What’s Happening In Barrow and Furness This Week.
28th September 2015
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The Coronation Hall presents Friday Night Live, where four of the funniest comedians in the country will provide an evening full of laughter (book early to avoid disappointment, these nights sell out fast!)

The Forum have some mirth filled events planned too. The World famous hypnotist Andrew Newton brings his hilarious stage show to Barrow on Friday (you really don’t want to miss this!) And everyone’s favourite Irish comic – the irrepressible Ed Byrne – brings his new show ‘Outside looking In’ to town over the weekend too!

As well as comedy nights, there are a wide range of other events taking place too, from a beer festival to a vintage fair complete with pop up tearoom. There’s something for all tastes.

So if you need cheering up; or just want to escape from the rugby, Barrow and Furness is the place to be this weekend.

Have a wonderful time, whatever you choose to do.


Suzanne and John

  thebestof barrow and furness




2nd October – Silverscreen at The Forum: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Forum 28 continues its film screenings with The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

Tickets are £4 with the performance at 1pm http://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/


2nd October – Friday Night Live at The Coronation Hall Ulverston

The Coronation Hall presents Friday Night Live on the 2nd October. Featuring four of the funniest comics on the UK circuit: Martin Mor, Steve Royle, Booby Mair and special guest - Jared Christmas!

These guys have appeared on Pheonix nights, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats and Russell Howard's Good News, so you're in for a real treat!

Get in early folks, previous events have sold out fast. Box Office closes at 8pm on the night - no ticket - no entry

Tickets are £13/ £10

To book a full table for 10 at £10 per ticket contact the box office http://www.corohall.co.uk/events/



2nd October – Andrew Newton: The Hypnotist Live

Andrew Newton - The world famous hypnotist returns to the Forum on the 2nd October with another hilarious show. Newton has an international reputation as an awesome showman.

So, for a night of hilarity, get down to the Forum

Book early to avoid missing out.

Tickets £12.00, Concessions: £8.00 (Concessions children under 15 only)




2nd October – Whisky Tasting Evening with Paul Quinn

The Forum is holding a whisky tasting evening from 7.30pm on Friday 2nd October. Enthusiasts and novices alike can explore and taste five different styles of whiskeys, Scottish single malt, whiskies from around the world and a blended Scotch.

You will learn about the process involved in creating such delights and getting tips as we go along on how to truly enjoy and fully taste your whiskey.

Tickets are £10




2nd October – Colin Cloud – Forensic Mind Reader

Colin Cloud is a forensic scientist who mixes mind magic and brain science with his love of Arthur Conan Doyle’s works, resulting in him being described as the closest thing around to the real life Sherlock Holmes.

He left Jonathan Ross speechless, Ant and Dec agog with disbelief and mind reader and spoon-bender Uri Geller described him as one of the ‘greatest thought readers of all time’. He has performed for professional sceptics like Penn and Teller and wowed the hard-to-please Simon Cowell.

Now he comes to the Beggars Theatre Millom for an evening you'll never forget!

Tickets are priced £10 – 12 http://www.beggarstheatre.co.uk/



2nd – 4th October – We Will Overcome at The Hope & Anchor Ulverston

The Hope and Anchor are holding 3 days of entertainment this weekend.

Not only are they holding 3 days of live music, they are also hosting their first ever beer festival. We Will Overcome is a National anti - austerity campaign devised by musicians and music promoters. For a wonderful weekend of ale and music – get down to The Hope!


3rd October – Apple Day at Ford Park

An extravaganza of all things apple attractions including:

Apple pressing – Bring your own apples and containers

Apple tasting

Children’s activities – story telling, crafts, games

Food producers and craft stalls

Car Boot Sale

In the event of bad weather activities will be under cover.

Stall holders please call: 01229 580666 to reserve a pitch or visit:




3rd October - Rotary Club Gala Day

On Sat 3rd October The Rotary Club Of Ulverston are holding a Gala day at The Coronation Hall. Taking place between 9.30-11.30am

Come along for a coffee morning, stalls, book sale and a raffle.


3rd October – The Games We Played

The Dock Museum hosts a wonderful trip down memory lane with their exhibition - The Games We Played.

This is a truly nostalgic exhibition exploring some of the most popular, as well as a number of lesser known, board and card games form the 1920s through to the 1970s.

As well exploring Ancient games, visitors can reminisce of the games of their youth and even design their own games too.



3rd October – Ed Byrne: Outside Looking In

One of TVs funniest comedians pays Barrow a visit this weekend!

Ed Byrne, regular on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and Never Mind The Buzzcocks brings his new stand up show - Outside Looking In to The forum on the 3rd October.

Age Guide 12+

Tickets £19 (book quickly to avoid disappointment)



4th October – Silver Sunday

Silver Sunday is a special day to celebrate older people and with almost 400 different events taking place across the country, thousands of people are able to get out of their homes, attend a special event and gain the opportunity to make new friends and connections. 

This is a free event, starting at 11am on the 4th October at The Forum.




4th October – Vintage@The Coro

The Vintage Village Hall are holding another classic Vintage Fair at The Coro on Sunday 4th October.

This is a classic VVH fair at The Coro, lots of Stalls (25 quality pitches with equally beautiful stallholders), the Tea-room (stunning home - made cakes, bigger than your head and served by the legendary VVH tea-ladies), and music - Oh yes there will be music! Best frocks and perhaps a chance to start shopping for that dreaded (and loved) 'c' word.

11am - 4pm

Entry is just £1


6th October – Barrow AFC vs Chester

Barrow take on Chester at The Furness Building Society Stadium on Tuesday night.

Kick off is 7.45 pm

Ticket prices:

Adult Standing – £14
Concession Standing – £11

Youth (11-17) – £5
Child (U11) – £1

Adult Main Stand – £15
Concession Main Stand – £12

Assisted – £12



8th October – thebestof Networking

On Thursday 8th October we are holding the first of our bi monthly events - and we know you are going to love our bestof Speed Networking!

This fun networking event will introduce you to lots of great contacts and give you a chance to find out what we've been up to since we took over in June.

So join us for this FREE event at the Cookes Cinema on Abbey. Places are limited, so don't miss out, it's going to be a great event and it's a great venue too.

For further details contact Suzanne on 07762184156 or visit https://www.thebestof.co.uk

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