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Gabby Young and Other Animals Wildly flamboyant circus swing, gypsy folk, rock, jazz and cabaret!

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A look into this month’s EYE 23


4 - Letters We were flattered at The Eye this month to recieve some great feedback to the magazine from our readers and advertisors alike.

7 - Tom Rides Em!!!


We speak to Tom Wigglesworth of Flockton about his unusual sport.

11 - A Birds Eye View Joe Milburn delivers her ever popular column on this month issues.

12 - 18 - Autumn Wedding Feature


Whether you are planning a Winter Wedding or a Wedding in 2011 - find everything you need right here on these pages.

26 - RTR Already some of Barnsleys best companys are employing this top notch Road Accident Helpline to great effect - read all about them here.

30 - MacKenzie Lodge Mackenzie Lodge is a 3 year old little boy with Cerebral palsy. His journey is an emotional one which you can read about here.

36 - Entertainment The Mighty Quo Rock and Roll into town and 80’s pop sensations A’Ha are at the Motorpoint Arena for one final show. Win Tickets here.

38 - Classified Eye Be a Part of The Eye’s Classified Directory for as little as £25 plus VAT a month. All adverts are full colour and with The Eye’s readership of over 20,000 local people the target audience is great.

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Pick Up the Eye FREE The Mall (Alhambra) Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre Adult & Family Learning - The Eldon Centre Centre of Excellence (Cudworth) Barnsley Civic Romticle Leisure Stereo Pollyanna Cafe HSBC Bank Adele Jones Hairdressing Elachi Restaurant (Hoyland) Zena Claire Hairdressing Cooper Gallery Pot House Hamlet Brooklands Hotel Sonelli Hair & Beauty The Core Karl Smith Leslie Frances Russell Eaton Abbey Vets (All Practices) PJ Textile Royston Leisure Centre Victor Fredricks (Dodworth) Melanies Cake Shop Barnsley Golf Club Dental Studio Metrodome Oo La La Perrys Hoyland Vikings ARLFC Blah Bar Digital Media Centre Pentagon Toyota Elsecar Heritage Jules Brides (Silkstone) Cannon Hall Wentworth Castle Lucorum Barnsley Library Tourist Information Centre Blue Bell Inn Silkstone Lodge Darton Sports Centre Frankie & Bennys Chamber Of Commerce Originals Mills, Kemp & Brown Encore Hotel Cudworth Library Penistone Library Dodworth Library Tonys Barber Shop Silkstone Golf Club Shaw Lane Rugby Club Lamproom Theatre Jack Doors Springfield Mill (Denby Dale) Moo Designs (Lucorum)

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Thank you Barnsley Eye!!!! Hi to everyone at Barnsley Eye! I was the lucky winner of hair products by Paul Mitchell last month - to say I was over the moon is an understatement I was ecstatic! I would like to thank everyone involved in the magazine, to have such a freebie as this makes us so lucky in Barnsley. My son lives in Bradford and always asks when he is home “Do you have a copy of the Eye?” So a big thank you to all of you at the magazine. What a great mag. Yours Sincerely. Catherine Farrell, Monk Bretton Dear Barnsley Eye. What can we say ! A massive thankyou for your help of getting us some faboulous raffle prizes for Mckenzie Lodge’s raffle we would like to thank yourselves Moo, Melanies Cakes, Zena Claire, The Mall, Russell Eaton, Woodys Chippy, Pretty Chic, r.a.p.a.g and Roccocos, for all their help. We would like to also say that due to advertisements iin The Eye our nights as now completly sold out and the others are selling extremely well. We have stopped all other ways of advertising as the eye as been the most sussesful for us. From the feedback from the people who came to the show a big thankyou goes to Nina at Cupcake Cottage for her fabulous cookies and buns they was stunning. On behalf of Miss Fanny Dee and Miss Lady Bacardi we would like to thank the Cabalesque Babes, Dolly Diva, Miss Penny Tration and Miss Timotea for their help. A big thankyou goes to Gemma and Vicky for dressing us free for the night and a big thank you to Priory Campus for helping and coping with us Iknow Lady Bacardi is hard work. Mckenzies family apreciate all your support and really apreciate every thing people have done. Once again BARNSLEY EYE thankyou FANNY & BACARDI

You are more than welcome!

Jesus Christ.... A New Age Hippy? My 7 year old daughter asked me the other night before bedtime: “If Jesus came down to earth today Mummy-what do you think he would do?”. I must admit it was a pretty complicated question one which I tried to explain by saying that he’d probably be a really nice fellow - healing the sick and bringing peace and love to everyone. She looked at me and asked “Would he be a hippy?” Trying not to laugh but completely understanding why she would think that I said “Erm - he probably would”. She then went on to say “I bet he would look cool though wouldn’t he - he wouldn’t wear robes now wouldnt he?” To be honest it fair made me think - Nothing is more innocent and amazing than the mind of a child!!!!! Kelly, Town End - via email J.C. 2010 Stylee

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If you have any ideas on what J.C. would look like or do in this day and age - send them into us here at the Eye. Inpired by Kelly’s daughters question we reckon he’d live in Italy and have a private jet so he could get all over the world wherever his presence was needed. He’d hold regular meetings with all the world leaders and fellow Christians could contact him by email on his laptop for special one to one advice... Oh and his facebook page would have tens of billions of friends - even more than lady GaGa’s!

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Californian Sociologist Studies History in Barnsley

documents from as early as the 1100s or even 1600s is indeed amazing.” Another surprise was coming across a quotation from Barack Obama which appears on the Barnsley Library Wall “At the moment we persuade a child, any child, to cross that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better”. Before leaving Barnsley, Valentine visited the Jane Austin exhibit at Cannon Hall, dropped into the “Hollywood exhibit” at the Cooper Gallery, and was interviewed by Dearne FM about her impressions of Barnsley. “You certainly know how to make visitors welcome!” she said. “Fear not Ill be back!”

Southern Californian sociologist Mary Valentine’s recent visit to Barnsley gave her the opportunity to experience parts of the town she hadn’t seen on her three prior trips. “Id originally visited Barnsley because I’d read Mel Dyke’s All of Barnsley and Barnsley and Beyond and having heard her lecture in my college others thought the town would be rich in history and culture. And it is!! “Valentine said. “Based on previous visits, I thought I’d seen most of what Barnsley had to offer. Shortly after arriving this time, I realized I’d only scratched the surface of this significant and amazing town.

Above: Mary Valantine with Brian Elliot and Paul Stubbings

Valentine is working in California to establish a permanent oral project at the college where she teaches. She wanted to see Barnsley’s efforts to establish an on-going centre for interviews. During her visit, Valentine met with local author and oral history guru Brian Elliott who shared his experience and some advice on what’s possible. “Brian gave me helpful suggestions for group interviews, and shared his books, magazines and journals that I can check for inspiration.” Equally rewarding was her visit to the Barnsley Library where she was allowed a view of recently acquired materials for the archives. ”To someone from California, where the focus is on the new, seeing

American Sociologist Mary Valentine interviewed on Deane FM by May Norman.

