From: 05 th September 2017 To: 05 th September 2017

In 2014, John Mather celebrated his 60th birthday by challenging himself to swim the length of all seventeen lakes contained within the English Lake District, including Lake Windermere - the longest natural lake in England.  

From: 02 nd September 2017 To: 02 nd September 2017

Join a line up of expert speakers for a fascinating day of talks exploring the importance and role of Roman cavalry in Carlisle, along the wall and across the Empire.

From: 23 rd September 2017 To: 28 th January 2018

This major retrospective celebrates the extraordinary talent of Cumbrian artist Percy Kelly (1918-1993). For the first time Kelly’s entire artistic output is brought together in a rich display of over 100 works, many of which have not been exhibited before.


From: 02 nd November 2017 To: 02 nd November 2017

Join us for a special evening celebrating the life and works of one of Cumbria's favourite artists.  Visit the largest of Percy Kelly works, discuss his life and legacy and enjoy an illustrated talk with Chris Wadsworth.

From: 07 th November 2017 To: 07 th November 2017

November's China Cafe shares a taste of family, tradition and sense of community and belonging in modern China in late 1990s. 

Discuss the transition that China is currently going through and watch the film 'Shower', which has delighted many audiences at film festivals.

From: 21 st October 2017 To: 21 st October 2017

Join Priya Sundar and a group of professional musicians for a performance of Bharatanatyam, a beautiful Indian classical dance form regarded as mother of many other Indian dances.