Friday June 5th The Hut a People in Concert in Brigg

Just two days to go so don’t forget to join us at the next Brigg Live Arts event.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see live Folk Music in Brigg on June 5th , 7.30pm at The Angel Suite, Brigg, The Hut People will be taking the audience on a musical journey around the world ably supported by local singers Clarty Sough.
Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 on the door – available from Brigg Tourist Information Centre or for more information and to reserve tickets tel: 01652 678771/658995/653217

Using Ipads to create Arts -Training courses 17th June 2015

The Barton Learning Collaborative Trust  SLiCL Project is pleased to extend the following training opportunity to teachers and Artists throughout North Lincolnshire

 iPads provide another tool in the artists palette and offer exciting possibilities for extending teaching and learning in art and design.

Get Creative with iPads  two training session exploring digital art-making


Wednesday 17th June 2015

Course One: 1.30 to 3.30pm

Course 2: 4.00 to 6.00pm

Please note these are two identical courses

Provided at

The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber

  • With increasing emphasis on digital technology in schools, are you making the best use of iPads and Apps in your classroom?

This training session will:

  • Look at the benefits of working with iPads and how this form of digital learning can enhance and extend traditional approaches to delivering the Art & Design curriculum in primary schools.
  • Provide an overview of some of the most popular and user-friendly Drawing and Art Apps available.
  • Offer a short practical creative project, where participants will create a range of artwork, whilst experimenting with a number of Apps alongside traditional art materials.
  • Encourage participants to explore the creative possibilities of iPads as another tool in the artist’s palette and consider how to fully integrate technology into the classroom.

NOTE: Participants will need to bring their own iPads. Once bookings have been confirmed we will advise which Apps need to be installed ready for the session.

Who should attend?
Primary teachers and Art or ICT Coordinators who are keen to develop their skills and are interested in using iPads to support the Art & Design curriculum. 

The session will be co-delivered by:

 Clare Price is an arts education consultant with more than 20 years experience as a practicing artist, lecturer, artist in schools and communities, and as a strategic manager. She is a highly experienced trainer and facilitator and works with the national Campaign For Drawing as a Regional Associate and ‘Big Draw’ trainer.

 Kate Genever is an artist with a specialism is drawing. She has extensive experience in devising, developing, delivering and managing art based projects and education workshops for all age ranges and abilities. She completed her MA in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art and has recently undertaken the Clore Leadership short course. Her current research is exploring the role of artists who work with drawing in communities.


£35:00 for one 2 hour course (for non BLCT schools)

Light Refreshments will be provided

Please contact Wes Lawrance on for more information or to book a place.

 There are limited numbers available for each session, so please be advised to book your place as soon as possible.



Barton Arts- Barton Tourism Partnership presents The Fairly Famous Family and Anyone For Tennis

November 30, -0001 12:00 amtoJuly 5, 2015 2:00 pm

Wimbledon comes to Barton with a pristine court, dead posh umpire and highly player looking to take on all-comers.  The thrilling “one setter” includes slow motion replays, headed line calls and live comic commentary.  In the end, somehow…..Andy Murray always wins and everyone goes home happy.

Price: Free.

Time: 12:00 noon – 2pm.

Barton Arts- Doncaster Concert Band

July 5, 2015
12:00 am

Doncaster Concert band perform Summer Classics – a varied programme that includes music from the world of classical music through to modern day classics from film, swing and pop music.

Price: £8/£5 under 16s.

Time: 07:30 pm.

Barton Arts- Choral Evensong

July 5, 2015
12:00 am

Presented by members of St Mary’s Choir.

Price: free.

Time: 6pm.


Barton Arts- I, Elizabeth at Ropery Hall

July 4, 2015
12:00 am

From the company that brought you Austen’s Women …

1568: At a vital crossroads in history a young queen steps from the shadows to reveal her thoughts on marriage, succession, religion and war. But time is against her…  Queen at 25, political phoenix and famously unmarried – but who was the woman beneath the crown?  Using only Elizabeth’s words, Rebecca Vaughan explores the queen’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty.

Price: £12/ £14 otd.

Time: 7:30pm.

Barton Arts- St Mary’s Garden Party

July 4, 2015
10:00 amto12:00 pm

The bells of St Mary’s will ring from 9.30am to 10am.

Admission: Free.

Time: 10 am- 12 noon.

