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THE 2016 WORLD'S BEST MARMALADE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

See who officially makes the World's Best Marmalades in 2016. Huge Congratulations if you have won an award and thank you very much to everyone who entered. 

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LATEST WINNERS PRESS RELEASE

MARMALADE MOST TRAVELLED; WINNING MARMALADE MAKERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE, AS DIZZYING ARRAY OF COUNTRIES CLAIM MULTIPLE AWARDS

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MARMALADE VIDEO: 'The Marmalade Awards & Festival Spreads Orange Rays Across Cumbria as the Tourist Season Opens'

Film maker Matt Sharman lives on the Dalemain Estate, and we were lucky enough to secure his services for this short film showcasing the Marmalade Festival.  

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A Marmalade 'Run' & 'Peel of Bells’ launches National Marmalade Week on Sun 28 Feb - Sun 6th Mar 2015. Calling all Runners & Campanologists!

A Marmalade 'Run' and a Marmalade 'Peel of Bells’ will launch National Marmalade Week and Paddington Bear will start the race from the Dalemain Estate and a 'Peel of Bells' will resound around the country starting with the Great Bell of Bow, of Oranges & Lemons nursery rhyme fame. National Marmalade Week, overseen by the awards’ organisers, encourages people to try, buy or make marmalade, have a family marmalade making day, wear something orange and to help raise money for charity.

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The Girl Guides have been supporters of the Awards & Festival for eleven years

 Festival supporters for the last eleven years, read a bit about what the Guides do.  The Girl Guides will have a FREE children's craft Tent in Penrith on Saturday 19th March and Sunday 20th March at Dalemain as part of the Marmalade Festival

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Dalemain Wins Prestigious Hudson's Media Award

Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens wins prestigious heritage award for the Marmalade Awards & Festival Dalemain House in Penrith has been presented with a prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Award for Best Event.

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Marmalade Awards & Festival Audio Podcast

Keith & Lynne Allan (one-time BBC Radio Journalists) interviewing Jane Hasell-McCosh (Founder), Sponsors, Judges and Winners.

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The Dalemain Marmalade Festival 2016

Now at Dalemain, Rheged & Penrith

A free 'Orange Express' Shuttle bus will operate between the three venues. Please Note: You can arrive by car and park at each venue too.

Sat 19th & Sun 20th March - 10am to 4pm


The 2016 World's Original Marmalade Festival in its second decade is getting bigger and better and will be celebrated across three locations: Dalemain, Rheged & Penrith

 
***Please click on this
link to view the NEW Marmalade Festival Leaflet***

DALEMAIN:  On Sat 19th and Sun 20th March at the heart of the Festival is Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, where over 2,000 homemade competition Marmalades will be on display in the state rooms in all their glory and over 500 of the best artisan Marmalades in the world will be available to taste for FREE and to buy, and of course Paddington will be there on the Sunday. The International Awards Ceremony to Winners will take place at Dalemain on Saturday 19th March at 10.30am and a Marmalade Question Time with judges, sponsors and winners at 11.30am and 2.30pm in the private kitchen. Special Festival Weekend Entry: £5 adults, Children FREE and includes entry to Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens.  FREE PARKING AT DALEMAIN AND UNLIMITED PARKING.  THE MAIN FESTIVAL EVENTS & FARMERS MARKET ARE AT RHEGED (DETAILS BELOW).

PENRITH GOES ORANGE on Saturday 19 March, with an Artisan Market, Family Activities including Storytelling & Jason the Juggling Jester, FREE crafts for children in the Girl Guides Gazebo in the Devonshire arcade with Paddington Bear, there's also the Teddy Bear Zip Wire at St Andrews Church, FREE talks & demonstrations in the George Hotel (see below and pre-book), Mackays marmalade tasting, Music, Dalemain Marmalade Tent, Aga Stand with cookery demonstrations, The Greystoke hand bell ringers in St Andrews Church, Pattesons glass and Shops around the town centre will also enter into the spirit of the Festival with special 'Orange' offers and lots more going on.  FREE entry.
The Penrith element of the Marmalade Festival is taking place principally in Devonshire Street and Little Dockray.
Penrith is easily accessible by car from the M6 at Junction 40 and the A66. There is a one-way system around the town centre and on Southend Road near New Squares. There are a range of parking options in the heart of town, including car parks at most supermarkets, pay-and-display car parks and short-stay on-street parking in disc zones. The town centre is within easy walking distance of most car parks.  http://www.discoverpenrith.co.uk/parking-travel/
Please click on the link below to go to the full Penrith Goes Orange Page with full details and timings.


Free talks Sat 19th (Regency Room in The George Hotel, Penrith):
The talks in the George can be booked online and pre-booked via EventBrite with links below.
11am  'From Bitter to Sweet - Honey and Marmalade Through Time'
            (a talk by Eddie Kay) Click here to book

12pm 'Cooking Marmalade 3 Ways - Fast, Slower and Slow!'
            (a talk & demonstration by Jane Maggs of Wild & Fruitful) Click here to book

2pm    Karen Jankel (daughter of Paddington creator Michael Bond)
            (a talk on 'Why Paddington Loves Marmalade') Click here to book

3pm    Ivan Day on 'A Potted History of Marmalade in Lakeland' Click here to book

RHEGED CENTRE www.rheged.com/marmalade-festival     
At Rheged discover a wealth of Marmalade inspired families activities and the Paddington Film throughout the weekend, and on Sunday a free Marvellous Food and Craft makers market with cookery demos and talks including Peter Sidwell’s Simply Good Cookery School, Smoky Jo’s and the Rampsbeck Hotel. FREE ENTRY AND FREE PARKING.

