February

February: Art

Art

Spring Creatives: Self-Portraits In Disguise

15th February 2021

Mon 15 Feb | 5pm | £5 | Tutor Catherine Macdiarmid | Family-friendly, 7+  Our Spring Creative workshops are specially designed together with inspirational artists...

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February: Art & Crafts

Art & Crafts

Spring Creatives: Paper Sculpture

8th February 2021

Mon 8 Feb | 5-6pm | £5 | Eleanor Chaney | Family-friendly, 7+  Our Spring Creative workshops are specially designed together with inspirational artists and...

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Art & Crafts

Tuesday Art On Zoom

23rd February 2021

Tue 23 Feb to Tue 23 March | 4.30-5.30pm | Age 7-16 years | £25 (5 weeks) | Tutor Amy Williams A fun and creative class on Zoom to connect with your classmates...

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Art & Crafts

Wednesday Art On Zoom

20th January 2021 – 24th February 2021

Wed 24 Feb to Wed 24 March | 4.30-5.30pm | Age 7-16 | £25 (5 weeks) | Tutor Amy Williams A fun and creative class on Zoom to connect...

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February: Creative Learning

Creative Learning

German Advanced Online

16th November 2020 – 22nd February 2021

Mon 22 Feb to Mon 22 March | 11.30am-12.30pm | £32 (5 weeks) | Tutor Dorothea Williamson  An online course to develop your confidence in speaking, revises and expands...

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Creative Learning

German Conversation Online

11th January 2021 – 22nd February 2021

Mon 22 Feb to Mon 22 March | 1.30-2.30pm | £32 (5 weeks) | Tutor Dorothea Williamson  Practice your German conversational skills discussing current affairs and German culture and...

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Creative Learning

French Advanced Conversation Online

11th January 2021 – 22nd February 2021

Mon 22 Feb to Mon 22 March | 2-4pm | £64 (5 weeks) | Tutor Dominique Pluskwa A course for advanced students with a very good knowledge...

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Film

Spring Creatives: The Fundamentals of Film

22nd February 2021

Mon 22 Feb | 4-5pm | Tutor Naomi More | £5 | Family-friendly, age 11+  Our Spring Creative workshops are specially designed together with inspirational...

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Creative Learning

Spanish Advanced Online

23rd February 2021

Tue 23 February to Tue 23 March | 10am-12noon | £64 (5 weeks) | Tutor Pilar Valera If you can hold a conversation in Spanish and would like to...

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Creative Learning

Mature Movers On Zoom

23rd February 2021

Tue 23 February to Tue 23 March | 1-2pm £20 (5 weeks) | Tutor Emily Davies An open dance class that takes place on Zoom, for all abilities,...

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Creative Learning

Act Your Age Online

19th January 2021 – 23rd February 2021

Tue 19 Jan to Tue 9 Feb 2021 | 2-3pm | £16 (per 4 weeks) | Tutor Emily Baxter Please note that previous attendees of this course will...

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Creative Learning

Byd Boys Moves Advance On Zoom

19th January 2021 – 23rd February 2021

Tue 23 Feb to Tue 23 March | 4.45-5.45pm | Age 11-16 years | £25 (5 weeks) | Tutor Emily Davies This class is for older boys with some experience, or a real...

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Languages

French Advanced On Zoom

13th January 2021 – 24th February 2021

Wed 24 Feb to Wed 24 March | 9.45-11.45am | £64 (5 weeks) | Tutor Dominique Pluskwa This course is for students who have studied French for at least...

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Creative Learning

French Year 5 Online – Wednesdays

13th January 2021 – 24th February 2021

Wed 24 Feb to Wed 24 March | 1-3pm | £64 (5 weeks) | Tutor Dominique Pluskwa This online course concentrates on spoken French in a friendly atmosphere. It...

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Creative Learning

Spanish Year 5 Online

14th January 2021 – 25th February 2021

Thu 25 Feb to Thu 25 March | 1-3pm | £64 (5 weeks) | Tutor Pilar Valera Join our year 5 Spanish course if you are able to converse...

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Creative Learning

Byd 11-14 & 15+ Online

21st January 2021 – 25th February 2021

Thu 25 Feb to Thu 25 March | 5-6pm | Age 11-14 and 15+ | £25 (5 weeks) | Tutor Emily Davies A combination of our BYD 11-14 and BYD 15+...

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Creative Learning

Byt15+ On Zoom

25th February 2021

Thu 25 Feb Jan to 24 March | 5.45-6.45pm | Age 15 +| £25 (5 weeks) | Tutor Emily Baxter If you are young and serious about theatre, committed to productions...

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Creative Learning

Spanish Year 4 Online

14th January 2021 – 25th February 2021

Thu 25 Feb to Thu 25 March | 6.30-8.30pm | £64 (5 weeks) | Tutor Pilar Valera This course is for those who can maintain simple conversations in Spanish...

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Creative Learning

French Year 5 Online – Fridays

15th January 2021 – 26th February 2021

Fri 26 Feb to Fri 26 March | 10.30am-12.30pm | £64 (5 weeks) | Tutor Florence Tourne This course will help you to use your French freely and creatively...

