What’s Happening In Barrow and Furness this weekend?
22nd May 2019
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This week’s What’s On Guide is sponsored by KickOff 4 

The Ultimate family fun day returns this weekend as Kick Off 4 Mental Health takes place this Saturday.

As well as the 16 team football tournament there’s a variety of free kids workshops from crafts to yoga, wonderful live music, and a fun field full of stalls and promotional stands, there’s something for everyone! 

Elsewhere this Bank Holiday weekend, The Coronation Hall have the fantastic Martin Simpson performing on Saturday and on Sunday they have the Dreamboys live on stage. 

And Barrow Raiders take on Rochdale on Super Sunday, Kids go free, so help make the Matt Johnston Prestige Stadium the place to be this weekend. 

Whatever your plans, have a wonderful weekend! 


Friday 24th – Sunday 26th May - North West Light - an exciting exhibition at The Dock Museum

A wonderful new exhibition featuring the work of John Duffin at The Dock Museum.

North West Light by John Duffin

Free exhibition at The Dock Museum.

New oil paintings and drawings by the Barrow born artist John Duffin

Exhibition runs from Saturday 30th March - Wednesday 12th June



Friday 24th May - FREE Family Legal Surgery

Progression Solicitors are holding free legal surgeries every Friday.

Progression are offering FREE Family Law Legal surgeries every week on a Friday at their Barrow office in Pheonix Business Centre.

If you need to discuss divorce or child arrangements then please contact 01229 580 956 to book an appointment.



Friday 24th & Saturday 25th May – Teddy Fun Day

Chance to buy different themed teddies. Find BDDA Teddy in the Market Hall with prizes to win! Face Painting.

Teddy Bears' Picnic and Teddy Story time, Super Hero Bears, Sports Stadium Teddies in Football Strips. Lots of Bears all having fun and wanting to go to new homes!! Teddy Competitions to win prizes. Face Painting.




Friday 24th May - 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 24th May - Friday Afternoon Free Main Session at Apollo Bingo

Every Friday Afternoon in May.

Apollo Bingo are GIVING you a FREE Main Session (paper only) on a Friday afternoon.

4 x £50 full houses.

Special bee packages:

£15 for 48 tickets

£20 for 72 tickets



Friday 24th – Monday 27th May - Scales Scarecrow Festival

An army of straw creations will adorn the streets of Scales this upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

Scales Scarecrow Festival

Friday 24th - Monday 27th May


Once again, the village will be full of straw characters, in different poses and at different locations for you to admire as you drive through or walk around. There’s always a theme for this fantastic annual event, and the theme for 2019 is People From History!

It’s great fun for the kids to wander round and see the amazing creations through the village and to make sure you’re fed and watered, cream tea will be available from Saturday at Aldingham Parish Hall from 2pm – 4pm.



Friday 24th May - Friday Prize Money Ladder at Apollo Bingo

Apollo Bingo have a Prize Money Ladder game every Friday evening in May.

Page 1 £100 full house

Page 2 £125 full house

Page 3 £150 full house

Page 4 £175 full house

Page 5 £200 full house

Page 6 £250 full house

Page 7 £300 full house

Page 8 £350 full house

Page 9 £400 full house

Page 10 £500 full house

Main session £15

Bees start at £25 for 18 tickets



Friday 24th May - Cumbria Animal and Hen Rescue Fundraising Night

Comedy Fundraiser night at Cloud Nine and The lounge for Cumbria Animal & Hen Rescue.

Cumbria Animal and Hen Rescue are proud to bring you a selection of top comedians from the circuit. Join us at Cloud 9 in Barrow-in-Furness for a top evening of stand-up comedy.

All proceeds from the night will be going to Cumbria Animal and Hen Rescue.



Friday 24th & Saturday 25th - Furness Youth Theatre presents: Timecopter

A time travelling musical adventure for all ages at the Forum.

Miss’ granddad’s wild invention takes her and her class back to the Dark Ages; there they help rescue a dragon from the Knights of Camelot. When they try to get home, they travel to the future, where their different skills help save the whole world. A lonely robot offers to send them home, although Miss has left her heart in Camelot… 

After 2018’s very successful The Railway Children & Railway Roundabout, Furness Youth Theatre returns to The Forum with a highly adventurous production featuring young actor-musicians.

