What’s Happening In Barrow and Furness this weekend?
18th July 2019
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This weekend’s events guide is sponsored by Barrow BID

If you are a fan of motor vehicles of all shapes and sizes, then the Barrow Festival of Transport is a must event to attend. Barrow's town centre will be full of classic, vintage and interesting vehicles from 10am - 3.30pm,

It’s a brilliant event with something for the whole family featuring a diverse range of motor vehicles, live music, entertainment, a children’s ride on train, small fairground rides and much more.

Following the town centre event, at 3.30pm all the vehicles will leave the pedestrianised streets in procession and travel along; Greengate St, Rawlinson St, Abbey Rd, Duke St and round the Town Hall.

Take a look at the wide range of events taking place this weekend:

Friday 19th - Sunday 21st July - Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

The fabulous Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition comes to The Dock Museum.

15th June 2019 – 28th August 2019

The Dock Museum are delighted to welcome back the world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London which will open on Saturday 15th June 2019. 

The exhibition features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.

Free Admission



Friday 19th & Saturday 21st July - Exhibition: The Old Villages of Barrow

A fascinating exhibition at Barrow Archives throughout July.

What role did the monks of Furness Abbey play in the villages of Barrow?
What was a grave or a painlooker?

What do the village names mean?

The exhibition looks at the history of Biggar, North Scale, Hindpool,
Cocken, Ormsgill, Newbarns, Hawcoat, Salthouse, Barrowhead and
Barrow Island.

Monday to Thursday 9.30 am to 6pm

Friday 9.30 am to 5pm 

Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Available until the end of July.



Friday 19th July - 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 19th July - Cartmel Food Market

This popular food market is always held on the third Friday of every month.

The popular country 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 19th July - 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 19th July - Rebecca Williams at Barrow Market

The incredible voice of Rebecca Williams returns to Barrow Market Hall on Friday 19th July from 11.30am until 1.30pm.

Take a step back in time and listen to some great nostalgic music perfectly sung by Rebecca. 

It’s always a great pleasure having Rebecca perform for us all, she’s an incredible young lady and we are grateful for her support.

Friday 19th July - 11.30am - 1.30pm



Friday 19th July - Friday Afternoon Free Main Session at Apollo Bingo

Every Friday Afternoon in July.

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 19th July - Friday Prize Money Ladder at Apollo Bingo

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

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 19th & Saturday 20th July - Limitless Dance presents Fantastic Five

Limitless Dance bring their energy to The Forum.

Limitless Dance presents Fantastic five

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July at 7pm

Tickets £7/£6 conc + booking fee



Saturday 20th July - 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 20th July - 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 20th July - 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 20th July - Festival Of Transport

The Barrow Town Centre Classic & Vintage Car & Bike Show returns for a 3rd year with a new name. The Festival of Transport will see a range of motorbikes, cars and vehicles line the streets of Barrow Town Centre. 

Come and see a diverse range of motor vehicles in Barrow Town centre with live music, entertainment , children’s ride on train, small fairground rides and much more



Saturday 20th July - Summer Reading Challenge Blast Off!

Come and celebrate the launch of The Summer Reading Challenge at Barrow Library.

A day of fun, interactive activities for all the family.

Drop in and take part. Dress up in your best fancy dress and do the Space Chase treasure trail.

Theatre Factory performance at 11am and 1.30pm



Saturday 20th July - Coro Make & Create with Lex

Make & Create Sessions with Lex – Needle Felting at The Coro

From 10am to 1pm: £5

Needle Felting with Lex!

Needle felting workshops suitable for complete beginners or experienced needle felters alike. 

Come along and create with wool in these great workshops where you can learn the basics if you haven’t felted before, from simple basic projects right through to working on basic armatures. The July and August sessions will be creating sheep and birds.



Saturday 20th July - Barrow Girls Rugby Development Squad

Barrow Raiders are delighted to officially announce that they will be beginning a new venture called ¨RAIDER GIRLS¨

Sessions take place every Saturday between 11.30am-12. 30pm and the club are delighted to be creating the ¨BARROW GIRLS RUGBY DEVELOPMENT SQUAD¨ at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium. 

They will be inviting all girls aged 8 years old up to 16 from all schools in the area to join together FREE OF CHARGE with Siona Hartley - Barrow Raiders Community Liason Officer, PNG Star players - Watts, Willie and Star, together with Paige LIvingstone -Dowdales P.E. teacher, Barrow Island Ladies Team plus sports leader and students from Furness College. 

There are absolutely no barriers, just come along, get involved, have fun and learn rugby



Saturday 20th July - Barrow Raiders Supporters Trust Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Sale at Craven Park

Saturday 20th July

12pm - 4pm

Food and refreshments available.

