The Civic Barnsley – Listings: November – December 2015

The Civic, Barnsley is a multi-storey, multi-purpose arts centre seeking to bring wide-ranging, contemporary artforms to appreciative audiences from Barnsley and beyond.

As a proud supporter of the arts in South Yorkshire, The Civic showcases high-quality performances and exhibitions not usually associated with a centre of its size or regional location, and is instrumental in bringing world-class touring theatre, music and arts groups en route to larger UK cultural centres and other venues around the globe.
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.
IMAGES: Available on request
Saturday 5 September – Saturday 14 November 2015, Tuesday – Saturday
Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood Exhibition
This exhibition charts inspirational vintage fashion knitwear from the 20th century. Highlights of the exhibition include Knitwear designs by Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, 1930s woollen swimwear, 1970s Bill Gibb and conceptual garments from 1980s and 90s designers Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood and Julien MacDonald.
Saturday 5 September – Saturday 14 November 2015
Yorkshire Fashion Archive Exhibition
Based in the School of Design and underpinned by research excellence in textiles at the University of Leeds, the Yorkshire Fashion Archive is a publically accessible collection of haute couture, fashion garments and everyday clothing.
November 2015
Sunday 1 November, 2.30pm
Shapeshifter (Lawrence Speck)
The local town is up in arms! Apparently there’s a shapeshifter living amongst them and who knows what’s going to happen… Join Lawrence on this exciting adventure into Britain’s spooky past. Using a concoction of storytelling, puppetry, comedy and an original score, Shapeshifter promises to be a fantastic theatrical experience.
Recommended for ages 4+.
Tickets: £7 / £6 conc / £5 child
Saturday 7 November, 7.30pm
Pygmalion (London Contemporary Theatre)
A comedy about a Henry Higgins, a phonetics expert who, as a kind of social experiment, attempts to make a lady out of uneducated flower girl, Eliza Doolittle. This version will feature the brilliant music of the 60’s that is loved now by people of all ages. 
Tickets: £12 / £10 conc
Wednesday 11 November, 7pm
Shakespeare Schools Festival
The Civic is thrilled to welcome local school children to the stage as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Performing four different Shakespeare plays; you will see Shakespeare performed as you’ve never seen it before!
Recommended for ages 10+
Tickets: £9 / £7 conc / £6 groups of 20+
Friday 13 November, 8pm
Martin Simpson
Nominated for Musician of the Year and for Best Album with ‘Vagrant Stanzas’ in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, there is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson.
Tickets: £12 / £10 conc
Saturday 14 November, 7.30pm
He Had Hairy Hands (Kill The Beast)
A multi-award-winning, critically-acclaimed comedy by Kill the Beast; a 1970’s detective werewolf mystery wrapped up in a hilarious Hammer Horror. A new tale of supernatural slaughter – combining beautiful projections, original music.
Recommended for ages 12+
Tickets: £12 / £10 conc
Sunday 15 November, 2.30pm
Shoe Kangaroo and the Big Bad Boot (Garlic Theatre)
A strapping tale filled with shoes, which promises to be a delightful old load of cobblers. Garlic Theatre take you on a fantastical journey to the island of lost shoes with clowning, mime and beautifully crafted puppets.
Recommended for ages 4+
Tickets: £7 / £6 conc / £5 child
Friday 20 November, 8pm
Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In
That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show!
Recommended for ages 12+
Tickets: £19
Saturday 21 November 2015 – Saturday 16 January 2016, Tuesday – Saturday
The RPS Members Biennial 2015
Encouraging entries across all genres and styles of photography, including art and science based work, the Exhibition aims to represent members’ interests within photography, which is broad in both style and subject.
Saturday 21 November, 7.30pm
Stuart Maconie: The People’s Song
Spend an evening in the company of this popular and prolific TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author as he tells The People’s Song, a social history told through pop singles Maconie is both proud of and passionate about.
Recommended for ages 12+
Tickets: £15
Friday 27 November, 8pm
Matt Forde: Get The Political Party Started
Up to the minute satire inevitability affected by the outcome of an election, which at the time of writing had not taken place and when a Green/BNP election was just a pipe dream.
Recommended for ages 12+
Tickets: £10
Saturday 28 November, 7.30pm
The People’s Republic of Poetry (A Firm of Poets)
Four poets face the audience in a show which is fast paced and never the same twice. With humour, pathos, quizzes and audience participation, this is a fun night out that will both move and entertain.
Tickets: £8
Sunday 29 November, 2.30pm
Snow Child (Tutti Frutti)
Tutti Frutti offer a magical story about family, love and the power of dreams. With atmospheric music, beautiful movement and an inspired design, this promises to be a wonderland of poignant, inventive storytelling to enchant children and families.
Recommended for ages 5+
Tickets: £7 / £6 conc / £5 child
December 2015
Wednesday 2 December, 7pm
Winter Celebration 2015 (Barnsley Music Education Service)
Celebrate and enjoy the talents and achievements of the young musicians from Barnsley Music Education Hub, in a superb musical concert for the public.
Tickets: £5 / £3 conc
Friday 4 December, 7.30pm
Fagin’s Last Hour (Brother Wolf)
Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens’ dark tale of crime and punishment, is stunningly re-imagined in this critically acclaimed stage adaptation, told from the point of view of Fagin.
Recommended for ages 12+
Tickets: £12 / £10 conc
Saturday 5 December, 8pm
Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club
Barnsley born Toby Foster (Phoenix Nights, BBC Radio Sheffield) presents a great night of laughter, hosting some of the best comedians from the UK and international circuit! May contain strong and explicit language.
Recommended for ages 18+
Tickets: £12
Friday 11 December, 7.30pm
Frank Sinatra: His Way
The songs and remarkable story of Frank Sinatra performed by International Award Winning singer Robert Habermann.
Tickets: £12 / £10 conc
Saturday 12 December, 7.30pm – 11.30pm
A Christmas Ceilidh
An evening of Folk Music and Dance featuring an eclectic mix of South Yorkshire’s finest; Ollie King, Keira Martin’s and contemporary folk/acoustic duo, Gilmore & Roberts. Climaxing with the chance for all to get up and dance in a Christmas Ceilidh!
Sunday 13 December – Tuesday 15 December, 2.30pm (Sun), 10am & 1pm (Mon & Tue)
Goldilocks and the 3 Bears (Stuff and Nonsense Theatre)
Stuff and Nonsense return with a thrilling adaptation of everyone’s favourite beary-tale. A brilliant mix of ingenious puppetry, music and mischievous moments for everyone in the family!
Recommended for ages 2+
Tickets: £10 / £8 conc / £6 child
Thursday 17 December, 7.30pm
Christmas Gothic (Dyad Productions)
From the creators of Dalloway and Female Gothic. Enter the Christmas spirit as a spectral woman tells haunting tales of the festive season, lighting a candle to the frailties of human nature and illuminating the chilling depths of the wintry dark.
Tickets: £12 / £10 conc
Saturday 19 December, 8pm
Cabaret Boom Boom Christmas Special
The most exciting and eccentric live variety night is back for an extra special Christmas extravaganza. Featuring maigician, Christian Lee, high energy juggling from Jon Udry and performance from MarkMark Productions.
Recommended for ages 12+
Tickets: £13.50 / £11 conc
Monday 21 December – Thursday 24 December, 1pm & 3pm
Puss in Boots (Lyngo Theatre)
Would you trust a talking cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story. This classic furry tail, it’s the cat’s whiskers! Using smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors and a host of puppets.
Recommended for ages 4+
Tickets: £10 / £8 conc / £6 child

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