Matisse and Contemporary Paper Artists exhibition.

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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.

Matisse and contemporary paper artists
28 May04 Sep
Adult £3 | Child £2 Ticket
08:0014:30
Gallery
Rheged is delighted to curate its first Paper Art Exhibition. It includes Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, his late works 1950-1954, a Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition, which features 35 lithographic prints…

Coming up

03 Jul06 Nov
£50
*** The Class on the 3rd July has been postponed until 6th November ***Develop your…

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.

Good Luck to You Leo Grande: Parent and Baby Screening
07 Jul
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15
Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a retired schoolteacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some…
Good Luck to You Leo Grande:  Captioned Screening
04 Jul
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15
Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a retired schoolteacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some…
Thor: Love and Thunder
08 Jul14 Jul
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12A
Thor's retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who…
Lancaster
28 Jun14 Jul
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PG
From the team behind SPITFIRE comes LANCASTER, the story of the iconic WW2 bomber told…
Elvis: Captioned Screening
27 Jun
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12A
Drama. Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through…
The Railway Children (1970)
03 Jul
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PG
Featured in the BFI Top 100 British Films of all time, The Railway Children has…
Good Luck to You Leo Grande
01 Jul03 Jul
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15
Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a retired schoolteacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some…
Elvis: Parent and Baby Screening
30 Jun
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12A
Drama. Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through…
Elvis
24 Jun04 Jul
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12A
Drama. Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through…
Matisse From MoMA and Tate Modern
30 Jun26 Aug
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£5
Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this acclaimed exhibition with contributions…
Lightyear
17 Jun03 Jul
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PG
Lightyear is a sci-fi action-adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear — the…
Jurassic World Dominion
10 Jun02 Jul
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12A
This June, experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for…
Top Gun Maverick
27 May04 Jul
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12A
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete…
Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival
10 Nov
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12+
Wilderland is the UK’s first touring wildlife film festival. Sharing with audiences the very best…

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.

Make a needle-felted Herdwick with Hanne Crank
01 Oct
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£60
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14+
Make a needle-felted Herdwick with Hanne Crank Suitable for beginners as well as those with a…
Make a Punch Needle Wall Hanging
23 Oct
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£55
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16+
Sara Moore of Whole Punching joins us to guide you on creating your own punch…
An Introduction to Collagraph Printmaking
11 Dec
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£75
Join printmaker Hester Cox for an insight into this exciting and diverse printmaking method. Collagraph…
Paper Animation Workshop with Sheryl Jenkins (Children’s Class)
08 Aug15 Aug
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£16
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7+
Join animator Sheryl to create cut out animation inspired by Matisse and contemporary British paper…
Exploring Collagraph Printmaking with Hester Cox
14 Jan
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£165
2 day workshop, 10am-4pm each day.  Starting at 10am on the 14th.Hester has specialised in…
Learn the art of origami with Gavin Pollock (Children’s Class)
18 Aug
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£10
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4+
Learn the art of origami – the Japanese art of foldingpaper. Gavin, a Cumbrian based…
Make a mini theatre with Alex Jakob- Whitworth (Children’s Class)
04 Aug
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£10
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7+
Make a small theatre out of card – complete with characters and a backdrop. The…
Create a pair of paper shoes with Alex Jakob- Whitworth (Children’s Class)
10 Aug
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£12
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7+
Make a pair of beautiful bootees, or stilettoes or sandals from paper – inspired by…
Create a dinky paper campervan with Alex Jakob- Whitworth (Children’s Class)
11 Aug
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£10
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7+
Create a campervan out of paper and colour it in using your own design or…
Pop up cards and Kirigami with Gavin Pollock (Children’s Class)
03 Aug17 Aug
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£10
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4+
Create your own pop up cards and some Kirigami models from nature. Kirigami is the…
Flying Birds of Prey (Children’s Class)
27 Jul28 Jul
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£10
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4+
Create a magnificent Cumbrian bird of prey. Learn how to make a 3d construction in…
3D Paper Sculpture with Mark Gibbs
10 Jul
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£50
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16+
In this artist led class, you will create a 3-d paper bird sculpture. You are…
Paper Sculpted Dinosaurs (Children’s Class)
27 Jul28 Jul
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£10
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4+
Make a large sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus, let your imagination go wild and decorate it…
Historical Hats (Children’s Class)
27 Jul28 Jul
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£10
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4+
Using a template of your choice (top hat or bonnet) create a period style hat…
Kushboo Wellbeing and Happy Summer Feet class
09 Jul
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£10
As our thoughts turn to getting our feet out for Summer, we welcome Sarwat (servet),…
Pop Up Cards with Cintia Bertaccini
16 Jul
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£45
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16+
Learn the principles of pop-up card making and assemble 4 ready-cut kits to understand this…
3D Paper Sculpture with Mark Gibbs
09 Aug16 Aug
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£10
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9-16 years
Be inspired by our exhibition and make your own paper bird with artist Mark Gibbs….
Character Creation Paper Craft Masterclass with Laura Sayers (Children’s Class)
02 Aug
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£20
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5+
Create a dynamic character from your imagination, or a self-portrait surrounded by all your favourite…
Miniature Paper House Portraits with Laura Sayers
20 Aug
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£65
Join illustrator, paper artist and miniature enthusiast Laura K Sayers to spend a peaceful Saturday…
A Taste of Acrylics with Catherine MacDiarmid
15 Oct
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£50
Unleash your inner artist and learn some acrylic painting techniques, working directly from a still…
The Great British Meadow, paper cutting workshop with Nicola Dobrowolski
31 Jul
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£65
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16+
Create a beautiful British meadow from paper, which you will take home in a box…
Creative Collage with Gill Ferguson
08 Oct
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£65
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14+
As part of our Paper inspired creative classes, discover the art of collage under the…
Introduction to Oils with Catherine MacDiarmid
23 Apr24 Sep
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£50
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16+
This workshop is an opportunity to learn a few basic oil-painting techniques, working from a…
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Claire Gould
25 Sep
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£50
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16+
Have you ever wished you could pick up a pen and create a beautiful piece…
Intermediate Modern Calligraphy with Claire Gould
25 Sep
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£50
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16+
Would you love to create playful modern calligraphy with a little flourishing and enhance your…
Portrait in a Day with Catherine MacDiarmid
03 Jul06 Nov
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£50
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16+
*** The Class on the 3rd July has been postponed until 6th November ***Develop your…
Introduction to Lino Printing and Card making with Liz Jones
19 Nov
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£55
Learn how to design, carve, and print your own lino blocks, in a variety of…
Lino Printed Lantern with Liz Jones
17 Sep
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£65
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16+
Learn how to create and carve a linocut design and block print it onto fabric….
Christmas Stamp Making with Liz Jones
18 Nov
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£50
Learn how to carve your own designs into lino to make a set of three…
Wildlife-themed lino print with Sue Rowland
02 Jul
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£75
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16+
Printmaker Sue Rowland is a regular exhibitor at Rheged, recently showing her folklore- and nature-inspired…
Fused Glass Christmas Decorations with Roxanne Denny  (Class)
20 Nov
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£62
Try your hand at glass fusing and have fun making your own Christmas decorations with…
Make a Fused Glass Bowl with Roxanne Denny
18 Sep
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£62
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16+
Learn a new skill and enjoy the freedom to get creative while making your own…
Create Botanical Prints in Full Colour. Linocut for beginners with Laura Sowerby
11 Dec05 Nov
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£65
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16+
Create an original botanical lino print in full colour, aided every step of the way…

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.

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