Bring your piece of treasure and share your stories of Barnsley. 

9th May 2024

Barnsley Council are on a mission to find out what culture means to the people of the borough. 

 Culture is not just about arts and heritage, it’s about everything that makes us who we are and connects us to our place and community. This could be cinema, dance, literature, music and much more. They want to hear from people about what makes the town exciting and unique. 

 You are invited to come along to a series of free workshops across the borough where you can take part in cultural activities like creative writing and object handling and at the same time, share your precious thoughts and memories.  You might like to take a piece of your own ‘treasure’ that connects you to Barnsley, but that’s not essential. The treasure can be anything that is meaningful to you, maybe a photograph, a souvenir, a book, a toy, a recipe, a song or a piece of clothing. 

 Workshops will take place on the following dates and times:  

  • Goldthorpe Parish Hall – Monday, 13 May, 11.30am – 1pm 
  • Home Farm Crafts, Royston – Tuesday, 14 May, 11.30am – 1pm 
  • Penistone Grammer School – Tuesday, 14 May, 6pm – 7.30pm 
  • Experience Barnsley Museum – Tuesday, 28 May, 11.30am – 1pm 
  • Elsecar Heritage Centre – Tuesday, 28 May, 11.30am – 1pm 
  • 18 Baugh Green Road – Tuesday, 4 June, 6pm – 7.30pm 

 The workshops are FREE and open to everyone and are an opportunity for people to make their voice heard and share their views on culture. 

Jon Finch, Head of Culture and Visitor Economy said: ”Culture is everything that makes us proud of our town and our people, we experience it in different ways every day. It’s the stories we tell, the songs we sing, the places we visit, the food we eat and the traditions we keep. We want to know what culture means to you and how we use cultural experiences to make Barnsley a special place to live, work, study and invest in.” 

 To book your place visit 

Bring your piece of treasure and share your stories of Barnsley.