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February: Festivals

Festivals

Kpf21 – Young Writers Workshop With Fiona Benson

19th February 2021

4 - 6pm | Free | Age 14-21 What happens when we let different voices into our writing? What do they say, how do they...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Festival Pass Ticket (Feb 19 – Feb 28)

19th February 2021

We have a limited number of £60 festival passes, giving access to all events (excluding workshops). This is a huge saving of £40 if you...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Festival Launch

19th February 2021

6.15 - 7.30pm | Free  Everyone is welcome to the Festival Launch. Although this year we can’t provide the wine, feel free to bring your...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Speaking Of Paradise: Evening Reading With Moniza Alvi & Roger Robinson

19th February 2021

8 - 9pm | £5 Moniza Alvi’s eight collections include The Country at My Shoulder (OUP, 1993) shortlisted for the Whitbread and the T.S. Eliot...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Hour With Co-director Of Kendal Poetry Festival, Clare Shaw

20th February 2021

8.30 - 9.30am | Free Join one of the directors of Kendal Poetry Festival for an early morning Writing Hour, to run every day the...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Workshop With Ann & Peter Sansom From The Poetry Business

20th February 2021

10 am - 12 noon | Max 16 Join Ann and Peter - described by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage as  'the most astute and effective...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Read Regional Poetry Workshop Sponsored By Kendal Library

20th February 2021

1.30 - 2.15pm | Free Sponsored by Kendal Library. Join us to read and discuss The Celox and the Clot by Hafsah Aneela Bashir, along...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Poetry Reading With Hafsah Aneela Bashir In Assoc With New Writing North And Read Regional

20th February 2021

2.30 - 3.30pm |Free | Reading with Hafsah Aneela Bashir Sponsored by Kendal Library Hafsah Aneela Bashir is an award winning writer and performance poet...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – An Afternoon With Jackie Hagan

20th February 2021

4 - 5pm | Free In “This is Not a Safe Space”, disabled poet, performer and theatre maker Jackie Hagan explores the world of life...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Speaking Out: Evening Reading With Fiona Benson & Jay Bernard

20th February 2021

8 - 9pm | £5 Fiona Benson’s latest collection Vertigo and Ghost (Jonathan Cape, 2019) won the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the Roehampton...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Late Night Open Mic With Ann Grant

20th February 2021

9.30 - 11pm | £5 Ann Grant returns for a second instalment of the Late Night Open Mic. Come and take part - or just...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Hour With Co-director Of Kendal Poetry Festival, Kim Moore

21st February 2021

8.30 - 9.30am | Free Join the one of the directors of Kendal Poetry Festival every morning for an early morning Writing Hour. You will...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Workshop With Acclaimed Canadian Poet Karen Solie

21st February 2021

10 am - 12 noon | Max 16 | £16.50 Getting Started: A Writing Workshop                     ...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – These Are The Hands – Poems From The Heart Of The Nhs

21st February 2021

2-3pm | Donations – pay what you feel Join us for a celebration reading from this wonderful anthology. Published by Fair Acre Press, this ground-breaking...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Afternoon Tea With Brewery Poets

21st February 2021

4 - 5pm | £5 Kendal’s Brewery Poets have been meeting for over thirty years and are the driving force behind the Kendal Poetry Festival....

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Breaking Boundaries: Evening Reading With Vahni Capildeo & Mark Waldron

21st February 2021

8 - 9pm | £5 Vahni Capildeo’s seven books and five pamphlets extend from prose poetry into immersive theatre.  Capildeo’s work is intimate yet full of...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Hour With Co-director Of Kendal Poetry Festival, Clare Shaw

22nd February 2021

8.30 - 9.30am | Free Join one of the directors of Kendal Poetry Festival every morning for an early morning Writing Hour. You will be...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Workshop With Hafsah Aneela Bashir

22nd February 2021

10 - 12 noon | Max 16 | £16.50 Manchester-based poet, playwright and performer, Hafsah Aneela Bashir, is the founder of the Poetry Health Service...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Not Dying With Jamie Hale

22nd February 2021

2 - 3.30pm | £5 NOT DYING - a solo show featuring poetry, monologue, spoken word, and comedy - explores what it means to face...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – A Sense Of Place: Evening Reading With Abeer Ameer & Jen Hadfield

22nd February 2021

8 - 9pm | £5 Abeer Ameer will be joining us from Cardiff to read from her eagerly awaited first collection Inhale/Exhile, published by Seren. ...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Hour With Co-director Of Kendal Poetry Festival, Kim Moore

23rd February 2021

8.30 - 9.30am | Free Join one of the directors of Kendal Poetry Festival every morning for an early morning Writing Hour. You will be...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Hearing Poetry – A Poetry Writing Workshop With Jonathan Davidson

23rd February 2021

10 am - 12 noon | Max 16 | £16.50 The art of listening to poetry – not just reading it or reading about it...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Sanatorium With Abi Palmer

23rd February 2021

2 - 3.30pm | £5 Join Abi Palmer for a live performance of Sanatorium, scored with haunting, dreamlike film.  A young woman spends a month taking...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Ransom: Andrew Mcmillan & Michael Symmons Roberts In Conversation

