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  Events for April 2019
  • Easter Drop-in Craft Sessions
    Pop in and get creative at our Easter drop-in craft sessions. Suitable for ages 4-11 years
    VENUE: Cleator Moor Pop-Up Library
    DATE:  2nd April 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Green Door in Grasmere
    Green Door are heading to Grasmere for our first group exhibition of the year. The exhibition at Grasmere Village Hall will include a diverse and exhilarating range of 2D and 3D work from more than half of our 100 members. Work will include ceramics, glass, mixed media, painting. printmaking, textiles and wood.
    VENUE: Grasmere Village Hall
    DATE:  2nd - 10th April 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:30
  • Compost Critters
    Check out all the compost critters that live in the compost bin and the importance of them in the garden as well as planting seeds. Free activity for children
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  2nd April 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Demential Information Drop In
    If you would like to find out more about any forms of dementia, either as a carer or otherwise, pop in to talk to the friendly Alzheimer's Society representative, who can provide information and details of support available.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  2nd April 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:00
  • Community Lunch
    Yewdale Community Centre hold a free community lunch, soup and a roll every first Tuesday of the month. This month information on tops tips for staying steady, Community Falls Prevention Worker will be there to give advice.
    VENUE: Yewdale Community Centre
    DATE:  2nd April 2019
    TIME: 11:30 - 13:30
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Join Judith from Age UK at our free Falls Prevention Advice session, who will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on reducing risk and preventing falls.
    VENUE: Yewdale Community Centre
    DATE:  2nd April 2019
    TIME: 11:30 - 15:00
  • Carer Group
    Free; find out more information, get support or a friendly ear for those supporting someone with dementia or early stage memory loss. Every Tuesday.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  2nd April 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 15:30
  • Veggie Tales & Fabulous Fruits
    This Easter join us for some fruity family fun and get to know your onions! This children's event has stories, printing and collage for children aged 4 and above. Please book your place by phone 01539 713520 or in the Library as places are limited & dress for mess!
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  3rd April 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Boots, Books and Sandwiches
    An afternoon event for you to find out what our church leaders read. Come along and meet Bishop James Newcome, Bishop Emma Ineson and Reverend Sarah Moore.
    VENUE: Gosforth Library Link
    DATE:  3rd April 2019
    TIME: 12:00 - 15:00
  • Easter Drop-in Craft Sessions
    Pop in and get creative at our Easter drop-in craft sessions. Suitable for ages 4-11 years
    VENUE: Frizington Library
    DATE:  3rd April 2019
    TIME: 14:15 - 16:15
  • Veggie Tales & Fabulous Fruits
    This Easter join us for some fruity family fun and get to know your onions! This children's event has stories, printing and collage for children aged 4 and above. Please book your place by phone (32749) or in the Library as places are limited & dress for mess!
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  3rd April 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:30
  • Lego club
    Parent / Carers and children aged 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential.
    VENUE: Gosforth Library Link
    DATE:  3rd April 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Veggie Tales & Fabulous Fruits
    This Easter join us for some fruity family fun and get to know your onions! This children's event has stories, printing and collage for children aged 4 and above. Please book your place by phone 01229 404151 or in the Library as places are limited & dress for mess!
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  4th April 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Waste Prevention Activity
    Sarah McNeil will be running a fun waste prevention activity for families. Places are limited so booking is essential.
    VENUE: Cleator Moor Pop-Up Library
    DATE:  4th April 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Easter Drop-In Craft Session
    Pop in and get creative at our Easter drop-in craft sessions. Suitable for children aged 4-11 years
    VENUE: Seascale Library
    DATE:  5th April 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Waste Prevention Activity
    Sarah McNeil will be running a fun waste prevention activity for families. Places are limited so booking is essential.
    VENUE: Frizington Library
    DATE:  5th April 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Easter Drop-in Craft Sessions
    Pop in and get creative at our Easter drop-in craft sessions. Suitable for ages 4-11 years
    VENUE: Egremont Library
    DATE:  5th April 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Have a go - Silk painting
    Eden Community Learning and Skills will be running a selection of Taster sessions - Silk Painting is the first session
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  6th April 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 11:30
  • Have a go - Silk paper making
    Eden Community Learning and Skills are running some introductory sessions - silk Paper Making
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  6th April 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Choral Evensong
    On Sunday 7th April members of Keswick Choral Society will sing Evensong in the ancient church of St Andrew, Dacre. St Andrew's has stood from at least the 13th century. As St Andrew's currently has no choir of its own, KCS is helping to continue the tradition of choral worship practised by Christians for two thousand years. In the 21st century, research has shown that many people of all faiths and none are finding Evensong's 45 minutes of music and reflection provide a welcome period of calm and mindfulness in an increasingly busy world. Everyone is welcome (there is no charge). The service will start at 4 pm. The music will include the following: Mozart: Ave Verum Responses: Smith of Durham Canticles: Stanford in C Mendelssohn: He that shall endure to the end The anthem by Mendelssohn is taken from his oratorio Elijah and will serve as a taster for the Society's performance of the full work on 11 may at St John's church, Keswick
    VENUE: St Andrew's Church
    DATE:  7th April 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Coffee and Quiz Mornings
    All welcome at this relaxed and friendly quiz session. Also, representatives from various organisations are present on a regular basis to offer help and advice. Eg. St Mary's Hospice; First Step; Furness Carers; Healthwatch Cumbria; Alzheimer's Society and NHS Cumbria. Drop-in, no appointment needed.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  8th April 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Millom Library RSPB Spring event
    Dave Smith (RSPB West Cumbria) will be on hand to provide advice and ideas on helping to support wildlife in your garden. With free information sheets on gardening for birds and wildlife. The warden for the Tern Project at the Hodbarrow Reserve will also be present to discuss activities.
