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05 June 2018

Discover exciting opportunities at Festival of Learning taster events

Cumbrians are being invited to try their hand at something new in June as the county council celebrates the national Festival of Learning with a series of free taster sessions.

Cumbria County Council’s Community Learning and Skills team are organising a wide range of taster sessions and ‘have a go’ events throughout Cumbria from 11th-22nd June. There are approximately 100 sessions to choose from countywide and they are mostly aimed at adults looking to get back into learning.

Taster sessions are on offer at venues across the county, including libraries and some at Costa Coffee shops. If you have a thirst for learning, you can find out more about everything from creative writing, drawing for beginners or feltmaking, to languages, IT skills and mindfulness - and all sessions are free. There will also be an opportunity to find out about developing your maths and English skills.

Cllr Deborah Earl, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Public Health and Community Services, said: “The Festival of Learning is a great way to celebrate learning and encourage more adults into learning. The county council is organising lots of taster sessions throughout Cumbria to help people find out about the wide range of learning opportunities available. I would encourage everyone to take a look at what’s on offer - why not try your hand at a new skill?”

The Festival of Learning is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England and you can discover exciting opportunities to learn something new or rekindle your passion for an old skill.

The festival aims to highlight the benefits of learning and to encourage everyone to embrace lifelong learning.

For details of the full range of free sessions, go to the county council’s website.


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Cumbrians are being invited to try their hand at something new in June as the county council celebrates the national Festival of Learning with a series of free taster sessions.