YOUNG people will have the opportunity to try out musical instruments thanks to a series of clubs to run throughout the summer holidays.

The Summer Music Clubs will be run by staff from the Barnsley Music Service and will provide children with the opportunity to learn musical instruments.

Instruments and equipment will be provided and there will also be the opportunity to apply for booster sessions which could help pupils study for graded exams.

The sessions will be hosted at The Civic and will adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Helen Ball, Chief Executive at The Civic, said: “We are really pleased to be able to support Barnsley Music Service to offer summer activities. This will be the first stage in our phased reopening to the public and we hope lots of young people will take up the opportunity to try something new.”

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for place said: “Staff at Barnsley Music Service have worked hard with The Civic to ensure they are able to provide a safe environment for our young people.

“Although they’ve done so much online in the last few months, it will be wonderful to see and make music face-face.

“Our tutors have planned the sessions to be fun and engaging and give children the chance to explore a new musical experience.

“Our thanks go to everyone at The Civic for allowing this to happen before they are fully open.”

For more information, or to book your place email