Imaginative Four Elements gets the music flowing at Theatre by the Lake

9:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

Improvisations on Stravinsky’s thrilling Firebird, a cello sonata by Vivaldi and scorching tangos from across the world, feature in Fire.

Local folk musician to host acoustic fundraiser at Kendal gallery

12:43pm Thursday 24th July 2014

LOCAL folk singer Brendan Lewes is holding a second fund raising gig at the Josefina Gallery in Kendal on Sunday.

Ulverston pub to hold all-day music festival

12:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE King’s Head in Ulverston will be hosting an all day music festival with King Fest on Saturday.

Silverdale duo Aquilo gear up for Kendal Calling

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

METALLICA, Dolly Parton and an abandoned dog may have been the big talking points of this year’s Glastonbury – but an electronic duo from Silverdale also managed to draw a big crowd at the festival’s BBC Introducing stage .

Gig Guide July 24-30

12:24pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Limehouse Lizzy. Burgundys, Kendal: Steve Oakes Quartet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session. Lakes School, Windermere: Eliza Carthy. FRIDAY: 53 Degrees, Preston: The Union. Bootleggers, Kendal: The Feud. Brickyard, Carlisle: Moving Magnets. The Lily, Ambleside: Anne Marie Quinn. Smokies, Kendal: JAWW. Tweedies, Grasmere: Jack Hartley. Victoria Hall, Settle: Toyah Wilcox. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Sam Gardner Trio. SATURDAY: 53 Degrees, Preston: Carcer City + The Family Ruin. Bootleggers, Kendal: The Cadillacs. Heron, Kendal: Hush. Horse and Farrier Inn, Bentham: Lee Micheals. Ivy Leaf Club, Kendal: Frankie B. King’s Head, Ulverston: Music Festival. The Lily, Ambleside: Daniel Ray Band. Ship Inn, Sandside: Ship Fest. Tweedies, Grasmere: Levitation.Victoria Hall, Settle: The Nightriders. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Hugo Corbin Quartet. SUNDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Cat Scratch Fever. Carlisle Racecourse: Jessie J. Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley: Sunday Sessions. Robert Gillow, Lancaster: Jazz Cafe. MONDAY: The Lily, Ambleside: Olivia Fern. Robert Gillow, Lancaster: Americana Night. Ye Olde John O’Gaunt, Lancaster: Jazz Unlimited. TUESDAY: Golden Lion, Lancaster: Open Mic Night. Gregson, Lancaster: Irish Music Session. WEDNESDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: The Bluefields. Elleray, Windermere: Lakes Jazz Men. Stonewell Tavern, Lancaster: Open Mic Night. Victoria Hall, Settle: Poniente.   

Breathtaking vistas in Chris Rigby's Linton Court Gallery show

1:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Paintings by Chris Rigby take centre stage in Gavagan Art’s latest exhibition.

INTERVIEW: Folk musician Eliza Carthy talks about her career ahead of Windermere show

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

ELIZA Carthy’s working life is nothing if not varied – at the time of our interview the revered folk musician has spent the past few days wearing corsets and sack cloths to play a tavern fiddler in an upcoming historical drama.

Macbeth has all the ingredients for a classic Leighton Hall performance

11:20am Sunday 20th July 2014

THE acclaimed Festival Players return to Leighton Hall.

Macbeth goes alfresco at Leighton Hall

9:30am Sunday 20th July 2014

The acclaimed Festival Players return to Leighton Hall tomorrow night (Friday, 7.30pm)

Top brass band plays Barrow's Forum theatre

10:10am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE award-winning Grimethorpe Colliery Band, who catapulted to worldwide recognition through the 1996 hit movie Brassed Off, play the Forum Theatre, Barrow.

Kendal Community Theatre's Oh, What a Lovely War puts the First World War in the spotlight

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:10am Saturday 19th July 2014

HOURS and hours of hard work has gone into this year’s Kendal Community Theatre production.

