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Solfest 2019 Announcement!

  The Solfest committee has spent the last couple of months since the end of the festival re grouping and trying to find a feasible way forward. This includes how to pay any acts and contributors that are still owed money from this year’s festival. Unfortunately turnout for Solfest 2018 was a lot lower than […]

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Carlisle Guide 43 November – December

Like everyone I always ask the same questions at this time of year. Why is it so dark it all of a sudden? Where are my gloves and jacket? And where did the year go? The first is too complex to go into but it’s got a little bit to do with the Earth’s axis […]

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Rainbow flags will be raised across the county as Cumbria Pride returns this September.  

Cumbrians are urged to Fly the Flag for this years Cumbria Pride… To mark 40 years since the creation of the iconic symbol, organisers of Cumbria Pride are hoping to see 40 rainbow flags raised in 40 different locations across the county, promoting unity and acceptance.   The rainbow flag, recognised across the world as a symbol of LGBT social […]

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Carlisle’s Still Got the Blues

The 10th Carlisle Blues Rock Festival is set to bring some of the world’s best together.   After the triumph that was last year’s event, the small but successful Carlisle festival is back with it’s biggest line-up to date. Taking place from 28 – 30 September the event will welcome leading blues acts from around the world to […]

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Carlisle International Market

Popular International Market Set For Carlisle

A popular International Market is set to return to Carlisle city centre between Thursday 23 and Monday 27 August as part of this year’s Carlisle Fringe programme. Carlisle International Market, organised by Market Place Europe, will include a specially designed Food and Drink court at its heart. Offering some of the best international street foods and drinks […]

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Carlisle Fringe Puppet Parade

Sign up For Carlisle Puppet Parade

Organisers of this year’s Carlisle Puppet Pageant Parade are asking for volunteers to take part in the event. The March for the Unsung Woman will be the theme of this year’s Puppet Parade. Produced by Prism Arts, with the support of Carlisle City Council, it will be held on Saturday 1 September. The Pageant Parade will start […]

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Solfest 2018

Are You Ready For Solfest?

What an amazing summer it has been and we can’t think of any better way of ending it other than attending the biggest Solfest party yet. If you have been to Solfest before you will have an idea of what to expect, if not you are in for a real treat. Solfest is so wonderful […]

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Carlisle Fringe 2018

Step Out Of The Ordinary And Into Carlisle Fringe

Recently one of the UK’s friendliest cities unveiled the third edition of one of the UK’s fastest growing cultural festivals, Carlisle Fringe, which takes place from 24th August to 2nd September. Placing community and artistic collaboration at its core, Carlisle Fringe is centred around the historic city and its people. The jam-packed programme is a […]

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Hoosiers Performing At Aspatria

The Hoosiers: Excited To Return To Cumbria

Sarah Sinclair caught up with ‘King Hoosier’ Irwin Sparkes ahead of their headline slot at Aspatria Music Festival. Despite almost going to the toilet on an adder during a school trip to Cumbria aged 10, Irwin Sparkes didn’t let it put him off. “Cumbria is just beautiful, it’s always a pleasure to get to that […]

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Festival Guide

See You In The Fields: 2018 Festival Round-Up

There’s live music and entertainment events popping up in all areas of county over the coming months. Pull on your wellies and grab the glitter body paint, as we bring you the best festivals in Cumbria and the surrounding areas this summer. EskFest 6 – 7 July, Eskdale The crazy creative Cumbrian collective that is […]

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