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Free art in Cumbrian

Written by on July 11, 2020

From our reporter JASON RUSHWORTH

After a slow start earlier this month, families have started visiting the latest free artwork on display in West Cumbria.

Halecat Sculpture Garden Trail 2020 has just installed the tallest sculpture in the county.

The sculpture trail will stay open until the 20th of September and will be situated all on public footpaths for the first time.
Cumbria Sculptors are known for holding exhibitions ranging from small local halls to major outdoor venues such as the grounds of Hutton-in-the-Forest and Mirehouse in Whitehaven.

Owner Roger Bell tells us that there won’t be any private viewing for now, but a route map will make it feel like a guided tour.
Today’s trail opening hopes to promote the arts in Cumbria.

Lats week a £1.57bn emergency support package to help protect the future of theatres, galleries and museums was announced by the government aiming to preserve the “crown jewels” in the arts sector, and many local venues nationwide including Cumbria.

It follows several weeks of pressure, with industry leaders warning that many venues were on the brink of collapse here in our county.

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