CONTINUING EVENTS (APRIL)
27 & 28 SILVERDALE Nr CARNFORTH. RPSB Leighton Moss. Binoculars and Telescopes Demonstration.10am-4pm. Details 01524 701601.
26-28 KIRKBY LONSDALE. Beer & Music Festival. Admission free, camping available for £10. Details www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk
27 ULVERSTON. Ford Park Coach House Café. Meet the backpackers. Promotion of tools and joys of backpacking. Details www.backpackersclub.co.uk
27 BRAMPTON. Farmers Market. 9.00am-1.30pm. Details 016977 47962 www.sustainablebrampton.org
27 HAWKSHEAD. Showground. Trail Race and Challenge. 10km trail run 10.30am; challenge 1pm; trail race 2pm. www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk
27 KESWICK. Theatre by the Lake. The Everest Story. Mountaineer Stephen Venables marks the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent of the world’s highest peak. 7.30pm. Details 017687 74411. www.theatrebythelake.com
27 to 6 May ULVERSTON Walkfest. Range of walks and events including outdoor trade show, illustrated talks. Details 016974 78015. www.ulverstonwalkfest.co.uk
28 WINDERMERE. Brockhole Visitor Centre. Classical Music on the Terrace. Enjoy an afternoon of classical music with the Elysia String Quartet. 2pm. Free. Details www.brockhole.co.uk
28 GRANGE OVER SANDS. Promenade. Prom Art. 9.30am-4pm. Over 80 arts and craft stalls along the promenade. Details www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk
28 WINDERMERE. Brockhole, The Lake District Visitor Centre. British Eagle Day. See the Golden Eagle and White-tailed Sea Eagle. 11am. Details 015394 46601. www.brockhole.co.uk
To 24 June CONISTON. Brantwood. Ice-Cloud Mirror. Film and watercolours on the theme of mountain landscape and well-being. Details 015394 41396.
To 30 June KENDAL. Abbot Hall Art Gallery. British Sculpture Collection.
Rarely seen works.Details 01539 722464. www.abbothall.org.uk
1-4 KESWICK. Theatre by the Lake. Kiss Me Kate Keswick Amateur Operatic Society perform Cole Porter’s biggest hit musical. 7.30pm. Details 017687 74411. www.theatrebythelake.com
3 CARLISLE. Farmers Market. 9.30am-3.30pm. www.madeincumbria.co.uk
4 AMBLESIDE. Parish Church. Ambleside and District Choral Society May Concert – Handel’s Oratorio. 7.30pm. £8. Details 015394 35041. www.amblesidechoralsociety.org.uk
4-5 ULVERSTON. Coronation Hall. Printfest. Festival of contemporary printmaking. Works from more than 40 national and international artists. 10am-5pm. £4, children and students free. Details 01229 588994. www.corohall.co.uk
4-5 STORTH. Open Gardens and Plant Sale. Refreshments available 1pm-5pm.
Details 01539 564166.
4-6 BOWNESS ON WINDERMERE. Rayrigg Rooms. Collectors Record and CD Fair.
8am-7pm. Details 01704 566510. www.southlakeland.gov.uk
5 CARLISLE. Richard Rose Morton Academy. Baby and Toddler Show. Unique shopping experience; traders, advice and demonstrations plus children’s entertainment.10am-4pm. Details www.rrma.org.uk
6 KENDAL. St Thomas’ Church. Handel’s Oratorio ‘Messiah’ with Kendal Choral & Orchestra and French ‘Toutes Aures’. 7.30pm Details 015397 23218.
9-12 Keswick. Theatre by the Lake. The 22nd Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival. Featuring Clare Teal and her Trio. Details 017687 74411.
10-12 CARLISLE. The Sands Centre. Celebrities on Ice. Spectacular family variety packed show on ice. Details 01228 633767. www.thesandscentre.co.uk
11 SEDBERGH. St Andrew’s Church. Town Band Spring Concert. 7.30pm.
Details 015242 76371. www.southlakeland.gov.uk
11 ORTON. Farmers Market. 9.30am-2.30pm. Details www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk
12 NEWTON RIGG. Countryside Day. Tractor rides, vintage tractors, tree climbing, clay pigeon shooting, dog show, food and drink plus NGS Open Gardens.10am-4pm. Details 01768 893709.
12 PENRITH. St Andrew’s Church. Penrith Singers. 7.30pm. £13 Adults, £11 concessions, £4 students. Tickets available from Penrith TIC, Lakeland Music and Beckside Books.
