Spotlight Events in Barrow and Furness
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If you're having trouble finding something appealing to do in Barrow and Furness, we're here to help. The annual moonlit walk is always a success, and you can usually find a beach-combing excursion taking place a few times a month. Browse our informative website for information on incredible events like concerts performed by the Barrow Male Voice Choir, special features at Hollywood Park, and charitable events throughout the Barrow and Furness area.

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Construction Courses  (to obtain your CSCS card)
  • Wednesday 6th September, 9:00am - Until Tuesday 30th July, 12:00pm
This is an essential course for those wanting to work in the construction industry, who require the Green CSCS Labourer’s card. This course is free to those over 19 years of age. View event
Food Safety in Catering Level 2  (with Level 1 Award in Employability Skills)
  • Wednesday 6th September, 9:00am - Until Tuesday 30th July, 12:00pm
Do you work or want to work within a Catering Environment? If so, this FREE course is an essential requirement for working within the Food industry. View event
Free Digital Skills courses
  • Monday 8th January, 9:00am - Until Wednesday 31st July, 5:00pm
Would you like to improve your digital skills for work or everyday life? We run free digital courses from the basics of IT to a Level 2 Digital and IT Skills Award. These courses will help you to master... View event
Step into Reading
  • Monday 8th January, 6:00pm - Until Monday 18th March, 8:00pm
This FREE Pre-Entry Level Award in Reading is a great course for beginning to read simple words. Your confidence and skills will improve step by step, as you work with a tutor and a small group of other... View event
Introduction to Volunteering
  • Monday 22nd January, 1:00pm - Until Monday 4th March, 3:00pm
This free short course will help you to prepare for a volunteering role. Volunteering can be a great way to build your confidence, experience and skills. This course will help you to get ready for volunteering... View event
Free English Courses from Entry Level to GCSE
  • Monday 19th February, 9:15am - Until Monday 15th July, 12:15pm
Our English qualifications are designed to equip you with the basic skills you need in work and everyday life and are widely valued by employers. We offer FREE courses in Functional Skills Entry Level... View event
Free Maths Courses from Entry Level to GCSE
  • Tuesday 20th February, 9:15am - Until Tuesday 16th July, 12:15pm
Our Maths qualifications are designed to equip you with the basic skills you need to operate confidently in work and everyday life. We offer FREE courses in Functional Skills Entry Level to Level 2. We... View event
Introduction to IT course
  • Thursday 22nd February, 1:00pm - Until Thursday 28th March, 3:00pm
A FREE face to face course that starts with the very basics and gives you an introduction to IT skills. View event
Smartphone for Beginners course
  • Friday 23rd February, 10:00am - Until Friday 8th March, 12:00pm
This free short course offers an introduction to Smartphones and how they can be used in everyday life. View event
Smartphone for Beginners course
  • Friday 23rd February, 10:00am - Until Friday 8th March, 12:00pm
This free short course offers an introduction to Smartphones and how they can be used in everyday life. View event
Barrow Park Run
A fantastic 5 Km run around Barrow Park, open to everyone! View event
Ulverston Park Run
Ulverston Park Run takes place every Saturday at 9am View event
The Gruffalo's Child
Tall Stories presents:The Gruffalo’s Child Adapted from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning picture book View event
Mini Beast Hunt
  • Saturday 2nd March 11:00am until 12:30pm
Lets go on a bug hunt and see what little bugs we can find? View event
The Haunting by Hugh Janes
  • Saturday 2nd March, 7:30pm
In an ancient, crumbling mansion, two men stumble across a dark, terrifying secret that will forever change their lives. View event
Ulverston Auction Mart  Car Boot Sale
Ulverston Auction Mart hold their Indoor Car Boot Sale this Sunday. View event
Bikes and Banter present Glenn Meets Shakey
  • Sunday 3rd March 5:30pm until 9:30pm
A very special evening with the BSB and Road racer, GLENN IRWIN and our very special guest interviewer the SIX time British Superbike Champion Shane ’Shakey’ Byrne. View event
Adult Learning Advice Cafe
Drop in Adult Learning advice sessions at Barrow Library. View event
South Lakes Pickleball
Exciting times, now’s your chance to find out what Pickleball is all about. View event
Walney Shelter (not the tram stop...) and Technical Tales.
  • Wednesday 6th March 6:30pm until 8:30pm
Art Gene are pleased to be involved in two mini heritage projects supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Westmorland and Furness Council - a celebration of the Walney Shelter and the collection... View event
Coleen Nolan ‘Naked’
  • Wednesday 6th March 7:30pm until 9:30pm
From a child star, as the youngest of the ‘Nolan Sisters’ to TV Personality/Presenter, Best Selling Author and Agony Aunt, Coleen Nolan has done it all, or so it would seem. View event
Ulverston Eco Fair 2024
  • Thursday 7th March 10:30am until 4:30pm
Ulverston's Eco Fair will be held at The Coro, Ulverston on Thursday 7th March from 10.30am - 4.30pm. View event
Crooners
  • Thursday 7th March 7:30pm until 9:30pm
Packed with personality and humour, Crooners has been wowing audiences with its witty and exhilarating show full of hilarious one liners, laugh out loud silliness and superb musical numbers with the outstanding... View event
Barrow Market Bike Repair Workshops
FREE basic bike repairs and advice at Barrow Market Hall View event
Friday Night Live
  • Friday 8th March 7:30pm until 10:00pm
Live comedy with four award-winning, Edinburgh Festival-storming, prime time TV-smashing, rib-splitting, side-tickling, extremely funny acts: Larry Dean, Nina Gilligan, Gavin Webster and Brennan Reece. View event
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