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 until the 21st July 2020. It will consist of a curated selection of readings, released…

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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 in the Lakes and Dales? Four of them give us an insight in our latest…

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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 world as we move forwards. This online event will help to frame plans for the…

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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 was filmed back in 2019 and is still really useful if you’re considering a career…

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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 them yet – make sure you do! @aerialfestival #aerial

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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 a few seconds, to head straight to when Charles joins skip to 2 minutes in!)…

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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 this festival digital, why it’s not just a substitute for the planned live event but…

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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 you to join in the Campaign for the Arts. Arts and Culture contributes £10.6 billion…

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@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 to stay on track in your business and lifestyle from Bentley-Brown Associates, based here in…

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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 Yorkshire Festival of Story digital. If you have any questions for him just DM us.…

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