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  Events for December 2021
  • Naked
    Cinema | (18) | 131 minutes | 2nd December 20:00 Mike Leigh's portrait of male angst and social dislocation from 1993 (newly remastered by the BFI National Archive) features a truly unforgettable performance from David Thewlis. Johnny (Thewlis) is a frenetic and destructive outsider who tears through the lives of others like an emotional tornado. On the run from Manchester, he seeks sanctuary with his ex-girlfriend Louise (Sharp) in London, where he immediately targets her vulnerable housemate Sophie (Cartlidge) with his unique blend of predatory charm. From there he embarks on a nocturnal odyssey across the city, dragging other disaffected souls into his orbit as he spirals towards his own personal apocalypse. Mike Leigh's Cannes-storming film is a masterly, controversial, and totally unforgettable exploration of society morally adrift in the aftermath of Thatchers Britain. Will Massa, Curator of Contemporary Fiction Film.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  2nd December 2021
    TIME: 20:00 - 23:00
  • China Crisis: RETROspective
    China Crisis found major success in the UK with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums and hits across Australia, Europe and the Americas. The band are known for their string of hit singles, including African & White, Chrstian, Working with Fire and Steel, Black Man Ray and Wishful Thinking, The RETROspective tour will see the band performing these classics alongside songs from all of their seven studio albums.
    VENUE: The Beggar’s Theatre
    DATE:  3rd December 2021
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:30
  • A Furness Yule
    Barra Culture presents #AFurnessYule, recognising the town's Viking origins and providing an alternative to traditional festive celebrations. #AFurnessYule, sponsored by BAE Systems, takes place in Barrow's town centre on Saturdays, November 27 and December 4 culminating in an extravaganza of fire and fun at the Dock Museum on Sunday, December 5. It's the chance to celebrate all things Viking, with crafts, runes, workshops, music and theatrical spectacles. Activities include creating a Yule goat, creative craft stalls including textile activities and pottery workshops, storytelling and Scandanavian songs. Events on December 4 take place mainly near The Forum.
    VENUE: The Forum
    DATE:  4th December 2021
    TIME: 11:00 - 17:00
  • A Furness Yule
    Barra Culture presents #AFurnessYule, recognising the town's Viking origins and providing an alternative to traditional festive celebrations. #AFurnessYule, sponsored by BAE Systems, takes place in Barrow's town centre on Saturdays, November 27 and December 4 culminating in an extravaganza of fire and fun at the Dock Museum on Sunday, December 5. It's the chance to celebrate all things Viking, with crafts, runes, workshops, music and theatrical spectacles. Activities include creating a Yule goat, creative craft stalls including textile activities and pottery workshops, storytelling and Scandanavian songs. Events on December 5 take place mainly at The Dock Museum.
    VENUE: The Dock Museum
    DATE:  5th December 2021
    TIME: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Kendal Light Up A Life Celebration
    Light up a Life is a Christmas remembrance service, hosted by St John's Hospice. Everyone is welcome to join in, whether or not you have a connection to St John's Hospice. There will be a mix of music, reflection and readings as we light our lights in memory of our loved ones. Light up a Life is free to attend and suitable for the whole family. You can also choose to dedicate a light on the hospice Christmas tree in memory of a loved one by making a donation to St John's. Visit www.sjhospice.org.uk/lightupalife to make your dedication.
    VENUE: Kendal Parish Church
    DATE:  6th December 2021
    TIME: 18:30 - 20:30
  • FREE Mindfulness Tasters
    Free Mindfulness taster sessions: 1 Present at Christmas 2 Mindfulness Through Pattern
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  8th December 2021
    TIME: 09:30 - 12:00
  • King Richard
    (12A) | 138 minutes Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California's abandoned tennis courts rain or shine the girls are shaped by their fathe's unyielding commitment and their mother's balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, the film follows the journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately deliver two of the world's greatest sports legends. Inspirational Drama presented in partnership with Kendal Lawn Tennis Club. 10th December 19:45 11th December 19:45 12th December 13:30
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  10th - 12th December 2021
    TIME: 19:00 - 23:00
  • Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show!
