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Here, Today – Featured in CELEBRATE Exhibition

10/09/2016 - 31/10/2016

One of our main commissions Here, Today returns to Tullie House as part of the final exhibition for CELEBRATE, a 2-year project exploring the LGBT History of Cumbria. Featuring well-known events and individuals, such as best-selling author Sir Hugh Walpole and artist Percy Kelly, as well as stories of everyday people and their friends and family, the exhibition showcasing the previously undiscovered living history of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans (LGBT) people in Cumbria. Those stories will be brought to…

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Festival Launch + Film: Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

01/10/2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The launch event of Elements festival - come and find out more about the ethos of the festival and its programme. Meet Pascale Petit, our first writer in residence and Adele Patrick, the co-founder of influential Glasgow Women's Library who selected three incredible films for Elements' film programme. The event will start with an introduction and talk by Pascale Petit, Pascale will then be joined by Adele to talk in conversation about one of Adele's selections - Salma, a documentary…

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Film: Freaks

02/10/2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Freaks (1932) Dir. Tod Browning, USA, 1hr 4min A circus’ beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

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The Wordsworth Trust on Black History

04/10/2016, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programme Join us to commemorate Black History Month and discover why William Wilberforce gave the young Dorothy Wordsworth ten guineas a year. Who were the Wordsworths visiting on the day they saw the famous daffodils? Who sat in the Dove Cottage kitchen and gave a first-hand report of what went on on-board the slave ships of the early 1800s? What connects Wordsworth, Haiti and post-revolutionary France? Find out more about the Wordsworths and their circle…

Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene

06/10/2016, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until 31/10/2016

Part of our Associated Events Programme ‘Setting the Scene’ is a series of weekly creative sessions for those living with dementia and their carers, enabling people to share, create and connect. A blend of simple drama exercises, singing, music and movement, storytelling, crafts and conversation, sessions are tailored to accommodate participant needs. Photo: Tom Kay

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[CANCELLED] CELEBRATE Talk & Film: Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

06/10/2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The first Film & Exhibition event at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009) Dir. Susan Muska, Gréta Olafsdóttir, USA, 67min After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early '60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through many battles, both personal and political. As Edie says, We just went on with this talent we have for wrestling joy from the…

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Love, Lies and Taxidermy

07/10/2016, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programm This is a boy meets girl story. Son of a Polish taxidermist meets daughter of a failing ice cream salesman at a medical research facility in Merthyr Tydfil. First date in Tesco and things are going well. But it's difficult to fall in love when your parents need saving from themselves, their weird hobbies and the threat of a prison sentence. An offbeat love story about Mr. Tutti Frutti, a stuffed owl and the…

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Film: Margarita with a Straw

07/10/2016, 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm

Margarita with a Straw (2014) Dir. Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar, India, 1hr 40min A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York. She unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery. £5 / £3 con. £10 for all three screenings at Penrith Old Fire Station

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Hunter Davies: My Life with Margaret

07/10/2016, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programme; with Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival Hunter Davies will be in conversation with Roger Bolton, who was also brought up in Carlisle, and presents “Feedback” on Radio 4. Hunter talks about his late wife, Margaret Forster who died in February following a long and courageous battle against cancer. They were married for almost 60 years. Margaret wrote extensively, both fiction and non-fiction, drawing on her Cumbrian background. Hunter and Roger will  no doubt talk about other…

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Karen Lloyd: The Gathering Tide – A personal journey around the Edgelands of Morecambe Bay

08/10/2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programme; with Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival Karen Lloyd will read from and talk about her bestselling book ‘The Gathering Tide. The author explores many of the bay’s best loved landscapes and digs into its hidden and little-known corners. On the journey she encounters iconic wildlife, discovers islands that may not exist, walks across the sands to Piel Island and explores the bay’s past through 400 year old sea-charts. This is also a very personal journey encountering…

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Joanna Cannon: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

08/10/2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programme; with Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is one of this year’s most hotly talked about debut novels.  When neighbour Mrs Creasy goes missing during the heatwave of 1976, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly turn amateur detective to find her.  The novel considers secrets, friendship and the challenges we can all face to find our fit in society. Joanna Cannon’s The Trouble with Goats and Sheep received rave reviews and charted at…

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Graham Robb: Cols and Passes of the British Isles

08/10/2016, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programme; with Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival The natural crossing point for man and animal, cols and passes are steeped in history and loved across Europe, but almost entirely ignored and unnamed on British maps. A nation of peak-baggers rather than col-walkers, the British have traditionally overlooked these magical places. A keen cyclist, Robb has personally crossed most of the cols described in the book, bringing to light a realm of trials and adventures for which every…

Mari Hannah & David Mark: From Facts to Fiction

08/10/2016, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programme; with Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival This event offers readers the chance to hear two internationally best-selling crime fiction writers in conversation. You will hear how Mari Hannah, a former probation officer, and Carlisle-born, former journalist David Mark, have turned their raw, real-life experiences, combined with skilled plotting and a great eye for character, into best-selling novels. A fantastic opportunity to hear two of the best writers of their genre discussing their work. Northumberland based scriptwriter…

