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  Events for October 2021
  • Community Flood Training Session
    The aim of the sessions is to build agencies and community groups' awareness of the Multi-Agency Flood Plan, and the roles of agencies and communities involved in flooding.
    VENUE: Whitehaven Library
    DATE:  1st October 2021
    TIME: 09:30 - 12:30
  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Children's Workshop
    Barra Culture present a FREE fun music workshop for children aged 5-8 years old run by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at Barrow Library and Archives on Saturday 2 October at 10.30-11.30am. This event forms part of #BARROWMUSIC and Libraries Week, in association with Barrow Library. Numbers are limited so early booking is recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. @librariesweek #LibrariesWeek Libraries Week Book your free tickets here- https://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/event/barra-culture-p resents-royal-birmingham-conservatoire-fun-music-wor kshop/?fbclid=IwAR00304sSiSfOVgD38_KlcBJSCePVG 2Osn5vEk68gO1l3 _SnMrRPVmrVMlI#book-nowhop/?fbclid=IwAR00304 sSiSfOVgD38_KlcBJSCePVG2Osn5vEk68gO1l3 _SnMrRPVmrVMlI
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  2nd October 2021
    TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
  • Apple Day
    Ford Park's annual Apple Day returns on Saturday 2 October. Running from 11am to 4pm, it's a celebration of all things apple! There will be family activities, crafts, children's games, stalls, food and drink, a car boot and not forgetting, apple pressing. If you wish to bring apples to press, please do not bring more than a single batch size of 20kg. Admission is free, although donations to Ford Park Community Group can be made at the entrance. To have a stall at the car boot, please arrive at the park before 8.15am or after 10am on the morning of Apple Day and you will be allocated a space for your vehicle. The car boot cost is £5 per vehicle, payable on the day.
    VENUE: Ford Park
    DATE:  2nd October 2021
    TIME: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Local Musicians Live
    Barra Culture present Local Musicians Live, at Barrow Library! A live music session, show casing a selection of local talent. JD+Swerve, Patsy Gillam and Hayden Barlow. Free admission. Tickets are limited, so advanced booking advised. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event forms part of #BARROWMUSIC and celebrates Libraries Week! book tickets here - https://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/event/barra-culture-present-local-musicians-live-part-2-at-barrow-library/
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  2nd October 2021
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:15
  • Beatrix Potter's Secret Kingdom
    Beatrix Potter's Secret Kingdom ZOOM PERFORMANCE BOOK FREE TICKETS ON THIS LINK https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beatrix-potters-secret-kingdom-tickets-174925335387 1pm Saturday 2nd October BSL Interpreted PREMIERE ZOOM Performance “Beatrix Potter’s Secret Kingdom” Part of UK FUNGUS DAY, this unusual music-drama was created by EVT Artistic Director, Frances M Lynch and is performed live on ZOOM by electric voice theatre, BSL Interpreter Lauren Lister, and the Voices for the Future Virtual Choir with music by Dorothy Howell (1898 – 1982)and Nicola Lefanu with world premieres by Frances M Lynch, Kira Ramchaitar-Husbands, and a MEGASONG about Beatrix & her Fungi by Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School. The performance will be introduced by leading mycologist Professor Lynne Boddy and our “BEATRIX POTTER FUNGI SONG” COMPETITION (open to primary school children) will be launched by Judith Weir (Master of the Queen’s Music). BOOK FREE TICKETS ON TH
    VENUE: Online
    DATE:  2nd October 2021
    TIME: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Health and Wellbeing
    Join us at Barrow Library to celebrate Libraries Week at this Health and Wellbeing session delivered by Adult Learning. Places are free but must be booked. Call the library on 01229 407370 to book.
