Yorkshire menu at Magna charity ball

1 May 2013

Magna Science Adventure Centre is to host a prestigious charity ball with a Yorkshire-themed menu.

The Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce President’s Charity Ball on May 11 will raise money for local charities, including the Barnsley and Rotherham Street Pastor Groups and Rotherham homelessness charity Shiloh.

The three-course meal at the black-tie event will have a “journey through Yorkshire” theme, starting with Yorkshire blue cheese tart, followed by Barnsley chop and ending with Yorkshire vanilla ice-cream. There will also be entertainment from the Gillian Banks Theatre School of Maltby.

The evening’s guest of honour will be a 15ft model of the Man of Steel sculpture. It’s anticipated that the full scale version, at 125-feet, will be erected nearby at Kimberworth, Rotherham in 2015.

Owen Gleadall, President of Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, said: “We’ve been coming here for many years as Magna is a great venue for events like this. It has a top quality kitchen and chefs, and is an amazing space for all sorts of activities.

“We should be proud of this unique venue and proud of our steel heritage, especially in the year that we celebrate the centenary of the discovery of stainless steel.”

Magna, which is housed in the former Templeborough steel works, has space that can be hired for events for 30 people up to 3,000.

As well as being a corporate venue, Magna is also a family attraction with more than 100 hands-on exhibits designed to explore the four elements of air, water, earth and fire, and it hosts regular school trips.


Tickets for the ball on Saturday May 11 are £65 plus VAT, or £500 plus VAT for a table of 10.  A range of sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information call 0844 414 5100 or email president@brchamber.co.uk

For more information about Magna contact Lisa Woolhouse on 01709 723145 or at lwoolhouse@magnatrust.co.uk

Additional media contact: Kate Betts on 01226 766900 or 07927 64891 or at kate@capitalbmedia.co.uk or

Magna also boasts outdoor and water play area and is open daily, from 10am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm. 

Full day tickets to Magna include entry to the indoor attraction as well as the Sci-Tek outdoor play area, or families can pay to just visit the outdoor play area. All full tickets include a further 12 months’ free entry.

The Templeborough steelworks were built during World War One and shut in 1993. They remained derelict until being transformed into an award-winning visitor attraction in 2001. 


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