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Nov26

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.

Nov03

NO cars. NO buses, none.

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NO cars. NO buses, none. Even on what was reputedly the best bus route in the country (believe me, we know).

Sep24

‘Mock The Week’ star at Bartons, Chilwell, Nottingham

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‘Mock The Week’ star at Bartons, Chilwell, Nottingham

‘Mock The Week’ star at Bartons, Chilwell, Nottingham

Comedy is back at Barton’s, Chilwell, Nottingham on Saturday October 4th.

Headlining is Gary Delaney a regular guest on TV’s ‘Mock The Week’ and also a writer for TV, Radio and other comedians. He was the only stand-up to have two of his jokes named in the top ten gags at 2010's Edinburgh Fringe.   Well known for his taut, brilliant one-liners Gary Delaney is very much in demand on the comedy circuit. The large quantity of his quick-fire gags leaves his audiences struggling to remember them all.

Jun05

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.

Sep20

“Tram-a-geddon”

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The Nottingham fightback

“Tram-a-geddon”

Brash, foolish and likely to be doomed, Bartons fight back the Monsters of the devious 'tram' attack, when the battle for the soul of the town that no one realised had begun had been all but lost!

Feb11

SAY HELLO TO THE REAL ‘BIG SOCIETY’

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Here is a parable. It can be read as a microcosm of the grinding paralysis that has gripped the progress of our nation. A stultifying cycle that is suffocating us has to be broken.

Aug01

International Folk meet Beeston Folk

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Unplugged live music

Unplugged live music
Bartons, Chilwell
Sat 4th Aug. 7.30pm

TROUBADOUR ROSE

Troubadour Rose are one of the most promising bands to come out of England in the last few years. Their talent as great musicians and their knack for writing a hook makes them a definite band to watch. They supported Amy MacDonald on her last tour and are managed by the same team. They were received fantastic reviews.

Producer Pete Wilkinson has heralded Troubadour Rose as ‘…one of the most promising bands to come out of England in the last few years… their knack for writing a hook makes them a definite band to watch.'

NME say they are ‘your next burgeoning folk crush,… Check out Labour of Love and try not to swoon into a coma.

Paul WellerLove the songs, great band,!

Troubadour Rose met in London, November 2009. They comprise violin Lutheran Gary Bridgewood, banjo and mandolin player Lizzy O’Connor and songstress Bryony Afferson.

Their sound is a heady concoction of Afferson’s powerful vocals, her youth filled with Fleetwood Mac and PJ Harvey records, O’Connor’s background is steeped in Irish Trad’ sessions and now wields Banjo and Mandolin hooks to stunning effect. Kaleidoscopic fiddle player Bridgwood adds an exuberant and wild edge to the mix.

Amongst there accomplishments they composed the Strawberry Fields Soundtrack in collaboration with BBC Films, Film London and Microwave Film. Troubadour Rose’s ‘Labour of Love’ and ‘Find an Arrow’ feature as the ‘Strawberry Fields’ title tracks.
 
http://www.troubadourrose.com/
 

EMMA BLADEN-JONES

Local singer and songwriter Emma Bladen-Jones is also the lead guitartist in Nottingham’s rock band Of The Night and she writes and performs regularly. Her pure and understated vocal delivery give her a fresh and unique sound, with accomplished indie folk guitar accompaniment.  
 
The unplugged night not only has great live music but has also become known for special cocktails of the night and local real ale.
 
TICKETS - £5 advance /  £7 on the night
 
 
Bartons: High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham NG9 4AJ
Info 0115 925 7766
Bookings  0115 989 5555
 
Tickets available from The Guitar Spot, High Road Chilwell, the Royal Centre Box Office 0115 989 5555 or www.bartonsplc.co.uk

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.

Aug01

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 www.funhousecomedy.co.uk and www.bartonsplc.co.uk

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 www.bartonsplc.co.uk

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

www.bartonsplc.co.uk

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.

Jul05

YOU WAIT FOR AGES FOR A COMEDIAN – AND THEN THEY ALL COME AT ONCE!!

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Date: Thursday 12th July – Sunday 15th July
Time: 8pm Venue: The Gallery, Bartons Plc, High Road, Chilwell

A brand new Comedy Festival designed to showcase the comedians on their way up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival starts next week at a brand new venue, Bartons in Chilwell, in its first summer of showcase events.