London Fashion Show Fashion designer Katie Newsome, 22, is to show her clothes designs in London. A couple of months ago the Eye did a feature on Moo Designs where Katie works part time, and were blown away by some of her great work. Her African and Indian dresses and men’s trousers will be on the catwalk at Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush. The show has been organised by Hannah Campbell who promotes young designers. Katie, of Chapel Close, Shafton, attended Willowgarth, Grimethorpe, and took fashion studies at Barnsley College and the University of Lincoln.SKatie is one of five fashion designers taking part in the show. Watch this space for more on this exciting young fashion designer!

Katie Newsome (Far Left) along with fashion guru Gok Wan at Moo Designs

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06 Eye on Local News Sunday 3rd October 2010 Weston PHest is a new music festival taking place in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. We have over 30 bands playing, most of whom are from South & West Yorkshire. We also have an open mic competition where the winner receives a £1000 recording studio session and photo shoot courtesy of Urban Recording Ltd and Blue Lights Photography. This is open to anyone who is not a band or professional singer.

The line-up currently stands at (although still subject to change): FOUNDRY (Main Stage) - Compered by Chris-Cross




Safe in the Crossfire

Shady Acres

Open Mic Final

Beyond Driven


Bar Steward Sons Of Val Doonican


CF Bundy



A Far Superior Primate



Fleur D’Lees


Red Mist Destruction

Shamble street

Volume Zero



My Friends In Vegas

Izzie Voodoo

Green Ball Flyers


Stray Targets

Kayla Kavanagh

Invisible Idols



Lewis Hill Super Freak

Dirty Jeans SkinBoat Bad Pollyanna

Be a part of it

Email: info@westonphest Tel: 07725 748430 BBIC Innovation Way, Wilthorpe S75 1JL

All tickets are on sale now and can be bought at Retro, Foundry, VouDou, deja vu, HMV Barnsley and HMV’s website. Can also be bought by going to our website. First 200 paper tickets are £5 each. after that they are £6.50 or £7 on the day. We will also be selling tickets in the town centre on selected days leading upto the event for only £5.

Motorpoint takes Naming Rights for Sheffield Arena Motorpoint has taken the naming rights for the Sheffield Arena for the next five years. The car supermarket giant has broken with tradition once again by making a seven-figure investment in the city to rename the internationally-renowned venue the ‘Motorpoint Arena’ from August onwards. The 13,000 capacity Arena, which opened in 1991, has played host to most of the world’s biggest touring acts including Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Cirque du Soleil and U2 as well as major events such as the International Show Jumping and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. Over 15m fans have passed through the Arena as the building approaches its own milestone of 20 years in show business. The Arena is operated by Sheffield International Venues (SIV) and managed by Live Nation, the largest live music company in the world. The naming rights agreement will not only see a total re-branding of the building but also includes the Motorpoint logo appearing on all concert tickets, concert advertising, show leaflets and posters together with a new name for the venues website – – which receives over 200,000 visits a month However, as Gary Warren, Managing Director of Motorpoint, explains: “The Arena is renowned as one of the country’s foremost entertainment venues. Taking the naming rights will provide us with a huge opportunity to promote the Motorpoint brand to a completely new customer base over the next few years.

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Tom to Ride at Europe’s Largest Bull Riding Event

Imagine jumping on a two-thousand pound Bull and hanging on for dear life....this is something Tom Wigglesworth of Flockton regularly does.... for fun! Bull Riding has been a rodeo sport since the 1800s, when cowboys from different ranches in North America began competing against each other in ranch tasks. It is an incredibly dangerous, exciting and physically challenging sport. The name of the game is simple: riders stay on an irate, 2,000-pound bull for eight seconds or until the bull sends them flying. This month sees Tom ride at Europes largest Bull Riding Festival taking on riders from all over the world - we caught up with him to ask him some questions on his unusual sport. Tom (centre) with 2 fellow Bull Riders at a Rodeo in Verona, Italy in June.

So, Tom - How did you get into Rodeo and Bull Riding? I’d been a keen viewer of Rodeo for a number of years. I got the chance to ride my first 2 small bulls while in Australia in 2001. I then attended a week long training school in Kansas USA. Here I rode many bulls over the week, and learnt all the basic skills and practices involved with the sport of Bull Riding. On returning from the USA I entered the only British Rodeo to feature Bull Riding in September 2009. I successfully rode both of my bulls over the weekend to win the event.

How popular is the Sport in the England? Bull Riding is pretty much non existant in England so I am competing on the European Bull Riders circuit. This requires me to travel to rodeos in Italy and France over various weekends this summer.

Whats up next then? This month I will be taking part in Europes largest rodeo and country music festival - Equiblues - which takes place in St Agreve in the South of France over 4 days with rodeo competitors from all over the world taking part. The Bull Riding event alone will feature up to 100 riders, coming from USA, Canada, Brazil, France, Italy and Germany. With me being the only Bull rider representing the UK. What are your future plans within the sport? If I have a successful season competing in Europe, my aim is  to travel to one of the more established rodeo countries next year (USA, Australia, Canada) to try my luck against more advanced competitors and bulls. We’ll look forward to hearing about that...cheers Tom! Tom is sponsored by Hooves Western Saddlery in Birkenshaw West Yorkshire. Suppliers of the best western saddles and equipment in the uk. Anyone interested in learning about Bullriding and Rodeo, or for information on how to get involved. Contact Tom on 07825 631 969 or

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Robert Eaton, North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year and Creative Director of the Russell Eaton salon in Barnsley and Leeds gives his consultation advice:

Hints When Tying Hair Back!

Sometimes when wearing hair off the face it can magnify the flaws in our features that we would like to hide. Blow it up - hair that is fine can seem to disappear when pulled tight. For fullness before styling use a thickening lotion which you can spray onto the hair. Play the Part - hair that is brushed back without a parting can look great on girls with a small forehead. Those with narrow faces can create the illusion of width by parting hair on one side and a middle parting masks a widows peak. Loosen Up - Pulling your hair back can make the hair look tiny and can exaggerate big ears. Leave some strands around the face to soften the look. Watch your Middle - A centre parting reveals everything. You have to be secure with your face shape for this one... The Flat Bun A simple tight bun is classic, but the trick is not to scrape it back too ferociously. A modified bun flatters almost everyone with every hair texture. A side parting makes the hair elegant and easy to wear wether your face is broad or narrow. Don’t try if the hair is longer than mid-shoulder blade length as the back will look bulky. Soft Twist French twists have been around for a long time. A french twist

with loose layers is the new trend. The wisps of hair created by the layers make it appear softer. It works on anyone who has layers at the front of the head that are shorter than shoulder length. These pieces are left to hang around the face and the rest of the hair is put into a french twist. The Perfect Ponytail Pony tails can be as refined as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Ali McGraw who often wore them although sometimes carelessly with a scrunchie as if they belonged in the gym. The fashionable ponytail now sits high and has plenty of lift. There are 3 simple steps to creating the perfect ponytail; 1. Prep Hair spritz clean, damp hair with a non-oily thickening spray. Hold the head upside down and blowdry the hair until most of the moisture is removed and it is half dry, using a bristle brush. Then flip the head upright and continue drying with a round brush to create smooth, big, bouncy waves. 2. Add Volume Once hair is thoroughly dry, gently tease the crown using a fine tooth comb concentrating on the area that will sit above the finished poinytail. 3. Fasten It Without forming a part, sweep hair straight back. Secure the hair with a snag free elastic band/bobble. Then use the finger tips to gently tug the hair at the crown to add volume. Lightly mist the entire head with hairspray.

