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Crafty kids activities this May

Published on Friday, 19th May 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Children can keep boredom at bay in the forthcoming half term holiday with craft activities at Boston Castle and Clifton Park Museum.

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Discover more with new university taster course

Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 in Adult and community education news

Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum has joined forces with the University of Sheffield to offer a free taster course for adults thinking of returning to education.

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Put on your walking shoes it’s National Walking Month!

Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Rotherham folk are being urged to put on their walking shoes and enjoy their local surroundings during National Walking Month.

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Childhood memories wanted

Published on Thursday, 20th April 2017 in Exhibitions news

Clifton Park Museum is appealing for childhood memorabilia and stories to be included in a forthcoming exhibition – Childhood through the Ages.

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Get your green fingers ready for the Garden Lovers Fayre

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 in Town Centre news

Rotherham town centre will host an inspirational and informative gardening experience this spring.

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Clifton Park water splash area opens for 2017

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Rotherham children can cool-off during the school holidays at Rotherham’s award-winning Clifton Park.

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Art exhibition starts summer season at Boston Castle

Published on Thursday, 6th April 2017 in Arts and entertainment news

Rotherham’s hidden gem Boston Castle has re-opened for the summer season and has launched a brand new art exhibition.

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Victorian Science at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Learn about Darwin’s discoveries, medical advances and the strangely named substances our chemists sold in days gone by, at a new Victorian Science Exhibition being hosted at Clifton Park Museum.

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South Yorkshire villages of Elsecar and Wentworth to receive funding of Ł1.2 million

Published on Thursday, 16th March 2017 in Heritage news

A Partnership created by Barnsley Council and Rotherham Council, has been successful in winning a grant of Ł1.2 million, to deliver activities focused on the rich heritage stories of the south Yorkshi

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The town centre’s first ever comedy festival

Published on Wednesday, 15th March 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham town centre will host its first ever comedy festival from Wednesday 29 March until Sunday 2 April.

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Get your treasures valued at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Wednesday, 8th March 2017 in Museums and galleries news

TV’s Charles Hanson is coming to Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum when members of the public will be able to bring along treasured items for valuation.

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Discover fascinating treasures in new Archives display

Published on Thursday, 23rd February 2017 in Local history and heritage news

Visitors can see a significant new display of fascinating historical treasures in the Rotherham Archives and Local Studies section at Clifton Park Museum.

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Diamond geezer donates jewel to Mayor's ball

Published on Monday, 20th February 2017 in Mayoral invitations news

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend and for the Mayor of Rotherham this is certainly true, as a special donation signs her time off with a sparkle.

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Get on your bike for the Rother Valley Duathlon

Published on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Competitors and families are invited to get on their bike for a charity fundraising event at Rother Valley County Park this month.

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First Maltby Triathlon announced

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in People and communities news

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the first Maltby Triathlon which has been announced to take place in May 2017.

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Leisure centres power life saving heart scanner

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in People and communities news

Partnership with Places for People Leisure raises thousands for the British Heart Foundation.

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Making the Steel Man – Coal and Heritage talks

Published on Monday, 6th February 2017 in Exhibitions news

Clifton Park Museum provides the perfect venue for the next Coal and Steel Heritage Talk.

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Take a trip down memory lane at coal mining reminiscence workshops

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Museums news

Rotherham residents can take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the coal mining industry at Clifton Park Museum in the forthcoming months.

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Rotherham Leisure Complex refurbishment

Published on Friday, 13th January 2017 in Eastwood news

Over 150 thousand pounds has been invested in Rotherham Leisure Complex in a bid to get communities active in 2017.

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Find your favourite book this Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Libraries news

The Christmas holidays are the perfect time for residents to loan a book from Rotherham Libraries.

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Rotherham’s spectacular pantomime is here

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Leisure and culture news

The Christmas celebrations are about to start, which means panto time is here!

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Christmas family fun in Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Town Centre news

Rotherham residents are in for a treat with lots of family fun during the festive season at various Christmas themed events taking place around the borough.

