AWARD-winning Box Tale Soup presents a new adaptation of Henry James’ disturbing

story, The Turn of the Screwtomorrow (Friday, 7.30pm) at the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere. The eerie story sees a young governess arrive at Bly House and before long she fears there is something darker in the depths of the estate. Dark and mysterious figures appear to seek to corrupt everyone in the house including the children, while the governess battles to save them. The play features puppetry and a haunting original soundtrack. 

Box office 015394-40872  

Tickets: Adults £15; Friend of the Old Laundry £14; (U25s) & Students £7. 


ANTIQUE and Artisan Fair comprising, collectables, antiques, fine and vintage jewellery, decorative arts, vintage linens, china and local artisan products, all available at Grasmere Village Hall from today (Thursday) to Sunday (September 15). Don’t forget to visit St Oswald’s Church, Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum - they are all near-by (10am-5pm). 

Entrance £1. 


THE Bon Jovi Experience is the world’s first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi and are the world’s only tribute to have been requested by and to have performed on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself. They are also the only tribute to have been featured on the official Bon Jovi website. Playing tomorrow (Friday, 7.30pm) at the Sands Centre, Carlisle.  

Box office 01228-633766 

Ticket £23.50 


Sambroso All Stars present one of the most iconic albums in living memory, Live. Buena Vista won the Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album and remains a high watermark not just for Cuban music but world music. Doing this album any sort of justice is no easy task, so they went to Sambroso Noda, the beating heart of London’s Cuban community and flourishing music scene. They whipped up a bonafide ‘all-star’ group of Cuban musicians who will pay their own unique and loving tribute to the landmark album. Oreste (Sambroso) Noda – Congas; Javier Camilo – vocals; Jimmy Martinez – Bass; Kishon Khan – Piano; Frank Portuondo – Tres Guitar; Rolando Domingo – Trumpet; 
Flavio Correa – Bongo. The band plays at The Brewery on Saturday (September 14, 7.30pm). 

Box office 01539-725133 

Tickets £15.50 £17.50 in the Malt Room. 


THE Westmorland County Show returns to its very own showground at Crooklands, today (Thursday). Having been voted as one of the UKs favourite shows and enjoyed by more than 30,000 visitors every year, it is a major livestock show with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses and many more. Meet the foxhounds, get up close to majestic cattle, marvel at the show jumping, discover the interactive displays in the Learning for Life marquee, cheer on the Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestlers and be tempted by the fabulous food hall. A fabulous day out for all the family. 

Tickets; Advance £16; gate £19 


"ONCE upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children....." Lakes Alive presents The Lost Words: Told In Goldfrom today (Thursday) to Saturday (August 14), in the grounds of Brockhole Visitor Centre. This outdoor immersive theatre performance for all ages, is adapted from the multi-award winning book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. It brings with it the glorious music from the album Spellsongs and features a huge goldfinch nest theatre, stunning projections and installations of Jackie Morris' golden illustrations and Macfarlane's words. With sound recordings of the spell poems from some of Britain's famous voices of all ages and accents, audiences will join the cast, fly with the charm of goldfinches setting the world alight with gold and glitter. Showing (1pm; 3pm; 5pm; 7pm). 

Tickets £7.50-£12.50.