    A family festive feast of magic, mystery, and merriment! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West crash into Christmas with a show full of fabulous family fun, festive frolics and fantastic facial furniture! The dynamic duo deal out a delightful dollop of deception, deftly delivered with a dash of derring-do. Awesomely alliterative acts of amazement and astounding asymmetry* await!
    VENUE: The Beggars Theatre
    DATE:  10th December 2021
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Mothering Sunday
    On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother's Day. Her employers, Mr and Mrs Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend an afternoon of abandon with her secret lover, Paul (Josh O'Connor), the boy from the manor house nearby who is Jane's long-term love despite the fact that he's engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents' friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Janes life forever. (15) | 104 minutes 10th December 20:15 12th December 17:45 15th December 20:15 16th December 16:45 (Subtitled Screening) https://www.breweryarts.co.uk/event/mothering-sunday/
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  10th - 16th December 2021
    TIME: 19:00 - 23:00
  • A Christmas Celebration
    A joyful Christmas concert, with carols for choir and audience, together with Navidad Nuestra and Fantasia on Christmas Carols, with orchestra. Conductor Geoffrey Field, tenor soloist Christopher Steele.
    VENUE: St Thomas's Church
    DATE:  10th December 2021
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Christmas Pudding Run
    A 10K course through the beautiful Great Langdale valley. The Langdale Christmas Pudding run has become a popular event to start the festive season. With over 1000 entered at it's peak, the race appeals to all who enjoy the fun side of running. Every finisher gets a Christmas Pudding and many runners dress in festive costumes - all adding to the party atmosphere.
    VENUE: New Dungeon Ghyll
    DATE:  11th December 2021
    TIME: 12:00 - 15:00
  • Reflections at Christmas time
    Solway Singers Christmas Concert: christmas music and also the lovely Faure Requiem. It also marks the retirement of our Musical Director, Anthony Peacock - part of the proceeds will go to Eden Valley Hospice.
    VENUE: Lanercost Priory Church
    DATE:  11th December 2021
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Brodkin Troublemaker
    After showering Sepp Blatter with banknotes, upstaging Kanye West at Glastonbury, and handing Theresa May her P45, the critically acclaimed comedian explores why trouble has followed him from primary school through medical school to lockdown homeschool. And what it's like to be chased by Donald Trumps bodyguards, how to make the police laugh while they're arresting you, and what to do when you're outed as a Jew by the Ku Klux Klan.
    VENUE: The Beggars Theatre
    DATE:  11th December 2021
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show
    Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show! | Start 1pm & 4pm | Tickets £10 | Theatre | Age 5+ A family festive feast of magic, mystery, and merriment! Time-travelling magicians Morgan and West crash into Christmas with a show full of fabulous family fun, festive frolics and fantastic facial furniture! The dynamic duo deal out a delightful dollop of deception, deftly delivered with a dash of derring-do. Awesomely alliterative acts of amazement and astounding asymmetry* await! Fun for all the family in this utterly splendid (and totally silly) Christmas magic extravaganza! *Mr Morgan is much taller than Mr West, after all. “Hilarious and good for all ages” – Primary Times ★★★★ “hugely talented” – Daily Mirror ★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  12th December 2021
    TIME: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show
    Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show! | Start 1pmand 4pm | Tickets £10 | Theatre | Age 5+ A family festive feast of magic, mystery, and merriment! Time-travelling magicians Morgan and West crash into Christmas with a show full of fabulous family fun, festive frolics and fantastic facial furniture! The dynamic duo deal out a delightful dollop of deception, deftly delivered with a dash of derring-do. Awesomely alliterative acts of amazement and astounding asymmetry* await! Fun for all the family in this utterly splendid (and totally silly) Christmas magic extravaganza! *Mr Morgan is much taller than Mr West, after all. “Hilarious and good for all ages” – Primary Times ★★★★ “hugely talented” – Daily Mirror ★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  12th December 2021
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Festival of Christmas Music
    Popular annual concert featuring Carols for Choir and Audience. Programme will include excepts from "Messiah" and seasonal readings. (Ticket price TBC; look out for publicity or check website nearer the time)
    VENUE: Crosthwaite Church
    DATE:  14th December 2021
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:00
  • Dear Future Children
    Cinema | (12A) | 89 minutes | 16th December 20:30 Dear Future Children explores how three young women in Hong Kong, Chile and Uganda cope with the staggering personal impact of their political activism. A film about the next generation, made by the next generation. With global protests on the rise, Dear Future Children is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift. Followed by a pre-recorded QandA with director Franz Böhm.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  16th December 2021
    TIME: 20:30 - 23:00
  • A Boy Called Christmas
