Cowboys and Aliens activities for half-term

By admin |

The Wild, Wild West and Space come together during February’s half-term in a series of activities put on by the children’s charity, ST-ART, in Barton and Scunthorpe 

Cowboys and Aliens is the theme for the five days of activities starting on Monday, February 13, which include the Wild, Wild West Play in a Week and an alien invasion.

ST-ART project worker Janine Knight said young people had the chance to create their very own on-stage Wild West Adventure as well as hone their budding acting skills under the guidance of the Duck Egg Theatre Company.

“All the young people have to do is bring along a packed lunch and their very best cowboy accent,” she said.

The youngsters will be working hard at The Ropewalk every day between 10am and 3pm until Friday, February 17 with a performance the same evening at 7pm.

The cost of the Play in a Week is just £20 and is suitable for cowboys and girls aged between seven and 16 years.

Marc Renshaw combines the wild west and alien themes with a game of skill and speed, Loopy Lasso Round ‘em Up, with a race to save aliens from the lasso pound.

Also during the week there will be the chance to make gravity defying space mobiles, clay spaceships and model aliens as well as plan an alien invasion.

Venues being used throughout the week include The Ropewalk  and the Viking Resource centre in Barton and the Westcliff Youth Centre on Dryden Road in Scunthorpe.

All activities, apart from the play, cost £1 each and under eights must be accompanied by an adult except on The Wild, Wild West Play in a Week.  More details can be found on

Latest News


Children’s half-term treat at Ropery Hall

A children’s theatre half-term treat is in store next month at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall as Leeds based LittleMighty theatre company bring its production, Horace and the Yeti to the Maltkiln Road venue. Starring Jack Dean, who also wrote the play, and Amie George, Horace and the Yeti is an eco-adventure for young people and their familie... (more...)
By janetuplin |

Arts Award young people take initiative during summer holidays

Young people taking part in the Arts Awards run at Barton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk have taken the initiative for activities during the summer holidays. On Sunday August 6 those completing their Bronze Awards planned an activity for the annual Barton Town Council’s Picnic in the Park. As ST-ART project co-ordinator Janine Knight explained: “... (more...)
By janetuplin |

Week of creative activity during summer holidays

A week of creative activity for young people, organised by the children’s charity ST-ART, is being held in Barton upon Humber during the summer holidays. Trained Arts Award Advisor and ST-ART co-ordinator Janine Knight, along with specialist artists, will be running the activities based on creative activity with an environmental theme. Between Mo... (more...)
By janetuplin |

Alice In Wonderland theme of 10th anniversary Barton Christmas Festival Lantern Parad

Barton upon Humber’s annual Lantern Parade celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and turns to the Lewis Carroll children’s classic, Alice in Wonderland, for its theme. The Lantern Parade, sponsored by Barton Christmas Festival organisers Barton Town Council, and undertaken by the children’s art charity,ST-ART,  is looking at making chara... (more...)
By richardhatfield |

Easter children’s theatre at Ropery Hall

David Melling’s charming children’s tale, Hugless Douglas, will be brought to life at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall during the Easter holidays. The Blunderbus Theatre Company will be bringing the story of the huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug to the Maltkiln Road venue thanks to the children’s a... (more...)
By janetuplin |

Half-term lantern making with ST-ART

Make your lantern for the annual Barton lantern parade as part of Barton Christmas Festival, sponsored by Barton Town Council.  All lanterns this year will have a horror theme so bring your ideas and some old clothes as it can get messy.  You will need one and a half days to make your own lantern, or stay and help the artists on some much larger ... (more...)
By janetuplin |