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In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to have found a place to heal. But someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her.What begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears in visionary filmmaker Alex Garland’s (Ex Machina, Annihilation) feverish, shape-shifting new horror film.
Cinema | (18) | 100 minutes | 24th June 20:3025th June 16:4530th June 20:30
The Innocents is an original and highly tense psychological thriller meets superhero origin story, filled with chilling supernatural elements and uncanny horror. During a bright Nordic summer, four children living in the same housing estate are left to their own devices and reveal their dark and mysterious powers. But when the adults aren’t looking, playtime takes a dangerous turn.
Cinema | (15) | 117 minutes | 25th June 20:3029th June 13:00
Join us for an evening of film and talks celebrating adventure from some of the most spectacular places on earth, brought to you by the team behind Kendal Mountain Festival. You’ll be guided through a curation of stories from across the globe, told by a unique collection of travellers, athletes, activists and creatives. Through culturally rich, cinematically beautiful and thought-provoking films we’ll ask; what is possible in a changing world, what is beautiful, what is wild and what defines adventure? The evening will be hosted by the Kendal Mountain Presenting Team, as well as on-screen interviews with the filmmakers themselves. We will also welcome back their fantastic Adventure Speakers to inspire you with their latest endeavours! Kendal Mountain Festival is the ultimate social gathering for outdoor enthusiasts – with a world-class programme of films and talks from international adventurers taking place on the edge of the Lake District each year.
Starts 7.30pm | Tickets £18.50 | Conc £10.50 | TheatreUnleash your adventurous side…
A talented teenage Ukrainian gymnast exiled in Switzerland dreams of Olympic gold in Elie Grappe’s multi-award-winning drama. Fifteen-year-old Olga is trying to fit in with her new team in her new home. But as she prepares for the European Championship, the Ukrainian people stage a revolution. Olga is left a powerless, distant bystander as her mother, an investigative journalist, faces danger as she challenges a brutal regime. Can Olga reconcile her personal goals with the history unfolding in her homeland?A subtle, tensely handled tale of exile reflecting the pressures on young athletes, the clash between the personal and the political, and young woman’s search for who she is and what she is prepared to sacrifice.
Cinema | (15) | 86 minutes | 29th June 20:30
Legendary actor Udo Kier stars as retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger, who escapes the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio nursing home after learning of his former client’s dying wish for him to style her final hairdo. Soon, Pat embarks on an odyssey to confront the ghosts of his past – and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job.Swan Song is a comical and bittersweet journey about rediscovering one’s sparkle, and looking gorgeous while doing so.‘This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy’
Swan SongCinema | (12A) | 105 minutes | Tickets £6.00- £8.50| Starts 8:15pm|
Our celebratory Showcase is just around the corner! Join us as we celebrate 50 years of Brewery Arts with an evening full of performance pieces inspired by our past, present and future. Featuring our in house Brewery Youth Art groups, our senior performers from Mature Movers and Act Your Age, plus special guests Brewery Arts Choir and Brew-Kulele Ensemble. Prepare yourself for a show that will honour where we’ve come from and imagine where we’re going!
Starts 7pm | Tickets £8 | Conc. £6 | Theatre
As thunderous as a herd of wildebeest, as sly as a wagonload of Spike Milligans and as sonorous as a cloister of monks, the Spooky Men’s Chorale are the gift that keeps on giving.They emerged blithering and blinking-eyed from the Blue Mountains of NSW in 2001, and armed with no more than their voices, a nice line in deadpan and an ill-matched set of hats, have been gleefully disturbing audiences everywhere since.
