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Find your Festive Cheer at Lanercost Priory

If you need to boost your Christmas spirit then a visit to Dacre Hall at Lanercost Priory will get you feeling festive and kick start your Christmas shopping. The four-day craft fair runs from the 22nd of November to the 25th and is held in the oldest village hall in England.  The Hall forms part […]

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Feelgood and festive at Harraby Community Theatre

Harraby Community Theatre has a feelgood run into the festive season which begins with Big Guys Don’t Cry on the 16th of November.   The local group are the ultimate tribute to The Jersey Boys and feature 2018 X-Factor duo Sh-Boom!  They’ll sing all the music from Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons plus classic […]

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Carlisle Cathedral Choir announce this year’s Gala Christmas Concert

The Christmas Concert at Carlisle Cathedral is one of the highlights of the holiday calendar, and this year will be no exception. On Friday 13 December the combined choirs of the Cathedral – boy and girl choristers, Lay Clerks and the Cathedral Consort – will sing a programme of carols to include traditional tunes alongside […]

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Nautical noise makers head for ten at Carlisle’s Old Fire Station this Saturday

Festival favourites, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, infamous for their frenetic fiddle tunes and thumping backline, celebrate their tenth birthday as a band in 2019 with a lengthy autumn- winter ‘Ten Yaar Anniversary’ tour across England and Wales, and a special re-release of their best-known single, ‘Chicken On A Raft’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRI2vUTNBwc  Following a packed summer schedule of […]

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Cumbria’s Christmas Roundup

The Festive season of full of special little treats.  From markets to shopping to meeting the man in red.  Check out all the action in your area. Carlisle Christmas Market Saturday 30 November to Sunday 8 December Carlisle city centre will see an open-air market held in traditional wooden chalets nestled amongst its Christmas lights […]

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Underneath the Christmas Lights

The Christmas Light Switch on brightens up a wintery day and is a wonderful way of bringing a whole lot of colour to town on these dark nights.  We have compiled a complete list of Christmas light events in our area. 17 November You’ll hear ‘Stay Another Day’ by East 17 a couple of times […]

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Grab a handmade gift… or Take Six

If you’re looking for a unique handmade gift and some relaxed Christmas shopping too then the “‘Take Six Pop Up Gallery’ in Deanscales, near Cockermouth, is for you.  If you haven’t met them before, Take Six are a group of local contemporary artists, who have shown their collective work the first weekend in December every […]

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Whitehaven Theatre Groups’ Frosty Favourite

Whitehaven Theatre Group invites everyone to join them for their pantomime ‘Frosted’ at Egremont Market Hall.  The show runs from the 10th – 14th of December at 7 pm with matinees on the 14th and 15th at 1 pm. The audience will be familiar with the storyline, given the panto’s link to a certain children’s […]

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Come to Brough for some Festive Murder Mystery Fun

Brough Community Primary School Fundraisers (BEST) have come up with a unique way for parents, friends and party-goers to start the Festive Season, whilst raising much-needed funds to enhance the opportunities for the pupils at BCPS (Brough Community Primary School). On Saturday 30th November the acclaimed Carlisle based HIGHLY SUSPECT Theatre Company presents an evening of dining, drinking and […]

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When Every Joke is a Final Solution

Our writer Craig Wishart was not sure what to expect from the Workington Playgoers performance of Comedians but he certainly took away a lot more than he bargained for. I admit I had virtually no understanding what to expect when I took my seat for the Workington Playgoers performance of Trevor Griffiths’ Comedians.   After […]

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