    VENUE: Millom Library
    DATE:  8th April 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust Rucksack of Rhymes
    Spring Sights and Sounds Rucksack of Rhymes. Suitable for children 0-5 years. Explore a short Wordsworth poem through songs and a story, and then play with some toys and do a songbird or April shower craft. Places are limited so booking is essential.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  8th April 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Spring sights and Sounds Activities and Crafts. Suitable for children 4+. Explore some poems then learn about the Cumbrian tradition of Pace eggs, before getting creative with an egg craft of our own! Places are limited so booking is essential.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  8th April 2019
    TIME: 11:30 - 12:30
  • Spring sights and Sounds
    Songs, Stories and rhymes for 0-5 years with Wordsworth Trust
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  8th April 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust
    Sights and sounds of Spring Rucksack of Rhymes-songs, rhymes and stories and spring songbird craft or an April Shower mobile. For 0-5 year olds. Drop in.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  8th April 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Spring Sights and Sounds
    Easter activities and egg crafts for 4 years +
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  8th April 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:00
  • Wordsworth Trust
    Spring Sights and Sounds Activities and Crafts. Find out about egg decorating and the Cumbrian tradition of pace eggs. Then get creative with an egg craft. For Children aged 4 years+ Drop In
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  8th April 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:00
  • Compost Critters Returns
    Another opportunity to come and check out all the creepy crawlies that live in a compost bin and plant a seed as well. Booking is essential - limited number of places.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  9th April 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Easter Drop-in Craft Sessions
    Pop in and get creative at our Easter drop-in craft sessions. Suitable for ages 4-11 years
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  9th April 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Jean Briggs - author talk
    Join us for an afternoon with historical crime writer, J.C. Briggs who will be talking about her novels. Following a career teaching English in schools in Cheshire, Hong Kong and Lancashire, Jean Briggs turned her hand to writing. She has published four titles featuring the great Victorian novelist Charles Dickens as a detective, with his partner, Superintendent Sam Jones of Bow Street. Held in conjunction with The Crime Writer's Association, this is an event not to be missed! Tickets £2 from Grange over Sands Library.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  10th April 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:30
  • Children's Drop-in Easter Activity
    Children's Easter craft activity for 4-11yrs. Come along, no booking required.
    VENUE: Gosforth Library Link
    DATE:  10th April 2019
    TIME: 15:15 - 17:15
  • Talkin AWESOME Adventure Day
    ARCHERY - WOODLAND SKILLS - ORIENTEERING Drop the kids for a day of AWESOME Adventure Activities at Talkin Tarn Country Park. Our qualified, experienced instructors will guide your children through a range of exciting outdoor activities, ensuring that they are well looked after with lunch provided by the Talkin Tarn Tea Rooms. Suitable for children between the ages of 8 and 14 years, our Adventure Day Camps provide the perfect opportunity to get out into the fresh air, away from the distractions of tablets and games consoles - and a bit of peace and quiet for the grown ups during school holidays! Places on these events must be pre-booked. Registration on the day opens at 9am, with collection by 3:30. Extended supervision can be arranged around these times, please contact us directly. All of our instructors hold an enhanced DBS check and are suitably qualified to run our activities.
    VENUE: Talkin Tarn Country Park
    DATE:  11th April 2019
    TIME: 09:00 - 15:30
  • Waste Prevention Activity
    Sarah McNeil will be running a fun waste prevention activity for families. Places are limited so booking is essential.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  11th April 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Author Event: M W Craven and Kate Jackson at Carlisle Library
    Join us for an afternoon with best-selling crime writer M. W. Craven in conversation with crime fiction reviewer and blogger Kate Jackson. Held in conjunction with the Crime Writers' Association, they will discuss how crime fiction has been shaped by the modern world. Mike's novel "The Puppet Show," features a serial killer committing murders in the Lake District's prehistoric stone circles. Kate is the author of "The Pocket Detective: 100+ puzzles," in the British Library Crime Classics series.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  11th April 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:30
  • Martin Edwards author talk
    An afternoon of crime with bestselling crime writer Martin Edwards. Martin will be talking about his latest novel 'Gallows Court' and answering your questions too! An event not to be missed... call in/ring 01539 713520 for £2 tickets.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  11th April 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:15
  • Crime Writer Association - Authors event
    Join us for an evening of Classic and Contemporary Crime! Best selling crime writers Martin Edwards, Marsali Taylor and Jean Briggs in conversation. Held in conjunction with the Crime Writers' Association, this is an event not to be missed! Entry by ticket only, available from the library 01229 404151
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  11th April 2019
    TIME: 19:00
  • Talkin AWESOME Adventure Day
    CANOEING - ARCHERY - THE TREASURE CHEST Drop the kids for a day of AWESOME Adventure Activities at Talkin Tarn Country Park. Our qualified, experienced instructors will guide your children through a range of exciting outdoor activities, ensuring that they are well looked after with lunch provided by the Talkin Tarn Tea Rooms. Suitable for children between the ages of 8 and 14 years, our Adventure Day Camps provide the perfect opportunity to get out into the fresh air, away from the distractions of tablets and games consoles - and a bit of peace and quiet for the grown ups during school holidays! Places on these events must be pre-booked. Registration on the day opens at 9am, with collection by 3:30. Extended supervision can be arranged around these times, please contact us directly. All of our instructors hold an enhanced DBS check and are suitably qualified to run our activities.
    VENUE: Talkin Tarn Country Park
    DATE:  12th April 2019
    TIME: 09:00 - 15:30
  • Waste Prevention Activity
    Sarah McNeil will be running a fun waste prevention activity for families. Places are limited so booking is essential.
