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Good news! The Hoad Monument will re-open to the public on Sunday 17, 24 and 31 October from 1 – 5 (weather dependent). To protect the volunteers who will staff the monument we are asking everybody to wear face masks.

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A590 Road Closures Oct/Nov 2021

Work is underway along various sections of the A590 to renew road markings and studs. Closures are planned overnight until early November.
https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/north-west/a590-maintenance-schemes/

Following its critically acclaimed sell-out at Liverpool Theatre Festival and Northern tour, Swan Song, a revised comedy by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Harvey, is heading to The Coro in Ulverston prior to a London run.

Swan Song, a one-man play stars acclaimed stage and screen star Andrew Lancel, is directed by BAFTA award-winning director Noreen Kershaw and produced by Bill Elms.

The play will open at London’s Turbine Theatre for seven performances from Monday 29 November to Saturday 4 December. The show also performs pre-London dates at The Coro in Ulverston for two performances on Friday 19 – Saturday 20 November, a perfect venue due to The Lakes playing an integral part within the play.

Beth Kennedy – Director of Ulverston Community Enterprises, the organisation that manages The Coro – said “We’re delighted to be bringing this production to The Lake District. Following a difficult year and a half, we’re gradually rebuilding towards a full programme of meaningful events for the people of Ulverston and the wider area and we have some great new talent in our organisation working on this. So marking the return of live theatre to our stage with a play in which our area plays such an integral part, with a writer-director-actor team such as Jonathan, Noreen and Andrew – and all before it heads to London – is a real coup.”

This calendar features events in Ulverston and other towns and villages in South Cumbria, including Barrow, Dalton, Cartmel, Millom, and Bowness. Please check the location details of each event before making plans to attend. You may need a car or other form of transport in order to get to the event.

Event listings for 2021 are indicative, and are subject to change or cancellation due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please check notes in the event footer for last update source, date and summary of changes.

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Ulverston’s Candlelit Walk

31 October

We’re back on The Gill for a very special Halloween stroll into Ulverston’s candlelit woods.

Hundreds of candles and fiery-flares will cast their glow on the flickering, frothy waters of the beck by night.

Matrix Circus will be with us again to dance with fire. And John Hall and Alex Blackmore have been doing some puppet surgery to summon limb-by-limb a devilish demon who’ll be dancing about the paths.

Ulverston Potters have also been busy this year, sculpting and firing a fresh batch of candle pots to sit atop the railings and fill the Autumn night with light.

Jennie Dennett’s been bent over her wax pan, cackling merrily and casting another ghostly-horde of glowing tree spirits who’ll be popping-out the branches especially for spook night.

We’ll also have our stunning collection of fire-lit shadowscreens on display by master shadow-snippers Ellie Chaney, Nat Tyson, Tracey Escolme, Hannah Clarke & Lindsay Ward. And by popular demand, Neil Wade is nurturing a fresh flourishing of phosphorescent fungi & our alley of glowing onions will be back!

So join us once again for this magical stroll full of strange and enchanting sights.

Choose the best start time to suit your crew (twenty minute slots from 5.45pm – 8.05pm) and get yourself a ticket for just £1.50 per person to help us cover costs and do it all again next year.

Please read the full instructions on the event ticketing website.

Details

Date:
31 October
https://www.facebook.com/candlelitwalk

Venue

The Gill
The Gill
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7BJ United Kingdom
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Tickets Website
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ulverstonscandlelitwalk/590867?fbclid=IwAR2yhI96mc2m5uLyWx7R5ElrJSlwbeDC80imRYhKgew8EFkESI3EWyHlufE#
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There is parking on The Gill car park. The Gill public toilets (20p charge) close at 7pm.
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Last Update Date
05/10/2021
Last Update Summary
Ticket sales started.

