Lakes Culture - Ignite 2015

Lakes Culture - Ignite 2015

Categories: Days Out Events

Lakes Ignite is about showing visitors to the Lake District that it is a place to experience outstanding culture, not just fells, lakes and ales! Some of the exciting art events can be found at two popular stops on our green cruise. See full information below:



Harmonica Botanica is a plant whose growth is monitored digitally and translated into music. The music constantly changes as the plant grows, creating a real-time evolving soundscape that never repeats. The piece is the creation of local Cumbrian artist Dan Fox.

You can see it in the Fern House at Wray Castle until 20 May – travel there on our Green Cruise that connects Brockhole to Wray Castle and Ambleside.



Renowned comic artist Oliver East recreated the legendary walk of Maharajah the elephant and his keeper Lorenzo Lawrence from Waverley Station, Edinburgh, through the length of the Lake District to Belle Vue Zoo, Manchester sketching and walking along the way. 2 Cumbrian-based film makers Dom Bush and Simon Sylvester have made a film of the Cumbria stage of the journey.

The film is being screened free at Brockhole Visitor Centre on 8-17 May. Boat trips between Wray Castle (above) and Brockhole are the Green Cruise


EVELYN DE MORGAN - April 24 - September 13

A celebration of artist Evelyn De Morgan’s unique work, with a focus on her pacifism and reaction towards both The Great War and the Boer War. Her distinguished paintings contain the influence of early Italian Renaissance art, as well as that of her Pre-Raphaelite peers. Prepare to be captivated!

This exhibition is taking place at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House in Bowness and is approximately 20 minutes walk from our Bowness Pier.

The Lakes Ignite event has some spectacular arts and literature elements running until September all over The Lake District. See the Lakes Culture Ignite website for full details.
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