Farmer’s Arms Winter Fair

Our annual Winter Fair is just around the corner and it’s bigger than ever! ❄️🎄

– Craft stalls & demos from local makers
– Children’s craft workshops & competitions
– Festive local food
– Carol singing (2pm), UVHS Little Big Band (4pm) & The Little Arrow String Band (7.30pm)
– Decked-out bar with all your favourite tipples
– Ceramics & antiques end of year sale

China Crisis

China Crisis were never your run-of-the-mill 80s pop band. Formed in Liverpool by singer Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon, they distilled their love of David Bowie and Steely Dan into an exquisitely melancholy post-punk sound that saw them win their just chart rewards. Has there ever been a more wistful Top 10 hit than the charming Wishful Thinking?

Their hero Walter Becker – of Steely Dan fame – was so impressed he even became a band member back in 1985, producing and playing on Top 10 album Flaunt the Imperfection, and returning for 1989’s hugely acclaimed Diary of a Hollow Horse. And, all the while, the hits kept rolling in… Christian, Black Man Ray and King in a Catholic Style all made their way into the UK Top 20.

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Florence: the lesser known life and legacy of Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale was a campaigner and reformer whose pioneering use of statistics called for government accountability and equal access to
healthcare for all. This one-woman-performance of original song and storytelling shines a light on lesser known aspects of Florence Nightingale’s life and work, to question why Florence’s extraordinary and wide ranging achievements are so often overlooked. It celebrates Florence as a ground-breaking statistician, connecting Florence’s work in the 19th century with the issues we continue to face today.

Louise Jordan lives in the New Forest and is a songwriter and performer with ten years’ experience touring the UK & Europe. Self-accompanied on
guitar and keyboard, Louise is a former secondary school teacher with an MA in Human Rights and has released six recordings gaining national radio play on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show & Radio 4.

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Canterbury Tales – David Mynne

Here’s ‘The Canterbury Arms’, an olde English Inn, Infamous around these parts for villainy and sin. The floor is caked in sawdust, for soaking up
the spit, And the air is thick with stories told with wisdom, guile and wit. Some stories are romantic, some are bawdy, others scary. And there are tales about the devil that should make you oh so wary, Some are beautifully poetic and some a little coarser; A medieval mash-up from the pen of Geoffrey Chaucer!

From the company that brought you ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Great Expectations’, ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Odyssey’ comes a one-man performance of ‘Canterbury
Tales’. Revered as one of the most important works in English literature, ‘Canterbury Tales’paints an ironic and critical portrait of English society in the
middle-ages. Expect naughtiness, nonsense and medieval swearing! It’s rude! It’s ribald! It’s ridiculous! Let’s party like it’s 1387!

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Re-Björn A Tribute to ABBA

Get ready for one of the most exciting and authentic-sounding ABBA tribute acts that you’re likely to see. Voted as the UK’s TOP ABBA tribute! All of the artists who make up Re-Bjorn are extremely talented and highly professional, full-time performers in their own right. Together they bring a touch of class to the ABBA tribute band scene as they recreate the iconic and much-loved songs of the legendary Swedish quartet.

Together they make the most authentic sounding tribute to one of the greatest and best loved bands of all time, with their Swedish accents, tight harmonies, high energy performance, replica costumes and audience participation aplenty you are guaranteed to be dancing the night away.

If you have even the faintest of memories from the late ?O’s and early 80’s you’ll remember how the original foursome walked the Eurovision song contest and just kept going. You just knew when a new Abba song was released it would be special and it was. Among very few singers or bands, every ABBA album contained 3 or 4 potential number 1 hits. Their creativity was astonishing. Who can forget Waterloo, SOS and Dancing Queen, a killer trio of tunes if ever there was one!

These and more are recreated by Re-Bjorn so you know there aren’t going to be any duds in the song list – just constant hits that are forever on the world’s conscience and always will be. Re-Bjorn has great material to work with and they definitely do it justice. They have performed in front of Royalty, High profile celebrities, at Festivals, Wedding’s, and many other events and occasions.

No matter how large or small the audience or crowd EVERY show is to the same high standard.

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Mark Simmons: Quip Off The Mark

Mark Simmons: Quip Off The Mark

UK Comics’ Comic 2022 – Best Act

“One of the UK’s pre-eminent pun merchants…the quickest quipster in showbusiness.” – Evening Standard

As Seen on Mock The Week, BT Sport and ITV, ‘Master of one-liners’, and social media phenomenon MARK SIMMONS brings his sell-out tour show ‘Quip Off the Mark’. Mark joined Dara O’Brian and Hugh Dennis on BBC2’s Mock The Week as a semi-regular on the show and now brings you his show Quip Off The Mark which has toured over 125 venues and sold over 15,000 tickets. He’s also been appearing on BT Sport’s DIY pundit and The Rugby’s On.

Mark has also appeared in other TV shows such as ITV’s Out There, BBC Radio 4ExtraStands Up, a Channel 4 pilot starring alongside Bridget Christie, as well as BBC3’s One For The Road. Mark is enjoying further success with his solo podcast, Jokes With Mark Simmons, where he invites a fellow comic, such as Gary Delaney, Sarah Milican, and Milton Jones to discus jokes that they’ve written but simply just haven’t worked.

This isn’t your average one-liner show as there is the running theme throughout. This year Mark’s parents have sold the house he grew up in and has to collect his box of stuff from the loft. Come discover what’s in the box in this top-level one-liner show structured in a way you’ve never seen before.
“Master of one-liners…his (show) consist(s) of literally one liner after one liner, with one or two breaks for the audience to catch their breath before another assault on the laughter and muscles with the next segment.” One4Review ★★★★★

“Absolutely hilarious.” The Scotsman ★★★★

“A lot of excellent funny one-liners.” Bruce Dessau

“A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke writing.” Chortle ★★★★

RUNNER UP DAVE’s Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2022

DAVE’s Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2019 (& 2017)

Nominee Amused Moose: Best Show 2017

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Floyd UK

We have brought together some of the best musicians in the UK who have the talent and desire to replicate the music of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon album “LIVE” in the greatest detail possible to mark the albums 50th Anniversary. The band are dedicated to crafting Pink Floyd’s performances with careful attention to every note, inflection, expression, sound effect, on their instruments and voices. In addition to their refined musical performances, we have produced amazing visual effects with multimedia, projection and lasers to enhance the live experience. Also as a bonus the band will be playing an extra 40 minutes of Pink Floyd classics from the albums “Wish You Were Here”, “The Wall” “Animals” album etc. The band was specially chosen for their unique ability on their instruments and vocalists were chosen for their stunning voices.

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The Snow Queen

Join Ulverston Pantomime Society for knock-about fun and frolics, with the residents of Pickle Town on a mission to rescue Hanky from the evil Snow Queen!

With a Witch and the evil Snow Queen presiding over the residents of Pickle Town, chaos reigns when the baddies capture one of the Daisy Pickings children, Hanky. The town set off to rescue the boy with the help of Fairy Snowflake. Watch the adventure unfold with knock-about fun and frolics until the evil Snow Queen has been melted.