What’s on

We are delighted that from 17 May we can bring great arts performances back to our rural venues this summer, with our delayed Spring season now taking place from late May through to July.

Again, it’s thanks to the efforts of our volunteer promoters, community venues and performers who have made this possible and we’re really excited to be bringing some great shows to a village hall or community venue near you as safely as possible.

As in pre-Covid times we’ve got the same great mix of live music from performers as diverse as
Captain of the Lost Waves to Bluegrass-pickers Flats & Sharps, dramas including
Old Herbaceous
, Dispatches on the Red Dress and the powerful SOLD, family shows with the
Dinosaur Detectives and culinary-dance masterpiece Love and Spice.

New to this season is also the chance to get creative with some of our region’s most talented artists and makers in a series of workshops covering Lino Printing, Origami and Leather Tooling.

List of events

Pottering amongst the seeds and cuttings at the back of his ramshackle greenhouse in the...

Scarth Memorial Hall - 25 Jun

St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope - 26 Jun

Middleton & Todridge Village Hall - 27 Jun

A full day’s workshop that explores all aspects of leather tooling design from initial simple...

Appleby HUB - 25 Jun

Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall - Cancelled

Allendale Village Hall - 27 Jun

An elderly couple, still very much in love, look back on their lives together, reliving...

Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club - 25 Jun

Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall - 26 Jun

Melodeon maestro and singer Saul Rose draws from his life in folk music and dance...

Heads Nook Village Hall - 25 Jun

Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute - 26 Jun

Powerful and entertaining, this Edinburgh award-winning show is based on the true story of the...

Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club - 7 Jul

Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall - 8 Jul

Allendale Village Hall - 9 Jul

Shap Memorial Hall - 10 Jul

A half day workshop is a great introduction for those of you with little or...

Wingates Village Institute - 1 Jul

Wreay Village Hall - 2 Jul

Orton Market Hall - 3 Jul

Barningham Village Hall - 9 Jul

A four-piece outfit from Penzance, Flat and Sharps deliver energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass to...

Boldron Village Hall - 15 Jul

Frosterley Village Hall - 16 Jul

Lesbury Village Hall - 17 Jul

Appleby HUB - 18 Jul

Florence Nightingale spent less than two years as a nurse during the Crimean War, yet...

Soulby Village Hall - 16 Jul

Wingates Village Institute - 17 Jul

Shap Memorial Hall - 18 Jul

A noble quest to save the climate… Prince Tamino has fallen madly in love with the beautiful Pamina, daughter...

WI Village Hall Garden, Arnside - 10 Jul

Allendale Village Hall - 17 Jul

Battlebarrow House Gardens, Appleby-in-Westmorland - 17 Jul

List of dates