Visit Penistone - the natural centre o the East Peak
Montage of events in the penistone area

Apologies for the delay in updating this section of the site. New events will be added over the next few days.

New headingJanuary 2016 - click the event names to reveal the details

FILM

FILM: The Danish Girl - until 21st Jan

The true love story of Danish artist Einar Wegener and his wife Gerda as he makes the pioneering journey to becoming a woman, Lili Elbe, in the 1920s.

FILM: Spectre - 22nd Jan ONLY

Two showings: 2pm and 7.30pm

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

23rd Jan - CLOSED for rehearsals.

STAGE/EVENTS

Penistone Theatre Group present Sleeping Beauty - 28th Feb - 4th Feb 2016 

Family tickets are available from the box office for Tues 2 Feb - Thurs 4th Feb 2016 - £20.00
Prices at other times vary. Please see the Paramount website for more info

The annual family pantomime returns to the Paramount.

  • The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ
  • Tel: 01226 327000
  • Web: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
  • Gallery Opening Times: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm; Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 10am - 4pm. Bank holiday times may vary.
  • Opening times for other events are as stated.
  • Booking available online for some events

The detailed PDF of the Spring Summer brochure can be downloaded here (please note that this is a large file - 32MB)
http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/downloads/32/Spring_Summer_2016_Brochure_PDF_-_FINAL_VERSION.pdf

Rob and Nick Carter: Composite Portraits - 23 January 2016 - 26 March 2016

Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm (last admission 5.45pm)
Free admission

The Carters present an amalgamation of various paintings by an important artist such as Rembrandt, Warhol or Van Gogh. Taking photofit principles as their aesthetic benchmark, the artists use digital manipulation to create a new composite portrait from ‘slices’ of various head paintings by the artist. The digital image is discarded once it has been painted by hand in China; here analogue triumphs.

Read more on the http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/rob-and-nick-carter-composite-portraits

AniMotion - 23 January 2016 - 26 March 2016

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm (last admission 4.45pm)
Free admission

Visitors will get hands-on in AniMotion, a unique and specially commissioned exhibition all about animation.

They will meet Morph, celebrated early star of Aardman Animations, see their face come to life as it flies around with wings, watch friends become skeleton avatars and create their own animations with a little help from the world-famous Aardman studios.

Read more: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/animotion

The Orgreave Truth and Justic Campaign Benefit - Sat 23 Jan, 4:00pm

Full Price £10 | Concessions £7.50
Recommended for ages 14+

Undermined - A play performed by Danny Mellor

Inspired by the accounts of miners who lived through the strike, Undermined depicts a year where friendships were strengthened and communities came together. Experience the events through the eyes of young miner Dale, as he takes you through his personal story inviting you into the action. This one-man show explores the humour and struggles of the miners' strike through energetic and gripping storytelling. Danny Mellor presents a youthful and contemporary approach to one of Britain's most controversial disputes.

With Banners Held High - A dcoumentary film by Judi Alston

With Banners Held High is a short documentary film (31 minutes) that celebrates the resilience and humour of miners and women who went through the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike. 
The yearlong strike was one of the most defining industrial actions in recent history. A Conservative government  who labelled the miners ‘the enemy within’ planned to undermine the trade union movement and cripple an industry, decimating  not only the collieries but the whole infrastructure and culture of mining communities.

The solidarity of striking miners and the emergence of a new feminist movement ‘Women Against Pit Closures’  inspired a humour and camaraderie which is apparent still today.  This strength of spirit and resilience now forms an important place in the living heritage of mining communities some 30 years after the Strike.

In a series of personal interviews with ordinary people from the Strike and with the use of music, photographs, and archive material, With Banners Held High is an insightful, moving film that brings the experience of the Strike into perspective 30 years on.

Read More: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/orgreave-truth-and-justice-campaign-benefit

The Boy Who Bit Picasso - Sun 24 Jan & Mon 25 Jan

Sun 24th Jan: 2:30pm
Mon 25th Jan: 10:30am and 1:30pm

Full Price £7 | Concessions £6 | Children £5 - Discounts for groups and schools bookings

Come and play down on the farm with Tony and Picasso! We’ll have loads of fun, make crazy pictures and tell the true story of how a young boy became friends with one of the greatest artists who ever lived.

An interactive theatre show for everyone aged four and up. With storytelling, music and lots of chances to make your own art, this hands-on and hilarious family show introduces one of the 20th century’s most influential artists through the eyes of a young boy. Be sure to wear some play clothes because it could get messy!

Originally co-produced with Oxford Playhouse. Inspired by Antony Penrose’s book, 'The Boy Who Bit Picasso’

“Channels the spirit of the artist…a special and sweet little tale" The Guardian

Read more: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/the-boy-who-bit-picasso

The Pitmen Poets - Fri 29 Jan, 7.30pm

Tickets: £17.50 

The Pitmen Poets features four of the region’s leading champions of its musical heritage: Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe.

Individually and collectively as The Pitmen Poets, they celebrate the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England's coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography.

Read more: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/the-pitmen-poets

Last Laugh Comedy Club - Sat 30 Jan, 8pm

Tickets: £12
Recommended for 18+

The Civic is excited to have Barnsley’s very own Toby Foster (Phoenix Nights, BBC Radio Sheffield) return to bring you another great night of laughter from his Last Laugh Comedy Club, hosting some of the best comedians from the UK and international circuit!

Read more and see confirmed acts: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/last-laugh-comedy-club-january

 

More information about all these and forthcoming events can be found on the main Barnsley Civic website.

  • Westgate, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2DX
  • Box Office: 01226 200075
  • Website: www.barnsleylamproom.com
  • Online Booking available

Oliver Meech: Whose Trick Is It Anyway? - 23rd Jan, 7.30pm

  • 23 Jan 2016 - 7:30 PM
  • Adults £12.00, Concessions £10.00
  • Ages 7 to 107

A unique comedy magic show created at the drop of a hat, from your suggestions.  After colliding magic with science in his last hit show. Oliver Meech returns to Barnsley with a new show that's'fun and uplifting' (Buxton Fringe). Discover what happens when spontaneity meets impossibility!
'My jaw hit the floor' BBC

An Evening with David Watson - 25th Jan, 7.30pm

  • All tickets £12.00

Former Barnsley goalkeeper and current goalkeeping coach for the national side returns to his roots.

Dave Watson was appointed by England Manager Roy Hodgson to work alongside Ray Clemence as a goalkeeping coach for the European Championship in 2012 after an agreement was reached with Birmingham City.

"I'm really looking forward to coming home, to support the Lamproom Theatre and share an evening with the local community. Talking all things football and most importantly the Reds!!"

The Coalfield Crooner - 30th Jan, 7.30pm

  • All tickets £10.00

For one night only, Jack Land Noble trades his Stetson and spurs for his best bib and tucker for a swingin' evening of timeless music, comedy and very special guests.  What better way to kick off 2016? Book early to avoid disappointment!

In most instances the Picturedrom website has more information about bands than we can show here so please follow the accompanying links for more details, ticket prices and online booking.

FM and Romeo's Daughter - 23rd Jan

See www.picturedrome.net/tickets/FM/20160123.htm for more info and prices.

Fleetwood Bac - 29th Jan

Fleetwodd Mac tribute. http://www.picturedrome.net/tickets/Fleetwood%20Bac/20160129.htm

David Bowie Night - 30th Jan

Presented by Holmfirth Film Festival. Celebrate the music and films of David Bowie. Bowie disco. All the hits and greatest tracks and lots of concert and film clips (plus the glam rock of t.rex and roxy music).

www.picturedrome.net/tickets/DAVID-BOWIE-NIGHT/20160130.htm

‘From the life’ is the eagerly anticipated solo exhibition and body of figurative work in oils by Bradford-born artist Douglas Binder, whose famous clients include Sir Paul McCartney of The Beatles, among other notable clientele spanning his long and illustrious career. Beginning as a contemporary alongside fellow Bradford artist Sir David Hockney while both studying at the London Royal College of Art in the sixties, Binder’s work has since taken many forms, now focusing on his passion for life drawing, the body and form.

  • Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre, Town Hall, Church Stree, Barnsley, S70 2TA
  • Website: www.experience-barnsley.com/
  • Email: archives@barnsley.gov.uk
  • Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm
  • Tel: 01226 772500
  • Admission: Free

Gerald Scarfe’s satirical depictions of Margaret Thatcher span a 22 year period and illustrate the turbulent career of one of the most significant and controversial political figures of recent times.

These illustrations chart the Iron Lady’s time as a member of the shadow cabinet, her leadership of the Conservative Party, her tenure as Prime Minister, and, ultimately, her political decline. The cartoons are vivid reminders of the miners’ strike, the Falklands War and the close relations Margaret Thatcher struck up with the USA.

Join us for a 5 course traditional Burns night meal. Including our very own piper addressing the haggis. Complimentary glass of wine or whiskey to toast the haggis.

Arrive 7pm for 7.30pm meal.

See www.wortleyhall.org.uk/events/burns-night/ for full menu

  • Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield, S35 7DB
  • Tel: 0114 288 2100
  • Web: http://www.wortleyhall.org.uk
  • £25.00 per person ticket only or £110.00 for 2 people for overnight stay with breakfast – Stay if you dare !!!

There has been a building where Wortley Hall stands since the 1400’s. Have you ever wondered whether the house is still occupied by voices from the past? Seeking Spirits Paranormal Investigators return to Wortley Hall to find out!!

Includes Soup and sandwich supper.

See http://www.wortleyhall.org.uk/events/seeking-spirits-night/ for more info.

The potteries of South Yorkshire once rivalled those in Stoke-on-Trent, most famously through the world renowned Rockingham Pottery in Swinton. However, during the nineteenth century over twenty other potteries in the Don and Dearne valleys made for a thriving industrial scene that is now largely forgotten. Yorkshire artist, Adele Howitt, has been working with local communities to produce work in response to the theme of the forgotten potteries. Howitt has exhibited across the UK and Europe, combining narrative and form to create beautiful individual pieces.

Read more: www.cooper-gallery.com/forgotten-potteries-of-the-dearne-valley

  • Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ
  • Contact Kath Knox or Mike Kruszynski on 07767 213931 or 07957 203826.
  • Web: www.elsecar-heritage.com/
  • Time: 10:00-3:00pm.

    Tickets: £2.50 for adults and £1 for children under 12 years old. Dolls House Club members are entitled to a 10% discount on entry fees if arranged prior to the show. 

The Dolls House Fair returns to Elsecar on Sunday 31 January.

Come and see traders who have travelled from as far as Edinburgh displaying a range of handmade products in various styles.

There will be dolls in 1:12th scale, accessories, furniture, jewellery, garden accessories and indeed the whole range of what is available for dolls houses.

  • Website: www.worsbrough-mill.com

  • Free Entry but please note the parking fees. 

  • Parking: Cars - £1 for 1 hr, £2 for 2 hr, £3 full day. Coaches - £5. Minibuses - £3. Motorcycles - free. Season ticket (also valid at Cannon Hall) - £50

    Time: 11am until 2.30pm

The water powered Old Mill is still able to grind wheat in the traditional way. Members of the public can see the milling process, the actual grinding of the grain, within the mill's 17th and 19th century buildings.

The white and wholemeal flours are traditionally stone-ground on a pair of 19th Century ''French Burr'' stones, powered by a cast iron water wheel installed in 1865. 

New headingFebruary 2016 - click the event names to reveal the details

FILM

Joy - 7th - 11th Feb, 7.30pm

This is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy's inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

The Lady in the Van - 13th & 14th Feb, 2pm

Maggie Smith stars as Miss Shepherd, a homeless woman who "temporarily" parked in the driveway of Alan Bennett's home – and stayed there for 15 years. After inviting herself into Bennett’s house to use the bathroom, she proved impossible to get rid of. Despite her prickly, irascible nature, the neighbourhood quickly warmed to her, and she eventually became an essential part of their lives.

The Revenant - 13th - 18th Feb, 7.30pm

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.

LIVE EVENTS

Penistone Theatre Group present Sleeping Beauty, 28th - 31st Jan then 2nd - 5th Feb

The annual family pantomime returns to the Paramount. Family tickets are available from the box office for Tues 2 Feb - Thurs 4th Feb 2016 - £20.00.

Times and price vary - please check the website, www.penistoneparamount.co.uk/liveevents.php?cat=Live%20Event

TALON - The Acoustic Collection - 12th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Tickets: £15

Back in 2009, Talon began a labour of love. Five years later with the release of their critically acclaimed acoustic studio album, ‘The Acoustic Collection’, has to their amazement, taken on a life of its own. Last year they enjoyed a sell out UK tour and a cruise to the beautiful Norwegian fjords on board the Fred Olsen flagship ‘Balmoral’. The tour also spawned a brilliant new ‘LIVE’ acoustic album entitled ‘In The Raw’.

Read more: www.onlinecinematickets.com/index.php?s=PENISTONE&p=details&eventCode=11682

ABBA As good as New by GimmeABBA - 20th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Tickets: £17.50; Concessions - £16.00

Abba’s music is as vibrant and new today as it was back in the seventies, still delighting audiences to this day. To see so many young people discovering and enjoying this music is a testament to the exceptional song writing of Benny and Björn. Their music would not feel out of place in today’s Top 40, these songs have stood the test of time and really are 'AS GOOD AS NEW'. Being able to perform them for you is both a privilege and an honour, and one that we don’t take lightly.
Read more: www.onlinecinematickets.com/index.php?s=PENISTONE&p=details&eventCode=14113

ORGAN EVENTS

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE/SATTELITE EVENTS

NT Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Encore) - 1st Feb, 7pm

  • Tickets: £13, £10 Concessions

Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas - broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home.
Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire).
In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.
Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

NT Live: As You Like It (Live) - 25th Feb, 7pm

  • Tickets: £13, £10 Concessions

Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

Children’s Activity: make a pine cone bird feeder - 8th & 9th Feb

  • Date: Monday 8th February - Tuesday 9th February
  • Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • The cost is normal garden admission plus £2 to make a bird feeder.

Use a pine cone to make a bird feeder you can take home to hang in your garden. All materials provided.
See: /www.wentworthcastle.org/events/childrens-activity-make-a-pine-cone-bird-feeder/

Children’s actvity: Meet a creature- 25th Feb

  • Friday 25th Feb
  • Time: 10:15 am - 1:15 pm
  • Cost: £6 per child. Accompanying adults free (sorry but due to space limitations only 2 accompanying adults per child). The price also includes parking and half an hours play in our playground.

Meet a Creature join us once more for some of their popular sessions- meet, handle and learn about some fascinating creatures.

Second Hand Book Event - 13th &14th Feb

  • Date: Saturday 13th February - Sunday 14th February
  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Entry - no charge details available as of writing. Presumably normal car parking fees only apply.

Looking ahead to World Book Day on 3rd March, the Volunteers will run a two day second hand book event in St James Hall in support of the restoration of our Walled Kitchen Garden. Over 750 books, many priced at 50p, including a few unusual volumes.

Bric a brac and collectable items also on sale.

All items have been donated.

See www.wentworthcastle.org/events/book-event/

House Tour - 14th Feb

  • Date: Sunday 14th February
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Adults £10.50  Children £8; Season ticket holders £5.00 per person

A fascinating chance to see inside the “big house” with one of our experienced and friendly guides. Tours reveal the hidden splendour of this once great house, its stories and its secrets as well as showcasing its modern life as a residential college of further education.

