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20th July 2015
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We can’t guarantee the weather in Barrow and Furness (well you can’t have everything!), but we can guarantee plenty of great events to keep you occupied over the weekend.

This weekend sees both our local football and rugby league clubs in action. There is the biggest arts and crafts event in the North West taking place in Grange, as well as a fantastic thought provoking theatre production in Millom.

Both Barrow and Ulverston Libraries have free events on, and if live music is your thing, then Barrow Soccer Bar has a fantastic double header for you!

Whatever you choose to do, have a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget to pack your sun cream – you never know, the weather might just surprise you!

Barrow Raiders VS Oxford RLFC (Away fixture) Sunday 26th July 3pm

Barrow Raiders look to continue their good form in Kingstone Press League One with a visit to Oxford RLFC. The game takes place at The Iffley Road Ground at 3pm on Sunday.

For ticket details and a list of upcoming fixtures visit or phone the stadium office line on 01229 830470

Barrow AFC VS Workington (Away Fixture) Saturday 25th July 3pm kick off

The Bluebirds continue their pre-season preparations with a trip up the coast to play a friendly against Workington.  This promises to be a great day out for the fans, and a chance to see some of Barrow’s new signings in action.

For ticket details and team news visit or phone 01229 823061

Barrow Soccer Bar Saturday 25th July

Barrow Soccer Bar has a great double header of entertainment planned this Saturday.

Not only do they have When All Else Fails – a great upcoming local band playing, but also the wonderful Danielle Messenger too!

Tickets £2 or pay on the door

Tel 01229 825244 for further enquiries

Cartmel Show: Wed 5th August

Come along for a fabulous day out.

Why not visit  Cartmel’s Traditional Lakeland Country Show? Attractions include: archery, trade stands, showjumping, dog agility, Cumberland wrestling, dog show, village industries and much, much more

For Advance ticket discount please visit

For further details phone 015395 62683 or email:

Barrow Amateur Boxing Club are holding weekly sessions for children from their gym in Brook Street.

7 – 10 year olds sessions take place between 6-6.45pm on a Friday

11 – 16 year olds sessions take place on a Monday from 5.30pm

For more info call Jeff Moses on 07732 500365

Could your shop benefit from a makeover masterclass?

Well, help is at hand!

Free window dressing workshops are being launched for local businesses.

The scheme, which is fully funded by Invest In Southlakeland is being run by Helen Goodwin from Made You Look.  Two sessions are being held at Ulverston Town Hall on Wednesday September 16th.

The event is limited to only 20 places, and delivers an insight into the science of window dressing.

To register for the event, please email

Ford Park in Ulverston are hosting activity sessions every Wednesday through the Summer holidays from 2pm – 4pm.

The events start on July 22 with a teddy bears’ picnic, continues on July 29 with animal games and trees and minibeasts on August 5.

All activities are free (although donations are welcome) Simply turn up at the garden room in the walled garden 10 mins before the start time to ensure your place at the session.

Phone 01229 581845 or visit

The Wordsworth Trustare holding a family event on 24th July 10.30am at Ulverston Library.

Join in and celebrate a Wordsworthian Summer, learn more about the plants and flowers that grow amongst us.

You can experiment with watercolours, taking inspiration from the Cumbrian landscape, or you can create a bird feeder.

All activities are suitable for children age 3+

This is a free event, but please note – places are limited, so book in person or phone 01229 404151 to avoid disappointment

Barrow Libraries’ Summer reading Challenge kicks off on 27th July 2pm

The reading challenge starts with Record Breaking Crafts

Places for this free event are limited so it’s advisable to book in person or phone 01229 407370 to reserve places. (Under 8’s must be supervised by an adult)

Prom Art takes place at The Prom in Grange Over sands Sunday 26th July 10am-4pm

Now in its 11th year Prom Art continues to be the largest outdoor arts & crafts event in the North West

Talented artists exhibit their unique, handcrafted creations, giving you the chance to become the owner of something truly special. Musicians, dancers, entertainers and caterers are all on hand to make this a memorable day out for the whole family.

Entry is free. For more details phone 07751087292 or visit

The Beggars Theatre Market Square Millom LA18 4HZ

Requiem for Paradise by Joe Samniego Friday 24th July 7.30pm – Pay what you think

In May 2014 in California a young man shot 6 people dead, before turning the gun on himself. This remarkable play examines the aftermath of the incident and demands we find solutions.

Because the play contains strong language and the subject matter , the recommended age for this play is 14+

You pay what you think the performance is worth on the night.

Contact Jakki on 01229 775677 for more details or visit

The Roxy Cinema Brogden Street Ulverston:

Films showing this week: Ted 2, Minions, Inside Out

For dates and times visit

Regular events over the summer:

Walney Wind Cheetahs meet on Mondays and Wednesdays all through the summer. To join in just meet up with them outside The Walney School at 5.45pm

It’s good for you and it’s free to take part! (primary school children must be accompanied by an adult)

Furness Future Flyers Cycling Club meets every Monday at Dowdales School in Dalton In Furness.

It’s the first British Cycling Go-Ride  cycling club in the South Lakes and covers all cycling disciplines such as road racing, mountain biking and general cycling skills. Sessions take place every Monday until the end of September at Dowdales between 6.15pm and 7.45pm

Suitable for children aged 6 – 16

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