Event Type ARMITT EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM
The Armitt Museum Monday 4th March12:00 – approximately 16:00 The Armitt Museum hosts local artist Ben Dodge for
The Armitt Museum
Monday 4th March
12:00 – approximately 16:00
The Armitt Museum hosts local artist Ben Dodge for an afternoon screen printing workshop. Ben will lead attendees through the technicalities of screen printing and each will be able to take home a set of prints for themselves. There will be two pre-selected designs and attendees will have the opportunity to design their own print as well. These designs can be printed onto high-quality print paper and/or textiles.
Provided in the workshop
• High quality printing paper
• Screen printing inks
• Materials for stencils
• Printing equipment
• Expert guidance by Ben Dodge
Attendees will need to bring
• Up to three textiles/garments that they wish to print onto, for best results these would need to be natural fibre e.g. a cotton t-shirt or hoody.
Attendees will have the opportunity to print each of the three designs onto print paper and on up to three textiles/garments for up to 6 total printed items to take home at the end of the session. Please dress appropriately for a workshop involving ink, attendees must be 18+.
(Monday) 12:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+00:00)
The Armitt Museum Friday 8th March19:30 – 21:00“Sometimes, you know, you see him, and sometimes you don’t. It’s just as
The Armitt Museum
Friday 8th March
19:30 – 21:00
“Sometimes, you know, you see him, and sometimes you don’t. It’s just as he pleases. I think: he’s there, but he has some power over your eyes…”
M R James first wrote his ghost stories to perform to friends in Kings College Cambridge in the year leading up to World War One. Now, over a century after their first publication, Nunkie Theatre Company have bought two of the eeriest and most entertaining back to life in this gripping, candlelit one-man show.
Lost Hearts was among the first stories the author wrote and it offers one of his most memorable villains, the predatory scholar Mr Abney. It is paired here with perhaps James’s most poignant and personal work: A Warning to the Curious, in which a young archaeologist is haunted and hunted by the guardian of an ancient treasure.
The English seaside has never looked so menacing.
“Lloyd Parry’s mastery of the role is itself an act of possession.”
The New Yorker
‘Performer Robert Lloyd Parry has been touring several shows based on the works of M R James around the UK since 2007, and he appeared as the author in Mark Gatiss’s acclaimed BBC Documentary: “M R James: Ghost Writer.” He has also adapted and performed works by H G Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Saki and H P Lovecraft.’
(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)
9th March18:00 – 19:30 The talk will illustrate the story of the barriers encountered by the first female fell runners who fought
18:00 – 19:30
The talk will illustrate the story of the barriers encountered by the first female fell runners who fought to participate in the early days of this male-dominated sport. Despite experiencing discouragement and resistance, these women responded with personal courage and self-confidence. Thanks to them, women now compete at traditional fell races, international mountain races and endurance challenges in increasing numbers. It is a story of a fight for equality of opportunity and reward.
About the Speakers
Steve Chilton is the author of five books on fell and mountain running, all highly regarded both inside and outside the sport. His first book, It’s a Hill, Get Over It, won the Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition. He is a long-time member of the Fell Runners Association, and has run in many of the classic fell races, as well as mountain marathons. Steve is a UKA qualified long-distance coach and has coached and mentored many women and men, and young athletes, over four decades. His latest book is Voices from the hills: pioneer women fell and mountain runners.
Carol Campbell has been a top fell runner from 1974 onwards and the first female to be voted onto Fell Runners Association committee in 1978.
Copies of ‘Voices from the Hills: Pioneer Women Fell and Mountain Runners’ will be available for sale and signing at this event.
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+00:00)
The Armitt Museum Join us at The Armitt for a special event as we celebrate the launch of a second edition of
The Armitt Museum
Join us at The Armitt for a special event as we celebrate the launch of a second edition of Ann Radcliffe’s Observations during a Tour to the Lakes, edited and introduced by Dr Penny Bradshaw.
In 1794, Ann Radcliffe was at the very height of her fame, having already published three of her most successful Gothic novels before producing her account of her experiences in the region titled Observations during a Tour to the Lakes.
A scholarly edition of Observations was first published by Penny Bradshaw in 2014. This 10th-anniversary edition, published by Hobnob Press in March, provides a new generation with an opportunity to experience Radcliffe’s literary perspectives on a landscape that was still in the process of imaginative discovery.
The event will include a talk and Q&A with Penny Bradshaw, as well as an opportunity to purchase a copy of the new edition and have it signed. Light refreshments will also be provided.
About the speaker
Dr Penny Bradshaw is an Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Cumbria. She is the program Leader for the MA Literature, Romanticism, and the Lake District and thematic lead for Cultural Landscapes within the University’s Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas. Penny specialises in regional Romanticism and literary responses to place. Other recent publications include The Lake Poems of John Wilson (2012), A Literary Walking Tour of Ambleside (2021), and A Literary Walking Tour of Carlisle (2023). Penny is currently writing a book on Beatrix Potter for Bloomsbury Academic.
(Saturday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+00:00)
26th March14:00 – 15:30 The Borrowdale Wad Mine was famous as the richest, purest and most strategically important Graphite Mine in the
14:00 – 15:30
The Borrowdale Wad Mine was famous as the richest, purest and most strategically important Graphite Mine in the world. The mine made a fortune for its owners and arguably helped Britain become the nation with the strongest military force in the 18th & 19th centuries. And in the 19th century it allowed the Pencil factories of Keswick to produce the finest products much prized internationally. But during the 20th century the mine and it’s fascinating history was largely forgotten. This talk aims to bring that history back to life.
About the Speaker
Mark is a member of CATMHS, the Cumbria Mining History Society, and has been actively exploring, researching and presenting on the mining heritage of The Lake District for many years.
(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)