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  1. CDF Minutes 20th November 2013

    Minutes of CDF Meeting

    20th November 2013 at 2pm

    United Reformed Church, Whitehaven             

  2. 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)
  3. Brothers Karamazov In what many acclaim to be one of the greatest achievements in world literature, Dostoyevsky's magnum opus has been brought to life in a passionate, philosophical adaptation by Chris Donald that explores deep into the ethical debates of God, free will and morality. A spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, suffering, doubt and reason that still echo around the world today. By Dostoyevsky, adapted for stage by Chris Donald.
  4. Mothers Day Tea in the Castle For a very special treat; bring your mothers for an Afternoon Tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Castle Drawing Room or the Billiard Room. Both these elegant rooms with their ornate plaster ceilings overlook the Castle lawns. With a glass of Prosecco as an optional extra, the Mothers Day Afternoon Tea comprises a selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones with jam & cream, plus choice of tea or coffee and is served in the Castle at 2.45pm. This year, Mothers Day falls on our first full season opening day so included in the price is general entry for the day to Muncaster’s Gardens and Hawk and Owl Centre (from 10.30am) with bird of prey displays at 11.30am and 2.00pm plus the Castle visit (from 12 noon). This experience is available on Sunday 26th March only.
  5. Antique & Collectors Fair Antique and collectors fair, small but offering great selection of fine and vintage jewellery, antiques, collectables, decorative arts, furniture, vintage linens and china from number of local dealers in centre of pretty Grasmere village; St Oswald's Church, Dove Cottage and museum, the lake, shops and great walks all nearby.
  6. Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau Location of the Whitehaven Citizens Advice Bureau
  7. 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.

  8. Going to university

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

  9. CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014

    CDF Minutes 22nd January 2014

     

  10. 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.
  11. Capturing our Coast training day Join this national Citizen Science project to survey marine species along the UK’s rocky shores. The training day includes an introduction to the Capturing our Coast project, the marine environment and practical training in survey methods out on the shore. No previous knowledge is required just enthusiasm and curiosity about the marine environment! Bring wellies/walking boots for beach session as rocks can be slippery. Meet at the Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project, CA28 7LZ This is a free event but booking ahead is essential, contact Colourful Coast Project Officer.
  12. Strip and Build a Bike day (Hands On) Strip and Build a Bike Day near Ullswater including a Wed 1st June 1/2 term date and a Thursday 28th July - both perfect for teachers, students and those on holiday near Ullswater and Keswick in The lake district. This course takes place at Greystoke cycle Cafe near Penrith - 10am to 4pm for £78 including a lovely 2 course lunch. In order to come on a Strip and Build bike course students should be able to happily remove and replace the rear wheel of their bike and change an inner tube. Covering Gears, Brakes, Chains,Cable Replacement, Headsets,Bottom Brackets,Wheels and Hubs - It will be similar to you giving your bike a basic service. and so will save your time and money and in the future be able to mend or tweak slipping gears and worn brakes, mend chains amongst many other things - It doesn't guarantee ruling out a trip to the bike shop but will certainly help reduce bills Please note: It is not possible to work on bikes with Campagnolo groupsets as the tools required are quite different. Lovely 2 course lunch and refreshments included.
  13. Iain Stirling I'm one of those comedian/presenters you get nowadays although, if truth be told, my Father is still unsure about the whole thing. To help convince my Father this is a real job, I've dressed up smart and gone along to numerous posh parties where I didn't win the following things: BAFTA "Best Children's Presenter" Nominee 2011, CHORTLE "Best Newcomer" Nominee 2011, LOADED LAFTAs "Rising Star" Nominee 2011 and a good few more! Here is a bit of me doing stand-up. "One of the best joke writers on the circuit" GQ
  14. Cumbria record office Location of Cumbria records office
  15. Further studying and other options

    Sources of help to plan your studies and future career.

  16. CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th February 2014

  17. Ways to welfare

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

  18. Earth Hour Star Walk To support WWF’s Earth Hour Forestry Commission England is hosting a series of twilight activities throughout March, allowing visitors to the forest, to explore it after dark! Earth Hour is a global annual celebration which inspires millions of people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the planet. It’s a symbolic and spectacular lights out display with a big message – we want to protect the future of our planet! Embrace the dark by switching off your lights from 8.30 – 9.30pm on 19 March 2016, and attend one of our many Earth Hour events. Enjoy a guided star walk through the forest, led by professional Astronomer, Robert Ince. Robert will explain the constellations and their mythology, unlocking the mystery of the night’s sky. What will you discover after dark? Our forests are the perfect place for night-time magic, star-gazing, storytelling and animal spotting. Wrap up warm, grab your torch and head along to one of our forests for an after dark adventure!
  19. Trust10 Run Trust10 – a new trail run series in the Lakes. Join us on the fourth Sunday of every month* for our free 10k trail run. Registration is at 8.30am at Claife Viewing Station courtyard and the run starts at 9am. No need to sign up in advance, just turn up on the day and run – we’ll provide the views! We're working on offering a timing system, but at the moment we don't have one in place, if your time is important to you please remember to bring your own timing device. Reward yourself in the Courtyard Café at Claife Viewing station afterwards with a brew and some freshly made cake.
  20. Madama Butterfly - Live Screening - Opera Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Muchloved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production.
  21. Market Hall, Egremont

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

  22. Schools and childcare

    Cumbria County Council (CCC) gives information on Copeland and the rest of the county's education services.  Listed below are links to Cumbria County Council's website, and other sites that parents and carers may find useful.

  23. CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

    CDF Minutes 19th March 2014

  24. Fizz and Fabulous Give the most important lady an afternoon for pampering and wellness with The Lakes Distillery & Maddi Alexander. The day will start off with a welcome drink of sloe gin fizz and guests can choose from hand and arm massages from beauty therapists and beauty stations giving advice and sampling products. The day will then finish off with a delicious afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scones, homemade cakes and pastries and hot beverages. In addition, each guest will receive a complimentary ‘wellness box’ packed with over £100 worth of Maddi Alexander goodies! Please contact the Bistro to book yours and your mum’s places today.
  25. William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, are back with another barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage – as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers. In a better-late-than-never nod to the Bard’s 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this ‘new’ play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! The show, mercifully abridged by the RSC from its full hundred hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes, embarks on its debut UK tour following world premiere seasons at the renowned Folger Shakespeare Library and the Edinburgh Fringe.

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