The Lakes are Alive in September

Kendal will be coming alive in September being the setting for Lakes Alive, the cultural events programme and festival. Starting on Friday September 7th until Sunday September 9th, 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, The Factory, Abbot Hall Park, The Birdcage Highgate, Fletcher Park Kendal Castle and Kendal Town Hall to name just a few.

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, those new to the arts as well as professional artists. All events are free during the three days to make is accessible for all.

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The stand out event of the proceedings is at Kendal Castle once again. After dark, award-winning artist and British Composer of the Year, Ray Lee has created an extraordinary installation and community performance bringing together over 80 drummers in a colossal meeting of the elements Thunder.

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 £125 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