Epona

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Epona Community Engagement Project

Epona- The Wild Pony of the North

Image courtesy of Ruth Chamberlain https://ruthonthehoof.com/

Creating a large-scale piece of land art in the form of a pony, we seek to build on the ancient tradition of chalk horses in the south of England, at the same time raising awareness of Cumbria’s native Fell pony and the plight of the last semi-feral herds in the north of England.

Introducing the idea of Epona- The Wild Pony of the North, a display at Rheged will showcase the concept behind the project and the work carried out to date with local communities in schools.

The display at Rheged will be up from Saturday 20th April 2024 for 3 months in the walkways of the centre. There will be a special talk as part of the Forty Farms Fair at 12.00pm on 20th April entitled Epona- Introducing a New Piece of Land Art in the Lune Gorge introducing the project with free entry alongside a programme of speakers and farmers market with over 35 stands.

With thanks to funding from the former Eden District Council and the ‘Love Your Landscape’ grant from the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership for the first phase of the project.

Information about the Rheged display can be found here.

Find out more about Epona here.


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Working with communities and schools around the heritage of the Tebay Gorge area and the Fell Ponies native to the area.

Thanks to funding from the former Eden District Council and the ‘Love Your Landscape’ grant from the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership the Epona Community Engagement project will commence in late 2023.

Working with 11 schools in the Tebay Gorge area and bringing artist Alex Jakob-Whitworth, heritage expert Chloe Brownlee-Chapman and writer Anja Phoenix a series of workshops will take place in the schools culminating in an exhibition of work in the walkways of Rheged, Penrith.

The workshops are well underway- you can find out more in this blog post.

Find out more about Epona here.

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