River Tours: Stan’s Cafe

Join us to enjoy a theatrical tour of the river Lune, in partnership with the award-winning Stan’s Cafe. Our tour guide, Orla Cottingham will share the wonders of the Lune, its stories, wildlife, history and chemistry, with a beautiful textile map made by Lancaster’s Sewing Cafe, and text by Claire Dean. Also available will be live tours of The Thames and audio tours of The Volga. Come along, have a drink with us, listen to some stories, learn some things, meet some people and have a chat.

Schedule for the Day

11.00 – 12.00: Arrive, have a chat, explore the textiles, listen to the Volga audio tour (and Volga Audio available all day).

12.00 – 12.40: The Lune tour (live performance)

13.00 – 13.40: The Thames tour (live performance)

14.00 – 14.40: The Lune tour (live performance)

15:00 – 15.40: The Thames tour (live performance)

16.00 – end.


If you’d like to spend a bit of time with us on the day, we recommend that you bring:

  • clothes for the weather – we will be there rain or shine!
  • A flask, a picnic and a picnic blanket (we will provide light snacks and cold drinks on a donation basis)
  • Your smart phone and headphones to listen to the ‘Volga’ audio tour.

Tickets are free and can be booked below. You can find out more about River Tours on our projects page here.


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  • 15 Oct 2022


  • Lancaster City Centre
  • Lancaster City Centre Lancaster Lancashire
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