A Kendal mother is inspiring other parents to have fun days out with their young children in Cumbria, through a beautiful picture book that encapsulates the personal joy this has brought her. Bonnie Quantz has written the book, ‘Happy Days Out in the Lake District’...

Kim Moore, from Barrow in Furness, and Andrew Forster, from Grange over Sands, have had their poetry collections selected for this year’s Read Regiona...
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...
Villagers at Rydal will mark the 200th anniversary of the arrival of their most famous resident, William Wordsworth, with a tea party at his former home. It was in May 1813 that Wordsworth with his...
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...