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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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Refuse and recycling collections:

High winds are affecting the county today (Thursday 14 June 2018).

Carlisle City Council is continuing to collect kerbside refuse, garden waste and recycling but is advising residents to:

• Help reduce litter by making sure containers are closed and secure;
• Consider keeping hold of your recycling and either placing it out on your next scheduled collection in labelled bin bags or take it to a recycling bring site. A list of sites and locations is available at:…/bins-and-recy…/recycling-sites

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

Parks and open spaces:

Due to the high winds and the danger of debris falling, Carlisle City Council is advising visitors to their parks and green spaces to avoid walking or parking near any trees. The council is checking all reports of fallen branches and trees, but recommends that visitors stick to open spaces until the wind has died down



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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