In most instances the Picturedrom website has more information about bands than we can show here so please follow the accompanying links for more details, ticket prices and online booking.

The Doors Alive + Sitting Pretty - Fri 5th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Tickets: £15

The doors alive re-create the sound, look, and magic of a 1960's doors concert, effortlessly transporting the audience back in time. The doors alive have left awestruck audiences all over the world and repeatedly sell out some of the most well established venues in the country.

www.picturedrome.net/tickets/The%20Doors%20Alive/20160205.htm

Maetloaf - Fri 12th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Tickets: £15

Meatloaf Tribute band

www.picturedrome.net/tickets/Maetloaf/20160212.htm

The Clone Roses and Happy Mondaze - Fri 26th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Tickets: £15

Stone Roses and Happy Mondays tribute bands.

www.picturedrome.net/tickets/The%20Clone%20Roses%20and%20Happy%20Mondaze/20160226.htm

A Foreigners Journey - Sat 27th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Tickets: £13.00

Foreigner and Journey tribute band.

www.picturedrome.net/tickets/A%20FOREIGNERS%20JOURNEY/20160227.htm

  • The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ
  • Tel: 01226 327000
  • Web: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
  • Gallery Opening Times: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm; Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 10am - 4pm. Bank holiday times may vary.
  • Opening times for other events are as stated.
  • Booking available online for some events

The detailed PDF of the Spring Summer brochure can be downloaded here (please note that this is a large file - 32MB)
http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/downloads/32/Spring_Summer_2016_Brochure_PDF_-_FINAL_VERSION.pdf

Rob and Nick Carter: Composite Portraits - until 26 March 2016

Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm (last admission 5.45pm)
Free admission

The Carters present an amalgamation of various paintings by an important artist such as Rembrandt, Warhol or Van Gogh. Taking photofit principles as their aesthetic benchmark, the artists use digital manipulation to create a new composite portrait from ‘slices’ of various head paintings by the artist. The digital image is discarded once it has been painted by hand in China; here analogue triumphs.

Read more on the http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/rob-and-nick-carter-composite-portraits

AniMotion - until 26 March 2016

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm (last admission 4.45pm)
Free admission

Visitors will get hands-on in AniMotion, a unique and specially commissioned exhibition all about animation.

They will meet Morph, celebrated early star of Aardman Animations, see their face come to life as it flies around with wings, watch friends become skeleton avatars and create their own animations with a little help from the world-famous Aardman studios.

Read more: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/animotion

Night + Daze, Thu 4th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Contains very strong language

  • Recommended for ages 14+ 

  • Full Price £12 | Concessions £10

A wild night out for a top lad on a mission, to party hard and catch a girl from heaven! Join Sheffy on a trip to another world, full of idiots, stimulants, booze and birds. Night + Daze is a new play for anyone who’s ever had a big night out. It’s a coming-of-age story about a lad that’s mad for it. Through the city streets and nightclub beats, watch the madness and the mayhem unfold. Hilarious, rebellious and provocative, Night + Daze explores the beauty of youth on a night out you’ll never forget!
"A hilarious night out - not to be missed!" Standard Issue
http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/night-daze

Ensemble 360 (Feb 2016) - Fri 5th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Venue: Emmanuel Church, Huddersfield Rd, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 1DT
  • Full Price £12 | Under 18s and Students £5

World class musicians Ensemble 360 return to Barnsley with well loved classical repertoire. The programme includes epic Bach for solo cello, one of Grieg’s most famous Violin works (and one of the his own favourite compositions!) as well as a one of Mendelssohn’s most popular chamber music pieces, his Piano Trio in D minor .

BACH Sonata for Viola de Gamba (cello) in D BWV1028

GRIEG Violin Sonata in C minor Op.45

SCHUMANN Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano Op.70

MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio in D minor Op.49

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/ensemble-360-feb-2016

Life Stories (Radius) - Sat 6th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Full Price £12 | Concessions £10

A double bill of dark and mesmerizing one-act operas by Tim Benjamin with words by Anton Chekhov and Anthony Peter, features Taylor Wilson (mezzo-soprano) in SILENT JACK and James Fisher (bass) in R.I.P. and is produced by Radius, creators of critically acclaimed operas Emily and Madame X.

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/life-stories-radius

Cool Cartoon Club - 9th & 10th Feb

  • 10am and 1pm sessions (both days)
  • Recommended for ages 6+
  • Child ticket: £2.50

Love drawing cartoons and creating new characters?

Have you ever tried to write a funny story for those characters?

Come and work with author and illustrator Liz Million and you will have great fun chuckling, drawing and learning about everything cartoony.

http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/cool-cartoon-club

Giant Drawing Animation Workshop - Fri 12th Feb

  • 4 sessions: 10am, 11.15am, 1pm, 2.15pm
  • Recommended for ages 7+

    Child ticket: £2

  • Wear old clothes!

Part of the AniMotion exhibition: Saturday 23 January - Saturday 26 March 2016 Join artist Ellie Meredith to create giant charcoal drawings and see your doodles to come life through animation. Work on your own or with friends, the subject of the animation is up to you.

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/giant-drawing-animation-workshop

Breabach - Sat 13th Feb, 8pm

  • Full Price £14 | Concessions £12

Voted ‘Best Live Act 2013’ & ’Best Folk Band 2012‘ at the Scots Trad Music Awards; Scottish five-piece Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands.

“Breabach once again displayed all the artfulness, ambition and imagination that set them so decisively apart from the pack."Scotsman

 “Tempos are often exhilarating, & the ensemble interplay is fiery. The colours & textures are beautifully layered but spaciously uncluttered lending the Breabach sound a depth & definition that only strengthens its impact.” Songlines

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/breabach

Horace and the Yeti (Jack Dean) - Sun14th & Mon 15th Feb

  • Sunday: 2.30pm; Monday: 1.30pm
  • Full Price £7 | Concessions £6 | Children £5

Intrepid Victorian adventurer Horace is out hunting yeti!

He’s trekking across the Himalayas, hoping to find one of the legendary Abominable Snowmen. The creature is guarding a priceless jewel, which is wanted by Queen Victoria herself.

But things change when Horace actually meets the Yeti, who turns out to be far from Abominable. Together they head off on a journey through the valley of Shangri-La, where mythical beasts live hidden from humanity.

But Horace has to make a choice. Will it be personal glory or saving the natural world?

Horace and the Yeti is an eco-adventure featuring an original music score and ripping yarns galore.

A Barnsley Civic & ARC Co-Commission. Written and music by Jack Dean. Performed by Jack Dean and Caroline Hallam. Directed by Tom Wright. Design by Ruby Savage. Dramaturgy by Dick Bonham.

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/horace-and-the-yeti-jack-dean

COAL (Gary Clarke Company) - Fri 19th & Sat 20th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Early Bird Full £11 | Early Bird Concessions £9

    Full Price £12 | Concessions £10

    Discounts for groups and schools booking

    Recommended for ages 12+

Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/5 British miners’ strike, award winning choreographer Gary Clarke proudly presents COAL, a riveting dance theatre show which takes an nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face.

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/coal-gary-clarke-company

Macbeth (Out of Chaos) - Thurs 25th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Early Bird Full £11 | Early Bird Concessions £9
    Full Price £12 | Concessions £10

    Discounts for groups and schools bookings

  • Recommended for ages 12+

The multi-award winning creators of UNMYTHABLE and NORSESOME take on their greatest challenge yet: all the drama, intrigue and madness of Macbeth in 80 high-octane minutes; more than 30 characters brilliantly and boldly brought to life by just two actors.

