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ALATI Newsletter 7

We launched our Brush and Lens exhibition on St Augustine’s on Saturday, 4 September, to run until 25th, with a preview on Friday night, 3 September. This is thanks to a grant from the Cumbria Community Foundation which is administering Dick Phillips' legacy to the town. We are grateful to them (and to him).

The exhibition includes paintings from Lionel Playford, Helen Johnson, Helen Wilkinson, Bob Armstrong and Gillie Cawthorne as well as photographs from Brian Davies, Mike Knowles and Gordon Monk. There are also cards, prints and a 2022 calendar.

As part of the Cumbria Foundation’s grant, we will be holding a further exhibition and competition nearer to Christmas.

New Trustees

This month we welcome new trustees, Gina Perryman and Michael Hanley.

Autumn events

On Saturday, 28 August we ran our final street stall as part of the Producers’ Market initiative. We also ran successful stalls at the Fairhill fundraiser and two earlier Producers’ Markets.

We are working on a programme of events for the autumn, including talks, workshops and guided walks, Covid permitting. Please check the website, for more details.

Help wanted

We would welcome volunteers to work on events’ organisation and fundraising.

Finally, we are looking for help from media students and others to record videos of interviews with our artists and photographers about their work.

ALATI Chair Kathy Reeds: 01434 381 097/07958 046 259 (

Facebook: Alston Landscape Arts Town Initiative (ALATI)

The Alston Landscape Art Town Initiative (ALATI) was set up in winter 2019 to promote Alston Moor’s landscape widely. Its board of trustees includes three artists and three landscape photographers. Its goal is to celebrate Alston Moor’s landscapes, to attract visitors year-round to enjoy courses, art trips and exhibitions and to support local artists and photographers.

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