FROM classic ballads to dance routines and giggles, the Sands Centre has a variety of events to keep Carlisle residents entertained throughout May.

On Tuesday, May 24, Josh Widdicombe will take to the stage as part of his ‘Bit Much’ UK tour.

The co-host of podcast Parenting Hell with fellow comic Rob Beckett as well as Channel 4’s The Last Leg, Widdicombe discusses his issues as a father, as well as driving tests, vegetable box subscriptions and wedding gift lists in the show which he will also perform in Kendal.

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Prepare for a night of electrifying choreography on Saturday, May 28 as Dancing on Ice judge and Romeo and Duet host Oti Mabuse is joined by some of the world’s greatest dancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians.

The dancer’s ‘I Am Here’ show is a whirlwind celebration of the influences and inspirations that took her on a journey from growing up in South Africa to following her dream. From mesmerising Jives and pumping Sambas to South Africa’s exhilarating Kwaito, this is an explosive night of dance and music that will set your heart racing.


Finally, Tony Hadley makes a pit stop in the city on Thursday, May 26 as part of a big UK tour, celebrating 40 years in the music business.

The 61-year-old former Spandau Ballet star is celebrating four decades since he first released music with his previous band.

The Sands Centre show is one of 36 gigs Tony will perform across the country in 2022 with his band The Fabulous TH Band.

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Tony’s unmistakeable voice still brims with passion and urgency as it first did all those years ago.

One of the biggest voices in pop, Tony will perform tracks from across his career both as the voice of Spandau Ballet, and as a solo artist.

Other events set to take place at the venue over the next few weeks include Sensational Sixties, including Mike Pender of The Searchers and The Trems, who all performed in The Tremeloes, as well as the UK Pink Floyd Experience, Dirty Dancing in Concert and Steve Steinman’s Anything for Love.

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