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What's On

Here you’ll find details of events by the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership and the wide range of Zero Carbon Cumbria projects funded by the National Lottery.

Barrow Libraries GBGW Plant Swap and Book Swap

Throughout GBGW- during library open times: Anyone can come to the event and swap plants, indoor or outdoor, veggie plants and seedlings too!   Throughout GBGW-during library open times : Bring a pre-loved book to swap and pick up something new to read.

Story Swap (Workington)

The Oval Centre Salterbeck Drive, Salterbeck, Workington, Cumbria

Join us for a Story Swap: write your stories ,poems, or just chat. poems and planet litter-ature: literature about litter words in the woods come, share and swap your stories Facilitated by Ursula from Greenhaven. All materials provided, just turn up and drop in

Walney Nature Reserve Visit

South Walney Nature Reserve Coastguard Cottages

Vision Support Barrow & District are visiting South Walney Nature Reserve on Thursday 13th June at 10:30 and to learn more about the nature within our area. Please contact Kirsty by calling 01229 440556 or by emailing kirsty.price@vsbd.org.uk to learn more and book a space.

Craftivism: Love me again workshop

Barrow Library Barrow

Come along and give your favourite t-shirt some green love! Create your very own upcycled limited edition! You could print, hand embroider or get crafty with a treasure trove of fab haberdashery. If you're starting from scratch as a green crafter, don't worry if you don't have anything to swap just come along. No prior […]

Event Series Kendal Repair Cafe

Kendal Repair Cafe

Space2Create Unit 31, The Factory, Aynam Road, Kendal

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

Event Series Kendal Repair Cafe

Kendal Repair Cafe

Space2Create Unit 31, The Factory, Aynam Road, Kendal

Simply Repair holds community repair events where you can get clothes, small electrical items, furniture, baskets, books, toys, jewellery and other household items repaired. We bring together people with skills to repair and those who want to learn to repair.

The Big Green Week Tree Health Survey

Racy Ghyll Farm Nr Matterdale End, Penrith

The team at Another Way are inviting schools to James Rebanks' farm for a tree health and biodiversity survey, and to learn more about the skills needed to be an ecologist, as well as nature friendly farming in Cumbria. The day is taking place on the 14th June as part of Big Green Week, supported […]

Walney Community Trust – Great Big Green Week

Spring Mount Hall Spring Mount Hall, Barrow-In-Furness

A day of activities! Clothes, books, games and craft swap with refreshments and activities, including Energy Champions, recycle modelling, planting, deodorant making and litter pick!

Big Craft at Barrow Library: De-stash and Swap

Barrow Library Barrow

Need to de-clutter? Why not bring those craft items you no longer need and swap with other green crafters. Share your handy crafting tips and pick up new skills!

Wilding: A film about the the rewilding of the Knepp Estate

Keswick, Alhambra Alhambra Cinema, 36 St John's Street, Keswick, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Wilding at the Keswick Alhambra, an inspiring film about the rewilding of the Knepp Estate in West Sussex, followed by a panel discussion.

Conversation café and slow cycle

Carlisle TBC, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom

A slow cycle ride through the streets of Carlisle (route tbc) hosted by Sustainable Carlisle with a chat at a local food and drink establishment. The conversation is informal, but it is around a set theme / agenda to gather your thoughts and focus your attention. More info

Foraging and Himalayan Balsam Bashing

Wiza Beck Wigton

Join us in Great Big Green Week to explore the riverbank for any edible plants under the expert guidance of a Forage Box forager. You will be surprised at how much there is to find, including the flowers of Himalayan Balsam. This non-native invasive species is spreading easily and covers large area of riverbank, making […]

Big Green Day, Lorton

Yew Tree Hall High Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Big Green Fair at the Yew Tree Hall - stalls, displays and talks Big Green Swap Shop at Lorton School Wildlife and family nature activities at St Cuthbert's Get the full schedule and more details here.

Social Bike Ride & Conversation Cafe, Carlisle

Old Tesco Store Victoria Viaduct, Carlisle

Social bike ride and conversation café. Meet at 11am outside the old Tesco store; picnic in Tullie Gardens from 12pm weather permitting!

