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Exhibitions Workshops Events January - April 2020 THE ROPEWALK • BARTON UPON HUMBER January - April 2020 1


The Ropewalk was built in 1801 and as Hall’s Barton Ropery manufactured ropes for the world. It closed as a working factory in 1989 and was brought back to life as an arts centre in April 2000 by an artists’ co-operative who still manage the site today. The Grade II listed building is a cultural quarter of a mile long!

The Ropewalk has 3 temporary exhibition spaces with a rolling exhibition programme that ensures there is always something new to see.

The Ropewalk offers a stimulating programme of art and craft workshops that run throughout the year, including regular classes in printmaking and life drawing and day classes in a range of activities.

Ropery Hall is a small community venue with a capacity of between 100 - 150 that offers a programme of film, theatre, music and comedy.

Coffee Shop

Workshops

The Craft Gallery continually displays in excess of 200 makers’ work from throughout the country including jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles and a wide selection of artist-made greeting cards. The Hall-Mark Room displays a range of contemporary prints and collectables.

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Galleries

The Ropewalk

The Ropewalk

Fresh local produce is used to create a wide variety of mainly vegetarian snacks and light lunches. A large selection of delicious freshly made cakes, coffees and organic juices are also available.

The building also houses a small Museum, Artist Studios, meeting rooms for hire and bespoke picture framing service.

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welcome

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elcome to another New Year at The Ropewalk. We have plenty of exhibitions and evenings of live entertainment to tempt you this year. Back due to popular demand is the Burns Night menu for our Friday Night food in the Coffee Shop on January 24th. Declan has been persuaded to wear his kilt again and we have a Scottish Blues band playing in Ropery Hall the same night. 2020 is a momentous year for us. Thirty years after Hall’s Barton Ropery closed its doors for the last time ending what had been a proud 200 year tradition of rope making in the town, The Ropewalk arts centre is looking forward to celebrating its 20th anniversary in the spring of 2020. Since the southern end of the building first opened its doors on April 14 2000, The Ropewalk has built up a reputation for high quality exhibitions, craft, workshops and live entertainment. We will be marking the occasion with an open day on Saturday, April 11, when the complete length of the quarter-mile long building will be open to the public followed by a Snake Davis gig in the evening. Snake has played on Ropery Hall stage more often than any other performer so he was the obvious choice for our anniversary show. Constant throughout our 20 years under the watchful eye of Tim Needham has been print-making so it is fitting that an exhibition by the West Yorkshire based Yorkshire Inkers will be running at this time. There have been many milestones along the way including welcoming our one-millionth visitor earlier in 2019 and taking ownership of the building in December 2017. The biggest achievement for me is that we are still here after 20 years. Watching other arts organisations close over the years has been sad and I am grateful that we have been so lucky with our dedicated staff and volunteers who make the centre work. I hope that you will join us for a year of exhibitions, live theatre, comedy, music, spoken word, quizzes and films. Without you it simply wouldn’t happen! Liz

Cover image: Rowan Godal

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Admission Free Galleries Open 7 days a week: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am - 4pm The Ropewalk is on one level with good wheelchair access; we are a 5 minute walk from the Barton Transport Interchange with half-hourly buses to Hull and Scunthorpe and a 2-hourly rail service to Grimsby and the wider rail network.

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jewellery

Featured Jewellers

January - Gwyneth Williamson Gwyneth Williamson jewellery is made from silver, copper, brass and occasionally gold. She recently became a member of the Art House in Wakefield where she refreshed her printing skills, sparking an exploration using wood, painting and print with her jewellery collection. Using linocut patterns and the off-cut shapes left from laser cut wood, Gwyneth has been able to add colour and texture to her new jewellery range.

February - Camilla West Camilla’s organic designs are inspired by the mood and textures of the hedgerows, fields and woods near her home in the Weald of Kent. She works intuitively and her jewellery celebrates the beauty and mystery of nature and how we can relate to it, and in doing so, connect with our own spirituality. She uses recycled metals to create her designs. When you wear a piece of Camilla West jewellery, you can rest assured that no-one else has anything quite like it.

