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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A Victorian Christmas Cracker

  • Tue 19th Dec 2017
  • £4.00 - £20.00.

Summary: Visit the Museum for a late-night opening and Victorian Christmas followed by mulled wine, mince pies and festive treats for children. Visit...

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Little Red And The Big Bad Wolf

  • Tue 19th Dec 2017
  • £14.00

The production explores the thrill of adventure and unknown versus the safety and familiarity of the path and how irresistible straying can be, as wel...

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Create your own set of crackers @ the scrapstore

  • Thu 21st Dec 2017
  • £10.00.

Come along and choose from our huge variety of papers and ribbons to produce your own set of crackers. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine while you work. (f...

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Kendal Farmers' Market

  • Fri 22nd Dec 2017

Your chance to buy locally produced food and gifts, and to pick up any Christmas orders. There is bound to be fun at our last market of the year, wit...

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Family Festive Festival Party

  • Fri 22nd Dec 2017

We are holding a family festive party at kendal leisure centre. this is a free to all event but we just ask for a small donation to the make a wish ch...

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Christmas Carols With Joyce Humber

  • Sun 24th Dec 2017
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Join us for a Christmas singalong! All welcome; bring your best singing voices!...

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Wedding Venue Showcase

  • Thu 28th Dec 2017

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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Soft Play Sessions

  • Fri 29th Dec 2017
  • £4.00 per child, £2.00 per sibling.

Hardy Soft Play Hire will be back in the Christmas holidays with soft play sessions. There will be bouncy castles, soft play, didi car track and giant...

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The Langan Band

  • Sat 30th Dec 2017
  • £10.00.

Glasgow power-trio the John Langan Band have travelled a long way since winning a Danny Kyle Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections 2008....

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Curious About Kendal

  • Mon 01st Jan 2018
  • £5.99 (Download) for up to 4 people - £8 (Printed & posted to you) for up to four people

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Windsor with Curious About Windsor Are you curious about Kendal? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets y...

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Beauty and The Beast: A Pantomime

  • Fri 05th Jan 2018
  • £7.50 - £10.00.

Join the wacky BATS team for their take on Beauty and The Beast! A pantomime for all ages, with loads of fun, song and dance....

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Manchester Camerata

  • Sat 06th Jan 2018
  • £5.00 for children and students under 19 - £23.00.

A traditional 'Viennese Gala' to celebrate the New Year with this amazing chamber orchestra, conductor Christian Kluxen and soprano Sarah Redgwick. In...

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Manchester Camerata

  • Sat 06th Jan 2018
  • £5.00 for children and students under 19 - £23.00.

A traditional 'Viennese Gala' to celebrate the New Year with this amazing chamber orchestra, conductor Christian Kluxen and soprano Sarah Redgwick. In...

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Kendal Jazz Club: Roy Williams

  • Tue 09th Jan 2018
  • £8 (members) - £10 (non-members)

KJC is proud to welcome back ‘one of the world’s greatest trombone players.’ ‘a perfect amalgam of Urbie Green, Jack Teagarden with a hint of bob...

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South Lakeland Decorative & Fine Arts Society Lecture

  • Tue 09th Jan 2018
  • £10.00.

"The Inside Stories: the Real Stories Behind the Most Intriguing Cases of Stolen Art" Ms Shauna Isaac BA, MA....

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Healthy Hearts

  • Fri 12th Jan 2018

A gentle circuit based class available to men and women of all ages, in particular: cardiac patients, post bypass surgery, GP referrals such as diabet...

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Open Canoe Trim,Turns and Boat Control

  • Sat 13th Jan 2018
  • £15.00 - £20.00.

Open Canoe Trim, Turning and Boat Control Workshop This is one of 8 workshops in 2017-18 offered by Cumbria Canoeists for Cumbrian residents. The inte...

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

  • Sun 14th Jan 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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Royal Opera House Rigoletto

  • Tue 16th Jan 2018
  • £18.00.

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera....

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Royal Opera House: Rigoletto (Live Screening)

  • Tue 16th Jan 2018
  • £18.00.

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera....

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Jewellery Making as a Micro Business

  • Wed 17th Jan 2018
  • Concessions may apply - £92.50.

The course involves each learner making one piece of jewellery stage by stage, with each session focusing on ensuring the piece reaches the legal, saf...

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Julie Fowlis

  • Thu 25th Jan 2018
  • £18.50.

