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Unless stated otherwise, events in this region are organised by the Society’s North West Regional Committee.

Regional Chair: Tim Foster telephone +44 (0)1768 779601 email nw@rgs.org

Coming up:


Planet Earth II: Cities - Fredi Devas

 Sunday 16 July at 7.30pm
 Regional Theatres Programme (Keswick)

Cities seem an unlikely place for animals to thrive, but they can be a world of surprising opportunity. Fredi Devas, Producer of BBC Planet Earth II: Cities, takes us behind the scenes.

Venue: Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, CA12 5DJ.

Tickets: prices vary, visit the venue website for details and to book. Please telephone and quote RGS-IBG membership number to book up to two tickets at discounted rate (£9.50 each). telephone 017687 74411


The Long View - Harriet and Rob Fraser

 Saturday 22 July at 7.00pm (drinks) for 7.30pm–9.00pm
 Lecture (Kendal)

Join the Cumbrian artists, writer Harriet and photographer Rob, for a behind-the-scenes tour of The Long View, a project seven years in the making - "ordinary trees in extraordinary locations".

Venue: The Box, Kendal College Media and Arts Campus, Beezon Road, Kendal, LA9 6EL.

Places: £5 on entry, RGS-IBG members free. Pay bar from 7.00pm.


Blencathra: the people's mountain - Tim Foster

 Saturday 12 August 10.30am–3.30pm
 Field visit (Keswick)

A field visit to the summit of this iconic mountain, which has grown in popularity since showcased on BBC4. Described as "the mountaineers' mountain" by Wainwright, is it now "the people's mountain"?

Meeting place: Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4SG.

Places: £10 (donation), RGS-IBG members free, book in advance. Please note that suitable footwear and clothing must be worn. Participants will require a suitable level of fitness for ascent and distance. Contact Tim Foster telephone 017687 79601

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