South Cumbria Community Calendar

Alfresco Flicks – open air screening – The Goonies

Ford Park Ulverston, Cumbria

Enjoy a socially spacious open air cinema screening of The Goonies here at Ford Park, thanks to Alfresco Flicks. For more information and to book tickets, visit https://www.alfrescoflicks.co.uk/the-goonies/

Ulverston Walking Festival

Ulverston, Cumbria

The walking festival is confirmed for Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th September 2021. The programme of events is on the walkfest website only. Changes from the normal festival are: Walks will be free. There will be fewer walks allowing smaller groups, using our for usual walk leaders. A printed programme will not be produced, to allow for the ... Read more

Fired Up Furness pottery exhibition

Ulverston Town Centre Market Street, Ulverston, Cumbria

On Saturday 11th of September there will be a Fired up Furness exhibition and sale of ceramics made by the local Ulverston Potters’ Collective who are exhibiting their wares in Ulverston town centre to celebrate Ulverston‘s Charter Festival. It is the group’s first foray out since 2019 and they are raring to go so do ... Read more

Alfresco Flicks – open air screening – Beetlejuice

Ford Park Ulverston, Cumbria

Enjoy a socially spacious open air cinema screening of Beetlejuice here at Ford Park, thanks to Alfresco Flicks. For more information and to book tickets, visit https://www.alfrescoflicks.co.uk/beetlejuice/

Alfresco Flicks – open air screening – Rocketman

Ford Park Ulverston, Cumbria

Enjoy a socially spacious open air cinema screening of Rocketman here at Ford Park, thanks to Alfresco Flicks. For more information and to book tickets, visit https://www.alfrescoflicks.co.uk/rocketman/

Morecambe Bay Sunset Series: Archaeology in Barrow-in-Furness

Local archaeologist, Dan Elsworth, will talk about his work and research in Barrow-in-Furness.Join local archaeologist, Dan Elsworth, for an online talk about his work and research in Barrow-in-Furness.Dan Elsworth a Director of Greenlane Archaeology, based in Ulverston, has been working on archaeological projects for 22 years.He has worked on numerous excavations, surveys, building investigations, desk-based ... Read more

Kirkhead Tower Heritage Open Day Tours

Kents Bank Railway Station Priory Road, Kents Bank, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria

Explore the usually inaccessible Kirkhead Tower, discover prehistoric stories and enjoy wonderful views of Morecambe Bay.Explore the usually inaccessible Tower (a probable 19th century Summer House), discover prehistoric stories and enjoy wonderful views of Morecambe Bay.The tours will head off from Kents Bank Station. Guides will share information about recent conservation works, the fascinating history ... Read more

Ulverston Parish Church Heritage Open Day

Ulverston Parish Church 20 Church Walk, Ulverston, Cumbria

Discover the skills of the Victorian artisan! Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 local people and organisations, and thousands of volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. This year, Ulverston Parish Church is ... Read more

Morecambe Bay Sunset Series: The Mysteries of Migration

Morecambe Bay is one of the UK's top 3 migration destinations for winter birds. But where do they come from, and how do they find their way?Join Morecambe Bay Partnership's Nature and Wildlife Officer for a deep dive into the mysterious process of migration. Learn about the incredible journeys of the birds we see on ... Read more

Phil & Aly – Live folk music

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Join the iconic Scottish folk duo for an evening of traditional reels and jigs, lyrical ballads, and one-of-a-kind witty banter.Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, this supreme double-act features the most significant fiddle player in the Celtic tradition today, Aly Bain, and the world-famous accordion player, Phil Cunningham. ... Read more

Apple Day – CANCELLED

Ford Park Ulverston, Cumbria

** APPLE DAY CANCELLED **   Sadly we have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel Apple Day this year.   Although we were expecting poor weather this Saturday, unfortunately the weather has turned for the worse, with winds of up to 36 mph, which is unsafe for us to erect gazebos, and we are very ... Read more

World Mental Health Day

Ulverston Town Centre Market Street, Ulverston, Cumbria

In recognition of World Mental Health Day on Sunday, Ulverston Resilience Group will have a gazebo in Market Street on Saturday, where leaflets and information will be available regarding mental health issues.

