Florence Coronavirus Statement
It is with much sadness that following yesterday's Government announcement Florence Arts Centre will be temporarily closing our doors to the public from today Sunday March 22nd. We will re-open as soon as we responsibly can and will keep you updated.
We are very conscious that the stronger the measures which we all take now, the sooner we can hope to return to what may be a new normality. We must not unnecessarily add to the burdens on the NHS or other key workers. The health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and visitors is of paramount importance.
Stay well not only for your own sake, but also for that of others. Look after each other, be kind and we will get through this together. Humanity is at its best when we love and care for everyone. Please remember to consider our elderly and vulnerable within our communities, we are all responsible for doing what we can in these strange times.
If you have any questions we will be available through our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and hope to have our workshops and events running again once we can be sure it is safe to do so. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Our warmest regards,
The Florence Arts Team.
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All events offered at Florence are also opportunities to join our amazing, friendly team for volunteering opportunities! Please give the team a ring for further details about what kind of skills you would like to develop with us!
POTTERY GROUP; Every Friday 12:30-3:30
FILM CLUB; Every Friday; 14:00 Join our Film Club and help us develop our listings catering to you!
OPEN MIC NIGHT; Every third Wednesday of the month. Florence's unique take on open mic welcomes you to develop the creative performer in you every third Wednesday of the month beginning again in 2020 on. A welcoming and supportive audience awaits you whether a seasoned performer or making the first step from bedroom to stage! Doors open 7:00pm for a 7:30-10.30 session. The bar is open and the stage lights and PA will be on!
WALLACE HEIM; Wallace Heim will be exhibiting here at Florence occupying our main gallery space and opening from Saturday 22nd February- Saturday 28th March. The exhibition will centre around three large sculptures depicting an interpreted, representation on the future of the local Sellafield site in the year 2140! Further details will follow on our website and social media. All welcome and free to attend.
FAMILY FILM CLUB; Every Saturday; from 2pm. All welcome and free to attend!
HELEN BRADBURY, Local Keswick artist is currently with us with works occupying our cafe and long gallery. Helen draws and paints scenes from the Cumbrian fells, dales, and historic mining and quarries. Helen explores these iconic, local scenes directly using graphite pencil, charcoal and iron ore paints.
LINO-PRINTING WORKSHOP WITH RUTH WATERHOUSE Saturday 21st March! 12:00-15:00 £40 pp.
This workshop is for anyone looking to learn the basics of lino printing. The aim is to provide a fun and relaxing experience. Please bring some ideas; perhaps some reference pictures. Wear clothes/ apron that you don't mind getting ink on.
All materials will be provided!
Booking is essential, please give the Florence team a ring on; 01946 824946
Saturday 4th April 13:30-15:30.
Taking a fresh approach to Monoprinting we will be pushing the boundaries with colour and texture, making original artworks on paper inspired by the Florence mine-site.
Monoprinting can be messy so do wear old clothes!
Essential to book with all materials provided!
Give the Florence team a ring on; 01946 824946
CLOTHES SWAP EVENT; Thursday 14th May 18:00- 20:00 Entry; £4.
Visitors attending please feel free to bring as much or as little as you like. Brilliant opportunity to declutter and find a new home for some new pieces, too!
GET LOST. -BOOK TALK. Tickets, £5 on the door or phone the Florence team on; 01946 824946. Join Alan Cleaver and Lesley Park, authors of 'Get Lost', for a talk about Parson's Passage, Ticklebelly Alley and some of Cumbria's other forgotten footpaths.
Sunday 19th April. 2pm. This event is a fundraiser for Florence Arts Centre.
Refreshments, hot and cold are available.
Disabled access and car parking available.
For details check us out on Facebook or call 01946 824946 to speak to a member of the Florence team!