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.
- Multiple DatesTue, 17 MayWatermillockWatermillock 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.
- Multiple DatesFri, 20 MayDockrayCome and join your fellow valley folk to do some jumping around. Catering for all levels and led by trainer Debbie Jackman you will have fun and won't realise you are actually doing some exercise.
- Sun, 22 MayDockrayQuizmaster to be revealed.........
- Tue, 24 MayMatterdale EndThe Power of the Dog is a 2021 Western psychological drama film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. he Power of the Dog covers themes such as love, grief, resentment, jealousy, masculinity, and sexuality.
- Fri, 03 JunDockrayThings are firming up! Bring your own picnic and pudding, buy your beers and wine from the pub. See below for the programme for the day and Queen of Puddings recipe.
- Fri, 01 JulWatermillockFancy a few jars with your neighbours then come and join everyone for supper and a drink. Great chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.
- Multiple DatesWed, 17 AugPenrithMatterdale's very own Helen Reed is starring as Margaret Thatcher in the play by the British playwright Moira Buffini, examining the relationship between Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Margaret Thatcher, the British prime minister from 1979 to 1990.
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!