BARNSLEY Council has embarked on a mission to find the town’s ‘treasures’.

Bosses want to hear from local residents about what they believe makes the town exciting and unique.

Locals are being invited to attend a series of free workshops across Barnsley, taking part in cultural activities such as creating writing and object handling.

If people would like to, they can bring a piece of their own ‘treasure’ that connects them to Barnsley, but it’s not essential.

The treasure can be anything that is meaningful to you, such as a photograph, a souvenir, a book, a toy, a recipe, a song, or a piece of clothing.

Jon Finch, head of culture and visitor economy, said: “Culture is everything that makes us proud of our town and our people, we experience it in different ways everyday.

“It’s the stories we tell, the songs we sing, the places we visit, the food we eat and the traditions we keep.

“We want to know what culture means to you and how we use cultural experiences to make Barnsley a special place to live, work, study and invest in.”

The workshops are free and open to everyone and it an opportunity for people to make their vice heard and share their views on culture.

A full list of dates can be found on the Barnsley Council website.