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A place to meet

Rheged is a gallery, café, cinema, shopping venue, workplace and creative space on the edge of the Northern Lakes. A place where friends, family and colleagues can share a meal, watch a film, hold a meeting, see an exhibition, buy a gift or catch up over coffee. A flexible space for getting together or enjoying time alone with a book or notepad; a place where stories are told, ideas are sparked and the Cumbrian landscape is a constant source of inspiration.

About Rheged illustration

Gallery

Our modern, independent gallery hosts a dynamic programme of events, bringing together established and emerging artists in curated and touring exhibitions. Inspired by the landscape and heritage on our doorstep, we look beyond the Lake District to celebrate British art and craft in all its diversity.

Great Print 7
03 Dec27 Feb
Free entry Ticket
09:0009:00
Gallery
Now in its seventh year, Rheged’s flagship Great Print exhibition is the largest event of its kind in the UK. Celebrating the art of printmaking and all the different techniques…

Coming up

18 Feb
Full £18 Conc £10
Unleash your adventurous side…Join us for an evening celebrating adventure from some of the most…
05 Feb
£50
Develop your drawing skills through the art of portraiture. During this class you will be…

Cinema

With its 60-foot giant screen and digital sound, our independent cinema offers an immersive experience unique in our region. A varied programme includes new releases, family favourites and live-streaming events to transport you into the world’s great theatres and opera houses.

Warren Miller Ski Film Tour: Winter Starts Now
25 Feb
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£11 | CONC £8
Winter Starts Now is a “love letter” to that special place on the calendar –…
Belfast
28 Jan03 Feb
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12A
From lauded director Kenneth Branagh, and starring an acclaimed ensemble cast, Belfast is a personal…
Power of the Dog
14 Jan26 Jan
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12A
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When…
The Lost Daughter
14 Jan27 Jan
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15
Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda (Olivia Colman) becomes consumed with a young mother and…
Licorice Pizza
21 Jan27 Jan
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15
“Licorice Pizza” is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around…
Spider-Man: No Way Home
21 Jan23 Jan
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12A
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighbourhood hero is…
Clifford the Big Red Dog
22 Jan23 Jan
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PG
Official Synopsis: When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese)…
The Alpinist
14 Jan20 Jan
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12A
If you enjoyed Free Solo or Touching the Void, then THE ALPINIST is the one…
Torn
21 Jan27 Jan
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tbc
When world renowned climber Alex Lowe was tragically lost in a deadly avalanche, his best…
Boiling Point
07 Jan25 Jan
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15
On the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London,…
Kendal Mountain Tour 2022
18 Feb
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Full £18 Conc £10
Unleash your adventurous side…Join us for an evening celebrating adventure from some of the most…
The King’s Man
01 Jan18 Jan
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15
In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand…
West Side Story
10 Dec27 Jan
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12A
Inspired by the original 1957 musical, WEST SIDE STORY brings the classic romance ‘Romeo and…

Creative classes

Our programme of creative classes invites you get absorbed in making and creating, whether you’re a beginner who wants to try something new or an enthusiast looking to develop your skills. Enjoy hands-on inspiration from professional creatives and get into the flow alongside fellow learners in relaxed and sociable small groups. Classes take place in a spacious, light-filled room, where you will have your own dedicated workspace to allow for social distancing. Lunch is not included, but you can order fresh food and speciality coffee from Rheged’s Cafe and Deli.

Floral Painting with Inks with Davinder Madaher
20 Feb
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£65
Textile designer Davinder Madaher will guide you step by step through different techniques to create…
Hidden Garden Embroidery Hoop with Caroline Madaher
19 Feb
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£65
Create an embroidery art hoop and learn techniques such as French knots, satin stitch and…
Make a freestanding glass wave with Roxanne Denny
11 Jun
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£62
Learn the skill of glass fusing and express your creativity by making a decorative freestanding…
Introduction to Glass Fusing with Roxanne Denny
06 Mar
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£62
Learn the skill of glass fusing and express your creativity by making a decorative glass…
Make a Fused Glass Bowl with Roxanne Denny
18 Sep
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£62
Learn a new skill and enjoy the freedom to get creative while making your own…
Portrait in a Day with Catherine MacDiarmid
05 Feb
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£50
Develop your drawing skills through the art of portraiture. During this class you will be…
Begin to Draw in Charcoal with Catherine MacDiarmid
13 Mar
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£50
Drawing is a wonderful activity that can boost wellbeing, but it can be daunting to…
Introduction to Oils with Catherine MacDiarmid
23 Apr
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£50
This workshop is an opportunity to learn a few basic oil-painting techniques, working from a…
A Taste of Acrylics with Catherine MacDiarmid
15 May
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£50
Unleash your inner artist and learn some acrylic painting techniques, working directly from a still…
Make a needle-felted Herdwick with Hanne Crank
12 Mar
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£60
Make a needle-felted Herdwick with Hanne Crank Suitable for beginners as well as those with a…
Introduction to Oxford punch needle
19 Mar
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£70
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16+
Sara Moore from Whole Punching introduces the craft of Oxford punch needle. Dating back to…
Make a Punch Needle Wall Hanging
29 Jan
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£55
As part of our new year new craft series, Sara Moore of Whole Punching joins…
Exploring Collagraph Printmaking with Hester Cox
26 Feb
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£165 (2 day workshop)
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16+
2 day workshop, 10am-4pm each day.  Starting at 10am on the 26th Feb.Hester has specialised…
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Jill Liley
13 Nov23 Jan
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£40
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16+
Have you ever wished you could pick up a pen and create a beautiful piece…
Introduction to Life Drawing with Catherine MacDiarmid
22 Jan
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£60
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16+
Working direct from a life model, you will be guided through different drawing techniques using…
Create Botanical Prints in Full Colour. Linocut for beginners with Laura Sowerby
11 Dec05 Mar
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£65
Create an original botanical lino print in full colour, aided every step of the way…

New in
our cafe

Order directly to your table.

Keep conversation flowing and avoid interruptions by ordering from your mobile phone. Scan the QR code at your table or click the button below to order direct to your table. You can add extra dishes and drinks whenever you want them – and never have to wait for the bill.

Our shops

Curated with our place in mind but inspired by craft, design and talent from far and wide, our range encompasses niche British makers, ethical brands and items you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. Shop just for the fun of it: we think you’ll be delighted.

Cafe

At the heart of Rheged, our new 100-seat cafe is a relaxed, light-flooded space with a pizza oven and juice bar. The inclusive all-day and evening menu showcases exceptional handmade foods and craft drinks from our region and beyond, including organic wines, real bread and locally roasted speciality coffee.

BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

LUNCH

EVENING

EVENING

KIDS

KIDS

Children’s Shop

Relaxed, family-friendly toy shop where noise and fun are encouraged among Lego superheroes, puzzles and pocket-money treats. Organic clothing, gifts and books to charm under 5s (and their adults).

Coming up in our gallery: Great Print 7

Rheged’s flagship Great Print exhibition is the largest event of its kind in the UK. Celebrating the art of printmaking and all the different techniques – both ancient and modern