Events in Allerdale

Events listings (9 events found)

The Vertical Hour : Wed, 29 Jun 2016 until Fri, 1 Jul 2016

Theatre by the Lake
Nadia Blye, an American war reporter turned Yale professor, has seen the horror of war up close. Advising President Bush as an advocate for ‘humane intervention’ in Iraq, she’s more than used to defending her divisive opinions. But one weekend in the Shropshire countryside she meets Oliver. He’s caustic, vehemently liberal, ferociously intelligent, an inveterate womaniser and the father of her boyfriend. He can’t resist taking her to task and the two soon lock horns in an intellectual debate that will have far-reaching consequences for them all. Personal philosophies are pitted against global politics, idealism clashes with realism and cynicism challenges moral obligation. But who is right? This gripping and moving play, by one of Britain’s finest playwrights, will challenge, enthral and pitch you into passionate discussion all the way home.

Watch It, Sailor!: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 until Fri, 1 Jul 2016

Theatre by the Lake
A family wedding-day should be a time for celebration, but not in the Hornett household. The bride has already been left waiting at the altar once that morning and the sailor bridegroom is about to receive a telegram that will change everything. But all this is nothing compared to the fury about to be unleashed by mother-of-the bride Emma. Will the wedding run aground yet again or will the course of true love run smooth? For anyone who met the characters first time around in Sailor, Beware! join us for the next episode, but this rollicking northern comedy is also the perfect introduction to the loveable, eccentric and thoroughly hilarious characters that make up the Hornett family as they battle to get to the church on time. Fabulous comic fun for all the family.

Dial M for Murder: Sat, 2 Jul 2016

Theatre by the Lake
When ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice finds out that his wealthy wife Sheila is having an affair with a handsome crime writer, burning rage soon turns to cold calculation. Driven by revenge and greedy for her substantial wealth, Tony embarks on an elaborate plot to commit the perfect murder. Blackmail and old school ties combine in Tony's cunningly orchestrated scheme. Yet even the most perfect plans can go wrong. Frantic to salvage the situation he tries to cover his tracks and turn disaster into opportunity. But the devil is in the detail and a maverick detective is in dogged pursuit of the truth. This gripping noir thriller, famously brought to the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock, transforms the ‘whodunnit’ into the ‘will they get away with it?' Is it possible to commit the perfect crime, or will justice always prevail?

Elektra: Sat, 2 Jul 2016

Theatre by the Lake
When the great Agamemnon is murdered by his wife and her new lover in a perfectly timed coup, his daughter Elektra is left distraught. Giving herself over to an all-consuming grief, her resistance to the new order of power becomes a constant provocation to her father’s killers. Slowly her anger builds into an obsession for revenge. But her only hope for the justice she craves is the return of her exiled brother Orestes. Sophokles surprised and shocked his audience in Athens with his radical treatment of what was a well-known myth. A fresh, bold and visceral production of a monumental classic Greek tragedy. Production generously supported by Bill Mapleson in memory of Doreen. Klytaimestra’s and Aigisthos’ costumes generously supported by Judith Johnstone.

Footprints of our Fathers WW1 Exhibition and Film: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 until Wed, 6 Jul 2016

The Market Hall
‘Footprints of our Fathers’ is an exhibition and film based on the research of a group of young people into the effect WW1 had on its community. Run by North Allerdale Development Trust and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund this event will give you the opportunity to visit the exhibition, including an indoor WW1 trench and to see the exclusive screening of the ‘Footprints of our Fathers’ film.

Garden Fete: Sat, 2 Jul 2016

Keswick St John Church Ambleside Road Keswick CA12 4DD Garden Fete in Church and Vicarage Garden Saturday 2nd July 2016 Many Attractions Plants, Brfic -a-Brac, Coconut Shy, Books, Bouncy Castle Teas served in Church

Hunter Davies Book Signing: Sat, 2 Jul 2016

Bookends is very pleased to announce that bestselling local author and journalist Hunter Davies will hold a free book signing for the launch of his latest book Lakeland at Bookends, 17-19 Castle Street, Carlisle at 11:30am on Saturday 25th June and in Bookends, 66 Main Street, Keswick at 2.30pm on Saturday 2nd July. Hunter Davies was raised in Carlisle and, after graduating from Durham University, has worked as a high profile journalist for over 50 years. He is best known for being the official biographer of the Beatles and for writing ‘The Glory Game’ one of the most highly respected football books ever written. He has written numerous biographies including Alfred Wainwright, Paul Gascoigne and Wayne Rooney and has been a long time columnist in The Times newspaper and Cumbria Life magazine amongst other publications. Hunter Davies is heavily associated with literature in the Lakes and is the Chairman of the Lakeland Book of the Year awards as well as writing numerous volumes on the
  • 01228 529067
  • Keswick
    Cumbria, CA12

Messiah Concert : Sat, 2 Jul 2016

Christ Church
Cockermouth Harmonic Society will be performing Handel’s Messiah in Cockermouth in July. The Handel masterpiece, a perennial favourite with audiences and musicians, will receive a performance in Christ Church at 7.30pm on 2 July. Ian Thompson, the musical director of the Society, is working with the choir to ensure that the drama and lyricism of the piece will be to the fore in this concert. Ian Thompson will conduct the choir and the orchestra, the Lonsdale Baroque Ensemble. We will also welcome back to Cockermouth the soloists soprano, Laurie Ashworth, alto, Margaret McDonald, tenor, Christopher Steele and bass, Paul Im Thurn, and Ian Hare, who will play the organ.
  • 017687 78041
  • Christ Church
    South Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RU

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical: Sun, 3 Jul 2016

Theatre by the Lake
A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show. Audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into an all-singing, all-dancing production with unpredictable and hilarious results. So whether you fancy Sondheim on a ski lift or Cole Porter in Poundland - you suggest it and the Showstoppers will sing it. This incredible comedy troupe will not fail to impress and you’ll be singing all the way home.


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