Love Barnsley this Valentine’s Day at The Glass Works

February 9, 2022

February is usually known as the month of love because of Valentine’s day. But this year, celebrate the other main love in your life, Barnsley!

The Love Barnsley event is coming to The Glass Works over Valentines weekend! From the 12th of February, discover four incredible art installations, live music in Market Kitchen, and two themed giveaways to celebrate your love of Barnsley, and enjoy more traditional Valentine’s activities with your loved one with a love-themed photo booth, special Valentine’s cocktails and great deals on the perfect gift.

Love Learning

Whether you are celebrating your love of Barnsley with your family, or on a date with your significant other, the centrepiece of the event is the perfect place for a photo opportunity. Hymn of the Big Wheel by Barnsley-born artist Liz West sees an explosion of luminous colour and shapes on The Glass Works Square.

Don’t miss three more incredible sculptures by award-winning local artists which will also be installed in The Glass Works Square. Love 20-22 by Caroline Cardus, Cityscape II by Sam Shendi, and Kissing Gate by Ailish Treanor will all be on display for two weeks to excite and inspire while you shop, dine and play.

Love Shopping

Which shops, food spots or activities do you love most at The Glass Works? Head over to our Facebook, tell us, and you will be in with a chance of winning a £50 voucher for your favourite tenant to enjoy next time you visit! More details can be found on the giveaway Facebook post here.

If you are shopping for the perfect gift, spray a little love this Valentine’s with The Fragrance Shop. They have up to 50% off on gifts for him and her until the 14th of February. Or give the gift of flowers at one of the great florists in Barnsley Market. The markets are open from 8:30 am until 4 pm every day and have everything needed to make this Valentine a special one, including flowers, cards, and a huge range of gifts.

Love Dining

For fans of live music, the Sunday Acoustic sessions taking place in Market Kitchen are a must-see. See some of Barnsley’s best up and coming musicians, with live acoustic performances in Market Kitchen every Sunday from 3 pm and 5 pm each Sunday. And there is a special performance taking place on Valentine’s Day from 6:30 pm by the one and only Izzy Watson. The perfect way to close out the Love Barnsley weekend or celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one!

Planning to treat your Valentine to a romantic night out? Enjoy the huge range of delicious food options at Market Kitchen. From cakes to cocktails, pizza to poutine, Indian to ice cream, and everything in between. And wash them all down at Cucina Sky Lounge with 2 of their Valentine-themed cocktails for £12! The limited-time menu includes Love is in the Air, Valentinez Sour, Love Bug, Chocolate Temptation and special Love Potion Shots.

Love Playing

There will be entertainment for the whole family, as Love Barnsley signals the start of the Super Sunday events in The Glass Works Square.  Starting on Sunday 13th February, and running for seven Sundays in a row, prepare to sing, dance, explore, and learn from a star-studded range of entertainment. This Sunday see the fantastic Team BGee’s and Elton Wrong come to The Glass Works. Definitely not to be missed!

The town centre Elephant Hide & Seek is the perfect activity for the whole family during February half-term! From 18th February – 28th February seven colourful ceramic elephants, all designed by local artists, can be found all over the town centre. Where would you hide an elephant? Will you find them all? We will give you a clue, one is in The Glass Works, but where are the other six?

Get your competitive juices flowing at Superbowl UK. take advantage of their ‘Three, Two, One Mondays’ deals. Play a game of bowling for just £3 at 7 pm, £2 at 8 pm, and £1 at 9 pm. The perfect way to enjoy a Valentine’s date outside of the usual romantic activities!  Book your place here.

Finally, how would you like to win a £50 voucher for your favourite store while exploring the square and the brilliant installations? Don’t miss the love-themed photo booth which will be located in The Glass Works. Upload your photo from the booth to Facebook or Instagram, tag us @TheGlassWorks and use #lovebarnsley and you will automatically be entered into our draw to win!

Find out more about all the events taking place as part of Love Barnsley here!

Love Barnsley - Liz West exhibition
Love Barnsley 2022