UCE have long championed the benefits of Ulverston seizing the reins and taking control over the assets that make both the town and local economy tick.
The group have 3 Key objectives
With this in mind UCE have a wonderful line up of events planned.
Over the next five days the Coronation Hall will be buzzing as Coro All gets underway. Coro All is a five day extravaganza of fantastic events, providing something for everyone to enjoy. There’s a varied array of activities starting on Tuesday 16th
So what’s on offer? Here’s the schedule:
BINGO NIGHT 8pm Tuesday 16th August
To begin the festivities we will be hosting a Bingo Night open to those over 18. Just come along and bring your luck and your bingo pens. No tickets necessary.
ARTSPACE GREEN ROOM EXHIBITION
An exhibition of artwork from Church Walk, Croftlands and Sir John Barrow schoolchildren, and Commissioned Artists Lexi Blakeway (Textiles), Pete Dent (Sound) and Fran Riley (Mixed Media).
The Green Room is a unique arts project in which talented local schoolchildren and Ulverston based professional artists have used maps and aerial photographs of Ulverston along with their own knowledge and experience of the town to make a creative and collaborative examination of their shared locale.
The school workshops have been led by artists John Hall and Alex Blackmore, and the commissioned artists have met and worked with the school children and held Open Door sessions at the Coro, during which visitors could see and hear the work in progress.
The Green Room is a partnership between Ulverston Coronation Hall and ARTSPACE.
The project is supported by the Arts Council England, The Friends of the Coronation Hall and the Sir John Fisher foundation.
FAMILY YOGA AND STORY MASSAGE 9.30-10.30am Wednesday 17th August
Hilary Grieve from Chill with Hil Yoga will be running a class of family yoga and story massage aimed at parents and children. This hour long session will show you the benefits of gentle yoga for children and introduces story massage as an effective way of reducing stress and anxiety through fun, interactive positive touch
SONG BIRDS FAMILY SING ALONG 10.45-11.45am Wednesday 17th August
Kirsten Taylor of Song Birds has been a singer and performer for as long as I have known her. She is a vibrant and creative woman with a wonderful approach to community music who ensures her workshops are fun, easily accessible and energising. Using her own arrangements of songs Kirsten encourages everyone to find their own voice and enjoy themselves through singing. Open to all ages and abilities; bring the l’al ones and your elders, there’s fun to be had by everyone!
OCEAN ODYSSEY MUSIC WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS
‘Swimming with the Fishes’ for ages 3-6 11-12pm Wednesday 17th August - Supper Room
‘Ocean Odyssey’ for ages 7-11 1-3pm Wednesday 17th August - Supper Room
The first workshop aimed at 3-6 year olds ‘Swimming With The Fishes’ uses music, sounds and props to take the children on a journey on the high seas. We will row our boats down the river, swim with the fishes in the ocean and wash up on an island where we meet the jungle animals and join them for a campfire party!
A second workshop, ‘Ocean Odyssey’ is aimed at 7-11 year olds. A musical adventure on the high seas! We will create our own sound effects and musical score for an imaginary film. Our hero/heroine finds a mysterious message in a bottle; a distress call from the ocean, and follow this call to adventure. We join their journey, recreating the sounds of the ocean, becoming pirates, getting swallowed by a whale and meeting our nemesis in a musical battle!
GEEK FEST Wednesday 17th August 4 - 10pm - ALL AGES
It’s a takeover! This jam packed afternoon and evening celebrates all that is GEEK! Showcasing local geek culture clubs, societies and businesses our Geek Fest has something for everyone. With table top gaming, video gaming, cosplay catwalks, presentations and stalls anyone from young to old can get involved in this fun filled event. Come in costume, get ready to Geek!
SOME SOME UNICORN CHOIR WORKSHOP - Thursday 18th August - 10am - 12pm
This two hour workshop run by Shaun Blezard (Some Some Unicorn & Full of Noises) aims to bring together voices from all backgrounds in music to create an improvised, experimental drone piece. Whether you’re an amateur, a choir member or a professional, this workshop is for all who enjoy singing, improvisation and collaboration.
CHOPPING BOARD ORCHESTRA KIDS MUSIC WOKSHOP - Thursday 18th August 1-2pm & 2-3pm For children aged 7 and over
In this fascinating workshop run by the imaginative and innovative Octopus Collective participants will create their own piece of music using homemade tabletop instruments built from wooden chopping boards and amplified with contact microphones. The workshop will focus on listening and improvising together to create and perform a short piece of music with up to ten performers. Using chopsticks, toothbrushes and other small objects, groups will explore and produce sounds ranging from delicate, gamelan style pieces to massed drones and percussive repetition. No experience necessary.
