What's on this weekend in Barrow and Furness?
21st September 2015
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Cartmel Priory transports us back in time as Magna Carta 800 takes place with 5 days of medieval festivities planned. With falconry, medieval encampments, displays and tournaments featuring knights in armour it promises to be really amazing spectacle.

Fancy a giggle? Well you’re in for a treat! Forum 28 kicks off its extremely popular Comedy Nights this Friday (keep your eyes peeled for a host of fantastic comedians coming to The Forum over the next few months too)

The Laurel & Hardy Museum has a Grand Night of Magic taking place on Friday night, as the North Western Society of Magicians return for an evening of magic. Make sure you book your tickets to avoid missing out on this one!

One of the UK’s best tribute acts heads to Forum 28 as The ELO Experience brings its show to Barrow.

And there’s also an opportunity to keep fit and help a great cause by taking part in the Barrow Walney Walk. The British Heart Foundation have two routes planned so the whole family can take part!

So, there you are, you lucky people, Barrow and Furness continues to spoil you for choice again!

Have a fabulous weekend… C’mon England!!!


25th – 29th September – Magna Carta 800 at Cartmel Priory

Cartmel has 5 days of celebrations and medieval festivities planned as it celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. From flower pageants to armoured knights fighting in tournaments, there’s something for everyone. A medieval encampment will be set up on Fairfield Paddock, with lots of camp stalls and displays and medieval cooking. Three concerts will also take place during the festival on Friday, Saturday and Monday. As well as all this On Friday evening the award winning Amabile Girls’ Choir will be performing. Saturday sees La Serenissima, one of the UK’s leading historical performance ensembles perform. And Flookburgh Band plays on Monday night, as this ever popular band lend their rich, rumbustious sound to the festivities.Each evening at dusk Cartmel Priory will present a stunning Son Et Lumiere spectacle. Free for everyone, this will be projected across the façade of the building with sound, lighting and projection effects. For more information please visit http://www.cartmelpriory.org.uk/


25th September – A Grand Night of Magic at The Laurel & Hardy Museum

The Laurel and Hardy Museum in Ulverston is the setting for a Grand Night Of Magic. The auditorium will be set out in a cabaret style with magicians roaming the floor doing close up magic at your table. There will also be a stage show to top off the evening.

A supper will be provided. Tickets for this show will be limited, book now so you don't miss out! Tickets are  £10 for adults and children. www.laurel-and-hardy.co.uk/


 25th September – Forum Comedy Nights

Fancy a giggle at The Forum? Forum 28 has a great track record of putting on great comedy nights, and the 25th sees the return of the comedy season at the Forum.  The night will see performances from Junior Simpson, Archie Kelly, and John Lebbon; MC for the night is Charlie Brocker. The show starts at 8.30pm and tickets cost £12.50 http://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/


26th September – Barrow AFC Vs Kidderminster Harriers

Barrow AFc play kidderminster Harriers this Saturday at The Furness Building Society Stadium. The Bluebirds look to climb the table as they take on The Harriers.

Kick off is 3pm

Ticket prices:

Adult Standing – £14
Concession Standing – £11

Youth (11-17) – £5
Child (U11) – £1

Adult Main Stand – £15
Concession Main Stand – £12

Assisted – £12



 26th – September Lookin’ Good & Feelin’ Great Charity Event

The Nines are holding a fundraising evening on Sat 26th September.

Lookin’ good & Feelin’ Great is a charity evening raising funds for FGH Oncology and Cancer research UK. There will be live entertainment from The Orchid Hunters and The Chevrons, plus an auction, raffle and disco.

Admission strictly by ticket only Tickets £10 www.thenines.co.uk/


26th September – The ELO Experience

The UK’s official No.1 tribute show comes to the Forum! Come along for a truly memorable experience!

With a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience, why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately reproduces the songs and sounds and takes you on a musical journey through time.

Tickets are £20 each and are available from the box office. http://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/


 27th – Prom Art Grange Over Sands

Now in its 11th year Prom Art continues to be the largest outdoor arts & crafts event in the North West

Talented artists exhibit their unique, handcrafted creations, giving you the chance to become the owner of something truly special. Musicians, dancers, entertainers and caterers are all on hand to make this a memorable day out for the whole family.

Entry is free. For more details phone 07751087292 or visit www.promart.info


27th – Canvas & Thread Decorative Arts Fair

Canvas and thread is an artistic collective, offering advice and support either as one - to - one tuition sessions or workshops at their Decorative Arts Fairs.

Held at the Grange Institute, these workshops will open your eyes to the world of arts and crafts. Cost of the workshop is £5 if you are using the groups’ materials, and £3 if you bring your own (this covers the cost of the room)

Tea and cake will also be provided. http://www.canvasandthread.co.uk/


 27th – Barrow Walney Walk for The British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation's Barrow Walney Walk returns this week, back for it’s 14th year on September 27th.  Why not take part and help raise money for their Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.

There are two routes to choose from, depending on your age and level of fitness.

The 5 mile route is great for families. Suitable for children and the elderly it's also push chair friendly. The 12 mile route is more demanding, with more inclines and varying terrain. Walks start from The Dock Museum Barrow. Why not take part and help raise money for the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal?

Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Child entry is free.

Pre-event registration is free

On the day registration £10

For more information or to register for this event please contact: Barbara Dunn, BHF Fundraising Manager on:Tel. 07710 195837 https://www.bhf.org.uk/


 27th – Kate Rusby at The Coronation Hall

Kate Rusby is no stranger to the Coronation Hall, and she returns on the 27th September. Rusby’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit combined with the intuitive support of the band, ensures that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.

Sunday 27 September 2015 7.30pm

Tickets: £18.50 / £15 concessions only available through the box Office




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