WE all hope 2022 will be the year we're finally free to get out and about again, meeting up for a great night out or catching up with old friends in clubs and societies.

So if you've got an event planned in 2022 – from the biggest rock group to the smallest book club – why not spread the word?

We are bringing back our What's On events listings and want to give all organisers a platform where our thousands of readers, in print and online, can make a date.

From summer carnivals to bands to side-splitting comedians, and from music festivals to torchlight processions, we want you to let us know what you've got planned. We'll be listing everything from arts and crafts to zoos, and even virtual events will be included.

Newsquest Cumbria's regional group editor Vanessa Sims said: "Covid has dealt us all a devastating blow and we all want to look to the future with hope.

"We've all missed the fun of booking tickets to listen to great bands, or throwing ourselves into community events.

"By listing your events, whether a large concert or a charity coffee morning, you'll be alerting a wider audience to some of the treats already being planned across the county in 2022.

"Let's hope we face a happy and healthy new year – and let's make it a year when Cumbria gets going again."

We've made our new events listings really easy to use. Simply visit any of the web addresses listed below, click the "Promote Your Event" button and tap in the details.

Online readers looking for things to see and do can visit the same web address to search for activities at a time and place to suit them, covering live music, children's activities, sports and leisure, arts, attractions, exhibitions, and classes and courses.

And soon we'll be running a selection of the very best events in the paper too – make a date!