Community centres across Carlisle, Brampton and Longtown are opening their doors to the public over the coming months to show people what they can offer.
The first takes place this Sunday at Morton Community Centre between 11am and 3pm.
The events, organised by Carlisle Matters – the new name for the recently rebranded Carlisle and District Federation of Community Organisations – will also see three other community centres host events:
- Friday August 27, noon to 4pm: Harraby Community Centre
- Sunday August 29, 11am to 3pm: Brampton Community Centre
- Saturday September 11, 11am to 3pm: Longtown Community Centre
Helen Fisher, chairwoman of Carlisle Matters and manager of Botcherby Community Centre, said: “The idea behind the events is to bring the community together and give people a chance to reconnect with friends and family and showcase what each community centre has to offer.
“They are also a great way for people to meet the local community groups and organisations who are making a difference in their communities.”
Entertainment, music, food and drink, and fun activities for all ages will also be available.
Helen added: “The events are for everyone and there’ll be lots of fun activities for people to see, listen to and take part in. We hope the events will be interesting, fun, and educational for everyone.
“Despite the Government’s unlocking of restrictions this week, we want to make sure those attending the events feel safe, so hand sanitiser stations will be positioned throughout the venues, and we also encourage people to keep a safe social distance, where possible.
“The events are free to attend and hopefully we’ll be blessed with glorious weather, so they should be a great day out.
“Come and discover your local community centre and find out what happens there!”