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Idolised folk music veteran to appear at The Civic

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For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing… Read more »


Shooting With Light at The Civic

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In a world where 2.5 billion photographs are taken every day Idle Motion bring to life one of the most remarkable untold stories of our time with their production of Shooting With Light. This fantastic piece of theatre focuses on the work of photojournalist Gerda Taro, a young Jewish German refugee who fled to Paris… Read more »


Dance Theatre bringing triple bill anniversary special to The Civic

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Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Triple Bill 2016, which showcases three engaging works in celebration of their 35th anniversary, and is coming to The Civic for a gripping evening of beautiful storytelling through movement. Shakespeare’s most intimate and radical sonnets are re-imagined in the Triple Bill’s first piece by Royal Ballet School trained and renowned choregrapher Kate… Read more »


The Civic welcomes Markmark Productions

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As of September, Markmark Productions will the new Theatre Company in residence at The Civic. The touring company are renowned for their work that is a unique fusion of comedy, circus, Commedia and physical theatre. It is exciting for The Civic to have a professional performing company residing once again in the building, encouraging The… Read more »


The next generation of theatre makers at The Civic

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Last month The Civic and Manic Chord Theatre came together and did a call out for creative 16-18 year olds to become company members of Generate: Barnsley. Over two weeks Generate: Barnsley grew into an established group of young theatre makers from the local area, who created a show exploring contemporary ideas and issues important… Read more »


CARP takes over at The Civic

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Each year The Civic, Barnsley, open their doors to Northern artists from any discipline at any stage in their career to take part in their Civic Artist Residency Programme – CARP. Two of the current CARP participators, Gracefool Collective and Madeline Shann are in full swing utilising The Civic space to create innovative work Gracefool… Read more »



Artists take over The Civic this summer

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Each summer The Civic runs the Civic Artistic Residency Programme (CARP) for artists based in the North of England. CARP is a flexible programme aiming to support artists in the process of creating work, developing and experimenting with new ideas in a creative and supportive arts environment. Two of the current CARP participators, Frolicked and… Read more »


Classic sounds of soul at The Civic

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Barnsley-based Soul Jam, one of the very few UK Bands capable of capturing and recreating the classic sounds of soul, will be appearing at The Civic on Saturday, 16 July. Featuring live performances of some of the genre’s biggest hits, the show also includes interactive screen content to help tell the story behind soul music…. Read more »


Countdown begins to Underneath the Stars Festival

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With one month to go until international musicians descend on South Yorkshire, the countdown to the Underneath the Stars Festival has begun. Taking place from July 22nd – 24th at Cannon Hall Farm near Barnsley, the festival of music, arts and food will host performers from around the world, as well as home-grown talent. It… Read more »