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Phoenix Dance: Windrush, Calyx and Shadows: Tue, 20 Feb 2018

Theatre by the Lake
The acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre present a major new dance production, Windrush: Movement of the People, as part of their 2018 Mixed Programme. Shining a light on an important era of British history, the thrilling new dance piece celebrates the 70th anniversary of the arrival of SS Empire Windrush that bought the first Caribbean migrants to the UK. Choreographed by Artistic Director Sharon Watson, the work is a lively celebration of the rise of multicultural Britain and features an uplifting soundtrack from calypso, jazz and blues to ska, gospel and reggae. Audiences will also experience performances of Calyx, a new commission by emerging female choreographer Sandrine Monin that explores the themes of beauty, desire and decadence; and a revival of Shadows by Christopher Bruce OBE, now featured in the AQA GCSE Dance curriculum, and described by The Times as ‘emotive, traumatic and weighted with memory — or is it fear?’ ‘The Leeds-based company can pride itself on being one of Brit

Dance To The Music: Wed, 21 Feb 2018

Carnegie Theatre
‘Dance to the Music’ is a new exciting “must see” dance show like no other! Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff - one of the most renowned dancers and choreographers from the popular BBC1 ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ TV show. Kristina will once again team up with her former professional dance partner, Robin Windsor, who starred on ‘Strictly’ for four years. Also gracing the stage will be beautiful Oksana Platero, who partnered Judge Rinder on Series 14 of the hit show and is famous for her jaw-dropping lifts! Oksana’s husband Jonathan Platero will also be joining the cast. Joining Kristina, Robin and Oksana are a full cast of dancers, plus two amazing singers, Chris Maloney (X Factor finalist), and singer/songwriter, Beth Sherburn. ‘Dance to the Music’ will present to the audience the one and only dance show in theatrical history, which will feature ALL styles of dancing. The audience will experience the evolution of dance through musical eras, starting from the roaring twenties, w
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  • Carnegie Theatre
    Finkle Street, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2BD

U.DANCE Cumbria: Wed, 21 Feb 2018

Theatre by the Lake
U.DANCE Cumbria is part of One Dance UK’s national celebration of young people’s dance. In Cumbria it brings together over 1,500 local children & young people to choreograph dance and share their achievements through performance. This show at Theatre by the Lake features newly created work by secondary schools and youth dance companies. Come and be wowed by the emerging dance talent we have here in Cumbria.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Thu, 22 Feb 2018

Kirkgate Arts Centre
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Young Vic Production, captured Live in London's West End) screening at the Kirkgate, Cockermouth Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
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  • Kirkgate Arts Centre
    Kirkgate, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9PJ

Keswick Film Festival: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 until Sun, 25 Feb 2018

Theatre by the Lake
Keswick Film Festival returns for its 19th year with its acclaimed blend of the best films from the world’s greatest festivals, thought-provoking documentaries, plus some retrospectives and very special guests. As we try to decide which of the current crop of films from around the world we should see, Keswick Film Festival 2018 will also chart some of the degrees of separation between today’s directors, stars and the characters they have portrayed over the years. Our short film competition, The Ospreys, will undoubtedly entertain and amuse, and maybe give us a first glimpse of tomorrow’s film makers. And once again KFF will again be making best use of Rheged’s huge Imax screen.

KFF: Edie: Thu, 22 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
At the age of 84, Edie (Sheila Hancock) is finally free of the ties that bound her to an invalid and domineering husband – and it is the moment to start making up for lost time. Her goal is to climb a mountain, Suilven, in the Scottish Highlands. Local guide Jonny (Kevin Guthrie - Dunkirk) is the man to help her do it. Movie Review World said that the relationship between the two is the key to the movie’s success and rates it as ‘one of the most tender on screen friendships of the year’. Thanks to Arrow films

Classical Concert: The Gjylaci Duo: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Threlkeld Village Hall
The Albanian born Gjylaci brothers are a young and charismatic violin and guitar duo. They are graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music and have performed in many major concert venues and music festivals across the UK and Europe. Their repertoire includes music from all around the world and across all genres. Their entertaining programmes, presentations and performances have earned them great acclaim. The duo regularly collaborate with living British composers and commission new works in order to broaden the violin and guitar repertoire. Recently they gave the world premiere performances of ‘Prelude & Fugue’ and ‘2 Fantasias’ by Ray Kohn as well as the UK premiere of Albanian Folksong ‘My Beautiful Morea’ by Thomas Simaku. Esen-Nikolas is the founder & leader of the award winning Northern String Quartet and he regularly tours around the UK and abroad. Whilst Jon’s busy schedule sees him perform as a soloist across the country. Jon has also performed live on BBC Radio 3 and h

