What's On This Weekend In Barrow and Furness
12th October 2015
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There’s another great mix of events taking place, that cater for everyones tastes. From concerts, to comics – seal spotting to a little bit of Northern Soul.

Love comics? The 3rd Lakes International Comic Art Festival takes place from the 16th to 18th October in Kendal.  Now, I know that this isn’t a Furness event as such, but it’s something that will appeal to a large number of people in the area, so we’ve included the details here for you. It’s well worth checking out.

The Carpenters Story is a fantastic show that’s coming to The Forum this Saturday, whilst The Coronation Hall has a Northern Soul Charity Dance Night planned.

Barrow AFC are at home this Saturday, (and look to put last weeks 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Bromley behind them) against Welling United.

And South Walney Nature Reserve have a wonderful workshop planned, as their seal identification workshop takes place this weekend too; perfect for the whole family.

So wrap up warm, get out and about, and have a wonderful weekend.

16th – 18th October - The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

A new festival celebrating the diversity of the comic art form, from cartoons to comics, super-heros to manga and graphic novels and sequential art.

Love Comics? Then you'll love this!

The festival includes comic artists and graphic novelists from around the world, who will descend on Kendal to take part in exhibitions, talks, master-classes and workshops, film screening, characters, signings, sketches and plenty of shopping opportunities!

The festival takes place in various locations around Kendal including The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal College and Kendal Town Hall

Please visit www.comicartfestival.com/ for more details of events and ticket prices.

 16th October – The Carpenters Story

Phil Aldridge's lavish arrangements, stunning vocal harmonies and Claire Furley’s uncanny representation of Karen Carpenter combine to bring back memories of pop's most melodic duo.

The show features all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music. "They Long to be Close To You, We've Only Just Begun, I Won't Last a Day Without You" and many more!

Tickets £20

Early Bird Offer - £2 off first 100 full price tickets


17th October – Food Glorious Food Fair

Pop along to The Community Hall at Grizebeck for a food fair with a local flavour!

The food fair hosts a range of local food producers - Woodland Meats, Lakeland Nut Co, The Smokery at Haverigg, Scoobies Cupcakes, Chilli Seeds, Ketches Cheeses, Its All Greek2me, Four Pence Café, Cowran Estates, Elliotts Chutneys.

There will also be food demonstrations and for the children a cup cake decorating competition (£1 per cake) & art doodling. Sandwiches, cakes, teas & coffees for sale.


17th October – Ulverston Canal Anchor Festival

The Ulverston Canal Regeneration Group is organising a display of decorated anchors along the Canal towpath as a sculpture trail between 17th - 31st October, spanning half term. Come and see everyone's anchors installed along the tow path, celebrating the history of the canal and present day developers.

This is a free event.



17th October – Barrow VS Welling United

Barrow play Welling United in the Vanarama National League this Saturday.

Kick off is 3pm

Adult Standing – £14
Concession Standing – £11

Youth (11-17) – £5
Child (U11) – £1

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

Assisted – £12



17th October – ‘The Way It Was’ Part 3

Coronation Hall Ulverston is the venue for a Motown Northern Soul charity dance night.

Featuring Northern Soul DJ's Paul & Rob McKeever plus DJ Seamus.

Doors open at 7pm, the event starts at 8pm.

The event and bar closes at 1am.

Tickets are £7 and are available from Shamus on 07703 211057 or from The Kiosk, Victoria Road, Ulverston on 01229 582409.

All proceeds will go to The Anthony Nolan Trust. http://www.corohall.co.uk/

17th October – Seals Of Walney Workshop

Join us for an introduction to identification and surveying the seal population at South Walney Nature Reserve.

We'll start in the classroom and then head outside to observe the seals. The walk to the site is approximately 1 mile.

Bring binoculars if you have them.

A tramper is available for use by individuals with mobility problems if booked 24 hours in advance of the event.

Places are limited so booking is essential.

Ring 01539 816300 or email mail@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk.


18th October- Community Car Boot Sale

On Sunday 18th October, Tesco Extra are holding a community car boot sale.

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).

£7 per car

The Carboot still goes ahead even if it rains.

For more details contact Nat on 07510688703 


 22nd October – The Great Big Furness Networking Event

The Federation of Small Businesses, St Mary's Business Hub and Ulverston Business Alliance invite you to the great big Furness Networking event.

With so much investment coming into Furness over the coming months and years, this free event gives local businesses the opportunity to meet with and listen to three local business support organisations.

The event will take place in the Great Hall at Abbey House Hotel on Thursday 22nd of October from 5.30pm to 8.00pm


22nd October – Star Cabaret Evening

Barrow Golf Club are hosting a Star Cabaret Evening on 22nd October.

The event features top vocalist Jason Ashton, and TV comedian Venn Tracey.

Dave Roberts will be your compere for the evening.

Tickets are £10 each and are on sale now at The Club House Bar.





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