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  Events for February 2020
  • FIT Cumbria
    Cumbria's first and biggest 2 day health and fitness show dedicated to helping you get your 2020 off to an active start. Athletes and amateurs alike will get the chance to discover new health and fitness brands, with a large number of stands both from Cumbria and across the Uk in the market. And with a full time-table of classes to try out, talks to spark your motivation and workshops to join in on, this weekend is the perfect one stop shop to expand your knowledge of what the health and fitness industry has to offer.
    VENUE: Rheged Centre
    DATE:  1st - 2nd February 2020
    TIME: 09:30 - 17:00
  • Novels That Shaped Our World
    Throughout 2020 we are taking part in the BBC's year of Novels That Shaped Our World. February's theme is Love, Sex and romance. Come in to see our display and follow along on social media. Discover the 10 Novels dealing with affairs of the heart and the bedroom. How many have you read? What would you add to this list of Novels That Shaped Our World? #MyBookLife
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  1st - 29th February 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • The Tiger That Came To Tea Competition
    We are delighted to be working with Forum Theatre to bring you this great colouring competition. Hand your masterpieces in to the library by the end of February to be in with a change of winning tickets to this fantastic family show on Sat 7th March.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  1st - 29th February 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • When Darknes Seeps
    On a cold, dark winter's night join a team of talented Future Creatives and experience four adapted tales by Edgar Allan Poe, if you dare! Sun 2 Feb | Kendal Library | Starts 8pm Please follow the link to book the tickets.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  2nd February 2020
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Cumbria Suicide Prevention Conference
    Suicide Prevention Convention led by Suicide Prevention Leaders Group with workshops and speakers
    VENUE: Old Fire Station
    DATE:  4th February 2020
    TIME: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Illustrated Art Talks at Carlisle Library - 4 February
    Join us at Carlisle Library during January and February for the last in a new series of illustrated art talks with David A. Cross. David is a writer, lecturer and independent art historian who will be talking on "Scientific Discoveries: Artistic Perspectives," on Tuesday 4th February at 1pm. Tickets are £3, including refreshments, available from Carlisle Library.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  4th February 2020
    TIME: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Harry Potter Book Night
    Calling all witches and Wizards, it's time to don your house robes and dust off your wands as Whitehaven library's Harry Potter Book Night is back! Suitable for all Harry Potter fans aged 8-14 years. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Whitehaven Library 01946 506400 to book your FREE place.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  4th February 2020
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Harry Potter Book NIght Family Quiz
    Come and celebrate Harry Potter Book Night at Barrow Library with our inaugural family quiz! Potter fans young and old are invited to come together and celebrate with fun activities, photo opportunities, fancy dress and of course our fantastic quiz. This year's theme is the Goblet of Fire so get ready champions, eternal glory awaits! Older children are welcome but must be accompanied by their family team, recommended for witches and wizards age 9 and ¾ and above. Adult teams without children are also welcome. Doors open at 6pm quiz will start at 6.30pm. Call 01229 407373 to book
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  6th February 2020
    TIME: 18:00 - 20:00
  • Ruth Sutton Author Event at Carlisle Library
    Join us at Carlisle Library on Friday 7th February at 1.30pm, to hear local author Ruth Sutton introduce her latest Cumbrian crime novel. When a body is pulled from the deepest lake in England, the West Cumbria police are faced with links to a thirty-year-old case that still haunts DCI Sam Tognarelli. Detemined to right old wrongs, he forgets about retirement and takes charge of the enquiry. Tickets are £2, available from Carlisle Library.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  7th February 2020
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:00
  • There is no Planet B - The Coro, Ulverston
    Tickets £5.00. U16 and Student £2.50. Ulverston Town Council present Professor Mike Berners-Lee. He will be giving a lecture on Enviromental Sustainability based on his book There is No Planet B.
    VENUE: Coronation Hall
    DATE:  7th February 2020
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • Changing Face of Carlisle 1950's - 1990's
    Join us at Carlisle library for a free illustrated talk by Stephen White looking at the changes within Carlisle from the 1950's through to the 1990's. There is no need to book, just come along on the day.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  8th February 2020
    TIME: 11:00 - 11:30
  • Fun Archery sessions
    Beginner level Archery experiences for adults and older kids (age 8 minimum). Learn to shoot and you will be hitting the target in no time at all under the guidance of our experience and qualified Archery GB Instructor. We will introduce the basics and then guide you through a series of games, competitions and challenges as you have a super time with friends and family on your open session. Places on each session are limited so please visit our website to pre-book. Can't wait to shoot with you.
    VENUE: Talkin Tarn Country Park
    DATE:  8th February 2020
    TIME: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Book Craft
    Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  8th February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • BBC Virtual Reality Headsets
    Come and try out Virtual Reality Headsets throughout the month of February. Contact the library for more information.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  10th - 28th February 2020
    TIME: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Private Peaceful
    We are delighted to be working with Forum Theatre to bring you this great colouring competition. Hand your masterpieces in to the library by the end of February to be in with a change of winning tickets to this fantastic show on Wednesday 11th March. Suitable for 8year+
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  10th - 29th February 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Lego Club
    Whitehaven Library, Every 2nd Monday in the month. Booking is essential, contact 01946 506400 to book a place. Parent/ Carer and children aged 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. (All children must be supervised by an adult. Strictly no children under 5) Build with us!
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  10th February 2020
    TIME: 15:30 - 16:30
  • BBC Virtual Reality Experience at Carlisle Library
    Want to try out a virtual realitry headset? Take part in the BBC VR library tour and give it a go! Book a 20 minute slot and fly on a Lancaster bomber, take a trip inside Doctor Who's TARDIS, walk the Himalayas or watch gorillas in the Congo! Minimum age 13+ and under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. For further information or to book your place call in to Carlisle Library or ring 01228 227312.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  11th - 28th February 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Virtual Reality at Wigton Library
    Virtual Reality is coming to Wigton Library on 11th February from 1.30-2.30. Pop in and give it a go!
    VENUE: Wigton Library
    DATE:  11th February 2020
    TIME: 13:30 - 14:30
  • Virtual Reality Comes to Wigton Library
    Want to try out a virual reality headset? Take part in the BBC VR library tour and give it a go. You can try out some of the various BBC short films and let us know what you think of them. The headsets will be in Wigton on Tuesday 11th February from 1.30-2.30pm.
    VENUE: Wigton Library
    DATE:  11th February 2020
    TIME: 13:30 - 14:30
  • Ladies That Bus
    Ladies That Bus is a comedy-drama and a heart-warming, hilarious tale of journeys taken and not taken, of regrets and celebrations, of isolation and what it means to be free. Based on real-life interviews with bus travellers in the North West, and peppered with humour, songs and original music, it shows a day-in-the life of the Route 555 bus travelling from Lancaster to Keswick, and the kaleidoscope of different characters that travel on it each with their very own tales to tell.
    VENUE: The Brewery Arts Centre
    DATE:  11th February 2020
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:30
  • Lego Club
    Every 2nd Thursday in the month. Booking is essential, contact 01946 814523 to book a place. Parent/ Carer and children aged 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. (All children must be supervised by an adult. Strictly no children under 5) Build with us!
    VENUE: Cleator Moor Library
    DATE:  13th February 2020
    TIME: 15:30 - 16:30
  • Author event - Ruth Sutton
    Join us for an evening with Ruth Sutton who will speak about 'Out of the Deep', her latest Cumbrian crime novel.
