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.
Walking football is a variant of football that is aimed at keeping people aged over 50 involved with football if, due to a lack of mobility or for other reason, they are not able to play the traditional game. The sport can be played both indoors and outdoors.
Burton upon Stather Toddler Group is for under 5s and their parents/guardians to meet, play and socialise.
We meet every Friday from 9.15 – 11.15 am (term time only) in Burton upon Stather Village Hall.
It costs £1 each for adults and children 6 months and older, which includes healthy snacks for the kids and tea or coffee for adults. We have different toys to play with every week and often have special sessions e.g. soft play sessions and Christmas and summer parties.
Check out our Facebook page Burton Toddlers Group for details.
Everyone is welcome – come along and join us!
Play session for babies & their parents/carers.
Support for your baby’s development.
The Health Team will be available on a regular basis for advice and information.
For more information, please contact your local Children’s Centre
At Music Bugs, our aim is not to teach music, but to allow and encourage young children to develop, grow and explore the world around them through music and song.
Participation in music and singing classes is a great way for your child to socialise and develop in a creative and stimulating environment. In addition, research has shown that singing songs and rhymes on a regular basis helps to widen your child’s vocabulary and listening skills which are an essential part of learning to read, write and communicate.
During a typical 45 minute class, we will sing nursery rhymes, counting songs, knee bouncers, action songs and finger play rhymes. A wide range of props (pom poms, puppets, scarves, bubbles, percussion instruments, hobby horses, and teddies) help to engage your child’s attention and bring our sessions to life.
Family Bugs sessions are suitable for pre-school children and their parents as well as siblings, grandparents, childminders and friends.
There are several weekly music classes across the Scunthorpe area for varying age groups. Check out the website for further details.
Sessions run term-time only.
Come along and get some advice on toddler’s behaviour, temper tantrums, bedtime routines and development.
A great place to pop in, in an informal environment and chat to our staff and other parents/carers in similar situations.
A lively stay and play session in the large community room at the Epworth Children’s Centre.
A variety of play and learning activities for children.
A large, safe outside play area for children to run around and exercise.
A chance for parents to meet other parents and talk to staff about any concerns that are affecting their family.
Suitable for 0 – 5 years in term time, older children welcome in holidays.
Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.
From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.