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‘Folk’s Poet Laureate’ coming to The Civic

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BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 and one of the foremost composers of modern folk and social commentary songs in the British Isle, Nancy Kerr, is performing at The Civic, Barnsley this November. “Quite breathtakingly beautiful.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. A writer of rare style, Kerr’s music has drawn comparisons to… Read more »



The Civic to host re-telling of a masterpiece

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Debs Newbold, described by Bestival producer Becky Burchell as ‘the best storyteller in all the kingdoms’, comes to The Civic this season with a re-telling of King Lear, the classic tale of betrayal, in her own unique and modern style. Dark and challenging, epic and shocking, human and uplifting, this explosive version of the legend… Read more »


Ed Byrne to Stand Up at The Civic

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The Civic is to host a top comedy act as Ed Byrne comes to Barnsley town centre for side-splitting observational comedy. Ed (pictured) returns to the road this year with his biggest ever tour to date and his brand new show Spoiler Alert. He says; “I originally intended to call the show “I’ll Millennial You… Read more »



Eva Cassidy tribute show at The Civic

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For the first time in the UK, Dan Cassidy, brother of the late Eva Cassidy is to join a captivating tribute to the magic of Eva’s voice in ‘Essence of Eva’ at The Civic in Barnsley in June. Laura Claire presents this flawless memorability of the industries finest and never forgotten female singer. Essence of… 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 »



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 »