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Flight by Geraldine Pilgrim - 7 to 10 July

Date: 7-10 July 2016
Price: Ticketed performances 8-10 July - tickets available now £15 adults, £10 concessions, children under 12 go free. Free installation from 11 to 17 July - see details
Start: 5.30pm, 6.15pm, 7pm and 7.45pm

Lake District National Park is delighted to present Lakes Alive, a new cultural programme and festival, which will embrace contemporary culture against the backdrop of our beautiful landscape. You are invited to enjoy a summer of spectacular happenings.

Lakes Alive launches with a new site specific project co-commissioned together with 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Flight by Geraldine Pilgrim Performance Company is an evocative promenade performance that celebrates our desire to fly. The performance captures the beauty, power and drama of flight in all its forms within the historic house and gardens of Brockhole on Windermere.

The journey walks you through the evolution of flight to reveal Brockhole’s fascinating past, the rich history of Cumbrian aviation and images of First World War young airmen and the people they left behind.

You encounter the performance in a group of 25 people over one hour making it a truly special and memorable experience. The show features a large cast of voluntary performers from across Cumbria.

Special announcement

Due to the weather conditions, on Sunday 10 July the last performance of Flight will be at 7.45pm. The 8.30pm performance is cancelled due to heavy rain being forecast.

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About The Geraldine Pilgrim Performance Company

Internationally renowned artistic director Geraldine Pilgrim and her team are behind this extraordinary production. She brings her flair for powerfully evocative transformations of buildings and landscapes to Brockhole on Windermere, a visitor attraction run by Lake District National Park for the first time. The former Victorian merchant’s home and historic Arts and Crafts gardens are given a fully immersive makeover to transport you through the excitement, intrigue and perils of flight. The historic glory of Brockhole shines against the majesty of Windermere and stoic charm of the jagged Langdale fells.

Geraldine Pilgrim is a director, designer and installation artist who creates site-specific events, and works across theatre and visual arts often in collaboration with local people. She specialises in installations and performances in unusual buildings and landscapes drawing on the architecture of the site for inspiration to create a captivating narrative of the past, present and future dreams of the site.

Flight takes off with a series of site-specific performance journeys over four evenings from 7-10 July and will continue in the form of an innovative installation through the historic house and grounds of Brockhole on Windermere until 15 July.

Accessibility information

Performances are not accessible to pushchairs and wheelchair users due to steep uneven surfaces. Please be aware that the audience will be moving around without seating for the entire performance. 

Flight installation

Flight continues in the form of a series of innovative installations and includes a film of the performance. 

  • 10.00am - 5.00pm daily, 11–15 July, Free (in the grounds only 16 - 17 July)

Accessible to push chairs and wheelchair users. 

Collect your free map and meander at your own pace!