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Happy Easter to you and Happy Birthday to us! This issue is our first anniversary. It is hard to believe that only 12 months ago we nervously sent our first issue to print. So much energy and effort goes into each issue and many people across the community are actively involved. One year in and the paper is certainly gathering momentum. A huge number of reports now come in from all areas of the community, and long may it continue. This is after all a real community newspaper dedicated to the people who live and work in Dalton and Ulverston. One of our writers, Pip Woon would like to thank all those who helped her to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. By simply participating in ‘Dry January’ and then making a rash promise to continue into February if the target was reached, a unique charity has benefitted by £1050. Eagle eyed readers of our piece about Trudi Dewar’s 10 marathons in 10 days challenge will have spotted that she’s NOT completed the Lakesman’s Challenge. In fact, with just one official marathon under her belt, it makes her 10 in 10 even more of an epic undertaking. We will catch up with Trudi in our May issue, as her challenge starts, to discover why this Brathay 10 in10 challenger is stepping into the limelight. After Easter we are looking forward to Ulverston Flag Fortnight, celebrating the arrival of spring and Ulverston WalkFest, now in it’s 18th year. Happy walking!


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10 Young Entrepreneurs 12 Things to do this Easter 18 Don’t tell Suzy 20 Printfest 22 Pennington Paces 25 Ulverston Walk Fest 28 Rushin Lace


I must thank Kerstin and Sarah for all their dedication over the last 12 months. The fact that Dalton and Ulverston now have their own community newspaper, supporting local groups and helping local businesses to thrive is entirely down to their commitment and hard work. A big thank you also to our team of regular writers - Helen, Kay, Pip, Dave and James Best wishes

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For over thirty years the National Trust has cared for Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve (locally known as Roanhead) and welcomed many thousands of people to enjoy its beautiful beach, stunning views and amazing wildlife. Visitors can explore the vast and beautiful dune habitat supporting a high diversity of plants and animals. From coralroot orchids to curlews and great crested newts, there’s enough here to keep the keen naturalist occupied. Sandscale is also home to one of the largest remaining Natterjack Toad populations in the UK. This unique amphibian is well known for the extraordinary chorus of the male toads during the breeding season when the loud rasping calls can be heard up to a mile away on a still night. Numbers of this species declined dramatically during the 20th Century and populations at many sites went extinct over this period. The declines were pre-dominately attributed to habitat loss and today there is an

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estimated population of just 4000 adults in the country, making the Sandscale Haws colony of around 1000 adults hugely important in terms of the conservation of this species. National Trust has been working on a new car park and welcome hut at Sandscale Haws. The Nature Reserve car park is due to open again soon. See website for details sandscale-haws Interestingly, Dalton & Ulverston Now was told that the old Pay Office, for the miners of the Iron Ore mines nearby, was situated where the current car park is. Do any of our readers know anything more about the Iron Ore mines or the area around Roanhead?

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Two longstanding members of the Ulverston diving club “Frail Pool” have discovered a remarkable relic in the deepest part of the UK’s shortest canal. Mr Ap Ril, originally from Lisbon, recognised the glinting in the murky depths immediately, a lamp from a Portuguese Man o’War. “It has a legend that is unmistakable and renowned worldwide,” he explained. “For centuries people have known about the story behind this ship’s lamp but it is rare to actually find one.” Mr Phy Salia, the club’s director, also commented, “We were just finning around the bottom of the canal when we noticed something shining from beneath the sediment. I am delighted to find something so unusual. It probably floated in on the tide during World War Two before the lock gates were closed. To be honest, I was a little disappointed that its flame was no longer burning. Burning lamps are worth a fortune.” The lamp has been retrieved from the canal and will be on display in the Coronation Hall in the near future.

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Fabulous Flags & Bunting in Dalton Planning for Dalton Carnival on June 10th is well underway. The programme has been put together, adverts sold, trade stands booked and entries accepted for this year’s Carnival Royalty to follow in the footsteps of last year’s Carnival Queen Grace Milner. The Dalton Carnival committee has additionally been working hard on the management planning, and road closures for the parade route are being finalised with the authorities. This year’s parade starts from Prince Street at 1pm. Carnival Chairman Neil McDougall said; “Very soon we will have done as much work as we can and then it’s over to the town. This year’s theme is ‘flags and bunting’ and we’d like shops, schools and the people of Dalton & Newton to get involved and decorate the town with their flags or display them in the parade.”

Neil also issued a further rallying call to anyone that can help. He said “To ensure the future of the Dalton Carnival parade we need the assistance of more volunteers. We want to keep the tradition of the parade going but we need more volunteers who can give up a few hours on Carnival day to make this happen.” Neil continued “We urgently need volunteers who can man road closures or line the parade route. It’s actually quite an enjoyable job. If anyone, a club, business or a group of people can help us out on Carnival day we’d be more than happy to hear from them.” If you can help for a few hours just contact Neil and the committee via:, e-mail or through the Carnival’s Facebook page

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Gary Smedley bravely took a New Year’s Day Dip on behalf of St Mary’s Hospice. Dressed suitably in a diving suit and snorkel Gary jumped in accompanied by lots of wet and dry supporters. Gary has been doing this for seven years, boosting funds for all sorts of worthwhile causes. Gary said: “What better cause than St Mary’s? And it doesn’t cost you anything! We were overwhelmed at the people who came out to support us with at least ten people jumping in too!”

Gary supported by his partner Alison Rigg raised a splash-tastic £541! This will be split between St Mary’s hospice care and specifically going to Christmas lighting for their Inpatient Unit. Gary has been invited back to St Mary’s later in the year to see the wonderful impact of his fundraising. We will keep you posted …. Also watch out for Gary taking part in Coniston to Barrow as a red squirrel on the 6th of May.

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After just 3 years, Another Fine Fest has established itself as one of the firm favourites in Ulverston’s festival calendar. It is also one of the most well attended with estimates of up to 10,000 revellers flocking to Ulverston for the 2016 instalment, 1180 of whom came together to secure a Guinness World record for the biggest ever shaving foam pie fight! A musical fest within a fest With the help of several local promoters and the support of eight official partner venues, Amigos, Sun Inn, Kings Arms, Hope & Anchor, The Piel, The Mill, Rose & Crown and the Farmers, the festival brings you lashings of Rock, Indie, Jazz, Blues, House, Techno, Breakbeats, Hip Hop, Disco, Reggae, Funk, Folk, World, Country, Psychedelic and more.

Three outdoor stages The Market Cross stage runs from 10am to 4.30pm and will play host to a variety of street theatre, circus workshops, live music, a mass fruity gathering (banana dance!) and a spectacular finale consisting of a 100 piece drum band known as the Bang Gang.

On 17th June, Ulverston will once again erupt in a multicolured feast of live music, DJs, circus, street theatre, live street art, window painting, yarnbombing, interactive workshops and a cornucopia of various other weird and wonderful activity. Yes, that’s right, the world record breaking Another Fine Fest is back to rock the cobbles with the fourth instalment of it’s free multi-arts festival.

The magical Melodrome mobile stage heads through from its base in Morecambe to station itself outside the Laurel & Hardy Museum between 10am and 7.30pm. The first 3 hours will be dedicated to entertainment for and by children. Featuring comedy for kids and live music performed by local children who have been given free singing lessons provided by the festival in the run up to the event. The remainder of the line up will appeal to all ages and feature all manner of musical genres and a variety of entertainment from the entire spectrum of the creative world. The Farmers outdoor area is something of a street party running from 4.30pm - 11pm with DJs playing Funk, Breaks, Reggae, Hip Hop, World Beats and more to keep you dancing through the night.

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Another Fine Helping Hand All of this wonderful entertainment is provided for free. The festival has the backing of it’s partner venues and from Ulverston BID, however in order to bring such a dazzling array of activity, it needs the support of the public also. The festival is currently running a crowdfunding campaign which offers a variety of rewards in return for donations. The funding generated will ensure that the festival is able to grow, attract the best names, run a national marketing campaign, pay all of the acts and artists involved and hopefully start to extend over two days.

Al fresco gallery - a visual feast Ulverston will be brought to life in an explosion of vibrant creativity and painted several shades of every colour with live street art displays, yarnbombing and

If you would like to donate, trade, paint, busk, dance in a fruity fashion or perform in any way at the festival or if you have a child aged between 4-15 who would like some free singing lessons from Becki Fishwick and to perform in front of a live audience, please contact AFF via their Facebook page or message

the area. Concerns over waste finding its way via water drainage to Urswick Tarn have also been highlighted. It has been suggested that alternative and more appropriate sites towards Dalton and Barrow be considered. It has also been pointed out that GSK and other construction sites in Ulverston use mobile concrete plants, so questioning the need for a permanent batching plant. Aggregate Industries has won contracts to expand BAE’s expansion of the shipyard: the extension of Devonshire

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Scam Warning Bici wins unique Publishing call please follow this advice:Trading Standards has been alerted by a local company regarding the latest • Never agree to a contract over the ‘Woody award’ publishing scam aimed at businesses. The Ulverston cycle café with a distinctly Italian theme, has become the latest eatery in Britain to scoop the unique ‘Woody Award’ by Lancasterbased wood specialist, Logs Direct. It is the only accolade celebrating chefs who cook in a wood-fired oven. Bici Café has been greeted with rave reviews from its customers and these were the basis of it scooping the award. A wood-fired oven helps to create authentic Italian pizzas. Chef, Guglielmo Baldassarre, said: “We love the wood and the service. It is a huge boost to our business. We aim to get better and better and provide lots of new authentic Italian dishes for our customers.”

Stephen Talbot of Logs Direct said, “We are proud to reward culinary excellence using wood-fired catering.

We are always looking out for restaurants whose wood-fired dishes tickle the taste buds, so start praising your favourite wood-fired eateries, so they can be recognised through a ‘Woody’.”

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Almost 200 people turned out to discover new employment opportunities at the Ulverston Job Fair held in the Coronation Hall. More than thirty companies and training organisations were represented at the event including BAE Systems, Bender UK, Furness College and Gen 2. The event was organised by Ulverston Community Partnership with Barrow JobCentrePlus and Ulverston Town Council. During the three hours of the Job Fair the hall had a steady stream of visitors seeking new jobs or the chance to upskill through training. Ulverston Community Enterprises also had a stall at the event to recruit volunteers to help with the running of the Coronation Hall alongside full time staff, and encourage applicants for the role of Hospitality and Bar

Manager at the venue. Fiona Priestley from Barrow JobCentrePlus reported: “It was a great turnout despite terrible weather on the day. The feedback from the companies and organisations at the show was excellent. They told us that they met some very good candidates for the vacancies and training opportunities they were offering, and were optimistic that many of the conversations at the event would result in full time employment.” Cllr Norman Bishop-Rowe who leads on the event on behalf Ulverston Community Partnership added: “The event at the Coro is always well supported because it gives companies the chance to reach out into the community, and people seeking jobs find it a friendly and welcoming venue to informally chat with people, and explore possibilities.”

