Jacobs Join

JACOBS JOIN – Community feast and entertainment.

The popular Cumbrian dining experience, alongside the River Kent, with music, dancing and merriment hosted by the exuberant ‘Cut A Shine’. 

THUNDER – BoomDang

Inspired by Spark!, this newly commissioned community performance brought together 80+ drummers in a colossal meeting of the elements.

Blazing Saddles - Alive

BLAZING SADDLES – Bicycle Balle

A unique, roving performance, telling the story of the introduction of the bicycle and how women transformed their clothing to ride. Using movement and humour it portrayed the excitement of freedom, travel and independence.

Aboutitme dance - Alive

WALKING WATLING STREET – AboutTime dance

This dance commission celebrated women’s suffrage and the outstanding and little know achievement of 50,000 women marching from Carlisle to London in 1913 to fight to gain the vote. Professional dancers and community participants joined forces to interpret this life affirming and changing moment.

All at Sea - Alive

ALL AT SEA – Acrojou

A boat rowing gently through the tides of the world around us, a lone boatman traverses a vast ocean of memories and past hopes, accompanied by his own personal storm.

Harvest_1 - Alive

HARVEST - Performance and workshops - Bhangracise.

A high energy, fast paced introduction to Bhangra: a colourful collision of the traditional and the new. Once a folk dance performed by farmers commemorating the beginning of a new harvest now hailed as one of the world’s fastest growing dance and musical arts.

LAUNDRY XL - Alive

LAUNDRY XL – Directie & Co

A collision of dance, theatre, visual art and washing powder- our Laundry Ladies transformed the park into a world of white linen and mayhem. Fast, beautiful and crazy!

LAKES ALIVE - CIRQUE BIJOU
Photo: Steve Eggleton

More information can be found on the Festival website.