A Day At The Lake

A Day At The Lake


On the 30th April, 1st & 2nd of May 2016, Wild Rumpus, producers of the award-winning Just So Festival created a large-scale outdoor experience at the Lake.

For one weekend, Rudyard was re-imagined as it was in the late 1800s as an excursion place for thousands of day trippers.

A Day At The Lake featured some of the most spellbinding outdoor arts and performance in the UK today. A series of spectaculars on the lake, included a recreation of Carlos Trower, “The African Blondin’s” daring tightrope walk by Chris Bull, a high-wire walker otherwise known as ‘Bullzini’ of the Bullzini Family.

Accompanying events on the shore included an outdoor theatre, literary events, storytelling, orchestras and dance from regional, national and international artists, authors and performers.

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

A Day At The Lake was the first event of this scale at Rudyard Lake for over 100 years and marked 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 first mentioned.

For information and photos please visit www.dayatthelake.org.uk

If you attended the event and wish to tell us about your experience for the Rudyard Lake archive. Please Contact Us.


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