Farrer's of Kendal

A Royal Visit

Posted on 25th January 2019

Kendal coffee and tea merchants Farers are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year and what better way to celebrate a birthday than with a Royal visit! HRH The Countess of Wessex will be visiting John Farrer & Co at their modern premises on the Shap Road Industrial Estate on 6th February 2019. The Countess will take a […]

Lakeland Arts

Forgotten Cumbrian craft comes alive at Museum of Lakeland Life

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One of only four swill basket makers in the entire world, Lorna Singleton keeps alive an ancient Lake District tradition. From her workshop in the shadow of the Cumbrian fells, Singleton uses long-established methods to create beautiful hand-woven baskets for the modern day. Now her work will go on show in a new exhibition here in […]

Kurt Schwitters, Mr Routledge, 1945 © DACS 2018. Photograph Lakeland Arts Trust

‘Refuge: The Art of Belonging’ comes to Abbot Hall Gallery

Posted on 2nd January 2019

Refuge: The Art of Belonging will be heading to Abbot Hall Art Gallery from 15th February to 29th June 2019. The show tells the story of artists who found a safe haven here in Britain as a result of Nazi occupation including artists Kurt Schwitters, Hilde Goldschmidt, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Lucian Freud, and Frank Auerbach. The […]