The Kirkgate centre

Abound, with our partner CMC Associates, have been helping the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth develop their Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application. This has involved working with the Kirkgate's staff and volunteers to evaluate their collections and envision how we can engage visitors in the building's heritage and stories relating to the wider community.

In conjunction with the Kirkgate, a series of successful workshops helped to test ideas and gauge interest from people of all ages. From these we were able to identify themes and develop displays around them. With no dedicated exhibition space, it was important to consider how we might use every corner of the mixed-use building, including corridors, café and even the toilets.

We have also looked to digital technology to maximise the use of display space and extend the Kirkgate's reach into the town.

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