Picture: John Morgan
EASTER Monday is Easter Funday at Florence Mine, (Egremont, Cumbria CA22 2NR) with a Have A Go Day. Do you want to learn calligraphy? Ever fancied doing origami? Want to learn the secrets of professional photography? Fancy discovering if you can draw or paint? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to try recording yourself in a [...]
A Mine Called Flo
Exhibition at Florence Mine from April 1 to May 17
Michael Poulter and Geraldine Green
Miners stopped extracting iron ore from Florence Mine, Egremont in 2008. The ‘Red Men’ (so called because of the red dust that covered anyone working in the mine) were photographed and interviewed for a heritage project and wi [...]
LAST Friday saw an informal group of users of Florence gather to talk about all things Flo. It was felt a regular meeting of Florence users would be useful to highlight problems and share ideas. Here’s a couple of points from our first meeting…
1. How do I know what’s going at Florence? Your primary source is the events cale [...]
Every month (or so!) we publish a What’s On At Florence newsletter. You’ll always find details of all events at Florence on the Events calendar on this website but the newsletter gives some more info. Please print it off and share it with your friends (or even strangers!). Click on the link below…
We continue to enjoy outstanding music at Studio Florence. Wednesday night was no exception. Well it was an exception. Katy-Lou and I worked together during the morning. I thought she was amazing on the night. An outstanding Talent. Every performer added their stamp on the evening.
We enjoyed Val (as usual) Lesley and Andy made us move. Steve [...]
THE third Wednesday of each month is the night when budding musicians, poets and anyone requiring an audience can try out their material in front of a friendly audience. It’s open mic night at Florence. The next one is Wednesday, March 19 and a warm welcome (and bar!) awaits. Admission is free – just turn up. See our web page for [...]
Dynamic Yoga sessions take place on Tuesday evenings at Florence under the guidance of Krish. Sessions will start at 5.30pm and carry on until 6.30pm. Call 078775 63816 to book a place.
See also http://www.krishyoga.com/
Picture credit: Lyn Tally
Florence Arts Centre is restructuring so it can concentrate on building up the arts activities at the centre. Sadly this means the redundancy of Peter Tyler and Christine Robins but we’d like to thank them for all they have done for the centre in its formative years. Emma McGordon has also decided to move on and we wish her well in the [...]
HUGE thanks to all who turned up to the launch of our lonnings project. I’ve now set up a lonnings page on this website which details the upcoming walks I mentioned and also gives links to the Lonnings Map.
* See also Alan’s feature on lonnings which originally appeared in the Whitehaven News of September 18th 2013
FLORENCE Mine at Egremont was turned into a blank canvas on Bank Holiday Weekend as the first ever PaintFest took place.
The former iron ore mine is now the home of Florence Arts Centre and a festival celebrating all aspects of paint was held on Sunday and Monday.
More than 200 people visited the site to try their hand at drawing with the Der [...]