contemporary art festival

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Our ever popular Markets.

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Sell out evenings with comedians from all over the UK

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NOT the Montreux Jazz Festival at Bartons

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Nottingham's own 'Tate Modern - Turbine Hall'

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Live music at Bartons

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Bartons - Events Venue

Due to the tram construction works Bartons have had to reduce our event activities over the last couple of years. With the construction overruns our Chilwell site is still mainly occupied by Alstom Transport UK Ltd as a construction compound and is likely to remain this way until June 2015. This restricts our accesses and the availability of parking.

We are, therefore, currently not accepting individual bookings for our buildings until we feel confident that we can rely on the information relating to the completion of the construction works; and we can control the quality of service we can provide for hirers. It is hoped that by the end of this year (2015) the situation will be much improved and we will be fully operational once again.

As a venue for Modern Art Exhibitions to Vintage Vehicle Shows; from Concerts and Festivals (like Oxjam) to Comedy Nights; from Indoor Markets to Corporate Promotional Events Bartons in Chilwell Nottingham has some of the most flexible and unique spaces available in the East Midlands.

You'll find all the upcoming events featured here, so keep checking back. If you have a Facebook account then please 'Like' to keep up to date, either that or you can 'Follow' us on Twitter.

If you're interesting in hiring Bartons for your next event then you can e-mail or phone us on:

0115 925 7766
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Follow your noses


Besides me as I write is the rather generous, gold, long service award given to my grandfather, Mr Carl Barton, on the occasion of his completing a half of century (he eventually racked up an incredible 73 years as an employee!) of service to our old family firm, now known simply as 'Bartons'. It was, as most people always say, the bus company. We have not been a bus company now for exactly 25 years. (Continued from our magazine)

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Why should we fight for England?

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100 years since Bartons arrived on High Rd and next year is 100 years since the start of the first world war.
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Bartons Tweets

Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably,

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History repeating itself
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The Garage', 'Docking Shop' and 'Engine Shop'

In recent years the names of 'The Garage', 'Docking Shop' and 'Engine Shop' have tripped off people's tongues in relation to ever more unusual events we have been hosting, with not a single comment to me as yet about the strangeness of these words and names. Read More.

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