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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

South Carolinian grungers Heyrocco announce Preston show

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

THE KING`S MEN: a performance of seamless phrasing, perfect intonation, and magical harmonic progressions.

REVIEW: King's choir in perfect harmony

Gorgeous Media’s Janine Bebbington and Jonny Patchett on the set of Bring Me Sunshine

Lancaster film company releases video to local singer's 'Bring Me Sunshine' cover

Jeremiah Ferrari

Gig guide from August 27

ON STAGE: Nobby Dimon in a previous North Country Theatre production The Lighthouse on Shivering Sands

Festival favourite in theatre's spotlight

O'Hooley and Tidow

Folk duo O'Hooley and Tidow bring Summat's Brewin' micro tour to Ulverston

Jane Exley working on one of her pieces

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

HUMAN RIGHTS: Krissi Bohn in The Bogus Woman

Challenging drama opens new theatre season

Top tunes with a classical twist

Top tunes with a classical twist

Rick Wakeman. Photo by Lee Wilkinson

Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman to play at historic Lancaster venue

Gig guide from August 20

MAGICAL: the Fisherman Group from Upfront Puppet Theatre's summer production The Emperor and the Nightingale.

Puppet performance is total joy

Crook Morris at last year's Settle Folk Gathering

Settle Folk Gathering returns to market town

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

Former Zutons frontman Dave McCabe brings new musical project to Carlisle

Former Zutons frontman Dave McCabe brings new musical project to Carlisle

HIGHLAND FLING: Scottish 'Bagrock' band Red Hot Chilli Pipers play Kendal's Brewery Art Centre on September 24.

Brewery brings out the best

Panto group needs wardrobe winner

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

Artwork celebrates special anniversary

Writer to bring Bob Dylan show to Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre

Writer to bring Bob Dylan show to Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre

STAR TURN: pianist Martin Roscoe is joined by the Moricosta String Trio for the next Grange-over-Sands and District Concert Club performance on Friday, September 4 (8pm) at the Victoria Hall.

Leading pianist makes welcome return

Summery tunes in courtyard

From The Jam duo go acoustic

Fred and the Steam Machine. (33640069)

Fred steaming in for first town gig

CHEERS: some of the Showstopping talent of Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society who perform Around the World in 80 Minutes, at the Bryce, from August 25-28.

BATS stages global feast

Lucy Rose

Lucy enters new ‘sonic’ space

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

Nicola Farnon

Gig guide from August 6

THROUGH THE LENS: pictured with some of the winning works, exhibition curator Hayley Skipper.

Award-winning pictures at Grizedale

INNOVATIVE: Conrad Atkinson's portrait of Melvyn Bragg is on show at Kendal's Abbot Hall Art Gallery.

Portrait of a lord

SUPER SLEUTH: Julian Forsyth who plays the world's most famous detective in Sherlock's Last Case, which opens this year's Bowness Theatre Festival at the Old Laundry on Thursday, August 20.

Super sleuth's last case

MYSTERIOUS: Stefan Orlowski's Every Light over the Duddon Vale on show as part of his Fire and Firmament: New British Landscape exhibition, which is running at the Brewery Arts Centre.

Stefan explores bold new world of landscapes

AWARD-WINNING DUO: Ninebarrow's Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere headline a charity concert in aid of Manna House at Kendal on Friday, August 7 (7pm) at the United Reformed Church.

Award winning duo play for good cause

FRAMED: photographer Colin Reynolds and printmaker Jamie Barnes both have exhibitions running at Sedbergh's Farfield Mill.

Artists share exhibition spotlight

SPOOKY: black-clad choristers are gearing up for their biennial blast round Britain

Boys in black are back

Photo by Carsten Windhorst

Gig Guide for July 30 - August 5

Jazz trio has plenty passion and swing

LAUGHTERMAKERS: Polly Lister and Frances Marshall star in Noel Coward's Fallen Angels

REVIEW: Fallen Angels is beautifully entertaining and as relevant as ever

ACTING STRENGTH: Ben Ingles plays Owain in The Lady of the Lake running at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake.

REVIEW: Lady of the Lake is pure magic

Batala in Market-Square. Picture by Mandy Blackwell.

Lancaster festival to roll back the clock

FULL OF NOISES: violinist Alison Blunt shares the stage once again with Italian soprano saxophonist extraordinaire, Gianni Mimmo at Sedbergh and Barrow (pic credit Manuel Miethe).

Skilled in the art of improvisation


Vocal trio 'BLAKE' bring new show to Lancaster

The Bardsea Art Group has joined forces with the Ulverston Society of Artists to create a joint Summer Exhibition showcasing artwork in soft pastels. One of the works for sale is 'A Park in Pastel' signed by the late Christopher Assheton-Stones, one of th

‘Soft pastels’ summer show

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