What's On in May

Intent To Murder
A Thriller by Leslie Sands
Blast From The Past
Fri 27th May at 7:30pm
From Elvis to Selfies: A fast paced race through seven decades of British Pop Culture. The show celebrates the blockbusters and bestsellers we all remember, and the fads and fashions we might prefer to forget. Somewhere between a dance performance, sketch show, TV gameshow and the ultimate compilation album, Blast from the Past will have you feeling nostalgic, singing along and laughing out loud. Recommended age 10+.
MacMillan FEST
Sun 29th May at 1:30pm
MacMillan FEST
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:Anywhere!
  • Entry:£5.00
  • Next Date:Sun 29th May at 1:30pm
Music festival raising money for MacMillan Cancer.
Hosted by famous celeb Kris Skinner.
Live music all day, fun rides, stalls, food, icecream!
https://m.facebook.com/events/1739677439586878?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A98%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&aref=98
Device Doctors
Thu 19th May at 10:00am
Device Doctors
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HAYDN String Quartet in G Op.77 No.1
JANÁČEK String Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer’
BRAHMS String Quartet in A minor Op.51 No.2

Introducing the Marmen Quartet, a promising young string quartet in the early stages of their careers, and supported in their professional development by Music in the Round’s Bridge Scheme.

Their programme promises refinement and infectious grace with Haydn, beauty and passion with Brahms and in the middle, Janáček’s extraordinarily vivid and tormented representation of “the suffering of a woman, beaten and tortured to death” inspired by Tolstoy’s short story. This promises to be a riveting evening of musical drama.
Litter Pick
Mon 23rd May at 6:00pm
Litter Pick
The children from Allsorts Youth Club (Aged 5-12) are picking litter from the streets around the Church of the Nazarene where they meet on Mondays 6pm – 7.30pm. Hi-viz vests will be provided along with gloves and dinosaur litter pickers. You are welcome to come and join with us.
Device Doctors
Tue 10th May at 10:00am
Device Doctors
Thinking of buying a tablet but don't know where to start?

Are you having trouble with email on your laptop?

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Don't worry, we can help! Book a free 45-minute appointment with a Device Doctor at the library and find out more about how to make the best use of technology and the Internet.

For more information visit: http://www.barnsley.gov.uk/devicedoctors
Telling Tales
Fri 13th May at 7:30pm
Telling Tales
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:Civic
  • Entry:£8.00
  • Next Date:Fri 13th May at 7:30pm
Northern Accent present award-winning poet Patience Agbabi in Telling Tales. A brilliant retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century, from The Miller's Tale to The Wife of Bath’s, in a style that captures the performance element of the work as well as its poetry & wordplay. Recommended age 14+.

http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/telling-tales-patience-agbabi
Tom Stade: You’re Welcome
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:Civic
  • Entry:£16.00
  • Next Date:Sat 28th May at 8:00pm
Brand new show from the UK’s favourite Canadian resident. Candid and alluring, join Tom as he ruminates on life’s oddities and revels in his own perpetual shortcomings. Expect the customary Stade flair; uncompromising humour, insatiable mischief and heaps of inspired improvisation. People of Barnsley and South Yorkshire. You’re welcome! May contain strong language. Recommended age 16+.

http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/tom-stade-youre-welcome
Device Doctors
Thu 12th May at 10:00am
Device Doctors
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Turn your lifestyle around in just 9 weeks with the free
award winning fit reds programme

It’s not too late to sign up and join the award winning Fit Reds programme. Come along to our 9 week programme and experience high quality fitness and football sessions along with informative workshops.
Friends of Barnsley Archives illustrated talk
Illustrated talk by Jim Ritchie of the Roggins Local History Group, Silkstone.
Industrial and Local History Projects 2014-15.
Duck Race @ Pot House Hamlet
Charity Duck Race - Saturday May 7th at Pot House Hamlet in Silkstone @ 2pm

Get your ducks on the day for only £1 and watch them race down Silkstone Stream to the finish line at Pot House Hamlet.
A great exciting day out for the whole family with all proceeds going to Silkstone Church.
Cash Prizes to be won too so you'd be quackery to miss it.

