What’s On

Scroll our directory to discover What’s On in Kendal over the coming months. From festivals to food fairs, concerts to sporting events – Kendal offers something for everyone.

 


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Quaker Stitch and all things swirly

  • Sat 26th May 2018
  • £60 including refreshments

Learn all about the Quaker Stitch. Specially designed for the Quaker Tapestry - now recognised as a new ‘crewel embroidery’ stitch. Aimed at both b...

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Dance Culture Club Night

  • Sat 26th May 2018
  • £8.00.

Dance Culture will be taking over the Malt Room for a night of bass-fuelled sound from 9.00pm – 2.00am. Line up:DJ Hybrid (Deep in the Jungle/Audio A...

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Westmorland Horticultural Society Coffee Morning and Plant Sale

  • Sat 26th May 2018
  • £1.00.

On Saturday 26th May, 2018 The Westmorland Horticultural Society will be holding its annual Coffee Morning in the Town Hall, Kendal. There will be hou...

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Kendal Ramblers Walk

  • Tue 29th May 2018
  • Free unless using car share from B&Q in Kendal

Walk to Pike O'Blisco via Blea Tarn. Steep ascent, fell paths. The walk departs from Blea Tarn NT car park NY295043. The walk is 5 miles/8 kilometres...

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Scrapstore Stainglass Window Workshop

  • Tue 29th May 2018
  • £4

Using tissue paper and scrap we create beautiful decoration stain glass windows...

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal Vesak

  • Tue 29th May 2018

The Buddhist Festival of Vesak celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of The Buddha on the full moon day in the ancient lunar month of ...

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Fat Rascal Theatre Tom and Bunny save The World The Musical

  • Thu 31st May 2018
  • £10.00

As 2018 falls to a zombie apocalypse, Tom and Bunny begin their perilous journey to Yorkshire in quest of sanctuary and a proper cup of tea....

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Fat Rascal Theatre Tom and Bunny Save The World

  • Thu 31st May 2018
  • £10.00

As 2018 falls to a zombie apocalypse, Tom and Bunny begin their perilous journey to Yorkshire in quest of sanctuary and a proper cup of tea....

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Scrapstore Weaving Workshop

  • Thu 31st May 2018
  • £4.00.

Using wool,fabric and scraps come and create beautiful weavings. In decorative frames....

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Alternative Perspectives: Economics With a Human Face.

  • Fri 01st Jun 2018
  • £5, payable on the door, includes refreshments

A talk by Ken Cholerton...

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Learn to Paint with Pastels

  • Fri 01st Jun 2018
  • £45.00.

Learn to paint with Pastels on a 1 day workshop with professional Artist, totor and demonstrator Les Darlow. Les is an Ambassador for Canson papers an...

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Band Night Olta

  • Sat 02nd Jun 2018

Guitar, filddle and banjo 3 piece playing well know Scottish, Irish and American tunes....

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Wedding Venue Showcase

  • Sun 03rd Jun 2018

Join us to view our fantastic Function & Kendal Suites which will be dressed for a wedding breakfast and our Oak and Garden rooms set for a civil ...

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Andrew Motion Essex Clay

  • Wed 06th Jun 2018
  • £12.50.

Until last year, Andrew Motion was President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England....

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Dreadzone Plus Support

  • Thu 07th Jun 2018
  • £17.50

Dread Times is the band’s 8th studio album and the 3rd release on their own Dubwiser label...

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Kendal Mountain Festival Tour 2018

  • Fri 08th Jun 2018
  • £10

Join us at the home of the Festival at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal for the grand finale of the 2018 Tour! Book your place and join us for a one...

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‘Fusion’

  • Fri 08th Jun 2018

Green Door are thrilled to be returning to Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre with a new group exhibition of exciting and eclectic art. ‘Fusion’, with w...

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Vicar of Dibley Comedy Show

  • Fri 08th Jun 2018
  • 34.00

The ‘Sitcom Experience’ with Rev. Geraldine & Alice is a hilarious parody show of theatrical improvisational comedy which evokes the ‘Vicar of ...

