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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 - 30/11/2014

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

 
The 'Faery Voyager': the life of Hartley Coleridge1421

The 'Faery Voyager': the life of Hartley Coleridge 02/12/2014

An exploration of the life of Hartley Coleridge, the eldest son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This event also includes tea and toast.

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

http://wordsworth.org.uk/home.html

 
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

 
Reading Group: Dylan Thomas1420

Reading Group: Dylan Thomas 02/12/2014

Read and talk about the very special music of Wales' most enduring 20th century poet in his centenary year.

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

http://wordsworth.org.uk/home.html

 
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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

 
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Santa Express 06/12/2014 - 07/12/2014

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

 
Santa's Cottage5637

Santa's Cottage 06/12/2014

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

 
Weekend Poetry Workshop1412

Weekend Poetry Workshop 06/12/2014 - 07/12/2014

Weekend Poetry Workshop: Pushing your Poem to the Limit. A workshop with Colette Bryce and Zaffar Kunial. Have you been writing for a while and want to push your poems to the next level? Does your work seem a little stuck? Do you want to find new ways to push your poetry forward? Do you get good feedback about your poems but publication is eluding you? The latest in our annual series of weekend workshops helps you to explore editing and ways to develop your work. The weekend includes a one-to-one tutorial with one of the tutors and a reading by the tutors on the Saturday evening. Colette Bryce has published four collections of poetry with Picador, most recently The Whole & Rain-Domed Universe, which is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. She is an experienced teacher and edited Poetry London magazine from 2010 to 2013. Zaffar Kunial is the Wordsworth Trust’s Poet in Residence for 2014. He was placed third in the National Poetry Competition in 2011 and is one of the Faber New Poets for 2014. This event requires a minimum of eight people.

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

http://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/12/06/weekend-poetry-workshop-pushing-your-poem-to-the-limit.html

 
Christmas In Masquerade5638

Christmas In Masquerade 06/12/2014

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

 
Film: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 3D5641

Film: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 3D 06/12/2014

After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.

enquiries@rheged.com

http://www.rheged.com/cloudy-chance-meatballs-2-3d-u

 
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Peter Pan 06/12/2014

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

 
Breadmaking by Hand1137

Breadmaking by Hand 07/12/2014

Machines are great but can’t do everything we might need to make bread the traditional way...by hand, and sometimes it's just ‘more rewarding and plain nicer’. Gillian Harris, who is becoming very well known throughout the county for her whole repertoire of bread making skills will share with us her secrets for a wonderful variety of her very achievable and special ‘hand-made breads'. Not to be missed - using both Aga and conventional ovens.

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

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