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What's On in the Lake District in March

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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 ...

Blackwell, the Arts and Craft House, Bowness

All month (Continues to 18th June)

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 ....

Brantwood, Coniston, Home of John Ruskin

All Month

The Power of the hills:John Ruskin and Mountains

Mountains inspired and obsessed Ruskin his entire life. For more information see the Brantwood web site here ...


Selected Dates throughout the month

Film - Life of a Mountain: Blencathra

From award winning outdoors filmmaker Terry Abraham and producer of the BBC hit ‘Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike’ comes the sequel showcasing one of the Lake District’s most beloved fells; Blencathra. For more details, times and prices, click here


Selected Dates throughout the month

3D film - The Search for life in Space

Are we alone? For more details, times and prices, click here

Brantwood, Coniston, Home of John Ruskin

1st - 5th

Rocks and Roots and Ravens’: Rugs by Jane Exley

An  exhibition of rugs which have been especially designed for this exhibition, with inspiration taken from John Ruskin the geologist and John Ruskin the passionate observer and recorder of nature. For more information see the Brantwood web site here ...

Abott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

1st - 11th

George Shaw: My back to nature

An exhibition of paintings by Turner Prize nominee George Shaw. Inspired by woodland scenes in the National Gallery’s collection, Shaw “takes on” the Masters, creating beautiful intimate scenes of woodland near suburban areas using his beloved Humbrol enamal paints. For more details see the Abott Hall Web site here ...

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

1st March

The Ties that Bind

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.

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

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

1st March

The Manfreds

Original members of sixties pop band Manfred Mann, 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.

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


3rd - 31st

Exhibition - New Quilting

A new exhibition that will challenge perceptions of quilt making, revealing a strong and vibrant contemporary craft form that is just as likely to be found hanging on a gallery wall or urban loft apartment as it is in a rural farmhouse. For more details, times and prices, click here

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

3rd - 12th March

Words by the Water Festival

Keswick's annual festival of literature and ideas, featuring a line-up of distinguished speakers and authors ready to challenge, enthral and enlighten everyone who comes to hear them in a packed series of events in both the theatre’s Main House and Studio.

For details of the programme, individual tickets and festival passes see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

1st - 12th March

Lakeland Pioneers in Climbing and Photography: The Abraham Brothers

George and Ashley Abraham began climbing in Keswick in the 1890s using their mother’s washing line! Having met Owen Glynne Jones and other celebrated climbers in the Lakes at that time, they went on to become respected climbers themselves, discovering many new routes here and in Scotland and Europe. They were also unique in capturing those early exploits using massive glass plate cameras which they hauled on to the fells and operated in difficult conditions.

This exhibition celebrates their work with a range of their iconic climbing photographs and some of the well loved views they popularised and which are still admired today. It accompanies Henry Iddon’s exhibition of photographs taken in 2016 with the same Instanto camera, and featuring contemporary celebrated climbers.

For more details see the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery 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

Wray Castle

4th and 5th

Childrens Book Festival

Celebrate World Book Day weekend at the Wray Castle Children’s Book Festival and meet some of the best Childrens authors in the country. For full details, see the Wray Castle web site here.

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

14th March

U Dance

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 and young people to choreograph dance and share their achievements through performance.

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


18th and 19th

Marmalade Festival

Celebrate the glory that is marmalade in all its brilliance. There will be demonstrations, talks, fun exhibitions and shows that will inspire you, your family and friends to take the nation’s marmalade to your heart. For full details see the Marmalade Awards web site here.

Ambleside (Kelsick Centre)

18th and 19th

Ambleside Spring Flower Show

Annual spring flower show plus cookery, handicrafts, floral art, refreshments.

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

18th - 25th March (excluding 19th)

Two Way Mirror by Arthur Miller

A beautiful double bill exploring illusion, love and the power of desire.

In the thrilling yet tender 'Some Kind of Love Story', a private detective is determined to expose a miscarriage of justice.

'Elegy for a Lady' follows a conversation between a shopkeeper and a man searching for a gift for his dying mistress.

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

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

19th March

Michael Petrov (cello) and Alexander Ullman (piano)

Chopin’s exquisite cello sonata will round off an interesting programme of Schumann, Prokofiev and Elliot Carter.

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

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

21st - 25th March

Silver Lining, by Sandi Toksvig

Hilarious new comedy by writer, actor, presenter and political activist Sandi Toksvig. It tells the tale of five extraordinary yet forgotten women, who come together one treacherous night to recreate The Great Escape – senior citizen style!

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

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

31st March (Preview)

William Wordsworth

Set in Spring 1812 in the parlour of their 3rd home, Grasmere Rectory, amongst the piles of washing, smoking chimneys and children running riot, William Wordsworth writes. Conditions in the family home are so bad that his wife has fled for the health of their new-born baby. With no money coming in, the daily dilemma of having freedom to pursue his art while providing for his family is reaching breaking point.

Nicholas Pierpan’s poignant new play looks at the man behind the name and explores how some of the most beautiful and startling poetry in history came to be created.

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

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

27th - 30th March

The Professor of Adventure

He smelt like a mountain goat, chain-smoked Woodbines and lived in a cave. Millican Dalton was a mountain guide, philosopher and self-proclaimed inventor of shorts. Set in 1941, this captivating play returns to Keswick after delighting audiences and critics in Spring 2016.

For more details and to book see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ... is a free website offering information about hotels, guest houses, attractions, activities and what's on in the Lake District National Park. For more information about Lakes -breaks .com click the about Lakes Breaks link above.