SUPERFUNK ROLLER DISCO - Thursday 18th August 4pm - 5.30 & 6pm - 7.30pm
We’re on a roll!! Get your skates on and come down to one of the two roller disco session hosted by Superfunk Roller Disco. there’ll be funky music, disco dancing (or falling over a lot if you’re like me), bright lights and rocking refreshments. Boot hire included in ticket price.
CRAFT SESSIONS - Friday 19th August Main Hall FREE
Hosted by Amy Boud of Playful Nature and many other talented local artists and crafts people, Friday in the Supper Room is sure to be lots of fun for all ages. Make your own Coronation Crown! Add to our ‘Hands Around the Hall’ project by creating a handprint; make an origami paper crane for our ‘Tree of Wishes’; draw, paint or write a postcard for our ‘Postcards from Home’ project or add a line to our ‘Ulverston Poem’. There’s something for everyone.
WHALLEY RANGE ALL STARS - CAKE Friday 19th August
We are very excited to present two performances of the Whalley Range All Stars ‘Cake’. Puppetry for the family, this innovative company are renowned for their imaginative performances and appeal.
ULVERSTON ROCKS - Friday 19th August - 8pm - late Main Hall Over 18s only
Showcasing some of the area’s best original musical talent this should be a night to remember. The Twitchers, Serene, The Degenerate Artists, and The Wasted Saints.
DEATBEATS DRUM WORKSHOP Saturday 20th August 10am-11.30am and 2.30-4pm
These filthy, low-down, toe-tapping, ear-thumping, hip-wiggling, carnival drummers are providing two vibrant musical workshops for young people. Here’s your chance to learn and perform a groove by a professional drum band who’ve performed at Solfest, Kendal Calling & Beatherder festivals to name but a few, and take part in theatrical activities such as face painting and choreographed performance moves. At the end of each session participants will be encouraged to perform what they’ve learned and get the opportunity to have their faces painted by the very talented Deatbeats team. These guys rock and we are sure you’ll enjoy every single minute of these workshops. Book early as places are very limited.
BE A HALLOWE’EN VIDEO STAR!! Saturday 20th August 11.30am - 1pm
Ulverston’s Hallowe’en Candlelit Walk is one of the biggest family events of the year and you can be part of this year’s fun by appearing in a special Spooky Video that will be screened throughout the event at Ford Park.
Artist John Hall will be in the Coro Foyer from 11.30am till 1pm on Saturday 20th so turn up in spooky costume and make-up - or get yourself made up by the Deatbeats make-up artists at their morning workshop and John will record you for the Hallowe’en Video.
MAKE YOUR OWN FAERIE HOUSE Saturday 20th August 11.30am - 2.30pm
This magical workshop provided by our friends at Ford Park will enchant you. Make a delightful faerie house from recycled materials provided by Ulverston Scrap Store Plus and add it to the Faerie Village which will be on display for the remainder of the Coro All event and then taken up to Ford Park for the Candlelit Walk. Bring your imagination and your creativity.
ONE NIGHT ONLY Saturday 20th August
Seven of Cumbria’s finest young musical theatre talents, fronted by Ben Lewis and Connor Wood, perform some of the most iconic songs from stage and screen across the decades - from ‘Chicago’ to ‘Phantom of the Opera’ right through to the likes of ‘Spring Awakening’. Supported by an ensemble of incredible singers and dancers, this one isn’t to be missed.
Sunday 21st August - VICTORY IN ULVERSTON DAY
A day jam packed full of local history, community stalls and displays, play and poetry readings, story telling and a traditional coffee morning with a cake competition. We open the event with Ulverston Town Band and finish the day with a Modern Jive session from Jay at South Lakes Modern Jive.
10.30-11.30 Ulverston Town Band
11.30-12.30 Steve Wharton Songs and Stories of Cumbria
1pm - 2pm Graham Whalan History of the Coro Hall presentation
2.30-4 In the Supper Room - Ulverston Outsider's perform a reading of Fox and the Fells
4.30 The Handover of the Assets and Hands Around the Hall joining of the community around the main hall of the Coro
5-9 Modern Jive!