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The first race day of the July meeting features feature race the Totepool Cumbria Crystal Cup, worth £26,000 to the winner, plus six more races, a fairground and lots of family entertainment. For more information see the Cartmel racecourse web site here ....
Inspired by the Lake District, Arthur Ransome’s classic novel is brought to life with an exhibition featuring props from the 2016 film, including the magnificent Swallow and Amazon boats perched upon the lawns. The Harbour Pictures' collection will be displayed alongside unique Ransome objects from the archives of the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry. Throughout the exhibition there are activities for the whole family to enjoy, with daily crafts, trails and family-friendly events.
If you think that Beatrix Potter was just an author, think again. The truth about this remarkable and highly talented lady is revealed in this exhibition. Told through her own words and images using material bequeathed by Beatrix Potter to the Armitt upon her death in 1943, the exhibition tells the story of her extraordinarily life. For more details, see the Armitt Web site here ...
A traditional Lakeland Show with something for everyone, including Dog Show, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, Fell Race to the top Coniston Old Man and back (usually completed in under an hour!), Tug O' War, and Terrier Racing, which is always great fun!takes place through the afternoon. Plus there will be a Craft Marquee offering the best of Lakeland Crafts and food, trade stands, refreshments, amusements and an Archery exhibition. If the weather permits, local hang gliding enthusiasts will be leaping off the Old Man and landing near the showfield. There will be two falconry displays by Ridgeside Falconry who are also bringing a large number of their Birds of Prey for people to view and handle. Children will be able to compete in the Sports and the old favourite Egg Throwing Competition, and hopefully all who bring their pets along will take part in the Childrens Pet Show.
Cumbria's own seventeen-piece swing orchestra featuring the excellent vocals of Sara Creeney and Nick King, present their exciting new show. This concert is a stunning celebration of musical history, celebrating the great bandleaders, arrangers and performers of the 20th century and beyond, including features and solos from top musicians, and memorable songs from the likes of legends such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Buble.
A short walk from Grasmere to Easedale Tarn is a delight on any fine summer afternoon, and particularly so after a day of rain, when Sour Milk Gill and its associated falls are spectacular. The walk also features a couple of items of hidden history; A family tragedy, and the ghost of a long lost tea room.
Evening Serenity at Blea Tarn
Blea Tarn sits high up the Lakeland Fells, between Great and Little Langdale. But because a narrow road runs past the tarn, and it is owned by the National Trust, it has a small car park. This offers a unique range of choices for a mountain tarn. You can wallk to it, or take the car and enjoy a very special place. This video shows an evening visit in June 2016, when the air was clear, the fish were rising, and the silence gave the whole area a surreal atmosphere.
From Landscapes to portraits, with a little bit of abstract thrown in for good measure. The Lake Artists Society exhibition is always worth the wait. For more details and pictures from last year see the Lake Artists web site here ....
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