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Published: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:01:38 +0100

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REVIEW: beautiful but painful piece of drama that grips you from start to finish

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:37:02 +0100

A Streetcar Named Desire, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

REVIEW: Olivier Award winning actor has amazing presence on stage

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:23:04 +0100

Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

REVIEW: choir gives excellent performance of demanding music

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 14:16:02 +0100

Furness Bach Choir, St James's Church, Barrow

REVIEW: brilliantly acted new take on iconic singer's tale

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:17:08 +0100

Hymn to Love: Homage to Piaf, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

REVIEW: quartet displays superb technical dexterity

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:45:15 +0100

Piatti Quartet, Kendal Town Hall

REVIEW: choir performs with exemplary diction and dynamics

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:48:02 +0100

The Wordsworth Singers, St Mary’s Church, Ambleside

REVIEW: awe-inspiring discipline and virtuosity

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:31:08 +0000

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Kendal Leisure Centre's Westmorland Hall

Review: John Cooper Clarke at the Brewery Arts Centre

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:04:09 +0000

HOW many times have you been to a gig, only to find yourself straining your ears to hear the support? People are still finding their seats, the bar is more appealing than the name you haven't heard, you've bumped into old friends and it seems like a good time chat.

REVIEW: polished and musically convincing performance that deserved a greater accolade from the audience

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:19:04 +0000

Westmorland Orchestra, Kendal Leisure Centre's Westmorland Hall

REVIEW: sublime musical journey with excellent blend and balance of voices

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:47:02 +0000

Levens Choir and Marian Consort, St George's Church, Kendal

BOOK REVIEW: A fast-moving novel from Italian crime master Andrea Camilleri

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:19:07 +0000

A Nest Of Vipers by Andrea Camilleri (Mantle)

BOOK REVIEW: A fascinating insight into living in space

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:40:18 +0000

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly (Doubleday)

REVIEW: one of UK's best loved pianists enthrals audience with memorable performance

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:30:12 +0000

Haffner Orchestra and Martin Roscoe, Great Hall, Lancaster University

REVIEW: capacity audience transported back 600 years in imaginative musical drama

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 18:08:07 +0000

Emma Johnson and John Lenehan, Kendal Town Hall

REVIEW: refined musicianship was at the helm throughout

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 10:41:17 +0000

Halle, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

REVIEW: treasured moments of pure beauty, poetic elegance and refined musicianship

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:19:02 +0000

Finghin Collins, Kendal Town Hall

Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, The Who, Pink Floyd and The Jam - they all played at Lancaster University

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:25:10 +0000

A MUSIC promoter who made some of the world's biggest bands from the '60s and '70s accessible to South Lakeland residents has written a book about his work.

REVIEW: Graham Fellows at the Brewery Arts Centre

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:00:08 +0000

Graham Fellows: Brewery Arts Centre

REVIEW: piano concerto is tour de force for soloist and orchestra

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:36:15 +0000

Lakeland Sinfonia and Pascal Roge, Westmorland Hall, Kendal Leisure Centre

BOOKS: fascinating and beautifully illustrated book that brings Hadrian's Wall to life

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 15:16:04 +0000

Hadrian's Wall: Rome and the Limits of Empire by Adrian Goldsworthy, £18.99

BOOKS: journey around coastline of England's most stunning county

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 10:56:05 +0000

Enjoying the Cumbrian Coast Railway by David John Hindle, £25

REVIEW: near perfect performance from renowned piano duo

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:30:11 +0000

Lisney-Briggs Duo, Kendal Town Hall

BOOK REVIEW: master storyteller's special kind of book

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:09:00 +0000

The Riddle in the Tale by Taffy Thomas MBE, £9.99

BOOK REVIEW: a worthy addition to what is fast becoming a 'must have' series of guides

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:49:00 +0000

The Photographer's Guide to Snowdonia and North Wales by Ellen Bowness, £12.95

REVIEW: top quality performance of remarkable music provides unforgettable experience

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:31:03 +0000

Royal Northern Sinfonia Ensemble, Kendal Town Hall

REVIEW: musicianship of the highest quality

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:33:08 +0000

Manchester Camerata, Kendal Leisure Centre's Westmorland Hall, Kendal

Gifted teacher puts pen to paper and publishes book of poetry

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:17:00 +0000

DAVID A E Hunt has lived and taught in many parts of the world.

