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Monsters in Beeston

Jane Pepper

City Arts Chimes Performance with The Ghost Bus in the background

Yesterday the Carnival of Monsters Festival of Art opened in Beeston in the amazing spaces at Bartons

I joined the crowd in the vast open TH Barton Hall to catch the performance of City Arts Giant Chimes with a back drop of The ‘Ghost Bus’ a wonder from the 1950s which unlike many pampered classic vehicles spent the last 20 years undiscovered in a field!

Elsewhere on site I encountered works by over 40 artists from the huge willow spheres of Rachel Carter flowing down the length of the ‘docking shop’ to the more intimate installations in the smaller rooms of ‘villas 1 and 2′. Here are just a few views, go see for yourself!

Rachel Carter's willow spheres in the docking shop

Rachel Carter's willow spheres in the docking shop

Tracey Kershaw video piece

Tracey Kershaw video piece

 

Sarah Fiander installation

Julie Wise

Julie Wise

Carnival of Monsters continues at Bartons until 27 October open Wednesday to Sunday 12-6pm

 

Jane Pepper

Saturday 20 October  Free Big Draw Event for children just drop in anytime between 1-5pm at the venue

Bartons Carnival of Monsters will also be one of the venues for the Oxjam Beeston Takeover music and comedy festival on 20 October, tickets available here