POPULAR theatre invites visitors to soar through the air and plunge under the sea this summer in its free, family-friendly exhibition exploring the fascinating worlds of animal and human migration.

Throughout August, visitors to Ulverston will be greeted by the unforgettable sight of huge inflatable cartoon tentacles bursting from the windows of The Coro and out over County Square, hinting at a world of incredible journeys inside just waiting to be explored.

The centrepiece of Incredible Journeys is Aerial: a beautiful and awe-inspiring video installation from multi-media artistic partnership Heinrich & Palmer.

Aerial takes 3D laser scans of fourteen extraordinary migratory birds and transforms them into dancing bodies of light in a huge, breath-taking virtual diorama, set to a specially composed soundtrack.

A series of additional interactive and immersive exhibits exploring migratory journeys above and below the waves - plus a programme of complementary live events - are to be announced in the coming weeks, adding up to a truly compelling attraction for locals and holidaymakers alike.

Beth Kennedy, Director of Ulverston Community Enterprises – the organisation that manages The Coro – said: "Free-to-visit public art displays really have the ability to catch the imagination. Thanks to the draw of Luke Jerram’s fantastic Museum of the Moon and Gaia, we welcomed thousands of new visitors to The Coro over the past two summers, many of whom hadn’t been to Ulverston before.

"Aerial and Tentacles are similarly impactful visual pieces that have to be seen to be believed, so we hope they will have the same pull while offering families an affordable day out to enjoy this summer."

Incredible Journeys will be open Thursday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, between August 26 and 5 (inclusive). Tickets are free, but advance booking is recommended to secure your preferred entry time. Find out more and book at thecoro.co.uk/incredible-journeys