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Another Place

Curated by the Another Place collective, here you’ll find a digital companion for The Machrie on Islay and The Lake in Ullswater.

Playwrite and swimmer, Liz Richardson, is touring her theatre show SWIM. We talk to her about the benefits of cold water swimming, how it can help to manage grief, wellbeing, to de-stress and for enjoyment. Each swim is individual.
From fighting dementia to boosting our immune systems, there’s a growing body of evidence that cold water swimming is more than good fun.
SWIM BY LIZ RICHARDSON Playwright and wild swimmer Liz Richardson, discusses her latest show SWIM, and shares a free audio version for a piece of watery escapism.
Sarah Taylor is passionate about “painting animals for people who love animals”. Renowned for her larger-than-life portraits here are 10 things to know about Sarah's art.
Taking us ‘through the keyhole’ of each unique space, Matt Hulme of Dynargh Design, shares an insight into his design process – revealing the thinking behind the concepts, layouts, textures, colours and furniture.
Keswick-based blogger and wild swim guide Ali Phillips took to Grizedale’s trails and woodland paths in search of artistic inspiration. Taking us on a guided tour, Ali explains why this art in the wild is accessible to all.
After a recent stay we caught up with Jo Whiley around her love of open water swimming. From leaping off a waterfall at to a cross lake challenge, find out why she thinks everyone should give open water a chance.