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
Jun
1
Sat
10:00 am Astound
Astound
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm
Astound
Now in its tenth year, this exciting exhibition showcases the talent and creativity from the Foundation Degree Students in Creative Art and Design Practice, validated by the University of Derby. The diverse range of work[...]
Jun
21
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jun
22
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jun
26
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun
28
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jun
29
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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 David Hunt & Friends @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
David Hunt & Friends @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm
David Hunt & Friends @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom
An exhibition of works by award-winning Staffordshire artists David Hunt, Jonathan Walker, John Broadhurst, Anita Hill, photographer Chris Hunt, and sculptors Rachael Talbot and Carl Longworth. David, whose work is inspired by powerful reactions to[...]