KFF: A Woman's Life: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Theatre by the Lake
A Woman's Life is a tale of tormented love embedded in the restrictive social and moral codes of marriage and family in 19th century Normandy. Upon finishing her schooling in a convent, young aristocrat Jeanne marries local Viscount Julien de Lamare, who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful husband. As she navigates his chronic infidelity, pressure from her family and community, and the alternating joys and burdens of motherhood, Jeanne's rosy illusions about her privileged world are slowly stripped away. Thanks to Arrow Films

KFF: Blade of the Immortal: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Theatre by the Lake
No Film Festival would be complete without a samurai sword epic and Blade of the Immortal, Takashi Miike’s 100th film, fits the bill perfectly. Based on a manga series it stars Takuya Kimura as Manji, a Shogunate era samurai, granted by a witch the dubious gift of eternal life. After meeting a young girl, orphaned by a group of master swordsmen, Manji wreaks vengeance on them through a series of stylised showdowns – brilliantly choreographed, outlandishly violent and sometimes brutally comic to boot. Thanks to Arrow Films

KFF: Directions: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
A road movie set in present day Bulgaria, a country remains optimistic, mainly because all the realists and pessimists have left. At a meeting with his banker, a small business owner, who drives a cab to make ends meet, discovers the bribe he will have to pay to get a loan has doubled. The ethics board that reviewed his complaint about extortion now wants its share of the action. At his wit's end, he takes drastic action sparking a national debate on talk radio about how despair has taken over civil society. Meanwhile, six taxi drivers and their passengers move through the night, each in hope of finding a brighter way forward. Thanks to Arri Media

KFF: Heartstone: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Theatre by the Lake
A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it's time to leave the playground and face adulthood. Thanks to Matchbox
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    Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ

KFF: La Isla: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Theatre by the Lake
Based on a true story this north African comedy is the tale of Ibrahim, a Moroccan soldier, who is sent to a deserted island off the Mediterranean coast of Morocco to monitor the movements of smugglers and illegal immigrants. One day, Ibrahim finds a Sub-Saharan man, Mamadou, washed up on the beach. While the unlikely pair tries to survive on the miniscule island, they inadvertently trigger a diplomatic incident that crescendos into a regional military crisis. Thanks to Ahmed Boulane

KFF: Sami Blood: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
A 14-year-old girl belonging to the Sami people, a Scandinavian ethnic minority, is subjected to racism and eugenic scrutiny in the 1930s when she is removed from her family and sent to a state-run school that aims to re-educate her into Swedish culture. She must soon choose between new academic opportunities or staying true to her cultural identity. Thanks to Swedish Film Institute

KFF: Sicilian Ghost Story: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
Based on the true story of the kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy, held by the Mafia for 779 days in the hopes of silencing his informant father, Sicilian Ghost Story focuses on Luna, a classmate with a crush, who refuses to sweep his disappearance under the rug and challenges the code of silence that prevails amongst the adults. This search for the missing boy seen through a child’s eye takes us through the Sicilian countryside evoking stories and fables that are familiar to all. Thanks to Altitude

KFF: The Rider: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
This authentic and heart-rending film is the story of Brady, a rodeo rider who has just emerged from a coma. Brady is told not to ride again. "Play the cards you are dealt," says his father "let it go." Yet Brady's purpose in life is hitched to riding horses. Also, living in a trailer and eating rabbit soup is not the stuff of champions. In the starlight, around a campfire with friends, listening to his little sister sing simple yet beautiful songs Brady ponders his next moves. Thanks to Altitude Films

The Gjylaci Duo: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Threlkeld Village Hall
The Albanian born Gjylaci brothers are a young and charismatic violin and guitar duo. They are graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music and have performed in many major concert venues and music festivals across the UK and Europe. Their repertoire includes music from all around the world and across all genres. Their entertaining programmes, presentations and performances have earned them great acclaim. The duo regularly collaborate with living British composers and commission new works in order to broaden the violin and guitar repertoire. Recently they gave the world premiere performances of ‘Prelude & Fugue’ and ‘2 Fantasias’ by Ray Kohn as well as the UK premiere of Albanian Folksong ‘My Beautiful Morea’ by Thomas Simaku. Esen-Nikolas is the founder & leader of the award winning Northern String Quartet and he regularly tours around the UK and abroad. Whilst Jon’s busy schedule sees him perform as a soloist across the country. Jon has also performed live on BBC Radio 3 and h

