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What's On in the Lake District in February

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Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

All month

Lakeland Pioneers in Climbing and Photography: The Abraham Brothers

George and Ashley Abraham began climbing in Keswick in the 1890s using their mother’s washing line! Having met Owen Glynne Jones and other celebrated climbers in the Lakes at that time, they went on to become respected climbers themselves, discovering many new routes here and in Scotland and Europe. They were also unique in capturing those early exploits using massive glass plate cameras which they hauled on to the fells and operated in difficult conditions.

This exhibition celebrates their work with a range of their iconic climbing photographs and some of the well loved views they popularised and which are still admired today. It accompanies Henry Iddon’s exhibition of photographs taken in 2016 with the same Instanto camera, and featuring contemporary celebrated climbers.

For more details see the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery web site here ...

The Armitt Museum, Ambleside

All Month

Beatrix Potter - Image and Reality

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 ...

Brantwood, Coniston, Home of John Ruskin

All Month

Rocks and Roots and Ravens’: Rugs by Jane Exley

An  exhibition of rugs which have been especially designed for this exhibition, with inspiration taken from John Ruskin the geologist and John Ruskin the passionate observer and recorder of nature. For more information see the Brantwood web site here ...

Brantwood, Coniston, Home of John Ruskin

All Month

The Power of the hills:John Ruskin and Mountains

Mountains inspired and obsessed Ruskin his entire life. For more information see the Brantwood web site here ...

Abott Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

All month

George Shaw: My back to nature

An exhibition of paintings by Turner Prize nominee George Shaw. Inspired by woodland scenes in the National Gallery’s collection, Shaw “takes on” the Masters, creating beautiful intimate scenes of woodland near suburban areas using his beloved Humbrol enamal paints. For more details see the Abott Hall Web site here ...

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Saturday 4th February

The Lancashire Hotpots

Get ready for music and laughs galore with The Lancashire Hotpots. Famous for songs such as Chippy Tea and I Fear Ikea, Bernard and the boys are here to give you a reet good 21st Century Northern knees up. Expect a roof-raising night of musical comedy with plenty of audience singalongs. If you’re up for a party, The Lancashire Hotpots are too! For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

5th and 6th February

Tales of Offenbach: Croquefer and L’Ile de Tulipatan

Opera della Luna return with two hilarious operas in one unforgettable evening. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

7th February

The Pitmen Poets

The Pitmen Poets features four of North East England’s leading champions of its musical heritage: ex- Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham and acclaimed Durham songwriter Jez Lowe. Join them as they celebrate the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England's coal mining tradition. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

7th February

The Chef Show

It’s a busy shift down at the local curry house where Ragged Edge are whipping up an aromatic fusion of performance and cookery. Based on real life interviews, two actors skilfully play a restaurant full of characters as things get lively on a spicy Saturday night. Includes the chance to taste the food and chat to the local chef from Keswick’s favourite curry house. Deliciously entertaining! For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

8th and 9th February

Narvik

Inspired by tales of naval veterans, Narvik tells the story of a Liverpudlian man and a Norwegian woman pulled together and torn apart by war as the events of one summer cause ripples across an ocean of time. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

8th and 9th February

Mr Darcy loses the plot

Jane Austen sits writing, her quill scurrying across the page. She is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip-curling, handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Abandoned by his creator, Darcy has no intention of waiting for instructions and begins to embroider his own storyline while Jane is busy stitching her quilt. She returns to find the plot has moved on without her and Darcy is dancing to a rather different tune. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Blackwell, the Arts and Craft House, Bowness

10th - 28th (Continues to 18th June)

Griet Beyaert & Paul Miller - The Light Within

This exhibition will showcase the work of artists Griet Beyaert and Paul Miller, who bring together fine glass sculpture and digital technology. Works by Beyaert will also be placed around Blackwell culminating in an installation in the Oliver Thompson Gallery.

For more information see the Blackwell web site here ....

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

11th and 12th February

That's Entertainment

For excitement, amusement and sheer fun, join the Cumbria Young Farmers as they host their annual county entertainment competition. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

13th February

John Stilgoe: Songs on Film

Self-confessed film buff and jazz maestro Joe Stilgoe raids his film collection and adds his own original and stylish orchestrations as he and his remarkable band pay their tribute to the greatest and best-loved movies of the twentieth century. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

14th February

The MGM Story

Set in a disused film set and featuring a West End cast and band, this brand new musical revue will take you back to those timeless classics with songs like Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris and The Wizard of Oz. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

14th and 15th February

Get a life, get a life Coach!

AWest End actor Philip Cox brings us the inimitable Violet Sackville-Rhode, a lifestyle guru with a motivational mantra to die for. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

15th February

Keswick Young Musicians Concert

An evening of amazing variety given by the enthusiastic and gifted young singers, composers and instrumentalists of Keswick. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Keswick (Various Venues)

16th - 19th February

Keswick Film Festival

A four day celebration of film, held jointly at the Theatre by the Lake and the Alhambra Cinema, Keswick, with additional showings at Rheged, nr Penrith. For details of programme and details of tickets, see the Keswick Film Festival web site here

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

19th February

Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Family Half Term Concert

Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Family Concerts are enjoyed by thousands across the North. There is no better way to introduce children to classical music than with Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a hugely enjoyable narrated musical fairy-tale. Generously supported by Cumbria County Council. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

19th February

Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Evening Concert

With The Lark Ascending, Vaughan Williams’ evocative music for solo violin and orchestra, and The Marriage of Figaro overture, Royal Northern Sinfonia is back with their ever-popular director Bradley Creswick. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

20th and 21st February

Babe, The Sheep Pig

The heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery comes alive on stage in an adaptation filled with laughter, stunning puppetry and original music. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

22nd February

Swallows and Amazons

See the film that premièred at Theatre by the Lake in July 2016, just yards away from where it was filmed. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

21st - 23rd February

Mavis Sparkle

A cosmic mix of magic, illusion, animation and laughter inspiring us all to dust away doubt, follow our dreams and reach for the stars. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

23rd - 25th February

I was a wife

A goose, a witch and a fairy are just a few of the roles Polly Lister has played in her career, but when she eagerly signed a contract for the role of a lifetime, nothing could prepare her for the challenges that were to come. Join Polly backstage in her dressing room for a personal journey through the comic highs and painful lows of the most difficult part she has ever played… a wife. But will she find the courage to audition again? For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

24th - 28th February

Old Herbaceous

Herbert Pinnegar, now in his twilight years, is full of memories and tales of a bygone era. Pottering amongst the seeds and cuttings in his ramshackle greenhouse in the garden of a Gloucestershire manor house, he recounts his journey from orphan boy to legendary head gardener 'Old Herbaceous' – and tells of his friendship with the lady of the house, Mrs Charteris. Sown with seeds of gardening wisdom, this charming one man show is a love story - a humorous portrayal of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

27th February

The Empty Nesters' Club

It’s the inaugural meeting of The Empty Nesters’ Club and Vicky Barrett is nervously awaiting her first recruits – other sorrowing parents whose children have flown the nest. Join her as she shares a story of empty bedrooms, fresher's flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service stations and trips to Ikea. Funny and moving, this heartwarming show will be bracingly familiar to anyone with kids. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

28th February

Lakmé

The critically acclaimed Swansea City Opera return to Keswick with their stunning production of Lakmé. For full details and to buy tickets, see the Theatre by the Lake web site here ...

 

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