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Action Painting

Action Painting

Urban Canvas

Location

Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday and Sunday 11am - 6pm

Join in the remote-controlled chaos of our outdoor gallery of modern art along the riverside and unfurled self-expression on a massive scale.

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Beyond Barriers

Beyond Barriers

Location

Space2Create, The Factory, Castle Mills, Aynam Road, Kendal, LA9 7DE

Dates

6 Sep to 27 October 2019

This exciting exhibition is the result of an 18 months collaborative project between South Lakes and Senegalese artists which has been a bit like Chinese whispers but using art! A must see!
Bicycle Boy

Bicycle Boy

Helen Eastman

Location

Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday: 11am -12pm; 2pm - 3pm; 4pm - 5pm

Join us for a musical adventure (and be prepared to help pedal power the performance!)

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Colony

Colony

By Alison Ballard and Mike Blow

Location

Gooseholme Park, St George's Walk, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BB

Dates

6 to 8 September 2019

Times

Friday: 5pm - 11pm Saturday & Sunday: 2pm - 10pm

A captivating work that transforms a familiar park into a sonar landscape through light and sound. These large, tactile, sonic sculptures allow you to experience the physicality of sound through hearing and touch.
Congregation

Congregation

Ray Lee

Location

Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday: 11am -12pm; 1pm -2pm; 4pm -5pm; 6pm -7pm Sunday: 12pm -1pm; 3pm - 4pm; 5pm - 6pm

Let a magic sonic sphere take you on a mystery tour through Kendal to a secret location. Guided by sound alone, where will your journey take you?

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Dystopia

Dystopia

A Knotted Project Production

Location

Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday: 12.45pm - 1.15pm; 3.15pm -3.45pm; 6pm - 6.30pm

​The year 2056. The world has developed beyond recognition. The climate has changed, the icebergs have melted. As the natural world drowns in concrete, The State are eradicating what’s left from public memory. A generation is growing up where parks, fields and forests are limited to imagination.

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Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet

Parer Studio

Dates

6 to 8 September 2019

Times

Friday: 4pm - 11pm Saturday: 11am - 11pm Sunday: 11am - 10pm

Two inquisitive & giant humanoids from afar have landed in Kendal. Gently exploring our ‘fantastic planet’ (and changing Kendal’s skyline), these giants have travelled worldwide, now choosing Kendal to be their home for a few days.
Ferguson's Gang

Ferguson's Gang

By Mufti Games

Location

Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday: Finkle Street 11am - 5pm Sunday: Abbot Hall Park 11am - 5pm

​A high street takeover of satirical games, installations and theatrical interruptions inspired by Ferguson’s Gang– a group of women who in the 1930’s dressed up as gangsters and campaigned for reform on some serious issues – housing, conservation and town planning policies!

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Hart

Hart

Faith Bebbington

Location

New Road Common, Kendal, LA9 4AY

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 10pm, Plastic Makers Workshops: Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Deer have magical, fantastical qualities and White stags, (also known as Harts) have made many appearances in literature representing a catalyst for change. This illuminated Hart, made from recycled plastic, highlights the issues of plastic pollution, recycling and the climate emergency that threaten our current reality.
Heavy Metal Detector

Heavy Metal Detector

Steve Maher

Location

The Bird Cage, Highgate, Kendal LA9 4NB

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday: 12pm - 1pm; 2pm - 3pm; 5pm - 6pm Sunday: 11am - 12pm; 1pm - 2pm; 4pm - 5pm

A cross-between walking tour and immersive rock performance- become a metal-detector for the day, with a humorous head banging twist!

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LEAP

LEAP

imitating the dog

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday: 8.45pm - 9pm; 9.15pm - 9.30pm; 9.45pm -10pm

In a series of phone calls, across landscape and time, LEAP takes a joyful look at human communication.
Loom

Loom

By Propellor Ensemble

Location

The Box Beezon Road Kendal LA9 6EL

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday, 2pm & 6 pm, Sunday 2pm

An immersive experience inspired by the flow of water, combining virtuosic instrumental composition, live electronics, video projection, field recording and site-specific found sound

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Marvellous Art

Marvellous Art

Ragtag

Location

Gooseholme Park, St George's Walk, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BB

Dates

7 September 2019

Times

TBC

​Join Monsieur Abstract on his quest to make the world’s most marvellous art and be inspired by characters brought to life from some of the world’s favourite paintings. Monsieur Abstract will need your help, so put your apron on and get ready to be creative and find your inner artist!
My Heart, My Heart: Live Poetry Jukebox

My Heart, My Heart: Live Poetry Jukebox

By Adie Mueller and Trui Malten

Location

Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday 11am - 6pm. Each experience takes about five minutes.

Step into the Live Poetry Jukebox for an intimate and magical experience of poetry, art and performance.

