A glass act opens in Barnsley

A glass act opens in Barnsley

Following a six-year regeneration project and more than £200 million of investment, there is a clear end in sight as Barnsley’s ambitious town centre redevelopment, The Glass Works, marks the final phase of its grand opening. To reflect the changes in society and future proof the town, The Glass Works...

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British Museum’s Pushing paper exhibition arrives at Cooper Gallery

British Museum’s Pushing paper exhibition arrives at Cooper Gallery

Barnsley’s Cooper Gallery is just one of four partner museums to host British Museum’s first co-curated touring exhibition, Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now,

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Experience Barnsley is a finalist in Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 award

Experience Barnsley is a finalist in Art Fund’s Museum of the Year 2021 award

For its outstanding levels of engagement and impact via their digital activity and outreach programme, Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is a finalist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 award.

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The Astoria Centre opens again for summer events

The Astoria Centre opens again for summer events

Step back in time to the halcyon days of the Cinema Organ with the summer events hosted at Barnsley’s Astoria Centre. The Astoria Centre is run by the Penistone Cinema Organ Trust; a group of volunteers who have worked on the restoration and maintenance of these musical marvels. The Astoria...

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The Coalfield Symphony launch debut album, Virtue and Villainy

The Coalfield Symphony launch debut album, Virtue and Villainy

Barnsley’s musical duo, The Coalfield Symphony, are proud to launch their debut album Virtue and Villainy masterfully created during lockdown 2020.

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Aroundtown Meets the Nicholson family of Cannon Hall Farm

Aroundtown Meets the Nicholson family of Cannon Hall Farm

We meet the Nicholson family of Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley to discover their 30-year journey to becoming one of Yorkshire’s best visitor attractions.

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Missing photos driving them Totty

Missing photos driving them Totty

Here’s a little bit of trivia for you: What do former footballers George Robledo, Mark Jones and Alan Sunderland all have in common? If you’d have said all playing top-flight football at one point in their careers, then you’d have been right. But did you know that all three also...

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Barnsley FC – The Glory Days

Barnsley FC – The Glory Days

Saturday 26th April 1997. A gloomy spring day that probably holds little significance to the majority of the country. But if you’re from Barnsley, Saturday 26th April 1997 no doubt goes down as the single best day of the year, decade, or even your life as it’s the day Barnsley...

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Children of the Dark: Huskar 180

Children of the Dark: Huskar 180

This July marks 180 years since the Huskar mining disaster; a distressing and deplorable Barnsley tragedy in which 26 children aged seven to 17 were untimely killed while working at Moorend Colliery in Silkstone Common. A tale shrouded in coal dust and salty tears of the young people who faced...

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Restoring the glory of Cannon Hall parklands

Restoring the glory of Cannon Hall parklands

When landscape architect, Richard Woods, stood on Cannon Hall’s south front terrace in the 1760s proudly admiring the fruits of his labour, he would have no doubt marvelled at the encompassing sloping lawns, the floral embellished pleasure grounds and the ornate kitchen gardens that he had masterfully created for John...

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