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. March and April events will be added over the next few days.

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

Last year the Newcomen atmospheric engine at Elsecar was set in motion for the first time in over 60 years. The Newcomen engine, named after its inventor Thomas Newcomen, was the first type of steam engine to provide power for industry. It was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution. The Elsecar engine, built in 1795, is the only one in the world to be preserved in its original engine house.

Geoff Wallis of Dorothea Engineering will give a talk on ‘Bringing the Elsecar engine back to life’ at the Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley, at 7.00 pm on Monday 14th March. Admission is free.

  • 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?

  • Victoria Jubilee Museum, Taylor Hill, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorks, S75 4HQ
  • Normal Opening Times: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 2 - 5pm
  • Tel: 01226 790545
  • Click to see the Victoria Jubilee Museum page on this site.
  • Groups are welcome anytime by appointment Telephone 01226 790545

Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum will open on 20th March when there will be an exhibition to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of our local artist Abel Hold. This will also include works by other local artists such as Roddam Spencer Stanhope, and will run until end of October.

The museum will be open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2 -5pm from Palm Sunday 20th March until the end of October.

Groups are welcome anytime by appointment Telephone 01226 790545

Click here to view the official flyer.

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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