What’s Happening In Barrow and Furness this weekend?
20th September 2018
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If you’ve ever thought about fostering, there’s an event taking place at Barrow Library on Friday, where you’ll be able to find out more about what it takes and how rewarding fostering can be.

There’s plenty of laughs to be had this weekend courtesy of Planet Mirth at The Laurel and Hardy Museum and Sam Avery’s hilarious new show – The Learning Parent at The Newton Arms.

The Forum has a night of singing and dancing planned for Friday with BODs and Soul Survivor, as well as a wonderful touring exhibition taking place on Saturday too.

And for those early risers, Apollo Bingo has a Big Breakfast Bash planned for Saturday morning.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone


Friday 21st September – Sunday 23rd September - Festival of the Bay 2018

Animating the landscape... A fishing heritage...  Access all areas... Its a family affair!

Morecambe Bay Partnership have curated an eclectic programme of walks, talks, tours, workshops, performances, exhibitions and special celebration events – designed to get you exploring this stunning area.  June 22 - September 30th 2018.  Venues all across Morecambe Bay.  www.morecambebay.org.uk/events 



Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd September - Morecambe Bay's Hidden Heritage

Free Exhibition at The Dock Museum

Discover a place like no other in the hidden heritage of Morecambe Bay.

Morecambe Bay is a place like no other, with stunning sands, vast skies, majestic views and wonderfully wild places.

Delve into the Bay's maritime, industrial and archaeological past. Celebrate the Bay's unsung people and seldom seen corners. Discover mysterious ruins, ancient archaeology, historical puzzles and tantalizing tales. Come and explore the hidden heritage of Morecambe Bay, captured using the latest digital technologies, traditional research methods and some good old-fashioned community involvement and conversation.



Friday 21st September - 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 21st – Sunday 23rd September - Ulverston Society of Artist Charter Exhibition

Ulverston Society of Artist Charter Exhibition: 21 – 23 September

Open 10am to 8pm throughout

Join Ulverston’s Society of Artists and their 2018 Charter Exhibition on display in the Supper Room

Ulverston Society of Artists has been established for over 50 years. Currently, the Society has over 50 members, ranging from beginners to professional artists.



Friday 21st September - Fostering event at Barrow Library

Is there a gap in your life now your children have left home?

Could you foster?

If you think that you have what it takes to change a child's life, find out more at this event:

Meet the carer day.

Barrow Library, Friday 21st September 11am - 1pm



Friday 21st September - Fizzy Fridays at Ford Park

Welcome the weekend with a little fizz at our new Fizzy Fridays

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 21st September - Furness Writers at Barrow Library

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 21st September - B.O.D.S join Soul Survivors for Musicals With Soul

An evening of singing and dancing in a relaxed cabaret environment, featuring a mixture of classic soul tracks and musical theatre show tunes!

Four rows of reserved theatre seating at the rear of the space  and unreserved cabaret seating - tables and chairs. These are on a first come first served basis.


For more information or to view a seating plan please contact the box office.


Drinks permitted in the theatre.  Dance floor.  


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start



Friday 21st September - Sam Avery - The Learner Parent

Sam will be doing a preview of his upcoming tour (The Learner Parent) at The Newton Arms, Dalton, on Friday 21st September.

Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his award-winning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.

Sam's honest, messy account of wrestling with sleep deprivation and breast pumps - right through to his botched attempts at discipline and pathetic bids to stifle various toddler tantrums that definitely registered on the Richter scale - will have you testing your pelvic floor with laughter.

Tickets are £7.50 each



Saturday 22nd September - 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 22nd September – 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.



Saturday 22nd September – Ulverston Park Run

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. See Course page for more details.



Saturday 22nd September - Craft + Conflict - Highlight Contemporary Craft Tour 2018

A touring exhibition recognised by Crafts Council UK for its excellence.

The theme is conflict, addressing issues in farming and industry, the devastating effect of war as well as conflicts in families.

Artists include Conrad Atkinson, Eva Mileusnic, Mojahed Abou Joud, Paul Scott, Sumi Perera and Johanna Törnqvist.

Work by refugees affected by conflict supported by the UNHCR MADE51 programme will be for sale and Furness College students will show sculptures with exhibiting artist Mark Gibbs.


Open 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday, closed Sunday.


Further information: karen@highlightsnorth.co.uk www.highlightsnorth.co.uk



Saturday 22nd September - Big Breakfast Bingo Bash

Rise and shine! Get your Saturday off to great start with Apollo Bingo's Great Breakfast Bingo Bash.

