Monday 14th June - Sunday 20th June
The second annual Kirkby Lonsdale Arts Festival takes place in venues around the local area - many of them free of charge. Arts Trail, Craft & Art Workshops, Music Workshops and Performances. Vote for your favourite sock puppet in the local shops, come and see the range of artwork on show and enjoy the atmosphere in the market square on the last two days of the Festival. Local author Marilyn Edwards will be reading extracts from her popular Cats of Moon Cottage books in the Library. Local craft groups will be demonstrating their skills - come along and have a go!
Monday 14th June, 7.30pm St Mary's Church
Kirkby Lonsdale Choral Society
"Come & Sing"
A taster evening for new singers and a fun night for the more experienced; a chance to use those vocals again for those who perhaps haven't sung in a while.
Contact: Chris Jenkinson 015242 41336
Wed 16th June, 7pm QES Main Theatre
Queen Elizabeth School students will perform execerpts fromthe musical Billy Elliot. The performance will feature songs, music and dance from the hit show. A themed meal will be served prior to the performance. Bar available.
Tickets £8/£6 from Helen Baines 015242 71275
Thursday 17th June, 7.30pm QES Main Theatre
Battle of the Bands
Tickets available from 015242 71275 - proceeds to charity. A chance to see students performinng in their own bands. Enjoy the range of material from light acoustic to full blown metal.
Saturday 19th June 10.00am – 2.00pm, QES Recital Room
Paul Pfeuti Piano Competition
The second year of this successful competition with categories for all ages. Application forms from Helen Baines on 015242 71275 or
The Paul Pfeuti Young Musician Trust
Paul Pfeuti was an inspirational and gifted musician. paul took his first teaching position in 1967 when he became music master at Douglas High School on the Isle of Man. In the early 1980s Paul moved back to his native north west to Bentham Grammar School and after several unsuccessful attempts at retirement joined Queen Elizabeth School's visiting music staff, teaching piano since 1996.
Paul died suddenly in the week after Christmas 2008. His family decided his legacy should befit his lifelong passion and created the Paul Pfeuti Young Musician Trust to enable children to access music and further development of it where financed may not always permit.
Paul's wife, daughter and the rest of his family remain closely involved with fundraising for the trust and deciding how funds are allocated.
Saturday 19th June, 10.00am – 5.00pm The Square, Kirkby Lonsdale
Free Entertainment for all the Family
Indigo Radio Roadshow
Indigo106.6FM is the first community radio station in the South Lakes. Don't miss out on the fun, come and join us for our live outdoor broadcast.
Come and have a go at pottery, paper making, rug making, the list goes on and on. Try a new craft and watch the experts make it look easy!
Performances by local schools - music, songs and dance
Street entertainment, face painting, mime artists, live musicand dance. Start the weekendwith a dance session in the square – join in the session and bring all the family!
Saturday 19th June, 7.30pm St Mary's Church Kirkby Lonsdale
High Society Jazz Band
This great band of talented and experienced local musicians will perform a variety of favourites.
Tickets available at selected shops in town.
Sunday 20th June – All day, The Market Square, Kirkby Lonsdale
Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Contest
The annual contest featuring some of England's finest brass bands. For further information contact Allan Greenwood on 015242 71115.
We are very grateful to all in and around Kirkby Lonsdale who support us by becoming Patrons, helping out at events or attending concerts. The band is always ready to welcome new players. We practice at KLRUFC on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm –9.30pm.
We are looking for people of all ages who would like to learn to play. We have a few spare instruments.
Other venues taking part include Kirkby Lonsdale, St Mary's C 0f E Primary School, Plato's Restuarant & Wine Bar, The Library, The Institute, Underley Hall School, Casterton School, St Peter's C of E Primary School, Leck and Holy Trinity Church, Casterton.