Barnsley: nearly 4000 people in 6 weeks came to see the show at its seventh stop.

Visitors of all ages and backgrounds (and a sizeable contingent visiting from Sheffield) made it to Barnsley Civic, right in the centre of this busy and quirky town. Considerable press coverage (including BBC TV and radio), a personal appearance by two of  the Visible Girls themselves, plus a visit from local fashionista icon, Rita Britton made this South Yorkshire stop a truly memorable one.

Barnsley was also our biggest exhibition space of the tour so far; the gallery dimensions really adding impact to the show, with room for our video installations and large graphic text boards.

Our gratitude to the folks of this characterful and deeply welcoming, down-to-earth town - its history of political activism and non-conformism another ideal stop for the Visible Girls: Revisited project.


‘A fabulous exhibition. Thank you’ Lisa R

‘Very cool and special. I love it so much!’ Katie (age 9)

‘Gorgeous exhibition – fantastic to see how so many friendships have endured’ Karina

‘Heart-warming… and uplifting, transcending cheap nostalgia…’ Roy

‘Important to see the focus on women expressing their identity…’ Jim and Judith

Hive Young Writers Group

The Hive Young Writers Group, South Yorkshire, visited the exhibition and had a fantastic session getting creative with words and pictures!

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