Tayland Toyshop Westmorland

Toyland Toyshop takes to Kendal

Posted on 22nd March 2019

Kendal’s Westmorland Shopping Centre will soon get an exciting new addition to its ever-growing line-up, when Toyland Toyshop opens on Friday 29th March.  Toyland Toyshop is a new name in the retail landscape in Kendal and will be home to a whole host of family favourites with everything from children’s toy, boards games and jigsaws […]

Lake District Yoga

Mountain Yoga comes to Kendal

Posted on 17th March 2019

Qualified yoga teacher and mountain leader Jemma Percival has combined her passions to create Mountain Yoga – a new business based here in Kendal. Jemma’s venture includes a regular calendar of yoga classes, private guided hikes in the beautiful Lake District and a series of fun workshops which combine the two! For more information, head […]

John Ruskin art

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud

Posted on 15th March 2019

See Ruskin masterpieces in Cumbria: his home and inspiration! Kendal’s Abbot Hall Art Gallery will stage one of its biggest ever exhibitions this summer: Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud. The exhibition opens on 12th July and runs until 5th October 2019. It will include more than 100 works and will stretch across five galleries. It takes place […]

Westmorland Shopping Centre

Clarks take a step into Westmorland Shopping Centre

Posted on 25th February 2019

Westmorland Shopping Centre is set to welcome a brand-new addition; leading British footwear brand Clarks will open a brand new Outlet store at the centre on Saturday 2nd March.  Well known for its wide range of footwear for women, men and children as well as accessories, Clarks will open its 7,000 sq.ft Outlet store in […]

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Jazz on Tap

Posted on 12th February 2019

Jazz on Tap is Kendal’s weekly jazz night organised by a friendly community of jazz enthusiasts. Open to everyone, the group meet every Thursday from 8.30pm in the upstairs space at The Factory Tap. Jazz on Tap aim to bring a wide variety of jazz genres to our town with one band playing each week. The […]

The Little Gin Shop

Kendal welcomes ‘The Little Gin Shop’

Posted on 10th February 2019

We are happy to welcome The Little Gin Shop to Kendal; a one stop shop for gins, liquors, tonics, garnishes, glassware and fun gifts. The owners of The Little Gin Shop started their business with a store in Carlisle and following it’s success have opened a sister store here in Kendal. Focusing on high quality […]

Soul Train

What’s on this weekend in Kendal?

Posted on 8th February 2019

No plans for the weekend? Here in Kendal we have lots of events taking place to suit a variety of musical tastes this weekend including ‘Beware of the armed men…’ Saturday 9th February If you love classical music, head to St George’s Church where the Wordsworth singers will be performing ‘Beware of the armed men’ […]

Farrer's of Kendal

A Royal Visit

Posted on 25th January 2019

Kendal coffee and tea merchants Farers are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year and what better way to celebrate a birthday than with a Royal visit! HRH The Countess of Wessex will be visiting John Farrer & Co at their modern premises on the Shap Road Industrial Estate on 6th February 2019. The Countess will take a […]

Lakeland Arts

Forgotten Cumbrian craft comes alive at Museum of Lakeland Life

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One of only four swill basket makers in the entire world, Lorna Singleton keeps alive an ancient Lake District tradition. From her workshop in the shadow of the Cumbrian fells, Singleton uses long-established methods to create beautiful hand-woven baskets for the modern day. Now her work will go on show in a new exhibition here in […]

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, […]