Out of Chaos (formerly Temple Theatre) is a multi-award winning touring company based in Birmingham. The company makes generous, skilful theatre that has toured the world since 2008, winning three international awards and widespread critical acclaim.

"Expertly performed and stupidly entertaining" The Guardian (on UNMYTHABLE)

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/macbeth-out-of-chaos

Opus 7 by Circa Tsuica - Fri 26th & Sat 27th Feb, 7.30pm

  • Early Bird Full £11 | Early Bird Concessions £9 | Early Bird Child £4

    Full Price £12 | Concessions £10 | Children £5

  • Recommended for ages 5+

Welcome to the mischievous and playful world of Circa Tsuica. A company of cracking musicians and daredevil acrobats, they serve a cocktail of funky brass beats and wild physical feats.

As the performers play a joyous blend of ripping rhythms they show off their outrageous circus skills without dropping a note – or each other! Through a potent blend of risk-taking acrobatics and foot-stomping live music, Circa Tsuica create a vibrant spectacle.

"Circa Tsuica has invented the circus brass band, mastering acrobatics and musical rhythm they turn art into a weapon of mass construction." Lemon Mag

There will be a Q&A after the performance

www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/opus-7-by-circa-tsuica

  • Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre, Town Hall, Church Stree, Barnsley, S70 2TA
  • Website: www.experience-barnsley.com/
  • Email: archives@barnsley.gov.uk
  • Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm
  • Tel: 01226 772500
  • Admission: Free unless stated for a special event or exhibition

MEET THE HARVEYS: THE ART AND INDUSTRY OF A GREAT BARNSLEY FAMIL - Wed 3rd Feb - Wed 20th April

What does Barnsley’s linen industry have in common with famous Old Master paintings from the 17th century? To find out, visit our fascinating and fun spring exhibition at Experience Barnsley.

Owners of a Victorian textile empire, the Harveys founded Barnsley’s Harvey Institute and the School of Art. They also donated an internationally important group of oil paintings to the nation. These paintings are now part of Barnsley’s public art collections at Cannon Hall Museum, and a selection will be on display in this exhibition, including works by Canaletto and Hogarth.

There’s more to explore through creative activities and the Harvey family story. Find out more about how a few individuals gave so much to the town and borough.

www.experience-barnsley.com/meet-the-harveys-the-art-and-industry-of-a-great-barnsley-family

PUPPY LOVE - Sat 6th - Sun 14th Feb

Little visitors to the Gallery will find everything they need to make something special for their loved ones this Valentines.

Free Drop in activity, 11am - 2pm.

www.experience-barnsley.com/puppy-love

CHINESE NEW YEAR - Sat 6th - Sun 14th Feb

Experience Barnsley will be celebrating the Chinese New Year; people can visit the learning lab and find out more about the year of the Red Fire Monkey.

Free drop in activity, 11am - 2pm

www.experience-barnsley.com/chinese-new-year

BUZZY BEES - Mon 5th Feb, 10am - 11.30pm

  • Cost: £3 per child (maximum 12 children per session - booking advised)

Join us in the learning lab for a variety of activities including messy play, storytelling, singing, sensory play and lots more fun.

10am – 11:30am

www.experience-barnsley.com/4789-buzzy-bees

FAMILY HISTORY SURGERIES - Wed 17th Feb, 10am - 4pm

  • Free but booking is essential 01226 773950.

The Harvey family of Barnsley has many revealing stories to tell in its history. Uncover the stories in your family tree by booking onto one of our free 30 minute sessions with a member of the Archives team to learn how to start your research.

10am until 4pm

www.experience-barnsley.com/4720-family-history-surgeries

BUZY BEES - Mon 22nd Feb, 10am - 11.30am (ALSO mon 29th Feb)

  • Cost: £3 per child (maximum 12 children per session - booking advised)

Join us in the learning lab for a variety of activities including messy play, storytelling, singing, sensory play and lots more fun.

www.experience-barnsley.com/buzy-bees

  • Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ
  • Tel: 01226 740203.
  • Web: www.elsecar-heritage.com/
  • Opening Times: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm (Please note that individual shops and businesses within Elsecar Heritage Centre have varying opening times.)

LOVE BUGS TREASURE HUNT - Sat 6th Feb - Sun 14th Feb

  • Free drop in activity, 11am - 2pm

The Elsecar love bugs are on the loose. Cupid and Rose have lost each other and need to be reunited for Valentine’s Day. Can visitors to Elsecar help them in their quest?

NEWCOMEN ANTIQUE FAIRS - Sun 14th Feb

No times or admission details currently available. Please see website for updates.

Come and browse a fascinating selection of antiques and collectables at one of Yorkshires largest antique fairs. Take a look, there are lots of bargains to be discovered!

UNIQUE GIFT FAIR - CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR - Sun 21st Feb

  • Free Entry
  • 10am - 4pm

80 stalls selling a wide range of products and gifts.  Come and see a mixture of handmade and bought in goods from local yorkshire businesses. Jewellery, clothing, ceramics, sewing, country crafts, photography, artwork, candles, homeware, shabby chic plus much much more. Its the perfect place to visit for a family day out.

www.elsecar-heritage.com/unique-gift-fair-craft-and-gift-fair

  • Westgate, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2DX
  • Box Office: 01226 200075
  • Website: www.barnsleylamproom.com
  • Online Booking available

A Night in the West End - 6th Feb, 2.30pm

  • SOLD OUT

Attila the Stockbroker - supported by Jethro Platts and Matt Abbott - 10th Feb, 7.30pm

  • All tickets £10.00

Singer-songwriter and pioneer performance poet, Attila has fought injustice all his life, including benefit gigs during The Miners' Strike and for ‘Rock Against Racism’. His work tackles serious issues but he'll make you laugh when he delivers it!

www.barnsleylamproom.com/whats-on/2016/february/10/attila-the-stockbroker/

An Adult Comedy Evening with Billy Pearce

  • SOLD OUT

Stones in His Pockets - 22th - 27th Feb 2016, 7:30 PM

  • Adults £12.00, Concessions £11.00 - Part of the Season Ticket offer

The Multi Award Winning Comedy by Marie Jones - Directed by T J Brett and Mary Creasey

Following a sell-out run on Broadway, four and a half years in the West End and on tour, the worldwide sensation Stones in His Pockets returns to The Lamproom Theatre. Don’t miss this hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot.

Universally loved by all who see it, Stones in His Pockets is brought to life by two highly talented actors who play 15 characters between them - from the two cheeky lads intent on stardom to a Hollywood Goddess!

www.barnsleylamproom.com/whats-on/2016/february/22/stones-in-his-pockets/

 

  • Cannon Hall Museum,  Park and Gardens, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT
  • Telephone: 01226 790270
  • Email: cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk
  • Website: www.cannon-hall.com
  • MUSEUM Opening Hours:

    April to October - Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm; Weekends, 11am to 4pm

  • November to 24th December - Weekends only, 12pm to 4pm

  • February half term to 31st March - Weekends only 12pm to 4pm 

  • PARK & GARDENS: Cannon Hall Park and Gardens are open all year round.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE HALF TERM FUN FLYER

BE MY VALENTINE - Sat 6th - Sun 14th Feb

  • Free drop in activity, 11am - 2pm

There will be a love... ly atmosphere at Cannon Hall this February half term. At the ‘Be my Valentine’ craft sessions. People can come along and make pretty hearts and flowers from craft material.

LANDSCAPES AND GARDENS. AN EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD EXHIBITION - Mon 8th Feb - Sun 5th June

Landscapes and gardens have long provided inspiration to artists of all types. As part of the Capability Brown Festival 2016, the Embroiderers' Guild will be displaying textile art inspired by the magnificent grounds of Cannon Hall Park.

