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Penrith May Day Carnival

Penrith May Day Carnival

Annual May Day event in central Penrith, featuring entertainment and grand carnival parade, plus much more family entertainment.

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Events On: 30th April 2017

  • Enchanted Animal Photo shoot

    Enchanted Animal Photo shoot

    Create and capture some magical moments with the kids …like any enchanted woodland it has its own small furry creatures and ours just love to have their photo taken with you.   Take your own to keep and share or we can take them for you!  Take as many photos as you like posing with cute and cuddly creatures.   The experience must be pre booked and can be personalised to your own preferences with a wide variety of animals to choose from including reptiles.  These 30 minute sessions are for up to four people …family shoots or just the little ones (or even big ones!)  Ideal for gifts for family and friends, on mugs, coasters or keyrings or just in an album…your pictures…your choice………say cheese!   Photo shoots are also available as gift vouchers so make great presents.  Please call the Kafe, for more information 01768 866776.

    Date: 02 January 2017 - 30 November 2017

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  • Exhibition: Tree Tales of the Eden Valley

    Exhibition: Tree Tales of the Eden Valley

    When people touch wood to ward off misfortune, this is a relic of the days when guardian spirits were supposed to live in trees. The forest imagination has inspired some remarkable work in art and poetry, complementing the Romantic traditions of mountain scenery and the sublime - abundant in the Lake District.   This exhibition celebrates the forest imagination of the Eden Valley, through folk tales, heritage and art.

    Date: 24 March 2017 - 30 April 2017

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  • Ullswater Daff Fest

    Ullswater Daff Fest

    This April Daff Fest returns to the Ullswater Valley for a second year.  Enjoy a colourful series of that encourages everyone, both young and old, to delight in daffodils and enjoy spring time just as our local literary greats once did.  From guided walks with Lake District National Park Rangers to garden tours, daffodil trails and a spot of theatre – there are plenty of reasons to visit England’s most beautiful lake over the next few weeks.  Highlights for 2017 include:  The Ullswater Yacht Club Easter Regatta from Sat 15 – Mon 17 April - In the first big regatta of the year, enjoy 10 races over 3 days on beautiful Ullswater  Old Herbaceous starring Peter Macqueen on Fri 7 April at 7.30pm - Sponsored by 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms, theatre of a green-fingered nature staged in Pooley Bridge Village Hall  Guided Walks from the LDNPA Volunteer Rangers - Five guided walks lead by the LDNPA Volunteer Rangers taking in stunning vistas all around the Ullswater Valley  Daily Children’s activities at Rheged - Daily drop in craft sessions for families on distinctly spring-like themes with a Gnome Treasure Hunt, make a Stained Glass Daffodil window decoration and Paint a Daff Pot. Daff Trails with Ullswater Steamers - Ullswater Steamers have laid out a daffodil trail for you to explore between Aira Force and Glenridding/Pooley Bridge. Prizes to be won en route.

    Date: 07 April 2017 - 30 April 2017

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  • Daff Fest - Daff trails at Aira Force

    Daff Fest - Daff trails at Aira Force

    As part of the valley Daff Fest we have laid out a daffodil trail for you to explore between Aira Force and Glenridding/Pooley Bridge. Prizes to be won en route.  Quiz sheet to download coming soon..

    Date: 08 April 2017 - 30 April 2017

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  • Walk the Ullswater Way during Daff Fest!

    Walk the Ullswater Way during Daff Fest!

    Walk the Ullswater Way during Daff Fest and call into Waterfoot Park to take a selfie on our daffodil selfie board. Make sure you share your photos with us #UllswaterWay!.

    Date: 08 April 2017 - 30 April 2017

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  • Fabric of Vision Exhibition by Beatrice Hasell-McCosh

    Dalemain is pleased to present a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by Beatrice Hasell-McCosh (b.1990) which will open to the public on Monday 24 April and runs until Saturday 6 May 2017.   Australian light, Scottish heat and Cumbrian weather have inspired the artist who is based between South London and The Lake District where she grew up. Her work is physically expressive and describes a love for chaotic order and tension mark making can produce.

    Date: 24 April 2017 - 06 May 2017

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  • Ride2Stride - The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival

    Ride2Stride - The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival

    Ride2stride is a festival of walks, talks and music along the fabulous Settle-Carlisle railway line.  It's a week long celebration of the wonderful landscape and culture of the western Dales and Eden Valley.  The festival is made up of lots of events and activities and things will be happening along the length of the line. Walks will be led from stations by experienced walk leaders.

    Date: 25 April 2017 - 01 May 2017

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  • Inside Out - U

    Inside Out - U

    Inside Out tells the story about the emotions inside an 11-year-old girl’s head - Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger - and how they work together to help her negotiate moving house and starting at a new school.

    Date: 29 April 2017 - 30 April 2017

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  • Being Human at Base Camp

    Being Human at Base Camp

    In April 2016, Cumbrian artist Derek Eland, became the first ever artist in residence at Everest Base Camp, living in a temporary community with 1000 people.  Many there were climbers and Sherpas preparing to summit; others included trekkers, camp workers, medical teams and rescue team members.  ‘Being Human at Base Camp’, which will fill Rheged’s Gallery, is the first chance to experience Derek’s unique journey, which has been described as extraordinary, moving and surreal.

    Date: 29 April 2017 - 02 July 2017

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  • Daff Fest Walk: High Above Glencoyne

    Daff Fest Walk: High Above Glencoyne

    Part of Daff Fest 2017.  Lake District National Park Volunteer Guided Walk.  We take the steamer to Aira Force, a well-known Lake District waterfall, then traverse the hillside path for magnificent views of Ullswater.  Discover why this spectacular landscape deserves to become a World Heritage Site in 2017.  Start point: Ullswater Information Centre, Glenridding  Booking available  Price: Adult £10, child free. Special half price boat fare with this walk  Parking charges apply  Grade: Hard  Length: 11.3 km, 7 miles, 6 hrs  Total ascent: 1460ft, 445 metres  Highest point:  2050ft, 625 metres  Appropriate footwear essential  Walking equipment required  Packed lunch  Dogs allowed .

    Date: 30 April 2017

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  • Make a Leather Handled Tote Bag with Hole House

    Make a Leather Handled Tote Bag with Hole House

    Emma is a self taught seamstress who started sewing a few years ago when her children were very young.  She quickly became interested in sewing bags, an item which showcases beautiful fabric whilst being very practical.  Anyone who loves textiles, handbags and facebook will surely already know Emma Redfern's very popular 'Hole House' facebook page from where she sells her wonderfully original, unique and quirky bags.   Living just a few miles away from the Cycle Cafe in Cumbria's lovely northern fells we were delighted when she agreed to take some courses here in Greystoke during 2015.  With a background in art history and an interest in the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement, she believes that anyone can produce something beautiful and useful given a little instruction and some inspiring fabric.  During these workshops you will learn how to make a professional looking bag or purse, unique to you in your chosen fabric using  your own working domestic sewing machine.  £75.

    Date: 30 April 2017

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  • May Day Sunday Lunch and Jazz at the George Hotel

    May Day Sunday Lunch and Jazz at the George Hotel

    This May Day, join us for a Jazz Lunch, from 12pm – 2pm with live music from 2pm – 4pm.   £19.95 per person.  Call us on 01768 862696 to book.

    Date: 30 April 2017

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  • RSC LIVE: Julius Caesar (Encore)

    RSC LIVE: Julius Caesar (Encore)

    Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

    Date: 30 April 2017

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