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Join Barton upon Humber for a celebration of the arts at Barton Arts Festival, from 22 June – 2 July.

The festival offers a professional programme of cultural activities alongside participatory events for local people.

From its origins in 1998 it has brought to the town a range of famous names including The Blackdyke Mills Band, Humphrey Lyttelton, Clare Teal, Michael McIntyre, Dara O’Briain and Alan Carr to name but a few.

Mind the Gap

£5 – £6. 22 June. The Ropery Hall, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber.

Do we ever speak the truth? Do we ever listen properly? And are these the core of our problems or the very root of our creativity and energy? Mind the Gap is the latest powerful and dynamic show from The Hull to Scarborough Line.


£13 – £15. 23 June. The Ropery Hall, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber.

Burton is a one man show exploring the life of the great Welsh actor, Richard Burton. Presented in his own words, the show explores Burton’s journey from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom.

Art on the Railings

Free. 24 June. Wilderspin National School, Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber.

Art groups from Wilderspin, The Steel Rooms and Scunthorpe display their work.

Clare Teal and her Trio celebrate Doris Day

£19 – £22. 24 June. Joseph Wright Hall, Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber.

Award winning singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal puts together an entertaining, joyful journey through the musical life of one of the biggest legends of Hollywood, Doris Day.

Barton Muse present Poetry and Song

£7. 25 June. Corn Exchange Club, 8 Market Place, Barton-upon-Humber

Barton Muse poetry group stages an evening of entertaining poetry not to be forgotten.

Monday Night at the Movies

£4. 26 June. The Ropery Hall, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber

The classic British comedy The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) will be playing. Starring Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford, chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated.

The Graham Saunders Lecture: Cowboys, Indians and all that Jazz

£5. 27 June. Wilderspin National School, Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber.

Cowboys, Indians and all that jazz: Graham Saunders’ annual music lecture looks at the origins and influences of American Music.

Dr Phil’s Health Revolution

£12 – £15. 27 June. Joseph Wright Hall, Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber.

Phil Hammond – NHS doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic – combines both of his 2016 sell-out Edinburgh fringe shows in one unforgettable evening.

Green Matthews presents: A Brief History of Music

£5 – £10. 28 June. Joseph Wright Hall, Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber.

Six hundred years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.

Mitch Benn: Don’t Fear The Reaper

£12 – £15. 29 June. The Ropery Hall, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber.

It’s been a morbid time for BBC Radio 4 regular Mitch Benn. He’s turned 47 – over the hill by anyone’s standards – his personal life is in turmoil and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies. Mitch confronts his, and your, mortality with hilarious (and tuneful) consequences in this evening of comedy.

K’antu Ensemble – New Age Music

£5. 30 June. St Mary’s Church Burgate, Barton-upon-Humber.

Through an innovative and ground breaking new project, older people living in care have contributed to a new piece of music by renowned composer Kerry Andrew, to be performed publically by K’antu Ensemble.

Animal Alphaboat with John Hegley

£11 – £14. 30 June. The Ropery Hall, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber.

As part of Barton Arts Festival poet John Hegley will return to Barton, fresh from his Glastonbury appearance. Animal Alphaboat is an interactive show for families to enchant children and adults with his poetic genius and silliness.

Louise Beech in conversation with Sue Wilsea

£5. 1 July. Wilderspin National School, Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber.

Louise Beech will be in conversation with writer Sue Wilsea as she discusses life and writing. Louise Beech, born and bred in Hull, has written extensively for Hull Daily Mail and is a successful author. Sue Wilsea is a writer, teacher and half of The Hull to Scarborough Line. 

Join these remarkable women and learn about their trade and more.

First United Methodist Church of Birmingham Youth Choir

Pay as you feel. 1 July. Trinity Church, Holydyke, Barton-upon-Humber.

Join the Birmingham Youth Choir as they share their music, as part of their concert tour of the UK.

Heartbreak Theatre present Billionaire Boy

Free. 2 July. Baysgarth Park, Brigg Road, Barton-upon-Humber.

Bring a chair and picnic for this heartwarming adaptation of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy. It tells the story of Joe, the wealthiest 12 year old in the land. He has everything he could possibly want, except a friend.

The Danberrys

£12 – £15. 2 July. The Ropery Hall, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber.

The soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel form The Danberrys, a band emerging from the rockier underbelly of the Nashville scene.


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