Opening on 20th May this year and running until January 2018, Keswick Museum and award-winning film-maker Terry Abraham present an exhibition exploring the landscape, people and history of the iconic Lake District mountain of Blencathra.
In addition to Terry's film Life of a Mountain: Blencathra, the exhibition will also include Terry’s photography plus input from local community groups. It has been put together with partners Blencathra Field Studies Council (which has its own story as the TB sanatorium to reveal!) and the Mountain Heritage Trust, which moved into its new home at the Blencathra Centre earlier this year).
The exhibition will celebrate the life of the iconic Lakeland mountain and the communities that live, work and play at its feet and on its slopes, and has been boosted by a £27,200 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The application to the HLF was supported by Threlkeld Parish Council and local residents, with many of them gathering in the Threlkeld Coffee Shop back in August 2016 to begin planning the exhibition.
2017 looks set to be another busy year for Terry Abraham. In addition to featuring at the heart of the exhibition, his award winning Life of a Mountain: Blencathra documentary made its nationwide terrestrial premiere in February. Filming continues on his biopic of British mountaineer Alan Hinkes, with Terry and Alan flying out to Nepal in early May to capture key Himalayan footage for the film. But both Terry and Alan (who also features in the Life of a Mountain film) will be back in the UK for the opening of the exhibition on May 20th.
“I’m absolutely thrilled that my documentary will be used in a different way and extended by this project" Terry tells us. "It’s great to be able to retain and build on the relationships I’ve made with people in the area. Exciting times indeed!”
For more information on the exhibition visit www.keswickmuseum.org.uk