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On behalf of all at Cannon Hall I would like to say what a pleasure its been working with you both over the last few months. The exhibition and engagement programme have been very well received by visitors.


Jane Galvin, Commercial Development Manager, Barnsley Council



I just want to share with you the number of happy times my daughter and I have spent in the Cafe De Galala storytelling space.  My daughter would sit and browse the many stories and books whilst I absorbed the magic of the atmosphere which I later discovered was crafted by two very talented people; Amanda and Richard.


The art work and clever arrangement of items encouraged me to explore a little and discover the picture of the same name by Charles Theodore.  I found the music so enriching I asked how could I find it to use at home only to discover that it had been composed by Amanda.  


Everything was so professionally done it took my breath away to discover that actually the artists were here in Barnsley; and very approachable and helpful when I spoke to them.


We will be watching this space for further activities to take part in; that are planned and presented by Amanda or Richard.


Angela, visitor to Stories from Cafe De Galata



Everyone I have spoken to really loves the piece (Arthur Wharton painting) and we have had lots of positive comments including one from Jackie (Jakie Kay - poet) about the realism of the skin tone. I would also like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you for all your hard work, support and advice on the project.  Your help has been invaluable thank you so much.


Su Walker, Arts Officer, Sheffield City Council



It is the best museum activity I've ever done.


Participant in Sweet Mosaics workshop at Experience Barnsley's Roman exhibition

Recent Clients

Primary Schools


Birkdale Prep School, Sheffield

Brightside Nursery and Infant School, Sheffield

Emmaus Catholic Primary School, Sheffield

Firs Hill Junior School, Sheffield

Holy Rood Catholic Primary School, Barnsley

Hoyland Common CofE School, Barnsley

Mundella Primary School, Sheffield

Monteney Primary School, Sheffield

Silkstone Common Primary School, Barnsley

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Sheffield

Welgate School, Barnsley


Secondary Schools


Handsworth Grange Community College, Sheffield

Horizon Community College, Barnsley

King Edward VII Secondary School, Sheffield

Newfield Secondary School, Sheffield


Recent Clients and Partners in Projects


Arts Council England

Barnsley Council

Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley

Derbyshire County Council

Eco Schools Show

Experience Barnsley

Newham Council, London

Off the Shelf Festival of Words

Sainsbury’s UK School Games

Sheffield Children’s Festival

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield United Football Club

South Yorkshire Athletics Network

The Cooper Gallery, Barnsley