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Swarthmoor Hall Artists – Winter Exhibition

Local Cumbrian artists Clare Dent, Sophie McKenna and Tam Taylor are coming together for the first time, for an exhibition of their current work. From Thursday 7 February until Sunday 10 March their artwork will be on display in the intimate setting of The Barn Café at Swarthmoor Hall, near Ulverston. All…

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National Trust appeals for North Lakes outdoor volunteers

The National Trust is looking for volunteers to help with the charity’s work at Wordsworth House and Garden in Cockermouth and in the spectacular North Lakes countryside. Poet William’s childhood home needs people to donate a few hours once a week or fortnight. Opportunities include welcoming and chatting to visitors…

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Brantwood opens new exhibition ‘Northerly or Northwest’

16 December – 10 February 2019 ‘Northerly or Northwest’  Exhibition of paintings by Catriona Taylor                                     Incorporating maps and words of the shipping forecast, Catriona’s paintings are inspired by the Scottish coastline and our close relationship with the sea. ‘Again, and again in my painting I am drawn to the sea;…

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Brantwood marks the changing season with Black Sun, Blue Light

A Moving Image & Installation by Patricia Townsend Brantwood, Coniston 12 November – 3 February A star-like object moves in the dark space of Brantwood’s Blue Gallery whilst in the Garden Annexe, the sky has shattered into a cairn of shards. Patricia Townsend is an artist working with the moving…

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‘Fitbit With Fido’ Guide For Dog-Loving Visitors

We have put together a guide to how to get those personal fitness tracker stats right up in the rewards zone, whilst also helping to make Fido a little trimmer too! Pounds will fall off less painfully when you and your dog are being enriched by culture and wowed by…

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Heritage heroes get pop art make-over

To celebrate both culture through the centuries and the 90th birthday of Andy Warhol we imagine some of the biggest cultural personalities as Andy Warhol may have done! William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Lady Anne Clifford, Donald Campbell and Alfred Lord Tennyson – have all had their portrait updated ‘pop art’ style….

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A ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Tour of Cumbria’s Heritage Attractions

Cumbria’s Living Heritage’s ‘stairways to heaven’ can be found at locations across the county, which is now home to the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site.  We have extraordinary staircases or steps ranging from National Trust Sizergh and Levens Hall in the south, to Hutton-in-the-Forest, Carlisle Castle and Dalemain in the…

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Lakeland Motor Museum named Britain’s BEST classic car destination.

Readers of the country’s biggest-selling classic car magazine, Practical Classics, originally nominated the popular attraction as one of their 30 favourite places to take classic cars earlier this year. A public vote then confirmed the top ten, with the team from Practical Classics making an epic 2000-mile road trip around…

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Gondola awarded Flagship of the Year by National Historic Ships UK

National Historic Ships UK announces  FLAGSHIPS OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018  Following nine successful years of very different kinds of vessels from around the UK winning this award, National Historic Ships UK has again extended the scheme this year by making one National Flagship and two Regional Flagship awards to…

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