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 will be returning to Kendal on 8 – 10 September 2017.

The festival programme has just been unveiled and promises a weekend of amazing installations, vibrant illuminations, intimate performances and digital delights!

Photo: Steve Eggleton


2017 Festival Programme

  • The 2017 festival will follow the theme of ‘Cultural Landscapes’ and will showcase world-class creativity in unexpected locations across the town.
  • Artist Pete Johnson will create a beautiful field of light installation at Kendal Castle, which will be shine across the town.
  • London-based dance company Folk Dance Remixed will bring an exciting collision of traditional and Hip Hop dance to Kendal.
  • Following on from the success of last year, a community Jacobs Join will be held bringing food, drink, music and merriment to the banks of the River Kent.
  • Join Dutch composers Rob van Rijswijk and Jeroen Strijbos for Walk with Me – an adventurous walk and sound installation.
  • Enjoy the Sounds of Cymbria – an intriguing sound intervention created by local artist Dan Fox using the sounds of Cumbria.

Further artists and events are set to be revealed in the coming weeks and more information can be found on the Lakes Alive website.

Photo: Amina Bihi