Lets Swap, Ulverston

Ford Park Ford Park Crescent

Following the success of last years event at Ford Park we have been lucky enough to secure funding from Cumbria Action for Sustainability to hold a ‘Swap Together for Good’ event and to create a Community Herb Garden at Ford Park. We will be holding a Swap event on Saturday 15th June from 11am until […]

Pick up the Pieces Project: Visit the Found Plastic Museum

Found Plastic Museum Old Cross Cottage,, Ravenglass

A 5 to 10 minute walk to the open day at the Found Plastic Museum in Ravenglass. The museum  is open until 4pm. How to get there: through the narrows past the Pennington Hotel and about 70 yards down the road on the right with the boat outsid  

Book, Game, Jigsaw and Plant Swap, St Bees

Adams Recreation Ground Beach Road, St Bees, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Pop along to our book, game, jigsaw and plant swap on Saturday 15th June Bring your items along to the start of the event and see what you can find to take home Meet up with friends for a catch up over a cuppa See you there! Please note, donations of books, games and jigsaws […]

Event Series Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Penrith, Alhambra Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Knepp is a beacon of hope for England’s wildlife. When Isabella and her husband inherited the estate to farm, they recognised how sick the land was. But a groundbreaking radical experiment has been nothing short of transformative. Now it’s a place where mussel-diving pigs, storks and butterflies find sanctuary, and where thriving flora and a […]

£6

Hedge Survey at Brampton Fell Farm

Brampton Fell Farm

Family event with picnic Meet at Brampton Fell farm at 11 am. Hedges are so important as corridors for pollination and wildlife as well as carbon sequestrators. This is a different type of event where your team will be given a section of hedge, measuring sticks and requested to survey the number of hedge trees, height […]

Roots and Rounds

Blue Jam Arts Mostyn Hall, Friargate, Penrith

Join us to sing and garden together - swapping songs and plants to celebrate nature Arrive anytime from 1pm to enjoy a picnic in our garden area - we challenge you to try to make it plastic-free! - and to do some gardening. 2pm Singing with Sara Barnard. You will learn easy rounds and songs […]

Eco-Chill @Another Fine Fest

Another Fine Fest Lightburn House, Ulverston

A programme of calming activities with something chill for everyone! Nature-inspired sound sessions, relaxing crafting using sustainable materials, and eco-therapy. In association with Beaumont College (Ulverston) & supporting Mind in Furness. VENUELightburn House (Beaumont College). Bottom floor of large grey building to left of Roxy Cinema / near "Another Fine Stage".Sunday 16th June 1-5pm. PROGRAMME […]

Event Series Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Penrith, Alhambra Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Knepp is a beacon of hope for England’s wildlife. When Isabella and her husband inherited the estate to farm, they recognised how sick the land was. But a groundbreaking radical experiment has been nothing short of transformative. Now it’s a place where mussel-diving pigs, storks and butterflies find sanctuary, and where thriving flora and a […]

£6

Film & Panel Discussion: X Trillion

Penrith, Alhambra Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom

This extraordinary film follows the gruelling journey of eXXpedition’s all-women crew as they sail 3,000 miles across the North Pacific Ocean through the densest accumulation of ocean plastic on the planet to make the unseen, seen.​ The 14-strong international crew of scientists, sailors, designers, engineers, and teachers set sail on a transformative month-long voyage, battling […]

Event Series Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Penrith, Alhambra Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Knepp is a beacon of hope for England’s wildlife. When Isabella and her husband inherited the estate to farm, they recognised how sick the land was. But a groundbreaking radical experiment has been nothing short of transformative. Now it’s a place where mussel-diving pigs, storks and butterflies find sanctuary, and where thriving flora and a […]

£6

Communicating Climate Action in Cumbria – How meaningful messaging can help reach your audience

Online

Creating climate change messaging that resonates with a wide range of values and day-to-day challenges is essential for the long-term goal of deepening public engagement – and keeping it there. This event, for communications professionals and volunteers will: Outline the concept of segmentation, Cover the seven segments from Britain Talks Climate, Show how segmentation and mapping can be […]

Free
Event Series Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Penrith, Alhambra Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Knepp is a beacon of hope for England’s wildlife. When Isabella and her husband inherited the estate to farm, they recognised how sick the land was. But a groundbreaking radical experiment has been nothing short of transformative. Now it’s a place where mussel-diving pigs, storks and butterflies find sanctuary, and where thriving flora and a […]

£6
Event Series Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Penrith, Alhambra Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Knepp is a beacon of hope for England’s wildlife. When Isabella and her husband inherited the estate to farm, they recognised how sick the land was. But a groundbreaking radical experiment has been nothing short of transformative. Now it’s a place where mussel-diving pigs, storks and butterflies find sanctuary, and where thriving flora and a […]

£6
Event Series Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Film: Wilding (Penrith)

