A night of Barnsley's Best

Some of Barnsley’s greatest names in the world of entertainment have been announced for the Best of Barnsley evening next month, including award winning author Milly Johnson, radio and TV presenter Stephanie Hirst and the Barnsley Nightingale herself, English folk star Kate Rusby. 

The evening of celebration will be held at the Bluebell Function and Banqueting Suite, next to The Fairway Hotel on Friday 3 March to mark International Women’s Day and help raise funds for the Mayor’s charity, which this year is supporting people living with and / or affected by dementia.

Other acts also confirmed on the evening include local performer Megan Blackburn who switched on Barnsley’s Christmas Lights for 2016, singer and pianist Catherine Rannus, singer-songwriter Hannah Peel and Janine Dyer, one of the UK’s finest gospel vocalists, who has worked with artists such as Chaka Khan, Boyzone, Gladys Knight and Andrew Lloyd Webber to name but a few.

Tickets are still available for the evening at £25 per person and include a delicious three course meal, alongside the star studded line-up. A limited ticket offer is also available for group bookings, enabling the booker to buy nine tickets and get the tenth free, an opportunity not to be missed!

The Mayor of Barnsley Cllr Linda Burgess said: “We’re delighted and very proud to be welcoming some of the greatest locally-known names in entertainment, music and literature to our evening on the 3 March.

“Everyone is welcome to join us on what promises to be an enjoyable and entertaining occasion. We still have a few surprises up our sleeve for the audience on the evening and it will be a fantastic night to remember. Ticket sales will be going towards some very special charities which support people suffering from dementia, a cause that is close to my heart and something that will make a real difference to those affected, so buy your tickets and get involved!”

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets email MayorsOffice@barnsley.gov.uk or call 01226 773804  

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