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  4th October 2021
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office
    Join us to celebrate Libraries Week with this Introduction to Microsoft Office session. An beginner's look at Microsoft Office, found on most computers. Delivered by Adult Learning. Places are free but must be booked. Call 01229407370 to book
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  6th October 2021
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Creative Writing With Tom Ashton
    Join us at Barrow Library as we celebrate Libraries Week. Join Barrovian award winning author Tom Ashton for a creative writing session. Creative writing activities for 11-13 year olds. Places are free but must be booked. Please call 01229 407370 to book
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  7th October 2021
    TIME: 16:00 - 17:30
  • Story Time for Libraries Week
    Join us to celebrate Libraries Week at Barrow Library. Join Cathy for a fun story time session for 0-5 year old's and their grown ups. Share stories and rhymes together in our beautiful new children's library. Places are free but must be booked. Call 01229 407370 to book
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  8th October 2021
    TIME: 10:00 - 11:00
  • Lakeland Canoe Club present the 2021 World Tour Paddling Film Festival
    Lakeland Canoe Club with support from Pyranha Kayaks are pleased to present the 2021 World Tour Paddling Film Festival. Be inspired by beautiful rivers, lakes and oceans and prepare to embrace the paddling lifestyle! https://www.breweryarts.co.uk/event/lakeland-canoe-club-present-the-2021-world-tour-paddling-film-festival/
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  12th October 2021
    TIME: 19:00 - 23:00
  • Gary DeGary Delaney: Gary in Punderlandlaney: Gary in Punderland
    Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he's ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you're hunting for snark, Gary's got it covered!
    VENUE: The Beggars Theatre
    DATE:  16th October 2021
    TIME: 20:00 - 22:30
  • Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    BGKT founded 1991. 30th anniversary 2021. Monthly Sunday public Open meeting. All welcome. Meeting led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q & A. Tea. "Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith", Westmorland Gazette, (6 October 2016) https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of-faith/ International Inclusion of BGKT Writings 'Kendal Buddhists 'delighted' that their works feature in new international eLibrary', Westmorland Gazette. (4 February 2016) page 24. https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14244520.kendal-buddhists-delighted-that-their-works-feature-in-new-international-elibrary/
    VENUE: Castle Street Community Centre
    DATE:  17th October 2021
    TIME: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Ray Greenhow Author Visit
    Join us at Barrow Library during Black History Awareness Month to hear author Ray Greenhow discuss the life of John Kent, Cumberland's first black policeman. John Kent served as a police officer in Cumberland from 1835-1846. Ray Greenhow, himself a retired Cumbrian officer, has researched his early career and describes what life was like for an officer on the beat in Carlisle City Police during the 19th century. To reserve a free ticket contact Barrow Library in person or call 01229 407370
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  18th October 2021
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Ray Greenhow Author Visit
    Join us at Barrow Library during Black History Awareness Month to hear author Ray Greenhow discuss the life of John Kent, Cumberland's first black policeman. John Kent served as a police officer in Cumberland from 1835-1846. Ray Greenhow, himself a retired Cumbrian officer, has researched his early career and describes what life was like for an officer on the beat in Carlisle City Police during the 19th century. To reserve a free ticket contact Barrow Library in person or call 01229 407370
    VENUE: Barrow Library
    DATE:  18th October 2021
    TIME: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Langdale Marathon
    A beautiful, challenging marathon course set in England's most spectacular mountain scenery. The Langdale Marathon has a reputation as the toughest road marathon in the UK. Taking in two laps of the Half Marathon course and reaching gradients of 1:3, this stunning marathon attracts both seasoned runners and a large number people looking for their next challenge. Please note the cost for the half marathon is £22.00
    VENUE: New Dungeon Ghyll
    DATE:  23rd October 2021
    TIME: 09:30 - 16:30
  • The Winter Droving
    This years festival is the 10th annual spectacle of feathery, fuzzy, and glittery animal masks to descend on Penrith town centre. For the first time in The Winter Droving's 10 year history the event will be held over 3 days, celebrating Music, Art, Culture and Light. Rocking musicians, fire breathing performance art and larger-than-life illuminated lanterns, which will once again see droves of people descend into Penrith's town centre ready to join in with the masquerade.
    VENUE: Penrith Town Centre
    DATE:  28th - 30th October 2021
    TIME: 11:00 - 20:00
  • National Theatre Live: Follies (12A)
    Starts 7pm | Tickets £18.50 | Under 25s £17.50 | Theatre Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical was directed by Dominic Cooke and filmed live on stage at the National Theatre in 2017. New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim's previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
    VENUE: Brewery Arts
    DATE:  29th October 2021
    TIME: 19:00 - 23:00
  Recurring events in this month
  • IT Drop In
    Monthly IT Drop In sessions with Age UK South Lakeland volunteers supporting the community with any queries or problems regarding Laptops, Tablets or Smart Phones. Try Cumbria libraries online offer of FREE eBooks, eAudiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and more. Monthly Drop In from2 to 4 pm on the last Thursday of every month.
