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Kendal Joins National Initiative to Love Local on 14th February

Posted on 26th January 2020

Kendal BID in collaboration with is encouraging people to support their local businesses on the 14th of February for ‘Love Local Day’ – Love Local Day is one of the first events for a national campaign declaring 2020 The Year to Support Local. Love Local Day will be centred on sharing the love of […]

Josie Long

Comedian Josie Long comes to Kendal

Posted on 16th January 2020

The three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee is finally back on the road next year with a brand-new show about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but it is also about kindness, gentleness and joy. And we’re delighted her tour will be coming to Kendal for an evening at the Brewery Arts Centre on Friday 6 March […]


Festival dates for 2020

Posted on 3rd January 2020

A Happy New Year from all of us here in Kendal. If your diary is looking a little empty for the year ahead, grab a pencil and jot down our fantastic festival dates. Here are just a few of the great events coming to Kendal in 2020! 8 – 11 May – Kendal Walking Festival May […]


Perfect last minute Christmas gift…

Posted on 17th December 2019

The Kendal Gift Card is a great way to shop locally and help our local economy at the same time as giving a really versatile Christmas gift to friends family and colleagues. You can buy can buy a gift card at Fantastic Kendal in town, or via the link on this page at The […]


Christmas Fun in Kendal

Posted on 4th December 2019

We have an overflowing calendar of Christmas events for you and your family in Kendal this year, so grab your hat and gloves and head to town. From Christmas markets, to festive singing and special family events – there’s something for everyone this December. After hours is the perfect time to see our Christmas lights […]


Kendal Mountain Festival Round-up

Posted on 21st November 2019

The 2019 Kendal Mountain Festival was bigger than ever, with 23,950 tickets sold and approximately 18,000 visitors attending the UK’s largest social gathering of the outdoor community.  Kendal Mountain Festival Chief Executive, Jacqui Scott said: “The theme of this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival was Openness and it was incredible to see this embraced by so […]

Lakes Alive

Lakes Alive comes to an end

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The Lake District National Park Authority has announced the conclusion of its annual cultural event – Lakes Alive. The popular arts festival has brought exciting art from the UK, and around the world to the streets of Kendal to inspire local communities and visitors and to help transform understanding of our landscapes. From giant humans […]

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Kendal Christmas Light Switch-On Gathering

Posted on 13th November 2019

Following on from our announcement that Kendal Town Council will be unable to hold a dedicated Christmas lights switch-on event this year, we have been working hard to organise a small gathering to celebrate the switch-on. We will be holding a switch on of the tree and lights in Market Place on Saturday 16th November […]

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 […]