Once Brown and Clapson’s shipyard in the mid-19th century, the shipyard adjacent to Barton Haven is now dedicated to rebuilding and restoring vintage yachts.
Enjoy a guided tour of the boats under restoration, try your hand at carving, knots and lashings, and gain an insight into the skills behind heritage boat building, as well as the owners’ plans to pass on these skills to future generations.
Stout footwear is essential, as the tour involves climbing ladders and moving around a working shipyard.
Tai Chi is a very gentle form of exercise that uses the whole body and helps the mind to focus. It is slow as well as gentle and therefore suitable for almost everybody, improving posture, flexibility, breathing and general stamina. Ann Lee will be demonstrating Tai Chi exercises in the Sculpture Garden, and delivering a taster session to introduce you to this ancient form of therapy.
Join the English Heritage curator for St. Peter’s Church to learn about the fascinating history of the ossuary (bone store) where excavated skeletons have been placed, to leave them in consecrated ground close to their original location whilst still permitting future study.
Meet the Bats!
Saturday 14th September, 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Join Julie Ellison from the Lincolnshire Bat Group for an informative talk about the bats of Lincolnshire, learn about these elusive, nocturnal creatures and see them up-close!
Gongs are healing instruments that have been used for thousands of years to promote healing, stress relief, meditative states and deep relaxation. The therapeutic gong space bathes you in sound-waves and vibrations to re-tune and balance on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Learn about the history of this therapy, and take part in a session in this historic building.
Join local historian Geoff Bryant for a tour of St Peter's Church - Barton's greatest historical treasure and Britain's most thoroughly-explored parish Church. In particular its Anglo-Saxon tower and baptistry, archaeologically researched in the 1980s, will be explored in great detail from the digging of its foundations to its completion and use for worship in the years around 1000AD.
Join Liz Bennet, Managing Director for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of this historic building. Hear the stories of how Hall’s Ropery began on the Maltkiln Road site, the expansion of the rope making trade, and its eventual closure and re-purpose as an arts centre. Walk through this iconic quarter-of-a-mile long building, and finish the tour in Ropery Hall with an illustrated talk on the recent past of the site.
Join the Wilderspin National School Museum and the Options Group to take a trip underground and explore one of the last-remaining public air raid shelters in Barton upon Humber, built during World War II in the grounds of this former clinic.
A family guided walk exploring the various plants growing at Far Ings. We will then have a go at creating some fun items from the practical plants that we collect! Stout footwear is essential, as the site can be muddy and rough underfoot in places.
The medieval timber-framed Tyrwhitt Hall – expert talk
Sunday 15th September, 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Local historian Richard Clarke will deliver a talk in the medieval timber-framed Great Hall, about the architecture and history of the building itself. The rest of the building is a private residence, and is closed to the public.
Like most British civil cemeteries, Barton Cemetery was a product of the Burial Acts of the 1850s, which set out to deal with the problem of “over-full” churchyards. The original part of Barton Cemetery, with its chapels of rest, cemetery-man’s house and quality planting, is a fine example of Victorian public investment as well as being a pleasant green space today. Meet local historian Richard Clarke at the west gate of Barton Cemetery, for a guided evening walk.
Join the Ropewalk Printmakers in the Print Room of this former ropery, for a demonstration of press printing and opportunity to make a traditional relief print from rope-themed printing blocks, or design your own printing block to print from.
Film Matinee: Boys Will Be Boys (1935)
Thursday 19th September, 1.30pm – 3.00pm
A free film screening in the northern section of this former ropery, now repurposed as an arts centre. Will Hay stars as Dr. Alec Smart, an inept teacher who applies for the headship of a public school.
A free film screening in the northern section of this former ropery, now repurposed as an arts centre. Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney, until he discovers the College of Lifemanship in this British comedy. Inspired by the “Gamesmanship” series of books by Stephen Potter, the film stars Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas and Alastair Sim.
Snake gives us 25 classics, including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Will You, Still Crazy after all these Years, Respect, Yakety Yak, and his own solos from Million Love Songs, Moving on Up, Search for the Hero, and Lisa Stansfield's Change.
Snake reveals their background and history as well as playing them in context. Sultry sax, searing sax, screaming sax, sexy sax, soulful sax, this show has it all.
Barton-based novelist, artist and musician Ted Lewis was most famous for the film “Get Carter” and managing graphics on The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. A guided walk conducted by one of his biographers and Barton friends, sharing the Humber Bank heritage which influenced and is described in three of Ted Lewis’s novels, and other important places in Ted’s life. Donations are gratefully accepted, and stout footwear is advised
Historian Keith Miller will deliver a talk in the medieval timber-framed Great Hall, and a short tour of the garden with its medieval fishpond. The rest of the building is a private residence, and is closed to the public.
In 1995 Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals) shared a musical passion borne out of the desire to earn sufficient money to support their extravagant lifestyles. Their amazing musicianship coupled with wry humour stunned audiences around Europe and the States.
Paul Sartin is a member of the multi-BBC Radio 2 Award-winning big band Bellowhead and of Faustus. Consultant and Director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers, he is an Artist in Residence with Bellowhead at the Southbank Centre, an editor of music publications, and a BASCA-nominated composer whose commissions include works for the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Choir of Somerville College, Oxford, and Streetwise Opera.
Paul Hutchinson is the founder member of the innovative and progressive folk band, The Playford Liberation Front. His highly successful folk trio Hoover the Dog has recently morphed into the Pagoda Project. Paul's own compositions were published in 2012 (Food For Thought) and a second volume is in the pipeline. He is the resident accordion tutor at Cecil Sharp House and is a seasoned tutor at Folkworks and Halsway Manor and leads ensemble workshops far and wide.
Belshazzar’s Feast start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off wry humour for a unique live experience. Belshazzar’s Feast received a coveted nomination for the Best Duo Award at the 2010 BBC Folk Awards. Their latest Christmas-themed album titled ‘Stocking Fillers’ (Unearthed Records) was released in November 2012.
‘One of folks great odd couples – The Feast’ The Independent On Sunday
‘Duo known for their sense of humour as well their impressive musicianship’ Guardian
'Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin play like no-one else you've ever heard. Their music is breath-taking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music. But don't let me give you the impression they're a lightweight comedy act: they finish the set with a haunting piece of oboe and accordion magic which has the audience spellbound.' BBC Radio 2 Mike Harding Show online, reviewing Sidmouth Festival
‘Amidst the jesting and hilarity, they sit as fine an example of traditional English folk music as you’re likely to hear.’ Mike Ainscoe, Bright Young Folk