Historical Skills Training Course

Would you like to improve your skills in historical research, and to learn more about the history of Furness and surrounding areas?The Victoria County History of Cumbria project and Morecambe Bay Partnership are pleased to announce a new course designed to provide a wide-ranging overview of skills involved in historical research.The course will last for ... Read more

Morecambe Bay Sunset Series: The Secret Life of Morecambe Bay

Join Yolanda Aze, Community Engagement Officer for Living Seas North West, for this special talk on the marine life of Morecambe Bay.At first glance, few people would guess that Morecambe Bay supports an abundance of life in its ever-shifting seas. Yet the seas off our coast are teeming with life! They are wholeheartedly 'living' with ... Read more

Elegy – Schubert’s Trout

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

The opening concert of Ulverston International Music Festival offers a tonic for the past 18 months.Chamber music has always been at the heart of Ulverston International Music Festival. Close-up collaboration with a group of musicians is one of the most important aspects of music-making and one of the most enjoyable for audiences to watch. It ... Read more

Matinee at the Musicals

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Go on a glittering musical tour of Broadway and the West End with hits from your favourite musicals and the Great American Songbook.Pianist Anthony Hewitt and soprano Stevie Jennings-Adams are your guides, with showstoppers from Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera sitting alongside classic numbers from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein and ... Read more

Tango! Piazzolla 100

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Celebrate the centenary of Astor Piazzolla, the legendary Argentine composer and bandoneón player who revolutionized the traditional tango.Ulverston International Music Festival favourite Eduardo Garcia returns with his bandoneón to lead this tribute to the great man, playing Piazzolla classics including Adios Nonino - written after his father died, Libertango, Milonga del Angel, and the hauntingly ... Read more

Autumn family walk with crafts and activities

Ford Park Ulverston, Cumbria

Looking for something to do with the children this half-term? Enjoy an Autumn walk with children’s crafts and activities here at the park on Thursday 28 October thanks to South Lakeland Child and Family Support Service The walk runs from 10am – 11.30am and places are limited. To book, please email joan.hanson@actionforchildren.co.uk or call 07725 ... Read more

Olga Stezhko

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Enjoy a lunchtime recital from the Belarusian pianist exploring connections between the music of Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin, and Scriabin.Olga Stezhko explores the four-way influence of Beethoven on the early romantic era’s torchbearers in Chopin and Debussy; and in turn on Russian composer Scriabin.Scriabin’s late piano sonata, No. 8, delves into the deeply mystical, stirring up ... Read more

Gwilym Simcock Trio

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

The man Chick Corea called an original, creative genius brings his brilliant jazz trio to Ulverston International Music Festival.Gwilym Simcock has carved out a career as one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers in Europe. Moving effortlessly between jazz and classical music, his influences are wide-ranging: from jazz legends Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, ... Read more

Jamal Aliyev

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Enjoy the romanticism of Schumann and Chopin and the modernism of Shostakovich in a lunchtime recital from this up-and-coming young cellist.Winner of the prestigious Young Concert Artist Trust, Azerbaijan-born cellist Jamal Aliyev studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Thomas Carroll and is rapidly making a name for himself as one of the finest cellists ... Read more

Jess Dandy

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Luxuriate in the richness of Richard Strauss’s gorgeous Four Last Songs, sung by Barrow’s own international star contralto.Jess Dandy has been taking the classical music world by storm in recent years, making her debuts at Carnegie Hall in New York with John Eliot Gardiner and as a soloist in the BBC First Night of the ... Read more

Kevin Loh

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Pair morning coffee with the delicate sounds of the guitar, with arrangements of violin and cello masterpieces alongside exquisite Bach.Singaporean guitarist Kevin Loh is an artist of rare sensitivity and insight, who performs traditional classical repertoire with intense emotional depth. His programme will include arrangements of Bach’s suites and monumental landmarks of the violin and ... Read more

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Prepare to be captivated as the Welsh ‘Queen of Harps’ and Senegalese kora-master bring together two distinctive musical traditions.Catrin Finch took a Welsh tradition and renewed it for the 21st century, earning her the moniker ‘Queen of Harps’ along the way. Seckou Keita, meanwhile, is the most charismatic – and captivating – kora player of ... Read more

Ulverston’s Candlelit Walk

The Gill The Gill, Ulverston, Cumbria

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

Handel’s Amadigi – English Touring Opera

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

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 ... Read more

Friday Night Live

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Laugh along with four award-winning, Edinburgh Festival-storming, primetime TV-smashing, rib-splitting, side-tickling, extremely funny acts.The return of Friday Night Live to The Coro features:Andrew Ryan - winner of 'Best New Show' at the 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival; support act to John Bishop; featured on Russell Howard's Good News ; 'going to be a huge star' (TimeOut).MC ... Read more

Swan Song

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street) stars as an English teacher on a journey in this bittersweet, one-man comedy by Jonathan Harvey.

Swan Song

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street) stars as an English teacher on a journey in this bittersweet, one-man comedy by Jonathan Harvey.

