Keswick Tourism Association is pleased to announce Keswick’s Winter Week of Light- two magical FREE family events taking place in February half term. If you are looking for inspiration to entertain your family and friends during the holidays then Keswick is the place for you.
The first event taking place is Keswick’s Lantern Parade organised by the Heritage Lottery funded Derwentwater Foreshore Project and will take place on Sunday 20th February. The parade leaves at 7.00pm and will take place through the streets of Keswick finally finishing on the Derwentwater Foreshore, where a very special celebration of fire and music will be performed.
Naomi Hewitt, Derwentwater Foreshore Project Co-ordinator says;
“This event is perfect for people looking for a special activity during the holiday week. As part of the run up to the parade we are running a series of lantern making workshops for schools and the public- making and bringing your own lantern is a great way of getting involved. Local schools and the Keswick Community Choir have also been writing and performing new music for the event with the help of Russell Burbush from New Arts North.”
Public lantern making workshops will take place on the weekends running up to the Lantern Parade and take place at Keswick Museum and the Square Orange Café-Bar. Find out more by visiting www.foreshoreproject.com or by phoning 017687 74649.
We are also very pleased to announce that the first Lakes Alive event of 2011 will take place in Keswick on Wednesday 23rd February at 6pm from outside Moot Hall. Lakes Alive in association with Theatre by the Lake presents Herbert’s Dream from Compagnie des Quidams & Inko’Nito (France). As the stars twinkle above Keswick, five mysterious white figures will beckon you to join them for an evening procession in search of light. As they weave their path through the streets they transform into majestic, ethereal characters. Follow them on a journey to their destination where they carry out a beautiful and bewitching finale to music, a symbolic gesture of optimism and hope.
Linda Furniss, Tourism Officer for Keswick Tourism Association, says:
“Keswick’s Winter Week of Light will be a fantastic week of entertainment for both visitors and residents and is guaranteed to brighten up these long dark winter nights.”
“It is great to be working in partnership with the Derwentwater Foreshore Project, Lakes Alive and the Theatre by the Lake to bring together two great events in one great location.”
Don’t forget there’s also a whole host of events happening over half term at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. Have a look at www.theatrebythelake.com for drama, dance, music and comedy suitable for all ages and interests.