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Brewery Arts Centre

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122A Highgate, Kendal, England, LA9 4HE
  • Box office 01539 725 133
  • Opening times Daily: noon–11pm.
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  • Website www.breweryarts.co.uk
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Blazin' Fiddles

Blazin' Fiddles

They've been called 'the Led Zeppelin of the folk world' and 'the U2 of their genre'. Blazin' Fiddles are six extraordinary folk musicians at the peak of their powers.

Fri 1 Mar

£19.25

Blowzabella

Blowzabella

The veteran seven-piece use unusual instruments to create traditional tunes.

Fri 28 Sep

£17.50

The Castle Builder

The Castle Builder

The true story of a Norwegian inmate who built a castle on a remote headland over the course of five years.

Sat 8 Sep

£9.90

Courtney Pine & Omar

Multi instrumentalist Courtney Pine CBE is a British-born Jazz giant. In the 80's he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted the top 40 and since then he's had numerous BBC Jazz Awards, MOBO's, a Mercury Music Prize nomination and remained at the forefront of UK jazz, with a contemporary jazz style that integrates modern British sounds like drum n bass and UK garage alongside soul, hip-hop and deep rooted influences from across the Caribbean.

Tue 11 Dec

£25

Courtney Pine + Omar: Black Notes from the Deep (second show)

Courtney Pine presents Black Notes from the Deep’ featuring special guest vocalist Omar.

Tue 11 Dec

£27.50

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.

Sat 23 Feb

£16.80

Ed Gamble

Ed Gamble

Solo comedy from the 2014 Chortle Award winner and star of BBC America's Almost Royal.

Sat 23 Feb

£16.80

Frances Winder: Edge

Abstract beach-based pieces depicting the edge of shorelines, fields, rivers and lakes and work based on erosion and decay in woodland and rock structures.

Tue 21 Aug

Free

Wed 22 Aug

Free

Thu 23 Aug

Free

Fri 24 Aug

Free

Sat 25 Aug

Free

Mon 27 Aug

Free

Tue 28 Aug

Free

Wed 29 Aug

Free

Thu 30 Aug

Free

Fri 31 Aug

Free

Sat 1 Sep

Free

Mon 3 Sep

Free

Tue 4 Sep

Free

Wed 5 Sep

Free

Thu 6 Sep

Free

Fri 7 Sep

Free

Sat 8 Sep

Free

Mon 10 Sep

Free

Tue 11 Sep

Free

Wed 12 Sep

Free

Thu 13 Sep

Free

Fri 14 Sep

Free

Sat 15 Sep

Free

Mon 17 Sep

Free

Tue 18 Sep

Free

Wed 19 Sep

Free

Thu 20 Sep

Free

Fri 21 Sep

Free

Sat 22 Sep

Free

Mon 24 Sep

Free

Tue 25 Sep

Free

Wed 26 Sep

Free

Thu 27 Sep

Free

Fri 28 Sep

Free

Sat 29 Sep

Free

From the Jam

From the Jam

Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.

Thu 25 Oct

£27.50

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Comedy from Mock the Week regular.

Sat 10 Nov

£18.70

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden

The London-born TV regular and self-confessed middle-class luvvie shares his brand of upbeat observational humour.

Fri 29 Mar

£19.80

Hugh Cornwell

Hugh Cornwell

Ex-frontman of punk stalwarts the Stranglers plays a mix of material from his solo and band career.

Fri 9 Nov

£22

Jason Byrne: You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything

Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don't Start Anything

Irish comic performs his usual brand of chaotic stand-up.

Fri 19 Oct

£21.45

Jean Genie

Jean Genie

The band performs a tribute to David Bowie known for hits 'Jean Genie', 'Starman', 'Changes', 'All the Young Dudes', 'Ziggy Stardust' and 'Heroes'.

Sat 15 Dec

£13.75

Jimeoin: Result!

Jimeoin: Result!

Jimeoin presents his new show, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season.

Sun 28 Oct

£18

John Bramwell

John is now on the road again, with a live show that includes songs from his debut solo album 'Leave Alone The Empty Spaces', alongside some I Am Kloot classics. And of course, there'll be the usual off the wall chat and tall stories. This is a chance to see one of the country's most talented songwriters at the top of his game.

Thu 27 Sep

£16.50

John Bramwell (i Am Kloot)

I Am Kloot's singer-songwriter John Bramwell returns to the The Continental, armed with brand new songs from his latest LP 'Leave Alone the Empty Spaces'. Playing a different set every night, and trying out stripped down versions of his 100 or so previously released songs, he regales, beguiles and, during certain parts of the set, just flat out confuses Kloot fans old and new.

Thu 27 Sep

£18.15

Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings

Jon Boden has become the ‘stand out performer of his generation’ (The Guardian) of traditional folk artists, but one whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre.

He is best known as the lead singer and main arranger of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead. After twelve years, a quarter of a million album sales, seven singles on the Radio 2 playlist and selling out hundreds of venues throughout the land and beyond, including notably the Royal Albert Hall, Jon announced in 2015 that he wanted to move on. The rest of the band decided not to continue without him. Bellowhead played their final gig on May 1st 2016.