Starts 7.30pm | Tickets £22.50 | Theatre
I Am Zlatan is the incredible true story of one’s man’s meteoric rise as a football legend. Facing adversity in an urban jungle, a young Zlatan finds salvation in football and soon discovers his remarkable talent. Against all the odds his confidence and skill catapult him to the top of international football, where he fulfils his dreams playing for Malmo, Ajax and Juventus.Original title: Jag är Zlatan | Subtitles: Swedish
I Am ZlatanCinema | (15) | 98 minutes | 6th July 20:15Tickets £6.00- £8.50
A young Sean Webster’s life dramatically changed when a friend introduced him to the likes of the music by the blues greats. The three Kings, Albert, BB, and Freddy, as well Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Gary Moore and the primary reason for Sean playing the guitar, the legendary Eric Clapton. Sean’s passion for guitar and his dedication to music since has continued to grow to an almost fevered obsession. That thirst for music has led to the creation of six studio albums and taken Webster on a touring life across America and Europe taking in many of the Blues-Rock scenes leading venues and festivals.Webster’s instantly recognisable voice coupled with his heartfelt melodic guitar playing has become the feature on all his album releases. Both Webster’s blues-inflected guitar licks and weathered soul shouter vocals are always passionately sung across tightly arranged songs.
Starts 8pm | Tickets £17.50 | Theatre
AC/DC, arguably the greatest rock band of all time, are brought to life by Live/Wire with the true passion you would expect from professional musicians who share your love of this legendary live act. They deliver a critically acclaimed High Voltage two hour rock ’n’ roll set with not only cannons and a full bank of Marshall amps but a journey that takes fans from one of the best-selling albums of all time ‘Back in Black’ through to the 2020 release ‘PWR UP’, with a healthy dose of the classics from the Bon Scott era.The Live/Wire show combines the vocal power of Podge Blacksmith as Brian Johnson, the virtuoso talent of Simon Davies as Angus Young and rhythmic accuracy of Dan Mosley as Malcolm Young. The line-up is completed by Eddie Clark as bassist Cliff Williams and Paul Alwin combining the groove of Phil Rudd and thunderous energy of Chris Slade on drums.
Livewire | Doors 8pm | Tickets £20.50 | OTD £22.50 | Malt Room Standing
Passionate, principled, and refreshingly plain-spoken, Louisa Roach will not be cowed into silence. As She Drew The Gun, the Wirral-based singer-songwriter has spent the last seven years cementing her reputation as a vital voice in the alternative scene, using punk-infused psych-pop as a vehicle for exposing injustice and for advocating for a fairer and more tolerant society. A proud socialist, feminist, bi-sexual and mother of one, Roach was born in Birkenhead and raised in a working class, single-parent family. With her mum forced to work weekends and evenings to pay the bills, Roach and her brother would often be taken care of by their nan, and it was through singing along to records with her that Roach first fell for country music. At the same time, she developed a love of Neil Young, Bob Dylan and The White Album, as well as 80s pop like Erasure and Soft Cell, via her father’s vinyl collection. Roach’s own musical awakening came via Britpop, Oasis and Radiohead.
Music Gig |Doors 8pm | Tickets £14.50 | Malt Room Standing
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is credited as being the World’s Greatest Living Explorer. Among his extraordinary achievements he was the first to circumnavigate the world from pole to pole, crossed the Antarctic on foot, broke countless world records and discovered a lost city in Arabia. He has travelled to the most dangerous places on Earth, lost half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and was nearly cast as James Bond.But who is the man who prefers to be known as just ‘Ran’?With exclusive access to Ran, his incredible film archive covering decades of expeditions and contributions from life-long friends and colleagues, EXPLORER tells the definitive story of an inspirational leader but it goes beyond a simple retrospective, ultimately revealing the man behind the myth.Followed by an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Ranulph Fiennes and Bear Grylls.
Cinema | (12A) | 143 minutes | 14th July 19:30 (Q&a Screening)Ticets £6.00- £8.50
Juliette Binoche impresses as an undercover journalist living amongst gig workers in acclaimed writer Emmanuel Carrère’s powerful drama.Between Two Worlds unfolds in the wake of the 2008 global economic collapse. Marianne Winckler (Binoche) relocates to the port city of Caen in order to pass herself off as a member of a large community of itinerant workers desperate to make ends meet. She gains employment as a cleaner on a ferry travelling between Ouistreham and Portsmouth, recording the drudgery of the work she and her colleagues are required to do. At the same time, Winckler grapples with the ethical and moral dimensions of posing as one of the workers, balancing the need to highlight the lives of her colleagues with her subterfuge. Her dilemma is heightened as the women develop bonds of friendship and community, displaying a resilience and sense of fun beneath the hardship of their work. French, English & German Languages with Subtitles
Between Two WorldsCinema | (12A) | 107 minutes | 15th July 8:15pmTickets £6.00- £8.50
Enjoy some of the best bands in the county rocking out in the biggest beer garden in Kendal. Family- friendly with food and drink available.17 Jul Uncle Carbuncle| 24 Jul Beak Bowie and Powney| 31 Jul The Seals| 7 Aug Kirk McElhinney Trio| 14 Aug North Fire Sounds| 21 Aug Meetwood Flac|
Summer SundaysFree Live Music 2:00pm- 4:00pm
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End. A production from Empire Street Productions.
