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.
More information - www.choosecumbria.co.uk/play/food-and-drink
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.
For full show listing and booking - www.theatrebythelake.com
On until 11 June, Coniston
Fascinating approaches to landscape art by two artists living over 5,000 miles apart. Exhibition included in standard admission.
More information - www.brantwood.org.uk
Ulverston International Music Festival
7 – 17 June, Ulverston
Showcasing 19 events by internationally acclaimed classical and jazz performers.
More information and booking - www.ulverstonmusicfestival.co.uk
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.
More information - www.hop-skip-jump.com
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.
More information - www.abbothall.org.uk
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.
More information - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house
The Gruffalo Spotter
On until December, Grizedale Forest
A new augmented reality app and trail bringing The Gruffalo characters to life within the forest.
More information and to download the free app - www.forestry.gov.uk/grizedale
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