Pitch fee £5

To book your pitch, pop into the rugby shop on Scott Street, call 01229 824454 or contact Lou Scarr on 07807 066271



Saturday 20th July - Dalton United Family Fun Day

Please make a note in your diaries to join Dalton United Football Club on Saturday 20th July for a day of fun with the family to kick start your summer holidays

The day will be filled with sports day events for both adults and children, raffles, stalls, open bar, ice cream van, children’s rides, bbq, disco, party games, plus more to be confirmed. 

If you know of anyone that would like to set up a stall or has any interest in being apart of this day whether it’s to sell items or promote a business please contact Laura Louise Rigg through Facebook or on 07841461280


Saturday 20th July - Saturday Afternoons at Apollo Bingo

Make it a Super Saturday and get yourselves down to Apollo Bingo every Saturday afternoon in July

Saturday Afternoons at Apollo throughout July

Main Session £10(paper)

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

Bees from £19 for 18 tickets



Saturday 20th July – Dalton Castle

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

Why not spend an afternoon finding out about Dalton Castle, its 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 20th July - Barrow v Blackpool / The Ian Evatt Derby

The Bluebirds face another tough pre-season challenge against Blackpool

The Progression Solicitors Stadium will host The Ian Evatt Derby on Saturday when the Bluebirds face another tough pre-season challenge against Blackpool. ⚽️

The Gaffer has confirmed he will put his boots on for the final time in the game, after a successful social media campaign to get him on the pitch! 👀

Kick Off 3pm



Saturday 20th July - Much Ado About Nothing: open-air theatre by The Festival Players

Picnic blankets at the ready as the popular Festival Players Theatre Company are set to return to Ford Park this summer - this time to perform Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

Starting at 7.30pm, on Saturday 20 July, this beguiling comedy, with its all-male production, promises to be fantastic entertainment for a summer evening. Bring your own chairs, rugs and blankets and a picnic to enjoy (hot/cold drinks and refreshments will be available)

Tickets are now on sale at The Coach House at Ford Park - simply pop in to purchase yours or call 01229 581666 (payment required on purchase of tickets)
Tickets are £13 for adults, £12 concessions, £8 children/students and £36 for a family ticket (2 adults/2 children). 10% discount for parties of 10 or more. 
*Please note - tickets are non-refundable



Saturday 20th July - Saturday Evening Fun at Apollo

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

Every Saturday evening at Apollo Bingo

£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



Saturday 20th July - Jack Gleadow and Josh Berry at The Beggar’s Theatre

Another great night of comedy at The Beggar's Theatre.

JACK GLEADOW: Mr Saturday Night

Fresh from performing at 2018’s Edinburgh Festival as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve – a showcase of the 4 best new comedians, Jack Gleadow, the multi-award-winning Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 previews his latest material for his debut solo show for 2019’s Edinburgh Festival. Jack is one of the most exciting new stand-ups on the comedy circuit so come and enjoy his diverse show featuring, stories, props, videos, music and more in this unique one-man variety show. 

WINNER Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 
WINNER Amused Moose National New Comic of The Year 2017 
WINNER Hull Comedian of The Year


Josh Berry is fast achieving worldwide recognition for his impressions. He has been seen on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show as well as heard on several episodes of Dead Ringers (BBCR4) and Newsjack (BBCR4Xtra), and voiced a sketch on Tracey Ullman’s hit BBC1 show Tracey Breaks the News. He also performed his debut solo show, Voice Thief, at the Edinburgh festival with a SOLD-OUT run.

Josh has racked up millions of views across social media and from that was invited onto BBC Five Live Radio and ESPN television coverage of Wimbledon and has since recorded a variety of impressions clips with Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios.

Josh is also the star and writer of, Josh Berry’s Fake News Podcast, produced by Union Jack Radio, available to listen on Spotify. 

Saturday 20th July

8pm - 10pm

Tickets £10



Sunday 21st July – 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 21st July – 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 21st July - Victorian Fun & Games

Imagine stepping back in time to the Victorian era to enjoy a fun day out in a romantic Cumbrian ruin. Well you can do just that at Victorian Fun & Games!

In the Victorian period a trip to the historical site of Furness Abbey was a must for any trip to the Lake District. With this event we aim to give the modern visitor a taste of a truly Victorian day out amongst the ruins, similar to how our ancestors once enjoyed the site.

A Victorian fait awaits in the cloister. Canvas tents linked by colourful bunting create a cheerful atmosphere while a host of traditional toys and games, from quoits to croquet, lie waiting to be played with.

Victorian music and dancing compliment the fun games and our Pavilion of Wonderment is sure to be a delight.


Entry to this event is the standard Furness Abbey entry fees.



Sunday 21st July – Sunday Afternoons at Apollo Bingo

Head over to Apollo Bingo for Sunday afternoon fun.

Sunday afternoons throughout July at Apollo Bingo

Main paper session just £8

4 x £50 houses

Bees from £15 for 18 tickets







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