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Christmas lights switch on countdown

The countdown has begun to the Barnsley Christmas lights switch on. With just over a week until the spectacular annual event, it looks set to be a great evening of family entertainment. Taking place on Wednesday, 18 November, guests to the event will be joined by all their favourite princesses and super heroes. From 5pm there will be a sensational sing-along that little visitors are certain to enjoy.

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Explore your archives at Experience Barnsley’s Discovery Centre

In celebration of Explore your local archives week Barnsley Council’s Experience Barnsley Discovery Centre, which can be found in the town hall building, will be holding a whole host of interesting free events. Over the week, which runs from Saturday, 14 November to Sunday, 22 November, there will be various events and activities for visitors to enjoy. As well as these they will also be able to explore original documents spanning over 800 years of Barnsley’s proud history.

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Cooper Gallery

Picture donated to the Lamproom Theatre by the Cooper Gallery

A picture has kindly been donated to the Lamproom Theatre by the Cooper Gallery, Barnsley. The painting, which was last displayed in the Cooper Gallery at a local open art exhibition in 1969, depicts Pinfold Steps and the grand building behind. This later became the Lamproom Theatre.

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Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall remembers those who have given their lives in war

To honour all those who have fallen in the two world wars and also those who have given their lives in recent conflicts Cannon Hall will be planting poppy sculptures made by local people. Visitors are invited to come to the walled gardens at Cannon Hall, a operated by Barnsley Council, from Remembrance Sunday, 8 November until Thursday 12 November. Here they will be able to take a moment to think about the many people who lost their lives in battle.

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Knit2gether at The Civic

People are invited to a very special event taking place at The Civic on Saturday 31 October. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month visitors can come along to Knitted Knocker. At the event, which is held in the theatre gallery between 11am and 12.30m, they will help make special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures. Of huge importance to many people, they are soft, comfortable and make a difference to thousands of women’s lives.

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Cooper Gallery

Late night shopping at Cooper Gallery

Those looking for a truly spectacular shopping experience won’t want to miss the Cooper Gallery’s exclusive late night shopping event which is taking place on Friday, 6 November. Open until 8pm, visitors will have a unique opportunity to preview exclusive products by talented local artists.

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Experience Barnsley

Secrets of the Spencer Stanhope family revealed

The secrets of one of Barnsley’s most famous families can now be explored at the Experience Barnsley Discovery Centre. Letters, accounts, private diaries and much more were collected by the Spencer Stanhope family for more than 200 years. The documents reveal family secrets, fascinating stories and a greater understanding into both aristocratic life at Cannon Hall and the town itself, during Georgian and Victorian times.

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Start Christmas with a bang at Barnsley’s Lights Switch On!

This year’s annual Christmas lights switch on, which is taking place on Wednesday 18 November, looks set to be another spectacular event. As well as the firework display at 6pm which will once again have the stunning town hall building as its backdrop, there will also be fantastic evening of fun that little ones won’t want to miss.

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