Furness Refugee Support Furness Refugee Support (formally Ulverston Refugee Support) has been doing some excellent work over the last couple of years. The group collects and sorts clothes, food and toiletries at the Labour office on Cavendish Street, Ulverston, on the first weekend of every month. They have so far sent half a dozen vans and two articulated lorries to refugees, including those in Syria, as well as more

than £8,000 in cash donations. FRS also organises fundraisers including singalongs at the Hope and Anchor, sponsored walks and comedy nights at the Laurel and Hardy Museum. The group is currently organising to welcome refugees to Furness, due sometime later this year. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch via the Furness Refugee Support Facebook page.

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Young Entrepreneurs It can be a daunting task for any young person, deciding the next important step after school or college. Apprehensive about the potential debt left behind after university, or struggling to find a suitable apprenticeship for your particular career choice, some students look for something entirely different after finishing full-time education. We have some inspirational Young Entrepreneurs in our midst, please meet Kirsty, Chris, Jack, Hein and Mandy

For the love of ‘Little Beasties’

Taking on The Bakehouse in Greenodd 29 year old Kirsty Postlethwaite and her partner Chris Small, 25, run The Bakehouse in Greenodd. They specialise in traditional, Great British baking with a modern twist and produce all their own delicious breads, pies, pasties, pastries and cakes in house using locally sourced ingredients. We caught up with Kirsty to find out more about her experience of being a young entrepreneur.

What were you doing before you took over the bakery in 2014? “I had been working as a chef for eight years in a wide variety of establishments from small cafes to Michelin star restaurants. Chris had worked as a chef too in bistros but had more recently turned his hand to marketing in a local catering equipment company.” Had you run your own business previously?

“No, neither of us have been self employed but have ran kitchens with our own teams so had a small taste of the necessary experience needed.” Was it something that you had been planning for a while?

“We’ve both always dreamed of working for ourselves. I personally have always wanted a bakery since I became a chef and Chris has definitely developed a serious passion


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for it too, for someone who never considered themselves a baker!”

What was the biggest challenge in making the leap to self employment?

“There is so much uncertainty, it’s terrifying! I remember that first week just thinking “what if nobody comes, what if nobody likes it?!!”

Do you think it is more difficult to run your own successful business in a rural area as opposed to a city environment? “It is definitely more of a gamble, you’ve really got to spread the word being somewhere like Greenodd. It’s not really a destination so passing trade is not always guaranteed. We’ve been lucky enough that the bakery has always been well established within the local community as long as I can remember.” The most important factor in your success is?

“That we always still have passion for what we are doing and take pride in our work.” Do you have any advice for any other young entrepreneurs who have dreams of becoming their own boss? “You’re are the master of your own destiny, find the determination to dream big and persevere through the hard times because it

is hard! Never think you know everything, you can always find room for improvement.”


Mandy Christopher opened the doors of Little Beasties at the tender age of 19 and has become one of Ulverston’s best-loved characters over the past 11 years. Before this, she did a National Diploma in animal management and had planned to work in animal rescue. However, when the shop that she did her work experience in closed, leaving her with no job, she decided, with the encouragement of her family, to open Little Beasties. Even though she had trouble getting credit because she inherited the previous owner’s bad credit score, she persevered. So, in the early days, she had to borrow money from her sister and her parents and live very frugally! She had been in business for two years when the recession came in 2008 and she had to work all the hours that she could. It was hard, but she enjoyed it. She just had to hope that she could keep going with such a low cash flow and suppliers becoming tighter with their accounts or even going under themselves. However, she was absolutely determined not to allow her standards of animal care slip just to make money. She always made sure that the animals went to the best homes and she has always loved the rescue aspect of the business. Teaching her customers how to care for the animals has also been central to her work and has really set her apart from the competition. Mandy has employed a few assistants since about 2009, giving them full training. She eventually moved from the small shop to a bigger one and knocked through into another unit to make the shop larger. Her famous animal parties have entertained countless children in the area, including youth clubs, Brownies and educational institutions. Her advice to other entrepreneurs would be “start small and know what youwant to do, stick to your own values and make sure it’s something you really love as it takes over your life!”

Celebrating their first year Cumbria Training Centre, based in Barrow and Workington, is celebrating their first twelve months in business. Cumbria Training Centre was established in April 2016 taking over from Age UK Training. Age UK Training closed its national operation in March, due to it receiving an inadequate Ofsted judgement, but the Barrow centre was highlighted for praise

by Ofsted in the report, with the education watchdog recognising the Barrow centre’s good apprenticeship work.

The Training Centre now employs 26 members of staff, has 5 funded contracts and over 500 learners. Cumbria Training Centre offer apprenticeships to all ages, across a variety of sectors and levels, as well as traineeships for those aged 16-18 to help them secure


Miss Nicola Cassley, Cumbria Training Centre Managing Director, said they work with a lot of employers throughout Cumbria who have been extremely loyal and supportive during the transition. The Centre has retained partnerships with Cumbria Partnership NHS, Fusion Training and Risedale Estates.

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Aspiring Social Enterprise Leaders of Tomorrow

The Aspiring Leaders Programme (ALP) in Cumbria is a three year course that combines formal academic teaching with experiential learning and personal development. Students are assigned leadership mentors and placements, gain work experience and run leadership projects, all whilst achieving a Degree in Social Enterprise Leadership. The Programme was created in 2011 to develop leadership potential within local communities and social and charity organisations in Cumbria. Jack Todd was one of those young people who had the passion and ambition to help others, but wasn’t entirely sure how to transfer his skills into doing something productive. “I have always had a passion for working with young people and those who are not able to get involved in the same opportunities as myself”, says Todd. Todd, who lives in Millom, admits he was never interested in the idea of University until he saw the opportunities presented to him by the ALP course. “I was never interested in going to University. The idea of sitting in lectures every day and coming out the other side with over £30,000 worth of debt did not interest me. But with the support of the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust, University of Cumbria, Brathay Trust and everyone else involved, my life has thoroughly been changed”. Todd had been fortunate

enough to gain experience and share his own skills worldwide before starting the course, working in camps in New York and Delhi, India. It was there where the ALP Programme was brought to his attention. “In 2012 I worked at Camp Hayden Marks, a summer camp for disadvantaged children from New York City. I worked as a Drama Specialist and got to teach over 1200 students across the summer. I also applied for International Citizen Service, and got a placement to work for Swechha, based in Delhi. It was in India, my attention was brought to the ALP Programme and I did not hesitate to apply”. Although the students who participate in the ALP programme are full-time, it was the independent nature and links to various organisations which attracted Todd to the course. “Of course we are full-time students, with university days delivered by the University of Cumbria, but ALP goes much further than that. It allows us to meet some amazing organisations and individuals

through Common Purpose and being pushed out of our comfort zones”. With Todd coming towards the end of his final year of his course, he has already turned his attention towards potential future projects, setting his ambitions high. “I have always wanted to be my own boss and run my own organisation for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. ALP has shown me how to make this a reality. And Jack isn’t the only one to

heap praise on the Aspiring Young Leaders Programme. Hein van der Westhuizen from Workington believes it’s an ideal starting point for young people wanting to make a difference. “The ALP is about giving passionate young people in Cumbria the chance to make a real difference in their communities in a sustainable way”, said van der Westhuizen. “It’s a great programme to learn about yourself and to meet others who are as passionate about positive change”.

Aspiring Leaders Programme ALP3 recruitment has started! The Aspiring Leaders Programme (ALP) will begin in September 2017 and will run for 3 years until June 2020. A once in a lifetime chance for future community leaders to get the training and support you need to excel. You’ll end up with a degree in Social Enterprise Leadership – and it’s all paid for with generous funding from the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust (FCSCT), Rathbones, Langdale Leisure and the Sir John Fisher Foundation.

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Things to do this Easter There is so much more to Easter than lifting self imposed restrictions we may have embarked on throughout Lent and over indulging in anything egg shaped made from chocolate. Here are a few activities we can look forward to as the springtime festival bursts into life. In addition, there will be much going on in our local churches including the remembrance of Maundy Thursday, the solemnity of Good Friday and the joy, celebration and victory of Easter Sunday itself. Happy Easter!

Ford Park Easter Monday There’ll be plenty of Easter Monday fun going on at Ford Park on April 17th, from 11am until 4pm, with a variety of Easter-themed family activities and

crafts, a bonnet making competition and parade, bouncy castle, car boot sale and a Pache Egg play performed by Furness Morris Dancers at 2pm.

Egg hunts around the county

The National Trust is organising egg hunts around Cumbria from Friday 14th of April until Monday the 17th. Here are a few;

Fellfoot, Newby Bridge 11am – 3pm, an eggstravaganza of Easter activities including Egg Hunt, traditional Lakeland egg rolling, games and much more. Trail £2. Sunday 16 April only. Steam Yacht Gondola, Coniston from 11am, nature-themed trail for all the family on sailings over the Easter period. Donation for trail. Hill Top, Near Sawrey 10am – 4pm, follow clues around the Hill Top garden and complete the trail to be rewarded with a chocolate treat.£2. Wray Castle, Ambleside 10am – 3.30pm, weave your way through the woods or along the lakeshore as you follow the hunt clues. Complete the trail to win a chocolate prize. £2 Claife Viewing Station, Windermere west shore 10am – 3.30pm, explore the station,

courtyard and surrounding landscape as you hunt for the answers and win a Cadbury treat. £2. Allan Bank, Grasmere 10.30am - 4pm, follow the Allan Bank red squirrels’ Easter trail; find all of their hidden eggs to win a chocolately prize. £2. Sticklebarn, Great Langdale 12 4pm, the naughty Langdale lambs have taken the Easter bunny’s chocolate eggs; follow the clues, find the eggs and claim your prize. £2. Sizergh, near Kendal 11am – 4pm, come and take part in the Easter Egg Hunt and enjoy a tasty chocolate treat.£2. Townend, Troutbeck 1.30 – 4pm, follow the garden trail and find the hidden eggs to claim your Easter treat. £1.50.

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New Plant Nursery

Holker Hall & Gardens Café, Food Hall & Gift Shop are now open Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. EASTER ACTIVITIES Thursday 13th—Sunday 16th April. Drop in Craft Activities: 10.30am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm 3.30pm £4 per child.

Stocking wildlife-friendly plants, a variety of seeds and quality gardening gifts. Come and discover our new interactive children’s Veggie Soup Trail Join Hop the Rabbit in the Kitchen Garden to find out more about seasonal food and how to make your own delicious Veggie Soup.

