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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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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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Global comic superstar helps to change perceptions of Cumbria

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Chilli Festival returns to Holker for more fiery fun

The hottest event of the year is back in Cumbria as Holker Chilli Festival returns for a fourth year this September.

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Sky-high fine dining launches Taste Cumbria Ulverston

Lots of laughs and a little fine dining are being planned to enhance the experience for visitors to this year’s Taste Cumbria Ulverston event.

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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Kendal Calling reveals 2017 line-up

Cumbria's biggest music festival has announced its line-up, bringing some of Britain's most renowned live acts to the region this summer.


Chilli festival to heat up Holker Hall

Holker Hall’s hottest event returns this weekend with its array of spicy market stalls, live entertainment, and infamous chilli eating contest.

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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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‘Comics clash’ to launch Kendal festival

Toon titans Asterix and Tintin will face off at the launch of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival on Friday, October 14.

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Cumbria LEP invites local businesses to exhibit on the world stage

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is searching for firms to exhibit at the International Festival for Business 2016 later this month.

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Thousands flock to Holker Garden Festival

Around 22,000 people attended Holker Garden Festival at the weekend.

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Popular food festival returns to Ulverston

Food fans will flock to Ulverston for the Taste Cumbria festival this weekend (May 28 – 29).

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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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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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Celebrity chefs out in force for Kendal Festival of Food

Top chefs Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn will take centre stage at this weekend’s Kendal Festival of Food.

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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.