February and March Great things to come and see around Penrith making use of our three nights for two stay before it finishes at Easter.
This is just a sample of what is on before Easter.
The World's Original Marmalade Awards
at Dalemain on the 2nd and third of March.
For the past seven years, Dalemain has hosted The World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival firmly placing it at the centre of the marmalade map. From 50 jars in 2005, the Awards have grown each year and in 2012, nearly 1,800 jars of marmalade were entered and judged.
The Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival raised an unbelievable £19,500 for charity in 2012 and in 2013 we hope to top that. To date the Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival have raised over £90,000 for Hospice at Home. This year the money raised from your amateur entry fee will go to Hospice at Home and Action Medical Research
Marmalade madness Ullswater Steamers
- From 9th February 2013 to 17th February 2013
Just a bit of half term fun with Sammy. Enter our Online Kids Quiz Half term – competition opens 9th February – 17th February - Sammy Squirrel is entering his very own nutty marmalade at the Dalemain World Marmalade Festival and he may be out and about for meet and greets during half term - so keep your eye on our news pages to find out where he is.
At the same time is the Words by the water at the Theatre on the Lake at Keswick .
Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, Cumbria is the centre for this exciting literature festival organised by Ways With Words. For 10 days (from 1 – 10 March 2013) writers and readers get together to share the pleasure of books, words and ideas.
Theatre by the Lake, sited right on the edge of Derwentwater, is a striking venue for a full programme of literary events. There are talks, lectures, discussions, workshops, book launches and special exhibitions.
Water and see whats goin
Potfest: Journeys in Clay
Potfest: Journeys in Clay
22 January - 24 March 2013 at Gallery Rheged
gallery@rheged is proud to present a special exhibition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Potfest, the internationally renowned festival of pottery and ceramics held annually near Penrith.
The exhibition features more than 200 individual ceramic artworks using a wide varieties of techniques and effects. You can read about the potters as you go round and even find out about the process of firing ceramics and how different ways of firing have different outcomes for the ceramicist.
Journeys in clay introduces 14 ceramic artists, each of whom are totally unique in their field, making work unlike any other. The exhibition looks at the passion that drives them to travel thousands of miles across Europe to visit fairs like Potfest. Walking a fine line between functional pottery and art in its purest form, the work on display is for sale at prices that will suit all budgets.
Admission: £2.00, children under 16 go free
Penrith Players are presenting the Crucible from the 20th to the 23rd February.
The play is set in New England in 1692 and concerns the trial of people for witchcraft. It is one of the best plays of the twentieth century by one of its best writers, Arthur Miller.
New Advance Ticket Service launched by Penrith Players: In association with Ticket Source, we can now sell tickets for a greater range of performances spanning a 6 month period. The computerised ticket system enables staff to book seats for customers quickly and easily and provide them with personally printed tickets. Ticket Sales are handled by the staff of Penrith Tourist Information Centre and can be bought over the counter, or by telephone - 01768 867466.
Ticket prices for all performances: £8 Adults/£7 Concessions/£4.50 Children and Students.
Lecture: Leo Houlding: Amazon to Antarctica
23rd February 7pm.
"From the Amazon to Antarctica - Extreme vertical adventure."
Local lad Leo Houlding recounts his most recent vertical epics from the lost world of the Amazon to white desert of Antarctica. Illustrated with world-class photography and film shot by the multi award winning Alastair Lee; prepare to be blown away.
In search of ever greater adventure, 2012 took Leo to the wildest, least accessible and most contrasting corners of Earth. Cerro Autana is a scared Tepuy deep in the Venezuelan jungle.
Deadly snakes, searing heat, swarms of insects and a terrifying encounter with a shamans blow pipe create a tale Indiana Jones would be proud of.
Ulvetanna, the wolfs tooth in Norwegian is a 4500ft cliff situated in Queen Maud Land a remote, rarely visited area of Antarctica. It is the hardest summit to reach on the harshest continent. Temperatures of minus 40, hurricane force winds and a remoteness unlike anywhere else on Earth will surely provide a challenge greater than anything Leo has faced so far?
Leo will have only just landed back in the UK after his attempt on Ulvetanna.
Tickets available from Rheged centre 01768 860000.
Savoyards our local operatic society are performing 'Bye Bye Baby'
Dates: 12 February 2013 - 16 February 2013
Amateur dramatics group Penrith Savoyards, or as they now like to be known 'MAD (music and drama) Penrith Savoyards' are back this February half term with their 2013 production of Bye Bye Birdie.
Bye Bye Birdie is a musical comedy based on the book by Michael Stewart and is a satire on Amercian society set in the 1950s and is known as a captivating, fun, musical extravaganza.
The musical tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army, inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. With songs such as An English Teacher, Put on a Happy Face, One Boy, A Lot of Livin' to Do, Kids and Spanish Rose this musical is filled with good old rock n roll and good old fashioned fun!
MAD Penrith Savoyards have been rehearsing for the past few months and the cast are now getting ready to transform themselves into 1950’s screaming Conrad Birdie fans, preppy or hair-quiffed boys and all-singing, all-dancing rock n rollers!
Join the Savoyards 7.30pm daily Tuesday 12th – Saturday 16th February, plus a matinee performance on Saturday 16th Feb at 2.00pm at the Cumberland Hall, Ullswater Community College. Adults £10. Concessions £8. Children (16 and under) £6. Simply call 01768 890575 to book tickets now