Abbot Hall Art Gallery focuses on remarkable Surrealism collection

The Westmorland Gazette: Dr Jeffrey Sherwin, whose extraordinary collection of Surrealist art is on show at Kendal's Abbot Hall Arts Gallery

4:20pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Who has not at one time or another been baffled or bewitched by Surrealist artworks?

Mystery, intrigue and comedy galore in Ambleside Players production

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Ambleside Players stage a three-night run of Bettine Manktelow’s comedy thriller The Murder Weekend over Easter.

Artist Rachel Greenbank shows her exciting new mixed media abstract and textured landscapes in Kendal exhibition

The Westmorland Gazette: Rachel Greenbank's Atomic which features in her exhibition at Kendal;s Cafe Sola

9:20am Saturday 12th April 2014

It is good to see one of Cumbria’s most gifted painters back on the exhibition trail.

Top brass gets Ulverston music festival off to a rousing start

The Westmorland Gazette: Dalton's St Mary's C of E School KS2 Choir competing in South Cumbria Musical Festival

9:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

Burneside Brass was among those in the honours in the first part of South Cumbria Musical Festival.

Windermere music video competition winners announced

The Westmorland Gazette: Emma Dockeray

1:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

TWO students from Leeds College of Music have won a Windermere film company’s competition to put music to its short film.

Colt 45 headline trio of Cumbrian talent at Bootleggers

The Westmorland Gazette: Colt 45

12:46pm Thursday 10th April 2014

IT’S a three-for-one special on Cumbrian musical talent at Bootleggers tonight, headlined by North Cumbrian punk trio Colt 45.

Gig Guide April 10-6

The Westmorland Gazette: Bedlam comes to Kendal!

9:54am Thursday 10th April 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Colt 45 + All Becomes Clear + Youth Salute. Brewery, Kendal: An Evening with Suzy Bogguss. Burgundys, Kendal: Quincy Street Quintet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session. Quiet Bar (The Quiet Site), Ullswater: Pete Lashley.

Kendal Choral Society remembers those who lost their lives

6:10pm Monday 7th April 2014

Kendal Choral Society’s spring concert remembers the fallen of the First World War.

Storyteller Fred Versonnen waxes lyrical in Lakeland

5:40pm Monday 7th April 2014

Dreamfired Storynights brings Belgium's most popular storyteller to Helsington and Brigsteer Village Hall tomorrow night (Friday, April 11, 7.30pm).

Rachmaninov’s sacred masterpiece features in Levens Choir's Easter concerts programme

5:40pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Levens Choir turns to one of the finest sacred masterpieces of the early 20th Century for its Easter concerts.

Ian Walton's Breathturn works are linked to the passing of time and the changes which occur

The Westmorland Gazette: Artist Ian Walton whose Breathturn exhibition of mixed media works is showing at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre's Sugar Store Gallery until May 19

5:40pm Sunday 6th April 2014

One of the region’s creative heavyweights has a new exhibition running at Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre.

Grasmere literary gathering puts acclaimed women poets centre stage

The Westmorland Gazette: Highly acclaimed poet-performer Patience Agbabi

12:20pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Popular poet-performer Patience Agbabi reads from her modern reworking of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales during next weekend’s much awaited Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women’s Poetry at Grasmere.

Star violinist Elena Urioste plays Kendal with BBC Philharmonic

The Westmorland Gazette: Rising star of violin Elena Urioste

10:10am Sunday 6th April 2014

THE mighty BBC Philharmonic wraps up the 39th Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society series on Saturday, April 12 (7.30pm) in terrific style.

Green Door artists blaze a trail around the region

3:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Green Door artists are firmly back in the frame with a new exhibition and terrific open studios event.

Kendal and District Gilbert and Sullivan Society stage the tuneful tale of Princess Ida

The Westmorland Gazette: Emily Robinson takes centre stage as Princess Ida in the Kendal and District Gilbert and Sullivan Society show

8:20am Saturday 5th April 2014

Another topsy turvy, tuneful treasure from the rousing repertoire of Gilbert and Sullivan Society is bound for Kendal Town Hall.

