BARNSLEY will hold its own We Shall Overcome weekend in October - aimed at showing solidarity in the face of central government cuts.

Over the weekend of Saturday, October 2 music events will take place at the award winning Barnsley Rock and Blues venue.

The weekend is being organised by Jason White, Chris Sammon and Chris Scarfe. Money raised will go to helping Barnsley's food bank charities. 

Jason White said: "I'm extremely proud to have been able to help organise the Barnsley leg of what is really the biggest, multi-venue, nationwide charity festival I've ever seen.

"Whether you are into rock, pop, acoustic or even something a little harder and more thought-provoking, we have it and I'm looking forward to seeing everybody turn out in support on the day."

You can find full details of the event at the Facebook page