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[Press Release] Cumbria’s Literary Greats Inspire New Writing by Older People

Press Release For immediate release                                     13 October, 2016   Cumbria’s Literary Greats Inspire New Writing by Older People Elements festival welcomes the public to hear readings and to meet experts on the Wordsworths and Norman Nicholson A series of special events is taking place across Cumbria where audiences can hear new writing inspired by the […]

Why I Selected the Films – Lindsay River

What matters in this film is the love the daughter has for both her fathers, alive and dead, and the love they had, and still have, for her and for each other. It is a film of great beauty. We have asked each of our film panelists why they have selected their films for Elements, […]

Why I Selected the Films – Ruth Gould

In a world which over sentimentalises or demonises the lives of disabled people, it was a joy to watch and been my most shared film ever since. We have asked each of our film panelists why they have selected their films for Elements, and here are the answers from Ruth: Film One: Annie Dearest – […]

[Press Release] Movies to Enjoy as Elements Festival Launches in Cumbria

For immediate release                                  3 October, 2016   Movies to Enjoy as Elements Festival Launches in Cumbria The UK’s first month-long celebration of diversity and old age Elements, the UK’s first high-quality arts festival celebrating age and diversity, is underway following the weekend’s launch event in Penrith. The month-long festival emphasises on the achievements, joys, needs […]

[Press Release] Elements Launch will be a UK Festival First for Cumbria

For immediate release                                  27 September, 2016   Elements Launch will be a UK Festival First for Cumbria A month-long celebration of diversity and Age The launch takes place this weekend of a bright new month-long Cumbria-wide high quality arts festival celebrating age and diversity. Elements, which is the only event of its kind in the […]

[Press Release] Cumbria’s Rich Literary Heritage Inspires Over 60s Writing Project

 Press Release For immediate release                                          8 July, 2016   Cumbria’s Rich Literary Heritage Inspires Over 60s Writing Project Elements festival invites older members of Copeland’s minority community to join poet in creating new publication A creative writing project with lively trips and workshops, inspired by Cumbria’s rich literary traditions, is being launched for over 60s […]

Call for Participants

Join the renowned poet Pascale Petit, our first West Lakes Writer in Residence, to experience different approaches to creative writing in seven weeks through lively workshops and day trips! Who is it for: Over 60s with some or no experience of writing, residing in Copeland. Places in this programme are limited and people from minority backgrounds […]