About Lakes Alive 2018, Lake District

About Lakes Alive 2018

You can find out all about Lakes Alive 2018 on the official website, where further details of the weekends’ events are listed. Ultimately, however, Lakes Alive 2018 is a free arts event, bringing together local residents and venues with acts from further afield.

In 2017 Lakes Alive celebrated the Lake District finally being awarded its World Heritage Site status. 2018 is planning to continue putting Cumbria on the world map while contributing to the diverse arts scene.

Across the weekend, expect to find artists opening their workshop doors. Parks transformed into sculpture galleries, theatre stages hosting free live performances and much more.

When is Lakes Alive 2018?

The annual event takes place from 7th to 9th September. There are several locations and venues involved in this year’s Lakes Alive 2018.

Lakes Alive 2018 Venues:

  • Abbot Hall Park
  • Brewery Arts Centre
  • Castle Howe
  • Cross Lane Projects
  • Fletcher Park
  • Grizedale Forest
  • Kendal Castle
  • Kendal Town Hall
  • Kirkbie Green
  • Scouts Scar Car Park
  • The Bird Cage
  • The Factory
  • YHA Langdale

Things to do at Lakes Alive 2018

With so much on in Windermere and the Lake District, we’ve picked some of the best things to do at Lakes Alive 2018.

There are a couple of exhibitions on at Kendal Hall, which is only a short drive from Aphrodite’s Lodge. As such if you’re staying in Windermere, it’s a good place to start. “Home Again” is on the 8th and 9th September. The project is a communal piece of art, a handmade cardboard town made by the residents of South Lakeland.

If you’re after a romantic late night walk, then “Star Walks” by Star Light is set to be a wonderful experience. With nothing but the coordinates of 54.324243 – 2.788106 as your starting point, head out across the countryside. This guided walk will take you away from the daily noise of the city, so much so you can start with the natural sounds of the earth’s atmosphere.

Those of you wanting to make your own noise in the Lake District, there are a couple of singing events during Lakes Alice 2018. The Virtual Reality Choir climb to the summit of Great Gable to sing their hearts out, and you can join them! Likewise, the VR pop-up choir is a similar event, although no previous singing experience is required.

The Cross Lane Project is an ongoing installation at Cross Lane Off Kirkland (postcode LA9 5LB). Artist Marks Woods comes from a background as diverse as jewellery and boat building, as such you can’t be too sure what to expect. One thing for certain though, it will be worth a look!

Where to stay for Lakes Alive 2018, Lake District

Aphrodite’s Lodge is in Windermere, South Lakeland. So if you wish to stay in the heart of the Lake District, relaxing in your own private hot tub and living the weekend in luxury, book your stay today.

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