I’m really enjoying the  August edition of Cumbria Life and I wonder why I don’t get it every month.  Whenever I do buy it I know I’ll find it packed full of great articles, excellent journalism and awe-inspiring photography. There’s so much to read and It sits on our coffee table for ages until I’ve read it from cover to cover.

Now, I have to confess that it took the prompting of Handstand author, Angus Winchester, to alert me to this month’s issue which carries an article about a forthcoming multi-media event, based on Angus’s  book The Language of the Landscape.  ‘LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY’  has been devised by composer David Ashworth, photographer Rupert Ashmore, retired Chair of trustees at Kirkgate Arts and Heritage Centre, Marion Bowman, and  Angus, emeritus professor of landscape history – all friends who who attended Cockermouth Grammar School in the 1960’s. Together they have created a celebration of the Cocker Valley in words, conversation, music and pictures, based on seven ‘stations’ or views, along the valley route.  Landscape and Memory will be shown at the Bernard Bradbury Memorial Lecture on September 30th at the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth, starting at 7.30pm. There’ll be a bar and also a booklet about the project included in the ticket price. For more information see the August issue of Cumbria Life or google Bernard Bradbury Memorial Lecture.