Easter is late this year, so we want to give you a taste of what’s on in and around Windermere throughout April.
It’s a really musical month. A favourite with classical and pop audiences, the “people’s tenor” Russell Watson is performing for one night only on April 10, at Ulverston’s Coronation Hall…and we have room for you to stay if you’re booking tickets for the show.
And if the maestro inspires you, feel free to play on our grand piano in the residents’ sitting room.
Watson is the four-time Brit Classical award winner, a former workingmen’s club singer who went on to become the UK’s best selling classical crossover artist. He’s said to have the voice of Pavarotti and the entertainment value of Frank Sinatra.
You can book tickets for the concert here
and book direct with us here for the best accommodation deal. Remember, it includes full English breakfast.
Another favourite, but this time it’s strictly pop, at the Rod Stewart Tribute Night. Performed by Rock Stewart on April 26 at BAHA in Bowness, this is the closest you will hear to the real thing. So if you want to sing along to Some Guys Have All The Luck,Maggie May,Hot Legs,Baby Jane and many more, this is a show you won’t want to miss.
Our annual Bowness Bay Blues festival will be held over the weekend of April 12-14, at various venues in both Bowness and Windermere. Each time the festival attracts some top class acts from the UK, USA, Holland and Ireland. Details: www.bownessbayblues.co.uk
Tom Paxton the American folk singer and song writer and Granny Award Life Time together with Don Juan who are also Granny Award singer song writers come to the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal on the Sunday 14th April. Their songs have been sung by a whole of singers from Harry Belafonte, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, , Peter, Paul & Mary to name but a few
There’s an event for women only on Sunday April 14. Nurture in Nature/ Silva Sisters: Woodland Wellbeing for Women is a day-long feast of campfire cooking, yoga, woodland crafts, mindfulness, forest bathing and much more to connect with yourself and nature. It’s held at the National Trust Footprint in Patterdale Road, Windermere. £55/ £40 concession. All food and drinks are vegan (so you can squeeze in a full English breakfast here before you go!)
The talented Green Door group of artists is holding an exhibition of members’ work in Grasmere from April 2-10. It’s at Grasmere Village Hall and will include a diverse and exhilarating range of 2D and 3D work include ceramics, glass, mixed media, painting, printmaking, textiles and wood.
And while you’re in Grasmere, you can call in at the Heaton Cooper Studio where a remarkable piece of Lake District history is on display. A bronze plaque listing all 20 names of the members of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club who served in the First World War is the centrepiece of an exhibition. For many years it was set into the summit cairn on Great Gable, the seventh highest mountain in the Lakes.
The exhibition is to mark the centenary of a campaign to buy Great Gable for the nation as a memorial to the 20 climbers who died in the conflict. FRCC member Herbert Cain said publicly: “Let’s buy a fell.’’
The FRCC subsequently raised the funds to buy 3,000 acres of fell land and gave it to the National Trust. The memorial plaque was unveiled on Whit Sunday, 1924, and remained on the summit until July 2013 when members of the Royal Engineers brought it down for re-casting, and put a new one in its place.
And for something completely different, how about a whisky tasting masterclass? At the Sticklebarn Inn at Great Langdale you’ll have a chance to meet the experts , and get to taste six different single malt whiskies from around Scotland. You’ll learn about the history of the drink, and the making processes.
This event is on April 5, from 7.30 till 9.30, and the price is £20 or £70 for a group of four people. Talk to us when you book to stay here and we’ll see how we can find the best way to get you there and back again.