In these unprecedented times, like everyone else, the GPLD team has been working hard to make the best of the new normal. It was with heavy hearts, but a sense of inevitability that we had to press pause on our offline and events activities. Aerial a festival of sounds and words in the South Lakes,…

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As we all find our best ways of coping with life under lockdown, our creative board members and partners have been busy moving activities online where possible and sharing on social media. Here’s some of what’s been going on: The Wordsworth Trust marked the poet’s 250th birthday on April 7 by sharing a tribute from…

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Now is the perfect time to research and be inspired for life after lockdown and this is where our Create Your Future resource comes into its own. The dedicated website createyourfuture.me.uk offers advice to young people interested in pursuing careers in the creative industries in the Lakes and Dales. Launched in January, the unique resource…

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Dales sixth former Seth Benn has been inspired by our Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) competition for flexible housing as he works towards his ambition of becoming an architect. Seth is completing an architectural work experience project with us, focusing on the competition, which aimed to select designs to meet the needs of young…

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Our Seedfundees have spent the last 12 to 18 months developing and completing their projects and despite a planned celebration event falling prey to lockdown, we are still able to celebrate successes online. Take a look at the Funding the Future booklet to get an idea of the creativity and innovation out there and be…

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Photographer and film maker Juliet Klottrup grew up ‘down South’ but spent her childhood holidays scampering around the Lakes. She fell in love with the Dales when she moved to the area, aged 18. Juliet’s parents, originally from the north, relocated to the Ingleton area and she immediately felt inspired by the uniqueness of the…

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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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