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Thursday, 30 July 2015

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Lakes Alive on hold due to lack of cash

A lack of cash has forced organisers to put Lakes Alive on hold.

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Xarxa Theatre’s Fire of the Sea show

The popular performance events drew huge crowds at venues across Cumbria.

Julie Tait, of Kendal Arts International, said Mintfest, the flagship event, remained good and strong and would still proceed.

But the shows that have toured Cumbria for the last few summers will not be going ahead this year, she added.

In the interview with our entertainment site Cumbria Live, she says: "The name, love for it [Lakes Alive] and intentions remain the same but there has been no local funding (with a few exceptions) that has been able to come forward.

"We don’t want to compromise on quality so it’s on hold for now."

Lakes Alive has staged a number of stunning shows over recent years.

They include Fous de Bassin (Water Fools) by French troupe Ilotopie at Keswick; aerial artistes Grupo Puja and Bombs Per Minute by Les Commandos Percu, both at Maryport and El Foc Del Mar - Fire on the Sea - at Whitehaven.

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