This month the Eye caught up with Regional educator for Paul Mitchell “Zena Claire”, following her summer holsRelaxing was on her mind.

The Relaxer Do you crave Smoother less frizz & hassle free hair.

Then we have the product for you “The Relaxer “by Paul Mitchell is designed to address all hair types to relax and smooth the hair making life easier for you to maintain at home.

How will I look after my hair Once I’m Relaxed? @ Zena Claire hairdressing, we recommend every head of hair should be given a maintance trim every 8 weeks to keep it’s shape & condition thus preventing Split ends, However if you have a chemical service- highlights, perm, colour or relaxer a little bit more attention is needed. We recommend every 6 weeks to ensure your hair remains in tip top condition. All chemically treated hair should be given a monthly in salon treatment or a salon take home treatment recommended by yourdesigner. Do you deserve the best…?

How does it work? The Relaxer works by permanently breaking the (disulphide) bonds of the hair and forming into a new relaxed shape.

Who can use this? The relaxer may be used on fine, medium and coarse textured hair, a consultation must be carried out to ascertain your specific hair type and allow your designer to choose the correct relaxer for you.

Where can it be used? The relaxer can be used all over the head or “ trouble spotting” on fringes, irritating hairlines and is a cost effective way of making maintance less hassle with prices from £20 for “spotting” up to £35 for a full application.

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Robert Eaton, 2010 6 Shambles Street, Barnsley 01226 244 809 4-6 Boar Lane, Leeds 01132 469 162

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Can reflexology help Cancer Sufferers? According to the Department of Health, one in four people will receive a diagnosis of cancer at some time in their life. Most people know someone who has had cancer or may have had it themselves. It is a shock for anyone to be diagnosed with cancer, it usually fills people with dread and fear. In spite of all the treatments available and those currently being developed, it can be a frightening journey.

So what is cancer?

People who have reflexology are going to be helped with relaxation, releasing some of the tension and helping them to breathe more easily. This in turn helps with muscular aches and pains. It can also help to relieve some of the side effects such as sleeping problems. It is also a pleasant contrast to some of the more conventional treatments. It helps to induce a feeling of well-being. Psychologically it might help the person to deal with stress and tension. During the treatment they have the undivided attention of the therapist so they can talk if they wish. They might feel empowered to change aspects of their lifestyle to feel that they are helping themselves.

For the most part we all associate cancer with the discovery of a ‘lump’ in some part of the body. All cells in the body are constantly renewing themselves. This usually takes place in an orderly manner. Sometimes the process gets out of hand and cells over produce and develop into a lump or tumour. Tumours can be benign or malignant. Benign tumours tend not to spread to other parts of the body whereas malignant ones tend to multiply and invade surrounding tissue. Cancer is not just one disease. There are over 200 kinds of cancer each with it’s own treatment.

A treatment should be enjoyable and soothing, calming and relaxing.

Treatments vary. It may be an operation to remove the tumour. Chemotherapy involves administering drugs to destroy cancer cells. Radiotherapy uses x-rays designed to target the cancer cells and is carefully targeted to minimise damage to healthy cells. Hormonal therapies work by changing the levels of hormones in the body as some tumours rely on hormones to grow and develop. Biological therapies include chemicals that stimulate the immune system to attack the cancer cells.

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It is also good to remember that reflexology is helpful for anyone who is caring for someone else who is ill. They also need an opportunity to relax and get rid of tension and stress. Remember reflexology cannot cure. It is not going to affect the disease. It is not going to harm. The reflexologist is there to support, to treat with love and compassion and always keep the client’s best interests at heart.

Many treatments carry quite unpleasant side effects including hair loss, nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and stress.

So what can a reflexologist do to help? Reflexology is a complementary therapy which means that it will go alongside and help during conventional treatment. It is also holistic. It treats the whole person not just the illness. It is a great shock to be diagnosed with cancer. It is easy to feel isolated as you think no one else really understands how you feel. You may not know who to turn to or who to talk to. Sometimes people want to stay strong for their family and don’t want to burden them for fear of how they may react.

Appointments also available at Skin &Tonic 334a Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley Telephone: 01226 747727

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Wedding Day Beauty

by Claire Bryan at Sparkle & Gloss

If this summer you fancy a new look , theres agreat style that keeps cropping up more and more in the media . This is a classic short cut with a loose parting or quiffed front . This style can be seen on celebs such as Robbie Williams or celeb hairdresser Lee Stafford. There are different ways to achieve this look, either the sleek glossy finish or a more choppy matt finish.The shiny finish would be better on darker hair and matt finish would suit the more fair hair type. To achieve the two looks you could use American crews pommade which would give you the more sleek shiny look. For the more matt finish American crews fiber or joicos ice erratic would probably be best.

Lots of brides tell me they want to look polished but natural on their wedding day. The easiest way to look achieve this without piling loads of make up on your face is to have professionally shaped brows. Having well-groomed brows is a great way to add glamour without adding a lot of extra makeup. Make sure that the salon uses tweezers, not wax before your wedding day, as this can tear the sensitive skin around your area, I would recommend starting to visit the salon about 4 to 6 months prior to your wedding day so that the brow shape can be achieved. Skin care is also very important and if your gonna carry off the Au Naturelle look you need to be preparing your skin with regular facials and a good home skincare routine. On the big day it is wise to have your make up trial a few months before the wedding so that you can achieve your desired look, most brides go for an elegant but natural look which can be difficult to acheive yourself, a proffesional make up artist can achieve this without making your make up look thick and loaded whilst leaving your skin glowing and blemish free. At Sparkle and Gloss a full range of wedding packages can be taylored to suit your individual needs. If you fancy a tan on your wedding day try a Sienna X natural tan, with ashade to suit all skin types I would reccomend that this is profesionally applied for your big day. (below).



