What's Happening In Barrow and Furness This Weekend?
16th May 2024
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Take a peek at the fantastic events taking place near you and start planning your weekend!  


Barrow History Group

A weekly group held every Friday at Walney Community Centre 

Barrow History Group

12 - 13.30pm every Friday at Walney Community Centre

To book a place call 01229 831425 or email markh@ageukbarrow.org.uk



Barrow Market Bike Repair Workshops

FREE basic bike repairs and advice at Barrow Market Hall. 

Barrow Market Hall Bike Repair Workshops 2024

Due to the success of their 'taster' bike repair event Travel Actively Barrow are back with weekly repair workshops

Fridays at 10am - 2pm every week until the end of May.

Free basic bike repairs and advice - all welcome.


Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls Presented By Barrow Operatic and Dramatic Society. 

Following a fabulous trip down the yellow brick road and a musical extravaganza through the decades in 2023, BODS is excited to bring Guys and Dolls to life at The Forum this May.

Guys and Dolls is a story of luck and love, following New York gamblers Nathan and Sky in their quest to win bets and make money through setting up floating dice games. Meanwhile, dancer Adelaide wants nothing more than to marry Nathan, her very, very long term fiancé of 14 years! Sarah, who is Sergeant of the local mission and believes that gambling is a sin, surprises herself by falling in love with none other than Sky.

This fantastic production is filled with show-stopping tunes and lively dance numbers, which will get your toes tapping and the boat rocking!’


Florence: the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale

This one-woman-performance of original song and storytelling shines a light on lesser known aspects of Florence Nightingale’s life and work, to question why Florence’s extraordinary and wide ranging achievements are so often overlooked. It celebrates Florence as a ground-breaking statistician, connecting Florence’s work in the 19th century with the issues we continue to face today.

Louise Jordan lives in the New Forest and is a songwriter and performer with ten years’ experience touring the UK & Europe. Self-accompanied on guitar and keyboard, Louise is a former secondary school teacher with an MA in Human Rights and has released six recordings gaining national radio play on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show & Radio 4.


Ulverston Park Run

Ulverston Park Run takes place every Saturday at 9am

What is Ford parkrun?

It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Ford Park, Off Ford Park Crescent, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode. If you forget it, you won't get a time.

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Ford parkrun needs you!


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.


Time for a Cuppa!

Come along to Griffin Community Centre for Demetia's biggest annual tea party

Saturday 18th May 10am - 12pm

All money raised goes to Dementia UK to help more families of those suffering with dementia to access life changing support from specialist Dementia Nurses.


Coffee Morning at Trinity Church Centre

A great way to spend a Saturday morning at Trinity Church Centre. 

Coffee morning

Trinity Church Centre

Saturday 18th May 10am - 11.30am 


Local Craft Market

A fantastic local handmade market at Barrow Raiders. 

Local Handmade Market

Saturday 18th May 10am - 3pm

Discover a wide range of local handmade items as well as refreshments.


Dino Day 2024

On Saturday 18th May 2024 Barrow town centre will once again be transformed back to the Jurassic period with the return of Barrow Dino Day. 

Barrow BID brought the dinosaurs to Barrow town centre in 2023 and they proved very popular with all ages. Barrow BID Spokesperson said, "We worked with Bigfoot Events to bring dinosaurs to Barrow town centre in May 2023, they proved extremely popular and it was great to see so many families in the town centre and so many children with smiles on their faces."

The team at Barrow BID are planning to deliver a bigger and better event in 2024, with new dinosaurs that the town has never before experienced, so keep Saturday 18th May free for a spectacular day of dinosaur fun!


Live at The Hive

Hive Bistro - Live at The Hive with DJ's Homegrown. 

18th May – Live at The Hive with Homegrown & friends. Table bookings available from 12 – 7pm

Full Tapas menu available


Ulverston Auction Mart Car Boot Sale

Ulverston Auction Mart hold their Indoor Car Boot Sale this Sunday.

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

Contact Brian On 07790 824298 For Further Information.



Join Ford Park for the first Ceramic Festival in South Cumbria - MUDFest. (FREE ENTRY)

They will have stalls selling hand made ceramics, demonstrations, have a go on the wheel sessions, workshops and food vendors, it promises to be a packed and enjoyable day.
Booking for workshops (make your own mug) are now live, please click here to book
Drop in wheel sessions - nominal charge.


Western Gold – South Lakes Rock School

The amazing South Lakes Rock School Presents: Western Gold.

Western Gold – South Lakes Rock School

Sunday 19th May 

You can find more brilliant events to enjoy in 2024 by checking our events guide here!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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