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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

BLAKE

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

RED HOT: The Chilli Pipers are on their way to Kendal

World's most famous bagpipe band are coming to Kendal

Jane Weaver. Picture by Rebecca Lupton.

Synth-pop artist Jane Weaver plays at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre

WELL-VERSED: actor and radio presenter Simon Yaxley narrates Swiss novelist CF Ramuz’s story in Stravinsky’s Soldiers’ Tale Suite. (Pic Sarah Kay Photography)

Voice of radio in music festival spotlight

Illyria's open air magic

Illyria's open air magic

IN THE FRAME: Windermere Art Society returns to Ladyholme Community Centre for its much awaited annual exhibition

Society stages annual exhibition

Springsteen Sessions

Gig Guide for July 23-29

RESIDENCY: The Kuss Quartet (photo: Molina Visuals)

Music lovers anticipate Lake District Summer Music's 30th anniversary programme

FIVE STAR: clarinettist Emma Johnson and pianist John Lenehan grace the Bowness festival on Saturday, November 21 (7.30pm)

Super sleuth Sherlock opens much awaited theatre festival

STAR-CROSS'D LOVERS: Romeo and Juliet's tragic story will be acted out at Blackwell

A summertime feast of Shakespeare in the Lakes

INTERVIEW: James bassist Jim Glennie discusses his upcoming headline slot at Kendal Calling

INTERVIEW: James bassist Jim Glennie discusses his upcoming headline slot at Kendal Calling

Lancashire Council pick Morecambe and Wise classic by local star Ashleigh Wood as the sound of Morecambe this summer

Jab Jab playing at a BBC Studio in the 1970s. From left to right: Robert ‘Rombozo de Jab’ Whittington, Joe Augustine, ‘Skinhead Dick’ Augustine, Charlie Augustine

Grasmere hotelier plays with reggae rock band for first time in 35 years

ONE TO WATCH: rising cello star Megan Rolf

REVIEW: Megan's concert debut hits the right note

TOP ENTERTAINMENT: some of the cast of Abigail's Party, left to right, Cate Hamer (Susan), Johnny McPherson (Tony), Polly Lister (Beverly). Pic by Keith Pattison.

REVIEW: Abigail's a play not to miss

FINE ARTWORK: Christopher Assheton-Stones A Park in Pastel

Exhibition features work by renowned pastellist

IN THE FRAME: Catherine MacDiarmid's oil painting Personal Space: Surround.

Big names in region's art world gather for exhibition

Frances Marshall in The 39 STEPS, which is also running at Theatre by the Lake

Theatre is Frances' second home

MOONLIT: Queen of the Resplendent Blue, by Daniel Cooper

Two new exhibitions capture the drama of landscape and weather

Punk poet John Cooper Clarke

Bard of Salford John Cooper Clarke comes to Bentham

WIT AND WONDER: Emily Hennessey will be in spellbinding form at Windermere's Carver Church on Sunday, August 9 (3pm).

Emily brings a little myth and magic to music festival

Pete Lashley

Gig Guide July 16-22

Live bands at the Longlands

Live bands at the Longlands

WOOL CLIP: One of the pieces on display at the Upfront Gallery's summer show

Wool inspires summer show at Upfront Gallery

CHIN WAG: By Cally Lawson

Green Door artist Cally's first solo show opens at Low Sizergh Barn

Rising star Emmanuel Vass among the highlights of Hawkshead Music for a Summer Evening concert season

Rising star Emmanuel Vass among the highlights of Hawkshead Music for a Summer Evening concert season

Trumpet star makes flying visit to Kendal Jazz Club

Sheila King and Lucy Bagot who will be featured in Kendal Art Society's forthcoming art exhibition. (30721615)

Artists Lucy and Sheila to display their works at ever-popular Kendal Art Society show

FLUTES & CO: Suzanne de Lozey (centre front) pictured with the orchestra at Levens Hall (Photo: Ruth Leavett)

Flute player Suzanne to share the stage with orchestra for last time

Blockheads photo shoot 02 February 2009 (24764385)

Gig Guide July 9-15

Bruce jumping, From the Jam

From The Jam brings Sound Affects tour to Barrow in Furness

Magnificent weekend of choral music in store

Amabile choirs celebrate summer

CHANGING LIGHT: artist Lynn Bates oil painting Northern Fells

Artwork brings outdoor feel to theatre

TOP DRAWER PERFORMERS: popular purveyors of Shakespearian works, GB Theatre Company stage Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing, at Appleby Castle from Thursday, July 2, until Monday, July 6. From left, Joseph Black as Duke Orsino and Jennifer Higham i

Castle plays host to Bard’s best-loved comedies

SMILE: Where's George by Angie Flynn

Artists 'in the pink'

Mechanical Mouse Organ

NME tipped ex Kitchenware artists return with new band and blistering Debut

Dickens' classic gets new twist

Dickens' classic gets new twist

New Rope String Band

New Rope String Band say farewell to Cumbria

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