What's Happening In Barrow and Furness This Weekend?
6th August 2020
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If you're looking for things to do this weekend, then you're in the right place!

The Dock Museum have some fantastic events planned - from brilliant street theatre, comedy and magic to a nostalgic exhibition that's out of this world.

The Coronation Hall and Ford Park have teamed up to deliver some wonderful outdoor events over the weekend.

And Apollo Bingo have a wide range of sessions for you to enjoy too.

So grab a brew and take a peek at what’s on where.


Summer Reading Challenge 2020


This year, the Summer Reading Challenge’s Silly Squad will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter.

Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck into all sorts of funny books!

There is a different format for this year’s challenge. In past years’ the challenge has been a big hit in our local libraries over the summer break, as well as being accessed online. But with the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 Challenge will launch in a new digital format designed to keep children engaged and interested in reading.


Space Race Toys at The Dock Museum


An exhibition for the child in you at The Dock Museum

The 1950s and 1960s saw intense competition between the USA and the USSR as they vied to master space. This 'Space Race' effectively ended when Apollo 11 landed the first two humans on the Moon on 20 July 1969.

This preoccupation with space exploration inspired both toy manufacturers and television makers. Dan Dare, a futuristic space pilot created in the 1950s, was one of the first characters in this space toy boom. The commercial potential of producing toys linked to programmes such as 'Doctor Who' and 'Thunderbirds' was quickly realised during the 1960s.

These toys explored the fantasy of space travel and of living on other planets. Everything from ray guns and space patrol walkie talkies to moon shoes and flying saucers were produced. Examples of these original childhood favourites are included in this exhibition.


Extreme Views – Armchair Walks

You are invited to join architects, artists, naturalists, and landscape designers on a tour through Barrow-in-Furness, from the comfort of your own home.

Extreme Views Artist in Residence, Owen Griffiths, will host three Extreme Views Armchair Walks. In development since before lockdown, this postponed event is now taking place online in three distinct chapters.

The route will take a tour from the manicured landscape of Barrow Park, through a Green Corridor on the site of the Old Grammar School, leading to an unused suburban green space at Lesh Lane. Each event will be a Zoom online video dialogue, featuring film and images of the route with narration by expert speakers, followed by time for questions or discussion towards the end.


Manager's Special at Apollo Bingo

Every evening (Monday - Saturday) from 3rd - 31st August

£10 Main Session, Mega link, and Big Wheels

Bees from £20

In club prizes 3 x £50, 3 x £100 full houses.



Churches Together Brunch Club

Brunch Club with Barrow Mission Community and Churches Together.

Free lunch and craft activities for families to collect during the school holidays.

11am - 1pm

Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines.

Mon Tues, and Wed at Hartington Street Methodist Church

Thurs and Fri at Abbey Road Baptist Church

All Welcome!


Luke Jerram's 'Museum of the Moon' at The Coronation Hall

The Coro has been converted into a gallery which will host Luke Jerram's 'Museum of the Moon' for the whole month of August.

To keep everyone safe, a timed entry system is in place and there will be limited numbers in the building, COVID secure measures will be in place and social distancing will be observed at all times. 

You can book your free time slot online.

Thursdays: 12-8pm, Fridays: 12-8pm, Saturdays: 12-6pm & Sundays 12-6pm


Street Theatre and Comedy Show at The Dock Museum

The Bread and Butter Theatre Company will be performing at The Dock Museum



Free admission

The Bread and Butter Theatre Company will be performing walkabouts and shows on Friday 7th August at 11.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-2.30pm. Fantastic free events at the Dock Museum - why not pop down and join them!


Barrow's Biggest Beer Garden

It's on this weekend! Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Craven Park

Barrow's Biggest Beer Garden Opening Times this weekend:

Friday 3pm until 10pm

Saturday 2pm until 10.30pm (slightly extended to cover the main boxing bout)

Sunday from 2pm


Joel Dickinson at The Dock Museum

Roll up roll up and watch as Joel Dickinson Magic Trix performs incredible magic right before your eyes.

FREE!!    Live magical entertainment!!

Roll up to the Dock Museum and watch in excitement as multi award winning magician Joel Dickinson performs incredible magic right before your eyes.  Watch in disbelief as feats of wonderment unfold before you!

Joel has taken his shows on magical journeys around the world and will sure to have you completely spellbound!


Reynard The Fox at Ford Park

Reynard the Fox, is a new piece of engaging outdoor theatre for family audiences of all age that you can enjoy in socially distanced 'pods'

The tale of Reynard the Fox follows the woodlands most infamous scoundrel who prides himself on being the trickster of the forest. But when the Woodland Court announces the theft of the King’s Crown Jewels the animal kingdom immediately blame the fox.


Fiver Fever at Apollo Bingo

Bingo's Back! Come along to Apollo Bingo Barrow and enjoy this fantastic afternoon session.

Fiver Fever at Apollo Bingo

£5 main session 

Sunday to Friday throughout August


Big Money Night

Big Money Night at Apollo Bingo

Every Sunday In August

£15 - Everything in main session, nothing else to buy.




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