March - Helen Shere Helen designs and makes silver jewellery inspired by her surroundings, finding delicate beauty, detail and charm in an urban environment. Her works mainly in silver with accents of copper for colour and depth. She draws detailed pattern on the surface of the silver, using techniques such as stamping and oxidising, creating an individual look and feel to the jewellery that is instantly recognisable.

April - Leigh Shepherd Mixed media artist and jewellery maker Leigh Shepherd’s work is inspired by her interest in upcycling and her love of her garden in Haworth. Her Cottage Garden Jewellery Collection features her own ink drawings of flowers, ferns and seed heads. Earrings are from sixpence coins, pendants from vintage Scrabble tiles and brooches from draughts and dominoes. Each piece of jewellery is finished with a rich glossy resin

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box gallery

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ilary Coole is a contemporary ceramic artist producing vessels and functional ware using the process of hand built, slip decorated stoneware slabs. She gained a First-Class degree at Carmarthen School of Art and the accolade of Student of the Year in 2015. Her first career as a graphic designer, coupled with an interest in surface pattern design, have influenced her current body of work. The thematic focus of Hilary’s work is specifically inspired by memories of her mother and old family photographs that featured vibrant 1950s patterned fabrics which are the basis of her ceramic designs.

Hilary’s starting point was investigating ideas about belonging, home and a sense of place. This reflective thinking flowed into investigating the form and pattern of her mother’s garments translated into clay. She uses slips, paper resist and sgraffito onto the clay then constructs vessels from these highly decorated slabs. Hilary’s intention is to evoke the fun, emotion and utopian aims of the 1950s in contrast to post war austerity. The work she produces is a colourful, sculptural and contemporary interpretation of an influential era in her life. Box Gallery: March 1 - 31

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exhibition

Avenue of Dreams

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venue of Dreams is a collection of paintings and prints by Sheffield based/Irish born artist Alex McArthur. Inspired by the natural world her practice is influenced by long established landscape traditions. As a starting point for her work Alex uses photographs taken on her travels to stir memories and emotions that inform the processes she uses. Paint is often poured on canvas in layers to represent a passing sky and the monotype printing technique used throws up surprises in colour, form and texture. The use of photography results in a spontaneous and intuitive process.

Alex McArthur: Avenue of Dreams Gallery One January 11 - March 15 ERA: Bare Level Plain Artspace January 18 - March 22 Claire Newman-Williams: Story Box. Gallery One March 21 - June 7 INKERS: Twists and Turns Artspace March 28 - May 31

EAST RIDING ARTISTS:

The Bare Level Plain - The Landscapes of South Riding

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. . . The wide Dutch landscape, haunted by larks and seabirds, roofed by immense pavilions of windy cloud; the miles of brownish-purple shining mud, pocked and hummocked by water and fringed by heath-like herbs; the indented banks where the high tides sucked and gurgled; the great ships gliding up to Kingsport,

John D. Petty A field of barley, Middle Farm.

he Bare Level Plain is an exhibition of original artworks with the 1936 novel South Riding by Winifred Holtby, and in particular those areas of the East Riding described in the novel, as the exhibition’s focus and theme. This is an exploration through art of the places about which this extremely popular novelist wrote.

seen from low lying windows as though they moved across the fields; the brave infrequent flowers, the reluctant springs, the loneliness, the silence, the slow inevitable rhythm of the tides . . . Winifred Holtby South Riding

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exhibition

Twists and Turns Twists and Turns, a themed exhibition responding to The Ropewalk, its history and environs.

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Emily Harvey: Ants Nest

NKERS is a group of independent contemporary printmakers based in West Yorkshire, who have been working together since 2000. Members pursue successful independent practices as exhibiting artists, educators and writers, and come together to collaborate, exhibit and share practice.