Waiting: Fri, 23 Feb 2018

Kirkgate Arts Centre
A new play from an exciting new local company, live at the Kirkgate Centre Wayfarers Theatre Co. A mysterious Russian, a failing Actor, a Poet and an aspiring Jazz Singer struggle to pursue their creative endeavours whilst working summer jobs in an unusual tea shop. Inspired by true stories overheard and experienced in Cumbrian cafés, curious tales of weird and wonderful customers are seen through the eyes of four reluctant young staff members. Wayfarers Theatre invites you into a beautiful narrative exploring the joy of dreaming and realism, interwoven with the ridiculous and often hilarious antics of the British public. This is a work-in-progress showing – an opportunity for you to sample this new work at an early stage. Wayfarers is a new professional Cumbria-based touring company, which has grown out of the remarkable Wyldwood Theatre Co. Wyldwood was formed in 2014 by young performers in their final years of sixth form with the aim of creating performances at a professional
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    Kirkgate, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9PJ

KFF: A Fantastic Woman: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
In what may be the film of the Festival, Chilean director Sebastián Leilo (Gloria) has created an exquisitely compassionate portrait of the everyday obstacles of transgender existence. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. When her (older) partner dies after an accident Marina comes under suspicion. By virtue of her gender identity she is treated like a criminal, with everyone seeing not a grieving woman but an aberration. Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay and Teddy Award Thanks to Curzon/Artificial Eye

KFF: A Monster Calls: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
Keswick School presents A Monster Calls 12-year- old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother's illness, a less-than- sympathetic grandmother and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title. Lewis MacDougall will introduce the film and host a Q&A afterwards. Thanks to Entertainment One

KFF: Dark River: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Her brother Joe (Mark Stanley – Game of Thrones, Love Lies and Records) who has worked the farm all these years understandably has other ideas. Then there is the spectre of their father, Richard (Sean Bean) which looms over the pair of them. Thanks to Arrow Films

KFF: L’Amant Double: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women, and the recent Frantz) dabbles in a lot of different genres to the point where you never quite know what to expect when he returns with a new project. His latest offering, L'Amant Double, is a 'deliciously twisted' erotic thriller, starring Jérémie Renier (Silence of Lorna) as the psychiatrist treating Chloé, a vulnerable Parisienne model who gradually finds out more about his past as their relationship develops. Thanks to Curzon/Artificial Eye

KFF: Mountains May Depart: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Theatre by the Lake
Mountains May Depart is a film by Jia Zhangke, who has spent most of his 20-year career sounding off on the downside of what he considers his country's too-enthusiastic embrace of globalization, and the influence of Western capitalism and ideals (read: greed) that come with it. Set in 1999, 2014 and 2025, Mountains May Depart revolves mostly around its everyday heroine, Tao (Zhao Tao, Jia's muse on and offscreen), a woman caught somewhere between the dream and the reality of modern China.

KFF: Night Of The Living Dead: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
Patrick Glen will have set the mood as our late-night frightener marks the 50th Anniversary of the release of the granddaddy of the genre, The Original and the Best according to Empire Magazine Night of the Living Dead really needs no introduction. Brilliantly edited and with an underlying racial tension (we are talking 1960s USA) the film proved to be a game changer. Thanks to Cinema for All

KFF: Scared Stiff in the 1960s!: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
The 1960s was a turbulent decade; massive social change and global tensions. It was a great era for cinema, so what scared us back in the day? Patrick Glen of University College London, has been running a project called Smoking at the Odeon: Memories of British Cinema-Going of the 1960s. The project has captured people's memories from that era such as queuing for tickets, usherettes, priced seats, smoking in the cinema – and what scared them stiff! "If every generation gets the monsters it deserves, then the horror movie goers of the 1960s got... themselves. Going to the cinema to be scared at this time was the equivalent of gazing in the mirror, and noticing, for the first time, that there was something a little... strange about your own face." Horror Film History Followed by Night Of The Living Dead at 11:30pm