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Spring Events

Plant Fair & Food Market 16th April

Tour & Tea with the Head Gardener ~ 26th April Art Market ~ 14th May Spring Market~20th & 21st May See website for further details

Free parking and fr ee entr y to acr es of Par klan d, Playground, Café, Gift shop and Food Hall. Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7PL

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Easter Pache Egg play On Easter Monday The Furness Morris Dancers are performing their Easter Pache Play around Furness. Hundred year old local and traditional Spring Mumming plays were researched and revived by the Furness Morris Dancers some fifty years ago and they have continued the tradition of performing them locally. Their Easter Pache Play is a synopsis of plays that were played in many of the Furness villages in the 19th and early 20th century. The play is in the form of most traditional Spring mumming plays; a short, humorous play on the theme of death and rebirth. The characters include Lord Nelson, Saint George, an Evil Knight and a quack Doctor. The plot includes a fight scene and a mention of eggs! And it is suitable for all ages.

The brief play is followed by Morris dancing. Furness Morris Dancers are then inviting anybody who would like to try a dance to join in. They are hoping that as many as possible will come and enjoy the play, and support a local tradition. The performance is free and lasts for around half an hour in total. They also mention that their performances are weather dependent and of course also dependent on a supply of injury-free performers!

10.30am Baycliff Village Green 11.15am Gleaston (by the hall) 12.15pm Ulverston, Market Cross 2.00pm Ulverston, Ford Park (together with other events at Ford Park) 3.00pm Bouth (in the playground) 3.45pm High Newton (outside the Crown Inn)

Fresh Jersey Milk at the new Milk Bar The farm’s herd of Jersey Cows take centre stage as Old Hall Farm in Bouth is re-opening for the 2017 season on Monday 3rd April. A brand new Milk Bar will open at the main entrance and the rich, creamy milk from the Jersey cows will be used to create a whole range of delicious hot and cold drinks at the Milk Bar - coffees and lattes, hot chocolates, and brand new speciality milkshakes. After the long winter months, it’s a perfect destination to get the family out in the fresh air as the farming year begins and new life comes back to the farm. Spring at Old Hall includes various seasonal activities - help bottle feed the new lambs, see the new chicks, ducklings and baby piglets, and enjoy special Easter craft activities including egg hunts and egg decorating. Farm owners Charlotte and Alex Sharphouse are embarking on exciting plans to offer all kinds of dairy delights and provide local visitors with somewhere to relax and enjoy a quick coffee or a bite to eat during the week and out of school holidays as well.

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Where is Peter Rabbit?

One of England’s biggest Easter egg hunt takes place in the Lake District on Wednesday 12th April starting at 10.00am. Children and adults will be able to join the Treasure Trail for 100 handmade exquisite ceramic eggs by local artist Sue Dunne. The annual egg hunt is now in its 10th year and proceeds go to the WaterAid charity. There are some great prizes to be won - and tickets for fantastic family attractions, including tickets for the World of Beatrix Potter’s popular show, ‘Where is Peter Rabbit?’ – the Beatrix Potter musical adventure! To participate in the event go to The World of Beatrix Potter’s website search Treasure Trail, register and give a minimum donation of £4 to WaterAid. You will then receive an email with a link to an interactive digital Treasure Trail map, with clues, to help you search for the eggs. The eggs will be hidden in open view in the countryside, parks, tourist attractions and public places. No digging or delving is necessary! You will need a mobile phone with 3G signal to access the map and find the egg locations.


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UCRG Easter Egg Trail

Saturday, April 8th to Sunday, April 23rd

Ulverston Canal Regeneration Group’s annual Easter Egg Trail is just around the corner, and it looks like it will be bigger and better than ever! Again, local businesses have donated money for plywood eggs so that schools, community groups and charities have been able to join in for free. Plywood eggs are decorated in various ways and then placed along the tow path for visitors to admire. Hidden among

the Eggs are Easter Egg Bunnies. Find the bunnies and tick them off the Trail Sheet to be in with a chance of winning a Chocolate Easter Egg! Trail sheets will be available to download from the UCRG website, and from various outlets in Ulverston. Please give a donation of £1 per sheet. For more information please contact or

The Hoad re opens for the season this Easter

The views from the Sir John Barrow Monument in Ulverston are spectacular and well worth a visit. The monument re-opens for the

season at Easter. On Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 14th to 17th April the Hoad is open from 1pm to 5pm - weather permitting. The monument will then be open every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm until the end of October. On Bank holiday weekends the monument will be open over the whole weekend including Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Admission is free but donations are very much appreciated to help with the upkeep of the monument.

Millerbeck Light Railway Millerbeck Light Railway in Staveley-in-Cartmel is looking forward to welcoming everyone to their Easter Open Days. Steam, diesel and electric

trains! And perhaps even a visit from the Easter Bunny. Sunday 16th April and Monday 17th April, 11am to 5pm

A place of calm at Easter A nineteenth century Grade ll listed building situated amongst the Lake District’s stunning countryside, Rydal Hall is a Christian conference centre providing a place of sanctuary, peace and calm in beautiful surroundings. But Rydal Hall offers much more with 34 acres of woodland, unique gardens and a flowing beck that cascades into a waterfall. Visitors can take pleasure in exploring and enjoy a complete break from the everyday stresses of ordinary life. William Wordsworth was said to “have much pleasure in exhibiting this beautiful place.” The Old School Room Tea Shop sits beside the beck and the Sculpture Path and serves delightful cream teas, cakes and light lunches - just what’s needed after a day’s walking. The Fairfield Horseshoe, a classic 6 hour circular walk reaching heights of 873m towers behind the Hall and close by is Rydal Water with a pleasant walk all the way round including three caves

and stunning views of the countryside. Ambleside is just a short walk away from Rydal Hall with pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Rydal Hall also offers accommodation if you wanted to linger a little longer. The Hall itself has comfortable rooms, some with stunning views of the gardens, valley and Lake Windermere. Meals are served by members of the residential community and are more than just delicious food but a time to meet other guests. Conferences, workshops and retreats of all kinds take place in the five meeting rooms. For those preferring the great outdoors, Rydal even has its own campsite and three wooden eco pods. Additionally there is a youth centre with dormitory style accommodation and a holiday cottage. So whether you are looking for a quiet relaxing time, an opportunity to learn something new, an energetic walk or just space to enjoy nature, a warm welcome will be waiting.

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April 1st

Foulney - Words, Wildfowl and Waders - Creative writing

workshop and guided exploration with author of ‘The Gathering Tide’ Karen Lloyd and wildlife expert Mike Douglas. Morecambe Bay Partnership

Westmoreland Youth Orchestra

7pm – incredibly talented local youth orchestra. Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Tickets tel 01229 587140


South Cumbria Musical Festival

Sunday 2nd to Saturday 8th Fantastic competition of local young musicians and vocalists. For more information contact Keith Butcher on 01229 584653 or email


South Lakeland Decorative & Fine Arts Society – (SLDFAS). A

Gallery of Rogues - the Eternal Pantheon, talk by Mrs Gillian Hovell BA (Hons), Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 1.30pm. Entry £10.00 Contact Mrs Lalik Nasmyth 01229 468525


Ancestral Sound on Ancient Ground - Family music-themed workshop for the Easter holidays at St Peter’s Church, Heysham. Morecambe Bay



Ballads of Broadway - Young saxophonist Ben Lewis - is

performing a concert in aid of the Marie Curie Care. The concert will start at 7.30pm on Wednesday April 12th. Doors will be open from 7pm, Chequers Hotel, Dalton in Furness. Tickets are £7 and are available on 01229 825862 or from any member of the Marie Curie Fundraisers.


Film Club at the Roxy

Anomalisa, 20:00 - 21:30, 15, in English. The awardwinning stop-motion modern classic from Charlie Kaufman. A customer services guru is giving a presentation at a small-business conference in Cincinnati. He retreats to his hotel room to contemplate his mundane life but then makes an unexpected discovery.


GOOD FRIDAY Easter Panto at the Coro - (14th - 19th) The ‘Hair’ Strong Lady Rapunzel. Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Tickets tel 01229 587140

Gleaston Art & Craft Exhibition

11am-3pm. Gleaston Village Hall LA12 0QA (Friday 14thSunday 16th)


EASTER SUNDAY The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain - will

be performing at 2.30pm. Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Tickets tel 01229 587140


EASTER MONDAY Ford Park Easter Monday Fun

from 11am until 4pm, with a variety of Easter-themed family activities and crafts, a bonnet making competition and parade, bouncy castle, car boot sale and a Pache Egg play performed by Furness Morris Dancers at 2pm.

Dalton Dementia cafe Alzheimer’s Society 1.30-

3.30pm, Dalton Community Centre (3rd Monday of the month but check if on Easter Monday) Information 01229 832009 / 01539 742631


Barrow & District Society for the Blind Club Methodist Church Neville Street, Ulverston 1.303.30pm. 01229 820698 (clubs and activities on other days at Ostley House, Abbey Rd, Barrow)


Dawn Chorus Walk - (6am -

9.30am) Guided walk through Brantwood estate to listen to and identify our woodland and

garden birds. No dogs please. Booking required, free event. Meet in Brantwood car park. 015394 41396 Ruskin Lace demonstrations, at Brantwood (every 3rd Thursday in the month April to October) An insight into the traditional method of needle-made lace. Demonstrations throughout the day in Ruskin’s Drawing Room. 015394 41396


Dalton Beer Festival (21st & 22nd) at Chequers Hotel in

Dalton. 3rd year of Dalton Beer Festival with over 20 local cask ales, perrys and ciders. All ales are sourced from a 20 miles radius. Free entry with live music from 6pm and throughout the day on Saturday. Performances on Friday by Becki Fishwick, Kieran Day and Paper Cranes. Saturday music from 3pm Billy Hogan, Collie Stewart, Coulton Brothers and The Retros. 50% more beer this year. Music event at Natterjacks, Ulverston – Alun Parry will be playing. Tickets £10, very limited availability. Phone Natterjacks on 01229 582190

A celebration of the saxophone - John Harle with Steve Lodder & special guest Jess Gillam.

Another fantastic night of saxophone with internationally renowned John Harle, pianist Steve Lodder and highly talented young musician Jess. Coronation Hall, Ulverston 7.30pm. Tickets tel 01229 587140

“ELVIS” tribute night with Mark Cumberland - Charity Night for

St. Mary’s Hospice & NWAS First Responders at Ulverston Sports Club, Priory Road, 8pm. Pie & Peas & Raffle. Tickets £10 call or text 07873 294080 to get your ticket.