23rd February 2021

8 - 9pm | £5 In Association with the Poetry Book Society The Poetry Book Society join us for a Zoom version of their popular...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Hour With Co-director Of Kendal Poetry Festival, Clare Shaw

24th February 2021

8.30 - 9.30am | Free Join one of the directors of Kendal Poetry Festival every morning for an early morning Writing Hour. You will be...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Workshop With Ann & Peter Sansom From The Poetry Business

24th February 2021

10am-12 noon | £16.50  Join Ann and Peter - described by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage as 'the most astute and effective tutors in the UK'...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – 100 Poems To Save The Planet

24th February 2021

2 - 3 pm | £5 Join editors Zoë Brigley Thompson and Kristian Evans for a celebratory reading from this life-affirming anthology, due to be...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Healing Words: Evening Reading With Carolyn Forche & Romalyn Ante

24th February 2021

8 - 9 pm | £5 Romalyn Ante has blogged about the parallels between the art of writing poetry and being a nurse – how...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Hour With Co-director Of Kendal Poetry Festival, Kim Moore

25th February 2021

8.30 - 9.30am | Free Join one of the directors of Kendal Poetry Festival every morning for an early morning Writing Hour. You will be...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Rifling Things: A Poetry Workshop With Jon Stone

25th February 2021

10 am - 12 noon | 16 places | £16.50 A match. A musty flask. A mosquito. Poetry is an art uniquely suited to honour...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Talk/discussion With Jonathan Davidson

25th February 2021

2 - 3pm | £5 A Commonplace - Poetry, Commentary & Ephemera Jonathan Davidson's newly published collection, A Commonplace (Smith|Doorstop 2020), is unusual in containing...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Body And Soul: Evening Reading With Andrew Mcmillan & Hannah Hodgson

25th February 2021

8 - 9pm | £5 Hannah Hodgson is one of Cumbria’s rising stars and our top tip for a poet to keep an eye on! ...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Hour With Co-director Of Kendal Poetry Festival, Clare Shaw

26th February 2021

8.30 - 9.30am | Free Join one of the directors of Kendal Poetry Festival every morning for an early morning Writing Hour. You will be...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Workshop With Carolyn Forche

26th February 2021

10am - 12 noon | £16.50 Join us for a writing workshop with the wonderful poet Carolyn Forche.     Welcome to Kendal Poetry Festival. This...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Rising To The Challenge: Poetry In An Age Of Covid

26th February 2021

2 - 3pm | Free How can we as organisations and individuals respond to the challenge of producing live literature events under the shadow of...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Love And Life: Evening Reading With Alison Brackenbury & Ian Humphreys

26th February 2021

8 - 9pm | £5 Ian Humphrey’s first full-length collection Zebra (Nine Arches, 2019) takes in 1980’s gay culture and his multi-racial heritage. His poetry...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Hour With Co-director Of Kendal Poetry Festival, Kim Moore

27th February 2021

8.30 - 9.30am | Free Join one of the directors of Kendal Poetry Festival every morning for an early morning Writing Hour. You will be...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Workshop With Jen Hadfield – ‘manifesto!’

27th February 2021

10am - 2pm | £45 | Max 10 In the past year, it's really been brought home to us how notional our sense of our...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Poetry Business New Poets Pamphlet Event

27th February 2021

2.30 - 3.30pm | £5 The Poetry Business New Poets Pamphlets Competition is one of the most prestigious and exciting competition for young poets. Come...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Society And The Self: Evening Reading With Mary Jean Chan & Karen Solie

27th February 2021

8 - 9pm | £5 Mary Jean Chan’s first full-length collection Flèche (Faber and Faber 2019) was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards for Poetry....

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Late Night Open Mic With Ann Grant

27th February 2021

9.30 - 11.30pm | £5 Ann Grant returns with the Late Night Open Mic – a festival favourite. Come along to take part or just...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Hour With Co-director Of Kendal Poetry Festival, Clare Shaw

28th February 2021

8.30 - 9.30am | Free  Join one of the directors of Kendal Poetry Festival every morning for an early morning Writing Hour. You will be...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Writing Workshop With Andrew Mcmillan

28th February 2021

10am - 12noon | £16.50 A Dance of Description During this workshop we will look at how we might use ballet and contemporary dance to inspire...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Ludokinetic Poetry With Jon Stone

28th February 2021

2 - 3pm | £5 Jon Stone discusses and performs ludokinetic poems - poems that involve the reader through mechanisms of play. This innovative category...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Staying Human Anthology Event – Neil Astley In Conversation With Clare Shaw

28th February 2021

4 - 5 pm | £5 The Staying Alive series of Bloodaxe anthologies -  Staying Alive (2002), Being Alive (2004), Being Human (2011) and Staying Human (2020) – have been a huge presence...

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Festivals

Kpf21 – Voice And Song: Evening Reading With Vicki Feaver & David Morley

28th February 2021

8 - 9pm | £5 Vicki Feaver will be reading from her much anticipated fourth collection I Want! I Want! (Jonathan Cape, 2020).  Her new...

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