Brewery Arts Centre


LEVENS CHOIR CONCERT - I GOT RHYTHM

LEVENS CHOIR CONCERT - I GOT RHYTHM

Levens Choir joins forces with the celebrated jazz band from Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale for a summer’s evening of foot-tapping jazz numbers and standard favourites! From Lloyd Webber’s ‘Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat’ to George Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’ and Billy Joel’s wistful ‘ And So It Goes’ to James Morgan’s upbeat take on ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’, the award-winning choir will show a very different side to its character from recent concerts!

Meanwhile the QES Jazzers will show their skills with ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’, ‘Libertango’, ‘When Sunny Gets Blue’ and many others. The singers and players come together for a stomping version of Fats Waller’s ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’.

This will be a relaxing evening full of fun! Come and join us but do note the slightly earlier start time than normal. Don’t be late!


Tickets: £10 (free entry for students and accompanied children) are available from Lakes Tickets Brewery Arts Centre Kendal LA9 4HE Tel: 01539 722833. Also from choir members and at the door. Seats are unreserved and doors open at 6:30 pm.

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS

15 July | St Thomas's Church | 7.30pm - 9.30pm

K Shoes Male Voice Choir present The Houghton Weavers, Keep folk smiling concert!

A fantastic evening of song and good humour, Don’t miss it!

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS

15 July | St Thomas's Church | 7.30pm - 9.30pm

K Shoes Male Voice Choir present The Houghton Weavers, Keep folk smiling concert!

A fantastic evening of song and good humour, Don’t miss it!

KPF- FESTIVAL LAUNCH

KPF- FESTIVAL LAUNCH

Fri 16 Jun | 6.30pm | Free

Festival Launch
Everyone is welcome to the Festival Launch to be held in the Abbot Hall Art Gallery.  Enjoy a celebratory glass of wine, meet our invited guests and members of Brewery Poets.The Festival will be opened by a reading from our Young Poet in Residence, Florence Jones, and a performance by our Young Musician in Residence, Sam Nicholls.

Venue: Abbot Hall Art Gallery
 

KPF-WRITING WORKSHOP WITH KATRINA NAOMI

KPF-WRITING WORKSHOP WITH KATRINA NAOMI

Sun 18 Jun | 10am - 1pm | £16.50

Writing Workshop with Katrina Naomi
Sustaining a Poem – going beyond your first thoughts.
Advance Booking essential

Venue: Shakespeare Centre
Max: 16

KPF- WAYLEAVE PRESS TALK AND READINGS: MIKE BARLOW

KPF- WAYLEAVE PRESS TALK AND READINGS: MIKE BARLOW

Sun 18 Jun | 10am - 11am | £4

Talk
A question and answer session with Wayleave publisher Mike Barlow, followed by readings from outstanding poets Ron Scowcroft, Rebecca Bilkau and Paul Mills

Venue: Abbot Hall
Max: 60

KPF- MAIN READING: IAN DUHIG & LINDA GREGERSON

KPF- MAIN READING: IAN DUHIG & LINDA GREGERSON

Sun 18 Jun | 2pm - 4pm | £8

Main Readin
Ian Duhig known for his humorous and thought-provoking performances will be reading from his latest collection The Blind Roadmaker. Linda Gregerson is one of the most original and exciting contemporary American poets. She will be reading from her latest collection Prodigal: New and Selected Poems. Dove Cottage Young Poets Heather Hughes, Sophie Hansen and Florence Jones will be reading at this event.

Venue: Abbot Hall
Max: 60

KPF- DISCUSSION WITH LINDA GREGERSON

KPF- DISCUSSION WITH LINDA GREGERSON

Sun 18 Jun | 11.30am - 12.30pm | £4

The Poetic Line – Talk & Discussion with Linda Gregerson
who will be asking what constitutes the poetic line? South Gallery

Venue: Abbot Hall
Max: 60

KPF-OPEN MIC hosted by DOVE COTTAGE YOUNG POETS

KPF-OPEN MIC hosted by DOVE COTTAGE YOUNG POETS

Sat 17 June | 5pm - 6pm | Free

Open mic hosted by Dove Cottage Young Poets – sign up on the door to read your own poem. Everyone welcome.

Venue: Abbot Hall 

KPF-MAIN READING: KATHRYN MARIS AND TIM LIARDET

KPF-MAIN READING: KATHRYN MARIS AND TIM LIARDET

Sat 17 June | 7pm - 8.30pm | £8

Kathryn Maris dry, witty and irreverent, Kathryn explores the world of relationships and power. Tim Liardet pushes the boundaries of language and form in his latest collection The World Before Snow. Dove Cottage Young Poets Rosa Matarewicz and Bethany Latham will be performing at this event.

