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.

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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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’.


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


Spring Concert

March 28, 2015
7:30 pm

Scunthorpe & District Choral Society will be presenting the ever-popular Requiem by Gabriel Faure and the Mass in D by Dvorak.

This will be at The House, Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe and will be conducted by Susan Hollingworth