31 Mar 2021


7:30 pm


Free - donations welcome


Live Stream

Scree: A Digital Guidebook to Reimagining the Lake District Fells

Live Launch Event!

Kirkgate Arts & Heritage, in Association with Kendal Mountain Festival, is thrilled to introduce ScreeA Digital Guidebook to the Lake District Fells, the new project by local writer and artist Lucy Burnett.

Join us for a provoking evening of discussion, poetry, photography and film.

What, another guidebook to the fells?

Well, yes, but Scree isn’t any old guidebook.  Instead of offering scenic walks to honeypot locations, or rugged peak-bagging adventures, the routes in Scree are artistic provocations – experiments which playfully explore questions to help us entirely rethink our relationship with this landscape through writing or visual art, and walking, running or wheeling.

The environmental topics explored by Scree are certain to dominate debate in the coming months.


Peak-bagging, fellrunning record-breaking…why the need to conquer the fells?

In seeking solace from the landscape, might we end up inscribing our own griefs and traumas upon it? (And whose landscape is this anyway, and who gets to say so?)

Nature, really? How can we best bring our creative energies to this the fells, rather than extracting energy from them?

During this evening’s event, Lucy will present her own innovative response and outline how you can get involved, in conversation with Chris Bridgman of Kirkgate Arts & Heritage and Paul Scully of Kendal Mountain Festival.

Live on Zoom.

FREE event – but please book a place  – you will be sent a link to join.

In association with Kendal Mountain Festival.



Lucy Burnett is from south-west Scotland, and currently lives in Cockermouth. She is a poet, photographer, keen fell-runner and Munro climber. Knives Forks and Spoons Press published her climate-change narrative poem Through the Weather Glass (involving Icarus and a talking bicycle) in 2015; her third collection, Tripping Over Clouds, was published by Carcanet Press/Northern House in 2019. She has enjoyed collaborations with dancers and a French theatre company. She has worked as an environmental campaigner, notably with Ramblers Scotland; as Centre Director of Arvon Lumb Bank; and in several universities, most recently as Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Cumbria.

Lucy will shortly become the new Festival Director of StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival.

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