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  Events for May 2019
  • Appleby Horse Fair Display
    Display all about Appleby Horse Fair will be present at both Penrith and Appleby Library during the month of May.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  1st - 31st May 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 17:00
  • Wicked Jimmy
    John Sharpe will be talking about Wicked Jimmy: James Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale for May which is Local History Month. Free taster Session.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  1st May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 14:30
  • Baby Sensory
    An introduction for Adults to see how Baby Sensory works. For babies 0-13 months. Booking essential.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  2nd May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 10:30
  • Millom Library CAB and Credit Union Services
    Come along to find out more about the CAB and CU support services available in Millom and district. A representative from the Whitehaven, Egremont and District Credit Union will be on hand to provide information and guidance. Call in for a chat. All welcome.
    VENUE: Millom Library
    DATE:  2nd May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Baby sensory
    An introduction for Adults to see how Baby Sensory works. For babies 0-13 months. Booking essential.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  2nd May 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 11:30
  • Sweaty Mama's exercise for Adult and Child
    A gentle free taster session where adults and children do aerobic exercises together. For children aged 0-4 years. Booking required as limited places.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  2nd May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 14:30
  • Lego Club
    Mini Figures - for children aged 5 Years+ Booking essential.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  2nd May 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 16:45
  • Composting
    Do you have a question about Compost? Any questions you want answered, advice about compost bins, bring a sample of your compost along to discuss. No booking required. Drop in.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  3rd May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Worms and a Wormery Special
    Come and learn about the incredible role of worms specifically in the compost heap. Includes the opportunity to make your own wormery in National Gardening Week. Children's Free Activity. Booking Required.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  3rd May 2019
    TIME: 11:30 - 12:30
  • Meet up, Link up, Shake up
    A free and inclusive group open to all those who wish to talk about or hear about positive birth experiences. Mums, dads, birth partners and birth professionals are all welcome to come along and share their experiences in a safe and supportive way. Aimed especially for those expectant mums in the fourth trimester. Free Drop in Session.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  3rd May 2019
    TIME: 13:30 - 14:30
  • Magical Marsh Fritillary Butterflies
    Natural England are celebrating the hard work that has been done to save this beautiful butterfly from extinction in Cumbria. During this children's activity learn all about the Fritillary Butterfly and make your own to take home. Booking required.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  4th May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Mendelssohnn's Elijah
    Saturday 4th May 2019 7.30pm St Thomas's Church, Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4QG Mendelssohn's Elijah Kendal South Choir and Orchestra directed by Geoffrey Field Tickets £12 (under-18s free) from Made in Cumbria, Branthwaite Brow, Kendal, from choir members or at the door. Website: http://www.kendalsouthchoir.org.uk/ Contact email for tickets kendalsouthchoir1@gmail.com
    VENUE: St Thomas's Church
    DATE:  4th May 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 22:00
  • Wordsworth Singers Concert
    Luminous choral works inspired by creation, spanning five centuries from Palestrina to settings of poems by Alexander McCall Smith
    VENUE: Lanercost Priory
    DATE:  4th May 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • May Day Craft Fair
    Monday 6th May from 12 till 4pm Rampside Village Hall Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0PY FREE ENTRY Come and treat yourself to homemade coffee and cake whilst you browse our 14 craft stalls all local makers. Stalls include handmade cards, fabric bunting, children's knit wear, local photographic gifts.
    VENUE: Rampside Village Hall
    DATE:  6th May 2019
    TIME: 12:00 - 16:00
  • Learn My Way
    Want to get online or just brush up your digital skills? Learn My Way is an online learning programme to get you using the internet. Work through at your own pace with support from staff and volunteers. Aimed at beginners or those who may not have used computers for some time.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  7th May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Nursery Rhyme and Singing Session for under 3s and their carers! NOTE: this session runs during term time only
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  7th May 2019
    TIME: 10:15 - 10:31
  • Kendal Museum Geological Collections
    A fascinating collection of rocks, minerals and fossils from Cumbria, the UK and abroad, including the Hamer and the Shaw mineral collections, will be on display in Kendal's Museum. This event will give you a rare opportunity to see and examine some of the specimens usually kept in the stores. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and tell you about the collections and their history. Specimens from both collections have been photographed and digitised and you will be shown how to access this extensive online digital database for your own research. The museum also has two lithophones for you to try out. The Museum is open till 4pm, so please spend time afterwards getting to know the geological collections better and take the opportunity to ask the staff and volunteers more about the rocks, minerals and fossils within the museum. Please ring 01539 815597 for more information. Museum entry fee of £2 applies. Please book by email to anne@macksmith.com
    VENUE: Kendal Museum
    DATE:  7th May 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Nursery Rhyme and singing session for under 3s and their carers! NOTE: This session runs during term time only
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  7th May 2019
    TIME: 11:15 - 11:31
  • Community Lunch - Carlisle
    Free Community Lunch plus advice and information on Falls Prevention,
    VENUE: Yewdale Community Centre
    DATE:  7th May 2019
    TIME: 11:30 - 14:30
  • Family prize bingo
    Family prize bingo all welcome. Doors open at 6.30pm on Tuesday 7th May 2019. Cartmel Priory School, Aynsone Rd, Cartmel
    VENUE: Cartmel Priory School
    DATE:  7th May 2019
    TIME: 18:30 - 21:30
  • Falls Prevention - Brampton
    Falls prevention advice and information session, how falls can be prevented and exercises to help with strength and mobilty
    VENUE: Brampton Library
    DATE:  8th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • GeoWeek 2019: The stone of 'The Auld Grey Town' Kendal.
