Calendar

As you may have noticed, we recently had a website crash, resulting in the total loss of all information. Please bear with us as we get things back to normal. We will do our best to add all previously submitted events to the new calendar (though please be aware this may not be instant). However, if you do not see an event listed here, please do get in touch, as it may be that it has slipped through the net.

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An Invitation to Dublin 7:00 pm
An Invitation to Dublin @ Old Stock Tea Room
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
I’m writing to invite you to an assisted reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses led by me, Mike Smith. Rather than try to read the whole of this long novel – 933 pages in my favourite[...]
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Unfortunate Event #1 7:30 pm
Unfortunate Event #1 @ The Old Fire Station
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm
Unfortunate Event #1 @ The Old Fire Station | United Kingdom
That’s right: poetry, music, fiction, and a little bit of film. Oh, and did we mention the bar? When? Saturday 4th October, 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) Where? Penrith Old Fire Station Bridge Lane, Penrith,[...]
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Woodsmoke in the Air: Poems for an Autumn Afternoon 1:30 pm
Woodsmoke in the Air: Poems for ... @ Caldbeck Methodist Church
Oct 5 @ 1:30 pm
Mary Robinson and Helen Fletcher Sunday 5 October 1.30pm at Caldbeck Methodist Church Part of the Caldbeck Festival Mary Robinson’s collection The Art of Gardening was published by Flambard in 2010 and her pamphlet Uist Waulking Song by Westward[...]
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Winter Writing Retreat
Winter Writing Retreat @ Brantwood
Oct 7 – Oct 9 all-day
Winter Writing Retreat @ Brantwood
Winter Writing Retreat, Friday 7th – Sunday 9th November, Brantwood, Coniston, home of John Ruskin with Geraldine Green and guest poet Pippa Little Cost: £225 per person per course, includes refreshments, lunch on Saturday &[...]
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An Invitation to Dublin 7:00 pm
An Invitation to Dublin @ Old Stock Tea Room
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
I’m writing to invite you to an assisted reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses led by me, Mike Smith. Rather than try to read the whole of this long novel – 933 pages in my favourite[...]
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Dove Cottage Young Poets 3:30 pm
Dove Cottage Young Poets @ Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Oct 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Dove Cottage Young Poets @ Abbot Hall Art Gallery | Kendal | United Kingdom
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Lancaster Litfest
Lancaster Litfest @ Lancaster
Oct 16 – Oct 20 all-day
Just over the border into Lancashire, there’s a great event kicking off: Lancaster Literature Festival. Head on over to their website to find out the details of who’s involved: http://litfest.org/
An Invitation to Dublin 7:00 pm
An Invitation to Dublin @ Old Stock Tea Room
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
I’m writing to invite you to an assisted reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses led by me, Mike Smith. Rather than try to read the whole of this long novel – 933 pages in my favourite[...]
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Writing Root and Claw
Writing Root and Claw @ Haybergill Centre
Oct 17 – Oct 19 all-day
Writing Root and Claw @ Haybergill Centre
A Weekend Workshop with Susan Richardson & Em Strang October 17-19 2014, Haybergill Centre, Cumbria Come along to a stimulating weekend of writing and discussion around ecological themes. What does it mean to write nature[...]
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Introduction to Nature Writing
Introduction to Nature Writing @ The Studio
Oct 18 all-day
Introduction to Nature Writing @ The Studio | Kendal | United Kingdom
Held in the delightful setting of Ford Park’s Garden Room within the walled garden, this is a one day course giving insights and explorations of nature writing. Karen has been studying on the M.Litt at[...]
Visit from the Gruffalo 11:00 am
Visit from the Gruffalo @ Bookends Carlisle
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
To celebrate their selection as Julia Donaldson’s Independent Bookshop of the Month, Bookends will have a free Julia Donaldson storytime every Saturday in October at 11am in Bookends Carlisle, with a story, activities and snacks and[...]
Flashtag Short Story Slam 8:00 pm
Flashtag Short Story Slam @ The Storey Auditorium
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
Flashtag Short Story Slam @ The Storey Auditorium | Lancaster | United Kingdom
Flashtag writing collective takes short short story slam to Lancaster for Litfest “Unique and radical, a real stand-out event – a real literary treat” – Didsbury Life “Flashtag are experts at wringing maximum entertainment from[...]
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Visit from the Gruffalo 11:00 am
Visit from the Gruffalo @ Theatre by th Lake
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
To celebrate their selection as Julia Donaldson’s Independent Bookshop of the Month, Bookends will have a free Julia Donaldson storytime every Saturday in October at 11am in Bookends Carlisle, with a story, activities and snacks and[...]
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An Invitation to Dublin 7:00 pm
An Invitation to Dublin @ Old Stock Tea Room
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
I’m writing to invite you to an assisted reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses led by me, Mike Smith. Rather than try to read the whole of this long novel – 933 pages in my favourite[...]
April Poets in October 7:30 pm
April Poets in October @ The Storey
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
April Poets in October @ The Storey | Lancaster | United Kingdom
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An Invitation to Dublin 7:00 pm
An Invitation to Dublin @ Old Stock Tea Room
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
I’m writing to invite you to an assisted reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses led by me, Mike Smith. Rather than try to read the whole of this long novel – 933 pages in my favourite[...]
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Esme Whittaker: Arts and Crafts Houses in the Lake District 7:30 pm
Esme Whittaker: Arts and Crafts ... @ Bookcase
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm
Dr Esme Whittaker discusses the beautiful architeture of the Arts and Crafts movement in Cumbria in her latest book, ‘Arts and Crafts Houses in the Lake District’.