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Talk and Tea - The Quaker Botanists

  • Sat 09th Jun 2018
  • £5.00.

Letta Jones, lecturer and researcher in the history of gardens, landscape and horticulture, will provide a unique opportunity to find out more about s...

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Your Best Guess

  • Sat 09th Jun 2018
  • £10.00

Written by Chris Thorpe, Directed by Jorge Andrade, Performed by Chris Thorpe and Jorge Andrade...

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Plant Sale

  • Sat 09th Jun 2018
  • £1 - £3

You will not believe the number of plants we can fit into the hall! This is a lovely event and plays a large part in our busy Cumbria Group of the...

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

  • Sun 10th Jun 2018

BGKT was founded in 1991. Open meeting - all are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist...

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Simply Repair - Free Repair Workshop

  • Tue 12th Jun 2018

Our marvellous sewing and electrical experts will be on hand to give your clothes or gadgets a new lease of life free of charge. Do you have a pair of...

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Kendal Jazz Club:The Pedigree Jazz band

  • Tue 12th Jun 2018
  • £10.00 (members) - £12.50 (non-members).

KJC debut for a sextet ‘demonstrating musical pedigree of the highest order’ in recreating the repertoire of the british trad. jazz boom of the 50s...

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Kendal College The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee

  • Wed 13th Jun 2018
  • £13.00.

“A riotous ride, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is delightful den of comedic genius.” New York Times....

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Honeyfeet

  • Fri 15th Jun 2018
  • £10.00.

For a good few years, Honeyfeet has been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester based musicians....

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CumbriaVAG '18

  • Sat 16th Jun 2018
  • 10 - 30

We return for summer 2018 with the most unique VW/Audi weekend camping show in the UK. Nestled amongst the hills at the edge of the beautiful Lake Dis...

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Queen Katherine School Summer Holiday

  • Tue 19th Jun 2018
  • £10.50.

Fabulous ’60s musical jam-packed with toe-tapping numbers such as Do you Wanna Dance?, In the Country, Move It and many more. Prepare to be dancing i...

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Open Evening

  • Thu 21st Jun 2018

Open Evenings at Kendal College enable you to see first-hand what opportunities are available to you. Meet our tutors and students and find out more a...

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Band Night Sold to the Sky

  • Fri 22nd Jun 2018

Party band from Lancaster rock,pop and indie covers band....

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Time-Travelling Magicians

  • Sat 23rd Jun 2018
  • £9.00.

Great Scott! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you!...

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More Magic For Kids Bigger,Bolder And More Brilliant Than Before

  • Sat 23rd Jun 2018
  • £9.00.

Can everyone’s favourite duo of deception finally find fame, fortune, and a box of fondant fancies?...

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Pro Nobis Singers - Summer Serenade

  • Sat 23rd Jun 2018
  • £10.00.

Programme to include Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs, and music by Peter Sculthorpe, Adrian Self, C.V. Stanford and Toby Young, also music for s...

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Kirkbie Kendal School School Of Rock

  • Tue 26th Jun 2018
  • £10.00.

Based on the cult film, follow slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight–A students into a head-banging, guitar-scorching, Battle of the Ban...

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The Cosmo Vinyl Experience

  • Sat 30th Jun 2018

Motown and soul DJ experience ...

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Keepy Uppy

  • Sat 30th Jun 2018
  • £9.00.

Join tutti frutti as they celebrate the joy of the beautiful game and ignite children’s imagination with visual and physical storytelling....

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Westmorland Horticultural Society's 26th Summer Flower Show

  • Sun 01st Jul 2018
  • £1.00.

On Sunday, 1st July,2018 the Westmorland Horticultural Society will be holding their 26th Summer Flower Show at the Parish Hall, Kirkland, Kendal. On ...

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Elio Pace Presents Elvis Presley

  • Tue 03rd Jul 2018
  • £25.00.

Any Elvis Presley fan will tell you that August 16th, back in 1977, was the day the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ died at only 42 years of age....

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Live Musical From The London's West End Everybody's Talking About Jamie

  • Thu 05th Jul 2018
  • £15.00.

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today....

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Alternative Perspectives: Dances of Universal Peace

  • Fri 06th Jul 2018
  • £5, payable on the door, includes refreshments

Drum and Dance. Moving as one heart, mind, body and breath. A joyful and liberating experience to inspire our souls....

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Flutes & co Summer Concert 'Flute Tango'

  • Sat 07th Jul 2018
  • £4.00 - £7.00.

Flutes & co, Cumbria's flute orchestra of 35 flute players of all ages is holding a Summer Concert with something for everyone. The programme span...

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Simply Repair - Free Repair Workshop

  • Tue 10th Jul 2018

Our marvellous sewing and electrical experts will be on hand to give your clothes or gadgets a new lease of life free of charge. Do you have a pair of...

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Kendal jazz club: Keith Nichols & Steve Andrews

  • Wed 11th Jul 2018
  • £10 (members) - £12.50 (non-members)

Jazz polymath, Keith (piano): multi-instrumentalist,arranger et al.- completes a hat trick of kjc appearances joined here by long time club favourite,...

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Muse Drones World Tour Live Screening

  • Thu 12th Jul 2018
  • £10.00.

Muse, the world-renowned multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning band, embarked on their ambitious Drones World Tour in 2015-16, playing over 1...

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Roy Bailey plays Kendal for the Winter Shelter

  • Sat 14th Jul 2018
  • £12.00.

For over 60 years, Roy Bailey has been one of the UK Folk & Acoustic scene's most loved and admired performers. Described as having one of the fin...

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Parry Centenary Concert

  • Sat 14th Jul 2018
  • £15.00.

Cumbria Festival Chorus and Orchestra present a concert commemorating the centenary of the death of Hubert Parry. It includes music composed by Parry ...

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

  • Sun 15th Jul 2018
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BGKT was founded in 1991. Open meeting - all are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist...

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The Trouble with Women

  • Thu 19th Jul 2018

Kendal Community Theatre present another ground-breaking drama festival 19-28 July 2018. It celebrates a century of women’s suffrage and called The T...

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Beer Festival

  • Thu 19th Jul 2018

80 + cask and keg beers from modern craft breweries. live music, 5 bars and street food....

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Kendal Craft and Gift Fair

  • Sat 21st Jul 2018

Packed full of locally handmade goods and gifts. ...

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Garden Shed

  • Sat 28th Jul 2018
  • £60 including refreshments

A special space situated in the lap of nature - perhaps along a barely visible path amid an array of wild flowers and rambling brambles. Aimed at both...

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Paper Cranes Summer Sundays

  • Sun 29th Jul 2018
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Paper Cranes have garnered their reputation over years of hard work and dedication, steadily gaining interest around Cumbria’s music scene and beyond...

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THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

  • Sun 29th Jul 2018
  • £18

LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2018 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalyse Darius Battiwalla - Organ A rare screening of this, the fi...

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AILISH TYNAN (Soprano) & SIMON LEPPER (Piano)

  • Tue 31st Jul 2018
  • £16 - £24

LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2018 Ailish Tynan - Soprano Simon Lepper - Piano Jonathan Farey - Horn Adam Slater - Clarinet Musi...

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MAGNARD WIND ENSEMBLER

  • Wed 01st Aug 2018
  • £16

LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2018 Magnard Wind Ensemble Suzie Clements - Flute Jonathan Farey - Horn Mana Shibata - Oboe Joesph...

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ST GEORGE STRING QUINTET

  • Thu 02nd Aug 2018
  • £16 - £24

LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2018 St George String Quintet Liesbeth Baelus - violin Kaja Nowak - violin Marie-Louise de Jong - ...

