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
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.
How to get there
Get to Wray Castle direct on the Green Cruise from Brockhole or Ambleside (Waterhead). 7 sailings a day.
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.
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.
How to get there
Catch the Cross Lakes Shuttle from Bowness to Ferry House and connect with the Mountain Goat bus service to Hawkshead