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Howzat for a lifetime experience!

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The life, times and achievements of one of Barnsley’s most famous sons, Harold Dennis ‘Dickie’ Bird, are to be celebrated at a special exhibition at Experience Barnsley. From the son of a Barnsley miner to the world’s most famous cricket umpire, Dickie has had an extraordinary life, from playing cricket for Yorkshire and Leicestershire to… Read more »


Civic to stage theatre show for people with learning disabilities

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A multi-sensory, immersive theatre show for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities is to undertake mammoth UK tour – including a visit to Barnsley Civic. Home is the latest bold and exciting production devised specifically for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) from Frozen Light theatre company. Following a short preview tour… Read more »


Top 50 spot for Berneslai Homes’ Chief Executive

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Berneslai Homes’ Chief Executive Helen Jaggar is celebrating after entering the 24housing top 50 Power Players list, which recognises people who have greatly influenced the housing sector. Chief Executive of Berneslai Homes for the last 10 years, Helen has passion for customer focus and 35 years’ worth of experience. Under her leadership Berneslai Homes has… Read more »



Folk star John ‘Squeezy’ Spiers calls in at The Civic

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John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation – and you can catch him at The Civic on Friday, 24 February. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden, as… Read more »


First-time playwrights taking flight at The Civic

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Red Dragonfly Productions, the team behind the critically acclaimed ‘Diao Chan’ and ‘The Autumn of Han’, are to present an evening of new writing from first time playwrights at The Civic. Six months ago Red Dragonfly launched Taking Flight, a competition aimed at finding three new short plays from writers within the British East Asian,… Read more »


Civic to stage prestigious photographic exhibition

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The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition 159 is to be shown at The  Civic. It is the longest-running exhibition of its kind in the world and this year’s exhibition features an eclectic mix of work by 75 photographers from 16 countries, carefully selected by a panel of experts, providing a fascinating insight into the… Read more »


Barnsley suffragettes’ memorabilia to go on display at The Civic

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An original Barnsley Suffragettes’ minute book will go on display at The Civic in February as part of a major exhibition exploring the impact the First World War had on women’s fashion. The exhibition, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK arts programme for the First World War Centenary and Manchester Arts Galley, with support from… Read more »


Waste not, want not at Berneslai Homes

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Berneslai Homes has begun a recycling project with Netherwood Advanced Learning College to donate all their unusable off-cuts of wood to their Design and Technology department. The wood has been gratefully received by the students and allows them to practise all aspects of wood work, with their current project being ‘homes for Hedgehogs’. Berneslai Homes’… Read more »