Talks and Workshops

Talks and Workshops

Talks and Workshops

The artists, craftspeople, writers and filmmakers we work with have fascinating stories and expert skills to share. Many are local to us, with a deep understanding of their subject and a gift for communicating it. In our talks and events, they are able to reveal more about the creative process.

Our workshops are based on our creative programme, or on seasonal events. They’re taught by skilled makers who are enthusiastic about sharing the traditional and contemporary techniques that shape their work.


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Karen Babayan – Riot Of Colour & Pattern – Relief Printing Techniques

Let us explore what colour and pattern can do!  Join Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2016, Karen Babayan to develop your ideas into print. In this workshop, you will be learn the basic techniques of relief printmaking. You will be inspired to make your own prints, a riot of colour and pattern, using lino. All materials will be provided.   Karen is an Artist living and working in Appleby.
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Date
Sat 03 February 2018
Time
10.00am
Venue
Activity Room
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Karen Babayan presents ‘Patterns in Nature’ – a series of workshops in relief print techniques

Taking the beautiful flora and fauna of Cumbria as inspiration, participants will make a series of sketches which they will then develop into relief prints using the reduction method of Lino cutting, producing 2-3 colour prints, incorporating repeat pattern and colour. Karen is an Artist living and working in Appleby.  In 2016, Karen also received the Cumbrian Artist of the year award.  This full-day workshop is for anyone new to lino print or anyone wanting to improve a particular aspect…
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Date
Sat 03 February 2018
Time
1.30pm
Venue
Activity Room
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Mission Possible with Ash Dykes

Do you need some inspiration for your next adventure in 2018? Join us for an evening with Ash Dykes who since the age of 19, set off to various parts of the world in search of adventure and challenges; he has cycled across countries, trekked the Himalayas and learned how to survive in the jungle with a Burmese hill tribe. He was also the first person to  walk more than 1500 miles, solo across Mongolia from the Altai Mountains to…
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Date
Sat 03 February 2018
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Lecture Theatre
Joanna Bourne, Chase the Birds, Woodcut Chine Colle 600

Wood Block and Chine Collé with Joanna Bourne

Joanna has been printmaking since the late 1980s and was voted “Printmaker’s Printmaker” at Printfest 2014. We are delighted that Joanna is joining us for this hands on workshop on traditional, simple relief printing methods using a combination of soft plywood and lightweight coloured papers. The workshop will take you through all the basic steps to create your own prints by cutting an image into the wood, inking the wood and printing it on specialist printmaking paper. Light weight coloured…
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Date
Sat 10 February 2018
Time
10.00am
Venue
Activity Room
Joanna Bourne, Chase the Birds, Woodcut Chine Colle 600

Drypoint with Joanna Bourne

Joanna has been printmaking since the late 1980s and was voted “Printmaker’s Printmaker” at Printfest 2014. We are delighted that Joanna is joining us for a workshop on “Drypoint” - a direct method of printmaking where an image is scratched straight into the surface of a specially prepared printing plate. Ink is pushed into the lines created and prints are taken from the plate using a printing press. This simple process is perfect for anyone who enjoys drawing and would…
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Date
Sat 10 February 2018
Time
2.00pm
Venue
Activity Room
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An Evening With Rob Jebb

Join us for an evening with local sporting hero, Rob Jebb. The former World Sky running and British Fell running champion, who's achievements including multiple Three Peaks Cyclo cross and fell race winner and second fastest ever time of the Bob Graham Round, Rob’s passion for sport is second to none. During the course of the evening Rob will talk about his running and cycling career from starting out to representing Great Britain at two sports. Followed by a Q&A.
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Date
Fri 23 February 2018
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Lecture Theatre
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Andy Kirkpatrick – Psychovertical A Higher Education

Presented by Speakers from the Edge Top British mountaineer, big-wall climber and winter expedition specialist, Andy has soloed the most difficult routes in the world. A leading expert on climbing gear, Andy is also an award-winning writer and film-maker with an ability to captivate any audience with his unique brand of humorous and motivational story-telling. In his brand new show, Psychovertical: A Higher Education, which will coincide with the release of the film Psychovertical by award-winning director Jen Randall, Andy…
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Date
Mon 05 March 2018
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Cinema
home square

Cumbria Life Home and Garden Show 2018

#HGShow2018 The Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show has quickly established itself as the finest Northern Home and Garden Show of the year. Cumbria is well known for its Arts and Crafts heritage, beautiful houses and gardens as well as garden designers with a national reputation. The show celebrates design, craftsmanship and innovation from across the north of England and Southern Scotland. BOOK FRIDAY TICKETS | BOOK SATURDAY TICKETS | BOOK SUNDAY TICKETS Interior designer Maureen Whitemore of Whitemore and Thwaytes and Garden Designer…
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DATES
Friday 16 - Sunday 18 March 2018
TIMES AND TICKETS
Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm | Sunday 9am-4pm | Tickets £6 |
INFO
Children under 16 go free | Free park & ride from Penrith Auction Mart
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AN HISTORICAL TOUR OF CUMBRIA WITH THE MAD, THE BAD AND THE DANGEROUS TO KNOW by Eric Robson

Hosted by the Cumbria County History Trust The last time broadcaster Eric Robson made a Great Railway Journey of the World was for the BBC, it took him from London to the borders of Czechoslovakia changing trains 25 times on the way. This railway journey is rather more of a challenge. Carlisle platform 6 to Carlisle platform 2 in search of the footnotes of history. If you’re leaving the train make sure you take your personal obsessions with you! Join…
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Date
Fri 23 March 2018
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Lecture Theatre
knit and stitch show

Knit and Stitch Show 2018

Saturday 14 April 9.30-5.00pm | Sunday 15 April 9.30-4.00pm  In association with CoolCrafting. Whether you enjoy practical crafts or you prefer experimental and decorative textiles, you’ll find everything you need to be inspired! Over 30 selected exhibitors carefully curated by Sarah Peel from CoolCrafting and Marion Woolcott, formerly of Woolfest to cover all aspects of the knit and stitch world! Talks, demonstrations and specialist, hands-on workshops available throughout the weekend. For further information on exhibiting, please email steph.smith@rheged.com Opening times 9.30-5.00pm (Saturday) and…
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DATES
Saturday 14 April 2018 9.30-5.00pm | Sunday 15 April 2018 9.30-4.00pm