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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 …


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 …


Theatre by the Lake announces first major 2021 production

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Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake has announced its first major production for 2021. Home I’m Darling by Laura Wade will be staged in the autumn in a co-production with Stephen Joseph Theatre and Bolton Octagon. It is a second outing for the comedy which packed houses at the National Theatre/Theatr… Arts – Cumbria Crack …


Help celebrate 1,900 years of Hadrian’s Wall

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Plans are in place to mark a major anniversary for one of Cumbria’s most significant historical monuments, as details emerge on the possibility of a further archaeological dig at an exciting Roman find in Carlisle. Next year will be the 1,900th anniversary of the start of construction on Hadrian’s Wall,… Arts – Cumbria Crack …



Colin’s five-year labour of love to compile best views in Lake District

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The owner of a Lake District tea room will launch his first book on Sunday. Colin Hindle, owner of the much-loved Granny Dowbekin’s Tea Rooms in Pooley Bridge, has created a handwritten and illustrated guide to Lakeland’s Best Views, which took him five years to complete.  This is the first… Arts – Cumbria Crack …


Theatre by the Lake’s online workshops for youngsters

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Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake will run a series of online workshops for young people from next month. The theatre said the weekly workshops will give youngsters aged between 14 and 18 – who may not otherwise have access to the theatre industry – an opportunity to explore roles in… Arts – Cumbria Crack …


Through the Locking Glass exhibition at Rheged

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Plans are underway for a new art exhibition opening in Rheged’s Gallery in March. Through the Locking Glass – one year on, will reveal the personal stories of how Cumbrian artists used the 2020 lockdowns to draw inspiration and create extraordinary artwork. The multi-media exhibition will includes paintings, illustrations, 3D… Arts – Cumbria Crack …


Superhero artwork lands in Keswick

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An exclusive collection of limited edition superhero artwork from the DC Comics universe is on display in Keswick. Art gallery Treeby & Bolton, on Lakes Road, is the only gallery in Cumbria to display the artwork by DC and Marvel illustrator Alex Ross. The collection includes illustrations of the much-loved… Arts – Cumbria Crack …