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A number of fringe events are taking place this year. each are created and supported by different organisations:

William Titley

Kathy Oldridge, Hazel Boundy, Lisa Morgan


During FRED ’06, the Cumbria Network will be hosting a series of events to stimulate lively debate while creating networking opportunities.

ArtTalking is a series of on site Artists led discussions and four Café Evenings held countywide, with film screenings and opportunities for discussion and networking in relaxed, less formal surroundings.

All events in this programme are FREE.
For details of all events contact The Cumbria Network
Email : or Telephone : 01931 714070

Programme of Events:  

Tuesday 3rd October - 12:00 Noon

OnLocation @ Melmerby

Alec Finlay and Kate Gilman Brundrett

The Village Bakery Gallery ,Melmerby, Nr Penrith

Directions:9 miles East of Penrith on the A686

Alec will discuss his exhibition, ‘Carte Du Jour’, at The Village Bakery Gallery illustrating his response to the Edible Art Commission. Kate will discuss her installation for FRED ’06, ‘Wall’.

Café Nights: Film screening @ No.15

15 Victoria Road, Penrith

Directions: No. 15 is on the Main Road into Penrith from the South A6/A66 roundabout

3:00 – 5:00p.m.

An afternoon screening featuring a short film about Richard Box’s light installation near Shap, with opportunities for networking.


Thursday 5th October

OnLocation @ Ambleside

Margaret James Barber

Waterhead Pier, Ambleside

Directions: Meet at the pier.  Off the A591 South of Ambleside


Margaret discusses the inspirations and ideas developed for her FRED ‘06 project on the one o’clock ferry.  Three differing suitcases containing various smells and contents invoking in the Audience and Artist alike, a sense of nostalgia through our shared sense of memories.

Café Nights: Raining Salmon, Spitting Bones @ The Source

The Carlisle Hub, 11th Hour Studios and The Crack

The Source Café, Atlas Works, Nelson St, Carlisle

Directions: The Source is in Denton Holme, South West of Carlisle City Centre and a 15-minute walk from the Train Station


Collaborating Artists from the Carlisle Hub, as part of The Cumbria Network’s HUB project, will present ‘Raining Salmon, Spitting Bones’ a five-day performance and installation event in the city centre.

11th Hour Studio talk about Eh!Lo magazine and The Waiting Room exhibition, and The Crack discuss highlights of their cultural magazine in a relaxed atmosphere stimulated by the café’s regular Thursday acoustic session.


Tuesday 10th October

Café Nights @ The Nest

John Hall, Shaun Blezzard and Anne the Poet

The Nest Café, Rawlinson St, Barrow-in-Furness

Directions: 2 minutes walk from the Train Station, cross the main road into Rawlinson Street then opposite Hitchen’s


John and Sean will discuss their sound piece project undertaken in Village Halls and Anne will discuss her performance days as part of FRED’06.


Friday 13th October

Title :OnLocation @ Wasdale

Sally Barker

Wasdale Head Inn, Wasdale Head, near Gosforth

Directions: From Gosforth on the A595 and follow signs to Wasdale


An opportunity to discuss with Sally her meat carving of Wasdale, the project she has developed for FRED ’06 there will be an opportunity to view Sally’s work as a bus with an enlarged image of the sculpture on the window will be available to view during this talk. This talk will be followed by a Network walk up a nearby fell, anyone wishing to participate is advised to bring appropriate footwear and clothing.

Café Nights @ Neo Gallery

Bryan Eccleshall and Jette Riedlin

Neo Gallery and Bookshop, 25-31 Market Place, Cockermouth


Alongside his project for FRED ’06 Bryan will discuss his other work and Jette Riedlin will lead discussion on the current exhibition at Neo Gallery, ‘Frameless’ a group exhibition from Danish Artists. Concluding the evening with informal discussion and social networking.

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