Story Box

During the past 20 years, the group has welcomed exciting contemporary printmakers from around Yorkshire working with a wide range of print techniques, including etching, drypoint, collagraph, screenprint, relief and photogravure. Several members have been recipients of awards and national/international project funding

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laire Newman-Williams is a photographic artist who uses photography and collage to explore the world where imagination and reality collide. By blending her unique photographs with text, diagrams, and inscriptions that other generations have left behind, Claire builds visual stories of recalled experience and nostalgia.

In her Story Box series, she combines original photographic images (often portraits that she creates with old cameras and alternative processes) with found objects, to create collages layered and arranged in antique wooden boxes. These Story Boxes are intended to be like inner landscapes, addressing the recurrent themes of the smothering of identity and our fear of being seen - truly seen by those around us.

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FILM DIARY JANUARY - APRIL 2020

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Matinees start at 1.30pm. Tickets £3 Evening films start at 7.30pm Tickets £4 No advance sales

Yesterday (12) 1h 56min Himesh Patel is a struggling musician who realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles. Mrs Lowry & Son (PG) 1h 31min A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and his relationship with his mother.

The Farewell (PG) 1h 40min A young woman and her family return to China to spend time with her dying grandmother.

The Mustang (15) 1h 36min The story of a violent convict, who is given rehabilitation therapy involving the training of wild mustangs.

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The Current War (12a) 1h 42min The dramatic story of the cut throat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.

Late Night (15) 1h 42min Emma Thompson stars as a late night talk show host.

The Goldfinch (15) 2h 29min A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Adrift (12a) 1h 36min A true story of survival on the High Seas. Stars: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin.

The Old Man & the Gun (12a) 1h 33min Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70. Stars: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck.

The Old Man & the Gun Blinded by the Light (12a) 1h 33min (12a) 1h 58min 12 See left for details In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life and find his voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Judy (12a) 1h 58min Renée Zellweger stars as legendary performer Judy Garland.

Easter Parade 9 (U) 1h 43min A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner. Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire.

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Downton Abbey (PG) 2h 2min The continuing story of the Crawley family in the early 20th century.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (18) 2h 41min A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success. Stars: Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio


Downton Abbey (PG) 2h 2min See left for details

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The Lion King (PG) 1h 58min Disney re-make.

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Yesterday (12) 1h 56min See left for details

Le Serpent. (15) 1h 59min Plender, Ted Lewis’s novel of revenge and blackmail with a French twist.

Tolkien (12) 1hr 52 mins The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins

The Goldfinch (15) 2h 29min See left for details

Get Carter (18) 1h 52min Michael Caine is London gangster Jack Carter.

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Joker (15) 2h 2min Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro star in this comic book origin story.

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To Kill a Mockingbird Ad Astra 19 (A) 2h 9min (12a) 2h 3min Gregory Peck stars as An astronaut undertakes Atticus Finch a lawyer in a mission across an the Depression-era South. unforgiving solar system. Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones.

A Man Called Ove Mrs Lowry & Son 26 (15) 1h 56min (PG) 1h 31min Ove, an ill-tempered, See Feb 6 for details isolated retiree has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops.

Judy Wild Rose 16 (12a) 1h 58min (15) 1h 41min RenĂŠe Zellweger stars as A troubled young legendary performer Judy Glaswegian woman Garland. dreams of becoming a Nashville country star. Stars: Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello

Puzzle Official Secrets 23 (15) 1h 43min (15) 1h 52min Agnes, taken for granted The true story of a British as a suburban mother, whistleblower who discovers a passion for leaked information to solving jigsaw puzzles the press about an illegal which unexpectedly NSA spy operation. Stars: draws her into a new Matthew Goode, Keira world. Knightley.

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workshops

Workshops

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acqueline Warrington trained for seven years in metalwork, firstly with a renowned jewellery designer, going on to college and finally attending Sheffield School of Art to study silversmithing as well as jewellery employing a wide range of techniques in her work. For the past 35 years, she has been designing and making her own range of precious metalwork along with undertaking special commissions and has exhibited widely.