 

Thursday 12th

Headlining the first show will be the American comedian Louis Ramey. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, LOUIS RAMEY was bitten by the comedy bug while in college. It all started from a friendly dare, and thus he went and told a few jokes at the local jazz club in town. This first taste of “the stage” compelled LOUIS to seek his fortune in COMEDY. Since that time, LOUIS RAMEY has created quite a career for himself. He has participated in many of the Comedy Festivals including The US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, where in 1999 LOUIS was voted Best New Artist. He has also participated in The JUST FOR LAUGHS Comedy Festival in Montreal twice, in. “Louis Ramey had his share of hilarious moments at the festival.” Montreal Gazette Newspaper. http://www.louisrameycomedy.com/

Along with Louis is northerner Mr Steve N Allen comedian and writer who has a natural stage presence that connects with the crowd http://www.mrstevenallen.co.uk/

 

Friday 13th

Headlining the Friday night will be highly talented magician, comedian, actor and film producer Ali Cook. His irreverent persona and respected sleight of hand have made him one of the pioneers of the alternative magician scene. He has already written and performed seven British television series. His latest film role is alongside Bob Hoskins in Outside Bet (released on 27th April 2012).His anarchic illusions and stand up have attracted a large and diverse audience appeal including: The Harry Potter Premiere Parties, private events for Damien Hirst, JK Rowling, Minnie Driver, Basement Jaxx as well as headlining comedy clubs.

Support comes from the cheeky, chatty Dave Twentyman. No matter what your mood, you really can't help but warm to Dave he puts a big smile on everyone's face. Talking a lot about the subjects closer to home, such as family life & friends. Its light-hearted, positive fun that audiences can't help relating too.

Completing the line-up will be local comic Scott Bennett who lives just a mere five minutes away from the venue. This loveable rising star enthrals his audiences with his warm nature and entertaining stories.

 

Saturday 14th

Headlining the night is Rhodri Rhys, before becoming a comedian he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and became a property entrepreneur in Eastern Europe. His act combines sharp wit and observation with a natural geniality, his material is broad and colourful, drawing on his own experiences in his unusual path to a comedy career, while deftly seaming in religion, business, sport and history too.

Supporting will be quirky and funny thinker, Marc Lucero. Essentially something of a London geezer, he finds himself mellowed by fatherhood and late middle age, venturing tentatively into the unfamiliar and cosseted life of vegetarianism, house-husbandry and touchy-feely support groups. Loved by his audiences despite or because of his standard grumpy-old-man rants!

Completing the line-up will be Welsh comedian Tommy Rowson, winner of last year’s ‘So You Think You're Funny?’ competition. With his low-key retelling of biblical tales his delivery and downplayed turn of phrase injecting giggles into his audiences.

 

Sunday 15th

Headlining Sunday night is Andre King, a stand up comedian from Auckland New Zealand and a veteran of the NZ comedy circuit. He started off in 2000 as a magician and in an effort to move from childrens parties to a more mature audience took to stand up comedy as a method of improving his patter. However, since making the move, he discovered a love for stand up and a passion for the stage. Since then he has performed all over New Zealand and Australia.

Since making the leap to Stand up comedy, Andre has also secured roles as an actor in critically acclaimed NZ shows such as Eating Media Lunch, Shortland Street and two seasons of "The Pretender" which saw him nominated in the Qantas Film & Television awards 2009 for "Best Supporting Actor".

Along with Alistair Barrie Comedian, actor and writer Alistair Barrie has been performing all over the world for nearly an entire century (this one). Much in demand as both a headline act and MC, he has performed throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as further afield in the States, Australia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, South Africa, Estonia, Mumbai, Cyprus, Crete, Luxembourg, Bahrain, Qatar, Belgium, Prague, Dubai, Doha, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Norway, Hong Kong, Macau, Malta, Singapore, Indonesia and Athens as well as at the world's highest gig on a mountain in France and on a boat in the middle of the North Sea.

If you would like to come along to the opening night of “Not” The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, please let us know it would be great to see you there.

 

Compere for the each night is Nottingham’s welcoming and energetic Spiky Mike.

Tickets available from the Royal Centre Box Office 0115 989 5555 or www.bartonsplc.co.uk

 

Other events at Bartons:

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

Bartons Unplugged
7th July 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

 

www.bartonsplc.co.uk Ends. For further information or to arrange for photographs or interviews contact Stephen Wallace or Charlotte Wright on 01476 860127/mob: 07973 296001 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May24

BARTONS TURNS EVERYTHING OFF!!!!!

