Hope Streets

Made possible thanks to a £977,000 grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Kick the Dust programme, Hope Streets is a five year project creating a strategic partnership between heritage and youth sectors across the North West.

Working with Curious Minds, BLAZE Arts, Museum Development North West,Youth Focus North West and creative practitioners to refine and embed new models of youth engagement within Tullie House and locate the heritage at the heart of young people in the region.

Festival of Hope

The Festival of Hope is a pioneering festival project that places young people at the heart of design, making, programming and production.

Their festival will be a circus of creativity and connectivity, through a varied programme where the past and present collide.

To keep up to date with activity follow @Carlislehopefest on Instagram

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Loud & Proud Pop Up Q&A

Loud and Proud was a pride month themed Q&A held on the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The panel made up of different LGBTQ+ people (and awesome allies) exploring the history of the uprising and how far we’ve come as a community since then.  They discuss representation, identity, and education whilst answering some questions from the audience, in a safe and informal space.

For the full Q&A click here 

Reimagining Hope Street

We've been working with a group of fantastic young people to research local stories, give them their own imaginative spin. The Reimagining Hope Streets exhibition focused on 13 characters who represent the everyday people of Carlisle, who may have once walked across the cobbled road of Fisher Street. The group were inspired by finding evidence of the history of the buildings, infusing their own hopes and interests. Each character has been illustrated by a young artist, Elliot Wilkins.

Click here to read more about the characters 

Click here to read about Hope Streets

Hope Streets Programme

5-year Hope Streets programme lead by cultural arts charity Curious Minds, supported by Museum Development North West, Youth Focus North West and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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