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At Ruskins we have a variety of events that occur weekly and throughout the year. We host musical events, sporting events, art events and we can also cater for your own event!

We can provide musical sound equipment and stage-style lighting as well as being able to provide hot or cold food with included bar facilities. Here at Ruskins we offer imaginative choices to meet your conference needs, complete with a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.

If you would like to book out our bar for your own private event, please visit the Contact Page and get in touch or alternatively drop by and talk to one of our staff.

You can also book the cafe for any meetings or conferences you may wish to hold, we can provide food and hot beverages. We look forward to hearing from you!


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5/2/13: Quiz night in Ruskins

Ruskins is launching its very first quiz night! Starting Tuesday 2nd February we have 80 pounds to give away to 1st place and 20 pounds to 2nd place.

We are making this a weekly event with various prizes and questions, so be sure to get yourselves down to Ruskins, enjoy a few drinks and test your brainpower.

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13/12/12: Holler and Clunk return! with Banjo Sam supporting...

"Right on, we're loading gear back into Ruskins for another night of gruff, get the **** on hillbilly tainted rock! and guess what? Sam and co are back as well.

So bring yourselves down enjoy a dance, digest some liquer and forget about the dullness of winter blues.... See ya'll on the 26th of Janurary!!" - Holler and Clunk

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13/12/12: New Exhibition Launch Party

We have a new exhibition opening evening. The exhibition is hosted by the Kendal Arts Community and is celebrating its first year anniverssary with appropriately titled 'One'. We will be launching the exhibition work on Thursday for 6 weeks, feel free to come down to the launch party and see the exciting new artwork and talk to the artists themselves.

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28/11/12: Full Moon Party

Come along to the party that occurs every full moon! We have Room Full of Mirrors playing with what can be guarenteed to be a great night. 8pm start.

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23/11/12: Christmas Crafts Fair

Check out the Christmas Fair on in Ruskins, there is plenty of weird and wonderful crafts and gift ideas for your family and friends. To join in with the festivities, we are serving mulled wine and mince pies.

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10/11/12: Banjo Sam Band supporting Holler & Clunk

Drop by and watch 2 new upcoming bands, Banjo Sam Band - A 3-piece band ranging from funky folk to screaming blues rock with roaring vocal work.
Holler & Clunk - A rockabilly/hard rock band from the region. A fast, thrash and very upbeat band, ones to keep a earout for!


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Image of Paul Harrison and Moz from Mad Monks Music performing at a jam session at Ruskins

Every Monday we have a live music jam session led by the singer/guitarist from Room Full of Mirrors, Paul Harrison. Ruskins opens at 7pm and the music starts around 9:30pm.

So come chill out and listen to some innovative songs from performers all over the region, or if you want; grab an instrument and have a go yourself!


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Image of a pool league game on at Ruskins

Every Wednesday in the back bar we host the weekly pool league games, home to Ruskins' pool team where we also provide hot food.

If you would like to join our pool team, enquire within and we will be able to arrange a meeting with either teams' captain.

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In the front bar, Ruskins is home to the Wednesday night folk jam session led by the guitarist of The Righteous B's, Paddy Rogan. With songs ranging from folk, to blues and even good old Cumbrian poetry!

The folk jam night is a really good event to meet new people, listen to some good music and enjoy a beer or two. If you play an instrument, feel free to come down and join in!

FREE PLAY NIGHT be confirmed!