BBC Philharmonic provides sumptuous grand finale to Lakeland Sinfonia season

9:27am Monday 14th April 2014

THE BBC Philharmonic attracted a full house for the final concert of the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society’s season.

Brecon Baroque give 'unmissable' performance to round off superb Lancaster season

12:10pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

The excitement of the evening began well before the doors to the Great Hall opened.

Maggini Quartet display awesome mastery

1:10pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

The final concert of Kendal Midday Concert Club’s season was marked by performances of two contrasting works.

Stirring melodies and sumptuous harmonies in abundance during Westmorland Orchestra concert

11:40am Sunday 23rd March 2014

There was much to enjoy in the Westmorland Orchestra’s recent concert for lovers of Russian romantic music.

Horn player David Pyatt gives assured and exhilarating Lakeland Sinfonia performance

10:10am Saturday 15th March 2014

The Lakeland Sinfonia, directed by Phillip Ellis, entertained its faithful admirers with performances that mirrored their amelioration over recent seasons.

Kendal midday concert audience revels in unique style of Chaconne Brass

11:10am Sunday 9th March 2014

The season’s voyage of discovery that has been enjoyed by Kendal Midday Concert Club’s audiences was continued by a visit of Chaconne Brass.

Royal Northern Sinfonia in peak form during Kendal concert

8:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte Overture and Piano Concerto K 467, Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending are works familiar to the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society’s devotees.

Arthur Butterworth pays a musical tribute to his late wife Diana

6:10pm Monday 24th February 2014

A NEW work by distinguished composer Arthur Butterworth receives its world premiere on Saturday (March 1, 7.30pm).

Pianist Alessandro's technical facility, musicianship and youthful athleticism are second to none

10:10am Saturday 22nd February 2014

On his recent return to Kendal the remarkable Venetian musician, Alessandro Taverna, wowed the Midday Concert Club’s cognizant faithful.

Book Review: Why National Parks? Ian O. Brodie

The Westmorland Gazette: Book Review: Why National Parks? Ian O. Brodie

6:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

WHY NATIONAL PARKS? by Ian O. Brodie, ISBN 978-1-904098522, £14.50

Book Review: Do I have an angel? Amanda Tooke

The Westmorland Gazette: Boor Review: Do I have an angel? Amanda Tooke

6:00pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

DO I HAVE AN ANGEL? by Amanda Tooke, ISBN 978-0-992751418, £9.99

BOOK REVIEW: Live a Life of No Regrets

The Westmorland Gazette: Live a Life of No Regrets

6:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

LIVE A LIFE OF NO REGRETS, by Suzie Hayman, 978-1-444187076, £10.99

Faure's Requiem is 'lovely' centrepiece of impressive choral performance

11:00am Sunday 2nd February 2014

Kendal South Choir brought a little French warmth to Kendal on a cold January evening.

BOOK REVIEW: A North Lancashire Railway Album

The Westmorland Gazette: A North Lancashire Railway Album

3:00pm Sunday 26th January 2014

A NORTH LANCASHIRE RAILWAY ALBUM by Leslie R Gilpin, £14.50 ISBN 978-0-957038738

Marimba master Calum Huggan displays his technical wizardry

10:20am Sunday 26th January 2014

As is always the case during concerts presented by the Kendal Midday Concert Club the quality of musicianship and technical mastery on display at its most recent recital was impressive, to say the least.

BOOK REVIEW: 66 Chances

The Westmorland Gazette: 66 Chances

7:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

66 CHANCES, by Neil Buxton, £6.77 ISBN 978-1-492801450

BOOK REVIEW: An Island Fit For Horses

The Westmorland Gazette: An Island Fit For Horses

7:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

AN ISLAND FIT FOR HORSES by Michael P Ashton, £9.49 ISBN 978-1-491256459

Royal Northern players demonstrate exquisite art of chamber music

10:10am Thursday 9th January 2014

Two chamber ensembles from the Royal Northern Sinfonia were the New Year guests of the Kendal Midday Concert Club.

BOOK REVIEW: Life on an Eden farm during wartime

The Westmorland Gazette: Children of the Dale

4:00pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

CHILDREN OF THE DALE by Elizabeth Blenkharn, £9 ISBN 978-1-904524953

BOOK REVIEW: Apples and Cumbria

The Westmorland Gazette: The Apples and Orchards of Cumbria

6:00pm Friday 27th December 2013

The apples and orchards of Cumbria by Andy Gilchrist, £9, ISBN 9-781904-524557

BOOK REVIEW: Store Detective Shares her Memories

The Westmorland Gazette: Memoirs of a Store Detective

2:00pm Thursday 26th December 2013

Memoirs of a store detective by Christine Smith, £9.99 ISBN 978-0-722343234

Westmorland Orchestra rises to the challenge

9:20am Sunday 15th December 2013

'Entente Cordiale' was the phrase used by conductor, Richard Howarth, to describe the Westmorland Orchestra’s recent concert programme.

Midday music audience captivated by style, quality and ambience of Galliarda

8:40am Sunday 15th December 2013

Kendal Midday Concert Club’s Christmas recital is always an attractive feature of its season.

BOOK REVIEW: Rachael: A Remarkable Record Breaker

10:00am Friday 13th December 2013

RACHAEL: A REMARKABLE RECORD BREAKER by Joyce Buxton, £11.95 ISBN 978-1-909461062

Plenty to enjoy during Levens Choir concert

11:40am Sunday 8th December 2013

Ian Jones and Levens Choir enjoy a challenging and imaginative programme.

Aiming High is great success for youth orchestra

3:00pm Saturday 7th December 2013

One hundred young musicians aged from seven to 18 brought the Westmorland Youth Orchestra’s most ambitious ‘outreach’ programme to a triumphant close.