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  13th February 2020
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:30
  • Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) (BGKT)
    BGKT was founded in 1991. Monthly 3rd Sunday Open meeting. All are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world, and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q &A. Tea. Free - donations towards room hire welcome. 25th anniversary Celebrations https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of-faith/
    VENUE: Castle Street Community Centre
    DATE:  16th February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Virtual Reality at Workington Library
    Virtual Reality is coming to Workington Library on 17th and 19th February from 10.00-11.00. Pop in and give it a go!
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  17th - 19th February 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Rucksack of Rhymes - Winter
    Wordsworth Trust will be coming again to do songs and stories for children aged 0-5 years. Drop in session.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  17th February 2020
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • The Wordsworth Trust
    Half term activities with the wonderful Wordsworth Trust. Join us for Winter themed crafty fun with Winter Rucksack of Rhymes at 10.30-11.30 for children age 0-5 years and Wild Words and Awesome Activities for children age 3-11 from 11.30-12.30. Phone the library to book a free place.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  17th February 2020
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Winter Wild Words & Awesome Activities
    Wordsworth Trust explore the story of William and Dorothy's arrival at Dove Cottage one icy afternoon 220 years ago. They will welcome Winter through craft; creating indoor land art and sparkling icicle mobiles.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  17th February 2020
    TIME: 11:30 - 12:30
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
    VENUE: Silloth Local Link
    DATE:  17th February 2020
    TIME: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
    VENUE: Aspatria Local Link
    DATE:  17th February 2020
    TIME: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Virtual Reality at Silloth Local Link
    Virtual Reality is coming to Silloth Local Link on 17th February from 2.00-3.30. Pop in and give it a go!
    VENUE: Silloth Local Link
    DATE:  17th February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Virtual Reality at Silloth Local Links
    Virtual Reality is coming to Silloth Local Links on 17th February from 2.00-3.30. Pop in and give it a go!
    VENUE: Silloth Local Link
    DATE:  17th February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Pokemon Trading Cards Club
    Love Pokemon? Seen the tv shows and films? Then why not come along and learn how to play the card game? Perfect for beginners and more experienced players who want to help others learn how to play. 6-16years
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  18th February 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Baby Bounce Pirates!
    Join us at Carlisle Library for Baby Bounce Pirates during half term. Rhymes and pirate fun for under 5s! Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  18th February 2020
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
    VENUE: Wigton Library
    DATE:  18th February 2020
    TIME: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
    VENUE: Maryport Library
    DATE:  18th February 2020
    TIME: 12:00 - 13:00
  • BBC Virtual Reality Tour
    Take part in the BBC Virtual Reality library tour. View a selection of short films uploaded to the headset. Give it a try and see what you think. Please note an age restriction does apply. This is not available for children under the age of 13 years . Children aged 13 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult
    VENUE: Egremont Library
    DATE:  18th February 2020
    TIME: 13:00 - 16:00
  • Half Term Activity " I am NOT a toilet Paper Roll"
    Come along to our story and craft session, booking essential as places are limited. Contact 01946 506400 to book your FREE place.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  18th February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Virtual Reality at Maryport Library
    Virtual Reality is coming to Maryport Library on 18th February from 2.00-3.00. Pop in and give it a go!
    VENUE: Maryport Library
    DATE:  18th February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Virtual Reality Headset sSession at Cleator Moor Library
    Want to try out a virtual reality headset? Take part in the BBCVR library tour and give it a go. You can try out some of the various BBC short films and then let us know what you thought of them. Please note minimum age 13+ and under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Cleator Moor Library
    DATE:  18th February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Whitehaven Archive Discovery Evening
    On the third Tuesday of each month Whitehaven Archives Centre, Scotch Street (Next door to the Police Station) hold an informal drop in evening on a particular subject where they have a random selection of archives, books, photographs, plans etc. out for you to look at. This month its all about Pubs, Ale Houses and Hotels of the past. Which ones do you remember and which have stood the test of time? Come along and look at what archives we hold on West Cumbria's drinking establishments. Refreshments provided. Just turn up. Disabled Access. Limited parking behind the building.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Archive Centre
    DATE:  18th February 2020
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Composting & Planting
    Come along & learn all about compost whilst you plant your own seed For children 4+ years. Booking Essential.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  19th February 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:30
  • Banana Tale Coding and Craft
    This half term join us for an hour of code plus a craft activity to take home. Coding suitable for children aged 7-1. Booking essentail as places are limited 015395 32749
    VENUE: Grange library
    DATE:  19th February 2020
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
    VENUE: Cockermouth Library
    DATE:  19th February 2020
    TIME: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
    VENUE: Keswick Library
    DATE:  19th February 2020
    TIME: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Banana Tales Coding and Craft
    This half term join us for an hour of code plus a craft activity to take home. Booking essential 01229 404151
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  19th February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Virtual Reality at Cockermouth Library
    Virtual Reality is coming to Cockermouth Library on 19th February from 2.00-3.00. Pop in and give it a go!
    VENUE: Cockermouth Library
    DATE:  19th February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Virtual Reality at Keswick Library
    Virtual reality is coming to Keswick Library. Pop in to Keswick Library between 2-3pm on 19th February and give it a go!
    VENUE: Keswick Library
    DATE:  19th February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • BBC Virtual Reality Tour
    Take part in the BBC Virtual Reality library tour. View a selection of the BBC short films uploaded to the headset. Give it a try and see what you think. Please note an age restriction does apply. This is not available to children under the age of 13 years. Children aged 13 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Gosforth Library Link
    DATE:  19th February 2020
    TIME: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Walk the Plank!
    Join us for half-term fun at Carlisle Library for Pirate Crafts and Games! Tickets available from Carlisle Library or call 01228 227312. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  20th February 2020
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Pinocchio - The Coro, Ulverston
    A highly visual, acrobatic version of the classic tale, perfect for the whole family this February half term brought to the Coro by Nearly There Yet. Two performances each day, at 11am and 3pm. Nearly There Yet breathe new life into this much-loved classic, with their trademark circus theatre storytelling style. Packed full of the type of fun, mischief and magic that normally only happens when grown-ups turn their backs, this unmissable show will enchant the whole family. Using jaw-dropping circus, puppetry and a healthy dose of bubbles, the show asks what it takes to be a real boy and a real father. Pinocchio is a show which kids of all ages will love - and their parents will love even more! Each performance will be followed by a Circus Workshop [listed separately]. SPECIAL JOINT TICKETS for show and workshop: £12.50 per ticket if at least 2 workshop tickets bought.
    VENUE: Coronation Hall
    DATE:  20th - 22nd February 2020
    TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
    VENUE: Seaton Library
    DATE:  20th February 2020
    TIME: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Pinocchio Circus Workshop - The Coro, Ulverston
    Each workshop follows a performance of Pinocchio, by Nearly There Yet [listed separately]. The family orientated workshops are a perfect way to learn new skills, have fun and spend time together as a family. Two workshops each day, at 11am and 3pm. Different workshops each day. Thursday: Games, Games, Games - a fun-packed hour of circus games using hula hoops, juggling balls, and using lots of running around. Friday: Family Acrobalance - an opportunity for parents to spend a valuable hour getting physical with their kids. Lift them above your head, balance them on your feet and even make a pyramid-with people. Saturday: Circus 24/7 - a drop in workshop for everyone who's ever wanted to try their hand at juggling, plate spinning, diablo, and object balancing. A gentle, relaxed session where parents can take part as much or as little as they like. SPECIAL JOINT TICKETS for Pinocchio and workshop: £12.50 per ticket if at least 2 workshop tickets bought.
    VENUE: Coronation Hall
    DATE:  20th - 22nd February 2020
    TIME: 12:30 - 17:15
  • Half Term Activity - Cleator Moor
    Come along for a story and craft activity. Booking is essential as places are limited, to book your FREE place contact 01946 814523 Ages 4-11 years.
