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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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Safer Shopping in Carlisle

Carlisle City Council is advising visitors to the city centre to shop safely and plan ahead.

Non-essential stores in England are now able to reopen.

We’ve put together a checklist for businesses and some advice for shoppers. To see a copy, visit https://bit.ly/37l9o9R

Carlisle City Council is working with Cumbria County Council's highways team, Cumbria Police and local businesses to identify the pinch points in the city centre and support public safety.

When visiting the city centre, shoppers are asked to please plan ahead. Think about how you will be travelling and if you’re driving, where you’ll park and what route you’ll take into the city centre.

Please also be aware that there is limited toilet provision. 

We have  put in place hand sanitising points. These are located at various points within the city centre.

Please follow safe distancing measures and look out for signage. Also follow this advice:

  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
  • Only visit shops with people you live with.
  • Maintain 2 metre social distancing at all times wherever possible.
  • Wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible including public transport.
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser. There will also be hand sanitiser or handwashing facilities when entering premises (to reduce the risk of transmission by touching products while browsing) and also hand sanitisation stations located at various points within the city centre.
  • Keep contact to a minimum and try to use contactless payments if available.
  • Some shops will need to limit the number of customers, so you may be asked to queue outside.
  • Shop alone where possible, unless you need specific assistance.

For more information about the city centre reopening, visit our city centre webpage.

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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