A Day at The Lake

Wild Rumpus, producers of the award-winning ‘Just So Festival’ are proud to announce:

‘A Day At The Lake’
This event is expected to welcome an audience of 15,000 over 3 days to watch some of the most spellbinding outdoor arts and performance in the UK today.

A series of spectaculars on the lake, will include a recreation of Carlos Trower, “The African Blondin’s” daring tightrope walk by Chris Bull, high-wire walker otherwise known as ‘Bullzini’ of the Bullzini Family.
Accompanying events on the shore will include outdoor theatre, literary events, storytelling, orchestras and dance from regional, national and international artists, authors and performers.

Audiences can enjoy a reimagined day at the lake on rowing boats, walks and steam trains while enjoying world class outdoor arts.

Rudyard Lake is a Staffordshire beauty spot with an amazing past as one of the early examples of mass tourism in the UK. Up to 20,000 people a day would visit to watch cutting edge spectacles and incredible feats including Captain Webb who hosted a “Grand Aquatic Fete” in 1877 to demonstrate his prowess in being the first person to swim the channel and Carlos Trower, “The African Blondin” a celebrated tightrope walker who walked across the lake a hundred feet above the water in 1864 and 1878, drawing huge crowds 30 years after the abolition of slavery in the UK.

Staffordshire Day

Rudyard Lake

Visitors to the lake included John Lockwood Kipling and Alice Macdonald, who named their son Rudyard Kipling after the beauty spot where they first met.

‘A Day At The Lake’ will be the first event of this scale at Rudyard Lake for over 100 years and marks the first Staffordshire Day on 1 May 2016 – a day of celebration of the heritage of Staffordshire to mark 1000 years since the county was established.

Upcoming Events
Feb
16
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Feb 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Antique & Collectors Market (Archer Fairs Ltd) – held outdoors every Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek Farmers & Craft Market @ Leek Market Place
Leek Farmers & Craft Market @ Leek Market Place
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Leek Farmers & Craft Market @ Leek Market Place | Leek | England | United Kingdom
Leek Farmers’ Market in conjunction with Archer Fairs popular Vintage, Collectable and Craft stalls fills Leek Market Place with some of the finest local food and drink available. With a mix of food & drink[...]
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
10:00 am Through the Eyes of a Child @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Through the Eyes of a Child @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm
Through the Eyes of a Child @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom
An exciting and interactive new touring exhibition from the Staffordshire Museum Service is coming to the Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery. From work and play to school and times of need, the exhibition explores the[...]
Feb
20
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Enjoy the bustle and atmosphere of Leek’s traditional markets; shop for bargains at the general weekly outdoor market each Wednesday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Feb
22
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Feb
23
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Antique & Collectors Market (Archer Fairs Ltd) – held outdoors every Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Feb
27
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint