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Seeing the Lights1717

Seeing the Lights 01/11/2014

A brand new hilarious comedy about family relationships, rivalries and responsibilities. Terry is a nurse by day and full time carer for his mum by night. As her 75th birthday approaches, the family descends and the siblings start to bicker. Should mum be in a home? Who’s done the most for her and who knows best? Terry wants things to stay as they are, but his sister Marion has other ideas. And then there’s the will… As the pressure builds and her favourite son Kenneth still hasn’t arrived for the party, mum’s left wondering if she’ll ever get to see Blackpool Illuminations just one more time.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Silver Clay Workshop1214

Silver Clay Workshop 01/11/2014

Make your very own personalised jewellery from Silver Clay. Be inspired by the natural world to create truly original pieces.

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

 
Autumn Gift Fair5041

Autumn Gift Fair 01/11/2014 - 02/11/2014

Our annual spot of retail therapy and homemade treats. From wood turners to jewellers and mulled wines to photographers come and see what we have in store for you this year. (Stalls to be confirmed.)

vso@ravenglass-railway.co.uk

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

 
Dracula1716

Dracula 01/11/2014

Desire and terror abound in this spine-tingling, sensual dramatisation of Bram Stoker’s famed Gothic novel. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help a mysterious Count with the purchase of a new property, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents start to unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby, strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the looming arrival of his ‘Master’. Explore your darkest dreams with one of the greatest horror stories ever told.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Stained Glass Panel Making1153

Stained Glass Panel Making 02/11/2014 - 03/11/2014

Jackie Hunt is an extremely accomplished tutor of Stain Glass with a wealth of experience behind her. She has created some beautiful commissions across the country and we are delighted that she is coming to Greystoke. Much of her inspiration comes from the natural world and the layering process of history, but also from the medium of the glass itself, exploiting its special relationship with light and making use of an element of surprise. The panel that you choose to make could be for a location in your house and will be suitable to either build into a window or frame as a hanging panel. Please bring any ideas you may already have for your panel, or you may wish to use example designs provided at the course. Suitable for beginners and intermediates.

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

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

 
Nicholas Crane: Maplines1733

Nicholas Crane: Maplines 02/11/2014

Where would we be without maps? They’re the key to the greatest adventures; it’s not just about finding somewhere interesting to go, but finding the most exciting way to get there. Drawing on journeys and film-shoots ranging from the Hindu Kush to Tibet, the Pyrenees to the Pennines, join writer and broadcaster Nicholas Crane (host of the BBC’s Coast) as he explores the way maps open the door to geographical enlightenment.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
The Comedy of Errors1718

The Comedy of Errors 03/11/2014

Twenty years after being separated in a shipwreck as babies, two pairs of identical twins find themselves in the seaport of Ephesus, a town with a reputation for sorcery and magic. Mistaken for each other, they are constantly bewildered by bizarre encounters, cross-purpose conversations and baffling misunderstandings. It all ends in riotous chaos. Shakespeare’s shortest play is a brilliantly colourful, mystical romantic comedy of confusion, reconciliation and reunion. Our production is Theatre by the Lake’s contribution to the 450th anniversary celebrations of Shakespeare’s birth.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Old Times1719

Old Times 03/11/2014

When two friends reunite after twenty years apart, sparks begin to fly. Anna returns to visit her old friend Kate and meets Deeley, Kate’s husband. What begins as a reunion reminiscing about their early years soon turns into something more sinister. An emotional battle commences where conflicting memories clash, sexual tension mounts and the lines between the past and the present, reality and imagination begin to blur. Pinter’s most passionate and mysterious of plays leaves you questioning where the truth really lies. Don’t miss this electrifying, enigmatic and gripping masterpiece.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Wildilfe Illustration with Simon Willliams SBA1189

Wildilfe Illustration with Simon Willliams SBA 04/11/2014 - 05/11/2014

Simon Williams is a highly accomplished artist and teacher in both botanical and wildlife illustration, now the director of the SBA Distance Learning Programme. This course is suitable for all levels. Drawing your subject: If the actual drawing of a wildlife subject is a worry - you'll be glad to know that many students trace the outlines of wildlife subjects. They can then concentrate on applying paint correctly. This course is about all aspects of correct painting techniques, not learning to draw. Those who've been with Simon before often book several days and work on their preferred subject throughout (wildlife or botanical). Simon is relaxed and flexible and this is not a problem; he will demonstrate both on each day as required. Travelling from his Somerset home, Simon is an extremely popular course tutor for the SBA distance learning course. During Wildlife Illustration the group will be working from photographic reference therefore please bring any pictures you might be interested in painting birds or animals. Simon himself brings much materials as well as insects and a variety of other real specimens - butterflies insects feathers etc.

Annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

http://greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/Art_Courses.htm

 
Winter Bouldering Competition1476

Winter Bouldering Competition 04/11/2014

info@keswickclimbingwall.co.uk

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

 
Traditional  Stick Making Workshop: Wood or Horn1195

Traditional Stick Making Workshop: Wood or Horn 04/11/2014

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. We will explore the world of dyeing wool with: Natural dyes - covering mordanting the yarn the process which ensures the dye adheres to the wool, and seeing the different colours produced from one dye bucket. We will be using Weld, Logwood, Madder and some local plants. If the weather is fine we shall also be able to have an indigo dye bath. Everyone will go home with sample cards (of yarn?)from each dye bath. Total cost of materials will be the cost of a fleece – under £10 payable directly to Marion on the day please. Please do not wear your best clothes and bring rubber gloves.

