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Honister Slate Mine Ferrata Run

Bring Out Your Adventurous Side At Honister

Start your Lakes District adventure at Honister slate mine near Keswick. It’s a great place to come whether you’re 6, 16 or 60+, offers indoor and outdoor activities for a range of ages and abilities and is brilliant for a group day out. Explore the craggy, steep sides of the mountain with one of the […]

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Florence Arts

Florence host Folk & Roots Festival to Raise Funds

Florence Arts Centre will hold their first Folk and Roots Festival this summer – and all funds will go towards ensuring they can continue to host such a unique roster of events. Located in the unassuming converted miners’ shower block, of the unused Iron Ore Mine in Egremont, Florence Arts Centre is unique not only […]

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Limited edition artwork

Cumbrian artist creates a limited edition artwork to raise funds – meet Florence the Sheep!

St Bees-based artist Sarah Taylor’s bright and colourful wildlife images are well-known not just in Cumbria but far beyond. With celebrated exhibitions including her large-scale installations along the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway for last year’s C-Art festival, Sarah has created a style all her own – a self-styled colour champion and paintsplash hero. Sarah’s next […]

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Cumbrian Castles: Lowther Castle 

On the latest stop-off on our journey across the county Paul McGuirk is struck by the story of Lowther Castle.   While Cumbria certainly has no shortage of treasures just waiting to be discovered, Lowther Castle and the story surrounding it is one of intrigue, preservation and renewal. Constructed at the beginning of the 19th century, the original […]

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Art For All At The Derwent Pencil Museum

The Derwent Pencil Museum is offering local children and their families huge discounts, in a bid to make art accessible for all.  The local attraction is encouraging creativity in Cumbrian children by giving their family the opportunity to purchase a yearly admission ticket to the Pencil Museum for just £10. The ticket, which includes two […]

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Celebrate Special Occasions at The Gincase

The Gincase which reopened on 6 February is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion this season. Located just one mile from the picturesque Solway Coast and in close proximity to the Lake District, the coasts’ great day out is famous for its farm park but it also boasts something to keep all ages […]

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Half-term Horrors at The Beacon Museum

SPOOKY SKELETONS are on offer this half-term at The Beacon Museum with its feature exhibition Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets. Six sets of human remains tell the story of gladiators who perished in combat, created by the world renowned JORVIK Viking Centre. The host of historic horrors provide fun for all the family, with interactive […]

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John Paul Jones

The Beacon is bringing a swashbuckling exhibition to our shores

The Beacon is bringing a swashbuckling exhibition to our shores The exhibition, ‘Hero or Villain?: Mythbusting piracy’ which runs from 8 April – 2 July, features an exclusive loan from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. The bust of a North African seafarer, with an ambiguous history, will be on display in the museum, however, it is not […]

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Copeland Day Care images in New Exhibition

Copeland Occupational and Social centre launched their Sound and Vision photographic exhibition this week to wide acclaim and coverage from across the BBC network. The exhibition is currently at the Beacon Museum, and is the brainchild of local photographer Donna Brookes, who helped to guide and instruct the group in honing their skills. ‘Sound and […]

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Steam, Smoke and Sparks at Carlisle Fireshow

Falling leaves, a chill in the air and toffee apples in the supermarket means only one thing; Carlisle Fireshow is just around the corner. The popular Fireshow organised by the City Council is returning to Bitts Park for its 29th display on Saturday November 5. This year’s event includes the spectacular firework display and bonfire […]

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