KFF: Tawai - A Voice from the Forest: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Theatre by the Lake
Bruce Parry is coming to Keswick to introduce Tawai – A Voice from the Forest and to host a Q&A afterwards. Explorer Bruce Parry (The Tribe) travels the world living with indigenous peoples, delving deeper than ever on a journey into the heart of our collective human conscience. Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, explorer Bruce Parry travels the world to learn from people living lives very different to our own. From the jungles of Malaysia to the tributaries of the Amazon, TAWAI is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself. Thanks to Munro Films

KFF: That Good Night: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Theatre by the Lake
In his final leading role, the late Sir John Hurt plays a terminally ill writer struggling to come to terms with his own mortality (and with no intentions of going gentle into that good night), to rebuild the wreckage of his family and to die with some semblance of dignity. Superbly supported by Charles Dance and Sofia Helin (The Bridge) That Good Night will be screened as a tribute to our much-missed and much-loved Patron. Thanks to Goldfinch Studios

KFF: The Osprey Short Film Awards: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
For our tenth year celebrating local filmmaking we have a selection of drama, documentary, animated and experimental films. Many have been shot in locations in Cumbria including Keswick, Carlisle and Windermere. Our film makers include professionals, amateurs, students and young people, some as young as eight. We have contributions from individuals, from small groups of collaborators and from fully fledged film-crews. Our judges have selected the following films to be screened at the festival. An overall winner will be announced and an audience award decided at the screening. To view the official selection, please visit the website.

KFF: The Work: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Theatre by the Lake
Suggested to us by Matt Glasby, The Work is set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, it follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. Thanks to Cinema for All

The Quo Experience: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Carnegie Theatre
The Quo Experience is the perfect tribute to the legendary duo, featuring an impressively experienced line-up including Shaun Michaels and Dave Crawte who have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt's looks, playing styles and stage performances.
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    Finkle Street, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2BD

The Sagas of Noggin the Nog: Sat, 24 Feb 2018

Kirkgate Arts Centre
A delightful family show featuring silly Vikings, live music, puppets and projections - performed live at the Kirkgate, Cockermouth. In the Lands of the North where the black rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long, the Men of the Northlands sit around their great log fires and they tell a tale... of Noggin the Nog! These classic stories created by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin are playfully retold in this new piece of theatre for Children, Families and Fans. Accompanied by the brave and mighty Thor Nogson and the great green bird Graculus, we go North on a journey of adventure and discovery to battle the fearsome Ice Dragon and the dastardly deeds of Noggin’s wicked Uncle: Nogbad the Bad! Noggin is a family show with a strong cross generational appeal and has been a hit at Edinburgh and Brighton Festivals.
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    Kirkgate, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9PJ

KFF: Gook: Sun, 25 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
The fall out from the 'Rodney King' riots in Los Angeles in 1992 forms the backdrop to this heartfelt film exploring families and relationships between Korean and African American communities. Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year- old African American girl. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family. Thanks to Kaleidoscope

KFF: The Square: Sun, 25 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
The Square is described as ‘a brilliantly funny, bracingly surreal art-world satire’ and stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West. The curator of a modern art gallery conceives an installation to encourage passers-by to engage their social consciences – a hostage to fortune if there ever was, leading to an inevitable downward spiral of events. Elisabeth Moss shines in this audacious and provocative film. Winner of the 2016 Palme d'Or Thanks to Curzon/Artificial Eye

KFF: The Third Murder: Sun, 25 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
It would not be KFF without a Kore-eda film. In The Third Murder, Maasharu Fukuyama (Like Father, Like Son) plays a famous defence attorney named Shigemori, who willingly takes the tough case of Misumi ,a man who murdered his boss. We know he did it. He’s confessed to doing it There’s little mystery there. But the reason why he did it is important to his sentence. Did he kill for money? But what motive might the victim's wife have had? Or his daughter....

KFF: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri: Sun, 25 Feb 2018

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
Winner of the People’s Choice Award at Toronto, Three Billboards is Martin McDonagh’s darkly comic follow up to In Bruges and 7 Psychopaths. Parallels have been drawn with the Coen Brothers at their best, not just because Frances McDormand heads the cast list. Mildred Hayes is angry that months after the murder of her daughter, no culprit has been found She sets up the 3 Billboards outside the town to draw attention to the Police Chief’s (Woody Harrelson) lack of progress. Thanks to 20th Century Fox

Wedding Fayre: Sun, 25 Feb 2018

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa
Come and enjoy a free opportunity to view the exceptional facilities that make Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa one of the premier wedding venues in Cumbria. A full range of wedding experts will be on hand to help make your special day perfect. Tickets are completely free. For more details, please visit our website.
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    Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RE

 

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