Across the North: From Grasmere to The Yorkshire Olympians

by David Murray on 8 August 2012

in Grasmere, Museums, Northern England, Yorkshire

Who thinks that the Lake District is behind the times? Well, the people at the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere have shown once again that it's up with the best.

New app marks a world first for a museum

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere, the Lake District, has marked a world first for a museum, by creating and launching an app that takes an indoor exhibition outside for the first time. The new app, already described as a breath of fresh air by one user, runs in conjunction with the current exhibition at the attraction – ‘Pen, Paint and Pixels, Touring the English Lakes across 250 years’ (running to January 6, 2013) and gives 18th century art a new 21st century relevance, through a unique means of interaction with the gallery goer….
Read more at:  New app marks a world first for a museum – Easier (press release)

A few weeks ago I referred to the exhibition and the book with which it is associated on one our our sister sites. You can read that article on The Lake District in Books.

Moving across country I'm sure we've all been watching the Olympics with great interest, and not a little national pride. Today, though, while looking for items on the Yorkshire Dales, I came across a short piece about Yorkshire's remarkable Olympians and couldn't resist putting it in here.

Yorkshire Olympics Medal Table

Read more at Yorkshire Olympics Medal Table | Yorkshire Dales Food

Congratulations to Yorkshire.


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