Starts 7pm | Recorded Screening | Theatre | (15) | 120 minutes |
Aynsley Lister is one of the UK’s hottest contemporary blues guitarists – many consider him to be among the best in the world. His unique brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music.Peter Green, Albert King and Eric Clapton were the musical giants influencing the young ears of Aynsley Lister while he was growing up. Building on this foundation, Aynsley has created his own unique take on contemporary blues since he first formed a band aged 13 and released his self-titled debut in 1998 on Ruf Records.Aynsley is currently hard at work recording his newest studio album, Along For The Ride, set for release via his own label, Straight Talkin’ Records. The new album, the third to be released by his own label, is a bold, confident and accessible slice of contemporary blues-rock that promises to bring Aynsley yet more accolades as well as introduce his genre-blending sound to a new audience.
Music Gig | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £18.50 | Theatre
Peatbog Faeries celebrated their 25th Anniversary in 2016 on the back of the critically acclaimed album Blackhouse, and 2017 saw the release of a live album Live@25. Their new studio album was launched in the autumn of 2020. Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the legendary Scottish trailblazers have created a glorious mixture of traditional sounds and dance-floor grooves that have been embraced worldwide.
Doors 8pm | Tickets £18.50 | Malt Room Standing
Joan As Police Woman returns to Europe in August 2022 with her incredible band for extra concert shows and festival performances including All Points East London with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.These concerts are in support of her acclaimed new album “The Solution Is Restless” recorded at an all-night session in Paris with the legendary Tony Allen (Fela Kuti) and Dave Okumu (The Invisible).
Doors 8pm | Tickets £20.50 | Theatre
Magic, miracles, ghosts, world leaders; these days it seems there is little left to believe in. Lies outweigh truth and even truth can be dangerous. Raising everyone’s spirits Already Dead – the fourth album and the first for nine years from Willy Mason – explores honesty and deception, anonymity in the digital age, good intentions with unexpected consequences, freedom, colonialism, love, god, and purpose because, its storyteller says, now is the time to restore some much-needed faith.
Music | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £16.50 | OTD £18.50 | Conc. £13.50 | Theatre
Jamali Maddix is the critically acclaimed comedian and host of Vice’s Hate Thy Neighbour and C4’s Adventures in Futureland. Jamali’s completely unique voice and style make him one of the most sought after comedians working today.King Crud is his latest show, which will be touring the UK following a successful tour of the US. Visiting over 35 venues across the UK and Ireland, Jamali will be tackling more home truths and universal issues. A master of the craft this latest show is not to be missed.Jamali Maddix is a regular on the series of Nevermind the Buzzcocks (Sky) and was one of the most anarchic Taskmaster (Channel4) contestants the show has ever seen. Alongside this he was a regular contributor for Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2) and has been seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats (More4), This is My House (BBC1), Dara O’Briain’s Go 8-Bit (Dave) as well as many others.
Comedy | Starts 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | Theatre
Tide Lines will be playing Brewery Arts as part of Music Venue Trust / The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour.The Music Venue Trust is continuing it’s The National Lottery association to help #ReviveLive music in grassroots music venues across the UK with The National Lottery Revive Live Tour.Tide Lines formed in Glasgow in 2016 but are deeply rooted in rural Scotland. The band have built a large & passionate fanbase through blistering live shows and anthemic songs.Their last album, Eye of the Storm, charted at 12 in the Official UK Album Charts during lockdown narrowly missing the top 10.