New to Karl smith mens grooming thiks month is a wet shave service. You can come, lay back, relax and enjoy the full wet shave experience. This service is done using the best in mens shave products by American crew. First we apply the hot towel then we massage American crews herbal shave oil which prepares the skin and beard for the applicationof American crews shave cream applyed with a treditional badger brush. Crews shave cream has soothing aloe and healing avocado oil providing maximum protection for dry or sensitive skin. After the first shave going with the grain of the beard, we repeat this time going against the grain. The shave is finished using American crews post shave cooling lotion, with its dual action formula, a lightweight moisturizer and calming aftershave. This service is being offered at the introductory offer price of £8 or with a cut and finish for £18. For more info just call.

Quick Slim Inch Loss Body Wrap Only £23 For an appointment just telephone 01226 208555 or pop in and see us at The Thomas Whitworth Forum / Hanson St.

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with production of this voucher Expires end Sept 2010.

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The Couture Range by Corioliss for Boots Debuting at a high street shelf near you is the fashionably designed Couture electrical hair range by Corioliss, designed exclusively for Boots. This eponymously named electrical hair range amalgamates chic high end design and superior technology at affordable prices to provide fashionistas with attainable luxury, without scrimping on quality. The Mini Styler, Interchangeable Pro Styler and powerful Turbo Hair Dryer are all deliciously adorned with Candy Cane stripes making them guaranteed to become the most revered products in your bedroom! Designed with Intelligence as well as beauty, the Couture range boasts cutting edge technology helping to eliminate frizz and seal moisture deep in the cortex, promoting healthy, shine reflective hair. The hand bag sized Mini Styler allows you to style on the go. Mini in size but maxi in styling performance, the anodized Titanium plates heats up to a red hot 210C in less than 10 seconds, which uses infrared heat to seal in moisture and to sleek fringes and define textured crops. Includes finger grips for protection and comes with dual voltage for worldwide use. The powerful 1800-2000w Pro Turbo Dryer is ergonomically designed for comfortable styling. It features a cold shot button to set your style in place and has 2 heat and speed settings. It comes with an airflow nozzle for concentrated powerful blasts and a large diffuser for even distribution of heat. The new Couture by Corioliss delivers high end design with hi tech technology at purse friendly prices. It’s chiconomics!

A Model Mother This month the Brazilian ‘supermodel’ Gisele Bundchen managed to anger almost every mother from Barnsley to Beijing. She is obviously unaware of the universal fact that people who are considered extremely privileged, should be VERY careful about dishing out (unwanted) advice to others. IIt seems that whatever you thought you knew about motherhood, you might as well forget it. Motherhood didn’t even EXIST until the divine Gisele gave birth. Upon reading her recent, inane ramblings on pregnancy, labour and breastfeeding, clearly it’s a wonder how the human race has survived this long without her experience and wisdom. (FYI – for those who aren’t sure of the difference between a ‘supermodel’ and a regular model, allow me to quote Jo Brand – it’s like comparing Super Tampax to Regular, they’re twice as expensive and a lot thicker). So what are these pearls of wisdom Gisele has so kindly bestowed upon us? Prepare to be amazed… Rule No.1 According to Gisele, it should be made a ‘worldwide law’ to breastfeed your baby for AT LEAST 6 months after the birth. ‘Are you really going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?’ she chastises. Never mind if work/medical/personal reasons make breastfeeding nigh on impossible – DO IT! You obviously don’t give a monkey’s about what you feed your child otherwise. Rule No.2 Do not, under ANY circumstances put on weight. ‘I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds. I didn’t even have to buy maternity clothes’ - easy done when a typical meal consists of three carrot sticks and a boiled prawn. Rule No.3 Exercise. ‘I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. It prepared me mentally and physically. It’s called ‘labour’ not ‘holiday’ for a reason, and I knew that. You want to go into the most intense physical experience of your life unprepared? That doesn’t make any sense to me’, she quips. Still she goes on… ‘Then I was ready and I thought OK, let’s get to work’. I wasn’t expecting someone else to get the baby out of me’. Notice how she simply marvels at other expectant women who give birth ‘unprepared’. Rule No.4 Do not even THINK about admitting the birth was painful – and, like Gisele, under NO circumstances must you accept pain relief. If it is remotely uncomfortable in any way, it’s because you’re weak, mardy and your baby is too big as a result of you stuffing your face with donuts for the last 9 months - and her thoughts on labour? ‘It didn’t hurt in the slightest’. Of course not. Rule No.5 Choose a ‘meaningful’ name for the messiah your baby. ‘I wanted him to be called River because I wanted something always flowing, immortal. My husband said, ‘There’s no way we’re going to call him River.’ But my father’s name is Reinoldo, so ‘Benjamin Rein’ is homage to him. And it’s like water.’ Quite. Who needs the Dalai Lama with Gisele around? Gisele Bundchen has confirmed what most of us have thought about the majority of models all along. That they should be seen, not heard. They are paid millions for having the sheer good luck to be born beautiful (which is entirely a matter of opinion). They are not paid to think, they are not paid to speak and they definitely haven’t earned the right to advise the rest of us how we should live our lives. Of course, we can only assume that everything she’s telling us is true. Oh, how I’d like to see what really went on during her ‘natural’ and ‘painless’ birth… One thing is for sure, I’d have asked them to use any stitches they saved from the labour to fasten up her big gob!

The new Couture range is now available in all large Boots

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12 AutumnWedding

Feature 2010

by Racheal Divers

A day to Remember at Silkstone Lodge..... Silkstone Lodge was buzzing with activity in May with the wedding of Lyn and Wayne, (right) now Mr & Mrs Wollerton. After a quirky engagement where Wayne proposed dressed as Elvis, the couple quickly planned their perfect day. After family arrived from as far away as Australia, Lyn and Wayne were married at Silkstone Church. The bride-to-be arrived in style in Roy Chubby Browns’ Bentley (The style of car needs to be confirmed before print as Lyn didn’t remember whether it was a Bentley or a Rolls!) and attracted much attention that was only added to with the arrival of no less than twelve bridesmaids in claret dresses - the youngest being granddaughter Lila May at only a year old. The bride wore a beautiful ivory halterneck dress from Casamiento with boned bodice and jewel detail along with a sparkling headpiece. Of course, no bride would be complete without a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to walk down the aisle with, so Oakwell Flower Corner assembled a beautiful array of red and cream roses that looked simply stunning with the dress. Lyn decided to hold her fabulous wedding reception at Silkstone Lodge. The function room was decorated in beautiful ostrich feathers and tealight candles complete with stunning table decorations from Glamour Puss. As the celebrations went on, the couple and guests sat down to a carvery meal by the Lodge’s in-house catering team with local sourced meat from Barkers Butchers and fresh vegetables from Hoylandswaine Farm. Entertainment came from Wayne’s band Touch & Go who delighted the guests with the best of swing, motown and soul throughout the evening. A dream honeymoon to Vegas topped off the happy couples perfect day where they spent a week relaxing and taking in the sights that Vegas had to offer.  Wayne and Lyn would like to thank their guests and all who contributed to their wedding day with a special mention to in-house chef Linda and florist of Oakwell Flower Corner, Diane. A very special thank you also goes to the sister of the bride, Julie who contributed greatly to the planning of the big day. In Lyn’s own words, they had ‘the perfect day.’