Barton Arts- War Horse: Only Remembered

July 3, 2015
12:00 am

Author Michael Morpurgo tells the powerful and deeply-moving story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. Michael is joined by acclaimed musicians John Tams and Barry Coope, who accompany him with the rousing yet haunting songs specially composed by John Tams for the National Theatre’s award-winning production of War Horse.

Price: £16/£18 otd (under 16s £10)

Time: 7:00 pm.

Barton Arts- Richard Digance at Ropery Hall

July 2, 2015
12:00 am

Richard Digance is a rare performer in that he is respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer and guitarist.  His loyal following includes the younger generation attracted by both his guitar playing and the fact he has inspired many present-day performers to the super-loyal who have followed Richard’s  career since his early days.

Price: £12/£14 otd.

Time: 8pm.

Barton Arts- Songs and Scones

July 2, 2015
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Join professional musicians from the Live Music Now charity performing a selection of classical and popular songs.  Working alongside Age UK and Barton Rotary and volunteers they hope to bring together older people in the local community for a social musical session. Refreshments provided.

Admission: Free.

Barton Arts- Tango Taster

June 30, 2015
12:00 am

Ever wanted to put a rose between your teeth and step out onto the dance floor? This evening will give you the chance to find out what this iconic dance entails.  Participants of the taster class would get a chance to hear a bit about the history of tango and see different styles as well as learn a little routine.

Price: £4.

Time: 7: 30 pm.

Barton Arts- The Graham Saunders Lecture: Soundings – Music Inspired by the Sea

June 30, 2015
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

The annual music lecture from Graham Saunders this year will explore the music of Mendelssohn, Debussy, Bax, Britten and others together with traditional Sea Shanties.

Price: £4.

Barton Arts- Monday Night at the Movies at Ropery Hall

June 29, 2015
12:00 am

A throwback to an earlier age of cinema.  Pianist Kieran White will play his original piano score written to accompany Buster Keaton’s silent classic, Steamboat Jnr.  The score contains a vast array of references – from Wagner to Pachelbel to instantly recognizable popular melodies.

Price: £8.

Time: 7:30 pm.

Barton Arts- Amaryllis Consort: Food of Love

June 28, 2015
12:00 am

This vocal ensemble specialises in early secular music, particularly Tudor madrigals. They have performed on BBC Radio 3 and feature regularly at Hampton Court Palace, and other historical venues around London. The concert programme contains love songs of the period interspersed with poetry and prose from Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Price: £8 (under 16s £5)

Time: 7:30 pm.

Barton Arts- Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band

June 27, 2015
12:00 am

The band was formed more than 125 years ago through public donations which continue to this day. Its amateur members traditionally pride themselves on being financially independent, never having been beholden to any commercial interest, yet they are still regarded as one of the ‘elite’ on the contest and concert platforms.

Time: 8pm

Price: £15/17 otd (under 16s £5)

Barton Arts- Acoustic Barnfest

June 27, 2015
3:00 pmto11:00 pm

Acoustic Barnfest is a free, outdoor showcase of acoustic musicians from around the area covering all styles of music.  There will be something for everyone!

Admission: Free.

Barton Arts- Open Gardens

June 27, 2015 12:00 amtoJune 28, 2015 12:00 am

Teas available in selected gardens with all proceeds in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice.  Entry to be paid at either the Wilderspin School on Queen Street or The Ropewalk on Maltkiln Road.

12 noon – 5pm both days.

Price: £4 per person.

Barton Arts- Humber To The Wash at The Ropewalk

June 27, 2015 12:00 amtoJuly 5, 2015 12:00 am

A selected mixed media exhibition with work from more than 100 artists living or working in the geographical east coast area from East Yorkshire,  Hull, North and North East Lincolnshire and Norfolk.

Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Admission: free.

Barton Arts- Vin Garbutt at Ropery Hall

June 26, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest. These are just some of the superlatives used to describe Vin’s performance.  This international, award winning, singer songwriter is completing his 44th year on the road.  He is for ever in demand and his shows are continually sell outs, so get your tickets early!

Price: £13/£15 otd.



Barton Arts- Ted Lewis Presentation

June 27, 2015
12:00 am

Celebrating Barton novelist, artist and musician Ted Lewis.  A presentation showing how Barton people and places materialize in Ted’s crime novels (including Get Carter) with a display of his sketches and artefacts.