Cello performance features musicianship and stamina of the highest order

12:50pm Saturday 30th November 2013

Richard Jenkinson is, I believe, the first cellist to give an unaccompanied solo recital for the Kendal Midday Concert Club.

Commanding Kendal performance by London Bridge Ensemble

8:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

The London Bridge Ensemble recently graced the Kendal Midday Concert Club’s stage with a programme of mainly unfamiliar works.

Camerata concert is one of Sinfonia society's best ever with standing ovation

1:10pm Thursday 14th November 2013

The Manchester Camerata’s recent concert was one of the most remarkable occasions of all the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society’s seasons.

Rosamunde Trio's marvellous Kendal concert is experience to savour

6:10pm Thursday 31st October 2013

Kendal Midday Concert Club celebrated its 70th birthday by holding a Gala Concert.

Pianist Sam Haywood displays subtle sensitivity of touch and remarkable awareness of fine detail

9:00am Friday 18th October 2013

Kendal Midday Concert Club’s 70th anniversary season continued with a particularly appropriate Happy Anniversary programme given by Cumbrian pianist Sam Haywood.

The Carduccis produce lovely mellow blend and beauty of tone in concert season opener

11:10am Sunday 6th October 2013

For the opening concert of its 70th season the Kendal Midday Concert Club engaged the Carducci Quartet.

Staveley Choral and Kendal Concert Band tune up for big night

8:00am Saturday 5th October 2013

STAVELEY Choral Society and Kendal Concert Band team up for a Last Night of the Proms concert.

Tragedy and action in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano novel

The Westmorland Gazette: Tragedy and action in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano novel

4:14pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

The Age Of Doubt by Andrea Camilleri (Mantle, hardback £16.99)

Top-notch thriller from John le Carre

The Westmorland Gazette: Top-notch thriller from John le Carre

9:24am Wednesday 18th September 2013

A Delicate Truth by John le Carre (Viking, £19.99).

The Westmorland County Show was a huge success with thousands enjoying the biggest agricultural show of the year

The Westmorland Gazette: The Westmorland County Show was a huge success with thousands enjoying the biggest agricultural show of the year

12:30pm Friday 13th September 2013

THE 214th Westmorland Show was a huge success, with crowds flocking to the historic show for its landmark year.

Bumper harvest for Arnside show

The Westmorland Gazette: Arnold Bashforth admiring one of the homegrown marrows at Arnside Horticultural Society Show

1:26pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

ARNSIDE Horticultural Society members, supporters, visitors and friends enjoyed a bumper show amongst the flowers, vegetables, handicrafts and tempting cakes.

Gallery: Grasmere Sports was 'superb from beginning to end'

The Westmorland Gazette: A Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling bout

1:20pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

A RECORD number of runners in the senior fell race was the highlight of the day at a packed 163rd meeting of Grasmere Sports.

Highly entertaining evenings illustrate Lake District Summer Music's programme

5:20pm Monday 12th August 2013

A rich diversity of music is now presented at Lake District Summer Music.

Tough days for the millworkers

The Westmorland Gazette: Matthew McNulty and Holly Lucas in The Mill

5:42pm Monday 29th July 2013

There was once a time when period dramas were glossy, often joyous affairs.

Levens Choir shows great drive and enthusiasm

8:10am Saturday 13th July 2013

Performing Bach’s Bminor Mass is a huge undertaking.

Confident brass playing was a feature of the Soundscapes concert from the start

8:00am Saturday 13th July 2013

THE Westmorland Youth Orchestra made good use of Kendal Parish Church’s five aisles at their end-of-year concert.

REVIEW: The New Inn, Yealand Conyers

The Westmorland Gazette: The New Inn, Yealand Conyers

12:00pm Friday 14th June 2013

My partner and I have eaten at The New Inn many times and have always loved our meals, so we never need an excuse to sample the delicious choices of offer.

REVIEW: Pizza Express, Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Pizza Express at Kendal

1:00pm Friday 7th June 2013

For me pizza doesn’t come much better than at Pizza Express. The range is huge and freshness hard to top.

Dinner with Pacino felt like being "in a scene from Heat", says Cheam businessman

The Westmorland Gazette: Deepak Kuntawala, Al Pacino and Bollywood star Abhishek Bachan

12:28pm Monday 3rd June 2013

A CHEAM businessman felt like he was “in a scene from Heat” when he had an intimate dinner with movie megastar Al Pacino.

Gallery: Thousands flock to fifth Country Fest spectacular

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4:41pm Saturday 1st June 2013

THE fine weather ensured the summer show season got off to a welcome start today as thousands flocked to the fifth Country Fest spectacular at Crooklands.

REVIEW: Avanti, Kirkby Lonsdale

The Westmorland Gazette: Avanti, Kirkby Londale

1:00pm Friday 31st May 2013

THIS stylish venue has established itself as a popular haunt for locals and visitors in the charming town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Pillow fighting, egg throwing, tug-o-war - Killington Sports had it all

The Westmorland Gazette: Keep your eyes on the incoming egg...

12:55pm Friday 31st May 2013

ENGLAND’S age-old sporting customs show little sign of losing their popularity in the 21st century - if Killington Sports is anything to go by.

Review: Eurovision Song Contest

4:38pm Friday 24th May 2013

AND so one of the great annual highlights on the TV calendar has been and gone.

REVIEW: Church Street Chop House, Lancaster

The Westmorland Gazette: Church Street Chop House

12:00pm Friday 24th May 2013

EATING at Church Street Chop House in Lancaster is a unique experience for more reasons than one.



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