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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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Storm Ali information

Refuse and recycling collections:

Although adverse weather conditions, including high winds, are affecting the county, we are continuing to collect kerbside refuse, garden waste and recycling but are advising residents to:

  • Help reduce litter by making sure containers are closed and secure;
  • Place recycling out on the morning of your collection by 7am rather than the night before or consider keeping hold of your recycling and either placing it out on your next scheduled collection or take it to a recycling bring site.

A list of sites and locations is available at: 

Due to the high winds and to minimise litter, our street cleaners will work alongside the recycling crews to help tidy up the streets.

Parks and open spaces:

Due to very strong winds, we are receiving a number of reports of fallen trees. For trees blocking roads please call the Highway Hotline on 0300 3032992 or online at

For fallen trees in parks and green spaces (Bitts Park etc) please call our Customer Services team on 01228 817000.

Due to the high winds and the danger of debris falling, we are advising visitors to their parks and green spaces to avoid walking or parking near any trees.

We have been checking all reports of fallen branches and trees on their land but recommends that visitors stick to open spaces until the wind has died down. We have been concentrating on incidents where property or infrastructure has been affected as our priority. We’ll deal with other issues as soon as we can.



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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 


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