The Glass Works Barnsley set to celebrate first birthday

To celebrate one year since opening, The Glass Works is joining forces with The Civic to present a very special first birthday party on Saturday 10th September from 10am-4pm

Visitors will experience a day of spectacular dance, circus and outdoor arts performed by some of the UK’s leading and most exciting outdoor performances.

This family friendly festival is free to attend and includes:

Timeless by Joli Vyan

Watch as four performers dance, leap, gracefully balance and throw themselves with acrobatic prowess around, on and inside a rotating seven-metre-high hourglass. Timeless tells the story of civilisation as we know it and its fragile relationship with time and nature.

Mayfly by Kapow 

Inspired by the brief life of the Mayfly and its famous last dance, Kapow have created a custom-engineered structure incorporating five fountains that shoot water into the air in sync with two awe-inspiring dancers

Out of the Deep Blue by Autin Dance Theatre

Out of the Blue tells the story of Eko, a four-metre-tall sea giant who rises from the deep ocean and encounters a little girl called Violet. An impactful dialogue around our earth’s climate emergency told through dance, movement and masterful puppeteering.

High Tea with a Twist by Levantes Dance

Dressed to impress, a pair of dancers will perform dance and acrobatics above a tastefully laid tea table and mingle with the crowd for selfies and a cuppa. Expect glittery cakes, outrageous costumes and theatrical high jinks in an explosion of bright colour and silliness.

The Glass Works is the new heart of Barnsley Town Centre with a host of high street retailers, food and drink outlets, and leisure venues situated around the Glass Works Square public realm. It is also home to the Library @ The Lightbox and three pop-up Barnsley Museums galleries.

Find out more about The Glass Works in the previous story we did from 2021 A glass act opens in Barnsley