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 5 - Sun 20 Apr||Be a Little Farmer at Greenlands Farm Village|
|Sat 5 - Sun 20 Apr||Easter on the Farm at Greenlands Farm Village|
|Sat 12 Apr - Mon 1 Sep||Woollen Woods at Sizergh Castle and Garden|
|Wed 16 Apr - Sat 21 Jun||Robin Ironside: Inner Eye at Abbot Hall Art Gallery|
|Fri 18 - Mon 21 Apr||Easter Egg Trail at Sizergh at Sizergh Castle and Garden|
|Tue 22 Apr||Surreal Surprises at Abbot Hall Art Gallery|
|Wed 23 Apr||Fantastic Photographs at Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry|
|Fri 25 Apr||12 Degrees North Dance Company at Brewery Arts Centre|
|Fri 25 Apr||Crawl at the Hall at Abbot Hall Art Gallery|
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.