Using landscapes and gardens, members of the Guild will interpret these in textiles and stitch to be displayed together as an exhibition. Textiles is an art form unlike any other. As the thread travels across the surface, stitches create paths which can direct the viewer's eye, create a focal point, draw or deflect attention from a particular element, and create a texture that is at once visual and physical. By using techniques as diverse as mixed media, felting, machine and hand stitching, the artists will display unique and high quality pieces of textile art.

www.cannon-hall.com/landscapes-and-gardens-an-embroiderers-guild-exhibition

QUEEN OF HEARTS BAKING SESSION - Wed 10th Feb, 1pm - 3pm

  • Cost: £9.95 per child

Aimed at children 4-10 years, must be accompanied by an adult. Limited places, tickets availabe at shop.barnsley-museums.com

The potteries of South Yorkshire once rivalled those in Stoke-on-Trent, most famously through the world renowned Rockingham Pottery in Swinton. However, during the nineteenth century over twenty other potteries in the Don and Dearne valleys made for a thriving industrial scene that is now largely forgotten. Yorkshire artist, Adele Howitt, has been working with local communities to produce work in response to the theme of the forgotten potteries. Howitt has exhibited across the UK and Europe, combining narrative and form to create beautiful individual pieces.

Read more: www.cooper-gallery.com/forgotten-potteries-of-the-dearne-valley

  • Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AH
  • Tel:01226 242905
  • Email: coopergallery@barnsley.gov.uk
  • Website: www.cooper-gallery.com
  • Workshop times: 11 am and 1pm, both days
  • Gallery general opening times: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 3pm

    Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays
    Tickets: £2.50

As part of the galleries latest exhibition, Forgotten Potteries of the Dearne (see above), little visitors are invited to come along and make their very own clay masterpieces! At the artist led activity there will be everything needed to make and decorate a pinch pot.

www.cooper-gallery.com/pinch-pot-pottery-workshops-

  • Website: www.worsbrough-mill.com
  • Free Entry but please note the parking fees. 
  • Parking: Cars - £1 for 1 hr, £2 for 2 hr, £3 full day. Coaches - £5. Minibuses - £3. Motorcycles - free. Season ticket (also valid at Cannon Hall) - £50
  • Time: 1pm
  • Cost: £5 per child

Families are invited to join the ranger in a walkabout. On their travels they will discover more about animal tracks and trails and the nature of trees, plants, birds, bugs and animals through the winter months.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for mess!

We will be hosting our Valentine's menu:
Friday 12th: 7pm & 9pm
Saturday 13th: 7pm & 9pm
Sunday 14th: 12pm, 4.30pm, 7pm & 9pm

FREE PRIZE DRAW over the three days. One lucky couple will win a bottle of bubbly!

See www.thewhiteheart.co.uk/events.html for more info and full menu.

  • The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1DY
  • Tel : 0114 283 8692
  • Website: www.thevenuestocksbridge.co.uk
  • Time: 9am
  • Stalls: £10, booked in advance
  • FREE ENTRY for buyers

Starts 9am for buyers - FREE Entry Stalls must be booked and paid for in advance £10 - includes pre set up table/chairs Hot and Cold refreshments available in the cafe including bacon/sausage sandwiches/home made cakes etc

  • The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1DY
  • Main Venue Tel : 0114 283 8692
  • Website: www.thevenuestocksbridge.co.uk
  • Time: Doors - 7.30pm; Show - 8.30pm
  • Tickets: Contact Martin Coyne 0114 2886765 (Price tbc)

A Venue Folk event.Come along and enjoy Bob Dylan night with Lou Marriott and Andrew Hardy - show starts 8.15pm Doors open 7.30pm

  • The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1DY
  • Tel : 0114 283 8692
  • Website: www.thevenuestocksbridge.co.uk
  • Show starts 8.15pm Doors open 7.30pm
  • Tickets: Contact Martin Coyne 0114 2886765

A Venue Folk event.

See also: http://www.stanleyaccrington.me.uk/

  • Wortley Hall, Wortley, Sheffield, S35 7DB
  • Tel: 0114 288 2100
  • Web: http://www.wortleyhall.org.uk
  • Arrive from 6pm, performance starts at 7.30pm

  • Tickets £7.50 per person (includes pie & peas served before play)

Written and performed by Jacqueline Mulhallen and directed by William Alderson  in association with Lynx Theatre & Poetry “Sylvia”  is a one woman play about Sylvia Pankhurst’s early career. It is accompanied by over 250 slides including archive material.

  • The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1DY
  • Tel : 0114 283 8692
  • Website: www.thevenuestocksbridge.co.uk
  • Time: 7.15pm
  • Tickets: Adults £7 Children £5 Family Tickets £20 (from The Venue)

New headingMarch 2016 - click the event names to reveal the details

FILM

Screenings and programmes have have yet to be confirmed (as of writing, Jan 2016). Please check the Paramount website for updates.

LIVE EVENTS

Last Laugh Comedy Club - 4th March, 8pm

  • Tickets: £17, £15 concessions

With MC Toby Foster and guest headlines The show may contain stong language.

The Counterfeit SixTies Show - 11th March, 7.30pm

  • Tickets: £17, £15 concessions

Take a large helping of the best pop music ever recorded. Toss in four musicians playing 100% live. Add a light show and sound system that Pink Floyd would envy. Stir in a generous amount of video and stills of the stars from a bygone era. Sprinkle with anecdotes & reminiscences. Mix in a large dollop of Geordie humour and a little sauce. Cook for 2 hours. Result: The Counterfeit Sixties Show!

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE/SATTELITE EVENTS

NT Live: Hangmen (Live) - 3rd March, 7pm

  • Tickets: £13, £10 Concessions

Following a sell-out run at London's Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster's award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging?

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

The Railway Children (NT Encore)– 28th March, 2pm

  • Tickets: £12, £10 Concessions

E. Nesbit's The Railway Children follows the story of Roberta (Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter, three sheltered siblings who suffer a huge upheaval when their father, who works for the Foreign Office, is taken away from their London home and falsely imprisoned. The children and their mother, now penniless, are forced to move from London to rural Yorkshire near a railway line. The story deals with themes of justice, the importance of family and the kindness of strangers.

  • The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ
  • Tel: 01226 327000
  • Web: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
  • Gallery Opening Times: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm; Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 10am - 4pm. Bank holiday times may vary.
  • Opening times for other events are as stated.
  • Booking available online for some events

The detailed PDF of the Spring Summer brochure can be downloaded here (please note that this is a large file - 32MB)
http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/downloads/32/Spring_Summer_2016_Brochure_PDF_-_FINAL_VERSION.pdf

Rob and Nick Carter: Composite Portraits - until 26 March 2016

Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm (last admission 5.45pm)
Free admission

The Carters present an amalgamation of various paintings by an important artist such as Rembrandt, Warhol or Van Gogh. Taking photofit principles as their aesthetic benchmark, the artists use digital manipulation to create a new composite portrait from ‘slices’ of various head paintings by the artist. The digital image is discarded once it has been painted by hand in China; here analogue triumphs.

Read more on the http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/rob-and-nick-carter-composite-portraits

AniMotion - until 26 March 2016

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm (last admission 4.45pm)
Free admission

Visitors will get hands-on in AniMotion, a unique and specially commissioned exhibition all about animation.

They will meet Morph, celebrated early star of Aardman Animations, see their face come to life as it flies around with wings, watch friends become skeleton avatars and create their own animations with a little help from the world-famous Aardman studios.