Venue: Abbot Hall
Max: 60

KPF- WRITING WORKSHOP WITH CHRISSY WILLIAMS

KPF- WRITING WORKSHOP WITH CHRISSY WILLIAMS

Sat 17 Jun | 5pm - 6.45pm | £10

Writing Workshop with Chrissy Williams, based on the Abbot Hall’s Julian Cooper Exhibition.  
Advance booking essential.  South Gallery

Venue: Abbot Hall
Max: 16

KPF-MAIN READING: KATRINA NAOMI AND MALIKA BOOKER

KPF-MAIN READING: KATRINA NAOMI AND MALIKA BOOKER

Sat 17 Jun | 2.30pm - 4.30pm | £8

Main Reading
Katrina Naomi widely-published, wonderfully engaging poet, translator, critic, mentor praised by Vicki Feaver for her ‘cool and fierce eye’  explores violence, trauma and family. Malika Booker, dynamic performer, focuses on Caribbean culture, home and the art of storytelling. Dove Cottage Young Poets Hannah Hodgson and Bella Matarewicz will be performing at this event.

Venue: Abbot Hall
Max: 60

KPF- WRITING WORKSHOP WITH KATHRYN MARIS

KPF- WRITING WORKSHOP WITH KATHRYN MARIS

Sat 17 Jun | 10.30am - 1pm | £16.50

Writing Workshop with Kathryn Maris, Shakespeare Centre:
Focusing on fragmented techniques in poetry: discussion and writing.  Advance Booking essential

Venue: Shakespeare Centre
Max:  16

KPF- MAIN READING: CHRISSY WILLIAMS AND INUA ELLAMS

KPF- MAIN READING: CHRISSY WILLIAMS AND INUA ELLAMS

Sat 17 Jun | 11am -1pm | £8

Main Reading:
Chrissy Williams’ poetry is surreal, strange and completely original.  She will be reading from her first collection Bear.  Inua Ellams poet, playwright, artist, known for powerful performances, will be reading from his first collection #Afterhours exploring issues around masculinity and immigration.  Dove Cottage Young Poets Emily Asquith and Emily-Megan Foster will be performing at this event.


Venue: Abbot Hall
Max:  60

KPF-TUNING IN WITH MARTIN KRATZ

KPF-TUNING IN WITH MARTIN KRATZ

Fri 16 Jun | 5pm - 5.45pm | £4

Tuning In with Martin Kratz:
Join Martin Kratz for a whistle-stop tour around the Festival. Martin will be talking about the poets, the concerns and pre-occupations their poems address and the ways their writing seems to work.  Not sure which events to choose?  For a taster, join Tuning In.

Venue: Abbot Hall
Max: 60

KPF-MAIN READING: HANNAH LOWE and William Letford

KPF-MAIN READING: HANNAH LOWE and William Letford

Fri 16 Jun | 7.30pm - 9pm | £8

Main Reading
Hannah Lowe will be reading from her second collection Chan exploring jazz, family, immigration, poverty.  William  Letford, a roofer by trade, known for his electrifying readings,  will be reading from his second collection Dirt.  Dove Cottage Young Poets Emily Humble and Seren Parkman will be performing at this event. 


Venue: Abbot Hall
Max:  60

KPF- YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP with hannah Lowe

KPF- YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP with hannah Lowe

Fri 16 Jun | 3.30pm – 5.45 pm | Free for young people aged 16-21      

Young Writers Workshop:
Dove Cottage Young Poets with Hannah Lowe

Venue: Brewery Arts Centre, Studio

KPF-MAIN READING: JACK MAPANJE

KPF-MAIN READING: JACK MAPANJE

Fri 16 Jun | 3pm - 4pm | Free

Main Reading:Jack Mapanje, one of Malawi's most celebrated poets, will be exploring home and exile in his reading from his sixth collection Greetings from Grandpa.  

Venue: Kendal Library
Max:  40

KPF - EXPLORING POETRY with ANNA WOODFORD

KPF - EXPLORING POETRY with ANNA WOODFORD

Fri 16 Jun | 2pm – 3pm | Free      

Exploring Poetry with Anna Woodford who will be discussing the work of Jack Mapanje.

Venue: Kendal Library
Max: 15

CHINESE STATE CIRCUS

CHINESE STATE CIRCUS

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus returns to the UK with a spectacular new production - DYNASTY.

30 world-class Chinese acrobats, aerial artistes, and jugglers interact with the super-human physical skills and dexterity of the masters of martial arts - the legendary Shaolin Warriors.

There's nonstop action from start to awesome finale as thrill follows thrill, and the seemingly impossible becomes a reality.

This latest production returns to the pure and honest perfection in acrobatics upon which their reputation is based, creating a show with no gimmicks, no fakes, no retakes, and quite simply the 'incomparable' Chinese State Circus.

 

WATERSIDE, ABBOT HALL AND AYNAM ROAD (Saturday)

WATERSIDE, ABBOT HALL AND AYNAM ROAD (Saturday)

Aimed at/grading: Easy

Duration/length: 30 – 40 minutes
 

Taking in some of the landmarks and history of this area of Kendal.
 

Meeting place  Age UK South Lakeland, Finkle Street

Meeting time 12.50 for 1.00 start.

Leader Walking pals

Need Clothing appropriate to weather conditions as forecast.

