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Beer Festivals – When and Where

We’re rapidly heading into warmer weather and beer festival season.  Here’s some of the best our region has to offer.   Egremont Beer Festival, Egremont Rugby Union Club  14 – 15 June   The Egremont Rugby Union Club Beer Festival goes from strength to strength, it’s now one of the most highly anticipated dates on the summer […]

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Light up the Fells – Lakeland Festival of Light

 The Lakeland Festival of Light returns for its fifth year on the 4th of May.      The charity event is organised by Lakeland Mountain Guides and was originally planned to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Nepal back in 2015. 150 people climbed Blencathra that night and raised over £5000.    The festival has grown each year […]

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Food Glorious Food!

There’s a new food shop in town and it might seem familiar. Food Glorious food recently opened their doors, having left the indoor market where they have been trading for over 10 years. Adam and Dawn have taken a huge leap and have now moved into their own building, but don’t worry they are still […]

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For the love of Books – Words by the Water

All writers need inspiration from time to time but if they can’t find any on the shores of Derwent Water, surrounded by our fells then maybe it’s time to put their laptop and pens away.   Words by the Water provides spectacular surroundings and so much more. The literary festival is hosted courtesy of the Theatre […]

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Beat the Blues as the Bowness Bay Blues Weekend returns

Bowness Bay Blues has announced an exciting programme for their weekend festival from the 12th – 14th of  April. From its humble beginnings in 2012, Bowness Bay Blues has grown to be a flagship of all that is good about blues music. It’s a charity based weekend set in the heart of the Lake District […]

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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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