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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 25 March 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    Monday 25th March 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. CDF Minutes 18th February 2015

    CDF Minutes 18th February 2015

  6. Keswick Ghost Walks Keswick has another history full of murder, intrigue and tortured souls. From slate built houses to the surrounding lakes and fells this is an area steeped in legend and mystery. Follow “The Lady”… if you dare. Keswick Ghost Walks are written with an adult audience in mind but are broadly accessible to children 10 years and above. Please ensure that children are suitably clothed for the conditions.
  7. Remembering Fred Strictly stars Aljaz & Janette pay tribute to Fred Astaire in a spectacular new theatre show. We are delighted to announce that Strictly Come Dancing stars, Aljaz and Janette will be bringing their ‘Remembering Fred’ tour to the forum Barrow on Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May.. Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. The ‘Remembering Fred Tour’ will take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment supported by special appearances from various celebrity guests. Brought to life by the producer of Darcey Bussell and Katherine Jenkins’ Viva La Diva, ‘Remembering Fred’ will feature song and dance, celebrating the legacy of one of Hollywood’s true screen legends and entertainers. Aljaz and Janette will be performing steps and turns from the golden age of Hollywood’s most celebrated dance routines. Audiences will hear from famous Fred fans including Twiggy, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Bruce Oldfield who will share stories of how the screen icon touched their lives and discuss what made him so special. The show, which promises to be a magical evening of top hat, white tie and wonderful tales, is backed by a full supporting cast of dancers, a live band and sensational singers. The cast will perform classics from the American Songbook, written by the likes of George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. ‘Remembering Fred’ will feature classic songs including ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’, ‘Night & Day’, ‘S’Wonderful’, ‘Cheek To Cheek’, ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’, ‘Let’s Face The Music & Dance’, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’, ‘Top Hat, White Tie & Tails’ plus many more.
  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 28 May 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    Monday 28th May 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  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. CDF Minutes 25th March 2015

    CDF Minutes 25th March 2015

  13. Peter Rabbit Tea Parties Enjoy a scrumptious party lunch of sandwiches, sausage rolls, crisps and cakes galore with Peter Rabbit. A guest of honour will read The Tale of Peter Rabbit and every child receives a present and a balloon. Your ticket also includes entry into the exhibition. Fun for all the family! All parties start at 1pm and last 2 hours.
  14. RSC Live: Julius Caesar Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.
  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 AGM Minutes 23 July 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    Monday 23rd July 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  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. CDF Minutes 22 01 14

    CDF Minutes 22 01 14

  20. Printfest Printfest was founded in 2001, it is the UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festival. Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints, it is a rare opportunity for the best of the UK’s printmakers to gather under one roof, to share practice and learn from each other. Printfest offers visitors the occasion to view and purchase art works, to meet the artists and to learn more about printmaking. The Printfest weekend is held each early May bank holiday at the Coronation Hall in the festival town of Ulverston, Cumbria.
  21. Spotlight On Exhibition - Colour Revolution Carl A Fitton Artist - Colour Revolution I have always had a passion for drawing and in particular drawing animals, big or small domestic or wild I enjoy drawing them! In the twenty years since completing my degree in Design Studies at Wolverhampton University I have been continuously honing my skills completing both pet portraits and studies of wild animals. Earlier this year I was made redundant and have decided to concentrate on my artwork fully. I have recently become a member of the Animal Artists Association and am currently exhibiting with them down in Frodsham. My exhibition in Viridian Gallery in Keswick that showcases all of my recent ink work as well as some digital art produced on my ipad, in the past I have to some extent shied away from colour but as the title of my Exhibition suggests this is my colour revolution. My subject matter is animals British Wildlife at the moment and the inspiration for my current work is a very talented photographer called Steve Wrightson. I still love drawing with pencil and ink so all of my more colourful works are based on work I have carried out physically. My colour work using the ipad allows me to play with my pallet and really enjoy myself – but the strange thing that I am still not quite used to is the fact that there is no physical original. My coloured pieces are all small limited editions /25, and although there will be cards in the future once an edition runs out that’s it! The black and white Limited Editions will be of /150 and there are originals though some have already sold.
  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 20th August 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    Monday 20rd August 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  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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