Lakes Alive swept into Kendal on Friday with an amazing evening of music, light and sensation (oh - and a tiny bit of rain!)

Thanks to the amazing people of Kendal who braved downpours to enjoy a spectacular evening.

Folk band Mazurka set the scene and were followed by the electrifying Spark! who entered in a blaze of smoke and light.

Shipping Forecast - the atmospheric other-worldly installation at Kendal Castle has to be seen to be believed. You can experience it across this weekend.

Our photographer Pete Carr took some stunning shots of this stunning piece set against the Kendal night sky.

Lakes Alive is Free. 

We have two thrilling days of art, dance, music and making ahead of us. 

Check out what is in store on Super Saturday.

You could head to The Factory, Brewery Arts Centre, Abbot Hall Park, see Steve Messam's audacious Keep 'castle' at Castle Howe, or take in talks and films at the Shakespeare Centre. There is so much to do.

This is a weekend not to be missed. See you later!

Lakes Alive 2017 1022 Pete Carr
Pete Carr captures Shipping Forecast at Kendal Castle - catch it yourself this weekend