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Thousands attend Lakes Alive

The Wolves Photo: Lakes Alive

Thousands of people have attended performances as part of the Lakes Alive Festival in venues across the Lake District this weekend.

There have been installations in Grasmere and Grizedale; wolves running around the fells of the South Lakes; workshops at Kendal Town Hall; and performance art in the Brewery Arts Centre such as an old hairdressing salon with the real stories of what life used to be like for Cumbrian women.

Voices Soundscape Credit: ITV News Border

Performances in the event centre, Abbot Hall Park, have involved dance, music and drama, such as a dance celebrating the 50,000 suffragists who walked from Carlisle to London in 1913.

Walking Watling Street Credit: ITV News Border

Lakes Alive festival celebrates the cultural heritage of the Lake District World Heritage Site.

It started on Friday when 2,000 people followed 70 drummers to Kendal Castle. More art, drama and performance followed in Kendal and the Lake District all weekend.

70 drummers started the festival Credit: Lakes Alive

"This festival is about Cumbria; it's about the Lake District; it's about Kendal; it's about telling people's stories; it's about talking about the landscape; its history; the living landscape as well. So we have some extraordinary and wonderful soundscapes up in Grasmere, we have a partnership with the Forestry Commission at Grizedale. And we've also got our phenomenal wolves, who have been running the fells of South Lakeland."

– Phillippa Haynes, Lakes Alive Festival Director

Over 5,000 people have spent their weekend watching performances.

A performance at Abbot Hall Park Credit: Lakes Alive