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October 21, 2021

Kim Moore Poetry Reading

Kim Moore's eagerly awaited second collection of poems is pointedly feminist and challenging In it, we'll find a gallery of exes where we encounter...

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October 5, 2021

Sisters of Shadow Book Launch with Katherine Livesey

Tuesday 5th October, 7pm Cakes and Ale cafe Free admission - to book a place please contact Bookends on 01228 529067 Author Katherine Livesey...

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October 26, 2021

Sarah Hall – Burntcoat

Cakes and Ale cafe Tuesday 26th October, 7pm Ticket only: £5 Ticket and book: £1499 Bestselling Cumbrian author Sarah Hall will join us...

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October 1, 2021

Borderlines Book Festival

October sees the welcome return of the Borderlines Book Festival with a long weekend of author events and workshops We are the official...

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October 6, 2021

Open Mic Poetry & Prose

Wednesday, October 6th, 7-11 pm Free Entry Entrance via Long Lane Plenty of time to take to the floor, and tell us what's on your mind - whatever...

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October 20, 2021

Music Open Mic

Calling all musicians! Wednesday, September 15th, 7-11 pm @ Cakes & Ale Cafe , Carlisle Free! Use Long Lane entrance to the cafe Plenty of...

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Poetry Group

Our bi-monthly poetry group will resume in September Malcolm Carson leads a discussion on a selection of poems centred around  a specific period,...

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September 16, 2021

Keswick Reading Group

The Keswick Reading Group is led by Dave Cryer and meets every third Thursday of the month at 7pm at Keswick Museum To join the group please email...

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Helen’s Reads

We are very pleased to introduce Helen Towers to all our website friends We will feature lots of  reviews by Helen, mainly contemporary fiction If...

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September 29, 2021

Carlisle Reading Group

Our reading group in Carlisle continued to take place during Lockdown, albeit virtually, via Zoom We  look forward to meeting in person again now...

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