Lakes Ignite: FESTIVALS

Katherine Ryan at Brewery Arts Freerange Comedy Festival Alan Davies at Brewery Arts Freerange Comedy Festival Zoe Rahman at Brewery Arts Centre Wed 6 May Courtney Pine at Brewery Arts Centre Wed 6 May

The Lakes Ignite complementary programme features a vibrant and varied selection of festivals exploring music, comedy and art, with each event promising a uniquely immersive and memorable experience. A lively celebration of culture, set against amongst the remarkable backdrop of the stunning Lake District.


Coronation Hall, Ulverston: 2-3 May    

Printfest is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary prints from national and international artists. This unique festival offers a fantastic opportunity to view and purchase art works, meet the artists and find out more about printmaking through various workshops and demonstrations.

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Keswick Jazz Festival         

Theatre by the Lake: 7-10 May 

Arguably Britain’s most illustrious celebration of authentic, New Orleans, Swing and mainstream jazz. This year, Keswick Jazz Festival boasts a roster of fabulous international guests and UK talent over four days including Baby Jools and the Jazzaholics, Keith Nichol’s Festival Orchestra and Louis Louis Louis to name but a few. The event will also feature jazz talks from leading musicians and jive dance classes for people of all abilities.

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The Celtic Fiddle Festival 

Theatre by the Lake: 11 May   

Three of the world’s finest folk violinists come together at this spirited event to showcase the best of their different styles. Kevin Burke from Ireland, Christian Lemaître from Brittany and French-Canadian André Brunet combine their talents with guitarist Nicolas Quemener for an evening of stunning solo and group performances.

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Freerange Comedy Festival                  

Brewery Arts Centre: 11-17 May                                

Some of the best comedy acts around have been brought together for laugh out loud fun at this year’s Freerange Comedy Festival. Shappi Khorsandi, Rich Hall and Alan Davies are amongst the many talented Comedians set to take the stage at the Brewery Arts Centre.

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To enjoy these events and much more, book your break in the Lake District here