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.


Hazel Findlay – The Climb Within

Presented by Speakers from the Edge One of the best young climbers in the world, Hazel Findlay presents a talk about her life and climbs to explore how we can use a sport such as climbing – something that we are passionate about - to put us in hard places that push us beyond what we thought we were capable of; how in this struggle we can discover the way our minds work and how to ‘hack’ them, so that…
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Date
Fri 27 September 2019
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Screen One

The 2019 Wainwright Memorial Lecture by Nicky Spinks

Rheged is proud to announce that the speaker at the annual Wainwright Memorial Lecture this year will be Nicky Spinks. Nicky is a fellrunning champion who shares with Alfred Wainwright a love for the high places and just being out in the mountains. ‘When I first learnt of the Bob Graham round in 2004, I asked for a set of Wainwright books for Christmas. Although I haven’t read them cover to cover, I love the books and feel I have…
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Date
Sat 05 October 2019
Time
6.00pm
Venue
Screen Two

Landscapes in Pastels with Alex Jakob Whitworth

Develop your response to the landscape in a new way. An exciting and expressive method will be demonstrated and taught; showing you a creative approach to using pastel to create vibrant and dramatic landscapes. We will explore a variety of fresh ideas and techniques in using colours in pastels, showing you creative and colourful ways of approaching this versatile medium. Everything is provided for you, just wear clothes you don’t mind getting pastels on. This workshop is intended for adults…
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Date
Sun 13 October 2019
Time
10.00am
Venue
Ullswater Room

Create An Oil Painting In A Day With Carol Renshaw

Join us for a fun and friendly class to create an oil painting in on a 16×20 inch canvas in just one day. The art workshop is a simple step-by-step demonstration of a wet-on-wet oil painting technique, so you learn as you go. The class is designed for all abilities – absolute beginners to more experienced artists. All paints, canvas and other materials are provided for you, just wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. This workshop is intended…
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Available Dates
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Next Date
Sat 02 November 2019
Time
9.15am
Venue
Ullswater Room

Landscapes In Textiles With Kay Leech

Join mixed media textile artist Kay Leech to create a textile landscape combining a variety of techniques, including painting on fabric and bond-a-web, making print blocks and adding machine and hand stitch. You will need to bring your own sewing machine. All other materials are supplied. This workshop is intended for adults only.
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Date
Thu 07 November 2019
Time
10.00am
Venue
Pennine Gallery

Fresh Spring Greens And Bluebell Woods with Colourful Derwent Inktense

Fresh Spring Greens and Bluebell Woods Expressive mixed media painting workshop with Colourful Derwent Inktense A fantastic opportunity to learn award winning creative art techniques from Derwent Associated and Professional Artist, Robert Dutton. You will gain so much more than just an insight from a demonstration but lots of ‘ hands on’ painting experience as you explore a whole variety of techniques with these really versatile art products throughout the day following Roberts expert guidance. You will learn how to…
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Date
Sun 10 November 2019
Time
10.00am
Venue
Pennine Gallery

James Ketchell – Chasing Extremes

Presented by Speakers from the Edge James Ketchell is the only person on the planet to have summitted Everest, rowed the Atlantic and cycled the world! Despite a serious motorbike accident in 2007, which left his leg shattered and his active lifestyle in jeopardy, in 2014 British adventurer James became the first person to have completed the ‘Ultimate Triathlon’. James delivers his tales of adventure, endeavour and determination, in an evening experience that will undoubtedly leave young and old feeling…
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Date
Wed 13 November 2019
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Screen One

Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show 2020

  In partnership with Buzy Lizzie Garden Design and Whitemore & Thwaytes Interiors. Cumbria Life Home & Garden Show at Rheged has established itself as the finest Northern Home & Garden event of the year, with stands from over 80 inspirational exhibitors. Cumbria is well known for its Arts and Crafts heritage, beautiful houses and gardens, as well as designers and makers with a national reputation. The show brings together an exciting and complementary range of exhibitors showcasing the very…
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DATES
Friday 13 - Sunday 15 March 2020
TIMES
Friday - Saturday 9am - 5pm | Sunday 9am - 4pm
EARLY BIRD TICKETS
Book before Thursday 12 March 2020 for early bird ticket - £5 in advance, £7 on the day
WEEKEND TICKETS
£10 per person for access to the show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (limited number available)
INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET
Access to over 80 stands | Free talks and demonstrations in the lecture theatre | Show catalogue | Free park & ride from Penrith Auction Mart