Wray Castle Weekender: Full Weekend Listings

Susie Stubbs

Make the most of your weekend by the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District with our full event listings.

Saturday 10 August 2013

Audible Forces runs from Saturday and throughout the weekend, a landscape of sound art installations at Brockhole, the visitor centre by the shore of Lake Windermere. Brockhole Visitor Centre, Sat 10-Mon 12 Aug, 12pm-6pm daily, free (car parking charge applies).

Threads, a music performance in the grounds of Wray Castle, features new music by composer Jon Hering and a group of musicians who lead you from the boat to the castle with a piece written for voice and portable boomboxes. Wray Castle, Sat 10 & Sun 11 Aug, 10am-5pm daily, free.

Sound Garden is a sound art installation at Wray Castle’s Fern House. Created by artist Steve Symonsm, use your smartphone (either alone or in a group of up to four other smartphones) to interact with and control the sound. Wray Castle, Sat 10 & Sun 11 Aug, 10am-5pm daily, free.

Tabletop Lute Workshops are being run all day (drop in) by Barrow’s Octopus Collective. Create music with homemade tabletop lutes crafted from chopping boards and guitar components, then create short pieces of music with other musicians. Great for families. Wray Castle, Sat 10 & Sun 11 Aug, 10am-5pm daily (drop in sessions throughout the day), free.

Ruincraft is a design-and-build workshop led by the artist Ross Dalziel. Construct a cardboard castle ruin either inside Wray Castle itself or, weather permitting, on Vic’s Pasture outside. Using cardboard blocks you’ll create a huge (but safe) temporary castle folly. Great for families. Wray Castle, Sat 10 & Sun 11 Aug, 10am-5pm daily, free.

Picnic Cinema runs over the weekend at Grizedale Forest nearby. Watch Danny Boyle’s horror film, 28 Days Later, deep in the forest (overnight camping included in ticket price; on-site bar provided). Grizedale Forest, Sat 10 Aug, from 5.30pm (film screened at dusk), £25.

Sunday 11 August 2013

Audible Forces continues. Brockhole Visitor Centre, Sat 10-Mon 12 Aug, 12pm-6pm daily, free (car parking charge applies).

Wray Castle events continue. Wray Castle, Sat 10 & Sun 11 Aug, 10am-5pm daily, free.

Grizedale Forest is open daily and worth a visit if you have managed to survive 28 Days Later – among its 40 or so sculptures it features Wind Thrust, a work by Audible Forces artist, Jony Easterby (Bogle Crag Trail). Its visitor centre also hosts the Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 Exhibition, a touring show of 89 images by the world’s leading environmental and social photographers. Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, until 1 Sep, 10am-5pm Mon-Sun, free.

Dorothy Wordsworth: Words of the Everyday is an exhibition at Wordsworth’s former home in Grasmere, Dove Cottage. It sheds fascinating light on the lesser known sister of that most famous of Lakes poets, while Dove Cottage itself is a delightful museum dedicated to both preserving the memory of William Wordsworth and in investing in contemporary British poetry. Dove Cottage, until 5 Jan, 9.30am-5.30pm daily, £7.50 (concessions available).

Monday 12 August 2013

Audible Forces continues. Brockhole Visitor Centre, Sat 10-Mon 12 Aug, 12pm-6pm daily, free (car parking charge applies).

Grizedale Forest as above. Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, until 1 Sep, 10am-5pm Mon-Sun, free.

Dorothy Wordsworth: Words of the Everyday as above. Dove Cottage, until 5 Jan, 9.30am-5.30pm daily, £7.50 (concessions available).

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