K Shoes Male Voice Choir and Kendal Concert Band team up for Kendal Remembers

6:10pm Sunday 13th July 2014

It's a Long Way To Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles and the Dambusters March feature in the five-star programme for Saturday’s special Kendal Remembers concert at St Thomas’ Church, (7pm).

Sandow children's show donates profits to cancer charity

11:40am Sunday 13th July 2014

Sandow Clowns Slapstick Theatre stages performance at Ulverston’s Coronation Hall on Monday, July 21 (2pm).

Brewery hosts awards night for movie makers

11:10am Sunday 13th July 2014

Film fans can feast on an evening of short movies by some of the region’s talented filmmakers at a special event at Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre.

Tidal sounds transpose into music at Dock Museum

11:10am Sunday 13th July 2014

Floodtide - Music from the Tide brings the sounds of Walney Channel to the masses.

Artwork by Bolton-le-Sands school children features in art society's annual exhibition

11:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Bolton-le-Sands Art Society’s popular annual exhibition runs from July 24-27 at St Mary's Hall.

Lunesdale Music holds first festival this weekend

10:42am Friday 11th July 2014

LUNESDALE Music is holding its first local music festival in the beautiful Lune valley.

Kendal College-born band JAWW release debut EP

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:40am Friday 11th July 2014

THEY met at Kendal College, bonded over a love of The Smiths and now five young talented South Cumbrians are unleashing their summery pop sound on the world with the release of their debut EP.

Gig Guide: July 10-16

1:07pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THURSDAY: Burgundys, Kendal: Boogie Bill’s Billionaires. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

Kendal artist's realistic style is set to impress in new exhibition

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:20pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Former Westmorland Gazette journalist Helen Perkins is staging her first solo art exhibition.

Basho and Wordsworth: Walking Poets exhibition opens at Grasmere

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:10am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A new ground-breaking exhibition at the Wordsworth Trust bridges two literary worlds.

Allegri Singers celebrate tenth anniversary with Monteverdi motets

6:30pm Monday 7th July 2014

Casterton Parish Church welcomes the Allegri Singers.

Ace jazz singer Zoe Gilby puts her words and music in spotlight

12:10pm Sunday 6th July 2014

Acclaimed north east based jazz vocalist and songwriter Zoe Gilby returns to Ambleside’s Zeffirellis with her band

Yewfield stages feast of classical music with some of UK’s finest players

9:20am Sunday 6th July 2014

Yewfield Classical Music Festival runs next Saturday and Sunday, July 12/13.

Burneside ukulele group seek 'cajon' player

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE BRYCE Street Strummers are ‘in desperate need’ of someone to play their unusual recent acquisition – a cajon.

Multi-dimensional experience Luna 9 joins Kendal Calling

The Westmorland Gazette: The eight annual festival, featuring 14 stages and promising three days and nights of music fun, will be in the fields at Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe

2:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE latest addition to Kendal Calling is Luna 9 – a 360° hemispherical dome which acts as a projection screen, creating extraordinary multi-dimensional illusions.

Kendal band The Paps reunite for charity gig and album

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:45am Friday 4th July 2014

EVERYONE loves a good rock reunion, and now classic Kendal band The Paps are coming out of retirement with a (potentially) one-off gig at Bootleggers and a double CD of old and new material.

Gig Guide: July 3-9

2:23pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: The Original Steve Gibbons Band. Burgundys, Kendal: The Jazz Police. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

Talented young musicians compete for top Cumbrian music award

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

TWELVE of the best young musicians in Cumbria take part in the preliminary round of this year's prestigious Keldwyth Award at Kendal Town Hall on Monday (July 7).

Interview: Penrith-based events manager behind Whitehaven Live discusses his career

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:17pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

ONE of the many outdoor musical events that Cumbrians can look forward to this summer is Whitehaven Live – featuring Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats, The Stranglers and Big Country.

Folk legend to play at Lakes School, Windermere

The Westmorland Gazette: Folk legend to play at Lakes School, Windermere

2:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

FOLK music legend Eliza Carthy is to headline a celebration concert at Windermere this summer.

