Welly Top 5
1. Ali Bab and the 40 Thieves, Burneside Amateur Theatre Society
Fri 6th & Sat 7th January at 7h30pm / Wed 11th to Sat 14th January at 7h30pm /
Sat 7th, Sun 8th and Sat 14th January at 2pm
And you thought the Christmas panto season had finished? Extend your holiday entertainment well into January with a trip to see Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves performed by the Burneside Amateur Theatre Society in Kendal. Banish those January blues and treat all the family to an exotic classic. Tickets priced at £9 for adults and £7 under sixteens. Book now: 07792 777213
The Bryce Institute, Burneside, Kendal, LA9 6QZ www.batsburneside.co.uk
2. Masquerade Party at Tithe Barn, Carlisle
Saturday 14th January from 07h30pm until midnight
Save the detox and party like it’s err… December? Seriously though, this event is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community as ticket sales all go to local charity CRUSE which offers free bereavement counselling throughout the county. Unfortunately this charity recently lost their funding and so need your support to keep their important services going within Cumbria. The evening will be held at Tithe Barn in Carlisle and the masquerade theme couldn’t be more fun! At just £25 a ticket with a free buffet provided, this is one fine and dandy excuse to carry on the party without breaking the bank post-chrimbo.
To book tickets email: email@example.com or contact The Sportsman Inn, Carlisle on 01228 533799
3. Sing-Along Mamma Mia! at Threlkeld Village hall
Sunday 15th January 4pm until 6h30pm
Still sticking to the party theme, what’s not to love about a good sing-along session to all those fabulous Abba hits? Another (slightly crazy) way to entertain yourself in January, not only will this get you donning your flares and platforms and warbling to the likes of Dancing Queen and Fernando but most importantly you’ll forget about the grim January cold outside as you bask in the fabulous Grecian sunshine (well imagination is everything you know). There will be Greek-themed nibbles and a licensed bar with prosecco (woo-hoo!). Tickets just £4 on the door – another January super-saver!
Threlkeld Village Hall, Main Street, Threlkeld, CA12 4RX T: 07563 619358
4. Comedy Club January at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Friday 27th January 8h30pm until 11pm
And if you still need to banish January’s gloom, then book yourself a ticket to the Brewery Art Centre’s one night fun-packed comic round-up. Sit back, relax and guffaw at the wise-cracks coming at you from the likes of Sean Percival, Brennan Reece and Hayley Ellis.
Book online at www.breweryarts.co.uk or telephone the Box Office on 01539 725133
The Brewery Arts Centre, 122a Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4HE
5. Alternative Burns Night at The Lakes Distillery
Friday 20th and 27th January from 6h30pm
A definite must for Scotophiles (yes that is a word) and lovers of whisky. Enjoy an alternative Burns Night with tales of Lanty Slee, the infamous Lake District whisky smuggler! Together with a fabulous four course meal at the Distillery’s Bistro restaurant and whisky tasting hosted by their Master Whisky Maker, Dhavall Gandhi, you’re sure to leave utterly sated with a not-entirely sober stagger to your step…
Tickets cost £45 per person. To book call 017687 88850 (and click option 2!)
The Lakes Distillery, Setmurthy, Nr Bassenthwaite Lake, CA13 9SJ