    VENUE: Egremont Library
    DATE:  12th April 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Millom Library Compost Critters Spring Event
    For children and adults Come along to play compost games Find out about the creepy crawlies who turn food waste & garden waste into compost for your plant pots & gardens See them in action on a computer screen using a USB Microscope Find out how to make compost or your own wormery Find out how you can get a discounted compost bin. Talk to a Master Composter
    VENUE: Millom Library
    DATE:  12th April 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Spring Sights & Sounds with the Wordsworth Trust
    Visit Ambleside library this Easter holiday and enjoy stories, singing and craft activites with your little ones. Wordsworth Trust are bringing their 2 activities: The Rucksack of Rhymes is suitable for tiny tots 0-5 years and the Craft activity is suitable for age 4+ Please contact Ambleside library for details and to book a place 015394 32507
    VENUE: Ambleside library
    DATE:  12th April 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Crime Writers' Association Author Event
    Join us for an afternoon with best-selling crime writers, Martin Edwards and Christine Poulson, in conversation with crime fiction reviewer and blogger, Kate Jackson. Held in conjunction with The Crime Writers' Association, this is an event not to be missed! Tickets are £2 available from Ambleside Library (Tel 015394 32507)
    VENUE: Ambleside Library
    DATE:  12th April 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 15:30
  • Blood, Sweat & Research: Drawing on Real Life to Write Crime
    Join us for an afternoon with Paul Gitsham, Anthony Johnston and Marsali Taylor. Three best-selling authors in conversation about their crime novels, and how they draw upon real life to write them. Tickets £2 from Windermere Library (Tel 015394 88945).
    VENUE: Windermere Library
    DATE:  12th April 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:00
  • History, mystery and forensic psychology
    A veritable feast of crime with psychologist David Canter and bestselling authors Kate Ellis and Linda Stratmann. Held in conjunction with the Crime Writers' Association (CWA).
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  12th April 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:15
  • Penrith Town Band
    A very special exhibition at Penrith Library celebrating Penrith Town Band's 125th anniversary from 1st -20th April. Performances from the training and intermediate band will take place on Saturday 13th April.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  13th April 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:15
  • Carlisle Passion Play 2019
    A spectacular and dramatic outdoor performance portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The event is free to attend and will be staged by Classic Theatre Cumbria. There will be two 1 hour long performances at 11am and 2pm.
    VENUE: Pedestrian Area
    DATE:  13th April 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Fun Archery Sessions
    An introduction to archery at our Cumbria archery venue. Join us for a fun and exciting activity session where you will learn how to shoot safely and confidently in no time at all. Perfect for beginners of all ages from 8 years to adult (you're never too old), our archery sessions begin with a short demonstration and safety briefing, followed by some one to one coaching to ensure you are shooting safely and confidently. Next up it's a few practice arrows to get your eye in, followed by a series of games and competitions. Our friendly, experienced instructor will be on hand to offer guidance and help you to improve throughout your hour long session. We limit places on our open sessions to 8 participants to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their session and shoots as many arrows as possible at our authentic straw targets, balloons and sweets. Booking is essential - https://www.independentadventure.co.uk/talkin-adventures-cumbria/archery-sessions-carlisle-cumbria
    VENUE: Talkin Tarn Country Park
    DATE:  13th April 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Lost Voice Guy: I'm Only In It For The Parking
    “LAUGH-OUT LOUD FUNNY” The Independent Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK. “CONSISTENTLY HILARIOUS” Broadway Baby He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless. “SAVAGELY FUNNY…HE’S A BLOODY GOOD COMEDIAN.” The Wee Review £14.00 - Concessions £16.00 - Adults
    VENUE: The Beggar's Theatre
    DATE:  13th April 2019
    TIME: 20:00 - 23:00
  • Archives Discovery Evening, Whitehaven
    Informal drop in evening held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.This month our regular open evening focuses on one of west Cumbria's most historic small towns' Egremont. Come along and celebrate its history, traditions, industries of old and some of its characters
    VENUE: Whitehaven Archive Centre
    DATE:  16th April 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Raspberry Pi Coders and Makers club
    Coding fun for all the family. Booking essential - this series fully booked (waiting list available).
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  17th April 2019
    TIME: 15:31 - 16:31
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Join Judith from Age UK at our free Falls Prevention Advice session, who will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on reducing risk and preventing falls.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  18th April 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Lego Club
    Catapult Building- Free Activity 5 year+. Booking essential.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  18th April 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 16:45
  • The 21st Cumbria Easter Rally
    Brough and Kirkby Stephen Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally. Over 250 vintage buses, lorries and commercial vehicles on show. Free admission, free bus rides. Family event. Saturday evening road run through the fells, food and drink stalls and vintage funfair. Held at some of the most picturesque locations in the Upper Eden Valley and in the Cumbrian North Pennines’ area of outstanding beauty and the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park (Westmorland Dales), the two-day event attracts thousands of people to South East Cumbria to view the impressive display of much loved vintage vehicles that, alongside a picturesque road run across the fells, frames a host of other activities and stalls for shopping and food and drink.
    VENUE: Brough and Kirkby Stephen
    DATE:  20th - 21st April 2019
    TIME: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Moorclose Family Fun Day
    Join us for a FREE family fun day. There will be lots to do for the whole family including crafts, face painting, chalk art, storytelling and much more. Taking place on Saturday 20th April from 1pm-4pm at Moorclose Community Centre. Watch this space for more information, but for now, get the date in your diary! We work on a first come first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment! Other fun days planned for 2019 are: Sat 27th July - Harrington Marina Sat 10th Aug - Moss Bay (by Jane Pit) Sat 24th Aug - Vulcan Park For more information, just contact The Events Team on 01900 702986 or office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk
    VENUE: Moorclose Community Centre
    DATE:  20th April 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 16:00
  • The Gretna Soul Night
    The Gretna Soul Night. A night of 60s and 70s Soul and Motown music played on original vinyl. Tickets available from the Crown and Mitre Hotel and Tourist Information Centre, Carlisle. Tickets still only £5. Door close 11pm.
