Monthly Archives: June 2016

Midsummers Night by Gill Kendall

Wilderspin Art Group

Join this exciting Art Group led by Artist Jon Dent at the Joseph Wright Hall in Queen Street, Barton. All comers are welcome from beginners to experts

Have great fun and make real progress with your Art work, whatever your preferred medium; Oils, Acrylics or Watercolour
Great value at £10 for half a day or £15 for the whole day!

Enquiries please call Jon on 07525034201 / 01652 618082 or email

Posted on:22nd June 2016

The Age of Steam

Shows at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Come back in time with us in our Victorian lecture theatre and hear about the “latest” scientific breakthroughs. Tom Mulholland will be delivering his hand-on Victorian Science lecture with lots of amazing demonstrations and oodles of audience participation. Discover the genius of the North – its inventors, engineers and scientists who have embraced the new technologies and contributed to the industrial revolution that is changing our lives. The show includes practical demonstrations of treating aches and pains with electric shock, using air pressure to power railways, steam power to drive engines, and fanciful mechanisms to make toys work! Not for persons of a nervous disposition!
Booking highly advised – telephone (01652) 635172 to reserve your place. All seats £2

Posted on:12th June 2016

Behind Closed Doors – Heritage Open Days

A rare opportunity to look inside some of Barton’s interesting buildings and sites as part of Barton Civic Society’s Heritage Open Days programme – including the former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1867) now the Joseph Wright Hall.
Exhibitions by the Wilderspin Art Group and Barton Civic Society.
The programme is being updated continuously so check the details in September here or on the Civic Society’s website.

Posted on:12th June 2016

Ted Lewis Guided Trails

Join the Ted Lewis Group for a guided tour of landmarks in the town associated with the author.  Tour starts at 11am from the Wilderspin National School.  Meet in the Old School Canteen coffee shop from 10.30am.  £3

Posted on:9th June 2016

Barton Bike Night

Wednesday, 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Bikes on show and a chance to get out of the crowds for a bite to eat, a drink and a sit down. The Museum will be open for viewing until 8.00pm. Helmet Park: £1 per person (last collection 9pm)

Posted on:9th June 2016

Strictly Come Joking – Barton Arts

Saturday 8pm,  (Joseph Wright Hall)
Barry Cryer with Colin Sell, the Ant and Dec of the Sanatogen set, reunite for a brand new show. (Bring a cushion for maximum comfort) Admission £18 in advance or £20 on the door

Posted on:9th June 2016

Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood – Barton Arts

Friday 8pm (Joseph Wright Hall)
Intimate evening of jazz standards and other classic songs. (Bring a cushion for maximum comfort)
Tickets £15 in advance or £17 on the door

Posted on:9th June 2016

Open Gardens – Barton Arts

Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
A firm fixture in the Festival calendar whether you are an avid gardener or are curious to check out your neighbour’s roses. Teas available in selected gardens. Event in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
Tickets & programmes £4 on sale from Wilderspin Museum & the Ropewalk

Posted on:9th June 2016

Graham Saunders lecture – Barton Arts

Tuesday 2pm to 5pm
Shakespeare in Concert Hall, Ballet and Opera – A 400th Anniversary Celebration. £4.00 (Aelberry Building)

Posted on:9th June 2016

Ukulele Workshop – Barton Arts

Saturday and Sunday, 2.00pm – Zero to Hero with Jacqui Wicks
– Sold Out-

Posted on:9th June 2016