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Date changed for Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival in 2015. Credit: ITV Border

Next year the Keswick Mountain Festival will be held in June, rather than May.

The event, which draws mountaineers and adventurers from all around the world, will take place from 8 to 11 June 2017.

Organisers say they've chosen the new date because "there is a greater chance of it being warmer for camping, warmer for swimming and lighter for partying in the evenings".

They say the size of the campsite is also increasing, and there will be space for caravans next year.

Teenager airlifted after Kewick Rugby Club roof fall

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A 15-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after falling through a roof at Keswick Rugby Club.

It's believed the teenager was trying to retrieve a ball when he fell 10 feet through the roof.

The incident happened just before 6pm on Tuesday 23rd August.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service were called to the scene where the boy was treated for a head injury before being transferred to the Cumberland Infirmary.

He's said to be in a stable condition.


World premiere on a Keswick stage

Film stars including Kelly MacDonald and Jessica Hynes were in the Lake District last night for the world premiere of Swallows and Amazons.

They were back on the shores of Derwent water in Keswick, where some of the movie was filmed.

It's based on Arthur Ransome's book which tells the tale of four children who camp on an island in the middle of a Lake.

Katie Hunter was beside the red carpet:

Actress Kelly Macdonald will 'always remember' her time in Cumbria

Kelly Macdonald, who's starred in Harry Potter and Boardwalk Empire, admits that during her time in Cumbria she experienced "typical British weather".

The actress stars as Mrs Walker in the new BBC adaptation of the well loved children's series, "Swallows & Amazons", which is based on Arthur Ransome's summers in Keswick.

Despite the rainy weather, it didn't dampen Kelly's spirits who says her experience on set "was just something I'll always remember".


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