What’s Happening In Barrow and Furness this weekend?
22nd March 2018
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Barrow AFC will be looking to earn three points at the Furness Building Society Stadium as they entertain high flying Dover Athletic on Saturday. Come on lads you can do it!!

The Coronation hall has a fantastic Antiques Fair taking place on Sunday, you never know what treasures you might find!

Apollo Bingo has some great promotions this weekend. Their brilliant new morning session is well worth checking out, as is the 2 for 1 session on Friday night too.

And don’t forget folks, clocks go forward 1 hour at 1am on Sunday the 25th!

Have a fabulous weekend!



Friday 23rd March - Bigger Better Mornings at Apollo Bingo

Eyes down at 11.15am every morning Monday to Friday!

Brand New Monday to Friday Morning Session

£5 includes 5 page book, cashpot and bacon roll.



Friday 23rd March – Sunday 25th March:  Life On The Home Front Exhibition

Life On The Home Front First World War Exhibition at The Dock Museum.

A look at the little-told story of Barrow's contribution to the First World War; shells, housing shortages and even football.

Exhibition runs from 3rd February - 25th March.




Friday 23rd March – Saturday 31st March: Deeds not Words Exhibition at Barrow Archives

A wonderful exhibition at Barrow Archive Centre marking the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act.

The Act of 1918 gave some women the vote for the first time and paved the way for the introduction of universal suffrage 10 years later, which saw women win equal voting rights to men.  

But there’s more…

Come along to the Deeds not Words exhibition at Barrow Archives between 12th January - 31st March 2018 (during library opening hours) to find out more.



Friday 23rd March – Rhyme Time at Barrow Library

A fantastic activity every Friday Morning at Barrow Library.

Come and join us at Barrow Library every Friday for Rhyme Time, for songs and Stories for under 5's (and their adults)

Sessions take place every Friday 

10.30am - 11am



Friday 23rd March - Fizzy Fridays at Ford Park

Welcome the weekend with a little fizz with Fizzy Fridays at Ford Park

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and prosecco to share with our new Fizzy Fridays 12-4pm, it’s the perfect way to relax with friends and family.

Only £14.95 per person. Booking essential – please call 01229 581666.

Gluten-free afternoon tea is also available, please let us know any dietary requirements when booking.



Friday 23rd March - Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshops

A great opportunity to learn more about breast feeding, the health benefits and some practical skills behind it, in an informal setting before your baby arrives.

Friday 23rd March 1pm - 3pm

Greengate SureStart Children's Centre

Greengate Street.

Partners are more than welcome to come along and join in.

Just come along, there's no need to book.

For more info please contact Melissa on 01229 821855



Friday 23rd March – Furness Writers

A Free Creative Writing Session at Barrow Library.

Every Friday 3.45 - 5.00 pm

Come and build confidence, speak with like-minded people, and do a few writing exercises in a relaxed environment. You may also choose to bring a 500 word extract from your manuscript for group critiquing.  

Contact Barrow Library on 01229 894370 to book your place.



Friday 23rd March - 2 for 1 Session at Apollo Bingo

Here's a date for your diary, 2 for 1 session at Apollo Barrow Friday evening 23rd March.

Buy One Set of Main Session get One Set Free

Buy One Main Meal and Get One Main Meal Free

Buy One Drink and Get One Drink Free *excludes 75cl Wine

Buy One Managers Special on Bees and get 2nd One Half Half Price



Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th March Abbey Musical Society presents: Cats

Abbey Musical Society are back with another spectacular show!

Be sure to come along as the cast perform Cats! 

Monday 19th March - Saturday 24th March


Saturday Matinee 2pm

Tickets £12, Concessions £10




Saturday 24th March – Barrow Park Run

A fantastic 5 Km run around Barrow Park, open to everyone!

What is Barrow parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it? Every Saturday at 09:00

Where is it? It's run in Barrow Park.

What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! but please register in advance. www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow

How fast do I have to be? We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! Barrow parkrun needs you! It is entirely organised by volunteers - email BarrowHelpers@parkrun.com to help. We're friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the park cafe, near the bandstand - please come and join us.




Saturday 24th March – Fell Foot Park Run

Fell Foot parkrun is a free, weekly, 5km timed run at the scenic National Trust Park at Fell Foot.

The run is open to everyone, whatever their ability, from those taking their first running steps to Olympians and from juniors to the more experienced.

It's you against the clock. All you need do is register on-line in advance for a unique athlete number.

Results after each event are up-loaded on to the website.

If you don't want to run then come & join our friendly volunteer team. All welcome.



Saturday 24th March - Barrow’s Beautiful Places

Spring is in the air and Easter is just around the corner. Wouldn’t it be great to get out and see the sights of the number one borough in England for quality of landscape and natural heritage?

Where’s that then? Right here in Barrow. Who says so? The Royal Society of Arts in its Heritage Index.  

Isn’t it time you found out just what Barrow has to offer?

