Maryport Arts and literature Festival: Life! on the Edge - 2024

The festival can be enjoyed at various venues in Maryport and the Solway Coast with writing, art and craft workshops where anyone is welcome to create, and performances and 'meet the author' events. 

BOOKING TICKETS (options)

Ring the museum on 01900 816168: Card payment can be taken over the phone.

Send an email to senhousemuseum@aol.com: We will ring you and take payment for your tickets. 

Call in at the museum: We are open Friday - Sunday, 10:30am - 4pm (up to 31st March), every day 11am - 5pm (April onwards).

Creative writing, art and photography workshops in the museum and other venues in Maryport and the Solway Coast.

The creative writing workshops will be led by author and poet, Angela Locke.
The 'found' art/craft workshops will be led by local arts practitioner Joe Kewin.
The photography workshops will be led by freelance photographer Tom Kay.

The workshops are suitable for all abilities and levels of experience (no previous experience required). The aim is to have fun creating in a supportive and encouraging environment. All workshops will use the venues and wider landscape as inspiration.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting the museum or through the museum’s Eventbrite page.

The workshops include a break: bring along a sandwich, snack or picnic.

The festival is supported by an Arts Council England Project Grant. We ask participants to contribute a small donation / pay what you can (suggested donation £5/workshop).

Tuesday 26th March, 11am – 2pm: Creative Writing. Venue: Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Tuesday 9th April, 11am – 2pm: Creative Writing. Venue: Allonby Village Hall

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Monday 15th April, 11am – 3pm: Art and Craft. Venue: Allonby Village Hall

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Tuesday 16th April, 11am – 2pm: Creative Writing. Venue: Senhouse Roman Museum

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Monday 22nd April, 11am – 3pm: Art and Craft. Venue: The Centre @ Ewanrigg, Maryport

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Tuesday 23rd April, 11am – 2pm: Creative Writing. Venue: Culterham Village Hall, Mawbray

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Monday 29th April, 11am – 3pm: Art and Craft. Venue: The Settlement, High Street, Maryport

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Wednesday 1st May, 11am – 2pm: Creative Writing. Venue: The Centre @ Ewanrigg, Maryport

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Monday 6th May, 11am – 3pm: Art and Craft. Venue: Senhouse Roman Museum

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Tuesday 7th May, 11am – 2pm: Creative Writing. Venue: Senhouse Roman Museum

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Wednesday 8th May, 11am – 4pm(ish): Photography. Venue: Senhouse Roman Museum

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Thursday 9th May, 11am – 4pm(ish): Photography. Venue: Senhouse Roman Museum

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Tuesday 14th May, 11am – 3pm: Art and Craft. Venue: Allonby Village Hall

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

Tuesday 28th May, 11am – 3pm: Art and Craft. Venue: Culterham Village Hall, Mawbray

BOOK HERE (TAKES YOU TO AN EVENTBRITE BOOKING PAGE)

The Festival is supported by an Arts Council Project Grant


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Living on the Edge Festival 2023

Highlights from the Festival

"Friendly, not overly formal, clever theme. Impressed by the video link for the last presentation".

"The team was unobtrusively efficient and friendly".

"Friendly, intimate gathering, excellent speakers".

"Diversity of speakers and content very good choice. Great venue with great staff".

"Wonderful, inspiring and entertaining".

Photo-montage of festival speakers created by Nigel Monckton

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The 2023 Festival was supported by an Arts Council England Project Grant

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