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

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.


People are invited to come along to a series of free workshops across the borough where they can take part in cultural activities like creative writing and object handling. At the same time share precious thoughts and memories.  If people would like to, they can bring a piece of their own ‘treasure’ that connects them to Barnsley, but it’s not essential. The treasure can be anything that is meaningful to you, such as 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 everyday. 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

A - Z Directory