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No Mirror

No Mirror

Mark Woods

Location

Cross Lane Projects Cross Lane Off Kirkland Kendal LA9 5LB

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Artists Mark Woods presents a new installation work developed for Lakes Alive festival in the main gallery at Cross Lane Projects.
Now Is The Time To Say Nothing

Now Is The Time To Say Nothing

By Caroline Williams and Reem Karssil

Location

Brewery Arts Centre, Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4HE

Dates

5 to 8 September 2019

Times

Thursday: 4pm - 9pm (on the hour) Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 9pm (on the hour) Sunday 12pm- 8pm (on the hour) Pre-booking via Brewery Arts Centre website

Now Is The Time To Say Nothing, an interactive video installation exploring the role of screens in observing global conflict. The show is a provocation against armchair passivity.

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On Edge

On Edge

On Edge is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Brighton Festival and Out There Festival of International Street Arts and Circus.

Location

Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday: 12pm -12.45pm; 5.15pm - 6pm Parkour Park open pre & post show

In ON EDGE we explore issues of modern slavery within the construction industry, and tell a compelling story through parkour, theatre, video, original soundtrack and an impressive set structure.

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Roop at Ruup's

Roop at Ruup's

Sound Artists Kelly Jayne Jones and Lee Patterson

Location

Grizedale, Ambleside LA22 0QJ

Dates

7 September 2019

Times

Listening sound walk 2pm, Performance at the Yan 6pm

An afternoon exploring and listening in Grizedale Forest culminating in a performance in The Yan.

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Shimmer Tree

Shimmer Tree

Dan Fox

Location

Gooseholme Park, St George's Walk, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BB

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday: 11am -10pm

An impressive six-metre-high tree-like sound and light sculpture controlled by the wind.

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The Lakes Alive Jacob's Join

The Lakes Alive Jacob's Join

Location

Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Dates

6 September 2019

Times

From 17:30

The Last Forest

The Last Forest

By Kendal College Students & Hannah Fox

Location

Kendal Town Hall, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4DL

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Step in to The Last Forest, humankind’s recreation of a habitat that once covered over 50% of the world’s surface area. In the heart of this unusual woodland, three short films portray a glimpse into worlds that our film makers do not want to see.
The Lost Words: Told In Gold

The Lost Words: Told In Gold

Location

Brockhole on Windermere, LA23 1LJ

Dates

7 to 14 September 2019

Times

https://www.brockhole.co.uk/events/lakes-alive-presents-the-lost-words-told-in-gold

An outdoor immersive theatre performance for all ages led by a charm of Britain's wild birds. The Lost Words: Told In Gold is the outdoor theatre adaptation of the multi award winning book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris that has charmed the UK.
This Hand  - Today & Tomorrow

This Hand - Today & Tomorrow

Location

Riverside Walk Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AF

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Workshop Time: Saturday & Sunday 11am – 6pm

A sculptural piece celebrating women, revolution and the future.
To Travel and To Matter

To Travel and To Matter

Strijbos & van Rijswijk with Jacob Polley

Location

YHA Langdale Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9HJ

Dates

6 to 8 September 2019

Times

all day

To Travel and To Matter uses Strijbos & van Rijswijk’s digital app Walk With Me to move the listener at their own pace through a glorious landscape and to create a unique and dramatic experience on the route.
Topos

Topos

By Cumbrian Youth Dance in collaboration with Wired Aerial Theatre

Location

Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm; 2.45pm - 3.15pm; 4.45pm - 5.15pm

Topos, part of a suite of new work exploring the relationship between Labanotation (a way of recording dance movement) and topos (a similar notation method used by climbers to record their routes).

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VR Playground

VR Playground

By Brendan Walker and his Thrill Laboratory

Location

Castle Howe, Bankfield Rd, Off Beast Banks, Kendal LA9 4LA

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday: 11am -6pm

Don a virtual reality headset, jump on a swing, and be transported on an exhilarating swing-powered adventure as you are propelled through a series of colourful geometric virtual worlds, each driven by the action of you swinging within its cubic structure.

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We Are Stardust

We Are Stardust

Storyteller: Ian Douglas

Location

Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL

Dates

7 to 8 September 2019

Times

Saturday & Sunday: 11.30am - 6pm Workshops: Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 2pm

Sit down, relax and listen to a story as big and limitless as the universe itself.
Wolves

Wolves

Ruth Essex and Simon Evans

Dates

7 September 2019

Times

Saturday: 11am - 12pm; 1pm - 2pm; 3.30pm - 4.30pm; 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Wolves return for another unique wildlife spotting experience. The Lakeland Pack continues to thrive and at Lakes Alive 2019 you can track the pack, find out more about their ecology and behaviour, and, if you are lucky, view the wolves in action.

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