Arts North Lincolnshire Newsletter of 2020! We hope that the new year brings a wealth of exciting opportunities for you, especially in the arts.

What’s on in January


10.30am-12.30pm Untutored Life Drawing at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre £6

10am-5pm Exhibition: Avenue of Dreams at Ropewalk (continues until 15 March)

2.30 & 7.30pm Crowle Entertainers present Camelot The Panto at Crowle Community Hall. £5 (£4 concs)


11am-4pm New Year New Me – try something new including singing, poetry and adult ukulele. Normanby Hall – free event, Car Parking £4

2.30 Crowle Entertainers present Camelot The Panto at Crowle Community Hall. £5 (£4 concs)


7.30pm Hospital Players production Heatstroke by Eric Chappell at The Plowright Theatre £10 (continues until 18th)


7:30pm Scunthorpe Concert Society presents winner of the BBC Young Musician, pianist Martin James Bartlett at Outwood Academy Foxhills in Scunthorpe. DN15 8LJ £16


10am-5pm Exhibition: The Bare Level Plain at Ropewalk (continues until 22 March)

10.30am-3.30pm Focus on Faces Applique workshop with Sue Stone at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre £40


8pm Lewis Hamilton Band – Blues/Rock/Americana music at Ropewalk £13/£15otd


10am-4pm True to Size, an exhibition of fantastical and furry sculptural narratives opens at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. Exhibition continues until 18 April

10.30am-3.30pm Collage, Poetry, Inspiration, Installation workshop with Joe Kriss and Charlotte Newton at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre £70

Embroidery playday with Scunthorpe Embroiderers’ Guild. St. Paul’s Church Hall, Ashby, DN16 2JR. Visitors always welcome. £5 for half day, £10 for full day. Please contact Julie on 01724 341176 for more information

7pm An Evening of Punk Rock – The Comeback featuring Shuriken. Café Indie. £3

8pm The Seamus Egan Project – traditional Irish music  at Ropewalk. £14/£16otd


7.30pm Sax on Sunday: Helen Watson – jazz, folk and pop classics at Ropewalk. £14/£16otd


8pm Barnstormers Comedy Club at Ropewalk £10/£12otd

Camelot – The Panto!
Saturday/Sunday 11-12th January
The Crowle Entertainers are currently rehearsing their 19th annual pantomime at the Crowle Community Hall and this year it will be Camelot the Panto – based on the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, in an original script devised by the cast and directed by Gill Vickers with choreography by Kim Oakley of Streetbeat.
Camelot is a magical world with the wizard Merlin and the evil Egregia battling it out to see who will win control over Camelot and the evil Mordred and Morgana trying to take over the throne. There are dragons, princesses, knights in shining armour, beautiful serving maids and a would-be magician whose tricks keep going wrong. There will be lots of audience participation, music, dance and laughter, as we follow the adventures of Arthur and his knights, so come along prepared to join in the fun!
Performances will take place on

Saturday 11th January at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and on Sunday 12th January at 2.30pm at the Crowle Community Hall. Tickets priced £5 and £4 for concessions are available from the Regen Shop, Crowle or by calling 01724 711212, or 01427 311802 or by texting 07419 319796. Please note that although tickets can be purchased on the door, advance purchase or booking is highly advisable to avoid disappointment.
appliqued portrait by Sue Stone

CTRL/Shift is a touring exhibition of experimental textile art by the well respected 62 Group of Textile Artists, currently on show at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and Scunthorpe Central library.

On 18 January you can spend the whole day learning from one of the exhibiting artists her techniques of appliqued and embroidered portraits. Drawing skills aren’t essential for this workshop. Using simple techniques, such as appliqué, and a small hand stitch vocabulary Sue will guide you through quick & easy ways to get started and share the simple processes she uses herself.
The workshop runs from 10.30am-3.30pm and costs £40. Book on in advance in person at the gallery, or through Eventbrite. But hurry, because there aren’t many spaces left!

Get Carter Film at The Ropewalk.
Vue Cinema isn’t the only place locally to see a film. Ropery Hall at The Ropewalk in Barton has a regular programme of screenings to give some variety to the more mainstream offerings.
This month’s screenings include Yesterday, The Current War, Late Night, Downton Abbey, Le Serpent and Get Carter. Admission is just £3 for afternoon screenings and £4 for the evenings.
Take a look at the Ropery Hall page on the Ropewalk website for more details.

True to Size by Heather Phillipson
Poetry, Collage and True to Size

Saturday 25 January

Did you know that Scunthorpe has a thriving poetry scene? If you are interested in poetry and the spoken word and would like to develop or extend your skills, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre is offering a full day adult workshop of poetry and collage with Joe Kriss and Charlotte Newton. Create your own conceptual world in word and image which will then become part of a multimedia installation at the gallery.
The workshop takes place from 10.30am-3.30pm on 25 January (book your place on Eventbrite) and is timed to coincide with the opening of the new exhibition, True to Size, by poet and artist Heather Phillipson. Commissioned by the Arts Council to mark the 70th anniversary of the Arts Council Collection, True to Size is a multi-layered and multi-media exhibition of stimulating, fantasical and furry sculptural narratives and will be on show until 18 April. Find out more about this exhibition here.
(Image: True to Size by Heather Phillipson)

An evening of punk rock at cafe indie
Saturday 25 January
So, how many of you used to be punks back in the day, or love your punk rock now? Café Indie are inviting you to an Evening of Punk Rock, with performances from Shuriken, Mr Shiraz, The Siknotes, Dyin Flies and Johnny Utah. At just £3 per ticket its bound to be a popular event. An Evening of Punk Rock takes place on Saturday 25 January, starting at 7pm. Tickets are available from Café Indie and from the bands themselves.

Published by Scunthorpe Nights

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