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

http://greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops2.htm#stickmaking

 
Rookery Nook1714

Rookery Nook 04/11/2014

She’s pretty, wears pink pyjamas and turns up unexpectedly at Rookery Nook, a rented holiday home in Somerset. Local tongues begin to wag in the quiet seaside town of Chumpton-on-Sea and so begins a chaos of embarrassments, excuses and evasions, minor deceptions and major misunderstandings. Throw in a ferocious German stepfather (with an equally ferocious dog), a retired drunken Admiral, a hen pecked husband and a malevolent charlady and you have the perfect line-up for a funny, fast-moving farce by master of the genre Ben Travers. Simply great fun for the whole family.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
The Winterling1715

The Winterling 04/11/2014

From the acclaimed writer of Jerusalem comes a brilliantly twisted thriller about living on the edge. It’s winter on Dartmoor and in a derelict farmhouse West waits for former associates from the city. The wine has been poured and he’s put on his suit. This could be his chance to get back in the game: a reunion and a return from exile. But there’s a mysterious girl upstairs, an axe by the door, and the dog is missing. Nothing is quite what it seems and going home will come at a price. “Like Harold Pinter crossed with Guy Ritchie plus Withnail and I” The Independent

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
The Winterling1715

The Winterling 05/11/2014

From the acclaimed writer of Jerusalem comes a brilliantly twisted thriller about living on the edge. It’s winter on Dartmoor and in a derelict farmhouse West waits for former associates from the city. The wine has been poured and he’s put on his suit. This could be his chance to get back in the game: a reunion and a return from exile. But there’s a mysterious girl upstairs, an axe by the door, and the dog is missing. Nothing is quite what it seems and going home will come at a price. “Like Harold Pinter crossed with Guy Ritchie plus Withnail and I” The Independent

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Rookery Nook1714

Rookery Nook 05/11/2014

She’s pretty, wears pink pyjamas and turns up unexpectedly at Rookery Nook, a rented holiday home in Somerset. Local tongues begin to wag in the quiet seaside town of Chumpton-on-Sea and so begins a chaos of embarrassments, excuses and evasions, minor deceptions and major misunderstandings. Throw in a ferocious German stepfather (with an equally ferocious dog), a retired drunken Admiral, a hen pecked husband and a malevolent charlady and you have the perfect line-up for a funny, fast-moving farce by master of the genre Ben Travers. Simply great fun for the whole family.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Seeing the Lights1717

Seeing the Lights 06/11/2014

A brand new hilarious comedy about family relationships, rivalries and responsibilities. Terry is a nurse by day and full time carer for his mum by night. As her 75th birthday approaches, the family descends and the siblings start to bicker. Should mum be in a home? Who’s done the most for her and who knows best? Terry wants things to stay as they are, but his sister Marion has other ideas. And then there’s the will… As the pressure builds and her favourite son Kenneth still hasn’t arrived for the party, mum’s left wondering if she’ll ever get to see Blackpool Illuminations just one more time.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Photography Day1125

Photography Day 06/11/2014

Join us for an escorted tour with a local leading photographer and discover some of the trade secrets and the best views! This is a group escorted departure on a 10.30 am private charter sailing from Glenridding returning at approx. 2.30 pm. Please bring packed lunch and wear suitable clothing. Over 16s only.

Rachel@ullswater-steamers.co.uk

http://www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/events/month.php?month=17&year=2013

 
Dracula1716

Dracula 06/11/2014

Desire and terror abound in this spine-tingling, sensual dramatisation of Bram Stoker’s famed Gothic novel. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help a mysterious Count with the purchase of a new property, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents start to unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby, strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the looming arrival of his ‘Master’. Explore your darkest dreams with one of the greatest horror stories ever told.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Seeing the Lights1717

Seeing the Lights 07/11/2014

A brand new hilarious comedy about family relationships, rivalries and responsibilities. Terry is a nurse by day and full time carer for his mum by night. As her 75th birthday approaches, the family descends and the siblings start to bicker. Should mum be in a home? Who’s done the most for her and who knows best? Terry wants things to stay as they are, but his sister Marion has other ideas. And then there’s the will… As the pressure builds and her favourite son Kenneth still hasn’t arrived for the party, mum’s left wondering if she’ll ever get to see Blackpool Illuminations just one more time.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Dracula1716

Dracula 07/11/2014

Desire and terror abound in this spine-tingling, sensual dramatisation of Bram Stoker’s famed Gothic novel. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help a mysterious Count with the purchase of a new property, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents start to unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby, strange puncture marks appear on a young woman’s neck and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the looming arrival of his ‘Master’. Explore your darkest dreams with one of the greatest horror stories ever told.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Talk: Wordsworth as an Elegiac Poet1409

Talk: Wordsworth as an Elegiac Poet 08/11/2014

A talk by Pamela Woof. Wordsworth became familiar with death at an early age: not quite 8 when his mother died; 13 at his father’s death. Later he wrote about his father’s dying and about his grief for a dead girl ‘fair as a star’, and many more instances of loss. But there is nothing depressing about Wordsworth’s hauntings by the dead. They impel us to think about life. Wordsworth is not afraid to explore such common troubles, yet it is the brightness of life as well as its darkness that shines out of his elegiac writing.