Drop in between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

Admission: Free.

New Rope String Band

June 21, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Winteringham Festival Committee are putting on The New Rope String Band, June 21st Winterton Pavilion, Newport Drive, 8pm Tickets £10 from Winteringham shops or Ticket info 01724 735076

Our Big Gig 2015

On Saturday 11th July 2015 we are presenting Our Big Gig the third annual charity event centered around the Bandstand in the Market Place in Brigg
It is a National Event for Charities to promote Live Arts at the centre of local communities (originally named the National Bandstand Marathon)
It is same format as in previous very successful years -that is non-stop Live Arts from all exponents of all ages and experiences- Singers Musicians Dancers -Soloists,Duets,Groups,Choirs-every genre of music from Folk,Pop,Rock to Gilbert and Sullivan
Everyone participating have the same time allocation (approximately 20 minutes) and everyone has equal has the same international web exposure/promotion
The Event will start around 9.30 am with workshops until early evening and later around the Bandstand in Brigg and throughout the town
A Family Live Art Event throughout the day and its totally FREE

Contact Ian Cuttell on 01652 653500 if you wish to participate or for further general details

Brigg Pump Blessing 2015 June 6th

Brigg Pump Blessing 2015 June 6th
On June 6th we are presenting the Annual Pump Blessing starting in the Market Pace and throughout Brigg involving Music and Morris Dancing provided by the Grimsby Morris Men and Tatterfoals Team followed by floral processions involving local Brownies to the Blessings of the Floral Dressed Pumps
The proceedings start around 10.00am until 2.00pm and everyone is invited to participate in this very colourful traditional family fun event
Contact Ian Cuttell for further details

Vamos Theatre Nursing Lives Livelincs Rural Touring

April 10, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Vamos Theatre
Nursing Lives

Friday 10 April 7.30pm
Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall 01652 648435

A heart-warming wartime tale of bravery and love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company
The story…
When Flo, a feisty seventy-something, learns that the hospital she trained at during the Second World War is being demolished, she decides to take one last look – and stop the bulldozers in their tracks.. Her illicit visit becomes a personal celebration of friendship, courage, adventure and romance. But is what Flo remembers really the truth, or is history ready to be re-written?

Nursing Lives is a love story set in the early 1980s of Thatcher’s Britain, and takes us back to the hard-working, heart-breaking, swing-dancing world of the UK’s wartime hospitals.

Like all Vamos Theatre shows, Nursing Lives is wordless, telling its story through physical communication, a strong visual design and an original soundtrack. This is a humorous and poignant production from one of the best of the UK’s full mask theatre companies

Suitable for age 12 and over.

“Vamos is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most innovative, exciting full-mask mime companies currently touring.” The Stage

“An affecting, heartfelt production that’s funny and touching in turn. The magic of Rachael Savage’s production is that it creates such a vivid world without voice and words.” The Guardian

Temple Theatre Norsesome Livelincs Rural Touring

May 13, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
May 14, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Temple Theatre

Wednesday 13 May 7.30pm
Wroot Village Hall 01302 771802

Thursday 14 May 7.30pm
Appleby Village Hall 01724 734988


Their last show was Unmythable.. Their new shoe is totally…. Norsesome..

Randy gods, psychotic giants and murderous elves face off in the show to end all shows -
with the end of the world guaranteed.

From the adventures of Thor to the outrageous pranks of Loki, every story from Norse
mythology is packed into this unforgettable hour. Mixing comedy, music, electric drama and
an unhealthy amount of cross-dressing, it’s going to be Valhalla-va show.
Not suitable for children under 12 or the faint-hearted!


Praise for our last show UNMYTHABLE:
‘Expertly performed and stupidly entertaining’ – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
‘Hypnotically entertaining… The energy and spirit of Monty Python, blended with a
less deadpan version of Flight of the Conchords.’ – David Larsen, The New Zealand
Broadway Baby ‘flawless’
Three Weeks ‘utterly entertaining’
The Public Reviews ‘superb physical theatre’
Fringe Review ‘a masterclass in holding an audience spellbound’

The Big Smoke Band Livelincs Rural Touring

March 20, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm
March 21, 2015
8:00 pm
March 22, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

The Big Smoke Band

Friday 20 March 8pm
Epworth Thurlow Pavilion 01427 872491

Saturday 21 March 8pm
Winteringham Village Hall 01724 735076

Sunday 22 March 7.30pm
Goxhill Memorial Hall 01469 530363


The Big Smoke Band present a musical extravaganza of gospel, booze, love and murder as they lead you down the vibrant streets of British and American folk music tradition: from gambling gold for souls with the devil, to running away with the gypsies, to meandering the Mississippi down to the Mecca of New Orleans, the band will play you songs, read you poetry and tell you stories that remain some of the most entertaining and culturally important tales of the Western World – Expect to dance, to drink, to shout and sing along with us.

