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Published: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:43:51 +0000

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MINTFEST REVIEW: Dance and mime capture a journey

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:28:21 +0100

A standout performance from this year’s MintFest came from The Knotted Project, who performed their piece ‘Footsteps’ on seven occasions over the weekend.

Comedy festival attracts 2,000 fans

Wed, 21 May 2014 11:25:13 +0100

NIGH on 2,000 fans converged on Kendal for Cumbria’s biggest comedy gathering.

The Westmorland County Show was a huge success with thousands enjoying the biggest agricultural show of the year

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:30:13 +0100

THE 214th Westmorland Show was a huge success, with crowds flocking to the historic show for its landmark year.

Bumper harvest for Arnside show

Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:26:18 +0100

ARNSIDE Horticultural Society members, supporters, visitors and friends enjoyed a bumper show amongst the flowers, vegetables, handicrafts and tempting cakes.

Gallery: Grasmere Sports was 'superb from beginning to end'

Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:20:39 +0100

A RECORD number of runners in the senior fell race was the highlight of the day at a packed 163rd meeting of Grasmere Sports.

Gallery: Thousands flock to fifth Country Fest spectacular

Sat, 01 Jun 2013 16:41:25 +0100

THE fine weather ensured the summer show season got off to a welcome start today as thousands flocked to the fifth Country Fest spectacular at Crooklands.

Pillow fighting, egg throwing, tug-o-war - Killington Sports had it all

Fri, 31 May 2013 12:55:11 +0100

ENGLAND’S age-old sporting customs show little sign of losing their popularity in the 21st century - if Killington Sports is anything to go by.

Crowds flock to Lyth Valley Damson Day celebrations, despite lack of blossom

Sat, 13 Apr 2013 17:04:55 +0100

THE wintry start to spring might have ruined any chance of seeing early damson blossom, but that didn't deter visitors from flocking to enjoy the Lyth Valley's annual Damson Day celebrations today.

Public Enemy, Seasick Steve and Johnny Marr added to Kendal Calling lineup

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:33:11 +0100

Kendal Calling organisers have announced legendary and controversial American Hip-Hop group Public Enemy will be touching down in the fields for a rare UK festival appearance.

Picture this: Lake District landscape 'framed' for new art festival taking place later this month

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:46:48 +0000

A GIANT picture frame is touring the Lake District this month to 'frame' the stunning landscape in the style of a work of art.

Review of Hull Truck Theatre's production of Jane Eyre at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:10:09 +0000

Jane Eyre: Hull Truck Theatre at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal.

'Alternative Torchlight' event an enormous success

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:30:00 +0100

AN 'alternative Torchlight' event in Kendal, pulled together at the last minute by a 'Keep the Flame Alive' group, has been hailed a huge success.

Celebrity chefs headline food festival

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 14:14:19 +0100

CELEBRITY chefs and foodie fanatics will flock to a Cumbrian town this weekend for a two-day celebration of the county’s culinary talents.

29,000 people flock to Westmorland County Show

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:04:14 +0100

WESTMORLAND County Show experienced its second highest attendance on record, with more than 29,000 people flocking to the Crooklands showground to enjoy one of the largest – and oldest – one-day agricultural events in the country.

Video: Lanterns light up Ulverston

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:42:10 +0100

THE 30th anniversary of Ulverston Lantern Procession was hailed as a great success.

Gallery & video: Westmorland County Show declared 'best of the year' by top judge

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:19:01 +0100

A TOP livestock judge has declared the Westmorland County Show the best UK show of the year.

Video: Westmorland Horticultural Show is a riot of colour

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:44:40 +0100

THERE was a ‘riot of colour’ as the green fingered and creative made the Westmorland Horticultural Society’s 78th annual show a great success.

Over Kellet show grows in popularity

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:05:23 +0100

THE number of exhibitors at Over Kellet & District Horticultural Society’s 64th annual show was well up on last year.

Growers beat the weather at Ingleton

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 08:50:23 +0100

GROWERS in a Yorkshire Dales town were praised for their endeavours over the wettest summer in memory.

Show hit by rain - but wrestlers fight on

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:33:42 +0100

HEAVY rain kept crowds away from Crosby Ravensworth annual agricultural show and put off a number of exhibitors.

Lakeland show celebrates 150th birthday

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:14:38 +0100

A POPULAR South Lakeland agricultural show has celebrated a 150-year milestone in glorious sunshine.

Gallery: Record entry for 'blue riband' fell race at Grasmere Sports

Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:43:02 +0100

A RECORD number of  runners took part in the senior guides race at Grasmere Sports today.

Flowers beat veg to impress at Arnside Horticultural Show

Sat, 25 Aug 2012 16:20:00 +0100

FLOWERS outshone vegetables at Arnside Horticultural Society’s annual show today (Saturday).

