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Highlights North (Rural Tour)

Highlights North (Rural Tour)

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme is based in the historic town of Appleby with offices overlooking the beautiful River Eden. Highlights is a network of 90 volunteer groups. Together, we organise over 160 high quality professional events in village halls, schools and community centres. These include theatre, dance, music and childrens shows.

Our organisation was originally set up to work with isolated rural communities in the North Pennines. The area has suffered from long term economic decline (it was once the biggest lead mining area in Europe), resulting in pockets of high unemployment, isolated communities, poor transport links and declining local services.

We now work in Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland and the above still applies to many of our communities. The organisation is a Company Ltd by Guarantee with charitable status. We receive funding from the Arts Council, Northumberland, Cumbria and County Durham councils, along with some district funding.

Our events are a great social night out. If you don’t know anyone when you arrive, you will when you leave!

14 Kings Head Court,
Bridge St,
CA16 6QH


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