The Big Smoke Band are a new act made up of hard working folk musicians: James Nicholls, Peter Seccombe, Kieran Thorpe and Conrad Bird are a group friends who met on the road over the last two years playing with their respective and successful acts – Holy Moly and the Crackers, The Buffalo Skinners and The Bottlenecks. They will launch the band with an EP release in the New Year.

Suitable for all ages

This is a new show, with members made up of successful touring bands: Holy Moly and the Crackers, The Buffalo Skinners and The Bottlenecks.

Below are reviews from our previous Rural Arts show If The River Was Whiskey, performed by Holy Moly and the Crackers:

“completely at home in a smoke filled juke joint in New Orleans” Narc
“stylistically dazzling and the ‘circus-folk’ flavour of the album means that the group really does stand out from the crowd” Bright Young Folk
“They deliver their punky, fiddle flying, Cajun dancing, raucous hoe down with a huge burst of energy” Supajam
“They remind me of the early days of the Waterboys, Pogues and The Men They Couldn’t Hang and they have all the qualities to be as big as all of them.” No Depression

Hilary James and Simon Mayor Tears of Laughter

March 11, 2015
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
March 12, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
March 14, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm
March 15, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm
March 20, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Friday 20 February 7.30pm
Scawby Village Hall 01652 655595

Wednesday 11 March 6pm
Althorpe and Keadby Primary School 01724 782344

Thursday 12 March 7.30pm
Worlaby Village Hall 01652 618507

Saturday 14 March 8pm
Winteringham Village Hall 01724 735076

Sunday 15 March 7.30pm
Luddington Village Hall 01724 798543

Friday 20 March 7.30pm
Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall 01652 648435

An evening of musical magic and merriment as mandolin wizard Simon Mayor and silver-voiced songstress Hilary James giggle their way through an eye-watering collection of ancient and modern ditties, from folk farces to gems from Noel Coward, Vivian Ellis, Jake Thackray and a few more modern surprises. The show also features some quirky instrumentals from the virtuosic duo, so fans of Simon Mayor’s world class mandolin mastery and Hilary’s monstrous mandobass won’t be disappointed either.
Bring your tissues – one way or another, you’ll definitely need them!

Suitable for ages 6-106

“Just fantastic to go and see live.”
 BBC Radio 3
“A witty and captivating mix of folk, swing, blues and classical showstoppers”

The Guardian
“A whole stream of mirthful anecdotes, blurry-fingered precision and 
sung blues, standards and folk songs.” 
 The Glasgow Herald
“Virtuoso mandolin, elegant vocals, guitar and fiddle wizardry, and a stage show that ranges from witty to hilarious. Expect anything from a Vivaldi concerto, trad folk, jazz standards, Celtic, ragtime, blues, and of course, that song about the parrot!” Ents24
“Left you feelin lik you were floatin on a peerie cloud somewhar.” Shetland Times
“Sheer Musical Brilliance.” BBC World Service

“Britain’s leading hot fingered mandolin virtuoso” Cosmopolitan

“One of Britain’s finest voices” BBC Radio 4

Murder Mystery evening

June 13, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Crowle Entertainers present a murder mystery evening

Crowle Community Hall 7.30pm on Saturday June 13th

For more information call 01427 873947

Crowle Entertainers is looking for new members

Murder mystery
In crowle
Crowle Entertainers are looking for new members (adults – aged 16 and over) to take part in a murder mystery evening on June 13th
Rehearsals start Monday April 13th at the
Crowle Community Hall 7pm to 9pm
£2 weekly sub payable

Call 01427 873947 for more information or come along and find out more!!

The Imitation Game (12a) (2014) at Ropery Hall

March 19, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

The Imitation Game is a gripping, acclaimed thriller that tells the incredible true story of unsung war hero Alan Turing, the British mathematician responsible for cracking the German Enigma code during World War II.  During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.