mountain film festivals. From high altitude adventure and adrenaline filled extreme sports films to art-house drama and wilderness to travel documentaries. Each film will be introduced by the Kendal Mountain Festival team, explaining why the film was a prize winner from the judges perspective. For full festival programme information click here - www.mountainfest.co.uk/

enquiries@rheged.com

http://www.rheged.com/best-kendal-film-festival-2014

 
Cockermouth Christmas Lights Switch on Day1021

Cockermouth Christmas Lights Switch on Day 23/11/2014

Family entertainment, live music and stalls with lights switch on at 17.00.

cockermouthtouristinformationcentre@btconnect.com

www.cockermouth.org.uk

 
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Spinning on a Spinning Wheel & Drop Spindle 24/11/2014

Marion arrives with spinning wheels & drop spindles for 7 students. She will take students through every process involved in preparing wool - from the fleece- to carding, cleaning, preparing the fibres to different ways to spin. By the end of the day you will leave with 2 skeins of wool made by 2 different processes working on a wheel supplied by Marion - a lovely woolly day Marion Woolcott is an experienced spinner, weaver, dyer, knitter and crocheter as well as being a tutor and designer. She has taught many individuals and groups different aspects of spinning, specialising in producing exciting fancy yarns. Marion is also a founder member of The Wool Clip co-operative, where she sells her fine silk and merino woven scarves, yarns and clothing. Marion designs and sells patterns and kits inspired by her hand dyed yarns.

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/textiles.htm

 
Rag Rug Day - Emma Tennant1188

Rag Rug Day - Emma Tennant 25/11/2014

The much acclaimed Emma Tennant, author of several of our favourite Rag Rug publications on the history of rug making will be visiting to inspire us yet again into creating some exciting pieces. Emma Tennant lives in Roxburghshire, Scotland .She is widely held as an authority on the history of Rag Rug making. Emma spends her winters making and designing rag rugs which are made by a group of neighbours and marketed under the name Hermitage Rugs. She spends the summer painting flowers in her studio at the foot of the Cheviots Hills and is a member of the Council of the National Trust. She will bring along her rugs and exciting materials to inspire you to create your own design. You will be guided through both the 'Hookie' and the 'Proddie' technique of rag rugging to create your own piece of work. You'll be working on frames of varying sizes and are welcome to bring your own materials if you have a particular colour scheme in mind. Enjoy the relaxing day learning this local craft. All materials are provided.

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops.htm#rag

 
Scrumptious Scone Making Workshop2

Scrumptious Scone Making Workshop 26/11/2014

Gillian Harris shares with us her many hints and tips gleened from a lifetime of baking. This is a very hands-on cookery day experimenting with different mixes and recipes, even the ladies taking the class use different recipes, do we use eggs, marg, butter, baking powder? And how do these ingredients change the basic scone. Then moving onto savoury as well as sweet and then the fun begins. We will be working with an Aga and a conventional oven. There should be plenty to take home at the end of the day. Please bring a pinny, a mixing bowl and a container for all your scones to take home and impress friends and family.

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/CookeryCoursescumbriagreystokecyclecafe.htm#breadbyhandday

 
L'elisir D'amore: Live From The Royal Opera5629

L'elisir D'amore: Live From The Royal Opera 26/11/2014

Donizetti’s romantic comedy of rural life shines brilliantly in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging, which matches the piece’s perfect blend of sentiment and tomfoolery. Lucy Crowe takes the dazzling soprano lead as Adina, the most sophisticated woman in the village, loved from afar by Vittorio Grigolo’s handsome but shy Nemorino. Nemorino meets a worrying rival in Levente Molnár’s braggart Sergeant Belcore, until the love potion sold to him by Bryn Terfel’s larger-than-life travelling quack, Dr Dulcamara, gives him a powerful dose of courage – with both comic and touching results. Broadcast Live via satellite, this performance will fill Rheged’s Imax style cinema screen.

enquiries@rheged.com

http://www.rheged.com/lelisir-damore-live-royal-opera-house

 
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Design & Weave a Scarf on a Hand Loom 27/11/2014

Spend a day weaving on a four shaft table loom experimenting with this weaving technique producing your own individually woven piece. Looms will be set up and ready to go. See our website for more details. Create your own handwoven scarf in a day, incorporating unusual yarns whenever you wish to create your own beautiful wool scarf with other lovely yarns woven in. If you request Jan can thread up the loom in a certain way so you can create a collapse weave or a shibori style scarf - just ask at the time of booking.

Annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/textiles.htm

 
Robert Newman’s New Theory Of Evolution5633

Robert Newman’s New Theory Of Evolution 28/11/2014

"He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen…A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian.” The Sunday Times. Comedian, journalist, novelist and activist Rob Newman makes a hotly anticipated return to comedy with his first complete show in 7 years. Rob describes the 150-year controversy in evolutionary theory and explores how the latest science demonstrates that DNA is not destiny. Rob said: “Natural history is so full of freaky facts that when you tackle the complexity, you find that there is a wealth of detail, oodles of oddity which lend themselves to comedy.” Rob has written regularly for The Guardian and Vice magazine, and produced four novels, his most recent being The Trade Secret which is due to be released in April 2013, published by Cargo/Cargo Crate. His TV and radio credits include Robert Newman’s History of Oil (More4), History of the World Backwards (BBC Four), Newman & Baddiel In Pieces (BBC Two) and The Mary Whitehouse Experience (BBC Two).

enquiries@rheged.com

http://www.rheged.com/live-comedy-robert-newman

 
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Peter Pan 28/11/2014

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew! The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Artisan Cheese Making in the Home1136

Artisan Cheese Making in the Home 28/11/2014

Artisan Cheese Making in the Home - a one day cheese making workshop!

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

 
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Peter Pan 29/11/2014

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew! The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
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Santa Express 29/11/2014 - 30/11/2014

Our popular 'Santa Express' event returns to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway for 2014. Come and enjoy a magical journey on-board the 'Santa Express' to meet Father Christmas and explore his Dalegarth grotto.

steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk

http://ravenglass-railway.co.uk/events/upcoming.php

 
Dicky Bows & Diamonds Charity Grand Ball5631

Dicky Bows & Diamonds Charity Grand Ball 29/11/2014

Two determined ladies, over 8000 miles of road to Beijing and a target of £150k for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. Join us for this very special evening, hosted by television presenter Helen Skelton, celebrating the fundraising achievements of local business women Edwina Sorkin and Kate Sleath – the Beijjing Biddies. Edwina, who runs luxury guesthouse Cheskin House in Newbiggin-on-Lune, and her friend Kate from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, spent 18 months planning the trip to Beijjing and their preparations included attending car maintenance classes and advanced driver training. Setting off on May 1 this year, they travelled in a seven-year-old Nissan through Germany, Poland, Russia, Siberia and Mongolia to reach China. To keep costs down they camped at the side of their vehicle whenever possible. They completed the challenge in 29 days and have already raised 40k for the two charities. The fundraising event will include a charity auction, 3 course dinner, live music and preview clips from the documentary being made of their adventure.

info@cheskinhouse.com

 
Film: Rio5632

Film: Rio 29/11/2014 - 29/12/2014

In Rio de Janeiro, baby macaw, Blu, is captured by dealers and smuggled to the USA. While driving through Minnesota, the truck accidentally drops Blu's box on the road. A girl, Linda, finds the bird and raises him with love. Fifteen years later, out of the blue, clumsy Brazilian ornithologist, Tulio, visits Linda and explains that Blu is the last male of his species, and he has a female called Jewel in Rio de Janeiro.

enquiries@rheged.com

http://www.rheged.com/rio-u

 
Christmas Festive Fun Day5636

Christmas Festive Fun Day 30/11/2014

A day of festive family fun and a host of reasons to get the Christmas season off to a flying start. There will be local brass bands, choirs and Razzamataz performing throughout the day. Come and meet our magical reindeers and welcome Santa to Rheged (expected 2pm). Community Choir Middle Eden Voices will be performing to raise money for Jigsaw Hospice. Come and see the Winner of Kirkby Stephen Grammar School Talent show who will be performing at 3pm on the main stage. There is also advent calendar making, cooking, facepainting and festive decoration making. Enter the best Christmas bauble competition to be displayed on our Christmas tree for all to admire or come along in your Christmas jumper - the wackier the better - with a special prize giving at 3pm. Come and have a go at making your own Sand Art too by making a picture out of sand in a bottle. Prices start at £1.50 to £5.00 so everyone can afford to have a go!

enquiries@rheged.com

http://www.rheged.com/christmas-festive-fun-day

 
Children’s Kitchen5635

Children’s Kitchen 30/11/2014

Join Kate from Peter Sidwell’s Simply Good Cookery School to learn how to make your very own fresh Christmas inspired ravioli. Suitable for ages 5+.

