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.

As the 20thcentury cultural legend, Andy Warhol, would have celebrated his 90th birthday today, August 6, the pop art pictures will be shared on our social media channels and you can join in by making your own heritage hero into a pop portrait.

This is where to do it.

Then post your hero with the hashtag #popinforheritage

Cumbria’s Living Heritage Chair, Peter Frost-Pennington, says: “Our five pop art heroes are ambassadors for many of our member attractions.  We have the word ‘living’ in our title for good reason, because we consistently strive to reimagine the past in different ways, to make it relevant to those living in the present.

“We hope our pop art personalities will lure visitors and residents to look at and visit places associated with them, where they will find fun and unexpected activities and things to do, learn much about these people and their time, and leave with a head full of incredible knowledge and lesser-known facts. A summer of fun awaits those ‘popping’ off to brilliant heritage venues.”

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