Events in Allerdale



Events listings (13 events found)

The Emperor and the Nightingale: Mon, 5 Dec 2016

Theatre by the Lake
In ancient China, the young emperor Wu is kept a virtual prisoner in his palace by his scheming guardian, Li Si. For Wu, the world outside the Forbidden City is a dangerous place. But when he hears Xiao, a young peasant girl, talk of the most beautiful sound on earth – the song of the nightingale – it’s too much to resist. The two embark on an adventure that will take them across mountain tops and waterfalls, past chattering monkeys and fire-belching dragons to the far reaches of his kingdom. But Wu has an ulterior motive that could threaten the peace of the kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family. Suitable for ages 6+

Fire At Sea: Mon, 5 Dec 2016

The Kirkgate Centre
Acclaimed documentary examining the current migrant crisis by capturing life on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, a destination for refugees crossing the Mediterranean to enter Europe. Director Gianfranco Rosi contrasts the lives of the desperate thousands landing on the shores of the island with the everyday existence of the locals. Won the Golden Bear at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival. “Moral courage and filmic artistry exist side by side in this essential offering ” Sight & Sound. 114 mins For tickets visit: http://www.thekirkgate.com/2016/12/fire-at-sea/

Fire At Sea: Mon, 5 Dec 2016

The Kirkgate Centre
Acclaimed documentary examining the current migrant crisis by capturing life on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, a destination for refugees crossing the Mediterranean to enter Europe. Director Gianfranco Rosi contrasts the lives of the desperate thousands landing on the shores of the island with the everyday existence of the locals. Won the Golden Bear at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival. “Moral courage and filmic artistry exist side by side in this essential offering ” Sight & Sound. 114 mins For tickets visit: http://www.thekirkgate.com/2016/12/fire-at-sea/

The Emperor and the Nightingale: Tue, 6 Dec 2016

Theatre by the Lake
In ancient China, the young emperor Wu is kept a virtual prisoner in his palace by his scheming guardian, Li Si. For Wu, the world outside the Forbidden City is a dangerous place. But when he hears Xiao, a young peasant girl, talk of the most beautiful sound on earth – the song of the nightingale – it’s too much to resist. The two embark on an adventure that will take them across mountain tops and waterfalls, past chattering monkeys and fire-belching dragons to the far reaches of his kingdom. But Wu has an ulterior motive that could threaten the peace of the kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family. Suitable for ages 6+

The Emperor and the Nightingale: Wed, 7 Dec 2016 until Thu, 8 Dec 2016

Theatre by the Lake
In ancient China, the young emperor Wu is kept a virtual prisoner in his palace by his scheming guardian, Li Si. For Wu, the world outside the Forbidden City is a dangerous place. But when he hears Xiao, a young peasant girl, talk of the most beautiful sound on earth – the song of the nightingale – it’s too much to resist. The two embark on an adventure that will take them across mountain tops and waterfalls, past chattering monkeys and fire-belching dragons to the far reaches of his kingdom. But Wu has an ulterior motive that could threaten the peace of the kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family. Suitable for ages 6+

The Churchfitters: Fri, 9 Dec 2016

Threlkeld Village Hall
A Christmas special from The Churchfitters - a folk band like no other. Rosie Short, Chris Shortand Boris Lebret play a wide range of instruments including a bass guitar made out of a frying pan; heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw; foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock bouzouki and traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax. The virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments - adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, stand up dustbin bass and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades. Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. This Christmas special includes a selection of favourites from their regular repertoire interlaced with tradit
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The Emperor and the Nightingale: Fri, 9 Dec 2016

Theatre by the Lake
In ancient China, the young emperor Wu is kept a virtual prisoner in his palace by his scheming guardian, Li Si. For Wu, the world outside the Forbidden City is a dangerous place. But when he hears Xiao, a young peasant girl, talk of the most beautiful sound on earth – the song of the nightingale – it’s too much to resist. The two embark on an adventure that will take them across mountain tops and waterfalls, past chattering monkeys and fire-belching dragons to the far reaches of his kingdom. But Wu has an ulterior motive that could threaten the peace of the kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family. Suitable for ages 6+

