The Seven Stories

Penrith Exhibition:

Bottle in a Message – A Response

Now on display at Penrith Library

Last year the Penrith Library group worked on a project which explored the idea of not having a voice, of not feeling free to express yourself without being judged wrong somehow; the difference between what is said and what is understood.  They were asked to create a response to that project, now exhibited in a public space: the bottle hanging above. DSC_1125

The group decided to concentrate their response to the original hanging project by producing a physical link between their abstract creation and the library itself.  DSC_1132

“The Seven Stories” is an exciting new project based at Carlisle and Penrith Libraries, working with hard to reach groups and local schools.

Carlisle Library

The project, run in conjunction with Cumbria County Council, is funded by the Arts Council of England lottery funding, and will include a sixteen month programme of art workshops, exhibitions and a performance. The work is delivered by Prism Arts artists.

The Seven Stories aim to encourage project participants to use the library’s collection of books as the catalyst to develop their ideas and artwork.  The resulting work was exhibited at Carlisle Library in November 2015, with a second exhibition and performance taking place in February 2016.

Prism Arts have worked successfully with Cumbria Library Services in the past, on the inclusive arts project “No Borders” in the summer of 2013 and again in the build up to C-Art in the autumn of 2014.

The Seven Stories project worked with different groups young and old, click the link to see more information about what the other groups have been getting up to: http://www.prismarts.org.uk/older-people/the-seven-stories/

Here’s just a sample of the work the groups have been getting up to, with music from St Bede’s Catholic Primary School, working with Prism Arts artists:

Press:

  • BBC Radio Cumbria feature of Longtown Primary School: 07/04/15:
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