Dogs? No

Transport? Not required

Max number of people 25 -30

Charge/cost £1 please consider a donation to Walking Pals on the day.

WAINWRIGHT’S KENDAL

WAINWRIGHT’S KENDAL

Aimed at/grading: Easy

Duration/length: 400ft of ascent. 4.5 miles. Time: 3 - 4 hours

This walk will explore Kendal. It links places and people that played a significant role in Wainwrights life and recreates his walk to work at the Town Hall from his house on Kendal Green. We will follow a section of ‘Wainwrights Way’ a 126 mile long distance route from Blackburn to Haystacks. 
 

Meeting place Outside the Town Hall

Meeting time 9.50 for 10.00 start.

Leader Wainwright Society

Need Sensible footwear and clothing

Dogs? Only if on lead.

Transport Not required

Max number of people 30

Cost £1, please consider a donations to the Wainwright Society on the day.

THE RIVER TO SIZERGH AND HELSINGTON CHURCH

THE RIVER TO SIZERGH AND HELSINGTON CHURCH

Aimed at/grading: Easy/moderate suitable for adults and children able to walk the distance.

Duration/length: Length 8.5 miles, total ascent 600ft.


Starting from Kendal Town the walk heads South following the course of the old canal, then along the banks of the River Kent, before turning  Westwards to Sizergh Castle and Helsington Church. From there the walk heads across to Helsington Laithes and on to finish back in Kendal.
 

Meeting place The Peace Garden, Abbot Hall Park

Meeting time 9.50 for 10.00 start.

Need Suitable clothing and footwear. Ensure that you take enough to drink if the weather is hot.

Dogs? No

Transport Not required

Max number of people 12

Cost  £1 

NOBLE’S REST AND LOW FELLSIDE (Saturday)

NOBLE’S REST AND LOW FELLSIDE (Saturday)

Aimed at/grading: Easy

Duration/length: 30 minutes

The beautiful Noble's Rest, and exploring Low Fellside and returning via Beast Banks.

 

Meeting place  Age UK South Lakeland, Finkle Street

Meeting time 2.50 for 3.00 start.

Leader Walking Pals

Need Clothing appropriate to weather conditions as forecast.

Dogs? No

Transport? Not required

Max number of people 25 -30

Charge/cost £1 please consider a donation to Walking Pals on the day.

GOOSEHOLME AND ‘DOODLESHIRE’ (Saturday)

GOOSEHOLME AND ‘DOODLESHIRE’ (Saturday)

Aimed at/grading: Easy

Duration/length: 1 hour

The often overlooked Gooseholme, and the magic of Dickie Doodle! Taking in some of the history and architecture of this overlooked part of the town.

 

Meeting place  Age UK South Lakeland, Finkle Street

Meeting time 9.50 for 10.00 start.

Leader Walking pals.

Need Clothing appropriate to weather conditions as forecast.

Dogs? No

Transport? Not required

Max number of people  25 -30

Charge/cost £1 please consider a donation to Walking Pals on the day.

EVENING SOCIAL: ENJOYING THE WILDLIFE OF THE RIVER KENT

EVENING SOCIAL: ENJOYING THE WILDLIFE OF THE RIVER KENT

Sat 3 Jun | Doors 7pm | £5

An illustrated talk with wine and cheese. Learn all about the wildlife of the river Kent with David Harpley from Cumbria Wildlife Trust.


Venue: The Shakespeare Centre, in the centre of Kendal.
Max number of people: 90

CUNSWICK AND SCOUTS SCAR

CUNSWICK AND SCOUTS SCAR

Aimed at/grading: Moderate

Duration/length: Length 9.5 miles, total ascent 1400ft. 6.5hrs


Starting from Kendal Town the walk goes over the summits of Cunswick Scar and Scout Scar before descending to Helsington Church and Helsington Laithes to finish back in Kendal.
 

Meeting place The Peace Garden, Abbot Hall Park

Meeting time 9.35 for 9.45 start.

Leader South Lakes Walking Club

Need Walking Boots, appropriate clothing with waterproofs, Packed Lunch and adequate drinks.

Dogs? No

Transport Not required.

Max number of people 14

Cost £1
 

BURNESIDE TO GURNAL DUBBS AND STAVELEY

BURNESIDE TO GURNAL DUBBS AND STAVELEY

Aimed at/grading Moderate: A leisurely family walk with a fairly easy uphill stretch (ascent of 280 metres).

Duration/length: 4-5 hours,6 miles/9.5Kms including an hour at Gurnall Dubbs for a circular walk round the tarn and a picnic if fine. Optional stop-over on return at cafe in Staveley. 

6.miles / 9.5 kms
 

Burneside to Gurnal Dubbs with an optional 1km extension through Craggy Woods (dens and swing for children) on return to Staveley. A leisurely family walk with a fairly easy uphill stretch (ascent of 280 metres).
 

Meeting place Kendal Railway Station

Meeting time 10.a.m.for 10.09 train, buy tickets on train. Return fare (as if to and from Staveley) £3.40 adult, £1.70 child, 1/3 off with rail pass. Finish in Staveley, for cafe, and return train at 15.56, arrives Kendal 16.05 (or 14.46...) NB. train times and fares will need checking in Summer timetable.

