I was expecting an evening of fine operatic singing. After all, Nicky Spence is hailed as ‘Scotland’s top tenor’ and has been getting some excellent reviews of late. I was not expecting to be so thoroughly entertained by Nicky’s quick wit, humour and engaging repartee. His personality and performance launched the Low Wood Bay Events Calendar beautifully and set the stage for an excellent season of top class entertainment.
We are marking our 60th anniversary by launching a search to find Cumbria and North Lancashire’s community heroes. We want people from across the region to nominate anyone they feel deserves special recognition for the work they do in the local community.
2012 is a landmark year for us and we want to celebrate our big day with some of the unsung heroes who help to make this region so special. They are the people who make Cumbria and North Lancashire a better place to live, work and visit. Continue reading
Open water swimming events are happening thick and fast, all over Cumbria. Not to mention the Great North Swim right on our doorstep at Low Wood Bay. Vicky Stainton, Gym Instructor at Low Wood Club will be taking part in the swim this weekend. We asked here how she has been preparing for the open water swim…
The following blog is written by Sandra Gibson, Leisure Clubs Manager at English Lakes.
The week is drawing near and we are nearly there for the Great North Swim. Marquees are appearing – walk-ways are been laid and the sun is out, but I am not sure for how long. Anyway, you’re going to get wet!
I have lived in the lakes all my life and part of growing up was the summer holidays swimming in the local river and yes, the odd dip in the lake.
I have just been reading a fairly interesting article put together by an experience outdoor swimmer ‘John Flanagan’ so I thought I would share a few of his tips.
The following blog is written by Maria Walker, Reservations Manager at English Lakes Support Office.
The picture I see each day is different depending on the weather and time of day. I ask myself on many occasions how people can take this area for granted?
More details about the route the Olympic Torch will take through the Lake District have been revealed yesterday.
On the afternoon of 21st June 2012, the torch will arrive in Grasmere – then travel along the A591 to Ambleside.
The Torch will then board a steamer from the jetties outside of the Waterhead Boutique Hotel and set sail along Windermere. The torch will sail pass Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel & Marina to Bowness Pier, arriving just before 8pm, where a huge event to mark the occasion is being staged on the Glebe.
Both Waterhead and Low Wood Bay will be the perfect location to see the torch on this historic occasion as it passes through the Lake District before the London 2012 Olymic Games.
Les Commandos Percu world premiere
The Glebe in Bowness in the Lakes will be welcoming the Olympic Flame.
Bowness on Windermere will hold an Olympic Torch evening celebration on Thursday 21 June. As part of a programme for the evening you can also experience one of the opening events of the prestigious London 2012 Festival, On the Night Shift.
This free show will see streams of colour and light blaze across the skies above Lake Windermere. Presented by Lakes Alive, On the Night Shift is a brand new commission from French pyrotechnic wizards Les Commandos Percu, who wowed audiences at Mintfest and Maryport in 2010 and have a worldwide reputation for incredible productions.
On the Night Shift is not a concert, nor is it a firework display, but it brings the most exciting and exhilarating moments of each to create a spectacular event that you’ll remember for a very long time.
Featuring specially selected UK artists, live music, dance and amazing rhythmic percussion, this will be a show not to be missed.
- Written by: +Kris Littlewood