Welly Top 5
1. Carlisle Farmers Market
Fri 3rd Feb 9am until 3pm
Managed by Sustainable Brampton, Carlisle Farmers Market takes place every first weekend throughout the year until November. With a plethora of other markets taking first dibs in the Welly round-up, it’s about time that Carlisle’s Famers Market got a mention. With everything from free-range meat, fish, eggs, cheese and bread, to home-made cakes,jams and chutneys get down to Carlisle this Friday for your artisanal New Year’s fix…
2. Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017, Theatre By The Lake
Friday 3rd Feb starts 7h30pm, tickets cost £20 each
Billed as Cumbria’s second arts ‘Oscars’, book your ticket to the celebration of the county’s arts scene. Hosted by broadcaster Stuart Maconie (who? just kidding…), there will be performances throughout the evening from the county’s most talented performers including teenage saxophonist Jess gillam and folk legend Maddy Prior. Organised by Cumbria’s very own slick publication, Cumbria Life Magazine, this event is definitely on the must list for luvvies and art critiques the county over.
Theatre By The Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, CA12 5DJ. Box Office: 017687 74411
Book tickets here.
3. First Race Meeting of 2017, Carlisle Racecourse
Wednesday 8th February, 11h50am to 17h35pm
And they’re off! It’s the first meeting of 2017 so get your glad rags on and head down to Carlisle Racecource for an afternoon of racing (but don’t forget to wrap up warm – obvs). General Admission tickets £14 each. Swanky restaurant packages £74 per person upwards. Buy your tickets here.
Carlisle Jockey Club Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, CA2 4TS. Tel: 01228 554700
4. Valentines Tea In The Castle, Muncaster Castle
Sunday 12th February, 2h30pm
‘Tis the month of lovers and what better way to cherish your Dearest than a trip to Muncaster Castle for a romantic afternoon tea. Celebrate Valentines Day with a glass of Prosecco on arrival followed by an amorous choice of sarnies, homemade cakes and scones with jam and cream (mmm sexy). The price also includes general entry for the day to Muncaster’s Gardens and the Hawk & Owl Centre. Enjoy the exhilarating Sky Hunters bird of prey display at 1h30pm.
Book online at www.muncaster.co.uk
Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, CA18 1RQ Tel: 01229 717614
5. Sing-a-long Dirty Dancing
Saturday 25th February, 7h30pm
Calling all giggling gaggles of girlies! It’s the summer of 1963 and romance is a-foot in err Barrow… Close your eyes and imagine it’s summer again. Join Baby and Johnny in a fun-filled screening of the 1987 dance classic film where you, yes you Mum are the Star of the show.
Tickets cost £15. Book here or call the Box Office on 01229 820000
The Forum, 28 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH