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The Winterling1715

The Winterling 30/09/2014

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 30/09/2014

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 01/10/2014

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 01/10/2014

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 02/10/2014

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 02/10/2014

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 03/10/2014

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 03/10/2014

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

 
Postman Pat5038

Postman Pat 04/10/2014 - 05/10/2014

Hot off the back of the international film released in early 2014 Pat will be dropping into the Railway to visit his fans! There will be 2 designated Special Delivery Trains that will take passengers from Ravenglass, where they will be greeted by La'al Ratty and given a Pat activity pack, up to Dalegarth where Pat will meet and greet children. In between Pat's appearances there will be entertainment and activities. A great day out with a great character, not to forget Jess the cat!

steam@ravenglass-railway.co.uk

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

 
The Comedy of Errors1718

The Comedy of Errors 04/10/2014

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

 
Hand On Cookery: Chutneys and Mincemeats1202

Hand On Cookery: Chutneys and Mincemeats 04/10/2014

This is the time of year when we all get together in the big workshop barn with the doors open (so as not to leave the barn reeking of vinegar), we bring our windfalls and excesses or fruit and vegetables, Gill brings much more and loads of recipes and we set about creating some really lovely mincemeats and chutneys for Xmas and beyond. Always a busy and action packed vinegary day! Spaces limited.

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

http://www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

 
Old Times1719

Old Times 04/10/2014

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

 
Steeleye Span1752

Steeleye Span 05/10/2014

The folk-rock pioneers are celebrating 45 years with a brand new live show. Voice of the band, Maddy Prior, leads a line-up featuring faces old and new. They’ll perform classics like Gaudete and All Around My Hat, alongside the jigs and reels that made them famous. You’ll also hear some brand new gems from their recent collaboration with Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith.

http://www.theatrebythelake.com

 
The Winterling1715

The Winterling 06/10/2014

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 06/10/2014

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 07/10/2014

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

 
Poetry Reading: Kit Wright & Imtiaz Dharker1403

Poetry Reading: Kit Wright & Imtiaz Dharker 07/10/2014

Our 2014 poetry readings draw to a close with two wonderfully engaging performers. Imtiaz Dharker was born in Pakistan, and now lives between India, London and Wales. Much of her work has been set in India; however, her new book Over the Moon is largely set in London, where she has built a new life with – and since the death of – her husband Simon Powell. The book includes elegies, but these are joyful celebrations of the time they spent together. Her work features on the GCSE syllabus. Kit Wright will read in Grasmere for the first time, to mark the publication of his new collection Ode to Didcot Power Station. He is a poet for all ages, his poems ranging from heart-felt lyricism to blistering satire, quite literally from the sublime to the ridiculous. He is both a seriously funny poet and a poignant chronicler of our times.

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

https://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/10/07/poetry-reading-kit-wright-amp-imtiaz-dharker.html

 
Dracula1716

Dracula 07/10/2014

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 08/10/2014

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 08/10/2014

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

 
RSPB Red Deer Rut Cruises1135

RSPB Red Deer Rut Cruises 09/10/2014 - 12/10/2014

Join us for a short cruise to Howtown followed by an escorted journey with the RSPB into Martindale to witness one of natures finest spectacles, the Red Deer Rut. Listen to the roar of the stags as they compete for attention from the “ladies”, it really is a very special experience and one of the finest days out anywhere. Profits to the RSPB. This is a very popular event and full days can be booked for nature clubs on request. Departs Glenridding 10.30am returns 3.30pm. Special Notes - Wear suitable clothing; bring packed lunch, light refreshments available onboard & toilet facilities. Mini buses will meet at Howtown to collect passengers for a ten minute drive into Martindale. There is a ten minute walk with an initial moderate uphill climb, then a level path. There is a stream to cross so appropriate footwear is required. Please feel free to bring your own binoculars or scopes although good quality viewing equipment is on hand, supplied by the RSPB.

Rachel@ullswater-steamers.co.uk

http://www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk/events/month.php?month=22&year=2013

 
The Comedy of Errors1718

The Comedy of Errors 09/10/2014

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

 
Pottery Garden Labels1213

Pottery Garden Labels 09/10/2014

Make wonderful rustic labels for your garden plants. Stamp the name of your house on one side and the name of the plant on the other, all to suit your own garden's needs.

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

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

 
Artisan Cheese Making in the Home1136

Artisan Cheese Making in the Home 09/10/2014

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

annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

 
Old Times1719

Old Times 09/10/2014

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 10/10/2014

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 10/10/2014

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

 
Fish & Chip supper5046

Fish & Chip supper 10/10/2014

Take an evening trip on the train with a 6pm departure from Ravenglass. Once you reach Dalegarth you enjoy a fish and chip supper in Fellbites Café before boarding the train again and returning to Ravenglass.

 
Rookery Nook1714

Rookery Nook 11/10/2014

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

 
Positive words: Writing for Wellbeing1404

Positive words: Writing for Wellbeing 11/10/2014

Explore the power of the written work to transcend the barriers that disability can impose. This event will focus on the theme of 'journeys' and will celebrate writing by groups from across Cumbria who have been working with our outreach team.

enquiries@wordsworth.org.uk

https://wordsworth.org.uk/attend-events/2014/10/11/positive-words-writing-for-wellbeing.html

 

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