IF YOU are looking for some plans to keep entertained over the next week, look no further as we have rounded up the events taking place across South Lakeland.

1. Dervish

This weekend Dervish will be playing at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. The event will start at 8pm with doors opening at 7.45pm on Saturday, May 21. 

Dervish have a line-up which includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers, Cathy Jordan.

Tickets are currently on sale for £26.40. 

2. Westmorland Orchestra Concert

The concert at Kendal Leisure Centre will take place on Saturday, May 21. Jack Horrocks will be joining the orchestra to play Mozart's larinet Concerto in A, recognised by many from the various films the music has graced - Out of Africa, The King's Speech and more.

The Westmorland Orchestra will also be performing Brahms' 2nd Symphony, and from the last century, Hindemith's extraordinary Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.

Tickets are currently on sale for £12 and the event starts at 7.30pm.

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3. Lemur Bedtime

On Sunday, May 22 head down to the South Lakes Safari Zoo and watch the keepers give those mischievous Lemurs their evening meal. You will also learn how the keepers tell them apart and learn each personality from the group.

This event is free but people must register online to be able to attend.

4. Josh Widdicombe 

This weekend head down to Kendal Leisure Centre on Sunday, May 22 for Josh Widdicombe's tour 'Bit Much'. 

Widdicombe is best known for the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award-winning show The Last Leg, as well as his critically acclaimed sitcom JOSH, Insert Name Here, QI, Have I Got New For You, A League of Their Own and his hit podcast Quickly Kevin Will He Score.

Tickets are currently on sale for £22.20 and the event starts at 8pm.

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5. Pitch Up Festival 

Barrow will welcome chart-topping artists and thousands of festival-goers on Saturday,  as the town’s first major festival in years takes place.

Pitch Up Festival will be staged on Saturday, May 21 at The Dunes Hotel Stadium.

The remaining tickets are on sale at £33 for adults and £22 for under-18s and are available by visiting eventim.co.uk.

6. Street Market

This Saturday, you can head down to the Ulverston street market and grab yourself some bargains and support independent local businesses. The market takes place every Thursday and Saturday.

7. Leyland Band presents - Polished Brass

This weekend, head down to The Coro for 'Polished Brass' presented by Leyland Band featuring music from marches to movie themes and classics to comedy numbers.

The concert will be held on Saturday, May 21, starting at 7.30pm and finishing at 9.30pm. Tickets are currently on sale for £15 or £12.75.

8. Bikes Boats Boots

On Saturday, May 21 challenge yourself in the great outdoors, with Ullswater and Helvellyn providing a stunning and scenic backdrop to your challenge. During an action-packed day of fundraising, you will cycle, canoe and hike amongst the northern most reaches of the beautiful Lake District.

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9. Los Mensajeros

On Sunday, May 22 The B Bay will be hosting Los Mensajeros at The Crafty Baa. Paul Winn, will be on the vox and harmonica, Lloyd Massingham will be on guitar and vox and Ben Darwin will be on the bass.

10. Betty’s Back!: The work of James and Betty Durden

On Saturday, May 21 head down to Betty's Back, Sation Road Keswick for a 1920's extravaganza, centred around the return of the star painting 'Betty' by James Durden.

The painting is the largest in the Museum’s collection at six feet tall and has been away for conservation reasons.

The Museum will be displaying its complete James Durden collection, and the exhibition will feature loans from private collections.