Ulverston band release new EP

The Westmorland Gazette: Ulverston band release new EP

11:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

ULVERSTON indie quartet The Twitchers have released their second EP – before finishing sixth form.

All creatures, great and small celebrated in music

11:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

Levens Choir’s Animal Crackers summer concert is a light-hearted celebration.

'Rockit' at the highest gig in England this weekend

The Westmorland Gazette: Jimmy Rockit

10:45am Thursday 26th June 2014

A NORFOLK band will play the highest gig in England this weekend when they take their music to the top of Scafell Pike.

Gig Guide June 26 - July 2

10:26am Thursday 26th June 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Tin Pan Alley. Burgundys, Kendal: Gail Bashall/Jilly Jarman. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

OUR CLUB: The Lakes Scottish Country Dancing Club

The Westmorland Gazette: Lakes Scottish Country Dancing Club

11:30am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Formed: 1954

Two settings of the Requiem are centrepiece of Ulverston choral concert

12:50pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

Furness Bach Choir, under the baton of musical director Anthony Milledge, perform two highly-contrasting works.

School production propels Kendal students into new dimension

10:10am Saturday 21st June 2014

QUEEN Katherine School turns up the volume for this year’s annual show.

Willy Russell's comedy Breezeblock Park is Ulverston Outsiders summer cracker

8:20am Saturday 21st June 2014

Ulverston Outsiders stage Willy Russell's comedy Breezeblock Park.

Conducting debut for youth orchestra members

The Westmorland Gazette: Talented Westmorland Youth Orchestra members Josh Ayrton and David McGregor both pick up the baton in the ensemble's June 28 concert

7:30am Saturday 21st June 2014

Westmorland Youth Orchestra musical director Roland Fudge shares the podium for the ensemble’s next musical outing.

This weekend's Kendal Summer Arts event promises a fabulous creative mix

5:20pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Demonstrations, stalls and activities galore are lined up for a new festival and market celebrating the arts and crafts on Kendal’s riverside.

Lancaster Millennium Choir brings tale of Tarzan and Jane to life

11:10am Sunday 15th June 2014

Composer Andy Whitfield and Lancaster Millennium Choir return to The Box at Kendal.

Pro Nobis capture the sounds of Monteverdi's Venice

8:30am Sunday 15th June 2014

PRO Nobis Singers celebrate their 45th anniversary in grand style.

The Comedy of Errors played out in gardens of historic Carnforth hall

11:10am Saturday 14th June 2014

Leighton Hall welcomes The Festival Players on Tuesday, June 17 (7.30pm).

Exciting and dynamic string quartet returns to Arnside

9:10am Saturday 14th June 2014

Works by Haydn, Beethoven and Ravel are the centrepiece of the Benyounes Quartet concert at Arnside WI Hall.

Brewery Young Actors Company heads for National Theatre

The Westmorland Gazette: Some of the talented young actors heading to the National Theatre pictured with Brewery Youth Arts director Tricia Gordon and Brewery chief executive Richard Foster

12:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Talented young Brewery actors have booked a spot at the nation’s leading youth theatre festival.

Arnside band Gritty Britain release new single

The Westmorland Gazette: Arnside band Gritty Britain release new single

4:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

ARNSIDE trio Gritty Britain are hoping tomorrow’s Friday 13 will be a lucky one with the release of their new single.

Gig Guide June 12-18

3:26pm Thursday 12th June 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Radio KFK. Burgundys, Kendal: Qunicy St. Quintet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

Sedbergh festival promises fabulous finale

7:40am Thursday 12th June 2014

Sedbergh Music Festival got off to a cracking start.

Top drawer soprano Alla Kravchuk graces Sedbergh Music Festival

The Westmorland Gazette: Highly respected soprano Alla Kravchuk performs at the Sedbergh Music Festival on Friday, June 13

10:40am Monday 9th June 2014

Celebrated Ukrainian soprano Alla Kravchuk has performed at every biennial Sedbergh Music Festival since its inception in 2000.

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