Award winning folk trio come to Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: ON A MISSION: Award winning folk trio Faustus

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

MADE up of three of the leading lights of their generation, Faustus are on a mission to ‘banish all that is anodyne and fey in the delivery of folk music’.

Carnforth artists displays her work at Beetham

2:04pm Friday 17th October 2014

AN ARTIST whose tools have included a hairdryer, heat gun and domestic hotplate will exhibit her work at the Heron Theatre, Beetham.

Folk band Keston Cobblers' Club bring folklore with modern kick

11:45am Friday 17th October 2014

A BAND described by BBC Radio 6’s Steve Lamacq as one of his ‘best new discoveries’ will be playing at More Music’s Hothouse in Morecambe on Saturday.

Stripped-back Shakespeare goes 'intercultural' in Appleby

The Westmorland Gazette: TAMED: The two main characters

2:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A 'STRIPPED back, intercultural' approach to Shakespeare will come to Appleby this weekend.

Chamber concert with a sacred side

2:07pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED chamber choir will open its new season with a concert in Keswick.

Irish blues-rock hero to play in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:11pm Monday 13th October 2014

BLUES-rock hero Simon McBride is back on tour in October and offering audiences a unique chance to win a PRS Guitar at his autumn shows.

Cumbrian band Wasted Saints release debut EP

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:08pm Monday 13th October 2014

IT’S just over a year since Cumbrian heavy metal band Wasted Saints met and bonded over a love of music at a sixth form open day.

The Mousetrap goes on tour for first time

The Westmorland Gazette: Helen Clapp who plays Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap

11:02am Sunday 12th October 2014

THE longest running show in the history of British theatre is celebrating its 62th birthday and heading out on a special UK tour.

Ambleside and District Art Society celebrates 40th birthday

The Westmorland Gazette: ART SOCIETY'S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: Members of  Ambleside and District Art Society pictured at Ambleside Parish Centre, the venue for their art exhibition later in the month. Pictured are Martin Tomlinson, James Ingham Riley and Marion Bradley. (1

8:58am Saturday 11th October 2014

AMBLESIDE and District Art Society holds its annual exhibition from Wednesday, October 15, until Sunday, October 26, at Ambleside Parish Centre.

Grizedale Arts creates a 'nuisance' at Abbot Hall

The Westmorland Gazette: RADICAL ART: Farmer above the Sea of the City courtesy of Grizedale Arts

5:04pm Saturday 11th October 2014

ABBOT Hall Art Gallery's new exhibition shines a light on one of the region's most radical arts organisations.

Echo and the Bunnymen frontman to play in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Ian McCulloch (Echo & The Bunnymen)

7:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

ECHO & the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch will play a solo concert in Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre on Saturday.

'I want people to see my gruesome side': Interview with singer Marika Hackman ahead of Cumbrian show

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:21pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

SHE may be a girl with a guitar, but think twice before slapping any labels on singer songwriter Marika Hackman.

Superheroes from far and wide head for Kendal's comic art gathering

The Westmorland Gazette: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE COMIC KIND: Megalopolis

10:48am Sunday 5th October 2014

THE comic art world is one seemingly dominated by men whether they be bulging biceped superheroes, cynical detectives or hard-bitten private eyes.

Lippy Logic Rides Again features new, original comedy and drama

The Westmorland Gazette: ZUT ALORS: Christine Hooley, left, and Veronica Caperon in Lippy Logic Rides Again

10:16am Sunday 5th October 2014

TWO talented ladies from the Settle area took on the might of the Tour de France when it cycled through Hawes for dramatic purposes - and will present the hilarious results in aid of the Hawes Church Restoration Fund on Wednesday, October 8 (7.30pm) at The Dales Countryside Museum.

Satire and songs courtesy of The Flying Pickets founder Mervyn Stutter

The Westmorland Gazette: Actor and satirical songwriter Mervyn Stutter

10:58am Saturday 4th October 2014

THE first event of the season at Shap Memorial Hall is An Evening with Mervyn Stutter on Saturday (October 11, 8pm).

Mancunian Americana stars The Travelling Band play at the Brewery tonight, supported by Kendal duo

The Westmorland Gazette:

12:33pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

‘MANCUNIAN Americana’ five-piece The Travelling Band are back after (for them) an unusually long time away from touring and recording.

Rising artistic talent Daniel Cooper back on the exhibition trail

The Westmorland Gazette: Artist Daniel Cooper

6:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DANIEL Cooper is without doubt a talent on the ascent.

Haydn’s Mass in Time of War is centrepiece of Haffner Orchestra's opening concert of new season

10:20am Saturday 27th September 2014

Lancaster’s Haffner Orchestra opens its new season on Saturday, November 15.