    Known affectionately as 'The Auld Grey Town', Kendal is a fine example of a small historic stone-built town and can be enjoyed simply for the engaging character of its streets and yards. But what is the story of its stone? What is it like? How did it form? How old is it? When and how was it used? What else is there other than limestone? This explanation of Kendal's building stones starts at the Parish Church, continues along Kirkland and Highgate and ends in the Market Place, a journey that spans at least 800 years of putting stone to good use, features at least 20 different types of stone and serves as an introduction to the marine wildlife of a third of a billion years ago. Organised by: Westmorland Geological Society Free. Please book by email to anne@macksmith.com
    VENUE: Kendal Parish Church main door
    DATE:  8th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Historical Crimes of Penrith
    Michael Mullett will be giving a talk on Penrith's Horrible Crimes. Free taster session
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  8th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 14:30
  • Ancestors in the Archive, Whitehaven
    A taster session to help you research your family history. Using original archives as well as advice on how to use online resources staff will help you grow your family tree. Booking is essential. Call or email. Please bring proof of ID with your signature and current address.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Archive Centre
    DATE:  9th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Lego Club
    Fast Speedy Lego- for children aged 5 Years+ Booking essential.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  9th May 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 16:45
  • Author Event: Lindsey Davis at Carlisle Library
    Friends, book lovers, Cumbrians, lend us your ears! Join us for an evening with bestselling Historical novelist, Lindsey Davis, best known for her novels set in Ancient Rome. Lindsey will be talking about her latest novel in the Flavia Albia series, A Capitol Death. Tickets are £5, to include Roman-themed refreshments, available from Carlisle Library.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  9th May 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Ancestors in the Archive, Whitehaven
    A taster session to help you research your family history. Using original archives as well as advice on how to use online resources staff will help you grow your family tree. Booking is essential. Call or email. Please bring proof of ID with your signature and current address.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Archive Centre
    DATE:  10th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Get Creative at Barrow Libraries
    Pop into Barrow Library and branch Libraries throughout the Get Creative Festival. Take part in our drop in activities happening during opening hours. Do some mindfulness colouring, take part in our community art projects, add a daily doodle to our doodle board. We are running three different design competitions in the children's library and look at our book displays. Drop in during library open hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:30am-6pm / Fri: 9:30am-5pm / Sat: 10am-4pm / Closed on Sundays
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  11th - 18th May 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 16:00
  • What to do with a Naughty Gnome?
    Play performed by Big Little Theatre Company for kids aged 3 to 7. Can Ned and his friends turn the naughty Gnome King into a Nice Gnome?
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  11th May 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Coding Club
    Always wanted to learn how to code? Come along to our Coding Club and learn how to produce apps and computer games. No experience necessary, but please bring a laptop if you can. NOTE: Coding Club meets term time only
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  11th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:31
  • Mendelssohn's "Elijah"
    Keswick Choral Society presents a performance of this masterwork of the choral repertoire at 7.30 pm at St John's Church, Keswick. Further details (including soloists) at www.keswickchoral.org.uk or from publicity@keswickchoral.org.uk
    VENUE: St John's Church
    DATE:  11th May 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:30
  • The Lake District Wedding Show
    The Lake District provides the most unique, idyllic and natural setting for your wedding, so join us to be inspired and meet the most innovative and aspirational wedding businesses at the Lake District Wedding Show. We'll have a fresh mix of exhibitors of all shapes and sizes from all across the region, all here to help you create your most perfect day. Live music showcases, catwalk shows and leading wedding venues. Plus entry is FREE when you pre-register before 6pm Saturday 11th May! Join us at the NWA J36 Exhibition Centre, just off junction 36 of the M6, we couldn't be easier to reach! Tickets are not required for this event, and if you don't pre-register then it's just £2 per person on the day.
    VENUE: J36 Exhibition Centre
    DATE:  12th May 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Service of Thanksgiving for Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
    The Cathedral's Regimental Chapel has a long association with the Border Regiment, and subsequently the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. It is here you can find memorials to the fallen in conflicts and colours (flags) dating back to 1745. The annual service of thanksgiving will take place on Sunday 12 May at 13:00 and all are welcome to attend, to celebrate, give thanks, and to remember those who are currently active and those who have given service in the past. Music will be sung by the Senior Girls' Choir.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  12th May 2019
    TIME: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Todder Time
    Drop in Parent and Toddler group. Toys, juice and biscuits served to children, Rhyme Time NOTE; this session runs term time only
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  13th May 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 10:30
  • Todder Time
    Drop in Parent and Toddler session. Toys, juice and biscuits served to kids, rhyme time. NOTE: this event runs term time only
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  13th May 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Falls Prevention - Carlisle
    come along to ASDA Kingstown to talk to Judith Robinson about how to try and prevent falls.
    VENUE: ASDA Kingstown
    DATE:  14th May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:30
  • Tea and Talk
    Tuesday 14th May 10.30am - 11.30 am As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we will be hosting a coffee morning at Moorclose Library. No need to book just pop along and browse our shelf help section and enjoy free refreshments.
    VENUE: Moorclose Library
    DATE:  14th May 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Wordsworth on Tour
    A free pop-up session which will introduce you to William Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy and their life at Dove Cottage. Please book for this free event.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  14th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Fearon Fallows -The Cumbrian Astronomer
    John Smith will be talking about the Cumbrian astronomer Fearon Fallows at Penrith Library. Free Taster session.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  15th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 14:30
  • English Conversation Group
    An informal relaxed group meeting weekly to practice English skills. Make new friends, get to know your community and share ideas.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  16th May 2019
    TIME: 09:30 - 10:30
  • Falls Prevention - Carlisle
    Information and advice on Falls prevention, opportunity to discuss any issues and take away information.