    Cinema | (PG) | 103 minutes 17th December 16:45 18th December 14:15 The origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined in Gil Kenan's live action A Boy Called Christmas. An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Dear Future Children explores how three young women in Hong Kong, Chile and Uganda cope with the staggering personal impact of their political activism. A film about the next generation, made by the next generation. With global protests on the rise, Dear Future Children is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift. Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with director Franz Böhm.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  17th - 18th December 2021
    TIME: 16:30 - 23:00
  • Boxing Day
    Cinema | (15) | 109 minutes Inspired by writer, director, and star Aml Ameen's life, Boxing Day follows Melvin (Ameen), a British author living in America, who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiance, Lisa (King), to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test as she discovers the world her fiance has left behind. 17th December 20:30 18th December 20:30 19th December 18:30
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  17th - 19th December 2021
    TIME: 20:30 - 23:00
  • A Muppet Christmas Carol
    Tis the season for love, laughter and one of the most cherished stories of all time. Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Michael Caine gives a performance that's anything but bah, humbug! as greedy, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge. One fateful Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Together with kind, humble Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog) and his family, these Spirits open Scrooge's eyes and his heart to the true meaning of Christmas. Cinema | (U) | 86 minutes | 18th December 11:45
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  18th December 2021
    TIME: 11:30 - 14:00
  • A Christmas Carol
    Cinema | (PG) | 94 minutes | 18th December 17:15 A Victorian family prepares a paper theatre for a performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly, the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets. The classic tale unfolds in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, theatrical drama featuring sumptuous visual effects inspired by the techniques of early cinema. In a daring twist of format, characters are portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of the world’s most recognisable actors.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  18th December 2021
    TIME: 11:31 - 14:00
  • It's A Wonderful Life
    George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he wishes he had never been born. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrificed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes; showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without our traditional screening of It's A Wonderful Life! Cinema | (U) | 131 minutes | 18th December 14:45
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  18th December 2021
    TIME: 14:30 - 17:30
  • Christmas Pantomime - Red Riding Hood
    Chaplin's the Uk's leading touring children's Pantomime company is coming to The Gather Ennerdale! For 75 minutes the children will be transported to the Magic Wood, where they will meet Little Red Riding Hood and all her friends. Packed solid with comedy, songs and adventure. Chaplins specialise in small scale children's pantos, bringing the magic of live theatre to you. Their pantos are especially written to be enjoyed by ages 3 to 12, but we know it is loved by ages 3 to 103! Two performances, 10:30am and 1:30pm Family ticket valid for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Family tickets: £45 Adult ticket: £15 Child ticket: £10.00
    VENUE: The Gather
    DATE:  19th December 2021
    TIME: 10:30 - 14:30
  • Christmas Book Crafts
    Join us at Barrow Library for a special Christmas Book Craft. Stories and crafts inspired by Matt Haig's magical A Boy Called Christmas. Suitable for 5-11 year olds. Places are free but must be booked. call 01229407370 or email cathy.fidler@cumbria.gov.uk to book.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  20th December 2021
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Christmas Story Tots
    Join us at Barrow Library for a special Christmas Story Tots. Stories and crafts for 0-5's and their grown ups. Phone 01229407373 or email cathy.fidler@cumbria.gov.uk to book.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  21st December 2021
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  Recurring events in this month
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Workington Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Workington Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Aspatria Local Link
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Aspatria Local Link Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Keswick Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Keswick Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Maryport Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Maryport Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Moorclose Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Moorclose Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Seaton Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Seaton Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Silloth Local Link
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Silloth Local Link and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Wigton Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Wigton Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Craft Club
    Join us every Wednesday from 1.30-3.30pm and have a go at crafts and meet new people. Everyone is welcome.
