Local events across Cumbria

Here are a few suggestions of things to do around Cumbria over the coming weeks.

For details of other events happening in the county keep listening to BBC Radio Cumbria.

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Nature & Outdoors

An Exhibition of Wildlife Photography by Mal Moore is open in the Tourist Information Centre in Cockermouth from 16-28 January.

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  • Barrow Naturalists Field Club and Photographic Society meet in the Trinity Church Centre on Warwick Street. A talk by Eileen Turner on Vancouver Island takes place on 23 January at 1915 GMT.
  • Help make a living willow hedge and plant fruit bushes in the new forest garden at Queen Katherine School Community Garden, Kendal between 10am and 2pm on 15 January.


Libraries across Cumbria launch their Bookstart Bear Club from 16 January. This is a fun, free club for children under five to encourage them into the world of books. More information available on the Cumbria libraries website.

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  • Kendal Model Railway Club are holding an exhibition at the Kendal Leisure Centre, 28-29 January

Arts and Culture

Image caption The haggis takes pride of place at traditional Burns Suppers taking place in January

Moses the puppet will be appearing at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick on 4 February in a production called The Table. The story combines dark humour with flat-pack technology.

An open mic and workshop event takes place 28 January at the Brewery arts Centre in Kendal. This months poets are Norman Hadley & Carla Scanario.

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  • The unique spirit of 1940s radio plays feature in the latest production by Fitzrovia at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick on 13 February.
  • Burns Supper at Tullie House, Carlisle. Eric Burnfield, secretary of the Solway Burns Club will "Address the Haggis", 25 January 2012 19:30 GMT.
  • The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, under guest conductor Leo Hussain, will be at The Sands Centre in Carlisle 11 February.
  • Barrow and District Association of Engineers are holding a free lecture, 'The Kursk - A Personal Narrative' in the Studio of The Forum, Barrow in Furness, 19 January.

Please check with organisers prior to an event - just in case of cancellation or weather related disruption.

Extra inspiration

Check out this page of links to local attractions for other ideas of things to do around Cumbria.

The Visit Cumbria website has a collection of events and activities happening across Cumbria and the Lake District.

Cumbria Tourism's Go Lakes website overs information on things to do, places to visit, shopping and accommodation.

Cumbria County Council's website also has an events section.

South Lakeland District Council has created a second edition of its Doggy Pawsport (.pdf) leaflet. It features details of dog-friendly accommodation and attractions in South Cumbria.