    VENUE: Cleator Moor Library
    DATE:  20th February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Thursday Quiet Time
    Come and join us for our autism quiet time and enjoy a break from the overloan of too much information. We will be reducing the noise within the library and dimming the lights where possible to create a more subdued environment, every Thursday between the hours of 4.00pm and 6.00pm.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  20th February 2020
    TIME: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Lego and Duplo Club
    Calling Master Builders. Come along to our fun Lego sessions for children aged 6-11years. Duplo will be available for those who would like it. Create your own masterpiece at these fun group sessions.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  21st February 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Virtual Reality Headset session at Seascale Library Link
    Take part in the BBC virtual reality library tour to try the VR headsets in Seascale Library Link on Friday 21st February. This will provide the opportunity to experience a short film and let us know what you think? This experience is available to members of the public but is restricted to children aged 13+ and anyone under the age of 17 must be accommpanied by a responsible adult.
    VENUE: Seascale Library Link
    DATE:  21st February 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Wordsworth Trust - Rucksack of Rhymes
    Join us for songs, play, stories a craft and a poem exploring the theme of winter and learn what life was like for William and Dorothy Wordsworth when they lived at Dove Cottage. Booking is essential as places are limited, to book your FREE place contact 01946 506400 For families with children aged 0-5 years.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  21st February 2020
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Wordsworth Trust-Winter Wild Words And Awesome Activities
    In this session we explore the story of William and Dorothy's arrival at Dove Cottage one icy afternoon 220 years ago. We will welcome Winter through craft; creating indoor land art and sparkling icicle mobiles. Booking is essential as places are limited, to book your FREE place contact 01946 506400 For children aged 4+
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  21st February 2020
    TIME: 11:30 - 12:30
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
    VENUE: Moorclose Library
    DATE:  21st February 2020
    TIME: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  21st February 2020
    TIME: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Author Event - Matt Harper-Hardcastle
    Workington Library are pleased to announce that Matt Harper-Hardcastle will be in Workington Library at 2pm on Friday 21st February to launch his first book "The Day the Alien Came" . This is a very personal account of his and his Mam's relationship , his Mam's cancer diagnosis and facing the future. Tickets for this event are available from Workington Library. Tel 01900 706170
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  21st February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust February Half Term Activities
    Rucksack of Rhymes - Join us for songs, play, stories, a craft activity and a poem exploring the theme of Winter and learn what life was like for William and Dorothy Wordsworth when they lived at Dove Cottage. For families with children aged 0-5 years. Please contact Workington Library to book a place. Tel: 01900 706170.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  21st February 2020
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Worsdworth Trust Half Term Activities
    Winter Wild Words and Awesome Activities - We will be exploring the story of William and Dorothy Wordsworth's arrival at Dove Cottage one icy afternoon 220 years ago. We will welcome Winter through craft; creating indoor "land art" and sparkling icicle mobiles. For children aged 4 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Telephone Workington Library on 01900 706170 to book a place.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  21st February 2020
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:00
  • The Price Of Land
    Eight voices, eight stories, eight working lives, eight moments spread across half a millennium. Each playing a part in building our unique Cumbrian landscape. This powerful verse-drama gives a voice to the forgotten people of the County.
    VENUE: The Brewery Arts Centre
    DATE:  22nd February 2020
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:30
  • Snowdrop Walk - Windermere
    Child Bereavement UK invites families to plant a snowdrop in memory of someone important at a special event at Brockhole on Windermere. This annual event is a special day to remember babies and children who have died, and children who are bereaved each year. Individual snowdrops will be on sale. Entrance to the event is free, however donations are suggested and appreciated. Please note, dogs are welcome. Last entry at 2.30pm.
    VENUE: Brockhole on Windermere
    DATE:  23rd February 2020
    TIME: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Cumbria Mass Fatalities Plan Training/Familiarization event
    Cumbria Local Resilience Forum (CLRF) is hosting this training and familiarization event to keep category 1 and category 2 multi-agency responders updated on the Cumbria Mass Fatalities Plan and raise awareness about NW Mass Fatalities Framework
    VENUE: Carlisle City Council, Civic Centre,
    DATE:  26th February 2020
    TIME: 09:30 - 15:30
  • OneFitMama
    OneFitMama is a 45 minute circuit based fitness class for mums and their children, the exercises are specifically designed for post natal mums.
    VENUE: Houghton village hall
    DATE:  26th February 2020
    TIME: 13:00 - 14:30
  • Fundraising Fashion Show Barrow and District Disability Association
    Colours Fashion Shows are a great night out and a fabulous opportunity to buy high street fashion at low prices. The models will display garments from The White Company, ASOS, Debenhams, Marks and Spencers and more which are for sale at discounts of 50% or more. There will also be a pop up shop with bags, shoes and accessories as well as some fabulous prizes in the raffle including vouchers to be spent on the night. Ticket price includes a glass of fizz. All monies raised will go to Barrow and District Disability Association.
    VENUE: The Soccer Bar
    DATE:  27th February 2020
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:30
  • Kendal Charity Treasure Hunt
    Welcome to the first ever Kendal charity treasure and scavenger hunt! The hunt will take you in and around historic Kendal town, showing you unexpected places you may not have seen before. Whilst you are exploring, points will be given for objects discovered, photos taken and checkpoints found. For those who succeed... those points just might turn into prizes. On the day, our stall will be set out at the Bird Cage in Kendal high street from 10 until 4. Come along to pick up your team pack, which will contain everything you need to participate, including your unique team number. The entry fee is up to you. Although we are raising money for our project, we also want the treasure hunt to be accessible to everyone who wants to come along and have a fantastic, unique day out.
    VENUE: Bird Cage Kendal town centre
    DATE:  29th February 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sedbergh Environmental Market
    A wonderful selection of eco stallholders providing information on protecting the environment and selling natural and sustainable products, recycled and upcycled arts & crafts and delicious eco-friendly foods!
    VENUE: St. Andrew's Church
    DATE:  29th February 2020
    TIME: 10:00 - 15:00
  • Saturdays @ 11: talk on Kurdistan and Kurdish culture
    Join Sherin, a refugee from Kurdistan, at Carlisle Library when she will be sharing her experiences of growing up in Kurdistan and of Kurdish culture. This event is hosted by AWAZ as part of the Cumbria Community Integration Project. Everyone is welcome at this free event. Booking not required just come along and join us on the day.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  29th February 2020
    TIME: 11:00 - 11:30
  • Hey Beatles: the Premier Beatles Tribute Band - The Coro, Ulverston
    Hey Beatles are the most committed band you could wish to come across. All four members have been playing live for years and know how to get the crowd up on their feet and dancing away like it's 1965! Hey Beatles are all aged between 25-30, which means they are the age the Fab Four were when they were at the very top of their game! The band are adept at playing material from the full breadth of the Beatles back catalogue ranging from 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', to 'Hard Day's Night', 'Come Together', 'Yellow Submarine', and 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'. Hey Beatles use all the vintage instruments and kit that you would expect to see. There are no backing tracks, no special effects – the band play just as The Beatles did all those years ago. Reduced price of £10.00 for U16s and OAPs.
    VENUE: Coronation Hall
    DATE:  29th February 2020
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:15
  • Hollie McNish
    Hollie McNish is a full-time writer who loves writing poetry. She has published three poetry collections Papers, Cherry Pie and Plum, and one poetic memoir on politics and parenthood, Nobody Told Me, of which the Scotsman suggested 'The world needs this book' and for which she won the Ted Hughes Award. She has written a few select commissions including subjects such as: orgasm inequality for Durex; a mother's body for Dove UK; various for The Economist, War Whores a history of sex work in World War One for the 14-18 / Roundhouse LDN partnership.
