Keswick Film Festival 2019

Keswick Film Festival: Thu 28 – Sun 3 March 2019

Keswick Film Festival 2019

Entertainment news sourced by Unipad Student Accommodation Lancaster: Keswick Film Festival returns for its 20th edition – join in this tremendous anniversary for a weekend of screenings and events including new and independent cinema from around the world, prize winners from Festivals such as Cannes, Toronto and Venice, documentaries that both challenge and entertain, talks and retrospectives, not to mention some very special guests.

With spring approaching, this is a wonderful time of year to visit the Lake District with the nearby fells looking at their finest. Screenings take place at the Alhambra, Keswick’s charming 105 year-old cinema, Theatre by the Lake’s grand Main House and intimate Studio, plus the giant screen at nearby Rheged, which makes for a visually stunning experience.

Traditionally the 20th Anniversary is marked with gifts of china or emerald – which films would you choose to celebrate our milestone year?

Fri 1 March 2019
11.00am: Dogman (15) – Main House
11.00am: In Fabric – Alhambra cinema
12.00pm: The Patron’s Legacy Project – Studio (free entry) – call Box Office to book
1.45pm: Carmilla (15) – Alhambra cinema
2.00pm: Noah Wise – Main House
4.00pm: Birds of Passage (15) – Alhambra cinema
4.00pm: Disobedience (15) – Main House
6.30pm: Border (15) – Alhambra cinema
7.00pm: The Guilty (15) – Main House
7.00pm: Sparrowhawk – Studio
9.00pm: Relaxer (15) – Main House
9.00pm: Everybody Knows (12A) – Alhambra cinema

Sat 2 March 2019
10.00am: Fighting with my Family (12A) – Alhambra cinema
11.00am: Citizenfour (15) – Studio
11.00am: An Elephant Sitting Still – Main House
11.15am: Down to Earth (U) – Rheged
12.30pm: The Ospreys – Alhambra cinema (free entry) – call Box Office to book
1.15pm: Sorry to Bother You – Rheged
2.30 pm: Prevenge (15) – Studio
3.00pm: Rafiki (15) – Alhambra cinema
4.30pm: Lizzie (15) – Main House
5.00pm: Faces Places (12A) – Studio
5.00pm: Happy as Lazzaro – Alhambra cinema
8.00pm: Sometimes Always Never – Main House
8.00pm: Sunset – Alhambra cinema

Sun 3 March 2019
11.00am: A Long Hot Summer in Palestine– Studio
11.00am: Another Day of Life (12A) – Alhambra cinema
1.00pm: Only You – Alhambra cinema
1.30pm: Nae Pasaran (12A) – Studio
2.00pm: Jellyfish (15) – Rheged
3.30pm: Too Late to Die Young – Alhambra cinema
4.00pm: Neil Sinyard on The Memphis Belle (docu U/film 12)– Studio
6.00pm: Arctic (PG) – Alhambra cinema
8.30pm: Green Book (12A) – Alhambra cinema

To book tickets or for performance related info call the Box Office on 017687 74411 – open 9.30am until 8pm (or 6pm on non-performance nights), 7 days a week.

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The Carnival is back this February 2019!

This February 2019 Welcome the return of the Lancaster Chinese New Year Carnival.

Lancaster Chinese New Year Carnival
Lancaster Chinese New Year Carnival On Sunday, 3rd February 2019

On Sunday, 3rd February 2019, Join in the celebrations for another incredible day; Lancaster streets will be filled with incredible tasty food from around the world with Chinese, Thai, Spanish, British cuisine with everything from the vegan to the sweet toothed catered for.

The funfair will be in Market Square for kids of all ages to enjoy alongside entertainment throughout the day with music, dance and martial arts taking to the stage from 11am – 4pm.

The Parade will start from 2pm following a path through the high street and circling the city centre around all the main thoroughfares for everyone to take in the lively and colorful performances.

Put it in your diary and don’t miss out of the free open festival for everyone to enjoy!

Follow Unipad Student Homes on Facebook for the latest updates as we announce highlights for the event.

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Christmas at Lancaster Castle 2018

When: 15th and 16th December 2018.
Where: Castle Park, Lancaster LA1 1YQ

Xmas at Lancaster Castle

Lancastrians, students and visitors to the city of Lancaster are invited to come and celebrate Christmas at Lancaster Castle this December with a festive fayre for all the family.
The Christmas at the Castle market and courtyard’s will be FREE to Enter, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December 2018. Open daily between 10.30am to 5.00pm.

