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Kathleen Jones Poetry Reading
Cakes and Ale Cafe
Thursday 18th January, 7.30pm
Local author Kathleen Jones will read from her latest poetry collection 'The Rainmaker's Wife', which deals with the constant pull between our instinctive, spiritual selves and the practical, scientific and economic realities of the everyday.
Cakes and Ale Cafe
Friday 26th January, 7.30pm
£2 entry on the door (proceeds go to Carlisle Key)
The Cakes and Ale January quiz is on Friday 26th January and is in aid of Carlisle Key, a local charity supporting younger people with independent living, Kick-off is at 7.30pm and doors open at 7pm. Pre-booking is advised as our quizzes are very popular! £2 per person and a max team size of 6. Contact Cakes and Ale on 01228 529067 to reserve your place!
An Evening with Joanna Trollope
The Tithe Barn, Carlisle
Friday 23rd February, 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 (includes a glass of wine and £10 off An Unsuitable Match) - available from Bookends or online
The much-loved and bestselling author Joanna Trollope will visit Carlisle to talk about her new book An Unsuitable Match followed by a Q&A session and book signing at the Tithe Barn.
An Evening with Graham Robb
7.30pm, Monday 19th February
Cakes and Ale Cafe, Long Lane, Carlisle, CA3 8SY
Carlisle-based historian and travel writer Graham Robb will talk about his new book The Debatable Land, (Picador; £20) an exploration of the independent territory North of Carlisle that used to exist between England and Scotland.
‘A wonderful writer… No one else so relishes the odd corners of history’ Sunday Times
Tickets: £5 (includes a glass of wine and £5 off the book on the night).
Every Saturday from 11 - 11.30am we have a free children's event at Bookends Carlisle with activities, juice, biscuits and, of course, a reading of an excellent children's story! Pop along, we'd love to see you there. Suitable for ages 6 and under.
This week's story: The Ugly Five