Coniston Cricket Pavilion Committee
Delegates from Coniston Cricket Club and Coniston Institute committees.
Coniston Crikect Club
Coniston Cricket Club has around 25 members and has currently two senior teams and one junior team. See also Cricket Club.
Coniston Institute is a Mechanics Institute with origins in the early 19th century. The current building was rethought in the 1880’s by local resident John Ruskin with the aim of being an education centre and arts and crafts development resource. It now houses a museum dedicated to Ruskin and his local work. The institute and the collections are owned by the village. The building has for the past 3 years been in the process of being re invented by the institute committee, the volunteer group and Grizedale Arts. The building currently houses the public library (designed by Liam Gillick) a village Shop (designed by An Endless Supply) and the Reading rooms and kitchen created by Grizedale Arts. There is also a theatre and a smoking room – both in the process of refurbishment and reuse.
Grizedale arts is an arts council revenue funded organisation based on a small-holding 2 miles outside of Coniston. The organisation hosts residencies, undertakes commissions and works with local communities in the development of cultural programme and facilities in the area. The organisation makes creativity useful and valued within the local community and takes that approach to a wider art world through more traditional arts formats.