Discover Hadrian’s Wall with CBEEBIES star Maddie Moate

English Heritage has joined forces with CBeebies star Maddie Moate to introduce a new generation of would-be-historians to the wonders of Hadrian’s Wall. In celebration of the first anniversary of new museums at Birdoswald Roman Fort and Corbridge Roman Town, the conservation charity is launching a series of audio episodes…

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‘Hidden Holker’ revealed A NEW and exciting programme of daily short talks and activities designed to treat visitors to a glimpse of ‘hidden Holker’ has been launched for 2019. Visitors to Holker Hall and Gardens, which is open from Wednesday to Sunday every week until November, will be able to…

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The Ruskin Museum receives full accreditation status

The Ruskin Museum, Coniston is very proud and delighted to announce that followingits recent Arts Council England Accreditation Review, the continuation of the Museum’s Full Accreditation Status has been confirmed. Staff are delighted to have secured this accolade, the British ‘Gold’ Standard for Museums, which involved professional peer assessment of…

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Reimagining Wordsworth 250 years on

April 2020 will see the 250thanniversary of the birth of one of the world’s most celebrated poets, William Wordsworth. In anticipation of this major event, The Wordsworth Trust today (xx March 2019) announces further plans for Reimagining Wordsworth, a £6.2 million project to bring Wordsworth’s story into the 21stcentury, highlight…

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Quaker and Quilts

Swarthmoor Hall is visited by people from all over the world, as the place where Quakerism coalesced out of the wider dissenter movement in the turbulent seventeenth century.  From there Quakers spread worldwide, hastened on their way by religious persecution in England and Wales. The historic Hall has an excellent…

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Marmalade awards show global ap-peel of this most British preserve

The 14thWorld’s Original Marmalade Awards, held at Dalemain Mansion, Cumbria, have just closed for 2019. With almost 3,000 entries received from over 40 countries worldwide, they have shown that despite dire predictions about the future of marmalade, far from going out of fashion, it has now firmly become a global…

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Rediscovering the radical Ruskin

Who was John Ruskin? A highly influential Victorian polymath, whose work and ideas inspired revolutionaries such as Gandhi amongst others, Ruskin is greatly underappreciated today. A series of events across the anniversary year aim to reignite the radical flame of Ruskin and introduce him to a new contemporary audience. Much…

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In the Still of the Night

On display at The Gaddum Gallery, Brockhole on Windermere until 1 April 2019 Ben Bush is a self-taught landscape photographer born and based in the North Lake District. Ben’s photographs feature impressive mountain ranges, arching celestial skies, low misty clouds and deep mirrored waters. His collection of work predominately celebrates the…

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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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