In 2009, Jon had founded his band The Remnant Kings. The band were originally formed to perform the album ’Songs from the Floodplain’. The idea of the Remnant Kings performances was to combine the post apocalyptic concept of the album, with other songs that might survive the apocalypse. In this genre busting mix, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings performed concerts where folk songs, Bach, Pop and Jazz all rubbed shoulders with Jon’s own songs. This was all augmented by the use on stage of two wax cylinder players, which played specially recorded material.

As time moved on the band evolved to encompass Jon's ‘A Folk Song A Day’ project - adding Paul Sartin to the line-up and hosting after show singing sessions with the audiences.

The band went into hibernation for several years whilst Bellowhead hit top gear, but were reunited to record Afterglow in 2017, Jon’s first new album after leaving Bellowhead. The 11-piece band features the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret’s Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren (King of The South Seas). The band are also joined by an exceptional string and brass section including players from the award winning Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band.

‘Afterglow’ was released October 6th, 2017. The album continues Jon’s explorations of a post-oil world, this time following the course of two lovers over the night of a city carnival. The first single from the album, ‘All The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight’, was playlisted on BBC Radio 2.

In spring 2019 Jon be touring the Afterglow experience into small theatres that would be unable to host the 11-piece band, with a line-up featuring Jon and the Remnant Kings string section, under the title Jon Boden & The Remnant Strings. Jon Boden & The Remnant String features Jon Boden (fiddle, guitars, concertina, stomp-box), Helen Bell (viola), Morven Bryce (violin) and Lucy Revis (cello).

“(Afterglow) resurrects the brassy swagger of Bellowhead" - Financial Times

"Ambitious, genre-busting folk" - The Guardian

‘ Nobody can bring you the chaos of a dystopian street carnival better than Jon Boden' - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2

’Recalling Gabriel-era Genesis with a dash of Bush and Bowie’ - The Observer

‘Springy fingerpicking and rolling drums convey the thrill of an anarchic street celebration.’ - The Independent

‘Vivid lyrics, striking imagery, challenging arrangements… A. Major. Work.’ - fRoots

All tickets £20.

Tue 12 Mar

£22

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

These days Justins not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and thats before we begin to worry about whats happening in America..closer to home hes starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesnt need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids? Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and hed never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away.they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.He charms the pants off the crowd…Sunday TimesComedic tour-de-force.brought a tear to a critical glass eye…The HeraldSimultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world…The ListThe amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration…GuardianAge guidance: 14+

Sat 18 May

£15.40 (£5.50)

Karine Polwart

Karine Polwart

Contemporary folk songs from the award-winning singer-songwriter whose album Traces was shortlisted for the 2013 SAY award.

Sat 3 Nov

£22

Live / Wire: AC / DC Tribute

Very timely AC/DC tribute act.

Sat 1 Dec

£19.25

Livewire AC/DC

Live/Wire - The unique six man tribute to rock music´s greatest band AC/DC complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshall´s and 2 hours of High Voltage Rock and Roll. The band cover both eras as always with both Bon Scott and ´Pete´ Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember. To be the first to hear when more Livewire AC/DC tickets go on sale you can sign up to the Eventim Ticket Alarm . Eventim is also on Facebook , Twitter & Google+ ! Connect for all the info on Livewire AC/DC plus the latest concerts & festival line-up information, travel details and loads more!

Sat 1 Dec

£17.50

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

Indie-folk courtesy of the trio who hail from Brooklyn.

Sat 1 Sep

£16.50

The Lost Recordings - Laurie Lee

Reflections on love, landscape, childhood, poetry music and much, more from one of the great English writers of the 20th Century. In 1994, the year of his 80th birthday, Laurie Lee shared his memories of an 'eventful' early life in a series of interviews with the film maker David Parker. It was quite a coup, Laurie did not 'do' television! He talked with sublime eloquence about his life in the Slad Valley, and the influence of the landscapes and memories of his childhood on his subsequent writing. In this session David will introduce the recordings, and show the 30 minute film he made with Laurie. Thew will be time for questions and comments. David Parker's book 'Laurie Lee - The Lost Recordings' will be published in autumn 2018.

Wed 19 Sep

£8.80 (£6.60)

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Jokes and rants in a show about empathy, from one of Britain's thinnest comedians.

Thu 16 May

£20.90

Me & My Bee

Me & My Bee

A family-friend comedy by ThisEgg about bees, environmentalism and political activism.

Sun 9 Sep

£9

National Theatre Live: Julie

National Theatre Live: Julie

Live broadcast of the new version of August Strinberg’s play, written by Polly Stenham and directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Thu 6 Sep

£19.80

Nick Mulvey

Nick Mulvey

London-based indie singer-songwriter.

