What's On

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Have a cracking Christmas

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Seascapes and Riverviews

The Cooper Gallery

Seascapes and Riverviews

A breath-taking display of artworks from the fine art collection at Cooper Gallery. From a dramatic hurricane by Eugene Isabey to a delicate view of the Tigris by David Muirhead Bone, enjoy being swept away or simply glide through more of Barnsley’s excellent art.

Sketchbook Circle

Cooper Gallery

Sketchbook Circle

Relaxed drawing sessions for adults. Whether you already draw regularly or are an absolute beginner.

Barnsley Creative Mothers

Cooper Gallery

Barnsley Creative Mothers

Join us to meet other creative mums trying to strike a balance between motherhood and creative jobs.

Brains in a Dish

The Cooper Gallery

Brains in a Dish

Brains in a Dish brings exciting new immersive art+ science to Cooper Gallery and Glassworks Digital Space from Oct 22-Jan2023. Artist Charlie Murphy and engineer Robin Bussell use an array of playful digital tools, projections, robotic lasers, disc and reformed laboratory glass to explore and celebrate the cutting edge dementia research Prof. Selina Wray.

Kate Sully: The Art of Disconnection

Cooper Gallery

Kate Sully: The Art of Disconnection

Sheffield based artist Kate Sully has worked with Dr Simon Bell, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, and with patient and support groups for people with dementia.

Bright Nights Returns

Town Hall

Bright Nights Returns

Barnsley Bright Nights returns this month between Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 November, with an illuminated art trail, Christmas Lights Switch- On and Community Light Parade, plus free festive entertainment.

An Audience with Prof. Joann Fletcher & Dr. Stephen Buckley

Cooper Gallery

An Audience with Prof. Joann Fletcher & Dr. Stephen Buckley

Join Digital Journalist of the Year Graham Walker as he talks to Jo and Stephen about their long careers in Egyptology, their research studying the mummies of Tutankhamun’s dynasty, and how science - combined with the latest digital technology - has helped resurrect life in ancient Egypt.