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

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