Simple Stone Setting Ring workshop March 7 10.30am – 4.30pm £80/75* (*Ropewalk Members only)

Join Jacqueline on Saturday 7th March from 10:30 – 4:30 for a Simple Stone Setting Ring workshop. During the day you will learn the skills involved in making a simple stone set ring using the rub over setting and techniques such as filing, cutting, texturing metal, soldering, polishing and setting. You will be using traditional jewellery making techniques and tools.

Spring Workshops February 8

Photo Litho Transfer Printing

Sally Beaumont

£62/57*

February 15

Heart Pendant and Earrings

Alastair Scargall

£75/70*

February 22

Willow Birds

Alison Walling

£60/55*

February 23

Willow Birds

Alison Walling

£60/55*

February 29 & 1 March

Upholstery weekend

Lesley Leonard

£160/150*

March 7

Simple Stone Setting

Jacqueline Warrington

£80/75*

March 14

Narrative and Mood using Dry Point Lindy Norton Etching

£60/55*

March 21

Say Something with Stitch

Sue Stone

£61/56*

April 18

Viscosity Printing

Emily Harvey

£58/53*

April 25

Felt Bowls

Rachel Morley

£63/58*

*Discount for Ropewalk Members

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anniversary

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he 80th anniversary of the birth of novelist Ted Lewis, and the 50th anniversary of the making of Get Carter, the ground-breaking gangster film starring Michael Caine and based on Ted’s novel Jack’s Return Home is celebrated with the screening of Get Carter and Le Serpent, based on Plender, Ted’s novel of revenge and blackmail set in Barton and Hull. Both films will be introduced by Monty Martin, chair of the Ted Lewis Group. January 30 - Ted Lewis Film Day 1.30pm Le Serpent 7.30pm Get Carter

£3 £4

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

OPEN DAY April 11 10am - 4pm

GRAND GARDENING DAY May 17 10am - 4pm

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music

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s the Ropery Hall music programme goes from strength to strength we only have you to thank for turning out to support live music and making it possible for us to continue to showcase great musicians. So thank you!

Rowan Godel

We thought we would celebrate Burns night with haggis and kilts in our Coffee Shop on Friday 24 January and add a Scottish blues band. The Lewis Hamilton Band performs mostly original Blues/ Rock/Americana music, combining melodic and powerful vocals with a rock solid rhythm section and virtuoso heart-felt lead guitar.

Josie Duncan is a folk singer and songwriter from the Outer Hebrides. Steeped in Gaelic tradition from a young age and now deeply immersed in the vibrant Glasgow music scene, Josie’s singing is phosphorescent, effortlessly bridging the gap between Scotland’s traditional music and the adventurous tastes of its young inhabitants. Since winning BBC Radio 2’sYoung Folk Award in 2017 alongside guitarist Pablo Lafuente,

Josie Duncan

Moving from Blues to Folk and Scotland to Ireland few artists from traditional Irish music are more influential that Seamus Egan. A founding member of groundbreaking powerhouse band, Solas, the multi-instrumentalist has a reputation as one of the leading lights, having inspired generations of musicians. Seamus will be playing work from his stunning Early Bright album, set to get its world premiere and launch at Celtic Connections in January. Josie has appeared on main stages of festivals the country over. In March following her appearance in Townsend Productions hugely successful touring folk opera “Rouse Ye Women”, Rowan Godel brings us her own unique music with some traditional songs alongside Benji Kirkpatrick and Tim Cotterell two of the finest musicians on the UK folk scene today.

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Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess

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Later in the month two time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar combine Russell’s powerful vocals and driving guitar style with the latter’s All-Ireland Championship winning fiddle playing. Since joining forces the duo have become one of the most sought after acts on the folk scene.

bouzouki-playing powerhouse at the core of successful bands Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman and Faustus. His own writings are now vibrantly being brought to life in The Excess; a classic power trio with Bellowhead bandmate, Pete Flood, on drums and Pete Thomas on bass. Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. An original member of Bellowhead, Rachael is now working on a new solo project of traditional songs and is playing with new band The Cartographers, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane) and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting).

