C-Art: 8th-17th September 2017

Cumbria seriously is the place to be this month for arts lovers! The latest offering comes from C-Art, who have a jam-packed programme of events around the county between 8-17th September.

C-Art is co-ordinated by the Eden Arts Project, the event getting bigger every year since its inception 6 years ago. In their own words, it ‘promotes and celebrates Cumbria’s rich creative talent, inviting visitors to step into the gallery and the landscape to buy art, explore the landscape and to meet the artists themselves.’


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Well, there’s plenty of art to see, obviously, with exhibitions being held in various locations including Carlisle cathedral, Honister Slate Mine and the artist’s hub that is Rheghed.

Even La’al Ratty (or the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, to be official) is to become part of an art installation by artist Sarah Taylor, intriguingly called The Curious Incident of the Stag and the Train-line,  in search of ‘vibrant and eccentric animals’.

For fans of the cult classic Withnail and I, (or those who’ve ‘gone on holiday by accident’) Rheged will be premiering Richard Dedomenici’s redux version of the film, featuring an all female cast.

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The festival also sees the launch of the Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition and includes the awards ceremony.

For the full programme, check out the official website:

Lakes Alive: 8-10th September

Lakes Alive

Cotton by AbouTime Dance performing at Lakes Alive. Photo courtesy of

Taking place in Kendal between 8th -10th September 2017, visitors are promised vibrant illuminations, digital delights, intimate performances, amazing installations and spectacular happenings.

The programme  This year’s event will be a celebration of World Heritage Site Status for the Lake District, so expect to see a tribute or two to our mountainous region.

For more info including the full events programme visit the Lakes Alive website at


Bairden at the Theatre by the Lake

bairden = bairn = a child (Cumbrian dialect), bairn den = a place for children to gather, bear den = a place for teddy bears to meet


The Theatre by the Lake – in conjunction with Bookends Keswick – has an exciting new event for families.

Every Friday the theatre will host a special story time session in their bookshop area – and it’s completely FREE!

The first session will be on Friday 18 August and will run weekly from then on.

  • Listen to a new story each week
  • Bring a teddy bear to join in the fun
  • Teddy bears may be invited to join in with some acting – a theatre is where stories come to life!
  • Free to attend and no need to book in – just turn up on the day

For more information on this and other family friendly events at the Theatre by the Lake visit