  • 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
  • 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 - Workington Library
    Drop in to Workington Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Keswick Library
    Drop in to Keswick Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Maryport Library
    Drop in to Maryport Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Moorclose Library
    Drop in to Moorclose Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Silloth Local Link
    Drop in to Silloth Local Links for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Aspatria Local Link
    Drop in to Aspatria Local Link Library for a relaxing afternoon of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Seaton Library
    Drop in to Seaton Library for a relaxing afternoon of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • 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
    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
    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
    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.
  • English Cafe at Carlisle Library
    Join us at Carlisle Library with Community Learning and Skills and AWAZ for a free weekly English cafe for English language practice. Friendly environment to speak and learn English, play board games, have a coffee or tea and explore our online resources. Sign up for free English language classes and library membership. Drop-in session, no need to book.
  • PIns and Needles
    Bring along your knitting, sewing, or whatever you're working on and meet up with fellow crafters for a free cuppa and a chat. All welcome. We will be meeting up on 1st and the 3rd Monday of the month from 1.30-3.00pm starting on Monday 2nd March 2020.
  • Reading Group
    Join us on the first Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm. We are a friendly group and are always looking for new members. Phone Maryport Library on 01900 812384 for more information or just drop into the next session.
  • Shared reading group
    This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm. We are always looking for new members. Please pop along to the next meeting.
  • Beauty and the Beast Colouring Competition
    Colouring Competition. Pick up an entry form from Barrow Library. Watch as an arrogant young prince is turned into a hideous Beast who is destined to stay that way until he learns to love and be loved in return. Meet the beautiful Belle who turns up at the Beast's castle after he imprisons her mother. Will Belle and her friends conquer evil and lift the curse? There's only one way to find out! To Win Tickets Simply colour in your own beautiful picture. Hand in to a member of library staff.
  • Naked
    Cinema | (18) | 131 minutes | 2nd December 20:00 Mike Leigh's portrait of male angst and social dislocation from 1993 (newly remastered by the BFI National Archive) features a truly unforgettable performance from David Thewlis. Johnny (Thewlis) is a frenetic and destructive outsider who tears through the lives of others like an emotional tornado. On the run from Manchester, he seeks sanctuary with his ex-girlfriend Louise (Sharp) in London, where he immediately targets her vulnerable housemate Sophie (Cartlidge) with his unique blend of predatory charm. From there he embarks on a nocturnal odyssey across the city, dragging other disaffected souls into his orbit as he spirals towards his own personal apocalypse. Mike Leigh's Cannes-storming film is a masterly, controversial, and totally unforgettable exploration of society morally adrift in the aftermath of Thatchers Britain. Will Massa, Curator of Contemporary Fiction Film.
  • China Crisis: RETROspective
    China Crisis found major success in the UK with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums and hits across Australia, Europe and the Americas. The band are known for their string of hit singles, including African & White, Chrstian, Working with Fire and Steel, Black Man Ray and Wishful Thinking, The RETROspective tour will see the band performing these classics alongside songs from all of their seven studio albums.
  • A Furness Yule
    Barra Culture presents #AFurnessYule, recognising the town's Viking origins and providing an alternative to traditional festive celebrations. #AFurnessYule, sponsored by BAE Systems, takes place in Barrow's town centre on Saturdays, November 27 and December 4 culminating in an extravaganza of fire and fun at the Dock Museum on Sunday, December 5. It's the chance to celebrate all things Viking, with crafts, runes, workshops, music and theatrical spectacles. Activities include creating a Yule goat, creative craft stalls including textile activities and pottery workshops, storytelling and Scandanavian songs. Events on December 4 take place mainly near The Forum.
  • A Furness Yule
    Barra Culture presents #AFurnessYule, recognising the town's Viking origins and providing an alternative to traditional festive celebrations. #AFurnessYule, sponsored by BAE Systems, takes place in Barrow's town centre on Saturdays, November 27 and December 4 culminating in an extravaganza of fire and fun at the Dock Museum on Sunday, December 5. It's the chance to celebrate all things Viking, with crafts, runes, workshops, music and theatrical spectacles. Activities include creating a Yule goat, creative craft stalls including textile activities and pottery workshops, storytelling and Scandanavian songs. Events on December 5 take place mainly at The Dock Museum.