In April on a rare tour, the three original members of Oysterband open their treasure-chest of music and stories of life on the road as one of the most-travelled bands in the folk world. Expect great acoustic versions of classic and rare songs with John Jones’ characteristic passionate vocals, Alan Prosser’s sublime guitar skills and Ian Telfer’s soaring fiddle No Ropery Hall season is complete and dry wit. without the presence of Snake Roots musician Benji Kirkpatrick Davis. He is joined in January by returns to Ropery Hall for the second Helen Watson and in February by time in little more than a month, bassist Simon Goulding. In April this time with his band, The Excess. Snake makes two appearances with Benji has long been the guitar and his band and its classic sax solo show

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music

Jaki Graham

Music and an evening on his own with the launch of a new album, Frog on a Lily Pad. Snake plays pieces from the album live and explains the history of their composition and recording. Previously heard with Snake Davis at Ropery Hall Chris Bannister performs the real spirit of the music of John Denver. An evening with Chris Bannister is an evening of rare quality with his simply stunning tribute to the music of John Denver. It is easy to see how he has gained an international reputation which has delighted fans for over two decades. Performing tracks from Daylight Moon, Ezio’s ninth studio album is their most personal yet. In its 26-year career, the band has made a habit of dabbling in any style of music that takes the members’ fancy; Daylight Moon is no different. There’s plenty Booga & Ezio Lunedei. of genre hopping on show here. The frontman, Ezio Lunedei.’s rich tenor and complex acoustic guitar

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music work is complimented by Booga’s incessant lead guitar that squeezes in an extra note that shouldn’t be possible, but somehow manages to work. Moving to Jazz, SEED Ensemble is a Mercury Awardnominated 10 piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi. The band presents a stellar line-up featuring some of London’s most up-and-coming young jazz musicians. And finally to Soul. Jaki Graham is one of the most appealing Soul entertainers to emerge from the UK achieving international success with a string of hits including Round and Around, Set Me Free, Step Right Up and Breaking Away. This is the perfect opportunity for real music lovers to experience Jaki’s hits and Motown classics stripped back, whilst turning the spotlight on her powerful and emotive vocals, highlighting her effervescent personality that she’s known and loved for, up close and personal!

Cassie Kinoshi.of SEED

Jan 24 Lewis Hamilton Band 8pm £13/£15 Jan 25 The Seamus Egan Project 8pm £14/£16 Jan 26 Sax on Sunday: Helen Watson 7.30pm £14/£16 Feb 14 Paul McKenna Band 8pm £14/£16 Feb 21 Chris Bannister 8pm £13/£15 Feb 23 Sax on Sunday:Simon Goulding 7.30pm £14/£16 Feb 29 Josie Duncan 8pm £14/£16 March 6 Ezio 8pm £14/£16 March 13 Rowan Godel Trio 8pm £14/£16 March 28 Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar 8pm £14/£16 April 3 Jaki Graham 8pm £20/£22 April 5 Oyster 3 7.30pm £15/£17 April 9 Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess 8pm £14/£16 April 11 Snake Davis: Classic Sax Solos 8pm £16/£18 April 19 Sax on Sunday: Album Launch 7.30pm £14/£16 April 25 Rachel McShane & The Cartographers 8pm £14/£16

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comedy

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t Ropery Hall we are here to help you start the year right with a few belly laughs. Many of you have obviously decided you need some live comedy in 2020 as tickets are going well for all the shows we have on our website.

