The Yorkshire Post have today published a fantastic article about the campaign to place Nicholas Saunderson on the back of the new £50 note. David Behrens, Yorkshire Post’s correspondent, was fascinated to learn more from Max Reid about our very own "18th Century Stephen Hawking”, who overcame almost impossible odds to achieve greatness in science. A determined Yorkshire man, who had to fight the establishment, prejudice and overcome a severe disability, his story of achievement against all the odds is as relevant today as it was 350 years ago.
This exhibition examined ground-breaking work in medical sciences, astronomy, and mathematics that led to our modern understanding of what life is and how to maintain it. While we featured treasured texts such as our first editions of Galileo’s Siderus Nuncius (with the first published observations of the heavens through a telescope) and of Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species, we also exhibited never-before-displayed material from former students and academic staff on pioneering work in fighting disease and in processing DNA, increasing our comprehension of the building blocks of life.
Use the interactive presentation via the link below click on 'Quantity' to see more details directly from the exhibition.
Take a look at the online exhibition here.
🔺Friday 18th August🔺
Calling all thespians/actors/directors/performers/producers!
Learn from Professionals at the top of their game working in the industry - chance to meet & work alongside our Director, Musical Director, Dramaturg and Movement Director!
Chance to have a say in the creative decision making process.
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Pauline Quirke Academy
Arts Council England
The Civic, Barnsley
With the generous support of the Arts Council & Barnsley Civic, we have the exciting opportunity of moving into the professional arena.
For 1 week in August & a 2nd week next January we will be workshopping the show.
We have secured the services of 4 talented creatives with national reputations to help reshape it.....this will be no mean feat as we seek to reduce the cast to just 6 to facilitate touring - so expect some significant changes!!
We're keen to reflect the subject matter of the show in our casting, & are exploring the possibility of including a visually impaired actor.
All exciting stuff, & thrilling for the team to see #nohorizonthemusical continue on this exciting journey.
This time last year we were madly preparing for The Edinburgh Fringe......now we're madly preparing for potentially, life in the professional theatre.
This will enable us to work with some great professionals over the next 12 months to further develop the show!...
The goal is to modify the show, making it 'tourable' in professional theatre. It's a HUGE step forward for us!
Coupled with the Artist in Residency Programme at the Civic, it's a great vote of confidence & opens up fabulous new possibilities.
Genuine MASSIVE thanks to all who have contributed to this project over the years. Your help has brought us this far - The dream lives on!!!
The Production Team are on TENTER hooks awaiting news as to whether they've secured an Arts Council Grant to take No Horizon to the next level. Tomorrow is D-DAY!! Fingers all crossed
Another exciting development! As part of our plans, we have no submitted a bid for an Arts Council Research and Development grant. After several weeks of talks, we have agreements in principle with four very highly rated professionals who are keen to help us with the next step. Their credits include The Crucible and the Royal Shakespeare Company amongst others... Fingers Crossed!!
From August we will be able to access free rehearsal space & professional assistance from the Civic. We are indebted to Ian Morley for his belief in us and what we are trying to achieve.
The plan is to workshop the show & make it practical to tour on a professional footing. More exciting developments to tell you about soon.....
We are delighted to have received another four star review, this time from Broadway Baby. There are some brilliant comments within the piece about our fantastic actors. Please read here
We are very happy to have made it to the top 4 picks of the Edinburgh Fringe. We can't quite believe some of the reactions we are getting for the production, we are bursting with pride.