Filmmaker Terry Abraham's documentary Life of a Mountain: Blencathra will form the backbone of an exhibition at Keswick Museum in 2016.
The exhibition will also include Terry’s photography plus input from local community groups. It will work with partners Blencathra Field Studies Council (which has its own story as the TB sanitorium to reveal!) and teh Mountain Heritage Trust (which is due to move to its new home at the Blencathra Centre this year). And now, thanks to a £27,200 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the exhibition is set to be even bigger and better!
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. The application to the HLF was supported by Threlkeld Parish Council and local residents, with many of them gathering in the Threlkeld Coffe 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 is set to make its nationwide terrestrial premiere in February, while filming continues on his biopic of British mountaineer Alan Hinkes.
Over the next few months Keswick Museum curator Sue Mackay and local creative facilitator Jenn Mattison will be busy talking to locals in Mungrisdale and Threlkeld, plus those further afield who may have tales to tell about Blencathra and its surroundings. If you would like to be involved or contribute please contact Sue at the museum on 01768 773263, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email Jenn at email@example.com.
The exhibition launches on 20th May 2017 and continues until January 2018. For more information on the museum and its exhibitions visit www.keswickmuseum.org.uk