The Latin title of her fifth studio album ‘alterum’ gently suggests that this record offers a departure to what has gone before....

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The Fretless

  • Fri 26th Jan 2018
  • £12.50

The Fretless is a new approach to folk music that is quickly gaining high acclaim around the world....

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Manna House Coffee Morning

  • Sat 27th Jan 2018
  • £1.00.

The Manna House Coffee Morning is a fundraiser to support the important work Manna House does advising and advocating for homeless and vulnerably hous...

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The Fretless

  • Sat 27th Jan 2018
  • £12.50.

The Fretless is a new approach to folk music that is quickly gaining high acclaim around the world. This unique band is taking string music to fascin...

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Nt Live Screening Follies

  • Wed 31st Jan 2018
  • £18.00.

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas....

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Live Screening Follies

  • Wed 31st Jan 2018
  • £18.00.

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas....

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Shake The Chains - Nancy Kerr, Hannah Martin Et Al

  • Thu 01st Feb 2018
  • £17.50

Shake the Chains is one of the most timely and exciting new music commissions of 2017....

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Open Canoe Essential Rescue and Towing Skills

  • Sat 03rd Feb 2018
  • £15.00 - £20.00.

Open Canoe Essential Rescue and Towing Skills Workshop. This is one of 8 workshops in 2017-18 offered by Cumbria Canoeists for Cumbrian residents. The...

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Stick in the Wheel

  • Sat 03rd Feb 2018
  • £12.00.

Four-times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated Stick In The Wheel are taking the folk scene by storm with their incendiary performances of traditional En...

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Saturday Art Club

  • Sat 03rd Feb 2018

Bring art to life – create your own artwork inspired by the exhibitions. Taking place within the galleries themselves on the first Saturday of every ...

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Lakeland Sinfonia with Pascal Roge piano.

  • Sat 03rd Feb 2018
  • £5.00 for children and students under 19 - £23.00.

The internationally acclaimed French pianist Pascal Roge joins conductor Michael Joel and Cumbria's own Lakeland Sinfonia for an unusual concert. Fran...

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Royal Opera House Tosca

  • Wed 07th Feb 2018
  • £18.00.

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace....

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Open Evening

  • Thu 08th Feb 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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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

  • Sun 11th Feb 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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Quaker Business - Money, Shoes, Chocolate and all that

  • Mon 12th Feb 2018
  • £7.00.

Who were those innovative Quakers in business from the 17th century to the present day? Money, shoes, chocolate and all that – did Quaker business ha...

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Kendal Jazz Club: Frog and Henry

  • Tue 13th Feb 2018
  • £8 (members) - £10 (non-members)

A kjc debut for international stars of new orleans street music, which in the hands of these young players has enjoyed a long-overdue revival. This g...

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The Railsplitters

  • Thu 15th Feb 2018
  • £13.50

The Railsplitters bring their high energy brand of unconventional bluegrass from Boulder, Colorado back to the UK....

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Only Fools & Three Courses

  • Fri 16th Feb 2018
  • £30.00.

A must for Fools & Horses fans! Come on down to Del Boy's very own restaurant where the characters serve their guests an hilarious 3 course dinner...

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The Chef Show

  • Wed 21st Feb 2018
  • £13.00.

A delicious fusion of comedy play and cookery. Entertaining for all the family!...

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Phil Beer

  • Thu 22nd Feb 2018
  • £16.50.

Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic sc...

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Judie Tzuke

  • Sat 24th Feb 2018
  • £22.50.

Judie is back on the road for a special gig; she will be performing acoustically at the Brewery Arts Centre....

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Hawk Dance And The Knotted Project Present Chit Chat Chalk Show

  • Sat 24th Feb 2018
  • £9.00.

Join Hawk Dance Theatre & The Knotted Project on our magical chalky adventure for 3-8 year olds!...

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Open Canoeing Skills: Coping with the Wind

  • Sat 24th Feb 2018
  • £15.00 - £20.00.

Open Canoeing Skills: Coping with the Wind This is one of 8 workshops in 2017-18 offered by Cumbria Canoeists for Cumbrian residents. The intention is...

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Dip Dye Scarves

  • Sat 24th Feb 2018
  • £20 + £5 if materials supplied by tutor. Concessio

A one day workshop where learners will be taught about and practice a variety of techniques used in silk painting to create a personalised painted sil...