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UNPLUGGED MUSIC AT BARTONS

Venue:  Bartons, High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham
Dates: 9th June, 7th July, 4th August, 1st October, 6th October
Time:  7.30pm-11.30pm


With acoustic music and singer songwriters riding high in the charts, Bartons has announced a season of unplugged nights.
 
We are looking for the most talented performers, singers and songwriters to join in this fantastic opportunity to be part of Bartons summer of fun sized festivals.

Booked for the first Unplugged night is Jason McNiff a London based Yorkshireman of Irish and Polish descent. He has made four records of what is loosely described as Alt. Country or Americana, yet there is something very British about him. As Time Out attests, “McNiff’s quiet, intimate, fragile-sounding vocals draw you into his world– a melancholy, almost timeless place, through which he drifts, a romantic loner, a dreamer, at home with the blues.” He is often touted as one of the UK's most overlooked musical treasures - a great songwriter and top-notch finger-style guitarist. His new album, April Cruel (Fledg’ling) was released in 2011.

"One of the UK's best kept secrets" - Mojo

"A triumph of English-Americana" - Time Out

"The nearest thing out there to Bob Dylan and the Band" -
Sean Rowley BBC Radio London

"Dark songs of drunkenness and murder!" - The Independent

"A troubadour and one of the best singer/songwriters we have in this country"
Morning Star

"Not just a good songwriter, a truly great one" - Americana UK 9/10
 
Album of the Year for 2nd album Nobody's Son - as voted for by the staff at Americana UK
 
With Miss 600, Seven Little Sisters, THePETEBOX and Chris McDonald all performing at Bartons later on this year, the Gallery at Bartons is becoming a hub of local talent.
 
Organiser Carly Collingwood said “last year Bartons was a venue for the Oxjam festival and it was such a great success that we will be back later in the year and the Unplugged sessions will be extension to allow many more artists to take part.”
 
If you want to be considered contact us through www.bartonsplc.co.uk
 
Bartons Unplugged session are sponsored by NottinghamLive www.nottinghamlive.co.uk
 
This show is followed by many festivals including:
 
Not the Camden Market 3rd June 10am - 4pm
a day of stalls, food, drink, music and more
 
Bartons Unplugged 9th June
Acoustic music night
 
Not the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy festival 12-15 July
Headline Comedians bring their new material before going to Edinburgh
 
Not the Glastonbury Music Festival 24 - 26 Aug
Three solid days of music including Miss 600 and THePETEBOX
 
Not the Cannes Film Festival 13 - 16 Sep
Four cult car films on a 10m wide Drive-in Screen

For further information or to arrange for photographs or interviews contact Stephen Wallace or Charlotte Wright on 01476 860127/mob: 07973 296001 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May15

Two’s company on a tandem!!!

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The Raleigh Players presents

Two’s company on a tandem!!!

The Raleigh Players presents

A Life Time Guarantee
Raleigh bike is a beautiful thing

Venue:  Bartons 61 High Road, Chilwell
Date:  30 May 2012 - 7.30pm
Ticket Price: free
 
 
Some say its lace that made Nottingham, and some say Robin Hood, but everyone across the world has heard of a Raleigh bicycle.
 
A Raleigh bike is a beautiful thing. And it’s the people of Nottingham that made them. A Lifetime Guarantee tells the story of the Raleigh factory where so many people in Nottingham worked over so many years and the tale of one quite extraordinary tandem!
 
This will be a lively show, full of films and fun and people from across the ages. Some of what you will see has never been seen before, and its jam packed with the kind of tiny details that will make you leave knowing what it was that made Raleigh bicycles so great.
 
This world premiere is to be held as the opening event in the great season of festivals at Bartons, Chilwell.
 
www.bartonsplc.co.uk
 
This show is followed by:
Not the Camden market 3rd June
Bartons Unplugged 9th June
Not the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy festival 12-15 July

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.

Mar28

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 (www.bartonsplc.co.uk) 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:

www.carnivalofmonsters.co.uk

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!

Thanks

Richard
Carnival of Monsters.