Sisters Lyn and Julie took over Silkstone Lodge in October 2009 and are currently re-decorating the venue. Wedding reception bookings are now being taken for 2011. To enquire, please call: 01226 790 456.

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Silkstone Lodge, Cone Lane, Silkstone, Barnsley S. Yorkshire S75 4LY

Silkstone Lodge - The Ideal Location for any Occasion Glamour Puss Weddings

The Lodge also serves a superb Sunday Carvery from 12.30- 3.00pm adults £6.50 and children £3.75 (main course only). All of the food being home cooked with an unsurpassable amount of fresh vegetables on offer and a wide range of vegetarian options available, starters and desserts are also available at extra costs.Bookings are advisable but not necessary.

23rd October 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY DISCO Buffet & Fancy Dress Tickets ONLY ‘Free’ from the Bar

What’s on at the Lodge this Christmas? Festive Party Nights - £26pp

Served Most Evenings throughout December Arrival 7.30pm Dinner served at 8pm Dance the Night Away to the sounds of the Resident DJ

Party Night Menu

Silkstone Lodge is set in a peaceful rural location in the village of Silkstone, with an enclosed patio area and beer garden at the rear. The lodge offers excellent facilities for any occasion, two function rooms are available one of which can accommodate 120 guests for a Wedding Breakfast and up to 250 people for an evening reception this makes for a stunning location for you special day. A second function room holds up to 40-50 guests ideal for a Christening, Anniversary or a Birthday celebration. With menus and prices for all occassions why not call to discuss your requirements. For further details or to check availability please call call Lyn or Julie on 01226 790456 or e-mail

Garlic Mushrooms in a cream sauce Homemade Vegetable Soup Melon Fan with Fruit Coulis Prawn Cocktail served with Marie Rose Sauce ~~~~~~~~~~~ Roast Turkey served with Apricot & Chestnut Stuffing & Chipolatas Prime Roast Beef with Rich Red Wine & Onion Gravy Poached Salmon Fillet with a White Wine & Dill Sauce Fusilli with Peppers, Mushrooms & Onions Accompanied with a Selection of Fresh Seasonal Vegetables & Potatoes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Christmas pudding with Brandy Sauce Selection of Desserts Or Cheese & Biscuits Mince Pies Coffee & Mints

Boxing Day Evening Sunday 26th December 6 Piece Live Band – Touch ‘n’ Go Including Buffet Tickets £5

Holiday Monday Children’s Disco Monday 27th December A Holiday Tradition Great Fun for All the Family! Food Available Admission Free

New Years Eve Party £22 Friday 31st December Buffet and great Music from our Resident DJ

01226 790456

Cask Ales now on sale

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14 AutumnWedding & Prom Feature Catwalk Shows at St Pierre 3rd Oct and Woolley Hall 21st Nov

Tel: 01226 790716 Mob: 07723088568 Attention to detail guaranteed in warm, friendly surrounding with a private, personal service

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AutumnWedding & Prom Feature Tel: 01226 790716



PRICE WAS £895 now £400

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16 AutumnWedding & Prom Feature Set within 35 acres of landscaped grounds, Burntwood Court offers the perfect combination of modern facilities and fine dining, as well as exceptional service and attention to detail, ensuring your special day is one to remember. Our team of staff have many years experience organising wedding breakfasts and evening receptions, you can rest assured that every effort will be made to ensure your day runs perfectly. With a number of restaurants and banqueting suits within Burntwood Court, we can perfectly tailor your day to accommodate your party of guests. If you would like to include the wedding ceremony into your stay, Burntwood Court Hotel is licensed to conduct civil marriage ceremonies. The very latest in spa and leisure facilities are available at The Spa and The Club, offering more opportunities for pampering and relaxation during your time at Burntwood Court.

Burntwood Court, Common Road, Brierley, Barnsley S72 9ET Telephone: 01226 711123

Established 1973

We are a family run business with over 30 years experience. You are assured of a professional freindly service for your transport requirements. Our prestigious fleet of vehicles are maintained to the highest standard. UNIFORMED CHAUFFEURS • INSPECTION WELCOMED • EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE COMPLIMENTARY BUBBLY FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE • CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

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18 AutumnWedding & Prom Feature


Flowers for all occasions TEL: 01226 244800 The high school prom Forget discos in the gym - for many pupils, the modern end-of-year bash is more like Oscars night - Proms are now as popular in the UK as they ever were in the United States. Most girls buy new outfits like Amy (Left) while the guys usually stick to hiring a tux. Many schools now also copy their American counterparts with year books and “graduation� photographs. Most of the businesses featured on the previous pages now cater for all your Promwear needs from dresses, tuxedos for guys and limo hire to and from the venue....

David goodier photography 01226780874


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The Civic - Autumn Season 2010 Gallery Thursday 23rd September – Friday 5th November The Gallery@ Daily Free admission

Wildsmiths’ ABC which broke the mould in 1961, and for which he won The Kate Greenway medal the following year. Since then his books have continued to enchant and delight children and adults throughout the world with a dazzling visual array of design and colour.

confronts the most complex case of all – his own mind! It is 1916.  Drawn from retirement for the funeral of his friend, Dr. Watson, Holmes returns to Baker Street to resolve the last act of his epic career. 

This is a rare opportunity to see this impressive exhibition outside the Brian Wildsmith Museum of Art near Tokyo.

‘In these elegant hands, this is Holmes as you’ve always imagined him - but with a cutting sense of humour’. Sunday Express

Music Friday 18th September 8pm Adults: £16 Advance No concessions

The 2010 Festival will screen over 40 contemporary short animated films in the festival created by animators and artists from around the world, many of which are Oscar winners and nominees. Featuring a retrospective exhibition that focuses on the prolific and influential work by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin through their production company smallsfilms. The exhibition explores their working methods and processes and features original models and sets for the iconic BBC children’s TV hits, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine, Noggin the Nog, and Bagpuss. The diverse content of the exhibition and animated films presented makes this a must see exhibition, suitable for a range of ages and anyone with fond memories of childhood TV.

Saturday 2nd October 8pm Adults: £14 Concessions: £12

Comedy Friday 24th September 8pm Adults: £17.50 No Concessions

Alexei Sayle Stalin Ate My Homework: A Memoir

Small World International Short Animation Festival The Small World International Animation Festival returns to Barnsley for a 2nd year, providing an exciting opportunity to see some of the world’s best current animated short films alongside an exhibition looking at animation past and present.

FORTHCOMING Highlights: An Evening With

Alexei Sayle performs excerpts from his new book Stalin Ate My Homework; a memoir of his confusing life as the son of Communist parents, his childhood travelling round Eastern Europe and his years as a teenage Maoist.