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Love, Lies and Taxidermy

08/10/2016, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programm This is a boy meets girl story. Son of a Polish taxidermist meets daughter of a failing ice cream salesman at a medical research facility in Merthyr Tydfil. First date in Tesco and things are going well. But it's difficult to fall in love when your parents need saving from themselves, their weird hobbies and the threat of a prison sentence. An offbeat love story about Mr. Tutti Frutti, a stuffed owl and the…

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Film Triple Bill: Annie Dearest + A Last Farewell + Love is Strange

09/10/2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Annie Dearest: The Real Miracle Worker (2002) Dir. Terry Galloway and Diane Wilkins, USA, 8min Annie Dearest is a video parody of the classic film The Miracle Worker, which originally stared Patty Duke as deaf/blind Helen Keller and Anne Bancroft as Anne Sullivan, Helen's mentor and tormentor. Disability World heralded Annie Dearest as one of the 25 most outstanding disability films in 2000s. A Last Farewell (2013) Dir. Casper Andreas. Sweden. 13min A Last Farewell is both a calm and unsettling…

Jimmy McGovern in Conversation: Give the Devil the Best Tunes

09/10/2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programme; with Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival Jimmy McGovern’s television dramas – among them, Cracker, The Lakes, Hillsborough, Sunday, The Street, Accused, Reg – have won multiple BAFTAs and International Emmys. Crime novelist Isabelle Grey is one of many screenwriters with whom he has collaborated. She will be asking him about storytelling, character, dramatising true events and his love of classic Westerns. Jimmy McGovern was born in postwar Liverpool. He left school at 16 and did lots…

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Susan Calman: Cheer Up Love

09/10/2016, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programme; with Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival Susan Calman has depression and she's not alone in that. Despite being one of the funniest women in the UK, she has had her own black dog, the Crab of Hate, whispering in her ear since she can remember. And her answer? To talk about it.  Certain that the world needs people with a more cynical outlook on life, the book is a celebration of what she, and if statistics…

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Love, Lies and Taxidermy

09/10/2016, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programm This is a boy meets girl story. Son of a Polish taxidermist meets daughter of a failing ice cream salesman at a medical research facility in Merthyr Tydfil. First date in Tesco and things are going well. But it's difficult to fall in love when your parents need saving from themselves, their weird hobbies and the threat of a prison sentence. An offbeat love story about Mr. Tutti Frutti, a stuffed owl and the…

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1972: The Future of Sex

12/10/2016, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programm It’s 1972. An era of possibility and polyester and pubic hair. Ziggy Stardust is on Top of the Pops, Penny is writing an essay on Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Christine is watching Deepthroat. Brian is confused. Our parents are 20 and they’re having sex. A 90-minute romp through the ins and outs of those excellently awkward first sexual encounters. ‘We were inspired to make the show after considering our own attitudes towards sex in…

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Setting the Scene

13/10/2016, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until 31/10/2016

Part of our Associated Events Programme ‘Setting the Scene’ is a series of weekly creative sessions for those living with dementia and their carers, enabling people to share, create and connect. A blend of simple drama exercises, singing, music and movement, storytelling, crafts and conversation, sessions are tailored to accommodate participant needs. Photo: Tom Kay

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Film Double Bill: A Last Farewell + Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

14/10/2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Double Bill. Introduced by Lindsay River, LGBT Advisor to Age UK & Lee Wicks from Friends and Supporters of the Furness LGBT Community A Last Farewell (2013) Dir. Casper Andreas. Sweden. 13min A Last Farewell is both a calm and upsetting portrait of an aging author's sorrow over the death of his long-term partner. Haunted by visions of his late husband, and in conflict with his daughter who is trying to renew the ties between them, he must tackle the…

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Film Triple Bill: A Last Farewell + Annie Dearest + The Tribe

16/10/2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

With Ruth Gould, Director, DaDaFest A Last Farewell (2013) Dir. Casper Andreas. Sweden. 13min A Last Farewell is both a calm and unsettling portrait of an aging author's sorrow over the death of his long-term partner. Haunted by visions of his late husband, and in conflict with his daughter who is trying to renew the ties between them, he must tackle the impossible task of moving on and finding peace in the wake of a devastating loss. Annie Dearest: The…

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Meet the Writers – Drop in Sessions

19/10/2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and meet Pascale and some of the participants and hear about their experiences, and also get your signed copy of Pascale's latest book Fauverie

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West Lakes Writing Reading – Whitehaven

19/10/2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The first reading of writing created by participants in our West Lakes Writing Workshops and Pascale Petit - the writer in residence, we will be joined by locally-based poet Neil Curry, who is also an expert on Norman Nicholson. Neil will read some of Nicholson's poems as well as his own. Inspired by the richness of Cumbria’s literature traditions, Elements host a 2-month writer in residence project in partnership with Age UK West Cumbria, Florence Arts Centre and the Wordsworth Trust. For…

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Setting the Scene

20/10/2016, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until 31/10/2016

Part of our Associated Events Programme ‘Setting the Scene’ is a series of weekly creative sessions for those living with dementia and their carers, enabling people to share, create and connect. A blend of simple drama exercises, singing, music and movement, storytelling, crafts and conversation, sessions are tailored to accommodate participant needs. Photo: Tom Kay

