A well-choreographed crime has been committed at the local ballroom championships and it’s up to you to quickstep your way to the crime scene and catch this deadly dancer before they waltz away!

Was the victim stabbed during the salsa? Bludgeoned in the bossa nova or poisoned during the paso doble? You’ll have to use some fancy footwork if you want to out foxtrot the killer, and hustle your way into first position to solve this crime.

Need a little mystery with your meal? Then After Dark’s criminal cabarets are the perfect solution. You’re invited to an evening of comedy and murder as you witness the scenes of evidence come to life and the mystery unfold around your dining table. Interrogate the suspects as you dine and play detective in order to solve this dastardly crime. Will you discover which of these larger-than-life characters committed the deadly deed?

Each mystery has its own unique set pieces and plot, you can expect the unexpected as After Dark presents an evening of entertainment the likes of which you have never seen before.

This event is priced at £42.00 per person and includes a three-course meal and a murder mystery from After Dark Entertainment.

Saturday 2 March 2024 | 6:45 PM – 10:30 PM



Looking to treat Mum on Mother’s Day this year?

Join us on 10th March for an afternoon tea.

Enjoy entertainment by Boogie Bill and receive a free gift just for Mum!

1pm – 5pm⌚️

£29.50 per person.

Call our friendly team on 01539 734000 to book your table now.

*Full payment is required at the time of booking*



Join us for a Sunday lunch or evening dinner in Alexanders on Sunday 10th March and get a free gift just for Mum🎁

To book your table, call our team on 01539 797017.

We look forward to seeing you!



Lakeland Book of the Year celebrates top quality writing inspired by the Lake District, Cumbria. Over the past four decades, this prestigious annual competition has seen authors create an incredible catalogue of books covering a range of rich and varied subjects, from landscape and tradition to literature and poetry.

Founded in 1984 by prolific author, journalist and broadcaster Hunter Davies OBE, all entries for Lakeland Book of the Year must be set in – or feature – Cumbria in some way. Grace Dent, Rory Stewart and James Rebanks are among the many talented writers who have previously scooped the overall title of ‘Book of the Year’.

The 2024 Awards will be held at The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.

Date: Tuesday 9 July

Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm

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Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society has eight concerts planned for its 2023/2024 season.

While two of these will feature our very own Lakeland Sinfonia orchestra (November and March), we will also have four visits to Kendal by Royal Northern Sinfonia – including an October visit with their Chorus and a special Christmas by Candlelight concert in December – and performances by the Hallé in September and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in April.

You can download the season brochure here as a PDF.

Lakeland Sinfonia would like to encourage as many regular concert-goers as possible to become Members or Friends and to book several concerts, if not a full season ticket. There are significant ticket price discounts available to Members purchasing tickets for several concerts, starting at 5% and going up to 20% if you book a full season ticket, ie tickets for every concert in a single transaction. Find out more here.

Fuller information on each concert is available on the Lakeland Sinfonia website.



Lakeland Arts’ much-loved art collection includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture ranging from the 1700’s to the present.

Historic artists and subjects will be shown alongside works from modern and contemporary eras, telling a diverse story of people; their lived experiences, conflicts and shared commonalities.

Contemporary artists, such as Kendal-based artist Lela Harris have been invited to exhibit alongside the Abbot Hall collection.

You’ll be able to see The Great Picture which depicts the accomplishments and family history of Lady Anne Clifford (1590-1676). Painted during the English Civil War, it is a rare celebration of the life of a woman from that period. Through a combination of portraits, words and symbols it represents Anne’s fight for her rights, her intelligence and her talent as a writer.

The collection galleries are situated in galleries 1-4, on the main floor of Abbot Hall. All our exhibitions and displays are included with gallery admission. Members go free. Other concessions available.

Prebook your TICKETS to guarantee your preferred entry time.

Location: Abbot Hall, Kirkland, Kendal, LA9 5AL

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A playful environment filled with vibrant colours, ambient sounds and digital creatures, inspired by ecosystems found in nature.

Immerse yourself in the Microworld and discover a space where creatures respond to each other and to you. Each Microworld is a celebration of a new type of living art that encourages experimentation and collaborative play.

Designed for all ages, you can play, explore, experiment, discover, collaborate, create and learn. Microworlds are inclusive, requiring no specialist knowledge. As soon as you walk into a Microworld, you start affecting it.

Included with museum admission. Members go free. Concessions available.

Microworld is designed and programmed by Genetic Moo and produced by Lumen Art Projects. Genetic Moo is a collaboration between creative coding duo Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup. Since 2013, Genetic Moo has been working on Microworld, an ambitious digital ecosystem project. Lumen Art Projects specialise in curation, production, installation and maintenance of art and technology-based artworks and exhibitions.

Location: Windermere Jetty Museum, Rayrigg Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 1BN

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