All events and venues are listed at the sole discretion of Ulverston Ltd. We reserve the right to reject or withdraw the listing of any event or venue without explanation. We endeavour to provide up-to-date and accurate information, but we will not accept liability for the accuracy or currency of the information provided by third parties or for the content on any linked or related web sites. Listings of events on this website should not be taken as an endorsement of that event by Ulverston Ltd. Event information may change at any time without notice. We will not accept liability for any consequences arising from your attendance at the events described. Before attending any event or incurring any significant expense, we recommend you confirm dates, locations, and other important information relating to the event at the event organiser’s website or by contacting them directly. Please see our full Terms & Conditions.

This calendar features events in Ulverston and other towns and villages in South Cumbria, including Barrow, Dalton, Cartmel, Millom, and Bowness. Please check the location details of each event before making plans to attend. You may need a car or other form of transport in order to get to the event.

Event listings for 2021 are indicative, and are subject to change or cancellation due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please check notes in the event footer for last update source, date and summary of changes.

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Handel’s Amadigi – English Touring Opera

6 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:35 pm

English Touring Opera present an evening of delirious highs and savage lows in a magical, chivalric romance from Britain’s Baroque master.

Handel’s opera Amadigi is one of his finest, though rarely performed. Based on a chivalric romance about three young people imprisoned by a sorceress, Handel’s version is brimming with youthful vigour, humour and tears. The miracle is that Handel, a secretive bachelor, could so vividly depict the delirious highs and savage lows to which love can reduce us all.

Starring Tim Morgan as the knight Amadigi, the cast for this concert perforamnce also features Rebecca Afonwy-Jones as his companion-turned-rival Dardano, Jenny Stafford as the sorceress Melissa and Harriet Eyley as Oriana, Princess of the Fortunate Isles.

This new production with ETO’s period orchestra partner, the Old Street Band, is conducted by Jonathan Peter Kenny, directed by James Conway, and designed by Neil Irish with Rory Beaton and Harry Pizzey.

A short note on safety

Your safety and comfort continues to be our top priority. Event capacities will be limited to maintain space in the auditorium, while all Coro staff and volunteers will continue to wear face coverings. Although no longer mandatory, we encourage all visitors to wear face coverings when indoors, keep a safe distance from others, use hand sanitisers and wash hands regularly, and check in with the NHS Test and Trace app if able to do so.

Venue

The Coro
County Square
Ulverston, England LA12 7LZ United Kingdom
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All events and venues are listed at the sole discretion of Ulverston Ltd. We reserve the right to reject or withdraw the listing of any event or venue without explanation. We endeavour to provide up-to-date and accurate information, but we will not accept liability for the accuracy or currency of the information provided by third parties or for the content on any linked or related web sites. Listings of events on this website should not be taken as an endorsement of that event by Ulverston Ltd. Event information may change at any time without notice. We will not accept liability for any consequences arising from your attendance at the events described. Before attending any event or incurring any significant expense, we recommend you confirm dates, locations, and other important information relating to the event at the event organiser’s website or by contacting them directly. Please see our full Terms & Conditions.

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This website is the online home of Ulverston Resilience Group, a voluntary organisation providing good-neighbour support in the LA12 area. The group is funded by South Lakeland District Council, Cumbria County Council, Ulverston Town Council, and by various business and personal donations. Use the buttons above to sign up for the email newsletter, and to join the group. Volunteers have opportunities to help in the community in different ways, such as festivals stewarding, or operating a reception centre in the event of a major incident.

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It’s Halloween! We’re featuring creepy and spooky tracks until the end of October.

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It is our privilege to support Friends of the Lake District in championing the protection of the natural environment, whilst accommodating the needs of local communities and enhancing the enjoyment of visitors.

Ulverston Resilience Group is grateful to the following for providing funding

The Northern Line

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The Ulverston Resilience Group Committee also acknowledges the hundreds of personal and business financial donations, and the thousands of volunteer manhours donated by members of the LA12 community, which have enabled the group to form, grow, and blossom.