What's Happening In Barrow and Furness This Weekend?
13th October 2021
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If you’re looking for great events and things to do this weekend - then you’re in the right place!

Apollo bingo have a brilliant night of entertainment planned for you this Saturday!

Oktoberfest takes place at Barrow Raiders this weekend.

And there's a chance to be part of a fabulous new project at Barrow Market Hall too.

So, take a peek at what’s on where.

Whatever you choose to do – have a great weekend!

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2021

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival returns on the 15th - 17th October! 

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival celebrates great comic art from across the world, and strongly believes Comics Can Change The World, developing and offering a wide range of outreach projects local, national and international, working with key partners and other Festivals across the globe, funded by the Arts Council. 

Its annual Festival event is the only one of its kind in the UK, taking over the whole town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District and bringing the town together for a weekend to celebrate the amazing world of comic art. The festival features comic artists from around the world, as well as performance, film, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, master classes, live drawing and independent retailers and publishers.

The events programme is bursting with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the leading comic artists and writers from across the world – see them draw, talk about their work and bring comics to life. A free Family Zone provides drop-in activities for all ages, alongside a series of fantastic workshops for kids and teenagers.


Oktoberfest at Barrow Raiders

One of the best events to come to Barrow is on this weekend! 

Oktoberfest at Barrow Raiders.

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th October

Extra Marquees, 

2 fantastic Oompah bands,

4 different German beers available.

Viking Spice will be firing up the German food.


Friday and Sunday Evenings at Apollo Bingo

£15 main session includes: 10 page book, Mega Link, Big Wheels

Start your evening with the £1000 Sweet 16 game.

3 x £100 houses

3 x £200 houses

9 x £100 linked chances


Lost Shops Memory Stalls - Barrow Market

Share your stories at a ‘Memory Stall’ this Autumn, and be part of new artwork in Barrow!

Barrow arts organisations want to hear your memories of Barrow’s ‘Lost Shops’, as part of the Re:discover Barrow project.

It all focuses on the historic area of Duke Street and Cornwallis Street, Barrow-in- Furness’ ‘High Streets Heritage Action Zone’, kindly funded by Historic England.

We now turn our attention to the Lost Shops & pubs of this historic area. Perhaps your first Saturday job was on Duke Street, did you buy your first suit, help in a family business, drink in your favourite pub, or fetch pies from the butchers?


Come along and share your memories about these streets at one of three MEMORY STALLS:


Barrow Library - 10am-3pm Thursday 14th October

The Forum Barrow - 10am-3pm Friday 15th October

Barrow Market - 10am-3pm Saturday 16th October



These informal events will invite you to cast your mind back, and bring us your anecdotes and reminiscences, in conversation with one of the team. We might be able to record your memories on the day, or arrange to record or film a longer conversation at a later date.
If you bring photos or artefacts, we might photograph these, with your permission.


ParkPlay at Barrow Park

ParkPlay will take place at Barrow Park every Saturday at 10am - 11am

ParkPlay is a fantastic new event that will take place every Saturday at Barrow Park.

The event will be held every Saturday in Barrow Park from 10am-11am, all year round.

It is delivered by ParkPlay working in partnership with Barrow Integrated Care Community (ICC), Active Cumbria, Barrow Borough Council, Barrow Local Committee and Cumbria County Council.

The initiative offers free fun and games for people of any age and gives people the opportunity to meet, move and play together with others in their local community.

People can take part in a range of games and activities including dodgeball, frisbee, scavenger hunts and quick cricket.


There's No Limits Bingo at Apollo

A brilliant night of fun at Apollo Bingo

TFI Friday, Fresh Prince of Bel air, Absolutely Fabulous, Vicar of Dibley, Blackadder these were all huge in the 90s, who misses that decade?

Let's go back to the 90s with a LIVE PA from Ultrabeat, those Pretty Green Eyes will be in Barrow on the 16th October DO NOT MISS OUT!! 

Get your tickets via the link below.



Gary Delaney: Gary in Plunderland

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world – star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back!

One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

Saturday 16th October 8pm 


Ulverston Auction Mart 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


Rapunzel – Adult Pantomime

Start your engines as Adult Panto is returning to slay another day! Get ready to ‘whip your hair back and forth’ as our naughty little tale comes to the Forum Barrow.

Featuring an All Star Drag Cast including Drag Race UK Season 2 Finalist ‘Ellie Diamond’, ‘Tamisha Iman’ from Drag Race Season 13, ‘Trinity K Bonet’ from Season 6 and All Stars 6 and completing the line up is ‘Alexis Mateo’ from Drag Race Season 3 and All Stars 1 and 5.

Complete with Glittering Sets and more sequins than ‘Ru Pauls Wardrobe’ and of course a back catalogue of pop songs, cheesy anthems and of course a love duet! It’s going to be CAMP, it’s going to be FABULOUS and maybe just a little bit filthy too!

Get ready to let your hair down and enjoy an evening of hair-lairious Adult Pantomime Entertainment!

This performance is 13+

100 seats with meet and greet plus a signed souvenir poster £34.50.  All plus booking fee.

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