Morecambe Bay Sunset Series: Construction of the Lancaster Canal

Take a trip back to the late 18th century as Bill Froggatt tells us of the fascinating history of the Lancaster CanalJoin Heritage Advisor to the Canal and Rivers Trust Bill Froggatt as he tells us the intriguing story of the building of the Lancaster Canal. The Lancaster Canal and the Glasson Branch were built ... Read more

The Greatest Showman Singalong (PG)

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Drink in the magic and wonder of the circus and sing along to this wildly entertaining, feel-good movie musical for all the family.Featuring hit songs ‘This Is Me’, ‘Rewrite The Stars’ and ‘The Greatest Show’, this modern-day classic of a musical is an hour and three-quarters of lavish spectacle, great tunes, and pure entertainment, with ... Read more

Alice in Wonderland (PG)

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Escape down the rabbit hole and into Tim Burton’s mad-as-a-hatter, fantasy world: one which will leave you grinning like a Cheshire Cat.This psychedelic, visual feast of a film combines Burton’s trademark odd-ball style with all the whimsy, humour, and fantastical imagination of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and sequel Through the Looking Glass.Starring Johnny ... Read more

Oliver! Singalong (U)

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Dust off your best cockney accent and Victorian costumes and come and sing along to one of the greatest British musicals of all time.This charming and iconic take on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist is stacked full of brilliant songs: numbers practically made for singalong like ‘Food, Glorious Food’ and ‘Oom-Pah-Pah’; tender ballads like ‘Where Is ... Read more

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Coro County Square, Ulverston, England

Bags of comedy, catchy songs, and a heart as big and warm as a roaring Christmas fire: it’s Charles Dickens as only The Muppets can tell it.Wherever you find love it feels like Christmas, and The Muppets Christmas Carol has it in spades. The perfect family Christmas film stars all your favourite muppets – from Kermit ... Read more

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Local Pensioner Fridays

Lakeland Motor Museum Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria

Local pensioners can get some amazing discounts as Lakeland Motor Museum and other local attractions repeat their Friday discounts offer. For every Friday from 5 November 2021 to 1 April 2022, local pensioners (and a local friend of any age) can get a great deal for entry into the museum. (£4.75 instead of £9.50) This ... Read more

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Ulverston News

Ulverston, Cumbria

Weekly email newsletter issued to subscribers. Register to receive Ulverston News fortnightly by email. If you’re a fan of Ulverston festivals, this is the newsletter for you! We will send you information about local events, organisations, and services, including volunteering opportunities. There is an option to register your mobile phone number to receive alerts from ... Read more

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Street Market

Ulverston Town Centre Market Street, Ulverston, Cumbria

The outdoor market takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the year, with the exception of Christmas Day & New Year's Day. Stalls are set up in Market Street and New Market Street. The market is managed by Ulverston Community Enterprises, c/o The Coronation Hall. Also on market days, a community fundraising coffee morning normally ... Read more

When Santa got stuck in the Garden at Ford Park

Ford Park Ulverston, Cumbria

Join us for a 1hr Trail and Santa Experience at Ford Park 4th / 5th and 11th / 12th of December Entry times every 15 minutes from 11:30am to 3pm Did you know Santa is a keen gardener? You didn’t? Well, he is! He spends all year growing all the fantastic ingredients needed to make ... Read more

Ulverston Reindeer Run

Ford Park Ulverston, Cumbria

A fun Reindeer Run for all of the family – each entrant will receive reindeer antlers, hot chocolate and a bespoke medal. The course is around Ford Park where you will be provided with Christmas themed entertainment and a snow cannon. More information and how to book can be found here This event is organised ... Read more

When Santa got stuck in the Garden at Ford Park

Ford Park Ulverston, Cumbria

Join us for a 1hr Trail and Santa Experience at Ford Park 4th / 5th and 11th / 12th of December Entry times every 15 minutes from 11:30am to 3pm Did you know Santa is a keen gardener? You didn’t? Well, he is! He spends all year growing all the fantastic ingredients needed to make ... Read more

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Elf Trail

Lakeland Motor Museum Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria

Father Christmas is asking for help this December to find 12 missing elves that have got lost in the museum. Have you got what it takes to solve the clues and track them down hidden amongst hundreds of our classic cars, motorbikes, bicycles and more? Children and families are welcome to take part in this ... Read more

Facing the Past and Transforming the Future

Dr Sunita Abraham and Lancaster Black History Group explore Lancaster’s links to transatlantic slavery.Lancaster Black History Group (LBHG) is a new grassroots community group of local residents working to fight racism through education. Over the last 10 months, members of the local community have been working alongside LBHG members to research the ways in which ... Read more

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