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march, 2018

18marAll Day24Penistone Arts WeekEclectic festival of arts

Event Details

Penistone Arts Week (18th – 25th March) brings a range of comedy, music, literature, film, poetry, art and craft events to a variety of venues in the town.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penartsweek
Twitter: https://twitter.com/penartsweek
IMPORTANT For detailed information including start times, prices and boooking about all the events please visit the Facebook page above.

Sun 18th March
Penistone Arts Week
“If you’ve not popped over to Huddersfield to ride the comedy train to Penistone, why not come to the station and greet the train and get the Penistone Arts Week party started? Join the Mayor of Barnsley, Wath Morris men and members of the Guggen band to officially start the festival. The Guggen band will play us into town as we make our way to Generations Cafe Bar to have a cuppa and find out all that’s planned for the week.”

Sun 18th March
Arts Week launch – afternoon tea.
Cafe Creme.
Come and enjoy afternoon tea consisting of assorted sandwiches, quiche, cake and scones and cream. A gluten free and dairy free option available, please confirm any dietary requirements on booking.
£12 per person. Please contact Cafe Creme to make a booking. Tel: 01226 766118.

Sun 18th March
Morris Dancing at Springvale Community Centre
Go along to Springvale Community Gardenand enjoy some traditional English dancing with the talented Wath Morris men.

Sun 18th March
Comedy Train – Huddersfield to Penistone
13:19 – Leaves Huddersfield station
13:49 – Arrives at Penistone station
Penistone Line Partnership is celebrating 25 years of connecting communities to the Penistone line. The Comedy Train, one of its anniversary events, gets Penistone Arts Week rolling in style. Climb aboard the train at Huddersfield, enjoy comedy on the move as you take the short journey to Penistone station, ready to join in the Arts Week launch.

Sun 18th March – Mon 25th March
Hens Teeth Art Exhibition
The ArtHouse Cafe, Deli and Gallery

Sun 18th March & Sat 24th March
Throw a pot drop-in workshop
Saint John the Baptist Church, Penistone
Drop-in and throw a pot with ceramicist Steve Ellis.

Sun 18th March & Sat 24th March
Make a Metal Key Ring – Drop in workshop
St John’s Church, Penistone
Local jewellery maker, Sarah Catterall is running drop in workshop making metal keyrings. There will be a small fee of £5 per keyring to cover her costs.
She has 6 spaces per session, lasting up to 30/45 mins time. Book at scatteralljewellery@gmail.com

Mon 19th March
Needles and Pins Sewing Group
Penistone Library
Drop in anytime from 10 am to see what the group members are working on and chat to Diane about joining this sewing/knitting/ Crocheting group!

Mon 19th March
Flash Fiction Workshop
Penistone Library
Flash fiction is extremely short story-telling. Come along and try your hand at Flash Fiction, in which a story can be told in just a few words. Bring a notebook, pen and motivation. Jackie Creek will provide the inspiration. Don’t worry about spelling and grammar. It’s all about the creativity.

Mon 19th March
Barnsley Music Hub Intermediate Bands’ Afternoon Concert
Penistone Paramount
This concert will feature the following intermediate bands: Barnsley Junior Band, Penistone Junior Band, Barnsley Guitar Ensemble, Barnsley Percussion Ensemble.

Mon 19th March
Barnsley Wind Bands and Friends present A Night at the Movies
Penistone Paramount
A fantastic night of music from the big screen featuring Barnsley Metropolitan Band, Barnsley Intermediate Band, Wentworth Strings and Barnsley Town Concert Band.
Adults £5; concessions £3

Tues March 20th
Growing Up in the 50’s and 60’s
Penistone Library
Jackie Creek (Jackie’s Fancy Dress) will be reading from her memoirs, The Girl with the Emerald Broach, and The Power of Love. If you like watching Call the Midwife, you’ll love Jackie’s way with words as she tells her story which is set in the same time period.
Jackie will also have signed and personalised copies available at discount prices.

Tues 20th March
Oh, Mr Porter!
Penistone Paramount
A specially remastered version of this classic British comedy to mark its 80th birthday.
Adults £6.50; concessions £5.50

Wed 21st March
Penistone Writers’ Group
Penistone Library
Penistone Writers’ Group meet each week in ASCL Penistone Library.
For Penistone Arts Week, Michael Rowles will be running a writer’s workshop. Drop in anytime and chat to Michael about writing and the writers’ group. There will be activities for you to do as part of this session.

Wed 21st March
Craft Club, Silkstone – free taster session
Huskar Community Rooms, Silkstone (behind the Co-op)
Take part in our crafting activities. We will be doing a range of crafts and offering taster sessions. These sessions will be free of charge. If anyone is considering setting up a craft club, Chris our organiser, will be happy to discuss our craft club journey. We also would like to hear from anyone who would be happy to offer a craft session as a guest speaker or anyone who is clearing out their craft supplies and can donate anything from a ball of wool, fabric to paints, anything is always gratefully received.

