Meet 'Meatloaf' - Tickets on sale

MATT Shaw will be one of the 11 acts taking centre stage at Limelight Live 2018 which promises to be a fantastic night of fundraising entertainment at the Harraby Community Theatre.

Matt won ITV's popular show Stars In Their Eyes with his superb impression of rock legend Meatloaf, and as Meatloaf he will be taking to the stage at the Harraby theatre in Edgehil Road on Sunday, December 9.

Starting at 6.30pm, this fundraising event for Carlisle Mencap promises to be a great night's entertainment with 10 music acts plus Eden Dance on the menu. 

The event is the brainchild of Damien Baglee, of Thompson Accident Repair Centre in Durranhill, Carlisle, who is a keen supporter and fundraiser for Carlisle Mencap and who also plays guitar with his band The Blue Flames. It was an appearance by The Blue Flames at a summer fundraising event for the charity at the same venue in August that gave him the idea for the Limelight 2018 concert.

Damien, who is organising the event along with Carlisle Mencap, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, said: “This should be a great showcase of local talent, alongside the fantastic performer Matt Shaw, and will be a fabulous night of entertainment to raise money for a very worthwhile cause. And the theatre at Harraby is an ideal venue for a night like this too.”

Among the other acts appearing are singer-songwriter and Youtube sensation Melanie Baker, Eden Dance, The Jack Duster Band and The Blue Flames.

Sponsors for the event include David Allen Financial Services, Arnold Clark, Purdham & Waugh, Uber Creative Designs, and Thompson Accident Repair Centre. Tickets, at £7 each, are available from Harraby Community Campus, where the theatre is housed, in Edgehill Road, Damien at Thompson Accident Repair Centre, or Phil Taylor at Carlisle Mencap.

Phil, events and fundraising officer at Carlisle Mencap, said: “What a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit and also to bring down the curtain on our special 50th anniversary year. Damien and the gang have done a great job and we’re grateful to all the acts and sponsors for supporting Carlisle Mencap.”

For more details about this or any other Carlisle Mencap fundraising event, contact Phil on 01228 674393 or email while Limelight Live 2018 has its own Facebook page at

Upcoming Events

Pudsey party time!

Date: 16th November Location: Brampton Road Campus University of Cumbria

PUDSEY'S coming to Carlisle this Friday - and Carlisle Mencap staff and service users will be there to greet him!

Christmas Fair treats

Date: 12th December Location: Doves Cafe/Church of Scotland Hall

THERE will be lots of tables and stands featuring a host of festive treats and gift ideas at our Christmas Fair on Wednesday, December 12.

Limelight Live concert

Date: 9th December Location: Harraby Community Theatre, Edgehill Road

THE Limelight Live 2018 concert at Harraby Community Theatre in Carlisle promises to be a fantastic night's entertainment in aid of Carlisle Mencap. And some tickets are still available.

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