Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society joins European Union Chamber Orchestra to 'electrify' audience

2:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

Proficient but no projection

2:33pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Kendal Midday Concert Club, Kendal Town Hall, October 15

How to take inspirational photographs of some of Britain's finest scenery

The Westmorland Gazette: (11036879)

1:41pm Saturday 18th October 2014

PHOTOGRAPHING THE LAKE DISTRICT by Stuart Holmes, £25

Talented band has electricity

5:22pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Blazin' Fiddles, The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness

Low level walks book perfect for those hunting area's hidden gems

The Westmorland Gazette: STEP OUT: New book is perfect walking companion

8:27pm Sunday 12th October 2014

Book signposts the way to Lakeland's hidden gems

Enchanting fireside book by a master story teller

The Westmorland Gazette: TELLING: A fireside book to enthral

5:12pm Sunday 12th October 2014

MIDWINTER FOLK TALES by Taffy Thomas, £9.99

A dystopian novel with haunting themes from a young Kendal writer

The Westmorland Gazette: (11292302)

12:22pm Thursday 9th October 2014

TREMOR by Ryan Mark, £8.99

RTE Vanbrugh Quartet are simply outstanding

The Westmorland Gazette: Vanbrugh Quartet.
Pic: Miki Barlok, www.barlokphoto.com (11027564)

5:18pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

RTE Vanbrugh Quartet, Kendal Town Hall

Sinfonia soloist is technically dazzling

12:04pm Saturday 4th October 2014

Lakeland Sinfonia, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

Inspiring story of grit and heroic determination

The Westmorland Gazette: (10637998)

1:53pm Sunday 28th September 2014

HELMAND TO THE HIMALAYAS by David Wiseman, £8.99

Fascinating history of Leighton Moss revealed in new book

The Westmorland Gazette: (10638037)

11:49am Saturday 27th September 2014

LEIGHTON MOSS: ICE AGE TO THE PRESENT DAY by Andy Denwood, £7.99

BOOK REVIEW: Montgomery The Church Mouse

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

MONTGOMERY THE CHURCH MOUSE by Jane Byle, £12.99 hardback

BOOK REVIEW: A Grass Rope to Catch a Unicorn

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A GRASS ROPE TO CATCH A UNICORN by Janet Rawlins, £20 in hardback

REVIEW: Christian Rodska shines as Alan Bennett in Untold Stories

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:21pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHRISTIAN Rodska, playing Alan Bennett in Untold Stories, is quite simply outstanding.

BOOK REVIEW: Remember: I'm not a celebrity so you won't read this by D R Hall

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

REMEMBER: I’M NOT A CELEBRITY SO YOU WON’T READ THIS by D R Hall, £8.95

The Biscuit Girls by Hunter Davies

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THE BISCUIT GIRLS by Hunter Davies, £6.99

BOOK REVIEW: The Murder of Patience Brooke by JC Briggs

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

THE MURDER OF PATIENCE BROOKE by JC Briggs, £8.99 ISBN 978-0-750954433

BOOK REVIEW: The Lake District by Arthur Mee

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

THE LAKE DISTRICT by Arthur Mee, £9.99 ISBN 978-1-445642796

THE UNOBTAINABLE - A STORY OF BLUE by David de Lara

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

THE UNOBTAINABLE - A STORY OF BLUE by David de Lara, £55

Theatre by the Lake classics concert leaves audience spellbound

11:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

The last of Splash Classics’ enterprising concerts, organised around the theme of The Four Elements’, was a multimedia presentation of the fourth element in the series, Earth.

BOOK REVIEW: Postcard Messages From The Great War By Andrew Brooks

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

POSTCARD MESSAGES FROM THE GREAT WAR by Andrew Brooks

MINTFEST REVIEW: Dance and mime capture a journey

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:28am Monday 1st September 2014

A standout performance from this year’s MintFest came from The Knotted Project, who performed their piece ‘Footsteps’ on seven occasions over the weekend.

48 Going on 50 - 1984 as it was for me by Audrey Wilson

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

48 GOING ON 50 - 1984 AS IT WAS FOR ME by Audrey Wilson, £20

BOOK REVIEW: The Alone Alternative by Linda MacDonald

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THE ALONE ALTERNATIVE by Linda MacDonald, £8.99 ISBN 978-1783064335

BOOK REVIEW: Mr Nobody by Natalie Gordon

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

MR NOBODY by Natalie Gordon, £6.99 ISBN 978-1-500464882

BOOK REVIEW: Hunting Scraps is an award-winning combination of art and social history

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:10am Thursday 14th August 2014

Charles James Cropper was a natural draughtsman who had a voracious love of drawing.

Top performance from Young Piano Quartet

12:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

The Young Piano Quartet gave a fine recital in Ambleside Parish Church.