The Voice of Ray: Fri, 9 Dec 2016

Theatre by the Lake
Ray’s dead. But people keep impersonating his voice. This irritates spirit-Ray. He can’t rest in peace. Watch a mundane ghost-man go on a crazylicious adventure to silence his vocal legacy. (legacy)… (legacy)… (echo)… (echo)… Local comedians Paddy Wilmott and Tom Kitching bring their Edinburgh Fringe show to Theatre by the Lake for one special performance.

Christmas Elves and Crackers!: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

Workington
The Bread And Butter Theatre Company will be brightening up The Hub this December with two performances to get you in the mood for Christmas. The Christmas Elves will be on hand to dazzle you with their blend of seasonal magic and impish tales of life in the North Pole, toy-making and working for the big man, while The Carol-Singing Christmas Crackers will be telling the obligatory dodgy cracker jokes, entertaining the whole family with their “Name that tune and they will sing it” Christmas Special! Pop along to The Hub in Workington Town Centre at 12pm on Saturday 10th December to see these acts perform. While you are there, why not do some Christmas shopping or relax with a warm, hot chocolate! This is a free event so just come along and enjoy!

The Emperor and the Nightingale: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

Theatre by the Lake
In ancient China, the young emperor Wu is kept a virtual prisoner in his palace by his scheming guardian, Li Si. For Wu, the world outside the Forbidden City is a dangerous place. But when he hears Xiao, a young peasant girl, talk of the most beautiful sound on earth – the song of the nightingale – it’s too much to resist. The two embark on an adventure that will take them across mountain tops and waterfalls, past chattering monkeys and fire-belching dragons to the far reaches of his kingdom. But Wu has an ulterior motive that could threaten the peace of the kingdom. The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family. Suitable for ages 6+

Christmas Elves and Crackers!: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

Workington Town Centre
The Bread And Butter Theatre Company will be brightening up The Hub this December with two performances to get you in the mood for Christmas. The Christmas Elves will be on hand to dazzle you with their blend of seasonal magic and impish tales of life in the North Pole, toy-making and working for the big man, while The Carol-Singing Christmas Crackers will be telling the obligatory dodgy cracker jokes, entertaining the whole family with their “Name that tune and they will sing it” Christmas Special! Pop along to The Hub in Workington Town Centre at 12pm on Saturday 10th December to see these acts perform. While you are there, why not do some Christmas shopping or relax with a warm, hot chocolate! This is a FREE event so just come along and enjoy! For more information please contact Emma Chapman at emma.chapman@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk or call 01900 702986.

Whisky Tasting: Sat, 10 Dec 2016

The Kirkgate Centre
We are delighted to be hosting another whisky tasting. An informal and relaxed evening enjoying whisky and good company hosted by our expert Stephen Walker. Learn how to appreciate single malts, how to nose and taste whisky (colour, body, nose, palette and finish) and about how whisky is produced. By the end of the evening you will have a greater understanding and appreciation of whisky, have enjoyed a few drams and hopefully tasted a malt you have not tried before. Tickets £30 for tasting of 5 whiskies and 2 course meal (20 places only) Driver’s ticket £10 – meal only and soft drinks. For tickets visit: http://www.thekirkgate.com/2016/12/whisky-tasting/

Alina Ibragimova (violin): Sun, 11 Dec 2016

Theatre by the Lake
A shining star appears in the Main House for this year’s Christmas concert as established international virtuoso Alina Ibragimova returns to Keswick to dazzle the audience with her incredible technique. As in last summer’s Proms, she’ll play Sonatas by Bach as well as Yehudi Menuhin’s mentor Eugène Isaÿe – music inspired by Bach and dedicated to Kreisler. This concert is a must for violin lovers. Pre-concert talk with Alina Ibragimova at 6.30pm

 

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