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Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year.

Returning for its fifth incarnation, the Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year is set to take over the Vallum Gallery at Cumbria University’s Institute of Arts from March 21st until April 25th. The exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for all young artists from A level students right up to graduates to showcase their artwork to […]

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Bring your magic to the Winter Droving…

Artists, Musicians, Bands, performers and DJs register your interest to perform at this year’s Winter Droving. Each year on the day the clocks go back, Penrith in Cumbria transforms into another world. Costumed and masked characters roam the streets, entertaining crowds who gather to witness the spectacle, and participate in the magic. This unique event […]

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Nominate your favourite Cumbrian charity & help them reap the benefits!

Do you have a Cumbrian charity which is close to your heart? Would you like to see them receive anything from £5,000 – £15,000 at the end of 2020? Well now’s your chance to put them in the running for being Lake District Hotel’s Charity of the Year. Lake District Hotels, a group of six […]

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Saddle up in aid of your local hospice

Eden Valley Hospice A local hospice is encouraging fundraisers to get in the saddle and cycle to support the care they provide children and young adults with life limiting illnesses. For the very first time, Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice have received places for 2 memorable cycling challenges – The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey […]

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Happy Tails – Promoting literacy and animal welfare

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity are championing local children’s reading skills with their brand new programme ‘Happy Tales’ which give children the chance to develop their reading skills and confidence by reading to animals at Oak Tree. They also give the animals at Oak Tree the opportunity to get used to the presence of children in […]

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Oak Tree opens new Shop in Keswick

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity is opening its second charity shop in Keswick on Saturday 2nd March at 10am. The shop will be opened by Cllr Allan Daniels, Deputy Mayor of Keswick and ex-Oak Tree resident Morag who is now a fully qualified search and rescue dog with Penrith Mountain Rescue Team. Oak Tree’s Keswick Charity […]

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Blind runner sets his sights on record marathon time

The average time finish time for a marathon is 4 ½ hours but Darren Blanks can complete one in 3 hours 28 minutes.  What’s more impressive is Darren is almost completely blind.   Egremont born Darren is 32 but he started to lose his vision nearly ten years ago with a disease called Leber’s Hereditary Optic […]

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Cumbrian scouts prepare for overseas jamboree

Words by Leila Cox Cumbrian scouts are set for adventure this summer as they head for the World Scout Jamboree in America. Twenty-seven youngsters, aged 16 – 19, will attend the huge educational event in West Virginia, along with 40,000 others from across the globe. The gathering promotes international kinship and aims to develop leadership […]

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Inspiring theatre show to be staged at Theatre by the Lake

For over 30 years Prism Arts have been developing and delivering arts projects which are accessible to everyone. They predominantly work creating visual arts and theatre productions with people with additional learning needs, older people and younger people. Their visual art is showcased in exhibitions in galleries and public spaces and their productions are performed […]

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Ben Bush – First solo exhibition!

  Ben Bush is not just a photographer his ability to capture the magic of the natural world is what sets him apart, and for two months his work will be showcased at the Gaddum Gallery in Windermere. The exhibition starts on Saturday February 2. This event will be Ben’s first ever solo exhibition, he […]

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