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Community Support for shopping & essentials

Posted on 26th March 2020

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, here is a guide to help you to stay safe whilst collecting essential shopping and at the same time supporting our local businesses. Download the Kendal and local business guide >  The Government has been very clear on the need not to undertake unnecessary travel and to socially […]


Kendal stars at 2020 Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards

Posted on 14th March 2020

Congratulations to all of the winners at this year’s Cumbria Life Food and Drink Awards. The awards were presented by the award-winning chef and star of TV’s This Morning Phil Vickery at Kendal College. We were delighted to see so many Kendal businesses recognised in the awards. Congratulations to: SPECIALIST RETAILER/SUPPLIER The Bakery at No […]


Kendal’s fun run series is back…

Posted on 2nd March 2020

As huge advocates of the benefits of exercise on our mental health, Jogging Pals operate jogging programmes designed to encourage people into activity, and then maintain it. They have couch to 5k programmes for people in Kendal, Ulverston, Carnforth, and National Trust Fell Foot (near Newby Bridge) and are part of the RunTogether programme by England Athletics. […]

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Kendal finalists revealed for Cumbrian awards

Posted on 25th February 2020

We’re delighted that several of Kendal’s fantastic businesses have been recognised this week as the finalists are revealed for two Cumbrian awards. 2020 Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards The Factory Tap has been selected as a finalist for the best bar/pub category. Comida has been selected as a finalist for the best restaurant category. […]


Lakes International Comic Arts Festival Early Bird 2020 Passes on Sale

Posted on 16th February 2020

Now’s your chance to get early bird festival passes for Lakes International Comic Arts Festival 2020 which takes place 9–11 October. The Early Bird passes are available until 31 March and give you access to all the main events and films on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October. Day passes are also available giving access […]

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Kendal Joins National Initiative to Love Local on 14th February

Posted on 26th January 2020

Kendal BID in collaboration with ShopAppy.com is encouraging people to support their local businesses on the 14th of February for ‘Love Local Day’ – Love Local Day is one of the first events for a national campaign declaring 2020 The Year to Support Local. Love Local Day will be centred on sharing the love of […]

Josie Long

Comedian Josie Long comes to Kendal

Posted on 16th January 2020

The three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee is finally back on the road next year with a brand-new show about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but it is also about kindness, gentleness and joy. And we’re delighted her tour will be coming to Kendal for an evening at the Brewery Arts Centre on Friday 6 March […]


Festival dates for 2020

Posted on 3rd January 2020

A Happy New Year from all of us here in Kendal. If your diary is looking a little empty for the year ahead, grab a pencil and jot down our fantastic festival dates. Here are just a few of the great events coming to Kendal in 2020! 8 – 11 May – Kendal Walking Festival May […]


Perfect last minute Christmas gift…

Posted on 17th December 2019

The Kendal Gift Card is a great way to shop locally and help our local economy at the same time as giving a really versatile Christmas gift to friends family and colleagues. You can buy can buy a gift card at Fantastic Kendal in town, or via the link on this page at www.thekendalcard.co.uk. The […]


Christmas Fun in Kendal

Posted on 4th December 2019

We have an overflowing calendar of Christmas events for you and your family in Kendal this year, so grab your hat and gloves and head to town. From Christmas markets, to festive singing and special family events – there’s something for everyone this December. After hours is the perfect time to see our Christmas lights […]


Kendal Mountain Festival Round-up

Posted on 21st November 2019

The 2019 Kendal Mountain Festival was bigger than ever, with 23,950 tickets sold and approximately 18,000 visitors attending the UK’s largest social gathering of the outdoor community.  Kendal Mountain Festival Chief Executive, Jacqui Scott said: “The theme of this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival was Openness and it was incredible to see this embraced by so […]

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Lakes Alive comes to an end

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The Lake District National Park Authority has announced the conclusion of its annual cultural event – Lakes Alive. The popular arts festival has brought exciting art from the UK, and around the world to the streets of Kendal to inspire local communities and visitors and to help transform understanding of our landscapes. From giant humans […]