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STRING QUINTET WORKSHOP

  • Fri 03rd Aug 2018
  • £10

LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2018 String Quintet Workshop Louise Lansdown, Head of Strings at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire jo...

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BEHN QUARTET

  • Fri 03rd Aug 2018
  • £16

LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2018 Behn Quartet Players from New Zealand, The Netherlands, England and Wales perform works by Mo...

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Uncle Carbunkle Summer Sundays

  • Sun 05th Aug 2018
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Baffled by the idea of a band called Uncle Carbunkle.?……..Expect infectiously rhythmic, raucous, roots music played on homemade instruments....

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Navarra Quartet 1

  • Mon 06th Aug 2018
  • £16.00. - £24.00.

lake District Summer Music International Festival 2018. Navarra Quartet 1. Haydn - String Quartet in C major Op 20 no 2. Britten - String Quartet no 3...

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

  • Sun 12th Aug 2018
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BGKT was founded in 1991. Open meeting - all are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist...

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Bad Transmission Summer Sundays

  • Sun 12th Aug 2018
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Bad Transmission, a ska/reggae/hip-hop band/social experiment hailing from Ulverston, Cumbria...

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Kendal Craft and Gift Fair

  • Sat 18th Aug 2018

Packed full of locally handmade goods and gifts. ...

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Wedding Venue Showcase

  • Sun 19th Aug 2018

Join us to view our fantastic Function & Kendal Suites which will be dressed for a wedding breakfast and our Oak and Garden rooms set for a civil ...

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Midnight Landing Summer Sundays

  • Sun 19th Aug 2018
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Midnight Landing is a 5 piece Ska band from Kendal, producing original material and covers. Influences range from Rancid to The Specials. ...

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Lake District Sheep Dog Trials

  • Wed 22nd Aug 2018
  • £5.00 per person U16s free

Traditional Lakeland sheepdog trials throughout the day. Dog show, pet class, hound trails and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, trade stands and ...

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Boomerang Summer Sundays

  • Sun 26th Aug 2018
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Based in the south lakes, Boomerang play rock and pop covers from the 60’s to present day, with a wide variety of musical genres....

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Nobles Fest/ picnic in the park

  • Sun 26th Aug 2018

We are going to have a summers day musical festival featuring all Local singers performing in a friendly relaxed atmosphere that will be welcome to al...

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The Lone Bellow

  • Sat 01st Sep 2018
  • £15.00.

The Lone Bellow burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut in 2013. ...

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NT Live Julie

  • Thu 06th Sep 2018
  • £18.00.

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them....

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Alternative Perspectives: Walking the Labyrinth

  • Fri 07th Sep 2018
  • £5, payable on the door, includes refreshments

Karen Balmer specialised as a Mental Health Chaplain and has since specialised as a Labyrinth Facilitator with her masters in spirituality and healthc...

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The Castle Builder

  • Sat 08th Sep 2018
  • £9.00.

The Castle Builder is an emotional and hard rocking journey into the hearts and souls that exist on the outer limits of creativity and building regula...

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Me And My Bee

  • Sun 09th Sep 2018
  • £9.00.

Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show....

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

  • Sun 16th Sep 2018
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BGKT was founded in 1991. Open meeting - all are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist...

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The Lost Recordings Laurie Lee

  • Wed 19th Sep 2018
  • £8.00.

Reflections on love, landscape, childhood, poetry music and much, more from one of the great English writers of the 20th Century....

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Nt Live King Lear

  • Thu 27th Sep 2018
  • £18.00.

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas....

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John Bramwell And His Musicians With Special Guest Dave Fidler

  • Thu 27th Sep 2018
  • £16.50.

This is a chance to see one of the country’s most talented songwriters at the top of his game....

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Blowzabella

  • Fri 28th Sep 2018
  • £17.50.

Blowzabella celebrate 40 years of their inimitable, drone-based wall-of-sound with a new album ‘Two Score’, a new book of tunes ‘More Scores’ and ...

