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Popular Nature Reserve Making the Wild Accessible for Everyone

We all need a bit of wilderness to soothe the soul from time to time, which is why Watchtree Nature Reserve offers an escape that’s accessible to everyone. Located near the village of Wiggonby, six miles west of Carlisle, Watchtree Nature Reserve is a thriving wildlife haven, home to hundreds of thousands of species. Roe […]

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Bowness Bay Blues is Back with a Bang

Lewis from Gerry Jablonski band After a sell-out show in this year, Bowness Bay Blues will celebrate its seventh year in 2018. From small beginnings, Bowness Bay Blues has grown to be a front runner of all that is good in the genre. Taking place from 23 – 25 March next year, the charity based […]

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Carlisle Gets it’s Rhythm Back

The famous Carlisle Blues and Rock festival makes a comeback at the end of this month, with a whole host of top notch headliners. Back by popular demand, the festival returns on the weekend of 29 – 30 September, with a line-up of internationally renowned acts. The first event since 2013, will see ex-Whitesnake star, […]

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Solfest 2017 Brought Yet Another Cracking Year

By Jodie Murphy This summer, Tarnside Farm, was once again the host of a hearty, family-orientated and fabulous festival, boasting a little bit of love for all ages. The seven distinct and characterful stages, didn’t disappoint, with different kinds of music for every taste, be it chilled, bouncy and jazzy or even a little bit […]

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Newton Faulkner To Headline Solfest

Solfest, the beloved West Cumbrian music and arts festival, is back with a bang. Solfest are delighted to announce Newton Faulkner  as this years headliner joining an already amazing line-up The full line up of acts has now been released and it reflects beautifully the diverse nature of the festival that people have come to […]

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Morton Manor Celebrates 50 Years

The Morton Manor Community Centre has been serving the people of Carlisle for 50 years. They are set to celebrate with their annual summer festival. The people’s local park festival, Manor Fest, which is now in its 5th year, is always a hit with the community. But, this year it is set to be even […]

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Within the Walls Returns to Carlisle

By John Connell  The return of a live event showcasing up-and-coming bands will be music to people’s ears across Cumbria.  Within the Walls is back in Carlisle for the spring bank holiday weekend, building on the success of last year’s smash hit debut. The inaugural event saw up to 500 people a day come to […]

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Music on the Marr Festival Returns This Summer

Cumbria’s most friendly music festival returns for its 8th year this summer. The much-loved, village festival with the feel-good factor, Music on the Marr will take place on 20 – 23 July. Located at Castle Carrock, this year will see an exciting line up featuring local, national and international acts. This year’s headliners include the […]

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Hardwicke Circus To Headline New Carlisle Festival

Two Carlisle students have taken the initiative to set up a new festival, celebrating the city’s fantastic artistic heritage.  A brand new four-day festival will take place, bringing together live music, artistic workshops and spell-binding visual arts in popular venues across Carlisle. From 29 June to 2 July, for the first time, the city will […]

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Stepping Stones Festival Returns To Cumbria

An intimate folk music festival which each year draws in crowds of more than 500 people is set to return to Cumbria. Now in its sixth year, the always popular Stepping Stones Festival, coined by legendary folk singer, Maddy Prior, will take place in its usual venue, in the breathtaking grounds of Kirklinton Hall between […]

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