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'Launch Day' production arrives in Cumbria

A theatre production about the industrial heritage of the UK is performing in Kendal tonight.

'Launch Day' was inspired by the paintings of north-east based artist, Alexander Millar, whose work depicts the life of working class men in industrial Britain.

The show is on a national tour and has recruited ten local people to join the production, in each location.


Have you got what it takes to be a puddle jumping champion?

The Caerlaverock Wetlands Centre near Dumfries is known for its picturesque views, and rare wildlife.

But it's also home to a rather unusual event - the Puddle Jumping Championships. Children and adults are invited to come along and make a splash, in a bid to impress the judges.

Competitors get a grade of up to 100 for the height of the splash, their enthusiasm, style and technique. Have you got what it takes?

Idris Elba to DJ at Kendal Calling

Idris Elba DJs at the Oliver Spencer fashion show Credit: PA

Idris Elba is set for the fields of Lowther Deer Park to DJ at this year's Kendal Calling.

The actor, producer, musician, and DJ is best known for playing DCI John Luther in the BBC One series 'Luther'.

His set was announced in the 2018 line-up yesterday.

He joins Basement Jaxx, Gorgon City, and Mista Jam in the festival's Glow Tent.

Kendal Calling 2018: Line-up announced


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