Coronavirus News - 22nd July 2021

Government restrictions have now been lifted but there is still a high incidence of COVID-19 in the area. Please continue to observe social distancing, wear face coverings in our shops and use the hand sanitiser provided.

Friday 30th July 2021 - Sunday 8th August 2021

Location: Lake District various venues

Contact: 01539 266200


I am delighted to be able to introduce you to our 2021 festival given the extraordinary restrictions we have all had to endure. Your safety has been paramount in our planning so that you can experience rejuvenating, live music in total comfort.

And so to the music!

This year we celebrate the life and work of William Walton through chamber music, song and talks, culminating in a festival finale with Façade and Henry V. With the complete Brahms string quartets from three different ensembles, a stunning array of Festival Début Artists, the festival begins with a special concert by outstanding pianist Steven Osborne in celebration of our founder, Renna Kellaway MBE.

Events for families, walkers, amateur players, film and art lovers and streamed concerts bring exciting new ingredients to our summer festivities as we begin a new era.

I am particularly grateful to all those who have shared our determination to bring music back to the Lake District and have given their time and support so generously.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Lake District and see you at our 2021 festival.

Stephen Threlfall
Artistic Director

Some other events in July 2021

Sunday 25th July 2021 9:00am

Charity Wagon Pull

60 person mixed team Wagon pull Challenge. pulling Lakes scaffolding wagon approx 2 mile junction to junction of the old Sedbergh road. Greyhound hill out of kendal, then family funday at kendal town football club. All monies raised will be shared between Motor Neurone Disease. Macmillan Cancer support and the Northwest Air Ambulance

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Sunday 25th July 2021 9:30am - 11:00am

Full Moon Meditation Group

Wednesday 28th July 2021 - Saturday 31st July 2021


BounceFest is the fun filled inflatable play zone that’s got showstopping inflatables children LOVE! Stop struggling for things to do and get your kids jumping, sliding and dancing on inflatables they won’t stop talking about! There are slides, assault courses, giant bouncy castles, human hungry hippos, base jump, giant games and more… Separate toddler area with inflatables, ball pools, soft play and didi cars. Suitable for ages 0-12 yrs.

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Wednesday 28th July 2021 9:15am - 10:00am

NatWest Bank – Dent

Wednesday 28th July 2021 9:30am - 1:30pm


Weekly market every Wednesday with stalls of fruit, meat, baking, fish , eggs etc and books and bric-a-brac

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Wednesday 28th July 2021 11:45am - 12:30pm

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Every care has been taken in compiling our events list and we believe the information to be correct but we cannot accept responsibility for any inconvenience or expense arising from its use. We suggest that you confirm details and prices directly with the event organiser if you require definitive details.