    VENUE: the Lanes shopping Centre
    DATE:  16th May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 15:00
  • Lego Club
    Lego Games - for children aged 5 Years+ Booking essential.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  16th May 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 16:45
  • 'Lend Me Your Ears' Open Mic Night
    Join us at Cakes and Ale cafe for a night of poetry, music and spoken word! All welcome. Free entry!
    VENUE: Cakes and Ale Cafe
    DATE:  17th May 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 21:00
  • Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker
    These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano. “HILARIOUS STORYTELLING COMBINED WITH A QUICK WIT.” British Theatre Guide “NOT A MOMENT WITHOUT LAUGHTER. HE SMASHED THE HOUR OUT OF THE PARK.” Chortle £5.00 - Unwaged £14.00 - Adults
    VENUE: The Beggar's Theatre
    DATE:  17th May 2019
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:00
  • Cumbrian Challenge
    The Cumbrian Challenge is Walking With The Wounded's annual flagship fundraising event for individuals, organisations and companies who want to show their support and experience a memorable team-building weekend in the Lake District alongside our beneficiaries. This fantastic event involves teams of 3 or 4 taking on one of three fun and challenging routes around the Langdale Pikes alongside teams of veterans being supported by the charity. Each route is a differing level of difficulty and teams have the choice of which one to take on - everyone leaves with a real sense of achievement. As a charity we target those who have fallen the furthest, ex-services men and women struggling with mental health issues, unemployment, homelessness or caught in police custody. For more details about the event and the charity please follow the link below. https://www.cumbrianchallenge.org/
    VENUE: Grasmere Sports Ground
    DATE:  18th May 2019
    TIME: 07:30 - 17:00
  • Get creative Festival -Pixel Portraits
    Roll up your sleeves and come and paint some pixels to create giant portraits. We're celebrating the bicentennary of John Ruskin and the first female Dr Who by painting their pixel portraits, help us to fill in the pixels with paint, just like painting by numbers. Suitable for anyone aged 8 and above. Saturday 18 May Drop-in between 10am and 1pm at Kendal library
    VENUE: Kendal library
    DATE:  18th May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 13:00
  • Workington Go
    Get out and about and active with our Workington Go event, bringing you activities such as Street Art, Canoeing, Snorkelling, Archery, Panna Football, Climbing, Cheerleading, Orienteering and more.. All activities are run by friendly, experienced professionals and are ALL FREE of charge. An exciting addition to our events this year is a large inflatable that covers the whole of the Leisure Centre's pool! We are also looking at adding cookery demonstrations (with free tasters), plus craft activities and face painting for the little ones. For more information just e-mail us at office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk or call us on 01900 702986. Bookings can be made via www.visitworkington.co.uk/workingtongo.
    VENUE: Vulcan Park
    DATE:  18th May 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Buddhist Vesak Celebration
    Buddhist Vesak Festival The Buddhist Festival of Vesak celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of The Buddha on the full moon day in the ancient lunar month of Vesakha (May/June). This annual celebration includes a Puja Ceremony followed by sharing of food. This celebration is led by Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world, and is practised today in South and South East Asia. All welcome. BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    VENUE: Kendal Unitarian Chapel
    DATE:  18th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 17:00
  • ASICS Windermere Marathon
    ENTRIES OPEN 10:00AM 1 SEPTEMBER One of a handful of marathons run entirely within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Often described as the friendliest and most beautiful UK marathon, finish this breathtaking course, amidst a carnival atmosphere, in the grounds of Brathay Hall with stunning views over England's largest lake.
    VENUE: Brathay Hall
    DATE:  19th May 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 15:30
  • 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:  19th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Dementia Awareness Week at Millom Library
    Come along to see the AgeUK display of information (Monday to Friday) about their services in the area. A representative of AgeUK will be available on Monday and Tuesday afternoon of that week to answer any queries about their service.
    VENUE: Millom Library
    DATE:  20th - 24th May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Falls Prevention - Harraby Carlisle
    Come along to Haraby Library to talk to Judith Robinson about Falls prevention and how to stay safe. Information on gentle exercises.
    VENUE: Haraby Library
    DATE:  21st May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Archives Open Day
    During Local and Community History Month an Archivist from Barrow Archives will be sharing fascinating local photographs and maps of Ulverston and the surrounding area. Drop-in 10.30am-1pm
    VENUE: Ulverston library
    DATE:  21st May 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 13:00
  • The stopping places - a journey through Gypsy Britain
    Damian Le Bas will be talking about his book 'The stopping places, a journey through gypsy Britain' for Local History Month. Price of the ticket includes refreshments. Booking required.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  21st May 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Wordsworth Workshop, Whitehaven
    Reimagining Wordsworth. Workshop by the Wordsworth Trust. Get to know William Wordsworth and his sister by exploring reproductions of their letters, notebooks and journals, as well as finding out how some of the world's best loved writing came to be. Free event. Refreshments provided. Limited Parking behind the archive building. Disabled Access.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Archive Centre
    DATE:  21st May 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Dementia Cation Week Coffee Morning
    Join us at Carlisle Library for coffee and chat during Dementia Action Week. Browse our Dementia collection books or look through some of our Dementia Resource bags. There's also a chance to try-out our Tovertafel, the magic table that projects a series of interactive games to stimulate the mind and promote physical and social activity.
