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Penrith on a Plate, part of the Eden Food and Farming Festival

Dalemain Plant Fair with Artisan Foods and Crafts

The Tour of Britain passes through Eden in 2016!

Agricultural Shows throughout Eden

Walking events and Festivals throughout Eden

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Hutton in the Forest Plant and Food Fair

Hutton in the Forest Plant and Food Fair

The Hutton in the Forest Plant and Food Fair will be held on on 15th May 2016.

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Events In: May 2016

  • Harris Tweed: From the Land

    Harris Tweed: From the Land

    Rheged Centre, Penrith. Exhibition by popular photographer Ian Lawson, exploring the Scottish Outer Hebrides and the production of Harris Tweed cloth. The exhibition  Cumbrian landscape photographer Ian Lawson and The Harris Tweed Authority, guardians of the iconic Harris Tweed Orb Mark, have come together to create this new exhibition. Set within the context of Ian’s deeply personal narrative, ‘Harris Tweed: From The Land’ is a journey into the very heart of the Scottish Outer Hebrides, the remote and romantic home of the world-famous Harris Tweed cloth.

    Date: 12 February 2016 - 15 May 2016

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  • Children's Paper Weaving

    Children's Paper Weaving

    Children can learn the basic principles of weaving that apply to creating the iconic Harris Tweed by weaving together thin strips of coloured paper. They can make any pattern they choose but there are instructions with different designs to complete.

    Date: 15 February 2016 - 15 May 2016

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  • Daily Film: Cairngorms in Winter

    Daily Film: Cairngorms in Winter

    A celebration of the UK’s largest and highest National Park, The Cairngorms in Winter with Chris Townsend takes the viewer on a spectacular 96 minute journey through awe inspiring scenery in the heart of Scotland’s mountains. Accompanied by an evocative musical score from Freddiehangoler, Terry Abraham’s feature-length debut reveals the grandeur and majesty of the Cairngorms through the eyes of local residents and internationally respected backpacker and author Chris Townsend (author of 17 books including the best-selling ‘The Backpacker’s Handbook’).

    Date: 15 February 2016 - 15 May 2016

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  • Time and Tide Exhibition

    Recent work by Alison Critchlow and Rowena Beaty. This exhibition brings together Alison's vibrant and energetic paintings of sea and ice with the stillness and serenity of Rowena's sculptural forms. The common ideas and themes shared by the artists have generated a creative exchange culminating in this exhibition, which considers the significance of time and the rhythms and flow of the tide. Exhibitors: Alison Critchlow and Rowena Beaty.

    Date: 19 March 2016 - 08 May 2016

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  • GO HERDWICK Trail

    GO HERDWICK Trail

    Go Herdwick spotting this Spring! Rydal, Grasmere, Ambleside, Keswick and Windermere will be invaded by a flock of around 50 life sized, artist decorated Herdwicks. Herdwick ewes in unexpected places; in parks, in the street, on buildings, in shops, cafes and restaurants – all paying homage to the Herdwick’s iconic home here in the Lake District; and all in the name of the Lake District Calvert Trust.

    Date: 25 March 2016 - 04 September 2016

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  • Dawn to Dusk and in between an exhibition

    Dawn to Dusk and in between an exhibition

    "Dawn to Dusk and in between"-  A new exhibition opens on 1st April til mid May at The Old Courthouse in Shap featuring landscape photography by Michael Grolys and Patrick Neaves.   Michael Grolys is a photographer who lives and works in the Eden Valley. His main focus and passion is to capture images which convey the striking landscapes of the North of England and Scotland - the changing seasons, highly variable weather and dramatic light that often results provide many opportunities for this.  Michael spends as much time as possible outdoors walking the hills and mountains with his labradors and they feature in many of his photographs.

    Date: 01 April 2016 - 14 May 2016

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  • Daily Film: Macbeth (2015)

    Daily Film: Macbeth (2015)

    After murdering King Duncan (David Thewlis) and seizing the throne, Macbeth (Michael Fassbender) becomes consumed with guilt and paranoia as the tyrannical ruler of Scotland.  Tickets Adults £6.50, Conc £5, U15's £4, Family £19.

    Date: 25 April 2016 - 14 May 2016

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  • Nocturnal Rainbows

    Experience a wondrous creation during Lakes Ignite… Seven Nocturnal Rainbows for the English Lakes – a dramatic light installation created by artist Charles Monkhouse, inspired by the poets and artists of the Lake District, in particular JMW Turner’s famous painting ‘A Shower’, Buttermere.  The rainbows will appear as the light fades each evening and will become stronger as night takes over from day. Each rainbow consist of up to 250 floating LED units, each with its own GPS sensor, reacting to their location to create a gigantic spectrum as they travel across the lakes.

    Date: 03 May 2016 - 04 May 2016

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  • Breeze Bike Ride: A Loop to Calthwaite

    Breeze Bike Ride: A Loop to Calthwaite

    This ride is a slightly longer ride with a few gentle hills. It is on quiet country roads.  From Beacon Edge the ride takes us along the Edge to Strawberry Hill.

