River Tours was commissioned by Lancaster Arts in 2022 in partnership with renowned theatre company Stan’s Cafe as part of their international touring project on the rivers of the world. With an intricate textile map created out of recycled materials by Sewing Café Lancaster, a beautiful text by Claire Dean and actor, Orla Cottingham as our guide, River Tours: The Lune is a collaborative storytelling project exploring the river’s environment, wildlife, social history, and folklore.

After the premiere two years ago, Lancaster Arts and Sewing Café Lancaster are now bringing this work to rural locations along the river itself. Please join us to uncover some of the meandering landscapes and tales of your local river.

– Growing Well, Tebay, Penrith – Sat 13 April at 12noon

– The Plinth, Market Square, Lancaster (part of Lancaster University’s Campus in the City) – Sat 13 April at 3pm

– By Devil’s Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale (https://what3words.com/oils.trackers.soothing) – Sat 14 April at 12noon

– Halton Mill, Halton nr. Lancaster – Sun 14 April at 4pm

– Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, Sedbergh – Sat 20 April at 12noon

– Arkholme Village Hall, Carnforth – Sat 20 April at 4pm

– Glasson Dock Marina, near Lancaster (https://what3words.com/vessel.curious.routs) – Sunday 21 April at 12.30pm

– Second Terrace at Sunderland Point, Morecambe (http://what3words.com/across.mock.neatly) – Sunday 21 April at 5pm

Further Information

The tour is supported by Arts Council England and the Lune Rivers Trust.
Tickets are ‘pay what you decide’, with a recommended donation of £5. Some of the events are outside so come dressed for the weather!

For more information and to book tickets, see www.lancasterarts.org