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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Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour 2019

Join us at Rheged on 5th April 2019 for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. We’ll be joined by Jenny Graham is an endurance cyclist from the Scottish Highlands who in 2018 shattered the women’s around-the-world cycling record crossing 18000 miles across the globe, self-supported in just 124 days! The 37 year old joins us to share tales from her epic journey including avoidin bears in the Yukon and dodging kangaroos in the…
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Date
Fri 05 April 2019
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Screen Two
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An evening with Mark Beaumont – Around the World in 80 Days Presented by Speakers from the Edge

Presented by Speakers from the Edge Around the World in 80 Days - Mark Beaumont set out to make this Victorian fiction a two wheeled reality.  Having smashed the circumnavigation cycling World Record twice in his career, he now holds this 18,000 mile title in a time of 78 days and 14 hours, averaging 240 miles a day.  Over the past decade, Mark’s epic documentaries have taken viewers to over 100 countries, into the Arctic, the high mountains and around…
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Date
Thu 30 May 2019
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Screen One
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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