New Ropery Hall programme unveiled

A glittering mix of music, comedy, theatre and film is guaranteed to banish the winter blues as the 2015 programme at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall gets underway in late January.

The Ropewalk’s Managing Director Liz Bennet who is responsible for programming at the Maltkiln Road venue believes that the first four months of the year offer an eclectic mix.

“I’m delighted that Paul Jones and Dave Kelly are returning to Ropery Hall to open up the 2015 programme,” she said.  “From then on we welcome a mix of new talent and some old favourites which combined with a variety of carefully chosen films will hopefully mean that the support we enjoyed this year continues into 2015.”

Highlights of the programme which continues until the end of April include the return of Burden of Paradise, Babajack, Barb Jungr and Patrick Monahan.

“We will be hosting a Readers’ Saturday in March which is being put on by Northern Accent which is a fantastic opportunity to those who love reading or want to know how to get a book published.  It features writers Natalie Haynes, Stephen May and Helen Cadbury.”

“Another evening to look forward to is Stuart Maconie telling the story of modern Britain through the records we listened to and loved from the Second World War right through to the present day,” Liz continued.

“And in February  food critic and novelist Jay Rayner will be sharing his dining hell in a hugely entertaining hour as he examines the great British public’s fascination with lousy restaurant reviews and then invites the audience to given his performance a review on Twitter.”

Newcomers appearing at the Maltkiln Road venue include Romesh Ranganathan who is appearing in a double-header with Suzi Ruffell as well as Bronwynne Brent, Mark Morriss and Colin Vearncombe.

The monthly Folk At Ropery Hall, in conjunction with Mad Dog Folk, sees another brilliant programme for 2015 starting with the Young Folk Showcase with NE3Folk at the end of January

“There is also the bonus of Womenfolk in mid-February which features three of this country’s most outstanding female singer-songwriters, Kathryn Williams, Georgia Ruth and Maz O’Connor,” Liz went on.

Details of all the Ropery Hall events are included in the latest edition of the Ropewalk Magazine, available free, which also has details of exhibitions and workshops at The Ropewalk galleries for the first four months.

The magazine can be picked up at The Ropewalk and outlets throughout northern Lincolnshire.  Full details of all the Ropery Hall events can also be found on www.roperyhall.co.uk

 

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