Comedy weekend at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Two consecutive evenings of outstanding comedy are being staged at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall within the next couple of weeks.

“It really will be a comedy weekend here in Barton with Susan Calman and Robert Newman appearing at our venue on two successive nights,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

Comedian and Radio 4 favourite Susan Calman will be appearing at the Maltkiln Road venue on Friday, January 31, as part of her  2014 tour of UK,  performing a new 60 minutes untitled show which she describes as a “work-in-progress.”

“Susan, who is a panel regular on shows such as the News Quiz and the Now Show and who has also made winning guest appearances on TV shows Have I Got News For You and Q.I.,  will be asking lots of questions,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.  “Questions like where is she, what is she doing with her life, and can she put cat wrangler as her occupation on a mortgage application?”

“Come and listen as Susan says all the right funny words, just not necessarily in the right order.”

The following evening, Saturday, February 1, Robert Newman, will be explaining his New Theory of Evolution.

Making a hotly anticipated return to comedy with his first complete show in seven years, Rob will be describing the 150-year controversy in evolutionary theory and exploring how the latest science demonstrates that DNA is not destiny and will be arguing that co-operation drives evolution more than competition.

He explained:  “Natural history is so full of freaky facts that when you tackle the complexity, you find that there is a wealth of detail, oodles of oddity which lend themselves to comedy.”

Both shows start at 8pm and tickets to see Susan’s show cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door while tickets for Rob’s show cost £12.50 in advance or £14 on the door.  Tickets can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person by visiting the Craft Gallery or by telephoning 01652 660380.

Latest News

VIEW ALL NEWS

Studio Artists Show

The annual exhibition by The Ropewalk Studio artists. Featuring work by:

David Alcock
Sally Beaumont
Emily Connor
Debbie Grice
Richard Hatfield
Gill Hobson
Judith Land
Darren Langton
Tim Needham
Julie Oxenforth
Michael Scrimshaw
Shirley Trumble
Keith Woodcock

By richardhatfield |

Christmas Art Market at The Ropewalk

The Ropewalk’s popular Christmas Art Market will showcase the work of more than 40 makers and artists.

Taking  place over the weekend of Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8 those makers and artists selected to take  part will be selling original handmade gifts, cards and artwork   (more…)

By janetuplin |

Helen Martino

Helen Martino would describe her work as being ‘sometimes serious and sometimes playful’. For many years Helen worked as a functional potter, making batches of domestic pots on a wheel. Now she sees herself as more of a maker in clay, hand building each piece individually by using soft and flexible sheets of clay. These sheets of clay are freely cut, curved and sometimes twisted, this is how Helen is able to create different perspectives and distortion within her work. The surface is painted with slip, underglaze pigment and resists. Depending on the piece silver and gold lustre may also be incorporated.

Helen is fascinated by body language and how this can be communicated. She observes Mogul and Persian miniatures and admires how they are able to tell a story within one image. These artworks often show a significant event within the life span of a person or family. Helen’s sculptures are also intimate like the miniature and show a single event that can be applied to the past, future and present, allowing the viewer to determine the story of each artwork.

Working in Cambridge, Helen exhibits widely across the UK and is the founder member of Cambridge Open Studios. She will be exhibiting in the Box Gallery in November.

 

By devonb |

Eleanor Tomlinson

Yorkshire born and bred, Eleanor Tomlinson is a traditional artist and illustrator based in East Yorkshire. Inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside she has grown up amongst, Eleanor predominantly works in ink and watercolour to specialise in capturing and celebrating UK wildlife and the local countryside. Eleanor’s distinctive style using ink and watercolour, combines traditional, well-loved subjects with a contemporary, illustrative twist. Her use and composition of contrasting white space brings a narrative and sense of movement and energy to her pieces. Eleanor’s artworks have also been developed into a wide range of cards, stationery, limited edition prints and homeware collections alongside her original pieces which are being sold in an array of independent shops and galleries across the UK.

 

By devonb |

Print Makers Council

LAND, SEA AND SKY

The theme for this exhibition ‘Land, Sea, and Sky’ was chosen because its wide-ranging associations might be interpreted in many different ways, and in part because the theme was seen to have some relevance to the location of The Ropewalk Gallery.  No size limit was imposed and artists were invited to respond to the theme in as wide a way as possible, to be as traditional or as innovative as they wished both in process and format.  The final selection includes three dimensional and large format pieces as well as more conventional prints.

Printmakers Council was founded in 1965 by a group of prominent printmakers to raise the profile of printmaking as an art form and to provide an exhibition society for members. For over fifty years PmC has continued to pursue these aims through a rolling programme of exhibitions, lectures and practical workshops.

By richardhatfield |

Exhibitions open with northern Lincolnshire links

Two new exhibitions with links to northern Lincolnshire are opening this Saturday (Sept 14) at The Ropewalk arts centre in Barton upon Humber.

In the Artspace is Re-Tellings, a solo exhibition by Grimsby based artist Sue Stone whose work is inspired by people, place and time. (more…)

By janetuplin |