Leader U3A

Need  Boots, waterproofs, Picnic lunch and drinks.

Dogs? Only if well behaved and on lead.

Transport Public transport back from Staveley

Max number of people  20 plus 5 reserved for U3A club members.

Cost £1 + Own public transport/rail fare (see above).

THE NORTHERN HOWGILLS: WATH TO RAVENSTONEDALE

THE NORTHERN HOWGILLS: WATH TO RAVENSTONEDALE

Aimed at/grading: Strenuous, suitable for fit experienced fellwalkers.

Duration/length: Length about 10miles, total ascent 2600ft 6hrs plus travelling time.
 

This walk is set in the rolling hills of the Northern Howgills, and offers fine views of the surrounding countryside. From Wath the walk goes over the summits of Hooksey, Randygill Top, Green Bell, Knoutberry, Knott and Harter Fell to finish in Ravenstonedale Village.

Meeting place In front of County Offices

Meeting time 9.20 for 9.30 start.

Leader South Lakes Walking Club

Need Walking boots, waterproof jacket, over trousers, a spare warm layer, hat, gloves, first aid kit, food and drink (ensure that you have adequate to drink if the weather is hot)

Dogs? No

Transport Minibus will be provided at meeting place

Max number of people 14

Cost £8.00

NOBLE’S REST AND LOW FELLSIDE

NOBLE’S REST AND LOW FELLSIDE

Aimed at/grading: Easy

Duration/length: 30 minutes 
 

The beautiful Noble's Rest, and exploring Low Fellside and returning via Beast Banks
 

Meeting place  Age UK South Lakeland, Finkle Street

Meeting time 2.50 for 3.00 start.

Leader Walking pals

Need Clothing appropriate to weather conditions as forecast.

Dogs? No

Transport Not required

Max number of people  25 -30

Charge/cost £1 please consider a donation to Walking Pals on the day.

EVENING TALK: MR. WAINWRIGHT TO APPEAR IN KENDAL AGAIN

EVENING TALK: MR. WAINWRIGHT TO APPEAR IN KENDAL AGAIN

Fri 2 Jun | Doors 7pm | £5

The alter-ego of Alfred Wainwright, the famous Lakeland Guidebook writer and creator of the famous Coast to Coast walk (voted the 2nd most favourite walk in the world), is presenting his talk to the festival on the Friday evening.

John Burland, the founder of the Wainwright Society, has written and devised a dramatic presentation of the life and works of AW. This was first presented at the Wildman Theatre at Ilkley Playhouse as part of the Ilkley Literature festival on Thursday 15 October 2009 when over 130 people attended the event. Since then John has given the talk over forty times to various groups throughout the north of England.

In the presentation John takes the audience on a journey through AW's life from his humble upbringing in Blackburn through his life-changing visit to the Lake District in 1930 and then his eventual move to Kendal in 1940 and the fifteen years spent writing the outstanding Pictorial Guides to the Lake District between 1952 and 1967. It also includes a look at the more passionate side of the man with his surreptitious love affair in the mid ‘60’s. The presentation concludes with his final journey “in a little box” to the summit of Haystacks where his ashes were scattered in 1991.

As a result of these talks, many thousands of pounds have been raised for various cancer charities and also refugee & children’s charities abroad.

If you are a lover of The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales or walking in general, this is an evening not to be missed!

With wine and cheese
 

Venue: The Town Council Chamber, Town Hall
Max number of people: 60

KENDAL YARDS AND HISTORY

KENDAL YARDS AND HISTORY

Aimed at/grading: Easy

Duration/length: 1 ½ - 2 hours

The Yards of Kendal are one of the town’s most distinctive features. They are a characteristic portrayal of parts of Kendal’s unique history.  In days gone by they were a series of thriving little communities lined with cottages and workshops.  With the march of progress and the wholesale destruction during the slum clearances of the 1960s, their number has been drastically reduced to become little more than a tourist attraction.  Having said that, there is still life in the yards and they deserve more than a superficial inspection. This walk will take you down some of the more picturesque ones revealing their history.
 

Meeting place The Town Hall

Meeting time 9.50 for 10.00 start.

Leader Kendal Civic Society

Need Clothing appropriate to weather conditions as forecast.

Dogs? Only if on lead

Transport? Not required

Max number of people  25 -30

Cost £1, please consider a donation to The Civic Society on the day.

GORGES, GUNPOWDER AND TOPIARY

GORGES, GUNPOWDER AND TOPIARY

Aimed at/grading: Moderate (distance rather than height)

Duration/length: 4/5 hours, 10.5 miles full walk, 209 meters ascent.
 

Down the river Kent to Hawes Bridge with its limestone gorge, then Sedgewick and the gunpowder works by the Force. Through Levens Park to Levens Hall. Refreshments can be bought at the Hall. From there the walk returns to Kendal, along the opposite river bank where possible, but there is the possibility of public transport back from the Hall.
 

