The Aeolian Weekender
From 10 - 12 August, Cumbria Contemporary presents three days of aeolian or sound themed treats for you to enjoy:
Audible Forces at Brockhole from 12 noon – 6pm, Saturday 10 – Monday 12 August. Audible Forces is an intricate landscape of musical installations powered by the wind. Intriguing kinetic, sonic creations produce other-worldly sounds as nature’s unseen force breathes life into them.
Spend some time at Brockhole – there’s an adventure playground, lakeshore walks, extensive gardens, cafe and grounds and exhibitions.
Visit Wray Castle, open daily 10am – 5pm. Wray Castle isn’t the 'typical' National Trust house, you won’t find paintings, furniture and antiques, for this weekend only, you’ll find special audio installations from Octopus collective.
Take a trip from Brockhole on Windermere Lake Cruises across the water to Wray Castle.
Visit Grizedale Forest, open daily 10am – 5pm. The UK’s first forest for sculpture is home to Wind Thrust by Jony Easterby who also has work in Audible Forces. Made in 1996 Wind Thrust can be found on the Bogle Crag Trail a 2.5 mile moderate walk starting from Bogle Crag car park.
Lake District Summer Music Splash Classics concerts - A series of free pop-up concerts presenting inspiring classical music in unusual locations.
Picnic Cinema, Sat 10th August, 28 Days Later at Grizedale Forest with a campover at Bowkerstead Farm. Picnic Cinema is an outdoor cinema experience set in extraordinary locations across the north of England.
Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH, open daily, 9.30am – 4.30pm. William Wordsworth’s first family home at Dove Cottage in Grasmere is the only place to see his Britain’s best loved poet, discover his amazing life by visiting Dove Cottage in Grasmere where you can explore the treasures in the Wordsworth Trust Museum. Continuing on our wind powered theme, there’s an Aeolian harp in the museum and Coleridge wrote 2 poems about it….