10-21 KESWICK. Congregational Hall. Keswick Society of Art Spring Exhibition. 10am-6pm weekday, 10am-8pm Sat, closed Sun. Free. Details www.KeswickSocietyofArt.co.uk
11-12 HAVERIGG. Millom Rugby Union Ground. KiteFest. Display teams, workshops, Teddy bear parachute drop, bouncy castles, golf driving range and climbing wall. Details 01229 719680.
13 ARNSIDE. WI Village Hall. Spiers & Boden. Performance by BBC Folk Award winners. 7.30pm. £15. Details 01524 762460.
14 PENRITH. Evergreen Hall. Penrith & District Organ & Keyboard Society AGM and Local Artists. 8pm. Visitors welcome, free parking. Details 01768 862761.
15-18 KENDAL. Free-range Comedy Festival. Comedians perform on mountain tops, Historic house grounds and in forests. Performers include Al Murray, Jason Manford. Details www.breweryarts.co.uk
15-19 KESWICK. Mountain Festival. Activities and challenges for all ages and abilities. This year’s speakers include Sir Chris Bonington, Monty Halls and Alan Hinkes OBE. Details www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk
17 CARTMEL. Farmers Market. 10am-4pm. Details www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk
18 SEDBERGH. Gala. Rides, bouncy castles, laser clay shooting, crafts, beer and tea tent, vintage cards, animals, Cumberland wresting.12pm-5pm. Details www.southlakeland.gov.uk
18 GRANGE OVER SANDS. Victoria Hall. Houghton Weavers & Flookburgh Band Concert. 7.30pm. Details www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk
18 WINDERMERE, CONISTON AND ULLSWATER. Three Lake Challenge. In aid of ‘Know Dementia’. Teams of men will canoe across the lakes.
19 HUTTON IN THE FOREST. Plant and Food Fair. Details 01768 84449.
19 BRATHAY Windermere Marathon and Family Fun Day. Starts and finishes at Brathay Hall. Details www.brathaywindermeremarathon.org.uk
23 BARDSEA. Malt Kiln Village Hall. Ulverston Jazz Society presents jazz recordings to suit all tastes. 7pm. £2, refreshments included. Details 01524 853335.
24-26 MARYPORT. Harbour Festival. Fun for all the family. Details www.thesolwaytrust.com/harbourfest
25 PENRITH. Dalemain. Sheep Dog Trials. Details 017684 86450.
25 HUTTON ROOF. Village Hall. Country Fair and Fell Race. Details 01539 567605. www.southlakeland.gov.uk
25-26 SILVERDALE Nr Carnforth. RSPB Leighton Moss. Binoculars and Telescopes Demonstrations. 10am-4pm. Details www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/leightonmoss/
25-27 ORTON. All Saints’ Church. Annual Exhibition and Gift Days.10am-6pm (Sat & Mon), 1pm-6pm (Sun). Morning coffee and cream teas each day plus annual Scarecrow competition. Details 015396 243842.
25, 27 & 29 CARTMEL. Racecourse. National Hunt Jump Racing. Details 01539 536340.
25-29 RAVENGLASS. Muncaster Castle. Festival. Entertainment for all the family with the International Jesters Tournament. Details 01229 717614. www.muncaster.co.uk
25-31 MILNTHORPE. The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis. Love Your Zoo Week. Fun and games for all the family. 10am-4pm. Details 015395 63027. www.southlakeland.gov.uk
26 WINDERMERE Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre. Get Biking with experts. Learn new skills. Bikes and helmets provided. Suitable for all ages.11am-4pm. Free. Details www.lakedistrict.gov.uk
27 CARLISLE. Racecourse. Family Fun Raceday. Details www.carlisle-races.co.uk
28 PENRITH. Rheged. Bushcraft Workshop. Join Reach Beyond Adventure who will show you how to make a fire, how to do quirky camp-cooking plus archery. Workshops 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm. £5.50. Places limited, booking recommended. Details 01768 8680000. www.rheged.com
28 BARNARD CASTLE. Bowes Museum. Family Fun Day. Learn about the Tudors with fun drop in activities. Details 01833 690606. www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk
31 KENDAL. Farmers Market. 9.30am-3.30pm. Details www.madeincumbria.co.uk
31 to 2 June CARK IN CARTMEL, Grange Over Sands. Holker Hall Garden Festival. Showcasing the very best of gardening, countryside, food and crafts. Details 015395 58328. www.holker.co.uk
31 to 9 June ULVERSTON. International Music Festival. Diverse programme of top class music in various venues. Details 01229 587140. www.ulverstonmusicfestival.co.uk
All dates, details, times, contacts etc. are given in good faith and believed to be correct at the time of going to press, but it is always advisable to check beforehand in case circumstances have changed.