Autumn is right around the corner bringing longer nights and colder weather but it’s not all doom and gloom. There’s plenty happening in South Cumbria to keep you entertained during the colder months.
Autumn at Brewery Arts Centre
The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal has lots to keep visitors busy this autumn with great comedians, musicians and actors making an appearance.
Chris Ramsey, known for his appearances on Celebrity Juice, will be bringing his new show that explores the realisation that you are no longer a child on Tuesday 22 September. Ed Byrne will also bring his critically acclaimed show ‘Outside, Looking In’ to the Brewery Arts Centre later this year on Wednesday 2 December.
If music is more your thing then you definitely do not want to miss Laurence Jones making blues cool on Thursday 8 October. Laurence Jones won the ‘young artist of the year’ award at last year’s British Blues Awards ceremony and he has been nominated for the award again this year. Cumbria Live had the chance to speak to him about his music and life in general, you can read the interview here.
This autumn, Brewery Arts Centre will be playing host to an exciting new pop-up theatre space that gives audiences the chance to see plays from all angles on a circular stage. One of these plays that will be making an appearance is ‘The Human Ear’ which spins an intriguing tale of loss, trust and a sense of renewal.
Abandon Normal Devices, 18th-20th September
Abandon New Devices takes you on an adventure into new cinema, digital culture and art at Grizedale Forest. The idea behind AND was so visitors to the forest could experience it in a new way with art works across the site.
The artwork can be discovered by trekking, biking or running on the trails through Grizedale Forest. If you look hard enough you will find sculptures, virtual reality experiences and films that offer a fresh perspective of the forest through the eyes of the animals and plants.
Colin Cloud: Forensic Mind Reader, 2nd October
How do you feel about having your secrets revealed on stage in a mind blowing performance? Colin Cloud is able to look at a person and know everything there is to know about them - terrified yet?
Coming to The Beggar’s Theatre in Millom is Colin Cloud. He’s been called a real life Sherlock Holmes by critics and this year he took the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by storm.
Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 16th-18th October
Who needs to go to San Diego or London for Comic Con when Kendal has it’s very own comic art festival?
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is going into it’s third year and it’s only getting bigger. This year has an incredible line-up that includes Kieron Gillen, Dave Mckean, Charlie Adlard and Bill Morrison to name but a few.
Kendal Mountain Festival, 19th-22nd November
This event is the ultimate festival for lovers of the outdoors and film fans. Every year outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, media specialists and brands descend upon the town for a weekend that celebrates all things outdoors.
If you aren’t too interested in getting involved in the action, the festival also plays host to an international film festival that has been referred to as the ‘Oscars of outdoor filmmaking’ with over 70 films are screened.