Category Archives: Cumbria

Riotous Youth Arts Project Coming to West Cumbria

Meet your new best arty friends, North Star Co-Design – a community interest company co-directed by Louie Ingham and Lee […] Read More
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Whitehaven’s Queer Punk Artist

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

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

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

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

I Dont Get To Love Where I Live

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

Inks, watercolour and marker pens are used as tools of expression by Johnny Kavanagh aka The Boy Melancholy. He takes […] Read More
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I can handle another 949 days of this school, I think

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

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

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

Some artists, when faced with the stark white walls of a gallery space, would be forgiven for taking a nervous […] Read More
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TRICK OR TREAT?! BELLA HOWARD SHOOTS THE KIDS OF CARLISLE

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