Pot House Hamlet, Silkstone, Barnsley, S75 4JU


Thank you.
Device Doctors
Thu 26th May at 10:00am
Device Doctors
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Blast From The Past
Fri 27th May at 7:30pm
Blast From The Past
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:Civic
  • Entry:£12.00
  • Next Date:Fri 27th May at 7:30pm
From Elvis to Selfies: Spiltmilk Dance present a fast paced race through seven decades of British Pop Culture. The show celebrates the blockbusters and bestsellers we all remember, and the fads and fashions we might prefer to forget. Somewhere between a dance performance, sketch show, TV gameshow and the ultimate compilation album, Blast from the Past will have you feeling nostalgic, singing along and laughing out loud. Recommended age 10+.

http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/blast-from-the-past-spiltmilk-dance
Dinosaur Park
Sat 21st May at 7:00pm
Dinosaur Park
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:Civic
  • Entry:£10.00
  • Next Date:Sat 21st May at 7:00pm
Welcome to the unlikely setting of Lyme Regis Community Centre, where the Park Family embark on a journey to a misty past. Superbolt Theatre's award-winning, laugh-out-loud spin on Spielberg’s Jurassic Park classic is a theatrical celebration of cinematic nostalgia and a powerful reminder of the ones we love.

http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/dinosaur-park-superbolt-theatre
The Annual Golf Day
The annual Barnsley Hospice Golf Day returns on 20th May this year.

Get your team booked early for Barnsley Hospice annual Golf Day on Friday 20th May 2016 at Silkstone Golf Club.

10am: Registration, Bacon and Butties and Coffee

12 noon: Shotgun start.

4 Ball Am-Am Stableford Format.

Entry Fee: £45 per individual, £180 per team of 4 entry

Entry includes: 18 holes of golf, food, refreshment and prize presentation with pie and peas.

For more information call Fundraising on 01226 244 244 or email
Device Doctors
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Dinosaur Park
Sat 21st May at 7:00pm
Welcome to the unlikely setting of Lyme Regis Community Centre, where the Park Family embark on a journey to a misty past. This award-winning, laugh-out-loud spin on Spielberg’s classic is a theatrical celebration of cinematic nostalgia and a powerful reminder of the ones we love.
Walter Lemonface
Sun 29th May at 2:30pm
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:The Civic
  • Entry:£7.00
  • Next Date:Sun 29th May at 2:30pm
A fun-filled, interactive experience for the whole family. Join adventurer, fearless inventor and connoisseur of carrots, Walter Lemonface as he hunts for Rhubarb Ogres, battles ghosts and finds a new adventure around every corner. Oh… and he has a yellow head, that looks like a lemon! Recommended age 3+.
http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/walter-lemonface
Macmillan fest
Sun 29th May at 1:00pm
Macmillan fest
A family friendly music festival to raise money for macmillan cancer research.
Camp Active
Mon 30th May at 8:00am
Here at Camp Active we offer a wide range of multi-sport activities and games for children aged 5-11.

Our aim is to get children outdoors and active during the school holidays, combining quality coaching, nutritional advice and sport awareness with a fun programme that will appeal to all children.

We're led by professional coaches and children are welcome to participate daily or weekly as each session will have morning training before completing in a mini sports day each afternoon.

Call 01226 370888 to book your place and find out more!
King of Britain - British Elvis Tribute Artist Championships
On Friday 20th May 2016 Flaming Star Entertainments will bring together 50 of Britain's Top Elvis Tribute Artists to battle it out to be crowned "King of Britain - British ETA Champion". The championships run throughout the weekend with Showcase Acts Daddy Cool (Soul & Motown Tribute), Paul Orbison (Britain's top Roy Orbison Tribute), Mike Walsh ( Return to Graceland Winner 2014, European ETA Masters Quarter Finalist and Finalist of the Best in Festival contest Porthcawl) and Winner of the European Ultimate Elvis Contest Ricky Aron.

For more details visit http://www.elviscompetition.co.uk
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:The Civic
  • Entry:£7.00
  • Next Date:Sun 15th May at 2:30pm
It's bear’s birthday tomorrow. His head is full of excitement. How will he ever get to sleep? Bedtime stories, of course, weaving together tales of spring, summer, autumn and winter. The play unfolds amidst the snow-white sheets and the odd socks of an everyday wash. Come and enjoy the inventive puppetry, original music and gentle humour of this delightful production. Recommended age 3-7 years.
Ready, Teddy, GO! Children are invited to bring a teddy bear to share the performance. No extra charge for bears!
http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/whats-on
Telling Tales
Fri 13th May at 7:30pm
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:The Civic
  • Entry:£8.00
  • Next Date:Fri 13th May at 7:30pm
Northern Accent present award-winning poet Patience Agbabi in Telling Tales. A brilliant retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century, from The Miller's Tale to The Wife of Bath’s, in a style that captures the performance element of the work as well as its poetry & wordplay. Recommended age 14+.
http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/whats-on
Stowaway
Thu 12th May at 7:30pm
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:The Civic
  • Entry:£12.00
  • Next Date:Thu 12th May at 7:30pm
A Boeing 777 begins it descent towards Heathrow. In the car park of B&Q, Andy looks up. Something is falling out of the sky. A man crash-lands on the ground in front of him. Stowaway is a story about a man from India who finds himself far from home and adrift from everything he knows. It is the story of an extraordinary journey in search of an impossible future. Recommended age 14+.
http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/stowaway-analogue
Join in with the Big Read with Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival on Friday 13th May at 4pm at Barnsley Central Library. Mari Hannah will be discussing the P.D. James’ classic and pioneering crime novel, ‘An Unsuitable Job for a Woman’. Find out more here: bit.ly/BR-Barnsley

This free event will need to be booked, call 01226 773911 to book your place. The first 40 people signed up will get a free copy of An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, which can be collected from the library. It would be useful to be familiar with the book before the event but not essential.
Stowaway
Thu 12th May at 7:30pm
Stowaway
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:Civic
  • Entry:£12.00
  • Next Date:Thu 12th May at 7:30pm
A Boeing 777 begins it descent towards Heathrow. In the car park of B&Q, Andy looks up. Something is falling out of the sky. A man crash-lands on the ground in front of him. Presented by Analogue Theatre, Stowaway is a story about a man from India who finds himself far from home and adrift from everything he knows. It is the story of an extraordinary journey in search of an impossible future. Recommended age 14+.

http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/stowaway-analogue
Frogs Snails and Teddy Bear Tales
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:Civic
  • Entry:£7.00
  • Next Date:Sun 15th May at 2:30pm
It's bear’s birthday tomorrow. His head is full of excitement. How will he ever get to sleep? Bedtime stories, of course, weaving together tales of spring, summer, autumn and winter. The play unfolds amidst the snow-white sheets and the odd socks of an everyday wash. Come and enjoy Freehand Theatre's inventive puppetry, original music and gentle humour of this delightful production. Recommended age 3-7 years. Ready, Teddy, GO! Children are invited to bring a teddy bear to share the performance. No extra charge for bears!

http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/frogs-snails-and-teddy-bear-tales
Debt Collectors
Fri 20th May at 7:30pm
Debt Collectors
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:Civic
  • Entry:£12.00
  • Next Date:Fri 20th May at 7:30pm
Brand new comedy from the nation's favourite playwright John Godber, author of international hits Bouncers, Up N Under and Teechers. The Debt Collectors with Reform Theatre mixes money and love with the love of money, as two out of work actors fall into the world of debt recovery. Demanding money has never been as funny; they may be in the wrong job, but they are the best in the business. Recommended age 14+.

http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/debt-collectors-reform-theatre
Sister Act - The Musical
'Sister Act' is based on the movie of the same name. This fabulous, family-freindly, feel-good show is packed with songs inspired by Motown, funk, soul and disco.