We’re inviting you to buy a ticket for this show and because we know you have been itching to get back out and see some live music, when purchasing you can claim another ticket courtesy of The National Lottery ABSOLUTELY FREE!Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £15 | Malt Room Standing
Since releasing 2018’s ‘The More I Sleep The Less I Dream’, We Were Promised Jetpacks’ Adam Thompson, Sean Smith and Darren Lackie have embraced change head-on. Amicably parting ways with guitarist Michael Palmer, leaving a notable empty fourth corner in their practice room, it marked a transitory moment in the band’s acclaimed career, and one that would be cemented by events to come.Entering 2020 as a trio with a handful of songs written and a small tour under their belts, the world around them came to a sudden halt. Yet despite the unquestionable hardship that the lockdown brought with it, for a band looking to rebuild following a dramatic change, it also proved to be a blessing in disguise.
Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £16.50 | Malt Room Standing
Riding Out: A night of adventure: Cycling 3,500 miles around pandemic Britain’ is a multimedia presentation of short films, photos, audio clips and anecdotes where Simon Parker talks about cycling 3,427 miles around Britain during the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and 2021.He travelled to the furthest corners of Britain, including Shetland, Scilly, the Highlands, Cumbria and the North York Moors to find out how the pandemic had impacted people of all backgrounds. This is a ground level portrait of Britain, with dozens of unique stories. Farmers, fishermen, artists and musicians. Young, old, rich and poor. It is a social commentary, but also discusses grief, stress, depression and anxiety.The talks coincide with the launch of Parker’s new book in ‘Riding Out’, which he will be selling at the event.This is a fascinating story that you won’t want to miss!
Starts 7.30pm | Tickets £13 | Theatre
2022 sees Turin Brakes release their ninth studio album – Wide-Eyed Nowhere. The band will play a handful of festivals over the summer, followed by an extensive UK concert tour starting in September; ‘There’s always something magical between band and audience at our live shows and we can’t wait to get out and see everyone again… we’ve really missed it!’
Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £25.50 | Theatre
Tom Allen is heading back on the road, warming up new material ahead of his brand new tour.Tom Allen is a comedian, writer and actor. He started as a stand up at the age of 22 and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and around the world.
Starts 8pm | Tickets £15.50 | Theatre | Strictly age 14+This show contains strong language and adult humour.
James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation, has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years; still famed for its upbeat, energetic live shows… with no sign of slowing down.The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s and, the band is, without a doubt, one of the most important jazz-pop crossover outfits in British live musical history today. After the collapse of mod legends The Prisoners in the 1980s, and before moving to Sweden, James recorded some demos with brother David on guitar, the bass player from The Prisoners, and a drummer from down the road… and thus The James Taylor Quartet was born.“James Taylor is the best Hammond player this side of the Atlantic” Craig Charles BBC6 Funk and Soul Show
Music | Doors 8pm | Tickets £17.50 | OTD £19.50 | Malt Room Standing
The Highland Joker presents The Bubble ShowJoin Mr.Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes! The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling, and bubble art! Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles,and even fire bubbles! Actor, storyteller, and Guinness World Record holder, The Highland Joker, is one of the top bubble artists in the world, bringing you an interactive, fun, international award-winning bubble extravaganza! Duration 60 minutes –No interval.
Starts 2pm | Tickets £8.50 | Ages 3-12 | Theatre
Katey Brooks is a rebellious artist that resists formula. The ‘powerful’ (Evening Standard) songstress defies easy classification, with a sound blending folk, soul, blues and Americana. Her versatility has become one of her biggest assets when lending her voice to different genres and moods. A devastating song-writing talent she is simply ‘not to be missed’ (Time Out).
Doors 8pm | Tickets £16.50 | OTD £18.50 | Malt Room Seated | + Support Melanie Baker
Propellor are a 12-piece ensemble of soaring strings, ambient guitar, double percussion and otherworldly winds, directed by Kendal’s own Jack McNeill.Flight is their latest large-scale production tracing the connections between music, birds, humans and the science in between. This is a collaboration with one of the UK’s leading authors on nature Mark Cocker and a host of incredible writers, artists and musicians.