  • Kendal Light Up A Life Celebration
    Light up a Life is a Christmas remembrance service, hosted by St John's Hospice. Everyone is welcome to join in, whether or not you have a connection to St John's Hospice. There will be a mix of music, reflection and readings as we light our lights in memory of our loved ones. Light up a Life is free to attend and suitable for the whole family. You can also choose to dedicate a light on the hospice Christmas tree in memory of a loved one by making a donation to St John's. Visit www.sjhospice.org.uk/lightupalife to make your dedication.
  • FREE Mindfulness Tasters
    Free Mindfulness taster sessions: 1 Present at Christmas 2 Mindfulness Through Pattern
  • Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show!
    A family festive feast of magic, mystery, and merriment! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West crash into Christmas with a show full of fabulous family fun, festive frolics and fantastic facial furniture! The dynamic duo deal out a delightful dollop of deception, deftly delivered with a dash of derring-do. Awesomely alliterative acts of amazement and astounding asymmetry* await!
  • King Richard
    (12A) | 138 minutes Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California's abandoned tennis courts rain or shine the girls are shaped by their fathe's unyielding commitment and their mother's balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, the film follows the journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately deliver two of the world's greatest sports legends. Inspirational Drama presented in partnership with Kendal Lawn Tennis Club. 10th December 19:45 11th December 19:45 12th December 13:30
  • Mothering Sunday
    On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother's Day. Her employers, Mr and Mrs Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend an afternoon of abandon with her secret lover, Paul (Josh O'Connor), the boy from the manor house nearby who is Jane's long-term love despite the fact that he's engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents' friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Janes life forever. (15) | 104 minutes 10th December 20:15 12th December 17:45 15th December 20:15 16th December 16:45 (Subtitled Screening) https://www.breweryarts.co.uk/event/mothering-sunday/
  • A Christmas Celebration
    A joyful Christmas concert, with carols for choir and audience, together with Navidad Nuestra and Fantasia on Christmas Carols, with orchestra. Conductor Geoffrey Field, tenor soloist Christopher Steele.
  • Christmas Pudding Run
    A 10K course through the beautiful Great Langdale valley. The Langdale Christmas Pudding run has become a popular event to start the festive season. With over 1000 entered at it's peak, the race appeals to all who enjoy the fun side of running. Every finisher gets a Christmas Pudding and many runners dress in festive costumes - all adding to the party atmosphere.
  • Reflections at Christmas time
    Solway Singers Christmas Concert: christmas music and also the lovely Faure Requiem. It also marks the retirement of our Musical Director, Anthony Peacock - part of the proceeds will go to Eden Valley Hospice.
  • Brodkin Troublemaker
    After showering Sepp Blatter with banknotes, upstaging Kanye West at Glastonbury, and handing Theresa May her P45, the critically acclaimed comedian explores why trouble has followed him from primary school through medical school to lockdown homeschool. And what it's like to be chased by Donald Trumps bodyguards, how to make the police laugh while they're arresting you, and what to do when you're outed as a Jew by the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show
    Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show! | Start 1pm & 4pm | Tickets £10 | Theatre | Age 5+ A family festive feast of magic, mystery, and merriment! Time-travelling magicians Morgan and West crash into Christmas with a show full of fabulous family fun, festive frolics and fantastic facial furniture! The dynamic duo deal out a delightful dollop of deception, deftly delivered with a dash of derring-do. Awesomely alliterative acts of amazement and astounding asymmetry* await! Fun for all the family in this utterly splendid (and totally silly) Christmas magic extravaganza! *Mr Morgan is much taller than Mr West, after all. “Hilarious and good for all ages” – Primary Times ★★★★ “hugely talented” – Daily Mirror ★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage
  • Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show
    Morgan and West's Great Big Christmas Magic Show! | Start 1pmand 4pm | Tickets £10 | Theatre | Age 5+ A family festive feast of magic, mystery, and merriment! Time-travelling magicians Morgan and West crash into Christmas with a show full of fabulous family fun, festive frolics and fantastic facial furniture! The dynamic duo deal out a delightful dollop of deception, deftly delivered with a dash of derring-do. Awesomely alliterative acts of amazement and astounding asymmetry* await! Fun for all the family in this utterly splendid (and totally silly) Christmas magic extravaganza! *Mr Morgan is much taller than Mr West, after all. “Hilarious and good for all ages” – Primary Times ★★★★ “hugely talented” – Daily Mirror ★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage
