New Beatrix Potter exhibition opens in the Lake District

A new National Trust exhibition ‘Friendship by post – people who shaped Beatrix Potter’s world’, opens on Saturday 15 February, at the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead. ‘Friendship by post’ explores how important correspondence was to Beatrix. Beatrix Potter’s original personal letters, photographs, illustrations from some of her famous tales…

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Experience inspiration within the stars

A new art installation is being created to celebrate the dark skies in the Lake District. The installation ‘Intrastellar’ will be open from 21 February until 23 February at Grizedale Forest as part of Cumbria’s first ever Dark Skies Festival, a partnership between Forestry England, Friends of The Lake District,…

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William the poet to stage Wordsworth celebration

A Cumbrian student at the Cambridge college attended by William Wordsworth is organising a special event to mark the poet’s 250th anniversary. Will Crisp, a former pupil at Windermere’s Lakes School, is leading a poetry reading next month in the college chapel. He has chosen Wordsworth poems on the themes…

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Newly discovered Wordsworth treasures given to Rydal Mount

A treasure trove of items belonging to William Wordsworth never seen publicly before has been given to Rydal Mount, the poet’s home near Ambleside. The items include two portraits which had not been seen for generations and that have never appeared on public display. There’s a framed portrait in oils…

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Master of Topography: Ruskin’s debt to Samuel Prout

Brantwood is closing a year of celebration with a beautiful exhibition of watercolours and drawings by Samuel Prout (1783-1852). On display in Brantwood’s Blue Gallery 27 November – 15 March 2020. Prout was a one of Ruskin’s early drawing masters and probably the most influential on the development of his ability…

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A magical Christmas at Blackwell and Windermere Jetty A magical Christmas at Lakeland Arts Festive feasts, gifts, choirs, elf workshops and an incredible indoor forest Visitors can experience a magical Christmas at Blackwell and Windermere Jetty this winter. Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories celebrates its first Christmas…

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Grizedale Forest welcomes Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Peace

Forestry England’s Grizedale Forest is proud to welcome an artwork from Yoko Ono, the Wish Tree for Peace. The work is on display at Grizedale Forest’s exhibition gallery until 8 December. The Wish Tree for Peace is an interactive work which consists of living trees which are displayed along with…

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