Barnsley’s Town Centre Fashion Event

April 14, 2022

Look and feel good throughout April as Barnsley town centre celebrates fashion and lifestyle with a range of free activities and events.

Fashion shows, exhibitions, Easter trails and much more are happening this month in the town centre.

Barnsley’s Town Centre Fashion Show

On Saturday 23 April Barnsley town centre will host its very own fashion show, with professional models showcasing the latest seasonal trends from a variety of retailers in a unique event.

Choreographed routines will be performed in front of stores in The Glass Works, including River Island, Next, USC, Sports Direct and JD Sports. Similar performances will also be taking place in The Alhambra Shopping Centre as well as independent businesses across the town centre including Frank Bird, 80s Casual Classics, Closet Queen and Labels For Less.

There will be a performance every 20 minutes, following a route between the three venues, with the location of each performance predominantly taking place outside the stores themselves.

Please see below for the full schedule, or click here for a version you can download and print for the big day: Barnsley Fashion show schedule

There is also the chance to win £1000 of gift vouchers to make sure you have everything you need to complete your summer wardrobe! There are 10x £100 vouchers available to be won at participating retailers from The Glass Works and Alhambra Shopping Centre. CLICK HERE to enter the free prize draw.

B Inspired Fashion Exhibit

If you believe that you are a trendsetter when it comes to fashion, there is an opportunity for you to get involved in an exciting new exhibition ‘B Inspired’.

We have been on the lookout for Barnsley’s best dressed to strut their stuff at professional photoshoots in pop-up studios across the town centre.

Over the past two weeks, professional photographer Timm Cleasby has been capturing street style inspired images of those who are not afraid to stand out from the crowd. The most inspirational images will be selected and transformed into life-size cutouts that will be exhibited in The Glass Works Square from Saturday 23 to Saturday 30 April.

T-Shirt Exhibition

In collaboration with The Civic, a T-shirt Cult / Culture / Subversion exhibition featuring exceptional surviving pieces customised by Westwood and McLaren will also be on display in The Glass Works until the end of May.

Graham Ibbeson Exhibition

And don’t miss Casting Characters: The worlds of Graham Ibbeson, a superb exhibition in The Gallery @TheGlassworks featuring figures of celebrated performers such as Eric Morecambe; Benny Hill; Laurel & Hardy.

Easter Activities at The Glass Works

April wouldn’t be complete without an Easter celebration, however.

Families and young visitors can join the Barnsley Bunny Trail between Saturday 9 and Saturday 16 April. Find the bunnies and win a chocolate surprise!

Why not make a day of it and get the family’s competitive juices flowing at Superbowl UK! The ultimate family entertainment centre has everything from bowling to Crazy Club soft play, and a SEGA arcade to a bar and diner. All Easter holidays, kids bowl for £1 and adults for £2 before 10am. Book your place now.

Also, don’t forget to pick up your Easter sweets from town centre stores and Barnsley Markets as well as enjoy a well-earned treat during the school holidays from one of the fantastic restaurants or Market Kitchen. Dolly’s Deserts has an amazing range of Easter goodies including the Cadbury’s caramel egg whippy boat in an Easter Egg!

The Glass Works has slightly altered opening hours across Easter weekend, so please click here to find out more.