Carlisle Guide September – October

You know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun. We blinked and suddenly the leaves are starting to turn and that warning winter nip is back in the air. But it’s certainly not all bad. The shorter days mean longer evenings to enjoy all the great events coming up in and around Carlisle. […]

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Sarah-Louise Young

Cabaret Chameleon character comedy comes to Rosehill Theatre: Saturday 15 September

Character comedy from West End to West Cumbria A star of the West End will bring original songs and award-winning character comedy to West Cumbria on 15 September. Sarah-Louise Young delivers sassy and saucy entertainment through her creations, from tortured French chanteuse La Poule Plombée to washed-up lounge crooner Bernie St Clair. A writer, performer […]

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The Advantages Of Neutering Your Pet

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity highlight the advantages of neutering your pet.   Did you know that one un-neutered female cat could potentially be responsible for up to 20,000 descendants within five years? Female cats can become pregnant as early as 4 months of age and can produce up to 18 kittens per year, the numbers soon […]

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Love Your Local Market

The Market Hall in Carlisle – also known as The Covered Market –  is one of the few remaining Victorian Covered Markets in the Country.      First opened to the public in 1889 the Market has a long history, yet still offers an important service to shoppers in the City Centre today.   Located in the City’s Historic Quarter, […]

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A Whole Lorca Love

May marks 18 months since Francisco Aparicio Hernandez brought a taste of the Granada cuisine to Carlisle, when he opened a Spanish restaurant in the city.   In the unsuspecting setting of Botchergate, there’s a feast for the eyes and a treat for the tastebuds. Not only do the authentic dishes served at Lorca taste divine, but they look […]

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It’s All Gone To The Dogs

It’s a dog’s life at a new Carlisle cafe, where tasty treats and a hearty helping of love are on the menu – for humans and their canine companions.   It may be Carlisle’s most dog friendly cafe, but Gone to the Dogs is not only a welcoming place for pooches, it’s creating a community in […]

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Local Superheroes Raise Over £11,500 for CFM Cash for Kids Superhero Day!

Last Friday, CFM’s airwaves were dedicated to Cash for Kids Superhero Day, the second biggest fundraiser hosted by the local charity, after Mission Christmas, aiming to raise thousands of pounds for local disadvantaged children. Along with their main partner Sealy UK, CFM’s Cash for Kids recruited local businesses, schools, cafés, banks, community centres, hair dressers, […]

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Sedbergh Runaway Winners at the Northern School Athletics Championships

Sedbergh School athletics team swept the board at the Northern School athletics championships on 25th April where eighteen schools fielded teams at the Gateshead International Stadium. Sedbergh returned as winners in four events: Intermediate Girls, Intermediate Boys, Senior Girls and Senior boys, Junior Girls and Boys finished 5th and 7th. The Cumbrian School had a […]

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Cumbrian Castles: Brougham Castle 

In the latest of our series, Paul McGuirk discovers a Cumbrian castle thats spectacular setting inspired one of Wordsworth’s greatest works.   Located in a picturesque setting and nestled beside the cross of the River Eamont, Brougham Castle is home to a rich history and some unusual features. Founded in the 13th century, the purpose of the castle was to provide a […]

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Get Your Skates On At Border City Rollers

By Paul McGuirk   It’s been regarded as one of the fastest-growing sports in the world in recent years, and now Roller Derby has finally made an impact in Carlisle.  Over the past three years, Border City Rollers – spearheaded by coach, referee and all-round Roller Derby fanatic Garryck Holmes – has gone from strength-to-strength, with its success due […]

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