Stile Antico performance is vocal ensemble singing at its very best

6:10pm Monday 11th August 2014

Stile Antico made a welcome return to Kendal Parish Church.

VIDEO: Reviews and trailers of the latest film releases this week

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:53pm Monday 11th August 2014

Damon Smith reviews the latest releases - Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Antonio Banderas flex their muscles in The Expendables 3, and a talented table footballer learns to play the beautiful game for real in the computer-animated fantasy The Unbeatables.

BOOK REVIEW: A Boy From Glasgow Street

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A BOY FROM GLASGOW STREET by Norman Pascoe, £9.95

Fine Arts String Quartet performance is technically brilliant

10:20am Wednesday 6th August 2014

The first string quartet recital in this year’s Lake District Summer Music festival was given by the distinguished Fine Arts String Quartet.

Manchester Camerata gets prestigious Lakeland music festival off to tremendous start

2:10pm Monday 4th August 2014

Manchester Camerata, under the baton of the energetic young conductor Jamie Phillips, opened this year’s Lake District Summer Music Festival.

Wordsworth's Lake District by Howard Beck

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

WORDSWORTH’S LAKE DISTRICT by Howard Beck, £34.84

Northern Canals by Ray Shill

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

NORTHERN CANALS by Ray Shill, £14.99 ISBN 978-1-445633190

BOOK REVIEW: Fairynan's Flights of Fancy

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

FAIRYNAN’S FLIGHTS OF FANCY by Dulcie Matthews, £6.99 ISBN 978-1-908098887

BOOK REVIEW: A Vicarage Changes Hands

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A VICARAGE CHANGES HANDS by John Ward, £6.50 ISBN 978-0-948655142

BOOK REVIEW: McDougalls and Gunpowder

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

MCDOUGALLS AND GUNPOWDER by Dennis McDougall

BOOK REVIEW: Lancashire Folk Tales

1:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

LANCASHIRE FOLK TALES by David England and Jennie Bailey, £9.99 ISBN 978-0-742489933

Levens Choir demonstrates its choral strengths

2:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Levens Choir, directed by Ian Jones, gave a light-hearted and entertaining concert of songs and poetry on the theme of animals.

Haffner performance is great way to go for conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa

9:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

It was much-loved Natalia’s final appearance as principal conductor and musical director of the Haffner.

Requiems by Victoria and Duruflé are centrepiece of memorable Ulverston concert

12:10pm Saturday 5th July 2014

Furness Bach Choir deserves the highest praise.

Pro Nobis Singers are at their 'express' best in anniversary concert

9:10am Saturday 5th July 2014

This 45th anniversary concert of sacred music by Monteverdi was an unmissable event.

Queen Katherine School show is triumph once again

8:10am Friday 4th July 2014

“You’ll need a good band for that, then” was my reaction.

Plenty of burgeoning talent on display in Kendal concert

4:37pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The Westmorland Youth Orchestra’s uplifting end-of-year concert showed an impressive range of talents.

BOOK REVIEW: The Lake District - A Dog Walker's Guide by Peter Naldrett, £7.95 ISBN 978-1-846743214

The Westmorland Gazette: PET PROJECT: Guide to great dog walks in the Lakes

7:30am Sunday 22nd June 2014

THIS pet owners’ guide could prove a useful gift for those people who say that having a dog is the only thing that gets them out and about.

BOOK REVIEW: Lake District Icons

2:00pm Sunday 15th June 2014

LAKE DISTRICT ICONS by Michaela Robinson-Tate and Phil Rigby, £12.99 ISBN 978-0-7509-5910-0

BOOK REVIEW: The Yorkshire Shepherdess

The Westmorland Gazette: BOOK REVIEW: The Yorkshire Shepherdess

12:00pm Saturday 14th June 2014

THE YORKSHIRE SHEPHERDESS by Amanda Owen, £16.99

BOOK REVIEW: The Photographer's Guide To The Yorkshire Dales by Ellen Bowness, £12.95 ISBN 978-0992683412

The Westmorland Gazette: ICONIC: Pointer to best places to take landscape photos in the Dales

5:20pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

LAKE District-based publisher Ellen Bowness has turned her attention to the neighbouring Yorkshire Dales for this landscape photography guide.

Watchdog raps Chorley care home

The Westmorland Gazette: Care Quality Commission

12:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

A CARE home has been rapped by a watchdog after failing to meet more than half the essential standards that were examined during a recent inspection.

BOOK REVIEW: Special Forces Pilot

The Westmorland Gazette: Special Forces Pilot

10:10am Sunday 8th June 2014

SPECIAL FORCES PILOT by Richard Hutchings, £12.99 ISBN 978-1-473823174



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