Writer, Musical Director, & Choreographer Elisabeth Greaves is a language teacher, science fiction and historical author, and piano and singing tutor. She runs children’s drama and workshops; recent productions include Calamity JaneMary Watson and the White Monk MurderThe Frosty Pantomime, and The Pirates of Penzance which played at Ulverston Dickensian Festival. She helped found ACT, now Furness Youth Theatre, as a teenager, arranging and directing music for The Hobbit in 1991. She has been the piano accompanist for FYT since her children joined, as well as accompanying Ulverston Amateur Operatic Society for the last fifteen years. With a Masters degree in history, she is often seen inNorman or Victorian costume, at living history demonstrations with Iron Shepherds Living History. 

Director Chris Loveless trained at theBristolOldVicTheatreSchool. His productions have played inLondon’s West End, the regions, andNew York, with several named critics’ choice by Time Out and the Evening Standard. Locally, Chris has directed many productions for Furness Youth Theatre and its predecessor ACT Youth Theatre.




Saturday 25th May – 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. See Course page for more details.

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 (request a reminder). 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!

It is entirely organised by volunteers - email fordhelpers@parkrun.com to help.

We're friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Coach House Café - please come and join us!



Saturday 25th May - 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 25th May - 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 25th and Sunday 26th May - Taste Cumbria Ulverston

The bustling producers’ market, the temptation of the hot food court, the chance to learn from some crafty experts, a beer festival and fun for all the family – they’re just a few reasons why it’s worth visiting Taste Cumbria in Ulverston this Summer.

Ulverston becomes a foodie heaven once again over the 2019 Spring Bank Holiday weekend when Taste Cumbria returns for another fabulous festival.

More than 50 traders will bring their food, drink and homewares to the producers market throughout Market Street, Brogden Street, New Market Street and Cross Street. There will also be a host of stalls selling food to eat on the spot, with flavours ranging from street food and international fare, to tasty Cumbrian meats.

Outside the landmark Coronation Hall there will be children’s entertainment, including arty sessions with a foodie theme, provided by the fabulous team from Ford Park. There will also be walkabout theatre taking place throughout the town.

Town favourite Beerwolf, which opened as a bottleshop and tap room in Market Street in 2017, will be the focus for the Taste Cumbria beer festival, with a host of local brews on offer. There’ll be live music in the street and tasting notes for avid beer fans.

An added extra for festival regulars will be the Makers Market which will take place in Market Street on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will have the chance to see crafty and arty experts in action and buy their wares to take home.



Saturday 25th May - Kick Off 4 Mental Health

Kick Off 4 RETURNS... for their third year.

Kick Off 4 returns - and this time to fight against the stigma attached to Mental Health. Working alongside mental health charity: Mind in Furness.

2019 sees the return of the 16 Team Knockout Football Tournament, featuring Ex Professionals and Celebrities as well as the fan favourite Offside Stage. The Kidz Zone and Fun Field will be bigger and better than ever before with new rides, attractions and stalls! Making sure we have something for the whole family!



Saturday 25th May - Fair and Heritage Exhibition at St. James Church

St James the Great 150th Anniversary Celebrations Fair and Heritage Exhibition

Fair at the church.
Heritage items on display including items from the local archive.



Saturday 25th May - Second Chance Bingo

Can you win if given an extra number?

Second Chance Bingo

Afternoon and evening on Saturday 25th May

Afternoon main session £10 (paper)  Bees £19 for  18 tickets

Evening £10 all in (paper) Bees £25 for 48, £35 for 72

6 x £100 full houses, 1 x £150 full house, 1 x £200 full house, 1 x £250 full house, 1 x £300 full house

Can you win... if given an extra number? 

After all 2nd half full houses, an extra number will be called to try and find another winner!




Saturday 25th May – 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 25th May - Whinlatter 10k, Cumbria 2019

Whinlatter 10k is a trail 10k set within Whinlatter Forest, near Keswick in the Lake District.

Whinlatter 10k is open to runners and nordic walkers. The route climbs through the forest to Seat How, giving stunning views over Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick and Skiddaw.
Entry includes the event bespoke medal, free event photographs, free parking and our infamous flapjack...

Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/348775-2?pid=2121

Entry starts from: GBP 20.0



Saturday 25th May - Martin Simpson at The Coronation Hall

Martin Simpson performs at The Coronation Hall on Saturday 25 May 2019

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

“What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves.

40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.



Saturday 25th May - Saturday Evening Fun at Apollo

Where better to spend a Saturday evening than at Apollo Bingo?

Every Saturday evening at Apollo Bingo during May

£10 all in - nothing else to buy for 6.45pm - 9.40pm 

6 x £100 full houses

4x £200 full houses

New Bee packages £25 & £35




Sunday 26th May – 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 26th May – Barrow Junior Parkrun

What is Barrow junior parkrun?

