Labour's Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Harriet Harman is visiting Carlisle.
She's been invited by prospective parliamentary candidate Lee Sherriff.
The pair will visit the Old Fire Station before work begins on a new £1 million art venue, then look at the new Ice Skating Rink at Bitts Park.
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The A66 at Bassenthwaite will be closed overnight for the next six weeks to allow for flood resilience work to take place.
The building is one of 39 across the country to shared a £14.5m fund, set up to commemorate World War One.
Westerly winds are on the way.