enquiries@rheged.com

http://www.rheged.com/childrens-kitchen-2

 
Yuletide Afternoon Tea & Cruise1137

Yuletide Afternoon Tea & Cruise 01/12/2014 - 05/12/2014

A magical place that is always dressed to impress, with the Mountains overlooking the southern shore, enjoy an afternoon tea and take a winter cruise with us. Must be booked in advance, please call Inn on the Lake to book. Yuletide Tea to be taken between 12-5 pm. For cruise times refer to the ‘Steamers’ scheduled timetable, cruise can be taken on a different day, voucher valid until 22nd December. Collect your cruise voucher at Inn on the Lake prior to departure

Rachel@ullswater-steamers.co.uk

http://www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/events/month.php?month=24&year=2013

 
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Peter Pan 01/12/2014

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew! The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Keswick Live Advent Calendar1477

Keswick Live Advent Calendar 01/12/2014 - 24/12/2014

Join us in opening a live Christmas advent window and enjoy a pop-up festive event each day from 1st - 24th December. Enjoy a free festive event from 4pm followed by the lighting of an illuminated window. Windows will remain lit until 5th January, forming a magical and festive windows trail.

https://www.facebook.com/keswickliveadvent

 
Winter Bouldering Competition1476

Winter Bouldering Competition 02/12/2014

info@keswickclimbingwall.co.uk

http://www.keswickclimbingwall.co.uk/

 
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Peter Pan 02/12/2014

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew! The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
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Peter Pan 03/12/2014

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew! The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
The Old Vic’s The Crucible: Recorded (12a)5639

The Old Vic’s The Crucible: Recorded (12a) 04/12/2014

London's iconic The Old Vic comes to cinema screens across the globe for the first time, with their critically acclaimed production of Arthur Millers' The Crucible. After a sell out season in London's West End, the production has received a host of 5 star reviews, and comes Rheged’s IMAX style screen this Autumn. Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller's classic American drama, based on Salem's infamous witch trials, brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally celebrated director, Yaël Farber. Richard Armitage’s film and TV credits include 'Into the Storm', 'The Hobbit trilogy', 'Captain America: The First Avenger' and 'Spooks'. Theatre includes 'The Duchess of Malfi' and 'Macbeth' for RSC. Yaël Farber is a multiple award-winning director and playwright. Her production of 'Miss Julie' won a string of international awards at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival, was named one of the Top Ten Productions of 2012 by The New York Times, and Top Five Productions of 2012 by The Guardian.

enquiries@rheged.com

http://www.rheged.com/old-vics-crucible

 
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Peter Pan 04/12/2014

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew! The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
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Peter Pan 05/12/2014

Fly with Peter and Wendy on a magical adventure to Neverland and back, from the safety of the Darlings’ nursery to the underground home of the Lost Boys, the Indians’ encampment, the Mermaid’s lagoon (home of the ticking crocodile) and the pirate ship captained by the dastardly Captain Hook and his fearsome crew! The tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas production, faithful to J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, will be an unforgettable, spectacular experience for both young and old.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Santa's Cottage5637

Santa's Cottage 05/12/2014

Our illuminated enchanted forest will be Santa's home for Christmas. Try to spot the magical fairies and snowy owls in our enchanted forest before you meet Santa to tell him what you want for Christmas and receive a special gift.

enquiries@rheged.com

http://www.rheged.com/santas-cottage

 
Christmas In Masquerade5638

Christmas In Masquerade 05/12/2014

Join us for an unforgettable Venetian Ball - a magical evening full of crystal, crushed velvet, candlelight, masks and mystery – No better way to celebrate the festive season with work colleagues, associates or friends.

enquiries@rheged.com

 
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Making Christmas Cards in Watercolours 05/12/2014

Spend another enjoyable and relaxing day with Margaret being guided through and experimenting with the wonderful medium of watercolour. At first, if necessary, you will learn the principles of colour mixing, how to use washes and master various techniques for effects and textures. Perhaps painting a snowdrop, Christmas tree or holly leaf as practice you will find it surprising what effective and presentable Christmas cards you have made by the end of the day. The photos on our website show some of last years and I would gladly buy them had they been for sale in a shop. A lovely pre-festive day. You may be reluctant to give them away, thank goodness for colour photocopiers!

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

 

This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas with Defra as the managing authority