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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.

Cumberland Council - Council Tax update
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Cumberland Council - Council Tax update

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If you live in the Allerdale, Carlisle or Copeland area and you pay your council tax or business rates by direct debit or standing order, please be aware of the following:

  • You will soon receive your council tax bill or business rates bill. As the three areas are combining into Cumberland Council from 1 April, your bill will include a Cumberland Council logo.
  • If you pay by direct debit, Cumberland Council will collect these rather than your existing district council. Our name will appear on your bank/building society statement.
  • If your first payment date is the 1st of the month, this will be in or around 6th April. Future payments will be paid as normal.
  • If your Direct Debit was previously collected in the Carlisle area on 16th or 21st of the month, your payment date will move to 22nd of each month. Please let our Carlisle team know if you prefer to choose an alternative payment date.
  • If you have a standing order set up at your bank to send us payments, please amend the bank details with your bank to send payments to our new bank account details - these can be found on the back of your new Cumberland Council bill, on your current council's website or by contacting their customer services team.


Your Cumberland Council council tax bill is explained on the Cumberland Council website



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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"

 Multicultural Cumbria

    Cumbria Arts & Culture Network 

 Cumbria CVS

      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