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  22nd May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • 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:  22nd May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Jacob Thompson
    Marjorie Smith will be talking about a Cumbrian Artist- Jacob Thompson of Penrith for local history month. Free taster session.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  22nd May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 14:30
  • Lego Club
    Free choice Lego - for children aged 5 Years+ Booking essential.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  23rd May 2019
    TIME: 16:00 - 16:45
  • The Green Ship - a family friendly performance
    Librarian Theatre proudly presents The Green Ship, adapted from the beautifully illustrated children's book by Quentin Blake. Make sure you book your tickets for this brilliant family show! When two children climb over the garden wall they discover a ship made out of trees and bushes and they embark on an imaginative voyage. The Green Ship Whitehaven Library Friday 24 May 6pm Tickets £3 per person Booking is essential - please ring or pop in to Whitehaven Library. Tel: 01946 506400
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  24th May 2019
    TIME: 18:00 - 19:00
  • Workington Mayor Making Ceremony
    A very important date in our calendar, as the new Mayor of Workington is elected for 2019-2020. Come along, watch and meet your new Mayor and local Councillors for 2019-20. A free buffet will be provided. The Mayoral Ceremony will last approximately 30-45 minutes. To watch last year's Mayor Making Ceremony visit https://www.workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk/themayor
    VENUE: The Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre
    DATE:  24th May 2019
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Bell Tower Open Day - Carlisle Cathedral
    A rare chance to visit our tower and bellringing room, see the ring of bells and learn more about the history and activities involved in this integral part of the Cathedral's life and worship. Tours begin at 10am and will take place throughout the day, lasting approximately 45 minutes. The cost is £2.50 per adult. No advance booking - if you wish to take a tour please make yourself known at the reception table on the day. We will endeavour to accommodate everyone. Please note that access to the bell tower includes a fairly strenuous climb of 117 steps and a walk along the clerestory. This is not suitable for those who may suffer in enclosed spaces, or at height.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  25th May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 15:30
  • Party in the Park
    Workington is getting ready for its annual community festival, Party in the Park, on Saturday 25 May in Vulcan Park. The event runs from 11am to 4pm with a packed programme of entertainment including live music, a local market, fun fair, children's entertainment and more... All of the entertainment, except for the fun fair, is free of charge. For more information please contact The Events Team at office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk / 01900 702986. www.visitworkington.co.uk/partyinthepark
    VENUE: Vulcan Park
    DATE:  25th May 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Happy Birthday Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Stories craft and fun for under 5s to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Very Hungry Caterpillar
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  28th May 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Ad Hoc Baroque Concert
    Free music on Tuesday lunchtimes in the splendid surroundings of Carlisle Cathedral. On 28 May we welcome Ad Hoc Baroque, a four-piece based in southwest Scotland who will be playing a set of Baroque tunes on treble recorder, flute, violin, cello and keyboard. All welcome! Free entry - no tickets required.
    VENUE: Carlisle Cathedral
    DATE:  28th May 2019
    TIME: 12:30 - 13:30
  • Story Tots Elmer Day Special
    Join us at Barrow Library for Story Tots and Rhyme Time specials to celebrate Elmer Day. Tuesday 28th May 2pm and Friday 31st May 10.30am for 0-5s and their grown up (older siblings welcome). Come dressed in your brightest colours!
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  28th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust Rucksack of Rhymes
    Birds Rucksack of Rhymes (for Children ages 0-5yrs) Explore a short poem about birds by William Wordsworth through songs, rhymes and a rhyming story. Then unpack our rucksack of toys to play with including our musical birds and create a bird inspired craft. Tuesday 28th May Whitehaven Library 2-3pm Booking essential to book a FREE place contact 01946 506400
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  28th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Birds Activities and Crafts (for Children age 4+) Did you know that William Wordsworth wrote lots of poetry about birds? Everything from cuckoos to skylarks and magpies. Join us to explore some of these poems, play some bird related games, make some bird sound instruments and craft some creatures. Tuesday 28th May Whitehaven Library 3 to 4pm Booking essential to book a FREE place contact 01946 506400
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  28th May 2019
    TIME: 15:00 - 16:00
  • Local History Month -Coffee Morning
    Join us for refreshments and reminiscence with wonderful old photographs of Ambleside and displays from the Ambleside Oral History group 10am-1pm
    VENUE: Ambleside library
    DATE:  29th May 2019
    TIME: 10:00 - 13:00
  • There's a Shark in the Park Story Walk
    Craft Activity in the library followed by a walk ( Weather dependant) and story in Castle Park. 3 years upwards, booking essential, contact 01946 506400 to book a FREE place. Suitable clothing and footwear required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  29th May 2019
    TIME: 11:00 - 00:00
  • 'Arms and Inscriptions'
    Lorna Mullett talks about 'Arms and inscriptions- What's on the walls of Penrith. Free taster session.
    VENUE: Penrith Library
    DATE:  29th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 14:30
  • Maryport Heritage Society Talk
    Maryport Heritage Society is hosting a talk at Maryport Library on Wednesday 29th May at 7.30. The theme this month is the History of Workington College.
