A call has gone out urging authors and publishers to enter new books (published in 2014) into Cumbria’s leading literary awards… The Lakeland Book of the Year Awards, now in their 31st year are widely recognised as one of the most prestigious literary prizes outside...

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...
Passengers travelling with Windermere Lake Cruises could be treated to an unexpected gift next week, Tuesday 23 April, as part of celebrations to mark World Book Night. Timed to co-incide with the...
Would YOU tell a lie to save your career and your reputation? The war was over, the men came back – and the women’s careers were over. In Jessie’s case, a respected and experienced headteacher was...
From Tuesday April 23-29 Theatre by the Lake hosts a week of visiting performances and speakers covering topics ranging from poetry to mountain climbing. Roger McGough, pictured is one of Britain’s...
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...