Kerry Godliman

In January join BBC Radio 4’s copturned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show. Fair Cop Unleashed is based on a dramatic real-life incident from Alfie’s police casebook. Relive with him the thrilling ups and downs of the night a mysterious clown came to town and more than one life ended up in the balance. It was no laughing matter – but this show certainly is! Last few tickets remaining. A few days later we have a sell-out preview of John Shuttleworth’s Back. In March Ropery Hall is delighted to welcome back Kerry Godliman who is back on tour after what she thought would be a little “she” time. No chance. Her bosh-like nature will never let her rest. Well, that and a needy cat, a constantly disappointing camper van, ever-raging feelings of mum guilt and bewilderment at the phasing out of thimbles. All will be explained.

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Croft & Pearce

I hope you find time to check out Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce an award-winning British comedy writer/performing duo. As well as starring in their own BBC Radio 4 comedy series The Croft & Pearce Show, they have written seven live sketch shows, completed three national tours and performed to sold-out audiences in London, Edinburgh Fringe and around the UK. A BBC Next Big Thing act,

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comedy they are winners of The Mervyn Stutter Spirit Of the Fringe Award, WhatsOnLondon Comedy Award Nominees and recipients of the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Total Sell Out Show Laurel.

Alfie Moore

Then in April, you requested his return... Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 comes a brand new comedy-and-cooking show from the award-winning stand-up who makes real gourmet food live on stage, George Egg. During an evening of live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy about making food on the move George demonstrates ways to procure items from the train buffet trolley, beat the rip-off restaurant prices at the airport and even shows you how to turn unexpected road-works into a picnic. It’s cheeky, anarchic and creative, a multisensory show rich in humour and sprinkled with handy hacks. Real gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.

George Egg

Add to the above our monthly visit to Barnstormers Comedy Club on the last Friday of the month and you will have plenty to laugh about. Liz Jan18

Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed

8pm

£14/£16

Jan 21

John Shuttleworth’s Back!

8pm

Sold out

Jan 31

Barnstormers

8pm

£10/£12

Feb 28

Barnstormers

8pm

£10/£12

March 7

Kerry Godliman: BOSH

8pm

£16/£18

March 20

Croft & Pearce: Double Take

8pm

£12/£14

March 27

Barnstormers

8pm

£10/£12

April 10

George Egg: Movable Feast

7.30pm

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theatre

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here’s so much theatre; this season that it is impossible to single any production out! So here’s a flavour of what you can expect throughout the dark winter months until the spring. A fitting theatre production for 2020 as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two is Spitfire Solo, written and performed by Nicholas Collett. Set in June 2000 80 year old former Battle of Britain pilot Peter Walker re-lives past glories, losses, wartime experiences, family memories and the heady days of blue skies and battles, and searches for the answer to the biggest question so far! Bring out the streamers as we help Brother Wolf celebrate with its 21st production of The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. We’ll go down the proverbial rabbit hole in one of the most loved stories of all time. It’s fantastical and utterly bonkers and a groundbreaking new twist on Lewis Carroll’s immortal classic, adapted and produced by award-winning actor/writer, James Hyland. So grab your seat at The Hatter’s table and get ready for the weirdest and wildest party this side of Wonderland!

We continue with the theme of classic books with Fell-Foss Theatre’s very first production, Crusoe’s Island. It is 300 years since Daniel Defoe published his classic tale about Robinson Crusoe and his shipwreck on a far-away island. But how many people know that this famous castaway was from Yorkshire – York to be exact – and that the novel was first published with its full title of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner? In this one-man show actor and writer Mark Cronfield Crusoe is 87 years old and with time running out he has a story to tell.

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Spring Theatre

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The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton is a riveting, kinetic solo show with Mark Farrelly which vividly portrays the life of one of the great English writers of the inter-war years. Patrick Hamilton who was a dazzling success whilst still in his twenties, producing the hit plays Rope and Gaslight, and classic novels like Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, Hangover Square and The Slaves of Solitude. But he was also an alcoholic, whose wit became increasingly mordant as his inner and outer worlds collapsed. Set in an electro-therapy clinic in the 1950s, and covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s turbulent life, The Silence of Snow is a powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of not confronting one’s own inner chaos. It is also a hugely witty and engaging tribute to a great English writer.

