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This year's Lakes Alive Festival takes place on Friday 8th through to Sunday 10th September 2017.  

The weekend will offer intimate spectacular happenings across Kendal town centre and beyond.

With the theme of “Cultural Landscapes” Lakes Alive will showcase world class art in unexpected locations.


8 to 10 September 2017


Throughout Kendal, Cumbria

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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 


In August 2016 we enjoyed a weekend of spectacular happenings

The story of Lakes Alive 2016…