    VENUE: The Brewery Arts Centre
    DATE:  29th February 2020
    TIME: 20:00 - 21:00
  Recurring events in this month
  • Free! Carers Benefits Clinics
    Come along to one of West Cumbria's free benefit clinics, last Thursday of every month by appointment. For more information and times follow this link: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/eLibrary/Content/Internet/542/827/41925102127.pdf
  • Workington Library Reading Group
    Would you like to join a reading group? Workington Library Reading group is looking for more members. We are a friendly group and meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-7pm. For more information contact Workington Library on 01900 76173
  • Singalongababy
    Singing, rhymes and activities for under 3's every Monday during term time at 2.00pm. For more information please ring Seaton Library.
  • Storytots
    "Stories, songs and rhymes for under 5s and their grown ups at Barrow Library We hope to see you every Tuesday from 2:00pm - 2:45pm Come and join us!"
  • Macmillan Drop-In
    "Drop in session where help is available from a Macmillan volunteer. Every Wednesday 10 - 12am."
  • Silver Surfers
    "If you would like some help using the computer, laptop or want to learn something new, then this is the session for you. Free refreshments and a friendly atmosphere here at Barrow Library. Every Thursday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm . Please book a session at the enquiry desk or ring Barrow Library (01229) 407375 for more details."
  • Seaton Library - Poetry Parlour
    Come along to Seaton Library on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:00pm - 5:00pm to share in your love of poetry
  • Citizen's Advice at Aspatria Local Link
    Citizen's Advice is at Aspatria Local Link every Wednesday afternoon. This service is by appointment only. To book an appointment please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Cockermouth Library Reading group
    Cockermouth Library Reading Group meets on the first Monday of the month from 1.30-2.30
  • Tech Time at Workington Library
    Do you have any questions about technology? Keyboard skills, internet safety, job search, completing online forms, emailing. Yes? Then book a session. Tech time is every Monday from 9.30-11.30 at Workington Library. To book call in at the library or ring 01900 706170
  • Maryport Heritage Society Talk
    Mr K. Thompson will be speaking on "Industries and Businesses in and around Maryport" at the Maryport Heritage Society meeting in Maryport Library. Admission: members £1, Non-members £2.
  • West Cumbria Carers at Maryport Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Maryport Library. Appointments take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Distington Big Local are hosting a Job Club in the Library.
    Every Wednesday 10-12 noon. *Friendly drop in support *Help with job searches *CV Writing * Form filling *Letter writing *Online applications *Interview techniques * IT skills *Guidance and support *Help with Universal Jobmatch For more information contact 01946 834297
  • Rhyme Time
    Come and join us for songs and stories for under 5's and their grown-ups. This is a drop in session. Every Friday.
  • Reading Groups
    First Monday of every month. Contact 01229 407373 for more details about this and other reading groups.
  • Distington Fare Share and Food Bank
    Citizens Advice Copeland, Distington Big Local, Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union, are hosting a FareShare and Foodbank every Tuesday in Distington Library. Event held when the library is closed.
  • Reminiscence Club
    Come along and step back in time with us. Bring along old photographs and share your memories. Everyone welcome
  • Singalongababy
    Singalongababy is a group for babies and parents and carers to share songs and stories. The group meets from 2-3pm on Mondays during term time. Please contact Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information
  • PCSO Drop-Ins
    The PCSO will be at Maryport Library every Wednesday from 10-12. They are happy to discuss a wide variety of topics from crime prevention, reporting crimes and anti-social behaviour to gathering information on other organisations which may be of help to the community
  • Relaxing with Yoga for Seniors
    Relaxing yoga for seniors is open to all. The sessions are on Wednesdays from 2-3pm. The library is closed on Wednesday but is open for the yoga session. Please contact Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information.
  • Reading Group
    Wigton Library's reading group meets on the last Thursday of the month from 10.30-11.30am. New members are most welcome. Contact Wigton Library on 016973 42729 for more information.
  • Citizen's Advice
    Citizen's Advice is at Maryport Library every Thursday afternoon. This service is by appointment only. To book please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Carer's Benefit Clinic
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carer's allowance? We can help with applications for: Carer's Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Wigton Library. Appointments take place on the last Thursday of every month from 2-4pm. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976.
  • Scrabble Club
    Scrabble is not only a great mental exercise, but a social game too. Most of all Scrabble is fun to play. Join us at Silloth Local Link every Friday from 10.30-12.30.
  • Carer's Benefits Clinic
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Maryport Library. Appointments take place on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Maryport Library Reading Group
    This reading group is always looking for new members. Telephone Maryport Library on 01900 812384 for more information or drop into the next session which is always on the first Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm
  • Shared Reading Group
    This reading group meets at Seaton Library on the first Tuesday of the month from 4-5pm. Phone Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information or just drop in to the next session.
  • Carer's Benefits Clinic
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by carers allowance? We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance; Attendance Allowance; Personal Independence Payments; Council Tax Discounts; Access to grants and other funding. Plus support on other sources of funding you may be eligible for. Get free information and support at Keswick Library. Appointments take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10-12. Appointments MUST be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Chatterbooks
    Are you between 7 and 11 years old? Do you love reading? Then this is the group for you. Places are limited so please contact Maryport Library to book your place. Chatterbooks is on the first Thursday of the month from 4-5pm.
  • Tech Time
    Do you have any basic questions about technology, for example Keyboard skills, Emailing, Browsing the internet, Internet safety, shopping, using auction sites such as Ebay, social media, accessing health information or using various devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones? Yes? Then book a session! Thursdays fortnightly 2.00-4.00 (half hour bookable sessions)
  • Poetry Parlour
    This poetry group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm and is always looking for new members. Telephone Seaton Library on 01900 68441 for more information or just drop into the next session.
  • Who Do You Think You Are Family History Group
    Join us for our FREE monthly Family History group session. It's a great opportunity to get tips on using Find My Past and Ancestry and to share information and ideas with others. No need to book, just drop-in on the second Monday of the month, 10am - 12noon.
  • IT Drop In
    Monthly IT Drop In sessions with Age UK South Lakeland volunteers supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding Laptops, Tablets or Smart Phones. Try Cumbria libraries online offer of FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Monthly Drop In from2 to 4 pm on the last Thursday of every month.
  • Toddler Tales
    Come along and join us at this free weekly event for preschoolers and their adults! Stories, songs and rhyme to enjoy at this half hour session. No need to book just turn up! Every Monday.
  • Seaton Breastfeeding and Peer Support Group
    Starting on Monday 4th February from 1-3pm we will be hosting weekly drop-in sessions for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and babies. Sessions facilitated by trained breastfeeding peer supporters. For more information contact Elaine Lewis on 07900053041. Email: Elaine.lewis@cumbria.gov.uk
  • West Cumbria Carers at Workington Library
    Caring for a loved one? Baffled by benefits? Confused by Carers Allowance? Get free information and support at Workington Library. We can help with applications for: Carers Allowance, attendance allowance, personal independence payment, council tax discounts, access to grants and other funding. Appointments take place on the 1st Tuesday of every month between 10am and 1.oopm. Appointments must be booked in advance by calling 01900 821976
  • Knit and Natter
    Bring along your knitting, crochet or needlework and join us for a coffee and a natter in Café West at Workington Library. Swap patterns, show off your handiwork and meet new people. Beginners welcome. Interested. Come along every Thursday from 10-12
  • Knit and Natter
    Are you interested in sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet and much more. Come along, bring your project and share hints and tips, swap patterns, meet new people or learn new skills. Refreshments provided. Come along on the first and third Friday of every month from 1-2.30.
