What's on this weekend in Barrow and Furness?
27th July 2015
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Thurs 30th July – Wild On The Beach, Islands of Barrow Walking festival 1 – 4pm

Meeting at Sandscale Hows Nature Reserve at Roanhead Barrow, a lovely beachcombing walk will be taking place, followed by “creatures of the estuary” - pond netting with rangers of the National Trust.

For more information on this walk and to download a walking leaflet visit: http://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/tourism-travel/tourism-walking-leaflets/


Fri 31st July – 2nd August 10am-4pm

Bardsea Art Group & Ulverston Society of Artists Summer Exhibition is being held this weekend at The Old Schoolroom opposite The Ship Inn at Bardsea.

Works for sale include “A park In Pastel” by the late Christopher Assheton-Stones, one of the UKs most renowned pastellists.

A pastel painting by Ron Stacey entitled “View of the Langdales” is also being raffled to raise money for the Bardsea Schoolroom Art group.

Entry/catalogue fee is £1.50 (that includes homemade refreshments)

For more details phone 01229 580398 or visit www.ulverstonartists.co.uk

Fri 31st July – Sun 2nd August Full Of Noise Festival 2015

Joined by guest curators Helen Frosi (SoundFjord) and Ryoko Akema, with design work from Tom James Scott (Skire) this years expanded festival programme takes in specially commissioned live programmes, talks, installations and workshops from a broad spectrum of composers, musicians and sound artists from across UK, Europe and Japan.

The fourth edition of Full of Noises, is a chance to see and hear a programme of bold new work in the unique surroundings of coastal Cumbria. Locations include:

St James Church Barrow Fri 31st July 7.30 - 10.30pm

Musicians and artists gather to explore and experiment with early music and folk traditions. Featuring performances from Alison Blunt & Gianni Mimmo, Aine O'Dwyer, Ingrid Plum, Stephan Barrett, These Feathers Have Plumes, Lachenalia and Oscilanz.

Tickets £16 or £30 for a festival pass

Nan Tait Centre Sat 1st August 11am – 10.30pm

Musicians and artists gather to explore and experiment with early music and folk traditions. Featuring performances and lectures by Patrick Farmer, Stephan Barrett, Lisa Skuret and Mary Stark, workshops from Simon Pommery and Floodtide, and multichannel works from Hear This Space, Brona Martin, Mark Vernon and more.

£18 day ticket (includes admission to events at Cookes Studio)

£30 Festival Pass

Cookes Studios Barrow In Furness Sat 1st – Sun 2nd  August 12 – 8pm

Film screenings, talks and installations exploring acoustic phenomena by Minoro Sato and Kanto Horio.

£18 day ticket (includes admission to events at the Nan Tait Centre)

£30 Festival Pass


Sat 01 Aug – Sun 02 Aug Taylors & Tesco Beach Party at Barrow Park

This weekend sees Barrow Park transformed for Taylors and Tesco’s beach party.

Taylors Funfair will be providing a range of kids rides and dodgems with a separate beach theme area complete with chairs, sand and a water pool. A wide range of trade stands and exhibitors will be on site to tempt you with their wares, and Tesco are promoting a Farm to Fork initiative where you can sample delicious fruit and veg.

It’s free to browse, but fees do apply to for rides and attractions

For more info phone Nathaniel Welham on 01229 498807 or visit barrow@communityattesco.com

Sat 01 Aug – Barrow Raiders Vs Hemel Stags 6.30pm

The Raiders look to push further up the table with a victory over the Stags this weekend at Craven Park in this Kingstone Press League One Clash.

For tickets phone  the Stadium office on 01229 830470 or visit http://www.barrowrlfc.com/

Sat 01 Aug - Barrow AFC VS Leeds United FC Under 21’s 3pm kick off

Barrow AFC continue their pre-season friendlies with a visit from Leeds Under 21’s this Saturday.

Can the bluebirds maintain their great preseason form? Come along to Holker Street to find out!

Adult Standing – £14
Concession Standing – £11

Youth (11-17) – £5
Child (U11) – £1


Sat 01 Aug -Lake District Summer Music – Armonico Consort and Baroque Players.

The Coronation Hall, Ulverston - 8pm

The 30th Anniversary festival opens with a welcome return to the Coronation Hall with a real vocal feast: two baroques masterpieces sung by this popular ensemble. Please telephone Lake District Summer Music office for ticket sales 01539 7426231

Balcony          £23

Front Stalls    £18.50

Rear Stalls     £16 

Allocated Seating

Sat 01 Aug – Balloons To Heaven and Fun Day

Furness Rugby Ground, Crosslands Park 1pm – 8pm

Furness Rugby Ground will be the setting for a fundraising event this Saturday. Pre-register your balloon for £5 and add a personalised messages to someone you’ve loved and lost. They will be released to the sound of Tiffany Southward singing, followed by a minutes silence. A fun filled  day and car boot sale will follow. All proceeds will be split between St. Mary’s Hospice, The Bluebell Foundation and Northwest Air Ambulance.

If you register the balloon by July 31st, your name will get automatically put in a draw to win £100. The winner will be announced at 5pm on the day.

Free parking is available at Barrow Sixth Form College.


Sun 2nd Aug 11am – 4pm Open Gardens for NGS at Yew Barrow House Grange Over Sands

Come and visit this meditteranean style garden on a 4 acre elevated site with amazing views over Morecombe Bay.

The garden features a restored walled Victorian kitchen garden, fern garden, exotic gravel garden, sensory garden, Japenese hot spring pool and more.

Admission £4 Adults, free admission for children.

015935 32469 or visit www.yewbarrowhouse.co.uk

Mon 3rd August 2.30pm Walney Library – Summer Reading Challenge.

The Summer reading Challenge continues with fun sports for kids. Children aged between 5 – 12 years of age can join in with fun interactive games run by North County Leisure South Lakes.

Please note that any children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or carer.


Wed 5th August – Cartmel Agricultural Show, Cartmel Racecourse

Sample the delights of rural life at its best!

Come and visit this wonderful traditional country show set in the picturesque parkland setting of Cartmel Racecourse. Celebrating all the local areas farming traditions, the show includes falconry displays, Cumbrian axe men, Country Crafts and Village industries, Kids area and entertainment, Food hall, Dog Shows and much, much more.

Admission at the gate; Adults £9.50, Children 5-16 (under 5’s free) £3, Concessions £7.50

Advance tickets: Adults £8, Concessions £7, Early bird family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £20

Free Parking.

To book your tickets visit http://www.cartmelagriculturalsociety.org.uk/

Or phone 015395 62683

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