Family Fun at Florence

Family Fun at Florence
Thursday, August 7: Recycled paper birds Friday, August 15: Mega Mask Making Wednesday, August 20: Fairy Folklore Fun 11am to 3pm drop-in. £2 per child. Children must be accompanied. Suitable for children aged 3 to 12. Crafts can be mess so wear old clothes or bring an apron. Phone 01946 824946 or email arts.florencemineartscentre@gmail.com [...]

Two Faced: Cumbrian Impressions / War...

Two Faced: Cumbrian Impressions / War Kills Me
A FORMER war reporter will be recalling the dark days of his coverage of the Blakans and Rwanda during the 1990s – but also the more colourful positive side of artistic side during an exhibition at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont. Frizington artist Kevin Weaver is staging “Two Faced: Cumbrian Impressions / War Kills Me” from July 30 to August [...]

Paintmakers AGM

Paintmakers AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Florence Paintmakers takes place on Friday 18 July at 11am at Florence Arts Centre, Florence Mine, Egremont. See attached document.. paintagm

Users Group

Users Group
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 [...]

Come and meet Paul

Come and meet Paul
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 [...]

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night
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

Dynamic Yoga
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

Lonning project

Lonning project
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

PaintFest success

PaintFest success
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 [...]

Egremont Red launch

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A small cooperative – Florence Paintmakers - have launched their hand-made artists’ materials, based on the local rich red iron oxide, with an exhibition of art works inspired by the haematite of Florence Mine. Haematite can vary from a vivid blood red to a deep purple, depending on the particle size. The ore used for paint production h [...]
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WELCOME TO FLORENCE

Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, Cumbria UK is open Thursdays & Fridays from 10.30am to 4pm - plus when other events are taking place. Note, we will be closed Good Friday.

Upcoming Events

  1. Private view

    July 30 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  2. Arts Out West

    July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Look Back In Anger

    August 1 @ 8:00 am - September 19 @ 5:00 pm
  4. C-art at Florence

    September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
  5. C-ART 2014

    September 13 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 10:00 pm