Meeting place Peace Garden, Abbot Hall Park

Meeting time 9.50 for 10.00 start.

Need Stout shoes/boots. Waterproof clothing, packed lunch and drinks

Dogs? Only on lead

Transport? Not required, unless participants want to return  from Levens Hall by public transport arranged by themselves.

Max number of people 16

Cost £1 + Own public transport back, if required, by bus by entrance to Levens Hall.

THE RIVER KENT AND THE DALES WAY

THE RIVER KENT AND THE DALES WAY

Aimed at/grading: Moderate

Duration/length: Full day 9-12 miles

This walk will start by taking the bus to Bowness-on-Windermere from Kendal bus station. The walk returns to Kendal along the Dales way, on the first half of the walk to the village of Staveley there are ascents and descents. Lunch will be taken in Staveley where there are refreshment possibilities, although drinks and snacks should be carried. The route then continues alongside the river initially on the Dales way until the village of Burneside from where the Dales way is left to follow the river Kent into Kendal.

 

Meeting place Kendal Bus Station stand C.

Meeting time 9.30 for 9:40 bus.

Leader Long Distance Walkers Association

Need Walking boots or shoes and waterproofs. There will be a lunch break in Staveley, but drinks and snacks should be carried.

Dogs Only if on a lead.

Transport Public Transport Bus fare extra.

Max number of people TBC

Cost £1   Plus bus fare to Bowness.
 

THE HELM AND ITS GEOLOGY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

THE HELM AND ITS GEOLOGY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

Aimed at/grading Easy/moderate

Duration/length 7.3 miles 4.5hrs
 

The Helm is a prominent hilltop SE of Kendal. It has spectacular views and, perhaps not surprisingly, was a “hillfort” - and half of it is now owned and managed by Friends of the Lake District. There is an opportunity to stop at the Station Inn on the way back and buy Sunday lunch. Booking in advance is advised for lunch; we expect to be there for 12.30pm. Call Station Inn on 01539 724094. The guide will describe various "-ologies" to do with The Helm e.g. geology, ecology and archaeology.


Meeting place The Peace Garden, Abbot Hall Park

Meeting time 8:50 for a 9.00 start.

Leader Friends of the Lake District

Need Stout shoes/boots, appropriate clothing

Dogs Welcome but on a lead at all times

Transport You can get the train back into Kendal if you do not want to walk back. Train times are 12:27, 13:35, 14:21 on Sun 4th June and the cost is £2.30.

Max number of people 30

Cost £1, please consider a donation to the Friends of the Lake District on the day.
 

KENDAL’S SCARS, WOODLANDS AND WILDLIFE

KENDAL’S SCARS, WOODLANDS AND WILDLIFE

Aimed at/grading: Moderate with some difficult stiles and wall gaps to negotiate, uneven/steep ground and muddy woodland paths.

Duration/length: 6.5m, 5hrs includes lunch break in Cumbria Wildlife Trust wildlife gardens.
 

A wildlife-focused hike, over farmland, open fell, woodland, and two Wainwrights (outlying fells). Occasionally muddy, steep terrain – walking boots essential. Highlights include: excellent views, wildlife, limestone and woodland habitats, accessible from town centre (and two Wainwrights).
 

Meeting place The green opposite/outside the Riflemans Public House at the top of Beast Banks, Kendal

Meeting time 10.20 for 10.30 start.

Leader Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Need Packed lunch, drink (tea/coffee facilities available at CWT Wildlife Garden), suitable clothing and walking boots, camera.

Dogs Sorry - no dogs for this group walk.

Transport Not required

Max number of people 20 

Cost £1, please consider a donation to Cumbria Wildlife Trust on the day.

THE KENTMERE HORSESHOE

THE KENTMERE HORSESHOE

Aimed at/grading: Strenuous

Adults with a reasonable degree of fitness and some previous experience of fellwalking. Leaders reserve the right to refuse acceptance onto the walk if they have concerns about any individual’s fitness to do the walk.

Duration/length: 7-8hrs hrs Inc travel

About 13 miles/21km; 3700ft/1130m of ascent
 

The horseshoe at the head of the Kent valley is one of the great walks of the Lake District. However, if the weather is very bad the route will be changed to a lower level one including the passes (Gatesgarth, Nan Bield etc.)
 

Meeting place In front of County Offices

Meeting time 9.20 for 9.30 start.

Leader Kendal Fellwalkers

Need Sturdy walking boots; full waterproofs (top and over trousers); warm clothing (including hat and gloves); food and drink sufficient for a day out in the hills

Dogs No

Transport Will be provided

Max number of people 14

Cost £8.00
 

WHITBARROW SCAR

WHITBARROW SCAR

Aimed at/grading:  Adults and children of any age.

Easy/moderate, but care needed in places

Duration/length: Approx 4 hours Inc travel

5.2 miles/8.3 km; height 100 ft/ 335 metres


A fine ridge walk with outstanding views over the Lakeland Fells, the Howgills, Ingleborough and Morecambe Bay.

