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Lancaster Area Arts Round-Up from Saturday 25th March 2017

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Sailing Boats, Venice by John Ruskin
Sailing Boats, Venice by John Ruskin
Author: 
Peter Clarke

Local Listings for Literature Events, Visual Arts & Exhibitions

 

16th January to 31st March 2017

Raindrops on Roses: Curator's Choice

Ruskin Library and Research Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YW
Tel: 01524 593587

This display represents a personal selection of favourites from the Ruskin Collection, chosen by the Curator, Stephen Wildman, who retires in September this year. It includes several works rarely exhibited, and some not previously displayed.

Ruskin library

 

1st January to 31st March 2017

Reading Between the lines

Carnforth Station Visitors' Centre
Warton Road
Carnforth, Lancashire
LA5 9TR

A selection of poetry and prose by the Bare Writers group

 

 

Monday 13th March to Sunday 9th April

Road Works by Jeremy Braund

The Dukes gallery
Moor Lane
Lancaster
LA1 1QE

Photographs that aim to discover the art that exists in the commonplace road surface. Images showing the mundane and strictly functional in a new light.

The Dukes gallery

 

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Road Art Work
Road Art Work

Till 30th April 2017 10:00 to 17:00

Exhibition ~ Behind the Wall

Lancaster City Museum,
Lancaster
LA1 1HT.
Tel: 01524 64637

Behind The Wall is an exhibition exploring and revealing the fascinating history and everyday world of the awardwinning Standfast and Barracks site in Lancaster. Mirador, a Lancaster-based arts and heritage company, has worked with some of the country’s most creative minds to bring the site's hidden heritage to life - from its birth as a carriage and wagon works and its role as an internment camp in World War One to its nine decades as an international fabric printing company.
Free Entry. Venue closed every Monday

Exhibition details

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Behind the wall exhibition
Behind the wall exhibition

 

Saturday 25th March 2017 from 11:00 to 15:00

'Bonkers' family workshop (Lancaster)

Lancaster City Museum,
Lancaster LA1 1HT.
Tel: 01524 64637

Drop in to a 'bonkers' family workshop at the City Museum on Saturday, March 25 inspired by a well known Lancaster clock tower. Husband and wife artists, Bonker*s Clutterbucks, will lead the drop in from 11am-3pm where families can make up model clock tower and tram kits inspired by Lancaster's Standfast & Barracks factory site which is the focus of the Behind The Wall exhibition running at the Museum from March 4-May 1. The workshop is free and there's no need to book.

Bonkers workshop

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Bonker*s Clutterbucks  - Model Clock Tower
Bonker*s Clutterbucks - Model Clock Tower

 

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 13:00

Litfest: Basic Nest Architecture - the launch of Polly Atkin's first collection

The Storey Auditorium
Meeting House Lane,
Lancaster LA1 1TH

Basic Nest Architecture, Polly Atkin's first collection of poetry, marks a startling new talent, with intelligent, densely metaphorical lyrics, often inspired by the Lake District where she has made her home for a decade. The book is divided into three sections, themed around three interwoven ideas: place as nest, the mind as nest, and the body as nest. The collection explores ideas of home and belonging, in the world and in our own selves. The remarkable poems in Basic Nest Architecture are a testament to the persistence and artistry of Polly Atkin. As well as being profoundly personal, they reach out to the modern world in all it's complexity and diversity.

Basic Nest Architecture

 

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Polly Atkin
Polly Atkin

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 14:30

Litfest: Readings by Philip Burton and Gill Lambert. 

The Storey Auditorium
Meeting House Lane,
Lancaster LA1 1TH

Litfest presents a reading with Indigo Dreams poets Philip Burton and Gill Lambert. Come along to hear two original northern voices seeking the poetry in everyday life.

Philip Burton and Gill Lambert readings

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Burton and Lambert
Burton and Lambert

 

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 16:00

Litfest: Kim Moore And Hannah Lowe

The Storey Auditorium
Meeting House Lane,
Lancaster LA1 1TH

Litfest welcomes back audience favourite Hannah Lowe alongside strong new voice Kim Moore for a reading with two poets known for exploring the importance of discrimination, family, history and music through their work.

Kim Moore and Hannah Lowe

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Moore and Lowe
Moore and Lowe

 

Saturday 25th March 2017 at 19:00

Litfest: Telling Tales: with Patience Agbabi

The Storey Auditorium
Meeting House Lane,
Lancaster LA1 1TH

Award-winning poet Agbabi retells Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century. From The Miller's Tale to The Wife of Bath's, she brings out the performance and wordplay of the work in an event involving the audience.

Patience Agbabi

 

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Telling Tales with Patience Agbabi
Telling Tales with Patience Agbabi

Sunday 26th March 2017 at 15:00

Litfest: East of the Sun, West of the Moon

The Sanctuary,
Lancaster Library,
18 – 20 Market Street,
Lancaster LA1 1HY

A family-friendly storytelling event based upon the Norwegian fairy tale, East of the Sun, West of the Moon. This session will bring together art, music and storytelling offering an unforgettable, immersive experience with storyteller Jacqueline Harris, cellist and composer Maja Bugge and artwork from acclaimed illustrator Jackie Morris.

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

 

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East of the Sun, West of the Moon poster
East of the Sun, West of the Moon poster

Thursday 30th March 2017 at 19:00

Stories at the Storey

Meeting House Ln,
Lancaster LA1 1TH

The chocolates have melted, the cards have been put away, now that Valentine's Day is behind us, it's time to really talk about love.

Love has sparked stories, songs, fires and wars. It has united nations and torn families apart. It can be elusive, rewarding and addictive. What's your love story? Stories of falling in and out of love, searching, finding, fighting for it, letting it go, it's time for March Stories at the Storey true story open mic night! This month's theme is love (loosely interpreted).

Join us as 5-7 storytellers share their true stories about love, however they define it. Stories at the Storey is a free true story open mic night.

Stories at the Storey

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Stories at the Storey poster
Stories at the Storey

 

 

 

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