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Mandala- Embroidery Workshop

  • Sat 29th Sep 2018
  • £60 including refreshments

Mandala is an abstract design with one identifiable centre point, from which emanates an array of shapes and forms. Aimed at both beginners and experi...

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Alternative Perspectives: Rasputin Re-imagined

  • Fri 05th Oct 2018
  • £5, payable on the door, includes refreshments

A talk by the always-interesting Tim Shuker....

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Space The Anthology Tour

  • Fri 05th Oct 2018
  • £16.00

The bands 1990’s hit Female of the Species making the top of the album charts with the “TFI Album” – (Number 1 in June 2015)...

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

  • Sun 21st Oct 2018
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BGKT was founded in 1991. Open meeting - all are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist...

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Wedding Venue Showcase

  • Sun 21st Oct 2018

Join us to view our fantastic Function & Kendal Suites which will be dressed for a wedding breakfast and our Oak and Garden rooms set for a civil ...

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From The Jam All Mod Cons

  • Thu 25th Oct 2018
  • £25.00

Former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings return to the Brewery to perform the classic 1978 album ‘All Mod Cons’ in its entirety. ...

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Alternative Perspectives: Art and Inspiration

  • Fri 02nd Nov 2018
  • £5, payable on the door, includes refreshments

A presentation by well-known Lake Artist Tiana Marie....

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Karine Polwart Laws Of Motion Tour

  • Sat 03rd Nov 2018
  • £20.00.

Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning songwriter and musician, a theatre maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer, essayist, and published writer....

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Ventoux

  • Wed 07th Nov 2018
  • £12.00

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France....

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Open Canoeing: Lune Source to Sea Expedition Paddle (Cumbria Canoeists)

  • Fri 09th Nov 2018
  • £30 - £35

This is our local classic river and offers a great grade 2-3 trip with some fast, bouncy grade 3+ sections and the odd portage past weirs. This trip...

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

  • Sun 11th Nov 2018
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BGKT was founded in 1991. Open meeting - all are welcome. The meeting is led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist...

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Christmas Baubles - Embroidery Workshop

  • Sat 17th Nov 2018
  • £60 including refreshments

It may be cold outside but what better way to spend a winter’s day. Get cosy and crafty, creating a festive picture to keep or gift for Christmas. Ai...

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Nt Live The Madness Of George III

  • Tue 20th Nov 2018
  • £18.00.

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lun...

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The Northern Soul Train

  • Fri 30th Nov 2018
  • £12.50

THE NORTHERN SOULTRAIN will be playing live, the very best soul anthems from Wigan Casino, Twisted Wheel and Blackpool Mecca....

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Livewire The Ac/Dc Show

  • Sat 01st Dec 2018
  • £17.50

The band aim to put you slap bang in the middle of the show with hit after hit, and you are expected to join in ! There’ll also be one or two gems th...

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Courtney Pine Omar Black Notes From The Deep

  • Tue 11th Dec 2018
  • £25.00.

Multi instrumentalist Courtney Pine CBE is a British-born Jazz giant....

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Thea Gilmore Christmas Party Tour

  • Thu 13th Dec 2018
  • £17.50.

“Unarguably one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation” Sunday Times Culture....

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Jean Genie The Best Of David Bowie

  • Sat 15th Dec 2018
  • £12.50

Jean Genie perform an incredible tribute to David Bowie, complete with dazzling, flamboyant costumes and stunning effects....

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Kendal Craft and Gift Fair

  • Sat 22nd Dec 2018

Packed full of locally handmade goods and gifts. ...

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Kendal Wool Gathering

  • Sun 01st Oct 2028
  • £0 for children - £1

The fifth annual Kendal Wool Gathering, which celebrates the town’s connections to the trade on which its wealth was built, will be held for the firs...

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Charity Table Top Sale

  • Sat 15th Oct 2107
  • 20 pence entry for buyers.

Table top sale for Sandgate hydrotherapy pool. Tables available for you to sell crafts or unwanted goods. £5.00 per table if booked ahead, £6.00 on ...

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