A video that showcases a celebration of Carlisle's role in the industrial revolution has been released.

The short film forms part of the Prism Arts' Carlisle's Textile Revolution project which has brought together a host of groups, across all ages to mark the region's unique role in such an important period of world history.

The video, entitled 'Captain Swing' is the third of six created animations, and features a theatrical rendition of a poem which outlines the region's significance in the wider tale of the history of the period, some photography depicting well known landmarks such as Dixon's Chimney, and puppet characters who help to bring the story to life.

The Carlisle Textile Revolution project has explored Carlisle’s textile industry from the 1700s, looking at how the major changes in technology and transportation made Carlisle into one of the country’s major textile towns.

The project began in 2018 and over the course various local institutions have worked together to ensure that people from across the region were involved in bringing the works to life.

Work has been created by people from our groups; Studio Arts, Studio Workshop and Creative Arts, as well as pupils from Distington Community School and Upperby Primary School.

Prism Arts stated on Facebook: "During the COVID pandemic we commissioned Haltwhistle Film Project to turn the stories created by participants of Prism Arts Studio Workshop into animations. These stories were originally planned to be made into a piece of theatre, due to the pandemic we had to adapt our plan.

"We are so pleased to have such an amazing result from this work! We are very excited to share these with you and hope you enjoy them."

The project is backed by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council, Discover Carlisle, News & Star and The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven.