Cumbria was dazzled by illuminated drummers who performed as part of an arts festival.

Spark lit up Kendal with their drumming performance as the three-day Lakes Alive festival got underway.

It kicked off on Friday with a giant Jacob’s Join – a unique dining experience alongside the River Kent at Kendal with music, dancing and merriment.

During the weekend Kendal Castle was aglow with Shipping Forecast – a light installation by artist Pete Johnson.

Also at the castle, artist Richard Shilling created a fantastic land-art piece. Large-scale and set high on a hill, which could be seen from afar.

Cumbrian sound artist Dan Fox brings Cymbria - a new piece created with the voices and sounds of Cumbria and inspired by the River Kent.

Dance was a feature of this year’s programme with London-based Folk Dance Remixed, a collision of traditional and hip hop dance and music which delighted audiences throughout the weekend.

Lakes Alive brings together artists from home and abroad.

This festival of making, exploring and seeing is set to transform spaces and transform audiences. Other stunning art and participation activities took place across the town including, The Factory, The Brewery Arts Centre, Abbot Hall, and Kendal Castle.