You are Here : Residents  >  Leisure  >  Arts and Culture
Wednesday , January , 26 2022
| Language and Accessibility

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.

Mayor of Carlisle 2021-22
Sarah 1735

Mayor of Carlisle 2021-22

Previous Article Previous Article Carlisle Election Results 2021
Next Article Charging up Carlisle Charging up Carlisle

Carlisle City Councillor Pam Birks has been appointed the Mayor of Carlisle for 2021-2022.

Councillor Birks has taken on the Mayoral role after serving two years as Deputy Mayor to former Mayor, Cllr Marilyn Bowman.

Sworn in at the Annual Council meeting (Monday, 24 May) in the Civic Centre Council Chamber, she recited the ancient Mayoral Oath giving her allegiance to the city and its citizens.

Find out more about Cllr Birks here.


Councillor Mike Mitchelson was sworn in as the Deputy Mayor.





Theme picker

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 


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


The Source Collective  

Theatre and Drama


  Rocket Theatre