Highway Cello

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Book now available from the EVAN Gallery, Penrith. “We Brits specialise in eccentrics; and they don’t come much more eccentric than Kenneth Wilson. Who on earth would voluntarily (or involuntarily) cycle around Europe with a cello? But Mr Wilson does … Continued

Trevor Grimshaw

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UNSEEN BARRY PHOTOGRAPHS – Trevor Grimshaw’s Unseen Archive Written by Frank Dixon, John Keith and Martin Dobson In 1977 Trevor Grimshaw published “Stilled Life”, a book of 36 black and white photographs of some of the redundant British Rail steam … Continued

Gallery North West Proximity

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Proximity – Lockdown and beyond: Friday, 1 May – Thursday, 1 June 2023 Gallery North West 24 Front Street, Brampton CA8 1NG “There is no place more delightful than one’s own fireplace. “ Cicero: Cicero was a lawyer, philosopher, and … Continued

Gallery North West Launch 2023

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Gallery opening- launch and preview evening: Friday, 24 March 2023 18:00-20:00 Gallery North West 24 Front Street, Brampton CA8 1NG We are holding an opening Launch evening at the new gallery on March 24th during the following times: 6.00 -7.00 … Continued


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Music and Nature – The Clifford Movement and Riverwoods   Come along to a fantastic night of local music and the first showing of Riverwoods in Cumbria. Friday 4th November 2022 7pm – 10pm Penrith Town Hall, Corney Square, Penrith, … Continued

Penrith Art Club Workshop

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‘CREATING A MONOCHROME OIL STUDY USING A ‘WIPE-OFF’ APPROACH’   Penrith Art Club One-day Workshop – Open to Non-members (£55) Saturday 5th November 10-4pm at Stainton Village Hall, Stainton, Penrith Tutor: Joan Prickett   Working in monochrome removes the bewildering … Continued

Focus on an EVAN artist: Kirsten Gilder

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“There’s nothing quite like the meeting of two printmakers to get the chat flowing, though not always just about printmaking.” Interview by Polly Marix Evans Kirsten Gilder is a screen printer, based in North Cumbria, creating hand-crafted textiles and original … Continued

Beneath the Beacon Song Project CD

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On sale now! Beneath the Beacon Song Project CD recorded at St Mary’s Church, Wreay. Performed by Dawn Hurton, Juliet Fossey, Peter Michael Rowan, June Swift, Gwen Bainbridge, Rich Evans, Thomas Corda-Stanley and Pete Moran. Mixed and mastered by Peter … Continued

Focus on an EVAN artist: Sarah Reid

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Sarah is primarily a pastel artist. Her fabulous jewel-like pictures, often depicting incredible sunsets and wet beaches with intensity of colour and atmosphere, are to be seen in her studio in Eden Valley Artistic Network Gallery, other galleries and venues … Continued


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On sale now! An album of 14 songs written and/or recorded during the period of lockdown March-July 2020, featuring some great artists from the Eden Valley Artistic Network. A project financed by EVAN through an EDC grant, providing local musicians … Continued

Focus on an EVAN artist: Karen McSkimming

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In our latest interview, Simon Whalley spoke to our lovely Karen McSkimming.  Unable to interview her in person they used ‘Face Time’ while enjoying a cup of coffee. Karen says she loves painting with a passion, especially animals.  Karen is … Continued