Lakes Ignite

Lakes Ignite

Categories: Days Out Events

The Lake District is set to ignite once again this spring in celebration of the wealth of artistic activity in the region. Spark your imagination with a showcase of contemporary culture across The Lakes.

Alongside a huge selection of music, art, comedy and literary highlights across the Lake District, Lakes Ignite 2016 will feature some events in and around Windermere that are easily accessible by boat.

See a full list of events and find out more about Lakes Ignite on their website.

Featured events in and around Windermere

Photo of some bottles with water in as featured in the exhibition

Museum of Water (6-8 May)
Wray Castle

Museum of Water will be sited in Wray Castle Boat House on Wray Castle Pier where our boats arrive and depart.

The exhibition allows visitors to ponder our precious liquid resource right next to England's largest natural lake. Museum of Water, created by artist Amy Sharrocks and presented by Brewery Arts Centre, comprises of a collection of over 700 bottles of water, each with its own remarkable story. All the bottles have been transported to the site on board our boats and Windermere Lake Cruises is proud to sponsor the exhibition.

iconof a boatHow to get there
Get to Wray Castle direct on the Green Cruise from Brockhole or Ambleside (Waterhead). 7 sailings a day.

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Find out more on the the Lakes Ignite website >

Digital painting portraying a traditional wooden launch on Windermere

21st Century Landscape Art Class (14 & 21 May)
Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre

Led by digital artist Joseph Connor, this class will encourage people to stop and take time out of their day to sketch what they see in the landscape using their everyday digital devices such as phones and tablets.

Joseph will host creative sessions at Brockhole- Lake District Visitor Centre before the work is shared online and via social media. You can buy tickets for this Art Class from the Brockhole website

ImageHow to get there
Get to Brockhole on the Green Cruise from Wray Castle or Ambleside or the Red Cruise from Bowness.

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Find out more on the Lakes Ignite website >

A Beatrix Potter illustration framed and hanging in a agallery

Realism and Romance: Beatrix Potter, a life inspired by nature (25 March - 30 October)
Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead

Discover an exhibition of Beatrix Potter’s original watercolours and illustrations which explore the inspiration she found in the natural world. From an early age, Beatrix made intricate studies of wild animals, the cycle of the seasons and the woodland environments of her beloved mushrooms.

ImageHow to get there
Catch the Cross Lakes Shuttle from Bowness to Ferry House and connect with the Mountain Goat bus service to Hawkshead

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Find out more on the Lakes Ignite website >

A photograph of artist Karen Lester with her two painted ewes, both of which can be seen on board Windermere Lake Cruises steamers

Go Herdwick Art Trail (25 March - 11 September)
Various venues across Cumbria

Follow a trail of 60 decorated Herdwick sheep across Cumbria, including 2 on board our 'steamers' MV Teal and MV Swan. A map of their locations can also be bought on board our boats.

boat iconHow to get there
View our two sheep on MV Teal and MV Swan operating on the Red or Yellow cruises. Use a boat to get within easy reach of 20 more within walking distance of the lake. A Freedom of the Lake ticket will give you 24 hours of unlimited boat travel.

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Find out more on the Go Herdwick website >

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