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August 2018

Open-Air Theatre Events At Talkin Tarn Country Park

August 9 - September 14
Talkin Tarn

A bumper programme of open-air theatre events will be held at Talkin Tarn Country Park this summer. Please bring along seating as the event will be held on the hard standing on the waterfront. The tearoom kiosk will be open serving a selection of tasty treats. A waterside BBQ will also be available (chargeable). Thursday, 9 August: Little Blue Monster Children’s Theatre presents Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster (for ages 3+) Set sail on this swashbuckling high sea…

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The League of Gentlemen Come to The Sands Centre

August 23
The Sands Centre,
The Sands Centre
Carlisle , Cumbria CA1 1JQ United Kingdom
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The League of Gentlemen will return to the stage in 2018 for their first UK tour in over 12 years with their brand new live show ‘The League of Gentlemen Live Again!’. See BAFTA Award winning comedy legends Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark and unhinged fictional village of Royston Vasey to Carlisle. The critically acclaimed black comedy which originally ran from 1999 – 2002 on ‘BBC Two’, also returned to our television screens…

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Solfest 2018 – Here comes the Sun!

August 24 - August 26

Bringing family fun, great music and a wonderful atmosphere, Cumbria’s favourite music and arts festival, Solfest is back this summer, and ready to thrill yet again. Set up and run by local volunteers passionate about music and people, Solfest has evolved continually since its inception in 2003, transitioning from a local shindig, into one of the best loved of the UK’s independent festivals.  As is a family friendly festival, Solfest prides itself on its eclectic mix of music and activities, so there…

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Ultimate Elton & The Rocket Band To Perform at Egremont Market Hall

August 24
Egremont Market Hall,
6 Market St, Egremont CA22 2DN
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Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band are much in demand at festivals and theatres throughout the UK and beyond thanks to a high standard of musicianship and professionalism, together with the irresistible songs of Elton John. Rapidly established as the foremost Elton John tribute act in Europe, Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band presents an uncannily accurate reproduction of the live shows of one of pop music's most successful and best-loved artists. Some tribute artists look like their idol, some…

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Hardwicke Circus Need Your Help To Get On The Road

August 24 - August 26
The Source,
Carlisle, CA2 5NB United Kingdom
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Hardwicke Circus

A promising young Carlisle band, Hardwicke Circus, are performing three times on three consecutive nights to raise money for a tour bus. Right now, on the highways and byways of this United Kingdom, the members of Hardwicke Circus may well be speeding to their next gig location in their current transportation, an early 90’s customised police riot van. It may be cramped but this band's mode of transport is as distinctive as their exciting sound, and yes, it's bulletproof. Proudly based in…

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Complete Stone Roses To Close Opening Day Of Free Entertainment At Carlisle Fringe

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Complete Stone Roses Carlisle Fringe

The Complete Stone Roses - the UK's most well known, most seen and most authentic Stone Roses tribute band - are set to close the opening day of free entertainment at Carlisle Fringe Festival on August 24th. Even the original members of the Stone Roses are impressed with the abilities of the act, with bass player Mani remarking "They do our songs real justice. At times, they play even better than we did". The headline show rounds off a day…

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The Duke At Carlisle Fringe Festival: Exploring Kindness, Generosity And The Value Of What We Do

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Fire Station,Carlisle,
John St, Carlisle
Carlisle, CA2 5TR United Kingdom
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Carlisle Fringe Festival he Duke

A new solo show from the multi-award winning writer/performer behind the much loved Hugh Hughes is expected to prove popular at this year's Carlisle Fringe Festival. Exploring kindness, generosity and the value of what we do, Shon Dale-Jones raises money for Save The Children’s Emergency Fund. Funny, poignant and playful, The Duke weaves together the tragi-comic fate of a family heirloom – a porcelain figure of The Duke of Wellington, the quandary of a scriptwriter stretching his integrity and an unfolding disaster as thousands of children flee their homes. Blending fantasy and reality, this playful show…

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George Michael Tribute Comes To Hallmark Hotel Carlisle

August 25
Hallmark Hotel Carlisle,
Court Square
Carlisle , Cumbria CA1 1QY United Kingdom
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George Michael

Singing all the greatest hits from the decades, Hallmark Hotel Carlisle promises a George Michael tribute night that will keep music lovers up on the dancefloor all night. The event takes place on August 25th, and tickets cost £29.50. A spokesperson for Hallmark said "it will be a fantastic night for a special occasion or simply a night out with the girls." The ticket includes the following: Welcome drink on arrival. Three-course meal. Please note, the George Michael tribute act…

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Enjoy The Bank Holiday In Style At The Hallmark Hotel

August 26
Hallmark Hotel Carlisle,
Court Square
Carlisle , Cumbria CA1 1QY United Kingdom
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Hallmark Inclusive Party Bank Holiday

Why wait until Christmas to enjoy a renowned inclusive party night, when you can enjoy yourself at the Hallmark Hotel? Attendees can enjoy the party night of the year on a warm summer/autumn's night. Those who wish to make a full night of it can also take advantage of special accommodation rates and enjoy a fantastic cooked breakfast in the morning. It's the ultimate way to spend the final Bank Holiday of the year! Tickets for the event cost £42.95…

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Electric Fields Announce Next Wave Of Artists For Their 3 Day Birthday Bash

August 30 - September 1
Drumlanrig Castle,
Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway DG3 4AQ
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August 30th - September 1st 2018 Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland Electric Fields, Scotland's best small festival, are delighted to announce that Public Service Broadcasting, RIDE, The Horrors, Hollie Cook, Dream Wife, The Orielles, Halo Maud, Feet, Makeness, WomenSaid and Scope will be joining them at this year's festival. After a blinder of a performance in 2016, Public Service Broadcasting are back for 2018 to help EF celebrate their 5th birthday in style. Creation Records alumni and pioneers of…

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