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
|Thu 5 Mar||John Shuttleworth at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Fri 6 Mar||Last Man Standing: James Wilton Dance at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Sat 7 Mar||Annabelle’s Skirting Board Adventure at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Sun 8 Mar||Jay Rayner: Kendal Festival Of Food at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Fri 13 Mar||Comedy Club March at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Fri 13 - Sat 14 Mar||The Edelweiss Pirates at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Tue 17 Mar||Swan Lake: Royal Opera House Live Screening at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Wed 18 Mar||Elizabeth I: Virgin on the Ridiculous at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Fri 20 - Sat 21 Mar||Hawfinches at Sizergh in March and April at Sizergh Castle and Garden|
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.