July Highlights

Published on 30th June 2023

July is the month of fun, fables and free music in our garden!

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force join us to dance the night away in the Malt Room, and Kitchen Zoo has a suitcase packed full of puppets and props to tell the tale of The Tortoise & The Hare. Enjoy the summer sun and disco with High Fade during the first of many Summer Sundays, kicking off towards the end of July.

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Family Theatre

The Tortoise & The Hare

Kitchen Zoo presents The Tortoise & The Hare

Saturday 29 July | Starts 11am & 2pm | Tickets £11 | Theatre | Age Guidance 6 yrs & Under

Based on the classic fable, this brand-new piece of family-friendly theatre features dynamic storytelling, clowning, live music and brilliant puppetry, all told from the inside of a suitcase. Join Kitchen Zoo at Brewery Arts for an unexpected dash to the finish line!

“My child was mesmerised, clapping and dancing the whole way through… I loved it” Audience member

Live Music

Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

Friday 28 July | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £25.50 | Malt Room Standing

Femi Kuti is an iconic name in Afrobeat, funk, and soul-jazz, with global acclaim. He is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, activist, Grammy-nominee, son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and a serial collaborator known for working with Coldplay, D’Angelo, Macy Gray, The Soultronics, Nile Rodgers and Roy Hargrove. This show promises a spicy performance full of surprises.


Thursday 22 July | Doors 8pm | Tickets £20.50 | Malt Room Standing

Join Live/Wire on a journey that takes AC/DC fans from one of the best-selling albums of all time ‘Back in Black’ through to the 2020 release ‘PWR UP’, with a healthy dose of the classics from the Bon Scott era. Relive a classic AC/DC concert of the past on Live/Wire’s very own Highway to Hell.

Summer Sundays

summer sunday

Bring your family and friends (and the sunshine if you can) to enjoy some quality, FREE entertainment in Kendal’s biggest beer garden. Kicking off this year’s Summer Sundays on 30 July is High Fade; Scotland’s freshest offering in the new era of Funk and Disco, quickly rising in the UK funk scene.

Take advantage of the Summer Sunday Food Menu featuring our notorious stone-baked pizzas, burgers and some of your favourite dishes, or, enjoy an American-style hotdog or chilli nachos outside in the Garden, with vegan, gluten-free, and children’s options always available.

Creative Learning

Creative Learning

Try a range of creative activities and meet new people in a friendly environment during Art In The Bar or Crafternoon Brew in the Bar & Restaurant, led by various expert makers, with refreshments and materials included.

Cinema & Stage On Screen


Entertain the whole family with great discounts on Cinema. Take a trip with Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, or, with David Bowie’s alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. If spiders aren’t your bag, visit Barbieland during the highly anticipated blockbuster, Barbie!

Other big-screen highlights include Harrison Ford’s final portrayal of archaeologist and adventurer, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hilarious, award-winning, one-woman National Theatre Live performance of Fleabag, and the Olivier Award-winning production of Oklahoma, starring Hugh Jackman.

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