What's On in Kirkby Lonsdale

Various photos showing things you can do in Kirkby Lonsdale
Poetry Festival Pass

Kirkby Lonsdale Poetry Festival is a family-friendly literature festival taking place in Kirkby Lonsdale 12th-14th of August 2022. 

Kirkby Lonsdale will be hosting a Poetry Festival this summer, Friday 12th – Sunday 14th August, organised by local poet Matt Sowerby and supported by The Christopher Robins Trust. The line-up boasts both national and local talent with an eclectic mix of poetry based entertainment under the inclusive sections ‘Grassroots’ ‘Heritage’ and ‘Changemakers’.

Guided Vault Walks

We know our own town better than anyone so let us show you around!

This is your chance to hear the stories of Kirkby Lonsdale told by our very own qualified local guides. What better way to get to know our beautiful town and the stories hidden amongst the cobbled streets.

charter market every thursday

Weekly Charter Market

Local crafts and produce from Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire!

Kirkby Lonsdale’s weekly charter market takes place in Market Square every Thursday. There is also the Country Market held in the Lunesdale Hall.

The Vault: An Interactive Installation

The Vault is an interactive installation located at the back of the Information & Gift Shop on Main Street inside the old bank vault.

Unlock the hidden stories of Kirkby Lonsdale, including the true story behind Ruskin’s view, the tragic history of the nearby Bronté sisters and much more!

The vault is now contactless and Covid-19 safe. Opening from 12th April, in line with government regulations.

The Vault Trail

Wander around Kirkby Lonsdale and unlock the QR codes to learn about the characters and history of the town. 

This is the perfect outdoor activity to do during lockdown, especially while The Vault is closed. 

Mutual Aid

If you are struggling during Lockdown try reaching out to family members or friends, visit our Mutual Aid Page or you can use any of these resources below:

Cumbria County Council (Advice and Information): https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/coronavirus/landingpage.asp

Cumbria County Council (Welfare): https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/welfare/default.asp

Every Life Matters (Welfare): https://www.every-life-matters.org.uk/get-help/

Southlakes Housing (Welfare): https://www.southlakeshousing.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-emergency-support-helpline/ 

Southlakeland District Council (Business Support): https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/business-and-trade/business-support-grants-coronavirus-covid-19/

To show we are all in this together