Evening Natterjack toad walks

20:00-23:00 Sandscale Hawes Nature Reserve. Experience this amazing and rare species at one of its last remaining UK strongholds. The male’s calls can be heard up to a mile away on a still night. Mostly moderate but uneven terrain over dunes and grassland. Approx. 2-3 miles. National Trust


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Moishe’s Bagel an exciting

and original klezmer and folk band from Scotland ‘exhilarating, full-flavoured stuff’ (The Herald). Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Tickets tel 01229 587140 Ulverston Flag Fortnight (22nd to 7th May) Ulverston will be filled with flags celebrating the arrival of spring.

Ulverston WalkFest

(22nd to 1st May) see page 25.www.


Coro Charity Bingo Night

Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Tel 01229 587140


Ulverston Dementia cafe - Alzheimer’s Society

1.30-3.30pm, Ulverston Methodist Church, Hartley Street (last Thursday of the month). No need to book, just come along. Information 01229 832009 / 01539 742631


Assessing habitats for Fritillary butterflies and how

to do butterfly surveys. All day training workshop (indoors and outdoors): start 9am - Led by Dr David Wainwright, Butterfly Conservation Northern Region Manager. Details and bookings h.smith@ Tel: 01524 298680 / 07946 026670. Free event. Meet in Brantwood car park. The Dalton Book Club the oldest book club in the world, established on the 12th of May 1764, meets on the fourth Friday of each month at the White Horse Inn. More information can be found on its new website:

The Adult Reading group

meets at the library in Dalton Community Centre on the last Friday of the month.

Dalton Film Club showing Brooklyn; a film based on

the award winning novel by Colm Toibin The Film Club meet the

last Friday of each month at 2pm, Dalton Community Centre, all welcome. £4 incl. refreshments. Contact 01229 463929 for further details.

Evening Natterjack toad walks 20:00-23:00

Sandscale Hawes Nature Reserve. Experience this amazing and rare species at one of its last remaining UK strongholds. The male’s calls can be heard up to a mile away on a still night. Mostly moderate but uneven terrain over dunes and grassland. Approx. 2-3 miles. National Trust


PrintFest Exhibition and

sale of original and contemporary prints. (29th & 30th) Coronation Hall, Ulverston,

Chris Shaw will be demonstrating Tai Chi

outside the front of the Coro, Ulverston 10.30am12noon.

Leven Valley Bowling Club

Open Day, from around 1.30pm. For info contact Chairman on 01229 861162 or Secretary 861732.

May 6th

51st Keswick to Barrow Walk starting at 5.30am

from Keswick for runners and walkers. Coniston to Barrow starts at 9am.

Barrow Savoyards: Tea at Two - performance

and afternoon tea 2pm. Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Tickets tel 01229 587140

Ulverston’s Got Soul dance event 7pm. Coronation Hall,

Ulverston. Tickets tel 01229 587140

May 9th

Furness U3A Open Morning

9.30am to 12.30pm, Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Welcoming new members, an opportunity to find out more about U3A locally.

Weekly events

• Knit and natter in the Coach House, 1 3pm all welcome please come along.


• Pie, Peas & Film Night . Visit the Hope & Anchor, Daltongate, from 6.30 onwards for Pie & Peas, then visit the Roxy for the film, All for £10 only on Monday nights! • Knit & Natter, Crochet & Chat Group - meet at Virginia House, Queen Street, Ulverston 1-3pm and 6.308.30pm. Making Hats for Special Care Baby Unit, Octopuses for Premature Babies and Twiddle Muffs for Dementia Sufferers, or just bring your own work, help is on hand for beginners. All welcome, £2.00. Contact Joyce for information 0777 5664532 Good Tones Singing Group - back room at Ulverston Methodist Church, Hartley Street, LA12 0AN. 7pm til 8pm. £7 An adult singing group for people that want to get some happy in their Mondays, http://songbirdsonsong. or Facebook - SONG BIRDS Ulverston • Tai Chi Classes, Croftlands Community Centre 5.10 - 6.40pm, £6. Contact sarah.mccormack26@gmail. com or • Leave ‘em Laughing Chess Collective, meets every Mon & Tue night from 7pm at The Stan Laurel Inn, The Ellers, Ulverston. A friendly bunch of chess enthusiasts, new people welcome, and always a good selection of real ales on tap


• Yoga Classes, Croftlands Community Centre 7.30-9pm, £6 drop in further info • French Lessons. Ou La La French Lessons, 3 levels of lessons by native French speaker. At Natterjacks. 01229 582190 • South Lakes Jive, Beginners class 7.45pm, Improvers class at 9pm and after that Freestyle until 10:30pm! Red Rose, Ulverston. £6, doors open at 7:30pm. All beginners welcome

• Table Tennis, 7pm Gleaston Village Hall & Green Committee. £1 per session. JTU - Bring your own drink. Contact Barbara tel 869968 or


• Ulverston Outdoor Market • South Cumbrian Retirement Brass Band, 10am. Red Rose, Ulverston. Free tea, coffee and biscuits. • Country Market, from 9.30am to 11.30am in the Coronation Hall. Home made bakes, preserves, craft work, cards, gifts, plants & vegetables. • Knit and Natter at Natterjacks night time coffee house, 7:30pm. All welcome. • Breast feeding group 09.30 - 11.30 at the Ulverston Library • The Feel Good Singalong - back room at Ulverston Methodist Church, Hartley Street, LA12 0AN. 10.30am to 11.30am. £6. Open to everyone, all ages, health and state of mind. (Wheelchair access) http:// or Facebook - SONG BIRDS Ulverston • Coffee mornings are held almost every Thursday and Saturday throughout the year on behalf of various organisations in the Coronation Hall. • Lakeland Orienteering Club - NavNight, 6.30pm - 8pm Red Rose, Ulverston, Introducing basic navigation and map reading skills. Contact Richard Lecky-Thompson 01229 716021 or mail navnight@lakeland-orienteering. • Choral Society Meetings, The society welcomes new members. 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm. Ulverston Methodist Church, Hartley St. Contact : Pam Gillam 01229 716321. • Poker, Texas hold ’em poker with inclusive supper. starts at 8pm at the Swan, Ulverston • Digital Photography Classes on a Thursday 7-9 - Dalton Community Centre

• Gleaston Craft Group, 7-9pm, Gleaston Village Hall. Every Tuesday except 2nd Tue of the month. £2 per session incl tea/coffee & cake. All welcome, contact Barbara tel 869968 or




• Creative Support, 7pm until 9pm A fun evening catering for those with learning disabilities. Come and meet others for a drink, a dance and a singalong. Red Rose, Ulverston. £1 per session, for over 18s only. Call Malcolm on 07523 284865. • Mindfulness Classes on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm - Dalton Community Centre • The Feel Good Singalong - Allithwaite Community Centre 11am to 12pm. £6. Open to everyone, all ages, health and state of mind. (Wheelchair access) http://songbirdsonsong. or Facebook - SONG BIRDS Ulverston

• Children’s story time 09.30-10.30 Friday's during term time at the Ulverston Library. • Yoga Classes Croftlands Community Centre, £4 drop in 10am - 11am • Ulverston Outdoor Market, • Coffee mornings are held almost every Thursday and Saturday throughout the year on behalf of various organisations in the Coronation Hall. • Old Time Dancing 7.30pm-11pm, Red Rose, Ulverston. Red Rose club’s very own night featuring live music from the in house band and dancing to old time music. A great time to be had for only £5/member and £6/nonmembers.


• Pub Quiz at the Swan - Fun pub quiz with gallon of ale prize and inclusive supper. Starting 6.30pm

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Artist of the Month

Don’t Tell Suzy

Don’t Tell Suzy is a Furness and South Lakes based band who deal in rootsy feisty folk. They bring a joyful spirit and a bit of DIY punk attitude to their music, favouring good feeling over technicality. Their live set is a natural balance of the soulful and silly. You may recognise guitarist/vocalist Amy as the face of the Windermere Song which has been shown in the trailers at the Roxy for the last few years! Your Facebook page seems to suggest that Don’t Tell Suzy was formed for Ulverston Apple Day, have we got that right? “Close! It was actually Staveley Apple Day up in the Lakes. A friend asked Amy to tell an apple themed story on the day and she found herself writing a song instead. Kat and Ann-Catrine joined her and we had such a ruddy good time that we decided to form a band!” Can you tell us more about how you came together as a band? After the Apple day we started meeting regularly with our friend Hazel joining us too. Amy was writing lots of songs at the time and we spent some lovely long winter evenings shaping them together, playing with harmonies and percussion, and drinking lots of tea and wine! The band has evolved over time, with Hazel leaving to travel and Eve joining us in 2016 bringing her beautiful fiddle playing. We currently have your new EP on rotation in the office, there are some beautiful tunes on there and a variety of genres, one of your tunes, La Burbuja has a latin feel about it, what are your musical influences? “The songs definitely draw on a range of influences… we all have experience in drumming groups and samba bands which might explain the latin feel and percussion. Kat and Amy were in Cumbrian band The Indian Postal Service (once described as ‘tribal progressive blues folk!’) for a few years. The local music scene and that homegrown rootsy feel is definitely an influence. We all enjoy a bit of reggae, and Amy was in a punk band for a while. It’s all thrown in the melting pot!” For those that are unfamiliar with the band, can you tell us what kind of topics you touch on lyrically? Is there any particular message that you are trying to convey? 18

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“The songs cover a range of themes although some of them are definitely recurring! Amy is a bit obsessed with the ocean and the metaphors around that so you will hear a lot of oceanic references. The last few years have been a changeable time in her life so there are strong themes of awakening and new beginnings, with the odd bit of political comment. In general they are about living life fully and freely. There is no intention to convey a certain message, and themes are based on what feels interesting/ moving at the time.” How does living in this area affect your output? “We are influenced by the strong local folk music scene. Cumbria attracts those wanting to live quite alternative lifestyles and rejecting the values of much of mainstream society. There’s a real spirit of getting on and creating your own entertainment! The landscape influences us too. We are all in love with the mountains and the outdoors in general so wildlife and wild places often form the focus. And being in Furness we’re influenced by proximity to the sea and the seagulls outside the window in the morning!”

Are you able to sustain yourself creatively or do you have a regular day job also? “I’ve had part time jobs alongside the freelance work for much of the last few years, including working for Cumbria Development Education Centre and the John Muir Award. At the moment I’m running Early Years music sessions for the Brewery Arts Centre (including BYM BAM at the Coro on a Monday morning) so that’s my bread and butter for now, but who knows for next year! What would you say to anyone who wanted to eschew the typical 9-5 in favour of a more creative, artistic existence? “Hmmm it’s such a personal choice. For me, it’s about having a livelihood that matches my values and allows me to be in my creative flow. I have found a really fulfilling way of doing that and wouldn’t swap it for a 9-5 existence, despite the security that brings.”

