THE Joint Is Jumpin' - the trio that makes up 52 Skidoo swing like they did in the good ol' days of Speakeasy, Prohibition, Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley. The band's musical performance projects attention to detail and authenticity of the James P. Johnson and Fats Waller style of Harlem Stride Piano and hot jazz that really gets the audience pumping. 52 Skidoo plays on Sunday (November 12, 7.30pm) at Shap Memorial Hall.

Box office 01931-716273

Tickets £5-£9

JANE Eyre - An Autobiography told through Jane's eyes. English literature's most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians as governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation, seeking to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies Jane and several other characters in this intimate study of love's realities.

Playing on Thursday (November 16, 7.30pm), at the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness.

Box office 015394-40872.

Tickets: Adults £15; Children/students £7; Dine out ticket (incl two-course meal) £30.

THE smash-hit West End and Broadway musical comedy Hairspray is arriving at the Sands Centre, Carlisle, for a short run. The story plays out in Baltimore in 1962, Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream; to dance her way onto national TV, and to bag teen heart-throb Link Larkin. Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s; You Can't Stop The Beat and more. On stage from Monday to Saturday (November 13-18, 7.30pm).

Box office 01228-633766.

Tickets from £49 to £34.50.

BRANTWOOD Winter Craft Fair, at Coniston, takes place on Saturday & Sunday (November 11 & 12). Once the home of English art critic of the Victorian era, John Ruskin, the house will showcase crafts for sale and viewing including pottery, jewellery, fused and stained glass, felt bags, swill baskets, artworks and prints, lampshades, vases, cakes, Christmas puddings and preserves. Plus demonstrations of fly-tying, pole lathing, spinning, rag rugs and baskets. Open from 10.30am-5pm.

Admission £2. Children free.

LAKELAND Model Farm & Construction Show can be enjoyed on Sunday (November 12) at Rheged Visitor Centre, near Penrith. On display will be 25 diaramas and more than 20 trade stands selling model farm and construction models. The show is suitable for all ages. Open from 10am-4pm.


Admission £6; children under 16 free.

QUIZ Night Charity Fundraiser has been arranged in aid of Sight Advice, The Remembrance Garden, at the Unitarian Chapel. Taking place tomorrow (Friday) from 7pm to 9.30pm, participants can enjoy refreshments together with music breaks and a raffle. Venue is the Unitarian Chapel, Kendal.

Just turn up.

Admittance free but donations are expected.