Village & Community

Community Organisations

Cartmel and the surrounding areas are blessed with a very wide selection of Community Organisations all of which will provide a welcome to local residents and visitors alike.

However, during the current Covid-19 outbreak and restrictions, you are advised to check with the various organisations prior to attending.

  1. CPLHSCartmel Peninsular Local History Society have a stunning range of local information on their website, much of which can be accessed through our own They meet on the first Thursday of every month and hold a wide range of lectures about the surrounding area. Contact Stuart Harling 015395 36296 for more information
  2. Cartmel Agricultural Society is responsible for holding the Cartmel Show on the Racecourse each year. This is one of the nicest and prestigious agricultural shows in Cumbria and includes Cattle, Sheep. Poultry, Dog and Horse events along with local industries, vegetables, flowers and very much more. The show is normally held on the first Wednesday in August and if you are local to Cartmel, you must not miss it. Visit for more details
  3. Cartmel Arts Society meets regularly throughout the year and hold an annual exhibition, usually in August in the Village Hall. Here you can see some of their best works and purchase at a very reasonable costs their artwork. Kevin Bell, one of their members painted the map and buildings which is shown on the homepage. For further details email
  4. Cartmel football and cricket clubs play at Cartmel Park at the Racecourse throughout the seasons. For further details call 015395 36547 sports
  5. Cartmel Flower Club meets at 2pm, on the third Monday of each month in the Village Hall. This is a very active club that recently won the prestigious Village in Bloom competition
  6. Cartmel Walking for Health takes place every Tuesday, led by Ewen Cameron Meet at the Racecourse at 11am. Contact Ewen on 07929 833528
  7. Grange and District Art Society is another very active Arts society with members meeting twice a month and an open meeting on the first Friday of the month at St Charles Church Hall, Grange. They also hold an annual exhibition in July at the Victoria Hall in Grange, where high quality art is available at very reasonable prices. For more details visit
  8. Grange and District Photographic Society runs many meeting, events and exhibitions throughout the year. Their website provides full details
  9. Grange over Sands Concert Club meets every month throughout the season at the Victoria Hall in Grange. The concerts are wide ranging and stunning from some very special performers. For further information email
  10. U3A. There is a very active U3A operating in the Grange and District offering a very wide range of meetings and events in the area. The monthly meeting is held at the Victoria Hall in Grange on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, it is easiest to visit the main U3A website and then go to the Grange and District Group

Special mention must be made of two local venues which have been rescued from closure and have a wide range of events and activities. Please try and help support them so that they can thrive and grow.

  1. Victoria Hall, Grange is a beautiful building that is extensively used by local society’s and exhibitions but has a much wider range of activities from music, pantomimes, and cinema. Many of their bookings are taken through the local societies but some events can be seen at
  2. Coronation Hall, Ulverston, a bit further away but another beautiful hall/theatre with a wide range of activities ranging from music to ballet, exhibitions to films and also outdoor activities. Visit them at

If we have not listed your local organisation please email details to and we would be very pleased to include details of your organisation.