Creative Tourist

Kendal featured as a northern gem by Creative Tourist

Posted on 1st May 2021

Creative Tourist is an arts and travel site which uncovers the best cultural events in some of the UK’s most creative destinations. In fact, over a million people read creativetourist.com every year! This spring, Creative Tourist shine the spotlight on our beautiful town and highlight the wonderful attractions we have here on our doorstep. One of the […]

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Westmorland County Show Shire Horses Display

Westmorland County Show extends to two days for 2021

Posted on 26th April 2021

We’re pleased to share news that the Westmorland County Show will be held over 2 days on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September 2021 making it the first time in our history that the County Show will be a multi-day event. The agricultural show in Westmorland has taken place for 222 years, bringing together communities, […]

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Beer, Wine & Food Trail

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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Westmorland Shopping Centre

Free parking for those getting vaccines in Kendal

Posted on 19th February 2021

Anyone receiving their Covid vaccination at the Westmorland Shopping Centre here in Kendal will be able to park for free in the Westmorland Shopping Centre car park. South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) has agreed to make free parking available to people attending the NHS facility in the shopping centre. If using the car park, you can […]

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Valentine’s Day Ideas for lockdown

Posted on 3rd February 2021

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and with the country still in lockdown, most traditional date night ideas aren’t attainable this year, but there are plenty of ways to show your loved one how special they are. Takeaway Night Dress up like you’re heading to a fine restaurant, light the candles, decorate your table and book […]

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Dark Skies Festival lights up Cumbria

Posted on 26th January 2021

Kendal and the wider Lake District and Cumbria area offers some of the most spectacular and precious skyscapes in England and this February you have the opportunity to explore our dark skies with astronomers, astrophotographers, authors, filmmakers, lighting and design professionals, performers, poets and outdoor adventurers. There are over 17 virtual dark skies events taking place in February, tickets […]

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Active & Adventure

Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week

Posted on 13th January 2021

The South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership invite you to join them to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW). The World Interfaith Harmony Week provides a platform—one week in a year—when all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill can show the world what a powerful movement they are. Allowing for these groups to become […]

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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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Light up Kendal

Light up Kendal window trail for the festive season

Posted on 4th December 2020

Light up Kendal is a campaign spreading across the community here in Kendal to spread festive cheer by encouraging residents to add lights and decorations to their windows and gardens for neighbours and visitors to enjoy. 2020 has been a difficult year for many people and twinkling lights and impressive Christmas trees can help everyone […]

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Manna House

Support Kendal’s Manna House with a wild swim

Posted on 25th October 2020

MANNA House, Kendal’s homeless prevention service, has launched a Sponsored Wild Swim to raise money for their work in the community. They are calling on the public to challenge themselves, from a paddle to a swim, to raise much needed charity funds.   It’s to replace Manna House’s usual annual sponsored Big Swim which normally […]

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Kendal Torchlight

Enjoy the Kendal Torchlight Convoy this weekend

Posted on 25th September 2020

Torchlight organisers have been thinking big to create the tiniest torchlight to date. Each year, thousands of people line the streets in their thousands to make way for the massive procession of vehicles, bands, floats, dancers and walking groups that make up this annual spectacle. Due to the current government safety guidelines, this will not […]

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Kendal Mountain Festival Update 2020

Posted on 19th August 2020

We’re sure many of you have been wondering if there will be a Kendal Mountain Festival this November. After careful consideration and consultation;  the festival team are moving the festival online and they ask you to please ‘Share the Adventure’ with them once again! They will be be pouring their effort and energy into creating an […]

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