Riotous Youth Arts Project Coming to West Cumbria

West Coast Makers & the guys bringing unruly youth art to Workington!

Meet your new best arty friends, North Star Co-Design ā€“ a community interest company co-directed by Louie Ingham and Lee […] Read More

Making young music inclusive

Charity music event comes to the brickyard this month

Save the date for 15th February and get yersel down to the Brickyard to support young bands at an inclusive […] Read More
Queer Cumbria talk to punk portrait artist Twiggy

Whitehaven’s Queer Punk Artist

We catch up with Twiggy about art, spirituality & retractable claws!

If you thought punk was dead, think again. Over in Whitehaven Twiggy is busy in their studio creating queer art […] Read More
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Bookends Carlisle Creates New LGBTQ+ Section

New "neurospicey" manager Georgia creates epic new section and gives their top 5 queer reads

Bookends Carlisle has long been a space for LGBTQ+ allyship. With their diverse and welcoming staff and their dedication to […] Read More



Iā€™m shattering. My feathers are falling, my bones are breaking. My ligaments stretch, tight and taut, I thought I taught […] Read More
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All About Performer Cara Hamilton

Cara Hamilton is a performer from Dusseldorf, currently residing Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, and works in Carlisle.She has built a […] Read More

Chosen Family at Xmas

Queer Cumbria learns about the importance of our chosen families across the festive period

The holiday season for most conjures up comforting thoughts of time spent with family, meals shared, gifts exchanged, memories made. […] Read More

Trans Experience – School, College and Barbie

A non binary trans experience from young artist Albedo

Albedo is a brilliant young artist based in West Cumbria. We love their work and wanted to learn more about […] Read More

I Dont Get To Love Where I Live

Life as a Transgender person in rural Cumbria

The rays of sunset fall on the fells below Scafell Pike, dousing the terrain in a golden hue. Bluetits and […] Read More

Queer Astrological Forecast Part Two

Stock up on your positive affirmations to slay your way to 2024

Following on from last weeks queer astrological forecast by our friends at Crystal Vision, here’s part two, some useful affirmations […] Read More

Queer Puppetry Making Cardboard Cool

Carlisle Artist Aidan Dawson shares queer experience through photomontage

Aidan Dawson is working on a film project that talks of queer experience through the art of puppetry. Inspired by […] Read More

Queer Support of Palestine – Afeef Nessouli

We speak to journalist Afeef Nessouli about the current conflict and why he is urging people to see past mainstream queer-washing

In the midst of renewed turmoil in Palestine, where the spectre of hellfire once again casts its shadow over children […] Read More