This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Friends of the Lake District and this month there’s a chance to show your support for the area this month. The group will be holding their 20th Fell Care Day which will be a chance for you to get involved with litter picking, hedge planting, dry stone walling and more at Buttermere. Book your place in advance, and find out more, at friendsofthelakedistrict. org.uk.
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And Blackburn Cathedral will host their own frost fair a week later (from 4-9pm on the Friday and 10am-5pm on the Saturday). The market will be held in the crypt, which is not currently open to the general public, and will offer treats from artisan makers from across Lancashire.
Ulverston is the stage for, among many others, annual festivals of music, art, dance, fashion and walking but one of the most popular events on the packed calendar is the Dickensian Festival which will be held this month. The event features seasonal music, dancing, children’s entertainment and traditional festive fun along with Christmas market stalls with lots of unique gifts, festive food. Shops along the cobbled streets and winding lanes always get involved and plenty of people will be there in period costume.
November 27th was the day the first elected representatives from our county were called to London to take part in Edward I’s Model Parliament 724 years ago, and it’s the day chosen to celebrate our good fortune in being from here. You can mark the occasion with Morris Dancers, hot pot and other home-grown fun at Bolton Street Station in Bury the weekend before (23rd-24th) and we encourage you to make an effort on the 27th too. Join us in raising a glass of Lancashire beer, locally distilled gin, sarsaparilla or Vimto to toast the Duke of Lancaster, the Queen.