Lakes International Comic Arts Festival Early Bird 2020 Passes on Sale

Posted on 16th February 2020

Now’s your chance to get early bird festival passes for Lakes International Comic Arts Festival 2020 which takes place 9–11 October. The Early Bird passes are available until 31 March and give you access to all the main events and films on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October. Day passes are also available giving access […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Literature

Kendal Mountain Literature Festival

Posted on 18th September 2019

Kendal Mountain Literature Festival forms part of the award-winning Kendal Mountain Festival, which takes place here in Kendal each November. The 2019 Literature Programme is now live with an exciting line-up of over 40 authors, poets and writers and tickets are now available.

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Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival

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The ultimate social gathering for outdoor enthusiasts – with a world-class programme of films and talks from international adventurers.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Comic Arts Festival

Posted on 4th March 2019

Celebrating the amazing world of comic artists, creators and writers, we bring the biggest names in comic art to Cumbria with over 70 special guests from across the comic world. There really is something for everyone, whether you’re a comic veteran, new to comics or just love seeing amazing artists at work!

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Kendal Torchlight Carnival Street Party

Posted on 12th February 2019

The Kendal Torchlight Carnival Street Party keeps the celebrations going as the main street is closed for a mini daytime carnival with street stalls, entertainers, and live music.

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Kendal Torchlight Procession

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The 49th annual torchlight procession! Kendal’s Torchlight Carnival is one of a kind. This year will see a special celebration as we build up to the 2020 50 year celebrations….we hope you can join us!    

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Comic art festival returns to Kendal with an international line-up

Posted on 19th August 2019

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 a weekend of wonderful events, activities and workshops for all ages. Julie Tait, festival director said: “I’m so […]

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