What's on inConiston


Welcome to Coniston

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Coniston - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Coniston to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Coniston

26
AUG
WINDERMERE RECORD & CD FAIR
LADYHOLME COMMUNITY CENTRE

RECORD & CD FAIR Free entry Free parking Situated between Windermere & Bowness on main Lake Road ‐ easy to find and parking on premises.TeaCoffee available. Vinyl for sale from £1 upwards to higher priced collectors records ‐ CDs from £2…

Location: 6.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07824 511987
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02
SEP
The Music of John Denver
The Beggar's Theatre

Chris has been touring with his solo show since 2010 and having performed around the world he is now internationally applauded for his delivery of some of the best songs ever written.An evening with Chris Bannister is an evening of rare quality.…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01229 775677
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08
SEP
Tom Stade: I Swear
The Beggar's Theatre

After a hiatus from the touring scene get ready for another epic blast of Tom Stade Direct from the Edinburgh Festival the Canadian tour‐de‐force is back with a brand‐new show for 2017.Renowned for his carefree attitude and broad‐minded vision nothing is…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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14
SEP
Tayo Aluko "Just an Ordinary Lawyer"
The Beggar's Theatre

Britains first Black judge in 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover Tayo Aluko muses on international politics and history as they affect the Black world from Africa to the USA and Britain from the point of view of…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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16
SEP
Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare
The Beggar's Theatre

In conversation with Jon Culshaw featuring Dead Ringers creator and producer Bill Dare.A night of utterly spontaneous unscripted observations recollections and character collections.And pizza.More info to come..…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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29
SEP
The Fugitives Live 2017
The Beggar's Theatre

They bring brilliant musicianship top‐notch song‐writing complex vocal harmonies and a funny uplifting vibe to their live performances.Described as the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues they have been nominated for Best Vocal Group at the Canadian Folk Music Awards…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01229 775677
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13
OCT
A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel 2017
The Beggar's Theatre

The return of two of our favourite musicians bringing the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel back to Millom with A Celebration of Simon and GarfunkelTim Chu and Ian Bailey are two talented professional singer‐songwriters from the North West of England.They…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01229 775677
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13
OCT
SECOND ABA GRASMERE BOOK FAIR
GRASMERE VILLAGE HALL

Organised by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Exhibitors will offer for sale antiquarian & second hand booksmaps prints and ephemera. There will be book‐themed events in tandem with the fair held at the nearby Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere. Please note opening times for…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 02074 214681
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19
OCT
La'al Marra "Soaked"
The Beggar's Theatre

Imogen and Rich dont care if the glass is half full or half empty as long there is wine in it thats whats important. Thats how they unwind how they party how they deal with the stresses of life; young children high…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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20
OCT
The Thinking Drinkers
The Beggar's Theatre

Enjoy five free drinks as these award‐winning professional drink experts definitely prove that alcohol has influenced everything that has ever happened. Ever. Their Brand New Show is an intoxicating hilarious time‐travelling journey through our drink‐drenched past pouring the entire history of human…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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04
NOV
The La'al Big Band
The Beggar's Theatre

The Laal Big Band was formed in April 2011 by a group of like‐minded musicians to provide West Cumbria and the Lake District with its own jazzswing orchestra. The band is a nineteen‐piece ensemble including male and female vocalists providing music from…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01229 775677
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08
NOV
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert!
The Beggar's Theatre

I originally intended to call the show Ill Millennial You in a Minute but my promoter considered the title off‐puttingly baffling. Thats my own chainsaw in the photo by the way.Is life that bad or have we good reason to…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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18
NOV
The Quo Experience
The Beggar's Theatre

After the very sad and tragic death of our lifetime hero on Christmas Eve 2016 life will never be the same for hundreds of thousands of Quo fans around the world. Not only will Rick Parfitt be missed for his unique talent…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01229 775677
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09
DEC
Santa's Christmas Wish!
The Beggar's Theatre

Santas Christmas Wish: Christmas is a season of joy love and sharing a time when Santa delivers presents all over the world but what would Santa himself like for Christmas Dasher the Reindeer has an idea Pompom the Penguin thinks he…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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15
DEC
Manford's Comedy Club
The Beggar's Theatre

A message from Jason ManfordWhat a rollercoaster of a ride its been here at Manfords Comedy Clubs where in the last two years weve employed over 260 comedians to entertain over 40000 people in over 57 different locations around the country From…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01229 775677
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16
DEC
The Fourmost
The Beggar's Theatre

Originally known as the Blue Jays then the Four Jays then the Four Mosts the band comprised: Brian OHara lead guitar vocals Mike Millward rhythm guitar vocals Billy Hatton bass vocals Dave Lovelady drumsThe Fourmost…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01229 775677
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Tourist Attractions


Aquarium of the Lakes

From mountain‐top to Morecambe Bay the award‐winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on an amazing voyage of discovery. More than 30 spectacular, naturally‐themed habitats bring the natural history of the Lake District vividly to life. Enjoy close encounters with hundreds of amazing creatures including trout,…

Beatrix Potter Gallery

The exhibition of original sketches and watercolours painted by Beatrix Potter for her children's stories changes annually. Also on display are artefacts and information relating to her life and work beyond the 'Tales'. The 17th‐century building, the model for Tabitha Twitchit's shop, was once the office…

The World Of Beatrix Potter

Would you like to meet Peter Rabbit and all his friends in the magical World of Beatrix PotterWell, it's just a hop, skip and a jump to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the only Beatrix Potter themed attraction in Europe, where you can visit Peter Rabbit, Jemima…

Steam Yacht Gondola

The original steam yacht Gondola was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in her sumptuous, upholstered saloons. This is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery. Gondola is a re‐built elegant coal ‐ fired…

Windermere Steamboat Centre

For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. Windermere Steamboats & Museum offers:A unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats Steam Launch Trips Shop and Refreshments Swallows and Amazons Exhibition Model Boats boat pond…

Brantwood

Explore Brantwood's 250 acres of gardens, pastures, ancient woods and high moors. Walk among beautifully scented azaleas and bluebells or marvel at magnificent views. Stroll gently through the flower gardens at the lake shore, climb to Crag Head or bring a book to enjoy under a…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Coniston? See our list of attractions in Coniston, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.