Event Listings For November / December at The Civic, Barnsley



01226 327000 / enquiries@barnsleycivic.co.uk / www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ

Facebook: @TheCivicBarnsley

Twitter: @BarnsleyCivic

Opening Times:

Gallery@: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm (last admission is 15 minutes prior to closing time)

Box Office: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm / Saturday, 10am-5pm / Sunday, 10am-4pm (on family performance days). The Box Office will remain open until 30 minutes after the start of each show on performance days.

November 2014

Coalfields: A Legacy of The Miners’ Strike

Photographer Andrew Foley examines the changed landscape of mining communities since the 1984-85 strike through contemporary images from the sites of all 44 collieries in the South Yorkshire Coalfields. Visitors will also be able to view Mike Figgis’ 2001 documentary about Jeremy Deller’s ‘The Battle of Orgreave’.

Date: Saturday 6 September – Saturday 15 November

Venue: Gallery@

Time: Tuesday – Saturday

FREE admission

An Evening without Jake Thackray

John Watterson performs the songs of Jake Thackray at venues across the UK, in celebration of the man who was a highly entertaining, and one of the finest songwriters of the 20th . Recommended for ages 12+.

Date: Saturday 1 November

Time: 8pm / Full Price: £10

Craig Campbell: Thrilling Mic Hunt

Internationally acclaimed Canadian stand-up Craig Campbell brings his brand new hugely successful show to The Civic. Recommended for ages 18+. May contain strong and explicit language.

Date: Saturday 8 November

Time: 8pm

Full Price: £15

Lunabug Theatre in association with Little Mighty: Pigeon

Travel back 100 years to the battle fields of the First World War, when pigeons saved lives by flying vital messages behind enemy lines. Charmingly inventive puppets, original live music and delightfully daft characters combine to uncover a remarkable historical story. Recommended for ages 6+.

Date: Sunday 9 November

Time: 2.30pm

Full Price: £7 / Concessions: £6 / Children: £5

Northern Accent: Northern Voices – Crime, Politics and the Supernatural

Join Northern writers, Helen Cadbury, Helen Mort and Robert Edric for lively discussion of poetry and prose, and discover how their surroundings inspired their writing.

Date: Wednesday 12 November

Time: 7.30pm

Full Price: £10 / Concessions: £8

154 Collective: Dancing with the Orange Dog

Dancing with the Orange Dog is the story of two people trying to connect through the stories that other people have told them. Formed in three parts with an arts installation, theatre, and live music from The Housekeeping Society.

Date: Thursday 13 November & Friday 14 November

Time: 7.30pm

Full Price: £10 / Concessions: £8

Henning Wehn: Ein Zwei DIY

SOLD OUT. Recommended for ages 16+. May contain strong and explicit language.

Date: Saturday 8 November

Time: 8pm

Full Price: £14.50


Kummerspeck will be an installation, inspired by the German word after which it is named, that seals and commemorates forever the stories of the everyday, the tiny food acts that we commit to comfort ourselves during life’s major and minor tragedies.

Date:  Monday 3 November – Thursday 20 November

Venue: Panorama

Time: Daily

FREE admission

Selina Thompson: Chewing the Fat

Selina invites you to her own version of a midnight feast: somewhere between the confessions made over coffee at weight watchers, and the sloppy drunken story telling that accompanies that 3am kebab. Recommended for ages 14+. May contain strong language.

Date: Thursday 20 November

Time: 7.30pm

Full Price: £10 / Concessions: £8

Blackeyed Theatre: Not about Heroes by Stephen MacDonald 

The unforgettable story of two of the finest ‘Great War’ poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Through the letters and poems of these two men, Stephen MacDonald’s acclaimed play paints a vivid and moving picture of their friendship and the conflict that brought them together. Recommended for ages 13+.

Date: Friday 21 November

Time: 7.30pm

Full Price: £12 / Concessions: £10

Country Roads: A Celebration of John Denver

Country Roads is a celebration of the musician and humanitarian John Denver, performed by Wayne Denton, backed by very talented instrumentalists, and enhanced with video footage throughout the performance.

Date: Saturday 22 November

Time: 7.30pm

Full Price: £17.50

Wriggle Dance: Once in a Blue Moon

It’s the moon’s Birthday and he is having a party! Incorporating dance, live music and audience interactivity, this dance theatre piece offers 3 – 6 year olds and their grown-ups a truly magical experience.

