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Editor’s Pick – May/June

From international acts to feel-good fundraisers, our Editor picks the events not to be missed over the coming months. Miles Kane 23 May, The Brickyard Known for his exhilarating live shows, Miles Kane is back on the road and is playing an unmissable show at The Brickyard this summer. The co-frontman of the Last Shadow […]

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Artwork at Carlisle Museum of Military History

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life celebrates remembrance with exhibition

When the call went out by the Cumbria Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle for local people to creatively express their feelings on the theme of remembrance, the curators didn’t know what to expect. However, the response has been unprecedented, with amateur artists from across Cumbria and Dumfries & Galloway reaching for their pencils and […]

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Brick Dinos at the Beacon

Lego dinosaurs back from extinction at The Beacon Museum

AN EXCITING exhibition of extinct dinosaurs, in Lego form, will be on display at The Beacon Museum this summer. Preparations are underway for the upcoming Brick Dinos exhibition which will portray the prehistoric world of some of earth’s most fascinating creatures, painstakingly built over thousands of hours. Warren Elsmore, Lego Brick Artist, worked in close collaboration with […]

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Cumbrian Castles: Brougham Castle 

In the latest of our series, Paul McGuirk discovers a Cumbrian castle thats spectacular setting inspired one of Wordsworth’s greatest works.   Located in a picturesque setting and nestled beside the cross of the River Eamont, Brougham Castle is home to a rich history and some unusual features. Founded in the 13th century, the purpose of the castle was to provide a […]

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Come Face to Face with a Roman at The Senhouse Roman Museum

Jane Laskey, from the Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport, comes face to face with one of our Roman ancestors.   It is rare that we ever get the chance to stare into the face of our distant ancestors. When asked what the Romans looked like we usually think about Roman soldiers dressed in red tunics and armour, marching across […]

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Honister Slate Mine Introduce Multimedia Mining

A brand new multimedia mine tour is ready to explode into action at Honister Slate Mine.   Honister Slate Mine, England’s last working slate mine, has announced that its brand-new multimedia mine tour is now open and ready to bring the mines history to life through storytelling, music, light and – most importantly – explosions.   Daily guided tours […]

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Honistor Slate Mine

Located at the head of Honister Pass in the centre of the Lake District We produce the world famous Westmorland Green Slate a beautiful, functional 450 million year old material that has been extracted here for centuries. We also produce the most most thrilling, interesting and memorable Lake District Adventures on offer, whatever the weather. […]

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Cumbrian Castles – Penrith

By Danielle Murphy Cumbria’s landscapes are adorned with the ruins of castles, in this edition of the Carlisle Guide we will explore the history that surrounds Penrith Castle, built in the 14th century and housed one of England’s most infamous kings, King Richard III.  The castle is situated on the outskirts of Penrith in Penrith […]

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Cumbrian Castles: Carlisle

By Danielle Murphy In a new series, we discover the secrets of Cumbria’s castles. Being a border county between England and Scotland, Cumbria is rife with history, scattered across the county there are hundreds of gifts left to us by time. Reminders of the whirlwind history that surrounds the great North West. In this new […]

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Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick

The Lake District has been home to the world famous, Derwent pencil, since 1938, with a connection dating back much further. Once it opened in 1981, the museum, renowned for housing the largest coloured pencil in the world, became a key tourist attraction for those visiting the area. The museum celebrates the pencil manufacturing process […]

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