Included in this section are individual events happening in Matterdale and at the bottom you will find links to on-going activities and other Village Halls in the area.
- Fri, 30 SeptWatermillockWhat better way to spend a Friday morning, coffee, cake and a chat. Plus some much needed fund raising to boot!
- Multiple DatesFri, 30 SeptDockrayCome have fun and do some exercise under the expert tutelage of trainer to the stars (of Matterdale), Debbie Jackson.
- Sat, 01 OctWatermillockJoin your friends and neighbours for Harvest Supper and if you are feeling energetic, some country and western style line dancing. Tickets £5. See below for more details.
- Multiple DatesTue, 18 OctWatermillockWatermillock and Matterdale Gardening Club - every third Tuesday of the month, 2pm, Watermillock Village HallEvery month a group of interested - from novice to expert - gardeners get together to discuss various aspects of horticulture. Speakers are invited to discuss issues such as soil science, seasonal planting and up to regenerative farming techniques.
- Sat, 29 OctWatermillockDon your Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon personas for a movie night with Some Like it Hot.
- Sat, 26 NovWatermillockMatterdale and Watermillock Christmas Fair - Saturday 26th November - Watermillock Village Hall from 10.30am - 4pmAfter the success of last year's Christmas Fair, this year's will be bigger and better with more local crafts for you to fill your Christmas stockings and sacks with. If you would like a stall (£10) at the fair please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mon, 24 AprLowtherHelen will be making 10,000 ceramic daffodils for an installation at Lowther Castle and is currently fundraising to cover the production costs. She hopes you can help! More project details below.
Matterdale's own NatureWatch group has been set up with the aims of having fun observing and sharing observations of the flora and fauna of the valley, building a picture of the biodiversity of the area and sharing the information with the Cumbria Biodiveristy Data Centre. The group has been set up on Nextdoor to share photos and information of what, where and when species of interest have been seen. To join the group if you are already set up on NextDoor click here. For more information contact Paddy at email@example.com. The CBDC recording sheet for your observations is available here.
MCA Monthly Photography
Over on the Matterdale section of the NextDoor app we have created a MCA Monthly Photography group. In 2021 people spent time taking pictures of 'Life in Matterdale' which emerged as the Life in Matterdale 2022 calendar. In 2022 the theme is People of Matterdale (permission must be secured for photograph use from the person/people included in the photo). These can be people at work, play etc but to show and capture the varied population of the Matterdale valley. If you aren't on NextDoor yet then please contact Veronica Gore (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will send you an invitation. Matterdale home owners only. Here's the link to the group if you are already set up on NextDoor.
Made in Matterdale
Calling all Matterdale and Watermillock artists. After the success of the Christmas Gift Fayre we have decided to keep our local artists supported through Made in Matterdale. If you would like to be included please get in touch with Helen Ratcliffe on hholland21@hotmail,com.
Shoppers - please click MORE to see what is available. More artists will be added so keep checking back to see what's new!