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New Exhibitions at The Beacon – Wildlife Photography and Local reflections from WW1

Photo credit – Isak Pretorius Wildlife Photographer of the Year 10 November – 13 January   For more than 50 years, Wildlife Photographer of the Year has championed ethical wildlife photography while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, narrative excellence and technical skill. Simply put this is wildlife photography at its finest.   The Guide offers […]

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Weeping Window

Weeping Window Wows Carlisle

Thousands of people have admired the iconic Weeping Window sculpture which put on a dramatic display at Carlisle Castle over the last six weeks. The Weeping Window, on display at the castle from 23 May to 8 July, came to the city as part of in the final year of 14-18 NOW’s UK tour of […]

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Senhouse Museum

Behind The Scenes at Senhouse Roman Museum

Jane Laskey takes us behind the scenes at the Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport. Many people who visit the Senhouse Roman Museum are intrigued by the museum building. The building’s massive stone walls and large rooms work well as a museum and may suggest that it was built for that purpose. However, the building had […]

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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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