A climb through woodland to a long open ridge with limestone pavement.

Return via an excellent viewpoint and an SSSI with a dramatic rock face.


Meeting place In front of County Offices

Meeting time 10.00 for 10.15 start

Need Walking Boots, packed lunch or snack and drinks

Dogs? Well behaved and on a lead

Transport? Minibus from Kendal

Max number of people 14

Charge/cost £4.00 

WATERSIDE, ABBOT HALL AND AYNAM ROAD

WATERSIDE, ABBOT HALL AND AYNAM ROAD

Aimed at/grading: Easy

Duration/length: 30 – 40 minutes

Taking in some of the landmarks and history of this area of Kendal.
 

Meeting place Age UK South Lakeland, Finkle Street

Meeting time 12.50 for 1.00 start.

Leader Walking Pals

Need Clothing appropriate to weather conditions as forecast.

Dogs No

Transport? Not required

Max number of people  25 -30

Charge/cost £1  Please consider a donation to Walking Pals on the day.

FROM KENDAL TO SCOUT SCAR

FROM KENDAL TO SCOUT SCAR

Aimed at/grading: Easy/Moderate, for adults and children

Duration/length: Approx 3hours. 5 miles/8 km, height 800 ft/243 metres
 

This is a circular walk aimed at those interested in the wildlife, and views.

This walk from the centre of Kendal takes us through the site of the original castle to visit an impressive monument and then up onto Scout Scar with its magnificent views of the fells and Kent estuary. Returning back to Kendal Town Hall in time for lunch. 

Scout Scar escarpment is a dramatic landscape feature, and vistas of the Lake District Fells are stunning. The area is important for wildlife and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest within the Lake District National Park.

Meeting place Outside Kendal Town Hall

Meeting time 9:50 for 10:00 start.

Leader Kendal Town Council

Need Walking boots, waterproofs and a drink.

Dogs? No

Max number of people 20

Charge/cost £1.00 

HISTORICAL WALK AROUND KENDAL

HISTORICAL WALK AROUND KENDAL

Aimed at/grading: Easy

Duration/length: 1 ½ - 2 hours
 

This walk, based on the ‘Walking Trails’ leaflet, will take you around the town centre and highlight the many varied and interesting aspects of the town’s history.  Kendal has a long recorded history dating from Roman times and over the centuries the town has grown into the much loved market town it is today. The walk will highlight many of the fascinating hidden gems and stories within the town and explain their importance as to how the town developed.
 

Meeting place Outside the front of Kendal Town Hall

Meeting time 1:50 for 2:00pm start

Leader Kendal Civic Society

Need Clothing appropriate to weather conditions as forecast.

Dogs On a lead.

Transport Not required

Max number of people 25 -30

Charge/cost £1  Please consider a donation to Kendal Civic Society on the day

GOOSEHOLME AND ‘DOODLESHIRE’

GOOSEHOLME AND ‘DOODLESHIRE’

Aimed at/grading: Easy

Duration/length: 1 hours
 

The often overlooked Gooseholme, and the magic of Dickie Doodle! Taking in some of the history and architecture of this overlooked part of the town.
 

Meeting place Age UK South Lakeland, Finkle Street

Meeting time 9.50 for 10.00 start.

Leader Walking pals

Need Clothing appropriate to weather conditions as forecast.

Dogs? No

Transport? Not required

Max number of people  25 -30

Charge/cost £1  please consider a donation to Walking Pals on the day.

BENSON KNOTT

BENSON KNOTT

Aimed at/grading: Easy/moderate

The walk is within the capabilities of reasonably fit adults and children

Duration/length: 3 to 4 hours

6.5mile, 1,043feet/319metres


This is the prominent hill to the east of Kendal that stands above the northern edge of the town. The views from the top are superb with the Lakeland Fells on one side and the Howgills on the other. The route cannot properly be described as circular as part of the route around Mealbank village is used for the outer and return journey but walkers will end up back where they started having followed the banks of the River Mint up one side of the river and back down the other side.

Meeting place Morrison’s car park; at the far end away from Morrisons near to Next and Matalan shops.

Meeting time 10.20 for 10.30 start.

Leader U3A

Need Stout shoes or boots, warm and waterproof clothing, packed lunch and drink.

Dogs? If on lead

Transport? Not required

Max number of people 14

Charge/cost £1 

SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE WORKSHOP

SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE WORKSHOP

Sun 23rd July | 11am to 1pm | £12 | Concert & Workshop combo price £25
 

Sunday’s workshop is open to anyone capable of enjoying a good sing – no music reading necessary. It will be fun and satisfying with a crowd of singing people and maybe a brew part way through.

Enjoy both the concert and the workshop together for a special ticket price!


Venue: Parish Hall, Kendal (standing)
Disabled tickets: Free ticket for the carer
Suitable for all ages.

SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE CONCERT

SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE CONCERT

Sat 22 July | Doors 7.30pm | £16 | Concert & Workshop combo price £25


Saturday’s concert: “Men singing songs. Some of them are funny”

Is that it?