What does the future hold for Don’t Tell Suzy? We don’t tend to plan too far ahead! We’re very Amy, we have noticed that you run a few open as to where the band will go, but have different musical workshops in the area, can busy lives, so we’re not often in a position to you tell us a bit more about those? give it full attention. A lot of the time we are “Yes, I run my own business called Playful responding to opportunities and invitations that Nature offering environmental and creative present themselves, rather than seeking them experiences for all ages. As well as working out. Recording our EP felt like a real milestone with children (e.g. Forest schools, birthday though and we’re pleased to have something parties) I am starting to offer more opportunities that represents us well to put out there. Who for adults to take part in making music. I feel knows where that might lead!” that lots of us are unconfident due to childhood You can catch Don’t Tell Suzy on the experiences and our culture that separates Melodrome stage at Another Fine Fest on us out as performers or passive consumers of 17th June. music. For me music should be more fluid than that – we are all musical beings and making


music together is our birth right! I run a range of workshops for adults from African drumming to Wild Voices.”

Local Brass Bands to compete in Music Festival

Dalton and Ulverston Town Band will compete against each other in the South Cumbrian Music Festival this month. The event, which is held at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston, will see the two local brass band’s challenge for The Ulverston Town Band Trophy. Each brass band will play a March, a Hymn and an Original Composition suitable for a Brass band. Dalton Town Band conductor, Mark Latimer, believes healthy opposition, provides the contest with a much needed competitive edge. “It’s really positive for the whole festival that two local brass bands are going up against each other”, Latimer says. “In the past we have had instances where Dalton has been the only band in the specific class, so it kind of defeats the purpose. This year, nobody will want to lose, so there is an extra incentive to prepare properly”. Ulverston Town Band, led by Mitch Rowlandson, are competing at the festival for the first time since 2014, and flugel-horn player Gill Benjamin says the band have fitted in extra rehearsals in preparation. “It is healthy to compete”, says Benjamin. “Even if you don’t get the result you wish for, it is extremely insightful to know the standard of other local bands, with the same sort of resources and personnel to ourselves, and see where we can improve”. This year’s festival will run from Sunday 2nd until Saturday 8th April, with numerous solo and ensemble competitions, for an array of instruments being held across the week. The various brass classes, in which both Dalton and Ulverston are involved, are taking place on Sunday 2nd April.

John Harle & Steve Lodder with guest Jess Gillam at The Coro

On Friday 21st April John Harle, an Ivor Novello award-winning saxophonist, composer, and record producer will take centre stage at The Coro. His groundbreaking musical work spans across musical genres from classical to contemporary pop. John is joined by virtuoso pianist Steve Lodder and Ulverston’s own Jess Gillam who will make a guest appearance. Jess, the first ever saxophonist to reach the Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year, is mentored by John Harle.

John Harle’s early work gained public acclaim with his Saxophone Concertos album on EMI Classics which is widely seen as the definitive recording of the major classical works. He has performed with countless orchestras and conductors worldwide and has sold over half a million CDs in the classical field alone. John is also the composer of over a hundred film and TV scores, two operas and fifty concert works. Well known are the theme to BBC’s Silent Witness and the epic score

to Simon Schama’s A History of Britain.

John Harle’s awe-inspiring career also includes being musical director and producer for Moondog, Herbie Hancock, Elmer Bernstein, Ute Lemper, Lesley Garrett, Kathryn Tickell, Michael Nyman, Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine.

Pianist Steve Lodder has worked with the elite of the UK’s jazz musicians. Internationally he has been a member of George Russell’s ‘Living Time Orchestra’ since the early ‘90’s and has toured with Carla Bley ,Steve Swallow and Ernestine Anderson. He met with John Harle also in the early ‘90’s and recorded alongside Elvis Costello.

Friday 21st April, 7.30pm, doors open 7pm, Coronation Hall, Ulverston Box office tel 01229 587140 Tickets: £16/£10 www.

Green Door Art Trail at Ford Park

The Green Door Art Trail is returning on 8 and 9 April with more than fifty artists taking part across South Lakes and around Morecambe Bay. With a fantastic range of members’ work on show it is possibly the widest yet with painting, prints, papercuts, photographs, jewellery, wood, glass, textiles, sculptures and ceramics. It is a great opportunity to meet artists, talk to them about how they create their work (perhaps even see them in action) and, of course, to purchase their work. There are eighteen trail venues - from Ford Park, Ulverston up to High Dale Park in Satterthwaite and around Morecambe Bay from Cark in Cartmel to Grange over Sands and over to Silverdale. Roger Bell, Ellie Chaney, Marisa Crane, Greg Howard and Jo McGrath are exhibiting at The Coach House at Ford Park. You can download a brochure from the Green Door website or pick one up at key info points across Cumbria and Lancashire

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Sunday 16th Homegrown Presents - The Three Floor Takeover - The Sun - 3pm - Late - Free before 10pm /£2 after 3 local promoters take a floor each, Homegrown in the beer garden playing hip hop, breaks, beats & D&B, Liaison in the pub specialising in all things house, disco and soul, and Monster Monster in the basement taking care of the reggae and jungle business. A dance-a-thon with something for everyone.


One of the UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festivals is returning bigger and better than ever this month after taking its first break in 15 years. There will be more artists exhibiting, more artworks for sale and more awards for artists than ever before. Printfest, held at Coronation Hall, Ulverston, is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary hand-made prints and offers the opportunity for the best of the UK’s (and beyond) printmakers to gather under one roof, to share practice and learn from each other. Printfest was founded in 2001 by print-making artists Judy Evans and Ronkey Bullard, with the help of Chris Benefield, who owned The Tinners’ Rabbit in Market Street, Ulverston. With 15 consecutive successful years exhibiting at The Coronation Hall in Ulverston, the Printfest Team took a break in 2016 to take stock and re-evaluate. New chair, Sally Bamber, said: “The appetite and enthusiasm shown by both artists and visitors during 2016 demonstrated to us the demand to make sure that Printfest 2017 must happen. ” Sally continued “We want artists to feel welcomed, we want visitors to feel important,

Saturday 22nd Moishe’s Bagel - Coronation Hall - 7.30pm - £15 / £14 concessions Cutting-edge klezmer and folk music from some of Scotland’s finest musicians. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer (Salsa Celtica, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.) Friday 28th Party for Parkinson’s UK - The Sports Club - 7.00pm - £5 Featuring a fantastic mixture of live music from Bag o Spanners, The Degenerate Art Show, John Lamb Bluegrass Project and Chrissie Bentley. There will also be a raffle with lots of excellent prizes to be won. All of the funds raised from this and the entry fees will go towards research into potential cures and also to help those who currently suffer from Parkinson’s.

Handel’s ‘Dixit Dominus’ and MacMillan’s ‘Missa Brevis’ Levens Choir, winner of the 2017 Choir of the Year Award in the Cumbria Life Cultural Awards, welcomes Spring with two performances, one in Kendal on Saturday April 22nd in St Thomas’s Church, and again in Lancaster at Lancaster Priory on Saturday April 29th.

The main work is an astonishing setting by the young George Frederick Handel of Psalm 110: ‘Dixit Dominus’. Soloists Emily Robinson and Kate Noble join Levens Choir and the orchestra, led by Roland Fudge. In contrast to this the

Saturday 29th The Convulsions & Get Carter - The Hope & Anchor - 9pm Free After their storming set back in March, The Convulsions are back to rock the Hope to it’s foundations with their unique, genre bending mash up of mod, punk, soul and funk. This is high energy, riff based retro, anti-establishment rhetoric interposed with groove.

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choir sings three much more recent works – the ‘Missa Brevis’ by James Macmillan; the ‘Agnus Dei’ by Samuel Barber and ‘Daemon Irrepit Callidus’ by the Hungarian Gyorgy Orban. Performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets at the door £12 (no charge for Friends of Levens Choir, students or children). Or ring 01539 730590 to book for the Kendal concert and contact Lancaster Visitor Information Centre 01524 582394 or Morecambe Visitor Information Centre 01524 582808 for the Lancaster concert.

Joining the production of Princess Ida? Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday April 11th at 7.30pm in Staveley Village Hall for Staveley Amateur Operatic Society’s sixty-fourth Gilbert & Sullivan production - Princess Ida. Musical Director, David Tattersall, will be leading a sing-through of the entire score to reacquaint everyone with the wonderful music of Sir Arthur Sullivan and the witty lyrics of WS Gilbert.

Get Carter are a Hammond organ and drum duo with a huge sound. Influences include Booker T, Deep purple and The Pistols. The act features James Mackie who used to play with ska legends Selecter and Madness. 20

to enjoy and learn.” Printfest has ten artist’s awards. The most prestigious is Printmaker of the Year 2017, awarded to Jason Hicklin. Jason was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers in 1993 and is a lecturer of Printmaking at City & Guilds Art School in London. He has his own studio in Shropshire. This year’s line up of artists brings a balance of new names and returning artists to Printfest, with a wide range of printmaking techniques on show for visitors to find out about, to meet the artists and to purchase artworks. Printfest 2017 Coronation Hall, Ulverston Opening Talk - Thursday evening 27th April, 6pm in the Supper Room, Coronation Hall. Presented by Printmaker of the Year: Jason Hicklin, and the returning Printmakers’ Printmaker; Fouzia Zafar. Free, booking is essential, email Private View (by invitation only) - Friday evening 28th April, 7-9pm Open to the Public (£4 admission) Saturday 29th April, 10am-5pm and Sunday 30th April, 10am-4pm. On Sunday at 3.30pm the Visitor’ Choice award will be announced and at 3.45pm the Printmakers’ Printmaker Award.


Everyone is welcome whatever previous experience you have had and no auditions are necessary to join the Society. The show will be performed between 13th and 16th September 2017. Contact Margaret Barker or on 07815 452636 if you are interested in joining the production or just turn up on the 11th.

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines make a welcomed return to Ulverston Ulverston Victoria High School Music Department is delighted to announce that the Band of the Royal Marines will be returning to The Coronation Hall to perform alongside UVHS Wind Band. On Saturday 27th May the Royal Marines Band, regarded as probably the finest military band service in the world, will be coming to Ulverston to perform yet another blockbusting concert alongside the 95-strong UVHS Wind Band who are not only ranked amongst the best school bands in the UK but also have an enviable reputation across Europe. Last year they enjoyed a superb concert tour to Austria culminating in an amazing performance at the home of the Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and this year

they are travelling to the Rhine Valley region of Germany to give three highprofile concerts.

The visit to Ulverston by the Royal Marines will be the ninth time since 2014 that they have agreed to share the stage with UVHS – further strengthening the unique relationship between the two organisations. Indeed, following the concert, eight of the UVHS Year 10 GCSE musicians will be travelling down to Portsmouth for a week on work experience at the Royal Marines School of Music.

