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Local charity festival scoops top award; raises record figure

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The October 2015 Beeston Oxjam Takeover was last weekend confirmed as raising the most amount of money out of all Oxjam Takeovers in the Midlands, as well as being the third highest fundraiser out of the 53 Oxjams over the UK, trailing behind only Cheltenham (population three times larger than Beeston) and Islington (population ten times larger than Beeston.


Bartons for Beer, Bopping, Books and Brushwork …

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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.


New Comedy Club

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at Bartons, Chilwell, Nottingham

After the success of the NOT THE EDINBURGH COMEDY FESTIVAL the first night of the Comedy Club is at Bartons in Chilwell, Nottingham on Thursday August 9th and then every second Thursday.

Headlining is the unique duo Brian Damage and Krysstal. Very popular on the comedy circuit with their unconventional vaudeville-style act, their sometimes bawdy humour is punctuated by silly songs, dancing and plenty of jokes. Before they teamed up Brian was a musician and Krysstal an actress in Australia. Brian is infamously grumpy and deadpan, while his assistant Krysstal is glamorous but ditzy. The combination is very funny and definitely something that you won't forget.

Support comes from the dynamic and really quite loud, Ben Schofield. His rock and roll spirit and confident act is a sure winner with the crowd. His penchant for mirth-making which began as a simple defence mechanism whilst growing up in Bradford continues to this day.
Completing the line-up is Ben Lawes. His finely honed anecdotes laced with memorable imagery are performed with an engaging laconic style

Compere for the night is the lively and affable Spiky Mike.

Tickets are £7 in advance

7.30pm doors
8.30pm show

All info and bookings at and

Bartons: High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham  NG9 4AJ
Info 0115 925 7766
Bookings 0115 989 5555

For interviews, guest places and high res pics of comedians please ask and we will be happy to help!

Tickets available from the Royal Centre Box Office 0115 989 5555 or

Other events at Bartons:

Not the Camden Market 5th August 10am – 4pm
a day of stalls, food, drink, music and more

Bartons Unplugged 4th Aug 7.30pm
Acoustic music night

Not the Glastonbury Music Festival 24 – 26 Aug
Three solid days of music including MISS600 and THePETEBOX

Not the Cannes Film Festival 13 – 16 Sep
Four cult car films on a 10m wide Drive-in Screen

Heritage September 1 – 30 Sep
The doors are open on one of this truly Historic site

Carnival of Monsters 13 – 27 Oct
The largest Contemporary Arts Festival of East Midlands Artists

For further information or to arrange for photographs or interviews contact Stephen Wallace or Charlotte Wright on 01476 860127/mob07973 296001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Carnival of Monsters 2012 - Artist Proposals Wanted.

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Proposals sought from artists and performers for a major Nottingham Art Festival.

comwhiteFollowing on from the success of last years multi-arts Carnival of Monsters festival 2011 in Nottingham, Bartons ( have kindly offered to host the festival again this year. We are currently putting together what will be a bigger and better festival combining Art, Music and Performance in the fantastic Bartons buildings.

We are running the festival around the same dates as last year (starting on the Oct 13th for 2 weeks). We already have support from the Beeston Bid and Broxtowe Councils, been offered Radio air play and promotion in the press, TV and the Oxjam Festival among many others. Bartons have also been chosen as a venue for the Cultural Olympiad this year.

We are currently seeking ambitious proposals from artists working in the East Midlands or further afield, either site specific or existing pieces. The Festival is a unique opportunity to present large-scale sculpture, painting, live art, photography, installations, film, video, dance and music in a truly unique venue.

Should you wish to visit the venue prior to submitting a proposal please get in touch and we will try to accommodate small groups in advance of the submissions deadline.

For more information about the festival please visit our website:

From here you can join our Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus pages to keep informed of the latest news.

The deadline for submissions will be 27th July and prior to that full submissions guidelines will be posted on the site. Anyone interested should get in touch via our website, or via our email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you could help by forwarding this onto anyone who might be interested it would be most appreciated. This years event promises to be very exciting!


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