Following the success of last weekend’s Lakes Alive Festival, Kendal is in for another treat this weekend with the annual Kendal Torchlight Procession and Street Carnival. Each year crowds of people, locals and visitors alike, line the streets to watch the Kendal Torchlight procession – from decorated floats to dancing troups and marching musicians, it’s always so much fun to see what our creative community has come up with each year. The 2018 Kendal Torchlight procession takes place this Friday the 14th September with the Kendal Street Party following on Saturday 15th September.
Saturday - The Carnival Street Party
On Saturday 15th September, Kendal’s town centre will be taken over by a host of carnival arts performances and workshops. There are lots of activities planned including:
- Vintage Street Fair – with lots of traditional stalls and craft activities
- Ragtag Arts will be building a fairy tale castle and they need your help – building, sticking, cutting out, painting, decorating (making a lot of mess) and playing away the day
- Love Arts Carnival Hungry Caterpillar workshops
- Preston-based carnival youth group ABLAZE will be holding headdress making workshops
All activities are available on a drop in basis and will be taking place between 10am and 4pm on Stricklandgate and Highgate.
If you are heading to the town centre to do a spot of shopping you are in for a treat as Kendal Street Carnival will also be bringing several fantastic bands to the Main Street, Birdcage and Westmorland Shopping Centre. Hear from Milnthorpe Steel Band, Blue Jam Arts Samba Band, Blast Furness Street Band, folk duo – Scrogans Run and 7 -piece live band – Groove Train.
It’s set to be a brilliant day!
10.50 Margaret Bowers Tokari
11.40 Dance Attik
13.20 Mini Procession with Blast Furness
14.10 Holly Lovelady Roberts
15.50 Hannah McKee
18.00 Scrogans Run
19.30 Groove Train
11.30 Jennifers Dancers
12.15 Sean Moore
13.00 Kev Kendal
13.45 Blue Jam
14.30 Blast Furness
15.15 Beth Jade Kissock
16.00 Sophie Langhorn
Timings may change on the day, please look out for the daily timetable.