Welcome from Phillippa Haynes – Festival Director

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Lakes Alive 2019, our free festival of contemporary arts and making. Spectacular happenings in magnificent landscapes are here to stimulate your senses and invite you to pause for thought.

Experience Kendal as never before. Discover vibrant illuminations, digital delights and be part of intimate performances. Promenade at your leisure between pieces, stop to take part in activities, or simply admire the view.

Our international touring artists, not only present spectacular performance and installation, but they have worked with our communities to developing work for the festival on the theme of ‘Changing Landscapes’.

Dip your toe in or dive in head first, bring the family, bring a friend and bring a sense of fun