Featuring work from over 20 projects, this free and limited edition publication will be distributed up and down the Cumbrian West Coast.

Using a newspaper format, the publication allows anyone to curate and display West Coast Photo Festival exhibitions — in their homes, windows, community centres and shared spaces.

Alongside photographic work from across the programme, the publication will also include a piece written by Signal Film & Media’s curator Philip Northcott. Spanning the early 20th century to now, this retrospective essay reflects on one hundred years of relating and responding to Cumbria’s West Coast through the camera’s viewfinder.

Given that not everyone has internet access, and many people living locally are unable to visit the exhibition (due to shielding, mobility or travel restrictions), the publication seeks to disperse the festival across the region, and open it up for anyone to reinterpret and reassemble. Some of the publications will be delivered via Signal Film & Media’s partner charities, the remainder will be available to those attending the festival. If you do make your own West Coast Photo Festival exhibitions, please share and tag Signal Film & Media on social media — we would love to see it.

Pick up your free copy from one of our partners:

  • The Full Octave Music Shop, Dalton-in-Furness
  • Barrow Market Hall, Barrow-in-Furness
  • Barrow Library, Barrow-in-Furness
  • Laurel & Hardy Museum, Ulverston
  • Millom Library, Millom 
  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Museum, Ravenglass
  • Florence Arts Centre, Florence Mine, Egremont
  • West Cumberland Railway Museum, St. Bees
  • The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven
  • The Rum Story, Whitehaven
  • Carnegie Theatre, Workington
  • Lake District Coast Aquarium, Maryport
  • Silloth Motorcycle Museum, Silloth (from Friday 16th July)

Alternatively, request a free copy to be posted to you via this form. Please be aware we will be posting the publication out in fortnightly batches.


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Signal Film and Media, Cooke’s Studios

104 Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness

Cumbria, LA14 5QR 


01229 838592

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