the lakes international comic art festival
A new festival to celebrate the very best comic art from across the world, from cartoon strips to superhero comics and manga to non-fiction graphic novels takes place in Kendal. The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will run from 18-20 October 2013.
The founder patrons of the new festival include Bryan and Mary Talbot won the biography category in the Costa Book Awards earlier this year. They are joined by another internationally renowned comic artist Sean Phillips. The launch of the new festival comes at a time when there is a growing buzz about comic arts.
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kendal area events
|Sat 23 Aug||Castle Street Oil Painters Exhibition at Kendal Town Hall|
|Fri 29 - Sat 30 Aug||Mintfest: Ramshackilicious: Grime at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Sat 30 Aug||Mrs Barbara Nice's Amazing Arty Adventure at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Sat 30 Aug||Putting Ourselves in the Picture: The Finale at Abbot Hall Art Gallery|
|Thu 11 Sep||Westmorland County Show at County Show Ground|
|Wed 17 Sep||R2R: Wuthering Heights at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Thu 18 Sep||R2R: The Icy Man at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Fri 19 Sep||Comedy Club September at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Fri 19 Sep||R2R: Beating McEnroe at Brewery Arts Centre|
Cumbria Contemporary hosted an aeolian (wind powered) and audio themed weekend event 10 - 12 August 2013. As well as the amazing Audible Forces from Lakes Alive at Brockhole, Wray Castle was home to events created by Octopus Collective from Barrow. A selection of photos from the weekend can be seen on the left.
Wray Castle is a pretty unusual National Trust property and is well worth a visit. Open daily throughout the summer, there is a charge for non National Trust members, it is an excellent all weather place to have an adventure.
Brockhole is also a great place to spend the day, particularly for families. Entry is free - but there is a car parking charge.