Political posters on display at Civic

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A new exhibition of political posters from across the years has started in South Yorkshire.

The Barnsley Civic is hosting A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution, which is on tour from its normal home in The Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The free exhibition involving opened on March 27 and is running until June 13.

It features everything from the ‘Votes for Women’ campaign of the early Twentieth Century to the recent Occupy movements.

A spokesman for the event said: “Bringing together around seventy posters from the V&A’s collection, the exhibition looks at the defining features of protest graphics; showcasing the work of diverse artists, graphic designers and print collective.”

On Saturday, May 2, there will be an advanced workshop for practicing artists and print-making enthusiasts to accompany the exhibition.

The Civic is also currently hosting another exhibition showcasing business projects developed by Barnsley entrepreneurs aged 14 to 24.

That display is running until May 8.

Enterprise Champion Richard Shaw said: “This is an exciting new exhibition showcasing young creative talent in Barnsley.”