RENOWNED Egyptologist Professor Joann Fletcher is returning to Barnsley this month.

Joann will return to her hometown to speak candidly about her career and achievements so far.

Joann is the first local celebrity to take part in a new series of ‘Audience With’ events being organised by Script Media Group, We Are Barnsley and the Barnsley Chronicle.

She plans to use the event to talk about growing up in Barnsley; how she discovered her love of all things Egypt and how she managed to achieve success in Egyptology – a world that had traditionally been male-dominated.

She will also speak about her career as a lecturer, TV presenter and author – and why she’s not a big fan of social media. Fans will also get the chance to put their questions to her in a Q and A session at the end of the evening.

Joann said: “I always love coming back to Barnsley and I’m really looking forward to the chance to appear at this event.

“Hopefully, people will leave feeling that they have learned a little bit more about me.

An Evening With Joann Fletcher will be at the Academy Theatre, Birdwell, Barnsley, on Wednesday April 27. For ticket details, call 01226 734630 or call into the Chronicle reception on Church Street, Barnsley.