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A ‘dream come true’ for Barnsley-born poet

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Performing in her hometown will be a dream come true for Barnsley-born poet Joy Winkler when she brings her beautifully funny play, ‘Lightning Under Their Skirts’ to The Civic on Thursday, 25 May. Set in 1960s Barnsley the show is inspired by family memories of the Saturday night dances at Old Barnsley Baths and has… Read more »





Big prizes to be won at the Alhambra Centre

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A Barnsley shopping centre  is giving customers the chance to win big this May as they launch the ‘What’s it Worth?’ campaign. From the 5th – 21st May, a large glass display box will be constructed outside Primark in the Alhambra Shopping Centre and will be filled with retailer products, including a Nintendo 2DS, mobile… Read more »


‘Smiles better’ pledge from schoolchildren

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Healthwatch Barnsley have worked with 188 young people at five local primary schools on the ‘I pledge project’ to promote dental hygiene. This is a project that Healthwatch Barnsley’s Children and Young People’s Engagement Worker, Jade Bligh, has worked on in partnership with Public Health and the Oral Health Advisory Group. As part of the… Read more »


A circus show like no other coming to the Civic

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Max Calaf Seve is a contemporary circus artist, specialising in trampoline acrobatics, object manipulation and physical theatre. He creates indoor and outdoor performances, challenging himself to obliterate the boundaries of what is possible on the trampoline. And he is bringing his show, which is like no other, to Barnsley’s Civic. His unique performance aesthetic alerts… Read more »



Ducks do the double for Dan!

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Shaw Lane AFC have produced a fantastic end to an unforgettable season. Players were determined to ‘Win the League for Dan’ – and not only did they do that, they went on to carry off The Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup on Wednesday, beating Frickley AFC 1-0 in the final at Bramall Lane. The Club… Read more »


Sax legend Snake Davis to host a night at The Civic

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The sax man on over 400 records and many classic hits, Snake Davis is to host a night at The Civic. Davis has worked with some of the world’s biggest acts including Take That, Lisa Stansfield, The Eurythmics, George Michael, Ray Charles, Tom Jones and of course, M People, to name just a few. The… Read more »