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Welcome to Art's and Culture

Whatever the new ‘normal’ is there’s never been a more poignant and exciting time for arts and culture. Like very thirsty people we’ve all been dreaming of slaking our creative thirst. There’s real positive energy just bursting to get out. Be part of these exciting times, there are already many ways to get involved (some listed below) but there’s always room for new ideas.

So sharpen those pens, dust off the brushes, or have a gargle and get your voice ready. Here’s to it. Scroll down for more information or use our interactive map and lists of exciting museums and monuments.

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Rickerby Park (CA3 9AH)

Opened in 1932 as a memorial to the fallen of the Great War of 1914 - 1918, this ' natural' park extends upstream along the sinuous River Eden from Eden Bridge

Rickerby Park (CA3 9AH)

Rickerby Park is a public open space in Carlisle, Cumbria on the banks of the River Eden. The parkland is dotted with mature trees, beneath which cattle and sheep graze the sweet pasture grasses. A riverbank path follows the sweeping bends of the Eden and, by crossing the Memorial Bridge, you can complete a circular walk back to the city centre on the opposite bank.

Nearby is Rickerby Hall and the village of Rickerby.

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Talkin Tarn (CA8 1HN) (External Link)

Talkin Tarn Country Park, close to the historic market town of Brampton, nestles in a 165 acre site

Talkin Tarn (CA8 1HN) (External Link)

A glacial tarn surrounded by mature woodland and gentle meadows with the stunning Pennine Hills as a backdrop. Sailing, canoeing, fishing,walks and trails, wildlife hides and full educational facilites and a cafe putting on a range of events and education for schools this is a great day out.

Play area details:

  • · Age range play area equipment aimed at : 0 - 12
  • · Accessible equipment : None
  • · Is the play area fenced : No

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Engine Lonning (CA2 7NX)

Engine Lonning lies to the west of Carlisle City Centre, next to the River Eden, just downstream from the confluence with the River Caldew

Engine Lonning (CA2 7NX)

This former rail yard can be accessed via Coledale Meadows off Newtown Road.

There is another access point off Willow Holme Road. The Hadrian's Wall National Trail runs east - west through Engine Lonning along the Eden side.

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Useful Information and links

A Strategic Framework for Culture in Carlisle was initiated in 2019 by a small steering group of Carlisle City Council, Prism Arts, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust and the University of Cumbria.  The consultation was designed to not only engage existing cultural specialists but to encourage a diverse range of voices representing diversity, business, education, health, individual and freelance artists and creative practitioners to contribute to shaping the future arts and cultural agenda.

Discover Carlisle has lots of ideas for things to see and do in and around England’s biggest city

"A virtual hub for all things multicultural in Cumbria. Sharing our similarities and celebrating our differences"

    Cumbria Arts & Culture Network 

      Prism Arts

   Eden Arts

   Carlisle Contemporary Arts 

Monuments

There are a number of historical monument in and around Carlisle.  Please see the downloadable Monuments and Memorial Guide below.

Public art

Professional street art is growing in the city as show cased in this Cumbria Guide article.  

  

Landmark Street Art

Venues


The Source Collective  

Theatre and Drama

 

  Rocket Theatre 

Dance