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Culture in the Lake District 2018

Must see shows, performances and gallery visits this year in the Lake District.

· Attractions,Family,Culture

So, you’re coming to the Lake District this Year! Whether you’re with the family; on a couple’s retreat, or maybe just here to get some alone time- you’d be missing out if you didn’t partake in a spot of Lakes culture while you were here. From Theatre performances; to moving, local films and art shows- the Lake District is full of talented, creative folk hoping to share their passion with you. Here are a few of our best suggestions for culture vultures in the Lake District in 2018.

Reflecting on the Lakes:

First unveiled on the 13th of August 2018 (the 67th Birthday of the National Park), this moving tribute to the Lake District shows us what it is like to live and work in the Lakes, or as the National Parks put it, “Shining a light on the real Lake District”. This beautiful ‘love poem to the lakes’ is the brainchild of Tony Walsh, the Manchester-born writer and performance poet. You can watch the full film online HERE

Carlisle Fringe

You’ve heard of the Edinburgh fringe- but have you heard of the Carlisle Fringe? This ten-day festival in the heart of Carlisle City, features 108 performances this year, taking place in 11 unique venues across the city. “This year’s pageant will be led by the March for the Unsung Woman, a production by Prism Arts, whilst many other performances will feature strong female leads.“

The Fringe begins on the 24th August until the 2nd September, consisting of a mixture of comedy, drama, music and events for kids. Find out more HERE

Theatre by the Lake

Showing all year round, Theatre by the lake is the one to visit if you’re staying in the Keswick area. With shows like Sense and Sensibility and Jeeves & Wooster, amongst many other independent productions, there is always something fresh playing down by the lake. Stay with us at Dale Head Hall and receive £3 off each ticket you book during your visit.

Something a little bit different now- The Lakes International Comic Art festival takes place in Kendal this October. With over 70 special guests from the comic world; as well as writers and artists from all over the world showcasing their work, this is guaranteed to be a great day out for the family.

In the heart of Grasmere, this wonderful studio and gallery space is the perfect visit for a rainy day in the Lakes. As well as an excellent selection of Lake District art by William Heaton-Cooper and his family, the Heaton Cooper Studio has an exceptional café and tea room to pass the time in. With exhibitions from the family throughout the year, there’s always bound to be something new to see.

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