Sir Michael Parkinson backs £5m campaign to renovate historic building

TV legend Sir Michael Parkinson has backed a £5m fundraising campaign to renovate The Civic in Barnsley to become a world-class destination for the arts by 2023.

The Civic is a Grade II listed building that has been part of the town since 1877.

A modern extension was opened in 2009, but a third of the historic building is unoccupied with its traditional front entrance and foyer on Eldon Street disconnected from the rest of the building.

Helen Ball, CEO of The Civic, an independent arts charity, said: “The ... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...