Carlisle's Old Fire Station has just finished the 'busiest run of back-to-back shows' they've ever had. 

In line with the national Independent Venue Week (IVW), the Carlisle venue joined 110 others in bringing a week of star-studded entertainment. 

The week kicked off with a sold-out show from comedian Janey Godley. 

British rock band The Zutons commenced their UK tour at the venue, while Squeeze's Chris Difford entertained the audience with his popular hits and tales of the industry. 

Jon Amor showcased 'world-class' Blues music, whilst DJ Trevor Nelson debuted his Soul Nation show to a full house.

The week concluded with the supergroup Dead Men Walking playing to another sold-out crowd.

Managing director Will Morgan said: "It was a fab week. The busiest run of back-to-back shows we’ve ever had.

"A lot of hard work from the whole team but we did it.

"Thanks to all the bands, comedians and DJs for the week, and of course to the thousands of our amazing customers who came and made every night so special.

"We love you all. We now just need to go and do it all again this week," he said. 

The week of January 29 marked the 11th edition of Independent Venue Week (IVW). 

In an appreciation statement online, a spokesperson from IVW said: "To everyone who played as if they were headlining Glastonbury to a packed intimate venue, drove around the country, lugged equipment in and out of venues, set up stages, did sound and lighting, put on a show, bought a ticket, travelled to a venue, danced down the front, bought merch, spent money locally on food, drinks, taxis, public transport – to every single one of you, thank you for celebrating #IVW24 and the UK venue community so brilliantly." 

The events don't stop this week for the Carlisle venue, however. 

Comedian Mark Nelson will be taking to the stage on Thursday (February 8) and already sold-out gigs including The Music of Prince and The Comedy Store. 

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