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.

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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.