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.

Belle (12a) at Ropery Hall

Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain who is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife.   Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

£4

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Young Folk Showcase featuring NE3Folk at Ropery Hall

January 31, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

NE3Folk are a band on a mission.  Intricate rhythms and dissonance intertwine in subtle and detailed arrangements to sensitively deliver a wide array of traditional and original tunes.  Also featuring Hull’s own Emily Moulton

£12/£14otd

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The 100-Year-Old Man ….. (15) at Ropery Hall

February 5, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it’s not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson’s unexpected journey is not his first. For a century he’s made the world uncertain, and now he is on the loose again.

£4

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Bronwynne Brent at Ropery Hall

February 6, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Mississippi native Bronwynne Brent’s songs blend shades of country noir, Southern gothic and spaghetti Western soundtracks, dusted with blues and honky-tonk. With a tough yet tender voice that’s been likened to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse, she cemented her rising-star status with glowing reviews for her second album Stardust.

£12/£14otd

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Tracks (12a) at Ropery Hall

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

£4

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Marcus Bonfanti at Ropery Hall

February 13, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

After spending his youth as a trumpet player in brass bands, working 12 hours a day in a kitchen to buy his first guitar, dropping out of a prestigious music college and touring the world with different artists for almost 10 years, Bonfanti has become the sum of all the great music he was exposed to growing up in North London.  In 2012 he received the British Blues Award for Best Songwriter and in 2013 and 2014 for Best Acoustic Performer as well as nominations in Guitarist, Vocalist and Album categories for the past four years.

£10/£12otd

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Women Folk at Ropery Hall

February 14, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

‘Womenfolk’ returns with another triple bill featuring three of the UK’s outstanding female singer-songwriters.  Since her self financed debut in 2000 Kathryn Williams has released 10 critically acclaimed studio albums that have quietly established her as one the truly distinctive voices of UK music. She will be joined by two relative newcomers who’ve spent 2014 garnering critical acclaim and new fans – Welsh harpist and singer Georgia Ruth described as ‘one of British folk’s discoveries of the year” by The Guardian  and Maz O’ Connor, whose second album ‘Willowed Light’ was described by The Observer as ‘Folk album of the year thus far’, mixes traditional and self penned songs combining gorgeous melodies and exquisite vocals.

£12/£14otd

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) at Ropery Hall

February 19, 2015
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

£4 adults / £2 children

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Jay Rayner at Ropery Hall

February 20, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Jay Rayner has been a restaurant critic for more than a decade, written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing he’s learnt it is that people like reviews of bad restaurants.   In My Dining Hell, Jay examines our love affair with lousy reviews, reads from accounts of some of the most excruciating nights out he’s ever had, looks at the worst reviews his own work has ever received, and invites the audience to give his performance a review in real time via Twitter.  A hugely entertaining hour in the company of the man recently voted the best food and drink journalist in Britain.

£14/£16otd

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Burden of Paradise at Ropery Hall

Legendary saxophonist Snake Davis returns to Ropery with his brilliant acoustic quartet, Burden of Paradise. As anyone who has already experienced a Burden of Paradise gig knows, you can expect breathtaking skill, warm co-operation and witty anarchic banter which are all features of Burden of Paradise.  Snake is joined by world class singer, Helen Watson along with talented musicians Dave Bowie on double bass and Mark Cresswell on guitar and is sure to delight the audience with a sublime mixture of soul, jazz, blues and folk.

£14/£16otd

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The Riot Club (15) at Ropery Hall

February 26, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Alistair and Miles, both with aristocratic connections, start their first year at Oxford University though they are very different, Miles is down to earth and happy to have a girlfriend from a lower background, Lauren, whilst Alistair is a snob with aspirations to follow his uncle, a Tory MP. The common bond is that both become members of the Riot Club, a long established elite drinking club priding itself on hedonism and the belief that money can buy anything.

