Every Wednesday we host a Volunteer Day, open to anyone interested in learning new skills or contributing to the project. To join, contact emma@grizedale.org for more details.

Event

TALK: James Beighton Explores Social Clay in Middlesbrough

Joining us from Tees Valley Arts, James Beighton will talk through examples of how historical ceramic practice within his own home town of Middlesbrough supported social change, and in turn,...

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1
October
2022
- 1 Oct 2022
Event

Social Clay Festival

Join us for a two day collaborative gathering of people using craft in a political, educational and social way. It’ll be a weekend of hands-on workshops, making, talks, films...

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1
October
2022
- 2 Oct 2022
Workshops, Course

From Fork to Fork: The Journey of Food – Drawing Drop In

Join us for a day of drop in drawing with Ceri Littlechild in our workshops and gardens. Guided by an experienced drawing tutor, you’ll learn how to draw edible...

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1
October
2022
- 1 Oct 2022
Event

POTTERAOKE!

Let your hairs down, croon with clay at the world’s only, world famous POTTERAOKE brought to you by The Portland Inn Project. Hosted by Gladys and Mabel, choose a...

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1
October
2022
- 1 Oct 2022
Event

Valley Apple Days: Bring Your Apples for Juicing

Do you have an orchard which needs harvesting or a neglected apple tree in your garden which needs picking? Not sure what to do with your harvest? Why not bring...

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26
September
2022
- 28 Sep 2022
Events, Workshop

Skill Up With The Farmer’s Arms Garden Team

Part of our Volunteer Programme, join our Saturday afternoon sessions and skill up alongside our professional gardeners and help maintain and develop the varied gardens surrounding the Inn. As...

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24
September
2022
- 24 Sep 2022
Workshop

Drop In Making Days with Tom Philipson and Francis Lloyd-Jones

Got a making project that you are stuck with and need some expert advice but don’t want to join a course or class? Want to improve your skills or...

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24
September
2022
- 24 Sep 2022
Event

The Stable Bar Presents: John Woodward

Join us in the atmospheric Stable Bar to enjoy the enchanting sounds of the classical guitar as John Woodward plays a varied set of traditional folk songs and his...

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15
September
2022
- 15 Sep 2022
Workshop

Drop In Making Days with Tom Philipson and Francis Lloyd-Jones

Got a making project that you are stuck with and need some expert advice but don’t want to join a course or class? Want to improve your skills or...

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10
September
2022
- 10 Sep 2022
Workshops, Course

LEARN TRADITIONAL STONE WALLING WITH PETER DRAKE

Join experienced stone waller Peter Drake for this two day course in traditional dry stone wall construction using only a few hand tools and no cement or mortar. Dry stone walls...

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10
September
2022
- 11 Sep 2022
Event

Lawson Park’s September Open Day

Celebrate late summer colour and the harvests ripening at the 15th birthday of The Paddies, a unique terraced fruit and vegetable garden made by Japanese farmers, high up in the...

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10
September
2022
- 10 Sep 2022
Event

POSTPONED – Film Screening at Allan Bank: No Flaming House by Associate Artist Philip Speakman

To celebrate the opening of Allan Bank‘s newly restored ornamental chapel of 1836 and the private view of Hideyuki Sobue’s large scale mural commission, A Letter to the Earth...

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9
September
2022
- 9 Sep 2022
Event

THE STABLE BAR PRESENTS: CELTIC FIDDLES

We welcome back Thursday night regulars, Celtic Fiddles, who will once again fill The Stable Bar with traditional music.  Soak up the atmosphere as this experienced group of musicians play a live...

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8
September
2022
- 8 Sep 2022
Event

Re-imagining wattle and daub at Lowick Show

The Farmer’s Arms invites Lowick Show go-ers to join us in making some wattle and daub screens that will later be seen in use in and around The Farmer’s...

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3
September
2022
- 3 Sep 2022
Events, Workshop

Skill Up With The Farmer’s Arms Garden Team

Part of our Volunteer Programme, join our Saturday afternoon sessions and skill up alongside our professional gardeners and help maintain and develop the varied gardens surrounding the Inn. As...

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27
August
2022
- 27 Aug 2022
Event

The Stable Bar Presents: John Woodward

Join us in the atmospheric Stable Bar to enjoy the enchanting sounds of the classical guitar as John Woodward plays a varied set of traditional folk songs and his...

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25
August
2022
- 25 Aug 2022
Event

THE STABLE BAR PRESENTS: UKELBERRY JAM

New to The Stable Bar’s music nights, Ukelberry Jam is a group of friends who have come together to play music. The group play ukulele and sing a wide...

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18
August
2022
- 18 Aug 2022
Events, Workshop

Skill Up With The Farmer’s Arms Garden Team

Part of our Volunteer Programme, join our Saturday afternoon sessions and skill up alongside our professional gardeners and help maintain and develop the varied gardens surrounding the Inn. As...

