Aroundtown Meets: Barnsley Youth Choir

Aroundtown Meets: Barnsley Youth Choir

Through an uplifting chorus of local children and young people, the inspirational and talented singers of Barnsley Youth Choir have become an international flagship ensemble for our town, embodying the true grit and determination that has become symbolic with Barnsley. Earlier this year, the dynamic and diverse Latvian capital city...

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Aroundtown Meets: Eve Rose Keenan, Mayor of Rotherham

Aroundtown Meets: Eve Rose Keenan, Mayor of Rotherham

Hear ye, hear ye. As the peal of Rotherham Minster’s twelve bells rings out across the town, a new mayor is sworn in at the Town Hall ready to celebrate the unity of the town she now calls home. After just two years as a councillor and an exciting year...

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The Watson Brothers: Stairfoot’s Valiant Sixsome

The Watson Brothers: Stairfoot’s Valiant Sixsome

At the bugled call of the mustachioed military maestro, Lord Kitchener, in the summer of 1914, mothers up and down the country waved goodbye to their heroic sons who gallantry left in search of peace at the birth of the Great War. But for one lady in Barnsley, she shed...

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Aroundtown Meets… Stan Shaw

Aroundtown Meets… Stan Shaw

Shaping, filing and polishing away, there sits a kind-faced old man in his grey cotton overcoat, his hands bearing the brunt of 76 years spent as a master craftsman cutler. Peering through the old window of his Little Mester Street workshop at Kelham Island Museum, it is clear we’re about...

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Aroundtown Meets… Marjorie Sheppard

Aroundtown Meets… Marjorie Sheppard

Aside from the glitter of tinsel, the flicker of lights and the giving of presents, Christmas is the season of goodwill; a time where many are humbled with a charitable heart and a longing to help those in need. But perhaps the personification of selflessness and generosity, one Rotherham lady...

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Aroundtown Meets … Kevin Grunill

Aroundtown Meets … Kevin Grunill

From the Top of the Tower to bright lights of Granadaland, the sound of one man’s musical repertoire has waltzed around the dancefloors and theatres of some of the UKs finest establishments over the past twenty five years. But for Barnsley-born organist Kevin Grunill, the symphony of his musical journey...

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Aroundtown meets… Jaime-Lee Faulkner

Aroundtown meets… Jaime-Lee Faulkner

Every little girl has a dream. Be it to be on pointe as the very best prima ballerina, have a pony and its own picket-fence stables, or to finally meet Prince Charming and live happily ever after. But for Rotherham’s Jaime-Lee Faulkner, her main ambition in life has a purpose; to break down stereotypes and use her voice to make a difference in the world, one high heeled step at a time.

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Aroundtown meets…Sally Johnson

Aroundtown meets…Sally Johnson

Oh, how glorious it is to marvel in the beautiful splendour of nature when summertime arrives. The visual vibrancy, the pretty perfume, the interesting intricacy – there’s nothing finer than an afternoon spent in an English country garden. And as South Yorkshire’s most spectacular floral retreat, Wentworth Castle Gardens takes...

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