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Children’s Literature comes to Kendal Mountain Festival

Posted on 24th September 2018

From picture books to novels, Kendal Mountain Festival are bringing a new programme of Children’s Literature events to our town this November. Featuring talks by six varied authors of children’s books for ages 6+. Explore each event and book tickets using the links below: Jess Butterworth – When The Mountains Roared A vivid, warm and […]

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Fantastic Kendal!

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Kendal’s new tourist information centre is now open! Fantastic Kendal is Kendal’s very own independent Local and Visitor Information Centre. A place where you can get lots of Kendal goodies and information about what’s going on in the local area. The new centre is disabled friendly with a wide door, ramp and plenty of free […]

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Kendal welcomes a major UK sculpture award

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Cross Lane Projects is proud to welcome the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2017/18 exhibition.  The exhibition is coming to Kendal as part of a new initiative to share it with audiences across the north of England. This year sculpture Frances Richardson was the worthy winner and her exhibition will come to Kendal from 13th October – 16th December […]

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Kendal Torchlight Procession & Street Carnival 2018

Posted on 12th September 2018

Following the success of last weekend’s Lakes Alive Festival, Kendal is in for another treat this weekend with the annual Kendal Torchlight Procession and Street Carnival. Each year crowds of people, locals and visitors alike, line the streets to watch the Kendal Torchlight procession – from decorated floats to dancing troups and marching musicians, it’s always […]

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Westmorland County Show 2018

Posted on 29th August 2018

September is a busy month for Kendal with an array of fabulous festivals and events taking place including Lakes Alive, Kendal Torchlight and the famous Westmorland County Show. The 2018 Westmorland County Show is one of Britiain’s oldest and biggest livestock events. The event takes place each year at Lane Farm on the outskirts of Kendal […]

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Kendal RAF 100 Celebrations

Posted on 8th August 2018

Head to Kendal over the weekend of 18th – 19th August and join in with Kendal’s very own celebrations to honour the RAF centenary. The weekend events are hosted by Kendal BID and will include the instalment of a replica spitfire, fantastic competitions, a Parade and of course the RAF inspired summer trail. Replica Spitfire […]

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Gin Tasting at Slate Bar

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Looking for a midweek refresh? Head to Slate Bar in Kendal’s Wainwright’s Yard for a special Gin Tasting Evening. The evening consists of an opportunity to try 7 different craft gins from their ever growing collection alongside complimentary charcuterie, cheese and artisan bread from The Staff Of Life Bakery. So gather your friends and discover a […]

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Lakes Alive 2018 Programme

Posted on 3rd August 2018

We’re excited to announce Lakes Alive will be returning this September with a vibrant programme of contemporary work and happenings across Kendal. The festival will take place across Kendal from 7th September to 9th September and this year the festival has taken inspiration from the living landscape and the elements. With Festival Director, Philippa Haynes commenting: “We […]

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Kendal Trails Gift Card Competition

Posted on 30th July 2018

This summer, to celebrate the launch of the new Kendal trails, Kendal BID are running a fantastic competition to win a £100 gift card to spend in Kendal. How to enter? Entry to the competition is simple, either enter online or complete the form on your trail map and hand it in to Kendal Tourist […]

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Status Quo come to Kendal

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Can you believe we’re almost in August already? Make the most of the late summer bank holiday with an open air concert in Kendal featuring iconic rock legends Status Quo led by Francis Rossi OBE! This concert is a rare opportunity to see Status Quo in action, a band who have had more chart hits in the […]

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Family friendly summer events

Posted on 16th July 2018

                  The school holidays are upon us and it’s time to find ways to keep the kids entertained. Here is just a taster of the family friendly events taking place in Kendal this summer: SaveSave SaveSave