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What's On in the Lake District in June

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Lake District Show & Festival Calendar

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The Armitt Museum, Ambleside

All 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 ...

Abott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

All Month

Julian Cooper

An exhibition of work by Cumbrian artist Julian Cooper on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Predominantly from private collections this retrospective show offers an insight into his working practice over five decades. Over 30 monumental paintings will reflect the artist’s travels in the Lake District and all over the world. For more details see the Abott Hall Web site here ...

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

Selected Dates 1st - 24th June

How my Light is spent

A funny, hopeful play about loneliness, longing and being left behind.

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

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

Selected dates (Continues until 4th November)

After the Dance

A dazzling dissection of love, class and the capacity for self-deceit.

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

Askam in Furness

Saturday 3rd June

Askam and Ireleth Carnival

A colourful parade through the streets of Askam, which starts at 12:30pm at Parklands Drive, including Carnival Royals, floats, music and dancers. Followed by a gala at Duddon Sports and Social Club with entertainment for all the family including dancing competitions, refreshments, stalls and bouncy castles.

Come along and enjoy the day with us.

For more information visit us on Facebook: Askam and Ireleth Carnival

Blackwell, the Arts and Craft House, Bowness

1st - 18th

Griet Beyaert & Paul Miller - The Light Within

This exhibition will showcase the work of artists Griet Beyaert and Paul Miller, who bring together fine glass sculpture and digital technology. Works by Beyaert will also be placed around Blackwell culminating in an installation in the Oliver Thompson Gallery.

For more information see the Blackwell 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)

4th June

Susan Calman: The Calman before the storm

TV and Radio star Susan Calmon presents ninety minutes of comedy that you’ll enjoy if you’re over 16, like what she does and aren’t so badly behaved that she has to throw you out.

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

Keswick (Various Venues)

8th - 11th June

Keswick Mountain Festival

A huge programme of activities, world class speakers, sporting events and now with camping and live music in the evening, there is something for every adventurer at this year's Keswick Mountain Festival. For details of programme and details of tickets, see the Keswick Mountain Festival web site here


3rd June

Grasmere Gallop

Run by the National Trust, the gallop challenges runners to take to the hills around Grasmere and Rydal. There are two trail runs, 17 km and 10.5 km, and a 5.5 km Fun run, a Teddy dash for the young, and a 10 km Nordic Walk. Something for just about everyone, in fact. Runs start from the Sports Field. For details of how to take part, see the Grasmere Gallop Web site here ...

Crooklands Nr Kendal

3rd and 4th June

Country Fest

Country Fest gives a real taste of the countryside, celebrating the quality and diversity of the superb independent food and drink producers and suppliers that abound in Cumbria and the North West. 

Alongside a full programme of talks and demonstrations, visitors can also learn where their food comes from; there will be a full programme of talks and demonstrations with a wide variety of trade stands.  There will be a wide range of children’s activities and entertainment, kites, pets corner and ‘Meet the Farmer’, sheep shearing demonstrations, music and dance, grow your own area, crafts, Beer Festival, Historic Cars, Vintage Marquee with a Companion Dog show on Saturday, Terrier show & racing on Sunday and Sheep Dog trials throughout the weekend.

For full details see the Country Fest web site here ....

Windermere (Low Wood Bay)

The Great North Swim

9th - 11th June

½ mile, 1 mile, 2 miles and 5km swims across Low Wood Bay. Different classes suitable for all abilities, from beginners to Olympic Champions. A smattering of celebrities also take part, so you never know who you'll meet. For full details of the event, see the Great North Swim Website here .....


7th - 17th June

Ulverston International Music Festival

17 events in the heart of Ulverston including workshops & master classes, debuts from new talent and performances from some of the finest musicians in the world. For full details, see the Ulverston International music festivel website here ....

Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness

10th - 30th (except Fridays)

Where is Peter Rabbit?

Inspired by the famous stories, this unique theatre show brings Beatrix Potter's characters to life in a visual spectacular! For details and to book, click here ....

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

Selected dates 16th - 30th June (Continues for Summer Season)


What really happened when Margaret Thatcher met the Queen? This funny, insightful and brilliantly sharp satire was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2015 and went on to be a West End smash hit.

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

Grasmere (Sports Field)

18th June

Lakes Charity Classic Car Show

Step back in time to an age when motoring was more about the car and less about the queues! Organised by Windermere & Ambleside Lions club in aid of the ‘Air Ambulances’ and Lions local charities, the Lakes Classic Vehicle Show is popular with locals and visitors alike. For more details, see our Lakes Charity Classic Car Show Page

Grange over Sands

Sunday 25th June

Prom Art

The third Prom Art event of the year. Grange over Sands promenade is transformed into an open air art gallery as local artists display and sell their work. For more details, see the prom art web site here ...

Blackwell, the Arts and Craft House, Bowness

29th and 30th (Continues to September 3rd)

Summer of Swallows and Amazons

Inspired by the Lake District, Arthur Ransome’s classic novel is brought to life with an exhibition featuring props from the 2016 film, including the magnificent Swallow and Amazon boats perched upon the lawns. The Harbour Pictures' collection will be displayed alongside unique Ransome objects from the archives of the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry. Throughout the exhibition there are activities for the whole family to enjoy, with daily crafts, trails and family-friendly events.

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

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

30th June (Preview)(Continues for Summer Season)


Midsummer’s Eve, Sweden. A night when the sun doesn’t set. A night of drinking and dancing. A night to break the rules. Written at a time of industrial and social unrest, this is a ground-breaking masterpiece that still provokes and shocks audiences today.

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

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