Kendal has been pipped to the best place to live in the North West by Skipton. Kirkby Lonsdale came third in the Sunday Times' 101 Best Places to Live. Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
A list of the 101 Best Places to live has placed Kendal second to Skipton in the North West but Kendalians don't agree.
Kendal was praised for its proximity to two national parks, shopping and community spirit. Kirkby Lonsdale came third in the North West.
Kendalians are happy their town made it to the Sunday Times' top 101 places to live.
It came second in the North West after Skipton, beating Kirkby Lonsdale, which came third.
Monica Metsers came back to Kendal to bring up her children.
Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale have made it into the list of the top 101 places to live in the UK. Skipton beat them both.Read the full story ›
Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale have made it into the 101 best places to live in the UK.
Kendal is the second best in the North West according to the Sunday Times which praised its proximity to two national parks, shopping and community spirit.
Kirkby Lonsdale was the third best in the North West. Both were beaten to the top spot by Skipton.
On Friday we brought you the story of a school in South Cumbria which devised a contemporary ballet so good they were performing it at professional theatre at the weekend.
Well, we can report, that the Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale's performance of 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' went down a storm, at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster.
Fiona Marley Paterson was there.
Students from a Cumbrian school have performed their own contemporary ballet at a professional theatre in Lancaster.
Two years ago, Queen Elizabeth School formed their own dance company and became the first state school to perform a contemporary ballet professionally.
Dance Teacher Jasper Marriott discovered that theatres wouldn't hire their performance unless they were a professional company, so that's what he did.
The school's Head of Theatre Arts, Lee Fleming, feels that competition for University places and jobs in the Arts is tough and students need something different to make them stand out.
Queen Elizabeth School students have performed their contemporary ballet at a professional theatre in Lancaster.
Two years ago the school became the first state school to perform a contemporary ballet professionally after forming their own dance company.
Dance Teacher, Jasper Marriott, discovered that theatres wouldn't hire their performance unless they were a professional company, so that's what he did.
Pupils at Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale have produced a contemporary ballet that's so good it's they've been booked by a professional theatre.
Fiona Marley Paterson went to meet them at their final rehearsal.
Pupils at Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale are getting ready to perform at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster.
They've devised a contemporary ballet that's so good it's being performed at the professional theatre, making them the first school to do so.
To interest theatres in their work they've had to form their own professional youth dance company called The Curious Dance Company.
It's the brain-child of dance teacher and choreographer Jasper Marriott.
The school hopes being part of this will add something different to the children's CVs in an increasingly competitve field for jobs and further education.
Lee Fleming is Head of Theatre Arts: