While the Covid-19 crisis is still so unpredictable and people are urged to stay at home we have hit pause on our use of the hashtag #LiveMoreDoMore but this campaign will be back and better than ever in the future. In the meantime, here’s a handy list of hashtags you or your organisation can join…

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During these unprecedented times and the continued uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we have spent the past ten days closely following government and NHS advice and consulting with our funding partners and programme delivery team. Between us we have made the sad but inevitable decision to postpone all forthcoming off-line programme activity including Aerial;…

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From sundown on 6 March to sundown on 7 March it is National Day of Unplugging. Okay, so we have stolen this day from America but we think it is a GREAT idea. After all, there is so much to enjoy here in the Lakes and Dales. As the day organisers explain, “we increasingly miss…

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In collaboration with us a new festival of contemporary music, literature and performance is coming to Ambleside and surrounding areas next year set against the stunning Lake District landscape. Titled Aerial, the festival will bring a contemporary twist to the area’s renowned art forms, celebrating the Lakes as a place of continued inspiration for the…

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As part of the business work strand for Great Place: Lakes and Dales, we would like to invite you to our workshop for creatives, cultural organisations and businesses. Innovate Your Offer is a free half day workshop (from midday on 11th December 2019 at Windermere Jetty) to explore how businesses, cultural organisations and young creatives…

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Hinterlands Rural Film Festival is set to return to Skipton in 2020 following this 2019’s inaugural festival. Taking place in some of Skipton’s favourite venues and unique spaces, the four-day film extravaganza showcases homegrown and international films which celebrate rural landscapes.  As well as film screenings, Hinterlands includes performances, activities and immersive experiences inspired by…

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Songs and poems are set to be the new pick-me-up at a trial ‘song surgery’ next month. Prescription poems and remedial tunes will be handed out to anyone feeling under par or stressed out at the special surgery being held in the Lake District at Ambleside Parish Centre. Opera singer Bibi Heal will offer drop-ins…

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You can try your hand at digital art in a groundbreaking open weekend which allows young artists to test their ideas. Matthew Annable, a Skipton-based musician and digital artist, and Mary Woolf, a Settle based photographic artist, are offering an opportunity to venture into the world of creative technology. At their base at Qworkery co-working…

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