Browse our programmes below to find something that interests you, drop in or email our Outreach Manager Claire for more information.

Young Writer? Poetry Sessions around memories and thoughts on water, which will be presented as part of Propeller and Loom during the festival weekend will take place on Tuesday 20th August in the Brewery Cafe at 6pm. All young writers welcome to attend.


Feeling Creative? “This Hand” workshops celebrating 100 years of votes for women, and exploring women’s roles in our society today and tomorrow will take place on

  • 21st August (Morning: Barrow dock museum & Afternoon: Barrow Abbey Cafe)
  • 22nd August (Morning: Barrow Park and Afternoon: Kendal Sizergh Barn)
  • 23rd August (Morning: Sizergh Castle & Afternoon Kendal town Centre)

Sessions will feature poetry, ceramics or both! Drop in, all welcome.


Musician? Our Propeller / Loom open music workshops will take place at Abbot Hall with award winning composer Jack McNeill on 27th, 28th and 29th of August from 11am till 1:30. Free to attend, please contact us at the email below if you would like to find out more.


Interested in Family Making? Our Community Bunting workshops will pop up all over Kendal with the wonderful *Bee Jasko* during the week commencing 26th of August ... she will be in a variety of public, community locations which will be chosen based on weather conditions and we will announce these on the Monday of this week on our Facebook page, so keep your eyes peeled!


Something further afield? Our Indian Fusion Decor projects will pop up at events in Lancaster, Preston and Blackburn week 19th of August - we will announce the locations on the Monday of each week on our Facebook page and you can see the final pieces at our Jacobs Join on Friday 6th


Want to find out more about running a festival? Our Young Volunteers training scheme will take place in Ulverston from the 26th to the 30th of August. Join in to meet creative organisations from across the South Lakes and try your hand at some creative activities.

It's not too late to volunteer with us! Pop over to our volunteers page to find out more


Email [email protected] for more information