Saturday 1st October

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Saturday 1st October 2016 10:30am - 5:00pm

Farfield Mill - Workshop – Janet Phillips- Autumn Glory in Batik

Come and explore the art of batik using silk material, tjiantin tools, stamps, brushes etc. to make a colourful design with silk paints.

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Saturday 1st October 2016 7:00pm

Sedbergh Community Cinema - The Hateful Eight

Flicks in the Fells are back again after the summer break with Quentin Tarantino’s American Western mystery about a bounty hunter and his prisoner who find shelter in the dead of a Wyoming winter in a cabin inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

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Monday 3rd October

Monday 3rd October 2016 7:30pm

Talk: British Legion, Sedbergh Branch

‘The 1st Airborne Battalion Border Regiment at Arnhem 1944’

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Wednesday 5th October

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Wednesday 5th October 2016 7:30pm

Sedbergh & District History Society - The archaeology of the A66: Greta Bridge to Scotch Corner

An illustrated talk by John Zant presenting the results of a series of archaeological investigations undertaken in 2006/7 by Oxford Archaeology North on the route of the A66.

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Sunday 9th October

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Sunday 9th October 2016 10:30am - 4:30pm

Farfield Mill - Workshop – Gill Curwen – Standing Wool (Quillie Rugs)

Standing Wool (Quillie) Rugs are a very unusual form for rag rug that is rarely seen in its truest form. Come along for a gentle introduction where you will learn how to cut and prepare the wool, how to create and sew Quillie coils and how to join coils to create a larger piece of work. We will also look at the art of the Shirred Rug – as a highly complementary technique, it is frequently used in combination with Standing Wool.

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Wednesday 12th October

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Wednesday 12th October 2016 7:30pm

Cumbria Wildlife Trust - Birds and Tigers

A return visit by an expert film maker and wildlife photographer Philip Cropper. Expect beauty and drama : nature in the raw.

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Wednesday 19th October

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Wednesday 19th October 2016 10:30am - 4:30pm

Farfield Mill - Workshop – Jan Beadle-Introduction to Weaving

If you have already started weaving and never tried rug weaving this is a perfect opportunity to learn a weft faced technique. Beginners would also find this an easy introduction into weaving, too.

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Wednesday 19th October 2016 7:30pm

Sedbergh & District History Society - Making a grand entrance

An illustrated talk by Andrew Lowe looking at the range of historic doorways in the Lake District, in order to help people understand the architectural detailing and dating of buildings over the last few hundred years.

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Wednesday 26th October

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Wednesday 26th October 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm

Community Orchard Group Sedbergh (COGS) - Apple Day

Our first Apple Day will give everyone in the community an opportunity to bring along their apples which can be juiced and taken home either to drink, freeze or pasteurise.

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Wednesday 2nd November

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Wednesday 2nd November 2016 7:30pm

Sedbergh & District History Society - The geology of the Dent marble industry

An illustrated talk by William Fraser covering the geology of the area, the location of known quarries that supplied the industry and their methods of working and transporting the stone and what remains of the factory site.

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Saturday 12th November

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Saturday 12th November 2016 7:00pm

Sedbergh Community Cinema - Film for November

The title will be announced nearer to the date.

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Wednesday 16th November

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Wednesday 16th November 2016 7:30pm

Sedbergh & District History Society - Westfield War Memorial Village: a story of survival

An illustrated talk by Martin Purdy on the village in Lancaster and its unique and ongoing story of survival – incorporating original anecdotes and material about and from the philanthropists, militarists and residents who have been central to its existence.

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Monday 21st November

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Monday 21st November 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Sedbergh Walking & Cycling Group - Land’s End to John O’Groats Revisited

One of a series of free public talks entitled Talking the Walk – Adventures on Foot at Home and Abroad.

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Wednesday 23rd November

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Wednesday 23rd November 2016 7:30pm

Cumbria Wildlife Trust - Flight to Extinction

Peter Mawby. The Indian Ocean islands have the distinction of hosting the highest proportion of endemic bird species per unit area anywhere in the world but also the worst record of extinctions. Why?

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Wednesday 7th December

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Wednesday 7th December 2016 7:30pm

Sedbergh & District History Society - North Craven in the early medieval period: an archaeological perspective

An illustrated talk by David Johnson summarising the newly – dated post Roman and pre Norman conquest sites in North Craven. It will also consider the wider implications of the excavation results and present a new hypothesis.

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Wednesday 18th January

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Wednesday 18th January 2017 7:30pm

Sedbergh & District History Society - The Evacuation of Civilians from Burma, 1942 (Part 2)

Almost half a million civilians escaped from Burma in 1942 in the space of six months. Mike Leigh offers glimpses into episodes from the evacuation in a continuation from his previous talk.

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Wednesday 25th January

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Wednesday 25th January 2017 7:30pm

Cumbria Wildlife Trust - The History of Natural Beekeeping

John Vendy illustrates some different perspectives and dilemmas posed by natural beekeeping.

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Wednesday 1st February

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Wednesday 1st February 2017 7:30pm

Sedbergh & District History Society - The enclosure of Bluecaster: why Sedbergh hated the Stricklands

An illustrated talk by Kevin Lancaster describing how Sedbergh people successfully opposed the attempt of the Strickland family to enclose Bluecaster.

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Wednesday 15th February

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Wednesday 15th February 2017 7:30pm

Sedbergh & District History Society - Dickens, charity and Cowgill

An illustrated talk by Jean Briggs concerning a plea in 1853 to Charles Dickens for charitable help from Mrs Matthews, wife of the Curate of St John’s Cowgill. The talk also covers the history of Mrs Matthews and her Brazilian father who was an agent of the British Government during the period of the South American Revolution.

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Wednesday 22nd February

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017 7:30pm

Cumbria Wildlife Trust - Madagascar

Emily reports on a Sedbergh School expedition to this unique island and its endangered ecology

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Wednesday 1st March

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Wednesday 1st March 2017 7:30pm

Sedbergh & District History Society - The Home Front, Sedbergh 1914 – 1918

An illustrated talk by Diane Elphick showing how the war affected the people of Sedbergh including the role of children, fundraising events, working parties, regulations and the demands on farmers.

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Wednesday 8th March

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Wednesday 8th March 2017 7:30pm

Cumbria Wildlife Trust - Flood Prevention and Endangered Species

An update by Lune Rivers Trust secretary Sarah Littlefield on work in progress to alleviate flooding and to control threats to native species.

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Wednesday 15th March

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Wednesday 15th March 2017 7:30pm

Sedbergh & District History Society - Thomas Garnett: spa doctor and society scientist

This illustrated talk by Robert Fox follows the life of Thomas Garnett (1766 – 1802). Born in Barbon he was apprenticed to John Dawson in Sedbergh before going on to medical studies in Edinburgh. He became a national authority on medicinal waters and one of the great scientific lecturers of his day.

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Wednesday 12th April

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Wednesday 12th April 2017 7:30pm

Cumbria Wildlife Trust - Butterfly Conservation Projects in the North West

A leading expert in his field, Chris Winnick will report on efforts to reverse the loss of rare butterfly species.

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