The RSPB is inviting people to join Rockingham Band and Chol Theatre on Sunday 19 June to discover the Dearne Valley’s coal mining heritage, including a performance based on local memories and stories, and to learn about the wildlife that now thrives in the area today.
The heritage event with Chol Theatre and Rockingham Brass Band will take place at RSPB Old Moor nature reserve, Old Moor Lane, Barnsley. Old Moor is part of the RSPB Dearne Valley nature reserves which comprise a number of important sites for people, wildlife and flood relief across South Yorkshire.
Guests will spend the evening exploring the heritage of the Dearne Valley, alongside the wildlife which thrives there today. Performances from Rockingham Brass Band and ‘A Flock of Stories’ theatre performances, which are based on interviews with local people who lived and worked in the Dearne Valley, will also take place.
The RSPB’s work
The RSPB is the UK’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. It protects threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. It also plays a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.
The Dearne Valley nature reserve, and other RSPB sites like it, provides a family friendly day out that offers a wide range of activities in amongst the wildlife. Visitors can enjoy all sorts of fun, from idyllic walks and wildlife watching, to pond dipping or visiting the wild play areas, café and shop.
How to get involved
The heritage event is being held this coming Fathers’ Day, Sunday 19 June 2022, 6-9pm. Tickets cost £6 per child or £12 per adult, with those prices discounted to £5 and £10 respectively for RSPB members. To book you can go to https://events.rspb.org.uk/events/. You can get also get in touch by phone on 01226751593, email [email protected] or find them on Facebook @OldMoorRSPB.