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Our Editors Picks from West Cumbria

Editors picks Read on for a roundup of everything coming to West Cumbria over the next couple of months, there’s lots to help us through this festive season and beyond. Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Experienc, 15 December, Carnegie Theatre The Big O and Wilburys show is back. Celebrate as they commemorate 30 years […]

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The Santa Dash is coming to town

9th December You know it’s getting close to Christmas when Carlisle’s streets fill with the  ho-ho-ho’s of over 750 Santas.  But that’s what the Santa dash is all about; fun.  Every year friends and families don their finest red suits, have a great time and raise money for Jigsaw – Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice. Last year […]

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Laurel and Hardy – The Laughter Lives On

Normally a comedy act that has not filmed a movie for nearly sixty years will soon find themselves confined to the realms of the history books.  Not so for Laurel and Hardy. The classic double act have endured with scores of appreciation societies spread right across the globe.  A new movie, Stan and Ollie, is […]

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A wonderful wintery journey that’s certain to impress

The Carlisle to Settle railway line is not much of a secret because it truly is one of the great train journeys. When the steam trains come to town in the summer and the masses pile onto every bridge or crowd onto picture postcard station platforms enroute it feels like the entire county has turned […]

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You’ve got to be crackers in this weather

The 2018 Christmas Cracker Run will bring some much needed colour to Cumbria on Sunday  the 2nd of December. It is unusual to host a car rally this far out of the normal tour season but classic car owners have a passion for their vehicles and rather than leave them in the garage all winter […]

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The Green Room Presents Sleeping Beauty

It’s hard to believe it but it’s Panto Time Again! What is it that makes the good old British Pantomime so popular? The fascination for this tradition never ceases to amaze. Most are based on traditional Fairy Stories that have been around for longer than anyone can care to remember.  But in every town in […]

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The Guide Christmas Roundup

We have a comprehensive list of, markets, shopping and kids activities all taking place over the next month in the run up to Christmas.  You’re going to be busy…… there’s a lot on. Christmas Market, Carlisle, 28 November –  2 December In town for five days the Christmas Market is an absolute cracker.  Celebrating our wonderful […]

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The Spitfires – Bringing a lot of attitude to Carlisle

The Old Fire Station                                                                                                        […]

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Get to know the artist and come to love their work

Brampton’s Castle Framing will celebrate their 20th anniversary on Saturday the 10th of November and they are opening the shop to the public to show what’s involved when an artists brings their work into the framers.  From start to finish people have the opportunity to see how that artwork is scanned, printed and mounted in […]

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The Green Room Presents Sleeping Beauty

It’s hard to believe it but it’s Panto Time Again!   What is it that makes the good old British Pantomime so popular? The fascination for this tradition never ceases to amaze. Most are based on traditional Fairy Stories that have been around for longer than anyone can care to remember.  But in every town […]

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