What’s Happening In Barrow and Furness this weekend?
14th June 2018
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Another Fine Fest returns to the streets of Ulverston this weekend featuring FREE! Live Music - DJs - Live Graffiti & Window Art - Street Theatre - Circus - Comedy - Magic - Workshops & More, we can’t wait!! In true AFF tradition, there will be 3 World Record attempts taking place at Ford Park to kick things off and get everyone in the festival spirit.

Barrow Bid is embracing World Cup Fever with a brilliant Street Football Festival in Barrow Town Centre on Saturday. From the Panna skills cage to Footpool , to exciting 3 vs 3 competitions, there’s plenty to enjoy. So lace up your trainers and show us your footy skills!!

And who could forget Father’s Day on Sunday (hadn’t forgot had you?) Show Dad how special he is with a trip to Clarence House for Brunch, maybe a relaxing day out at Millerbeck Light Railway, or a great day out for the family at either Another Fine Fest or the Cartmel Young Farmers Family Fun Day!

Friday 15th June – Sunday 22nd July - Barrow Society of Artists Summer Showcase

Barrow Society of Artists Summer Showcase

Saturday 19th May - Sunday 22nd July

A close up view of local artistic talent.

Free admission



Friday 15th June - Cartmel Food Market

The popular country market Market is held every third Friday of the month and features the finest food from around the area including Farmers, Growers, Artisan Producers and Speciality Food Merchants. Stallholders include:

  • Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Mrs Kirkhams Lancashire cheese
  • Sillfield Farm (pork, wild boar & local meats)
  • Furness Fish & Game
  • Kell’s Veg
  • Kitridding Farm Shop (home reared beef & lamb)
  • David Knipe (poultry)
  • Cartmel Cheeses
  • The Pudding Room
  • Hotwines at The Red Pepper
  • Country Fare (cakes and baked goods)
  • Chilli Pepper Company (chilli plants, chutneys & other foods)
  • Hazelmere Bakery

Further details Tel. David Unsworth 015395 36025;  mob: 07966 681706



Friday 15th June  – 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 15th June – Charity Cake Sale in Barrow Market Hall

There will be a cake sale in Barrow Market Hall on Friday 15th June.

Come along to Barrow Market Hall this Friday for a fantastic charity cake sale.

Dan Webber will be selling cakes, with all proceeds going to the Alzheimers Society.

Dan and helpers will be selling their cakes at the Portland Walk entrance to the market. between 11am - 2pm



Friday 15th June - Fizzy Fridays at Ford Park

Welcome the weekend with a little fizz with Fizzy Fridays at Ford Park

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 15th & Saturday 16th June – Tipsy Tea on The Terrace

Tipsy Tea = Afternoon Tea served with a generous serving of prosecco

Enjoy tipsy tea on the terrace every afternoon at Clarence House till August 1st 2018



Friday 15th June - Family Fun Afternoon at George Romney Junior School

George Romney Junior School will be holding a great afternoon of fun for the family on Friday 15th June from 2.30pm

Family Fun Afternoon

The fun starts at 2.30pm

Free Entry

Tombola, raffle, teachers in stocks, music, stalls, hot food, ice cream van, and much more.



Friday 15th June – Furness Writers

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 15th June - Fantastic Friday Evenings in June at Apollo Bingo

Come along to Apollo Bingo every Friday in June, not only is the main session £9. You'll also be able to collect your free designer bag too!

Friday Evenings in June

£9 main Session - 8 x £100 Houses and 3 x £300 Houses

Plus on selected dates grab yourself a FREE Designer Bag - From Vera Wang to Versace



Friday 15th & Saturday 16th June - CAST present My Son Pinocchio

Come and join Geppetto and your favourite Pinocchio characters in this new Disney musical.

Featuring the songs "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings". 

Book by Music & Lyrics by David I. Stern Stephen Schwartz Come and join Geppetto and your favourite PINOCCHIO characters in this new Disney musical. Music by Leigh Harline, Lyrics by Ned Washington from the Walt Disney Motion Picture PINOCCHIO.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) 

Show runs from Thursday 14th - Saturday 16th June

Tickets £10, £9 Concessions



Friday 15th June - Hawcoat park CC Sportsmans Dinner with Bruce Grobbelaar

Your chance to meet Liverpool Legend Bruce Grobbelaar.


Hawcoat park CC Sportsmans Dinner with Bruce Grobbelaar.

Friday June 15th 7pm start.

Smart Dress.

Tickets £30



Friday 15th June - UIMF: Serenades & Concertos

Ulverston International Music Festival: Serenades & Concertos: Friday 15 June 7:30pm – Coronation Hall

Tickets: £16 | £19 | £22 | £25         Students & u18s: £2

We welcome the Russian virtuosi of Camerata Tchaikovsky to the festival who bring two much-loved and contrasting serenades for strings. Both are favourite works of the composers, one charmingly beautiful while the other is extrovert and passionate.

The string orchestra is joined by Ulverston’s finest, Jess Gillam and Anthony Hewitt, who play Glazunov’s deeply romantic Saxophone Concerto and Shostakovich’s brilliant Piano Concerto no.1 respectively. Look out for the inspired addition of a trumpet soloist in the Shostakovich!




Saturday 16th June – 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 16th June – 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 16th June - Mini Boot Camp at Park Leisure Centre

A fun 45 Minute workout for boys and girls who love fitness!

Every Saturday, 11am-11.45am! £3.50, per session or free with family membership. Limited places are still available on tomorrows session. Call 01229 871146 to book! 

