14 Dec 2019

A Handmade Tale: The Arts and Crafts Movement and the Women of the Langdale Linen Industry

Jerwood Centre

Penelope Hemingway, author of Their Darkest Materials (2019), goes in search of the women who created and drove the Langdale linen industry’s success.

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17 Dec 2019

The Women Who Created the Cottonian Libraries

Learning Space

Wordsworth and Robert Southey owned books bound in beautiful cottons, their ‘Cottonian’ libraries. Who were the members of their families that fashioned them, and was Mary Wordsworth one of them?

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04 Jan 2020

An Afternoon with Grasmere History Group

Jerwood Centre

Grasmere History Group usher in the New Year by sharing stories and findings from ‘Grasmere’s History in 55 1/2 Buildings’, their extensive year-long project, soon to be published as a book.

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15 Feb 2020

Discovering the Lake District 200 Years Ago

Jerwood Centre

Tony Mehew, Dr Cecilia Powell and David Turner give a trio of talks exploring the discovery of the Lake District 200 years ago through art and writing.

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