FOLLOWING fellrunner Jane Reedy's 40th birthday in 2016 she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of oesophageal cancer. Throughout that year she underwent treatment, which although successful to date, has life changing consequences. She is now challenging herself to climb each of the three peaks: Bev Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike as well as other sportives in aid of CancerCare. She will be talking about her challenges in An Evening with Jane Reedy, tonight (Thursday, 7.45pm) at Wilf's Cafe, Staveley. Tickets from Wilf's Cafe. You can also support Jane by donating at

Tickets £5


FURNESS Tradition's 21st folk festival weekend at Ulverston, takes place from tomorrow (Friday) until Sunday (July 12 to 14). Featured will be concerts from some of the finest traditional and contemporary singers and musicians on the folk and roots scene, a couple of big dance bands, a host of fine storytellers, including Taffy Thomas, a book launch, traditional mummers, sessions and workshops. Venues include the Coronation Hall, Hope and Anchor on Daltongate and Natterjacks Coffee House.

Full programme at

Ticket prices vary.


ILLYRIA outdoor theatre troupe returns to the shores of Coniston and Brantwood to perform lyrical comedy, The Tempest by William Shakespeare. The story tells of magician Prospero who is marooned on an island with his daughter Miranda. He conjures up a storm to shipwreck his enemies but later learns that his daughter has met and fallen in love with Ferdinand, the son of his enemy. Playing on Tuesday, July 16 (7pm) on the lakeside meadow.

Box office 015394-41396 or online

Tickets: Adults £12; children £8.


ABBOT Hall Art Gallery will stage one of its biggest ever exhibitions - Ruskin, Turner and the Storm Cloud, taking place during the 200th anniversary year of John Ruskin's birth. The exhibition includes more than 135 works and stretches across six galleries. Ruskin was the leading English art historian of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, prominent social thinker and philanthropist. JMW Turner was a landscape painter, traveller, poet and teacher. The exhibition examines Ruskin's relationship with Turner's work and the impact Ruskin had in highlighting climate change. It opens tomorrow (Friday) until Oct 5.


CIRCUS Montini is a dazzling all-human production featuring a fusion of modern and contemporary circus. The 250 seat Big Top will be sited at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club ground from tomorrow (Friday) to Sunday (July 12-14). The circus is packed full of comedy, juggling, balancing, acrobatics, stunts and much more. It is two full hours of spectacular family entertainment featuring an international cast of performers.

Performance times: Friday (7pm); Saturday (3pm & 6pm); Sunday (noon & 3pm).

Ticket: Adults £12; children (2-12yrs) £10; Adult (VIP ring) £14; Children £12 (limited availability for VIP tickets).


MORECAMBE Rides Again Scooter Rally – the First Kick Scooter Collective and the Vespa Club of Morecambe will be hosting this rally. It takes place from tomorrow (Friday to Sunday (July 12-14).

First Kick is a local scooter group who organise the whole weekend of events, which will include a scooter parade starting and ending at the Festival Market. There will also be live music at various venues around the town. 2019 is guaranteed to be bigger and better than previous year’s events with the Saturday night returning to The Alhambra (formerly The Carlton).

Go to Facebook for more details.

Tickets £15 for a weekend wristband which includes camping, if required, and entry to the main evening events on Friday and Saturday.