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‘Light Lines’ nominated for prestigious award

The public artwork commissioned by Barnsley Council to remember the many brave soldiers who fell in the Battle of the Somme, has been nominated for a prestigious award. ‘Light Lines’ by artists, musson+retallick, has been nominated for a National Civic Trust Award and is the only piece of artwork outside of London to be nominated.

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

This year’s annual Christmas lights switch on, which is taking place on Wednesday 23 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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As part of ‘The Joy of Sound and Vision’ project, Barnsley Archives are looking for any footage relating to the borough that people may have tucked away. People who would like to get involved can call into the Learning Lab in Experience Barnsley, based in the town hall, between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday, 5 October. Here they can bring in any films and tapes they think maybe of interest. Footage could be in a variety of formats including cine, VHS or cassette tapes.

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Poems in the Pub

A series of poetry workshops will be taking place at the Arcade Alehouse to celebrate Barnsley’s, Hear My Voice Project. The project encourages the people of the borough to dig deep into their imaginations and express themselves through poetry, written and spoken word.

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