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The Way of Empires - Konisberg, a mixed media sculpture, by Upfront Artists Open Exhibition winner Mark Gibbs.

Upfront exhibition winner announced

ArtFest North organisers and well-known artists, Rosie Wates and Tina Balmer.

ArtFest aims to be bigger and better

French pianists Pascal and Ami Rogé are to give a recital in Keswick on Valentine's Day.

French pianists bring romance to Theatre by the Lake on Valentine's Day

Julian Cooper's Roughton Gill 2015, one of the artworks up for grabs in the Love Cumbria Art Auction, a fundraiser for the Cumbria Community Foundation Flood Recovery Appeal.

Cumbria's creative community rallies for flood appeal

Conductor Justin Doyle with the Haffner Orchestra.

Local boy takes the baton for Lancaster's Haffner Orchestra

Joyce Branagh, theatrical director.

Sir Kenneth Branagh's younger sister to bring Shakespeare with a 1950s twist to Lancaster Castle

Barn Owl, by Graham Lowe.

Learn how to paint birds, feather by feather, at RSPB reserve Leighton Moss

Review - A Winter's Journey, Keswick Music Society

Treasure Island, performed by Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society.

Review - Treasure Island, Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society

Dub Pistols are bringing their dance music to the White Noise Festival at the Brewery.

Exciting new White Noise Festival of verse, theatre and music heading for the Brewery on February 5 and 6

Robert Burns.

Burns Night celebrations at Tullie House to feature verse old and new, and dialect toasts to 'tatie pot'

Chip Shop Chips.

Coming to a village hall near you, the spring season from Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

A Life Lived in Ink, by textile artist Kathryn Harmer Fox, the winning entry from the 2015 international competition organised annually by Carrefour du Patchwork, France.

Prestigious celebration of patchwork brightens up the winter days at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh

Political pundit to face questions at The Dukes

A detail from Grit, by Tessa Lyons.

Grasmere gallery to showcase stunning charcoal and ink mountain drawings

All aboard the new Friday class at Stagecoach Kendal

Poet and singer Lucy Crispin. (52507133)

Poetry Sundays at Dove Cottage bring together great literature, good company, tea and cake, as feelings of loss explored

‘Dinnertime’, taken in Foulbriggs Field, Lealholm Hall Farm, with Hill House Farm in the distance, by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, Hon. FRPS. Copyright: The Sutcliffe Gallery, Whitby.

Beautiful sepia scenes captured by Victorian photographer go on show at Brantwood

One of the stunning canvases by Canaletto on show at Abbot Hall, Kendal, until February 14.

Last chance to see Abbot Hall's prestigious Canaletto exhibition

Labels. (53184028)

Labels UK tour heading for Giggleswick theatre

Chasing Shadows.

Two contrasting photo exhibitions open at the Brewery, Kendal

Natland and Oxenholme village art show appeals for artists to submit paintings

John Ruskin's watercolour Ca d’Oro, Venice (1845) on show in Measure of Venice: John Ruskin’s Working Papers, running at Brantwood until April 6.

New Brantwood exhibition 'measures' Ruskin's love of Venice

Les Calanques, by William Heaton Cooper

Grasmere gallery to chase away the Blue Monday gloom

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Talkies cinema season at Penrith's Old Fire Station continues with Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Promenade Concert Orchestra.

Book early for New Year Viennese Concert at Morecambe's Platform

One of the posters John Angus produced for the Young Vic.

Posters on parade at Dukes

A Crest for the Cold Fell Shepherds Cumberland, one of several artworks by Robin Oliver on show at Abbot Hall Coffee House, Kendal

Artist Robin Oliver holds mixed media exhibition at Kendal

One of Ann Haslam's colourful textile worksVIBRANT abstract textile assemblages by artist Ann C Haslam feature in a new exhibition at the Upfront Gallery, Hutton-in-the Forest, near Penrith. The Enchantment exhibition includes Lancaster-based Ann's work a

New Upfront Gallery exhibition puts abstract assemblages in frame

Martin Copley's Head sculpture which will be on show as part of the Beach Hut Gallery artists cooperative exhibition at Kents Bank Station Gallery, Grange-over-Sands

Beach Hut artists cooperative stages winter exhibition at Grange

New exhibition puts northern landscapes in spotlight

New exhibition puts northern landscapes in spotlight

TEXTURED: mixed media artist Pratima Kramer's fine clay Elephant on show at Red Barn Gallery

Fabulous five in gallery's latest show

BREATHTAKING: Liz Campbell's Scafell and Scafell Pike watercolour, which features in Ambleside and District Art Society's annual exhibition at Ambleside Parish Centre.

Art postcards celebrate society

NATURE: Like the Trembling Heart of a Captive Bird by Rachel Greenbank, one of her drawings on show in Diamonds and Rust, a joint exhibition with artist Tim Leeson, running at Signature Gallery, Kendal, from October 10 until November 12.

Diamonds and Rust is perfect mix.

HELLEBORA by Sally Bamber.

Following in the creative footsteps of Ruskin

HIGH STANDARD: The Forgotten Place, by Iain Greenwood, one of the many reasons to view Kendal Arts Community's latest exhibition Fall.

Fall puts arts' group back in the frame

FINE ART: Libby Edmondson's acrylic on canvas Wastwater IV, one of the many artworks in the Cumbria exhibition, which runs until October 17.

Gallery celebrates in style

SHOWCASE: one of Beverly White's acclaimed prints, which feature in Witherslack Artists and Makers Group's annual exhibition running from Saturday, September 12.

High quality fine art and craft

FILMS IN THE FOREST: The Singing Ringing Tree, an East German studio film with a style that loosely combines the Wizard of Oz and Twin Peaks.

Digital culture comes to Grizedale

LET'S ROCK: Chris Rigby's Dance Derby no 5 watercolour, gouache and acrylic on paper flyer

Caught in the act

Acclaimed butterfly drawings feature in new exhibition

Acclaimed butterfly drawings feature in new exhibition

SHOJO MANGA: work by Yukiko Kai covers a range of themes from science fiction fantasy through to romantic tales

Manga show starts countdown to comic festival

Jane Exley working on one of her pieces

Designer, artist and rug-maker Jane Exley holds exhibition in the Langdale Valley

PATRON: Ruth Goodman of TV's Victorian Farm fame.

Mill fuses ancient and modern

FOCUSED: artist David Penn working in his Artspace26a studio/gallery

David's on the C-Arts trail

LEADING LIGHT: highly thought of Kendal artist Jill Pemberton

View from behind Green Door

GREAT ART: left to right, Rachel Gibson and Marion Bradley, who are both exhibiting in this year's Lake Artists Society exhibition at Grasmere

Lakes exhibition is visual feast

LAND AND SEA: artist Will Wood capturing in paint the dramatic surroundings of Walney Island

Artwork celebrates special anniversary

BEST IN SHOW: Sedbergh artist Gordon Young with his oil on canvas painting Woodland Oasis, which landed him the Robin Lowry Trophy.

Woodland painting puts Gordon centre stage

Kendal artist in frame for Ripon art show

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