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Work used in Beacons at Foxes 19th December 2018 Cumbrian based Mandy Hill's paintings are motivated by life and emotion; she connects personal experience to her perception and understanding of reality and the social world. You will find Mandy's work full of colour and textures of self expression, which are brought to life with the soul-provoking s...

 An exploration of dementia through performance and multimedia art, created using real interviews, medical research, and reimagined Shakespeare. Following our hugely successful projects on anxiety disorders, fibromyalgia and autism, we are finishing our "Living with..." series with our most ambitious project yet! WordForWord is collaborating w...

It was an event which recognised art, community and communication. Carlisle was chosen and put on (thanks to Aftab and Phil) solid show. To quote Andy Hopkins "In a time when the world seems to be collapsing in on itself, the Freiraum event in Carlisle on 09.12.18 was a huge moment in a small town. To hear poems in Urdu, Greek, Kurdish, Arabic, Ger...

​Directed in Carlisle by Phillip Hewitson Poets and writers from the monthly 'SpeakEasy' spoken word event in Carlisle, collaborated with other local writers and artists, to present a live event to showcase Carlisle's 'Sphere ofFreedom'. Writers, poets, musicians, performers, artists, film makers, photographers and others will contribute ...

Beacons are lit; to celebrate, to warn, to bring messages and comfort. People , places and events too are Beacons. In the dark we are linked by the light we make. The Patchwork Opera is putting on a performance at Foxes December 19th. To mark the solstice. The theme is around Beacons. Poems stories, film, paintings any creative act you think may fi...

I believe it will float. 

  About 5 years ago I went to this poetry reading at the source. I listened to some poems and read a couple of mine. I became aware of the guy who was running the event. He seemed to be meandering through the evening and organising it by the skin of his teeth. A typical poetry sort of bloke. Except there was something compelling about him. He ...

  So, my dear old Pembers. We are rehearing tomorrow night but I understand you wont be there. Another pathetic excuse for missing a practice. You wouldn't accept that from your students! What can I add to what has already been said so beautifully about you, the talent, warmth and generosity of spirit. 'Nothing, my Lord'. So, as my heart won't...

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