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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Restore and Renew for Parents and Teens

The perfect end of summer relaxation - Join me for this truly relaxing hour and a half of yoga where we will work together to stretch out any tension in the body and learn some simple breathing techniques to keep the mind calm. This gentle but effective practice will allow you to focus on your mind, body and breath leaving you feeling blissfully relaxed and revitalised ready to start the new school year. Age range 13yrs+. Booking essential. Suitable for…
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Date
Thu 30 August 2018
Time
6.45pm
Big Band

Big Band Night (hosted by DGKollective)

The impressive 18 piece big band, DGKOLLECTIVE, is set to return to host a night of dancing, performing a 2.5 hour programme of Swing and Latin music, led by director Andrew Turnbull. If you would prefer to listen and just enjoy the incredible sound of an 18 piece big band with a drink from the Rheged Bar, you’re also very welcome – a great time is guaranteed. For dancers looking to learn something new or beginners who would like to…
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Date
Sat 08 September 2018
Time
7.00pm
Venue
Mountain Hall
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The Royal Geographical Society with IBG (North West): BREXIT AND THE UPLANDS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES?

At a time of great political upheaval, the RGS NW asks: What does Brexit mean for the uplands? Our precious uplands areas face challenges all the time, accentuated by the unique terrain that defines them. But they also possess remarkable assets which can provide the foundations for rural futures rich in potential: environmentally, socially, and economically. Upland areas are rich in natural resources, such as water and carbon stores, and are home to generations of hill farmers whose expertise is…
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Date
Fri 28 September 2018
Time
3.00pm
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Learn The Art Of Paper Cutting with Emma Boyes

Join renowned Paper Artist Emma Boyes for a papercut art workshop at Rheged. You will be introduced to the tools and methods used to create papercut art and learn the fundamental techniques for creating your very own piece of papercut art under Emma's expert guidance. All tools and materials will be provided and the workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those wishing to improve their technique.  
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Date
Sat 20 October 2018
Time
11.00am
Venue
Workshop Room
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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
Big Screen
Reel Rock Film Tour

Reel Rock Film Tour

Reel Rock film Tour returns with their sell out film tour here at Rheged. Don’t miss an extraordinary collection of adventure and climbing films from some of the world’s best adventure filmmakers. Featuring alpine legends, amazing adventurers and climbing icons, prepare to be transported through the big screen to mountains and cliff faces across the globe as they attempt to achieve their dangerous lifelong ambitions. Visit www.reelrock.co.uk for more details.
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Date
Thu 15 November 2018
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Big Screen
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Mountain Bike evening with Hans Rey: Riding Life

Presented by Speakers from the Edge Hans Rey, the former World Champion, pioneer of Freeride, Mountain Bike Hall of Famer and mountain bike adventurer, will take audiences on an inspiring journey through his 30 year career and show you some of the best trails and destinations worldwide. Covering his early riding days in Germany, the mountain bike boom in America and his extreme biking feats and adventures, which include the first bike descent of Mt. Kenya, riding the Indian Himalayas,…
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Date
Sat 26 January 2019
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Theatre Screen
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Leo Houlding – The Spectre Expedition: To the End of the Earth

Presented by Speakers from the Edge. 1000 miles, 200+ kgs, 60 days, 1 incredible mountain. The story of Leo Houlding’s daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth; The Spectre, Antarctica. A tale of ambition, adventure, friendship and endeavour, uncovering some of the less known facts and history of the great white continent as well as other stories of cutting edge, vertical exploration. Illustrated with inspirational photography, high impact video, impressive graphics and interactive maps.…
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Date
Mon 11 February 2019
Time
7.30pm
Venue
Big Screen