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  1. Miss Julie Midsummer’s Eve, Sweden. A night when the sun doesn’t set. A night of drinking and dancing. A night to break the rules. When Julie finds herself alone on her father’s estate, she throws caution to the wind and gate-crashes the servants’ party. In the sultry heat of that long, light night, she finds herself in a dangerous tryst with her father’s manservant, Jean. What begins as a flirtatious game, as the two vie for power, slowly descends into a savage fight for survival. Miss Julie was written at a time of industrial and social unrest, a ground-breaking masterpiece that still provokes and shocks audiences today. Award-winning playwright Howard Brenton brings Strindberg’s genius to life in this brilliant new adaptation. Scenes of a sexual nature
  2. 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.
  3. Volunteering, working abroad and gap year travel

    Different options to consider when thinking about your future.

  4. CDF Minutes 18th September 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    Monday 18th September 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  5. 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.
  6. Blithe Spirit Noel Coward's sparkling comedy, Blithe Spirit revolves around Charles, who is planning a seance as research for his new book. He invites the eccentric medium, Madam Arcati, into his English country home, intending to expose the Madam as a fraud. To witness this event, Charles and his second wife, Ruth, invites the skeptical Dr. Bradman and his anxious-to-believe wife, Violet. When, in the course of the seance, Madam Arcati mistakenly summons Charles' first wife Elvira, back from the beyond, things get thoroughly out of hand. Tickets availabe from Carlisle Tourist Information Office, Town Hall, Carlisle. Tel: 01228 598596
  7. Car Park King Every Egg a Bird Theatre Company presents Car Park King A play about one of the most controversial kings of England, Richard III. Add a drop of Monty Python, a dash of Spymonkey and a sprinkle of Spike Milligan and you have a side-splitting, unmissable new comedy Car Park King. Go back in time and follow Richard as he is awoken from his car park tomb and tries to stop a curse and protect his two nephews from danger. Sound simple enough? Think again. From witches, human birds, flamboyant French kings, no nonsense policemen, murderers, salesmen, lizards, 35 characters and three actors. Richard’s journey won’t be easy but it WILL be entertaining.
  8. The Adventures of Andy Kershaw Fascinating and often hilarious, this two hour audio-visual presentation treats the audience to recollections from a life spent on the front lines of rock & roll, and on the front lines of some of the world’s most extreme and dangerous countries. Andy... -has visited 97 of the world’s 194 countries -owns an LP and CD collection weighing seven tons -is a freelance broadcaster, journalist and foreign correspondent -has won more Sony Radio Awards than any other broadcaster -has reported for the BBC from three civil wars and one volcanic eruption -once had to rescue Mike Tyson -was immortalised by Nick Hornby in High Fidelity Andy’s one-man show has become a hugely successful highlight of many literary festivals - including a sold-out appearance at Hay-on-Wye - and a popular draw at theatres and arts centres around the UK. Tickets for this are likely to sell out, so please do book in advance to avoid disappointment. "The finest British broadcaster bar none. A real broadcast journalist, a real achiever, a real someone, an amazing man" - Stephen Fry
  9. Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau Location of the Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau
  10. 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.

  11. CDF Minutes October 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    Monday October 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  12. 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)
  13. Conservation Day Join us for our regular fortnightly work party at one of the Witherslack mosses. It's a chance to get involved with improvements to habitats and visitor facilities. . The ground is damp and uneven in places and wellies and waterproofs are essential. Please bring a packed lunch and refreshments. Booking is required.
  14. Carlisle Arts Fest: Sound the Alarm Carlisle Arts Fest will kick off with a variety of lively, energetic music including toe-tapping reggae, melodic blues, alternative rock and psychedelic funk to get everyone on their feet and the rhythm flowing at the symbolic venue, Old Fire Station.If you're a member of the Carlisle nightlife scene, it's the place to be! Our evening will feature some of Cumbria's most loved local bands and artists. Show your support and come along for a night of dancing, music and entertainment! Featuring Tim Baugh, KVEIS, Merigot Boost Sound, Beachmaster, Leane and The Radix. McGrew's Bistro will be serving up their finest refreshments.
  15. Tiles and Triptychs in porcelain A day with Gwen Bainbridge - a very talented ceramics artist creating textured tiles of sizes to suit your need. Whether to be incorporated in a kitchen wall setting, combined as a Triptych or simply to use as single tile decorations or coaster is your choice.There are multiple uses. Designs and shapes can be drawn freehand, layered, pressed and imprinted. Cutters could also be used. Gwen will bring a selection, but do bring your own special shape cutters if you have a particular interest or need (bicycles etc). If you would like to incorporate pressed flowers and leaves shapes & patterns into your tile these work best when dried and flat. Once you decide you wish to come on this course pick and press your flowers and bring carefully on the day within the book. Lavender and daisy, ivy leaves, wild strawberry, small leaved geranium all work well. Colours and definitions may be applied using the same techniques as the Bud Vases course above. Ideas for triptychs (a picture on three panels) are limitless : seasons, flowers, leaves, childrens' book characters, animals, birds, numbers, stories etc etc. You could even pre- prepare some lino cut panels to use as a porcelain template and bring these along if required.
  16. Cumbria record office Location of Cumbria records office
  17. Going to university

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

  18. CDF Minutes 20th November 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    20th November 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  19. 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.
  20. Handbagged When Maggie met the Queen. Tea at four. Handbags at dawn. Two icons, one destined to rule, the other to lead. But when the gloves came off, who had the upper hand? Moira Buffini’s sensational comedy looks behind the closed doors of the palace to speculate what really happened when two of the most powerful women in the world clashed. This funny, insightful and brilliantly sharp satire was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2015 and went on to be a West End smash hit.
  21. Carlisle City Ghost Tour Join us for a walking tour through Carlisle’s dark past. Discover tales of murder, executions and ghostly apparitions in the heart of our border city. The tour lasts for one and a half hours through the historic streets of Carlisle city centre. Dare you venture into the city at night?
  22. Weber Summer Barbecue Cookery School If you want to refine your BBQ skills, so you are equipped and ready for the BBQ season then who better to show you the ropes than a Weber certified barbecue chef? In association with Weber we are running a 3 hour hands-on BBQ Course certified by Weber® where you can benefit from their experience whilst cooking up some tasty dishes. This is the second of four courses we are running this year & whichever one you choose you will get the opportunity to cook a seasonal three course meal & some quick snacks that would make great nibbles at parties. This relaxed & fun event will offer you the chance to expand your BBQ skills under the guidance of an expert chef. Each course is limited to 20 participants providing an enjoyable atmosphere for your hands-on tuition. You will use charcoal or gas to grill, roast, bake & even smoke using the Smokey Mountain Cooker & also get the chance to try out the new Weber® Genesis® II. The recipes will include use of a range of accessories, including the Weber® iGrill Bluetooth thermometer, so that you learn about the different cooking methods and techniques used to produce some exceptionally delicious food. The course costs an introductory price of £25 per person (normally £60) & includes: • 3 hour hands-on cooking experience with expert tuition from a Weber® certified barbecue chef • The opportunity to cook on a range of barbecues using a selection of accessories to increase your BBQ repertoire • Take part in cooking a three course meal & snacks (which need to be sampled of course!) • Hot or cold drinks during the course • Weber® apron to take home • Weber® Recipe booklet to take home • Weber® Certificate at the end of the course Booking is essential to avoid disappointment as limited spaces are available.
  23. Market Hall, Egremont

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

  24. Further studying and other options

    Sources of help to plan your studies and future career.

  25. CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014

    CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014

     

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