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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Beatrix Potter A Life Before & After Peter Rabbit by Trudy Lindsay & Janet Edwards

Come and learn that there was so much more to Beatrix Potter than just Peter Rabbit. This illustrated presentation explores the life she had both before and after she came to live in the Lake District and how these two parts of her life shaped her personality and her passions. We are sure that you will learn things about Beatrix that you did not know! Trudy Lindsay lives in Cumbria and is a former Head Teacher and Early Years Education…
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Date
Sun 06 May 2018
Time
4.00pm
Venue
Lecture Theatre
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Royal Geographical Society presents ‘We Were Kings’ screening

In 1885 the British army invaded Burma and deposed its King. He died in exile, ending a thousand years of monarchy. The royal family vanished, and the country was plunged into war and the longest military dictatorship of modern times. But after a century of silence they are back, and they’re on a journey to bring the family – past and present – back together. Filmed through three years of seismic change in Burma, We Were Kings is the story…
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Date
Wed 09 May 2018
Time
6.00pm
Venue
Cinema
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Kendal Mountain Festival Tour

Kendal Mountain Festival tour is coming to Rheged with an evening packed full of award-winning films, first-hand accounts from captivating explorers and a chance to win a weekend get-away to the Kendal Mountain Festival in November 2018. Book your place and join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. We are delighted to announce two incredible speakers for this evening, in addition to the films: Greg Boswell and Lee Craigie. Greg Boswell…
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Date
Fri 18 May 2018
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Lecture Theatre
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BEATRIX POTTER’S SECRET CODE BREAKER WITH ANDREW P. WILTSHIRE

Do you know that when only 15, and well before she became the author and artist of world famous animal character stories, Beatrix Potter had invented, her own cipher coded alphabet – then used it between 1881 and 1897 to record over 200 000 words of private thoughts, experiences and observations? Probably not! Enjoy an illustrated talk about the true story of the man who decoded, and published, the private (and forgotten) Journal of Beatrix Potter and so bring to…
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Date
Sun 20 May 2018
Time
4.00pm
Venue
Lecture Theatre
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2018 Wainwright Memorial Lecture with David Powell-Thompson

Rheged is proud to announce that the speaker at the annual Wainwright Memorial Lecture this year will be David Powell-Thompson. David is well-known to walkers and lovers of the Lake District. He has worked as a researcher on a number of television programmes about walking including Julia Bradbury’s Wainwright Walks and, more recently, has featured on Terry Abraham’s Life of a Mountain series and a programme about his own back yard: Upper Eskdale. Wainwright’s Pictorial Guides have been part of…
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Date
Sat 20 October 2018
Time
6.00pm
Venue
Cinema