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30
July
2022
- 30 Jul 2022
Workshops, Event

The Farmer’s Yarns

The Farmer’s Yarns is a Cumbrian wool event that showcases farm-2-yarn micro businesses. Wool is a fantastic, natural, biodegradable resource that is currently undervalued. The Farmer’s Yarns highlights and...

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2
July
2022
- 2 Jul 2022
Event

Lawson Park Open Day

Join us for a one-off day to explore our sister site, Lawson Park‘s gardens, award-winning residence and art, design & crafts collections on Saturday 2nd July, and enjoy a...

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2
July
2022
- 2 Jul 2022
Events, Workshop

Skill Up With The Farmer’s Arms Garden Team

Part of our Volunteer Programme, join our Saturday afternoon sessions and skill up alongside our professional gardeners and help maintain and develop the varied gardens surrounding the Inn. As...

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25
June
2022
- 25 Jun 2022
Event

BOOK LAUNCH: SARAH HALL, Burntcoat

“Under the wood’s charred coat, the true grain was revealed, in dark vectors and knots, patterns so suggestive they became stories.” Come and celebrate the launch of the beautiful...

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24
June
2022
- 24 Jun 2022
Courses, Workshop

Learn Smoke Firing with Martine Becquet

Join local potter Martine Becquet for this 2-day workshop hosted in The Farmer’s Arms pottery over two consecutive Sundays (Sunday 19th & Sunday 26th June). Day 1 – Sunday...

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19
June
2022
- 26 Jun 2022
Workshop

Learn Upholstery with Dianne of Evans-Taylor Restoration

Join upholsterer Dianne of Evans Taylor Restoration and learn how to transform tired and dated furniture with basic soft-furnishing re-upholstery techniques. You are welcome to bring along an upholstered item...

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11
June
2022
- 11 Jun 2022
Course

EVENING COURSE: Pottery Through Woodwork with Tom Philipson

Join Tom Philipson, Director of Making on this six-week Thursday evening course as he guides you through the techniques he has developed to make ceramics through woodworking. Over six-weeks,...

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9
June
2022
- 14 Jul 2022
Event

The Stable Bar Presents: Celtic Fiddles

We welcome back Thursday night regulars, Celtic Fiddles, who will once again fill The Stable Bar with traditional music.  Soak up the atmosphere as this experienced group of musicians play...

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9
June
2022
- 9 Jun 2022
Course

EVENING COURSE: Pottery with Francis Lloyd-Jones

Come and join our Wednesday evening pottery classes in The Farmer’s Arms workshops. All abilities are welcome from absolute beginners to those familiar with working in clay. Taught by...

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8
June
2022
- 13 Jul 2022
Event

The Farmer’s Jubilee Fair

Fit for a queen: Join our plethora of local makers and producers selling food and drink, fresh produce, crafts, bric-a-brac and everything in between. Join a in-the-know tour of...

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3
June
2022
- 3 Jun 2022
Event

FILM SCREENING: Renzo Martens – White Cube 2020

Documenting Renzo Martens’s longterm project working in the Congo with plantation workers cooperative CATPC, White Cube critiques how art is used and proposes an alternative restorative function. With its...

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1
June
2022
- 1 Jun 2022
Workshops, Event

Skill Up With The Farmer’s Arms Garden Team

Part of our Volunteer Programme, join our Saturday afternoon sessions and skill up alongside our professional gardeners and help maintain and develop the varied gardens surrounding the Inn. As...

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28
May
2022
- 28 May 2022
Event

NEW DATE – Diversify to Survive: Maria Benjamin talks about her recent visit to Nepal

Local farmer and Farmer’s Arms supplier, Maria Benjamin of Dodgson Wood, joins us to share her recent experience teaching soap making to marginalised women in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park....

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26
May
2022
- 26 May 2022
Event

FILM Screening: Dennis O’Rourke – Cannibal Tours (1988)

This insightful documentary on contemporary tourism follows an international group of tourists on a sightseeing trip to visit a remote community in New Guinea. Who is the cannibal?

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25
May
2022
- 25 May 2022
Event

The Stable Bar Presents: The Sharp Fives

Joining our Thursday night programme once again, we welcome back The Sharp Fives, who bring their swinging lines to The Stable Bar.  Join us for food, drinks and to...

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19
May
2022
- 19 May 2022
Event

Alistair Hudson – Director of Whitworth Gallery and Manchester Museum

Join Alistair Hudson as he chats about his interest in what museums do, who they are for and they contribute to our lives both on a civic and personal...

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18
May
2022
- 18 May 2022
Workshop

Waste Not, Want Not Workshop

A fun and fascinating workshop by our in-house tutors Karen Guthrie and Adam Sutherland, both thrifty and inventive cooks who take great joy in transforming leftovers. As wardens at Grizedale Arts’s remote...

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15
May
2022
Event

Togetherness: A long view across some bumpy ground

We are delighted to welcome artist Joep Van Lieshout to join us at The Farmer’s Arms Dining Room this Sunday May 15th at 6pm A serendipitous, informal discussion between...