    VENUE: Workington Library
    DATE:  29th May 2019
    TIME: 19:30 - 20:30
  • Talkin AWESOME Adventure Day
    KAYAKING - RAFT BUILDING - ARCHERY 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:  30th May 2019
    TIME: 09:00 - 15:30
  • Cereal Box Aquariums
    Recycle your old cereal boxes and turn them into an aquarium. tickets required, available from the library or call 01228 227312 to reserve a place Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
    VENUE: Carlisle Library
    DATE:  30th May 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Rosie and Jim Stories and Puppet Making
    As part of Local History Month we are celebrating Rosie and Jim with a free family session. Listen to stories and make fun Rosie and Jim puppets to take home. Please book as places are limited. 01539 713520
    VENUE: Kendal Library
    DATE:  30th May 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Half Term Lego Fun
    Calling all master builders. come along to our fun Lego session at Barrow Library this half term make fantastic creations and share with the group. Places limited so booking is essential. Call 01229407373 to book.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  30th May 2019
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Talkin AWESOME Adventure Day
    CANOEING - 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:  31st May 2019
    TIME: 09:00 - 15:30
  • Rhyme Time Elmer Day Special
    Join us at Barrow Library for Story Tots and Rhyme Time specials to celebrate Elmer Day. Tuesday 28th May 2pm and Friday 31st May 10.30am for 0-5s and their grown up (older siblings welcome). Come dressed in your brightest colours!
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  31st May 2019
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Elmer Day
    Dress in your brightest colours and join us for a celebration of Elmer's 30th Birthday! Suitable for ages 3-7 years. Booking essential, contact 01946 506400 to book a FREE place.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  31st May 2019
    TIME: 14:30 - 16:00
  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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Poetry Group
    Every 1st Tuesday of the Month. All Welcome.
  • 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).
  • Computer Sessions with Age UK
    Free one to one advice and guidance; booking is essential. Every Wednesday
  • Come and Play
    For parents/carers and children. Every Thursday in Term Time 12.30 - 2pm
  • Ancestry Sessions
    Places are limited so please book on 01229 407373
  • Monday Makers Craft Club
    "All manner of craft activities. Knit, crochet, weaving Come along and join in!"
  • Knit and Natter
    Join in with some friendly chat and a bit of knitting.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Rhymes, Songs and Stories for 0-4 year olds. On every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Reading Group
    Another Chance to Join a Reading Group Every 3rd Friday of the Month 10am - 11am
  • Appleby Horse Fair Display
    Display all about Appleby Horse Fair will be present at both Penrith and Appleby Library during the month of May.
  • Wicked Jimmy
    John Sharpe will be talking about Wicked Jimmy: James Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale for May which is Local History Month. Free taster Session.
  • Baby Sensory
    An introduction for Adults to see how Baby Sensory works. For babies 0-13 months. Booking essential.
  • Millom Library CAB and Credit Union Services
    Come along to find out more about the CAB and CU support services available in Millom and district. A representative from the Whitehaven, Egremont and District Credit Union will be on hand to provide information and guidance. Call in for a chat. All welcome.
  • Baby sensory
    An introduction for Adults to see how Baby Sensory works. For babies 0-13 months. Booking essential.
  • Sweaty Mama's exercise for Adult and Child
    A gentle free taster session where adults and children do aerobic exercises together. For children aged 0-4 years. Booking required as limited places.
  • Lego Club
    Mini Figures - for children aged 5 Years+ Booking essential.
  • Composting
    Do you have a question about Compost? Any questions you want answered, advice about compost bins, bring a sample of your compost along to discuss. No booking required. Drop in.
  • Worms and a Wormery Special
    Come and learn about the incredible role of worms specifically in the compost heap. Includes the opportunity to make your own wormery in National Gardening Week. Children's Free Activity. Booking Required.
  • Meet up, Link up, Shake up
    A free and inclusive group open to all those who wish to talk about or hear about positive birth experiences. Mums, dads, birth partners and birth professionals are all welcome to come along and share their experiences in a safe and supportive way. Aimed especially for those expectant mums in the fourth trimester. Free Drop in Session.
  • Magical Marsh Fritillary Butterflies
    Natural England are celebrating the hard work that has been done to save this beautiful butterfly from extinction in Cumbria. During this children's activity learn all about the Fritillary Butterfly and make your own to take home. Booking required.
  • Mendelssohnn's Elijah
    Saturday 4th May 2019 7.30pm St Thomas's Church, Stricklandgate, Kendal LA9 4QG Mendelssohn's Elijah Kendal South Choir and Orchestra directed by Geoffrey Field Tickets £12 (under-18s free) from Made in Cumbria, Branthwaite Brow, Kendal, from choir members or at the door. Website: http://www.kendalsouthchoir.org.uk/ Contact email for tickets kendalsouthchoir1@gmail.com
  • Wordsworth Singers Concert
    Luminous choral works inspired by creation, spanning five centuries from Palestrina to settings of poems by Alexander McCall Smith
  • May Day Craft Fair
    Monday 6th May from 12 till 4pm Rampside Village Hall Barrow-in-Furness LA13 0PY FREE ENTRY Come and treat yourself to homemade coffee and cake whilst you browse our 14 craft stalls all local makers. Stalls include handmade cards, fabric bunting, children's knit wear, local photographic gifts.
  • Learn My Way
    Want to get online or just brush up your digital skills? Learn My Way is an online learning programme to get you using the internet. Work through at your own pace with support from staff and volunteers. Aimed at beginners or those who may not have used computers for some time.
