Kurt Schwitters, Mr Routledge, 1945 © DACS 2018. Photograph Lakeland Arts Trust

‘Refuge: The Art of Belonging’ comes to Abbot Hall Gallery

Posted on 2nd January 2019

Refuge: The Art of Belonging will be heading to Abbot Hall Art Gallery from 15th February to 29th June 2019. The show tells the story of artists who found a safe haven here in Britain as a result of Nazi occupation including artists Kurt Schwitters, Hilde Goldschmidt, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Lucian Freud, and Frank Auerbach. The […]

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Late Night Christmas Shopping in Kendal

Posted on 12th December 2018

Soak up the festive spirit of Kendal this Christmas and enjoy late night shopping on Thursday 20th December. With a fantastic range of high street stores and independent boutiques taking part – you’ll find everything on your Christmas shopping list. Late Night Shopping Evening | Thursday 20th December 2018 until 7pm Our wonderful Yards – Elephant’s Yard, […]


Go on a family adventure with the new Christmas Trail

Posted on 1st December 2018

The new Christmas Trail launches across our town today. Download your trail map and head to town throughout December to take part. Whilst the kids enjoy following the Trail to discover Reindeer Ratings Cards and Baubles, you can enjoy a spot of last minute Christmas shopping. Following the success of the Trails last year, our […]

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Businesses vote to renew Kendal BID for another five years

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A 28-day postal ballot asking local traders if they were in favour of renewing the town’s Business Improvement District scheme has now ended with a successful result for Kendal BID – of the 271 votes cast in the ballot, 165 were in favour of renewing the BID. This successful result means Kendal BID will run until […]

Christmas Trail 2018

Christmas Trail

Posted on 21st November 2018

The new Christmas Trail has arrived, brought to you by Kendal BID. The Trail is a fun self-guided journey through Kendal’s cultural sites, shops and eateries. Taking part is simple – download and print your trail map below and then head to town and enjoy completing the various activities. It is a great way to […]

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Save the date…

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As 2018 draws to a close, we look back on what has been a great year for our community. Kendal has celebrated the opening of fantastic new businesses including shops, eateries and bars. And an action packed calendar of events and festivals has once again brought vibrant and memorable performances to our town. We’re already […]

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2018 – our top picks

Posted on 4th November 2018

Head to Kendal  from 15th – 18th November 2018 to experience one of the biggest Festivals in our town’s annual calendar – Kendal Mountain Festival. At the heart of the event is an international film competition attracting world premieres and the best directors, writers and videographers from the outdoor adventure genre. Each year the Festival […]


Wrap Christmas up early

Posted on 31st October 2018

It’s that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner! We all know how hectic December can be so to give you a great start with your Christmas shopping, we’ve put together a quick guide to early Christmas shopping offers here in Kendal. One of our high street favourite’s WHSmiths have launched a […]

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Autumn Half Term in Kendal

Posted on 17th October 2018

Looking for half term trips and activities to do with your children? We’ve got you covered here in Kendal! There’s plenty to do to keep your family entertained whatever the weather, with actives both inside and out. The half term holidays are the perfect time to enjoy the spectacular autumn colours around us, take your family […]

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Wool Gathering 2018

Posted on 10th October 2018

The Kendal Wool Gathering is returning to Kendal Leisure Centre on 27th and 28th October. It is the sixth year the Gathering will take place in Kendal and is set to one again bring a huge variety of demonstrations, fun activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town’s wealth was built. […]

Comic Arts 2018

The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival 2018

Posted on 4th October 2018

The comic art spectacular is returning to our town! 12 – 14th October 2018 A world of comic art will be arriving in Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 12–14th October, 2018. This year the festival is even bigger and better than ever, with over 70 of the best comic artists, writers and […]

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Bonfire night & Autumn events

Posted on 28th September 2018

Following our light nights blog series, we welcome you to join us in Kendal for the range of events and special offers our wonderful eateries, pubs, restaurants and bars are hosting over the coming months. As the evenings darken, get your friends together and warm up with a drink or two at one of our […]