UNDER The Northern Sky is the finale to Signal Film and Media's highly innovative year-long digital arts Platform programme, which brings together 13 artists from across Cumbria and the north: Rachel Capovila, Julia Parks, Philip Green, Keeley Bentley, Amy Story, Samra Mayanja, Jenn Mattison, Sam Pickett, Cat Scott, Joe Beedles, Jack Brown, Laura M R Harrison and Jessica Mallard. The exhibition features a wide range of artwork, taking all on a journey through the different spaces in award-winning Signal's Cooke’s Studios on Abbey Road to encounter films, photography, sound art, video projection, textiles, and interactive artworks. Open daily Wednesday until Saturday until March 16. For further information go online at www.signalfilmandmedia.com/platform.

A NEW National Trust exhibition Telling Tales, is running at the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead, which explores the enduring popularity of Beatrix’s characters and stories, and why they still play a part in lives across the globe today. Wandering through the quirky Beatrix Potter Gallery, visitors can get up close to more than 30 original Beatrix Potter illustrations, displayed alongside rarely seen items from the collection, which Beatrix left to the National Trust on her death. The team at the gallery will also be working in the new Conservation Hub on Fridays.

PHOTOGRAPHER Julian Hyde is the latest artist to be exhibiting at The Factory in Kendal. His exhibition, Walk of Traces, is drawn from a 15 year exploration of his adopted town of Windermere. Space2Create, a social project that uses art as a means to help vulnerable people to be positive and creative, is hosting the exhibition at the Aynam Road venue until March 9. Julian hopes the exhibition will make people aware of the inspiration that can be drawn upon simply by exploring the local environment in which they live. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.