Keswick News

The very latest news and events from the Keswick area.

Iconic Britpop and local talent complete live music line-up for Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF) has revealed details of the acts that will complete the live music line-up for this year’s event. 

Help put animals first with ‘Love Your Zoo Week’

Staff at the Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick are urging people to get involved in ‘Love Your Zoo Week’ (Sat 26 May – Sun 3 June), with special activities to get visitors thinking about animal welfare, education and conservation.

New investment as visitor attraction continues to expand

Two years since a £1million project to create the Lingholm Kitchen near Keswick, this leading tourist attraction has unveiled a series of newly expanded facilities for visitors and increased its workforce to 32 people.

Announcing New Season of Visiting work and UK premiere

Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake is just one week away from opening its Summer Season and is delighted to announce that alongside its in-house work, a fantastic variety of newly programmed music, talks, films and drama are now on sale for audiences viewing pleasure. 

Keswick Theatre Appoints New Board Members

Theatre by the Lake is thrilled to announce the appointment of three new trustees to its board. Charles Carter, Janaki Spedding and Kate McLaughlin-Flynn all join Cumbria Theatre Trust – the charity that operates Theatre by the Lake.

National Trust revives the “world’s greatest war memorial”

Work to repair and rebuild the summit cairn on England’s highest mountain has begun as part of a commemoration to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. 

Full Keswick Summer Season cast arrive

With Theatre by the Lake gearing up towards its opening performances at the end of May, and its first four shows in rehearsals, the full Summer Season company met in Keswick for the first time yesterday, with the actors meeting all their fellow cast members with whom they’ll be performing over the next five months.

Local Heroes: Yvonne Booth

We know that Keswick is more than just a pretty face, which is why we’re celebrating more than just its amazing landscape with our Local Heroes series.  For the first in our Local Heroes series, we have had the pleasure of talking to Yvonne Booth, founder of the ever-popular 10in10 challenge.

World premiere production of Rails from award-winning playwright Simon Longman

As a proud champion of new writing, Theatre by the Lake is delighted to present the world premiere production of Rails by rising star playwright Simon Longman, the first Studio production of the 2018 Summer Season, opening on 24 May.

Man & Mountain Chris Bonnington: Exhibition opens in Keswick

A MAJOR new exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of climbing legend Sir Christian Bonington CVO CBE DL is opening in Keswick soon. The Mountain Heritage Trust has brought together Man and Mountain: Chris Bonington, to tell the story of one of Britain’s most successful mountaineers.

Jeeves & Wooster in rehearsals – coming soon to Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake’s first production of the Summer Season, the mad-cap and gloriously silly Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, is currently in rehearsals with the first performance coming up on 24 May.

Visitors raise cash to help protect endangered lemurs

The hit ‘Madagascar’ movies have brought the exploits of King Julien and his colony of plucky lemurs to the attention of millions across the globe. Now, visitors from The Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick have been helping raise funds to protect his real-life counterparts back on the world’s fourth largest island. 

Keswick to Threlkeld 5km Challenge Launched

The Lake District Foundation has launched a special 5km challenge to raise funds to reconnect the Keswick to Threlkeld railway path. 

Our 7 Favourite Things To Do in Keswick

At the very heart of the Lake District National Park World Heritage Site, Keswick has so much to offer whatever the time of year but especially in Spring. The days are getting longer and all around, nature is stirring from its Winter slumber.

WIN over £850 of prizes to help support Keswick School

Fewer than 40% of British children can cook five savoury dishes before they leave school, a survey by the Sunday Times found, so this year Lake District Hotels plan to inspire young children to cook and find chefs of the future by raising money to upgrade the food technology facilities at Keswick School.


A BRAND new charity challenge is being launched this Monday 15 January 2018.

The organisers of the well-established and super-successful 10in10 Challenge, which has raised £341,000 since the first event seven years ago, are launching a Family 5in5.

Walkers will head to the hills in September to take on five family-sized mountains in five hours to raise money for research into Multiple Sclerosis. 

New Programme for 2018 in Threlkeld

Threlkeld Activities Association (TAA) has announced the first part of their programme of music, drama and film for 2018.Threlkeld Activities Association (TAA) has announced the first part of their programme of music, drama and film for 2018.

Visit Keswick the Lake District 2018 Guide

The Visit Keswick the Lake District 2018 Guide is now available to order online.

Festivals and Events 2018

Festivals and Events 2018