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Back to the Futurist cinema launches in Elsecar

A pop-up community cinema is being launched in Elsecar this month, 33 years after the Futurist cinema closed its doors in the village. A special screening of the cult classic film Back to the Future will launch the community cinema at The Ironworks at Elsecar Heritage Centre on Thursday 15 November from 7pm – 10.30pm. The launch event is free and open to everyone

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Cooper Gallery

Six cultural organisations in Yorkshire awarded over £1.9 million from the Arts Council’s Capital: Small Grants programme to boost the county’s cultural facilities.

Barnsley Museums have received £125,000 to transform an empty cottage at the rear of the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley into an artist studio space, with exhibition areas and a café. The investment will help to develop digital artforms throughout the studio and courtyard to encourage the development and exhibition of new innovative content.

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Experience Barnsley

Barnsley Museums Remembers the Great War

Experience Barnsley, the town’s award winning museum, will host their final exhibition in a trilogy remembering the First World War. The third instalment, ‘1918: The Great War Ends’, marks the 100 year anniversary of the end of the conflict and commemorates the last few months of the war.

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Elsecar

Flavours Food Festival returns with a bang

Elsecar Heritage Centre is opening its doors to Flavours annual food festival this weekend, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October. Packed full of foodie fun, live music, family entertainment and a spectacular firework display, the weekend is a two-day celebration for all the senses.

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Elsecar

South Yorkshire village could be England’s favourite conservation area

Elsecar, a small industrial village in the heart of South Yorkshire, has been shortlisted for the title ‘England's favourite conservation area'; one of only 18 to be selected from nearly 250 nominations across the country. The award, by national charity Civic Voice, aims to showcase the UK's best-loved historic places and the local communities that help to make them so special.

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Experience Barnsley

Archives on Tour - Local government in Hoylandswaine

Important historic records relating to the former Hoylandswaine Urban District Council have been carefully sorted, preserved and catalogued by Barnsley Archives and Local Studies team. The new records will be showcased for the very first time at a special event on Wednesday, 17 October.

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Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall’s lakes transformed to former Georgian glory

Over the last year, Barnsley Museums have worked with contractor, Ebsford Environmental to carefully desilt the parks historical lakes, transforming them back to their Georgian splendour. Alongside the visual improvements, work was undertaken to improve the water quality to encourage more aquatic habitats and increase local biodiversity.

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