The annual Victorian Fayre offers the opportunity for local charities to raise money. We are delighted to have a Cruse Cumbria stall for the first time. Our volunteers have been making lovely gifts to sell and we look forward to seeing you at our stall!
Free live entertainment on stage in the Market Place and Packhorse Court, including bands, choirs, dancers and more.
Children's Funfair. Over 30 charity stalls, both local and national, selling a selection of Christmas homemde crafts, produce, festive food and drink plus games, tombolas and raffles
The Buttermere Memorial Walk of 4.7 miles is suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit and wishes to join us to walk and remember.
It will be on Sunday, 26 April 2020 meeting outside the Fish Hotel at 10am.
At the start of the Walk there is a simple ceremony where there is the opportunity to have the name of loved ones read out.
You can help us raise money for Cruse Bereavement Care Cumbria to continue providing bereavement support to the people of Cumbria.
More details to follow.
Threlkeld Village Hall, Nr Keswick.
Dancing to Blue Jam Band.
Tickets on the door £12 Includes hot meal. (£6 for under 18s)
All proceeds go to Cruse Bereavement Care Cumbria.
Update: Jaspar completed the 7 mile challenge in 4 hours 11 minutes. There were 20 swimmers and they all completed the course under strict competition rules. The fundraising page (see below) is still open and accepting donations with all money going to Cruse. Jaspar plans to do it again next year to try to beat his current time!
Jaspar plans to swim 7 miles in Ullswater to raise funds for Cruse Cumbria, with a support team that includes the Chair of our Fundraising Committee, Richard Farncombe. We wish Jaspar all the best in this amazing feat! Here's a link to his fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fun...
Music by Dowland, Johnson and Kapsberger.
We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to hear aclaimed Lutenist Matthew Wadsworth live in the intimate environment of Lucy's Barn on 13 July.
Matthew plays at festivals and concert halls in various corners of the world, and his many recordings have been featured as Gramophone editors choice on several occasions. On this occasion however, he is giving a recital in Lucy's Barn, and you will have a chance to hear the lute up close, just as people would have done back in the 17th century!
“The playing in this little theatre of shadows is of course ravishing throughout, with Wadsworth again demonstrating his appreciation of the lute’s propensity for subtle gradations of tone and timbre”
(Gramophone Magazine, Editors Choice, August 2017)
To learn more about Matthew, visit his website at
Or watch him on Youtube:
www.youtube.com/mattwadsworth1 ormation to follow.
Poet and cellist Kenneth Wilson presents a moving and absorbing solo show telling a story of Love through poetry and music.
Love enthrals and confuses us all. From the first heady moments of falling into it, through a rollercoaster of better and worse, to an array of possible endings – sad, violent or just inevitable – the poetical cellist is an inspired guide.
The show is based on Kenneth Wilson’s recently published collection, The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs, poems which range from the profound and shattering to the wistful and comical.
As well as a poet, Kenneth is an accomplished cellist. To illuminate the poetry, he performs a variety of airs and ballads, and Bach, which accompany and illustrate the story.
“You will laugh. You will cry. You will love better, before it ends. And you will definitely want to take up the cello!”
In the fifteen years they have been appearing together as Fain, Anne-Marie Kerr (vocals, keyboard, whistles) and Ian Wright (vocals, violin) have entranced and entertained audiences around Cumbria and beyond with their distinctive sound and repertoire, centring on the lyrical clarity of Anne-Marie’s voice and beautiful tone of Ian’s violin. Combining Anne-Marie’s folk background and Ian’s classical training, they write their own arrangements of songs, dance-tunes, laments and airs, old and new, from Ireland, Scotland, Cumbria and France.
We are delighted that Craig has signed up and committed himself to running the Windermere marathon and giving all donations to Cruse Cumbria.
Do support Craig meet and exceed his target , and a huge thank you for taking on this challenge for Cruse.
“So it looks like I'm taking a crack at the Windermere Marathon.
“It's not the biggest distance challenge I've taken on, but it'll be the only one I've tried to run.”
“The South Lakes is an area that holds a lot of happy memories for me. So I want to take this opportunity to raise some cash for Cruse Bereavement Cumbria honour of my old friend Andy.”
“Cruse Bereavement Cumbria's services are delivered entirely by volunteers and they rely on donations for funding. They were there to support Andy's family. Please help me to say thank you to them.”
Starting and ending at Brathay Hall. The Windermere Marathon has a reputation as one of the most challenging road marathons in the UK. Categorised by Runner’s World as ‘undulating’, the 26.2 mile course includes 1,400ft (430m) of ascent.
“The epitome of international, cool, young and elegant, Li Lu plays with a passion that takes flight both sonically and visually” – Sky Arts
Originally from China, Li Lu describes herself as ‘a cellist with wings’, ‘an artist with a bow’ and ‘an adventurer with a cello’. Classically trained to the highest level, as a soloist and orchestra musician, she has performed across Asia and Europe. Her artistic life took a new direction when she accepted a challenge to travel across Europe, in thirty five days, from Athens to Edinburgh, surviving purely by playing cello. Her performances were featured in a Sky Arts documentary Art of Survival (2011), reaching a vast audience in the UK and internationally.
The experience of engaging an audience through playing in unexpected scenarios and settings, and with food, shelter and transport depending on how well she was received, brought a new maturity, power, and immediacy to her performances. Inspired by her adventure she recorded the complete Bach cello suites, named In love with Bach (2012).
Li Lu's adventure made her want to connect more with a non classical audience, especially children, and it reawakened a long-held fascination with design and the visual arts. This has lead her away from a standard musical career into teaching and into a number of unconventional musical collaborations. In addition to her exciting performing career, Li Lu works with Chetham’s School of Music, where she enjoys teaching young music talents.