  • Lego Club
    This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme. Booking is essential as places are limited. Places may be booked by calling in to Workington Library or telephoning on 01900 706170.
  • Distington Book Club
    We are a friendly group and meet on the third Thursday of every month from 2 - 3pm. New members welcome
  • Storytots
    Storytots is aimed at pre-schoolers and parents/guardians. Come and join us for a lovely time reading a story. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Every Thursday from 2.00-2.30pm.
  • Ancestry Sessions
    Places are limited so please book on 01229 407373
  • Monday Makers Craft Club
    "All manner of craft activities. Knit, crochet, weaving Come along and join in!"
  • Knit and Natter
    Join in with some friendly chat and a bit of knitting.
  • IT Help Drop In
    Pop in to Ulverston library on Tuesday afternoons for all your IT enquiries with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer. 1pm-3pm
  • Music, Rhythm and Rhyme at Wigton Library
    Join us for Rhymetime at Wigton Library 10.30-11 on Fridays from Friday 14th June. These sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers and run every Friday (Term time only)
  • Community Learning and Skills - Employability Drop-In
    Community Learning and Skills invite you to come along to talk to them about employability and what that means for you. Pop along to the Local History Room in Workington Library on Monday afternoons from 2-5 to find out more
  • Credit Union Advice
    Whitehaven, Egremont & District Credit Union at Distington Library. If you live in the Distington area, you can speak to their friendly Adviser about any issues affecting you or your family. These may include benefits, housing, employment or debt difficulties.
  • Affinity Credit Union At Keswick Library
    Keswick's Affinity Credit Union will be hosting drop-in information and advice sessions at Keswick Library on the second Wednesday of every month between 9.30 and 11am. The service will launch on Wednesday September 11th between 9.30 am and 11 am. Please drop in to any session to find out how you can get help with practical money saving techniques such as choosing an energy supplier, living healthily on less, budgeting, saving, along with little tips for making your money go further. There's no need to make an appointment just pop in and have a chat.
  • Crafternoon Club at Carlisle Library
    Do you like knitting, crochet, embroidery or English paper piecing patchwork? Bring your own work along, share patterns and ideas, work on group projects. Beginners welcome. Every Thursday, 1-4pm.
  • Saturdays @ 11
    Drop-in to Carlisle Library for our Saturday morning activity sessions. Local history talks, craft activities or a session with the Tiny Tablet, all ages are welcome. No need to book, just call in. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call Carlisle Library on 01228 227312.
  • Memory Matters Carers Support at Carlisle Library
    Local support group for people who care for someone living with dementia or early signs of memory loss. The Memory Matters team from Carleton Clinic run the session, no need to book, just call in.
  • Citizens' Advice at Keswick Library
    Citizens' Advice sessions will run in Keswick Library every Tuesday starting on 1st October. This is by appointment only and appointment times will be 10.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. To book please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Games for Wellbeing
    Come and join us at Wigton Library fortnightly from 2 to 4 to play old school games, socialise and have some fun. Refreshments are provided. For more information on this group contact Lesley on 07557 076013.
  • Kaleidoscope - A New Exhibition from Green Door
    Kaleidoscope - a new exhibition from Green Door artists celebrating their diversity and originality in the prestigious and attractive Upfront gallery. The title Kaleidoscope offers artists the freedom to approach their subjects using a wide variety of media and styles. It is intended as an invitation to find inspiration by exploring new ways of thinking. Cumbria Ceramics will share the same exhibition time, and will bring an extra three dimensional element to the UpFront experience. The spacious gallery offers an opportunity to display larger pieces and more significant work in this well-lit and sympathetic space, always sensitively presented and curated by the owner, John Parkinson. Open 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, Tuesday to Sunday (please check www.up-front.com for Christmas opening hours)
  • Rhymetime
    Rhyming session for babies and pre-school children with their adults. Free drop in. Each Thursday 10:30am - 11.00am
  • Walking for Health
    Walking is a great way to get fit, explore what's on your doorstep and make new friends. Join us for a short relaxed stroll around Vulcan Park, Workington. We'll meet at 11am in the foyer of Workington Library every Tuesday. The walk will be at a relaxed pace and take between 20 - 30 minutes. The route is flat, with places to sit and rest if required, so the walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. No pre-booking is required but it's helpful if you let us know that you'll be joining us. Please confirm by email or phone: Email: office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk Phone: 01900 702986
  • Stories with Maureen at Carlisle Library
    Come and listen to your favourite stories, and let us introduce you to some new ones! This storytime session for under 5's is every Saturday, 10.30-11am. It's free and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Holocaust Memorial Day
    Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz- Birkenau. In commemoration of this landmark anniversary Barrow Library warmly invites you to see Barrow's Memorial Flame, created by our community in response to the poem The Butterfly by Pavel Friedmann. Drop into the library during opening hours to explore our display. Read testimonies and life stories of survivors from around the world. Create your own butterfly and add a pledge to our Stand Together Wall.
  • Harry Potter
    As part of our Harry Potter Book Night celebrations, we are running a design your own house banner competition. Open to the public and school groups. We cant wait to see your magical designs. Pick up an entry form from your local library and get your fabulous art work in by Sat 8th Feb to be in with a chance of winning a prize.
  • Storytime
    Storytime for Pre-school children and their carers is held on a Tuesday morning (termtime) at 10 am. Come along with your little ones and enjoy half and hour of stories and rhymes.
  • Harry Potter Book Night Drop in Activities
    Drop into Barrow Library and take part in our fun Harry Potter themed Activities throughout February. We have a Book covers of the world treasure trail, an eye spy cabinet quiz, colouring sheets and a design your own Triwizard champion's banner competition. Closing date February 22nd. Why not dress up and take pictures with our fantastic displays. All welcome.
  • Baby Bounce at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session with songs and rhymes for under 3s and their parents and carers. Every Tuesday during term time, 10.15-10.45am.
  • Junior Chess Club
    Brush up your strategic thinking skills at this friendly after-school club. Beginners also welcome! Every Tuesday after school until 4.45pm
  • Baby Bounce at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session with songs and rhymes for children under 3 and their parents and carers. Every Wednesday during term time: 2-2.30pm.
  • LEGO Club at Carlisle Library
    Free session for children aged 4 and over to have fun and get creative with LEGO. Every Thursday, term time only, 4:00-4:45pm. Advance booking is required.
  • Children's Bookcraft Club
    Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Toddler Time at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session for children under 5 and their parents and carers. Join us for toys, songs and rhymes.
  • Code Club
    New After School Code Club for children aged 7 to 11 years on a Monday. The Club will start at 3.45 pm on Monday 27th January and run for 6 weeks (excluding Half Term). Places are limited so booking is essential, by phone on 32749 or in the Library.
  • Sleeping Beauty - The Coro, Ulverston
    Join Ulverston Pantomime Society for their annual PANTO! This January see the wonderful tale of Sleeping Beauty brought to life on the Coro stage. A brilliant and traditional show for all the family. Performance times: 7pm on Wednesday to Friday; 12pm and 4.30pm on Saturday. Tickets: £12 for adults; £10 for children; £40 for a family of 4 [2 adults and 2 children].
  • FIT Cumbria
    Cumbria's first and biggest 2 day health and fitness show dedicated to helping you get your 2020 off to an active start. Athletes and amateurs alike will get the chance to discover new health and fitness brands, with a large number of stands both from Cumbria and across the Uk in the market. And with a full time-table of classes to try out, talks to spark your motivation and workshops to join in on, this weekend is the perfect one stop shop to expand your knowledge of what the health and fitness industry has to offer.
