Giant
Lantern Garden

Join Us

This year Kendal Torchlight is hosting an incredible three day gathering in the heart of Kendal.

This year’s Gathering will host walking parades, live music and theatre performances, fire sculptures, fun activities and a huge celebration for all. The centre piece of our celebration is our lantern garden.

We invite you to enter the Garden of Delights where you will get a bugs eye view of our magical illuminated garden. Here you will encounter giant flowers, wildlife and perhaps a few other magical creatures.

The Dell

Within the centre of our garden, is The Dell, a performance “round” encircled with giant flowers. Throughout the day there will be a programme of In fact you’ll be showing off your entry in-the-round in our brand new performance space surrounded by beautiful lanterns and giant flowers and bugs.

The Green Town

Keep bees, rescue animals, make amazing products using local ingredients, have an amazing recycling scheme or even a veg garden, do you support vulnerable groups, youth groups, food shares, promote LGBT activism or disability awareness? Our Green town will showcase the best that the area has to offer in doing wonderful and creative things to help our planet and our local community.

The Roots Stage

The Roots Stage will keep your toes tapping and your feet dancing as accoustic bands okay throughout the day on Saturday. As the dusk falls in Saturday evening, the stage lights will come on and we will entertain you with some amazing live music.

The Fire Garden

This year, we are bringing fire back to Torchlight. Our Friday night procession will feature Fire breathing animals, and our lanterns will be accompanied by flaming torches, all will descend towards the Lantern Garden where the evening darkness turns our garden into one of fire and light. We invite you to walk amongst the flames and admire the beauty of our night time garden.

Illustrated Map

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