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Wedding Venue Showcase

  • Sun 25th Feb 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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National Theatre (Encore Screening) : Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

  • Mon 26th Feb 2018
  • £18.00

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017....

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The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

  • Wed 28th Feb 2018
  • £13.00.

Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man....

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The Halle

  • Sat 03rd Mar 2018
  • £5.00 for children and students under 19 - £28.00.

The Halle, conducted by the hugely talented young conductor Jonathon Heyward, play music from 'Peer Gynt' by Grieg and Sibelius' Second Symphony. Horn...

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Saturday Art Club

  • Sat 03rd Mar 2018

Bring art to life – create your own artwork inspired by the exhibitions. Taking place within the galleries themselves on the first Saturday of every ...

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Royal Opera House The Winter's Tale

  • Sun 04th Mar 2018
  • £18.00.

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The R...

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

  • Sun 11th Mar 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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Royal Opera House Carmen

  • Sun 11th Mar 2018
  • £18.00.

This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera....

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Launch Day – Kelly-Abbott Dance

  • Wed 14th Mar 2018
  • £12.00.

Launch Day will delight anyone with a passion for the industrial history of the UK, celebrating the rich culture of country’s past and present....

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Bronwynne Brent

  • Thu 15th Mar 2018
  • £12.50.

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, American roots songwriter Bronwynne Brent has the kind of stop-in-your-tracks voice that sounds like Souther...

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Dr John Cooper Clarke

  • Sat 17th Mar 2018
  • £22.50.

Dr John Cooper Clarke | Sat 17 Mar 2018 | Doors 7.30pm | £22.50 Poet; Movie star; Rock star; TV & radio presenter; Comedian; Social & cultura...

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Open Canoeing Skills: Using the Wind

  • Sat 17th Mar 2018
  • £15.00 - £20.00.

Open Canoeing Skills: Using the Wind This is one of 8 workshops in 2017-18 offered by Cumbria Canoeists for Cumbrian residents. The intention is to en...

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Royal Northern Sinfonia

  • Sat 17th Mar 2018
  • £5.00 for children and students under 19 - £23.00.

An all Beethoven concert! Musical Director of the RNS and internationally renowned pianist Lars Vogt conducts the 'Prometheus' Overture and Symphony n...

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Kris Drever

  • Thu 12th Apr 2018
  • £15.00.

For his 2018 concerts Kris will be performing a 'best of' set featuring all the key songs from his first decade and some new material played live for ...

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Nick Sharratt's Big Draw Along

  • Sat 14th Apr 2018
  • £9.00.

Join this much-loved children’s writer and illustrator in a family-friendly, fun filled draw-along for all ages....

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Spring Flowers

  • Sat 14th Apr 2018
  • £60 including refreshments

Spring is in the air, what better time to pick up your needle and thread to create a sampler of these welcome splashes of colour to our gardens. Aime...

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

  • Sun 15th Apr 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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Feast Of Fiddles

  • Fri 20th Apr 2018
  • £20.50.

Little did the band think it would be setting off on its 25th annual spring tour in 2018 but what started as an idea in a folk club has become a natio...

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Wedding Venue Showcase

  • Sun 22nd Apr 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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Kendal Pool Triathlon

  • Sun 22nd Apr 2018
  • £39.00 - £50.00.

A super spring pool based sprint triathlon to kick start the Epic season. Our home for the day is Kendal Leisure Centre and the event is a 400m swim, ...

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Open Evening

  • Mon 23rd Apr 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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Hummingbird

  • Thu 26th Apr 2018
  • £12.00.

Inspired by the true story of the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’, who gripped the imagination of 1950s America, Hummingbird is dark, compelling physical th...

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Tom Paxton And The Don Juans

  • Fri 27th Apr 2018
  • £29.50.

Within days of writing and playing together, they knew they were onto something. Now they’re taking it on the road!...

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BBC Philharmonic

  • Sat 28th Apr 2018
  • £5.00 for children and students under 19 - £28.00.

Duncan Ward conductor and Leonard Elschenbroich cello present a concert of three major works. Debussy's impressionistic 'L'apres midi d'un faune' is f...

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Dean Friedman

  • Thu 03rd May 2018
  • £25.00.

Invite family and friends for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share!...

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Nt Live- Macbeth

  • Thu 10th May 2018
  • £18.00.

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkne...

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BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)

  • Sun 13th May 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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