Saturday 19 March
10am-4pm Create crafted flowers, decorate a Marmalade Jar lantern and create a panel of marmalade themed bunting with Felltarn Friends (£7.50, booking essential)
10am-4pm Comedy chefs Hugh Fearn and Lee Whittingstall present a cookery demonstration like no other. Fairly Famous Family children’s comedy performance (Free)
11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm Make Marmalade Muffins in the Children’s kitchen with Vicky Allison (£6, booking essential)
11am Special cinema screening of Paddington (PG) (£3 per ticket)


Sunday 20 March
10am-4pm Marvellous Food and Craft Makers market (Free)
10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Interactive Storytelling with Ian Douglas (Free)
11am Special musical performance by Razzamataz (Free)
11am, 12.30pm, 2pm Make a clay bear with Paddington suitcase with Creation Station (£6, booking essential)
11:30am - 12:30 Baking masterclass with Peter Sidwell from Simply Good Cookery School in how to make the perfect scone and butter to compliment your favourite marmalade. (Free)
12.30pm Paddington themed Tea Party with activities and a special Paddington Film screening (£10, booking essential)
1pm - 1:40pm Join Jo from Smoky Jo’s and find out how easy it is to hot and cold smoke your own food at home, plus tasters including Smoky Jo's famous smoked marmalade. (Free)
2pm- 3pm Cookery demonstration by Chef Ben Wilkinson from the Rampsbeck Hotel, Ullswater
(Free)

3.30pm- 4pm Free tasters and talk with James from the Cheesecake Emporium based at Greenland’s farm in Carnforth.
For more information please visit rheged.com or To book call: 01768 868000

ULLSWATER STEAMERS
Ullswater Steamers 'Marmalade Madness' helping to celebrate The World's Original Dalemain Marmalade festival on the 19th & 20th March. Free travel on the 9.45 sailings when you bring a full jar of marmalade! Enjoy complimentary toast on-board, collect your entry offer voucher for the Festival weekend at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens. Marmalade is donated to the Salvation Army. Dogs welcome.

FREE 'ORANGE EXPRESS' SHUTTLE BUSES BOTH DAYS THROUGHOUT THE DAY BETWEEN THE THREE VENUES OR PARK AT ONE OF THE VENUES AND TAKE THE BUS TO THE OTHER VENUES OR PLEASE USE YOUR CAR

Penrith is easily accessible by car from the M6 at Junction 40 and the A66. There is a one-way system around the town centre and on Southend Road near New Squares. There are a range of parking options in the heart of town, including car parks at most supermarkets, pay-and-display car parks and short-stay on-street parking in disc zones. The town centre is within easy walking distance of most car parks http://www.discoverpenrith.co.uk/parking-travel/

DETAILS OF SHUTTLE BUS CONNECTING DALEMAIN, RHEGED & PENRITH TOWN CENTRE:-
Shuttle bus operator: Alba - 2 buses (1st bus is 31 seater with disabled access, 2nd is 35 seater)
Proposed timings: ½ hourly on Saturday, hourly on Sunday

Approx 1 hour will be allowed for the round trip Penrith-Rheged-Dalemain Rheged-Penrith, with approx 5mins at each stop. Traffic flows on the day may impact on timings so we will have communication from the drivers if they get delayed.

Saturday 19th March: 1st bus on Sat will have disabled access. 1st bus leaves Penrith at 10;00am, 2nd bus at 10:30, last bus leaves Penrith at 3:00 or 3:30pm depending on volume. Last bus back from Dalemain at about 3:30pm.

Sunday 20th March: Same routine on Sunday, but only 1 bus starting at 10:00am in Penrith. Bus will have disabled access.

Route: Due to road closures and roadworks the proposed route will be Sandgate, Portland Place, Brunswick Road, Ullswater Road, A66 to Rheged, exit at rear, Dalemain, Rheged back same route to Penrith. No intermediate stops, i.e. 3 stops only at Sandgate / Rheged / Dalemain.

WHERE TO STAY
Please follow these links for recommendations for places to stay during the World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.
www.visiteden.co.uk/where-to-stay 
www.ullswater.com

NEAREST TRAIN STATION
The nearest train station is Penrith (4 miles from Dalemain) and there is always a taxi at the station.  Trains from London Euston to Penrith Station take approximately 3 to 3.5 hours on Virgin Rail and trains from Glasgow or Edinburgh take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours on Virgin Rail.

FILM MAKER, Matt Sharman's Video:
Cumbria has come through the worst floods in living memory, but people are looking forward to a new season, with events like the Marmalade Festival providing visitors with wonderful experiences and brilliant memories.
Please click on the Image below for video.

A further link to the full screen video Dalemain Marmalade Awards from Matt Sharman on Vimeo.

CHARITY

To date the Dalemain Marmalade Awards & Festival has raised nearly £200,000 for charity. Please visit the Charity tab for full information on Hospice at Home, Action Medical Research and Marie Curie in Scotland.

visit the paddington bear sponsor page visit the Mackays sponsor page visit the Fortnum & Mason sponsor page