Prism Arts

Prism Arts exists to support and enable excluded groups in Cumbria to realise their creative potential and celebrate their experience through active participation in and exploration of the arts.

Since its inception in 1987, Prism Arts has initiated hundreds of projects throughout Cumbria working with a wide range of groups including disabled people, older people and those with mental-health difficulties.

Venue Type:

Artist studio or collective, Campaign or initiative

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Prism Arts Tales of a Long Conflict

TLC: Tales of a Long Conflict

  • 2 November 2016 1:30-2:30pm
  • 11 November 2016 10-11:30am
  • 17 — 18 November 2016 1:30-2:30pm
  • 28 November 2016 1:30-2:30pm

Commemorating the lives of the men who fought in the Battle of the Somme and adapted from real stories, this play focuses on the impact of war on families and home life. In collaboration with Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life and using a mixture of shadow puppetry, projection, spoken word and music from the period, the story follows the men of the Border Regiment who fell in combat.
Following 7 different stories, the members of Prism Arts Studio Theatre have devised all aspects of this play. They take you through a journey of how this life changing event affected people and families from all walks of life.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+


The Brewery Arts Centre, Theatre By the Lake, The Old Fire Station, Rosehill
Kendal, Carlisle, Kesiwick and Lillyhall


The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Wednesday 2nd November, 1.30pm, Tickets £6
Box Office: 01539 725133,

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life, Carlisle Castle, Carlisle
Friday 11th November, 10.00am
An extract of the play will be show as part of Armistice Day. More information coming soon.

Rosehill on the Road: Lakes College West Cumbria, Lillyhall
Thursday 17th November, 1.30pm, Tickets £6
Box Office: 01946 692422,

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
Friday 18th November, 1.30pm, Tickets £5
Box Office: 017687 74411,

The Old Fire Station, Carlisle
Monday 28th November, 1.30pm, Tickets £5
Box Office: 01228 598596,


Prism Arts
4-5 Paternoster Row
Carlisle Business Interaction Centre



01228 888630

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