About FRED


FRED - it's an adventure !

FRED is a 16-day Art Invasion across the whole of Cumbria. Over 60 artists from across the UK and beyond take their art out into the big wide world in Europe’s largest event of its kind. From the beautiful west coast to the unspoilt hills of the Pennines, from the Solway Firth to Morecambe Bay, FRED is everywhere...in the hills and on the walls, in the towns and the villages, on the bus and on the train...

and it's FREE!!

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As well as the cream of cutting edge art in the countryside, there area a number of one-off events to learn more about art in the great outdoors. From workshops and guided walks with artists, to seminars and topical discussion events. From children to creative professionals, there's something for everyone.

A free guidebook to FRED and a set of limited edition postcards by Gordon Robin Brown are available from participating venues and Tourist Information Centres throughout Cumbria.



FRED is facillitated by Fold

FRED management team:

Steve Messam (Director, Fold )
Bryan Eccleshall(Project Coordinator)
Helen Fletcher (Project Coordinator)
Richard Webster (Project Coordinator)
Hannah Stewart (Administrator)
Richeldis Messam (Supervision)
Paul Gardner (Osprey Communications - Press & PR)
Tony West (Photography)

FRED 2007 has been supported by the following: