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Radiohead star to appear at Cannon Hall Farm music festival

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The drummer and vocalist from world famous rock band Radiohead will be appearing at a music festival at Cannon Hall Farm in July. Philip Selway (pictured) will be singing at the Underneath the Stars Festival, at the Cawthorne venue, alongside US songwriting legend Mary Chapin Carpenter and international singer-songwriter Kate Rusby. The festival, which runs… Read more »



Day tickets now available for family-friendly music festival

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Day tickets for a family-friendly music festival in the South Yorkshire countryside have gone on sale this week following excellent sales of full weekend tickets. People wishing to attend the Underneath the Stars Festival at Cannon Hall Farm for one day only can now buy tickets via the festival website. Hundreds of day tickets will… Read more »



Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit opens UK tour at The Civic

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Handshakes become handstands, backslaps become backflips! Bromance, the dazzling debut from circus trio Barely Methodical Troupe, opens its UK tour at The Civic, Barnsley on Friday 8 May. It was a standout hit at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, stunning audiences and critics and picking up awards. Packed full of jaw-dropping acrobatics, eye-watering feats of… Read more »


Theatre tackles the real and relevant issues of today

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Manchester theatre company Box of Tricks visit The Civic with a moving and touchingly funny new play by award-winning playwright, Ella Carmen Greenhill. Inspired by events in her life, Plastic Figurines explores autism and the relationship between siblings with very different views of the world. Rose loves her brother Mikey. Mikey loves Rose, but he… Read more »


It’s panto time at the Elsecar Ironworks – oh, yes it is!

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There will be lots of laughs this Easter at Elsecar, with the arrival of the pantomime Babes in the Wood. The show is being brought to the site by Barnsley’s Best Bit O’Theatre, which was formed by Coronation Street actor Peter Foster. Peter has appeared in all of the Barnsley Lamproom Theatre pantomimes since they… Read more »


Family Sundays at The Civic offer a world of dreams

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What do your kids want to be when they grow-up? If your fun-sized fantasists dream of being Prince Charming or Princess Elsa, there’s a mystical legend just for them to see this Easter. For those dinky divas there’s a different kind of trip to the cinema where you’re encouraged to sing a long! And for… Read more »


Pigeon comes home to roost at Dearne Playhouse presentation

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A heroic WW1 carrier pigeon will be celebrated at Dearne Playhouse on Saturday 4th April in a new show for families by Lunabug Theatre. The true story of ‘Cher Ami’, a pigeon who saved the lives of 200 soldiers, is brought to life in this charming theatre show through theatre, puppetry and live music. This… Read more »