Events in Allerdale

Events listings (6 events found)

Handel: Giulio Cesare - Julius Caesar: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 until Wed, 15 Nov 2017

Theatre by the Lake
English Touring Opera presents Giulio Cesare by Handel. Giulio Cesare is Handel’s most celebrated opera, and a real clash of titans on stage. A thrilling story of passion and revenge, it features music so beautiful and characters so strong that it’s presented across two intriguing, stand-alone performances. Tue 14 November: The Death of Pompey Having defeated his rival Pompey, can Caesar now survive the machinations of King of Egypt Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra? Wed 15 November: Cleopatra’s Needle The Battle for the Kingdom of the Nile reaches a crisis, as Pompey’s family is enslaved, Caesar is presumed dead, and Cleopatra is made captive by her brother. Don’t miss this exhilaratingly epic drama, featuring baroque orchestra The Old Street Band and a first-rate cast including Christopher Ainslie in the title role . Both parts sung in Italian with English surtitles

NT Live: Follies: Thu, 16 Nov 2017

Kirkgate Arts Centre
National Theatre Live New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Includes such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s other work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods.

Travel Writing: A Sense of Place LitFest: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 until Sun, 19 Nov 2017

Senhouse Roman Museum
Maryport LitFest is ten years old in 2017 and, again, we take inspiration from one of the stunning objects in the Museum's collections. The festival is intimate and cosy, encouraging interaction between authors and audience in a way which is not possible in a larger venue. Angela Locke, author, creative writing tutor and co-organiser of the LitFest, likens it to an 18th century coffee house, where ideas are exchanged and inspiration is born. This year we explore travel writing and the ideas behind 'a sense of place'. The theme is inspired by a unique relief of the Celtic horse goddess Epona, which featured, along with loans from the British Museum and international museums, in the recent Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition. The LitFest is hosted by Angela Locke (her latest book, On Juniper Mountain, recounts her life-changing experiences in the Himalayas, and evokes the beauty of Nepal and its people) and Grevel Lindop, author of Travels on the Dance Floor.

Gary Stewart's Graceland: Sat, 18 Nov 2017

Kirkgate Arts Centre
Expect to hear those magical songs, with their captivating stories, distinctive harmonies and South African rhythms, all brought to life in front of you with no detail spared - from the layers of guitars and percussion, right down to the legendary bass solos and maybe even some token dance moves – if you’re lucky! Conceived originally as a one-time-only show for a New Year’s party, due to high demand Gary’s Graceland band is now a permanent fixture on the circuit. “Gary Stewart and his band masterfully recreate not just the sound of Paul Simon’s Graceland album, but also the energy and soul that makes the original recording such a huge joy to listen to. An ambitious and wonderful feat to achieve in a live performance.” - Joe Rusby, Underneath The Stars Festival

A Star of Hope in the East?: Sun, 19 Nov 2017

Please join us for a talk about rebuilding faith in the Middle East and Eastern Europe by Neville Kyrke.Smith. National Director of ACN UK for the past 25 years, Neville has travelled extensively to meet suffering and persecuted Christians around the world. Today he will focus on the issues currently facing the struggling Christian communities in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Our lady & St Michael, Workington CA14 3EP

Craft Fair: Sun, 19 Nov 2017

Threlkeld Village Hall
Last year, Threlkeld Activities Association hosted their first craft fair in their village hall, giving an opportunity for local crafts persons to display and sell their wares. It was a huge success with over 300 visitors and trading was brisk. So, the Craft Fair will be repeated this year. We expect crafters and artists from Cumbria to be selling a wide range of quality items, expected to include hand woven textiles, knitting, leatherwork, willow-work, woodturning, hand-made jewellery, watercolour and oil paintings, ceramics, glass-works, paper craft, candles and cards, It should be an excellent way to see a variety of local talent and to start your Christmas shopping. Refreshments in the coffee shop will be available throughout the day.


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