Kendal Castle

Staycation destination for 2021

Posted on 3rd March 2021

Staycations are firmly back on the map and with many of us missing out on holidays in 2020, accommodation in popular UK resorts is filling up fast for summer 2021. Kendal makes the perfect destination for your 2021 staycation, whether your looking for a weekend of retail therapy and fascinating heritage or an adventurous week […]

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Brewery Arts Evolves

Posted on 25th February 2021

Brewery Arts are preparing to relaunch their iconic venue, thanks to the near completion of an ambitious refurbishment programme. Aiming to become Cumbria’s first centre for cross artform innovation, Brewery Arts can now bring together film, live performance, hybrid and livestream events, talent development and digital media production in one location. The fully refurbished venue […]

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Spotlight on… Family Sculpture Alphabet Trail

Posted on 12th February 2021

Located in Kendal’s beautiful Serpentine Woods, close to the centre of town, is a fun alphabet trail. The trail weaves through the woodland in a circular 1.2 mile walk and along the way you will find sculptures to match each letter of the alphabet, with the following clues to help: A will grow one day into a […]

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Apply to exhibit at Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2021

Posted on 7th January 2021

If you’re a budding illustrator or publisher, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is delighted to invite exhibitors to the 2021 festival. The event is scheduled to run from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October 2021 with exhibitors on show within the Comics Clock Tower on Saturday and Sunday. The Comics Clock Tower takes place […]

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Steven Doherty

Steven Doherty starts new food and drink scene at Brewery Arts Centre

Posted on 30th August 2020

Getting together at the Brewery Arts Centre has long been a part of the Kendal food and drink scene, and regulars and new visitors alike will be able to enjoy something new there from Wednesday 9th September. New Head Chef, the Michelin starred Steven Doherty has been waiting patiently since February to launch his new […]

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Attractions re-opening in Kendal

Posted on 15th July 2020

We’re delighted to share news that Kendal’s fantastic attractions are carefully beginning to re-open to visitors. Keep checking back for updates… Kendal Leisure Centre Gym, fitness classes and swimming are back! Kendal Leisure Centre will offer a phased re-opening from Saturday 25th July. Discover the latest details Lakeland Climbing Centre Climbing the walls at home? We’re delighted to […]

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Monster Safari

Join us for a monstrously super family day out this summer

Posted on 5th July 2020

Kendal BID is providing a family fun ‘Safari’, a story-trail, to help spread joy, support the NHS and give families a safe reason to return into Kendal. Launching on 11 July 2020 families and households in Kendal and the surrounding area will be invited to search the streets for 10 cute and colourful MonsterHeroes. Using […]

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Kendal Unity Festival

Join Kendal Unity Festival online this June

Posted on 26th May 2020

This year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the Kendal Unity Festival which was due to take place on 20th June 2020 will be run online. Head to their Facebook page for the full schedule, which they will publish in the coming weeks. In the meantime they are encouraging Kendal residents to join in the […]

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Children’s choir raises funds for the NHS with Kendal sound studio

Posted on 13th May 2020

Twenty one children from Cumbria’s Harmonic Minor choir have recorded a cover of Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘Love Song To The Earth’ in their homes to help raise funds for the NHS. Kendal business owner Andris Kris at Heavy Rain Sound Studio put all the kids recordings together into the single track, giving it a studio […]

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Lakes International Comic Art Festival Goes LIVE!

Posted on 12th May 2020

Responding to uncertain times, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival leaps into a virtual setting for 9th – 11th October 2020 Kendal, 11th May 2020: Although movement restrictions resulting from the Coronavirus Pandemic look set to ease in the United Kingdom over coming weeks, event organisers across the country still face uncertainty over social distancing […]

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Lakes International Comic Arts Festival Early Bird 2020 Passes on Sale

Posted on 16th February 2020

Now’s your chance to get early bird festival passes for Lakes International Comic Arts Festival 2020 which takes place 9–11 October. The Early Bird passes are available until 31 March and give you access to all the main events and films on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October. Day passes are also available giving access […]

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Festival dates for 2020

Posted on 3rd January 2020

A Happy New Year from all of us here in Kendal. If your diary is looking a little empty for the year ahead, grab a pencil and jot down our fantastic festival dates. Here are just a few of the great events coming to Kendal in 2020! 8 – 11 May – Kendal Walking Festival May […]

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