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Better Barrow

Welcome to the updated Better Barrow website.  Within this site you should find information on all our future, current and past activities.  We welcome any ideas about how to improve the site and features that you’d like to see added.  Please forgive any glitches – we’re new at this!  Comments may be made from the Contact page.

The Better Barrow Community Project was formed in January 2012. It is a registered charity, the purpose of which is to improve and enhance the environment of the village and raise awareness of its heritage. For more information about Better Barrow see the About page.

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21 hours ago

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An update on Harrison's Garden which opens on January 26th at the Ropewalk.
After the exhibition closes the clocks well be auctioned by Colin Young whom some of you may know from Bargain Hunt and antiques programmes on TV. Watch this space for further dates and details.
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3 days ago

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Fittingly after the weekend's Remembrance events, the Ropewalk matinee on Thursday (15th) is the World War II film Darkest Hour. Starts 2pm, admission £3 to include tea coffee/biscuits. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT........
An ancient tradition is to be revived in Barrow with the staging of a Mummers Play.
These productions go back over 1000 years and this play will form part of an event which includes performances by the John Harrison School choir and a version of The Snowman featuring dancers.
A clarinet solo and a “singalong” to an arrangement of Christmas carols also form part of the programme.
The musical concert and Mummers play takes place on Sunday, December 9th from 2pm to 4pm in Barrow Village Hall. Admission is £3 which includes a drink and biscuits and other light refreshments will be on sale.
Tickets can be booked by ringing 01469 533145 or bought at the door. Profits go the Better Barrow John Harrison statue appeal.
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2 weeks ago

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Poppies at Barrow Methodist Church ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Better Barrow event - more from the Three Voices. Always an enjoyable evening. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Future event in Barrow. Crafts with difference ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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Barrow's first dedicated Craft Fair will be held this Sunday, November 4th in the Village Hall from 10am to 3pm.
All stalls have been sold so expect a wide variety of crafts - and some ideas for Christmas gifts with a difference.
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3 weeks ago

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Did you know that, in addition to their Thursday film nights, the Ropewalk will now be holding regular afternoon matinees, beginning at 2pm..
On November 1, the film is Lawrence of Arabia and on 8th Sense of an Ending. Nov 15th is Darkest Hour and 22nd that old favourite, Some Like it Hot.
Showings start at 2pm and the cost is £3 which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.
The evening films continue as normal.
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4 weeks ago

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More news from Ben and Sarah:
We are now fully stocked on the groceries, and we also have back in the shop Rabbit and Ham Pies in a creamy white wine sauce and Lamb Hotpot.
Many thanks to them and to Sue and Shane at Barrow News for keeping the village so well supplied.
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4 weeks ago

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Harrison's Garden will soon blooming at the Ropewalk thanks to the generosity of Luke Jerram whose Moon has recently been featured in Hull.
The Garden, which has been featured at three National Trust properties, is nearing the end of its national tour, after which Luke is generously donating it to Better Barrow. He has also agreed to set it up at the Ropewalk, who have kindly given us exhibition space. So from January 24th there will be the opportunity to see the work of a world famous installation artist on our doorstep.
Harrison’s Garden features hundreds of clocks laid out like a garden and they will be ticking away the hours until the exhibition ends in March.
And once it does, there will be the chance to own one of these iconic timepieces. The most valuable will be auctioned by Colin Young – of Bargain Hunt fame – while the remainder will be offered as mementos in return for a small donation.
Watch this space for more details later in the year.
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Latest News

Three Voices

Three Voices returns!  The ever popular Three Voices cabaret is back at Harrisions Restaurant on the 19th November at 20:00 (8pm).  Tickets are available from Harrisons, at wegottickets.com or from Trevor on 01469 530818.  Full details...

Harrison’s Garden

Harrison's Garden will be coming to the Ropewalk early next year.  Full details here.

Statue Update

Following a number of generous donations from across the board and around the world, we have now raised in excess of £47,500.  Full detail and the list of donors may be found on our site.  The latest on the statue may be found...

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