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What’s on in Cumbria this summer?

Published on: Thursday 25th May 2017

Find culture, high-class cuisine and beloved characters in Cumbria with Lakes Culture and Taste Cumbria.

Taste Cumbria Ulverston

27 – 28 May, Ulverston

The popular event will feature a chefs’ demonstration stage on Brogden Street, an open mic competition hosted by Another Fine Fest, a picnic area and themed arts and crafts for young visitors to the festival.

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Summer Season at Theatre by the Lake

25 May – 4 November, Keswick

See six outstanding shows including three World Premiere productions on the shores of Derwentwater.

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Exchanging Views

On until 11 June, Coniston

Fascinating approaches to landscape art by two artists living over 5,000 miles apart.  Exhibition included in standard admission.

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Ulverston International Music Festival

7 – 17 June, Ulverston

Showcasing 19 events by internationally acclaimed classical and jazz performers.

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Where is Peter Rabbit?

10 June – 3 September, Bowness-on-Windermere

This smash hit live stage show, at the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, is a must see for families with young children.

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Julian Cooper

On until 2 July, Kendal

30 monumental paintings from his work over the last 45 years, ranging from domestic-sized works to enormous canvases.  See other works from the Cooper painter dynasty at Heaton Cooper Gallery in Grasmere.

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The Word-Hoard: Love Letters to our Land

On until 3 September, Cockermouth

New exhibition by the National Trust celebrating the beauty of the landscape and the language once used to describe it.  Guest-curated by author Robert Macfarlane.

Exhibition included in standard admission.

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The Gruffalo Spotter

On until December, Grizedale Forest

A new augmented reality app and trail bringing The Gruffalo characters to life within the forest.

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