English comedienne, singer, actress; and monologist. In these somewhat uncertain times comes a wonderful evening of warmth, wit and gentle humour. The show features some of the best of Joyce’s delightful songs and monologues from Stately as a Galleon and School Nativity Play to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight. In this production by Kick in the Head, with Suzanne Walters and Andrew D Brewis, Joyce is our guide in this delightful delve into some of her most delightful characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard whose family has allowed access to previously unpublished rehearsal recordings and personal letters from Joyce allowing a unique insight into the queen of comediennes.

As Joyce would have said “We request Guaranteed to lighten the gloom of the pleasure of your company” at this any February day is Choice Grenfell, production that celebrates not only a celebration of Joyce Grenfell, Joyce but also her marvellous work. February 7

Choice Grenfell

7.30pm

£13/£15

March 14

Spitfire Solo

7.30pm

£13/£15

March 21

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

7.30pm

£13/£15

April 4

Crusoe’s Island

7.30pm

£10/£12

April 24

The Silence of Snow

7.30pm

£10/£12

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spoken word

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tand-up poet Kate Fox returns to Ropery Hall, this time in the company of actor Joanna Holden with an exploration of Northern women you have heard of (and some you haven’t)! Where There’s Muck, There’s Bras, commissioned for the Great Exhibition of the North 2018, is a funny performance lecture uncovering the hidden history of the writers, scientists, sportswomen, politicians, protestors, musicians and other heroines who make up a far more diverse North than we usually see. Writer, Radio 4 regular and creator of the cult theatre show John Peel’s Shed, John Osborne returns with a brand-new story-telling show, You’re in a Bad Way, about family and the role music plays in our lives.

This brand new storytelling show about music and dementia is a gently observational show about two sisters dealing with their dad’s diagnosis of dementia. It’s a funny, sad show about family and the role music plays in our lives. Just because something is diagnosed doesn’t mean it’s the end. John grew up in Brigg and writes for television, theatre and radio. He is a regular at festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Latitude, and his poetry has been performed in BBC 6Music, Radio 1, XFM and Radio 4

Feb 15 Kate Fox: Where’s There’s Muck There’s Bras Feb 22 John Osborne: You’re In A Bad Way

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January 11- March 15 • Gallery One • Alex McArthur January 18 - March 22 • Artspace • ERA Quiz

7.30pm

£1.50

Yesterday

1.30pm

£3

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The Current War

7.30pm

£4

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Late Night

1.30pm

£3

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Downton Abbey

7.30pm

£4

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Alfie Moore

8pm

£14/£16

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John Shuttleworth

8pm

SOLD OUT

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Downton Abbey

1.30pm

£3

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Yesterday

7.30pm

£4

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Lewis Hamilton Band

8pm

£13/£15

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The Seamus Egan Project

8pm

£14/£16

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Sax on Sunday: Helen Watson

7.30pm

£14/£16

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Le Serpent

1.30pm

£3

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Get Carter

7.30pm

£4

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Barnstormers Comedy Club

8pm

£10/£12

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Until March 15 • Gallery One • Alex McArthur Until March 22 • Artspace • ERA 5

Quiz

7.30pm

£1.50

6

Mrs Lowry & Son

1.30pm

£3

6

The Goldfinch

7.30pm

£4

7

Choice Grenfell

7.30pm

£13/£15

13

Adrift

1.30pm

£3

13

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

7.30pm

£4

14

Paul McKenna Band

8pm

£14/£16

15

Kate Fox: Where’s There’s Muck There’s Bras

7.30pm

£13/£15

20

The Lion King

1.30p

£3

20

Tolkien

7.30pm

£4

21

Chris Bannister

8pm

£13/£15

22

You’re in a Bad Way

7.30pm

£13/£15

23

Sax On Sunday: Simon Goulding

7.30pm

£14/£16

27

The Goldfinch

1.30pm

£3

27

The Joker

7.30pm

£4

28

Barnstormers Comedy Club

8pm

£10/£12

29

Josie Duncan

8pm

£14/£16

M

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Until March 15 • Gallery One • Alex McArthur Until March 22 • Artspace • ERA March 1 - 31 • Box Gallery • Hilary Coole March 21 - June 7 • Gallery One • Claire Newman Williams March 28 - May 31 • Artspace • Yorkshire Inkers 4