    Date: 04 May 2016

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  • Dawdles Walk Swingy Bridge

    Dawdles Walk Swingy Bridge

    Help us to celebrate the reopening of Swingy Bridge having been damaged in storm Desmond.  From Frank’s Bridge we will explore Hartley and Bollam Lane (alternative if not open) and return to Kirkby Stephen town centre via Nateby Road for option refreshments at Church Gallery.  About DAWDLES WALKS: We will go whatever the weather - please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the day.  DAWDLES Walk plus has an additional activity or interest during the walk.  DAWDLES Walk EXTRA are taken at a quicker pace and are therefore longer.  All walks should take about an hour.   Everyone welcome, suggested donation £1 per walk towards expenses.  We usually find optional refreshments after our walks.  Some walks may be adaptable to suit wheelchair users if we know you are coming, telephone Ann 017683 71976.

    Date: 05 May 2016

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  • Head Gardener Guided Walk: Spring wildflowers and blossoms at Lowther Castle and Gardens

    Head Gardener Guided Walk: Spring wildflowers and blossoms at Lowther Castle and Gardens

    Join our Head Gardener, Martin Ogle for a guided walk of the gardens. Discover more about the renovation project and enjoy this beautiful site as it’s brought to life in a fascinating and engaging tour.

    Date: 06 May 2016

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  • Conservation work party at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Conservation work party at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

    Eycott Hill is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of mires, woodland and upland meadows. We will be planting hedges, wildflowers, improving access and much more.

    Date: 06 May 2016

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  • Penrith parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

    Penrith parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

    What is Penrith parkrun?  It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.Every Saturday at 9am at Frenchfield Sports Centre, Frenchfield, Penrith, CA11 8UU. It's a free event - but please register before your first run.

    Date: 07 May 2016

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  • 'Punctures Made Easy' aka Beginners Bike Maintenance sessions

    'Punctures Made Easy' aka Beginners Bike Maintenance sessions

    Bike Maintenance courses with Dan Richards of 'Lake District Cycling' - Dan is a qualified Cytech 3 mechanic and owner of Lake District Cycling, a cycling service provider (in association with Virgin Trains at Penrith Station, providing much needed pre-bookable Cycle Hire from the station platform) as well as guided rides/tours and a cycling information resource for the local areas.  Also from Penrith, Dan is the new British Cycling Sky Ride Ambassador for the Cumbria and the Lake District and planner/ promoter/leader of assessable group rides for Go Lakes (LDNP, CT and CCC) and Active Cumbria.  He is also the community cycle officer for Alston Moor and author of Top 10 Family Cycle ride books to the Lake District. This short evening course includes some hands on work and is designed to make sure you can become self sufficient when out on your own on a bike ride.  Starting from the very beginning with basic parts of a bike, different types of bikes and wheels, basic set up and moving onto gears,  types of brakes, what to look for regarding any servicing needs (when is it worn out?) and of course, how to mend the dreaded puncture/  change an inner tube!  This also includes removing and replacing the back wheel.  £25 inc a cream tea half way through.

    Date: 07 May 2016

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  • Orchard day

    Orchard day - practical advice on orchards and apple growing Focussing on a different aspect each month, today - Blossom.

    Date: 07 May 2016

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  • Alston Community Market

    Alston Community Market, will be held upstairs on the first Saturday of the month.  Come along to the regular indoor market at the Town Hall. There are 20 or so stalls where you will find handmade gifts with a difference, decorated glass, jewellery, candles, as well as yummy cakes.

    Date: 07 May 2016

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  • Walk: Catstycam by Red Tarn

    Walk: Catstycam by Red Tarn

    Walk up Mires Beck, see complete views of Ullswater and the drama of Red Tarn. Reach the Wainwright peak of Catstycam before descending back to Glenridding.

    Date: 07 May 2016

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  • Children's Film Club - Cinderella (PG) 2015

    Children's Film Club - Cinderella (PG) 2015

    When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

    Date: 07 May 2016 - 08 May 2016

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  • Antique and Collectors Fair

    Antique and Collectors Fair

    Antique and collectors fair with shabby chic, vintage, linens, china, glass, jewellery and crafts open 10am to 4pm.  Entrance 50p.

    Date: 07 May 2016

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  • The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016: Community Event Penrith and Eden Museum

    The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016: Community Event Penrith and Eden Museum

    The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016: Community Event Penrith and Eden Museum  Do you have an ancestor who was involved in the Somme campaign of 1916?  Would you like to find out more about this momentous battle?  Can you contribute to a community archive for the Somme?  Would you like to contribute to our Community poppy project?  Penrith and Eden Museum and Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life are hosting a Community Information day in Penrith on Saturday 7th May. Why not drop in and find out more about this campaign, get assistance with researching your WW1 ancestors, handle WW1 objects and make a poppy.  We are keen to hear your personal connections to this campaign which may be included in forthcoming commemorative exhibitions and displays.  Can you help us?  Do you have any photographs, documents or objects that tell a story?  Our volunteers are trained to scan or photograph items to help record the personal aspects of this campaign.  So we would like to hear from you!  Why not come down to the Museum in Middlegate and help us build this community archive to give a voice to those from 100 years ago. Contact details:   Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life email: enquiries@cmoml.org or telephone: 01228 532774 Penrith and Eden Museum email: museum@eden.gov.uk or telephone 01768 865105 .

    Date: 07 May 2016

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