Rusland Pool have generously sponsored this year’s switch on, which takes place on Saturday 21st November at Town Square. The fun kicks off around 3.45pm, but you’ll want to get there early so you can get a place at the front of The Bay Stage because there are plenty of fabulous acts to keep you entertained.
Stooshe are headlining this year’s event, and with Singers from X Factor 2014 and Britain’s Got Talent performers from 2014 also taking to the stage ( as well as local talent showcasing their musical flair) it promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The Christmas lights will be switched on at 5.30pm with the acts ending at 6pm.
It’s going to be a wonderful event, make sure you wrap up warm, get there early and soak up the atmosphere – you won’t want to miss this.
But of course, the fun doesn’t begin and end there – oh no! There’s a wide range of other events taking place across Barrow and Furness, from a charity concert, to tribute acts, comedy nights and even a wine tasting evening (sounds good to me!)
So grab a drink, turn up the heating and have a look at what’s on offer this weekend!
Friday 20th November - Kendal Mountain Festival 2015 School Screening
Schools in the Furness area are invited to watch some of the best outdoor and adventure films at The Forum.
The films are part of the Kendal Mountain Festival taking place on the same day in Kendal.
A number of short films will be shown and an inspiring speaker will help set the context for the films and pass on some of the inspiring stories.
Suggested screening age – Year 5 upwards.
The screenings start at 10am, Tickets £3 http://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/
Friday 20th November - Voce Charity Concert
Voce - The magnificent male voice quartet sing a variety of music in a classical style, with their repertoire including Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Il Divo, modern classics, plus songs from musicals.
The show starts at 7.30pm with the ticket price including refreshments i.e. tea, coffee and a tray bake, courtesy of Andrew Southcott catering, which will be served during the interval.
Tickets also include free entry to the Lakeland Motor Museum from 6.30pm for those who wish to view their marvellous collection of vehicles. There will also be a raffle on the night and all proceeds from the evening will go to St. Marys Hospice. Come along for an enchanting evening whilst supporting your local hospice.
Tickets are available from Dorothy Crabtree on 015395 30132 or Sylvia Chadwick on 015395 31685 or on the door on the night.
Tickets £10 inc. refreshments and free entry to the Motor Museum http://www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk/
Friday 20th November – The Bohemians
Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.
So many fabulous hits to be covered but they’re all here, from the early piano and harmony heavy masterpieces , to the later, catchy pop of the eighties and Rock anthems of the early nineties. Whether it’s Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love or The Show Must Go On, Bohemian Rhapsody or Will Rock You/We Are the Champions, The Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing and clapping along in a truly memorable live re-enactment of the world’s greatest Rock Band.
£17.50 per ticket http://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/
Friday 20th November – Wine Tasting Evening With Paul Quinn
The Forum are holding another of their popular wine tasting evenings - hosted by Paul Quinn.
Taste 6 of the best wines from around the world chosen by the association of wine educators tutors.
This was launched at The Bristol Food festival this year.
Also get to know where these wines come from and how to taste wine in a fun way!
Tickets £8.50 http://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/
Friday 20th November – Manchester Camerata – Part, Mozart, Britten
A wonderful evening of music at The Coronation Hall.
Two of the world's most versatile artists light up the stage for this dynamic and eclectic programme - pianist Gabriela Montero and Camerata's former leader, Giovanni Guzzo.
They will lead you through a changing musical landscape, from the mesmerising Fratres by Arvo Part to Mozart's mighty Piano Concerto No.14 and the piece that brought Benjamin Britten to international attention, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge.
Manchester Camerata at the Coro season ticket available.
Tickets £3 - £20 http://www.corohall.co.uk/
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November – Hand Stitched Hexagon Patchwork Workshop
Learn how to sew your own traditional hand patchwork.
Make a cushion cover or start a bed cover. All materials, needles, threads drinks and lunch provided.
Please bring scissors.
Saturday 21st November (NOW FULL)
Places now available for Sunday 22nd November.
10am - 4pm includes lunch and beverages.
£35 per person
Please book now, to avoid disappointment.
Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd – A Very Vintage Christmas at The Dock Museum
The Vintage Village Hall presents: A Very Vintage Christmas. This weekend sees the Dock museum transformed into the largest vintage marketplace in the North West.30 quality stalls will fill the museum and due to the over whelming response last year, this year it will be for 2 days. Vintage, festive entertainment will see us through our shopping experience and although we do not have a tea-room, the cafe will be open and by popular demand, VVH cakes will be available for take away, including afternoon tea in a box!!
Saturday 21st November– Barrow Christmas Lights Switch On
Taking place at Town Square, Barrow, the show starts from 4pm, with the lights being switched on at 5.30pm (with acts ending by around 6pm)
This year’s show promises to be bigger and better than ever with an impressive line - up of acts including:
Stooshe, Tom Mann & Barclay Beales, Bailey McConnell, Henry Gallagher, Jack Mullen, Threefold, Chris Atkinson, Ben Lewis and the team from Marvellous Events.
Saturday 21st November – Furness Music Centre: As Autumn Leaves
Furness Music Centre's Autumn Concert takes an Autumnal theme with the Community Orchestra and Choir with music ranging from Vivaldi's Four Seasons to a German Beerkeller song fit for Oktoberfest.
Furness Music Centre visit the Victory Hall in Broughton-in-Furness for the last formal concert of the year. You’re guaranteed a broad range of music performed with enthusiasm!
Adults £5.00, Children free www.furnessmusiccentre.com/
Saturday 21st November – Milton Jones and the Temple Of Daft
Yes him with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week comes to The Forum
Milton Jones, regular on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4.
An evening in the company of an idiot! Or is he? Yes he is! Only come if you like jokes though. If not you’ll be cross.
Tickets £24, Doors 7.30pm
Sow starts at 8pm http://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/
Saturday 21st November – A Poem and a Pint
The Coronation Hall presents an evening of poetry and music with guest poet Matthew Sweeney one of our finest poets of the unconscious, of darkness brought to light.
The music will be provided by Kendal guitarist John Harper who has been singing and playing guitar in folk clubs, festivals, theatres, bars and just about anywhere else for well over 30 years.
Tickets £4 - £5
Sunday 22nd November – Community Car Boot Sale
Another great community car boot sale at Tesco Extra in Barrow
Cars can arrive to set up after 8.30am.
Cars are generally allocated 2 car parking spaces. Just turn up no need to book space... All Bucket Donation money goes to Tesco Charity of Year Fund. (Diabetes UK / British Heart Foundation).The Car boot sale still goes ahead even if it rains.
Phone Nat on 07510 688703 for more details.
Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th November – Time Of My Life
Ulverston Outsiders present Alan Ayckbourn's popular comedy Time of my Life
The play is set in a local restaurant where Gerry Stratton has organized a family dinner with his sons Glyn and Adam to celebrate his wife Laura's 54th birthday. Glyn is with his long suffering wife Stephanie; their marriage looks to be on firmer ground than it once was. Adam has brought along his new girlfriend, an outrageous hairdresser, and they are both eager to impress. Ayckbourn offers us an entertaining glimpse into their lives through three different time zones: as Gerry and Laura’s meal takes place in the present, Glyn and Stephanie’s scenes progress into the future, whilst Adam and Maureen’s is acted out in reverse. Sometimes sombre, always surprising and wonderfully funny, this production is not one to be missed.
Wed – Sat £9
Wednesday 25th November – Age UK South Lakeland Winter Warmth event.
Great advice on how to stay safe and warm this Winter.
Come along to The Netherwood Hotel on the 25th November and get advice on how to stay safe and well over the winter months.
We also provide energy advice so bring along your latest gas/electricity bill for help.
The event starts at 2pm finishing around 4pm http://www.ageuk.org.uk/
Thursday 26th November – Signal Film presents: Wild
Signal Cinema is showing 'Wild' featuring Reece Witherspoon on 26th November.
A woman tackles recent tragedy by undertaking a lone 1100-mile trek across the American wilderness. Reece Weatherspoon gives an Oscar- nominated performance in this powerful and emotionally resonant film.
Director: Jean-Marc ValleÌe, Starring Reese Witherspoon. Cert 15, USA, 115mins, 2014.
Bar and refreshments are available to purchase.
Pre-booking Advised 01229 838592 www.signalfilmandmedia.co.uk