Swing City Trio put jazz centre stage at Hawkshead Brewery

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Kendal Jazz Club’s next gig features the highly-respected sax and clarinet maestro Steve Andrews leading the Swing City Trio.

Gig Guide April 3-9

10:37am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Stevie Nimmo Trio. Burgundys, Kendal: Freddie Garner. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

Composer Chris Noble's new piece will be premiered in Pro Nobis concert

The Westmorland Gazette: Composer Chris Noble's new Missa Brevis features in Pro Nobis programme

8:20am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Pro Nobis brings Six Centuries of Choral Music to St Mark's Church, Natland, on April 5.

Brantwood’s Severn Studio hosts Frances Winder's latest exhibition

10:20am Sunday 30th March 2014

Frances Winder needs little introduction.

Ulverston Outsiders go for something satirical

10:10am Sunday 30th March 2014

There are bribes, backhanders and brown envelopes galore in Nikolai Gogol’s farcical comedy The Government Inspector.

See Sean Webster at Bowness Bay Blues Weekend workshop

10:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

ONE of the most eagerly anticipated acts at this year's Bowness Bay Blues Weekend will be the Sean Webster Band, who are to top the bill at The Wheelhouse on the Saturday.

Handel's magnificent oratorio receives five star treatment from Furness Bach Choir

9:50am Sunday 30th March 2014

Furness Bach Choir with the Holborne Players Baroque Orchestra perform Handel’s Messiah at St Mary's Parish Church, Dalton-in-Furness, on Saturday (April 5, 7.30pm).

Famous fable given Northern Ballet makeover

12:40pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Northern Ballet returns to the region with its new ballet for children.

Hotly-tipped Rainband play at Brewery tonight

The Westmorland Gazette: Hotly-tipped Rainband play at Brewery tonight

12:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

PEGGED for greatness by everyone from 6 Music to Rolling Stone magazine, The Rainband are coming to Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre tonight (March 29).

The Feud play pre-European tour show at Bootleggers tonight

The Westmorland Gazette: The Feud play pre-European tour show at Bootleggers tonight

11:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

WITH a new single, album, groundbreaking music video and European tour on the way, it looks like 2014 will be The Feud’s year.

Gig Guide March 27-April 2

3:08pm Thursday 27th March 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Colt 45. Brewery, Kendal: BBC Introducing in Cumbria. Brickyard, Carlisle: Peatbog Faeries. Burgundys, Kendal: Steve Oakes Quartet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

BBC Introducing to showcase Cumbria's new musical talent at Brewery

The Westmorland Gazette: Woman's Hour

5:09pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

CUMBRIA’s BBC Introducing team are gearing up to host their first live gig showcasing the best in local musical talent.

Staveley performance of Messiah promises to bring the drama of Handel's music to life

The Westmorland Gazette: Some of the cast in the theatrical performance of The Messiah

5:20pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

George Handel's Messiah is arguably the nation’s most cherished choral work.

Brewery Arts Centre play reveals Marilyn Monroe behind the glamour

3:10pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Theatregoers can experience an evening with the ultimate Hollywood icon.

Cameraman Doug Allan puts marine life in the frame at Grange-over-Sands event

1:10pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Multi-award winning cameraman Doug Allan is one of the speakers at the North West Wildlife Trusts Irish Sea Marine Conference at The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-over-Sands.

Artist Tim Leeson's latest exhibition is tribute to his late mother

The Westmorland Gazette: Artist Tim Leeson with some of his work in Beach Huts

12:10pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Tim Leeson’s Beach Huts exhibition is running at Cafe Sola.

Carol Ann Duffy leads the way in Grasmere poetry festival

10:10am Sunday 23rd March 2014

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women’s Poetry sees some of the leading poetic voices around descend on Grasmere.

Theatre by the Lake stages award-winning Dancing at Lughnasa

1:10pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa has been hailed as a masterpiece.

Sounds of Scandinavia are focus of Westmorland Youth Orchestra concert

The Westmorland Gazette: Ellen Gibson and Fredrik Holm

9:10am Saturday 22nd March 2014

The Westmorland Youth Orchestra is in fine form.

Cumbrian musicians to share stage with the likes of The Feeling and Hothouse Flowers

The Westmorland Gazette: Stooshie

1:02pm Friday 21st March 2014

Organisers have revealed the names of some of the local musicians who will share a bill with chart topping groups during this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF).

Ska legends The Selecter come to Carlisle

The Westmorland Gazette: Ska legends the Selecter come to Carlisle

2:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

ICONIC ska band The Selecter are celebrating their 35th anniversary with an extensive UK tour, performing their seminal debut album ‘Too Much Pressure’ in its entirety.

Lancaster Jazz Festival on hunt for musicians

12:30pm Friday 21st March 2014

BUDDING jazz musicians have just over a week to apply for their chance to play at Lancaster Jazz Festival 2014.

Gig Guide: March 21-6

12:08pm Friday 21st March 2014

FRIDAY: Bar Continental, Barrow: Northsyde. Bootleggers, Kendal: Absolutely. Brewery, Kendal: Spers & Boden. Cross Keys, Milnthorpe; Hale & Hearty Folk Club. Gilded Lily, Ambleside: Evie Plumb. Kings Arms Hotel, Hawkshead: Pete Lashley. The Pub, Lancaster, Fugitive. Tweedies, Grasmere: Phil Simpson. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Stevie Williams and the Most Wanted Band.

Peace to play gig in Kendal with Drowners

The Westmorland Gazette: Peace to play gig in Kendal with Drowners

11:23am Tuesday 18th March 2014

ACCLAIMED Brummie four-piece are to play a gig at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre in May.

American pianist Jonathan Bliss set to dazzle in Lakeland Sinfonia concert

7:50am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Royal Northern Sinfonia performs the last of its three concerts in the acclaimed Lakeland Sinfonia Society series on Saturday (March 22, 7.30pm)

Reduced Shakespeare Company blaze an uproarious and irreverent trail to Kendal's Brewery

6:30pm Sunday 16th March 2014

THE popular Reduced Shakespeare Company set their reductive sites on the good book.

Tip-tapping musical set to wow audiences in Grange-over-Sands

12:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014

THIS Tuesday (March 18), curtains will be up for Flookburgh Amateur Operatic Society’s toe-tapping production of ‘Stepping Out.’

Brewery hosts another uproarious roller coaster ride courtesy of Reduced Shakespeare Company

5:20pm Saturday 15th March 2014

The popular Reduced Shakespeare Company sets its reductive sites on the good book with The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged),

Acclaimed comic artists set to mark the centenary of the First World War in Kendal

4:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

TO mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, three internationally-acclaimed artists are joining forces for a unique exhibition.

YouTube superstar 'Drifting' into the Brewery

The Westmorland Gazette: YouTube superstar 'Drifting' into the Brewery

2:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

ONE of the original YouTube superstars is headlining Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre this month.

Jessie J completes summer treble at Carlisle Racecourse

The Westmorland Gazette: Jessie J completes summer treble at Carlisle Racecourse

12:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

GLOBAL chart-topper Jessie J is coming to Cumbria to perform at an open-air concert at Carlisle Racecourse this summer.

Call for artists as the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, opens up online portal for new competition

11:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

THE Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, is calling ambitious artists to enter their innovative art competition.

Young Knives cutting it on their own at Preston's 53 Degrees

The Westmorland Gazette: Young Knives cutting it on their own at Preston's 53 Degrees

10:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

FROM Mercury-nominated indie darlings to DIY pioneers, Young Knives are certainly taking a novel approach to the music business.

Art exhibition in Grange-over-Sands is set to explore the beauty of the Lakes landscape

9:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

AN exhibition exploring the spectacle of the Lakes landscape will be open to the public today (March 15).

Gig Guide: March 13-19

9:26am Thursday 13th March 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Radio KFK. Brewery, Kendal: Oysterband Tour. Burgundys, Kendal: Quincy St. Quintet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session.

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