Saturday 3rd December

Friday 2nd December 2016 - Sunday 4th December 2016

Dent Folk Carols Weekend

A festival of the old and lively folk carols which has been running for nearly 20 years. You can come for the whole weekend and have workshops, concerts, accommodation and food; you can also attend individual events.

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Saturday 3rd December 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm

Free Parking in Sedbergh

Sedbergh and District Chamber of Trade and Business is sponsoring two hours’ free parking in Joss Lane and Loftus Hill car parks between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 3, 10 and 17 December. To redeem your parking fee, simply go to Three Hares Café on Main Street or No. 6 Finkle Street and Mad Hatter’s Tea Room on Finkle Street and fill in a simple survey.

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Saturday 3rd December 2016 7:00pm

Flicks in the Fells – Pete’s Dragon

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

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Sunday 4th December

Friday 2nd December 2016 - Sunday 4th December 2016

Dent Folk Carols Weekend

A festival of the old and lively folk carols which has been running for nearly 20 years. You can come for the whole weekend and have workshops, concerts, accommodation and food; you can also attend individual events.

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Sunday 4th December 2016 7:00pm

Advent Carol Service

A Service of Lessons read by members of the School and Carols sung by the Choir of Sedbergh School with congregational participation in carol singing in Sedbergh School Chapel at 17.00 on Sunday 4th December

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Wednesday 7th December

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Wednesday 7th December 2016 7:30pm

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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Friday 9th December

Friday 9th December 2016 3:30pm

Sedbergh Primary School Christmas Fair

At the Christmas Fair this year children will be selling items that they have manufactured in school during its Enterprise Week. In addition, any local organisations or businesses that would like to pay for a table (a donation to PTFA funds of £5, please) can do so, and sell items to raise money for themselves. For more information, please contact Joyce Scarr on 20510.

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Saturday 10th December

Saturday 10th December 2016 9:00am

Settle Carlisle Carols

Workshop to learn the folk carols 9am – then sing them on the train, in the stations, and in several pubs Langwathby to Settle. Lifts available from Sedbergh.

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Saturday 10th December 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm

Free Parking in Sedbergh

Sedbergh and District Chamber of Trade and Business is sponsoring two hours’ free parking in Joss Lane and Loftus Hill car parks between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 3, 10 and 17 December. To redeem your parking fee, simply go to Three Hares Café on Main Street or No. 6 Finkle Street and Mad Hatter’s Tea Room on Finkle Street and fill in a simple survey.

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Saturday 17th December

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Saturday 17th December 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm

Free Parking in Sedbergh

Sedbergh and District Chamber of Trade and Business is sponsoring two hours’ free parking in Joss Lane and Loftus Hill car parks between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 3, 10 and 17 December. To redeem your parking fee, simply go to Three Hares Café on Main Street or No. 6 Finkle Street and Mad Hatter’s Tea Room on Finkle Street and fill in a simple survey.

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Wednesday 18th January

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Wednesday 18th January 2017 7:30pm

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

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

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

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

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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