Sun 7 Oct

£22.40

The Northern Soul Train

Now in their eleventh year as the UK's leading Northern Soul band, THE NORTHERN SOULTRAIN return to Kendal Brewery Arts Centre for the fourth time for what promises to be yet another big soul party in Kendal courtesy of Lancashire's Number one soul band! Formerly known as 'The SoulTrain' the band have decided to undergo a name change due to the amount of other bands, DJs, soul nights and venues who now all used the same name. "We have had to change our name after many years, it was necessary for the band to maintain our own identity and a name change had become our only option. None of the other Soul Train's out there concentrate almost exclusively on Northern Soul whereas we have been performing as a Northern Soul band for a good number of years" - Tec Etchells (THE NORTHERN SOULTRAIN keyboard player). The nine piece North West group had already been filling dance halls and dance floors with their powerful live shows when in 2013 the band decided to focus manly on Northern Soul. Since then the band have gone from strength to strength gaining high praise from venues, festivals and audiences all over the country. Fronted by their charismatic lead singer Darrell Smith, The Soultrain also present the blistering sounds of the 'Union Pacific Horns' - now featuring saxophonist Tony Marshall (Kyla Brox). "We can't wait to bring our show to one of our favourite venues. Kendal Brewery Arts Centre is a great venue where the audience is always up for a party! - Darrell Smith (THE NORTHERN SOULTRAIN vocalist) "My favourite North West Soul band, they not only sound fantastic in the big ballrooms, but they really do look the part as well. A very talented group who put together their varied and imaginative set list to please all, and who are now quite rightly getting rave reviews and have developed a lasting connection with soul fans new and old with their powerful performances." Richard Searling, Wigan Casino DJ THE NORTHERN SOULTRAIN will be playing live, the very best soul anthems from Wigan Casino, Twisted Wheel and Blackpool Mecca. Great songs by Dobie Gray, Frank Wilson, Al Wilson, Dean Parish, Tony Clarke and many more. Throw in just a pinch Motown and we have the new look Northern Soul stew served up by Lancashire's very own 'THE NORTHERN SOULTRAIN!' A cabaret show this is not, this is an authentic soul party!

Fri 30 Nov

£12.50

Oysterband

The veteran five-piece perform lively contemporary folk songs.

Wed 28 Nov

£22

Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger with Neill MacColl and Calum MacColl

The woman for whom 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' was written is herself a singer-songwriter with a fine line in feminist and activist folk songs.

Wed 24 Oct

£22

Pete Firman: Marvels

Pete Firman: Marvels

'The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) is back on the road with an astonishing new show. As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium, The Next Great Magician, BBC One's The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Expect Pete's trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic.

Sat 6 Oct

£17.60

Rob Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes

Robert Newman: The Brain Show

The comedian and novelist, author of the book and Radio Four show Neuropolis, wonders whether – in a world gone crazy – philosophy can help.

Sat 24 Nov

£16.50

RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet
  • 2018

Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences.

Wed 12 Sep

£19.80

RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives Of Windsor
  • 2018

A live screening of The Merry Wives of Windsor from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.

Wed 12 Sep

£19.80

The Seals - Summer Sundays

The Seals are an energetic 5-piece guitar band from Cumbria with over 12 years live experience playing together. This band of bearded wonders are talented musicians with a super cool set list and A SOLID reputation for delivering a huge sound and explosive live show you won't forget. The Seals perform a legendary set of classic songs picked from 6 decades of great music bringing a powerful authentic live band experience to you … get ready to rock out & dance! Let's party!!

Sun 2 Sep

Free

The Sons Of Pitches

The Sons Of Pitches

Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir.

Sat 27 Oct

£27.50

Space - The Anthology tour

Space - The Anthology tour

Fri 5 Oct

£17.60

Thea Gilmore: Christmas Party Tour

Since releasing her debut as a teenager nearly 20 years ago, the Oxfordshire-raised, Cheshire-based singer and songwriter Thea Gilmore has gained global acclaim for making music not only of extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty and insight. In 2009 Thea released 'Strange Communion' an immediately acclaimed collection of seasonal songs ranging from joyful to meditative, from introspective to darkly humorous. The album contained 'That'll Be Christmas' which became the most played festive song on BBC Radio 2 that year and was described by Chris Evans as 'the best Christmas song in years'. Her 2018 acoustic Christmas Party UK tour will feature material from 'Strange Communion' laced liberally with the occasional diverse, highly individual versions of a Christmas classic. Enjoy the superb musicianship always on display from Thea's band and at the heart of the show - Thea's spine-tingling, pure-toned voice guaranteed to leave you moved, exhilarated and spellbound. Unavailable for some five years, finally now in 2018 Thea is set to release a 'deluxe' reissue of 'Strange Communion' in November with four brand new bonus tracks.

Thu 13 Dec

£17.50

Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore

Prolific singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire whose style is strongly influenced by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell.

Thu 13 Dec

£19.25

Vic Llewellyn And Kid Carpet: The Castle Builder

An exploration of outsider artists and the joy of creating.

Sat 8 Sep

£9

The Wytches

The Wytches

Brighton-based alt.rock trio.

Fri 31 Aug

£13.20

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

The stand-up comic and Mock the Week regular discusses not really knowing what she's doing in life.

Fri 14 Dec

£16.50

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