Doors 6.45pm | Tickets £12.50 | Theatre
The ALBUMS SHOW is BACK… for a FOURTH time!TWO MORE classic Billy Joel albums performed in their entirety… in ONE sensational show.Following the incredible success of the previous three ALBUMS SHOWtours, the award winning Elio Pace and his amazing band return in October 2022, this time performing two more Billy Joel classic albums in their entirety, THE BRIDGE and TURNSTILES.
Doors 7pm | Tickets £32 | Theatre
Father Earth is the true story of one man’s attempt to help save the planet, by converting a derelict church on the Orkney Isles into an eco friendly recording studio. It’s also a fascinating study of a psychological power struggle between a character comedian – Graham Fellows, and his long-standing creation – John Shuttleworth.Father Earth is also about family relationships – specifically between fathers and sons – and it explores the paradox: how in the battle against extinction we are often distracted by personal and family issues, as they appear more important and pressing than the future of the planet.
Cinema | (12A) | 83 minutes | 7th October 20:30After the screening there will be an informal Q&A with Graham Fellows (AKA John Shuttleworth)
When you look at their backgrounds, Damien O’Kane and Ron Block have followed similar trajectories. Both began playing at a young age, immersed in their local scenes: Ron in Southern California and Damien in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. They’ve both played fundamental roles in bands. Ron’s big gig came in 1991, when he joined the mighty force of Alison Krauss’ band, for whom Grammy and Bluegrass Awards have rained down plentifully over the years. Damien played with Irish/Anglo supergroup Flook among others, before joining Kate Rusby’s band in 2008 (before exchanging wedding bands in 2010). He’s also been nominated twice at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and hailed by none other than Jo Whiley as a ‘sonic architect.’Damien and Ron started working on a new record in April 2019. They recorded a bunch of tracks and met up again at Pure Studios to record more in November 2019 after a tour in the UK. They will release their new record in June 2022.
Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £15.50 | Theatre
Attention Humans! This is HENGE.We are not from this world.We bring you music from distant planets.We offer this gift for the edification of humankind… so that eventually your species may put an end to war and set up new homes in space.Extra-terrestrial joymongers – HENGE – have been delighting audiences in the UK and Europe since they landed on Planet Earth seven years ago. Their scintillating live performances earned them ‘Best Live Act’ at the Independent Festival Awards and they have since cemented their reputation with two acclaimed albums, numerous tours and regular main-stage festival appearances.
Matinee Doors 3pm | Evening show Doors 7.30pmTickets £12.50 | Family of 4 £40 | Malt Room Standing
Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as “a tradition in himself.” Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his over 50-year career. From Sweeney’s Men in the mid-60s to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, his duo with Paul Brady in the later 70s, and Patrick Street to Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie.Ever the man for new pastures, in the last decade, Andy has played concerts in Moscow, Mexico City, Newfoundland, Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua as well as undertaking extensive tours of Japan, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Argentina and Chile. He now brings his tour to Kendal.
Music | 12th October | Tickets £20.50 | Theatre | Doors 7.30pm
Now embarking on the biggest musical adventure in their career so far, Hannah Moule & the band are continuing to challenge expectations with this extraordinary project. In place of a fifth album, Xenolalia is 55 pieces of music; a set of songs about communication told 5 ways for 5 ensembles: Strings, Horns, A Cappella, Electronica & Electric. An experiment in composition, collaboration & production, with full access to the project through Patreon.
Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £17.50 | Support Blythe Pepino (Mesadorm) | Theatre
Jason Byrne has not only had his heart unblocked and been given a new lease of life, but his whole career has been unblocked too! The constipation of Covid has been cleared, live entertainment has been colonically irrigated and readied up for us all. The bans from social media platforms have been lifted and Jason is back dishing up platters of fun to everyone. Join Jason Byrne live on stage as he unleashes what he does best. Guaranteed pure and utter UNBLOCKED joy and laughter.This guarantee is not guaranteed.
Starts 8pm | Tickets £20 | Theatre
Fast approaching their 30th anniversary, Dreadzone are an unstoppable force who have long been, and still are, one of the best live bands around with a loyal and ever growing fanbase due in part to their storming and energetic live shows.Dreadzone have been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Dreadzone opened the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1994 and began to bring their unique blend of electro, dub and reggae to a wider audience, going on to chart several singles including their Top 20 hit ‘Little Britain’.Their last studio album ‘Dread Times’, released on their own Dubwiser label, stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years.
Music | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £23 | Malt Room Standing | Age 14+
After the success of her first ever solo tour in 2021, Thea Gilmore is back with an eagerly anticipated new set of live dates in October and November. A formidable performer on stage, Thea is among the finest singer songwriters of her generation, a frank and fearless pursuer of home truths who has constantly adapted to remain relevant in the fickle, forever changing music industry. And done so on her own terms.
Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £19 | Theatre
The classic rock bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s enjoy a unique place in popular musical history. The Beatles had gone their separate ways, Britain had already experienced the Blues Boom, and Psychedelia had made its impact. The creative possibilities were infinite. Wishbone Ash embarked on the nascent Progressive Rock scene in 1969, taking full advantage of a fertile musical environment where they produced a distinctive brand of melodic rock. Inspired equally by British folk traditions and American jazz and R&B, the groupplayed to public and critical acclaim.
Starts 8pm | Tickets £25.50 | Theatre
Keeley Forsyth is a composer, singer and actor from Oldham in the north-west of England.Built upon sparse arrangements, Keeley Forsyth’s music is centred around a singular, emotionally raw and magnetic vocal delivery, by turns devastating and uplifting. The characters who populate her songs tell stories of the high and low tides; of freedom and entrapment, of hard-won triumphs and the darker corners of domestic life.
Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £14.50 | + Support | Theatre
John Cooper Clarke’s regular warm-up guy writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.This is an ALL-NEW show with deliciously funny poems set against a backdrop of of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and an endless, droning culture war.WINNER Saboteur Award BEST SPOKEN WORD PERFORMER WINNER Fringe FirstWINNER Stage AwardPresenter of Contains Strong Language Live (BBC Radio 4)“Luke Wright is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling and hypnotic.” Carl Bara^t“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.” The Guardian“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty. A sensational hour of poetry.” ????? The Stage
Starts 8.15pm | Tickets £12.50 | Malt Room Cabaret Seating
Join much-loved children’s author and illustrator Nick Sharratt for a special Halloween-themed drawalong. He’ll be sketching gently spooky characters from a selection of his fun-filled picture books, including the hugely popular ‘You Choose’, ‘Shark in the Park’ and ‘Pants’ series. And you can draw along with him!Nick has illustrated over 300 books and has worked with top authors including Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen and Kes Gray. He’s also the illustrator of Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s phenomenally successful children’s novels. Nick’s been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge too!This event is ideal for Nick’s younger fans. Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on.
Starts 2pm | Tickets £9 | Theatre
Home is where our story begins. It’s not always a place – it’s a condition, a feeling, a sense of connection. It forms who we are and how we move through the world. Hold Tight explores the impact of separation on family relationships and how abrupt change and adverse childhood experiences impact on young people, their behaviour and their sense of identity, especially children taken into care.With two teenagers and four adults on stage and testimonies from care-experienced young people embedded in the work, VDT’s production explores home, family and belonging and considers how, when we long for intimacy and connection, sometimes we just have to Hold Tight.Vincent ‘explores the visceral emotional labour involved in surviving – and creating – home.’ The Psychologist, In Loco Parentis, 2020Directed & Designed by Charlotte VincentComposed by Jules Maxwell
Starts 8pm | Tickets £14 | Conc. £11 | Theatre | Age guidance 14+
As featured in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights…it’s Clinton Baptiste – and his arch psychic enemy Ramone from the massively popular Clinton Baptiste’s Paranormal PodcastCommunicating with the Afterlife? What could be more mind expanding?!The public are rightly hypnotised by mere mortals with extra-sensoryability and Britain is honoured to have spawned two of the most gifted mystics in the world, the coiffured titans of the Unknown – Clinton Baptiste and Ramone Tamine.Clinton Baptiste is the notorious clairvoyant medium psychic who bravely tells the punters what the spirits are saying… whether the recipient is willing to hear the bald truth or not. Ramone is a Scottish soothsayer and spirit-channeller from the Caledonian cabaret circuit. His expertise in the Dark Arts is surpassed only in the dexterity of his cutting Glaswegian bitchiness.
