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  1. Swimming Swimming is great fun and a great form of exercise. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming both indoors and out but please stay safe and make sure you know what you are doing.
  2. Volunteering, working abroad and gap year travel

    Different options to consider when thinking about your future.

  3. CDF Minutes 20th November 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    20th November 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  4. First step Do you feel stressed? Are you struggling with anxiety? First Step are working with Cumbrian GPs to offer stress control courses to people wanting help to manage their own stress and anxiety.
  5. Don't Dribble on the Dragon My brother has a dragon and he keeps it secretly Within a box beneath his socks. He’s hiding it from me… Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! When Tom's endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers' friendship apart can their dragon's amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse? Based on the fabulous new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the legendary Paul Daniels, this spectacular musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show for big hearted adults and loving little ones alike. As an extra treat, Steven will be available to sign copies of Don’t Dribble On The Dragon which you can bring with you or buy in the theatre after the show. “A heart warming story full of love, laughs and sing along songs, this is perfect entertainment for adults and children alike - and brilliant fun!” – The Guide For adults and cool kids of all ages (not recommended for under 2s)
  6. The Changeling Middleton’s Jacobean tragedy relays the story of Beatrice Joanna who has been forced into an arranged marriage with Piracquo. However, rather than merely accepting her fate, she instead not merely falls in love with another, Alsemero, but also determines that she will ensure she cannot be forced into marriage with Piracquo by arranging his murder.
  7. Conservation Day Join us for our regular fortnightly work party at Foulshaw Moss! It's a chance to get involved with improvements to habitats and visitor facilities. We may also sometimes work on adjacent Meathrop Moss. The ground is damp and uneven in places and wellies and waterproofs are essential. Please bring a packed lunch and refreshments. Booking is required.
  8. Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau Location of the Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau
  9. Work and money

    If you're planning to leave school or finishing university, here's some advice to help you find work and manage your money.

  10. CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014

    CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014

     

  11. Haven Sent - Cumbria's biggest WI group Cumbria's newest Women's Institute, "Haven Sent" is going from strength to strength as it recently celebrated being the largest WI in the county (July 2013)
  12. Gin Party at the Hardknott Bar This weekend, there are over 35 Gins to sample by the glass at the Woolpack Inn and Hardknott Bar & Café’s Gin Party, with accompaniments you would never think of trying! Sample this spirit traditionally made in Cumbria with local ingredients and sample the wares of some top local and international distillers. On Saturday night 25th we’ve live music with Atlas, featuring Evie Plumb. Gin Cocktails will be 1 – 2 – FREE, try Harry’s homemade infused gin and don’t forget Mothers’ Ruin for Mothers Day on Sunday 26th! Try our Mothers Day Menu or how about a G & (Afternoon) Tea to spoil your mum. With the Woolpack’s B&B letting rooms also available, enjoy the event and stay over in beautiful Eskdale. For more information about the event or to book to stay, please see the website or give us a call.
  13. The Mechanicals Automata- a mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power. Experience this highly interactive exhibition at the Beacon Museum from 25th March 2017. The Mechanicals is an exhibition of two parts. Witty, beautifully hand crafted automata are displayed alongside hand-on exhibits that show the basic mechanisms involved in making the automata work. The aim of this witty combination of art and science is to inspire visitors to help them understand the basic mechanisms involved in how the automata work. The figures are each busy with a zany activity, enhanced by a funny title and underpinned by an interactive board allowing you to play and understand the relevant mechanical principle involved. Drives, pulleys, ratchets and levers that make these machines work, underpin our lives in so many ways. The Mechanicals is a collaborative project between Science Projects ltd and the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, famous for its collection of beautiful, humorous handmade automata
  14. Moana (2016) PG Moana is a young girl who ventures out to sea on a mission to save the future of the people of the Pacific island on which she lives. 1:30pm (Sunday 9 April showing is at 11am) Duration: 113 minutes
  15. Cumbria record office Location of Cumbria records office
  16. Going to university

    Some ideas of where to go for information to help you plan your university life.

  17. CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

  18. Get your electric blanket checked for winter Cumbria County Council's Trading Standards and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service are offering free electric blanket testing sessions across the County.
  19. Miles Jupp Astronauts. Regrets. The sexes. Social Media. Hipsters. Rage. Medicine. Manners. Identity. Lost stuff. Other stuff. Miles Jupp, (Stand-up, actor, writer, thinker, father, husband, worrier, fool, star of Rev. and host of The News Quiz) hits the road in a freshly-ironed shirt and some robust trousers and tries to make some bloody sense of it all.
  20. The Mighty Doonans The Mighty Doonans are a powerhouse folk music band. The Mighty Doonans have a deserved reputation for their imaginative and innovative interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs. With brass, drums, keyboards, electric guitars and amazing vocals, they have the ability to blend different genres of music and dance (and the occasional joke) into their act. This leads to thoroughly entertaining performances that delight audiences across the ‘folk world’. The original ‘Doonan Family Band’ regulars; Mick & Kevin Doonan, Phil Murray & Stu Luckley, are joined by various family members, Rosie & Frances Doonan (Mick’s daughters), Jamie Luckley (Stu’s son) a great old friend Ian (Walter) Fairbairn and occasionally joined by Ben Murray (Phil’s son) which all constitute ‘The Mighty Doonans’. The original ‘Doonan Family Band’ have been part of the British folk scene for over 40 years. John Doonan , father of Mick and Kevin, was the godfather of Irish music, a World Champion Piccolo Player.
  21. The Professor of Adventure He smelt like a mountain goat, chain-smoked Woodbines and lived in a cave. Millican Dalton was a mountain guide, philosopher and self-proclaimed inventor of shorts. It's the winter of 1941 and Millican is safe in his cave in Borrowdale, far away from the Blitz. But the Keswick ARP warden has just ordered him to “Put that candle out!” - and the Borrowdale Hermit is far from happy... This captivating play returns to Keswick after delighting audiences and critics in Spring 2016.
  22. Market Hall, Egremont

    Located on Market Street off the Main Street , the Market Hall is owned and managed by Egremont Town Council.

  23. Further studying and other options

    Sources of help to plan your studies and future career.

  24. CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

  25. Ways to welfare

    From time to time anybody can find themselves in financial difficulty and in need of a helping hand.

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