Category: Local Events

Here’s an opportunity to go and see a performance of Harper Lee‘s much-loved classic, To Kill A Mockingbird:  a tale about innocence, about intolerance, and perhaps about growing up in an imperfect world and making choices about the kind of person …

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For those of you in the area, the Club’s next meeting will take place this coming Wednesday at 7-00pm.  If you’re interested in going, please contact me and I’ll put you in touch with the organisers …

Just a reminder about this week’s Ulverston Book Club event.  In doing so, I am of course breaking the first rule of Book Club (ask Mr. Stubbert about this) …

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Watch the Richard III trailer here. Just a reminder about this week’s live national screening.  The nearest cinemas showing the event are Vue in Barrow and Dukes in Lancaster.  This would/should be of particular interest to those students I will be teaching …

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click here for the The Hobbit @ Williamson Park: video trailer … Let’s get my personal ‘Hobbit‘ credentials out there from the word go …

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A property which once belonged to local author Beatrix Potter is being opened to the public for a short period this month. Follow this link for details of when you can visit Yew Tree Farm, near Coniston.  As well as …

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Last night saw the first meeting of a new Book Club in Ulverston. From 7-9pm a small (but sure to grow) group of book-lovers swapped recommendations, talked excitedly about their favourites, and laid down some basic rules for how the …

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This weekend sees the first ever Kendal Poetry Festival taking place. Highlights include a free poetry workshop run by the award-winning Clare Shaw on Friday afternoon.  She’ll also be ‘headlining’ in the Main Reading on Saturday afternoon.  Saturday finishes with an Open …

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Open-air theatre is something everyone should experience at least once.  At a rough guess, I’ve seen between 30 and 40 outdoor performances over the years, and they’ve all been special in various ways.  So bring a chair or a rug …

Open-Air Hamlet in Ford Park, Ulverston: 29 July Read More »

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