A summer of flowers and fabric followed by an autumn art exhibition in Carlisle

Amy's Care getting creative at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve

We’ve enjoyed a fantastic summer working with our friends at Prism Arts, the Edington Centre, Eden Mencap, and Amy’s Care on an arts project inspired by the flower rich meadow at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.

Visits to the nature reserve have involved crafting sessions, ice lollies, and lots of laughter and conversation with Amy’s Care and adventures with the Edington Centre and Eden Mencap looking for butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies.

We also enjoyed some fabulous indoor art sessions with Gail and Izzy from Prism Arts creating fabric paintings and pom-pom birds, making dry stone walls from felt, and designing stunning dragonflies!

You can see the results of this fantastic project at an exhibition in Carlisle Library from Friday 28th October 2016 to Tuesday 31st January 2017. 

Admission to the exhibition is free and you can find opening times and directions on the Carlisle Library page at www.cumbria.gov.uk/libraries.

The arts programme is part of the access and restoration work at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve that will run until December 2019 and was made possible thanks to National Lottery players. The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £1.6 million towards the purchase price and an ongoing five year programme of conservation and activities to benefit wildlife and people.

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