    VENUE: Crown and Mitre Hotel
    DATE:  20th - 21st April 2019
    TIME: 20:30 - 01:00
  • BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    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 http://www.newslanka.net/buddhist_group_of_kendal_25th_anniversary.html http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.Kendal_Buddhists_celebrate_25_years_of_faith/
    VENUE: Castle Street Community Centre
    DATE:  21st April 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Baby Yoga
    Come along and try a free taster session - you and your baby.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  23rd April 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Children's First Aid
    First Aid Specialists Claire Sharpe will be raising awareness of first aid in an informal relaxed atmosphere. Children are welcome with adults at this event. Booking required as limited number of spaces.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  23rd April 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 14:30
  • World Book Night Big Book Swap
    Join The Friends of Grange Library on 23rd April at the Big Book Swap in Grange-over-Sands Library to celebrate World Book Night. Swap a book, take part in a fun but fiendish quiz, listen to two local authors talking about their writing and enjoy a cuppa and some homemade cake. There are two book swap sessions: 3.30 to 4.30 pm and 7.00 to 8.00 pm.
    VENUE: Grange Library
    DATE:  23rd April 2019
    TIME: 15:30 - 20:00
  • General Knowledge Quiz Night
    Penrith Library will be hosting a fun quiz night. Bring a team or join a table- light refreshments will be provided. Booking required.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  23rd April 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:30
  • Children's First Aid
    Claire Sharpe will be raising awareness of first aid in an informal relaxed atmosphere. Repeat session. Children are welcome to attend the session with adults. Booking essential
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  25th April 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 14:30
  • Lego Club
    Bridge Building. For 5 years+ Booking essential
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  25th April 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 16:45
  • Coffee Morning
    Coffee morning. Garden plant swap
    VENUE: Gosforth Library Link
    DATE:  27th April 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Millom Library Wordsworth on Tour
    The Wordsworth Trusts pop-up session will introduce William Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy and their life at Dove Cottage, as well as some incredible items from the collection.
    VENUE: Millom Library
    DATE:  27th April 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Author Event John Connolly
    Join us for an evening with bestselling author, John Connolly, who is celebrating 20 years as a published author this year. John will talk about his newest Charlie Parker title, the epic Book of Bones, the ultimate mystery thriller. Tickets £5, to include refreshments, available from Kendal Library 01539 713520.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  27th April 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:30
  • Quiz with Keith Baty
    Quiz in aid of Cumbria Overseas Aid Trust (COAT). Teams of 4 - 6. Snacks included. Soft drinks for sale or bring your own bottle.
    VENUE: Heads Nook Village Hall
    DATE:  27th April 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • Fun Archery Sessions
    An introduction to archery at our Cumbria archery venue. Join us for a fun and exciting activity session where you will learn how to shoot safely and confidently in no time at all. Perfect for beginners of all ages from 8 years to adult (you're never too old), our archery sessions begin with a short demonstration and safety briefing, followed by some one to one coaching to ensure you are shooting safely and confidently. Next up it's a few practice arrows to get your eye in, followed by a series of games and competitions. Our friendly, experienced instructor will be on hand to offer guidance and help you to improve throughout your hour long session. We limit places on our open sessions to 8 participants to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their session and shoots as many arrows as possible at our authentic straw targets, balloons and sweets. Booking is essential - https://www.independentadventure.co.uk/talkin-adventures-cumbria/archery-sessions-carlisle-cumbria
    VENUE: Talkin Tarn Country Park
    DATE:  28th April 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Baby Massage
    To introduce to adults how baby massage sessions work. For babies 5/6 weeks - 9/10months. Booking essential.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  30th April 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Falls Prevention Drop In and Coffee Morning
    Everyone is at risk of falls as they age; it's a big cause of Hospital Admissions and can result in serious injuries and long term complications. Join us to learn how making small adjustments to your daily life can reduce your risk of falls and give you greater freedom and confidence.
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  30th April 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Have a go - Block printing
    Eden Community Learning and Skills are running some introductory sessions - Block Printing
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  30th April 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Baby Massage
    To introduce to adults how baby massage sessions work. For babies 5/6 weeks - 9/10months. Booking essential.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  30th April 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Have a go - Gift labels
    Eden Community Learning and Skills are running some introductory sessions - Gift Labels
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  30th April 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 15:00
  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.
  • Rhymetime at Workington Library
    Calling all 0-4 year olds! Come and join us for songs, rhymes and stories at Workington Library on Tuesdays from 11-11.30. Term time only.
  • 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
  • Riverside Job Club at Longtown Library
    Join us for our weekly job club at Longtown Library for Riverside tenants. Their friendly and supportive Employment and Training advisor can help you to search for a job, investigate work experience and mentoring opportunities, get help with writing a CV and filling out job applications, and brush up on your interview techniques to help you find the job you really want. Tuesdays from 1.30-3.30pm.
  • PCSO Drop In Session
    Your Neighbourhood Community Police Officers will visit Brampton Library the 1st Monday of every month from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. If you have any concerns, issues or just want a quick chat please drop in to speak to the local PCSO.
  • PCSO Drop-in Session
    Police Community Support Officers will be at Carlisle Library every Thursday between 3 and 5pm. If you have any concerns, issues or just want a quick chat, please drop-in to speak to the local PCSO.
  • Crafternoon Club at Carlisle Library
    Join us at Carlisle Library on Thursdays 1-4pm for a weekly knit and natter to show off your latest work or learn new skills. Beginners and experienced crafters welcome!
  • 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
  • Under 6 Junior football
    Fun football sessions for players in year 1. £16 for a block of six hourly sessions with FA registered coaches. Pre booking is essential, email or message our FB page for more details.
  • 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.
  • South Lakeland District Council Drop In
    A South Lakeland District Council Adviser is available to help with council-related issues every Wednesday between 10.15am and 1pm. No booking required.