Howard Jones Ordinary Heroes Acoustic Tour Keyboard legend Howard Jones comes to Barnsley with an acoustic show featuring new material from his critically acclaimed Ordinary Heroes album, alongside hits such as What Is Love and No One Is To Blame. This acoustic show will feature Jones on piano and vocals, accompanied by Jonathan Atkinson on percussion. With stories and anecdotes from his 26 year career, Jones will take the audience on an emotional rollercoaster ride not to be missed.

Theatre Thursday 23rd September 7.30pm Adults: £9 Concessions: £7

Chris Addison Mr. Chris Addison of Bafta Award-winning comedy The Thick of It, In The Loop, Skins, Lab Rats and his own brand new 5 Live show 7 Day Sunday, is in Barnsley by popular demand with a helping show of his critically acclaimed stand-up. Daftness! Whimsy! Jokes! Lies! Smartarsery! Flapping about! All present and correct. “The best stand-up I’ve seen.” The Observer 

A funny and perceptive portrait of a family, a city, a country and a continent going through enormous changes. Alexei will also answer questions from the audience about anything from his dazzling show business career to easy stubborn stain removal.

Music Saturday 27th November 8pm Adults: £14 Advance Concessions £12

Family Sunday 26th September Tickets £6 Adults, £4 Children, Family Ticket £18 (2 Adults and 2 Children) Time: 2.30pm

Thursday 23rd September – Friday 5th November The Panorama Daily Free admission

Gabby Young And Other Animals

Roger Llewellyn in Sherlock Holmes...The Last Act! by David Stuart Davies  The Master of Colour - Brian Wildsmith Celebrating a milestone birthday for one of the greatest illustrators of the modern era we are pleased to present a unique display of original artwork by Brian Wildsmith, reflecting his 50 years as a world-class author and illustrator. Barnsley born and bred, it was Brian

Roger Llewlleyn returns to The Civic to explore the mind of the real man – not ‘the thinking machine’, a passionate and secretive man, with a cutting sense of humour. Stripping away his infamous clinical façade, Holmes reveals unexpected fears and weaknesses. The world’s greatest fictional detective

Gabby Young and her band Other Animals conjour up a slew of haunting songs that draw on gypsy folk, rock, jazz and cabaret, leading BBC 6Music to declare her ‘howling mad and completely irresistible’.

Earth Shadow Theatre - Tales to Sustain Spellbinding shadow theatre, enchanting stories and live music weave together in a performance suitable for the whole family. Funny and serious; poignant and light-hearted, this thought provoking show raises questions about how we treat the natural world. Recommended for ages 5+

Gabby calls it ‘circus swing’, and there’s certainly a giddy theatricality to it, one that’s charmed the likes of legendary folk-rock songwriter Al Stewart - who invited her on his North American tour after seeing her perform. This summer sees the band embarking on an epic tour of the nation’s finest festivals including Glastonbury, WOMAD, Camp Bestival, The Malborough Jazz Festival, The Wiltshire Jazz Festival, Shambala and many more. Her debut album ‘We’re All In This Together’ is out now.

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22 Eye on Autumn Fashion From nomad to camel tones and lady-like glamour this Autumn promises to update your wardrobe with an array of new trends. Be prepared for the seasonal transition and accessorise you look with the right arm candy, guaranteed to bring your style into the next hot, fashion phase. In stores from August to November!

Moc Croc Doctor Bag £29.50

Metallic Lady-Like Clasp Bag £39.50 Footwear Extras Magazine feature February

Cable Knit Pompom Bag £39.50

Pink Leather Cross Body Bag £45

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Eye on Fashion


(Left) For Him: Red Wool Jacket £35 (Above) For Her: Limited Edition leather jacket £100

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24 Confessions of an Estate Agent…. So, what’s so important to you when buying that dream home....?

New Restraint for A/W ‘10 The combination of simple styles and luxury fabrics will be tugging at the female heartstrings this season. But if the pared down look is not for you, how about hourglass retro dressing, a perfect parka or glamorous grunge?

One thing I take for granted when doing this job is just how exciting it can be for people when looking for their first / next home. It’s a nice feeling when you open a door into a property and you can see that the person(s) viewing have fallen in love already, and haven’t even got past the doormat!

Pared down chic Minimalist pieces in luxe fabrics of leather, silk, cashmere, wool. If you like effortless, unfussy looks that do not require a complicated set of style rules, then you are in for an easy ride this autumn winter. The mainstay colour palette of navy (yes its back, thank goodness!), camel, grey and white look good on everyone, as long as you stick to your best tone of these. Camel is everywhere, coats, capes, skirts, and especially the long legged high waist trousers, very 70’s. Don’t be tempted to over accessorise, a simple skinny belt and smart classic handbag will suffice.

Glamorous grunge Slouchy knits teamed with a glamorous evening skirt, whether you like the brights of orange and citrus yellow or softer tones of grey, berry and green. Make your look your own – who hasn’t got a slouchy jumper already in their wardrobe? You can also work the jumper with a faded floral dress or skirt for the day. After the camel coat, the parka will provide you with a hit of edgy urban glamour. Wear it day or night.

Hourglass retro Hailing all ‘Mad men’ fans! Wasp waisted circle skirts or smart pencil skirts celebrate the female form. These looks feature corsetry, although many are buttoned up to the neck. The romantics amongst you will love the elbow length gloves and framed handbags that add to the look. Make sure you also check out lace (again!), fur in all its forms, sheepskin aviator jackets, heeled hiker boots and leather gloves.

But, there are many other things that any purchaser should take into account before even getting to the doormat! Contemporary décor and garages with flashy electric doors are one thing, but you can do these things yourself when you have moved in. Always take into account the local amenities; you never know when you might need a loaf of bread or a pint of milk. What about the link road, how close are you to work? Storage, its amazing how many people walk round a house, get blown away by the décor, but never realise there is nowhere to put the ironing board. Other things to check include driving by a property later at night, is it still quiet when the kids are out of school. If you have children, what’s the local school like? These are just the tip of the iceberg, everyone will have different criteria when searching, just try not to fall in love straight away, make sure the house is the right one for you. If after you’ve seen the house, it ticks the relevant boxes, fall in love at the doormat, but on the way out! Despite predictions for a quieter August, the people of Barnsley seem to have gone against the trend and we have had one of best sales months since we opened. There is no specific trend as to what people are buying, but the need for quality, correctly priced property is still very much there. We expect, as the holiday season draws to an end, the market will continue to improve. You can contact Butcher Residential on 01226 288920

By Steve Betts, Residential Director at Butcher Residential Ltd.

Contact on 01226 288920

Have a camel coloured autumn! Mango Camel Coat


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6 Riverside Close, Darfield

The property has been extended to the rear to include a lounge / entertainment room (left) which in turn opens to a beautiful, carefully manicured landscape garden overlooking neighbouring woodland. The outside space certainly lends itself to entertaining and also provides a tranquil setting. Not only is the property delightful in appointment, but it is well served by an abundance of amenities including restaurants, shops and schools, but is also close to a supermarket, link roads and a number of primary and secondary schools. Barnsley Town Centre is approximately 5.5 miles away and Doncaster is also within a reasonable proximity. Suited to a number of potential purchasers including the FTB and professional couple, we urge an early inspection to not only appreciate the quantity of accommodation afforded throughout, but also the quality.

