Florence Mine film

A film based at Florence Mine in Egremont will premiere on Saturday 15th December.

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Collabro's Matt Pagan: From Carlisle Panto to Britain's Got Talent

One month ago, Matt Pagan formed a classical boyband with four people he met through social media.

After a few weeks rehearsing in a room above a pub in London, they faced the judges on Britain's Got Talent - and got a standing ovation.

The last time the 20-year-old from Carlisle was on stage was when he played Snow White's Prince in the city's Christmas Panto.

The audience last Saturday was considerably bigger.

And now the bookies are putting his band, Collabro, among the favourites for this year's competition.


Paintings by acclaimed Cumbrian artist go on display and up for sale

Sheila Fell painting
This unfinished work was being painted by Sheila Fell when she died Credit: ITV News Border

One of the largest collections of paintings by acclaimed Cumbrian artist Sheila Fell is going on display. The artist, who was from Aspatria, painted Cumbrian landscapes. Some of the works going on display at Castlegate House Gallery in Cockermouth haven't been seen in public for decades.

Sheila Fell painting
This is one of several paintings of Marport Credit: ITV News Border

Many are also going up for sale for between £9,000 and £35,000. Steve Swallow, owner of Castlegate House Gallery, said: "Fell is arguably the most important landscape painter of the 20th century - Lowry called her the greatest landscape painter of her age."

The exhibition runs between Saturday 12 April to Saturday 3 May 2014. **



Hopes for new Windermere Air Show

Plans to reintroduce the Windermere Air Show have been welcomed by local business owners. They say the show, which was last held in 2011, attracted thousands of people and brought in a great deal of money for the economy.

"It brought in at least 40,000 people every day for the weekend. It increased the turn-over for the businesses both in Windermere and here on the Glebe."

– Adrian Falkner, Windermere & Bowness Chamber of Trade
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