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

http://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/11/08/wordsworth-as-an-elegiac-poet.html

 
The Comedy of Errors1718

The Comedy of Errors 08/11/2014

Twenty years after being separated in a shipwreck as babies, two pairs of identical twins find themselves in the seaport of Ephesus, a town with a reputation for sorcery and magic. Mistaken for each other, they are constantly bewildered by bizarre encounters, cross-purpose conversations and baffling misunderstandings. It all ends in riotous chaos. Shakespeare’s shortest play is a brilliantly colourful, mystical romantic comedy of confusion, reconciliation and reunion. Our production is Theatre by the Lake’s contribution to the 450th anniversary celebrations of Shakespeare’s birth.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Real Silver Jewellery making weekend1187

Real Silver Jewellery making weekend 08/11/2014 - 09/11/2014

Silver & semi-precious stone jewellery weekend for beginners and intermediates. Melinda Scarborough is a talented award winning designer maker jeweller with over 30 years’ experience who specialises in precious metals and gems. On this two day workshop you will design and make several pieces of jewellery under Melinda's careful guidance. Maybe a pendant, bracelet, matching ear rings or even a ring - once you get the hand of it the then you can go on to make further pieces using all the equipment and processes provided. Your design will be individual to you and in the process you will learn many jewellery making techniques including cutting, forming, doming, soldering, texturing and polishing. People will be able to work at their own pace and make the most of workshop time. Some people make 3 or 4 items and some make just one or two more intricate ones - whatever you choose to design and make Melinda will be there on hand to help you. Group size usually limited to 7.

Annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

http://greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/workshops.htm#Lindysilver

 
Fireworks Display1022

Fireworks Display 08/11/2014

Free professional fireworks display. This event takes place at the Memorial Gardens, Wakefield Road, Cockermouth.

cockermouthtouristinformationcentre@btconnect.com

www.cockermouth.org.uk

 
Old Times1719

Old Times 08/11/2014

When two friends reunite after twenty years apart, sparks begin to fly. Anna returns to visit her old friend Kate and meets Deeley, Kate’s husband. What begins as a reunion reminiscing about their early years soon turns into something more sinister. An emotional battle commences where conflicting memories clash, sexual tension mounts and the lines between the past and the present, reality and imagination begin to blur. Pinter’s most passionate and mysterious of plays leaves you questioning where the truth really lies. Don’t miss this electrifying, enigmatic and gripping masterpiece.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Workshop: Calligraphy and Italic Capitals1410

Workshop: Calligraphy and Italic Capitals 09/11/2014

Following on from our successful introduction to calligraphy event earlier this year, we are delighted to be hosting another workshop with world-renowned calligrapher Dr Manny Ling. This workshop introduces the skills of writing italic capitals. Learn to use the broad-edged pen, and study and practise the proportion and shapes of individual letters. All necessary materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own tools if you have them. No previous experience is necessary, and people of all skill levels are welcome. This event requires a minimum of five people.

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

http://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/11/09/calligraphy-workshop-writing-with-italic-capitals.html

 
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

 
The Curious Savage1729

The Curious Savage 12/11/2014 - 15/11/2014

When Ethel Savage’s husband dies, leaving her ten million dollars, she sets up a fund to help people pursue their dreams. Her stepchildren are horrified and have her committed to a sanatorium. As Ethel settles in among the eccentric but kind residents of The Cloisters and her gruesome stepchildren continue their attempts to grab the money for themselves, we begin to wonder just who the ‘crazy’ ones are. A gentle comedy exploring the old adage: ‘you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family’.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Pam Ayres1734

Pam Ayres 12/11/2014

Pam Ayres has been an audience favourite for more than 35 years. A regular on TV and radio programmes like Just a Minute, Ayres on the Air, QI, Countdown and The Paul O’Grady Show, she’s famed for her observations on the comic details of everyday life. This show includes a selection of poems and stories from her new collection You Made Me Late Again!, as well as some much-loved classics.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
Design, Block Print & Make your own Lampshade4

Design, Block Print & Make your own Lampshade 12/11/2014

Over first coffees Georgia will tell you a little about herself and explain what is possible over the day, with hints and tips for your design in mind suitable for a repeat pattern. Once your design is finalised on paper you will learn to make block prints using a variety of mixed media tools and you will practise on paper before turning and printing up the cotton panama fabric she supplies. The material for the lampshade will be then cured and hand rolled and carefully finished into a lampshade. Further pieces of fabric can be printed for a matching cushion cover front to take home and make a cushion. You can choose to make either a small table lamp shade or a larger pendant ceiling shade - Georgia wil advise on print types according to shade sizes.

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

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

 

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