Category Archives: Youth

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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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

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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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

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

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

THEN & NOW

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

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

It’s Proud Out West!

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

100 Years of Youth Culture

In 2022 I had the pleasure of working with the Museum of Youth Culture to collect and exhibit images of […] Read More
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