Man of Steel gets ready for a big Yorkshire night out

A PROTOTYPE for the 125-foot sculpture destined for a Rotherham hillside will be the star guest at a night of Yorkshire celebration.

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce will hold its President's Charity Ball at Magna on May 11 and will be commomorating the 100th anniversary of Yorkshireman Harry Brearley’s discovery of stainless steel.

The evening's guest of honour will be a model of the Man of Steel - the 125-foot sculpture which will overlook the area from a site in nearby Kimberworth when it is erected in 2015.

Organisers say the ball will mark the key social developments and business achievements which have helped shape Yorkshire into the vibrant region it is today.

There will be a specially-themed menu and an evening of entertainment provided by the Gillian Banks Theatre School.

Owen Gleadall, president of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, said: “We have so much that is good to celebrate in Yorkshire and this evening is going to demonstrate how people and products made in Yorkshire have influenced the world of sport, music, industry and the arts.  

“It is an event that you do not want to miss.”

For tickets and more information, contact the Chamber on 0844 414 5100 or visit