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15
May
2022
- 15 May 2022
Event

The Stable Bar Presents: Celtic Fiddles

We welcome back Thursday night regulars, Celtic Fiddles, who will once again fill The Stable Bar with traditional music.  Soak up the atmosphere as this experienced group of musicians play...

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12
May
2022
- 12 May 2022
Event

Francis Lloyd-Jones Talks Pottery

Join our recently installed In-House Potter, Francis Lloyd-Jones as he chats about his practice, his recent apprenticeship at at Maze Hill Pottery and his role at The Farmer’s Arms....

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11
May
2022
- 11 May 2022
Courses, Workshop

SOLD OUT – LEARN TRADITIONAL STONE WALLING WITH PETER DRAKE

Join experienced stone waller Peter Drake for this two day course in traditional dry stone wall construction using only a few hand tools and no cement or mortar. Dry stone walls...

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7
May
2022
- 8 May 2022
Event

The Stable Bar Presents: Technicolour Black Hole

The Stable Bar welcomes Technicolour Black Hole, a budding 5-piece rock band from Ulverston, playing mostly covers with a handful of originals. With Louis Martin on keys, Austin Hamer...

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5
May
2022
- 5 May 2022
Events, Workshop

Skill Up With The Farmer’s Arms Garden Team

Part of our Volunteer Programme, join our Saturday afternoon sessions and skill up alongside our professional gardeners and help maintain and develop the varied gardens surrounding the Inn. As...

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30
April
2022
- 30 Apr 2022
Course

The Farmer’s Arms Intensive Garden School with Karen Guthrie

A 6-day intensive gardening school for up to 8 participants, with optional accommodation.  Sat. & Sun. April 23rd (9.30am – 5.30pm) & 24th (9.30am – 4pm)   Sat. &...

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23
April
2022
- 23 Apr 2022
Course

Make Yourself a Home: The Farmer’s Arms (Residential) Craft School with Tom Philipson

Following on from the success of our architecture schools in Japan and the UK, this is a rare opportunity to learn firsthand from one of the best craftspeople around,...

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23
April
2022
- 23 Apr 2022
Course

Saturday Classes: Pottery with Francis Lloyd-Jones

Come and join our In-House Potter, Francis Lloyd-Jones for his new Saturday morning pottery classes in The Farmer’s Arms workshops. All abilities are welcome from absolute beginners to those...

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23
April
2022
- 28 May 2022
Course

SOLD OUT – Evening Classes: Pottery with Francis Lloyd-Jones

Come and join our new Thursday evening pottery classes in The Farmer’s Arms workshops. All abilities are welcome from absolute beginners to those familiar with working in clay. Taught...

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21
April
2022
- 26 May 2022
Course

SOLD OUT – EVENING COURSE: Pottery Through Woodwork with Tom Philipson

Join Tom Philipson, Director of Making on this 6-week course as he guides you through the techniques he has developed to make ceramics through woodworking. Over six-weeks, Tom will...

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20
April
2022
- 25 May 2022
Event

The Stable Bar Presents: Celtic Fiddles

We welcome back Thursday night regulars, Celtic Fiddles, who will once again fill The Stable Bar with traditional music.  Soak up the atmosphere as this experienced group of musicians play...

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14
April
2022
- 14 Apr 2022
Event

In Search of Utopia – Making New Worlds: The Arts and Crafts Movement’s ambitions in the Lake District, Iceland and the Cotswolds

An open and illustrated discussion between the William Morris Gallery’s senior curators Roisin Ingleby and Rowan Bain, and Grizedale Arts director Adam Sutherland. The talk will discuss William Morris...

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7
April
2022
- 7 Apr 2022
Event

Mothering Sunday High-Tea & Pottery

Are you still not sure how to show your appreciation this Mothering Sunday? Look no further! Our all-day high-teas are the perfect way to make sure the Mother figure in...

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27
March
2022
- 27 Mar 2022
Event

The Stable Bar Presents: The Sharp Fives

Joining our Thursday night programme for the first time, we welcome The Sharp Fives, who bring their swinging lines to The Stable Bar for the first time.  Join us...

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24
March
2022
Event

The Stable Bar Presents: Celtic Fiddles

Returning to our Thursday night programme, we are pleased to host Celtic Fiddles in the historic Stable Bar once again as they play both for fun and to entertain the local...

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17
March
2022
Event

Film Screening: Our Daily Bread

A screening of the hugely influential film ‘Our Daily Bread’ will take place in the inn. The film will be hosted by award-winning local farmer John Atkinson who will offer...

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10
March
2022
Event

Meet the Brewer: An Evening with Fell Brewery & Kvass Tasting with The Farmer’s Arms Kitchen

A regular on The Stable Bar’s tap rotation, we welcome the Fell Brewery team to join us for an evening of beer tasting. A chance to meet the people...

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9
March
2022
Event

Food Waste Action Week at The Farmer’s Arms

For Food Waste Action Week, The Farmer’s Arms is offering creative and fun online and in-house events to help you make delicious dishes from forgotten or neglected ingredients, and guide...

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7
March
2022
- 13 Mar 2022

Café

Open Thursday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm.  
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