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
|Sat 30 - Sun 31 May||Country Fest at County Show Ground|
|Tue 2 Jun||No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Wed 3 Jun||Every Brilliant Thing at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Wed 3 Jun||Pulp at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Sat 6 Jun||Landscapes: Family Theatre at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Tue 9 Jun||Whiplash at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Wed 10 Jun||Whiplash at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun||Kendal Summer Arts at K Village Outlet Centre|
|Thu 2 Jul||Cobain 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.