A whole morning of the good stuff for just £5!

9.00am – Doors Open – Breakfast session booksales open 
9.00am – 10:00am customers claim their: 
FREE £5 fruit machine voucher 
FREE breakfast roll and hot drink 
FREE gift
10.00am – Prize Bingo Starts 25p & 50p games for gifts 
10.30am – £100 Straight full house Link flyer
10.40am – 5 pages of in house games for a mixture of prizes & cash
11.10am - 2 pages of Link games £10, £20, £100

Offers must be redeemed by midday.



Saturday 22nd September - Coffee Morning at Trinity Church Centre

Come for a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan at Trinity Church Centre this Saturday!

Enjoy coffee, cake and a good catch up at Trinity Church centre all in aid of Macmillan 

Saturday 22nd September from 9.45am - 11.30am

Pay what you want - every penny raised goes to Macmillan



Saturday 22nd September - Barrow Foodbank Raffle at Barrow Market

Come along to Barrow Market this Saturday, do a spot of shopping and help support Barrow Foodbank.

There will be a Foodbank Raffle Fundraiser taking place in Barrow Market this Saturday (22nd September) at The Portland Walk entrance to the market.

Pop along and show your support.



Saturday 22nd September – Millom MacMillan Cancer support coffee morning

Millom MacMillan Cancer support group is holding a coffee morning in the Guide Hall, behind the town's Co-Op Store from 10am - 12pm on Saturday 22nd September.

There will be a tombola, raffle, cakes, toys and rummage.

Admission is 50p



Saturday 22nd September - Mini-Bootcamp Sessions at Life Leisure


Every Saturday, ages 5-8 at 12pm & ages 9-15 at 11am! Places still available on today classes.

A fun 45 minute workout for boys & girls aged 5+ who love fitness! Led by our experienced and qualified fitness instructor.
Cost £3.50 per session or FREE to kids on our Family Membership OR Kids Gym Membership.

Why not stay for a swim afterwards for even more fun?

Don't miss out! Book today! 



Saturday 22nd September - Dalton Castle

Dalton Castle will be open every Saturday until the end of September.

Why not spend an afternoon finding out about Dalton Castle, it's history and about the town itself?

Dalton castle will be open to the public every Saturday between 2pm - 5pm 

While you're there you can also take a look at the George Romney exhibition that's housed in the Castle too.

Free entry, donations welcome.



Saturday 22nd September - Barrow AFC vs Maidenhead

The Bluebirds are in action this Saturday against Maidenhead.

Barrow AFC look to break their recent home form when they host Maidenhead on September 22nd. With 2 points separating the sides in the table, this is an early 6 pointer that could really move the Bluebirds up the table!

Kick-off is at 15:00pm! Buy early to save £2 off the match day entry price.



Saturday 22nd September - Mind Fest 2018

Mind Fest Charity Gig in aid of Mind at The Beggar’s For better Mental Health.

Saturday 22nd September 7-11pm

Tickets £7.50



Saturday 22nd September - Planet Mirth 10 - Comedy in Ulverston Town

Stand up comedy at its finest at The Laurel and Hardy Museum this Saturday.

We are back with a special one folks! We are very lucky to have Lauren Pattison with us - she was unable to make it to our last Friday Night Live at the Coro as she had to stay in OZ to do some TV work. Buuuuuuuuuuuut she has agreed to come and perform for us instead in the very intimate setting of the Laurel and Hardy Museum! Awesome!
You couldn't even get a seat for her recent Edinburgh Festival Fringe run as all the dates sold out!

Check out the full line up by clicking the link below…



Sunday 23rd September – 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 23rd September - Car Boot Sunday

Carboot Sunday at Barrow Wanderers Football and Social Club.

Lesh Lane football pitch.

Every Sunday from 11am

Prebooked £3

On the Day £4

Browsers 20p

All money goes to club funds

For more details or to book please call 01229 430237 or 07742916210



Sunday 23rd September - Sunday Brunch at Clarence House

Make Sunday that extra bit special with a trip to Clarence House.

SUNDAY BRUNCH at Clarence House! 
£19.95 per person (Tables booked for 1 hour). 

Breakfast buffet from 9:00am accompanied by a Roast from 11:00am, with bottomless Prosecco served throughout. 



Sunday 23rd September - Kids Club

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





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