From gin to comedy, here are just a few things to do in Barnsley this week...
1) Gin Festival at Cannon Hall Farm
Taste a huge variety of gins, whilst enjoying live music and tasty food this Saturday July 7, at Cannon Hall Farm. Meet distillers, try free samples and learn more about the fantastic gins they produce. Tickets are priced at £14 per person, and include entry, a Cannon Hall Farm gin glass, and a handy gin guide. Running from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.
2) Opera North Big Sing
Barnsley's Civic Theatre will host this immersive singing project for KS2 classes, providing pupils with a unique opportunity to perform alongside members of the Chorus of Opera North. The event will kick off Tuesday July 3, at 6pm.
3) Barnsley Baby and Children's Market
This nearly new sale will run this Sunday July 8, from 12pm to 2pm at Barnsley Academy. Love a Bargain? If so, join the fun at the weekend when hundreds of pre-loved bargains will be waiting to find new homes. With everything from Walkers to Playmats, highchairs to buggies and a massive selection of clothes , books and toys suitable from 0-8 years. Entry is just £1 per adult and kids are free. Grab a coffee from the refreshments stall, and enjoy a free goody bag for the first 100 Families.
4) 'Tinned Goods' - Lamproom Theatre
This is a striking piece of theatre - pardon the pun - set in the Barnsley coalfield in 1984. A central thread in the play is the strained relationship between two former best friends who are torn apart by the fact that one husband is on strike whilst the other is not. The dramatic tension created by their broken friendship runs side by side with much wider issues associated with this epic era in the history of South Yorkshire and the wider world out there. The strike changed lives forever and particularly the lives of the women who found their voices during the campaign. As an added attraction the theatre will host an exhibition of some of Martin Jenkinson's iconic photographs of the struggle. The play runs from July 10-July 14. Book early.
5) Frankie Allen dares to do Wombwell
The crazy comedy stylings of Frankie Allen are back in the town this week, as the man himself appears at KGs in Wombwell this Sunday from 4pm. Tickets available on the door.