River Tours: The Lune

River Tours: The Lune


This spring, Lancaster Arts and the Sewing Café Lancaster bring a unique and multi-disciplinary theatrical performance to communities along the River Lune.

River Tours was commissioned in 2022 in partnership with renowned theatre company Stan’s Cafe as part of their international touring project on the rivers of the world. With an intricate textile map created out of recycled materials by Sewing Café Lancaster, a beautiful text by Claire Dean and actor, Orla Cottingham as our guide, River Tours: The Lune is a collaborative project exploring the river’s environment, wildlife, social history and folklore.

After the captivating premiere two years ago, Lancaster Arts and Sewing Café Lancaster are now bringing this work to rural locations along the river itself. Tickets are on sale now and can be booked via the links below. Each performance is 'Pay what you wish' but booking is recommended. Please click on the venue links below for further details on exact locations.

Growing Well, Tebay, Penrith - Sat 13 April at 12noon. Book

The Plinth, Market Square, Lancaster (part of Lancaster University’s Campus in the City) - Sat 13 April at 3pm. Book

By Devil’s Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale - Sun 14 April at 12noon. Book

Halton Mill, Halton - Sun 14 April at 4pm. Book

Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, Sedbergh - Sat 20 April at 12noon. Book

Arkholme Village Hall, Carnforth - Sat 20 April at 4pm. Book

Glasson Dock Marina, nr Lancaster - Sun 21 April at 12.30pm. Book  

Second Terrace at Sunderland Point, Morecambe - Sun 21 April at 5pm. Book (Sunderland Point residents please email alice@lancasterarts.org directly for tickets)

Note that performances at Growing Well, The Plinth, by Devil’s Bridge, at Glasson Dock and at Sunderland Point are taking place outside. Please come dressed for the weather! At the outdoor sites, there will be no formal seating though we will have a couple of camping chairs for those that really need them. Feel free to bring along your own camping chair or blanket to sit on.

The tour is supported by Arts Council England and the Lune Rivers Trust. Please join us to uncover some of the meandering landscapes and tales of your local river. Expect to find us in libraries, churches, village halls, a bowling green, a polytunnel and right by the river itself!

Illustrated map of the river Lune with Tebay, Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale, Arkholme, Halton, Lancaster, Glasson Dock and Sunderland Point listed.