Read more: www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/animotion

Hunter and The Bear - Sat 5th March, 8pm

  • Tickets: £10 - Recommended for ages 16+

The band’s influences are rich and varied, which is reflected in their music. Irvine and Hunter’s Scottish upbringings lent exposure to traditional music but a love of classic rock bands like Lynyrd Skynryd and The Band shines through in both song-writing and performance - a powerful blend of folk, rock and country, with strong vocal harmonies and soaring guitar lines. Debut EP “Dusty Road” (featuring favourites “Forest On The Hill” and “Taliesin”) earned high praise and the follow-up EP “Before I Came Home” was preceded by single “Pick Me Up.”

Read more: http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/hunter-and-the-bear

New Work Weekend - Fri 11th & Sat 12th March, 7.30pm

  • Weekend Ticket: £15 Full Price | £12 Concession
  • Evening Ticket: £10 Full Price | £8 Concession

4 New Works, 2 Evenings, 1 Weekend

At The Civic we are passionate about programming new writing and devised performance from some of the UK’s finest emerging experimental artists and companies. The Civic’s new, New Work Weekend supports these artists and companies, giving them a platform and our ‘stamp of approval’ as they pursue their creative journeys.

New Work Weekend offers up a double bill of exciting new performances each night - two dynamic new shows for the price of one!

See http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/new-work-weekend for full details.

Play Dough (Unlimited Theatre) - Sun 13th March, 2pm & Mon 14th March, 1.30pm

  • Full Price £7 | Concessions £6 | Children £5

  • *Discounts for groups and schools booking

Join Leeds based Unlimited Theatre for ‘Play Dough’ - the game show where you can play with 10,000 real pound coins. Their hosts Queenie and TooMuch will lead your team through a series of high-energy games while telling you their story, and everything they know about how money really works. 

You can’t take the cash home with you – but if you win, you get to decide the end of the story. Play Dough is a playfully interactive show for young people 7+ and their families about the value of money.

See http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/play-dough-unlimited-theatre

Spring Music Festival - Wed 16th March, 4pm & 7.30pm

(This event is listed as 'Summer Celebration' in The Civic Spring/Summer 2016 brochure)

  • Primary Concert 4.00pm (1 hour duration) Tickets £2.50
  • Evening Concert 7.30pm (2 x 45 mins) Full Price £5 | Concessions £3

More: http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/spring-music-festival

Ensemble 360 - Fri 18th March, 7.30pm

  • Full Price £12 | Under 18s and Students £5

A night of essential chamber music.Ensemble 360 perform one of Haydn’s latest and most ambitious String Quartets and the last major piece Mendelssohn composed before his death, his String Quartet in F minor. Continuing on the theme of great composers and their finest works, we’ll be treated to Schumann’s exuberant Piano Quintet in E flat major, considered to be one of his greatest compositions.

For mroe info see http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/ensemble-360-mar-2016

Craig Campbell: Don't Look Down - Fri 18th March, 8pm

  • Tickets: £15

his internationally acclaimed comedian is one of stand-ups most charismatic and inventive performers with hilarious tales of globetrotting adventure never failing to impress (one expectant mother laughed so hard her waters broke!).

See http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/craig-campbell-dont-look-down

How the Koala Learnt to Hug - Sun 20th March, 2.30pm

  • Full Price £7 | Concessions £6 | Child £5
  • Recommended for ages 3+

Koalas are the cuddliest critters but just how did the koala learn to hug? That's the question our magical Australian storyteller means to answer as he tries to get his daughter (as well as the children in the audience) to finally give their parents a well deserved hug. Will he succeed?

See more: http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/how-the-koala-learnt-to-hug

Stop Motion Animation Master Class - Tues22nd & Wed 23rd March, 10.30am

  • Ticket: £5

So you want to be an animator? Join Helen Piercy for a stop motion animation master class inspired by the AniMotion exhibition. You will get chance to create your own film which you can show to your friends. Please bring a packed lunch. Recommended for ages 7-13 years

See http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/stop-motion-animation-master-class

Grimm's Faerie Feast (Proper Job Theatre) - Wed 23rd & Thurs 24th March, 2.30pm

  • Full Price £7 | Concessions £6 | Child £5

Grimm's Faerie Feast integrates quality culinary treats created by award winning chef Simon Taylor, beautiful new music and a script created by Civic Champion Ian McMillan. This has all been developed alongside Proper Job Theatre Company's trademark visual, dynamic and visceral style.

“Simply be advised this is fantastic theatre” The List
“Excellent musician and a super story superbly told” Audience member
“A magical show… totally captured my heart” Yorkshire Times on Secret Garden

see more: http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/grimms-faerie-feast-proper-job-theatre

Three Keepers (Winter Walker) - Tue 29th March, 2.30pm

  • Full Price £7 | Concessions £6 | Child £5
  • Recommended for ages 6+

Welcome to Flounder Rock Lighthouse, where three men live and work, with only each other and the seagulls for company. It’s Young ‘Arry’s first day- he’s dreamt of a life of adventure, so long as he can bring his teddy. Wise Old Tom and uptight Dick are there to teach ‘Arry the ropes, but he’s pretty hopeless. When the storm of the century threatens Flounder Rock, will disaster strike? Will the lamp shine true? Will they run out of biscuits? Three Keepers by Winter Walker is a silent comedy for the whole family, blending physical theatre, original music, inventive dance and slapstick comedy.

Read more: http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/three-keepers-winter-walker

The Element in the Room (Tangram Theatre) - Thurs 31st March, 7.30pm

  • Full Price £12 | Concessions £10
  • Recommended for ages 9+

Marie Curie lived an extraordinary life, and made incredible scientific discoveries in the face of unbelievable odds. This is her story, replete with breathtaking breakthroughs and seriously silly songs. Tangram Theatre's internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed musical comedies about Darwin and Einstein have delighted Edinburgh audiences. This brand new show completes their award-winning Scientrilogy.

"Utterly accessible and engaging on multiple levels" The Times

More: http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/the-element-in-the-room-tangram-theatre

Spring Gift and Craft Fair - 6th March, 10am - 4pm

  • Free entry to stalls and parking

Buy that special gift for some one or treat yourself. A good selection of quality stalls at the Visitor Centre.

House Tour - 20th March, 2.30pm - 4pm

  • Adults £10.50 Children £8; Season ticket holders £5.00 per person

A fascinating chance to see inside the “big house” with one of our experienced and friendly guides. Tours reveal the hidden splendour of this once great house, its stories and its secrets as well as showcasing its modern life as a residential college of further education. The tour begins at 2.30pm from the Long Barn Visitor Centre.

See more: http://www.wentworthcastle.org/events/house-tour-25/

Easter Egg Hunt- Go on an Eggcellent Eggventure!! - Friday 25th March - Monday 28th March, 10am - 4pm

  • Free with normal garden admission;Children of season ticket holders £3.00

Join us on our popular egg hunt with a difference.

Prize for all garden admission paying children who complete the trail. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Join in with our egg rolling races (wooden eggs provided) at 11.30pm and 2.30pm.

In most instances the Picturedrom website has more information about bands than we can show here so please follow the accompanying links for more details, ticket prices and online booking.

BAND AND BEER BONANZA - 5th March, 7pm doors open

  • Tickets £10

Holmfirth Against Cancer are proud to present a Band and Beer Bonanza night to raise money for cancer research uk and stand up to cancer.

The night will kick off with Holmfirth’s home grown talent Dead Wax, followed by the popular origina Black Diamonds. the final act, teeside favourites, The Beer Pigs, are heading down the M1 from their native north east to blow the cobwebs from your eardrums.

See http://www.picturedrome.net/tickets/Band%20and%20Beer%20Bonanza/20160305.htm

Half Man Half Biscuit - Sat 12th March. Doors 7.30

  • Ticekts: £20

HMHB are a truly genuine band, blessed with a magical capacity to make the most jaded of listeners fall back in love with music again. witty and dry, sardonic yet never cynical, melodically infectious yet edgy sing along songs, these four lads who shook the Wirral are perhaps still to some extent an undiscovered national treasure.

