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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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
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Vocal workshop Cumbria – ABBA: Mamma Mia

Join Vocal Workshops Cumbria for a fun, relaxed and educational vocal workshop! Each workshop will cover many aspects of singing technique followed by covering some of the wonderful songs from the Mamma Mia films! Open to any age and no experience is necessary Parental supervision required.
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Date
Tue 23 October 2018
Time
2.00pm
Venue
Pennine Gallery
Reel Rock Film Tour

Reel Rock Film Tour

Get ready for a night of nail-biting adrenaline! The international Reel Rock Film Tour is coming to Penrith this November, featuring a brand-new collection of the most extreme climbing and adventure films on the planet! The tour will premiere four new films, starring the world’s top climbers as they attempt to achieve their lifelong ambitions in far-flung locations, from icy Antarctica to the Bedouin canyonlands of the Middle East. Expect jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys, spectacular scenery and rollicking humour… coming at…
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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
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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
Big Screen