Things to do in the Northern Lakes this January…
Happy New Year from Underscar!
It’s time to start thinking about your 2018 visit. Keswick is a popular destination at any time of year so we’ve highlighted not just what’s happening in January, but some key events and festival dates for 2018…
Right on our doorstep there are dozens of events and activities for you get involved with during your stay at Underscar. Here are some highlights we’ve picked out. For a comprehensive list of what’s on in Keswick and the surrounding area this month please visit: www.keswick.org/whats-on/events
Fixed price menu 12-3pm / 5.30-7pm.
Afternoon Tea 3-5pm every Saturday.
Gin Afternoon Tea £29 per person
Fixed price menu 2 courses £14 / 3 courses £18
9th Jan – The Greatest Show on Earth
23rd Jan – Family History and the Media: Who do we think we are?
Non-members may attend lectures by paying £6 (£3 for students or under 17’s) at the door, on the night.
19.30 – 20.45
Keswick Lecture Society, Keswick School, Vicarage Hill, Keswick, CA12 5QB.
£20 per person, which will be donated in full to Keswick MRT. Tickets for all George Fisher events are available on our website: www.georgefisher.co.uk/events/
9am – 1pm
George Fisher, 2 Borrowdale Road, Keswick, CA12 5DA.
The walk starts and ends at The Moot Hall, Keswick, CA12 5JR and lasts about 1 and a half hours. Please arrive early as all outstanding payments must be completed before the start of the walk. There are no facilities en route so you may be advised to visit the rest room before the walk.
£10 Adults / £8 Concessions (16yrs & under or 65yrs & over). All tickets must be booked in advance either via www.lakelandhauntings.co.uk or call/text 07949 909365.
£6 non-members / £4 members / £3 students, children & benefit claimants
The exhibition is part of the Women of Cumbria project, prompted by the centenary of the first votes for women in 2018. As well as telling the stories of Keswick women, it also highlights details about the town’s history. It will provide a fascinating insight into living and working conditions and the many achievements of the women of Keswick.
Running until 10th May and open from 10am – 4pm daily, it will be well worth a visit. You can find out more here.
£9.20 – £11.35
Threlkeld Village Hall, Main Street, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4RX.
Festival and Events 2018
From February right through to December there is something going on in Keswick, including:
It was formed in December 1988, and produced its first short season of 10 films in the period February-April 1999. Based at the Alhambra Cinema in St John’s Street, the Club is run by a group of enthusiasts who try to bring to the people of Keswick and the surrounding area the best of British and World cinema: high quality, thought-provoking films which are often not given a screening in the local cinemas.
The Film Club runs its season of films from late September through to Easter, usually at 5pm on a Sunday evening at the Alhambra. In 2000 the Film Club organised the First Keswick Film Festival in association with the town’s Theatre By The Lake and due to its success the festival has been run every year since.
For more information please visit the Film Club website www.keswickfilmclub.org.
Alhambra Cinema, St John’s Street, Keswick, CA12 5AG.
The Words by the Water Festival at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is the north-west of England’s premier festival of words and ideas. Although the festival can’t summon Wordsworth and Coleridge to take part in their programme, there are many other literary folk coming to the Lake District in March 2018.
Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, CA12 5DJ.
The race was set up by Keswick Rugby Club in order to raise funds for the club and the youth coaching program. We are one of only a handfull of small clubs in the country to have a full time rugby development officer who spends the majority of his time in the local schools. The half marathon is one of the events that helps to fund this coaching program so your support is greatly appreciated.
Come and take part in this very popular annual event. The route is a circuit of Derwentwater, with a loop into the Newlands valley, probably the most scenic 13 miles 192.5 yards in the country.
On the race day there is a fun run for the young ones. A short course, just for fun!
The Biggest Beer Festival in the North -170 Real Ales plus bottled beers and ciders
This event sells out each year. You must buy your tickets in advance. Admission by advance wristband only. No ticket sales on the day.
The Festival programme is made up of guided activities including MTB biking, hiking, canoeing, navigation training, ghyll scrambling, climbing and so much more, to be enjoyed with friends and family. There is also a fantastic line-up of challenging sporting events including Triathlons, Trail Races, Open water swims and a Sportive.
All topped off with an incredible selection of kids activities, local food stalls, exhibitors, camping, live music and spectacular views.
At the show you can see:
• Cattle, Ponies, Horses, Sheep, Dogs & Poultry
• Industrial Marquee for Home produce
• Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling
• Fell races
• Art & Craft Marquee
• Children’s amusements
• Vintage Display by the West Cumbria Vintage Club
• Plus 60+ tradestands
Free parking next to the show field and free shuttle bus from Keswick throughout the day.
Theatre by the Lake
Following a successful 2017, Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake has announced its 2018 programme of events.
Hymn to Love, is the spring production in the Studio. The summer productions will be Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Single Spies and Sense and Sensibility in the Main House, with Rails and Bold Girls in the Studio. 2018 will be wrapped up with Beauty and the Beast in the winter.
Visit http://www.theatrebythelake.com/whats-on for tickets.
Brockhole on Windermere
A great family-focused centre with fun and activities suitable for all the family. They have a superb year-round programme of events. Here’s what’s on offer this January.
For the kids…
Our caving experience is suitable for all adventurers aged 5+ and under 8s must be accompanied by an adult (who can book on and join if they wish!)
Times: 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Each caving adventure costs £8.50 and lasts around 45 minutes. Numbers are limited per day so pre-booking online is strongly recommended!
If you wish to book outside of holidays or weekends we need 48hrs notice. A minimum of 8 people is required to make a booking outside of our usual opening times.
For the adults…
For her exhibition at Brockhole on Windermere, Ellie will be exploring the ecology of the grounds, from the ancient woodland to the lake and creating wonderful papercuts and prints of the animals and plants that live there.
Ellie Chaney is a Cumbrian creates illustrations and papercuts of the natural world. For Ellie the creative process is a way to study and learn about these creatures, and to address the fact that many species are now in decline and at risk. Also an artist educator, Ellie has worked with people of all ages facilitating workshops where people can explore these themes and their own creativity.
“Creating artwork that is intricately detailed has always been a passion of mine, and so when I discovered papercutting in 2010 I fell instantly in love with the medium. I also love to work in illustration and printmaking, making complex images inspired by natural patterns and forms which I combines with my other love of ornamental patterns.”
Join us at Brockhole and take a look around this fantastic free exhibition, key pieces of Ellie’s work will also be available to buy.
Read more about Ellie and the inspirations for her work on her website.
For full event listings visit: www.brockhole.co.uk/whats-on/