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Summer Treasure Trail1388

Summer Treasure Trail 19/07/2014 - 07/09/2014

Use your detective skills to follow the treasure trail as you explore Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum and win a summery surprise!

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

https://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/07/19/summer-treasure-trail.html

 
The Comedy of Errors1718

The Comedy of Errors 28/07/2014

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

 
The Comedy of Errors1718

The Comedy of Errors 29/07/2014

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

 
Wildilfe Illustration with Simon Willliams SBA1189

Wildilfe Illustration with Simon Willliams SBA 29/07/2014 - 30/07/2014

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

 
Wildlife Illustration Class -  Simon Williams SB1134

Wildlife Illustration Class - Simon Williams SB 29/07/2014 - 31/07/2014

This course is set out to master using watercolours and perhaps gouache in illustrating a wildlife subject, whether from photos or specimens. It is also quite common for students to trace the pictures first - the class is not about an ability to draw but learning in depth about painting techniques - so please don't be put off believing you cannot learn to paint because you cannot draw - not true at all. Gouache can be used in different styles either working light to dark, or the reverse, dark to light building layers up a bit more opaquely. It is more versatile then traditional watercolour for being able to over paint light colour onto darker tones. It depends on the subject matter as to which way is appropriate and this course will help you look and observe details, mix colour and application techniques. Building up opaque layers is a careful process but is ideal for finely detailed work such as botanical illustration and a lot of technique will be ‘dry brush’ to render detail. Simon Williams, a highly accomplished botanical artists and a member of the SBA will be coming to Greystoke from Dorset. Class sizes will be limited to 10 people so that people can get the most from a class. There are 3 days planned on each visit Day One is for Botanical Painting, Day Two is for Wildlife Painting and Day 3 is a follow up day for both, but is also open to new students who may not have attended the other days. Often people attend all three and just stick to painting one subject, with Simon there to watch over - whether botanical or wildlife, which is fine. Please note however that Simons demonstrations and group teaching will be specific to the days allocated. All days require a bit of patience as this course requires a tight rather than loose style of painting, but is open to all levels. Gouache in very simple terms is watercolour paint with a white base added.

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/SBA_Botanical_Illustration_Courses.htm#simon

 
Botanical Illustration with Simon Williams SBA1181

Botanical Illustration with Simon Williams SBA 29/07/2014 - 30/07/2014

This course can be taken as a one day botanical course, or as a two or three day course including a wildlife day. The course is set out to learn various methods of using watercolours and perhaps gouache in illustrating a botanical subject successfully. Gouache can be used in different styles either working light to dark, or the reverse, dark to light building layers up a bit more opaquely. It is more versatile then traditional watercolour for being able to over paint light colour onto darker tones. It depends on the subject matter as to which way is appropriate and this course will help you look and observe details, mix colour and application techniques. Building up opaque layers is a careful process but is ideal for finely detailed work such as botanical illustration and a lot of technique will be ‘dry brush’ to render detail. Simon Williams, a highly accomplished botanical artists and a member of the SBA will be coming to Greystoke from Dorset. Class sizes will be limited to 10 people so that people can get the most from a class. There are 3 days planned on each visit. Day One is for Botanical Painting, Day Two is for Wildlife Painting and Day 3 is a follow up day for both, but is also open to new students who may not have attended the other days. Often people attend all three and just stick to painting one subject, with Simon there to watch over - whether botanical or wildlife, which is fine. Please note however that Simon's demonstrations and group teaching will be specific to the days allocated.

Annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

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

 
Cumbrian Fish Suppers1129

Cumbrian Fish Suppers 29/07/2014

Every Tuesday from 24th June to 26th August Our famous fish supper cruises return with Pete Lashley providing the entertainment and a fish and chip supper (vegetarian option) onboard an two hour evening cruise.

