Category: 2019

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Struan Kyle

The accounts assistant at Dodd & Co loves sport, especially cricket, and has played for Lanercost cricket team since he was seven years old

School of rock

Steeleye Span guitarist Spud Sinclair has relaunched a school for Carlisle’s aspiring rock stars, writes Kath Smart

Tops Cats

StagedRight youth theatre company is bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Cats to Carlisle for the first time. And there’s more than a few twists in the tail, writes Kath Smart…

Franco Bertoletti

He opened Carlisle’s first Italian restaurant in 1974 ‑ when no one in the city liked pizza, pasta or espresso. Since then he’s managed to change more than a few people’s minds and, at 70, says he can’t imagine ever…

Bare necessities

Matthew Aitchison, Jemma Groves, Matt Rayson, Louise Burns and Joe Short at The Bare Kitchen on Fisher Street

Bare necessities

Matthew Aitchison, Jemma Groves, Matt Rayson, Louise Burns and Joe Short at The Bare Kitchen on Fisher Street

Garryck Holmes

He found it daunting to start up Border City Rollers but it’s been worth it, writes Eleanor Jary

DREAM ticket

Skiddle is one of the UK’s leading ticket and event listings companies. But it all started with a humble student what’s on guide in Carlisle. Founder Richard Dyer tells Kath Smart how they did it…

swim for your life

John Mather decided to celebrate his 60th birthday by swimming all the lakes in the Lake District. But then he has also dodged komodo dragons and gunboats on previous swimming expeditions. Kath Smart meets him