Events

Lakes Alive

Lakes Alive

Summer might be nearly over but the Lakes Alive festival will definitely brighten up your weekend! Taking place in Kendal between 8th -10th September 2017, visitors are promised vibrant illuminations, digital delights, intimate performances, amazing installations and spectacular happenings. The programme  This year’s event will be a celebration of World Heritage Site Status for the Lake District, so expect to see …

Borderlines 2016 – Cumbria’s Festival for Book Lovers

Great writers seem to be drawn to Cumbria! Carlisle hosts its third Borderlines book festival during 7-9 October, 2016, and it returns bigger than ever. Not only are there top names – such as legendary crime writer Val McDermid, screen-writing stalwart Jimmy McGovern, expert linguist David Crystal and his son Ben, and fiction favourite Alexander McCall Smith – there are …

Catherine Hokin’s Margaret of Anjou – “A Kick-Ass, Modern Medieval”

“I am alone but I am winning” So says medieval French queen Margaret of Anjou in her uncharacteristically favourable portrayal in Catherine Hokin’s debut novel, Blood and Roses. Catherine, who was born in Keswick and now lives in Glasgow, re-interprets the story of Margaret of Anjou as a feminist re-telling of one of the bloodiest periods of English history. In a …