Ten things to do in Doncaster

Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston at Roots Music Club
Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston at Roots Music Club

There’s lots going on in our region – here are 10 things you can do to have a great time in the coming weeks.

1 Making tracks railway exhibition The exhibition, a collaboration between Frenchgate Shopping Centre, Business Doncaster until March 7. The exhibition is on display at Frenchgate in two units located on the ground floor of the West Mall. Running alongside the main exhibition visitors will be able to meet with several of the companies involved in the rail sector in Doncaster and learn about the work that they do and the opportunities for people in their sector. Featuring historic exhibits including locomotive name plates and pictures of the Silver Link train, signed by Sir Nigel Gresley.

Archie Fisher appearing at Roots Music Club

Archie Fisher appearing at Roots Music Club

2 Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston Roots Music Club Family In the space of a few short years, Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk and roots scene. On at Roots Music Club on Friday 10th March, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance from www.wegottickets.com/rootsmusicclubdoncaster website.

3 The Life of Lady Isabella Battie-Wrightson The exhibition, commemorates the centenary of the death of Lady Isabella Georgiana Katherine Battie-Wrightson, one of Cusworth Hall’s most prominent and important residents. The exhibition brings together a fascinating selection of items owned by Lady Isabella from the collections of Doncaster Museums Service, Doncaster Archives and private loans. On until November 5 at Cusworth Hall.

4 Archie Fisher at Roots Music Club Go Very much the Grand Old Man of Scottish folk performance. Archie Fisher MBE (born October 23, 1939) is a Scottish folk singer and songwriter. He has released several solo albums since his first, eponymous album in 1968. Fisher composed the song, “The Final Trawl,” which he recorded on the album, Windward Away. On at Roots Music Club, March 3. Tickets, £8/10, visit www.wegottickets.com/event/ website.

5 Planet Circus the wow factor motorcycle extravaganza Join The world’s most dangerous circus act Team Brazil in The Splitting Globe of Death, with motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph. The celebrated Brophy Family with their Wild West whip cracking and gun tooting spectacular. All at Sandall Beat Playing Fields, Friday to Sunday, March 3 to 12. Weekdays – 5pm and 7.30pm, Saturday 2 and 5Ppm, Sunday 1&3.30pm. Details call 07563727206.

6 Two Pianos – A Little Theatre performance Are you ready to experience the ultimate piano rock ‘n’ roll concert? TwoPianos will take you on a musical journey back in time to celebrate the rock’n’ roll roots of Memphis and New Orleans, performing classic hits from JerryLee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and many more. Saturday March 4 – 7.30pm to 10pm. Tickets, £15, call the Box Office Opening Times: Monday to Saturday between 6pm and 8pm, 01302 340422.

7 Phoenix Theatre Bawtry – If I Were You A play by Alan Ayckbourn, on March 4 to March 11. Performances 7.30pm to 10pm, no age restrictions. Entry prices, £8 and £7 concessions. A play about The Rodales who seem like an ordinary family, but beneath the surface things are beginning to crack. Tickets from Bawtry Library or call 01302 710825.

8 Mantra rock on at Flying Scotsman Tap Enjoy Rock on down to the Flying Scotsman Tap this Saturday, March 4, and enjoy a night of live music with Mantra - modern classic and alternative rock covers band. Free entry 9.30pm 18+.

9 Bootleg Blondie – tribute to the 70s band Blondie Bootleg Blondie is the official Deb bie Harry and Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play at the legendary CBGB in New York City before it’s sad closure in 2006. Playing at The Leopard in Doncaster, Thursday, March 9. Tickets, £8, call 01302 739460.

10 Doncaster Little Theatre night of comedy A blast from the past as hard touring comedian Bobby Knutt – from ITV’s Benidorm, comes to the Little Theatre in Doncaster, on Friday, March 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets, £15/£14 Concession (Over 60). Call the box office – Opening Times: Monday to Saturday, 6pm to 8pm, call 01302 340422.