Aladdin Jr at Horizon Community College

Let’s take a sneak preview of preparations for the production of Aladdin Junior in June 2018 which was directed by Melanie Firth and Abbie Lingard along with superb choreographer Jade Hunt.

Behind The Scenes at Horizon Community College with Jade Hunt

Laura Kelly

BLTV first programme in a series of arts, artists and performance in Barnsley.

Ray Hearne introduces a young singer and music technologist, Barnsley’s own Laura Kelly, who puts her own unique stamp on whatever she plays and sings. 
Laura Kelly, Young Artist and Music technologist
Laura Kelly, Young Artist and Music technologist

If you didn’t know about loop pedals, now’s your chance to find out, as Laura talks about her work, and sings some of her favourite numbers.

Laura shows off her talents with Gangsters Paradise (Live Looping). Laura uses a Boss RC300 Loopstation and TC Helicon Harmony GXT

Why not check Laura’s YouTube Channel out!

Jake Sharpe

BLTV showcases, Jake Sharpe who is a highly acclaimed Singer/Songwriter from Darfield, Barnsley. Jake started out by just playing the guitar and looked up to Brian May and Gary Moore.

Jake Sharpe Self Taught Singer UK Tourer and Part Time College Lecturer

Jake Sharpe Self Taught Singer UK Tourer and Part Time College Lecturer

As a singer, he is self taught with no vocal training. Jake tours all around the UK and has toured with Lamar, from fame academy. Jake also lecture part time at a college and loves inspiring people musically. 

Graham Ibbeson

Ray Hearne for BLTV, has a conversation with Graham Ibbeson. A local lad who, has become an internationally renowned sculptor.

This is just a fraction of his work.

Some of his work include the statue’s of Eric Morecambe, Laurel and Hardy and Dicky Bird, which can be seen in our own tarn of Barnsley. 

Taste of Africa

As more African people come to live in Barnsley they bring their own beautiful, catchy and rhythmic music and dance with them. BLTV gives you the chance to get the flavour of it, from a multi-cultural event held in Worsbrough.

A Taste of Africa – a multi-cultural event held in Worsbrough.

Charity Concert for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Dodworth Colliery Miners Welfare Brass Band is one of the top bands in Barnsley, with a long tradition. BLTV is proud to showcase their concert, playing a popular programme at the Holiday Inn. The charity concert is to help raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Charity concert for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The Velcro Teddybears

The Velcro Teddybears, a popular Sheffield group are interviewed by BLTV about their music and influences by Jake Neilson. Starting off as an acoustic ensemble they have gone more electric of late, but whether doing covers of 60’s Rock ‘n’ Roll or their own music they make a great sound.

The Vlcro Teddybears

Arts & Performance

Barnsley has got talent!  Some artists and performers have already gained national and international recognition. But many more have not. In fact there are great artists and performers who are scarcely known in their own town! Barnsley Local TV want to change that by show-casing local talent in the arts, launching new careers and introducing you to artists and performers who have already made a name!