Dutch composers will bring 'Walk with Me' to Lakes Alive 2017

Dutch composers Rob van Rijswijk and Jeroen Strijbos will bring Walk With Me to Lakes Alive 2017.

Lakes Alive is a spectacular arts and culture festival held across Kendal town centre. The festival offers a weekend of free events for residents and visitors to enjoy. In 2016 the festival attracted 20,000 people.

Lakes Alive took place on 8 – 10 September 2017, the 2017 festival was a weekend of amazing installations, vibrant illuminations, intimate performances and digital delights!

2018 dates will be released soon.

LAKES ALIVE 2016 - CIRQUE BIJOU
Photo: Steve Eggleton

Here’s an overview of the 2017 Festival Programme:

  • The 2017 festival followed the theme of ‘Cultural Landscapes’ and showcased world-class creativity in unexpected locations across the town.
  • Artist Pete Johnson created a beautiful field of light installation at Kendal Castle.
  • London-based dance company Folk Dance Remixed brought an exciting collision of traditional and Hip Hop dance to Kendal.
  • Following on from the success of 2016, a community Jacobs Join was held bringing food, drink, music and merriment to the banks of the River Kent.
  • Dutch composers Rob van Rijswijk and Jeroen Strijbos led visitors on an adventurous walk and sound installation.
  • The Sounds of Cymbria was an intriguing sound intervention created by local artist Dan Fox.

More information can be found on the Lakes Alive website.

LAKES ALIVE 2016 - MUSEUM OF THE MOON
Photo: Amina Bihi