  • South Lakeland District Council Drop In
    A South Lakeland District Council Adviser is available to help with council-related issues every Tuesday and Thursday between 9.15 am and 12.15 pm. No booking required.
  • IT Drop In Sessions
    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 from10.00 am to 12 noon on the second Friday of the month.
  • 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.
  • Councillor Surgery
    Councillor Mark Jenkinson will be at Seaton Library on the first Friday of every month from 4-5pm. Feel free to pop in and see him with your queries or concerns
  • 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.
  • Rhyme Time
    Rhyming session for toddlers with their parents/ carers Free drop in no need to book Every Monday 10.45am to 11.30am
  • Storytime at Grange Library
    Storytime at Grange Library for pre-school children with parents, grandparents and carers. Come along and enjoy some lovely stories. Storytime is termtime only, check with Library for dates.
  • Pins and Needles
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Tuesday 1pm - 3pm
  • 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.
  • Lego Club
    Parent / Carer and children age 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential. Free (Every second Monday in the month) 3.30pm-4.30pm
  • Meditation Classes
    Weekly Drop In Meditation classes led by Buddhist Nun Kelsang Minche. Classes will resume on Thursday starting Jan 17th. No need to book, just turn up. Each class contains two meditations and a talk on some aspect of Buddhism
  • 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.
  • 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 Mondays from 9.30-11.30 and Fridays from 1.30-3.30
  • Dementia Awareness Drop In
    A friendly drop-in session with a volunteer from The Alzheimer's Society - for anyone affected by Dementia. Monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month. 11am-12pm 01229 404151
  • Falls Prevention with South Lakeland Age UK
    A drop-in session with advice on staying steady. Monthly on the last Tuesday each month. 10am-12pm 015394 88945
  • Silloth Local Link Reading Group
    This Reading Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 11-12. New members are always welcome. Please contact Silloth Local Link on 016973 31944.
  • Age UK drop –in
    Information and advice from the local West Cumbrian team. Last Wednesday of every month 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Storytime
    Stories, songs and rhymes for under 5s and their grown ups at Ulverston library. We hope to see you every Friday 9.30am-10am (during term-time) 01229 404151
  • 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
  • Meditation for Busy people
    Weekly drop in classes every Thursday evening giving practical advise about how to incorporate meditation and Buddhist teachings into your daily life. No need to pre book. Just turn up. No experience necessary.
  • Much More Than Meets The Eye! by James Owen Thomas
    James Owen Thomas is a new young artist who creates his art from things other cast aside. "From an early age, I always preferred to see litter in bins rather than it is spoiling the countryside, parks and seashore. I later realised how some of it can be recycled and this developed into a special interest exploring my own ideas in art. I began finding a use for brightly-coloured scratch cards that had been thrown away. Now I am pleased to say that some local businesses save them for me. I make them into pictures and sometimes combine them with paper wrappings or beachcombed items etc"
  • Forgotten Landscapes, Hidden Secrets by Andrew Burns Colwill
    An exhibition of paintings from Bristol based Andrew Burns Colwill - From stony riverbanks, ageless roots and mossy blankets rise minerals, meadows and gentle slopes supporting mighty peaks dotted with silver dwellings and streaked with grey stone walls. A timeless landscape rich in history, forgotten stories and hidden secrets.
  • 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
  • Autism Sensory Sessions
    Enjoy our fantastic sensory resources including dark den, fibre optic lights, bubble tube, light table and our new interactive colour catch combo and multifinity explorer panels. Every Thursday 4pm-6pm and Every Saturday 10.30am - 1.30pm
  • Tiny Treasures
    Free sessions for toddlers with their parents/ carers Every Monday 10am - 11am
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm
  • Crafty Ladies
    Bring along your knitting and crocheting. All welcome. Every Thursday 10am - 11.30am
  • 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.
  • Friday Jig
    Drop in and relax helping complete a communal jigsaw. Every Friday
  • Craft Group
    Free drop-in for people wanting to be creative or who want to develop their crafting skills, with a regular friendly group. Every Friday 9.30am - 12noon
  • Green Door in Grasmere
    Green Door are heading to Grasmere for our first group exhibition of the year. The exhibition at Grasmere Village Hall will include a diverse and exhilarating range of 2D and 3D work from more than half of our 100 members. Work will include ceramics, glass, mixed media, painting. printmaking, textiles and wood.
  • Easter Drop-in Craft Sessions
    Pop in and get creative at our Easter drop-in craft sessions. Suitable for ages 4-11 years
  • Demential Information Drop In
    If you would like to find out more about any forms of dementia, either as a carer or otherwise, pop in to talk to the friendly Alzheimer's Society representative, who can provide information and details of support available.
  • Poetry Group
    Every 1st Tuesday of the Month. All Welcome.
  • Compost Critters
    Check out all the compost critters that live in the compost bin and the importance of them in the garden as well as planting seeds. Free activity for children
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Join Judith from Age UK at our free Falls Prevention Advice session, who will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on reducing risk and preventing falls.
  • Community Lunch
    Yewdale Community Centre hold a free community lunch, soup and a roll every first Tuesday of the month. This month information on tops tips for staying steady, Community Falls Prevention Worker will be there to give advice.
  • Carer Group
    Free; find out more information, get support or a friendly ear for those supporting someone with dementia or early stage memory loss. Every Tuesday.
  • Knit and Natter
    Free drop-in for those with interests in knitting, sewing or who want to learn something new. Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm (Held in the pop-up Library until main Library re-opens).
  • Veggie Tales & Fabulous Fruits
    This Easter join us for some fruity family fun and get to know your onions! This children's event has stories, printing and collage for children aged 4 and above. Please book your place by phone 01539 713520 or in the Library as places are limited & dress for mess!
  • Boots, Books and Sandwiches
    An afternoon event for you to find out what our church leaders read. Come along and meet Bishop James Newcome, Bishop Emma Ineson and Reverend Sarah Moore.