  • Novels That Shaped Our World
    Throughout 2020 we are taking part in the BBC's year of Novels That Shaped Our World. February's theme is Love, Sex and romance. Come in to see our display and follow along on social media. Discover the 10 Novels dealing with affairs of the heart and the bedroom. How many have you read? What would you add to this list of Novels That Shaped Our World? #MyBookLife
  • The Tiger That Came To Tea Competition
    We are delighted to be working with Forum Theatre to bring you this great colouring competition. Hand your masterpieces in to the library by the end of February to be in with a change of winning tickets to this fantastic family show on Sat 7th March.
  • When Darknes Seeps
    On a cold, dark winter's night join a team of talented Future Creatives and experience four adapted tales by Edgar Allan Poe, if you dare! Sun 2 Feb | Kendal Library | Starts 8pm Please follow the link to book the tickets.
  • Cumbria Suicide Prevention Conference
    Suicide Prevention Convention led by Suicide Prevention Leaders Group with workshops and speakers
  • Carlisle & Eden Mind drop in session
    Carlisle and Eden Mind will be holding a series of drop in sessions in Carlisle library on the first Tuesday of each month where staff and volunteers will be available to provide advice on services provided by Mind as well as signposting people to other services as appropriate. The drop in sessions will run from February to May and will be held 11.30am to 1.00pm.
  • Illustrated Art Talks at Carlisle Library - 4 February
    Join us at Carlisle Library during January and February for the last in a new series of illustrated art talks with David A. Cross. David is a writer, lecturer and independent art historian who will be talking on "Scientific Discoveries: Artistic Perspectives," on Tuesday 4th February at 1pm. Tickets are £3, including refreshments, available from Carlisle Library.
  • Harry Potter Book Night
    Calling all witches and Wizards, it's time to don your house robes and dust off your wands as Whitehaven library's Harry Potter Book Night is back! Suitable for all Harry Potter fans aged 8-14 years. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Whitehaven Library 01946 506400 to book your FREE place.
  • Harry Potter Book NIght Family Quiz
    Come and celebrate Harry Potter Book Night at Barrow Library with our inaugural family quiz! Potter fans young and old are invited to come together and celebrate with fun activities, photo opportunities, fancy dress and of course our fantastic quiz. This year's theme is the Goblet of Fire so get ready champions, eternal glory awaits! Older children are welcome but must be accompanied by their family team, recommended for witches and wizards age 9 and ¾ and above. Adult teams without children are also welcome. Doors open at 6pm quiz will start at 6.30pm. Call 01229 407373 to book
  • Ruth Sutton Author Event at Carlisle Library
    Join us at Carlisle Library on Friday 7th February at 1.30pm, to hear local author Ruth Sutton introduce her latest Cumbrian crime novel. When a body is pulled from the deepest lake in England, the West Cumbria police are faced with links to a thirty-year-old case that still haunts DCI Sam Tognarelli. Detemined to right old wrongs, he forgets about retirement and takes charge of the enquiry. Tickets are £2, available from Carlisle Library.
  • There is no Planet B - The Coro, Ulverston
    Tickets £5.00. U16 and Student £2.50. Ulverston Town Council present Professor Mike Berners-Lee. He will be giving a lecture on Enviromental Sustainability based on his book There is No Planet B.
  • Changing Face of Carlisle 1950's - 1990's
    Join us at Carlisle library for a free illustrated talk by Stephen White looking at the changes within Carlisle from the 1950's through to the 1990's. There is no need to book, just come along on the day.
  • Fun Archery sessions
    Beginner level Archery experiences for adults and older kids (age 8 minimum). Learn to shoot and you will be hitting the target in no time at all under the guidance of our experience and qualified Archery GB Instructor. We will introduce the basics and then guide you through a series of games, competitions and challenges as you have a super time with friends and family on your open session. Places on each session are limited so please visit our website to pre-book. Can't wait to shoot with you.
  • Book Craft
    Love books? This is for you! Fun stories and crafts based on all the best junior books! Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Make new friends and discuss your favourite authors. Monthly on Saturdays 18th January, 8th February, 7th March, 4th April, 25th April, 23rd May, 13th June, 11th July Places are limited. To sign up please call us on 01229 407369 or email barrow.library@cumbria.gov.uk
  • BBC Virtual Reality Headsets
    Come and try out Virtual Reality Headsets throughout the month of February. Contact the library for more information.
  • Private Peaceful
    We are delighted to be working with Forum Theatre to bring you this great colouring competition. Hand your masterpieces in to the library by the end of February to be in with a change of winning tickets to this fantastic show on Wednesday 11th March. Suitable for 8year+
  • Lego Club
    Whitehaven Library, Every 2nd Monday in the month. Booking is essential, contact 01946 506400 to book a place. Parent/ Carer and children aged 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. (All children must be supervised by an adult. Strictly no children under 5) Build with us!
  • BBC Virtual Reality Experience at Carlisle Library
    Want to try out a virtual realitry headset? Take part in the BBC VR library tour and give it a go! Book a 20 minute slot and fly on a Lancaster bomber, take a trip inside Doctor Who's TARDIS, walk the Himalayas or watch gorillas in the Congo! Minimum age 13+ and under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. For further information or to book your place call in to Carlisle Library or ring 01228 227312.
  • Virtual Reality Comes to Wigton Library
    Want to try out a virual reality headset? Take part in the BBC VR library tour and give it a go. You can try out some of the various BBC short films and let us know what you think of them. The headsets will be in Wigton on Tuesday 11th February from 1.30-2.30pm.
  • Virtual Reality at Wigton Library
    Virtual Reality is coming to Wigton Library on 11th February from 1.30-2.30. Pop in and give it a go!
  • Ladies That Bus
    Ladies That Bus is a comedy-drama and a heart-warming, hilarious tale of journeys taken and not taken, of regrets and celebrations, of isolation and what it means to be free. Based on real-life interviews with bus travellers in the North West, and peppered with humour, songs and original music, it shows a day-in-the life of the Route 555 bus travelling from Lancaster to Keswick, and the kaleidoscope of different characters that travel on it each with their very own tales to tell.
  • Lego Club
    Every 2nd Thursday in the month. Booking is essential, contact 01946 814523 to book a place. Parent/ Carer and children aged 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. (All children must be supervised by an adult. Strictly no children under 5) Build with us!
  • Author event - Ruth Sutton
    Join us for an evening with Ruth Sutton who will speak about 'Out of the Deep', her latest Cumbrian crime novel.
  • Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) (BGKT)
    BGKT was founded in 1991. Monthly 3rd Sunday Open meeting. All are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world, and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q &A. Tea. Free - donations towards room hire welcome. 25th anniversary Celebrations https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of-faith/
  • Virtual Reality at Workington Library
    Virtual Reality is coming to Workington Library on 17th and 19th February from 10.00-11.00. Pop in and give it a go!
  • The Wordsworth Trust
    Half term activities with the wonderful Wordsworth Trust. Join us for Winter themed crafty fun with Winter Rucksack of Rhymes at 10.30-11.30 for children age 0-5 years and Wild Words and Awesome Activities for children age 3-11 from 11.30-12.30. Phone the library to book a free place.
  • Rucksack of Rhymes - Winter
    Wordsworth Trust will be coming again to do songs and stories for children aged 0-5 years. Drop in session.
  • Winter Wild Words & Awesome Activities
    Wordsworth Trust explore the story of William and Dorothy's arrival at Dove Cottage one icy afternoon 220 years ago. They will welcome Winter through craft; creating indoor land art and sparkling icicle mobiles.
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
  • Virtual Reality at Silloth Local Link
    Virtual Reality is coming to Silloth Local Link on 17th February from 2.00-3.30. Pop in and give it a go!
  • Virtual Reality at Silloth Local Links
    Virtual Reality is coming to Silloth Local Links on 17th February from 2.00-3.30. Pop in and give it a go!