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Nursery Rhyme and Singing Session for under 3s and their carers! NOTE: this session runs during term time only
  • Kendal Museum Geological Collections
    A fascinating collection of rocks, minerals and fossils from Cumbria, the UK and abroad, including the Hamer and the Shaw mineral collections, will be on display in Kendal's Museum. This event will give you a rare opportunity to see and examine some of the specimens usually kept in the stores. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and tell you about the collections and their history. Specimens from both collections have been photographed and digitised and you will be shown how to access this extensive online digital database for your own research. The museum also has two lithophones for you to try out. The Museum is open till 4pm, so please spend time afterwards getting to know the geological collections better and take the opportunity to ask the staff and volunteers more about the rocks, minerals and fossils within the museum. Please ring 01539 815597 for more information. Museum entry fee of £2 applies. Please book by email to anne@macksmith.com
  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme
    Nursery Rhyme and singing session for under 3s and their carers! NOTE: This session runs during term time only
  • Community Lunch - Carlisle
    Free Community Lunch plus advice and information on Falls Prevention,
  • IT Help Drop In
    Pop in to Ulverston library on Tuesday afternoons for all your IT enquiries with our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer. 1pm-3pm
  • Family prize bingo
    Family prize bingo all welcome. Doors open at 6.30pm on Tuesday 7th May 2019. Cartmel Priory School, Aynsone Rd, Cartmel
  • GeoWeek 2019: The stone of 'The Auld Grey Town' Kendal.
    Known affectionately as 'The Auld Grey Town', Kendal is a fine example of a small historic stone-built town and can be enjoyed simply for the engaging character of its streets and yards. But what is the story of its stone? What is it like? How did it form? How old is it? When and how was it used? What else is there other than limestone? This explanation of Kendal's building stones starts at the Parish Church, continues along Kirkland and Highgate and ends in the Market Place, a journey that spans at least 800 years of putting stone to good use, features at least 20 different types of stone and serves as an introduction to the marine wildlife of a third of a billion years ago. Organised by: Westmorland Geological Society Free. Please book by email to anne@macksmith.com
  • Historical Crimes of Penrith
    Michael Mullett will be giving a talk on Penrith's Horrible Crimes. Free taster session
  • Falls Prevention - Brampton
    Falls prevention advice and information session, how falls can be prevented and exercises to help with strength and mobilty
  • Ancestors in the Archive, Whitehaven
    A taster session to help you research your family history. Using original archives as well as advice on how to use online resources staff will help you grow your family tree. Booking is essential. Call or email. Please bring proof of ID with your signature and current address.
  • Lego Club
    Fast Speedy Lego- for children aged 5 Years+ Booking essential.
  • Author Event: Lindsey Davis at Carlisle Library
    Friends, book lovers, Cumbrians, lend us your ears! Join us for an evening with bestselling Historical novelist, Lindsey Davis, best known for her novels set in Ancient Rome. Lindsey will be talking about her latest novel in the Flavia Albia series, A Capitol Death. Tickets are £5, to include Roman-themed refreshments, available from Carlisle Library.
  • Ancestors in the Archive, Whitehaven
    A taster session to help you research your family history. Using original archives as well as advice on how to use online resources staff will help you grow your family tree. Booking is essential. Call or email. Please bring proof of ID with your signature and current address.
  • Get Creative at Barrow Libraries
    Pop into Barrow Library and branch Libraries throughout the Get Creative Festival. Take part in our drop in activities happening during opening hours. Do some mindfulness colouring, take part in our community art projects, add a daily doodle to our doodle board. We are running three different design competitions in the children's library and look at our book displays. Drop in during library open hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:30am-6pm / Fri: 9:30am-5pm / Sat: 10am-4pm / Closed on Sundays
  • What to do with a Naughty Gnome?
    Play performed by Big Little Theatre Company for kids aged 3 to 7. Can Ned and his friends turn the naughty Gnome King into a Nice Gnome?
  • Coding Club
    Always wanted to learn how to code? Come along to our Coding Club and learn how to produce apps and computer games. No experience necessary, but please bring a laptop if you can. NOTE: Coding Club meets term time only
  • Mendelssohn's "Elijah"
    Keswick Choral Society presents a performance of this masterwork of the choral repertoire at 7.30 pm at St John's Church, Keswick. Further details (including soloists) at www.keswickchoral.org.uk or from publicity@keswickchoral.org.uk
  • The Lake District Wedding Show
    The Lake District provides the most unique, idyllic and natural setting for your wedding, so join us to be inspired and meet the most innovative and aspirational wedding businesses at the Lake District Wedding Show. We'll have a fresh mix of exhibitors of all shapes and sizes from all across the region, all here to help you create your most perfect day. Live music showcases, catwalk shows and leading wedding venues. Plus entry is FREE when you pre-register before 6pm Saturday 11th May! Join us at the NWA J36 Exhibition Centre, just off junction 36 of the M6, we couldn't be easier to reach! Tickets are not required for this event, and if you don't pre-register then it's just £2 per person on the day.
  • Service of Thanksgiving for Duke of Lancaster's Regiment
    The Cathedral's Regimental Chapel has a long association with the Border Regiment, and subsequently the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. It is here you can find memorials to the fallen in conflicts and colours (flags) dating back to 1745. The annual service of thanksgiving will take place on Sunday 12 May at 13:00 and all are welcome to attend, to celebrate, give thanks, and to remember those who are currently active and those who have given service in the past. Music will be sung by the Senior Girls' Choir.
  • Todder Time
    Drop in Parent and Toddler group. Toys, juice and biscuits served to children, Rhyme Time NOTE; this session runs term time only
  • Todder Time
    Drop in Parent and Toddler session. Toys, juice and biscuits served to kids, rhyme time. NOTE: this event runs term time only
  • Falls Prevention - Carlisle
    come along to ASDA Kingstown to talk to Judith Robinson about how to try and prevent falls.
