Forthcoming Festivals

We’re excited to be fully involved with two major festivals in the town this year: Barton Arts and Barton Heritage Festival.

Barton Arts 2018

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An exciting Barton Arts programme runs from 20 June to 1 July.  There’s live music, comedy. film and lectures.

We are proud to be involved with or hosting some events including:

  • Open Gardens
  • Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri – An Acoustic Journey at the Joseph Wright Hall
  • The Riverbank Boys and Cements with the Ted Lewis Group including a guided walk
  • Morgan & West: two, separate magic shows for children and adults
  • The Graham Saunders Lecture – Women in Music
  • Cassandra Parkin in Conversation with Sue Wilsea

Started in 1998, Barton Arts aims to offer a professional programme of cultural activities alongside participatory events for local people.

Check the Barton Arts website for full details and ticketing information:


Barton Heritage Festival



Following the success of recent Heritage Open Days there’s an extended festival this year between 6 and 16 September with something happening on each day, and over fifty events in all!

Our own contribution includes:

  • Up in the Gallery Victorian music hall variety show.
  • Visitors to the town can look inside the Joseph Wright Hall, the former Primitive Methodist Chapel adjacent to the School.
  • Barton upon Humber Civic Society’s  “Welcome to Barton” exhibition of reflective stories of newcomers to the town.
  • Art on the Railings painting workshop and exhibition for young people looking at some of the town’s old buildings.
  • The Story of Barton Town Band, part of Barton upon Humber Civic Society’s annual programme.
  • A Hidden History family trail meeting  Victorian characters in Queen Street and a chance to dress up and capture the day on camera.

Full details of the entire Heritage Festival programme will be available in the summer in print, and online at or

Posted on: 17th April 2018