Community Action Nepal’s Mountain Arts Festival
In association with the Royal Geographical Society NW Region
6th November – 12th November at Rheged Centre, Redhills, CA11 0DQ Penrith, Cumbria
In aid of CAN’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
A long weekend celebrating the importance of the mountains and mountain people in all our lives. Through the work of distinguished painters, walking artists, sculptors, writers, poets, musicians, dancers, photographers, film makers, jugglers, acrobats and other artists, the many ways in which we view the mountains will be presented. Events will include presentations, discussions, an exhibition, creative writing and water colour painting workshops, and a Ceilidh on Saturday evening featuring Striding Edge Ceilidh Band.
Throughout the weekend, Rheged will host a Mountain Bazaar, with a chance to buy books, photographic prints, and Nepalese products and discover demonstrations by Mongolian throat singers, acrobats and jugglers and Herdwick wool weaving demonstrations by the Woolclip.
As part of the festival, on Sunday 8 November, the RGS NW Region are hosting a debate chaired by Lord Inglewood, President of the Uplands Alliance, accompanied by a distinguished panel, on the future of Britain’s iconic hills and uplands. The debate will cover key issues on upland farming and its future, debating whether it will survive the onslaught from conservation, ecology and the control of the state, or be destined to become just a footnote in our island’s history.
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