Bartons for Beer, Bopping, Books and Brushwork …

and other things beginning with B

Bartons, is launching its 2014 season of events this week, 6 June 2014, with a package of art and entertainment designed to really put Chilwell on the cultural map of the East Midlands over the coming months.

In what is intended to mark its return to full operation after the disruption of the 2013 tram works, the former bus garage on Chilwell High Rd has more than 30 one off events or extended festivals planned for the rest of the year, ranging from regular monthly activities like its Comedy Clubs and “Not the Camden Markets” to unique events such as a Jazz Festival and a two week contemporary art festival.

In addition to the regular monthly events July will see the venue hosting a two day pop festival – “Not the GlastonburyFestival”.  August, presents us with The Comedy Club, Unplugged acoustic Music with the local label ‘Im not from London’ and our Not the Camden Market. September will see the former bus garages turned into a venue for an Oxfam fundraising ceilidh, a our Heritage and vintage vehicle event, and a comedy festival “Not the Edinburgh Fringe” as part of the Nottingham Comedy Festival

October will be the busiest month of the year with eight special events ranging from a literary festival to a Halloween Scarefest. In addition to the monthly events its first special event will be a celebration of literature and books with the  “Not the Hay Book Festival”

Just six days later, it will launch the “Carnival of Monsters” a two week art festival featuring paintings, photography, sculpture and installations, culminating with “Not the Monteux Jazz Festival” a music extravaganza featuring some of the region’s leading and up and coming jazz musicians.

Finally the month will end on Friday 31 October with the Bartons Halloween special – a horror themed fancy dress party with a built in scarefest.

Towards the end of the year, the November highlight is sure to be the three day film festival, “Not the Cannes Film Festival” showing a programme of films featuring adrenaline sports, including climbing and adventure. “Not the Nottingham Beer Festival” a celebration of beer, brewing and drinking is brought to us by small local micro breweries and will be held just a couple of weeks before the final events of the year in December, three nights of Christmas celebrations.

Bartons MD Simon Barton said;  ”We feel Bartons is now really making its mark on the cultural map and our schedule  goes to show what a fantastic venue the old bus garages are and how their versatility lends itself to a wide range of cultural and entertainment activities. After a hard year because of the tram works, we feel Bartons is truly back as the place to be.”

For photos follow this link to our press page http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/index.php/info/press-downloads

Details of all the Bartons events and tickets when required can be found on its web site ( http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/ ).

For further information contact Stephen Wallace on 01476 860127 or

mob 07973 296001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.