Featuring 60 printmakers, exhibiting over 1,000 original artworks, there are still a few weeks left to see the Great Print Exhibition Nine at Rheged near Penrith.   

Now in its ninth year, this celebration of printmaking is open until March 3 and features exhibits that reflect the broad spectrum of printing techniques.

Visitors will be able to view examples of wood block, linocut, etching, screenprint and collagraph including works from Hester Cox’s haymaking project, renowned printmaker Anne Desmet RA and Cally Conway, who has designed book covers for novelist Maggie O’Farrell.

Rheged is a unique cultural, entertainment, shopping and dining venue all rolled into one, offering a location that can be explored from dawn until dusk with plenty more on offer besides the ever changing exhibition space.

Open daily from 8.30am, the deli is the first place to start your day then stay right through until the evening, when the multi-screen state-of-the-art cinema takes over as the late-night setting for a perfect Friday and Saturday night out.

Movie choices range from thought-provoking classics and romcoms through to the latest Hollywood blockbuster or seasonal special and everything in between.

Elsewhere, sample the delicious seasonal cuisine in the café or browse the independent shops stocking homewares, gifts, clothing and food, all carefully curated to reflect the Cumbrian heritage that befits such a venue. Unique crafts and designs from niche British makers and ethical brands make ideal gifts or personal treats.

For those with creative and inquisitive minds there is a fantastic play area and decopatch making space for children, while for adults there are many workshops throughout the year where you could learn all types of new skills from painting and printing to baking and creative writing. Upcoming seasonal classes include the chance to create fused glass Easter decorations.

Rheged is just one of the venues being highlighted by the Let’s Go Culture project, which has received £175,908 from the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and is being supported by Westmorland & Furness Council.

For more specific opening times of each unit within the venue and for further information visit rheged.com or see visitlakedistrict.com/lets-go-culture for more inspiration on arts, culture and heritage in Westmorland and Furness.