  • Citizens' Advice at Keswick Library
    Citizens' Advice sessions will run in Keswick Library every Tuesday starting on 1st October. This is by appointment only and appointment times will be 10.00am, 11.00am and 1.00pm. To book please ring Citizen's Advice Allerdale on 01900 604735
  • Games for Wellbeing
    Come and join us at Wigton Library fortnightly from 2 to 4 to play old school games, socialise and have some fun. Refreshments are provided. For more information on this group contact Lesley on 07557 076013.
  • Walking for Health
    Walking is a great way to get fit, explore what's on your doorstep and make new friends. Join us for a short relaxed stroll around Vulcan Park, Workington. We'll meet at 11am in the foyer of Workington Library every Tuesday. The walk will be at a relaxed pace and take between 20 - 30 minutes. The route is flat, with places to sit and rest if required, so the walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. No pre-booking is required but it's helpful if you let us know that you'll be joining us. Please confirm by email or phone: Email: office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk Phone: 01900 702986
  • Stories with Maureen at Carlisle Library
    Come and listen to your favourite stories, and let us introduce you to some new ones! This storytime session for under 5's is every Saturday, 10.30-11am. It's free and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Storytime
    Storytime for Pre-school children and their carers is held on a Tuesday morning (termtime) at 10 am. Come along with your little ones and enjoy half and hour of stories and rhymes.
  • Baby Bounce at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session with songs and rhymes for under 3s and their parents and carers. Every Tuesday during term time, 10.15-10.45am.
  • Baby Bounce at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session with songs and rhymes for children under 3 and their parents and carers. Every Wednesday during term time: 2-2.30pm.
  • LEGO Club at Carlisle Library
    Free session for children aged 4 and over to have fun and get creative with LEGO. Every Thursday, term time only, 4:00-4:45pm. Advance booking is required.
  • Toddler Time at Carlisle Library
    Free drop-in session for children under 5 and their parents and carers. Join us for toys, songs and rhymes.
  • Employability Drop-In
    Community Learning and Skills invite you to come along to talk to them about employability and what that means for you. Pop along to the main library on the 1st floor between 2-5pm on Mondays to find out more
  • Mindful Mondays - Workington Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Workington Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Aspatria Local Link
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Aspatria Local Link Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Keswick Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Keswick Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Maryport Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Maryport Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Moorclose Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Moorclose Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Seaton Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Seaton Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Silloth Local Link
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Silloth Local Link and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Mindful Mondays - Wigton Library
    Come and join us every Monday from 3 to 5pm in Wigton Library and enjoy the soothing effect of colouring in.
  • Rymetime at Maryport Library
    Join us on Tuesdays from 10.30-11am (term time only) for Rhyme Time. The sessions are aimed at babies and toddlers. An excellent way to meet other parents/carers and have fun whilst learning.
  • Literary and Philosophical group
    This poetry group meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm. We are always looking for new members. Please feel free to pop along to the next meeting.
  • Craft Club
    Join us every Wednesday from 1.30-3.30pm and have a go at crafts and meet new people. Everyone is welcome.
  • Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous
    If you or someone you know has an eating disorder please come along to our friendly group Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous (ABA). For more information contact Janice on 07730431520
  • BAPS Breasfeeding and Peer Support Group - Maryport Library
    Launched on Thursday 6th February Maryport Library is hosting weekly drop-in sessions from 9.30-10.30 every Thursday for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and babies. Sessions facilitated by trained breastfeeding peer supporters. For more information contact Elaine Lewis on 07900053041. Email: Elaine.lewis@cumbria.gov.uk
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    Is drinking alcohol costing you more than money? If so, please come along to the weekly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group where you can find out more about AA's programme of recovery. For more information telephone Elaine Lewis on 07900053041.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Workington Library
    Drop in to Workington Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Keswick Library
    Drop in to Keswick Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Maryport Library
    Drop in to Maryport Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Moorclose Library
    Drop in to Moorclose Library for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Silloth Local Link
    Drop in to Silloth Local Links for a relaxing day of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Aspatria Local Link
    Drop in to Aspatria Local Link Library for a relaxing afternoon of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Jigsaw Fridays - Seaton Library
    Drop in to Seaton Library for a relaxing afternoon of putting together jigsaws. We have childrens and adult jigsaws available.
  • Board Game Saturday
    Come and join us every Saturday at Maryport Library for some fun and competitive board gaming. For all ages
  • Autism Sensory Session
    Enjoy all that the library has to offer including books, DVD's and computers as well as our designated area with a dark den & special sensory resources available every Saturday.
