It’s everyone’s favourite time of the month again, pay day – and we’ve got a curated a great list of ten things to spend those well-earned pennies on, including a new restaurant, cocktail deals, comedy and the magic of illusion.  

1.  Children’s Cancer Run Carlisle, Bitt’s Park, June 26

The Children’s Cancer Run Carlisle is returning to Bitts Park, with the choice of 1, 3 or 5 mile run to go at your own pace – all the while raising funds for families and children going through the toughest of times.

2. The Northern Paint Fest, Tribe, all weekend
Take a gander at the street art murals created by the Blank Wall Assassins, as the brand has facilitated public works of art from some of the world’s leading street artists

3. Fizz Fridays, Tullie House, June 24

Head to the gardens, enjoying some late evening sun with the perfect accompaniment of either a raspberry prosecco cocktail and pizza or a beer and burger, both priced at £6.45.

4. Let’s Greek, 264 London Road
Take a trip to Carlisle’s hottest new restaurant for some delectable Greek food, plenty of choices from gyros to souvlaki.

5. blakk sabbath & ukdc, Old Fire Station, June 25

Two monster bands in one night. As close to the real thing as you can get Blakk Sabbath and UK/DC will blow you away.

6. Ride to the Sun 2022, June 25
A lovely social bike ride from Carlisle to Cramond beach (Edinburgh), overnight, 100.5 mile, cross-border, summer solstice bike ride, arriving for sunrise – free of charge, all you have to do is register online.

7. Repair Café, Botcherby Community Centre, June 26

The ever-popular fix it up for free shop returns to the community centre this weekend, bring anything from garden tools to bicycles to get them back functioning again.

8. Chris McGlade, Old Fire Station, June 24
A fiercely powerful and critically acclaimed show about a brutally shocking story; Chris’ father was murdered in 2011. How do you forgive your father’s murderer? Only Chris knows, and does so with laughter.

9.  Saturday Story Time, Bookends, June 25
A comfy session for your little ones to come along and be involved in the magic of reading, with the book this week being Dog Gone by Rob Biddulph.

10. Illusion:Impossible, The Sands Centre, June 24

The event showcases five of the most incredible illusionists, including Britain's Got Talent runner up Jamie Raven – prepare to be amazed!

READ MORE: Survivors and school launch the Children’s Cancer Run Carlisle