A really fun session in the Dance Studio, suitable for children aged 5+ years. All led by our experienced qualified fitness instructor.” Kids will enjoy a heart pumping cardio blast that will get them moving into fitness!



Saturday 16th June - The Owl Sanctuary at Barrow Market

The Owl Sanctuary will be making a welcome return to Barrow Market on Saturday 16th and 30th June

Suitable for the whole family to enjoy. You will be able to see them at Stall 121 'Oscar's Nest', opposite Mammy’s cafe, from 
10am - 4pm. 

Come along and look and learn about all the wonderful birds on display. All have been rescued and are not able to survive the wild due to captive breeding, rescue or injury, but are well looked after by the good folk at The Owl Sanctuary. Meet Bonnie and Clyde, two Eurasian Eagle Owls in the Owl Nursery.



Saturday 16th June - St Mary’s Hospice Tombola

Come along to Barrow market and help support St. Mary's Hospice.

St. Mary's Hospice will be holding a tombola in Barrow Market on Saturday 16th June 10am - 2pm

Come along, join in and help raise funds for the hospice.



Saturday 16th & Saturday 17th June - Another Fine Fest 2018

Another Fine Fest returns for 2018 - FREE! Live Music, DJs, Street Art , and Comedy.

FREE! Live Music - DJs - Live Graffiti & Window Art - Street Theatre - Circus - Comedy - Magic - Workshops & More....

Saturday - 9.30am - Late!
For all ages - across 11 stages and throughout the streets of Ulverston Town! Plus 3 world record attempts at Ford Park Ulverston and Coach House Cafe - event page and sign up here > Rainbow Record Breakers at Another Fine Fest ...... 

Sunday - 11am - 7.30pm - Street Party @ The Melodrome Mobile Stage, DJs and Acoustic on the Route Bus, Comedy @ the Laurel and Hardy Museum, Spoken word workshop, performances and open mic at Natterjacks, Vinyl Sunday at The Hope and Anchor (Ulverston) and Dingo Barracks at Beerwolf (Another Fine Fest)

So much to see and do, you won't want to miss out. Last year’s event was awesome, let's help make this year's even better!



Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June - Father's Day Weekend at Millerbeck Light Railway

Millerbeck Light Railway will be open Father’s Day weekend!

Come ride steam, diesel & electric trains in this beautiful Lakeland setting. 

Tea, coffee, soft drinks and ice cream available



Saturday 16th June - Barrow Street Football Festival

The Barrow Street Football Festival has been organised by the Barrow BID in partnership with Barrow AFC and Pulse Soccer to provide a range of footballing activities in Barrow Town Centre.

The day marks the first Saturday of the Football World Cup in Russia and we hope that football fever will be running high, as we present a range of activities, including:

3v3 football at the Town Square (outside the Forum)
Football Skills Competitions at the Town Square (outside the Forum)
A Panna Skills Cage on Dalton Rd
Target Shot on Dalton Rd
Footpool at the outdoor market 
FIFA competitions at GAME on Portland Walk
Virtual Reality football games at 02 Store on Portland Walk

Come along and enjoy some exciting football activities.



Saturday 16th June - Meet The Wrestlers at Barrow Market Hall

The stars of Knockout Wrestling will be in Barrow Market Hall on Saturday 16th June

KOW - Knock Out Wrestling Promotion in Barrow Market Hall on Saturday 16th June between 12pm and 2pm.

Meet the Wrestlers, and find out about their next event All or Nothing.

Free event, Fun for all the family.



Saturday 16th June - UIMF: Folk Finale: Dodo Street Band

Ulverston International Music Festival: Folk Finale: Dodo Street Band: Saturday 16 June 7:30pm – Coronation Hall Tickets: £16 (cabaret unreserved) Students & u18s: £2

Piers Adams  recorders,

Adam Summerhayes  violin & mandolin

Murray Grainger  accordion

Malcolm Creese  double bass

Cormac Byrne  percussion

The last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer, Dodo Street Band bring us a contagious epidemic of folk in a joyously wild maverick mix. This explosive band combines diabolical fiddle virtuosity from international star Adam Summerhayes, outrageous brilliance from world number one recorder genius Piers Adams, horrifyingly high-ABV insanity from accordion master Murray Grainger, positively feverish power from bass legend Malcolm Creese, and dazzling bodhran playing from king of folk percussion, Cormac Byrne.



Sunday 17th June – 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 17th June - Tesco Community Car Boot Sale

Tesco extra is holding another car boot sale for charity.

Cars can arrive to set up after 8.30am. Participants are generally allocated 2 car parking spaces. Just turn up no need to book space... 

The Carboot still goes ahead even if it rains.



Sunday 17th June - Father's Day Brunch at Clarence House Hotel

Treat Dad this Father's Day with SUNDAY BRUNCH at Clarence House!

Show Dad just how special he really is with a trip to Clarence House this Sunday.

Father’s Day 17th June, special introductory offer of £15.00 per person (Tables booked for 1 hour). Breakfast buffet from 9:00am accompanied by a Roast from 11:00am, with bottomless Prosecco served throughout.

Call 01229 462508 for more information and to book



Sunday 17th June - Cartmel Young Farmers Family Fun Day

Cartmel Young Farmers Family Fun Day In aid of Alder hey Children’s Hospital and the Ronald Macdonald house.

A fun day out for the whole family at Haverthwaite playing fields this Sunday.

Bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ, treasure hunt, games, tractors, stalls, donkey rides - plenty of fun for the whole family from 10am

£2 entry, under 12's free.



Sunday 17th June - Kids Club

Family fun at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre every Sunday.

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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