There’s not much going on in the garden at this time of year. But at the Ropewalk in Barton-on-Humber one particular garden will soon be blooming.
And from January 19, there is the chance to visit what is a unique creation, a landscape made up of clocks of every kind.
The brainchild of international installation artist Luke Jerram, Harrison’s Garden – which honours Barrow-on-Humber inventor John Harrison – will feature hundreds of clocks laid out in swathes of beds and borders.
Harrison’s Garden has recently completed a tour of National Trust properties and was due to be dismantled. However, a chance meeting with Luke led the artist to donate the exhibition to the Better Barrow Community Project which is raising money for a statue of John Harrison – and to offer to set it up.
The Ropewalk in Barton-on-Humber agreed to stage the exhibition and is now awaiting the imminent arrival of more than 2000 clocks.
Harrison’s Garden opens at 10am on January 19 and after it closes on March 24, Colin Young from Golding Young and Mawer in Lincoln – and Bargain Hunt fame – has agreed to auction the most valuable timepieces, while the remainder will be offered as momentoes for a small donation.
Luke Jerram is known for his innovative ideas, most recently his Museum of the Moon project seen in Hull.
“We were fortunate to meet Luke when Harrison’s Garden was at Gunby Hall,” explained Trevor Millum, chairman of the Better Barrow Community Project. “The exhibition was moving on to Penrhyn Castle after which it would have been dismantled so we’re really pleased it will finish in John Harrison’s backyard.
“We were also fortunate that Ropewalk had spare space in January to stage it for us. Golding Young were very interested when we contacted them about an auction of the best clocks and they are meeting Luke while he is at the Ropewalk.”
This popular outdoor market has everything from delicious fresh fruit and vegetables to the latest fashions and vintage and second-hand books.
Pottery and Café room, with a range of items for you which you are able to paint and other activities on offer.
All proceeds go to Inspiring Family Solution which provide support for families with children aged 0 -11 years old.
Runs term time only.
For more information contact Nikki on 07521 314 011.
Join us for a free led Walking the Way to Health Walk of 1 , 2 or 3 miles every Friday .These walks are a great start for people who are new to walking or may need extra help with gaining confidence in walking .
The younger training choir caters for children from 3 – 5 years of age.
The choir is led by Jenny Trattles, whose passion for music education is infectious. The Friday evening sessions are action-packed with singing games and rhymes. The actives are based on the musical philosophy of the composer Zoltán Kodály, who believed that children should be given the opportunity to experience high quality music at a level appropriate to their development.
The songs are carefully selected to help promote skills such as keeping a steady pulse, performing simple rhythm patterns, listening for tone quality, and accurately matching the pitch of other singers. These singing games and rhymes are also excellent for developing early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as promoting social skills and building confidence.
Children attend along with their parents, who are also encouraged to join in with the session. The younger training choir performs in one or two concerts each term, and for some this is their first experience of performing in front of an audience.
Choir rehearsals take place every Friday (term time only) at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue in Scunthorpe from 5.30pm – 6pm.
Suitable for children and young people aged 3 – 6 years.
The older training choir welcomes keen singers from 6 – 9 years of age. The choir is led by former SCJC chorister Kathleen Watson who has almost 15 years experience as a choral singer and music educator. The Friday evening sessions provide children with a wide variety of lively musical experiences.
Children learn simple choral repertoire, carefully selected to suit the range and tone of developing voices. Through these songs children develop skills in following a conductor, singing in unison and harmony, accurate pitching throughout the range of their voices, expressive articulation of lyrics, and appropriate vowel formation.
Choir rehearsals take place every Friday (term time only) at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue in Scunthorpe from 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Suitable for children and young people aged 6 – 9 years.
Ancholme leisure centre on Scawby Road in Brigg offers Snaps Club for children and young people with an additional need.
This is a group swimming session especially for children and young people with an additional need.
For more information call 01652 652 031.
Scunthorpe Centurions Boxing Club offer sessions on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6.30pm – 8pm.
Suitable for children and young people aged 10 – 19 years.
Pay £2 per session and no joining fee.