Exhibition Open daily 10am-5pm (Except Mondays)
A contemporary and historical exhibition that includes pre-industrial revolution landscapes, making workshops and an antiques shop. The installation has been designed by artist DJ Simpson and accommodates an indoor bowls alley, maintaining village use of the hall throughout the show.
‘It’s All about the Landscape’
manifestation is accompanied by a special programme of events, workshops, talks and screenings.
For your diary
Monday 13 October
Exhibition Talk & Dinner
6:30pm evening viewing & drinks
Alistair Hudson, Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, will be giving a
valedictory talk about the retrospective exhibition (and something relating to Ruskin, I’m sure). The talk will be followed by dinner and farewell speeches.
Saturday 18 October
Screen Printing & Surface design Masterclass. £25
Saturday 25 October
Talk & tea: £5
Warren Allison member of Cumbria Amenity Trust Mining History Society will be giving a talk on the Greenside lead mine. It was the longest continual working mine 1820-1960, Ullswater. Warren will talk about its’s connection to Coniston’s history and the local community.
Sunday 26 October
Raku Pottery Workshop, £8
Using hand building techniques and an introduction to a range of decoration
techniques suited to the raku process. It is fun and easy to do being a pretty lo-tec process, but with some wonderful effects. Firing pots takes place 1 November.
Wed 29 October
Film Screening ‘The Lego Movie’ £2
The New Mechanics Youth Group
Saturday 1 November
Raku Pottery Workshop, £15
Glazing, firing and pizza making. For those wishing to attend the
firing only some stock pots will be available for decorating
Old clothes and fire protection recommended
its hot and smoky.
Saturday 8 November
‘Mine Craft’ workshop, £5
Join New Mechanics to build an imaginary interactive
landscape, craft and invent.
Wed 5 November
Film Screening: £3
‘Winstanley’ A film by Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo
With poverty and unrest sweeping England, the film is based on the life story of the 17th Century social reformer and writer Gerrard Winstanley.
Along with a small band of followers known as the Diggers tried to establish a self-sufficient farming community on common land.
Saturday 8 November
Folk music gig, £3 minimum donation
Holly Clarke and friends will play traditional and contemporary folk songs in the exhibition space itself.
Sunday 9 November
Afternoon Tea & Talk & Film, £6
John Atkinson local conservation farmer will talk about how the landscape needs managing for conservation, access and tourism and how farming and farm animals are an important part of this. The talk will be followed by afternoon tea Documentary Film screening: Rocky Mountain Cowboy by Dillon Winter
4:30pm film screening
Sunday 16 November
Talk & Tea, £5
Vicky Slowe Curator of the Ruskin Museum Coniston, will be giving a talk
‘The View Finders’ Looking at landscape painting and the branding of ‘the lakes and mountains of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire North of the Sands’ as a distinct place. The Lake District, a place which became the birthplace of landscape appreciation.
Sunday 23 November
Talk & Tea, £4
“Nature, Outdoor Adventure and Buy One Get One Free”.
Geoff Cooper educator and adventurer will be talking about the tensions between the growing use of the outdoors, the benefits of outdoor activities but also their impact on environment and communities. He will discuss the growing commercialisation of the outdoors and the decline of real adventure.
Wed 26 November
Film Screening TBC. £3
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Based on the 1889 novel by Mark Twain, the film is about a mechanic in 1912 who bumps his head and finds himself in Arthurian Britain in AD 528