About Us

Last year's Lakes Alive Festival took place on Friday 8th through to Sunday 10th September 2017, offering a fantastic free programme of world class contemporary art, spectacular happenings and participation, brought to you by artists from home and abroad. Step back in time and watch the highlights here.

We'll be returning in 2018 with more free sculpture, performance and workshops, including a very special collaboration with Artichoke and 14-18 Now.  Find out more on  how to be involved or keep up with the latest news  here

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Celebrating World Heritage Site status

The Lake District has long been a source of artistic inspiration and this was one of the three key reasons why it was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in July 2017.

The identity, inspiration and desire to look after this spectacular landscape combines to create an evolving masterpiece – the perfect backdrop against showcase our contemporary digital arts festival.

Lakes Alive will celebrate the Lake District’s World Heritage Site status, firmly establishing the area as a modern, cultural destination, deserving the ultimate accolade and international recognition of World Heritage status.

Find out more at lakesworldheritage.co.uk