Rachel@ullswater-steamers.co.uk

http://www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/events/month.php?month=18&year=2013

 
Poetry reading: August Kleinzahler & Tom Pickard1389

Poetry reading: August Kleinzahler & Tom Pickard 29/07/2014

August Kleinzahler is one of the world’s most inventive poets. He was born in Jersey City and now lives in California, but New York continues to inform his work. His poetry is a rich, eclectic modernist mix of high culture and street culture and he is a mesmerizing reader, effortlessly slipping between different registers. He is returning to Grasmere to mark the publication of a new collection, The Hotel Oneira. Tom Pickard has been a significant figure in poetry for nearly fifty years, founding the acclaimed series of readings at Morden Tower in Newcastle, directing poetry films for television, and working with a number of musicians, including Alan Hull of Lindisfarne. He returns to the Wordsworth Trust to mark the publication of Hoyoot: Collected Poems and Songs. His work is both part of the modernist tradition and rooted in his urban Tyneside background.

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

https://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/07/29/poetry-reading-august-kleinzahler-amp-tom-pickard.html

 
The Comedy of Errors1718

The Comedy of Errors 30/07/2014

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

 
Wild Art Wednesdays1002

Wild Art Wednesdays 30/07/2014

Create some wild art using the natural materials in our woodland. Ranger Tips and activity sheets available.

allanbank@nationaltrust.org.uk

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/allan-bank-and-grasmere

 
Wild Walks on Wednesdays1360

Wild Walks on Wednesdays 30/07/2014

Explore the area around Dove Cottage with our education team as we learn about the wild landscape of the Lake District and get creative in response! Ideal for families. Please dress for walking and wear sturdy shoes. Cost: Free, but booking essential

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

https://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/04/16/wild-walks-on-wednesdays.html

 
Family Theatre Old McDonalds Farm5599

Family Theatre Old McDonalds Farm 30/07/2014

Old MacDonald's animals have gone missing! Join the friendly scientist and his amazing time machine to try and get them back. A charming tale told through live action, puppetry, animation and sing-a-long songs by one of the UK's leading theatre companies.

enquiries@rheged.com

http://rheged.com/childrens-theatre-old-macdonald

 
Scrumptious Scone Making Workshop2

Scrumptious Scone Making Workshop 30/07/2014

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

 
Statesman Rail 'The Fellsman'1128

Statesman Rail 'The Fellsman' 30/07/2014

The popular steam hauled ‘Fellsman’ returns to the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway in 2014 for its sixth summer season, running on Wednesday’s over the roof of England – With great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the great 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead, with time available for either sightseeing in Carlisle - or an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach and cruise on beautiful Ullswater. The train is steam hauled throughout and the locomotive will be chosen from the historic pool of engines based at Carnforth including: LMS Royal Scot 46115 ‘Scots Guardsman’ – LMS Jubilee 5690 ‘Leander’ – LMS Stanier Black Five 44932 – LMS Jubilee 45699 ‘Galatea’. Book online save 5% Generous group discounts are available for bookings of 15 or more – call reservations for details 0845 310 2458 or 0845 310 2489

Rachel@ullswater-steamers.co.uk

http://statesmanrail.com/fellsman.html

 
Steam to the Hills with an LDNP Ranger5035

Steam to the Hills with an LDNP Ranger 31/07/2014

Enjoy a guided walk with a National Park Ranger. Meet at Ravenglass Station, take the train from Ravenglass to The Green and walk back to the sea over Muncaster Fell. Tickets include train journey and guided walk. Pre booking is essential. Volunteer led guided walk

steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk

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

 
The Comedy of Errors1718

The Comedy of Errors 31/07/2014

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

 
Wildilfe Illustration with Simon Willliams SBA1189

Wildilfe Illustration with Simon Willliams SBA 31/07/2014

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

 
Botanical Illustration with Simon Williams SBA1181

Botanical Illustration with Simon Williams SBA 31/07/2014

This course can be taken as a one day botanical course, or as a two or three day course including a wildlife day. The course is set out to learn various methods of using watercolours and perhaps gouache in illustrating a botanical subject successfully. Gouache can be used in different styles either working light to dark, or the reverse, dark to light building layers up a bit more opaquely. It is more versatile then traditional watercolour for being able to over paint light colour onto darker tones. It depends on the subject matter as to which way is appropriate and this course will help you look and observe details, mix colour and application techniques. Building up opaque layers is a careful process but is ideal for finely detailed work such as botanical illustration and a lot of technique will be ‘dry brush’ to render detail. Simon Williams, a highly accomplished botanical artists and a member of the SBA will be coming to Greystoke from Dorset. Class sizes will be limited to 10 people so that people can get the most from a class. There are 3 days planned on each visit. Day One is for Botanical Painting, Day Two is for Wildlife Painting and Day 3 is a follow up day for both, but is also open to new students who may not have attended the other days. Often people attend all three and just stick to painting one subject, with Simon there to watch over - whether botanical or wildlife, which is fine. Please note however that Simon's demonstrations and group teaching will be specific to the days allocated.

Annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

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

 
Nature Explorers1003

Nature Explorers 31/07/2014

Pick up your explorer pack and head out into our wild woodland with a National Trust Ranger.

allanbank@nationaltrust.org.uk

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/allan-bank-and-grasmere

 
Old Times1719

Old Times 31/07/2014

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

 
The Comedy of Errors1718

The Comedy of Errors 01/08/2014

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 01/08/2014

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

 
The Annualo Thelwall Lecture: Slavery1390

The Annualo Thelwall Lecture: Slavery 02/08/2014

The influence of the radical John Thelwall on Wordsworth and Coleridge is becoming increasingly recognised. In this talk, Professor Michael Scrivener will discuss how Thelwall's own ideas were shaped by slavery and the abolition movement. Michael is a professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, and the author of Radical Shelley and Seditious Allegories: John Thelwall and Jacobin Writing.

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

https://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/08/02/the-annual-thelwall-lecture-john-thelwall-and-slavery.html

 
The Comedy of Errors1718

The Comedy of Errors 02/08/2014

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 02/08/2014 - 03/08/2014

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

 
Castle Alive: Castle Kings and Queens - King John1003

Castle Alive: Castle Kings and Queens - King John 02/08/2014 - 03/08/2014

This summer, meet the Kings & Queens that were once associated with Carlisle Castle. Every weekend, our duo of costumed actors will let you step into England’s story. This weekend, we introduce visitors to King John, who visited the castle three times. During each visit to Carlisle Castle, King John increased taxes, so became more and more unpopular. Find out what King John thought of Carlisle residents and what he spent the taxes on!

Carlisle.Castle@english-heritage.org.uk

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/carlisle-castle/

 
Old Times1719

Old Times 02/08/2014

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

 
Memorial Organ Recital: Great War1391

Memorial Organ Recital: Great War 03/08/2014

A time to reflect. The organ in St Oswald's Church was given in memory of Nellie Taylor, the only woman to be named on the Grasmere War Memorial. This recital is inspired by the original programme for the organ's dedication.

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

https://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/08/03/memorial-organ-recital-to-mark-the-centenary-of-the-outbreak-of-the-great-war.html

 
Summer Festival: The Big Adventure1723

Summer Festival: The Big Adventure 04/08/2014 - 10/08/2014

If you're aged 8-18 then you can join in the festival fun this summer. Based around the story and adventures of Peter Pan (the theatre's Christmas show), The Big Adventure starts with workshops from Mon - Fri. Over the course of the week, you'll take part in creative sessions in music, rhythm and voice, develop a whole host of new skills and have loads of fun in the process. The workshops will be followed by a spectacular outdoor performance on Sat or Sun, which will form part of the National Trust Derwentwater Regatta. Please note that the workshops Mon-Thu will all take place at the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth, while the Fri workshop and the weekend performance will take place in Keswick. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book your place, call the Box Office. All places must be booked before Fri 25 July. The workshops Mon-Thu will all take place at the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth, while the Fri workshop and the weekend performance will take place in Keswick.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com/participate/youththeatrefestival

 
Rookery Nook1714

Rookery Nook 04/08/2014

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

 

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