  • Tea and Talk
    Tuesday 14th May 10.30am - 11.30 am As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we will be hosting a coffee morning at Moorclose Library. No need to book just pop along and browse our shelf help section and enjoy free refreshments.
  • Wordsworth on Tour
    A free pop-up session which will introduce you to William Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy and their life at Dove Cottage. Please book for this free event.
  • Fearon Fallows -The Cumbrian Astronomer
    John Smith will be talking about the Cumbrian astronomer Fearon Fallows at Penrith Library. Free Taster session.
  • English Conversation Group
    An informal relaxed group meeting weekly to practice English skills. Make new friends, get to know your community and share ideas.
  • Falls Prevention - Carlisle
    Information and advice on Falls prevention, opportunity to discuss any issues and take away information.
  • Lego Club
    Lego Games - for children aged 5 Years+ Booking essential.
  • 'Lend Me Your Ears' Open Mic Night
    Join us at Cakes and Ale cafe for a night of poetry, music and spoken word! All welcome. Free entry!
  • Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker
    These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano. “HILARIOUS STORYTELLING COMBINED WITH A QUICK WIT.” British Theatre Guide “NOT A MOMENT WITHOUT LAUGHTER. HE SMASHED THE HOUR OUT OF THE PARK.” Chortle £5.00 - Unwaged £14.00 - Adults
  • Cumbrian Challenge
    The Cumbrian Challenge is Walking With The Wounded's annual flagship fundraising event for individuals, organisations and companies who want to show their support and experience a memorable team-building weekend in the Lake District alongside our beneficiaries. This fantastic event involves teams of 3 or 4 taking on one of three fun and challenging routes around the Langdale Pikes alongside teams of veterans being supported by the charity. Each route is a differing level of difficulty and teams have the choice of which one to take on - everyone leaves with a real sense of achievement. As a charity we target those who have fallen the furthest, ex-services men and women struggling with mental health issues, unemployment, homelessness or caught in police custody. For more details about the event and the charity please follow the link below. https://www.cumbrianchallenge.org/
  • Get creative Festival -Pixel Portraits
    Roll up your sleeves and come and paint some pixels to create giant portraits. We're celebrating the bicentennary of John Ruskin and the first female Dr Who by painting their pixel portraits, help us to fill in the pixels with paint, just like painting by numbers. Suitable for anyone aged 8 and above. Saturday 18 May Drop-in between 10am and 1pm at Kendal library
  • Workington Go
    Get out and about and active with our Workington Go event, bringing you activities such as Street Art, Canoeing, Snorkelling, Archery, Panna Football, Climbing, Cheerleading, Orienteering and more.. All activities are run by friendly, experienced professionals and are ALL FREE of charge. An exciting addition to our events this year is a large inflatable that covers the whole of the Leisure Centre's pool! We are also looking at adding cookery demonstrations (with free tasters), plus craft activities and face painting for the little ones. For more information just e-mail us at office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk or call us on 01900 702986. Bookings can be made via www.visitworkington.co.uk/workingtongo.
  • Buddhist Vesak Celebration
    Buddhist Vesak Festival The Buddhist Festival of Vesak celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of The Buddha on the full moon day in the ancient lunar month of Vesakha (May/June). This annual celebration includes a Puja Ceremony followed by sharing of food. This celebration is led by Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world, and is practised today in South and South East Asia. All welcome. BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
  • ASICS Windermere Marathon
    ENTRIES OPEN 10:00AM 1 SEPTEMBER One of a handful of marathons run entirely within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Often described as the friendliest and most beautiful UK marathon, finish this breathtaking course, amidst a carnival atmosphere, in the grounds of Brathay Hall with stunning views over England's largest lake.
  • 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/
  • Dementia Awareness Week at Millom Library
    Come along to see the AgeUK display of information (Monday to Friday) about their services in the area. A representative of AgeUK will be available on Monday and Tuesday afternoon of that week to answer any queries about their service.
  • Falls Prevention - Harraby Carlisle
    Come along to Haraby Library to talk to Judith Robinson about Falls prevention and how to stay safe. Information on gentle exercises.
  • Archives Open Day
    During Local and Community History Month an Archivist from Barrow Archives will be sharing fascinating local photographs and maps of Ulverston and the surrounding area. Drop-in 10.30am-1pm
  • Wordsworth Workshop, Whitehaven
    Reimagining Wordsworth. Workshop by the Wordsworth Trust. Get to know William Wordsworth and his sister by exploring reproductions of their letters, notebooks and journals, as well as finding out how some of the world's best loved writing came to be. Free event. Refreshments provided. Limited Parking behind the archive building. Disabled Access.
  • The stopping places - a journey through Gypsy Britain
    Damian Le Bas will be talking about his book 'The stopping places, a journey through gypsy Britain' for Local History Month. Price of the ticket includes refreshments. Booking required.
  • 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.
  • Dementia Cation Week Coffee Morning
    Join us at Carlisle Library for coffee and chat during Dementia Action Week. Browse our Dementia collection books or look through some of our Dementia Resource bags. There's also a chance to try-out our Tovertafel, the magic table that projects a series of interactive games to stimulate the mind and promote physical and social activity.
  • Jacob Thompson
    Marjorie Smith will be talking about a Cumbrian Artist- Jacob Thompson of Penrith for local history month. Free taster session.
  • Lego Club
    Free choice Lego - for children aged 5 Years+ Booking essential.