Start 7.30pm | Tickets £25.50 | Theatre | Age 14+ | On general sale 10 Dec, 10am
Matt Deighton’s stunning discography is an undiscovered island inhabited by a human being everyone wants to love and protect from the world around him. Matt’s is a story of genuinely great musicianship and songwriting; but most of all, of the beauty and fragility of one of Britain’s greatest lost talents and how life around him has sometimes shaped a fate beyond his control; but who has come back with something more beautiful every time the storm abated.
Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £18.50 | Theatre
The Lancashire Hotpots are back with a bang on their Top Of The Pots tour. Celebrating 15 years of fun, Bernard and the boys are here for a rumbustious night of fun playing all your Hotpot favourites: I Fear Ikea, Egg, Sausage, Chips & Beans and of course Chippy Tea! Strap yourself in for an unbeatable night of music and laughs with The Lancashire Hotpots!“Blooming brilliant” Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2“St Helens’ finest…they’ll bring a smile to your face” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music“Beautifully observed, wickedly catchy songs” Metro.co.uk
Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £17.50 | OTD £19.50 | Malt Room Standing
he Seals are an energetic 5-piece guitar band from Cumbria with over 18 years live experience playing together.The band are talented, professional musicians with a super cool set list and a solid reputation for delivering a huge sound and explosive live show you won’t forget.The Seals will be performing a legendary set of classic songs picked from 6 decades of great music bringing a powerful, authentic live band experience!You will most definitely need your dancing shoes – party on!!
Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £10 | OTD £12 | Malt Room Standing
With impeccable style, and his usual sense of mischief, the Canadian comedy legend goes to places that others dare not tread. Join this hilarious trip as Tom Stade travels the High Road… As seen on Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show, Live at the Apollo and much more…
Starts 8pm | Tickets £19 | Theatre | Age guidance strictly 16+
John Doyle, John McCusker and Michael McGoldrick first crossed paths as teenagers. Quarter of a century later, the fired-up folk live-wires are set to celebrate their friendship, and musical kinship, with their first studio album, The Wishing Tree. A thrilling trip through traditional, contemporary and original jigs, reels, ballads and more, it sees them branch out musically, while tracing the roots of their tunes, and acquaintance.All three retain their youthful excitement for making records and life on the road. “The whole thing’s great fun,” McCusker nods. “We have no agenda other than having a nice time and playing music. That’s the way we tour as well – we throw ourselves in a little car, instruments on our laps, and off we go. And the record? Well, I hope it’s the sound of three old friends, having a great time, making music together.”
Music | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £20.50 | Conc. £16 | OTD £22 | Theatre
Kendal is a short distance from the West Coast Main Line railway station at Oxenholme. The Lakes Line (branch line) connects to Kendal railway station which is with vin easy walking distance of the Brewery. There are taxis and regular buses from Oxenholme Railway Station to Kendal town centre and the Brewery (approx 5 minutes journey).
The theatre has a 65 space car park operated by South Lakeland District Council.Blue badges holders can park Free of charge for 3 hours.
The Foyer Café is a meeting place for artists, audiences and anyone seeking somewhere to feel at home, to relax, to eat, to drink, to read or to share thoughts, ideas and time with friends and colleagues.
Brewery Arts dining offer presents lovingly made dishes from top quality locally sourced produce. Expect a warm welcome and exceptional service in a spacious new Restaurant & Bar. The family-friendly surroundings make this one of Kendal's most popular places to meet.
The Bar and restaurant specialise in superb cask ales from around the UK and serves a wide selection of interesting bottled beers along with a variety of wines, spirits and soft drinks. Both venues have a bustling, off-beat atmosphere and should be part of any night out in Kendal.
For detailed access information please visit the theatre's access page: www.breweryarts.co.uk/information/
Since 1972 Brewery Arts has hosted thousands of exciting and vibrant artistic events with many famous names gracing the stages of the Malt Room and Theatre performance spaces. The Brewery has also evolved to become one of the most important education centres for the arts in the North West with an extensive programme of arts based learning for youth and adult learners.
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