  • Festival of Christmas Music
    Popular annual concert featuring Carols for Choir and Audience. Programme will include excepts from "Messiah" and seasonal readings. (Ticket price TBC; look out for publicity or check website nearer the time)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
    Cinema | (12A) | 135 minutes For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. 15th December 16:00, 19:45 16th December 16:00, 19:45 17th December 16:00, 19:45 18th December 12:30, 16:00, 19:45 19th December 14:15, 18:00 22nd December 12:00 (Subtitled Screening), 16:30, 20:00 23rd December 12:00, 16:30, 20:00 24th December 12:00, 16:30 29th December 11:45, 15:15 30th December 12:00, 16:30 12th January 16:15 13th January 16:15
  • Dear Future Children
    Cinema | (12A) | 89 minutes | 16th December 20:30 Dear Future Children explores how three young women in Hong Kong, Chile and Uganda cope with the staggering personal impact of their political activism. A film about the next generation, made by the next generation. With global protests on the rise, Dear Future Children is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift. Followed by a pre-recorded QandA with director Franz Böhm.
  • A Boy Called Christmas
    Cinema | (PG) | 103 minutes 17th December 16:45 18th December 14:15 The origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined in Gil Kenan's live action A Boy Called Christmas. An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Dear Future Children explores how three young women in Hong Kong, Chile and Uganda cope with the staggering personal impact of their political activism. A film about the next generation, made by the next generation. With global protests on the rise, Dear Future Children is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift. Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with director Franz Böhm.
  • Boxing Day
    Cinema | (15) | 109 minutes Inspired by writer, director, and star Aml Ameen's life, Boxing Day follows Melvin (Ameen), a British author living in America, who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiance, Lisa (King), to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test as she discovers the world her fiance has left behind. 17th December 20:30 18th December 20:30 19th December 18:30
  • A Muppet Christmas Carol
    Tis the season for love, laughter and one of the most cherished stories of all time. Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. Michael Caine gives a performance that's anything but bah, humbug! as greedy, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge. One fateful Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Together with kind, humble Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog) and his family, these Spirits open Scrooge's eyes and his heart to the true meaning of Christmas. Cinema | (U) | 86 minutes | 18th December 11:45
  • A Christmas Carol
    Cinema | (PG) | 94 minutes | 18th December 17:15 A Victorian family prepares a paper theatre for a performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly, the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets. The classic tale unfolds in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, theatrical drama featuring sumptuous visual effects inspired by the techniques of early cinema. In a daring twist of format, characters are portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of the world’s most recognisable actors.
  • It's A Wonderful Life
    George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he wishes he had never been born. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrificed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes; showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without our traditional screening of It's A Wonderful Life! Cinema | (U) | 131 minutes | 18th December 14:45
  • Christmas Pantomime - Red Riding Hood
    Chaplin's the Uk's leading touring children's Pantomime company is coming to The Gather Ennerdale! For 75 minutes the children will be transported to the Magic Wood, where they will meet Little Red Riding Hood and all her friends. Packed solid with comedy, songs and adventure. Chaplins specialise in small scale children's pantos, bringing the magic of live theatre to you. Their pantos are especially written to be enjoyed by ages 3 to 12, but we know it is loved by ages 3 to 103! Two performances, 10:30am and 1:30pm Family ticket valid for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Family tickets: £45 Adult ticket: £15 Child ticket: £10.00
  • Christmas Book Crafts
    Join us at Barrow Library for a special Christmas Book Craft. Stories and crafts inspired by Matt Haig's magical A Boy Called Christmas. Suitable for 5-11 year olds. Places are free but must be booked. call 01229407370 or email cathy.fidler@cumbria.gov.uk to book.
  • Christmas Story Tots
    Join us at Barrow Library for a special Christmas Story Tots. Stories and crafts for 0-5's and their grown ups. Phone 01229407373 or email cathy.fidler@cumbria.gov.uk to book.