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Mary Portas In Conversation at The Civic – don’t miss it!

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Mary Portas, retail guru, business woman and ‘Queen of Shops, is coming to Barnsley to discuss her life, her career – and her new book, Work Like a Woman. The star of Mary’s Bottom Line, Mary’s Silver Service, Mary Portas Secret Shopper and What Britain Buys will appear at The Civic in May. Drawing on decades of business experience, Mary Portas in Conversation is packed with… Read more »


Volunteers needed to help maintain Dearne Valley’s verges

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A landscape partnership is offering free training for people interested in maintaining road verges in the Dearne Valley. The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) is working with Baker Consultants to offer practical conservation training in wildflower sowing and verge management. A series of conservation training days are being funded by the DVLP and will take… Read more »


Barnsley East Labour Party to hold event on modern slavery

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Barnsley East Labour Party Women’s Forum are to hold an event in March on tackling modern slavery here in the UK. It is estimated that there are currently 14,000-16,000 people living in modern slavery in the UK, and the event will discuss the nature of this practice, and ways it can be identified and tackled…. Read more »


Civic Christmas show delighting sell-out audiences

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A newly commissioned Christmas show featuring a community cast is proving a big hit with Barnsley audiences. Fidget Theatre, in association with LittleMighty, opened their brand new production, Jack Frost, at The Civic on Friday 14 December and this enchanting show for families has since been delighting hundreds of little ones from schools across the district – and leaving adults with a… Read more »


Pet crematorium to open in Cannon Hall Park

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A pet crematorium will open at Cannon Hall in Barnsley next month. The crematorium at the side of Cannon Hall’s walled gardens, will provide individual cremations for pets in a secluded area of the park, which is hidden away from public view. The bespoke service is being delivered by Barnsley Council which owns and operates Cannon… Read more »



Colour artist Liz West back at The Civic, where it all began

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Renowned colour field artist Liz West is to return to her home-town for what will be the first major retrospective of her work. Colour Field will include Our Spectral Vision, which was originally commissioned by Natural History Museum, London and Our Colour Wheel, a project that explores the different perceptions of colour by people from… Read more »


‘One Great Day’ at the Alhambra Centre!

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The Alhambra Shopping Centre in Barnsley is set to host ‘One Great Day’ of fund-raising fun for all the family to enjoy. The spectacular follows similar successful events that have taken place the last four years, that have raised more than £15,000 for charity. This year the funds raised will be split between One Great… Read more »


New dance show about women’s rugby to premier in Barnsley

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A dramatic story of women’s rugby told through a mix of contemporary and Indian dance will be shown for the first time in Barnsley this March. Not afraid of a challenge, Yorkshire choreographer Balbir has created dance pieces for the ice rinks, swimming pools and works performed on bikes. Now he is embarking on a… Read more »


Reds’ legend to return to Oakwell for Hospice fund-raiser

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Barnsley FC legend Gerry Taggart will return to Oakwell with tales from the dressing room at Barnsley Hospice’s Sporting Dinner next month. Taggart made 250 appearances for the Reds in the 1990s, impressing fans with his defending skills during five years at Barnsley, as well as breaking into the Northern Ireland national team. Gerry will… Read more »