Author Jean Briggs’ new novel is based on the Roman fort Alauna at Maryport. ‘Island in the Mist’ tells the story of Flavius Valerius Paulus, a promising young lawyer in Rome. Impressing Emperor Hadrian he is posted as a civilian commandant to Alauna,  accompanied...

This year’s three day Senhouse Literary Festival is once more set to be a celebration of words in all forms. This year’s theme ‘Tribal Voices’ will ex...
The 2014 Words by the Water Festival will run at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick from Friday 7 March to Sunday 16 March and festival organisers are bus...
Poets have until February 11 to submit their entries for the Mirehouse and Words by the Water poetry competition. The national competition, running fo...
Budding poets in Cumbria have been asked to pen an ode to lift the lost village of Mardale Green from the bed of Haweswater and win the chance of a li...
An adventure from an idyllic childhood has sailed into its native lake district this Christmas as Theatre by the Lake launch Arthur Ransome’s Swallows...
Public computers in all of Cumbria's libraries will be unavailable this weekend. Cumbria County Council is undertaking essential maintenance work to i...
The winner of the Young Lakes Poet award is 15 year old William Crisp, a pupil at The Lakes School, Windermere. William received his prize from Mrs Susan Andrew, the great great great grand-daughter...
Author, broadcaster and cumbria24.com columnist Gilly Fraser writes this romance for you to enjoy for Valentine's Day. THE BEST AFTERNOON EVER By GILLY FRASER 'I want to paint!’ Taryn closed her...
TECH-SAVVY tots have turned the Selkirk Grace into mobile phone text speak to celebrate a special children’s Burns Lunch at Gretna Green’s Famous Blacksmiths Shop. Children aged five to 11 used...
The organisers of the Words by the Water festival will once again be offering free tickets for young people aged 17 to 25. The ‘Enquire and Inspire’ bursary scheme offers young people the chance to...