May Highlights

Published on 18th April 2024

Another teeming Month at Brewery Arts, May is making us happy with its exciting array of events.

This month’s music programme is bubbling over with diversity and there’s something for everyone! The amazing Orchestra Baobab bring some Senegalese sparkle to Kendal, promising to stir us up with a truly unmissable performance. Get your dancing shoes on for TC and The Groove Family, a 10-piece afro-fusion group; and Snapped Ankles – rebellious electronic genius’ whose on-stage sorcery enraptures audiences. Malin Lewis adds a beautifully quirky twist to our folk offering whilst Granny’s Attic give us a fresh take on the traditional.

Nick Helm, known for his powerful one-liners, is May’s funnyman. Returning with some explosive comedy after years of a more reflective style, he promises laughs-a-plenty.

The warmer months are beckoning – visit Brewery Arts this May for a slice of sunny entertainment.

Live Music

Granny’s Attic

Saturday 4 May | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £15.50 | Theatre

Granny’s Attic come back to Brewery Arts as part of their 15th anniversary tour.

The trio have been heralded for their lively performances and skilled delivery of traditional material, playing with verve, energy and their own inimitable style.

Pork Pie Live plus SKA, Rocksteady, Reggae DJ’s

Saturday 11 May | Doors: 7pm | Tickets: £20.50 | Malt Room Standing

Meet Pork Pie, Scotland’s 8-piece Ska powerhouse, dominating stages across the British Isles with their infectious blend of classic Ska hits and acclaimed originals from their 2023 album ‘Skandemic.’

Prepare for legendary, energy-infused performances and unmatched showmanship.

Katherine Priddy

Tuesday 14 May | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £16.50 | Theatre

UK singer-songwriter Katherine Priddy is making waves in the British music scene with engaging, emotive, and often humorous live performances.

Her original songs, marked by emotional depth and exceptional lyrics, showcase her as a formidable presence in the industry.

The Amy Winehouse Band

Thursday 16 May | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £28 | Malt Room Standing

Amy Winehouse’s original band, led by her longtime Musical Director/ Bass player Dale Davis, celebrates her iconic music with the only completely authentic reimagining of her sound.

Steve Wickham & Ray Coen + Support from Kelley Swindall

Thursday 16 May | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £16.50 | Theatre

Two of Ireland’s foremost musicians, Steve Wickham (The Waterboys and NoCrows) and Ray Coen (NoCrows) take to our Theatre stage for a night of stunning music.

Malin Lewis

Friday 17 May | Doors: 7.30pm | Tickets: £15.50 | Theatre

Malin Lewis is a bagpiper, fiddler, instrument maker and award-winning composer.

One of Scotland’s most exciting innovators, Malin melds tradition with electronics on a unique self-made bagpipe.

Hair-tingling, philosophical and dance-inducing melodies inspired by European

folk traditions, humans, queerness and the universe.

View all Music here.


Nick Helm Comedian

Nick Helm: Super Fun Good Time Show

Friday 3 May | Starts: 8pm | Tickets: £17  | Theatre

Nick Helm, the man with the golden larynx, returns with his all-new, box-fresh show, promising to mesmerise thrill-seekers and deliver the best night of their lives.

‘Genuinely exciting’  – Telegraph

View all Comedy & Spoken Word here.


Kendal Mountain Tour

Kendal Mountain Tour 2024: A Night of Adventure Films + Louise Minchin

Thursday 2 May | Starts: 7pm | Tickets: £15.50 Conc. £9 | Theatre

Prepare for an unforgettable night of adventure as the Kendal Mountain Tour 2024 returns with a brand-new collection of films and guest speaker Louise Minchin!


Kendal College: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Thursday 23, Friday 24, Saturday 25 May | Starts: 7pm | Tickets: £16.50 Conc. £12.50 Friday Matinee £10.50 | Theatre

Kendal College Theatre Arts Presents…

Escape to a world of pure imagination with ROALD DAHL’S Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

View all Theatre here.


Moments exhibition

Moments: A joint exhibition from the winners of the Brewery Arts Open Exhibition 2023

18 April – 1 June | Tue – Sat 11am-5pm | Foyer Gallery and Sugar Store Gallery

‘Moments’ showcases the work of Brewery Open Exhibition 2023 winners Jean Hilton (Judges Choice Award) and Catherine MacDiarmid (People’s Choice Award).

Both artists explore the human figure through differing media, unveiling hidden narratives and capturing moments in everyday activities.

View all Exhibitions here.

Creative Learning

A brand new season of Creative Learning is available to book now.

Our excellent programme of classes offers creative opportunities for all ages and levels of learning. From adult dance classes and beginners’ drawing to craft clubs for kids and mini-movies for tots.

View all Creative Learning here.

Food & Drink

The evenings are lighter, the sun is warming up and our airy, welcoming restaurant is the perfect place to take advantage of Spring dusks. Our delicious menu is lovingly prepared fresh every day by our brilliant kitchen team, using local produce

Remember as well – fresh, homemade soup and artisan bread is served Tue-Sat from 11am-3pm. The perfect way to refuel after a class or before a jaunt around town.

As always, you will be met with a warm, friendly welcome and exceptional service in our delightful 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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