AMBLESIDE NEWS and WHAT’S ON
Sunday, August 18th 2019
Spotted 1st August in Millans Park garden – Painted Ladies
Daily until 4th SEPTEMBER – LAKE ARTISTS SUMMER EXHIBITION, NEW HALL, GRASMERE
JULY & AUGUST – LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Several Lake District Summer Music festival events take place in Ambleside Parish Church and Parish Centre over July and August. Full Festival listings, ticket prices and bookings on www.ldsm.org.uk
10 & 11 AUGUST – AMBLESIDE SUMMER FLOWER PRODUCE & CRAFT SHOW – at the Kelsick Centre, St Mary’s Lane
Ambleside’s 77th annual Summer Flower, Produce and Craft Show takes place this weekend, August 10 and 11, at the Kelsick Centre, St Mary’s Lane, opening Saturday 10.30am-5pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm. On show will be vegetable and fruit classes, flower and floral art classes, cookery, egg and wine classes, children’s classes, pot plants and handicraft including cold porcelain, knitted and lace articles, pottery, patchwork, woodwork, walking sticks, photography, cross stitch and needlework. Sponsors include over 30 local businesses and Ambleside Allotment Association is sponsoring the Top Tray competition for vegetables. Prize giving is 4pm, Sunday.
13 AUGUST – SIGN-ALONG FOR CHILDREN
Ambleside Library is holding a ‘Sign with Lynda’ sign-along session for children of 3 and upwards next Tuesday August 13, 2-3pm, when they will learn signs in this fun session based on the much-loved book, ‘Freddy and the Fairy’. Sign with Lynda is free but due to its popularity, spaces must be booked in advance, phone Ambleside Library on 015394 32507. Under-8s must be accompanied by a responsible person.
This month Ambleside Library community room features the work of artist Peter Gammans. Based in Essex for about 40 years, he drew and painted landscape and boat scenes mainly in traditional watercolour, with sailing boats, Thames barges, and open landscapes with wide skies and broad muddy river subjects. Since coming to the Lakes, he also paints in acrylics and oils and is a member of both Ambleside Art Society and Windermere Art Society. Peter’s painting subjects now reflect the ever-changing weather conditions of mountains, fells and clear lakes, and works on display can be purchased.
15 AUGUST – The 116th Vale of Rydal Sheepdog Trials and Hound Show will be held on Thursday 15th August 2019 in the spectacular setting of Rydal Park.
29th AUGUST-2nd SEPTEMBER – AMBLESIDE DAYS CONTEMPORARY JAZZ FESTIVAL, ZEFFIRELLIS
Monday 5th August from 6 – 7.30pm Heritage Garden Project and Kitchen Garden Club at Brockhole, all welcome
Saturday August 17, 5pm, Songs of Praise
Churches Together in Ambleside District are holding an ecumenical outdoors Songs of Praise on Saturday August 17, 5pm, on the recreation ground at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park, which is along the road from Ambleside to Hawkshead. There is ample parking, refreshments available and those attending are asked to bring a chair, if possible.