It is a 2k event for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead.

When is it?

It is held every Sunday at 9:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Barrow Park, Greengate Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria LA13 9DT. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first visit. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder).

How fast do I have to be?

The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

We're friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Barrow Park Café - please come and join us!



Sunday 26th May – Prom Art

Stroll along the Promenade and browse stall after stall of original art, photography and crafts.

The biggest open air art and craft fair in the north, up to 80 stalls selling fine art, ceramics, woodwork, metalwork, recycled, textiles and everything inbetween. 

Chat to the exhibitors, enjoy performing arts and live music while taking in the stunning backdrop of Morecambe Bay with its unique wildlife and habitats.



Sunday 26th May - Barrow RNLI Lifeboat Open Day 2019

Come along to Barrow Lifeboat's Open Day on Sunday the 26th May from 11am till 4pm.

Entry is free and the crew will be on hand to show you around the station, on-board the lifeboats and to answer your questions.
The souvenir shop will be open and there will also be an opportunity to try on our crew kit - bring the family and your cameras!
(Please note the lifeboats will not be launching at this event).



Sunday 26th May – Croft Rock

Croft Rock returns for 2019 on Sunday 26th May

The biggest and best local music festival in Barrow returns on 26th May 2019, bringing the best local talent together across two stages.

The event starts at 12pm



Sunday 26th May - Sunday Afternoons at Apollo Bingo

Head over to Apollo Bingo for Sunday afternoon fun.

Sunday afternoons throughout May at Apollo Bingo

Main paper session just £8

4 x £50 houses

Bees from £15 for 18 tickets



Sunday 26th May - Barrow Raiders vs Rochdale Hornets

The Raiders are in Super Sunday action this weekend as they take on Rochdale Hornets

Sunday 26th May

3pm Kick Off

Adults £17

Concessions £12

Kids Go Free!!



Sunday 26th May - Money Mountain at Apollo Bingo

Money Mountain returns on Sunday 26th May at Apollo Bingo.

Apollo Bingo presents Money Mountain.

Sunday evening 26th May

£15 main session (paper)

Bees  £25 for 18

6 x £100 full houses

Page 7 £500 full house

Page 8 £600 full house

Page 9 £700 full house

Page 10 £1000 full house



Sunday 26th May - The Dreamboys

The Dreamboys, the UK’s most famous girl’s night out, are back and hotter than ever with a brand-new show at The Coro.

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s most famous and successful show of its kind in history. Their breath-taking show spectacular has been perfectly created for hen nights, birthday parties and girl’s nights out with all your friends. 

With special guest appearances on some of the UK’s biggest TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Loose Women, This Morning, Geordie Shore and The Only Way Is Essex, plus massive sold out Worldwide tours, it’s no wonder The Dreamboys are the only show of its kind in history to have celebrity status. 

If you’re looking for the very best girl’s night out in the UK, look no further than these incredible hunks. An action packed 2-hour show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more. 

Book your Tickets now before it’s too late!



Sunday 26th May - The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Now seen by over a 1/4 million people across the world, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ tells the fascinating tale of how two young boys from Queens, New York went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time.

Starting from their humble beginnings as 50’s Rock n Roll duo ‘Tom & Jerry’, ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ takes you through all the songs and stories that shaped them, the dramatic split, their individual solo careers and ending with a stunning recreation of the legendary 1981 Central Park reunion concert.

The Simon and Garfunkel tribute show also features a full cast of talented Actor / Musicians all taking you on a moving and powerful musical journey.

Featuring all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’, ‘Scarborough Fair’, ‘The Boxer’, ‘The Sound Of Silence’ and many more, this is a show not to be missed!



Monday 27th May - Retro Classic Cars & Motorcycle Show

4th Retro Classic Cars & Motorcycle Show Bank Holiday Monday 27th May.

Everybody welcome with free parking at the Clarke’s Hotel Car Park’s.
Just turn up with your vehicles before 10am.
All exhibiting vehicles will be on the paddock field with motorcycles at the front of the Hotel.
There will be Catering facilities and a bouncy castle with donations towards the North West Air Ambulance Charity - free admission.



Monday 27th May - Bank Holiday Monday Special at Apollo Bingo

Another brilliant Bank Holiday Special at Apollo Bingo

Monday Bank Holiday Special

Monday 27th May

£10 all in (paper), nothing else to buy. 

Bees £25 and £35

Eyes down at 6.45pm

6 x £100 full houses

4 x £200 full houses




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