Furness Tradition Festival July 9- 11 2021

In Ulverston Town Centre and Online

Sadly the festival is over for another year

Our thanks to Ulverston Town Council, CGP Trust, South Lakeland District Council, Xanado, Ulverston Resilience Group, Steph Sexton Ulverston Market Manager, the Hope And Anchor, Ford Park and Wax Lyrical for their support.

You can watch this slideshow of some of the activities:-

Here are some videos courtesy of Dennis Metcalfe

Storytellers Symposium -Saving Our Landscape

Well worth catching up on.

You can catch this on Facebook

Can storytellers help us connect to the natural world? Join in or simply listen to a discussion with our storytellers as we consider climate change and the hopes we have for the success of COP26 for our planet.

Available All Weekend


For several years Dominic Kelly has worked with years 3, 4 and 5 at Sir John Barrow School, introducing the children to stories from the international oral tradition, and teaching them performance and storytelling skills. The project culminated in successful and popular performances at Ulverston Coronation Hall as part of Furness Tradition festival.

In order to keep the project going during the current restrictions, Dominic recorded several stories for his groups of storytellers along with some exercises and tips on performing.

Some of these recordings have been circulated to friends at other schools in Cumbria and elsewhere by adding stories to this page week by week. The project blog also includes some examples of Kamishibai storytelling from Cathy Sullivan, and some craft ideas to accompany her work.

You can enjoy the results here

The festival will return on 8 – 10th July 2022

In the meantime we are working hard to bring more excellent concerts to you. Watch this space!