Restored Cumbrian chapel houses bank holiday exhibition

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THE newly-opened Sarah Losh Heritage Centre at Wreay, near Carlisle, will welcome an exhibition from Carnforth-based collective ArtyBird this bank holiday weekend.

The members will be holding an exhibition of their work, covering a wide range of techniques and styles, from Saturday May 27 to Monday 29.

ArtyBird run a range of City and Guild courses on design for crafts and creative techniques, including felting, embroidery, weaving and creative computing.

Tutors and students from the group will be displaying and selling their work each day.

The Sarah Losh Heritage Centre is within the restored Chapel of Rest, which was opened last September following £100,000 of restoration, and fit out work with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

The Centre contains a permanent exhibition on the remarkable lady, Sarah Losh, who built St Mary's Church in Wreay in 1842.

The church is visited by thousands each year from all over the country and from abroad.

The exhibition will be free to view between 10am and 4pm each day. Weather permitting, there will be a short demonstration on feltmaking at 11am and 2.30pm each day.

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