£4

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Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell at Ropery Hall

February 27, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Comedy Double Header with Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell.  Join Romesh Ranganathan as he hits the road with his eagerly anticipated brand new show Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day.  The last 18 months have been incredible for Ranganathan with him winning the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Act Award and his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival debut being nominated for the coveted Best Newcomer Award.  Fresh from supporting some of the UK’s top comedians on their sold out tours, Suzi Ruffell hits the road with her hotly anticipated second show Social Chameleon.  In it the ‘stand-up gem’ (The Guardian) questions why she spent twenty-seven years trying to make anyone and everyone like her.  Turns outs it takes a fat bully from Swansea, a too-honest mother and searching a Parisian graveyard for someone she has never heard of to give up trying and just be herself and, yes, we are all hoping she hasn’t turned out to be a dickhead.

£13/£15otd

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Jim Moray at Ropery Hall

February 28, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in English traditional music today.  Winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, after five ground-breaking albums he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians.  Moray’s career has been a continuous avowal of folk’s relevance to contemporary life and its total indivisibility from the impulses which shape the very best rock and pop. He deploys beatboxes and melodeons, electric guitars and thumb pianos, mandolins and rappers. He sings with the kind of English soul which has no home century.

£12/£14otd

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Northern Soul (15)

March 5, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Northern Soul’ is the story of a youth culture in the 1970s which changed a generation.It tells the tale of a nightclub based movement which developed in Northern England . The film is an authentic and uplifting account of two young boys whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. No longer satisfied with the prospect of a small town life and a factory production line , they dream of going to America to discover super rare records which will help them become the best DJs on the Northern Soul scene. The difficult journey forces the two best friends to confront rivalry, violence and drug abuse as their friendship and loyalties are tested to the limit.

£4

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Babajack at Ropery Hall

March 6, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Babajack is a band that is fast becoming one of the most sought after acts on the UK and European gig and festival circuits! Their unique blend of roots/blues/folk fusion described by Classic Rock magazine as “an intoxicating brew of blues, folk and roots music” make for a scintillating show  combining great musicianship, passion and energy that is guaranteed to wow any audience.

£12/£14otd

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Tom Crean: Antartic Explorer at Ropery Hall

March 7, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Small Venues Network presents  Tom Crean: Antartic Explorer.  Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 – 1916).  This multi-award winning show has now played critically acclaimed sell-out performances throughout Ireland, USA, Australia, Europe and the UK.

£12/£14otd

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Animal Crackers (U) at Ropery Hall

March 12, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honour of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding in this Marx Brothers classic. A relatively straightforward film version of their Broadway hit of the same name, this has the boys helping to recover a valuable painting stolen from a gala party. It was the last Marx Brothers film to be shot in New York before they moved to Hollywood.

£4

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Barb Jungr at Ropery Hall

March 13, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

A new collection by the leading interpreter of song and worldwide acclaimed performer of Bob Dylan’s work; Barb Jungr brings together her hardest hitting set to date of these two great music icons, featuring their political and philosophical songs in her contemporary arrangements.

£13/£15otd

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Readers’ Saturday at Ropery Hall

March 14, 2015
10:30 amto3:00 pm

Northern Accent, a new series of literature events, presents Readers’ Saturday with Natalie Haynes, Stephen May and Helen Cadbury and hosted by Yorkshire writer and poet James Nash     Whether you love reading or have always wanted to find out how writers get published or what goes into researching a book or if you’d simply like to hear great stories from those who write them, join us for Readers’ Saturday – a chance to get to know three terrifically entertaining writers in the company of fellow book lovers.  Natalie Haynes was a top stand-up comedian before reverting to her first love, the Classics while  Stephen May is a bitingly comic novelist. And crime novelist Helen Cadbury’s first book, To Catch A Rabbit is set in York.   Don’t miss this amazing chance to watch presentations by all three writers and participate in in-conversation sessions looking at all aspects of writing, not to mention the chance to chat to the authors over lunch and a cup of tea.  The price includes a buffet lunch and light refreshments.

