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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Being Human at Base Camp Lecture Series – Stephen Venables

“Four Men on a Mountain – Everest Kangshung Face” Two Americans, one Canadian and one Briton – alone on the biggest wall of the world’s highest mountain.  No high altitude porters, no ladders, no oxygen, no satellite phone, no radios.  And no hope of outside help if anything went wrong.  But they succeeded on a spectacularly difficult new route up the East Face, with Stephen Venables becoming the first Briton to reach the summit without supplementary oxygen.  He also, unintentionally,…
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Date
Thu 29 June 2017
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Cinema
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Wainwright Memorial Lecture 2017 – Clive Hutchby

Join speaker Clive Hutchby at the 15th Wainwright Memorial Lecture. Clive, author of The Wainwright Companion, has been walking in Alfred Wainwright’s footsteps whilst revising Wainwright’s Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. Books One, Two and Three (The Eastern Fells, The Far Eastern Fells and The Central Fells) have already been published, with Book Four: The Southern Fells, due to be published before Easter 2017. Clive will be undertaking the research for 'Book Five: The Northern Fells' during 2017. Clive…
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Date
Sat 07 October 2017
Time
6.00pm
Venue
Cinema
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FILM PREMIERE WITH TERRY ABRAHAM AND ALAN HINKES OBE

ALAN HINKES OBE - The first Briton to climb the world’s highest mountains Critically acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker Terry Abraham and producer of the BBC hit 'Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike' and 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra' premiere's his latest project - the biopic of Alan Hinkes OBE. Hinkes is the first and only British mountaineer to summit all 14 of the world’s highest mountains, each over 8,000 metres. Terry and Alan will both join the audience for this special event to introduce the film…
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Date
Sat 14 October 2017
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Cinema