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What's On in the Lake District in May

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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 ....

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)

1st - 6th May

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 ...

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

2nd - 6th May

Chess

In this monumental musical, the intricate game of chess becomes a metaphor for games of love and Cold War politics, as a loutish American chess star and serious Russian grandmaster vie for the same woman’s affections.

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

Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow

6th

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)

10th May

Chris Barber and the big Chris Barber Band

Chris Barber brings his trombone and Big Band back to Theatre by the Lake as he celebrates 68 years as a giant of blues and jazz with a night of storming virtuoso performances by some of the finest musicians in the country.

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

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

10th May

David Scheel: Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player

This hilarious send-up of classical music has established Australian pianist David Scheel as the successor to the legendary Victor Borge. A runaway success in London’s West End and successive Edinburgh Festivals, his show seamlessly combines beautiful playing with musical hilarity.

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

Keswick (Various Venues)

11th - 14th May

Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival

A four day celebration of jazz, with a glittering international line up. For details of programme and details of tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake Jazz Festival pages here

Coniston Old Hall, Coniston (LA21 8AS)

Saturday 13th May 11:00 – 15:30

Coniston Sailing Club Open Day

FREE Sailing Taster Sessions

Enjoy a fun filled day for all the family, visit the clubhouse, our new changing rooms, check out our other facilities and meet our experienced instructors who will help you get started in our exhilarating sport.

Find out about our adult and youth training sessions, socials, and membership offers.

Lots of activities throughout the day with lunch and refreshments available.

For more information visit www.conistonsailingclub.co.uk or Find us on Facebook: Coniston Sailing Club

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

25th - 31st May (Exc 28th) Continues for Summer Season

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 ...

Cartmel

Saturday 27th May

Cartmel Races

All day entertainment, 7 National Hunt races, a fairground and lots of family entertainment. A truly spectacular day out for all. For more information see the Cartmel racecourse web site here ....

Grange over Sands

28th May

Prom Art

The second 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 ...

Cartmel

Monday 29th May

Cartmel Races

The second race day of the Spring Bank Holiday meeting features 7 National Hunt races, a fairground and lots of family entertainment. For more information see the Cartmel racecourse web site here ....

Cartmel

Wednesday 31st May

Cartmel Races

The third race day of the Spring Bank Holiday meeting features 7 National Hunt races, a fairground and lots of family entertainment. Bring a picnic. For more information see the Cartmel racecourse web site here ....

Keswick (Theatre by the Lake)

31st May (Preview)

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 ...

 

 

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