£18

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Mark Morriss at Ropery Hall

Can it really be twenty years since Mark Morriss first shimmied into our lives as singer with The Bluetones? Apparently so. But 13 hit singles, three Top 10 albums and a collaboration with a national treasure later his ability to sieve poetry from the colander of everyday life remains unique.  Mark says the album title refers to that moment when you’ve just turned off the light and everything remains semi-lit for a split second.  Whisper it, but Mark Morriss’ light bulb moment might just have resulted in his best album yet.

£12/£14otd

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Stuart Maconie: The People’s Songs at Ropery Hall

March 21, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Spend an evening in the company of this popular and prolific TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author as he tells the story of modern Britain through the records that we listened to and loved during the dramatic and kaleidoscopic period from the Second World War to the present day.  The People’s Songs, a social history told through pop singles, is a project that Stuart is both proud of and passionate about.

£15/£17otd

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Patrick Monahan – Adventures In Monahan Land at Ropery Hall

March 27, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Renowned for his playful audience interaction, clean material and hugs, Patrick’s stand up show is suitable for all the family.  As seen on ITV’s ‘Splash!’ ‘Fake Reaction’, Show Me The Funny and ’Celebrity Squares’.

£14/£16otd

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The Jaywalkers at Ropery Hall

March 28, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

One of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British folk scene, BBC Young Folk Award finalists 2009, The Jaywalkers has a deluge of festival appearances behind them.  Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and occasional slap bass.  Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face

£12/£14otd

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Kris Delmhorst at Ropery Hall

April 10, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Simply, one of the finest female singer songwriter in existence.  Kris Delmhorst grew up in Brooklyn New York, but her musical home is in Boston, Massachusetts where she cut her teeth on open mics, bar gigs, and subway busking before embarking on her life as an internationally touring songwriter. She has released six albums on respected indie label Signature Sounds.  Delmhorst now lives in the hills of western Massachusetts with her husband, songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, with whom she occasionally performs as part of the collective Redbird.

£13/£15otd

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Black (Colin Vearncome & Calum MacColl) at Ropery Hall

April 17, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

A chance to hear a rare intimate and up-close show from one of the finest voices in music.  As Black, Colin Vearncombe lit up the charts with his timeless ‘Wonderful Life’, the hits ‘Sweetest Smile’, ‘Everything Is Coming Up Roses’ and a string of well-received albums.  Now with a brand new album out, you can expect to hear a stunning selection of new songs as well as your favourites.  Joining Colin is the outstanding guitarist Calum MacColl (son of folk legend Ewan MacColl and brother to Kirsty).  Calum is a multi-talented songwriter, producer and musician in his own right and the onstage connection between them is electric.

£14/£16otd

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Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Company at Ropery Hall

April 18, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Earth’s funniest footwear, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, return to Ropery Hall with a brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence with extra added satire.   From UKIP to ISIS, the world’s put to right.  There’s also an awful lot of  brand new silliness that mixes the best of those sock twosome’s most recent shows with brand new material  ensuring an hilarious evening of entertainment.

£12/£14otd

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Nature Writing with Andrew Fusek Peters at Ropery Hall

April 24, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Northern Accent returns to VENUE this spring this time with a literature event like no other.  Don’t miss this wonderful evening of words and wildlife with author and photographer Andrew Fusek Peters. Andrew will read from his acclaimed wild-swimming memoir Dip.  Accompanied by projections, he will share and tell the stories behind his superb wildlife photos.  As well as writing over a hundred books, Andrew was shortlisted for British Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014.

£10/£12otd

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4Square at Ropery Hall

April 25, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

4Square play their music with finesse, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band. The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin will stir the senses and quicken the pulse, galvanised by an engine-room of driving piano and percussion. By contrast, the listener is then stirred and softened by 4Square’s mellow, melancholic three part-harmony singing.  An outright musical journey, all in an acoustic setting.

£12/£14otd

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The Picture of Dorian Gray at Ropery Hall

May 2, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Fresh from a West End run of ‘The Trials of Oscar Wilde’, European Arts Company returns with a thrilling adaptation of Wilde’s only novel.  Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful, narcissistic young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old. Combining drawing room comedy and Gothic horror, this is a gripping and hugely entertaining theatrical event.

£12/£14otd

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