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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is taking place from Friday 30 September - Sunday 2 October 2023 in Bowness-on-Windermere, in the beautiful Lake District!

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 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, in Bowness-on-Windermere, within the heart of the Lake District National Park.

The dates for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2023 in Bowness-on-Windermere are Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October, 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 had been held in Kendal, but for its tenth year, the core of the Festival took over multiple venues within Bowness-on-Windermere, on the east banks of Lake Windermere... and Bowness-on-Windermere is now the new home for LICAF!

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