Today we started to paint our FABULOUS drag-queen wall planters! These ladies will end up adorning the walls of the Pansy Patch, and will have beautiful botanical hairdos!

This is the queen of the patch, in progress…she just needs a lot more glitter, her make up finished and her jewellery on! Come along and help us next week!

We have three more to paint and plant and would love your ideas on designs and names, message our facebook page with your inspirations!

WEEK 2 PANSY PROJECT – Planters & Flamingos

Its week 2 of the Pansy Patch Project! We had some great volunteers joined us to plant up a huge planter for the back of the centre!

Lavender, Daisies and Pelargoniums we planted up and decorated with fabulous flamingos & sparrows!

We also gave the back walls of the centre and quick lick of paint to spruce up the space.

Triple chocolate cookies and cups of tea kept us going all afternoon!


We started the new gardening project here at the LGBT+ centre a few weeks ago. Thank you to the volunteers who came along to help us fill all the wonderful planters at the front of the centre.

We spent the afternoon flexing our muscles and filling our planters with soil kindly donated by West Coast Group,

Volunteers also planted lots of shade loving plants to brighten up Victoria Place, including Hostas, Anemone, Astilbe, Geum, Geranium and Acers, as well as Honeysuckle and Jasmine for some lovely fragrance!

We also enjoyed the sunshine and plenty of tea, squash, cake and chat!

New PiNC blog

Hi all welcome to the new blog follow Pride in North Cumbria and find out what’s going on in and out of the centre, current project that will be posting are , Pansy Patch, our gardening project, Discord our online youth group, we can also link you to out LGBT History project which is finding out about really old stuff and how LGBT terms and language came about/ We will also keep you updated on what’s happening because of the darn pesky pandemic other wise known as COVID. Keep an eye out and follow us thanks Pam