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A Gift That’s For Life, Not Just For Christmas

As opposed to watching loved ones unwrap novelty socks on Christmas morning, why not give them a gift that they’ll love for a lifetime? While the socks are inevitably tossed aside and forgotten about before anyone has even sat down for Christmas dinner, a piece of original art is the gift that keeps on giving. […]

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The Secrets Beneath The Soil

A treasure trove of Roman secrets has been unearthed beneath the surface of Carlisle Cricket Club. When work began to rebuild Carlisle Cricket Club’s pavilion earlier this year, following damage during Storm Desmond, the last thing anyone expected to uncover, was a wealth of Roman remains that would tell a fascinating story about the city’s […]

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Carlisle’s Countdown to Christmas 

The city is all set for another cracking festive season. As the countdown gets into full swing, Carlisle will celebrate with a Christmas calendar jolly enough to bring seasonal cheer to even the sternest of Scrooge. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and all the annual festivities will return as the city collectively […]

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Percy Kelly : Lines of Beauty

An exhibition looks back at the life’s work of one of Cumbria’s greatest artists. On approaching the centenary year of artist Percy Kelly’s birth in Workington, in 1918 and mark 25 years since his death in lonely exile in 1993, it seems appropriate that now should be the time to fulfill his wish for a […]

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Carlisle Christmas Lights Switch-On Headline acts announced

X Factor finalists ‘5 After Midnight’ will headline Carlisle’s Christmas Lights Switch On event. The three-piece boyband said: “We are super excited to be in Carlisle performing we cannot wait to get up on that stage!!” The 2016 finalists will be joined by other celebrity acts, The Beatbox Collective – the reigning world beatbox champions […]

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Tarn Road Nursery,Brampton

Just as it should be, at Tarn Road Nursery, family is at the heart of Christmas.  From choosing the tree together, to sipping hot chocolate while it is freshly chopped down, a trip to the Brampton garden centre is about a true Christmas experience. The centrepiece of the celebrations, nothing brings festive cheer like thoughts […]

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Kitchen Reporter: Penilyn’s Wee Irish Cafe

Since Penilyn’s Wee Irish Cafe opened earlier this year, owner and chef Lynda Robinson has been giving Carlisle a taste of traditional Irish cuisine and curing our hangovers with her Sunday Ulster Fries. But Lyn’s cooking is just one reason to love her. How long have you been a chef? Since I opened up the […]

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Could You Pay For a Day of Care at Jigsaw Children’s Hospice?

Every day a child spends at Jigsaw is a special day and now anyone can give 24 hours of care, fun and love to children and young adults with life limiting illnesses in Cumbria. Jigsaw is the children’s hospice for Cumbria. From Workington to Appleby, Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle, Jigsaw provides unique care and support to […]

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Strings Attached: Upfront Puppet Theatre

Tucked away in the unsupecting setting of Hutton in the Forest, is one of only four puppet theatres in England. For the last five years, Upfront Puppet Theatre has been putting smiles on faces of all ages, with the unique experience of puppet shows that are so rarely found today. Located at Upfront Arts Venue, […]

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Hardwicke Circus To Headline Workington Christmas Festival

The talented, up and coming band Hardwicke Circus is set to headline at Workington’s Christmas Festival on 2nd December 2017. Hardwicke Circus is fast building a reputation as one of the most vibrant rock bands to emerge from the UK in recent years. Their blues-rock sound brings comparisons with the brio of the E Street Band […]

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