JEZ Lowe and Steve Tilston, in conjunction with Highlights Rural Touring, join forces for a new musical journey filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their songwriting and craft. These award-winning songsmiths and consummate musicians play guitar, cittern and harmonica, and will perform songs from their latest album - The Janus Game, on Sunday (October 29, 8pm), at Levens Village Hall.

Box office 015395-60534

Tickets: Adults £10; children £5; family £25.

THE annual Kendal Wool Gathering, which celebrates the town’s connections to the trade on which its wealth was built, is to go ahead this year at a new location, Kendal Leisure Centre, on Saturday & Sunday (October 28 & 29). Last year Kendal Wool Gathering, at K Village, attracted more than 7,000 visitors, and with more than 60 stalls selling everything from socks to carpets, spinning wheels to balls of wool, as well as demonstrations, knit & natter rooms, wool market and farmers’ livestock marquee, the gathering is an event that will please all ages.

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THE Penrith Winter Droving event returns to the town on Saturday (October 28) and promises more entertainment, circus and carnie acts, market stalls and live music throughout the day. This magical day of rural celebration features a mix of fun, food, fire, masquerade and games. The tongue-in-cheek games consist of four events: Hay Bale Racing; Pint Carrying; Sausage Eating and a good old fashioned Tug-o-War! The winners take away the coveted Kyloes Drovers Cup. The day culminates in a spectacular torch and lantern procession when everyone involved wears a colourful mask.

THE purveyors of rhythm and blues, The Blues Band, were already held in admiration by generations of fans when they formed in 1979. The band today features original line-up of Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, and is acknowledged throughout Europe and beyond as being among the very finest R&B outfits since they continue to record new material. With four singers and songwriters in the band the quality and variety of performance and material offered is pretty much unrivalled. The Blues Band is on stage at The Brewery, Kendal, tomorrow (8pm).

Box office 01539-725133.

Tickets £23.50 (advance); £25 (at the door).

TRAVEL on board the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Hallowe’en Ghost Train and try not to get spooked, as it travels down the line in darkness – you need to keep your eyes peeled for fiendish friends who may enjoy seeing you terrified! You can travel around all day, but you need to reserve your seat on the ghost train from Dalegarth as this includes a goody (or baddy) bag of spooky sweeties. The activities at Dalegarth include face painting and spooky arts and crafts. The train leaves the Dalegarth Station at 6pm – there is no return so ensure you park your car at Ravenglass. The ghost train runs from tomorrow to Tuesday (October 27-31).

Booking is essential –

Tickets: Adults £16; children £8.

A CRUISE on Ullswater aboard the Hallowe’en Ghostly Galleon is a shiver-me-timbers must-do for kids who love to be spooked. There’s Hallowe’en festivities galore including an enthralling magic show, hosted by kid’s favourite Stu-Di-Do, a monster balloon to take home, tattoos and colouring. Plus a goodie bag chocked to the gunnels with ghoulish goodies. Cruise takes place on Saturday (October 28) and sailing times from Glenridding are 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

Booking is required –

Tickets £13 (under 3s, free).