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Experience Barnsley

A belter of an exhibition is batted into Experience Barnsley

Visitors will be bowled over by the latest free exhibition to arrive at Experience Barnsley. 'Dickie Bird: My Life in Cricket' celebrates the life, times and achievements of one Yorkshire's most famous sportsmen. On display for the first time, between Saturday 18 February and Sunday 14 May, is a selection of Dickie’s personal objects as well as a new film about his life. The exhibition charts his story from early days as the footballing son of a miner to becoming the world’s most famous cricket umpire.

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Cooper Gallery

Picasso exhibition to open in Barnsley this weekend

Visitors to Barnsley will be able to view ground breaking work by Picasso for free from this weekend. An exhibition featuring 17 original linocut prints will open at the town centre’s newly transformed Cooper Gallery on Saturday, 21 January. The prints are on loan from the British Museum and it will be the first time that Picasso’s work has been shown in Barnsley.

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Cannon Hall

National Lottery grant set to transform the grounds of Cannon Hall

The grounds of Barnsley’s Cannon Hall will be restored to their former Georgian glory thanks to a grant of almost £3m. The 70 acres of park and gardens surrounding the historic hall in Cawthorne will be transformed using £2,925,200 secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund’s Parks for People programme.

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