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Cando Gigs, Events and What’s On – 18 January 2020

Written by on 14th January 2020

If you’re on Facebook check out the Cando Gigs-Events-What’s On group where you can find out what’s happening and also share posters and details of events.  If you’re running an event don’t forget to get in touch and our presenters will also share on air 🎙 

There’s loads going on so here’s a selection from the group…..

Check out the following

The Forum –  You will find a diverse range of events and activities at The Forum, as we again aim to bring exciting entertainment to Barrow-in-Furness. There should be something for everyone during the current season and we are very proud to welcome Internationally renowned performers alongside local dance and amateur groups.  They pride themselves on being a fully accessible, family friendly venue and our approachable staff look forward to welcoming you to The Forum this season. For more information click here

Barrow BID:  Barrow Town Centre Events.  Visit Barrow town centre, where a warm welcome will greet you.  Find out more On all the up coming events at:

Every Sunday Barrow Community Kitchen –  Every Sunday free hot meal 2.30-5pm  The main aim of Sunday’s is to combat social isolation.  Donations are always welcome.  A chance to meet new people and reconnect back into the community if you have been alone for a while.  We are fully inclusive no referal just turn up.  Food friendship community.

2nd & 4th Monday of the month St Mary’s Hospice have new walks for health at 10.30am setting off from the Living Well Centre, Duke St, Barrow. Local short walks around Hindpool and Channelside along pavements and paths suitable for all (most wheelchair accessible). For people living with/recovering from illness. A mixture of scenic, coastal, sometimes exposed walks or town with local historical points of interest. Dress for the weather with sturdy shoes. In case of very bad weather ring the Living Well Centre on 01229 444407.

Mondays and Thursdays Community singing for all voices:  FEEL GOOD SINGERS WANTS YOU!
Feel Good Singers community singing group starts back this week in the back room at The Methodist Church, Hartley St, Ulverston:  7pm on Mondays,  10.30am on Thursdays
To ease our voices, minds and bodies into 2020 we will be singing easy and simple songs.
Really looking forward to seeing your friendly faces, old and new.
All voices welcome . . .

18 Jan 2020 A coffee morning at Dalton Community Church URC, to raise funds for the Furness Theatre Organ Project and their ongoing work to maintain their 2/7 Wurlitzer Organ in the Royalty Cinema, Bowness on Windermere.
Donations of prizes, cakes and bric-a-brac most welcome.

21 Jan 2020 The Teacher’s Protest Documentary 7.30pm at the Studio at The Forum.

22 Jan 2020 Barrow and District Dementia Hub Fourth Wednsday every month at the Living Well Centre Barrow.  Come along and join us for coffee and cake in a relaxed environment.  Lots of helpful information and support available.

22 Jan 2020 Sleep Tight Workshop Does your child suffer sleep problems?  Do you want to access support to help to improve bedtime?  Join us on our Free CPD Accredited Sleep Tight workshop.  Wednesday 22nd January 10am – 2.45pm at Walney Community Centre
Our training is delivered by practitioners trained by The Children’s Sleep Charity
Suitable for parents, carers & those working with children who have sleep problems
Limited places to book or for more information, please contact
Amanda Bland [email protected] or
Les McCleese – [email protected]

24 Jan 2020  Fostering Drop in 10-12 at Costa Coffee Hindpool Retail Park.  Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging new role in 2020? Could you foster?  We have an urgent need for more foster carers across the county, so if you are great with children, have a spare room and time in your life for a child, we’d love to hear from you.  Why not attend one of our drop in sessions this month and find out more?

1 Feb 2020 Ultimate Events UK presents THE GREATEST FAMILY SHOW  If you are looking for an amazing show for all the family this is the one to come and see on Sat 1st Feb 2020 at 2pm.  Our Mascots will meet and greet the whole family whilst the children look up in awe, the adults will definitely want a selfie or two!  Then as the show begins watch the Disney Princess come to life in song and dance with all the most popular sing along songs. You’ll also meet Mary Poppins who will have a few supercalafragilisticexpealidocious surprises in her bag!  Our circus acts will be playing tricks throughout the show to keep the little ones entertained plus the adults should watch out as we might have a few surprises in store for them.  Finally all the family will have the opportunity to have pictures with the cast plus there will be a special appearance from our mystery guest!  This is guaranteed to be the No.1 family show in Furness this year, grab your tickets NOW!  01229820000

27 Feb 2020  Ladies Fashion Show and Pop up shop Barrow with District Disability Association at the Soccer Bar, tickets £5.  Doors open at 7pm ready for fashion show at 7.30pm.

28 Feb 2020  Cher Tribute Dalton Cricket Club

20 Mar 2020 Snooker Finals Night at the Soccer Bar 7pm with Buffet, presentation, raffle for Darren Leith who has locked in syndrome.

24 May 2020  Barrow BID Super Soapbox Challenge Sunday 24th May 2020

11 Jul 2020  Barrow Festival of Transport Saturday 11th July 2020. 

show in Furness this year, grab your tickets NOW!  01229820000

28 Feb 2020  Cher Tribute Dalton Cricket Club

4 Apr 2020 DINO DAY Barrow town centre will be hosting a range of dinosaurs including a
T-Rex, Triceratops and a Velociraptor.  Get up close and personal to these ferocious dinosaurs… but don’t get too close as they might bite!  Dinosaur shows and exhibitions will take place across Barrow town centre between 10am and 4pm and you can even get the chance to be a Dinosaur Ranger for the day.  Brought to you by Barrow BID, find out more at

2 May 2020 Keswick to Barrow and Coniston to Barrow Walk

24 May 2020  Barrow BID Super Soapbox Challenge Sunday 24th May 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 Super Soapbox event and the prices have been held from this year, meaning it is £200 for a corporate team and £100 for individuals, charities and BID levy payers.The Super Soapbox Challenge returns on Sunday 24th May  Teams from across Barrow and the North West will be racing hand-built carts down the town centre course as they try to take Orsted’s crown as Soapbox Champions.
The event will be bigger and better than last year, so put the date in
your diary and get to Barrow town centre on Sunday 24th May.
Brought to you by Barrow BID, find out more at  Enter now and give yourself enough time to build the perfect Super Soapbox for Barrow’s next event on Sunday 24th May.  Enter online at:

11 Jul 2020  Barrow Festival of Transport Saturday 11th July 2020.   The Festival of Transport returns to Barrow town centre for its 4th year.  Marvel at motorbikes, cars, scooters and vehicles from yesteryear.  The 2020 event will have more exhibitions and attractions than ever before to keep the whole family entertained.