Catherine MacDiarmid

The Westmorland Gazette: WG 25/09/2014Photo: Allan BovillCatherine McDiarmid, Portrait Painter. (10660156)

4:34pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

CATHERINE MacDiarmid is one of the region's finest portrait artists.

Kendal Millennium Youth Choir and Otto Voce share the choral stage

The Westmorland Gazette: Award-winning Otto Voco

3:16pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

KENDAL Millennium Youth Choir is staging a joint concert under the banner of Two For The Price of One with Tracie Penwarden's award-winning female choir Otto Voce at St Thomas' Church, Milnthorpe, on Saturday, October 18 (7.30pm).

Talented percussionist lands this year's prestigious Keldwyth Award

The Westmorland Gazette: This year's Keldwyth Award finalists, from left and right: Faye Lewis, Amy Shaw, Taneli Clarke and Heather Storer.

11:18am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THIS year's Keldwyth Award Final was held at Grange-over-Sands' Victoria Hall.

Innovative sequel to Shakespeare's The Tempest set to rock Brewery stage

8:10am Sunday 21st September 2014

This Last Tempest is a sequel to The Tempest and begins where Shakespeare left off.

Highly respected Lakeland concert society celebrates four decades of top music

10:10am Saturday 20th September 2014

Autumn is just around the corner and a new and exciting Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society season beckons.

Highly regarded Lakeland theatre aims to widen its appeal

10:10am Saturday 20th September 2014

Beetham's Heron Theatre has announced an autumn programme with more music events alongside a wide range of professional theatre and film.

Acclaimed artist Doug Braithwaite brings The Universe Within to Kendal comic art festival

9:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

Action-packed is an oft-used cliché in today’s media.

Ulverston artists show their creative wares

10:40am Sunday 14th September 2014

Ulverston Society of Artists Charter Exhibition opens on Tuesday, September 16.

Staveley Amateur Operatic Society celebrates its 60th year

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:10am Saturday 13th September 2014

Next week the curtain rises on Staveley Amateur Operatic Society’s annual show.

Jazz legends Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins to headline Lancaster Jazz Festival

The Westmorland Gazette: Courtney Pine is coming to Harrow Arts Centre

11:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

INTERNATIONAL jazz legends Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins will headline the fourth Lancaster Jazz Festival this month (September 18-21).

Wisconsin guitar virtuoso Willy Porter announces Penrith show

The Westmorland Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

GUITAR virtuoso and Wisconsin native Willy Porter has announced a show at Penrith Playhouse on September 26.

Brewery stages four-day Right to Roam series of cutting edge and contemporary productions

9:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

A bold and adventurous new series of intimate productions which challenge people’s traditional views of theatre runs next week at the Brewery.

Chart-toppers British Sea Power prepare for Kendal homecoming gig

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:41am Saturday 13th September 2014

CHART-TOPPING band British Sea Power are coming home to Kendal with a typically special show this November.

First-ever Sedbergh Sheepfest promises to be amazing event

9:20am Thursday 11th September 2014

Sheepfest is here - and people from far and wide will be flocking to Sedbergh this weekend to celebrate its textile and wool heritage.

Sprint Mill is among the venues featured in C-Art’s Art in Extraordinary Places

8:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

C-ART’s visual extravaganza runs from Saturday.

The Lindisfarne Story comes to Keswick this weekend

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

THIS Sunday will see Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake host ‘The Lindisfarne Story’ - the inside story of Tyneside’s most-loved band.

South Cumbria musical comedy duo The Hairy Buskers promise 'dressing up, audience participation and mayhem'

The Westmorland Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE Hairy Buskers describe themselves as a ‘musiedy’ (musical comedy) duo and promise ‘dressing up, audience participation and mayhem’ from their increasingly popular shows.

Windermere-born musician Father Funk's star is on the rise

The Westmorland Gazette:

4:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

‘IF you’re not having fun, why are you doing it?’ is the motto of Windermere-born Father Funk - a rising star in the Breaks and ever-growing Ghetto Funk scene.

Burneside players return to First World War drama

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Following a sell-out run in May, Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society is putting on more performances of The Accrington Pals.

Kendal’s parks and public spaces come alive with Mintfest

8:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Mintfest 2014 is ready to swing into action with a towering programme of outdoor theatre and entertainment.

Kendal band Postilion aiming high with release of new single

The Westmorland Gazette:

5:04pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THEY may be barely out of their teens but Kendal band Postilion are, in their own words, ‘aiming high’.