Alternatively, The Spooky Men’s Chorale is a vast, rumbling, steam powered and black clad behemoth, seemingly accidentally capable of rendering audiences moist eyed with mute appreciation or haplessly gurgling with merriment. Based on the twin pillars of grand foolishness and the quest for the perfect subwoofer-rattling boofchord, the Spooky Men seek to commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male armed only with their voices, a sly collection of hats and facial hair, and a twinkle in the eye.

That’s it.

Feeling inspired? Following the concert on the Sunday morning The Spooky Men's Chorale will be holding a 2 hour singing workshop... and we have a special combo ticket offer so you can do both at a great price!


Venue: Kendal Town Hall (seated)

HENNING WEHN : WESTPHALIA IS NOT AN OPTION

HENNING WEHN : WESTPHALIA IS NOT AN OPTION

Fri 20 Oct | Doors 7.30pm | £18

Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best. After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving nature of most fundraising efforts, this time Henning’s having an unbiased look at immigration. He also wonders, if, generally speaking, people are competent. Luckily in his case this doesn’t matter as either he’s funny or he lives up to a national stereotype. It’s a win-win situation. Come along. Or else.

“Very entertaining and very accessible” The Scotsman

“Forget about the Euro, Henning hits the Mark” Nottingham Post

“His accent is not so much German as indescribable” Daily Mail

 

Click here for more info: www.henningwehn.de

 

Henning’s latest TV appearances include presenting An Immigrant's Guide To Britain (Channel 4), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Live At The Apollo (BBC2), Would I Lie To You (BBC1), Bake Off - Extra Slice (BBC2), The Road To Rio co-presented with Mark Watson (six part series for Dave and 70+ territories worldwide), various 8 Out Of 10 Cats & 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Room 101 (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), This Week (BBC1), Backchat (BBC3), QI (BBC2) and Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave, unsurprisingly).  On radio he recently presented Wall In The Head (BBC World Service) and This Is Me, Totally Sausage (BBC Radio 4) and can be heard regularly on Fighting Talk (BBC Five Live) and The Unbelievable Truth (BBC Radio 4).

Venue: Kendal Leisure Centre
Age suitability: 16+

VERBALISE SPECIAL-KENDAL POETRY FESTIVAL

VERBALISE SPECIAL-KENDAL POETRY FESTIVAL

Sat 17 Jun | Doors 8.45pm - 10.30pm | £5 | Under 16s £2

"For me the open mic is about one poet, one fellow human being up on a stage or behind a podium sharing their work regardless of what form or style they bring to it."
(R.M. Engelhardt)


How would you like to try your hand in our special open mic night during this June's Verbalise Poetry Festival. With 24 open mic spaces available, each performer has a maximum time limit of 3 minutes before the whistle is blown and they must take their seat! Last year's event was full of energy and all the slots were filled by a variety of voices.  So come along and perform or sit back and be entertained. We'll also make sure there's a 15 minute interval after the first 12 performers to give you a break from all the action! 


Sign up on the door with event host Ann Grant.

Venue: The Studio
Please note Poetry Festival tickets do not include this event.

VOCES8 - presented by the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Cumberland & Westmorland Freemasons.

VOCES8 - presented by the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Cumberland & Westmorland Freemasons.

An evening of internationally-acclaimed choral music from…

VOCES8

Sat 9 Sep 2017 | Doors 7pm | £20 (all proceeds donated to local charities) 

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Cumberland & Westmorland Freemasons

One of the world’s most versatile and best-loved singing ensembles which has toured the world performing an evocative repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary arrangements.

Venue: The Westmorland Hall. Kendal Leisure Centre.

 

INDEPENDENTS DAY @ MORE MUSIC

INDEPENDENTS DAY @ MORE MUSIC

Sat 30th Jan | Doors 1:30pm | £5

More Music brings you Independents Day, an all day mini-fest presented as part of Independent Venue Week, which celebrates small music venues across the UK.  A chance to bring some breaking and bubbling alternative artists to the Hothouse for a mid-winter mosh.  Featuring Maia, Haiku Salut, Louis Barabbas, Pill Fangs, Quakers Stang, Stephen Hudson and the Fiat Pandas, Plainview plus more to be confirmed! 

Venue: The Hothouse, More Music

The Hothouse
13-17 Devonshire Road
Morecambe
LA3 1QT

E: info@moremusic.org.uk
Tel: 01524 831997
Please Click Here visit the More Music website 

B-SIDE THE SEASIDE

B-SIDE THE SEASIDE

Sat 11 July | Doors 7:30pm for 8pm | £5

Candy floss, penny arcades, donkey rides, fairgrounds, Punch and Judy - all part of the quintessential British Summer. Memories of a favourite resort, family picnics, romantic walks on the prom, watching a late sunset - all fading, receding into a distant past.

B-side The Seaside is a series of immersive audio-visual performances by Hugs Bison taking place and rooted in the memories of some of our best-known seaside resorts.

