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  1. Guided walk Enjoy wonderful views as you learn about our fantastic upland nature reserve and the wildlife and geology that make it so special. Sturdy wellington boots recommended as the route is over wet and uneven ground.
  2. Potholes and road repairs If you are out and about and spot a pothole or other issue with the roads, you can report it to Cumbria Council's Highways department or use an alternative such as Fix my street or Fill that hole.
  3. Too young to vote?

    If you're not old enough to vote, don't worry – there are still ways you can get through to the adults who are in charge of the country and the area where you live!

  4. CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

  5. The Copeland Community Fund

    The Copeland Community Fund is an agreement negotiated with the Government to recognise the service the Copeland Borough provides to the nation by hosting the Low Level Waste Repository close to the village of Drigg.  The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority pay £1.5million a year into the fund for every year that the repository is operating; in addition to an initial endowment of £10m.

    The Fund provides a grant scheme specifically for the benefit of Copeland and is also committed to supporting community groups to develop their skills and confidence in applying for funding

  6. The Royal Opera House Live: Rigoletto David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano. The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect... David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
  7. Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Tribute This fantastic show celebrates the music of 80’s super group Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Tribute who featured five individual icons Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty & Bob Dylan. who created an album that completely rocked the music industry and sold over five million copies worldwide. With the Wilburys never actually going on tour perhaps due to the untimely death in 1988 of Roy Orbison played here by Paul Hopkins. Their fans never got to see them all together in a live concert experience, with that in mind Paul Hopkins has joined up with four other very talented singers and musicians who together have formed this incredible tribute show. UK favourite Paul Hopkins has been performing for over 16 years with his fantastic tribute to The “Big O”. Appearing at some of the greatest theatres in the country including The London Palladium, Paul has also toured worldwide in The USA, The Middle East and Scandinavia, to name but a few.
  8. Ginuary Supper Club This Ginuary, join the team behind local shed dwelling distillers, Shed1 Distillery and The Halston for an evening of tapas tasting and craft gin pairing. Be one of the first to try their new limited edition, Shed Loads of Love Gin as well as some of their other award winning favourites – it’s sure to be shed loads of fun! For 35pp you will receive a welcome gin cocktail and tapas tasters created especially by our Head Chef to complement each of Shed1’s 5 gins Hosted by gin expert and distillery owner Andy Arnold – Bennett.
  9. 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.
  10. Volunteering, working abroad and gap year travel

    Different options to consider when thinking about your future.

  11. CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

  12. 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.
  13. Brown Robin Winter Tree ID Walk Join Tony Saunders, Honorary Reserve Manager at Brown Robin Nature Reserve to explore trees in winter. From identifying them to finding their traditional uses and even some folklore surrounding them, this walk is ideal for beginners in this field. The walk is two miles on good tracks. Booking is required.
  14. The Big Sleep 2018 Join Cumbria Community Foundation for a night of entertainment and fundraising to support vulnerable older people in Cumbria this winter. You are invited to leave the comfort of your warm home, brace the cold January air and spend a night sleeping under the stars in aid of their Winter Warmth Appeal. The number of winter related deaths is higher in Cumbria than most of the UK. In a bad winter 300 people will die due to the effects of the cold weather. Our appeal raises and distributes money to those who need it in order to remain warm, safe and healthy in the winter months. By spending one night camping out at the Low Wood Bay Hotel Windermere, you could help keep one older person safe and warm this winter. Food, refreshments and overnight parking are all available; just bring yourself, your tent and sleeping bag and your winter woollies to keep you warm!
  15. Gin Dinner Christmas has been and gone, but if you still have some celebrating left in you, why not come and enjoy a gin tasting with a difference. On the 27th of January, our Ginuary celebratory event takes place where you will get to sample fine gins as well as a four course meal £45.00 per person. The perfect event for gin lovers everywhere. Please call to book.
  16. Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau Location of the Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau
  17. 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.

  18. CDF Minutes 6th April 2014

    CDF Minutes 6th April 2014

  19. 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)
  20. Rigoletto This acclaimed production by David McVicar features a top-notch international cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas. Please note: This production contains some nudity and scenes of a sexual nature. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
  21. The Metropolitan Opera Live: Tosca (Puccini) Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies. Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Kristine Opolais stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Bryn Terfel as the villainous police chief—one of his signature roles. Andris Nelsons conducts. 5.55pm 198 minutes £19 adult, £17 concession
  22. Through the Lens 4 Another sparkling photography exhibition from the Barrow Digital Photography Club, showcasing images taken round Furness and round the world.
  23. Cumbria record office Location of Cumbria records office
  24. Going to university

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

  25. CDF Minutes 20th August 2014

    CDF Minutes 20th August 2014

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