Date(s) - 03/06/2023
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Stealing Thunder Storytelling Festival 2023

World-class performance storytelling, sitar concerts by the babbling beck, late night silent disco, guided fell runs, medieval puppet shows, storywalks through the valley, ceilidhs, kids’ tents, music and making workshops, loose parts play, myths for kids and fairytales for grown-ups.

Stealing Thunder Storytelling Festival is a formidable collaboration between Cumbria‘s own Stealing Thunder, Crick Crack Club, Kendal Mountain Book Festival, Pandvani108 & Super Great Kids’ Stories, held on a small green site in the beautiful Lake District village of Bowland Bridge, 5 miles from Windermere lake.

Enter a world of playfulness, epic stories & wild enchantment… and the occasional sheep. Together we’re creating a small festival with a big imagination, jam packed with incredible performers, shows and magic for ALL ages.

Our dazzling line up of World-Class Storytellers include: TUUP, Hugh Lupton, Pandvani108, Katy Cawkwell, Sarah Liisa Wilkinson, Ben Haggarty, Lucy Lill, Theatre of the Small, Katty Wtterwulghe, Dominic Kelly, Malcolm Green.

With music from: Sitar player extraordinaire Sheema Mukherjee, Scandi-folk duo Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Swedish singer Kersti Ståbi, Viola d’Amore player John Dipper, Drummer Josh Green, Tabla player Rav Neiyyar, French horn & guitar player Raoul Neumann

Workshops with: RagTagArts, Festival of Light, MagicalStoryJars, Lakeland Arts

The festival includes camping, fab food – Cumbrian, Mexican, Tibetan, Italian – great coffee and a bar.

Date: 2nd – 4th June 2023

Time: Opens at 3pm Friday 2nd June through to Sunday 4th June evening. Campers are welcome to stay until Monday

Venue: Bowland Bridge, South Lakes, Cumbria LA11 6NN


  • Full Festival with camping- adult £85, child over 7yrs £35
  • Full Festival no camping – adult £50, child over 7yrs £20
  • Day Tickets Saturday or Sunday – adult £30, child over 7yrs £10
  • Advance booking recommended. Booking fees apply.



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