BARNSLEY’S first ever ‘Big Weekend’ was a resounding success, seeing the town centre filled with dinosaurs, joggers, the colours of the Pride celebration and a host of multicultural delights.

The weekend kicked off with the opening of the new Library @ The Lightbox, before the Mayor’s Parade gave local volunteers and groups a platform to show what they can offer to the town.

People were then able to take part in the town centre’s first ever 5k fun run, sample a range of cultures at the Destination Barnsley International Festival, and celebrate diversity with Pride Barnsley on Sunday.