Read more: http://www.picturedrome.net/tickets/Half%20Man%20Half%20Biscuit/20160312.htm

King King + Special Guest Laurence Jones - Fri 18th March, door open 7.30pm

Tickets: £20

  • Winners 'Best Band' - The British Blues Awards 2012, 2013 & 2014.
    Best Album 'Take My Hand' 2014
    Best Album 'Standing In Shadows' 2014
    Nominated For "Best New Band" In The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards 2015.

See http://www.picturedrome.net/tickets/King%20King/20160318.htm

Caravan - Sat 19th March, doors 7.30pm

  • Tickets: £22.50

Caravan are considered by many to be the undisputed, unsung heroes of the british prog movement. Often quoted as being one of the most formidable acts to emerge from the '60s progressive rock scene, over the years they have managed to achieve cult status and have maintained a passionate and diehard following.

Read more: http://www.picturedrome.net/tickets/Caravan/20160319.htm

The Blockheads - Fri 25th March, dorrs 7.30pm

  • Tickets - £20

Formed in 1977 to promote Ian Durys' album 'New Boots and Panties' on the first Stiff Records tour of the UK,. Chaz Jankel , Norman Watt-Toy, Charlie Charles, John Turnbull and Mmick Gallagher became known as 'The Bblockheads', a reference to a song on Ian's album...

Read more - http://www.picturedrome.net/tickets/The%20Blockheads/20160325.htm

Letz Zep - Sat 26th March, Doors 7.30pm

  • Tickets £15

Letz Zep are the certainly most successful and in demand tribute act to Led Zeppelin on the planet, having been featured on BBC1, BBC2 AND ITV1. as well as appearing on TV and radio in Spain, France, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand to name but a few.

Read more: http://www.picturedrome.net/tickets/Letz%20Zep/20160326.htm

MEET THE HARVEYS: THE ART AND INDUSTRY OF A GREAT BARNSLEY FAMILY -until Wed 20th April

What does Barnsley’s linen industry have in common with famous Old Master paintings from the 17th century? To find out, visit our fascinating and fun spring exhibition at Experience Barnsley.

Owners of a Victorian textile empire, the Harveys founded Barnsley’s Harvey Institute and the School of Art. They also donated an internationally important group of oil paintings to the nation. These paintings are now part of Barnsley’s public art collections at Cannon Hall Museum, and a selection will be on display in this exhibition, including works by Canaletto and Hogarth.

There’s more to explore through creative activities and the Harvey family story. Find out more about how a few individuals gave so much to the town and borough.

www.experience-barnsley.com/meet-the-harveys-the-art-and-industry-of-a-great-barnsley-family

Buzzy Bees - Mondays 7th, 14th, 21st March, 10am – 11:30am

  • £3 per child (maximum 12 children per session) Booking advised

Join us in the learning lab for a variety of activities including messy play, storytelling, singing, sensory play and lots more fun.

Family History Surgeries - Wed 16th March, 10am - 4pm

  • Free. Booking essential.

The Harvey family of Barnsley has many revealing stories to tell in its history. Uncover the stories in your family tree by booking onto one of our free 30 minute sessions with a member of the Archives team to learn how to start your research.

Big Easter Bunny Hunt - Sat 19th March to Sun 3rd April, 11am - 3pm

  • Free drop in activity

Experience Barnsley’s naughty Easter bunnies have escaped and are hiding around the museum! Can you have a good look around and use your detective skills to help us find them?

  • Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ
  • Tel: 01226 740203.
  • Web: www.elsecar-heritage.com/
  • General Opening Times: Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm (Please note that individual shops and businesses within Elsecar Heritage Centre have varying opening times.)

The Big easter Bunny Hunt - Sat 19th March to Sun 3rd April, 11am – 4pm

  • Free drop in activity

Elsecar’s naughty Easter bunnies have escaped and are hiding around the site! Can you have a good look around and use your detective skills to help us find them?

Gift and Grub Easter Fair -Sun 20th March

  • Organiser contact details - Olivia Burton 07758163190, Mike Burton 07719374028
  • embeemarketing@outlook.com/www.giftsandgrub.com

Come along to the Gift and Grub Easter Fair, for a great family day out. There will be over 120 stalls selling fantastic homemade food, and wonderful handmade gifts!

Unique Craft Fair - Sun 27th & Mon 28th March

80 stalls selling a wide range of products and gifts, which include a mixture of handmade and bought in goods from local Yorkshire businesses. On offer will be jewellery, clothing, ceramics, sewing, country crafts, photography, artwork, candles, homeware, shabby chic and much much more. Located in in the Ironworks it is a FREE event with FREE onsite parking.

  • Westgate, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2DX
  • Box Office: 01226 200075
  • Website: www.barnsleylamproom.com
  • Online Booking available

The Closet Queen - 2nd Mar 2016, 7:30 PM

  • All tickets £6.00

If you love fashion and feeling great and comfy, whilst looking amazing, this is the night for you! Barnsleys very own Closet Queen is here to help you, style your makeover and give you the opportunity to shop with a glass of something bubbly - the perfect girls night! Come and spend an evening with The Closet Queen and her funky fashion and accessories for ladies sizes 8-28. Included in the ticket price are nibbles and a glass of prosecco or juice. This is a fund-raising evening - all proceeds to The Friends of The Lamproom Theatre.

The Daze - 3rd Mar 2016, 8:00 PM

  • All tickets £10.00

Those were the days and this is The Daze - Back to the 60's with The Daze Tribute Band The Daze are a tribute band featuring the music of The Beatles, The Who, The Stones and many more of your favourites from the 60's.

www.thedazetributeband.co.uk

Manford's Comedy Club @ The Lamproom Theatre - 4th Mar, 8:00 PM

  • All tickets £10.00

The Lamproom Theatre hosts stand-up comedy at it's best!

Read more here: http://www.barnsleylamproom.com/whats-on/2016/march/04/manfords-comedy-club-the-lamproom-theatre/

John Reilly and Lewis Nitikman - 5th Mar 2016, 7:30 PM

  • All tickets £12.50

John Reilly, front man of legendary band Boy on a Dolphin goes solo with a powerful arsenal of beautifully crafted songs.

Read more: http://www.barnsleylamproom.com/whats-on/2016/march/05/john-reilly-and-lewis-nitikman/

Up On The Roof - 10th Mar, 7:30 PM

  • Adults £16.00, Concessions £15.00

Up On The Roof - the music of Carole King and James Taylor Join us ‘Up On The Roof’ as we celebrate two legendary singer, songwriters in this amazing live show. Carole King and James Taylor collaborated on many hit songs through the 70’s and even had their works covered by other great singers.

Read more: http://www.barnsleylamproom.com/whats-on/2016/march/10/up-on-the-roof/

Viva La Diva - 11th Mar, 7:30 PM

  • All tickets £12.00

LS Theatre Productions presents - Viva La Diva! A spectacular and uplifting musical celebration paying tribute to some of the greatest female singers of all-time. Read more: http://www.barnsleylamproom.com/whats-on/2016/march/11/viva-la-diva/

Quirky Shorts - PQA Comedy Drama Showcase - 12th Mar, 3:00 PM & 7.00PM

  • Adults £8.00, Concessions £7.00

The amazing students at PQA Barnsley will be presenting thier showcase of comedy and drama skills. Directed by Liz Simmons. The children, aged from 3 to 18, will perform a variety of scripted and improvised short plays and sketches. The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performng Arts was established in 2007 by the actress Pauline Quirke. There are now nearly 100 academies across the UK, teaching over 5000 children aged between 4 and 18. Read more: http://www.barnsleylamproom.com/whats-on/2016/march/12/quirky-shorts-pqa-comedy-drama-showcase-1/

The Rise and Fall of Theatres in Barnsley by Roger Walton - 21st Mar, 7:30 PM

  • All tickets £3.00

An illustrated talk - all proceeds from this evening to The Friends of The Lamproom Theatre.

