The stories behind migration to Cumbria are being explored in an exhibition at Rosehill Theatre.
The public will be able to visit the Everyday Life Portraits art exhibition whenever the theatre is open, to learn about what caused people to leave the place they were born and how they arrived in Cumbria, revealing how varied Cumbria’s population really is, how many of us get on with our daily lives with our stories of migration hidden and how these stories are relevant in the ever-changing political and social nature of both our county and our place in the world.
The exhibition is being put together as part of the Hidden Stories Shared Lives oral history project by Cumbrian artist Jane Dudman, who has developed close relationships with a number of the project's contributors who chose to share their story of migration; the exhibition will represent their stories through photos and interactive artefacts..
Whether you're here for lunch or dinner, coming to Rosehill for a performance or making a special journey to see this exhibition, it offers a fascinating insight into the complex makeup of our county's population.
Read the press release for the exhibition. We are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for financing this project.
...and, who knows, Jon may even be persuaded to join Hardeep on stage for some of his performance, at Rosehill on Friday 26th January
For those who wish to join us for supper, the evening starts at 7pm for a main course served buffet-style in the foyer followed by the performance at 8pm and pudding afterwards.
Hardeep Singh Kohli is a much respected and award-winning broadcaster, comedian, writer and chef. He also sits on the Board of the National Theatre of Scotland.
Previous visits to Rosehill have been for his shows, The Nearly Naked Chef and Chat Masala.
A great evening to fend off the winter blues!
Tickets with supper are £35 and for the performance only are £15, available from the box office on 01946 692422 or at info[at]rosehilltheatre.co.uk. Also available for online purchase until Thursday 25th noon.
If you're travelling into the area for this event, why not stay over locally by taking advantage of our partnership rate with two top local accommodation providers?
Hunday Manor country house hotel is only £80 B&B per night for two sharing a double or twin room.
Moresby Hall country guesthouse is only £80 B&B per night for two sharing a double or twin room.