This spring, as the town begins to reawaken, Kirkby Lonsdale CIC as part of a collaboration with the Phoenix Rising project is delighted to offer a number of free arts-based activities for you to recharge and learn something new. The workshops are tasters for a new year-long programme of wellbeing activities that are aimed to make you feel-good, improve your mood, learn new skills and meet new people. The taster sessions in Kirkby Lonsdale have been developed in collaboration with Green Close and are for anyone living within Kirkby Lonsdale and the Lune Valley.
The Art Taster workshops are a new visual art and wellbeing offer that puts your health at the heart of living and working in our community. Make a space for your wellbeing needs, whilst learning, sharing your ideas and connecting with others on a programme of fun, creative activities led by professional artists who are experienced at helping people manage their emotional wellbeing using creative processes No previous experience is necessary – the important thing is you have an open mind and want to try doing something creative to support your wellbeing.
Face to Face Phoenix Rising Programme
The face to face Phoenix Rising Programme will be held at the Lunesdale Hall. We plan, subject to government guidelines, to begin this programme on Sunday 23rd May.
Kirkby Towntastic Making and Drawing: In & Outdoors
If you’re looking for a livelier way to de-stress, try the KirkbyTowntastic programme, which will take place both in and outdoors. This adventure starts at the Lunesdale Hall and moves into Kirkby Lonsdale with artist Danielle Chappell-Aspinwall letting the historic tales and natural awesomeness of the Lune Valley inspire you.
In these dynamic workshops you will doodle, make and draw – uniting as a group to decorate the community’s streets with your creations. Try the ‘KirkbyTowntastic’ family friendly workshop on Sunday 23rd May or the two-week series on Sunday 6th & 20th June.
The Phoenix Rising Programme
The Phoenix Rising workshops will continue after June as part of Green Close’s wider year-long programme across Lancashire and South Cumbria. The wider programme is funded by the Thriving Communities grant from the National Academy for Social Prescribing, Arts Council England, Natural England and Historic England which has been offered to help communities across North and Central Lancashire and South Cumbria recover from coronavirus and rise out of Lockdown together.
Booking Information for Phoenix Rising Workshops
Phoenix Rising Art Taster workshops are free and will run online or in Lunesdale Hall. We do ask for a £10 deposit per person or family which will be refunded at the end of each programme. We want this to be accessible to everyone – so please do contact us if this is a problem for any reason.
All courses are designed for adult participation – children are welcome at any of those titled Family Friendly.
Book onto any of the courses online here or ring the Information & Gift Shop on 015242 97177.
Phoenix Rising is a programme of free, friendly courses and events across Visual Arts, Physical Activity, and Nature for people in central & north Lancashire and South Cumbria. The programme’s key delivery patterns are Green Close, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Mandala Yoga.
Funded by the Thriving Communities Fund made possible by funding from the National Academy for Social Prescribing, Arts Council England, Natural England and Historic England.