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It’s not easy but it’s time to tackle the C2C

c2c I have never attempted the Coast 2 Coast cycle path because, like many of us,  I’m guilty of failing to appreciate what’s right on our doorstep. Sometimes I walk my dog on the bike path on a Saturday morning and hordes of cheery cyclists will greet me as they ride past, I often wonder […]

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Western Walks Feature – Mellbreak

Ascent: 2100 feet / 636 metres Distance:  7.0 miles / 11.4 km Minimum Walking time: 3 and a half hours Grade – moderate Start – OS grid reference NY142210 Postcode CA13 0RU (approx. location only)   Mellbreak dominates over Crummock Water as its steep eastern flank plunges towards the shore of the lake and for […]

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What’s happening this half term?

keep the kids busy It’s a difficult time of year to keep the kids entertained.  It’s February, it’s cold and if it’s wet then you just want to stay cozy and indoors.  Never fear because we’ve got all bases covered. The Beacon Mueseum, 16 -24 February This half term holiday promises to be an exciting […]

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Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery celebrates 125 years

Tullie 125: Celebrating 125 Years is a new exhibition, opening Friday 8 February until Sunday 17 March, which reflects on the museum’s history, celebrates the present and looks ahead to an exciting future. Alongside the exhibition there will be a programme of events throughout the year, showcasing the outstanding collections and diverse range of activities […]

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There’s a challenge out there for everyone

Whether you want to prove something to yourself, have fun with your friends or raise money for charity let’s make 2019 a year to do something unique, special and active. We have come up with some great challenges for you and it doesn’t matter if you’re experienced or a beginner, there really is something for […]

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American Masterpiece at the Theatre Royal, 5th to 9th February

The Workington Playgoers are looking forward to tackling one of the most challenging plays ever written, a rollercoaster ride through a destructive marriage. Many people will remember the 1966 film version of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ starring Richard Burton as George, a middle-aged history professor at an American college, and Elizabeth Taylor as his hot-tempered […]

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Upcoming Carlisle events – Editors Pick

It feels like winter can take forever before it gives way to spring and we can get out of the house and move on with our lives.  I wouldn’t wish the cold weather away too soon because, as you can see below, there’s an action packed couple of months coming up in Carlisle.  Jill Jackson, 2 […]

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MATT RICHARDSON RETURNS TO THE STAGE WITH HIS SUCCESSFUL LIVE STAND-UP SHOW ‘SLASH’

Following a successful run last year, host of Virgin Radio’s Drivetime show, comedian and TV presenter Matt Richardson will take to the stage once more with his live stand up show Slash. This much anticipated extension will see Matt perform at The Old Fire station, Carlisle on 9th Feb. Slash tells the story of Matt’s […]

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Young and old unite at the Carlisle Music and Drama Festival

Established in 1896 the Carlisle and District Music and Drama festival is the second oldest of its type in the country. Running from Monday the 11th of March until Saturday the 16th in St Cuthbert’s and St George’s United Reform Church it will bring performers together from Cumbria, the Border Region and the North East. […]

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An ancient adventure for a new year

Hadrian’s wall We’re only three days into the year but there’s a chance that your new year’s resolutions are a memory now.  Don’t worry about breaking a few half-hearted promises to yourself because people have been doing just that since the Romans first introduced the Gregorian calendar and new years day.  There’s a lot of […]

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