The internationally acclaimed Lake District Summer Music festival starts on Saturday 2nd August and runs right through until August 15th.
The concerts take place in various locations in Cumbria and the Lake District including Windermere, Hawkshead and Grasmere and with the most venues, Ambleside.
Each venue offers something different yet all are stunning properties in some of the most stunning locations of the UK which equally and have to match up to the world masters performing.
The 2014 festival is Lake District Summer Music’s 30th and each year the attendance grows and the quality of the artist’s increases and this year is set not to in anyway disappoint both first time visitors and seasoned LDSM fans.
The 4 locations in Ambleside are Ambleside Parish Centre, the Parish Church, Brathay Hall and Fellinis Cinema and then just up the road, Rydal Church. Fellinis Cinema is a particularly exciting prospect holding events on Sunday 3th, Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th, Sunday 10th, Tuesday 12th and finally Thursday 14th. Each event there will bring opera and ballet relayed from the great opera houses to this charming and intimate venue in the heart of the Lake District.
Ambleside Parish Church will be hosting no less than nine exquisite concerts including the Candlelight Seranade finale of the concert series on Friday August 15th. Directed by Kazuki Sawa the concert will allow those attending to hear musicians destined for great careers from LDSM Academy Artists and the LDSM Academy Ensemble. The full list of venues, concerts and events can be found on the LDSM website here http://www.ldsm.org.uk
Looking to stay over then accommodation is booking up fast with very little in the way of availability next week in the Ambleside area. Looking to the second week of the festival and places such as Rothay Garth have double rooms available. Located within walking distance of the Parish Centre, Parish Church and Fellinis Cinema, it is well situated for concerts at these venues. Further details can be found here http://www.rothay-garth.co.uk
By Jenny Andrew