Christmas Fun in Kendal

Posted on 4th December 2019

We have an overflowing calendar of Christmas events for you and your family in Kendal this year, so grab your hat and gloves and head to town. From Christmas markets, to festive singing and special family events – there’s something for everyone this December. After hours is the perfect time to see our Christmas lights […]

Kendal Christmas

Kendal Christmas Light Switch-On Gathering

Posted on 13th November 2019

Following on from our announcement that Kendal Town Council will be unable to hold a dedicated Christmas lights switch-on event this year, we have been working hard to organise a small gathering to celebrate the switch-on. We will be holding a switch on of the tree and lights in Market Place on Saturday 16th November […]

Last Straw

The Last Straw comes to Brewery Arts Centre

Posted on 2nd November 2019

After a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival People Show’s 130th show is back on tour and coming to Kendal! A comic two-hander from the UK’s longest running experimental theatre collective, The Last Straw has been described as “waiting for Godot for the post – truth age”. The Herald People Show’s 130th show, The Last […]

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 […]


Spectacular Skies Alive returns to Mintbridge

Posted on 7th October 2019

Head to Mintbridge, the home of Kendal Rugby Club, on Friday 1st November for the annual fireworks display. This year they celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Lunar Landings with a fabulous pyro-musical display. The fireworks will begin at 7.30pm but get down early to enjoy fairground rides, food outlets and a bar. The family friendly […]

Interfaith Week

Interfaith week returns to Kendal

Posted on 29th September 2019

Interfaith Week returns to South Lakes with a meet in Kendal on Wednesday 13th November. Events will be taking place across the region from 10th –17th November 2019 hosted by South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP). Featuring talks on interfaith by Mr Hassan Burrows, Rev Rob Crompton and Father Hugh Pollock. Mr Hassan Burrows is the leader of the […]

Christmas Light's Switch On

Kendal Christmas lights switch-on event

Posted on 20th September 2019

Sadly Kendal Town Council are, despite strenuous efforts, unable to hold a dedicated Christmas lights switch-on event this year. A combination of factors following on from the difficulties experienced last year have meant we are unable to put together an event. Finding a second location to hold the family orientated event has proved difficult and […]

Brewery Arts Centre garden and Leyland clock

Summer Sundays are back

Posted on 24th July 2019

Music lovers can enjoy the return of the Brewery’s famous Summer Sunday’s Festival this July and August, in the Brewery Garden. From 2–4pm every Sunday enjoy free music, fabulous food and great ales in a family-friendly environment and here is the fantastic line-up. 21 July – The Seals 28 July – The Guns of Navarone […]


Mayor’s Sunday Parade and Church Service

Posted on 28th June 2019

The Mayor of Kendal’s civic service and parade will take place on Sunday 7th July. A great opportunity to welcome our new  mayor Councillor Alvin Finch who became the Mayor of Kendal on the 17th of May. The new mayor has made promoting physical activity a priority for his year in office and this will […]

Age UK

Fit for Life

Posted on 2nd June 2019

Head to our Town Hall on Wednesday 26th June fro 10.30 – 12.30 for a special free event hosted by Age UK South Lakeland. Fit for Life is open to everyone with a advice from organisations including Sight Advice, Age UK, Cumbria Fire and Police, South Lakes Carers and Dignity in Dementia, as well as talks and demonstrations during […]


Say thank you to the unsung heroes of South Lakeland

Posted on 17th May 2019

National Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid Carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It’s estimated that unpaid Carers save the UK £132 billion each year, but taking on a caring role can lead to feelings of isolation, frustration, […]