Only upon internal inspection can 6 Riverside Close be fully appreciated. In our opinion any discerning purchaser looking for a similar type property will not find a finer example than this outstanding 2 bedroomed, semi detached home.

Over recent years the property has been meticulously improved by our current vendor clients to include a quality of fitment rarely seen. Highlights include a stunning kitchen with granite worktops and Amtico flooring, (above right) a dining / sitting area with beautiful solid oak feature staircase (above) and a bathroom with quality marble tiling to the walls and floor. (right)

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6 Riverside Close, Darfield is on the market with Butcher Residential with an asking price of ÂŁ120,000. Anyone wishing to book an appointment to view can contact the office on

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26 Eye on Local Business RTR Lowers the Cost of Motoring

RTR is a Barnsley company that is building a national reputation, caring for vehicle fleets, providing accident assistance and developing its innovative Road to Recovery breakdown scheme that is now one of the largest free membership breakdown schemes in the country. BFeatherstone Rovers, Barnsley Football Club and The Metrodome are three of the latest organisations to join the Road to Recovery Breakdown Scheme. The Barnsley FC badges, complete with the club logo are available from the Superstore at Oakwell, Featherstone Rovers from The Big Fellas Stadium and those from the Metrodome are available at the main reception. These are the latest of a number of clubs to have signed up to the scheme and by next year it is expected that over one million vehicles on our roads will be registered and displaying the Road to Recovery membership badge. RTR are offering the “pay as you go” scheme to their supporters and members and are confident that the no-cost facility will provide a better option than many of the more expensive recovery options. The fast growing Road to Recovery breakdown scheme has been established for nearly 2 years and offers drivers a “pay as you go” route to breakdown recovery rather than methods used by the traditional breakdown organisations. Road to Recovery is already used by many clubs and associations as part of their membership and the identifying badge for the windscreen can be personalised to include the logo of the issuing organisation.

Can you find Steve O and win £50! Steve O (Left) is the mascot of RTR and you will find him hidden somewhere within this issue of Barnsley Eye. The first 10 people to telephone or email the RTR Office will receive £50 of High Street shopping vouchers.

Football Clubs, Rugby Clubs, Vehicle Contract Hire, Car Supermarkets and Manchester’s 3,000 Black Cabs are examples of the wide range of organisations that have seen the value of including the service as part of the range of benefits they give to members and customers. Paul Hoyle, MD of RTR said, “We are a Barnsley company and are proud that three of the leading organisations in our local area have chosen to use our scheme for the benefit of their supporters.” In addition to the breakdown scheme, the range of services provided by RTR helps to support fleets of all sizes and types of vehicles. A business will depend on its vehicles and when one is involved in an incident it is important to immediately get another vehicle in place whilst the damaged is rectified. RTR can help to ensure that this is a smooth operation, getting a “like for like” vehicle, reducing the costs and providing the necessary legal support to enable the business to operate without losing time or money. If you haven’t got your Road to Recovery Breakdown sticker, contact RTR by telephone or Email and make sure that you don’t miss out on this great service. Contact: 0870 474 0148 or by email from

Come to the Annual RTR Main Event Every year RTR has a major event which enables everybody, whether customer, client or member of the public to come along, meet the RTR team. This year it is being held at the Sandhill Golf Club and the 200 feet long marquee will host the entertainment and the great Yorkshire Food. The evening event will start at 7pm, entry is free and there will be plenty of entertainment including Dodgems, Magicians, Brian Lorden as Elvis Presley, Miss Bacardi, Fanny Dee and other professional entertainers as well as a charity Casino.

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30 Eye on Mackenzie Lodge Summer Party at the Priory in aid of Mackenzie Lodge Mackenzie Lodge (left) is a 3 year old little boy with Cerebral palsy. His journey is an emotional one which you can follow on his website You can also see what is being done to help raise money for Mackenzie’s fund. Mackenzie’s fund will allow for extra treatment, equipment and therapy that Mackenzie needs to improve his quality of life Mackenzie’s Parents said “We now have confirmation on dates for Mackenzie to have his operation; on 14th September at St.Louis children’s hospital in Missouri which he will undergo a 5 hr operation. The operation is called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) where fibres from the spine will be tested and cut which will stop his muscle stiffness in his legs., which one day hopefully Mackenzie will be able to walk “. He also will have an orthopaedic operation on hamstrings/heel cords lengthened. Mackenzie will be staying in Missouri for a month because he has to have physio therapy everyday, and then for the next 12 months there after. The cost of the operation alone is 70,000 usd (45k). He will be flying out to Missouri on 11th Sept where Mackenzie will have pre op 13th Sept, operation 14th Sept, after operation Mackenzie will be in intensive care for 24hrs and then staying in hospital for a week until he recovers and then the physio will start. So the race is on to raise as much as we can for the little fella!!

And what better way than a Summer Party event at the Priory Campus Lundwood organised by Barnsley’s very own resident drag queens Miss Lady Bacardi (left) & Miss Fanny Dee. Lady Bacardi (Christian Whiteley-Mason) and Miss Fanny Dee (Anthony Larkin) were shell shocked at the speed of which the tickets have flown out of the box office at priory campus Lundwood for their latest charity show which was held on 21st august, 150 tickets sold out in just under 2 weeks!

After already adding 3 further shows 9th-10th-11th December at the Priory they are even more shocked to find that their is from 480 tickets only 100 tickets left.

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31 Anthony adds “After our charity show in January raising money for Royston Amateur Performing Arts Group (RAPAG) we have been plagued by people asking us to do another show. We are only amateurs, and can’t quite believe it when people say they have had the best night out in a long time. We do aim to please and try our best to make sure that everyone who attends our shows is left in with a smile on their face.”

Tickle Toes Barnsley and of course the Barnsley Eye. Lady Bacardi is soon to be shown on channel 4 come dine with me and I bet you can just imagine what she was like?? Keep watching the Barnsley Eye for dates of her being shown on TV.

For the Show on the 21st Fanny and Bacardi were joined by the amazing Cabalesque Babe’s 15 dancers aging from 17 - 59 who donated their time for free for the worthy cause. Is it Cabaret? Is it Burlesque? No - it’s Cabalesque! Cabalesque is all about having fun, getting fit and gaining body confidence. Being happy with the body that you have and feeling so happy with it that you wish to show it off - feeling sexy - feeling great.

They use a variety of music styles and are constantly striving to produce the most fantastic dance moves that incorporate Cabaret and Burlesque styles. Cabalesque cater for women of all shapes, sizes and abilities who are aged from16 years to 65 years. Dance experience is not at all necessary; most of the women that come to the classes have never danced before. Their mission is to make you love the body you have and to feel so happy with it that you lose all those inhibitions you may have built up over time. Regular dance sessions are held at various venues and we also provide private dance tuition, hen parties and girlie nights in your own home or at a convenient venue.