  • Lego Club - Maryport Library
    Maryport Library This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme.
  • Lego Club - Silloth Local Link
    Silloth Local Link This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-12.00pm for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme.
  • Lego Club - Wigton Library
    Wigton Library This is an unsupervised weekly session every Saturday from 11.00-11.45am for children aged 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come along and have fun building models based on a theme.
  • Saturday Crafts
    Join Sharon for a regular drop-in children's craft activity at Workington Library. We will be getting creative every Saturday at 12.30. No need to book.
  • English Cafe at Carlisle Library
    Join us at Carlisle Library with Community Learning and Skills and AWAZ for a free weekly English cafe for English language practice. Friendly environment to speak and learn English, play board games, have a coffee or tea and explore our online resources. Sign up for free English language classes and library membership. Drop-in session, no need to book.
  • PIns and Needles
    Bring along your knitting, sewing, or whatever you're working on and meet up with fellow crafters for a free cuppa and a chat. All welcome. We will be meeting up on 1st and the 3rd Monday of the month from 1.30-3.00pm starting on Monday 2nd March 2020.
  • Reading Group
    Join us on the first Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm. We are a friendly group and are always looking for new members. Phone Maryport Library on 01900 812384 for more information or just drop into the next session.
  • Shared reading group
    This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 4-5pm. We are always looking for new members. Please pop along to the next meeting.
  • Community Flood Training Session
    The aim of the sessions is to build agencies and community groups' awareness of the Multi-Agency Flood Plan, and the roles of agencies and communities involved in flooding.
  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Children's Workshop
    Barra Culture present a FREE fun music workshop for children aged 5-8 years old run by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at Barrow Library and Archives on Saturday 2 October at 10.30-11.30am. This event forms part of #BARROWMUSIC and Libraries Week, in association with Barrow Library. Numbers are limited so early booking is recommended. Children must be accompanied by an adult. @librariesweek #LibrariesWeek Libraries Week Book your free tickets here- https://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/event/barra-culture-p resents-royal-birmingham-conservatoire-fun-music-wor kshop/?fbclid=IwAR00304sSiSfOVgD38_KlcBJSCePVG 2Osn5vEk68gO1l3 _SnMrRPVmrVMlI#book-nowhop/?fbclid=IwAR00304 sSiSfOVgD38_KlcBJSCePVG2Osn5vEk68gO1l3 _SnMrRPVmrVMlI
  • Apple Day
    Ford Park's annual Apple Day returns on Saturday 2 October. Running from 11am to 4pm, it's a celebration of all things apple! There will be family activities, crafts, children's games, stalls, food and drink, a car boot and not forgetting, apple pressing. If you wish to bring apples to press, please do not bring more than a single batch size of 20kg. Admission is free, although donations to Ford Park Community Group can be made at the entrance. To have a stall at the car boot, please arrive at the park before 8.15am or after 10am on the morning of Apple Day and you will be allocated a space for your vehicle. The car boot cost is £5 per vehicle, payable on the day.
  • Local Musicians Live
    Barra Culture present Local Musicians Live, at Barrow Library! A live music session, show casing a selection of local talent. JD+Swerve, Patsy Gillam and Hayden Barlow. Free admission. Tickets are limited, so advanced booking advised. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event forms part of #BARROWMUSIC and celebrates Libraries Week! book tickets here - https://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/event/barra-culture-present-local-musicians-live-part-2-at-barrow-library/
  • Beatrix Potter's Secret Kingdom
    Beatrix Potter's Secret Kingdom ZOOM PERFORMANCE BOOK FREE TICKETS ON THIS LINK https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beatrix-potters-secret-kingdom-tickets-174925335387 1pm Saturday 2nd October BSL Interpreted PREMIERE ZOOM Performance “Beatrix Potter’s Secret Kingdom” Part of UK FUNGUS DAY, this unusual music-drama was created by EVT Artistic Director, Frances M Lynch and is performed live on ZOOM by electric voice theatre, BSL Interpreter Lauren Lister, and the Voices for the Future Virtual Choir with music by Dorothy Howell (1898 – 1982)and Nicola Lefanu with world premieres by Frances M Lynch, Kira Ramchaitar-Husbands, and a MEGASONG about Beatrix & her Fungi by Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School. The performance will be introduced by leading mycologist Professor Lynne Boddy and our “BEATRIX POTTER FUNGI SONG” COMPETITION (open to primary school children) will be launched by Judith Weir (Master of the Queen’s Music). BOOK FREE TICKETS ON TH
