Twisted: Barnsley’s Fantastical Beasts

Our collection of giant willow sculptures - bringing local stories and legends to life - are going on tour across South Yorkshire this summer.

The nine artworks were commissioned by our Arts and Events team and created by artists from across Yorkshire and the North.

See if you can spot them at the following venues:

  • Friday 30 July to Sunday 1 August: Underneath the Stars festival with bear, big cat, elephant, gryphon and kestrel.

  • Friday 30 July to Sunday 5 September: Wentworth Woodhouse with lion, mermaid, unicorn and whale.

  • Thursday 5 August to Sunday 5 September: Elsecar Heritage Centre with bear, big cat, elephant, gryphon and kestrel.

Download the fun Twisted: Barnsley’s Fantastical Beasts card game to print at home and find out more about the stories behind each sculpture.

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