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The Boy Melancholy

The Barrow Artist using art to open a dialogue about mental health

Inks, watercolour and marker pens are used as tools of expression by Johnny Kavanagh aka The Boy Melancholy. He takes […] Read More
cool kid by the popcorn

I can handle another 949 days of this school, I think

Ten Year Old Creative Writer Overcomes the Lipbalm Mob!

When we received a reader story by 10 year old Delilah we were so taken by their humour and imagination […] Read More

Queer Punk duo bringing Joyous Rage to The Brickyard

We catch up with Glasgow duo 'Comfort' before their Carlisle gig

As a little ice-breaker before their much anticipated visit to Carlisle, we wanted to get to know siblings Sean and […] Read More

Saturday Town shows us the future is bright, wild and queer.

Casey Orr is the photographer capturing our creative, radical and brave youth movement in its technicolor beauty

The radical self expression of youth is being captured via pop-up technicolour studios across northern England, thanks to Casey Orr […] Read More
Luke Morgan potter

The Anarchist Potter Celebrating Imperfection

Luke Morgan creates non-conformist pots that celebrate the beauty of our broken parts

If Kurt Cobain was a plate, he would have been turned, glazed, fired…and smashed, by Luke Morgan. Queer Cumbria are […] Read More

Why the king’s speech stinks

Art Spells Out UK Corruption

Some artists, when faced with the stark white walls of a gallery space, would be forgiven for taking a nervous […] Read More
QUEER SOBER ZINE

QUEER SOBER ZINE

ART STUDENT REIN LEE BANKS CREATES A QUEER SOBER MAP OF LONDON

To keep thriving, queer communities have learned that health and contentment are rarely found at the bottom of a Blue […] Read More
Bella Howard screaming fashion

TRICK OR TREAT?! BELLA HOWARD SHOOTS THE KIDS OF CARLISLE

IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE HALLOWEEN TO DO A FULL LOOK...

Back in 2022 Bella Howard took time off from shooting fashion campaigns and pop culture superstars to visit Carlisle with […] Read More

THEN & NOW

EIGHT YEARS LATER, QC CATCH UP WITH THE SMILING STAR OF OUR COVER PHOTO!

Eight years after the iconic photo was taken by Stephen Benson, Queer Cumbria catch up with the young person in […] Read More
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Emerging Artist | Leon

Being queer changes how you see the world and sparks creativity

Tell us a bit about yourself… Leon, 19 and from Carlisle…I’m studying illustration at the University of Huddersfield and I […] Read More

Our Fave Moments of Graduate Art

Artist Molly Hughes explores their favourite degree show moments

Art is hard to write about sometimes. I have always struggled to put my feelings about it into words without […] Read More

It’s Proud Out West!

We speak to Glenn Anderson, co-founder of Proud & Diverse Cumbria CIC about celebrating diversity out West

Whitehaven now has its first ever Pride thanks to a brand new CIC, Proud and Diverse Cumbria (PADC). We chatted […] Read More
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