Fab four ready to create Lakes Alive 2017

Lakes Alive - Kendal’s fantastic arts festival - will return to the town on 8-10 September 2017.

The free event offers a weekend of spectacular happenings in and around Kendal and wider Lake District National Park.

With the theme of “Cultural Landscapes” it will showcase world class art in unexpected locations across the town and beyond.

A team of four people will build, deliver and promote the festival.

Phillippa Haynes has been appointed as festival director. She has a track record in delivering high profile cultural events across the UK.

Netty Miles is festival producer, Holly Goodfellow from Cockermouth, is partnerships and engagement manager, Dickie Felton, from Arnside is marketing and PR manager.

Phillippa said: “We are excited about delivering a brilliant arts festival in and around Kendal that celebrates landscape, people and place.

“We are developing a fantastic programme for Lakes Alive which will see world class contemporary art in locations across Kendal. We will be working with artists from Cumbria and across Europe.

“We want to put together a festival which appeals to families and art lovers alike.”

Last year around 20,000 people attended Lakes Alive. Visitors experienced vibrant illuminations, digital delights, intimate performances, amazing installations and spectacular happenings.