BILLED as Cumbria's very own Art Circus', a dazzling selection of paintings, prints and crafts, rolled into Staveley.

The show runs until December 4 at the Roundhouse Theatre, doubling as an exhibition space - its circular shape likened to a circus big top.

Coordinated by the Witherslack Group of artists, the line up includes paintings by Annie Hudson and Chris Benefield; ceramics from John Carver, Angela Mitchell, Hans Ullrich and Alvin Irving; sculpted heads by Martin Copley; prints courtesy of Judy Evans and Mark Huit; and etchings by Richard Foster.

Ragworks, created by Sue Gilmartin, are another feature of the extensive and exciting exhibition, plus chairs made by Paul Girling and glasswork produced by Jo Vincent.

DJ Roodhuyzen provides feltwork; Beverley White, woodcuts; and jewellery is from the creative hands of Eileen Strand.

A specially created artwork depicting a circus in the form of a 3D sculpture made by all the artists - is up for grabs at £2.

The exhibition is open daily 10am-5pm.

Best of brass BARROW Shipyard Brass Band and English National Opera's bass Sean Rea team up for what promises to be a tremendous Last Night of the Proms fund-raiser tomorrow night (Saturday, 7.30pm) at Ambleside.

Staged by the Rotary Club of Ambleside at St Mary's Parish Church, proceeds will go to charities Mercy Ships and Dogs for the Deaf.

Tickets are £8/ children accompanied by an adult £5 and available at the door or from Ambleside shops Tyson's Shoes, Shinglers and Lake and Fell.