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“Street arts is more often associated with urban areas but the Lakes Alive programme is fast making Cumbria a major destination for street arts audiences and artists.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian. Lakes Alive 2009-2011 has:. Presented 46 events and festivals

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“Street arts is more often associated with urban areas but the Lakes Alive programme is fast making Cumbria a major destination for street arts audiences and artists.”Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


Lakes Alive 2009-2011 has:

  • Presented 46 events and festivals

  • Visited more than 40 towns and villages

  • Showcased the work of more than 1400 artists from around the world

  • Generated over £3m PR value for Cumbria

  • Attracted more than 210,000 audience members


The audiences said:

“I never wanted to leave”

“Joy spread around like a tidal wave”

“It makes high culture very accessible and fun for everyone

– a first step towards accessing more culture”

“I have never experienced anything like this before”

“Thank you, thank you… Loved walking around seeing so

many people with smiles on their faces. Wonderful”

“Majestic entertainment”

“A whole crowd of us came down from Scotland and we

thought the whole event was incredible”

“Awesome, amazing and truly inspirational!”


21 June 2012 - Windermere

Dynamite! Our own opening ceremony!

Lakes Alive commission with London 2012 Festival, We Play Expo and Lake District National Park Authority

One of just 4 opening events of London 2012 Festival in the UK (Birmingham, Derry and Stirling)


London 2012 Festival


Ilotopie (France): Fous de Bassin (Water Fools)Fri 10 & Sat 11 Aug, Keswick


The Banquetw/c 13 August, various locations


MasqueponyFri 17 – Sun 19 August, Cartmel Racecourse


Voala (Argentina)Mon 27 Aug, Whitehaven Harbour


MintfestKendal, Fri 31 Aug – Sun 2 Sep


Les Commandos Percu : On the Night Shiftpresented by Preston Guild, Sun 9 Sep


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