Showbiz

Nashville Bluegrass duo to perform in Barnsley

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Barnsley Folk Club and the Barnsley Rock & Blues Venue are to partner up to showcase the music of US folk duo Jeni Hankins and Billy Kemp over two nights this month. On Sunday 15th May at 6pm, the duo perform on stage at the Barnsley Rock & Blues Venue (the former Polish Club up… Read more »


The Civic tells tales on Chaucer

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Northern Accent bring another evening of poetry performance to The Civic on 13 May as Cholmondley Award winning Patience Agbabi (pictured) breathes fresh life into The Canterbury Tales. Written originally by Chaucer, these tales of medieval misadventures were originally penned in middle English and were about a group of travellers on their way to Canterbury… Read more »


Local artists take centre stage at The Civic

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Next week The Civic will be supporting five artists and companies from the Yorkshire region in their Civic Scratch night. This event provides local emerging artists and companies the opportunity to try out their new work in front of a public audience and gain feedback to develop it further. The audience reserve their tickets for… Read more »




Northern Ballet challenges Barnsley schools

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Internationally renowned company Northern Ballet delivered free creative workshops at four Primary Schools in the Barnsley area ahead of their new ballet for children at The Civic in April. Earlier this year, The Civic contacted schools throughout Barnsley to offer a free half-day creative workshop based on Northern Ballet’s new production, Tortoise & The Hare…. Read more »


All-male dancers set to fly high at The Civic

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Zoielogicphysical theatre dance company bring their all-male cast to The Civic as part of their high voltage, risk-taking production SAFE this April. Choreographer and artistic director Zoie Golding was inspired to make this swing time, high flyer after visiting the Empire State Building in New York and wondering what it must have been like to… Read more »


‘Queen of radioactivity’ featured in new musical comedy at The Civic

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Following smash hit musical comedies about Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, multi-award-winning Tangram Theatre Company is now taking on on ‘queen of radioactivity’ Marie Curie. Promising a treat for nerds and newcomers alike, ‘The Element In The Room’, a radioactive musical comedy about the death and life Of Marie Curie, will be performed at The… Read more »


Top stand-up comedians to perform at April Fools Comedy Festival

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Barnsley welcomes high profile acts such as Rob Beckett, Ed Byrne, Dave Spikey and Chris Ramsey, up and coming and home grown comedians, for the town’s first ever comedy festival in April. Inspired by The Civic’s impressive line-up of celebrity comedians programmed to perform in April, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council worked in partnership with The… Read more »


More treats lined up at The Civic

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Easter is quickly approaching and the stock piling of chocolate Easter Eggs is well underway. Whilst there’s usually plenty to keep the kids occupied during the Easter holidays, The Civic in Barnsley is providing some calorie free treats for the grown-ups to enjoy as well. Ahead of Barnsley’s first ever April Fools Comedy Festival, internationally… Read more »