Weekend of live entertainment in Barton
This weekend sees Bartonians have the opportunity to turn back the clock to the hey-day of the Big Band Sound with a Vintage Record Hop at the Assembly Rooms on Saturday (July 16).
A guest DJ will be playing music from the 30s, 40s and early 50s at the “hop” which has been organised in conjunction with the town’s Community, Heritage, Arts and Media Project to raise funds towards the refurbishment of the Assembly Rooms. 1940s costume is optional !
The dance starts at 7.30pm and runs until 11.30pm and there is a licensed bar. Tickets, costing £8, are available from Baysgarth House Museum or by telephoning 637568/633951
The following afternoon (July 17) sees the first performance in this year’s season of Performance in the Park.
The Storytellers Theatre Company return to Baysgarth Park with their own interpretation of the much-loved Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.
Performed against the backdrop of Baysgarth House, this live theatre performance tells the tale of the woodcutter’s two children, abandoned by their family, who were taken in by a wicked witch whose home was made of gingerbread.
Hansel is shut in a cage to be fattened up for the witch’s dinner while Gretel is forced to work as her slave.
The performance, which is free (although donations will be welcome) begins at 2pm. Why not bring a rug and picnic and enjoy live outdoor theatre?
This Performance in the Park has been organised by the Barton Tourism Partnership and is part of North Lincolnshire’s Big Sky Arts Festival 2011.