Organisations and entertainers from across the county will convene for a mass ‘show and tell’ event.

Happening this weekend (May 19), from 12pm to 4pm at Bitts Park, Carlisle, the Show and Tell event is organised by Carlisle Matters and supported by Cumberland Council.

The free event will feature amusements as well as information from various groups.

There will be a small funfair with stuff for children young and old, including diggers, bushcraft lessons, and arts and crafts.

There is also going to be laser quest and a football competition, and live music organised by Carlisle-based promoter RockWith will feature.

The mayor of Carlisle, Abdul Harid, will attend the event as well, and it's forecast to be a warm, sunny day, with temperatures around 18 and 19 degrees.

The full list of participants providing food, entertainment, and/or information has been revealed.

Offering concession:

  • Kerbside Kitchen and Grill
  • Cumbria Whippyman
  • Lakeland Steaks
  • The Jolly Chimney

The Jolly Chimney will be on hand as the event’s pop-up bar.

Providing advice and information:

  • Cumbria Constabulary
  • Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service
  • Teenage Market
  • Community Development team from Cumberland Council
  • Eden Rivers Trust
  • Health Watch Cumberland
  • Carlisle United Community Trust
  • Border City Green FC
  • Family Action
  • Tullie House
  • Carer Support West Cumbria
  • Credit Union
  • North Cumbria Search and Rescue
  • The Rock Youth Project
  • Cumbria Museum of Military Life
  • St Barnabas Church
  • Pride in North Cumbria
  • Carlisle Contemporary Artists
  • Buddhist centre
  • Safety Net
  • Little Inventors
  • CRFM
  • The Laurie Brewis Trust
  • Local NHS trust

Activities and entertainment:

  • John Slater Fairground Attractions (toy set, inflatable assault course, bouncy castle)
  • Carlisle Castles (laser maze, bouncy castle)
  • Speak Easy (poet)
  • Activity Bus
  • Jason the Juggling Jester