‘West Cumbria: On the Edge’ is an exploration of a place that has existed throughout its modern history on the edge of things. Drawing insights from cultural and economic history, geography, architecture and the built environment, as well as literary and artistic representations, author John Scanlan presents a perspective on a place defined not only by its western location, its coast and other boundaries, but by its existence on the margins of the Lake District, an unknown or forgotten place that by contrast with its more celebrated neighbour has always pushed up against and into the future.
John Scanlan is a writer and researcher who works in cultural aesthetics and a Research Fellow with In Certain Places at the University of Central Lancashire.
Two separate events will mark the launch of his new book. Drop by and talk to John at the ICP Research Base in Preston on 12 June, or join him and Professor Charles Quick for the day in Cumbria to take a tour of some of the places featured in the book.
Wednesday 12 June 2019, 12.00noon – 2.00pm
Book Launch, UCLan Preston, In Certain Places, Victoria Building VB005A, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE
Please drop in any time between 12 and 2, Refreshments provided
Friday 21 June 2019, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Coach Tour, UCLan Cumbria, from Samuel Lindow Building, University of Central Lancashire, Westlakes Science Park, Moor Row, Cumbria CA24 3JY
Lunch provided, Booking essential click here