Ulverston is a festival town, attracting participants and visitors from around the world. Ulverston is also known for the Hoad Monument (a replica of the Eddystone Lighthouse), the mile-long canal, the Laurel & Hardy Museum (Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston), the indoor and outdoor markets, and the traditional pubs and tea-shops.
Christmas at The Coro
There’s a fun-packed programme of festive entertainment at The Coro throughout December. Starting with BBC Young Musician of the Year on 5th December, featuring Jess Gillam and other category finalists. There’s also a dance showcase, UVHS Christmas Festival, Christmas Carol evening, plus Status Quo and T-Rex complete with some of the original band members.
Learn an instrument with Ulverston Town Band
Ulverston Town Band and Junior Band are looking for new recruits. The band trains young people from the age of 8. The band plays a major role in the life of Ulverston and regularly performs in and around the town, supporting town festivals and civic occasions. There are currently vacancies for:
Cornets, trombones & basses
Young players for any instrument in the junior band
Adults who want to learn are very welcome. Good instruments provided free of charge. If you are interested in any of the positions above, please visit the Town Band website.
Sportive Lakes Summer 2015 cycling events
We’ve learnt a lot from our first Á L’ancienne in 2014. Now we ready to deliver something special. We’re creating a weekend of cycling times gone by. A time when things were simple. We’re creating an event where traditional Lake District fun, friendship and amazing rides are all that matter. So join us! New, longer, better routes with more choice on the day. On site music venue with live music all weekend. Vintage fair. Cycle market and cycle jumble. On site camping and motorhome parking. Traditional music festival in the town centre from Furness Tradition. Great food available on site. Pub – The Coro Arms. Our very own Á L’ancienne beer. Lower entry fees – more for less!
Manchester Camerata 2014-15
Manchester Camerata is going further than ever to redefine what an orchestra can do. Expect extraordinary events with some of the world’s finest musicians as they perform fresh interpretations of the classics and spotlight lesser known musical gems. This season experience the unique talents of accordionist Martynas Levickis, immerse yourself in the music of Barber’s Adagio for Strings, enjoy the romance of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto performed by the brilliant young pianist, Dejan Lazic, and let your hair down at the annual New Year’s Viennese concert. manchestercamerata.co.uk
One of the most popular Dickensian Festival events in the country. It attracts thousands of people but it’s not too packed for visitors and local people to wander around and savour the atmosphere of a traditional market town in the Dickensian era. Free entertainment, costume competitions, balloon modelling, horse drawn carriages, music, dancing, traditional fairground complete with Helter Skelter, and lots of music from Folk to Brass Bands.
Discover the unexpected! Celebrity Speaker event: BILL BIRKETT on Wednesday 29th April 2015. The ‘Birketts’ are all the Lake District hills topping the 1,000ft contour and included in Bill Birkett’s Complete Lakeland Fells, which has so far sold more than 100,000 copies. The photo shows a bat walk (just in case you were wondering). Some feedback from last year: “We four ladies from London had a wonderful time and were made to feel most welcome. What a wonderful and interesting area you live in and what friendly and helpful people. A big thank you from London where we are spreading the word about Ulverston WalkFest. Highly recommended!”