Cross Lane Project

Anna Reading’s The Pothole

Posted on 8th November 2019

Cross Lane Projects here in Kendal is proud to present a solo exhibition of new work by Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018/19 winner Anna Reading Installed across a floor of vinyl collages, Anna Reading’s The Pothole presents a series of new sculpture and performance works developed over the past year as the 16th recipient of […]

Kendal Wool Gathering

Kendal Wool Gathering Returns this Weekend

Posted on 24th October 2019

The annual celebration of the cloth returns this weekend at Kendal Leisure Centre. The family-friendly Kendal Wool Gathering is returning for its seventh year and has become one of the most popular events on the town’s calendar, attracting thousands of visitors from across the country. Westmorland Agricultural Society will be bringing along its outdoor Farm […]


Scottish Colourists at Abbot Hall Gallery

Posted on 18th October 2019

Highlights from the Fleming Collection on display in Cumbria Abbot Hall Art Gallery will present works by the Scottish Colourists in its last major exhibition before it closes for redevelopment. The Scottish Colourists were a group of four painters whose post-Impressionist work had far-reaching influence on contemporary British art and culture. This is believed to […]

Comic Arts Festival

The wonderful world of Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns this weekend

Posted on 11th October 2019

International artists arrive in Kendal for record-breaking challenges, book launches, exhibitions, debates and a celebration of comic art A world of comic art will return to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 11–13 October 2019. The family-friendly festival takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, for […]


LGBT+: Within and Beyond 

Posted on 4th October 2019

LGBT+: Within and Beyond  Display at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry  Lakeland Arts is embarking on a project to uncover the history of Cumbria’s LGBT community. The stories of LGBT+ people are currently under-represented in Lakeland Arts’ collections. Curators want that to change and an initial display opening in Kendal marks the start of […]

Torchlight workshops

Summer Torchlight Workshops

Posted on 3rd August 2019

Looking for something to do over summer? Why not join in on one of Kendal Torchlight’s creative workshops. An opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends, have fun and get creative. The workshops are free and open to all, with the aim of the workshops to create a project raising awareness of single use […]


Auto – Destruct at Cross Lane Projects

Posted on 23rd April 2019

Founded by Cumbria-born artist Rebecca Scott and her husband, sculptor Mark Woods, less than a year ago, Cross Lane Projects is situated in a former Kendal Mint Cake factory. Having gained a reputation for bringing new contemporary art to Cumbria with a programme of exhibitions and events featuring the work of local, international and British […]

Lady Anne Clifford

Abbot Hall Art Gallery presents a 400-year-old masterpiece

Posted on 16th April 2019

A portrait of a woman who fought the most famous legal battle of the Jacobean age has returned to Cumbria. COMING HOME: Lady Anne Clifford has gone on display at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal. The work dated 1618 by William Larkin is the finest portrait of Lady Anne (1590-1676). The painting is on loan […]

Bugs Life

A Bugs Life comes to Kendal

Posted on 4th April 2019

Youngsters in Kendal are in for a treat this Easter with a free fun and cracking Easter themed kids’ club at the towns Westmorland Shopping centre. On Wednesday 10th April from 11am – 4pm, entertaining characters William Wormsworth, the poet worm, Bobby Burrows and Morag McCaw, will lead families on a playful journey and adventure […]

John Ruskin art

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud

Posted on 15th March 2019

See Ruskin masterpieces in Cumbria: his home and inspiration! Kendal’s Abbot Hall Art Gallery will stage one of its biggest ever exhibitions this summer: Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud. The exhibition opens on 12th July and runs until 5th October 2019. It will include more than 100 works and will stretch across five galleries. It takes place […]

Lakeland Arts

Forgotten Cumbrian craft comes alive at Museum of Lakeland Life

Posted on 25th January 2019

One of only four swill basket makers in the entire world, Lorna Singleton keeps alive an ancient Lake District tradition. From her workshop in the shadow of the Cumbrian fells, Singleton uses long-established methods to create beautiful hand-woven baskets for the modern day. Now her work will go on show in a new exhibition here in […]