Fanny Dee (Centre) and Friends

They are now on FACEBOOK - look for Cabalesque and join us as a friend. Also supporting the event where a host of local businesses from Cupcake Cottage, Raychel from Jean Gennie, Pretty Chic Darton, Caroline Milner Nails by Caroline, Gold Star Entertainments, Andy & Steve Photographers,

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Ukulele Night at the Monkey This is a get together, sing along and jam session for anyone who plays the ukulele. Everyone of any ability is welcome to come and join in. We play music of every style and from every era including Standards, Pop, Rock, Folk, Reggae and Hawaiian. The evening starts with a workshop for beginners and improvers and we usually all learn a new song together (very slowly). We then sing and play songs from the Ukulele Night folders and have some quality solo performances from our regulars.

Tel 01924 848806 FREE ENTRY

Are you the next Cribs, Arctic Monkeys or Kaiser Chiefs????

Open daily from 10.00am till 5.00pm



We start at 20.00 and finish at 23.00 Ukulele Night is hosted by Chris McShane and takes place on the first Tuesday of every month.


Dates till Christmas are: September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, and December 7th Enquires about ukulele nights to: Chris Mcshane - The Venue is: The Monkey Baggerwood Road, Thurgoland S357AX



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What’s on around our town this month?

What’s on around our town this month?

Howard Jones – Ordinary Heroes Acoustic Tour

Sun 18th Sept 8.00pm


Keyboard legend comes to Barnsley

£16, No Concessions

A dark comic tale of survival

Brian Wildsmith – The Master of Colour Dazzling array of design and colour

Sherlock Holmes...The Last Act! Light-hearted and intriguing investigation

Red Ladder Theatre

Thurs 7th Oct 7;30pm £9 Adults, £7 Concessions

Thursday 23rd September– Friday 5th November

Mon to Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm

23rd Sept–5th Nov Mon to Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm FREE

Fri 24th Sept 8.00pm £17.50 Adults, No Concessions

Earth Shadow Theatre

Tales to Sustain Spellbinding shadow theatre and live music

Sun 26th Sept 2.30pm £6 Adults, £4 Concessions £18 Family (2 Adults, 2 kids)

Alexei Sayle: Stalin Ate My Homework: A Memoir

Sa 2nd Oct

An evening with Alexei Sayle

£12 Concessions

8.00pm £14 Adults,

Thursday 23rd September– Friday 5th November

Free Exhibition in The Gallery@ Last admission 15 minutes prior to close

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Sunday 3rd October 01226 77 992010 00 Weston PHest is a new music festival taking place in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. We have over 30 bands playing, most of whom are from South & West Yorkshire in the Following Venues Foundry - Voudoo-Deja vu - Retro.

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Eye on Entertainment


September Album Review

Dearne FM DJ Vicky Norton gives her low down on this months new releases:

I Am Arrows – Sun Comes Up Again Andy Burrows’s promotion by some as the real talent behind Razorlight was unfair on Johnny Borrell, despite the white jeans. But it’s true that Burrows, who joined after Razorlight recorded their first album and left a couple of months after their third, is more talented than your average neighbourhood indie drummer. While in Razorlight, he released a solo album for a Winchester charity in 2008. So is there anything on Sun Comes Again likely to gets as much airplay as America (which he co-wrote)? Well, no, but the multi-instrumentalist’s work is pleasing, despite its spoonfuls of utilitarian soft rock. The most explicit reference here seems to be the sunny side of Damon Gough, whose voice Burrows can, at times, sound uncannily similar to. Sun Comes Up Again rarely grates, indeed tracks like the harpsichord-stuffed The Us are expertly crafted, but there’s less edge here than U2’s rhythm section. Still, anything’s better than having to stare at the back of those jeans, eh?

Answer this question to

Q: What year did Howard Jones Release “New Song”?

Send to: Jool Media Ltd, Unit 22, BBIC, Snydale Road,Cudworth, Barnsley S72 8RP.

Don’t forget Name, Telephone Number Address - GOOD LUCK!! Review, Photography andandDesign: Victoria Tennant

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Status Quo “LIVE” @ Motorpoint Arena Wednesday 15th December 2010



Acclaimed by many as Britain’s greatest rock n roll band, Status Quo, who were even recognised by the Queen with OBEs this year, hit the road once again calling in at Sheffield Arena on the 15th of December. Last year, Quo were, for the second year running, crowned as Britain’s hardestworking band in the Arena Venues category by the Performing Right Society. This was epitomised with their rollocking set to thousands at The Glastonbury Festival. With over 40 years of hard-gigging behind them, Quo know better than almost anyone how to put on a show and seriously get the crowd rocking. Support will be rocker Joe Brown.

Answer this question to

Q: What is the name of Status Quo’s lead singer?

Jool Media Ltd, Unit 22, BBIC, Snydale Road,Cudworth, Barnsley S72 8RP. Don’t forget Name, Telephone Number and Address - GOOD LUCK!!

Tickets for the Sheffield Arena priced £34.50 (booking fee may apply) are available in person at the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at or

A-HA FAREWELL TOUR 2010 Tuesday 23rd November 2010 Multi-million selling Norwegian trio A-Ha have announced that they will perform together for the very last time in the UK on their Farewell Tour in November, stopping off at Sheffield Arena on Tuesday 23rd November. In the mid 80’s the Norwegian trio created teenage hysteria wherever they O2 Academy; Thurs 24th September went. In 2006 the band received the ‘Q Inspiration Award’ in honour of their lasting influence. 2010 marks the 25th Anniversary of A-Ha’s multi-platinum album ‘Hunting High & Low’ and debut single ‘Take On Me’ which reached number 1 in 27 countries including the USA. Tickets for their Farewell Tour priced £55, £38.50 & £28.50 (subject to booking fee) are available in person at the Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at

Answer this question to

Q: Name A-Ha’s classic Number One debut single?

Jool Media Ltd, Unit 22, BBIC, Snydale Road,Cudworth, Barnsley S72 8RP. Don’t forget Name, Telephone Number and Address - GOOD LUCK!!

September 2010 | Barnsley Eye

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38 Classified Eye

Simon’s Gardening Services • Trees Lopped & Felled • Lawns cut from £5 • Hedges Trimmed & Reduced • Garden Tidy Ups • No Job Too Small

Call Simon on:

0756 187 3785 01226 770346

28th October 2010

Halloween Ball

7.30pm-12 Midnight STARRING

Also Featuring:

Miss Dolly Diva , Betty Black AND Miss Timotea

Fancy dress & party games on the evening!!! £12.00 per person includes buffet and an arrival Drink.

Only 100 Seats

Helping children in need

01226 770610 September 2010 | Barnsley Eye

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Specialists in sliding doors

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