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Coniston Institute Grand Unveiling

Date uploaded: July 18, 2012

Coniston Institute Grand Unveiling

Coming soon.... Coniston Institute, Yewdale Road LA21 8DU

A communal push and pull in the village of Coniston has resulted in a new lease of life for the Coniston Institute, formerly the Coniston Mechanics Institute.

This major re-visioning has been built around putting it back to how it was in 1898. So the New Reading Room is re-visioned as a room you might read in (also available for family dinners, weddings and stern lectures); the kitchen is re-visioned as a room you might want to cook in; the shop is re-visioned as place you might want to buy something; and the library - you get the idea...

To keep Master Ruskin’s original vision alive the building is being replenished with artistic creations furnished from the Grizedale stable of associates including Liam Gillick, An Endless Supply, Darren Almond, Emi Uemura and Pablo Bronstein.

Whilst Ebay has provided a new art collection of Lakeland landscapes from the likes of Sidney Percy (some people have heard of him), Maud Claude Hall and W A Poucher (the celebrated transvestite mountaineer and perfumier). The ‘taxidermied’ albino Otter stuffed by a Kalahri bush man with no access to matters Otter returns to its perch.

Awaiting confirmation on the celebrity ribbin cutter, keep your diary free later in August and watch the website for news.

Visit conistoninstitute.com/ci/Welcome.html

The Institutional Otter

The Institutional Otter