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The Beacon to host new art exhibition

IMG_0706[A] SURREAL new exhibition is set to open at The Beacon Museum – and Copeland residents can enjoy it for free.

Black Sheep: the Darker Side of Felt explores the most modern interpretations of handmade felting, showcasing the brilliant – and often unsettling – work of seven artists from across Europe and North America.

There will also be an opportunity at the Whitehaven harbourside attraction for visitors to create their own work of art in an interactive Woolly Wonders corner.

IMG_0712The exhibition coincides with the return of the Copeland Pass, which entitles those who live in the borough to visit The Beacon for free during certain times of the year. The pass is currently applicable from May 2 to July 7.

Elizabeth Kwasnik, museum director, said: “Our region has such a strong connection to the wool trade, and this form of conceptual art uses a very old medium in a very new way.

“And with Woolfest taking centre stage in Cockermouth in late June, the timing for this exhibition couldn’t be better.”

Copeland residents can register for a free pass upon visiting the museum. ID with proof of address must be provided.

Black Sheep: the Darker Side of Felt runs from May 9 to June 29.

For more information, call The Beacon on 01946 592302 or visit

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