Showbiz

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 »


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 »


Broadcasting legend coming to The Civic

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Broadcasting legend Danny Baker has announced that he will be going on tour for the first time ever in his illustrious and varied career when he presents ‘Cradle To The Stage’ at The Civic, Barnsley, on Friday 17 March. Says Danny: “The stage has always been my first love. Let me put that another way…. Read more »



LIVE in Barnsley provides showcase for local musical talent

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Michael Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, and former Number One selling artist Feargal Sharkey, are calling on local musicians to showcase their talents at this year’s LIVE in Barnsley music festival. The popular festival is taking place  on Saturday 17th June, and applications to perform can now be made online at the LIVE in Barnsley website…. Read more »


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 »