  • Employability Drop-In
    Community Learning and Skills invite you to come along to talk to them about employability and what that means for you. Pop along to the main library on the 1st floor between 2-5pm on Mondays to find out more
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Workington Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Aspatria Local Link Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Keswick Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Maryport Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Moorclose Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Seaton Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Silloth Local Link and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays
    Come and join us every Monday from 3-5pm in Wigton Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Pokemon Trading Cards Club
    Love Pokemon? Seen the tv shows and films? Then why not come along and learn how to play the card game? Perfect for beginners and more experienced players who want to help others learn how to play. 6-16years
  • Baby Bounce Pirates!
    Join us at Carlisle Library for Baby Bounce Pirates during half term. Rhymes and pirate fun for under 5s! Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Rymetime at Maryport Library
    Join us on Tuesdays from 10.30-11am (term time only) for Rhyme Time. The sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers. An excellent way to meet other parents/carers and have fun whilst learning.
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
  • BBC Virtual Reality Tour
    Take part in the BBC Virtual Reality library tour. View a selection of short films uploaded to the headset. Give it a try and see what you think. Please note an age restriction does apply. This is not available for children under the age of 13 years . Children aged 13 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Half Term Activity " I am NOT a toilet Paper Roll"
    Come along to our story and craft session, booking essential as places are limited. Contact 01946 506400 to book your FREE place.
  • Virtual Reality at Maryport Library
    Virtual Reality is coming to Maryport Library on 18th February from 2.00-3.00. Pop in and give it a go!
  • Virtual Reality Headset sSession at Cleator Moor Library
    Want to try out a virtual reality headset? Take part in the BBCVR library tour and give it a go. You can try out some of the various BBC short films and then let us know what you thought of them. Please note minimum age 13+ and under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Literary and Philosophical group
    This poetry group meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm. We are always looking for new members. Please feel free to pop along to the next meeting.
  • Whitehaven Archive Discovery Evening
    On the third Tuesday of each month Whitehaven Archives Centre, Scotch Street (Next door to the Police Station) hold an informal drop in evening on a particular subject where they have a random selection of archives, books, photographs, plans etc. out for you to look at. This month its all about Pubs, Ale Houses and Hotels of the past. Which ones do you remember and which have stood the test of time? Come along and look at what archives we hold on West Cumbria's drinking establishments. Refreshments provided. Just turn up. Disabled Access. Limited parking behind the building.
  • Composting & Planting
    Come along & learn all about compost whilst you plant your own seed For children 4+ years. Booking Essential.
  • Banana Tale Coding and Craft
    This half term join us for an hour of code plus a craft activity to take home. Coding suitable for children aged 7-1. Booking essentail as places are limited 015395 32749
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
  • Craft Club
    Join us every Wednesday from 1.30-3.30pm and have a go at crafts and meet new people. Everyone is welcome.
  • Banana Tales Coding and Craft
    This half term join us for an hour of code plus a craft activity to take home. Booking essential 01229 404151
  • Virtual Reality at Cockermouth Library
    Virtual Reality is coming to Cockermouth Library on 19th February from 2.00-3.00. Pop in and give it a go!
  • Virtual Reality at Keswick Library
    Virtual reality is coming to Keswick Library. Pop in to Keswick Library between 2-3pm on 19th February and give it a go!
  • BBC Virtual Reality Tour
    Take part in the BBC Virtual Reality library tour. View a selection of the BBC short films uploaded to the headset. Give it a try and see what you think. Please note an age restriction does apply. This is not available to children under the age of 13 years. Children aged 13 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous
    If you or someone you know has an eating disorder please come along to our friendly group Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous (ABA). For more information contact Janice on 07730431520
  • BAPS Breasfeeding and Peer Support Group - Maryport Library
    Launched on Thursday 6th February Maryport Library is hosting weekly drop-in sessions from 9.30-10.30 every Thursday for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and babies. Sessions facilitated by trained breastfeeding peer supporters. For more information contact Elaine Lewis on 07900053041. Email: Elaine.lewis@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Walk the Plank!
    Join us for half-term fun at Carlisle Library for Pirate Crafts and Games! Tickets available from Carlisle Library or call 01228 227312. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Pinocchio - The Coro, Ulverston
    A highly visual, acrobatic version of the classic tale, perfect for the whole family this February half term brought to the Coro by Nearly There Yet. Two performances each day, at 11am and 3pm. Nearly There Yet breathe new life into this much-loved classic, with their trademark circus theatre storytelling style. Packed full of the type of fun, mischief and magic that normally only happens when grown-ups turn their backs, this unmissable show will enchant the whole family. Using jaw-dropping circus, puppetry and a healthy dose of bubbles, the show asks what it takes to be a real boy and a real father. Pinocchio is a show which kids of all ages will love - and their parents will love even more! Each performance will be followed by a Circus Workshop [listed separately]. SPECIAL JOINT TICKETS for show and workshop: £12.50 per ticket if at least 2 workshop tickets bought.
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
  • Pinocchio Circus Workshop - The Coro, Ulverston
    Each workshop follows a performance of Pinocchio, by Nearly There Yet [listed separately]. The family orientated workshops are a perfect way to learn new skills, have fun and spend time together as a family. Two workshops each day, at 11am and 3pm. Different workshops each day. Thursday: Games, Games, Games - a fun-packed hour of circus games using hula hoops, juggling balls, and using lots of running around. Friday: Family Acrobalance - an opportunity for parents to spend a valuable hour getting physical with their kids. Lift them above your head, balance them on your feet and even make a pyramid-with people. Saturday: Circus 24/7 - a drop in workshop for everyone who's ever wanted to try their hand at juggling, plate spinning, diablo, and object balancing. A gentle, relaxed session where parents can take part as much or as little as they like. SPECIAL JOINT TICKETS for Pinocchio and workshop: £12.50 per ticket if at least 2 workshop tickets bought.
  • Half Term Activity - Cleator Moor
    Come along for a story and craft activity. Booking is essential as places are limited, to book your FREE place contact 01946 814523 Ages 4-11 years.
  • Thursday Quiet Time
    Come and join us for our autism quiet time and enjoy a break from the overloan of too much information. We will be reducing the noise within the library and dimming the lights where possible to create a more subdued environment, every Thursday between the hours of 4.00pm and 6.00pm.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Is drinking alcohol costing you more than money? If so, please come along to the weekly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group where you can find out more about AA's programme of recovery. For more information telephone Elaine Lewis on 07900053041.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Workington Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Keswick Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Maryport Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Moorclose Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Lego and Duplo Club
    Calling Master Builders. Come along to our fun Lego sessions for children aged 6-11years. Duplo will be available for those who would like it. Create your own masterpiece at these fun group sessions.
  • Virtual Reality Headset session at Seascale Library Link
    Take part in the BBC virtual reality library tour to try the VR headsets in Seascale Library Link on Friday 21st February. This will provide the opportunity to experience a short film and let us know what you think? This experience is available to members of the public but is restricted to children aged 13+ and anyone under the age of 17 must be accommpanied by a responsible adult.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Silloth Local Links for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Wordsworth Trust - Rucksack of Rhymes
    Join us for songs, play, stories a craft and a poem exploring the theme of winter and learn what life was like for William and Dorothy Wordsworth when they lived at Dove Cottage. Booking is essential as places are limited, to book your FREE place contact 01946 506400 For families with children aged 0-5 years.
