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Graham Ibbeson The People's Sculptor

Just William’. The name conjures memories of Richmal Crompton’s favourite character. No childhood was complete without the outrageous exploits of William and his constant companions, ‘The Outlaws.’ Sculptor Graham Ibbeson was beguiled by the words in the bestselling books and by the portrait of William on the front covers, a cheeky boy with… Read more...

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The Ulster Tales

The Ulster Tales captures the lives and experiences of ten individuals from mainland Britain who found themselves caught up in the Northern Irish Troubles. Each has a very distinct story to tell according to their role and position. The first ‘tale’ is that of Simon Hoggart, The Guardian journalist who reported in Belfast and Londonderry from the… Read more...

Barnsley's Best

When people think of a World Cup manager from Barnsley, Mick McCarthy instantly springs to mind for his exploits with Ireland. But did you know one man from the town took a country to the semi-finals long before McCarthy had even kicked a ball. Barnsley's Best pays tribute to the those who have flown the flag on the biggest stage and, not content with… Read more...