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 LA6 postal district
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.
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We know our own town better than anyone so let us show you around!
This is your chance to hear the stories of Kirkby Lonsdale told by our very own qualified local guides. What better way to get to know our beautiful town and the stories hidden amongst the cobbled streets.
The next Guided Town Walk available will be on Friday and Saturday 17th April or as soon as government restrictions allow.
Find out more about the Guided Town Walks…
The Vault is an interactive installation located at the back of the Information & Gift Shop on Main Street inside the old bank vault.
Unlock the hidden stories of Kirkby Lonsdale, including the true story behind Ruskin’s view, the tragic history of the nearby Bronté sisters and much more!
The vault is now contactless and Covid-19 safe. Opening from 12th April, in line with government regulations.
Find out more about The Vault: An Interactive Installation…
Wander around Kirkby Lonsdale and unlock the QR codes to learn about the characters and history of the town.
This is the perfect outdoor activity to do during lockdown, especially while The Vault is closed.
Find out more about The Vault Trail…
Interactive art installations will be placed in the three outdoor church spaces in Kirkby Lonsdale. These will be completed by 2 April and ready for the local community to engage with. Each small installation will incorporate a chalkboard with a stenciled Sentence Starter. You, the participating viewer, will be encouraged to finish the sentence. Please get involved!
The aim of this project is to unite young people with the local community through the medium of art, offering spaces to reflect together, following the emotional impact of Covid-19.
If you are struggling during Lockdown try reaching out to family members or friends, visit our Mutual Aid Page or you can use any of these resources below:
Cumbria County Council (Advice and Information): https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/coronavirus/landingpage.asp
Cumbria County Council (Welfare): https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/welfare/default.asp
Every Life Matters (Welfare): https://www.every-life-matters.org.uk/get-help/
Southlakes Housing (Welfare): https://www.southlakeshousing.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-emergency-support-helpline/
Southlakeland District Council (Business Support): https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/business-and-trade/business-support-grants-coronavirus-covid-19/