AN EVENING with Dan Snow is coming up at The Forum at Barrow on Wednesday (7.30pm) when the well-known historian and television presenter recount anecdotes of memorable experiences from his successful career as an historian and broadcaster. Son of BBC presenter Peter Snow and Canadian journalist Ann McMillan, Dan - known to millions of TV viewers as 'The History Man' - will also include historical facts and stories relating to the area. Box office 01229-820000.

WORDS by the Water continues at Theatre by the Lake with Saturday's session including Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith in the spotlight drawing on her lifelong passion for food. Prue gives a sneak peek into her own cooking and insights into her life. Other festival highlights this year include theme days in the Keswick theatre's Studio plus an all new family day on Sunday (March 17) with horrible histories illustrator Martin Brown. Box office 017687-74411.

POPULAR Cumbrian poet Geraldine Green will be over at Coniston this coming Sunday in the Terrace Cafe at Brantwood for an afternoon of poetry over a good cup of coffee, from 3pm. Guest poets will be Pippa Little, Kerry Darbishire and Kathleen Jones. To book email Geraldine - former writer-in-residence at Brantwood - is also former writer-in-residence at Ulverston's Swarthmoor Hall and has performed across the UK, North America, Italy and Greece.