Other Activities

Many other activities are taking place

Other Activities

Teddy Sleepover

Teddy Sleepover

Friday, June 21st in Barton Library, Dunstall Road

Bring your teddy - or other favourite soft toy - to snuggle down with furry friends at a Teddy Sleepover. Teddy Story Time will start at 4pm and Teddies have until 6pm to choose a comfy spot to snooze in before the library closes. They can be collected between 10am and noon the following day ready for their Teddy Ride adventures.



Local group Fusion are set to bring the feel-good factor to the Festival with a relaxed evening of light-hearted music including songs from the shows. The Burton-based group have been entertaining audiences for a number of years with a wide-ranging repertoire including everything from Les Miserables to Ben E King.

Tickets are £10, including sparkling refreshments, and will be available from Barton Post Office and St James’s Church. Or you can just turn up on the night.

To find out more about the group visit www.fusion.me.uk

BBQ at The Shoulder of Mutton

Situated in the heart of the village offering burgers and hot dogs plus a wide selection of other foods, snacks and drinks.

Free fishing demonstration and coaching


Have a go at fishing under the guidance of experts from Burton Mutual Angling Association. They will be on hand at the Village Fishpond on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons to make sure you - and even teddy - are on the right lines.

Burton Mutual AA will also be covering the cost of the bait.

To find our more about the organisation visit www.burtonmutual.co.uk 

In and around St James' Parish Church

Programme of Music in Church
Saturday June 22nd Time Description
  1.00 - 1.30 Local Vocals – Tutbury Choir
  1.30 - 2.00 Bells
  2.00 - 3.00 Local Vocals till 2.45
  3.00 - 4.00 Peter Livsey's Baber Shop
  4.00 - 4.30 Bells
  4.30 - 5.30 The Revill Boys instrumental
Sunday June 23rd Time Description
  1.00 - 1.30  
  1.30 - 2.00 Bells
  2.00 - 3.00 Richard Edwards piano
  3.00 - 4.00 Derek Pullen - Organ
  4.00 - 4.30 Bells
  4.30 - 5.00 Kathy Palmer small pipes
At the Tea tent on the South side of the Church, nearest Church Lane

Barton Fiddle Folk 2.00 – 4.00 pm Saturday and Sunday


Exhibiting Church

Enjoy the music while you explore the church and admire the stunning art and craft work we have on show. Demonstrations by the quilters and artists will take place at various times.

Artists Exhibiting

Kara Strachan


Sue Campion

Jewel Fisher

Patch from Scratch and Current BUN Quilters

John Taylor School Pupils
The quality of the examination work produced by the pupils of the John Taylor School speaks very highly of both the children and the staff who teach them.  Take a few moments to explore some of their remarkable note books which show their exploration of a variety of themes & their stunning work.

The Bells of St James
The bells need to be re-hung on modern fittings but the nature of the 1739 bell frame using very old timber has made it difficult to find a compromise with Heritage England.  The good news is that we are starting to talk to the Diocesan Advisory Committee and bell experts again.  The bell ringers will be demonstrating the art of Bell ringing twice each day at 1.30 and 4.00pm. You can come and try it under the expert instruction of one of our ringers.

The Chapel of Peace
This Chapel is a special quiet place dedicated in 1946 to the men who died in two World Wars.  There is an opportunity to sit quietly here to and reflect on the outcomes of war for those who came back but who struggled because of injuries or mental health issues. You can also write a prayer to sum up your reflections.

The Centenary of the Peace of Versailles 28 June 1919
In the Chapel there is a display of the lives of the five Barton men who died between 1919 and 1921 as a result of their participation in the First World War.  We are pleased that as a result of our research about them, there is now a small plaque commemorating their sacrifice beside the war memorial that was erected in 1920. In addition the stories of all the other men who died during and after the war are available to read.  The book about the men from Barton and Dunstall who were casualties of the Great War They Gave their Lives in the Great War—Barton under Needwood and Dunstall is available to purchase from the stewards.

John Taylor and St James Heritage Lottery Group
Visitors will be able to use the new guidebook produced during this two-year project. Families can take part in the new 'Church Detective' fun trail and earn themselves a badge. The new self-led tour is now in place so that anyone with a smart phone can watch a series of films about the church and the stained glass windows.  The information boards you will see in the churchyard have been installed as part of the project.

Children’s Nature Trail
There will also be a Nature Trail in the church for children to follow. Use the trail  to discover all sorts of unexpected animals and plants around the church.  


Church Guidebook