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Experience Barnsley

Relaxed openings at Experience Barnsley and The Cooper Gallery

As part of Barnsley Museums’ review of accessibility, they will be trialling relaxed openings at their two town centre attractions; Experience Barnsley and The Cooper Gallery. The relaxed openings, which are free, will take place on the first Tuesday and last Saturday throughout January, February and March 2020.

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Cooper Gallery

Relaxed openings at Experience Barnsley and The Cooper Gallery

As part of Barnsley Museums’ review of accessibility, they will be trialling relaxed openings at their two town centre attractions; Experience Barnsley and The Cooper Gallery. The relaxed openings, which are free, will take place on the first Tuesday and last Saturday throughout January, February and March 2020.

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Cooper Gallery

Launch of the Cooper Gallery’s ‘Bright’ good installation begins with a tribute to Dickie Bird

It is exciting times at the Cooper Gallery, the town’s dynamic art space. Thursday, 28 November sees not only the opening of the newly renovated Cooper Cottage but also the launch of an innovative, outdoor, digital installation in the gallery’s outdoor space. Both are being revealed for the very first time to coincide with the launch of Barnsley’s spectacular winter festival ‘Bright Nights’.

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Worsbrough Mill

Set up your stall at Worsbrough Mill’s Christmas market

There is an exciting and unique opportunity for stall holders at the new Worsbrough Mill Christmas market. To launch the festive event at the well-loved visitor attraction, Worsbrough Mill is offering stall holders a onetime only opportunity to stand at the market free of charge.

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Cannon Hall

Grayson Perry at Cannon Hall Museum

Cannon Hall Museum is excited to announce a very special arrival to the stunning Georgian Country house. From Saturday, 19 October until Sunday 22 December visitors have the unique opportunity to see a spotlight loan by Turner Prize winner 2003, Grayson Perry.

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Elsecar

Elsecar ‘serves’ up a weekend of celebrity chefs and foodie fun

Michelin award-winning chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, will be making a welcome return to Elsecar’s annual Flavours Food Festival on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 October. The well-loved television personality will be cooking up a storm in the historic South Yorkshire Village as he meets with fans and performs lively cookery demonstrations throughout the action packed weekend. The 5 AA Rosette chef will also showcase a selection of his recipes which people can recreate at home.

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Experience Barnsley

Remembering the Second World War through the eyes of Barnsley folk

Opening at Experience Barnsley on Saturday, 12 October is a fascinating, thought provoking and inspirational exhibition - ‘The Second World War, Barnsley's Story’. Telling remarkable stories of the experiences of people across the borough through the turbulent war years of 1939 to 1945, the exhibition features objects, images and archives including a wartime wedding dress, objects from the Pogmoor plane crash, a baby’s gas mask, a Spitfire Fund recipe book, WAAF jacket, wartime mining kit and parachute silk underwear. Accompanying these objects are individual stories of living, working and surviving in wartime Barnsley – stories of bravery, resourcefulness, love and hardship.

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Cannon Hall

Enjoy a ‘Pear’fect day at Cannon Hall

Visitors will enjoy a ‘pear’fect day at Cannon Hall on Sunday, 22 September as they celebrate the Hall’s annual Pear Day. The stunning Georgian country house hosts the spectacular free event each year to commemorate the harvest of the historic pears, which are an important part of Cannon Hall’s past. People can come along between 11am and 4pm and taste the pears, which will be available to buy alongside a selection of other tasty produce from the gardens.

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