Lancaster Castle Christmas Market

Visit 40 stalls from local and regional artisans and makers, and find the perfect gifts for Christmas.  Stalls including handmade gifts and jewellery, wood crafts, aromatic candles, natural beauty products, photographic art and frames, artisan cheeses, chutneys and relishes, locally baked pies, traditional fudges and sweets, festive branded books, rare fine wines and specialist liqueurs and spirits.
A wide selection of hot and cold food stalls are also open, including handmade cupcakes and mellow marshmallows, hog roast, artisan coffee, breads and bakes, crepes and waffles.

Lancaster Castle Festive stage programme

Festive music will be playing all day, including sets by bell-ringers, Victorian carol-singers, brass bands, school bands, jazz pianists and a carnival street bands.  Everything you need to get you into the festive mood and full of Christmas cheer!

Why Not Visit Santa in his Winter Wonderland at Lancaster Castle

This Christmas ‘Step into the Story’ returns to Lancaster Castle to bring you another unique interactive festive experience! Meet Santa and Mrs Claus in style as you step into a magical winter wonderland at the glorious Lancaster Castle.

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Happy Halloween

Wondering what to do in Lancaster This Halloween?

Happy Halloween Unipad Students

Sugarhouse of Horrors.
Your favourite SU nightclub is set to host a Halloween spectacular! Think Halloween costumes, disturbing décor, live performers and spooky surprises on the night.
When: 10:30pm–4am, Wednesday 31st October
Where: Sugarhouse, Lancaster city centre

Looking for something different? Join an all-day live reading of Mary Shelley’s famous gothic novel ‘Frankenstein’. Participants will read the novel aloud from 9am-8pm as part of an international ‘Frankenreads’ initiative to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. There is an open invitation to join in the event, dress up, bring Frankenstein-related bakes and cakes and be prepared to read and listen to others reading.
When: 9am–8pm, Wednesday 31st October
Where: Student Mixing Bay (room B117), English Literature and Creative Writing department, County Main

Around the City of Lancaster.
There’s lots happening in the city, from a Spooktacula Ghost Cruise along the canal and a Witchcraft Guided Walk, to a Halloween Party at Lancaster Castle and family activities at Salt Ayre. Head to the Visit Lancaster website to find more details
When: Various
Where: Various

Whatever you do this Halloween, Remember to stay safe and respect your fellow neighbours by keeping Noise to a Minimum

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Fringe To Showcase In Lancaster

Fringe Preview Showcase at The Storey Lancaster

Calling All Lancaster Students! Fancy a Free Night Out?


This Summer, The Storey brings you a spectacular showcase of dance, theatre, kids entertainment and comedy as part of our Fringe Preview event – the first of its kind in Lancaster.
They have teamed up with three of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s best venues – Zoo, Sweet & Greenside – to bring the flavour of the world’s biggest arts and culture festival to new audiences across our City.
And the best part is … it’s all completely FREE!


Currently confirmed acts include:

  • James Candlin
  • Boxlit Theatre – Romeo and Juliet
  • Bubbles in concert
  • Ash Caton – The Rise of Donald in 40 Downfalls
  • Autin Dance Theatre – Queer Words
  • Lord Hicks
  • Laura Careless – She-Wolves
  • Michelle Zahner – A Modern Guide to Heroism & Sidekickery
  • The Sensemaker – Womens Move

Date & Directions:
June 29th, 2018 to July 1st, 2018
The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

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Top 3 Places To Visit in Lancaster

The spring bank holiday, also known as the late May bank holiday, is a time for people in the United Kingdom to have a day off work, university or school. It falls on the last Monday of May but it used to be on the Monday after Pentecost.
Unipad Student Housing Lancaster has by hand, selected 3 top attractions in Lancaster to visit during the long Spring Bank Holiday Weekend!

1/. Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle

Dating back 1,000 years, this hilltop grade I-listed fortress was a prison for centuries. Outside London, more people were hanged here than anywhere else in England, earning Lancaster the sobriquet of ‘the hanging town’.
You no longer need to be a criminal to visit Lancaster Castle. Since 2013, it’s been open to tourists.

2/. Coffee quarter

Atkinsons Coffee

J.Atkinson & Co coffee roasters, established in 1837, claims to be the city’s oldest business. New owners are injecting the city with a caffeine buzz. With two cafes outlets n Lancaster; “The Hall” and “The Music Room”, The Hall won ‘best flat white in the UK’ in 2013.

3/. Lancaster Canal


With 43 miles of lock-free canal winding its way through Lancaster and the surrounding farmland.  In the 19th century a horse-drawn passenger boat operated on the canal, Now visitors can take a diesel-powered pleasure cruise across an impressive Georgian aqueduct over the River Lune. A return trip of 4.2 miles takes nearly two hours and costs around £7.50



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