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
CREATIVE folk can stretch their art and craft muscles with two new events taking place at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont.
Tutor Maggi Toner-Edgar leads the sessions on Thursdays.
In the mornings (10.30am to 1pm) there will be a Craft n Craic session where people can repair or customise their clothes, learn to hand or machine stitch or other s [...]
One of photographer Peter Rimmer’s pictures
AN Exciting photographic exhibition will be held in The Gallery, Florence from February 6th.
The Tide’s The Very Devil will run from February 6th to March 14th and features the work of photographer Peter Rimmer. His photographic essay is based around the perilous Morecambe Bay sands R [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
DESIGNERS-in-Residence, Costas Bissas and Vasso Asfi have been hard at work this week designing an area of Florence that we felt needed particular attention. The toilets were uninviting, always felt a bit grotty, no matter how much we cleaned them, and just didn’t fit in with Florence’s ethos of a high-quality arts space. Costas a [...]
THE first self-publishing workshop was held at Florence Mine on Saturday, April 13th with Alan Cleaver guiding eight people through the sometimes scary world of writing, printing and distributing their own book.
There were many wonderful creative ideas for books -everything from poetry, short stories, family history and children’s stor [...]