Amongst the Marines Band there will also be several former UVHS music students making a return to the Coro stage -

Sergeant Andy Spain (sax), Musician Rob Norrie (trumpet), Musician Ruth Tarr (violin and sax) and Trainee Musician Jodie Giles (oboe) - as well as a couple of former Marines musicians from UVHS. The whole concert will be an unforgettable experience to both audience and performers alike – tickets went on sale from The Coro Box Office end of February priced from £17.50 to £12, with concessions available for students and OAPs.

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2 Time to try out your inner tenor, baritone or bass? Why not join Barrow Male Voice Choir at their Monday evening practice, a friendly choir who who make you feel very welcome. Barrow Male Voice Choir is an active choir with many concerts and tours under their belt. In 2016 they toured Belgium and Holland and they are now looking for more male voices to join them. You can speak to Keith Newby on 01229 472383, Bernard Beckett 01229 830416 or Ian

Hutt 01229 584751 for more information.

Under the directorship of Adrian Self, the choir will be performing Handel’s Messiah Part 2, which includes the wonderful ‘Hallelujah!’ Chorus, and Faure’s Requiem. The concert features soloists Pamela Self (soprano), Lesley

Gaskarth (contralto) and the talented young bass-baritone singer Charlie Murray, together with Andy Plowman on organ. The ticket price of £10.00 includes interval refreshments.

The choir sadly lost their Musical Director Tony Milledge in February this year. They are however looking forward to the new tutorship of Deborah Milledge, Tony’s widow who has taken over his role and tutorship of the choir. The choir meet every Monday evening, 7.30pm at the Holy Family Church Hall, Ostley Bank, Newbarns Village in Barrow (LA13 9LR).

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Exhibition and Sale of Original Contemporary Prints at The Coronation Hall, Ulverston View and buy direct from National and International Artists ~ Affordable art for all ~ Opening talk 27th April 6pm booking essential Private view 28th April 7-9pm, invitation only

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Pennington Paces

Keeping Active at Pennington CE School. Both pupils and staff enjoy an active education at Pennington. Children walk or run ‘Pennington Paces’ round the playground for 10 minutes daily. The school finds that it is a great chance for everybody to keep fit whilst socialising with the whole school community. The school has also recently purchased new playground equipment selected by the school council. All classes work with a PE coach every week and are offered a wide range of after school activities including gymnastics, football, netball and multiskills. Here follows a quick

update of a few of the many local sports events the school has attended. Most recently a number of Pennington pupils competed at the Ulverston Swimming Gala. The swimmers performed extremely well and finished in first position. Mrs Storey (the acting headteacher) and Mrs Williams (the PE governor) who accompanied the children were very proud. All schools did exceptionally well and everyone showed brilliant sportsmanship. A team of footballers recently attended an inter schools football tournament and enjoyed a great afternoon competing against other local schools. They finished 2nd overall and congratulated the winning team. Mr McQuillan, who attended the event, was impressed with a high standard of football and skills the children demonstrated. Other sports events attended recently have been the inter-school gymnastics

competition hosted by UVHS. Pennington sent three teams and all children performed sequences and vaults with style and grace. Six Pennington pupils have also attended the country cross country championships in February and ran a long, muddy race. Mrs Storey said, “Healthy competition can be great fun when everyone is a good sport. Winning is a bonus but keeping fit, being part of a team, having fun and learning to lose are also important benefits of playing sport.” Mrs Storey continues “We have developed a good sportsmanship list for Pennington pupils and think it is important that pupils learn to: win without gloating, lose without complaining and learn to respect their opponents. With this in mind, we look forward to upcoming rugby, netball and cricket events and wish our children and our friends from other local schools the best of luck. “

Success at Boccia - Bronze Medal Stars at UVHS Students from the Ulverston Victoria High School Sports Ability Club have been learning to play Boccia, a game similar to bowls only played with leather balls. After successfully qualifying at The Lord’s Taverners County Boccia Competition* in November 2016, six students from the UVHS Sports Ability Club (Alfie, Harvey, Ella, Michael, Daniel and Owen) travelled to Liverpool to represent Cumbria in the Northwest Regional Finals earlier in February this year. Along with about one hundred and ten other students from schools across the northwest of England, the UVHS team was engaged in a competitive tournament throughout the day. As the day progressed the excitement and tension built up. All players and teams used their tactics

and skills in an effort to get ahead of the field. At the very end, despite a valiant performance from all six students, the UVHS team were pipped to the post, but they still won the bronze medal position, becoming the first Cumbrian team ever to win a regional medal in the Pan-Disability division. Congratulations to all players for a fantastic day and team performance. Richard Evans, Performance Manager at Boccia England said “Events like this offer a great opportunity for local and regional talent to be noticed and accelerated to a national level.” * Lord`s Taverners partnership with Boccia began in 2008 with Lord`s Taverners Disability Sports Appeal Lead and Cerebral Palsy Sport working together to give young people with a physical disability more opportunities to play

Winning team at UVHS Ulverston Victoria High School is delighted to announce that they have once again won the regional final of the United Kingdom Maths Team Challenge held at Barrow Sixth Form College. The winning team will go forward to the National Final along with the other top 87 schools. The competition initially started in the Autumn Term with about 1700 schools

sport in their schools. The aim is to provide an opportunity for young people with any disability (including sensory and learning disability) to compete together in a school team at a local level, providing an inclusive competition.

across the UK entering one or more teams. The winning four students are James and Robin from Year 8 and Eleanor and Freddie from Year 9. Congratulations must also go the other UVHS team of students who took part and thanks to the wonderful sixth form mathematicians for spending the last 4 months running training sessions to develop the year 8 and 9 problem solving skills.

Bay training for teachers - Headlands to Headspace Little Chatters, a small business based in Pennybridge was recently awarded a contract to work on Morecambe Bay Partnerships Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Headlands to Headspace’ project. Work to date has included introducing the Philosophy for Children methodology to schools in the southern reaches of the 22

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Morecambe Bay. April 26th marks the first day of training for teachers from schools in the Ulverston area. The training, which is free, will take place at Bardsea Malt Kiln and will get teachers out into the Bay using the environment on our doorstep as a stimulus for teaching. The Philosophy for Children methodology


is a proven technique, shown to raise attainment in reading, writing and maths, but more importantly supports the development of social skills. If your school is interested in being involved please contact Jan Shorrock

Xenolith Explorer Scouts help shape Ulverston 24 Xenolith explorer scouts and their young leaders spent an evening with The Mayor of Ulverston Councillor Mark Wilson, Councillor Judy Pickthall and Councillor Colin Pickthall, discussing issues and ideas that could improve Ulverston. This event was organised as part of the Scout Association’s national ‘You Shape’ strategy and run by two explorers 15yr old Alex Nicklin and 16yr old Megan Bartlett who were taking on the role as leaders for the evening as part of their leadership development ‘Wear Their Necker’ initiative. Over thirty ideas and comments were generated, shared and discussed. A top five were identified and further debated then there was a vote for the top two topics which were, creating a safe crossing place at the Rake Lane/Springfield Rd junction for UVHS pupils and the siting of a bike repair/ maintenance stand in Ulverston. The Explorers will now prepare a presentation on their findings with possible solutions to those topics and present it to the Town Council. Councillor Judy Pickthall discussed how the explorers could be involved in the development of ‘The Coro’. Two explorers

volunteered to help and the unit offered to do a survey on what the 14yr to 17yr olds of Ulverston and area would like to see The Coro provide for their age group. Councillor Colin Pickthall came to update the Explorers on the Cycle Policy they developed and presented to the Ulverston Town Council following a similar evening 3 years ago. He said “The initial idea of having a cycle path from Ulverston to Greenodd was generated from this explorer unit, now we have funding to back the project and an engineer is looking at the route. Finally the Explorer Scout unit expressed an interest in carrying out a Disability Access Survey across Ulverston as part of their ‘Million Hands Project’ which is supported by Leonard Cheshire Disability. It was agreed they should carry out this survey and feed back the results to the Ulverston Town Council.

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APRIL IN THE KITCHEN GARDEN April is the month that everything wakes up again and spring is definitely in the air. It’s time to catch up with the neighbours over the garden fence, they’ll be starting to come out of hibernation now along with the other South Lakeland wildlife! The soil will be warming up too and towards the end of the month, you can begin to sow salad leaves, carrots, peas, beetroot, spinach and chard direct to your beds. Seeds to sow include the hardy varieties of courgettes and, sweetcorn and French beans. Make sure you keep them under fleece, though! You can also plant your first earlies and possibly your main crop potatoes as well as onions and shallots. You can get your asparagus crowns in now too If you have planted carrots and other seeds earlier, keep thinning them out.

Get your beds ready by adding compost and organic matter and muck. It’s a good time to build raised beds and fill them if you are going to get some new ones. You can make them out of pallets if you are handy! Spending time clearing weeds at this stage will really help you later on in the year. Preparing the soil will ensure that your plants get the best start possible. Harvesting Here’s what you could be enjoying in April if you planted wisely last autumn: cabbage, kale, cauliflower, early sprouting broccoli, Jerusalem artichokes, and parsnips. If we get some nice weather, you could also begin to enjoy your first radishes, salad leaves and

pea shoots. You might also have some chard, spinach, and leeks left from the winter too. Young chives will be ready for harvest and always add a lovely spring garnish to all kinds of dishes, soups and salads. And of course, you could be enjoying your first rhubarb crumble and custard!

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New Spring Market at Holker Holker Hall & Gardens in Cark-inCartmel has launched a new Spring Market to add to its engaging annual calendar of events. The Holker Spring Market will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May and will bring together a fine selection of home, food, garden and gift exhibitors set in the bustling Holker Courtyard and Piazza.

(left to right): Janet Parratt (kneeling), Kim Farr, David Lawrence, Pat Bentley, Win Postlethwaite and Pat Appleton. Ulverston in Bloom has had an advisory visit from a Cumbria in Bloom Judge, has been fortunate enough to get funding from the Ulverston BID to add new planting to the Croftlands Shopping area and North Lonsdale Road and is currently working on improving the planting in the car parks in the Gill and at Brewery Street. In partnership with Incredible Edible Ulverston, workshop dates have now been arranged with Sir John Barrow School, Elmhurst Residential Home and the Brownies (to 24

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help them get their Gardening badge!) Ulverston BID has pledged almost £6,000 towards the cost of new planters and plants to go into the town centre and locations at North Lonsdale Road and Croftlands. BID chair Chris Nelson commented: “The work undertaken by volunteers from Ulverston in Bloom and Incredible Edibles makes an outstanding contribution to the town and the BID board wish them every success with their entry in the Cumbria section of Britain in Bloom.”