Wed 21st March
Touchdown – Youth Arts Festival
Penistone Market Barn
A range of artistic activities aimed at young people. The event will feature rappers, street dancers, artwork from young artists, along with free, healthy refreshments.
Further information is available from Penistone IKIC Youth Centre on 01226 762728

Wed 21st March
Late Afternoon Tea with Milly Johnson

The White Heart, Penistone
Tickets and info: http://www.thewhiteheart.co.uk
A special appearance by bestselling author, Milly Johnson. Her latest book, The Perfectly Imperfect Woman is now available (and entered the top ten list on publication!). You can read more about Milly at her website: www.millyjohnson.co.uk

Wed 21st March
Educating Rita 
Penistone Paramount
This is the story of a working-class hairdresser who is determined to better herself by studying literature. It stars Dame Julie Walters and Michael Cane and was written by Willy Russell.
Educating Rita is being screened during Penistone Arts Week in the build-up to an evening with Willy Russell in conversation with Jonny Mitchell, hosted by Milly Johnson.
Booking: https://penistone.admit-one.eu/?p=details&s=PENISTONE&eventCode=34787
Main Penistone Paramount website: http://www.penistoneparamount.co.uk

Thurs 22nd March
Rag Rug Group drop-in session
Drop in anytime to chat to Jennifer about rag rug-making techniques, see demonstrations on rag rug-making techniques and have a go at this traditional pastime!

Thurs 22nd March
The Typewriter Pool
Penistone Town Hall
Join us to create a rainbow of words across Penistone with the wonderful Winston Plowes and his typewriters pool. From a 1920’s Corona to more recent electric models, poet Winston’s typing machines will be set to work. Drop in and enjoy the experience of tapping out a letter, or just a line or two. Brought to Penistone Arts Week by Hear My Voice in conjunction with Age UK Barnsley, who will ensure that all letters are hand-delivered with love.

Thurs 22nd March
Digital Photography
Penistone Library
Interested in digital photography? Then drop in to see Gill and ask questions about your own camera, have a go at editing photos on photoshop and find out about the digital photography course she delivers at ASCL Penistone Library.

Thurs 22nd March
Poetry Pamphlet Launch
Springvale Methodist Church
Poetry readings from a new book by local pets James Caruth and Julie Mellor.
This is a free event. No ticket required.

Fri 23rd March
The Great Barnsley Bunt Off!
Penistone Town Hall
On 4th May theTour de Yorkshire comes through the Penistone Area again!
Come along and have a go at making some bunting and get ideas for dressing your local community.

Fri 23rd March
Shirley Valentine Film
Penistone Paramount
This award-winning comedy, starring Pauline Collins, with the screen play by Willy Russell, is being screened during Penistone Arts Week on the eve of an evening with Willy Russell in discussion with Jonny Mitchell hosted by Milly Johnson.

Sat 24th March 
Leonard’s Friends, Wortley Bell Ringing
St Leonard’s, Wortley
Wortley Church bellringers invite you to a demonstration of the ancient art of Change Ringing. See the bell ringing team in action. Have a go at change ringing on hand bells. Refreshments available.
Please note that there is a ladder to climb to access the tower. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer. We regret there is no disabled access to the tower.

Sat 24th March
The Age of Iron: A Poetic Wander with Steve Ely
Wortley Top Forge
This epic, poetic journey crosses the centuries, from the Iron Age to the 17th Century, the Wortley family and pre-industrial revolution. Hear about the characters of Wortley, ‘The Master of Iron’, The Andrews family, and Highway man John Nevison (Wortley born and raised), and absorb the atmosphere of the Wortley Top Forge with its water wheels and water-powered drop hammers in motion. This fascinating, volunteer run, heritage site provides an inspirational backdrop for writers and photographers alike.
Free event, suggested donation £3 to Wortley Top Forge, payable on the day. Refreshments included.
To book your place contact hearmyvoice@barnsley.gov.uk

Sat 24th March
Pre-Theatre Early Bird Special
Generations Cafe Bar
Before going to see Willy Russell, Jonny Mitchell and Milly Johnson at Penistone Paramount on Saturday 24th March at 7:30 pm, you can now enjoy an early bird meal at Generations Cafe Bar for £8.50 .
To book please call Generations Café on 01226 761583.

Sat 24th March
Educating Yorkshire meets Educating Rita
Penistone Paramount
The main event of Penistone Arts Week. Celebrated author and screen writer, Willy Russell, whose works include Blood Brothers, Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, is coming to Penistone. He will be in conversation with Jonny Mitchell, of Educating Yorkshire fame, and the evening with be introduced by award-winning author, Milly Johnson
Milly says: ” I am beyond excited. In my eyes Willy Russell is a God. And they’ve asked me to introduce him so I’ll get to meet him. This will be an amazing evening spent in the company of one of Britain’s most talented and wittiest writers for only £15.”

Sun March 25th
I Can Play A Story – Penistone Arts Week
St John’s Community Centre, Penistone
11:00 – 12:00
Step into the magical worlds of theatre and books for this special event for children aged 3 – 7 and their families. Local author Amanda Cartwright is joining with children’s theatre company Tell Tale Hearts to bring to life a book with fun, games and creativity through movement and imagination.
Come along to enjoy this hour long workshop style activity for both little (and big) ones.
Tickets cost just £3 per child, children must be accompanied by an adult and we ask all attending to bring along a cushion to sit on.
Tickets for this event are available at Pride And Groom on Shrewsbury Road, Penistone. Or contact Amanda on



march 18 (Sunday) - 24 (Saturday)