Events in Allerdale

Events listings (10 events found)

Conservation Day: Mon, 27 Feb 2017

Bowness On Solway Nature Reserve
Bowness-on-Solway is an old gravel pit that has become a wonderful site for wildlife. We will be carrying some scrub clearance and other maintenance works. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and bring a packed lunch. Booking is required.

Lakmé: Tue, 28 Feb 2017

Theatre by the Lake
Pre-performance talk by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley, at 6.15pm The critically acclaimed Swansea City Opera return to Keswick with their stunning production of Lakmé. Sung in English, and accompanied by chamber orchestra, the opera is set in India during the Raj of the 1880s and captures the ambience of the Orient, as seen through Western eyes. Like Delibes’ music for his famous ballet Coppelia, the orchestral scoring for Lakmé is enchanting. As the opera remains a relative rarity, don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear and see this beautiful piece, including the much loved ‘Flower Duet’.

The Manfreds: Wed, 1 Mar 2017

Theatre by the Lake
Manfred Mann was one of the most popular bands of the 1960s. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz – an unusual combination that secured their place in the history books of British pop. Fifty-five years on, original members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness are joined by Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass and Simon Currie on sax and flute as the new line up of The Manfreds, playing all the favourites such as Do Wah Diddy Diddy alongside blues and jazz tracks from some of their best known albums.

The Ties That Bind: Wed, 1 Mar 2017

Theatre by the Lake
The Ties That Bind is an experimental theatre piece exploring identity, states of wellbeing and shifts in relationships brought about by the progressive condition of dementia. Using dynamic physical performance, original sound and potent visuals, this show asks: How does memory loss fray our intimate relationships? What ultimately binds us to others? If we are no longer recognized by a loved one what do we become? A thought provoking and uplifting production.

Antique & Collectors Fair: Thu, 2 Mar 2017

Keswick Quaker Meeting House
antique and collectors fair, Keswick Quaker Meeting House, is opposite entrance to Booths car park,10am to 4pm entrance 50p

Ventoux: Fri, 3 Mar 2017

The Kirkgate
Ventoux is a restaging of the dramatic battle between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani in the Tour de France 2000 on Mont Ventoux. Once regarded as the greatest race in the history of cycling, we now know that both Armstrong and Pantani doped during their careers. At the time both were champions in their own right - Pantani winning the Tour de France in 1998 and Armstrong winning in 1999. In 2000 they went head to head on Mont Ventoux. They crossed the line together but their careers spiralled in wildly opposite directions. Armstrong won seven consecutive Tour de France titles; Pantani died of a cocaine overdose alone in a hotel room. Armstrong denied, lied and cheated where Pantani was caught. Ventoux restages this race, knowing everything that we now know in 2015. With a pair of road bikes, stunning footage of Mont Ventoux and actual race commentary, 2Magpies bring the excitement of the Tour de France to the theatre.

Cumberland & Westmorland Music: Fri, 3 Mar 2017

Threlkeld Village Hall
An evening of old Cumberland & Westmorland music arranged by Ed Heslam for guitar or guitar and harp. Ed Heslam is a classical guitarist with a keen interest in the music of Cumberland and Westmorland. Born in Cumberland, he moved away to work in the West Country only to return in 2012. He was Head of Music in a number of West Country schools. His interests in guitar music include classical, renaissance music and folk. Since his return to Cumbria he has been researching the music and history of the area and performing his own arrangements of old Cumbrian tunes copied from the original manuscripts held in local archives. The current on-going project is to arrange old local music for the solo guitar and for guitar/harp duet. Jean Altshuler is from America, graduating from Oberlin Conservatory on a harp scholarship. She has played with orchestras in Oklahoma and Nashville and also on the country music scene. Since moving to the Lake District, Jean has explored the wealth of Celtic musi
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Keswick Ghost Walks: Sat, 4 Mar 2017

Keswick has another history full of murder, intrigue and tortured souls. From slate built houses to the surrounding lakes and fells this is an area steeped in legend and mystery. Follow “The Lady”… if you dare. Keswick Ghost Walks are written with an adult audience in mind but are broadly accessible to children 10 years and above. Please ensure that children are suitably clothed for the conditions.

Antique & Collectors Fair: Sat, 4 Mar 2017

United Reformed Church
antique and collectors fair at United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth 10am to 4pm entrance 50p

'Posting Letters to the Moon' Live reading: Sun, 5 Mar 2017

Alhambra Cinema
In this live performance, fresh from the world premiere at the 2016 Hampstead Theatre Festival, wartime letters between the actress Celia Johnson and her husband, writer and explorer, Peter Fleming are read by their daughter Lucy Fleming, together with Simon Williams. These touching and amusing letters between Celia and her husband Peter (brother of Ian Fleming the creator of James Bond) tell of her experiences during the war- from coping with a large isolated house full of evacuated children, learning to drive a tractor, dealing with rationing, occasional holidays in Cornwall where she took to surfing, all the while accepting offers, when she could get away, to act- for David Lean, Noel Coward, wartime propaganda films, broadcasts, all sorts, and ultimately starring in the classic film “Brief Encounter”. Not only are the letters highly engaging, but they also provide a fascinating historical insight into that time of austerity and fearfulness. Celia’s letters include her joy at d


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