Quiz

7.30pm

£1.50

5

The Farewell

1.30pm

£3

5

The Old Man and The Gun

7.30pm

£4

6

Ezio

8pm

£14/£16

7

Kerry Godliman: BOSH

8pm

£16/£18

11

John Sprakes - Talk

7.30pm

FREE

12

The Old Man and The Gun

1.30pm

£3

12

Blinded By The Light

7.30pm

£4

13

Rowan Godel Trio

8pm

£14/£16

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14

Spitfire Solo

7.30pm

£13/£15

19

To Kill a Mockingbird

1.30pm

£3

19

Ad Astra

7.30pm

£4

20

Croft & Pearce

8pm

£12/£14

21

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

7.30pm

£13/£15

22

SEED Ensemble

8pm

£12.50/£14

26

A Man Called Ove

1.30pm

£3

26

Mrs Lowry & Son

7.30pm

£4

27

Barnstormers Comedy Club

7.30pm

£10/£12

28

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

8pm

£14/£16

A

pril

Until June 7 • Gallery One • Claire Newman Williams Until May 31 • Artspace • Yorkshire Inkers 1

Quiz

7.30pm

£1.50

2

The Mustang

1.30pm

£3

2

Judy

7.30pm

£4

3

Jaki Graham

8pm

£20/£22

4

Crusoe’s island

8pm

£13/£15

5

Oyster 3

7.30pm

£15/£17

9

Easter Parade

1.30pm

£3

9

Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess

8pm

£14/£16

10

George Egg: Moveable Feast

7.30pm

£13/£15

11

Snake Davis: Classic Sax Solos

8pm

£16/£18

16

Judy

1.30pm

£3

16

Wild Rose

7.30pm

£4

19

Sax On Sunday: Album Launch

7.30pm

£14/£16

23

Puzzle

1.30pm

£3

23

Official Secrets

7.30pm

£4

24

The Silence Of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

7.30pm

£13/£15

25

Rachel McShane & The Cartographers

8pm

£14/£16

KEY Exhibitions

Music

Film

Theatre/Comedy

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The Ropewalk Ropery Hall

The Venue is a small community venue with a capacity of around 120. For small music nights seating is cabaret-style; for all other performances it is theatre-style and seating is not numbered. Please ensure that you arrive in good time if you wish to be seated together. There is a fully licenced bar at all performances. Doors open an hour before the start of performances.

How To Book

Tickets are available: In Person at The Ropewalk. Open 7 days a week 10am - 5pm (4pm Sundays). By Telephone: pay by credit or debit card. (An additional charge of £2 is applied) Online at www.roperyhall.co.uk

Directions

We are well signposted from the A15. Just follow the brown signs... Exit the A15 at J.3 and take the A1077 into Barton (Ferriby Road). Turn left at mini roundabout at the bottom of the hill and follow the road round to the next mini roundabout and turn left again. Follow the one-way system through Castledyke West and get in the left-hand lane. Turn left at the junction opposite the railway station, then take the first right off Waterside Road onto Maltkiln Road. For The Ropewalk Galleries turn left into Tesco’s car park where you will find us in the far left corner. There is ample free car parking adjacent to the building. For Ropery Hall, follow the road round to the Waters’ Edge park gates and then left into the car park. Please park at the end of the car park nearest Ropery Hall then walk to the first set of doors at the side of the building. For Sat Nav users please input DN18 5JR which will lead you straight to Waters’ Edge Car Park.

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A What's On guide to The Ropewalk Arts Centre in Barton upon Humber, Nth Lincs Uk

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