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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is taking place from Friday 14 - Sunday 16 October 2022 in Bowness-on-Windermere, in the beautiful Lake District!

Boats at the Windermere Jetty Museum

Windermere jetty - Photo by Jonny Gios on Unsplash

Sunset over Windermere - Photo by Jonny Gios on Unsplash

View of Windermere - Photo by Jacqueline O'Gara on Unsplash

We’re offering a re-energised format for the Festival this October and we’re on a mission to use comic art to change the world!

We’re excited to announce a dynamic, year-round programme of international comic art activity, and a new location for our annual Festival in October 2022, in Bowness-on-Windermere, within the heart of the Lake District National Park.

The dates for the Festival in Bowness-on-Windermere are Friday 14 to Sunday 16 October 2022, supported by major partners who include Arts Council England, the Lake District National Park Authority, South Lakeland District Council and Lancaster University.

Beautiful Bowness-on-Windermere is only a 20 minute rail journey from the mainline Oxenholme Lake District station!

Since its inception in 2013, the annual Festival has been held in Kendal, but for its tenth year, the core of the Festival will take over multiple venues within Bowness-on-Windermere, on the east banks of Lake Windermere.

Find out more about our Festival venues in Bowness-on-Windermere and travel info!

Looking for accommodation for the festival weekend?

The Lake District National Park website has a comprehensive online guide >> Where to Stay in the Lake District

The Youth Hostel Association has a guide to >> YHA: Places to stay in the Lake District

If you’re considering camping or caravanning check out the Pitch Up guide >> Campsites in The Lake District and Cumbria

The Visit Lake District, Cumbria website also has a handy guide to >> Windermere & Bowness, The Lake District

The Lake District for Comics and Quiet Imaginings by Charlie Adlard