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Budding Barnsley poets crowned competition champions

Six budding Barnsley poets have fought off hundreds of entries to be named winners of a borough-wide competition. The Hear My Voice poetry contest was launched by Barnsley Museums in June last year as part of the Hear My Voice programme, designed to encourage people to express themselves through poetry and the written and spoken word.

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Picasso exhibition to open in Barnsley this weekend

Visitors to Barnsley will be able to view ground breaking work by Picasso for free from this weekend. An exhibition featuring 17 original linocut prints will open at the town centre’s newly transformed Cooper Gallery on Saturday, 21 January. The prints are on loan from the British Museum and it will be the first time that Picasso’s work has been shown in Barnsley.

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Gifts…From Yorkshire with love

Talented Yorkshire artists and makers are selling unique and individually made items at an exclusive exhibition in the newly transformed Cooper Gallery until Saturday, 24 December. Up until Christmas Eve the stunning gallery space will be filled with beautiful gift ideas ranging from jewellery, textiles, ceramics and wooden products to glassware, accessories and stunning photographs. It is perfect for those looking for a more relaxed shopping experience away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded high street.

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HRH THE DUKE OF KENT KG VISITS COOPER GALLERY

It was a memorable occasion for the Cooper Gallery this week, as His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, KG paid a visit. His Royal Highness was there to take a guided tour of the newly extended gallery and view the Yorkshire With Love exhibition, which is running until 24 December showcasing work from Yorkshire artists and designers for sale for Christmas.

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