Gallery: Animals are the stars at Hawkshead Show

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:47:30 +0100

A YOUNG farmer from Dalton-in-Furness was over the moon after a hat-trick of victories at a traditional agricultural show.

Bolton-le-Sands Horticultural Society stages outstanding show

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:50:09 +0100

Bolton-le-Sands Horticultural Society Annual Show featured an outstanding number of excellent entries and exhibitors.

Gallery: Wacky Masquepony performances wowed Cartmel

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:07:56 +0100

STRANGE and wonderful performances drew crowds to a Lakeland circus and street festival this weekend.

Windermere hosts skimming contest

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:50:59 +0100

Organisers of the Lakes-based All-England Stone Skimming Championships are celebrating their most successful year to date.

Gallery: Appleby Agricultural Show draws huge crowds

Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:04:20 +0100

Appleby's agricultural show was hailed a huge success, even if visitors did have to battle their way through the mud to enjoy a vast array of exhibits.

Rusland Show proves a hit with the crowds

Sun, 19 Aug 2012 20:07:15 +0100

Rusland was bathed in glorious sunshine on Saturday as hundreds of visitors enjoyed the village's 129th horticulture and sports show.

Rusland Show

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:55:18 +0100

Full results from Rusland show

Hawkshead Agricultural Society

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:45:50 +0100

Full results from the show

Kirkby Lonsdale Gardening Association Show - Results

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:11:57 +0100

Cups and Trophies and Full Results

Rydal Sheep Dog Trials - Results

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:07:21 +0100

Full Results

Appleby Show - Results

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:01:51 +0100

Full Results

Brough Show - Cups and Trophy Results

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:54:00 +0100

Cups and Trophy Results

Date change boosts Shap show

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:43:23 +0100

THE annual Shap Village Show organised by St Michael’s Church was held at the memorial hall and raised more than £300 for church funds.

Ravenstonedale show is big success

Sun, 19 Aug 2012 16:52:15 +0100

AN IMPRESSIVE array of sheep competed in Ravenstonedale's show this weekend.

Gallery: Thousands turn out for Rydal Sheepdog Trials

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:50:16 +0100

FELL sheep were herded down from the hills for the 109th Rydal Sheepdog Trials.

GALLERY: Lunesdale Show basks in summer sun

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:41:33 +0100

SUNSCREEN and hats were at the ready at Lunesdale Show as visitors revelled in the ‘hottest temperatures’ the event has experienced in recent years.

Gardeners rise to challenge at Ambleside Summer Show

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:58:21 +0100

DESPITE challenging growing conditions, gardeners triumphed to produce a riot of colour and fragrance at Ambleside’s Summer Flower, Produce and Craft Show.

Lowther Country Show is big success

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:17:41 +0100

Thousands of people turned out to enjoy another hugely successful Lowther Game and Country Show.

Ings sheepdog trials are sun-sational

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:38:31 +0100

SPECTATORS from near and far descended on South Lakeland for a traditional day out watching shepherds and their four-legged friends at work.

GALLERY: Cartmel Show beats the weather to pull in the crowds

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:14:12 +0100

IT MAY have been a day for brollies and wellingtons, but the 129th Cartmel Show beat the weather to provide a fun day out for crowds of people.

North Lonsdale Agricultural Show - cups, trophies and full results

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:28:56 +0100

Cups and Trophies Cattle A B Beck Perpetual Challenge Cup, best farmers group in Class 1: Messrs Dennison. G C W Waite Perpetual Trophy, best 3 animals class 2: Messrs Dennison. Breeders Perpetual Challenge Shield, best maiden heifer class 8: T Stable.

GALLERY & VIDEO: Thousands enjoy North Lonsdale Agricultural Show

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:12:25 +0100

ORGANISERS of the traditional curtain-raiser on south Cumbria’s show season say they are hopeful their event will continue after hugely successful day.

GALLERY & VIDEO: Grasmere celebrates traditional Rushbearing ceremony

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:15:15 +0100

GRASMERE villagers held their traditional Rushbearing ceremony yesterday.

Report: Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fayre 2011

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 08:40:00 +0000

WITH GALLERY: Yuletide cheer filled the Lunesdale air as hundreds of people crowded into Kirkby Lonsdale’s town centre for the annual Christmas Fayre.

Report: Grange-over-Sands Christmas Lights Switch-on 2011

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:20:00 +0000

SANTA and his reindeers stopped off in Grange-over-Sands at the weekend as locals gathered for the town’s 65th Christmas lights switch-on.

Report: Windermere Santa Cruise and Masked Parade 2011

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:54:07 +0000

HUNDREDS of people took to the streets of Windermere to mark the start of the festive season on Saturday.

Report: Ulverston Dickensian Festival 2011

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:00:00 +0000

UPDATE: If author Charles Dickens had been lucky enough to call Ulverston home, the town’s annual celebration in his honour could not have failed to have impressed him.