  • Computer Sessions with Age UK
    Free one to one advice and guidance; booking is essential. Every Wednesday
  • Easter Drop-in Craft Sessions
    Pop in and get creative at our Easter drop-in craft sessions. Suitable for ages 4-11 years
  • Veggie Tales & Fabulous Fruits
    This Easter join us for some fruity family fun and get to know your onions! This children's event has stories, printing and collage for children aged 4 and above. Please book your place by phone (32749) or in the Library as places are limited & dress for mess!
  • Lego club
    Parent / Carers and children aged 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential.
  • Veggie Tales & Fabulous Fruits
    This Easter join us for some fruity family fun and get to know your onions! This children's event has stories, printing and collage for children aged 4 and above. Please book your place by phone 01229 404151 or in the Library as places are limited & dress for mess!
  • Come and Play
    For parents/carers and children. Every Thursday in Term Time 12.30 - 2pm
  • Waste Prevention Activity
    Sarah McNeil will be running a fun waste prevention activity for families. Places are limited so booking is essential.
  • Easter Drop-In Craft Session
    Pop in and get creative at our Easter drop-in craft sessions. Suitable for children aged 4-11 years
  • Waste Prevention Activity
    Sarah McNeil will be running a fun waste prevention activity for families. Places are limited so booking is essential.
  • Easter Drop-in Craft Sessions
    Pop in and get creative at our Easter drop-in craft sessions. Suitable for ages 4-11 years
  • Have a go - Silk painting
    Eden Community Learning and Skills will be running a selection of Taster sessions - Silk Painting is the first session
  • Have a go - Silk paper making
    Eden Community Learning and Skills are running some introductory sessions - silk Paper Making
  • Choral Evensong
    On Sunday 7th April members of Keswick Choral Society will sing Evensong in the ancient church of St Andrew, Dacre. St Andrew's has stood from at least the 13th century. As St Andrew's currently has no choir of its own, KCS is helping to continue the tradition of choral worship practised by Christians for two thousand years. In the 21st century, research has shown that many people of all faiths and none are finding Evensong's 45 minutes of music and reflection provide a welcome period of calm and mindfulness in an increasingly busy world. Everyone is welcome (there is no charge). The service will start at 4 pm. The music will include the following: Mozart: Ave Verum Responses: Smith of Durham Canticles: Stanford in C Mendelssohn: He that shall endure to the end The anthem by Mendelssohn is taken from his oratorio Elijah and will serve as a taster for the Society's performance of the full work on 11 may at St John's church, Keswick
  • Millom Library RSPB Spring event
    Dave Smith (RSPB West Cumbria) will be on hand to provide advice and ideas on helping to support wildlife in your garden. With free information sheets on gardening for birds and wildlife. The warden for the Tern Project at the Hodbarrow Reserve will also be present to discuss activities.
  • Coffee and Quiz Mornings
    All welcome at this relaxed and friendly quiz session. Also, representatives from various organisations are present on a regular basis to offer help and advice. Eg. St Mary's Hospice; First Step; Furness Carers; Healthwatch Cumbria; Alzheimer's Society and NHS Cumbria. Drop-in, no appointment needed.
  • Ancestry Sessions
    Places are limited so please book on 01229 407373
  • Wordsworth Trust Rucksack of Rhymes
    Spring Sights and Sounds Rucksack of Rhymes. Suitable for children 0-5 years. Explore a short Wordsworth poem through songs and a story, and then play with some toys and do a songbird or April shower craft. Places are limited so booking is essential.
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Spring sights and Sounds Activities and Crafts. Suitable for children 4+. Explore some poems then learn about the Cumbrian tradition of Pace eggs, before getting creative with an egg craft of our own! Places are limited so booking is essential.
  • 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.
  • Spring sights and Sounds
    Songs, Stories and rhymes for 0-5 years with Wordsworth Trust
  • Wordsworth Trust
    Sights and sounds of Spring Rucksack of Rhymes-songs, rhymes and stories and spring songbird craft or an April Shower mobile. For 0-5 year olds. Drop in.
  • Spring Sights and Sounds
    Easter activities and egg crafts for 4 years +
  • Wordsworth Trust
    Spring Sights and Sounds Activities and Crafts. Find out about egg decorating and the Cumbrian tradition of pace eggs. Then get creative with an egg craft. For Children aged 4 years+ Drop In
  • Compost Critters Returns
    Another opportunity to come and check out all the creepy crawlies that live in a compost bin and plant a seed as well. Booking is essential - limited number of places.
  • Easter Drop-in Craft Sessions
    Pop in and get creative at our Easter drop-in craft sessions. Suitable for ages 4-11 years
  • Jean Briggs - author talk
    Join us for an afternoon with historical crime writer, J.C. Briggs who will be talking about her novels. Following a career teaching English in schools in Cheshire, Hong Kong and Lancashire, Jean Briggs turned her hand to writing. She has published four titles featuring the great Victorian novelist Charles Dickens as a detective, with his partner, Superintendent Sam Jones of Bow Street. Held in conjunction with The Crime Writer's Association, this is an event not to be missed! Tickets £2 from Grange over Sands Library.
  • Children's Drop-in Easter Activity
    Children's Easter craft activity for 4-11yrs. Come along, no booking required.
  • Talkin AWESOME Adventure Day
    ARCHERY - WOODLAND SKILLS - ORIENTEERING Drop the kids for a day of AWESOME Adventure Activities at Talkin Tarn Country Park. Our qualified, experienced instructors will guide your children through a range of exciting outdoor activities, ensuring that they are well looked after with lunch provided by the Talkin Tarn Tea Rooms. Suitable for children between the ages of 8 and 14 years, our Adventure Day Camps provide the perfect opportunity to get out into the fresh air, away from the distractions of tablets and games consoles - and a bit of peace and quiet for the grown ups during school holidays! Places on these events must be pre-booked. Registration on the day opens at 9am, with collection by 3:30. Extended supervision can be arranged around these times, please contact us directly. All of our instructors hold an enhanced DBS check and are suitably qualified to run our activities.
