Wild Abandon

Spotlight on… Wild Abandon

Posted on 26th October 2020

Wild Abandon is a friendly shop situated here in Kendal, with a big heart! An ethical store, their mission is simple: to bring happiness to all of their customers and also to their suppliers and manufacturers who have the right to fair conditions and a fair wage. When sourcing goods, if they don’t make the heart […]

Manna House

Support Kendal’s Manna House with a wild swim

Posted on 25th October 2020

MANNA House, Kendal’s homeless prevention service, has launched a Sponsored Wild Swim to raise money for their work in the community. They are calling on the public to challenge themselves, from a paddle to a swim, to raise much needed charity funds.   It’s to replace Manna House’s usual annual sponsored Big Swim which normally […]


Kendal Virtual Wool Gathering

Posted on 23rd October 2020

Kendal Virtual Wool Gathering 2020 will be live on Facebook over the weekend of 24th and 25th October. Join the Virtual Wool Gathering Facebook group and spend a weekend with their exhibitors from the comfort of your own home.  There’ll be live demos, special offers, equiment, yarn and fibre – a feast for the senses!   […]

Flagship Herdy Store

Spotlight on… Herdy

Posted on 21st October 2020

Herdy is a cute and lovable character from the English Lake District who spreads smiles, happiness and fun. Herdy create beautiful lifestyle products and fun gifts for all of the family. We proudly host the Herdy brand’s flagship store here in Kendal and the store has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors looking for gifts […]

Little bRogues

Spotlight on… Little bRogues

Posted on 20th October 2020

Little bRogues is a family run kids shoe shop caring for your kids feet with a range of fun and comfy footwear brands from around the world. You’ll find Little bRogues on Library Road, next to Marks and Spencer and nestled close to our beautiful tranquil park – Nobles Rest. Created in 2017 by Simon […]


Spotlight on… Iluvmemost

Posted on 19th October 2020

In our new series of blog posts highlighting the fantastic range of shops in our bustling town; this week we are shining the spotlight on womenswear boutique – Iluvmemost. Based on Finkle Street, the cheerful window displays are guaranteed to brighten up rainy autumn days. Iluvmemost specialises in lagenlook fashion, which in German means, ‘layering […]

kendal mountain

Early bird Kendal Mountain Festival tickets now available

Posted on 16th October 2020

This November – Kendal Mountain Festival is going fully online and the team are pouring all of their effort and energy into creating a new, amazing digital experience. You can expect a film programme of over 100 films, an inspiring literature programme and vibrant specialist sessions streamed live and on demand. So if you’re ready for […]

comic art 2020

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2020 launches today!

Posted on 9th October 2020

It’s here! The 2020 Lakes International Comic Art Festival  takes place this weekend. Due to the ongoing Covid outbreak the festival will be a virtual event with two fantastic days of comics and chaos taking place online from 9th – 11th  October. The organisers have created a jam-packed programme of artists and content to amaze and […]


Inter Faith Week 8-15 November 2020

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South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) will support the holding of two sessions at home every day during Inter Faith Week which takes place across the week from 8th – 15th November. The sessions will run at 7am and 7pm for half an hour each day. They are free and everyone is welcome to […]

Kendal Torchlight

Enjoy the Kendal Torchlight Convoy this weekend

Posted on 25th September 2020

Torchlight organisers have been thinking big to create the tiniest torchlight to date. Each year, thousands of people line the streets in their thousands to make way for the massive procession of vehicles, bands, floats, dancers and walking groups that make up this annual spectacle. Due to the current government safety guidelines, this will not […]


A Family Affair opens specialist menswear boutique

Posted on 22nd September 2020

We’re delighted to welcome a new boutique to Finkle Street here in the heart of Kendal. Popular bridal store A Family Affair has expanded its offering with their new menswear boutique – Chapman’s. Here you will find a stylish wedding range for the groom and his party including suit hire ranges from Cameron Ross and Peter […]

Steven Doherty

Steven Doherty starts new food and drink scene at Brewery Arts Centre

Posted on 30th August 2020

Getting together at the Brewery Arts Centre has long been a part of the Kendal food and drink scene, and regulars and new visitors alike will be able to enjoy something new there from Wednesday 9th September. New Head Chef, the Michelin starred Steven Doherty has been waiting patiently since February to launch his new […]