This is an hilarious story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who is a witness to a murder, which she reports to the police. The police decide that she needs to be placed in protective custody and hide her in the last place anyone would think to look - a convent! She is diguised as a nun and quicly becomes a firm fan amongst her fellow 'sisters'. Although under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris turns her attention to the convents off-key choir, helping the nuns to ...read more
Debt Collectors
Fri 20th May at 7:30am
Brand new comedy from the nation's favourite playwright John Godber, author of international hits Bouncers, Up N Under and Teechers. The Debt Collectors mixes money and love with the love of money, as two out of work actors fall into the world of debt recovery. Demanding money has never been as funny; they may be in the wrong job, but they are the best in the business. Recommended age 14+.
The Best Thing
Fri 6th May at 7:30pm
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:The Civic
  • Entry:£12.00
  • Next Date:Fri 6th May at 7:30pm
A swinging sixties story of unconditional love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. Step into the wordless world of Vamos Theatre for this bitter-sweet story of mistaken morals and broken hearts, 45s and beehives, where sexual revolution proves a hard and rocky path to tread. Funny, heart-breaking and human, The Best Thing is the latest touring production from one of the country’s must-see theatre companies. Accessible to hearing and deaf audiences. Recommended age 12+.
http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/whats-on
The Best Thing
Fri 6th May at 7:30pm
The Best Thing
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:Civic
  • Entry:£12.00
  • Next Date:Fri 6th May at 7:30pm
A swinging sixties story of unconditional love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. Step into the wordless world of Vamos Theatre for this bitter-sweet story of mistaken morals and broken hearts, 45s and beehives, where sexual revolution proves a hard and rocky path to tread. Funny, heart-breaking and human, The Best Thing is the latest touring production from one of the country’s must-see theatre companies. Accessible to hearing and deaf audiences. Recommended age 12+.

http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/the-best-thing-vamos-theatre
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Device Doctors
Mon 23rd May at 4:00pm
Device Doctors
Thinking of buying a tablet but don't know where to start?

Are you having trouble with email on your laptop?

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Don't worry, we can help! Book a free 45-minute appointment with a Device Doctor at the library and find out more about how to make the best use of technology and the Internet.

For more information visit: http://www.barnsley.gov.uk/devicedoctors
Sister Act - The Musical
'Sister Act' is based on the movie of the same name. This fabulous, family-freindly, feel-good show is packed with songs inspired by Motown, funk, soul and disco.


This is an hilarious story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who is a witness to a murder, which she reports to the police. The police decide that she needs to be placed in protective custody and hide her in the last place anyone would think to look - a convent! She is diguised as a nun and quicly becomes a firm fan amongst her fellow 'sisters'. Although under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris turns her attention to the convents off-key choir, helping the nuns to ...read more
Tom Stade: You're Welcome
Sat 28th May at 8:00pm
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:The Civic
  • Entry:£16.00
  • Next Date:Sat 28th May at 8:00pm
Brand new show from the UK’s favourite Canadian resident. Candid and alluring, join Tom as he ruminates on life’s oddities and revels in his own perpetual shortcomings. Expect the customary Stade flair; uncompromising humour, insatiable mischief and heaps of inspired improvisation. People of Barnsley and South Yorkshire. You’re welcome! May contain strong language. Recommended age 16+.
Walter Lemonface
Sun 29th May at 2:30pm
Walter Lemonface
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:Civic
  • Entry:£7.00
  • Next Date:Sun 29th May at 2:30pm
A fun-filled, interactive experience for the whole family from Yorkshire-based 154 Collective. Join adventurer, fearless inventor and connoisseur of carrots, Walter Lemonface as he hunts for Rhubarb Ogres, battles ghosts and finds a new adventure around every corner. Oh… and he has a yellow head that looks like a lemon! Recommended age 3+.

http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/walter-lemonface
Cabaret Boom Boom
Sat 7th May at 8:00pm
Cabaret Boom Boom
  • Category:Events
  • Venue:Civic
  • Entry:£12.50
  • Next Date:Sat 7th May at 8:00pm
The most exciting and eccentric live variety night in Barnsley! Hosted by three comical comperes, Mr Maynard, Mr Herbert and Mr Lodge, there’s also a fully licensed bar and cabaret style seating. Featuring Les Bubb, Rachel Ponsenby and Colm O'Grady. Book your tickets now for a ridiculously funny night out. Recommended age 14+.

http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/events/cabaret-boom-boom

Luvvies - by John Kelly
It’s 2008 – The Year of the Potato!

Vince Modley and his ‘Sparkles Bar’ ‘Tayties’ are back in Ryecroft. Can the Miner’s Welfare Hall survive a hefty slice of Ham acting in their Murder Mystery play? Can you?

In John Kelly’s fifth instalment of ‘The Ryecroft Saga’, Vince Modley and his motley mates have deserted the giddy temperatures of Tenerife and returned to Ryecroft for a special celebration.

Meanwhile, they get roped into the Vicar’s Am Dram Society and find themselves in a spot of ‘Murder Mystery’ mayhem!

BE YEE AWARE: Yee ‘Theatrical’ language may be pugnacious to thine ear!


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