  • Waste Prevention Activity
    Sarah McNeil will be running a fun waste prevention activity for families. Places are limited so booking is essential.
  • Author Event: M W Craven and Kate Jackson at Carlisle Library
    Join us for an afternoon with best-selling crime writer M. W. Craven in conversation with crime fiction reviewer and blogger Kate Jackson. Held in conjunction with the Crime Writers' Association, they will discuss how crime fiction has been shaped by the modern world. Mike's novel "The Puppet Show," features a serial killer committing murders in the Lake District's prehistoric stone circles. Kate is the author of "The Pocket Detective: 100+ puzzles," in the British Library Crime Classics series.
  • Martin Edwards author talk
    An afternoon of crime with bestselling crime writer Martin Edwards. Martin will be talking about his latest novel 'Gallows Court' and answering your questions too! An event not to be missed... call in/ring 01539 713520 for £2 tickets.
  • Lego Club
    Parent / Carer and children age 5 upwards can have fun building models together based on a theme. Places are limited so booking is essential. Free Every second Thursday in the month.
  • Crime Writer Association - Authors event
    Join us for an evening of Classic and Contemporary Crime! Best selling crime writers Martin Edwards, Marsali Taylor and Jean Briggs in conversation. Held in conjunction with the Crime Writers' Association, this is an event not to be missed! Entry by ticket only, available from the library 01229 404151
  • Talkin AWESOME Adventure Day
    CANOEING - ARCHERY - THE TREASURE CHEST Drop the kids for a day of AWESOME Adventure Activities at Talkin Tarn Country Park. Our qualified, experienced instructors will guide your children through a range of exciting outdoor activities, ensuring that they are well looked after with lunch provided by the Talkin Tarn Tea Rooms. Suitable for children between the ages of 8 and 14 years, our Adventure Day Camps provide the perfect opportunity to get out into the fresh air, away from the distractions of tablets and games consoles - and a bit of peace and quiet for the grown ups during school holidays! Places on these events must be pre-booked. Registration on the day opens at 9am, with collection by 3:30. Extended supervision can be arranged around these times, please contact us directly. All of our instructors hold an enhanced DBS check and are suitably qualified to run our activities.
  • Age UK Computers for Beginners
    Computer & tablet training & advice. Free drop in session with free WIFI. Use the Library resources or bring your own laptop or tablet. Every 2nd Friday of the month. Contact Jan 01946 828100 for more information.
  • Waste Prevention Activity
    Sarah McNeil will be running a fun waste prevention activity for families. Places are limited so booking is essential.
  • Spring Sights & Sounds with the Wordsworth Trust
    Visit Ambleside library this Easter holiday and enjoy stories, singing and craft activites with your little ones. Wordsworth Trust are bringing their 2 activities: The Rucksack of Rhymes is suitable for tiny tots 0-5 years and the Craft activity is suitable for age 4+ Please contact Ambleside library for details and to book a place 015394 32507
  • Millom Library Compost Critters Spring Event
    For children and adults Come along to play compost games Find out about the creepy crawlies who turn food waste & garden waste into compost for your plant pots & gardens See them in action on a computer screen using a USB Microscope Find out how to make compost or your own wormery Find out how you can get a discounted compost bin. Talk to a Master Composter
  • Crime Writers' Association Author Event
    Join us for an afternoon with best-selling crime writers, Martin Edwards and Christine Poulson, in conversation with crime fiction reviewer and blogger, Kate Jackson. Held in conjunction with The Crime Writers' Association, this is an event not to be missed! Tickets are £2 available from Ambleside Library (Tel 015394 32507)
  • Blood, Sweat & Research: Drawing on Real Life to Write Crime
    Join us for an afternoon with Paul Gitsham, Anthony Johnston and Marsali Taylor. Three best-selling authors in conversation about their crime novels, and how they draw upon real life to write them. Tickets £2 from Windermere Library (Tel 015394 88945).
  • History, mystery and forensic psychology
    A veritable feast of crime with psychologist David Canter and bestselling authors Kate Ellis and Linda Stratmann. Held in conjunction with the Crime Writers' Association (CWA).
  • Penrith Town Band
    A very special exhibition at Penrith Library celebrating Penrith Town Band's 125th anniversary from 1st -20th April. Performances from the training and intermediate band will take place on Saturday 13th April.
  • Carlisle Passion Play 2019
    A spectacular and dramatic outdoor performance portraying the betrayal, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The event is free to attend and will be staged by Classic Theatre Cumbria. There will be two 1 hour long performances at 11am and 2pm.
  • Fun Archery Sessions
    An introduction to archery at our Cumbria archery venue. Join us for a fun and exciting activity session where you will learn how to shoot safely and confidently in no time at all. Perfect for beginners of all ages from 8 years to adult (you're never too old), our archery sessions begin with a short demonstration and safety briefing, followed by some one to one coaching to ensure you are shooting safely and confidently. Next up it's a few practice arrows to get your eye in, followed by a series of games and competitions. Our friendly, experienced instructor will be on hand to offer guidance and help you to improve throughout your hour long session. We limit places on our open sessions to 8 participants to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their session and shoots as many arrows as possible at our authentic straw targets, balloons and sweets. Booking is essential - https://www.independentadventure.co.uk/talkin-adventures-cumbria/archery-sessions-carlisle-cumbria
  • Lost Voice Guy: I'm Only In It For The Parking
    “LAUGH-OUT LOUD FUNNY” The Independent Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK. “CONSISTENTLY HILARIOUS” Broadway Baby He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless. “SAVAGELY FUNNY…HE’S A BLOODY GOOD COMEDIAN.” The Wee Review £14.00 - Concessions £16.00 - Adults
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Rhymes, Songs and Stories for 0-4 year olds. On every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Archives Discovery Evening, Whitehaven
    Informal drop in evening held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.This month our regular open evening focuses on one of west Cumbria's most historic small towns' Egremont. Come along and celebrate its history, traditions, industries of old and some of its characters
  • Raspberry Pi Coders and Makers club
    Coding fun for all the family. Booking essential - this series fully booked (waiting list available).