REVIEW: choir's Messiah is a truly emotional and meaningful journey

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:24:00 +0000

Ulverston Choral Society, St Marys Parish Church, Ulverston

REVIEW: choir gives fine performance during conductor's successful concert debut

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:49:00 +0000

Furness Bach Choir, St Mary of Furness RC Church, Ulverston

REVIEW: best-ever performance from Lakeland Sinfonia

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 12:47:00 +0000

Lakeland Sinfonia, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

REVIEW: orchestra shines during exuberant performance

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:13:00 +0000

The Westmorland Orchestra, Kendal Leisure Centre

REVIEW: stunning Christmas production with surprises and drama at every scene change

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:32:00 +0000

THE classic children’s novel The Secret Garden gets a modern, dark makeover by Jessica Swale for Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake’s stunning Christmas production, writes Karen Morley-Chesworth.

Looking for a book to buy for friends or family this Christmas? Check out our recommendations

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:43:00 +0000

The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith (Simon and Schuster)

REVIEW: Strauss' Radetsky March brings curtain down on excellent youth orchestra performance

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:21:00 +0000

Westmorland Youth Orchestra, The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge

REVIEW: much to admire and enjoy during highly skilled piano and viola pairing's midday performance

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:38:00 +0000

Emma Richards (viola) and Duncan Honeybourne (piano), Kendal Town Hall

BOOKS: evocative and vividly observed book that discovers the special magic and beautiful landscapes of many of the UK's islands

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:16:00 +0000

Islander: A Journey Around our Archipelago by Patrick Barkham, £20

BOOKS: a fascinating journey through the life of a West Cumbrian town and its people

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 10:53:00 +0000

Workington at Work by Derek Woodruff, £14.99

REVIEW: choir in sparkling form to mark great composer's birthday

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 14:13:00 +0000

Kendal South Choir, St Thomas' Church, Kendal

BOOK REVIEW: Memorable characters in the first of the Poldark series

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:47:58 +0000

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham (Pan)

BOOK REVIEW: Fear and betrayal in Cold War Russia

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:03:50 +0000

Defectors by Joseph Kanon (Simon and Schuster)

BOOK REVIEW: an inspiration for anyone who loves animals

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:22:00 +0000

A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons by Julian Norton, £14.99

REVIEW: pianist extraordinaire gives memorable recital

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:18:00 +0000

Pianist, Joseph Houston, Kendal Town Hall

REVIEW: music-making of the highest quality

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:25:00 +0000

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Westmorland Hall, Kendal

BOOK REVIEW: the sometimes overlooked beauty of Cumbria’s neighbouring county

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:02:00 +0000

Lancashire in Photographs by Jon Sparks, £16.99

BOOK REVIEW: more trials and tribulations in Yorkshire family saga

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 10:00:00 +0000

The Windfell Family Secrets by Diane Allen, £6.99

Win ten great books in our fabulous competition

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:42:57 +0000

Today's Westmorland Gazette includes a fabulous 32-page Good Christmas Guide, which is packed full of super features and bright ideas to help you plan for the coming festive season - and there's also the chance to win ten great books in our fantastic competition.

Charles Burns pulled into boardroom in this week's episode of The Apprentice

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:01:27 +0000

RADCLIFFE'S Charles Burns has made it through to another week of BBC One show The Apprentice.

BOOK REVIEW: well plotted and full of Yorkshire wit and charm

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 15:25:00 +0000

Date With Malice by Julia Chapman, £7.99

BOOK REVIEW: a truly inspirational tale

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 09:21:00 +0000

Ascent by Chris Bonington, £20