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Want to make your American dream come true?

Want to make your American dream come true?

            University of Cumbria student, Katie-May Garrett had the experience of a life time this year when she contacted US summer camp agency, Camp Leaders. Not only did she get the chance to live in America for three long months, she also met new friends for life and was paid […]

“Am I Going to be Expelled for This?”

“Am I Going to be Expelled for This?”

This is the question a 23-year-old student at Fresno State University in California was asking police after being detained. Not for setting off fire extinguishers or any other prank you would associate with university, no. This particular student had been caught with his pants down (literally)…in a barn full of sheep.   Police were first […]

Student Set To Star In City Panto

Student Set To Star In City Panto

A University of Cumbria student is set to star in their first Carlisle theatre Christmas pantomime this December. Martin Beattie is a third year Drama and Musical Theatre student and will take on the role of Dame Mary-Loo in the Green Room’s production of Robin Hood. Playing the dame in a panto is something Martin […]

Jake Holroyd kicks off Performing Arts Original Pieces

Jake Holroyd kicks off Performing Arts Original Pieces

Every year at the University of Cumbria, final year performing arts students are given the task of producing their very own original show. Whether they choreograph, write, direct or star in their show, the work must be completely original. The Informer is previewing a different original piece every week during originals season, this week it’s […]

Student Chris wows the crowd at stand up debut

Student comedian Chris Martin made his stand up debut last Friday, performing in front of a sizeable audience in the Foxy’s Restaurant at Brunton Park, the home of Carlisle United. This was the first time that Chris had performer his one man show Chr!slexic, a show made up of both sketch and stand up material […]

Comedian Chris makes a pitch for the big time

A UoC student is making his big comedy debut in a  stand-up show at the home of Carlisle United. Chris Martin, a third year Performing Arts student, will perform his one-man show Chr!slexic at Brunton Park this Friday (Nov 29). The show focuses on a variety of topics including learning difficulties, relationships and Scottish independence. Chris […]

birds vs planes

Birds vs Planes EP Launch – 21/3/13 – The Brickyard, Carlisle

As finalists in MTV’s ‘Get Seen Get Heard’ competition in 2008, and having played on the BBC Introducing Stage at Radio One’s Big Weekend 2011, Carlisle band Birds vs Planes have seen a steady growth in popularity since their formation in 2006. Their new EP ‘Narrow Angles’ is released on 25th March and fans managed […]

Have the Oscars lost their credibility?

Have the Oscars lost their credibility?

To win an Academy Award, most commonly known as an Oscar, is more often than not the ‘Holy Grail’ for anyone working in the film industry – but has the credibility of the award, and consequently the show, been put into question? The Academy Awards are an annual awards ceremony held in the States as […]

Student band to play all-day charity cancer gig

Student band to play all-day charity cancer gig

L to R: Adam Millington, ‘The Sloath’ – Drums; Celt Davies Kenny, ‘Celt’ – Vocals/Guitar; Arron Frodsham, ‘The Wizard’ – Guitar; and Jonathan Snodgrass, ‘Alchemist’ – Bass Guitar Lancashire Metal act Mammoth Axe, featuring current and former Cumbria students, are making their live debut this Saturday at an all day gig at the Yorkshire House […]

Kieran laughs his way to stand-up stardom

Kieran laughs his way to stand-up stardom

A Carlisle student is trying to carve out a career in comedy. Kieran Cooper, 22, is a third year performing arts student at the University of Cumbria and has already had successful start out to a life in comedy after gaining a good reputation around the local comedy scene. Despite hecklers, and even having a […]

Can The Brit Awards ever compare to The Grammys?

Can The Brit Awards ever compare to The Grammys?

The Brit Awards has for many years been referred to as the British version of the American Grammy Awards, but how much do the two music award shows really have in common? The Brits has almost always been held in the month of February since it became an annual event in 1982 and up until […]

Are boybands Back For Good?

Are boybands Back For Good?

The nineties and early noughties saw some of the most successful boybands ever: Take That, N*SYNC and Backstreet Boys all stormed the charts with their pop melodies, but soon the market died out and RnB based acts were central to popular music for the next ten years.

Radio 1 at the University: The Pictures

Radio 1 at the University: The Pictures

On Wednesday 7th December, Scott Mills and his Radio 1 team dropped into the University of Cumbria, premiering a film about the Big Weekend in Carlisle. View pictures from the day HERE.