Lake District 'framed' ahead of art festival taking place this month

A GIANT picture frame is touring the Lake District this month to 'frame' the stunning landscape in the style of a work of art.

The large four metre by two metre frame is being positioned in various locations to show off some of the area’s most spectacular views.

A smaller second frame will also be touring Lake Windermere on the back of one of the public passenger boats.

The frames are part of the free Sine Dubio (without doubt) Festival of Art – a new ‘dynamic and interactive’ art festival for the Lake District.

Sophia Newton, of Sine Dubio Art, said: “The Lake District has long been a source of creativity for poets, writers and artists. We wanted to highlight this by framing the area’s breath-taking landscape and showing just why artists keep coming to the Lake District for inspiration.

The festival will champion the work of 15 artists from across northern England – including nine local Cumbrian artists. Claire Bentley-Smith, an equestrian artist from Leeds, will also be creating live art during the exhibition, as well as running classes.

The Sine Dubio festival will take place at Low Wood Bay, on the shores of Windermere, on the weekend of February 16-17. Entry to the festival, which runs between 10am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, is free. For more information about the Sine Dubio Festival of Arts, visit