Ropery Hall News

Angela Barnes brings Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show to Barton

By janetuplin |

Comedian Angela Barnes is bringing her latest show, Rose Tinted, to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall.

The show was a sell-out at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe earning some well-earned critical acclaim that she is now taking on tour. Continue reading »

New programme at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

The new season at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall gets underway early next month with the return of the 3hattrio playing the distinctive sounds of  American Desert Music.

The gig, on Thursday, September 5, heralds the start of four months of non-stop music, comedy, theatre and film at the Maltkiln Road venue.

Included in the programme are old favourites such as Snake Davis, playing with his band in September and then returning on the last Sunday from September to November with invited guests as well as playing out 2019 with his band Alligator Shoes.

Other highlights include comedy in the form of Angela Barnes with her sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Show, Rose-Tinted and Tom Binns and his alter-ego Ivan Brackenbury as well as the Barnstormers Comedy Club.

Hue and Cry will be touching down at Ropery Hall in October as part of the group’s 30th anniversary celebrations while the Budapest Café Orchestra will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in November.

There’s a strong representation of theatre too and one production, 12 Silk Handkerchiefs, Songs & Storytelling, is particularly close to home as Reg Meuross’s moving work of social and political history, inspired by Brian W. Lavery’s book The Headscarf Revolutionaries, opens a window on Hull’s Hessle Road fishing community and fighting fishwife Lillian Billoca’s successful campaign for improved trawler safety in the aftermath of the 1968 Triple Trawler Disaster.  Reg’s powerful songs are interwoven with narration from Brian W. Lavery and rare archive footage from the time the ships went down.

As well as Night Terrors with Gerard Logan, based on the spine-tingling tales of the supernatural from E.F. Benson’s brilliant collection of ghost stories, and Shackleton’s Carpenter telling the tale of the ill-fated voyage by the explorer to Antarctica, Robert Ross, comedy historian, will be saluting perennial Christmas treats in an affectionate celebration.  Expect Laurel and Hardy, The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise and more!

There’s also monthly quiz nights and a film programme of matinees and evening screenings.

For all of the autumn programme go to www.roperyhall.co.uk

Must-see band, the Blackheart Orchestra comes to Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

After 10 years of concert touring across the world, radio and TV appearances and awards, the unique Blackheart Orchestra have become one of the must-see bands of 2019.

The pioneering duo, made up of Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington, will be appearing at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall on Friday, March 15. Continue reading »

On the oche at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

If you love theatre and love darts the ideal combination is coming to Ropery Hall in Barton upon Number in the form of Best in the World that aims to spread darts love among theatre-goers.

Best in the World that will be on the oche on Saturday, March 2,  is inspired by some of darts’ biggest heroes including recently retired 16 times World Champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor and 80s legends, the late Eric Bristow and Scottish hero Jocky Wilson.

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Folk Nights 2019 begin with Sam Reider

By janetuplin |

Composer, accordinist, pianist and singer, Sam Reider is setting off Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall monthly folk nights in fine style when he appears at the Mattkiln Road venue at the end of this month.

San Francisco born Sam will be playing alongside The Human Hands, a band of young, virtuoso acoustic musicians based in New York City who have developed a reputation for mind-bending, high-energy sets.

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Canadian group The East Pointers come to Barton’s Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Blurring the lines between traditional Celtic tunes and popular music, The East Pointers bring their “smart maritime folk” to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall next Friday (February 1)

The East Pointers are three young men from Canada whose talent and penchant for traditional Celtic tunes of decades past greatly belie their respective ages. Continue reading »

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