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.
kendal area events
|Fri 11 Mar - Sat 25 Jun||Laura Ford: Seen and Unseen at Abbot Hall Art Gallery|
|Wed 25 May - Wed 19 Oct||London Legacy: at Abbot Hall Art Gallery|
|Sat 13 Feb - Sat 3 Sep||The Working Life of Kendal’s Yards at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry|
|Fri 3 Jun||Petrification at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jun||Country Fest at County Show Ground|
|Sat 4 Jun||Try a Trail at County Show Ground|
|Wed 8 Jun||RSC Hamlet - Live Screening at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Thu 9 Jun||Sara Pascoe: Animal at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Sat 11 Jun||Comedy Club - June 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.