Date: Sunday 23 November

Time: 1pm & 3pm

Full Price: £7 / Concessions: £6 / Children: £5

Reform Theatre Company and Harrogate Theatre: Bouncers

It’s Friday night, it’s disco night – time for Bouncers to come alive! Judd, Ralph, Les and Lucky Eric invite you for a night on the town in this hilarious and outrageous look back at the 80’s nightclub scene. Contains strong language.

Date: Thursday 27 November

Time: 7.30pm

Full Price: £12 / Concessions: £10

Ensemble 360

HAYDN London Trio in G Hob.IV No.3 for flute, oboe and cello SAINT-SAËNS Oboe Sonata in D MOZART Flute Quartet in A K.298

Date: Sunday 29 November

Venue: Emmanuel Methodist Church Barnsley

Time: 7.30pm

Full price: £12 / Students & Under 18s: £5

Sophie Willan: The Novice Detective

Heart-warming and hilarious! Sophie tells an unbelievable true story of how she and her slightly psychic Gran, found her long lost father. Fusing stand-up comedy and theatrical chaos to tell a story of fantasy, failure, grief, love, and ultimately of hope.

Date: Saturday 29 November

Time: 8pm

Full Price: £12 / Concessions: £10

December 2014

Barnsley Music Service: Winter Celebration

‘Winter Celebration’ showcases the talents and achievements of the young musicians from The Barnsley Music Hub, in a superb musical concert for the public.

Date: Wednesday 3 December

Time: 7pm

Full Price: £5 / Concessions: £3

Dick Gaughan

A stunning singer with a wonderfully expressive voice, allied to his dazzling guitar technique, Dick Gaughan delivers an extraordinary music experience which is not to be missed.

Date: Friday 5 December

Time: 8pm

Full Price: £12 / Concessions: £10

Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club

Barnsley’s very own Toby Foster returns to bring you another great night of laughter from his Last Laugh Comedy Club! Featuring Christian Reilly and more act/s to be announced! Recommended for ages 18+. May contain strong and explicit language.

Date: Saturday 6 December

Time: 8pm

Full Price: £12

Horse + Bamboo Theatre: Hansel & Gretel

With succulent music and film, puppets and masks, Horse + Bamboo have baked up a delicious treat of a show – dark, chewy and delicious at heart, yet coated with a sprinkle of something light, sweet and zesty. Hansel & Gretel promises to be a feast for the senses. Recommended for ages 5+.

Date: Tuesday 9 December – Sunday 14 December

Time: 1pm & 6:30pm (Tues 9); 10am & 1pm (Wed 10 – Fri 12); 1pm & 3:30pm (Sat 13 & Sun 14)

Full Price: £10 / Concessions: £8 / Children: £6

Off The Kerb Productions: Mark Steel’s Back in Town

The ‘Mark Steel’s in Town’ show based on the Radio 4 series, pledges to discover what makes your own town ridiculous, whilst mocking and humiliating towns from across the nation. Recommended for ages 15+. May contain strong and explicit language.

Date: Wednesday 17 December

Time: 8pm

Full Price: £15

Brother Wolf: A Christmas Carol – As told my Jacob Marley

James Hyland reprises one of the greatest one-man shows of all time. Through the words of Scrooge’s deceased business partner, Marley, we learn how three magical spirits opened Scrooge’s eyes and made him realise the true value of love and forgiveness. Recommended for ages 7+.

Date: Thursday 18 December

Time: 7.30pm

Full Price: £12 / Concessions: £10 / Children: £8

Richard Durrant – Christmas Guitars

A Christmas concert that has a magic all of its own, with repertoire from early music, Christian, pagan and folk traditions as well as many wonderfully distinctive Durrant originals.

Date: Friday 19 December

Venue: Assembly Room

Time: 7.30pm

Full Price: £12 / Concessions: £10

(Exhibition in place of KOBI)

International Images for Science 

Showcasing an extraordinary variety of scientific photography, this biennial exhibition explores worlds we can only imagine, or that are used as tools in everyday life in medicine, engineering and other related fields. These images will inform, question and inspire.

The International Images for Science Exhibition is in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Date: Saturday 20 December – Saturday 7 February 2015

Venue: Gallery@

Time: Daily

FREE admission

Topsy Turvy Theatre proudly presents: The Lost Present… A Christmas Adventure

Topsy Turvy Theatre invite their young audiences on a Christmas adventure like no other! Brought to life using handmade puppets, original music and delightful storytelling, The Lost Present is an enchanting tale about true friendship. Recommended for ages 2 – 7.

Date: Sunday 21 December – Wednesday 24 December

Time: 1pm & 3pm (Sun 21 – Wed 24)

Full Price: £10 / Concessions: £8 / Children: £6

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