What’s Happening

Events list will be updated regularly

Exhibition at Tullie House, from September 18 – November 6, 2021.


Meet the commissioned Artists. Online, October 14th, 6.00-7.00pm. Book here.


Previous events …

28 June 2021


Call for the ‘Artful Cumbria’ paid commission opens:

An invitation to submit ideas for creating one piece to respond to the emergent map of artful ways, and the reflections people share.


Find out more about applying here


25 June – 25 July 2021

ARTFUL WAYS MONTH

The month for making your artful ways and sharing your stories and creative pieces. Every creative piece submitted will be shared in the website gallery, and considered for inclusion in the Artful Ways exhibition.

Find out more about taking part here


26 June 2021

Guided Walk: Grizedale Forest

Harriet and Rob Fraser will be leading a walk in Grizedale Forest. This will be a wander through woodland to a high point in the forest, taking in a number of outdoor sculptures. Get in touch if you’d like to join: places are limited and details will be shared on receipt of your email. Email: artfulways.cumbria@gmail.com.


1 July – 3 July 2021

Guided Walks: EskFest in Eskdale

Artful Ways at Esk Fest in the beautiful Eskdale Valley. We’ll be there with a tent, so come and chat with us PLUS we’ll be leading a walk with a creative twist on Friday and Saturday mornings (starting 10am). One will be uphill and ‘wild’; the other is a very leisurely low-level stroll.


1 July 2021

Group Walk: The Poetry Path, Kirkby Stephen

Kirkby Stephen & a Dawdle along the Poetry Path. The Dawdles walking group will be meeting to wander, taking extra time to stop and admire twelve individual stones engraved with Meg Peacock’s poetry, which follows the farmers’ year with poems written to reflect sense of place. Anne Sandell will be co-ordinating this event and will be inspiring people to get creative! Suggestions might include your poem inspired by the stones or landscape, a photograph or drawing, or you may simply do a crayon rubbing from the stones. If you’d like to join, click the arrow below for details.

Poetry Dawdle details

Meet at the Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen, 1030am.

We will go whatever the weather – please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the day – we will adapt walks when essential. — All walks should take about an hour unless otherwise stated – DAWDLES Walk ‘Little extra/Extra’ are longer and are taken at a quicker pace. — Where there is a car share, allow for extra time to reach destinations and return. We usually find optional refreshments.

Any questions please contact Ann Sandell on 01768371976.


7 July 2021

Event – Answers on a Postcard Please: Derwentwater

Answers on a Postcard Please is a participatory Artful Way with Claire Webzell and Stefan Escreet. The route is the very popular 10-mile circular walk around Derwentwater. They will set out with a stock of blank postcards, drawing and writing implements.  At various points on the route they will set up a ‘making table’ and invite members of the public passing by to respond to Artful Ways. Find out where and when they’ll be in the blog.


10 July 2021

Group Walk: Windermere

Harriet and Rob Fraser will be leading a walk in Windermere, heading up to Orrest Head (the point at which Alfred Wainwright began his journey around the summits of the Lake District) and past the Footprint building, which is a hive of creativity. Get in touch if you’d like to join: places are limited and details will be shared on receipt of your email. Email: artfulways.cumbria@gmail.com.


11 July 2021

Dance Session: Carlisle

Multicultural Cumbria have partnered with Artful Ways to develop Dance Carousel sessions which are open to all ladies to take part in. The events are on 11th and 18th July, at 12-2pm the University of Cumbria’s Brampton Road campus.  Everyone will be encouraged to play with ideas and collaborate to create a unique piece of choreography and there will be the chance to be part of a film of the event which will be submitted to the Artful Ways touring exhibition. To book please get in touch with Multicultural Cumbria or book via the google form.


13 July 2021

Group Walk: The Studio Morland

If you’d prefer to walk with company, Kate at The Studio Morland is offering free guided walks as part of The Artful Ways project on 13th and 22nd July (1pm until 3pm). Kate has designed a map with a number of routes surrounding the studio area. If you would like to join in with this guided walk fill in the form.


14-25 July 2021

Group Walks: Florence Arts Centre

Florence Arts Centre are helping you get moving with some guided walks through both town and countryside as part of The Artful Ways project, on Wednesdays to Sundays (11am until 4pm) from 14th-25th July. They will assist you to track your walk with the GPX app and will provide art material packs to help you get creative. Please contact florence@florenceartscentre.com if you’d like more information.


18 July 2021

Dance Session: Carlisle

Multicultural Cumbria have partnered with Artful Ways to develop Dance Carousel sessions which are open to all ladies to take part in. The events are on 11th and 18th July, at 12-2pm the University of Cumbria’s Brampton Road campus.  Everyone will be encouraged to play with ideas and collaborate to create a unique piece of choreography and there will be the chance to be part of a film of the event which will be submitted to the Artful Ways touring exhibition. To book please get in touch with Multicultural Cumbria or book via the google form.


18 July 2021

Group Walk: Walney

Harriet and Rob Fraser will be leading a walk on Walney Island. Get in touch if you’d like to join: places are limited and details will be shared on receipt of your email. Email: artfulways.cumbria@gmail.com.


18 July 2021

Group Walk: South Walney to Piel Island

Rachel Capovila (one of the four ‘My Artful Way’ commissioned artists) will be walking from South Walney at low tide across to Piel Island with local naturalist John Murphy. The walk will take place on Sunday 18th July at 10am.

More details

Ring 07891 006434 to find out more and book your place.


22 July 2021

Group Walk: The Studio Morland

If you’d prefer to walk with company, Kate at The Studio Morland is offering free guided walks as part of The Artful Ways project on 13th and 22nd July (1pm until 3pm). Kate has designed a map with a number of routes surrounding the studio area. If you would like to join in with this guided walk fill in the form.


22 July 2021

Group Walk: Lady Anne’s Way – Aisgill to Outhgill, Mallerstang

A walk being held by the Dawdles group in Kirkby Stephen. Follow Lady Anne’s Way downhill through Mallerstang valley past Hellgill Force, surrounded by Mallerstang Edge and Wildboar Fell with spectacular views, approximately 3.5 miles – taking in the Watercut statue by Mary Bourne, the first of the Eden Benchmarks and, Andy Goldsworthy Outhgill Pinfold Cone plus the replica Jew Stone.

More details

Meet at the Cloisters, Kirkby Stephen, 1030am. Arrangements can be made to meet at Outhgill. Please book ahead: contact Ann Sandell on 01768371976.


24 July 2021

Guided Walk: Lowther

Harriet and Rob Fraser will be leading a walk around the open grounds of the Lowther Estate (not including a visit to the castle). Get in touch if you’d like to join: places are limited and details will be shared on receipt of your email. Email: artfulways.cumbria@gmail.com.


18 September – 30 October 2021

Exhibition open at Tullie House.


April – May 2022

Exhibition open at The Studio Morland.


June – July 2022

Exhibition touring to Florence Arts Centre (Egremont)


Get Artful …

LET’S PUT CREATIVITY ON THE MAP!