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Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by

artexhibitionblog

 

Think Cumbria is all hills and lakes? Think again. The area is home to a bustling mix of renowned museums and art collections. The latest wealth of exhibitions, in nearby galleries and centres, do not disappoint. May is looking set to be a great month for any would-be art connoisseurs to come and visit us.

 

Over in Conniston there is an amazing exhibit on at Brantwood, home of John Ruskin. Admission is £7.50 for adults, whereas children go free.

 

Brantwood is showcasing both historic and contemporary works held in the Blue Gallery and the Severn Studio Gallery. The programme features exhibitions of Ruskin’s own works alongside displays of contemporary local artist’s works. Some of which is considerably cutting edge.

For further details see www.brantwood.org.uk.

 

Also on the calendar, is some excellent exhibitions at Theatre by the Lakes. Situated in Lakeside, Ceswick, this artistic space is both pleasant and vibrant. It has two gallery spaces used throughout the year. They feature a collection of exhibitions, performance areas and workshops. Admission to the galleries is free, however the programme is often subject to change and the galleries do close to the public from time to time. Visit www.theatrebythelake.com for further information about current and forthcoming exhibitions.

 

Finally, visit The Rheged Centre, in Redhills, Penrith to see a portrait of Lakeland. This fine art photography exhibition takes a year round look at the Lake District landscape, focusing specifically on some of its most prominent inhabitants – the sheep farmers. Photographer Ian Lawson has charted the highs and lows of shepherd life in the high fells of the Lake District. Ian presents a year in the life of this unique breed, from lambing in spring, to wild winters on the high fells. The collection is a touching tribute to the noble, livelihood of the Lake District farmers, one which is sadly under threat by the ever evolving tools and machinery made available through advices in agricultural technology.

 

For further details see www.rheged.com/herdwick-portrait-lakeland

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Posted Friday, May 15th, 2015 by

runner

 

Outdoor challenges are all the rage these days. They’re not just for the super fit and exercise crazy. Everyone is getting involved in fun-runs and challenges, often to raise money for a cause close to their hearts, but sometimes just to set a personal goal or to get in shape. Across the country there are hundreds of outdoor challenges, half marathons and marathons, that members of the public are queuing up to take part in. Taking part in one of the runs in the these parts, comes with the added bonus of the fact that you are able to soak up the gorgeous scenery, of rolling hills and placid lakes of the Lake District. Let’s take a look at whats out there:

 

First up is Gelt Gladiator on the 16th of May 2015. How fun does this sound? A mud trail run through the woods followed by mud obstacles on nearby land, before a finish on the course that’s usually reserved for UK motorbike racing. It’s tough and not for the fainthearted but the amount of mud and dirt involved makes it a popular run amongst the youth.

 

Brathay Windermere Marathon is on the 17th of May 2015 and was voted 2nd most popular marathon of 2011 by readers of Runners World. For fans of the Lake’s magnificent backdrop, this is the run for you. It twists and turns through some spectacular scenery and natural beauty spots, with some sections of the run so beautiful the landscape is sure to take your mind off those achy joints and muscles, as you push through that dreaded 20 mile mark.

 

Here’s something different; the 1500m Derwent Island Swim on the 17th of May 2015. This swim has been in the KMF programme for the past 4 years and is still growing in popularity and appeal.  The challenge will take you for a swim around the historical Derwent Island, a must see natural beauty spot, the Keswick locals have cherished for centuries.

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Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by

Cocktail

 

May in the Lake District is packed full of of events for foodies. Those of you who are fans of fine cuisine and sophisticated tipples, will be spoilt for choice during the late spring period. The nearby area boasts a host of food celebrations in addition to the Beech Hill Hotel, set against a beautiful Cumbrian backdrop.

 

First up is the Borough Farmer’s Market at Borough Town Hall. The Farmers’ Market is held on the third Saturday of every month, so this time around on May the 16th. Unlike so many other farmers markets this time of year the whole thing is held under cover, sheltering the fresh products from any pests or bad weather. There are some outside stalls, the organic veg seller in particular prefers an outdoor space.

 

For further details see www.broughfarmersmarket.org.uk

A Taste of Townend is on at Troutbeck, Windermere, on the 21st of this month. It celebrates the Brownes’ family recipe book stuffed full of traditional meat based English dishes and even medicines dating back to the 17th century. Hosted by the National Trust, volunteers will be cooking all afternoon to recreate some of the recipes.

 

For further details see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend

 

Finally, on the 29th of this month is the Made in Cumbria Farmers Market. Held in the market town of Kendal on the appropriately named Market Place, the market offers the very best in local foods.

 

For further details see www.madeincumbria.co.uk

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