At The Civic we try to show a diverse programme of events, support the development of new work, and do our bit for the local community through the medium of the arts.
From mind reading to a unique fundraising theatre experience, via a day celebrating the over 50s; this February, although not quite 56, there are many reasons why you should join us at The Civic!
Derren Brown and Dynamo fans are sure to enjoy the psychological ‘mind blowing’ (The Sun) talents of Luke Jermay, who will be making a stop at The Civic later this month with his latest show: Sixth Sense. ‘Utterly astonishing in the extreme’ (Edinburgh Evening News), Jermay doesn’t use mind games or tricks; there are no smoke and mirrors, he can simply read your mind. You’ll be amazed at Jermay’s incredible powers and his ability to impossibly know all. With an expert display of telepathy and personal predictions about your future Jermay puts us you ‘in a state where we can wonder whether life has more possibilities than we thought it did an hour before’ (The Times). Having gained critical acclaim with 5 Star reviews from Edinburgh to London’s West End this differently bewildering magical show, is definitely worth having a go.
Continuing to support aspiring artists and its local community, The Civic will hold a FREE day-long event on Thursday 5 March, exploring creative opportunities for the over 50’s, in partnership with Action Space Mobile. Primetime will consist of three parts: From Yoga to Ballroom Dance, the Living in the moment workshops provide a fun variety of FREE creative activities for you to pick and choose from. Then, YOU can have a go at being on stage during the Open Mic session between 4.30pm-6.30pm. The event then ends with a Civic Scratch Night different to any scratch night held previously at The Civic, as the evening will feature the work made by or for ages 50+.
Following a call out from The Civic last month, we can now announce the four brilliantly fresh and unique artists and companies who will be trying out their work as part of the Civic Scratch Night on Thursday 5 March.
Skimstone Arts Theatre Company will perform a snippet of their new multimedia theatre performance – inspired by the stories of older residents in Newcastle, Doorbells – which explores how in today’s society we can feel connected or disconnect by changes in life.
Here Comes Trouble a work in progress by Barnsley born and raised Keira Martin of Kiera Dance, interestingly and carefully fuses Irish step dance, with reggae music and contemporary dance.
Action Space Mobile look at issues of dementia in Barnsley with Forget Me Not; a Spoken Word work in progress performance devised with Luke Carver Goss and Civic Champion Ian McMillan.
And finally, Yorkshire based ‘Funny You Should Ask’ (FYSA) Theatre Company, founded from University of Sheffield alumni, bring a unique theatre experience about the 1985 Bradford City Fire, to raise money for the University of Bradford Burns Research unit. The 56 provides a truthful re-telling of stories of those involved in the disastrous four minute blaze at Bradford City’s Valley Parade football ground during the final match of the season in 1985, where fifty-four supporters lost their lives. Adapted from real-life testimonies and interviews with witnesses, and co-written and directed by Barnsley resident Matt Stevens-Woohead, this piece of documentary theatre examines themes of solidarity, strength and community in the face of tragedy. All profits made from the performance will be donated to University of Bradford Burns Research unit.
For more information and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.