OUT AND ABOUT:

Catch us as we tour the town! During our Out and About days we'll be filming and recording the sights and sounds of each of our destinations, ready for the performance the following evening. We'll also be hosting some ad-hoc performances during the day — keep an eye on the website for details.

Venue:  The Hothouse, 13-17 Devonshire Rd, Morecambe LA3 1QT
Telephone: 01524 831997
Please Click Here to visit their website

PRINTFEST SUMMER WORKSHOP - DRUSILLA COLE

PRINTFEST SUMMER WORKSHOP - DRUSILLA COLE

Multi-Coloured Linocuts
Spend Two Days Working with Printfest Artist Drusilla Cole
Thursday 6th & Friday 7th August

 

Participants will be shown how to prepare the lino, transfer the image, which tools to use and how to sharpen them, and how to ink, register and print the prints. Advice will be given on choice of image. Once a design has been arrived at, participants will be shown how to add colour by means of various techniques.

Skills/Techniques Covered

Reduction techniques, where a single piece of lino is progressively cut and printed to build up the desired image
Offsetting a key block to produce subsequent blocks for cutting to print with the key lino block
The use of paper stencils to mask off areas of the lino block prior to printing
The jigsaw method of cutting the lino block which enables the printing of parts of the lino block separately

Tutor: Drusilla Cole taught as a Senior Lecturer at The University of the Arts, London for over 25 years. Pattern in all forms has long been an interest and Drusilla has written several books on the subject. In 2014, she had work accepted for the National Original Print Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London and one of her large linocuts was accepted for the National Art Competition and shown at the Somerset House Gallery in London.

Venue:
The Brewery Arts Centre,
Kendal LA9 4HE
£130 per person for the two day course, including all materials

To book a place contact the Brewery Box Office on 01539 725 133.

Participants need to bring an apron and ideas.
Maximum number of delegates: 10

ORKESTRA DEL SOL @ THE HOTHOUSE

ORKESTRA DEL SOL @ THE HOTHOUSE

Sunday 24 May | Doors 6.30pm for 7pm
Tickets: £5 West End Residents £2

Presented by More Music and Lancaster Jazz Festival

Orkestra del Sol create a living, breathing polka-ing, pogo-ing honk-step for the 21st century. Trumpet, trombone, saxes, accordion, fiddle, two drummers and the epic bass of the sousaphone conspire perfectly to create soaring horn lines and beautifully layered harmonies. All driven by an uncompromising rhythm section who deliver the meanest grooves with a twinkle in their eye!

“Brilliant musicians” Time Out 

“You cannot take your eyes off these characters for a second, for fear of missing another hilarious interaction or quirky gesture” Three Weeks Edinburgh

Venue: The Hothouse, 13 - 17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe LA3 1QT
T: 01524 831997
www.moremusic.org.uk

HELIX ENSEMBLE - REMEMBERING ANICE

HELIX ENSEMBLE - REMEMBERING ANICE

Sunday 3 May | 3.30pm | £5 (accompanied children free)


Remembering Anice with the Helix Ensemble and musical director & violin soloist, David Greed. 

Purcell Chaconne in G minor
Dvorak Romance for Violin
Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
Mozart Symphony No 40

Retirement collection in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and St Johns Hospice, Lancaster. 

Venue: St Thomas' Church, Kendal, LA9 4QG

MONSIEUR DOUMANI @ THE HOTHOUSE

MONSIEUR DOUMANI @ THE HOTHOUSE

Fri 5 Jun | 8pm
Tickets: £10/£7 conc

Part of the Songlines encounters Festival 2015.
Songlines Encounters Festival is part co-curated by Songlines Magazine and Ikon Arts Management. 

Monsieur Doumani, nominated for 'Best Newcomer' in Songlines Music Awards 2014, was formed in 2011 in Nicosia by Antonis Antoniou (tzouras), Angelos Ionas (guitar) and Demetris Yiasemides (wind instruments).

Although each member of Monsieur Doumani comes from a different musical background all three are influenced by Cypriot folklore on various levels.

They focus on rearranging Cypriot traditional songs adding their own particular color to the sound and feeling of the songs. They also compose their own songs in the Cypriot dialect, which are inspired by contemporary Cypriot society, as for example the recent financial crisis that hit the island and the corrupted political system.

Venue: The Hothouse 13 - 17 Devonshire, Morecambe LA3 1QT
T: 01524 831997
www.moremusic.org.uk

WESTMORLAND ORCHESTRA

WESTMORLAND ORCHESTRA

WESTMORLAND ORCHESTRA - SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2014

Westmorland Hall Kendal Leisure Centre at 7.30pm

Richard Howarth Conductor

Pamela Redman Leader

In Nature’s Realm                      Dvořák

Oboe Concerto in C  K314          Mozart

Rachael Clegg                           Oboe

Symphony No 10                       Shostakovich

 

Tickets: £12.00 - TO PURCHASE TICKETS PLEASE CLICK HERE

(Young people age 18 and under - free of charge. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)

Tickets are obtainable from orchestra members, The Brewery Arts Centre or at the door