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Remembrance Project Wins National Lottery Support

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle was celebrating today after receiving a £50,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting 2018 programme of events and activities with the theme of remembrance: The programme of events includes two exhibitions. The museum will embark on its first Open Art Exhibition from May to […]

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The Beacon Hosts New Comic Art Exhibition

A GROUND-BREAKING exhibition of comic artwork is on display at The Beacon Museum. Commissioned by Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, On the Palm of Unknown by acclaimed graphic novelist Fumio Obata makes surprising connections between the nuclear plants at Fukushima and Sellafield. Originally from Japan, Fumio has spent years researching the aftermath of the devastation caused by a […]

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Local Man Creates Series Of Paintings To Aid Recovery From Debilitating Car Accident

A LOCAL man who turned to art after a debilitating car accident is being featured in the new commercial gallery space at The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven.  Lifelong Whitehaven resident, David Hawkins, aged 56 was left with right sided hemiplegia, a condition that affects one side of the body, after a serious car accident in 1981 […]

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Touring Exhibition Highlights 100 years of Mental Health Care in Cumbria

A touring exhibition to shine a fresh light on mental health stigma will begin next week. The free exhibition by Cumbria County Council aims to get Cumbria talking about mental health using recently released archives from Carlisle’s former mental institution the Garlands Hospital. The archives include maps, photos and patient records which date back as […]

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Theatre By The Lake Opens Booking For An Exciting 2018

With an acclaimed season already under his belt, Artistic Director Conrad Lynch opened public booking of his second year at Cumbria’s largest producing and most idyllically situated theatre today. He said “After an exhilarating 2017 we are thrilled to be producing a fantastic combination of work for our audiences this coming year with vintage comedy, […]

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Songwriters’ Circle at Florence Arts Centre

The first “songwriters’ circle” to take place at Florence Arts Centre next weekend. Saturday 13 January Egremont’s Florence Arts Centre, is kicking off another year of live music with their first ever “songwriters’ circle” on Saturday 13 January.  The idea behind the monthly night comes from local singer-songwriter Dave Camlin who will be hosting the […]

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Have Your Say on the Thirlmere Zip Wire Plan

With the Planning Application for the Thirlmere Activity Hub now submitted, your voice really can make a difference.   The Planning Application for the Thirlmere Activity Hub has now been submitted to the Lake District National Park Authority, who will assess the application and take into account any comments they now receive about the scheme.   […]

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Women of Cumbria Festival Celebrates Local Heroes

Iconic local females are celebrated in exhibitions across the county, a century after women were first given the right to vote. The Women of Cumbria Festival which involves 11 museums across Cumbria, aims to showcase and celebrate the history of pioneering women hailing from the county. As part of the collaboration The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven, is […]

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Renowned Scottish Artist will mark National Holocaust Memorial Day

A Renowned Scottish artist will mark National Holocaust Memorial Day with an exhibition in Whitehaven.  A thought provoking collection of paintings titled Auschwitz: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future will go on show at The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven, on January 13. Artist Gordon Cockburn will also be hosting an open session from 1pm until 4pm on January 27 to mark […]

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Brave The Big Sleep – One Night In The Cold Can Save Lives

A local charity is asking people to brave the cold and raise awareness of the plight of older people who lose their lives due to the effects of the plummeting temperatures every winter. The annual Big Sleep raises thousands of pounds for Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal. It gives people a chance to experience […]

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