  • The Green Ship - a family friendly performance
    Librarian Theatre proudly presents The Green Ship, adapted from the beautifully illustrated children's book by Quentin Blake. Make sure you book your tickets for this brilliant family show! When two children climb over the garden wall they discover a ship made out of trees and bushes and they embark on an imaginative voyage. The Green Ship Whitehaven Library Friday 24 May 6pm Tickets £3 per person Booking is essential - please ring or pop in to Whitehaven Library. Tel: 01946 506400
  • Workington Mayor Making Ceremony
    A very important date in our calendar, as the new Mayor of Workington is elected for 2019-2020. Come along, watch and meet your new Mayor and local Councillors for 2019-20. A free buffet will be provided. The Mayoral Ceremony will last approximately 30-45 minutes. To watch last year's Mayor Making Ceremony visit https://www.workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk/themayor
  • Bell Tower Open Day - Carlisle Cathedral
    A rare chance to visit our tower and bellringing room, see the ring of bells and learn more about the history and activities involved in this integral part of the Cathedral's life and worship. Tours begin at 10am and will take place throughout the day, lasting approximately 45 minutes. The cost is £2.50 per adult. No advance booking - if you wish to take a tour please make yourself known at the reception table on the day. We will endeavour to accommodate everyone. Please note that access to the bell tower includes a fairly strenuous climb of 117 steps and a walk along the clerestory. This is not suitable for those who may suffer in enclosed spaces, or at height.
  • Party in the Park
    Workington is getting ready for its annual community festival, Party in the Park, on Saturday 25 May in Vulcan Park. The event runs from 11am to 4pm with a packed programme of entertainment including live music, a local market, fun fair, children's entertainment and more... All of the entertainment, except for the fun fair, is free of charge. For more information please contact The Events Team at office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk / 01900 702986. www.visitworkington.co.uk/partyinthepark
  • Local History Treasure Trail
    For Local & Community History Month we are running a FREE Treasure Trail for children this half term. We have hidden some wonderful pictures of Ulverston's past around the library, can you find them all? Ask library staff for an entry form, all completed entries will go into a prize draw. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a responsible person.
  • Happy Birthday Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Stories craft and fun for under 5s to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Ad Hoc Baroque Concert
    Free music on Tuesday lunchtimes in the splendid surroundings of Carlisle Cathedral. On 28 May we welcome Ad Hoc Baroque, a four-piece based in southwest Scotland who will be playing a set of Baroque tunes on treble recorder, flute, violin, cello and keyboard. All welcome! Free entry - no tickets required.
  • Wordsworth Trust Rucksack of Rhymes
    Birds Rucksack of Rhymes (for Children ages 0-5yrs) Explore a short poem about birds by William Wordsworth through songs, rhymes and a rhyming story. Then unpack our rucksack of toys to play with including our musical birds and create a bird inspired craft. Tuesday 28th May Whitehaven Library 2-3pm Booking essential to book a FREE place contact 01946 506400
  • Story Tots Elmer Day Special
    Join us at Barrow Library for Story Tots and Rhyme Time specials to celebrate Elmer Day. Tuesday 28th May 2pm and Friday 31st May 10.30am for 0-5s and their grown up (older siblings welcome). Come dressed in your brightest colours!
  • Wordsworth Trust Activities and Crafts
    Birds Activities and Crafts (for Children age 4+) Did you know that William Wordsworth wrote lots of poetry about birds? Everything from cuckoos to skylarks and magpies. Join us to explore some of these poems, play some bird related games, make some bird sound instruments and craft some creatures. Tuesday 28th May Whitehaven Library 3 to 4pm Booking essential to book a FREE place contact 01946 506400
  • Local History Month -Coffee Morning
    Join us for refreshments and reminiscence with wonderful old photographs of Ambleside and displays from the Ambleside Oral History group 10am-1pm
  • There's a Shark in the Park Story Walk
    Craft Activity in the library followed by a walk ( Weather dependant) and story in Castle Park. 3 years upwards, booking essential, contact 01946 506400 to book a FREE place. Suitable clothing and footwear required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 'Arms and Inscriptions'
    Lorna Mullett talks about 'Arms and inscriptions- What's on the walls of Penrith. Free taster session.
  • Maryport Heritage Society Talk
    Maryport Heritage Society is hosting a talk at Maryport Library on Wednesday 29th May at 7.30. The theme this month is the History of Workington College.
  • Talkin AWESOME Adventure Day
    KAYAKING - RAFT BUILDING - ARCHERY 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.
  • Rosie and Jim Stories and Puppet Making
    As part of Local History Month we are celebrating Rosie and Jim with a free family session. Listen to stories and make fun Rosie and Jim puppets to take home. Please book as places are limited. 01539 713520
  • Cereal Box Aquariums
    Recycle your old cereal boxes and turn them into an aquarium. tickets required, available from the library or call 01228 227312 to reserve a place Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Half Term Lego Fun
    Calling all master builders. come along to our fun Lego session at Barrow Library this half term make fantastic creations and share with the group. Places limited so booking is essential. Call 01229407373 to book.
  • Talkin AWESOME Adventure Day
    CANOEING - 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.
  • Rhyme Time Elmer Day Special
    Join us at Barrow Library for Story Tots and Rhyme Time specials to celebrate Elmer Day. Tuesday 28th May 2pm and Friday 31st May 10.30am for 0-5s and their grown up (older siblings welcome). Come dressed in your brightest colours!
  • Elmer Day
    Dress in your brightest colours and join us for a celebration of Elmer's 30th Birthday! Suitable for ages 3-7 years. Booking essential, contact 01946 506400 to book a FREE place.