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Dresses inspired by nature take over Tullie House

The exhibition highlights the evolution of fashion
The exhibition highlights the evolution of fashion Credit: ITV News Border

A fashion exhibition with a difference has made it's nest at Tullie House.

The 17 costumes in the 'Worn to be Wild' exhibition have all inspired by British wildlife.

The costumes are shown along with their animal inspiration
The costumes are shown along with their animal inspiration Credit: ITV News Border

The touring show by Kate Plumtree combines the natural world with the evolution of period dress.

Each costume has been paired with the animal that inspired it, with the museum providing the displays from their very own Natural History display.

The exhibition will be at Tullie House Museum until Sunday, 12 October.

People of all ages have already been enjoying the exhibition
People of all ages have already been enjoying the exhibition Credit: ITV News Border

The exhibition will be at Tullie House Museum until Sunday, 12 October.

Pensioner in stable condition in Carlisle

A 70 year-old woman who was injured on a road in Carlisle is being treated in hospital. The woman was involved in an accident with a Toyota Corolla car driven by a 71 year old man. She was taken by ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary, suffering from suspected serious pelvic injuries but has now been transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle. Doctors have described her condition as "stable". Anyone who saw what happened is urged to contact Cumbria Police.

'Two Fat Ladies' auction raises thousands

An eclectic collection of household items belonging to the late TV chef Clarissa Dickson Wright has been auctioned in Carlisle.

Clarissa was one half of the duo Two Fat Ladies, and died in March in Edinburgh.

A frequent visitor to Cumbria, the sale of her belongings was aimed at raising money to pay off debts and funeral expenses. Kim Inglis reports.

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£6,000 grant for Carlisle arts charity

A Carlisle Arts charity has received over £6,000 in funding to run a free summer school for young people and adults with learning disabilities.

Prism Arts will now be able to provide an opportunity for people with learning disabilities to discover Javanese percussion instruments, and make costumes and large scale puppets for a performance as part of the Carlisle Pageant.

The grant has been given to the charity by the Big Lottery Fund and Carlisle City Council.

In keeping with the Carlisle Pageant’s Tudor theme, Summer School participants will take inspiration for their creations from the beautiful Salkeld Screen in Carlisle Cathedral.

"It’s a great opportunity for young people to work with professional artists, and create something really exceptional for the Carlisle Pageant, which will be enjoyed by the public.

"Lead Artist Ali McCaw and a team of artists will work with young people to design, create and make giant puppets – a brilliant way to spend the holidays!"

– Catherine Coulthard, Prism Arts Director

Clarissa Dickson Wright belongings up for sale

Clarissa Dickson Wright (left) with Two Fat Ladies co-star Jennifer Paterson
Clarissa Dickson Wright (left) with Two Fat Ladies co-star Jennifer Paterson Credit: PA

Personal belongings of the late Clarissa Dickson Wright are up for auction tomorrow, Thursday 17 July, in Carlisle.

Half of the TV cookery duo, Two Fat Ladies, she died in March.

Items, including cutlery and furniture, is up for auction
Items, including cutlery and furniture, is up for auction Credit: ITV News Border

Now items ranging from culinary paraphernalia to modern and antique furniture, as well as her trademark walking stick, will go under the hammer.

Kavanagh 'very emotional' after Irons announcement

Kavanagh 'very emotional' as Irons leaves Carlisle United
Kavanagh 'very emotional' as Irons leaves Carlisle United Credit: PA

Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh has spoken of the tough decision he made by asking David Irons to leave.

Irons, assistant manager at the club, left by 'mutual consent' yesterday, Tuesday 15 July.

In a statement on the club's website Kavanagh said it was a 'very emotional' meeting.

“It was a really difficult one but I had a conversation with Davie today [Tuesday, 15 July] and I told him that having to talk to him about this was without a shadow of a doubt the hardest thing I’ve had to do in the job.

"I felt, for a couple of weeks, that I needed to make a change for a number of reasons, and none of that was anything to do with Davie doing things wrong. It was simply the fact that I want to take a different approach.

“I explained that to him and he took it with an incredible amount of grace and honour even though I knew he was finding it tough. We hugged and we left on very good terms.”

– Graham Kavanagh
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