June Highlights

Published on 16th May 2024

We’re all feeling energised for June with a ton of exciting things going on this month!

The excitement is building for local band Lowes who return for what’s set to be an explosive gig and The Undertones show us why they are one of Northern Ireland’s most successful bands, delivering a spicy dose of punk rock to the Malt Room. Toted as the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac tribute band – Fleetwood Bac wow us with the classic ‘Rumours’ line-up. For a quirky change of tone, Group Listening drop a fascinating performance full of intrigue.

The Open Exhibition is back for 2024, supporting and showcasing local artistic and creative talent. Come along, enjoy the colourful array of work and vote for your favourite.

It’s sunny outside, the trees are green and the Brewery Arts beer garden is beckoning. With so much to entice you this June, drop by for a refreshing drink and see what you fancy next!

Visit breweryarts.co.uk to view our full event listings.

Live Music

Man in brightly coloured top playing the violin

Sam Sweeney Band

Friday 7 June | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £22.50 | Theatre

Sam Sweeney, of Bellowhead fame, is a leading figure in English traditional music, renowned for his work with Leveret and the National Youth Folk Ensemble.

Mark Radcliffe lauds him as a defining fiddle player of his generation.

LOWES + Support from Kiwi

Friday 7 June | Doors: 8pm | Tickets: £15 | Malt Room Standing

Homegrown LOWES is an alternative electronic trio blending electro-organic sounds since 2018.

Winners of BBC Radio 1’s Dance Vocalist of the Year Award, they’re known for their versatile songwriting and dynamic live shows, spanning various genres with ambitious musicianship and electrifying performances.

Group Listening

Saturday 8 June | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £13.50 | Malt Room Cabaret

Musical collaborators for the past decade, Paul Jones and Stephen Black are together known as the woodwind- and-key-wielding, sculptural-papier- mâché-hat-wearing Group Listening.

This show is part of a season of cutting-edge and experimental music spanning the latest jazz, avant-garde folk and alt-pop happening this Spring/Summer. Check out the full Fresh Notes list here.

Bernard Butler

Saturday 15 June | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £20.50 | Theatre

Bernard Butler, a Grammy-winning British musician, co-founded Suede and produced hits for The Libertines, Tricky, Kate Nash, and others. His collaboration with Jessie Buckley earned a Mercury Prize nomination in 2022.

Floyd UK

Saturday 22 June | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £23 | Malt Room Standing

The band are dedicated to crafting Pink Floyd’s performances with careful attention to every note, inflection, expression and sound effect on their instruments and voices.

Karine Polwart and Dave Milligan

Saturday 22 June | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £25.50 | Theatre

Seven-time winner at the BBCRadio 2 Folk Awards, Karine Polwart’s latest project is a collaboration with renowned jazz/folk pianist Dave Milligan.

Karine is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter, folk singer, and storyteller and Dave is a highly versatile musician and a leading figure in the diverse Scottish music scene.

View all Music here.


Microphone with colourful background

Verbalise: Guest Poet Emily Cooke

Saturday 22 June | Starts: 7.30pm | Tickets: In person: £6 Online: £3.50 | Warehouse

Join us in the Warehouse or Online for our spoken word and open mic night with guest poet, Emily Cooke. Sign up and take part or sit back and enjoy!

Emily Cooke is a poet and musician whose work explores relationships, interactions, identity, surroundings and more – delivered with a dose of Northern clout and a strong accent.

View all Spoken Word & Comedy here.


BA Open exhibition

Artist Open Exhibition 2024

7 June – 31 July | Tue – Sat 11am-5pm | Foyer Gallery and Sugar Store Gallery | Free

The Open Exhibition showcases the talents of local artists and displays over 40 artworks, of various forms, which a panel of judges has selected. The artwork on display will include intricate paintings, 3D sculptures, pottery, photography, printmaking, abstract paintings, charcoal drawings, and more…

Open call to artists to submit work for the Brewery Arts group exhibition: Closing Date 17 May.

View all Exhibitions here.

Creative Learning

Our Creative Learning programme is packed with stimulating courses and one-off classes to suit all levels and interests.

Get your hands dirty with Discover Pottery Throwing – a fun workshop which concentrates on improving the throwing technique on the potter’s wheel. Or learn the beautiful technique of Painting Figures in Watercolour with Open Exhibition Winner, Catherine MacDiarmid.

If your inner performer is calling, Act Your Age or Get Moving are groups in which you can let loose and express yourself.

View all Creative Learning here.


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Food & Drink

It feels like Summer might finally be here and what could be better than al fresco dining and enjoying a crisp beer with friends in our beer garden (the biggest in Kendal, we might add)?

As always, you will be met with a warm, friendly welcome and exceptional service in our light and airy Bar & Restaurant, serving dishes for all tastes, including plant-based and gluten-free options.

Visit Food & Drink to view the Menu and opening times and to book a table.

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