  • Health and Wellbeing
    Join us at Barrow Library to celebrate Libraries Week at this Health and Wellbeing session delivered by Adult Learning. Places are free but must be booked. Call the library on 01229 407370 to book.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office
    Join us to celebrate Libraries Week with this Introduction to Microsoft Office session. An beginner's look at Microsoft Office, found on most computers. Delivered by Adult Learning. Places are free but must be booked. Call 01229407370 to book
  • Creative Writing With Tom Ashton
    Join us at Barrow Library as we celebrate Libraries Week. Join Barrovian award winning author Tom Ashton for a creative writing session. Creative writing activities for 11-13 year olds. Places are free but must be booked. Please call 01229 407370 to book
  • Story Time for Libraries Week
    Join us to celebrate Libraries Week at Barrow Library. Join Cathy for a fun story time session for 0-5 year old's and their grown ups. Share stories and rhymes together in our beautiful new children's library. Places are free but must be booked. Call 01229 407370 to book
  • Lakeland Canoe Club present the 2021 World Tour Paddling Film Festival
    Lakeland Canoe Club with support from Pyranha Kayaks are pleased to present the 2021 World Tour Paddling Film Festival. Be inspired by beautiful rivers, lakes and oceans and prepare to embrace the paddling lifestyle! https://www.breweryarts.co.uk/event/lakeland-canoe-club-present-the-2021-world-tour-paddling-film-festival/
  • Gary DeGary Delaney: Gary in Punderlandlaney: Gary in Punderland
    Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he's ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you're hunting for snark, Gary's got it covered!
  • Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)
    BGKT founded 1991. 30th anniversary 2021. Monthly Sunday public Open meeting. All welcome. Meeting led by Lay Teachers Authorized by the Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks]. Theravada is the oldest school of Buddhism in the world and it is practised today in South and South East Asia. Meetings include mindfulness, tranquillity meditation, insight meditation, metta (loving kindness) meditation, and walking meditation, talks, handouts, Q & A. Tea. "Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith", Westmorland Gazette, (6 October 2016) https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of-faith/ International Inclusion of BGKT Writings 'Kendal Buddhists 'delighted' that their works feature in new international eLibrary', Westmorland Gazette. (4 February 2016) page 24. https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14244520.kendal-buddhists-delighted-that-their-works-feature-in-new-international-elibrary/
  • Ray Greenhow Author Visit
    Join us at Barrow Library during Black History Awareness Month to hear author Ray Greenhow discuss the life of John Kent, Cumberland's first black policeman. John Kent served as a police officer in Cumberland from 1835-1846. Ray Greenhow, himself a retired Cumbrian officer, has researched his early career and describes what life was like for an officer on the beat in Carlisle City Police during the 19th century. To reserve a free ticket contact Barrow Library in person or call 01229 407370
  • Ray Greenhow Author Visit
    Join us at Barrow Library during Black History Awareness Month to hear author Ray Greenhow discuss the life of John Kent, Cumberland's first black policeman. John Kent served as a police officer in Cumberland from 1835-1846. Ray Greenhow, himself a retired Cumbrian officer, has researched his early career and describes what life was like for an officer on the beat in Carlisle City Police during the 19th century. To reserve a free ticket contact Barrow Library in person or call 01229 407370
  • Langdale Marathon
    A beautiful, challenging marathon course set in England's most spectacular mountain scenery. The Langdale Marathon has a reputation as the toughest road marathon in the UK. Taking in two laps of the Half Marathon course and reaching gradients of 1:3, this stunning marathon attracts both seasoned runners and a large number people looking for their next challenge. Please note the cost for the half marathon is £22.00
  • The Winter Droving
    This years festival is the 10th annual spectacle of feathery, fuzzy, and glittery animal masks to descend on Penrith town centre. For the first time in The Winter Droving's 10 year history the event will be held over 3 days, celebrating Music, Art, Culture and Light. Rocking musicians, fire breathing performance art and larger-than-life illuminated lanterns, which will once again see droves of people descend into Penrith's town centre ready to join in with the masquerade.
  • National Theatre Live: Follies (12A)
    Starts 7pm | Tickets £18.50 | Under 25s £17.50 | Theatre Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical was directed by Dominic Cooke and filmed live on stage at the National Theatre in 2017. New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim's previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.