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Distinguished chamber trio

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 3:56pm
A CONCERT of wonderful chamber music is promised by the Shaham Erez Wallfisch Piano Trio in the next Keswick Music Society concert on Sunday, October 14 (7.30pm) at Theatre by the Lake. The distinguished trio was founded in 2009 by three of the finest international instrumentalists playing today: cellist, Raphael Wallfisch, pianist, Arnon Erez and violinist, Hagai Shaham. Their absorbing and contrasting programme opens with Schubert’s beautiful Nocturne. Tickets are available from the Theatre

Izzy completes coast to coast walk for Cumbria SOBS

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 3:26pm
A KENDAL woman has trekked across the breadth of the country and raised more than £1,300 for families bereaved by suicide.

Library gig for young talent with the big blues voice

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 2:41pm
DAN Owen has had a head start on most musicians his age. The 25 year old has earned his success the fun, old-fashioned way. He started out playing every pub that would have him and honed his craft with old bluesmen who gave him his own nickname. He has gone from performing for politicians at Westminster to partying in Nashville with Willie Nelson. This Shropshire boy with the big blues voice has a wealth of stories to share.

FAITH VIEWPOINT: one topic of the discussion during the pilgrimage was the idea of religion as a control mechanism

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 1:39pm
EARLIER this year, BBC2 screened a three-part series called Pilgrimage - the Road to Santiago. Among the participants was Raphael Rowe, who had been convicted of murder and spent some time in prison before the conviction was quashed and he was exonerated. When asked by Kate Bottley how he had coped with this and what had kept him going, Raphael replied "hope". However bad things were, he continued to hope for a better future, and the hope stayed with him. Kate's reply was: "What you call hope, I

CLASSIC VINYL: rock trio were cream of the crop

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 12:37pm
Disraeli Gears by Cream, Reaction record label 1967. Value: first pressings £250, second pressings £100, reissues £30-£50

PROPERTY: Keswick hotel is on the market for £1.35 million

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 12:01pm
A LAKE District hotel is for sale with a price tag of £1,350,000.

Agenda for Kendal's Family Business Conference is released

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 11:49am
THE final agenda for this year's Family Business Conference has been released.

Lyth Valley's Tiree turns out to be a top gurner

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 9:56am
FACIAL contortions pulled by a Lyth Valley woman earned her a runners-up spot in the World Gurning Championships.

LETTER: Can you help me identify this village?

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 8:11am
I have four small, Victorian cartes-de-visite photographs, which were all taken by the same photographer, Arthur Dean, of Lake Road, Keswick.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: Kendal mayor's party in 1945

Sun, 30/09/2018 - 8:10am
To mark the 200th anniversary of The Westmorland Gazette in 2018, we are publishing a photograph from our archives on our website every day this year.

LETTER: Great news about affordable housing in South Lakeland

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 1:43pm
NEWS of a £2 billion boost to help build homes across the country is great news for Cumbria.

Daughter of Sedbergh man who died from contaminated blood wants inquiry to bring clarity

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 12:36pm
THE daughter of a Sedbergh man who died after coming into contact with contaminated blood has said she hopes a public inquiry will bring ‘clarity’.

Marketing Matters: Is it time for a rebrand?

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 12:06pm
By Danielle Owen-Jones, director of Kirkby Lonsdale-based PR agency, Bloomin’ Creative.

Inspirational Les hangs up his scrubs after more than 40 years

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 10:14am
AN 'INSPIRATIONAL' Kendal man has hung up his scrubs for the last time after more than 40 years of NHS service.

LETTER: Can you help me find relatives of the Milnthorpe First World War 'fallen'

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 8:43am
I AM writing to request the help from any relatives of combatants from Milnthorpe who died in the First World War.

£30,000 bid to expand sensory stimulation services at Kendal

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 8:33am
A Kendal duo is aiming to raise £30,000 to expand the sensory stimulation services it can offer to local people.

Rural church music are hitting the right notes in Cumbria

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 8:30am
A NORTH Lancashire choir is reviving 18th century Cumbrian church music with the launch of its third CD next month.

TODAY'S PHOTO FROM THE GAZETTE ARCHIVES: The Rose Queen crowning at Hawkshead in 1945

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 7:50am
To mark the 200th anniversary of The Westmorland Gazette in 2018, we are publishing a photograph from our archives on our website every day this year.

GARDENING: there is more to life than rhubarb

Sat, 29/09/2018 - 7:29am
I WILL always remember as an eight-year-old my parents vain attempt to grow vegetables for the first time in the garden of a house we’d only recently moved to close to Carlisle, writes TOM ATTWOOD. The garden was a delightful orchard and included some veteran trees that groaned under the weight of their bounty of cooking apples every autumn. They did, however, dominate the garden and as such light levels weren’t great with a carpet of dappled shade across the ground for most of the growing s

Turner-esque quality to Moments exhibition running at one of region's newest art houses

Fri, 28/09/2018 - 7:05pm
ONE of the region's newest galleries is pulling in art lovers for an evocative exhibition by Penrith-based artist Maria Burton.