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  1. First step Do you feel stressed? Are you struggling with anxiety? First Step are working with Cumbrian GPs to offer stress control courses to people wanting help to manage their own stress and anxiety.
  2. Bobrauschenbergamerica Bobrauschenbergamerica is a story about what it’s like to live in a free country, where you can see what you see and say what you want, even if its stupid. Told through a series of non-linear short stories, this surrealist play looks at the world hypothetically through the eyes of the famous artist, Robert Rauschenberg.
  3. Dance Fever presents An Evening of Variety 2017 Come and enjoy an evening of variety with Dance Fever. See the talented cast perform to various songs from over the decades, with their unique and modern style this is not a show to be missed.
  4. Spinning the Colours of Lakeland Colour I revel in’ – the words of Annie Garnett, the creative Arts and Crafts designer and entrepreneur who became a key figure in the revival of hand spinning and weaving in the Lake District. The exhibition is based on the unique archives of the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry in Kendal and will describe the establishment and ethos of Annie Garnett’s Spinnery workshops in Bowness-on-Windermere. It will examine how she created employment for up to a hundred women, working at home in cottages and farmhouses, to hand-spin flax and silk yarns for weaving into wonderfully coloured textiles, some richly embroidered, for making into dresses and soft furnishings of all kinds. These won numerous star prizes at important regional and national exhibitions and were purchased not only by local Lakeland folk, but also by the rich and famous from far and wide, including royalty, with some customers being as far away as the United States of America. The exhibition will include examples of Annie Garnett’s designs on paper and the resulting silks, embroideries and textiles. It will also explore the inspiration for the forms and colours of these in the landscape and skies of Lakeland and especially in the fascinating garden created by Annie close to the Spinnery and once described by an American journalist as ‘A colour laboratory in the English lake region’.
  5. Swimming Swimming is great fun and a great form of exercise. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming both indoors and out but please stay safe and make sure you know what you are doing.
  6. CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

  7. Volunteering, working abroad and gap year travel

    Different options to consider when thinking about your future.

  8. North Westmorland Arts: Burneside Brass Band Brass makes a welcome return to our stage, brought to us by the Burneside Brass Band from near Kendal. It's been a while since our last brass band concert and this time, we are looking closer to home and have invited Burneside Brass Band to come and perform for us. They are very active and now have quite a few competitions under their belt with Musical Director Laurie Johnston at the helm. Programme and further details to follow. North Westmorland Arts is supported by Westmorland Arts Trust, The Hadfield Trust and The Bryan Lancaster Trust.
  9. Sleeping Beauty Live From The Bolshoi Ballet On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her… In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of classical ballet. The Bolshoi’s sumptuous staging with its luxurious sets and costumes gives life to Perrault’s fairy tale unlike any other. A must-see! Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.
  10. Haven Sent - Cumbria's biggest WI group Cumbria's newest Women's Institute, "Haven Sent" is going from strength to strength as it recently celebrated being the largest WI in the county (July 2013)
  11. Chinese New Year @ Ullswater It's Chinese New Year so to celebrate we decided to change our stags heads for a rooster on our red funnels for this one day only. So bring the camera and #ChineseNewYear - best pictures win free tickets.
  12. Conservation Work Party Eycott Hill is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and upland meadows. Come and help us with reserve tasks over the winter and spring including dry stone walling, fence building and tree planting. Wear sturdy boots or wellingtons and suitable outdoor clothing. Bring packed lunch and refreshments. Booking is required.
  13. The Great Print Exhibition 2016 Friday 25 November 2016 – Sunday 19 February 2017 The Great Print Exhibition 2016 The Great Print Exhibition is the largest exhibition of original prints in the North of England. It features over 60 artists and over 350 original prints. It is returning for its second year with a new selection of exceptionally high quality artworks across all forms of printmaking and from all corners of Britain. It is the perfect opportunity to pick us an affordable original artwork either for your home or as a gift in time for Christmas.
  14. Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau Location of the Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau
  15. CDF Minutes 6th April 2014

    CDF Minutes 6th April 2014

  16. Work and money

    If you're planning to leave school or finishing university, here's some advice to help you find work and manage your money.

  17. Trust10 Run Trust10 – a new trail run series in the Lakes. Join us on the fourth Sunday of every month* for our free 10k trail run. Registration is at 8.30am at Claife Viewing Station courtyard and the run starts at 9am. No need to sign up in advance, just turn up on the day and run – we’ll provide the views! We're working on offering a timing system, but at the moment we don't have one in place, if your time is important to you please remember to bring your own timing device. Reward yourself in the Courtyard Café at Claife Viewing station afterwards with a brew and some freshly made cake.
  18. Get your electric blanket checked for winter Cumbria County Council's Trading Standards and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are offering free electric blanket testing sessions across the County.
  19. Ramin Karimloo and The Broadgrass Band Featuring special guest Rob Richings. Olivier and Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo is best known for playing leading roles in The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables in the West End. He also originated the role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies and made his Broadway debut as Valjean in the 2014 revival production of Les Misérables. He returns to Broadway in 2017 to star in the premiere of the new musical Anastasia. However, before his return to Broadway, Ramin will bring his unique brand of musical theatre hits and broadgrass to UK audiences. The show will celebrate songs that tell stories, regardless of their origin, and will include musical theatre hits including Bring Him Home, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Oh What a Beautiful Morning and Music of the Night, but each will be performed in his unique broadgrass way.
  20. Conservation Work Party Eycott Hill is a fantastic upland landscape consisting of wetlands, woodlands and upland meadows. Come and help us with reserve tasks over the winter and spring including dry stone walling, fence building and tree planting. Wear sturdy boots or wellingtons and suitable outdoor clothing. Bring packed lunch and refreshments. Booking is required.
  21. The Search For Life In Space A new era of space exploration has begun. It’s the search to find something that changes everything…signs of life, somewhere else in the universe. The Search for Life in Space is a journey that takes us out into the far reaches of space in search of planets like ours. It will make you re-examine such fundamental questions as: “Where did we come from?”, “How did we get here?” and “Are we alone?”
  22. Cumbria record office Location of Cumbria records office
  23. CDF Minutes 20th August 2014

    CDF Minutes 20th August 2014

  24. Going to university

    Some ideas of where to go for information to help you plan your university life.

  25. Best of British Season: 45 Years (2015) 18 Anchored by sensational performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, 45 Years is an intimate, moving and beautifully restrained portrait of a marriage shaken to its core by things left unspoken. 45 Years is British filmmaking at its very best. This film has been screened at Toronto, Berlin and Telluride Film Festivals and Charlotte Rampling was nominated for best actress in the Academy Awards.

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