Storying Barnsley

Storying Barnsley is Barnsley Council's 3-year Cultural Development Fund (CDF) engagement programme. CDF2 funding was awarded to Barnsley Council in 2022, and after a period of research and development, the Storying Barnsley team have now commenced work on a range of projects across the borough, alongside the CDF programme of capital works at Elsecar Heritage Centre, Forging Ahead.

Storying Barnsley aims to boost Barnsley’s cultural and creative sectors through partnerships and connectivity and offer unique cultural experiences for people living and visiting the town. This will be done through a co-produced and collaborative engagement programme that will offer vital support for local creative hubs and creative practitioners across Barnsley’s six Principal Towns and Elsecar. 

If you would like to get in touch with any queries or to find out more about this programme, please email StoryingBarnsley@barnsley.gov.uk

Key Projects

Goldthorpe

Goldthorpe

A collection of CDF activity in the Principal Town of Goldthorpe.

Calling Barnsley

Calling Barnsley

LUNG are currently developing their newest project Calling Barnsley, set to be launched Autumn 2024.

Sanctuary of Colour

Sanctuary of Colour

Lenny & Whale will be bringing their latest artwork ‘Sanctuary of Colour’ to Principal Towns during Spring/Summer of 2024.

Mapping Barnsley

Mapping Barnsley

In 2023 CDF commissioned University of Sheffield (UoS) to map the creative and cultural industries sector based within Barnsley.

Heart of the Wood

Heart of the Wood

The Big Reveal in conjunction with Barnsley Council, The Dearne Playhouse and the schools and community of the Dearne Valley created a spectacular of dance, music, song and drama.

parler femme

parler femme

Barnsley's Tala Lee-Turton brought her latest production 'parler femme' to Elsecar Heritage Centre's Ironworks building in November 2023.

The Un-Naturalists Summer Tour

The Un-Naturalists Summer Tour

During Summer 2023 Markmark Productions brought bespoke The Un-Naturalists performances to each of Barnsley's Principal Towns and Elsecar.

Open Commissions

Storying Barnsley Principal Townscapes

Storying Barnsley Principal Townscapes

Barnsley Council’s Cultural Development Fund team are looking to commission South Yorkshire-based artists with experience of community engagement to create the designs for ‘townscapes’ that will represent and give a flavour of the following Principal Towns of Barnsley.

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