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Better Barnsley team get dirty for charity

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Henry Boot Construction is supporting local arts charity, The Civic, by taking on one of the UK’s toughest challenges. Its project team in Barnsley are in training to complete a 12km endurance run for charity on Saturday 24 June. The ‘Total Warrior’ challenge is one of the UK’s toughest and muddiest obstacle courses taking place… Read more »


Award-winning poets to perform at The Civic

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As Barnsley’s Ian McMillan announced at the 2015 South Yorkshire Poetry Festival, there is a poetry renaissance happening in South Yorkshire, and The Civic is inviting you to come along and be a part of it. The Festival is a series of poetry events in Sheffield and around South Yorkshire, with a varied programme of… Read more »


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 »


Entries invited for Berneslai Homes garden competition

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Entry to the 2017 Garden Competition run by Berneslai Homes and Barnsley in Bloom is now open. The annual garden competition is open to all tenants and residents of Barnsley. The different categories within the garden competition include a general and Older Persons’ (60+) section consisting each of: best garden; best planter/ basket display; best… 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 »


Meet Fred, the prejudice-fighting puppet

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Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, Hijinx (Cardiff) in association with Blind Summit (London) are bringing Meet Fred to The Civic on Thursday 4 May. Meet Fred is a snapshot into the life of a potty-mouthed puppet with a feisty personality who fights prejudice every day.  It also carries a… Read more »


Royal Photographic Society medal winners to feature in exhibition at The Civic

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An unmissable eclectic exhibition celebrating photographers from across the globe opens at The Civic on Saturday, 22 April. Taking the form of a competition, with entries submitted from both amateur and professional photographers throughout the world, The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition will run for six weeks, closing on Saturday, 3 June. Finalists and… Read more »


It’s all Geek to me – not to mention Steampunk and Goth!

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The Spring Apothecarium is to return to The Civic on Saturday 15th April. On that day The Gallery at The Civic will celebrate all things steampunk, goth and geek with the reappearance of the popular alternative craft market, which will feature stalls from around the regions selling handmade crafts, photography, jewellery and cosmetics. The latest… Read more »


Finnish trio’s family hit show bound for Civic

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This spring, Circus Evolution brings Race Horse Company, an acclaimed company of Finnish circus artists, to The Civic with their latest hit show for families with young children. In 2008, three fearless Finnish acrobats, Petri Tuominen, Rauli Kosonen and Kalle Lehto, set up Race Horse Company to create a new brand of uncompromising and personal… Read more »