Get the champagne corks popping – it’s Barton Arts 20th anniversary season!

Barton Arts is celebrating its 20th anniversary in some style this year.

Tickets go on general sale on Monday (April 10) and art lovers in town and further afield are spoilt for choice with events ranging from Clare Teal returning to the town to celebrate Doris Day to poet John Hegley turning his poetic genius and silliness to an interactive family show.

This year’s Festival focuses on the broad umbrella of the arts with film, theatre, comedy, music, lectures, art, and a children’s workshop.

Apart from Clare Teal and John Hegley celebrity performers stopping by to add their own touch of magic to the 11 day Festival include Dr Phil Hammond, NHS doctor and TV personality, comic Mitch Benn who is attempting to avoid the grim reaper now he has reached the dizzying heights of 47 years of age. the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham Youth Choir who are visiting this country all the way from the United States as well as music of many different genres.

Included in this year’s programme is the first of this season’s Performances in (Baysgarth) Park when Heartbreak Theatre presents an adaptation of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy.

In previous years highlight acts have included a range of famous names including the Blackdyke Mills Band, Humphrey Littelton, the  London Community Gospel Choir, Michael McIntyre, Dara O’Briain, Alan Carr and many many more

If you are not already a member of Barton Arts there is just still time to pick up a leaflet and become a member entitling you to discounts on the majority of the events happening until April 30.  Alternatively full details on Barton Arts, including this year’s leaflet,  can be found at




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