Opening our eyes to Barnsley’s forgotten genius

Opening our eyes to Barnsley’s forgotten genius

After almost 20 years in the making, No Horizon is a new Yorkshire-based musical telling the story of Barnsley’s forgotten genius, Nicholas Saunderson.

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Lady Mabel College: Cloaked in History

Lady Mabel College: Cloaked in History

To celebrate 70 years since Wentworth Woodhouse opened its doors to the students of Lady Mabel College, textile artist, Gemma Nemer, is launching a contemporary community arts project.

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A Lady of Letters

A Lady of Letters

One is a rural village in Barnsley known for its stage of rolling green countryside on which stands a stately home and folly castle; the other a remotely romantic Italian lakeside town flanked by the amphitheatre-style Adamello mountain.  Poles apart in characteristics and distance. Yet banded together in a shared admiration for one very influential woman whose life story was preserved in the many letters she famously wrote.  For Stainborough in Barnsley and Lovere in the Lombardy province of Italy both bear monuments...

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Mail and Female

Mail and Female

For centuries, Britain’s postal service has connected companies and customers, families and friends; spreading word far and wide from remote and rural corners to bustling towns and cities. The Post Office has become a trusted friend for communities to rely on, its workers always going that extra mile to make...

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Ladies of the Manor

Ladies of the Manor

It’s been the domestic dwelling of many Members of Parliament, a couple of Prime Ministers and even a former Lord Mayor of Sheffield. But amidst the aristocratic wealth predominantly associated with the UK’s largest private residence, the rooms within Wentworth Woodhouse were also once the not-so-humble abode of hundreds of...

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Aroundtown Meets Margaret Drinkall

Aroundtown Meets Margaret Drinkall

When Yorkshire-born Margaret Drinkall suggests that you stop thinking about something and get on and do it, you know she’s talking from first-hand experience and with a genuine passion to see others take the plunge and follow their dreams. As the published author of 31 books – and counting –...

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Clifton Park Museum is 125!

This summer, join Nelson, Marco and the gang as Clifton Park Museum celebrates 125 years as Rotherham’s community museum. No matter what era you grew up in or if you have since moved away, most will have fond memories of visiting this grand Georgian house which lovingly tells the story...

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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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South Yorkshire’s Industrial Past

South Yorkshire’s Industrial Past

Written by Shannon Hopwood Back in the day, Barnsley and Rotherham were known for their booming industries. This area may no longer be the prodigious producer that it once was, but there was a time when the pits were thriving, the iron was hot, and glassblowing was ever expanding. While...

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The history of theatres in Barnsley

The history of theatres in Barnsley

Throughout the year, theatre continues to hold prevalence in the hearts of many people who enjoy watching a show, musical or play. Yet at Christmastime, it holds special memories with family pantomimes bringing the magic of theatre to life across generations. In Barnsley, the theatre scene has fluctuated over the...

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