Cross Lane Project

Anna Reading’s The Pothole

Posted on 8th November 2019

Cross Lane Projects here in Kendal is proud to present a solo exhibition of new work by Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018/19 winner Anna Reading Installed across a floor of vinyl collages, Anna Reading’s The Pothole presents a series of new sculpture and performance works developed over the past year as the 16th recipient of […]


Free Sunday parking in run up to Christmas

Posted on 5th November 2019

South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) is offering free car parking on its pay and display car parks and the Westmorland Shopping Centre Car Park on Sundays in December in the run up to Christmas. The free Sunday parking offer will apply on the following dates:  Sunday, 1 December 2019  Sunday, 8 December 2019 Sunday, 15 […]


Open Out – Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 Trailer

Posted on 2nd November 2019

The trailer for the 2019 Kendal Mountain Festival has been released. ‘Open Out’ follows a young female protagonist as she experiences the festival for the first time. The short video communicates the key themes of culture and inclusion, which are at the heart of this year’s event. Kendal Mountain Festival Director, Jacqui Scott says: ‘We […]

Last Straw

The Last Straw comes to Brewery Arts Centre

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After a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival People Show’s 130th show is back on tour and coming to Kendal! A comic two-hander from the UK’s longest running experimental theatre collective, The Last Straw has been described as “waiting for Godot for the post – truth age”. The Herald People Show’s 130th show, The Last […]

Kendal Wool Gathering

Kendal Wool Gathering Returns this Weekend

Posted on 24th October 2019

The annual celebration of the cloth returns this weekend at Kendal Leisure Centre. The family-friendly Kendal Wool Gathering is returning for its seventh year and has become one of the most popular events on the town’s calendar, attracting thousands of visitors from across the country. Westmorland Agricultural Society will be bringing along its outdoor Farm […]


Scottish Colourists at Abbot Hall Gallery

Posted on 18th October 2019

Highlights from the Fleming Collection on display in Cumbria Abbot Hall Art Gallery will present works by the Scottish Colourists in its last major exhibition before it closes for redevelopment. The Scottish Colourists were a group of four painters whose post-Impressionist work had far-reaching influence on contemporary British art and culture. This is believed to […]

Comic Arts Festival

The wonderful world of Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns this weekend

Posted on 11th October 2019

International artists arrive in Kendal for record-breaking challenges, book launches, exhibitions, debates and a celebration of comic art A world of comic art will return to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 11–13 October 2019. The family-friendly festival takes over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, for […]


Spectacular Skies Alive returns to Mintbridge

Posted on 7th October 2019

Head to Mintbridge, the home of Kendal Rugby Club, on Friday 1st November for the annual fireworks display. This year they celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Lunar Landings with a fabulous pyro-musical display. The fireworks will begin at 7.30pm but get down early to enjoy fairground rides, food outlets and a bar. The family friendly […]


LGBT+: Within and Beyond 

Posted on 4th October 2019

LGBT+: Within and Beyond  Display at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry  Lakeland Arts is embarking on a project to uncover the history of Cumbria’s LGBT community. The stories of LGBT+ people are currently under-represented in Lakeland Arts’ collections. Curators want that to change and an initial display opening in Kendal marks the start of […]

Kendal Mountain Festival

Tickets on sale for Mountain Festival

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Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019 Kendal Mountain Festival featuring a packed four-day programme of events that share and celebrate the best stories from the world of adventure.  From tales of human endurance and breathtaking environments to soul-stirring journeys, over 18,000 visitors are expected to attend the UK’s largest annual gathering of the […]


Antique Trail

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Kendal has long been renowned for its many antique shops and our town centre is currently home to thirteen bustling antique stores. Visit Kendal this autumn and you’ll find wonderfully quirky emporiums and dealers with an eye for retro and chic collectibles. Take home a delightful array of antiques and collectibles including furniture, coins, stamps, watches, […]

Interfaith Week

Interfaith week returns to Kendal

Posted on 29th September 2019

Interfaith Week returns to South Lakes with a meet in Kendal on Wednesday 13th November. Events will be taking place across the region from 10th –17th November 2019 hosted by South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP). Featuring talks on interfaith by Mr Hassan Burrows, Rev Rob Crompton and Father Hugh Pollock. Mr Hassan Burrows is the leader of the […]