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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Ulverston's Coronation Hall announces winter line up

A FEAST of cultural specialities is on the menu for the Furness arts venue this autumn.

Ulverston’s Coronation Hall has unveiled an eclectic mix of music, dance and comedy, with a beer festival to boot, starting from September.

The season gets off to a boozy start, with the three-day beer extravaganza launching on Thursday, September 5.

Following on from this will be a performance of the biting adult comedy God of Carnage, taken on by local drama collective the Ulverston Outsiders.

Classical music enthusiasts can look forward to a September show by Manchester Camerata, who will plan a Mozart flute and harp concerto. In October, there will also be a mix of modern and traditional songs performed by the Barrow Male Voice Choir, to support St Mary’s Hospice, in Ulverston.

A highlight of the season will be The Moscow Ballet, who will perform Sleeping Beauty at Coronation Hall on October 10, in what is likely to be a popular performance from the world-renowned dance professionals.

Celebrities will flock to the Ulverston hall, the following evening, to celebrate the continued work of the Queen’s guide to the sands, Cedric Robinson. Set to contribute to the evening’s entertainment will be Paul Hayes, from BBC show Cash in the Attic, comedian Ken Dodd, mountaineer Chris Bonnington and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg.

The show will be followed, later in the season, by a dance act with an Irish twist. Essence of Ireland celebrates Irish song, theatre and dance through the tale of two characters who are separated by emigration.

Another event to look out for will be a four-act comedy show, Friday Night Live, which will see stand up experts Mark Dolan, Tom Craine, Joel Dommet and Noel James amuse their audience.

And to being the year to a high-spirited conclusion, Coronation Hall veterans the Houghton Weavers will be back for their 26th performance on December 30.

The popular folk group will bring their Christmas show to Ulverston, drawing on more than 24 albums of folk music.

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