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What's On in the Lake District in January

Photographs copyright of (left to right) Martin Rushton, Eric Worsley, Martin Rushton

Wrestling at Grasmere Sports, an event in the Lake DistrictWestomorland County Show, a traditonal county show in the Lake DistrictShowjumping at Hawkshead Show, a traditional show in the Lake District

Lake District Show & Festival Calendar

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South Lakeland What's On guide


August Events listing for the North Lakes


September National Park Authority events listing


October National Trust Events listing





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Abott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

All month

Land | Sea | Life - A British Art Collection

Works on loan from The Ingram Collection which is recognised as one of this Country’s most significant collections of Modern British Art.

This exhibition explores recurring themes in the work of British artists of the twentieth century emphasising trends in subject matter including still life, the human figure, landscape and abstraction.

For more details see the Abott Hall Web site here ...

The Armitt Museum, Ambleside

Throughout the month

Beatrix Potter - Image and Reality

If you think that Beatrix Potter was just an author, think again. The truth about this remarkable and highly talented lady is revealed in this exhibition. Told through her own words and images using material bequeathed by Beatrix Potter to the Armitt upon her death in 1943, the exhibition tells the story of her extraordinarily life. For more details, see the Armitt Web site here ...

Blackwell, the Arts and Craft House, Bowness

1st January

Women of the Arts and Crafts movement

In anticipation of Lakeland Arts’ 2018 programme celebrating the 1918 Representation of People’s Act in which women first received the right to vote in the UK, this exhibition highlights the diverse skills of the women artists and designers associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement.

For more information see the Blackwell web site here ....

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

2nd - 13th (Excluding 7th)

The Secret Garden

Misselthwaite is a mysterious place full of dark corners and strange night-time noises, and Mary is sure there are secrets to unearth. With the help of some unexpected friends, Mary sets about discovering the legend of its secret garden, in one of literature’s most enduring and magical adventures.

For more details and to book see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow


Lakeland Classic Car Club

The Lakeland Historic Car Club meet on the first Saturday of every month at the museum and Cafe Ambio. Everyone is welcome to attend whether you're an owner, enthusiast or just keen to see some great examples of some classic local cars. For more information about the Lakeland Motor Museum, click here

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

Sunday 7th January

Oliver Wass (harp) and Henry Roberts (flute)

The distinctive sounds of the harp and the flute must be among the most evocative in classical music. Both rising stars of their instruments, Oliver and Henry will take us on a journey through time from Bach to the Tango, via Telemann, Gluck, Chopin, Debussy, De Falla, Bartok and Piazzola, in music often transformed by the unusual instrumentation. Generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

For more details and to book see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

Ambleside - Low Wood Bay Hotel

Saturday 27th January - 2pm onwards

The Big Sleep 2018

Join Cumbria Community Foundation for a night of entertainment and fundraising to support vulnerable older people in Cumbria this winter. You are invited to leave the comfort of your warm home, brace the cold January air and spend a night sleeping under the stars in aid of their Winter Warmth Appeal.

The number of winter related deaths is higher in Cumbria than most of the UK. In a bad winter 300 people will die due to the effects of the cold weather. Our appeal raises and distributes money to those who need it in order to remain warm, safe and healthy in the winter months. 

By spending one night camping out at the Low Wood Bay Hotel Windermere, you could help keep one older person safe and warm this winter. Food, refreshments and overnight parking are all available; just bring yourself, your tent and sleeping bag and your winter woollies to keep you warm!

For more information, see the Cumbria Communtity Foundation website here



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