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WEDNESDAY 19 – THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER // Based around the theme of ‘A Day in the Hills’ and featuring work by internationally acclaimed walking artist Hamish Fulton who will showing a text wall made especially for the Festival, Ali Pretty’s colourful work, Julian Cooper’s skilful landscape paintings and Sarah Cullen’s thought-provoking pieces. The dialogue between the works of […]

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Complete with safety equipment and trained staff – outside the main entrance to Rheged. The Mountain Arts Festival  2016 brings together an exceptional group of artists, climbers, speakers and filmmakers for a celebration of the Arts in the context of mountainous landscape. Proceeds from the Mountain Arts Festival will support the Nepal Earthquake Appeal of […]

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Mountain Bazaar exhibitors will include: • Community Action Nepal’s Nepalese Bazaar and sale of mountain posters and books • Mountain Heritage Trust – including a special pop up exhibition of ‘Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker’ • Alpkit & Steep Edge Films • Hayloft Publishing • Books & DVDs: from Festival participants (with a […]

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Rock Queen Catherine Destivelle in conversation with Doug Scott, CBE. From 1985 to 1988 Catherine was considered the world’s best woman climber. In 1990 she made her mountaineering comeback with a series of incredible climbs, including solo winter ascents of the three most legendary Alpine walls – the Eiger, the Grandes Jorasses and the Matterhorn – making […]

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SUNDAY FILMS AND TALKS The Mountain Arts Festival  2016 brings together an exceptional group of artists, climbers, speakers and filmmakers for a celebration of the Arts in the context of mountainous landscape. Proceeds from the Mountain Arts Festival will support the Nepal Earthquake Appeal of Community Action Nepal. Find out more at www.themountainartsfestival.com Theme for 2016 – ‘A […]

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This workshop will cover: tips and tricks, the most useful kit, principles of outdoor photography, safety suggestions, and a quick guide to filming a sequence, including moving quickly enough to get a variety of shots from above and below the subject. The Mountain Arts Festival 2016 brings together an exceptional group of artists, climbers, speakers […]

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DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Carey is a writer, journalist and hill walking officer for the British Mountaineering Council. Here he discusses the monthly Country Diary he writes for the Guardian’s website. The Mountain Arts Festival  2016 brings together an exceptional group of artists, climbers, speakers and filmmakers for a celebration […]

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Rob, a photographer, and Harriet, a writer and poet, are working with seven lone trees spread across Cumbria until June 2017. They discuss the project, called The Long View, and offer inspiration for photographers, writers and poets The Mountain Arts Festival  2016 brings together an exceptional group of artists, climbers, speakers and filmmakers for a […]

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Catherine has worked at the Wordsworth Trust, based at Dove Cottage, Grasmere, for 20 years and has been Education Officer since 2005. In that time she has been responsible for developing and delivering the Trust’s award-winning education programme, and here she discusses the ways in which Wordsworth’s poetry can resonate with contemporary writers. The Mountain Arts […]

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An afternoon of drawing and painting, which includes learning different techniques to capture the natural landscape. This workshop is ideal for families and or anyone who is interested in art. No previous knowledge or expertise is necessary. It includes an introduction to work in the Mountain Arts Festival exhibition including Neil’s sketchbooks and the opportunity […]