Oct22

Little Monsters meet in Beeston

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The Big Draw at Bartons 2011

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Little Monsters meet in Beeston
www.carnivalofmonsters.co.uk

Time: 22nd Oct 1pm – 4pm

Place: Bartons, High Rd, Chilwell

big draw nottinghamOn the 22nd Oct for the Big Draw we are welcoming children from the all over the East Midlands to help us draw monsters of every shape and size.

Bartons, once famous transport operators, retain a large collection of historic vehicles. We'll be rolling out some huge sheets of paper and then outlining window shapes onto the paper. The children will draw monsters in each of the window shapes. When each window is filled with monsters we will cut them out and place them in the windows of the actual buses. We'll be letting some lucky artists stick them on the bus windows themselves!

The finished Monster buses should present a fantastic photo opportunity…... the Monsters are taking over the buses!

There will also be the opportunity for children to join in with 2 'make and take' tables, creating monsters from recycled materials.

The Big Draw
October is Big Draw month. This annual initiative, the Campaign's flagship programme, aims to bring communities together in creative ways. It is the largest drawing festival in the world. More than 1000 venues take part throughout October from national galleries, museums and heritage sites to nursery schools and village halls. Big Draw activities show how drawing can be used to connect visitors with our cultural heritage, natural or built environment – and each other. Schools often invite the wider community to share the pleasures of learning through drawing. Last year 22 countries joined the UK in organising events.

The Campaign for Drawing
The Campaign for Drawing has one aim: to get everyone drawing!
Why? Drawing helps us to think, invent and communicate – regardless of age and ability. The Campaign took its initial inspiration from the visionary Victorian artist and writer, John Ruskin. www.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ruskin. In a strange quirk of fate, Bartons bought three cottages in Chilwell named after the every same Ruskin, situated at the top of Bridge Avenue, built around 1906; they have a stone with the name engraved on them, with beside them, 'Carlyle ' cottages (Thomas Carlyle was John Ruskin's mentor). Weird but wonderful coincidence !

The Monster Big Draw @ Bartons - 22nd of October 1pm - 4pm

The Carnival of Monsters is host to our Big Draw 2011 event. Our Big Draw event aims to bring communities together in fun, creative ways. We'll be getting kids involved in drawing and painting on a BIG scale. Just make sure you wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on!

During the afternoon we'll have monstrous making, painting and drawing! There'll be 'make and take tables', plenty of paint, brushes, pens and paper.

The theme of the event is 'MONSTERS'!! so put your thinking caps on and show us the Largest, Smallest, Scariest, Cuddliest and Wildest Monsters your imagination can come up with!

A 'Big Thankyou' to all our sponsors Acorn Windows, Buttonwood Marketing, RMB Projects, Plan 4 Print and SOLOS Residential. Without their kind donations of money, for materials, our Big Draw event would not have been possible

This event is all part of:

THE CARNIVAL OF MONSTERS

October 15th-29th 2011

THE LARGEST EVER CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL OF EAST MIDLANDS ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS

The exhibition shows the best and most ambitious work made by contemporary artists living and working in the East Midlands. This has never been done before on this kind of scale. Works are on display in 5 halls with the emphasis on high visual impact and imagination.
LINKS:

www.carnivalofmonsters.co.uk

www.thebigdraw.org

www.oxfam.org.uk

For further information or to arrange for photographs or interviews contact Stephen Wallace or Charlotte Wright on: 01476 860127/mob: 07973 296001 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sep10

Oxjam Music Festival 2011

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Oxjam Beeston Takeover

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OXJAM MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESS LAUNCH
www.oxfam.org.uk/Oxjam

Time: 5pm - 7pm 10th September 2011

Place: The Engine Room, Bartons, High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 4AJ

You are warmly invited to attend the Oxjam Beeston Takeover 2011 press launch, where we will provide the following information and news:
 
• Artistes (the festival will include over 30 musical acts and many comedians and poets)
• Venues (the festival takes place over 10 venues)
• Festival sponsors
• Details of ticket collection points in Beeston & online ticket sales
• Launch our official website: - Take a sneak preview:  http://www.oxjambeestontakeover.org

We will also hand out more festival info.
 
At the launch there will be live music by Miss 600 at 6pm, set against a stunning back-drop of classic vehicles from 100 years of Ford, National Heritage Day. (The Bartons Heritage day is taking place earlier in the day)

On October 22nd the Oxjam Beeston Takeover 2011 will take place in Beeston as part of Oxfam’s National Music Festival and so live music, comedy and poetry is scheduled at over 10 participating pubs, bars and restaurants in Beeston between 12pm and 11.30pm.