Gig Guide August 21-27

4:46pm Thursday 21st August 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Wasted Saints. Burgundys, Kendal: Freddie Garner. Engine Inn, Cark in Cartmel: The Hairy Buskers. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session. Passions, Kendal: Postilion FRIDAY: Ambleside Parish Centre: A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel. Bootleggers, Kendal: Hush. Derby Arms, Witherslack: Paddy Wilde. The Lily, Ambleside: Adrian Naik. Tweedies, Grasmere: Box Car Band. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Hunter Muskett. SATURDAY: Bardsea Malt Kiln Village Hall, Ulverston: A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel. Bootleggers, Kendal: Northern Soul Night. Bounty Inn, Maryport: Sam Davidson. Brickyard, Carlisle: Gaz and Daz’ Vinyl Spectacular. Globe Inn, Kendal: Hush. Horse and Farrier Inn, Bentham: James Taylor. Ivy Leaf Club, Kendal: Haig. The Lily, Ambleside: Big Red. Tweedies, Grasmere: Room Full of Mirrors. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Stuart McCallum Trio + Strings. SUNDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Blue Juice. Brickyard, Carlisle: Motown & Soul Night. Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley: Sunday Sessions. Robert Gillow, Lancaster: Jazz Cafe. Winster Village Hall: A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel. MONDAY: The Lily, Ambleside: Paddy Rogan. Robert Gillow, Lancaster: Americana Night. Ruskins, Kendal: Live Music/Jam Session. Staveley Village Hall: A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel. Ye Olde John O’Gaunt, Lancaster: Jazz Unlimited. TUESDAY: Elleray, Windermere: Lakes Jazz Men. Golden Lion, Lancaster: Open Mic Night. Gregson, Lancaster: Irish Music Session. WEDNESDAY: Ruskins, Kendal: Live Music/Jam Session. Stonewell Tavern, Lancaster: Open Mic Night.  

Heron Corn Mill gig for The Cornshed Sisters

11:10am Sunday 17th August 2014

THE Cornshed Sisters perform songs which might sound traditional.

Kathryn Tickell and The Side is an irresistible musical mix

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:20am Saturday 16th August 2014

Taking time out from rehearsals Kathryn Tickell explains that The Side is one of the most exciting musical projects she had been involved with.

Lancaster Music Festival creates 'unofficial bank holiday'

The Westmorland Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

LANCASTER Music Festival is creating its own ‘unofficial Bank Holiday’ for this year’s event with the mantra ‘Take Monday Off’.

Arnside singer releases debut album after 30 years

The Westmorland Gazette:

2:06pm Saturday 16th August 2014

AN Arnside singer-songwriter has finally got round to recording his debut album after playing in folk clubs, festivals and bars for more than 30 years.

Top bands headline at Silloth

The Westmorland Gazette:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

A NORTH Cumbrian music and beer festival looks set to surpass itself this year with a tremendous lineup of both.

It's all in the name for local singer Kendall

The Westmorland Gazette:

9:26am Saturday 16th August 2014

THIS summer sees the release of the debut single from Kendal-born songstress Ashleigh Woods, and the 21-year-old is hoping the song will propel her into the record charts.

Lake Artists Society exhibition is an irresistible fusion of art

The Westmorland Gazette:

8:10am Saturday 16th August 2014

Few Cumbrian art exhibitions can scale the creative heights that the Lake Artists Society summer exhibition reaches.

Storyteller Taffy Thomas in demand across the nation

The Westmorland Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Tall tales and legends come naturally to Taffy Thomas.

Piano playing brothers Jonathan and Tom Scott in full flow at Keswick

8:10am Friday 15th August 2014

Next in Splash Classics Four Elements series at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake is Water.

Gig Guide August 14-20

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THURSDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Ulpha 590. Burgundys, Kendal: Quincy Street Quintet. Gregson, Lancaster: Folk Session. FRIDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: PNUK. Cross Keys, Milnthorpe : Hale & Hearty Folk Club Singaround. The Lily, Ambleside: Room Full of Mirrors. Tweedies, Grasmere: Phil Saunders. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Rodina. SATURDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: Nine Lives. Brickyard, Carlisle: Fiona Clayton. Horse and Farrier Inn, Bentham: Claudia-Ann. Ivy Leaf Club, Kendal: Strawberry Fields. The Lily, Ambleside: The Lost Bananas. Tweedies, Grasmere: Paper Cranes. Zeffirellis, Ambleside: Chameleon. SUNDAY: Bootleggers, Kendal: New England. General Burgoyne, Urswick: The Hairy Buskers. Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley: Sunday Sessions. Robert Gillow, Lancaster: Jazz Cafe. MONDAY: The Lily, Ambleside: Lily and Scott. Robert Gillow, Lancaster: Americana Night. Ruskins, Kendal: Live Music/Jam Session. Ye Olde John O’Gaunt, Lancaster: Jazz Unlimited. TUESDAY: Golden Lion, Lancaster: Open Mic Night. Gregson, Lancaster: Irish Music Session. WEDNESDAY: Ruskins, Kendal: Live Music/Jam Session. Stonewell Tavern, Lancaster: Open Mic Night.  

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