Arts


Famous artist supports Artwork for SAFA charity exhibition

Famous artist Martin Greenland is among the supporters of an art exhibition which has helped to raise more than £5,500 for a charity working to raise awareness of self-harm. ArtWorks for SAFA (Self-harm Awareness for All) opened on April 23 and has raised £5,600 so far, with the online event running until June 5. Ninty […] Arts – Cumbria Crack …


Lakes art exhibition to celebrate nation’s favourite walks

A Lakes exhibition is to celebrate the nation’s favourite walks. Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 10 – inspired by the TV programme of the same name – will run at the Northern Lights Gallery in Keswick from May 28. Fine artist Patricia Haskey has painted the 10 most popular walks, five of which are in the […] Arts – Cumbria Crack …


Jacqui Wallace’s art challenge raises £500 for cancer charity

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  A Kendal woman has raised more than £500 for a cancer research charity after completing a 30 paintings in 30 days art challenge. And now Jacqui Wallace hopes to raise even more for Prostate Cancer Research by selling packs of greetings cards featuring some of the paintings she created…. Arts – Cumbria Crack …


New creative community project launches

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A new project to bring together communities across Cumbria begins later this month. Discovered Stories, Shared Communities is a collaboration between Signal Film and Media and Cumbria Development Education Centre. People from all walks of life and backgrounds are invited to apply to the project, which aims to bring together… Arts – Cumbria Crack …


COVID-19 arts project helps bring community together

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A Kirkby Lonsdale art project about the emotional impact of COVID-19, is uniting the community and raising funds to help young people struggling with mental ill health. The Social Butterfly Project was launched last November by Lunesdale Learning Trust, Queen Elizabeth School and QEStudio School’s art department. The aim was… Arts – Cumbria Crack …


Virtual music festival to raise funds for Barrow Foodbank

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More than 30 artists will be taking part in a free virtual music festival next month to help raise funds for Barrow Foodbank. Bags of Love and Barrow Tracks – a group of media students from Furness College – have teamed up to organise the two-day event, which runs on… Arts – Cumbria Crack …


Woolfest to stay online for 2021

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Popular festival Woolfest will stay online for a second year due to the coronavirus pandemic – and it is likely not to return in its previous format, say organisers. Woolfest was set up 17 years ago and was a two-day event at Mitchells Auction Mart in Cockermouth every June. Thousands… Arts – Cumbria Crack …



Young people urged to share views on county’s arts and culture scene

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Young people from across the county are being urged to share their views on the arts and culture scene in Cumbria.  The findings will be presented to the Cumbria Arts and Culture Network on April 23 at a meeting aimed at looking into what it is like to build a career as a young person in the sector.   The… Arts – Cumbria Crack …