Artistes include the Pesky Alligators, Miss 600 and the Phil Langran Band. Nottingham’s Miss Imp will be hosting a comedy afternoon at Latino’s Restaurant with stand-up from Carl Jones.

As a warm up to the festival there will also be two Pub Poetry evenings held in Beeston. These will take place at the Hop Pole on Tuesday 20th September and The Crown Inn on Sunday 16th October. This is an informal and fun evening of strictly comic/ light hearted poetry or short stories – just turn up on the day to listen or bring your own for the open mic part.

The entire event is volunteer run so if you would like to participate or help in any way on the day or leading up to the event, please contact the Oxjam Beeston team.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require any more information.
 
Best wishes
 
The Oxjam Beeston Team

For further information or to arrange for photographs or interviews contact:
Carly Collingwood on 07974 061437,
email Oxjam on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,
Stephen Wallace on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Charlotte Wright on 01476 860127/mob: 07973 296001

Sep10

Heritage Open Day 10/9/2011

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Vintage Vehicles that changed the World at Bartons

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“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”
Henry Ford

Heritage Open Day 10/9/2011
Vintage Vehicles that changed the World at Bartons

Time: 10am - 4pm 10th September 2011

Place: Bartons Garage, High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 4AJ

The colossal reorganisation of Bartons sprawling Chilwell site has continued apace during 2011.

The public have a chance to witness the project’s progress with Bartons commitment to the Heritage Open Day movement. Bartons will again throw open the doors of the legendary one-time bus company to offer a glimpse of the past on September the 10th between 10am and 4pm. In addition to transport related heritage, several new exhibitions have located to the site; and many more heritage attractions will feature. A classic car meet is also taking place this year and heritage Vintage vehicles will take to the road.

Bartons

The familier landmark of Bartons’ Head Office and Works in Chilwell will open its doors to all, this Saturday morning. The public will be able to step back in time behind the Art Deco façade and discover how parts of the garage would have looked a century ago.

The Garage in Chilwell, originally built in 1913, will showcase buses and vehicles spanning the 20th Century. Many will be on display and some will be driving the roads of Chilwell and Beeston.

Engineering Workshop Restored

New for this year a large, rambling former 1920s Engineering Workshop, which at one time was the premises of Messrs. Reynolds, has been spectacularly restored.

Sandicliffe - Ford Heritage Day

The day celebrates ‘100 Years of Ford UK’. On October 23 1911 Henry Ford’s company made its first UK built Automobiles at the world’s first industrial estate, Trafford Park. The first Ford car made in Britain was a Model T – it was the car that changed the world.

To celebrate Ford’s centenary year, locally based family run Sandicliffe are also joining in with the 100 year celebrations by recreating the way the family-owned business began in 1948. The newly-restored Barton workshop will for the very first time feature Sandicliffe’s history and this alone is a treat for many. In addition to all the vintage models that are in the Barton’s collection, there will be a range of some of the more recent models to see as well. From vintage Fire engines and recovery trucks to the powerful 300bhp Focus RS, there’s plenty for all tastes.

Sandicliffe Garage Limited was founded in 1948 by Mr. J R Woodhouse and Mr. T H Barton as a service station on Nottingham Road, Stapleford. The Company became Ford Retail Dealers in 1953 and then by 1955, Ford Car and Commercial Vehicle Distributorships were appointed. Things progressed steadily whereby in1974, the honour of a Royal Warrant of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was granted to the Stapleford Dealership - a rare event in the motor industry. More recently, Sandicliffe has expanded into one of the country's largest privately owned family motor groups with over 600 employees operating from ten sites located throughout the East Midlands.

District Museum

A long held ambition for many people from the area, a large local museum will be created for the event by Beeston and District Local History Society. This will include photographs, many not seen before, old maps of the area and newspapers that go back 60 years, displays of Humber and other local people, early 20th century photography, with the Society’s collection of old cameras.

G.H. Hurt & Son

Neighbours for 99 years, The Shawl Factory which today has suppied products to the likes of Gerri Haliwell, will also be open during the day between 9.00 am and 1.00pm, with Nottingham’s link to textiles celebrated with rare lace-knitting machines in action.

‘Heritage Open Days’ celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.

Free of charge and literally on people’s doorstep, ‘Heritage Open Days’ is an event for everyone, whatever your background, age and ability

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.