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M People singer Heather Small to perform in Barrow

Lantern Festival to light up Morecambe’s West End

The Red Dirt Skinners

Gig Guide: November 25-December 2

A Crest for the Cold Fell Shepherds Cumberland, one of several artworks by Robin Oliver on show at Abbot Hall Coffee House, Kendal

Artist Robin Oliver holds mixed media exhibition at Kendal

Lancashire Hotpots come to Kendal on '50 Shades of Gravy' tour

Rat played by Haydn Whitehead and Firl Rat, Jess Irwin, two of the rising young stars of Kendal College's new adaptation of Cinderella

Performing arts students aim to have a ball

Chris While & Julie Matthews

Keswick's Theatre By The Lake to launch new mid-winter folk festival


Acoustic stars Blackheart to play intimate show at Hutton Roof Village Hall


Gig Guide November 19-25

Festive feast for Lancaster choral society concert

Figs in Wigs' Show Off inventively explores social media and delves deep into modern society's fixation with 'self' on November 26 (7.30pm) at Lancaster University. Pic Christa Holka

Figs in Wigs' show puts social media in spotlight

Leading Swedish roots music ambassadors Vasen are set to play Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre

Swedish folk favourites on way to Kendal in rare UK appearance

Imogen Rae. Picture by Graham Wynne

Lancaster singer-songwriter Imogen Rae releases second album


Internationally acclaimed jazz quartet Partisans to play in Morecambe

Hugh Cornwell

Gig Guide November 12-18

Prog rock pioneers Curved Air surf a psychedelic wave into Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre

Prog rock pioneers Curved Air surf a psychedelic wave into Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre

One of Ann Haslam's colourful textile worksVIBRANT abstract textile assemblages by artist Ann C Haslam feature in a new exhibition at the Upfront Gallery, Hutton-in-the Forest, near Penrith. The Enchantment exhibition includes Lancaster-based Ann's work a

New Upfront Gallery exhibition puts abstract assemblages in frame

Hugh Cornwell

Original Stranglers frontman announces Morecambe show

Bruce Ncube

Zimbabwean singer to teach traditional songs at More Music

Scots band Shooglenifty

Gig Guide November 5-11

Martin Copley's Head sculpture which will be on show as part of the Beach Hut Gallery artists cooperative exhibition at Kents Bank Station Gallery, Grange-over-Sands

Beach Hut artists cooperative stages winter exhibition at Grange

Clarinettist Jack Horrocks returns to the Westmorland Youth Orchestra as guest soloist for Keswick concert

Westmorland Youth Orchestra take a trip to the movies

Scottish band Shooglenifty

Scottish band Shooglenifty announce Penrith show

A scene from Northern Broadsides version of The Winter's Tale

Northern Broadsides brings The Winter’s Tale to Lancaster

The Fugitives (left to right): Ali Romanow - violin, vocals, Adrian Glynn - balalaika, vocals, Brendan McLeod - guitar, vocals and Chris Suen - banjo, vocals.

Canadian folkies The Fugitives to include Water Yeat Village Hall on rural autumn tour

Elio Pace brings Billy Joel Songbook to Lancaster

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

Gig Guide October 29-November 4

Matthew Halsall and The Gondwana Orchestra. Picture by Simon-Hunt.

Gig Guide October 22-28

Baritone Dan Woodhouse plays Scarpia in Musica Lirica Opera's production of Tosca, which plays Kendal Town Hall on Thursday, November 26 (7.30pm) and Settle Victoria Hall, on Friday, November 20 (7.30pm).

Tosca reigns as one Puccini’s greatest and most dramatic masterpieces

Violinist Alessandro Ruisi performs with violist Asher Zaccardelli as part the new Kendal Midday Concert Club season on Wednesday, November 4 (1pm).

Rising young stars grace the midday concert club stage

LIGHT AND SHADE: soprano Emily Robinson (pictured) who shared the soloist spotlight during the Kendal South Choir concert with Fiona Weakley (soprano) and Christopher Steele (tenor)

Kendal South give fine performance

Haffner back in concert mode

New exhibition puts northern landscapes in spotlight

New exhibition puts northern landscapes in spotlight

King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys. Picture by Merlin Daleman

King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys come to the Platform

Rick Wakeman. Photo by Lee Wilkinson

Gig Guide October 15-21

Comedy is 'bees-knees'

Comedy is 'bees-knees'

ENLIGHTENMENT: Richard Keightley as Adam in Shelagh Stephenson's mesmerising psychological thriller. Pic Keith Pattison.

An actor of a culinary kind

Wide World Stage to feature international music for Lancaster Music Festival 

Wide World Stage to feature international music for Lancaster Music Festival 

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart Heads to Carlisle in UK Hits 2016 Tour

TEXTURED: mixed media artist Pratima Kramer's fine clay Elephant on show at Red Barn Gallery

Fabulous five in gallery's latest show

MUSICAL MOTIVATOR: conductor Wyn Davies always coaxes the best out of the Lakeland Sinfonia

Conductor Wyn brings out sinfonia's best

The Dovetail Trio

One of hottest new acts on Folk circuit to perform at Staveley Roundhouse

The Hey Down Treaders

New Kendal band take roots scene by storm

BREATHTAKING: Liz Campbell's Scafell and Scafell Pike watercolour, which features in Ambleside and District Art Society's annual exhibition at Ambleside Parish Centre.

Art postcards celebrate society

Jazz club's unmissable double header

NATURE: Like the Trembling Heart of a Captive Bird by Rachel Greenbank, one of her drawings on show in Diamonds and Rust, a joint exhibition with artist Tim Leeson, running at Signature Gallery, Kendal, from October 10 until November 12.

Diamonds and Rust is perfect mix.

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Historical drama is festival next

Top line-up for Priory

Top line-up for Priory

ROUNDABOUT: Sian Reese-Williams and Abdul Salis in Duncan Macmillan's play Lungs.

Sian plugs in and plays

Roger tells it as he see it

Roger tells it as he see it

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