“After the great success of our last Winter Market in November, we’re really keen to grow and develop our seasonal markets here at Holker.” said Jillian Rouse, Head of Visitor Services at Holker. Visitors will discover a spring showcase of delicious artisanal food, glorious flowers and plants and beautiful handmade gifts alongside lively entertainment including a circus workshop. For more information on all of Holker’s 2017 events visit the website at or telephone 015395 58328.


Ulverston WalkFest Ulverston WalkFest celebrates its 18th year with an amazing thirty-two walks and activities over ten days. The festival starts on the 22nd of April and runs until Bank Holiday Monday 1st of May. The organisers have made sure to include a wide variety of walks and activities suitable for a range of abilities.

Some of the new, intriguing and exciting walks for this year have an archaeological theme highlighting the rich copper and slate mining background of the South Lakes area. Walks programmes available in South Lakes and Furness outlets, libraries and

A brief outline of the WalkFest programme SATURDAY 22ND Introduction to Basic Map Reading Skills 10am Swarthmoor Circular Walk 10.30am Waterfall Walk from Satterthwaite 10.30am (10am Ford Park car share) Tilberthwaite to Cathedral Cave, Colwith Force & Hodge Close 10.30am (09.45am Ford Park car share) SUNDAY 23RD Historic Ulverston - Guided Walk 2pm Ulverston to Conishead 10.45am Coniston Copper Mines & Levers Water 10.30am (9.45am Ford Park car share) MONDAY 24TH Lovely Rural Walk from Spark Bridge 9.45am Leven Valley Industrial Archaeology 10.30am Blooming Ulverston! 2pm TUESDAY 25TH The Hidden Woodland Valley 10am Ulverston Circular Walk 10.30am Bigland Barrow 10.30am (10am Ford Park car share) WEDNESDAY 26TH Plumpton Landscape 10am Iron Age to Iron Mine 10.40am Arnside Circuit 10.50am THURSDAY 27TH Breeding Birds of Birkrigg Common & Sea Wood 6.15am Painting at Ford Park Gardens and Café 10am Cark to Newby Bridge 8.50am FRIDAY 28TH

Two Tarns from Newby Bridge 10.15am Ulpha Park Circular Walk 11.30am (11am Ford Park car share) Introduction to Nordic Walking 2pm Ulverston Ale Trail 7pm

SATURDAY 29TH Conishead Priory, Birkrigg Stone Circle - Circuit 9.45am Tom Gill to Tarn Hows, Colwith Force & Hodge Close 10.30am (9.30am Ford Park car share) Rusland Moss National Nature Reserve 10.30am (10am Ford Park car share) SUNDAY 30TH Wallowbarrow Gorge from Seathwaite 10.30am (9.45am Ford Park car share) Wetherlam from Tilberthwaite 10.30am (9.45am Ford Park car share) Family Fun at Alpaca Encounter 2pm

MONDAY 1ST Herb Walk 10am Mining, Cists and Cairns of the Dunnerdale Fells 11am (10.30am Ford Park car share) Map Reading in Wild Country 11am For details of the walks available, length and type of walks, grade, meeting points, fees, leaders and more see or pick up a programme around Ulverston town. Enquiries contact tel 07792 422160

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Palm Sunday 9.30am St. Mary 11.15am St. Peter Mon 7pm U.R.C

What is Zen meditation?

Tue 7pm U.R.C

Why do you think we can’t enjoy the eternal happiness that the Bible speaks about? We can’t enjoy it because we can’t see it even though it is spread before us. Do you happen to believe that we can go to heaven only after death? Heaven is not where we should go after death but where we are now. The reason why we are not where we should be is not that we are not there but that we can’t recognise the truth that we are already there, since our view is clouded by illusions.

Wed 10.30am Holy Communion St. Mary Maundy Thursday 7pm Holy Communion and Stripping of Altar at St. Mary Good Friday 10am Stations of the Cross at St. Mary 12noon—1pm St. Peter’s Prayers 2—3pm the Last Hour at St. Mary Saturday 9pm St. Mary Easter Vigil and Renewal of Baptismal Vows Easter Day 8am, 9.30am and 11.15am Parish Communion for Easter 6pm Easter Songs of Praise at St. Mary

South Lakes Community Learning & Skills

As many of you will be aware, we have been in the process of moving offices from Cartmel to Kendal for the last couple of months. We have now completed our move, although we are sad to say goodbye to our friends at Cartmel Priory School, we are settling into the new office at the Library, please feel free to drop in and find out about the service we provide. Our new contact details are as follows; Telephone: 01539 713257 or email All course details are available on

Spring has certainly sprung, the flowers are out, the days are warmer and the evenings longer. What better time to take up a new hobby or pick up on, and develop some old knowledge

The purpose of Zen meditation is not to make

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Tottlebank Baptist Church Held a joyful celebration on Saturday March 4th when the Reverend Michael Bonser was Inducted as Minister, enabling our Moderator, Revd ‘Bill’ Ives to step down after our two and a quarter year’s interregnum. To him, to Andrew and Kath Dodd from Hawkshead Hill and the Baptist Churches at Barrow and Millom, we give many thanks, but must single out Martin Cooper and his fantastic Team from Abbey

Road who took on ALL the catering AND clearing away/ washing up for us. Truly a Mammoth task!!. Also thanks to Lakeland LandRover for providing parking for us in Greenodd village, and for the very efficient Blue Works Minibus & Taxi Company’s ‘Park & Ride’ service to and from Tottlebank. Many members of Revd. Bonser’s previous Churches; Dunfermline, Lancaster and Luton, came to support and

encourage Michael and his wife Val, as they take up their new position in Tottlebank’s beautiful, rural situation. We welcome many new and returning Summer visitors to our 17th Century Chapel and are always delighted to share our Sunday services (10.30am) with all who are seeking God and His purpose in our lives.

and skills. Whatever you fancy, we most likely have a course to suit. On offer at the moment are;

our Healthy Hearts classes FREE to all learners from the Summer term onwards.

hopefully in Kendal either just before or after Easter. This course will teach you to produce a piece of silver jewellery to saleable standard along with providing you the knowledge to sell your work legally and productively. The course is suitable for complete beginners onwards and aims to allow you to learn a new hobby and turn a profit at the same time. Please phone or email the office for more details.

Spanish for Beginners, Monday 18:00-19:30 & Spanish Continuation 19:30-21:00, Ulverston

French Continuation, Tuesday 18:0019:30, Ulverston Moving on with Italian, Tuesday 19:00-20:30, Ulverston

Italian for Beginners, Wednesday 18:30-20:00, Cartmel

Advanced French, Thursday 10:0012:00 & Intermediate French 13:0015:00, Lindale Italian for Improvers, Thursday 18:00-20:00, Ulverston

If you are looking to begin a gentle exercise routine, following illness or rehabilitation after surgery, or simply want to get back into exercising again, then maybe our Healthy Hearts classes will be suitable for you. As an added bonus we are making all of

Monday. Grange Methodist Hall. 1:302:30. Elaine Towler

Tuesday. St Mary’s Hospice Education Suite, Ulverston. 10:00-11:00 & 11:0012:00 Elaine Towler Thursday. Grange Methodist Hall. 10:00-11:00 & 11:00-12:00. Elaine Towler

Thursday. Ulverston Leisure Centre. 10:00-11:00. Ann Stemp For those of us with a creative and artistic side, we have a number of arts and crafts courses and weekend workshops planned for the start of spring including Creative Collage, Improve Your Painting Skills and Felt Painting Workshop. We are also hoping to begin offering an Upholstery course again in the near future. We are setting up our new course ‘Jewellery Making as a Micro Business’

Apologies to those of you that signed up for the one day course ‘Get to Know your iPad’ which unfortunately had to be postponed. We are hoping to rearrange this course, if you are interested in signing up again or as a new Learner, please contact the office for details.

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The Ruskin Lace Group

Interested in a new hobby? Need some “Me time”? Want to do something relaxing, rewarding and creative? Would you like to be part of a group trying to preserve an ancient beautiful craft? Ruskin lace is part of our heritage in this area. John Ruskin of Brantwood, gave his name to this delightful craft in 1894. We really don’t want to lose it, but, without people like you, it will slowly disappear into the historic record books and exhibitions. It is not as complicated as Bobbin lace, as it is done with a single needle and

Leven Valley Bowling Club Leven Valley Bowling Club at

Haverthwaite opened their green for the season on the weekend of 18th

thread, worked on linen and produces beautiful but robust pieces. They can be used as lampshades, placemats, table runners, bags, pictures, wall hangings, the list is as long as your imagination! Please help us to maintain this lovely craft for future generations and join us. No experience is necessary as full tuition and support is given, alongside the companionship, chatter and really good coffee. A fee is payable for the course, which usually runs during Autumn and Spring term time at Ford Park Coach House. The sessions are on Wednesday mornings from 10am until 12 noon.

There are also some more intensive sessions carried out on a few weekends over the year. Some people like to do both, but not essential. No equipment is necessary as this can be bought on the day. Expert sewing skills are not essential either as full instruction is always available. Work is carried out at the pace of the individual. So, come on, what is stopping you? Pick up your phone, mobile or digital device and find out more from Elizabeth Edmondson 01229 885267, email

and 19th of March and their Open Day is taking place on the 29th April from around 1.30pm.They do hope you will come and join them this season - their plans include a Presidents Day on the 6th of August, Friendly Days throughout

the season and Social Bowling on Tues and Thursday evenings from 6pm. Beginners also welcome to come and have a go too. For further information contact Chairman on 01229 861162 or Secretary 861732.

Osmotherly and Mansriggs WI

Dual President Sheila Saunders welcomed 19 members to our afternoon meeting at the Mill Room, Broughton Beck, we were pleased to see a write up on last month’s meeting had appeared in Ulverston Now. Our fundraising has started with the Herb and Spice Quiz £1, there will be a Military Whist Drive at Greenodd, biscuits or raffle prizes would be most welcome. On May 8th at Ulverston Sports and Social Club at 7.30pm we are holding a Fun Quiz with Pie and Peas cost £5 (by ticket only), members were asked to try and sell them to their friends. A coffee morning is planned for Saturday 23rd September at the Coronation Hall.

Furness U3A

Tuesday 9th May Open Morning 9.30am to 12.30pm, Coronation Hall, Ulverston. Welcoming new members and an 28

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Our speaker Mrs Sally Lister, along with her sewing machine, gave us a very interesting demonstration on “Book Covering” using material, lace, buttons, washers and broken pieces of jewellery, I think those of us with sewing machines will be trying out her ideas, Sally donated a book for us to raffle and was thanked by Lynne Woodburn. Competition, a Handmade bookmark, 1st Aprille Collar, joint 2nd Ruth Birkett and Sheila Saunders, 3rd Anne Greedy, the raffle winner was Marion Miller. Our April meeting will be on the 13th at 7.30pm, back to our usual evening time, but it was nice on this occasion to leave the meeting in the light of an afternoon. Visitors are most welcome and our April speaker will be Mr P Whilde about Birkrigg. opportunity to find out more about the U3A movement locally. Free admission and refeshments.