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West Lakes Writing Reading – Grasmere

20/10/2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reading of writing created by participants in our West Lakes Writing Workshops and Pascale Petit - the writer in residence, the event in Grasmere will focus on the inspiration from William and Dorothy Wordsworth. Inspired by the richness of Cumbria’s literature traditions, Elements host a 2-month writer in residence project in partnership with Age UK West Cumbria, Florence Arts Centre and the Wordsworth Trust. For its first year, we have invited renowned poet Pascale Petit to work with a group of 60+…

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West Lakes Writing Reading – Keswick

23/10/2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Reading of writing created by participants in our West Lakes Writing Workshops and Pascale Petit - the writer in residence, the event in Keswick will focus on the inspiration from Sir Hugh Walpole. Inspired by the richness of Cumbria’s literature traditions, Elements host a 2-month writer in residence project in partnership with Age UK West Cumbria, Florence Arts Centre and the Wordsworth Trust. For its first year, we have invited renowned poet Pascale Petit to work with a group of 60+ residents in…

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Film: If These Walls Could Talk 2

23/10/2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) Dir. Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge, Anne Heche, USA, 1 hour 36min Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades in 1961, 1972 and 2000. It was a follow up of the acclaimed original in 1996, and was originally made for TV. £5 / £2 con. £10 for all three ticketed screenings at Florence Arts Centre

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Meet the Writers – Drop in Sessions

24/10/2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and meet Pascale and some of the participants and hear about their experiences, and also get your signed copy of Pascale's latest book Fauverie

Credit Masayo Matsuda Pascale Petit tutoring at Tate Modern

West Lakes Writing Reading – Millom

24/10/2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reading of writing created by participants in our West Lakes Writing Workshops and Pascale Petit - the writer in residence Inspired by the richness of Cumbria’s literature traditions, Elements host a 2-month writer in residence project in partnership with Age UK West Cumbria, Florence Arts Centre and the Wordsworth Trust. For its first year, we have invited renowned poet Pascale Petit to work with a group of 60+ residents in Copeland. After 7 weeks of workshops and day trips with Pascale,…

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Meet the Writers – Drop in Sessions

25/10/2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and meet Pascale and some of the participants and hear about their experiences, and also get your signed copy of Pascale's latest book Fauverie

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West Lakes Writing Reading – Egremont

25/10/2016, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For final reading of writing created by participants in our West Lakes Writing Workshops and Pascale Petit - the writer in residence, we return to Florence Arts Centre - the host organisation for the residency. Inspired by the richness of Cumbria’s literature traditions, Elements host a 2-month writer in residence project in partnership with Age UK West Cumbria, Florence Arts Centre and the Wordsworth Trust. For its first year, we have invited renowned poet Pascale Petit to work with a group…

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Film: Salma

25/10/2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following the last reading of our West Lakes Residency, a screening of award-winning documentary Salma - selected by Adele Patrick, co-founder of Glasgow Women's Library. Salma (2013) Dir. Kim Longinotto. UK. 91min Internationally-acclaimed, multiple award winning filmmaker Kim Longinotto returns to Sundance 2013 with the World Premiere of her new documentary, SALMA-the extraordinary story of a woman who becomes the legendary activist, politician, poet, Salma.

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Morning at the Museum

26/10/2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programme We would like to invite you to spend a morning with us at the museum to take a closer look at some of our objects from Victorian kitchenware to costume from the 1960’s! Relax and enjoy a cup of tea whilst sharing stories, meeting new people, and discovering more about our exhibitions and collections. We particularly welcome older people experiencing memory loss and their friends, family and carers.  

Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene

27/10/2016, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until 31/10/2016

Part of our Associated Events Programme ‘Setting the Scene’ is a series of weekly creative sessions for those living with dementia and their carers, enabling people to share, create and connect. A blend of simple drama exercises, singing, music and movement, storytelling, crafts and conversation, sessions are tailored to accommodate participant needs. Photo: Tom Kay

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Film Double Bill: Women Like Us + A Last Farewell

27/10/2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Double Bill - two extraordinary films about older lesbian and gay people, their relationships and families. Introduced by Rosalind Pearson, co-director of Women Like Us. Women Like Us (1990) Dir. Suzanne Neild & Rosalind Pearson. UK. 55min A pioneering amateur documentary showing lives of lesbians over 60, which has not been surpassed in terms of introducing older lesbians and making space for them to speak for themselves. A Last Farewell (2013) Dir. Casper Andreas. Sweden. 13min A Last Farewell is…

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Exploring Cumbria’s Black History Through Poetry

29/10/2016, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Part of our Associated Events Programme Black and minority ethnic people have had connections with Cumbria since the 3rd century, working and contributing equally to the economy, culture and heritage of Cumbria. The writings of the Wordsworths are run through with references to race, ethnicity and social justice. Together with The Wordsworth Trust and AWAZ Cumbria, Tullie House is marking Black History Month with a day of reflective responses from local community poetry groups. We hope that you will be…

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