Jennie Dennett is a reporter with BBC Radio Cumbria and a passionate crafter & festival organiser based in Ulverston, South Lakeland’s Festival Town.
She’s runs Up for Arts Cumbria, a partnership between BBC local radio and the charity Voluntary Arts.
As a volunteer, Jennie is an enthusiastic participant in Ulverston’s festival scene alongside Chris Dennett, enabling people to get creative in company. She organises Ulverston’s Candlelit Walk which sees 1,000 people take a Halloween wander past community-made light installations. She’s also part of the team behind the Ulverston Lantern Festival.
Of all her shenanigans, Jennie is most proud of helping Ulverston into The Guinness Book of World Records. Together with pie-sisters Rachael Weaver & Ceri Hutton, Jennie organised the World's Largest Ever Shaving Cream Pie Fight with 1,186 people as part of Another Fine Fest 2016. Splat-tastic.
Nella Last Pixel Portrait
A community portrait of Nella Last (Housewife 49) in Barrow Library made from 25,000 ration token stickers.
Kendal Library Pixel Portraits
We made a painted portrait of John Ruskin and a Sticker portrait of Jodie Whittaker.
Doodle and Dance
Throwing shapes and mucking about with my Digital Doodle thing at Doodle and Dance in Carlisle.
DRAFT Projects to write up
These haven't be written up yet - basically this is our todo list made public!