On the Edge

‘On the Edge’ aims to generate a new perspective on West Cumbria, a sub-region that has been historically and culturally distinct from the Cumbria most of us are familiar with. The project aims to address questions about the value of place, and what makes a place – questions that can have a wider relevance than just the local context in which they are developed – and more particularly to contribute to and inform discussions about the present and future of West Cumbria as a place facing big changes in the coming decades.

As well as producing a range of textual and visual outputs, it aims to instigate processes and initiatives with a range of partners to further enrich the cultural understanding of this unique and often overlooked corner of the North West of England.

Researcher: John Scanlan
Location: West Cumbria
Years: 2017 – ongoing
Partners: Cumbria County Council Libraries; Allerdale District Council; Florence Arts Centre, Egremont; Eden Arts, Penrith
Funder: Samuel Lindow Foundation

Other articles and research notes can be found at  westwords.org

In Certain Places

VB005A, Victoria Building
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE