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Browse our upcoming workshops, courses and events below. If you want to learn new skills, book your place through the links provided or drop by and get involved if the event doesn’t require booking.

In addition, each Wednesday we host a Community Lunch at 1pm. Everyone is welcome but it is first come first served so make sure you arrive on time!

Our workshops are open every Tuesday to Friday, from 10.00am – 4.00pm and every other Saturday. Stop by for advice on your latest project or email us for costings if you would like to use the equipment under the supervision of our expert staff.

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Workshops & Courses

A talk being held in the Dining Room
Festivals & Events, Soup Talks

Poetry Readings and Open Mic Evening

Join a host of Cumbrian poets at our Farmer’s Arms poetry evening. All abilities are welcome, from absolute beginners to experienced writers… or just come in and watch! Hosted...

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28
February
2024

6:30 pm -

8:00 pm

The Little Arrow String Band
Live Music

Live in the Stable Bar: The Little Arrow String Band

We welcome back Americana-inspired band The Little Arrow String Band to our Stable Bar Thursday night music line-up. Pick up a pint and treat yourself to one of our...

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29
February
2024
Workshops & Courses

Make Your Own Noodle Bowl and Chopsticks

Join Tom to learn the techniques of ceramic handbuilding to create your very own ramen bowl and make a set of recycled wooden chopsticks. You will learn the basic...

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2
March
2024

10:00 am -

4:00 pm

Soup Talks

SOUP TALK: Book Launch ‘Human Being’ by Graham Lee

Our increasing reliance on digital technology has had a profound impact on our own abilities as humans. What can we do about it? Join us for this talk and...

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6
March
2024

6:30 pm -

8:00 pm

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings
Festivals & Events

Mothers Day Sunday Lunch and High Tea

Relax with your friends and family this Mothers Day and let us cook you a delicious two-course Sunday lunch, we will go on to serve high tea throughout the...

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10
March
2024

1:00 pm -

6:00 pm

Soup Talks

SOUP TALK: Andrea Brunsendorf on the Gardens at Lowther Castle

A brief history of the Gardens at Lowther Castle from King Edward I to Charles III & beyond. Presented from the perspective of the current head gardener, Andrea Brunsendorf,...

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13
March
2024

6:30 pm -

8:00 pm

Poetry Workshop
Workshops & Courses

Explore Poetry Writing with Ilse Pedler

Join Ilse Pedler in this supportive and encouraging workshop using the poetry of the past to inspire your own way with words. Focussing on how and what to write,...

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14
March
2024
Workshops & Courses

Gelli Plate Printing with Jess Levine

Explore gelli plate printing with Jess Levine as she guides you through the basics with a series of demonstrations and plenty of time to explore different materials and techniques at...

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17
March
2024

11:00 am -

1:00 pm

Workshops & Courses

Buckle Up- One Day Beltmaking Workshop

Join Rob in our workshops for this one off Saturday leather working course… About the Workshop: Come and spend a day making a belt! Starting with high-quality vegetable tanned...

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23
March
2024

10:00 am -

4:00 pm

A talk being held in the Dining Room
Soup Talks, Festivals & Events

Poetry Readings and Open Mic Evening

Join a host of Cumbrian poets at our Farmer’s Arms poetry evening. All abilities are welcome, from absolute beginners to experienced writers… or just come in and watch! Hosted...

Find Out More...
27
March
2024

6:30 pm -

8:00 pm

Workshops & Courses

Make A Traditional Rush Hat

With the tradition of Easter bonnets as inspiration we will be welcoming Owen Jones and Jane Bradley for this one off rush weaving course! Choose from a traditional boater...

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30
March
2024

9:00 am -

5:00 pm

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings
Festivals & Events

Easter Sunday Lunch

Relax with your friends and family this Easter and let us cook you a delicious two-course Easter Sunday lunch. Just £26 per person for two courses, all our menu...

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31
March
2024

1:00 pm -

2:00 pm

Workshops & Courses

SOLD OUT JUNE SESSION BOOKING NOW: Womens Woodwork Weekend

Join us for this 3 day intensive residential furniture and woodwork school with an emphasis on re-generative design If you were ever told you should not do woodwork then...

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12
April
2024
- 14 Apr 2024
Workshops & Courses

MONDAY EVENING CLASS: Introduction to Printmaking

Always fancied Printmaking? Come along to this introductory evening class to gain a grounding in the possibilities of print.. In this 6 week evening class you will be guided...

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15
April
2024
- 20 May 2024
Farmer's Arms stool designed by Tom Philipson
Workshops & Courses

TUESDAY EVENING COURSE: Introduction to Furniture Making & Basic Woodwork

Join award winning designer and maker Tom Philipson in this rewarding and fascinating six-week  evening class. Over six-weeks, you’ll learn the basics of furniture making and make your own...

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16
April
2024
- 21 May 2024
Pottery
Workshops & Courses

WEDNESDAY 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 The...

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17
April
2024
- 22 May 2024
Pottery Class
Workshops & Courses

THURSDAY EVENING COURSE: Pottery with Francis Lloyd-Jones

Come and join our 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 by The...

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18
April
2024
- 23 May 2024
Live Music

An Evening with Pete Astor

Join us for an evening of music and conversation with renowned musician Pete Astor Pete Astor led Creation Records’ groups The Loft and The Weather Prophets, writing songs and...

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18
April
2024

8:00 pm -

11:00 pm

Pottery Workshop
Workshops & Courses

FRIDAY DAY COURSE: Beginners Pottery

Join us in our workshops for this introduction to basic pottery techniques. This course is intended to start from the very beginning and gives participants the chance to get...

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19
April
2024
- 24 May 2024
Workshops & Courses

Wild Pizza In the Lake District

A one-off SPECIAL workshop by Foragebox giving you the opportunity to forage for wild ingredients under the supervision of an expert, before heading back to the wonderful pub, The...

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26
April
2024

2:00 pm -

6:00 pm

Beginners Woodwork
Workshops & Courses

Make a Stool in a Day

Learn the fundamental woodwork techniques through making your own wooden stool in a day with workshop manager and maker Tom Philipson. This day workshop explores woodwork using recycled off-cuts...

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27
April
2024

10:00 am -

4:00 pm

Workshops & Courses

Gelli Plate Printing with Jess Levine

Explore gelli plate printing with Jess Levine as she guides you through the basics with a series of demonstrations and plenty of time to explore different materials and techniques at...

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12
May
2024

11:00 am -

1:00 pm

Francis Lloyd-Jones
Workshops & Courses

WEDNESDAY 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 The...

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5
June
2024
- 10 Jul 2024
Francis Lloyd-Jones & a Pottery Student
Workshops & Courses

THURSDAY EVENING COURSE: Pottery with Francis Lloyd-Jones

Come and join our 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 by The Farmer’s...

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6
June
2024
- 11 Jul 2024
Workshops & Courses

Womens Woodwork Weekend

Join us for this 3 day intensive residential furniture and woodwork school with an emphasis on re-generative design If you were ever told you should not do woodwork then...

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7
June
2024
- 9 Jun 2024

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