The Show’s Here

24th Aug 2012
Haven’t you ever seen a grown man with his underpants over his tights? I don’t mean Superman either. No, it’s time for Westmorland & Cumberland wrestling. This is the time if year when you can go to the Sports days held all over the Lake District. You can also often see them at what some term as agricultural shows. The Westmorland Show in September is one of the best in the country. I don’t know how many acres it takes up but it will take you all day to do it justice.
 
Apart from a bit of wrestling (the underpants are actually velvet in many cases with some extremely fancy embroidery), there is a major livestock show, “with its heart firmly in agriculture”. Sections include cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, heavy horses, alpacas, dogs and poultry, as well as marquees for The Women's Institute, Learning for Life, Crafts from Cumbria, local produce Food Hall, Rural Crafts and over 350 trade stands. What’s not to like?
 
This year in the food tent somewhere you’ll be able to see our very Chris O’Callaghan cooking his heart out at a demonstration of one of his locally sourced dishes. (2.30 pm, Thursday September 13th)
 
I just love the atmosphere; everyone having a great time. Hope to see you there!
 
Date no good? Just look at this lot coming our way soon. We should be so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky. 
 
Saturday 25th August - Cartmel Races 
(also Thursday 23rd & Monday 27th August)
At Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - Various Times
Always a great day out with racing, funfair, trade stands & refreshments.
        
Sunday 26th August - The Annual Grasmere Sports & Show 
At The Show-field, Grasmere - All day from 10:00am
Traditional sports including Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling.
 
Sunday 26th August - Flookburgh Band - Music in the Park 
At Park Road Gardens Bandstand, Grange-over-Sands - 2:00pm
Another in the weekly summer band performances in Grange
 
Sunday 26th August - Prom Art 2012 
Along the Promenade, Grange-over-Sands - 9:30am to 4:00pm
The 8th year of selling of Arts and Crafts along the prom at Grange 
 
Bank Holiday Monday 27th August - Map and Compass Day in Grasmere 
At LDNPA car park, Stock Lane, Grasmere - 10:00am
A practical day on the fells to improve your map and compass skills
   
Daily until Sunday 30th September - Summer Craft and Handmade Fair in Coniston 
At Coniston Institute, Coniston - 9:30am to 5:30pm, with vintage wares, books & handmade goods.
 
Grizedale Forest Art Roots Sculpture Exhibition (until Sun Sept. 2nd)
Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Near Ambleside - 10:00am to 4:00pm (daily)
Featuring work by ten internationally renowned and emerging artists
 
Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition (daily until Wed Sept 5th) 
 
At the New Hall, Grasmere - 10:30am to 5:00pm
Annual exhibition of paintings and sculptures by leading Cumbrian artists
 
Francis Bacon to Paula Rego Exhibition (until Sun Sept. 16th) 
At Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal - 10:30am to 5:00pm
Celebrating the work of major British painters from the last 50 years

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