What’s happening in the Lakes over the next weeks for visitors to enjoy? Aside, that is, from the usual fabulous things to see and do in the Lake District National Park?
Here are a few activity and event options to check out below:
For the nature lover:
Winter Wildlife Survival Trail! Follow the trail around our stunning grounds [at Brockhole, Bowness], discover how the Lake District’s wonderful wildlife copes with winter, complete the activities and win a prize! Fun for all the family.
Just turn up! Appropriate footwear advised.
Priced at £3, including a prize. Simply pick up your trail from the shop.
[This event will be held on various dates in February 2017.]
(Information courtesy of (Information courtesy of lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/events)
For the art and crafts aficionado:
Collaboratively known as The Glass Cyphers, Griet Beyaert and Paul Miller’s The Light Within exhibition at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House in Bowness-on-Windermere, consists of a site-responsive glass, sound and video installation. The Light Within is a fusion of glass-making and digital technology, using video and sound recordings made in and around Blackwell. The installation, inspired by the use of light in Baillie Scott’s architecture, brings together the architectural features of Blackwell with its unique setting overlooking Windermere.
Presented in the Oliver Thompson Gallery, this immersive response to Blackwell is made of a multi-layered video projection-mapped onto sculpted glass works and accompanied by a soundscape. Around the historic interior are freeform sculptural glass works by Beyaert, placed by the artist to draw further attention to the beautifully carved wooden interior and stained glass windows that root Blackwell in its Lakeland location.
The artists commented: “We were inspired by the way the spectacular landscape and light from outside weaves its way through the building, magically illuminating the interior and leading us along its fascinating pathways.”
This movement of light is echoed by the way that the projected video washes over and through the diaphanous, crystalline forms of Beyart’s glass sculptures.
Admission £8.80 Adult (without Gift Aid donation £8) | Free entry children U16
[This event will be held on various dates between 10 February to 12 June 2017.]
(Information courtesy of events/b/blackwell-exhibition/)
For fans of Beatrix Potter:
The Beatrix Potter Magic Lantern Show is a traditional Victorian magic lantern performance in the Old Laundry Theatre studio at the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, in which Beatrix Potter tells her own story from childhood onwards, discovering herself as an illustrator, story writer, biologist, conservationist and farmer.
This unique and intimate theatrical performance is accompanied by an enchanting slide show with beautiful scenes of the Lake District and fascinating original black and white film footage of Victorian London that you will not have seen before. At this event you can discover more about Beatrix Potter’s fascinating life and then enjoy a quintessentially English Afternoon Tea before browsing the acclaimed World of Beatrix Potter Attraction exhibition.
Tickets £15 (to include Magic Lantern show, Afternoon Tea and entrance to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). This event is created for an adult audience or for children of at least 12 years old.
[This event will be held on various dates between 12 March to 8 November 2017.]
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For the Music Lover:
The Rotary Club of Windermere present the sixth Bowness Bay Blues Festival, with top-quality blues music in some wonderfully atmospheric venues surrounding the waters of Windermere. There will be about 20 bands over the weekend, with headliners The Stumble, Geoff Achison & the UK Souldiggers (from Australia and featuring Sam Kelly on drums), roots band LaVendore Rogue and high-energy R&B band the Revolutionaires.
Other bands confirmed are the Ash Wilson Band, Elderly Brothers, Evie Plumb, Benjamin Bassford, Catfish, Dean Newton, Robin Bibi Band, Scarlett, Samantha Holden Band, Troubadour, the Setting Suns and South Quay. For the second year running there will be a 2-hour Twilight Blues Cruise on Windermere, courtesy of Windermere Lake Cruises, featuring Matt Woosey, a very talented British acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Tickets are now on sale online. Bowness Bay Blues is organised by the Rotary Club of Windermere, and all profits will go to charity.
[This event will be held on 7-9 April 2017.]
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Of course if you simply prefer mooching about the Lakes, or doing something more simple, like having a meal on board a yacht whilst sailing Windermere or walking the fells with a personal guide or, indeed, hiring a private guide to take you around the lakes in the luxury of a private vehicle, we can arrange these activities and much more for you. Just ask. We are here to help!
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