  • Falls Prevention Advice Session
    Join Judith from Age UK at our free Falls Prevention Advice session, who will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on reducing risk and preventing falls.
  • Lego Club
    Catapult Building- Free Activity 5 year+. Booking essential.
  • Reading Group
    Another Chance to Join a Reading Group Every 3rd Friday of the Month 10am - 11am
  • The 21st Cumbria Easter Rally
    Brough and Kirkby Stephen Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally. Over 250 vintage buses, lorries and commercial vehicles on show. Free admission, free bus rides. Family event. Saturday evening road run through the fells, food and drink stalls and vintage funfair. Held at some of the most picturesque locations in the Upper Eden Valley and in the Cumbrian North Pennines’ area of outstanding beauty and the recently extended Yorkshire Dales National Park (Westmorland Dales), the two-day event attracts thousands of people to South East Cumbria to view the impressive display of much loved vintage vehicles that, alongside a picturesque road run across the fells, frames a host of other activities and stalls for shopping and food and drink.
  • Moorclose Family Fun Day
    Join us for a FREE family fun day. There will be lots to do for the whole family including crafts, face painting, chalk art, storytelling and much more. Taking place on Saturday 20th April from 1pm-4pm at Moorclose Community Centre. Watch this space for more information, but for now, get the date in your diary! We work on a first come first served basis so arrive early to avoid disappointment! Other fun days planned for 2019 are: Sat 27th July - Harrington Marina Sat 10th Aug - Moss Bay (by Jane Pit) Sat 24th Aug - Vulcan Park For more information, just contact The Events Team on 01900 702986 or office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk
  • The Gretna Soul Night
    The Gretna Soul Night. A night of 60s and 70s Soul and Motown music played on original vinyl. Tickets available from the Crown and Mitre Hotel and Tourist Information Centre, Carlisle. Tickets still only £5. Door close 11pm.
  • BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    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 http://www.newslanka.net/buddhist_group_of_kendal_25th_anniversary.html http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.Kendal_Buddhists_celebrate_25_years_of_faith/
  • Baby Yoga
    Come along and try a free taster session - you and your baby.
  • Children's First Aid
    First Aid Specialists Claire Sharpe will be raising awareness of first aid in an informal relaxed atmosphere. Children are welcome with adults at this event. Booking required as limited number of spaces.
  • World Book Night Big Book Swap
    Join The Friends of Grange Library on 23rd April at the Big Book Swap in Grange-over-Sands Library to celebrate World Book Night. Swap a book, take part in a fun but fiendish quiz, listen to two local authors talking about their writing and enjoy a cuppa and some homemade cake. There are two book swap sessions: 3.30 to 4.30 pm and 7.00 to 8.00 pm.
  • General Knowledge Quiz Night
    Penrith Library will be hosting a fun quiz night. Bring a team or join a table- light refreshments will be provided. Booking required.
  • Children's First Aid
    Claire Sharpe will be raising awareness of first aid in an informal relaxed atmosphere. Repeat session. Children are welcome to attend the session with adults. Booking essential
  • Lego Club
    Bridge Building. For 5 years+ Booking essential
  • Coffee Morning
    Coffee morning. Garden plant swap
  • Millom Library Wordsworth on Tour
    The Wordsworth Trusts pop-up session will introduce William Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy and their life at Dove Cottage, as well as some incredible items from the collection.
  • Author Event John Connolly
    Join us for an evening with bestselling author, John Connolly, who is celebrating 20 years as a published author this year. John will talk about his newest Charlie Parker title, the epic Book of Bones, the ultimate mystery thriller. Tickets £5, to include refreshments, available from Kendal Library 01539 713520.
  • Quiz with Keith Baty
    Quiz in aid of Cumbria Overseas Aid Trust (COAT). Teams of 4 - 6. Snacks included. Soft drinks for sale or bring your own bottle.
  • Fun Archery Sessions
    An introduction to archery at our Cumbria archery venue. Join us for a fun and exciting activity session where you will learn how to shoot safely and confidently in no time at all. Perfect for beginners of all ages from 8 years to adult (you're never too old), our archery sessions begin with a short demonstration and safety briefing, followed by some one to one coaching to ensure you are shooting safely and confidently. Next up it's a few practice arrows to get your eye in, followed by a series of games and competitions. Our friendly, experienced instructor will be on hand to offer guidance and help you to improve throughout your hour long session. We limit places on our open sessions to 8 participants to ensure that everyone gets the most out of their session and shoots as many arrows as possible at our authentic straw targets, balloons and sweets. Booking is essential - https://www.independentadventure.co.uk/talkin-adventures-cumbria/archery-sessions-carlisle-cumbria
  • Falls Prevention Drop In and Coffee Morning
    Everyone is at risk of falls as they age; it's a big cause of Hospital Admissions and can result in serious injuries and long term complications. Join us to learn how making small adjustments to your daily life can reduce your risk of falls and give you greater freedom and confidence.
  • Have a go - Block printing
    Eden Community Learning and Skills are running some introductory sessions - Block Printing
  • Baby Massage
    To introduce to adults how baby massage sessions work. For babies 5/6 weeks - 9/10months. Booking essential.
  • Baby Massage
    To introduce to adults how baby massage sessions work. For babies 5/6 weeks - 9/10months. Booking essential.
  • Have a go - Gift labels
    Eden Community Learning and Skills are running some introductory sessions - Gift Labels