8 to 10 September 2017


All night




Pete Johnson


Kendal Castle, Castle Hill, Kendal LA9 7BL

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This piece is at Kendal Castle - situated at one of the highest points in the town. There are paths which are accessible to wheelchair users - best approached from Castle Road. The route from Sunnyside involves some steps.


Prepare to be mesmerised and transported as you walk through a field of light at Kendal Castle.

Sweep down Castle Hill in a cascade of gentle wind responsive reeds.

Best seen at night, the beautiful field of light installation is formed of 500 fibre-glass rods which stand nearly three metres tall and glow. 

Designed to 'create the feeling of ripples of wind across tall dandelions' Lakes Alive is thrilled to welcome Shipping Forecast to Kendal Castle.   

Pete Johnson, the artist behind Shipping Forecast, explained: “Ironically, the piece is designed around the movement of the rods caused by wind, but I haven’t yet displayed the piece in a windy environment.

“I’m hoping for some classic Cumbrian weather on this occasion to really bring Shipping Forecast to life!” 

This will be the first time Pete’s Shipping Forecast has been shown in the north of England and will be the biggest ever version of the installation to date.

The first glimpse of Shipping Forecast will be on Friday 8 September after the Jacob's Join. 

Pete Johnson Shipping Forecast
Pete Johnson will bring a fabulous light installation to Kendal during Lakes Alive

Kendal shop owner and South Lakes District Council culture councillor Matt Severn tells us why he can't wait for Shipping Forecast:

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