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Wheelers’ racing season off to a flying start

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Birdwell Wheelers’ racing season got off to a flying start last weekend. On Saturday, in the first event at the new cycle circuit at Sandal, Shaun Dolby rode in the 40 lap Category 2/3/4 race organised by Barnsley Road Club. Two riders went away from the off and stayed away for the whole race. At… Read more »


Brassed off spin-off at The Civic

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Moved By Art Brass Remade, an exciting multi-disciplinary arts project, comes to The Civic in March. Following on from the success of previous Moved By Art projects, Moved By Art Brass ReMade enthuses and engages artists, young people, the local and wider community in appreciation, exploration, collaboration and creation of high quality mixed genre brass-related… 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 »


Witty double bill coming up at The Civic

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Gracefool Collective and Red Ladder Theatre Company are to present a witty double bill At The Civic. Convicts and Lunatics  spans one hundred years of wayward women and their dangerous ideas. It is an amusing and though- provoking double bill featuring Red Ladder Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama, followed by feminist comedy dance… Read more »


A laugh a minute at The Civic!

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A brand new comedy season has kicked off at The Civic, and it promises to be the funniest yet! Loved by all, regular Barnsley visitor and comedian Toby Foster (pictured) is making a return on Saturday, 28 January with his Last Laugh Comedy Club. The Civic supporter will present a great night of laughter, hosting… Read more »


Fringe Fest Favourite Two Man Show is Coming To The Civic

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Two women play two women playing two men in a new show, coming soon to The Civic,  that takes a look at masculinity and patriarchy. Brought to you by the higly-acclaimed company RashDash – Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen, with composer Beckie Wilkie – by tearing down and drawing attention to patriarchal norms, the performers… Read more »


Pitmen Poets coming to The Civic

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Since the first Pitmen Poets tour in 2011, Sam West’s revival of the seminal “Close the Coalhouse Door” has completed a triumphant UK tour and Lee Hall’s “Pitman Painters” has been a hit in the West End and also on Broadway. Interest in the North East’s mining tradition has never been more intense.  What better… Read more »


Holy Moly and The Crackers to Folk ‘n’ Roll at The Civic

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Seven-piece UK gypsy ‘folk N roll’ band Holy Moly and The Crackers are coming to The Civic for your entertainment Friday 2 December. The nationally acclaimed gypsy folk band has been featured by the BBC, Amazing Radio and Mike Harding (former BBC Radio 2 Folk Show presenter) – playing a lively moonshine mix of Romani,… Read more »