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After so many events have been cancelled, and much of the po…

11th July 2020

After so many events have been cancelled, and much of the population still self isolating or shielding, @hodgsonwrites (from the Lakes and Dales) wanted to have an online literary festival. The festival started on the 7th July and will run…

Research from Beetfreaks Youth Trends, who also conducted re…

9th July 2020

Research from Beetfreaks Youth Trends, who also conducted research for us in Year One, shows that 58% of young people have said Covid-19 has left them unsure about their futures. So what has life been like for young people here…

Innovate Your Offer is back! A free, collaborative workshop …

7th July 2020

Innovate Your Offer is back! A free, collaborative workshop designed for young people aged 17 to 35 years old, who live and/or work in the Lakes and Dales. It will support the creative, business and cultural sectors to shape the…

Discover the people living and working in the Lakes and Dale…

6th July 2020

Discover the people living and working in the Lakes and Dales with Create Your Future. Here is Ian Read, Head of Participation and Learning with Lakeland Arrs, who features as a case study on our Create Your Future website. This…

Today @aerialfestival made an important announcement regard…

3rd July 2020

Today @aerialfestival made an important announcement regarding how it will go ahead in September (swipe!). We are really excited to experience the online programme mentioned here & this is still a great opportunity for the region. If you don’t follow…

We chat to Charles from @settle.stories about taking Yorkshi…

2nd July 2020

We chat to Charles from @settle.stories about taking Yorkshire Festival of Story and all 80 events digital, how his perception of the area has changed and running an arts organisation here. (Tech note: don’t worry the blurred screen ends after…

The full programme for @settle.stories Yorkshire Festival of…

2nd July 2020

The full programme for @settle.stories Yorkshire Festival of Story went live yesterday! 80 events streamed into your home this August and all for free! Join us on here tonight at 7.30pm as we chat to Executive Director Charles about taking…

We know many in the arts and culture sector are worried righ…

1st July 2020

We know many in the arts and culture sector are worried right now, in particular, venues. While emergency funding from key organisations such as @aceagrams and @heritagefunduk have been tremendously helpful,as the pandemic continues to affect the industry we ask…

@futurefixers Online Coaching Circle grew from the seed of a…

1st July 2020

@futurefixers Online Coaching Circle grew from the seed of an idea: to reach out and help people facing the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is group coaching with a people and planet focus to inspire, encourage and motivate you…

Join us on Thursday at 7.30pm for our insta-live with @settl…

29th June 2020

Join us on Thursday at 7.30pm for our insta-live with @settle.stories Executive Director, Charles Tyrer. We’ll be chatting to him about being a teenager here, returning to build on a successful career in the creative industry and turning this year’s…

It’s Monday. Another week of navigating this ever changing t…

29th June 2020

It’s Monday. Another week of navigating this ever changing time but together we can do it! We recently discovered @thespacearts & would encourage you to take a look at their website for some great resources if you work in the…

This week @freshperspective are going to be hosting the #Wo…

27th June 2020

This week @freshperspective are going to be hosting the #WobbleClub with @compasscreativeuk LIVE on Instagram! Wobble Club is the perfect way to spread a bit of joy, so make sure you join them and @compass_kate this Sunday at 1pm!🥰 See…

Discover the people living and working in the Lakes and Dale…

26th June 2020

Discover the people living and working in the Lakes and Dales with Create Your Future. With the help of creative, committed young people the culture, economy and character of the area will thrive. Here’s @rachelthorntonart with her career story, filmed…

Today we released our plan for our Live More Do More campaig…

24th June 2020

Today we released our plan for our Live More Do More campaign which includes loads of ways your organisation- whether that’s just you or a team- can get involved. Let’s re-imagine the opportunities, both in lockdown, when the world recovers…

One small positive of the Covid 19 crises has been the numbe…

22nd June 2020

One small positive of the Covid 19 crises has been the number of artists and creatives who have opened up their studios virtually. We’ve loved seeing more people’s creative processes and the places that they work in! What advice would…

The number of under 35s living in the Yorkshire Dales and La…

20th June 2020

The number of under 35s living in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District is 44% less than the national average. Great Place: Lakes and Dales aims to tackle the causes for this and one way was through our innovative architecture…

19 June 2020: Our chat with Lisa Jamieson, Strategy Consulta…

19th June 2020

19 June 2020: Our chat with Lisa Jamieson, Strategy Consultant, on how we can feel confident and resilient moving forward. The resources Lisa mentions will be listed here soon!  

We can’t host an in-person event right now but don’t forget …

18th June 2020

We can’t host an in-person event right now but don’t forget we are running an insta-live tomorrow at 12.30pm on ‘The Recovery Process for Your Organisation”. This is with with our Strategy Consultant, Lisa Jamieson. Lisa is an Associate of…

In our first IGTV series, discover the people living and wor…

17th June 2020

In our first IGTV series, discover the people living and working in the Lakes and Dales with Create Your Future. With the help of creative, committed young people the culture, economy and character of the area will thrive. Here’s @filmonthebrain…

As we begin to move into a new-normal, join us on Friday at …

16th June 2020

As we begin to move into a new-normal, join us on Friday at 12.30pm for an ⭐️insta-live⭐️ with our Strategy Consultant, Lisa Jamieson, as we discuss ‘The Recovery Process for Your Organisation”. Lisa has been working with individuals and organisations…

Thank you to @designshollyeva19 for not only joining in with…

15th June 2020

Thank you to @designshollyeva19 for not only joining in with @makethemarch but chatting about it and creating some mini-protesters at her Unique Kidz sessions. Have you made yours yet? – – – #makethemarch #lakesanddales #arts #crafts #creative #climatechange #colourful #artist…

@freshperspective are still on the lookout for creatives to …

14th June 2020

@freshperspective are still on the lookout for creatives to get involved in their Joy in Numbers project! 🎨 Given the current pandemic, they think it’s important to find alternative ways to spread a feeling of joy and community spirit. To…

There’s still time to email chloe.thwaites@northyorks.gov.uk…

11th June 2020

There’s still time to email chloe.thwaites@northyorks.gov.uk and get involved with this! – – – #haveyoursay #youthvoice #craven #skipton #settle #lakesanddales #northyorkshire

“The help we received from GPLD has allowed us to invest in …

10th June 2020

“The help we received from GPLD has allowed us to invest in the development of our staff so we can deliver the best service to the local community. It was also nice to commission an in-house mural from local artist…

Get involved in Kendal Unity Festival in two exciting ways! …

9th June 2020

Get involved in Kendal Unity Festival in two exciting ways! 1. All ages can create Unity Window Displays at home. 2. Young people are invited to record a short video of your view of Unity… If you’re a young person…