Read more: http://www.barnsleylamproom.com/whats-on/2016/march/21/the-rise-and-fall-of-theatres-in-barnsley

An Evening with Harold 'Dickie' Bird OBE - 24th Mar, 7:30 PM

  • All tickets £12.00

Legendary Cricket Umpire and President of Yorkshire County Cricket Club returns to his roots for 'An Evening With'.... Barnsley legend and cricket’s favourite umpire Dickie Bird remains as engagingly passionate as ever about life and the sport he loves.

Read more: http://www.barnsleylamproom.com/whats-on/2016/march/24/an-evening-with-harold-dickie-bird/

  • Cannon Hall Museum,  Park and Gardens, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT
  • Telephone: 01226 790270
  • Email: cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk
  • Website: www.cannon-hall.com
  • MUSEUM Opening Hours:

    April to October - Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm; Weekends, 11am to 4pm

  • November to 24th December - Weekends only, 12pm to 4pm

  • February half term to 31st March - Weekends only 12pm to 4pm 

  • PARK & GARDENS: Cannon Hall Park and Gardens are open all year round.

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LANDSCAPES AND GARDENS. AN EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD EXHIBITION - Mon 8th Feb - Sun 5th June

Landscapes and gardens have long provided inspiration to artists of all types. As part of the Capability Brown Festival 2016, the Embroiderers' Guild will be displaying textile art inspired by the magnificent grounds of Cannon Hall Park.

Using landscapes and gardens, members of the Guild will interpret these in textiles and stitch to be displayed together as an exhibition. Textiles is an art form unlike any other. As the thread travels across the surface, stitches create paths which can direct the viewer's eye, create a focal point, draw or deflect attention from a particular element, and create a texture that is at once visual and physical. By using techniques as diverse as mixed media, felting, machine and hand stitching, the artists will display unique and high quality pieces of textile art.

www.cannon-hall.com/landscapes-and-gardens-an-embroiderers-guild-exhibition

Embroidery Workshop - Sat 12th March, 10am – 4pm

  • £20, booking essential

In this session, run by members of the Embroiderers’ Guild you will learn a number of simple traditional stitches and create your own piece inspired by the park and gardens of Cannon Hall. Lunch will be provided. Both expert embroiderers and complete beginners welcome.

Easter Crafts for Kids - Sat 11th March to Sun 3rd April, 11am - 4pm

  • Free self-led drop in activity

Families are invited to join us in the learning lab for a week of fun Easter craft activities. Get creative and make a special Easter Bunny crown.

The Big Bunny Easter Hunt - Sat 19th March - Sun 3rd April, 11am - 4pm

  • Free drop in activity

Cannon Hall’s naughty Easter bunnies have escaped and are hiding around the museum! Can you have a good look around and use your detective skills to help us find them?

  • Website: www.worsbrough-mill.com

  • Free Entry but please note the parking fees. 

  • Parking: Cars - £1 for 1 hr, £2 for 2 hr, £3 full day. Coaches - £5. Minibuses - £3. Motorcycles - free. Season ticket (also valid at Cannon Hall) - £50

    Time: 11am until 2.30pm

Hot Bulb Engine Demonstration - Sun 13th March, 1pm - 3pm

  • Free admission

Our Hot Bulb Engine was renovated in 2011 by volunteers. Come and see the magnificent machinery in action. Hear the booming sound and smell the engine oil, as you can transported back in time.

Baking for Birds - Wed 23rd March, 1pm

£5 per person to book visit shop.barnsley-museums.com

Join the ranger in making a log bird feeder. While baking you can pile in the lard without feeling guilty! Most of our native garden birds will benefit from tucking into a nutty, seedy lard-cake.

Milling Demonstration - Mon 28th March, 11am - 2:30pm

  • Free admission

Come and see it in action as it grinds grain in the original 17th century buildings. Our water powered mill still produces flour in the traditional way. The white and wholemeal flours are traditionally stone-ground on a pair on 19th century French Burr stones, powered by a cast iron water wheel installed in 1865.

Spring Nature Trail - buds, blosson & bugs - Wed 30th March, 1pm start

£5 per child to book visit shop.barnsley-museums.com

Families are invited to join the ranger in a walkabout around the stunning country park. On their travels they will discover more about the start of spring life, learning as they go about, trees, plants, birds, bugs and animals. Children must be accompained by an adult. Dress for mess!

The potteries of South Yorkshire once rivalled those in Stoke-on-Trent, most famously through the world renowned Rockingham Pottery in Swinton. However, during the nineteenth century over twenty other potteries in the Don and Dearne valleys made for a thriving industrial scene that is now largely forgotten. Yorkshire artist, Adele Howitt, has been working with local communities to produce work in response to the theme of the forgotten potteries. Howitt has exhibited across the UK and Europe, combining narrative and form to create beautiful individual pieces.

Read more: www.cooper-gallery.com/forgotten-potteries-of-the-dearne-valley

  • Kirklees Light Railway Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Nr Huddersfield West Yorkshire HD8 9XJ
  • Tel: 01484 865727
  • Email: info@kirkleeslightrailway.com
  • Web: www.kirkleeslightrailway.com
  • Online booking available - visit the site
  • Fares: Adult £13.00*; Concession £12.00*; Child (2-16 yrs) £11.00*; Child under 2 FREE; Family (2 adults and 2 children) £46.00*; Family (2 adults and 3 children) £51.50*
  • NB The above prices are subject to a booking fee when purchased online.

Make your day a Day Out With Thomas as Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends Percy, Toby and Mavis, visit the Kirklees Light Railway several times during 2016 from the Island of Sodor! To make sure the engines all behave themselves and are really useful engines, The Fat Controller, will be visiting us too.

For more information including what's included in the fare: www.kirkleeslightrailway.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=102

  • Canon Hall Farm, Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S754AT.
  • Telephone Numbers: Office - 01226 790427; Farm Shop - 01226 792746; Delicatessen - 01226 792685; Toy & Gift Shop n- 01226 79265; Hungry Llama Indoor Play & Restaurant - 01226 794473
  • Email: info@cannonhallfarm.co.uk
  • Web: www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk
  • Online booking available - see website for availablity and prices

One of our most exciting nights of the year is Lambing Live which takes place on Friday 18th March, 2016. It’s one of our most popular yearly events, offering an opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere of the farmyard at night. Save £1 each on tickets by buying in advance. Discount vouchers are not valid for special events.

  • Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AH
  • Tel:01226 242905
  • Email: coopergallery@barnsley.gov.uk
  • Website: www.cooper-gallery.com
  • General Opening times: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 3pm. Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays
  • Activity: 11am – 4pm
    Admission: free

Cooper Gallery’s naughty Easter bunnies have escaped and are hiding around the museum! Can you have a good look around and use your detective skills to help us find them?

Travel by steam train aboard the Easter Eggspress to Shelley to meet the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny has dropped all of his food in the play ground and needs everyone to help him collect it. He has also hidden some extra special Golden Eggs around the play ground too! The Bunny’s feeling very generous and everyone who helps collect his food in the Egg Hunt will receive a chocolate egg and there might be a bigger reward if you find a Golden Egg! Come down and meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy some family fun at the Kirklees Light Railway.

See the website for more info

  • In the UK the clocks go forward 1 hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March (and back 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October ie 30th).
Penistone Viaduct in the summer and winter
Penistone viaduct in winter - nighttime
Penistone viaduct during the autumn

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