Last Straw

The Last Straw comes to Brewery Arts Centre

Posted on 2nd November 2019

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 […]

outdoors autumn

Announcing Lancaster University partnership with Kendal Mountain Festival

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Lancaster University is planning a peak performance in its new role as the first Academic Partner of the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival this year. The new partnership, welcomed by both parties, is firmly in step with strong links already forged between departments in the University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Previously, several members of […]

Town Hall

You are needed

Posted on 24th September 2019

You are needed at a public workshop to create a future Vision for Kendal. Share what’s important to you Share your local knowledge Share your views about how Kendal can be made better What will happen? The workshop will explore the problems, the dreams, the solutions for the town. There will be an exhibition, questionnaires, […]

Christmas Light's Switch On

Kendal Christmas lights switch-on event

Posted on 20th September 2019

Sadly Kendal Town Council are, despite strenuous efforts, unable to hold a dedicated Christmas lights switch-on event this year. A combination of factors following on from the difficulties experienced last year have meant we are unable to put together an event. Finding a second location to hold the family orientated event has proved difficult and […]