The Lakes are Alive this August Bank Holiday

Kendal will be coming alive this August Bank Holiday weekend being the setting for the new cultural programme and festival, Lakes Alive. Starting on Friday 26 August until Sunday 28, enjoy spectacular happenings showcasing contemporary culture in the backdrop of the fells and the historic market town of Kendal.

Locations are both indoor venues including the Brewery Arts Centre, St Thomas Church and The Factory and outdoor Maudes Meadow, Nobles Rest on Low Fellside and Kendal Castle.
Diverse, creative, intriguing, interesting, exciting, educational, hands on and fun is what Lakes Alive is all about. Whether you’re into music, sculpture, dance or crafts, the arts are covered with something to entertain the whole family. Each event is free during the three days with only Other Suns requiring a ticket where Friend or Foe presents Legends of Flight, Gary Daly (China Crisis) and Will Plowman (A Future Without), a night of live music and AV performances at the United Reform Church on Saturday August 27.

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The final event, Minimum Monument, is set to be the most exciting, an art installation like never before at the iconic Kendal Castle. The artist Néle Azevedo will be inviting people to help to make and place 3000 ice sculptures around the castle and then watch them slowly melt away.

It is naturally going to be a busy weekend in Kendal with limited hotel rooms remaining for visitors outside of the county. Riverside Hotel in the centre of Kendal has a small number of rooms left for the weekend starting from £124 including breakfast. Book direct and receive a £10 voucher to spend in the hotel either in their restaurant or bar.

For a great way to spend the final weekend of the school summer holidays, Kendal and Lakes Alive is most definitely #theplacetobe
For full programme and line up visit