Penrith, Alhambra Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Knepp is a beacon of hope for England’s wildlife. When Isabella and her husband inherited the estate to farm, they recognised how sick the land was. But a groundbreaking radical experiment has been nothing short of transformative. Now it’s a place where mussel-diving pigs, storks and butterflies find sanctuary, and where thriving flora and a […]

£6

Festival of Nature Network Day

Gosling Sike Nature Reserve Houghton Road, Carlisle

Cumbria Wildlife Trust will give their workshop exploring a Wilder Cumbria, then grassroots environmental organizations will have 30 minutes to share their work. Please get in touch if you would like to attend. Email, or call, 01228829578 Email Lizzy at Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Election Hustings: Westmorland and Lonsdale

Ambleside Parish Centre Loughrigg Hall, Ambleside

Friends of the Lake District is hosting an election hustings for the Westmorland and Lonsdale parliamentary candidates on 24th June at Ambleside Parish Centre chaired by the BBC's Caz Graham. The hustings will be themed around Lake District National Park and environmental issues

Business Breakfasts with the Westmorland and Furness Green Enterprise Hub

Varies

The Cumbria Chamber of Commerce have teamed up with Westmorland and Furness Council to stage a series of business breakfasts. We’re pleased to be joined by representatives from Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership and Cumbria Action for Sustainability who will giving an insight into the various business support programmes they run that […]

Event Series Brampton and Fellside Repair Cafe

Brampton and Fellside Repair Cafe

Brampton Community Centre Union Lane, Brampton, Brampton, Carlisle, United Kingdom

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

Event Series Cartmel Peninsular Repair Cafe

Cartmel Peninsula Repair Cafe

Grange Methodist Church Grange Methodist Church, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Our wonderful volunteer repairers will also offer textile repairs, zips, darning etc, electronics repairs, repairs of mechanical, wood and metal items, plus electrical repairs. There will also be refreshments!

Electric Vehicles Made Easy

Evergreen Hall Bluebell Lane, Penrith, Cumbria

The team at Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) are on a mission to help unravel the world of electric vehicles and charge points for householders and small businesses in Cumbria. They can help you decide whether an electric vehicle is right for you – either now or in the future. Their free event in Penrith, […]

Free
Event Series Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Town Hall The Annex, Town Hall, Front St,, Alston, United Kingdom

Join us at the Repair Café in Alston Town Hall Annexe this Saturday from 10 am to 3pm. Contact: repaircafe@alstonworkshop.org Find out more  

Event Series Carlisle Repair Cafe

Carlisle Repair Cafe

Botcherby Community Centre Victoria Road, Carlisle

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

Event Series Ulverston Repair Cafe

Ulverston Repair Cafe

Croftlands Community Centre 44 Central Drive, Ulverston

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. More info

Event Series Kendal Repair Cafe

Kendal Repair Cafe

Space2Create Unit 31, The Factory, Aynam Road, Kendal

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

Event Series Kendal Repair Cafe

Kendal Repair Cafe

Space2Create Unit 31, The Factory, Aynam Road, Kendal

Simply Repair holds community repair events where you can get clothes, small electrical items, furniture, baskets, books, toys, jewellery and other household items repaired. We bring together people with skills to repair and those who want to learn to repair.

Event Series Penrith Repair Cafe

Penrith Repair Cafe

Penrith Old Fire Station Bridge Lane, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom

The fantastically talented volunteers at Penrith Repair Cafe are great at fixing a wide variety of items, from broken electronics to holey clothes and ornaments. They'll share their expertise and top tips with you while they fix your items to give you confidence to tackle your next repair yourself. There's also delicious home made cake, […]

Free

Conversation café and slow cycle

Carlisle TBC, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom

A slow cycle ride through the streets of Carlisle (route tbc) hosted by Sustainable Carlisle with a chat at a local food and drink establishment. The conversation is informal, but it is around a set theme / agenda to gather your thoughts and focus your attention. More info

Carbon Calling: for farmers, by farmers

Sleastonhow Kirkby Thore, Penrith

Carbon Calling CIC is a farmer-led movement founded in 2019 by Liz Genever and Nic Renison. We will be back on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2024 for our third Carbon Calling Conference with keynote speaker Allen Williams Understanding Ag It is aimed at farmers who are just on the turn - they know what […]

Event Series Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Town Hall The Annex, Town Hall, Front St,, Alston, United Kingdom

Join us at the Repair Café in Alston Town Hall Annexe this Saturday from 10 am to 3pm. Contact: repaircafe@alstonworkshop.org Find out more  

Event Series Carlisle Repair Cafe

Carlisle Repair Cafe

Botcherby Community Centre Victoria Road, Carlisle

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

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