A word about PiNC

PiNC is our home, so it feels only right that we give you a tour!

We operate most of our art sessions from PiNC. It’s the base for our project, we hold workshops and regular art sessions there.

It feels very apt that we received the funding for this ambitious art project on the year that PiNC turns 20. PiNC has been a staple in the LGBTQIA+ community in Carlisle for 20 years! We’ve come a long way in LGBTQIA+ rights since it opened, and the local queer community in Carlisle wouldn’t be the same without it.

PiNC offers drop in sessions Monday to Thursday for ages 13-25. The sessions are laid back, with a friendly atmosphere, and the building itself is full of surprises. We have a full kitchen where we can make meals, snacks and endless cups of tea; a chill out cafe to chat and relax; a TV room (also doubles as a D&D room on Thursdays!); a sewing room equipped with sewing machines, and a fully stocked art room – that’s where we come in.

I think sometimes PiNC can seem a little daunting, and I know myself when I’m going to somewhere new I like to take a look before I go to put myself at ease. The hardest part is coming through the door, and what you will find inside is a friendly bunch that just want the same thing as you – a community.

If you would like to join us at PiNC Arts you can just pop in to PiNC or give us a call or a message if you have any questions.

Pride in North Cumbria
LGBThq, 21 Victoria Place,
Carlisle CA1 1EJ

(01228) 267 247 or 07971 253 241


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