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Theatre and Arts

Friday: Settle down and relax as Doncaster’s Little Theatre stages one of its Friday Film sessions. Showing from 2pm will be Doubt (15) which stars Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The disturbing tale, set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, is about a popular priest’s ambiguous relationshop with a troubled 12 year old black student which starts to be questioned by the school’s principal. Tickets are priced at £4.

Saturday: Get your ribs well and truly tickled as Doncaster Little Theatre stages its monthly comedy club. Taking to the spotlight at the King Street venue this weekend will be Isy Suttie, Kai Humphries and Pete Smith. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.30pm show. Gareth Unwin will be compering and tickets are available from the box office on 01302 340422. Tickets are £10 in advance or £8 on the door.

Music

Friday: One of the biggest bands of the UK heavy metal scene will be rocking into Doncaster tomorrow night for a home town show. They may be Sheffield-based but the hotly-tipped Black Spiders are all Doncaster lads, and come to The Leopard on the back of blistering debut album Sons Of The North. The band - Pete Spiby, Mark Thomas, Andy Lister, Si Atkinson and Adam Irwin - have already supported the likes of Ozzy Osbourne. Tickets are £9 in advance or £10 on the door.

Friday: Spend the afternoon enjoying the sounds of Doncaster Minster’s famous Schulze organ at the church’s regular organ recital. Nigel Holdsworth of York will be taking to the keys from 1.10pm. Admission is free with a retiring collection.

Saturday: Classical pianist Liam Brown continues his series of free lunch hour concerts for shoppers as he performs another set at the Corn Exchange Forum. The concert takes place from 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Sport

Sunday: There’s a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of a traditional British summer with a spot of cricket at Town Field. Doncaster Town first team are in Yorkshire League action against Harrogate Town at Bennetthopre from noon.

Sunday: Doncaster Rugby League Club go head to head with Gateshead Thunder as Co-oeprative League One action returns to the Keepmoat Stadium. Kick-off is 3pm and tickets are priced at £12 for adults, £10 for early bird tickets and concessions £10 (£8). Juniors under 16 are £2.

Family

Saturday: There’s an opportunity to contribute to your local community and help restore one of the town’s treasures to its former glory with a working morning and clean-up campaign. The Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery will be holding a working morning from 9.30am to noon when there will be a chance to carry out practical site management tasks including litter picking and gardening. Participants should wear sturdy footwear. The group was set upt o help restore the cemetery to its past glories and regularly undertakes clean-up work and restoration projects.

Saturday: Party the night away with a charity night in aid of Barnby Dun Scout Group’s International Camp Fund which takes place from 7pm to midnight. The event takes place at Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall

and tickets are priced at £12.50. The price includes music from live band Diesel Vanilla, a disco, casino and buffet. There is no bar – so bring your own. For tickets call 07403452371 or 07814006447.

Sunday: Hear the best local bands perform against the stunning backdrop of Brodsworth Hall as the series of summer band concerts returns. Bring your deck chairs and picnics for an afternoon with Barnsley Concert Band. The concert takes place from 3pm to 5pm and tickets are priced at £5.50/£5 and £3.30.