  • Wordsworth Trust-Winter Wild Words And Awesome Activities
    In this session we explore the story of William and Dorothy's arrival at Dove Cottage one icy afternoon 220 years ago. We will welcome Winter through craft; creating indoor land art and sparkling icicle mobiles. Booking is essential as places are limited, to book your FREE place contact 01946 506400 For children aged 4+
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
  • Feed and Read
    Allerdale libraries will be offering a free Feed and Read session during half term. The theme is 'Love Cumbria' and the sessions will include themed activities, events, competition, quizzes and opportunities to access a huge range of books including books on Cumbria and local history for our 'Love Cumbria' theme. Each library will be exhibiting community artwork. There is no need to book just come along to a session near you. Children aged between 3 years and 13 years will be given a FREE healthy packed lunch!
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Aspatria Local Link Library for a relaxing afternoon of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Moorclose Marra-Time
    Do you or someone you know need a friendly ear? We can offer advice and support on health and wellbeing, benefits, housing, family concerns, employment, bereavement and self confidence. Come along for a cuppa and a crack at Moorclose Library on Fridays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm
  • Author Event - Matt Harper-Hardcastle
    Workington Library are pleased to announce that Matt Harper-Hardcastle will be in Workington Library at 2pm on Friday 21st February to launch his first book "The Day the Alien Came" . This is a very personal account of his and his Mam's relationship , his Mam's cancer diagnosis and facing the future. Tickets for this event are available from Workington Library. Tel 01900 706170
  • Wordsworth Trust February Half Term Activities
    Rucksack of Rhymes - Join us for songs, play, stories, a craft activity and a poem exploring the theme of Winter and learn what life was like for William and Dorothy Wordsworth when they lived at Dove Cottage. For families with children aged 0-5 years. Please contact Workington Library to book a place. Tel: 01900 706170.
  • Jigsaw Fridays
    Drop in to Seaton Library for a relaxing afternoon of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Worsdworth Trust Half Term Activities
    Winter Wild Words and Awesome Activities - We will be exploring the story of William and Dorothy Wordsworth's arrival at Dove Cottage one icy afternoon 220 years ago. We will welcome Winter through craft; creating indoor "land art" and sparkling icicle mobiles. For children aged 4 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Telephone Workington Library on 01900 706170 to book a place.
  • Board Game Saturday
    Come and join us every Saturday at Maryport Library for some fun and competitive board gaming. For all ages
  • Autism Sensory Session
    Enjoy all that the library has to offer including books, DVD's and computers as well as our designated area with a dark den & special sensory resources available every Saturday.
  • Lego Club
    Maryport Library This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme.
  • Lego Club
    Silloth Local Link This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme.
  • Lego Club
    Wigton Library This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-11.45am for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme.
  • Saturday Crafts
    Join Sharon for a regular drop-in children's craft activity at Workington Library. We will be getting creative every Saturday at 12.30. No need to book.
  • The Price Of Land
    Eight voices, eight stories, eight working lives, eight moments spread across half a millennium. Each playing a part in building our unique Cumbrian landscape. This powerful verse-drama gives a voice to the forgotten people of the County.
  • Snowdrop Walk - Windermere
    Child Bereavement UK invites families to plant a snowdrop in memory of someone important at a special event at Brockhole on Windermere. This annual event is a special day to remember babies and children who have died, and children who are bereaved each year. Individual snowdrops will be on sale. Entrance to the event is free, however donations are suggested and appreciated. Please note, dogs are welcome. Last entry at 2.30pm.
  • Rhyme Time
    Rhyming session for toddlers with their parents/carers Free drop in, no need to book.
  • Rhymetime at Workington Library
    Calling all 0-4 year olds! Come and join us for songs, rhymes and stories at Workington Library on Mondays from 11am to 11.30am. Term time only.
  • Pins and Needles
    Free drop-in for those interested in knitting, crochet, sewing, cross stitch etc. Bring along your own choice of project. If you would like to join in, please enquire at the desk and a member of staff will introduce you to the group.
  • Carer Group
    Free. For information, support or a friendly ear for those supporting someone with dementia or early stage memory loss.
  • CADAS Group
    Booking essential at the weekly support group with the friendly and supportive group. Call CADAS: county wide number 0300 111 4002, email: info@cadas.co.uk, or speak to Lorna on 07384 513027 / lornah@cadas.co.uk
  • Cumbria Mass Fatalities Plan Training/Familiarization event
    Cumbria Local Resilience Forum (CLRF) is hosting this training and familiarization event to keep category 1 and category 2 multi-agency responders updated on the Cumbria Mass Fatalities Plan and raise awareness about NW Mass Fatalities Framework
  • OneFitMama
    OneFitMama is a 45 minute circuit based fitness class for mums and their children, the exercises are specifically designed for post natal mums.
  • Computer Sessions with Age UK
    Free one to one advice and guidance; booking is essential.
  • Games Galore
    Come along and play some traditional board games or, if you wish, bring along a favourite board game of your own. All ages welcome. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied.
  • Fundraising Fashion Show Barrow and District Disability Association
    Colours Fashion Shows are a great night out and a fabulous opportunity to buy high street fashion at low prices. The models will display garments from The White Company, ASOS, Debenhams, Marks and Spencers and more which are for sale at discounts of 50% or more. There will also be a pop up shop with bags, shoes and accessories as well as some fabulous prizes in the raffle including vouchers to be spent on the night. Ticket price includes a glass of fizz. All monies raised will go to Barrow and District Disability Association.
  • Sedbergh Environmental Market
    A wonderful selection of eco stallholders providing information on protecting the environment and selling natural and sustainable products, recycled and upcycled arts & crafts and delicious eco-friendly foods!
  • Kendal Charity Treasure Hunt
    Welcome to the first ever Kendal charity treasure and scavenger hunt! The hunt will take you in and around historic Kendal town, showing you unexpected places you may not have seen before. Whilst you are exploring, points will be given for objects discovered, photos taken and checkpoints found. For those who succeed... those points just might turn into prizes. On the day, our stall will be set out at the Bird Cage in Kendal high street from 10 until 4. Come along to pick up your team pack, which will contain everything you need to participate, including your unique team number. The entry fee is up to you. Although we are raising money for our project, we also want the treasure hunt to be accessible to everyone who wants to come along and have a fantastic, unique day out.
  • Saturdays @ 11: talk on Kurdistan and Kurdish culture
    Join Sherin, a refugee from Kurdistan, at Carlisle Library when she will be sharing her experiences of growing up in Kurdistan and of Kurdish culture. This event is hosted by AWAZ as part of the Cumbria Community Integration Project. Everyone is welcome at this free event. Booking not required just come along and join us on the day.
  • Hey Beatles: the Premier Beatles Tribute Band - The Coro, Ulverston
    Hey Beatles are the most committed band you could wish to come across. All four members have been playing live for years and know how to get the crowd up on their feet and dancing away like it's 1965! Hey Beatles are all aged between 25-30, which means they are the age the Fab Four were when they were at the very top of their game! The band are adept at playing material from the full breadth of the Beatles back catalogue ranging from 'I Saw Her Standing There', 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', to 'Hard Day's Night', 'Come Together', 'Yellow Submarine', and 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'. Hey Beatles use all the vintage instruments and kit that you would expect to see. There are no backing tracks, no special effects – the band play just as The Beatles did all those years ago. Reduced price of £10.00 for U16s and OAPs.
  • Hollie McNish
    Hollie McNish is a full-time writer who loves writing poetry. She has published three poetry collections Papers, Cherry Pie and Plum, and one poetic memoir on politics and parenthood, Nobody Told Me, of which the Scotsman suggested 'The world needs this book' and for which she won the Ted Hughes Award. She has written a few select commissions including subjects such as: orgasm inequality for Durex; a mother's body for Dove UK; various for The Economist, War Whores a history of sex work in World War One for the 14-18 / Roundhouse LDN partnership.