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Kendal is calling: line-up for Cumbria’s biggest festival revealed

Cumbria’s biggest festival has revealed its line-up for this summer, with an eclectic collection of acts filling the bill.

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Cumbria Day showcases the very best of the county in the corridors of power

The very best of Cumbria was showcased in the corridors of power at the annual Cumbria Day.

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MPs to celebrate county's best businesses in Cumbria Day

Cumbria’s MP's will showcase the best of the county’s businesses at the fourth annual Cumbria Day this week.

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Lakes International Comic Art Preview

As the Lakes International Comic Art Festival prepares to make a triumphant return to Cumbria, Adrian Mullen previews the event taking place in Kendal.

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LEP seeks cultural projects for funding

Cumbria's Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has urged the county's businesses to apply for support from the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

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Taste Cumbria magazine set for launch

A new magazine for food fans in Cumbria is set to be launched this month.

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Austrian pupils visit Ulverston Victoria High School to sample life in Cumbria

Austrian visitors were welcomed at a Cumbria school for the start of an international partnership.

Cumbria food and drink celebration draws in the crowds

A showcase of all that is great about food and drink in Cumbria drew in the crowds this Easter weekend.

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New beer launched ahead of Taste Cumbria festival

A new beer has been created by the Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery, ahead of the newest Taste Cumbria food festival.


Taste Cumbria set for Kirkby Lonsdale debut

A new location has been revealed as a destination for the Taste Cumbria food festival.

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Cumbrian restaurants make UK top 10

Restaurants in Cumbria have been named in the top 10 best rated restaurants in the UK by users of TripAdvisor.

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Students challenged to reinterpret Beatrix Potter classics

Arts students have been invited to reimagine Beatrix Potter’s much-loved characters.

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Cumbria competes with London for average weekly earnings

Copeland in Cumbria has come second only to London in a survey of average weekly earnings in Great Britain.

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Spanish flair to be showcased at Kendal comic festival

Spanish comic heavyweights have been added to the growing global line-up at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival taking place in October.

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Barrow statue gets The Bard makeover

A statue of Barrow's founding father has been given a William Shakespeare makeover as the town marks the 400th anniversary of his death.

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College students given unique opportunity to help careers

Students at Kendal College are being given access to collections at one of the oldest museums in the UK to give them a head start in their careers.

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IoD chair calls for Cumbria to bid for capital of culture

Cumbria should consider bidding to become the UK Capital of Culture, says the new chairman of the Institute of Directors in the county.

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Father-son duo to ‘come home’ for Kendal comic art festival

California-based comic creators Steve and Luke McGarry will appear at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October.

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Canadian cartoonist to appear at Kendal comic art festival

Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the Scott Pilgrim series, will make an exclusive appearance at the Lakes International Comic Art festival in October.

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Another comic artist heavyweight signs up for festival

Mick McMahon, best known for his work on the comic 2000 AD, is to appear at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October.

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First children’s book fest comes to South Cumbria

The first National Trust Children’s Book Festival takes place in South Cumbria this weekend to celebrate 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter.