Gondola awarded Flagship of the Year by National Historic Ships UK

National Historic Ships UK announces  FLAGSHIPS OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018  Following nine successful years of very different kinds of vessels from around the UK winning this award, National Historic Ships UK has again extended the scheme this year by making one National Flagship and two Regional Flagship awards to…

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The iconic poppy sculpture: Weeping Window

The iconic poppy sculptureWeeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper is on display at Carlisle Castle. The work will be on site until 8 July 2018 as part of the final year of14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the poppies. The presentations by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme…

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Learn Why Bees Matter

We are providing a bit of a buzz ahead of the July 10 ‘Don’t Step on a Bee’ awareness day, by highlighting where visitors to Cumbria should take particular care and where they can see some of the most inspiring habitats and planting ideas that assist bee survival. Mirehouse, near…

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Brockhole’s Gaddum Restaurant opens on a fine spring evening

The Gaddum Restaurant, named after Brockhole’s former Victorian owner, William Gaddum, was officially opened yesterday evening by Mrs Hilda Gaddum, widow of Anthony Gaddum, William Gaddum’s third cousin once removed. Mrs Gaddum, a Councillor at Cheshire East and former member at the Peak District National Park Authority, joined Richard Leafe,…

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Museum marks Westmorland Gazette’s 200th anniversary

It’s served the community for 200 years and now has an exhibition dedicated to its own story. Local newspaper The Westmorland Gazette has been the definitive voice of the Lake District. It has recorded life in the Lakes with stories of its people and places since the 23rd May 1818….

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We are celebrating Chippendale’s 300th birthday

Cumbria Living Heritage’s historic houses are celebrating the 300thanniversary of Thomas Chippendale’s by highlighting fabulous Chippendale furniture that will wow visitors who appreciate first-class craftsmanship. Others are inviting antique lovers journeying to the Lake District World Heritage Site to compare and contrast Chippendale masterpieces with other exquisite furniture, crafted by…

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Cumbria LEP welcomes successful bid for cultural regeneration funding

CUMBRIA Local Enterprise is delighted that its submission to a £15m Government fund aimed at showcasing the north of England has proved successful. The £3.29 million World Heritage Lake District proposal — an ambitious multi-venue arts project – is one of just three projects across the north to win Government…

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Lakeland Motor Museum gears up for 40th anniversary

The founder of the Lakeland Motor Museum has made an honorary visit to the attraction as it prepares to celebrate its Ruby Anniversary this Easter. The Museum first opened its doors on 1st April 1978, meaning it will officially turn 40 on Easter Sunday. In the last four decades, the attraction has welcomed…

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