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Rotherham Lights Switch-on starts the festive season

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in People and communities news

The festive season will officially begin in Rotherham town centre with an evening of entertainment, culminating in the annual switch-on of the Christmas Lights!

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New heritage trail links Heart to Man of Steel

Published on Tuesday, 8th November 2016 in Town Centre news

Visitors to the new “Making the Man of Steel” exhibition at Clifton Park Museum can now take in some of Rotherham’s heritage thanks to a new trail.

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Rotherham’s first Time Trial is a hit with local cyclists

Published on Friday, 28th October 2016 in Town Centre news

Cyclists young and old pitted themselves against the clock in Rotherham’s first ever cycling time trial.

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Clifton Park celebrates People’s Choice Award

Published on Tuesday, 18th October 2016 in Clifton news

Rotherham’s beautiful Clifton Park is officially one of the nation’s favourite green spaces following a public vote.

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Big Friendly Read is a gloriumptious success!

Published on Tuesday, 11th October 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Libraries across Rotherham had a phizz-wizzing response to this year’s summer reading challenge, a Roald Dahl themed Big Friendly Read.

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Clifton Park needs your vote for the UK’s People’s Choice Awards

Published on Friday, 16th September 2016 in Parks and open spaces news

Clifton Park was awarded a prestigious Green Flag for the fifth time in July and now you can vote for it as one of the best parks in the UK in the People’s Choice award.

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Panto stars wow shoppers in Rotherham Town Centre

Published on Wednesday, 14th September 2016 in Young people's organised activities news

Shoppers in Rotherham did a double take when the stars of this year’s panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, mingled with the crowds at the Tuesday street market.

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Plaque unveiled on award winning High Street

Published on Thursday, 8th September 2016 in Leisure and culture news

The restoration of Rotherham's "historic core" was given the official seal of approval today.

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Local cricketer bowled over by free bike scheme

Published on Tuesday, 6th September 2016 in Sports, clubs and centres news

A local cricketer is discovering the benefits of cycling with the help of a free bike loan scheme.

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Rotherham panto star is a Pop Idol

Published on Wednesday, 24th August 2016 in Clifton news

Rotherham panto fans are in for a real treat when Pop Idol and West End singing sensation Zoe Birkett stars in the 2016 pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Clifton Park celebrates Green Flag Award

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Clifton news

Rotherham’s beautiful Clifton Park is celebrating after once more achieving a prestigious Green Flag award.

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Ulley Country Park hosts new Green Man Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Parks and open spaces news

Visitors to Ulley Country Park are being challenged to take part in a new activity – finding all the “Green Men” in a new sculpture trail.

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Stay safe by water

Published on Tuesday, 16th August 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham residents – particularly children, young people and parents – are being urged to be vigilant about the dangers of swimming in open water.

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Pokémon Go fever grips Rotherham

Published on Friday, 29th July 2016 in Libraries news

Since Pokémon Go launched this summer, various creatures have been appearing in Clifton Park and Museum - and visitors have been trying to catch 'em all!

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Enjoy a guided tour of Boston Castle and Park

Published on Thursday, 28th July 2016 in Leisure and culture news

If you've ever wanted to find out more about Rotherham’s historic Boston Castle and Park, now is your chance!

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Sign up now for the Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 20th July 2016 in Families news

Libraries across Rotherham launched the ‘Big Friendly Read’ Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday 16 July and there’s still time for children to join in.

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Journey back in time to the Rock ‘n’ Roll era with The Revolvers

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Clifton news

Rotherham residents can journey back in time to the 1950s and 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll era in Let’s Do It Again with The Revolvers at Rotherham Civic Theatre on Friday 29 July.

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Rotherham remembers the Somme

Published on Tuesday, 21st June 2016 in Clifton park and museum news

Rotherham Council’s Heritage Services will hold a series of events and exhibitions throughout June and July to mark the centenary of the battle of the Somme.

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