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Posts Tagged ‘Spring 2019 newsletter’

Hinterlands

We’re very excited that the first Hinterlands international rural film festival for the Lakes and Dales takes place in Skipton from May 16-19. A partnership between seasoned festival organisers, Wild Rumpus, and GPLD, Hinterlands is a celebration of countryside-themed cinema covering genres from horror to Wild West, survival and true stories to growing up. Lots…

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Support for young creatives

Congratulations go to the recipients of the first round of funding from the Branching Out and Acorn Funds, who were announced in February. Almost 50 applicants put in for round two which closed at the end of March with the successful people and projects due to be announced by mid May. Meanwhile, the lucky applicants…

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Mary has designs on signs

Look out for new Craven boundary signs which will be appearing on roads around the area in time for the cycling Road World Championships in September. These signs for Craven District Council will be special – they are being designed by 24-year-old GPLD creative champion Mary Woolf. Settle-based Mary is a photographic artist. She said:…

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Skipton – Happy Town

Skipton is a town of smiles. Traditionally the ‘Gateway to the Dales’, it has also found fame as the UK’s happiest place to live, according to The Sunday Times. It has a historic vibe with its imposing Norman castle keeping guard at the top of the striking High Street, but a rural feel as the…

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A Future for Culture

Our ‘future-proofing’ professional development training for Lakes and Dales-based cultural organisations has had a fantastic response. Called ‘A Future For Culture’ the six-to-nine month training scheme will look at what needs to be done to engage current and new audiences in different ways and to allow true participation of all ages, especially younger generations. The…

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Fresh Perspective

Pilot youth network Fresh Perspective is up and running in Skipton with plans to roll out to Kendal later in the year. The project brings together 16-25 year olds for evening get-togethers based around what young people would like to see on the cultural agenda in the area. The idea is that the group will…

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Kane Pulford-Roberts, The Clubhouse Coffee & Cycling

Work brought Kane Pulford-Roberts to Leeds, but the pull of a growing indy coffee scene and fantastic cycling was behind his decision to move to Skipton. Kane fulfilled a long-held dream to work for himself when he opened a specialist café in the town in July 2018. The Clubhouse Coffee & Cycling does exactly what…

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Josh Simpson, The Art Mill

Kendal based artist Josh Simpson is behind Picasso’s Playground, a project to bring a theatrical life drawing experience for all the family to festivals and schools. Josh runs The Art Mill, at Mealbank in Kendal, home of the upcycling initiative Ragtag Community Scrapstore, and studio base for emerging artists, along with his sister, Emily Dewhurst.…

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