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Surface Levels

January 8 @ 10:00 am - March 20 @ 5:00 pm

This show features five ceramicists from different parts of the UK who all have a close affinity with fired clay and a common concern with its surface. From the patterned surfaces of St. Ives potters John Bedding and Sarah Dunstan to the layered and distressed pots of Dumfries- based Andrew Adair; the heavily patinated architectural vessels of Hertford’s Elly Wall to the richly coloured and playful ceramics by the Redditch potter David Wright.

Mirrors, Windows & Shadows and Here Silence Stands

January 15 @ 10:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm

Photographer Brian Adams presents two collections of work: Mirrors, Windows & Shadows is subtitled Thoughts on the photographic image in the age of the selfie. Brian states: " "Self portraiture has been established in photography long before the present obsession for "selfies" began, with the American photographer Lee Friedlander as one of its most notable proponents. I was given a copy of his book "Self Portrait" as a sixtieth birthday present and this triggered my interest in the genre. Rather…

Barnstormers Comedy Club at Ropery Hall

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an evening of top flight stand-up comedy. As ever, a lovely Barnstormers Comedy MC will be on hand to introduce three more excellent acts from the UK Comedy Circuit and beyond. Mark Maier Danny Deegan and Duncan Oakley

Martyn Joseph at Ropery Hall

February 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to 200 people or 20,000, he blows the crowd away night after night. Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing…

Iain Matthews at Ropery hall

February 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Barton born singer songwriter, Iain Matthews and guitarist/singer/ songwriter/producer BJ Baartmans met in 2003, shortly after the former had relocated to the south of Holland. T they have been playing and recording together more or less since then mostly in the all Dutch line-up of Matthews Southern Comfort, which they formed together in 2005 releasing three albums and touring extensively throughout Europe. When last year’s pandemic forced all performers off the road, the two began writing together in earnest and…

Ships Sail Right into the Heart of Hull – Barton Civic Society

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Barton Civic Society’s 2022 Public Lecture Programme begins with Colin Cooper who describes how the character of Hull has been shaped by its geography and history. Hull was once the UK's third port and the world’s largest fishing port. The quays and docks, railways and industry dominated the townscape, while ocean-going vessels and trawlers sailed right into the heart of the city. Admission for Civic Society members is free. Non-members £2. Please note this is an afternoon lecture.

Chantel McGregor at Ropery Hall

February 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A female guitar prodigy, at 14 years Chantel was told by major labels that she had a “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like that!” Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college’s history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions. Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, the college’s Musician of the Year award. In previous…

Howerd’s End at Ropery Hall

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Frankie Howerd was one of Britain’s most loved comedians for half a century. But he had a secret. And the secret’s name was Dennis. This brand-new play by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope) takes you to the heart of Frankie and Dennis’ clandestine relationship, which lasted from the 1950s until Frankie’s death in 1992. It also affords a glorious opportunity to encounter Frankie in full-flight stand up mode. Packed with laughter, but unafraid of truth, Howerd’s End portrays two…

Three Voices at Ropery Hall

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Jeremiahs at Ropery Hall

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Jeremiahs is an Irish folk band of four musicians who have come together with the common goal of writing, composing and performing new folk songs and music. They have travelled extensively, bringing their music far and wide and are heralded as a live band not to be missed. With a wonderful mixture of newly composed songs and tunes in the folk genre and a well selected catalogue of older folk songs, they are sure to rouse all of the…

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Hidden History

Hidden History tells of Barton upon Humber's fascinating history through a collection of media including original and authentic photographs, video clips, narration and text.