Discover the best walks, the prettiest picnic spots, the finest views, the rarest wildlife and the most fun activities. Find out where it is, what it will cost (how little will surprise you) and how to get there.

You can also find out what these places were like in the past from Cumbria County Council archivists, what’s under the ground and how it has shaped the landscape from the geologists of Cumbria GeoConservation while wardens from Barrow Borough’s nationally important nature reserves will tell you about the rare and remarkable species which make their home in the borough – grey seals, the Natterjack toad, the Walney geranium.

Get the information to get more from your trip to Furness Abbey, Barrow Park and the Dock Museum.

Find out how getting out in these beautiful places can improve your mental and physical health, and what you can do if you want to help look after them.

There will be a presentation from Kate Davis, mother of adventure training instructor and qualified tutor in bush-craft Rob Davis.

Whether you are a local born and bred, a newcomer to the area or just passing through there will be lots to interest you at the Barrow’s Beautiful Places event.



Saturday 24th March - The Owl Sanctuary at Barrow Market 

Your hands on experience with owls

The Owl Sanctuary will be making a welcome return to Barrow Market on Saturday 24th March.

Come along and see them at Stall 121 'Oscar's Nest'

10.30am - 4pm

Come along and look and learn about all the wonderful birds on display. All have been rescued and are not able to survive the wild due to captive breeding, rescue or injury, but are well looked after by the good folk at The Owl Sanctuary.



Saturday 24th March – Coniston 14 Road Race

The popular Coniston 14 takes place this Saturday.

Coniston 14 Road Race,

Saturday 24th of March 2018: 11am- 3pm

14 mile Road Race organised by local community

Location: John Ruskin School, Coniston, LA21 8EW

Price: £26 - £28



Saturday 24th March - Easter Fayre at Trinity Church Centre

Head to Trinity Church Centre this Saturday for their fantastic Easter Fayre.


Saturday 24th March 2pm - 4pm

Stalls, crafts, chocolate tombola, cake stall, and raffle.

Two competitions: Best Decorated Egg and Best Easter Bonnet.

Admission is just £1 (includes refreshments)

Accompanied children can come along for free.



Saturday 24th March – Barrow AFC vs Dover Athletic

Barrow take on high flying Dover Athletic this Saturday.

3pm Kick Off


Adults £15, Concessions £12, Young Adults (18-22) £8, Youth (12-17) £5, Child (Under 12) Free with an Adult / £5 unaccompanied.


Adults £18, Concessions £14, Young Adults (18-22) £10, Youth (12-17) £8, Child (Under 12) Free with an Adult / £8 unaccompanied.



Saturday 24th March - Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

Furness Bach Choir, soloists and orchestra Conducted by Marco Bellasi

Soprano Sarah Ashton, Mezzo Lara Harvey,

Tenor Dominic Stewart, Bass David Cane.

Accompaniment is by 2 pianos and harmonium.

Including Anthony Hewitt and Colin Dean




Sunday 25th March – Tesco Community Carboot Sale

Tesco extra is holding another car boot sale for charity.

Cars can arrive to set up after 8.30am. Participants are generally allocated 2 car parking spaces. Just turn up no need to book space... 

The Carboot still goes ahead even if it rains.

Location: Tesco Extra Barrow Car Park by Click and Collect area., Barrow-in-Furness.



Sunday 25th March – Indoor Car Boot Sale

The Next Carboot Sale At Ulverston Auction Mart Is This Sunday 
Set Up From 6.30am
Inside If Wet Or Windy
Come On Down & Grab Yourself A Bargain
£6 Per Car. No Need To Book, Just Turn Up
Toilets & Refreshments Available On Site
Contact Brian On 07790 824298 For Further Information



Sunday 25th March - Antiques Fair at The Coronation Hall

Come along to The Coro to browse the wares of many traders at the Antiques Fair Sunday 25th March .

Antiques Fair at the Coro: Sunday 25th March: 9am

Lots for sale including books & jewellery.

Pop in for a browse and treat yourself to a brew and cake, at just 50p entry you never know what treasures you may find…



Sunday 25th March - Kids Club

Family fun at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre every Sunday.

Family fun with meditations, games, stories and activities.

Sunday mornings 10.30 - 11.45am.

Children must be accompanied by a parent.

Families with 1 child £3.50

Families with 2 or more children £5

Classes held in the main building at Manjushri KMC



Sunday 25th March - The Victoria Hall Wedding Fair

The Victoria Hall is the setting for a fabulous wedding fair.

Free entry, refreshments available including prosecco bar!

Sunday 25th March - 12 - 4pm



Sunday 25th March - Barrow Raiders vs Sheffield Eagles

Barrow take on Sheffield Eagles in this Betfred Championship fixture.

Barrow Raiders vs Sheffield Eagles

Sunday 25th March

3pm Kick Off

  • Adults – £15
  • Concessions – £10
  • Child Under 16 – £5
  • Child Under 5 – Free
  • Plus £2 Transfer Fee to Grandstand
  • Family ticket £30 includes 2 adults and up to 3 children



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