Carlisle

London, New York, Shanghai… and Carlisle

Steed Bespoke Tailors have built a reputation as one of Savile Row’s finest since the company was formed in 1995.   Steed was founded in Carlisle by Master Cutter, Edwin Deboise, who has nearly fifty years in the industry and has fitted outfits for fashion icons such as Franco Moschino, Nicola Bulgari and Manolo Blahnik. In […]

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Amato’s – a Taste of Sicily in the city centre

2020 marks a double celebration for Rosa and Filippo Amato, it’s the 5th birthday of their popular family-run restaurant and the 60th anniversary of the family moving to Carlisle from Sicily.   Amato’s sits in Carlisle’s historic quarter on the cobbles of Abbey Street, right by the gates to Carlisle Cathedral.  It’s an atmospheric part of […]

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Our Editor’s Pick for Carlisle

Combine pork pie, queens and classical strings.  Add a dash of history and fold through with a heady dose of rock.  Place in venues throughout the city and you’ve got our editors pick.  Solem String Quartet 16 January, St. Cuthbert’s Church The Solem String Quartet are winners of the 2014 Royal Over-Seas League Ensemble Competition.  […]

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Discover your sparkle in Carlisle this Christmas

Carlisle will be transformed into the Christmas city as it gears up for the festive season. The city centre will be adorned in lights and with new stores opening in The Lanes Shopping Centre along a range of events to take part in, Carlisle is the place to be this Christmas. It’s a shoppers paradise […]

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The Bluetones make Slight Return to Carlisle

With their debut album ‘Expecting To Fly’ entering the charts at No.1 upon its release in 1996 (and going onto sell more than a million copies), two more Top 10 albums and thirteen Top 40 singles including the ‘Bluetonic’, ‘Slight Return’, ‘Marblehead Johnson’, ‘Solomon Bites The Worm’, ‘If’ and ‘Keep the Fires Burning’ have all contributed to cementing the band as one of […]

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What’s going on at the Old Fire Station

Carlisle’s Old Fire Station is many things to many people. It barely needs mentioning it’s one of the premier live performance venues in the city but it has much more to offer.  Whether you are looking for a perfect venue for hire complete with food and drink facilities or studio space to rent, then the […]

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Haunted Carlisle – Tales from the Crypt

Halloween is just around the corner and we asked the author of Supernatural Cumbria, H. C. Ivison, what ghouls and ghosts call Carlisle their home.  Carlisle is the capital of Cumbria and is a true defensive city. It has been occupied by the Romans, burnt by the Scotts, seen Roman re-occupation and destruction. Re-built by […]

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Prodigious Poisoners – Murder By Gaslight

Murder by Gaslight is a wonderfully ghoulish audience with two of the most infamous poisoners in British history – William Palmer and Harvey Crippen. Don’t Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company normally brings adaptations of nineteenth-century literature’s greatest ghost and horror stories to modern-day audiences.  Formed in 2010, they are the UK’s finest practitioners of […]

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Its our Editors pick for Carlisle

Editors pick With so much coming to Carlisle it’s like trying to pick a favourite from a box of celebrations, which is why we ended up with a bit of everything from a fantastic folk duo, horrible histories, villainous Victorians, a Welsh favourite and a fantastic festival. Horrible Histories, The Sands Centre, 19 – 22 […]

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You can help kids outrun cancer

This September, North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR) is bringing it’s Children’s Cancer Run to Carlisle for the first time on Sunday the 29th of September. The aim is to help raise funds for research into finding cures and kinder treatments for children affected by cancer.  The run was launched by local girl Holly […]

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