Inner Wheel Club of Ulverston Inner Wheel Club President, Charlotte Wills, welcomed members and Past District Chairman Maureen Brown to the February business meeting. Maureen brought greetings from District 19 which covers North Lancashire and the whole of Cumbria. President Charlotte then inducted new member Kay Hollis reminding her of the objects of Inner Wheel – To promote true friendship, to encourage the ideals of personal service and to foster international understanding. The Club’s service in the community this year was to serve tea and cakes to members of the Alzheimer’s Society. As the afternoon was entitled “Music for the

Brain”, eight of our members sang familiar songs which the Alzheimer’s group was also

able to join in with. One of the members loved singing and came to join our small choir.

The allocation of money raised by the Club will go to five local charities with further donations to BEAT, a charity which supports eating disorders and is the Inner Wheel National Association’s chosen charity and to Blood Bikes, the District’s chosen charity. The Officers and Executive Committee for 2017-2018 are as follows: Club President Irene Jackson, 1st Vice President Dot Johnson, Immediate Past President Charlotte Wills, Secretary Edna Callanan, Treasurer Jean Taylor, International Officer Anne Rankin and Club Correspondent Margaret Talylor with committee members Dorothy Broadley, Jean Day and Sylvia Elliott.

We are the local Parkinson’s group serving Barrow, Dalton and the Ulverston area. There are about 84 members and we meet once a month at the Dalton

Community Centre where we either have talks or we go on trips. April’s meeting is on the 12th. We are trying to encourage more people with this condition to come along. We are having a collection at the Co-op in Dalton on the 15th of April and also a

coffee morning on the 20th of May. We are a friendly group and we try to help everyone as best we can. For more information contact Alan Denham, lead volunteer for the local group, telephone 01229 464354, e-mail

Marie Curie Furness Fundraisers

Urswick WI

earthquake struck parts of Nepal.

£2 entry and from Barrow WI to their Open Evening in March. The Resolutions going forward to the AGM in June are ‘Alleviating Loneliness’ and the state of the ‘Plastic Soup’ in our Oceans.

The Parkinson’s Group

Our March meeting was brought resoundingly to order by our Speaker for the evening, the magnificently attired Town Crier of Kendal, Mr. Richard Mathews. Ringing his bell, made especially for him by the Whitechapel Foundry in London, he introduced President Inez, who welcomed all present. A few members had attended the International Women’s Day earlier in the day, held in the Coronation Hall. A very informative event on the predicament of women around the world, focusing on empowering women in Africa to support themselves and aiding and nursing in the

The Beetle Drive held by the Inner Wheel Club of Ulverston recently was a popular event. The proceeds from the event will be shared between local charities, including NW Blood Bikes. In the photo (LtR): Rotarian Don Horrocks, Inner Wheel member Mavis Hall, Inner Wheel President Charlotte Wills, Inner Wheel member (and event organiser) Dorothy Broadley and Rotarian Mike Wills.

Members were informed of upcoming events from Federation such as the Spring Lunch and the Half yearly Council Meeting. We were reminded of our trip to Heysham Power Station and Beetham Nurseries. A Book Club was proposed if enough members are interested. Our replacement bench, marking 50 years of WI in Urswick, has been very kindly assembled and oiled by the President’s husband, our grateful thanks to Peter, and installed by Martin Stables with our thanks also. Invites were received for the annual Furness Area Quiz on Monday 22nd May at 7.15 at Ulverston Leisure Centre

The competition for ‘An interesting item beginning with C’ was won by Hilary Docker, 2nd Liz Ray and 3rd Judy Warwick. Raffle winners were Anne Kenyon Hilary Docker and Liz Ray.

Next month Ladies come along and join us on April 12th when Gill Jepson will regale us with tales of Furness Abbey - The Fellowship and Out of Time - learn more about the famous landmark in our midst. The competition is A Favourite Bookmark.

Ulverston Jazz Appreciation Society The programme for April 27 will include; The Lestorians: Lester Young’s highly original ‘laid back’ tenor saxophone; Stacey and Friends: New York singer Stacey Kent came to study in London and became a hit with the UK jazz audience; and Country for

Jazzmen: A number of newer and notable jazz musicians have happily explored the world of Country and Western music. The Society meets monthly at Bardsea’s Malt Kiln Village Hall, where it presents recordings

from every jazz era, along with knowledgeable commentary, on high quality audio equipment. Start at 7pm and tasty refreshments are included in the modest charge of £2. Contact Roy Booth 01524 853335,

On April 12 at the Chequers Hotel, Dalton in Furness, Young saxophonist Ben Lewis is performing a concert in aid of the Marie Curie Care. Ben is a very talented young man who attended Ulverston Victoria High School before he went London to enter Guildford stage school. The concert will start at 7.30pm on Wednesday April 12th. Doors will be open from 7pm. The title of the evening is “Ballads of Broadway”. Ben has a brand new ‘set’ for his performance. Tickets are £7 and are available on 01229825862 or from any member of the Marie Curie Fundraisers.

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Bluebirds search for consistency as last month of season approaches

manage to pick up vital points against difficult teams such as Tranmere, and then throw away all the hard work by dropping needless points against relegationthreatened opposition such as York and Southport”.

Barrow AFC supporters are hoping that last month’s crucial victory against promotion rivals Tranmere Rovers is a season defining result. After struggling for any sort of form since the turn of the year, the Bluebirds upset the form book by beating in-form Rovers at Holker Street. However, despite the much needed morale boosting victory, Paul Cox’s side have still suffered from indifferent results, a run of just 3 victories in 11 league games over the past three months. Life-long Bluebirds supporter, Ian Dixon believes the club will struggle for a play-off place until they are able to put a run of results together. “It has been extremely frustrating to watch since the New Year”, says Dixon. “We

April see’s the season come to its conclusion and Dixon believes it will go down to the wire. “We have some enormous games coming up over the next month. The game against Dover on the last game of the season has the potential to be the biggest game in recent times. It would be a real shame to fall short at the last hurdle after a superb year, but consistency is crucial if we are to have any chance”.

photo: Lewis Watts

Focus on Furness appeal Jim Abel from Ulverston and Sonja Foster from Barrow are running the 10 marathons in 10 days around Lake Windermere in May. In doing so they hope to raise £8,000 for the Ambleside based youth charity Brathay Trust’s ‘Focus on Furness’ appeal. Jim and Sonja met three young adults at Brathay’s Barrow office earlier in March. Georgia Goodman, Jonathan Hughes and Adam Philip-Phillips who are working on a keeping safe project. Brathay’s ‘Be SAVY’ (Be Safe & Value Yourself) project, supported by the Focus on Furness appeal, has helped 20 young people from Barrow so far with weekly sessions and residentials at Brathay Hall. It has also funded the training of 18-25 year-olds, including Georgia, Jonathan and Adam, as peer leaders who can alert youngsters to the dangers of online grooming and what actions they can take to keep safe. Sonja Foster, a mum and grandma, said “Meeting Georgia, Jonathan and Adam

was very inspiring. What they are doing will help keep their generation and future generations safe.” “When I’m out there running and things start to hurt, I’ll think about all the good that the money raised for this appeal is doing and how my fundraising can help.” Father of two, Jim Abel added: “Helping kids and young adults who have lost their way is what Brathay does and that resonates with me. I cannot think of a better charity to support. Brathay has given me the opportunity to run and raise money for their work in my community.” Jacqueline Wallace, Brathay’s Cumbria Projects Manager, said: “We can’t thank Jim and Sonja enough for taking up

United hoping for a change of fortune to end the season Dalton United will be hoping for a swift improvement in form if they are to avoid relegation from the West Lancashire Division One league. United are languishing second from bottom going into the final couple


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months of the season, after just 4 victories in 22 league games.

The South Cumbrian outfit, who haven’t managed an away win all season, picking up just a solitary point in the process, have a crucial game against Mill Hill St Peters coming up, who sit a place above United in the table.

this running and fundraising challenge. Please support Jim and Sonja by hearing their story and making a donation.” For Jim visit: www.brathaychallenges. com/events/running/10in10/10in10athletes/apollo-james

For Sonja visit: www.brathaychallenges. com/events/running/10in10/10in10athletes/sonja-foster

Walney Terriers

Terriers have been preparing in their off-season ready for upcoming 2017 summer campaign. The first pre-season friendly was on Sunday March 19th at GSK sports club Ulverston. All Kick-off’s this year are at regular time of 2pm and their full schedule can be seen by heading to WalneyTerriers. Usually a good number of spectators turn up to watch on a Sunday afternoon and GSK is great complex to watch with an onsite club house, everyone is welcome to come along.


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ULVERCLEAN Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Specialists. For a true deep clean contact Lee Gundry on 01229 586703 or 07858 757215


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LOCKSMITHS LOCKS EXPRESS LOCKSMITHS 24 Hour Callout. All Lock Problems Solved; Locks opened, repaired & fitted. Trading Standards Approved & Police (CRB) checked. Domestic & commercial work. Car keys cut. We cover all the Furness area. Tel 01229 550056. Mobile 07886 831336.

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Lawns mowed, hedges trimmed, overgrowth strimmed, branches shredded and leaves blown away! Also DIY. Local and friendly. Call Simon on 07950 912212 or 015395 34640.

Painter and decorator, C&Gs qualified. Professional. Dust free sanding. Interiors. Exteriors window repair, ten year guarantee. Contact Tess 07462 416945


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HAY & STRAW MERCHANTS Hay & Straw Merchants Single bales, Large bales, Full and Half loads available. Williamson Bros Ltd 07850 704234


POWER WASHING DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND ULVERCLEAN can now offer a true deep cleaning service to those dingy looking areas. Contact Lee 01229 586703 or 07858 757215 for a free quote



Clare House Hotel, Park Road, Grangeover-Sands, LA11 7HQ. We have vacancies in the front of house team. Full time, seasonal position. If you think you have what it takes give us a call on 015395 33026 or send a CV to Andrew, CARERS REQUIRED Heydays Care & Support Services. Full and part time positions available, various shifts to suit, around Barrow, Newby Bridge and Grange-overSands. Rates from £7.80 plus paid mileage and travel time. Call Kelly or Dawn 015395 52548 / 01229 808023 www.heydayscare.


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STAMP COLLECTIONS, OLD COINS / medals and pre-1960 picture postcards purchased. Will visit to view. Tel Smith 07721 651 751 email OLD SUITCASES, trunks, leather bags, wooden boxes, toolboxes, wooden ladders, galvanised buckets, watering cans, kitchenware. Peter 015395 62811


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