What's on In Doncaster this weekend

THURSDAY EVENT: Beer enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a wide range of beers from across the UK during an 18-day festival that starts tonight at two pubs in Doncaster.

The beers on offer at The Gate House in High Street and The Red Lion in Market Place, will include award-winning ales, speciality fruit and organic beers and foreign beers, as well as new ales never brewed before.

Among the beers on sale will be Spinning Dog Mutley's Pit Stop, Titanic Iceberg, Wells Banana Bread Beer, Phoenix Wobbly Bob, Jennings Snecklifter, Smiles Cheeky Pint, Orkney Red MacGregor and Harviestoun Ice Maiden.

THEATRE: My Friend Miss Flint will be staged at The Little Theatre tonight. A strange tale of topsy turvy events, the play takes you on an interesting journey of bizarre twists. Tickets are available from the Little Theatre box office and the play will be running all week.


EVENT: Hall Cross school will be pounding with musical delights today as the wonderful Doncaster Concert Band and the Mexborough Musical Notes provide A Grand Night of Music at the Upper School on Thorne Road. The event is organised by the Friends of Doncaster Grand Theatre and begins at 7:30pm. For more information call 881299.

EVENT: YOUNG jazz musicians form Lyons in France will take to the stage at the Earl of Doncaster Hotel on Bennetthorpe at 7.30pm. Their visit, which ends on November 2 when they head back to France, was organised by the award-winning Doncaster Youth Jazz Association.


DANCE: If you're looking for something a little different, the Doncaster Civic Theatre is holding its last variety show of 2007. This time the Marilyn Yeardley School will be performing A Myriad Of Dance with the show starting at 2.15pm. Tickets are priced at 6.50 for adults and 5.50 for concessions.

GIG: The Sex Pistols may be reforming but whatever they say it just won't be like the old days. Here you've got a classic band, replicated for your pleasure. The Sex Pistols Experience will be playing at the Leopard tonight. You can buy tickets on 363054.

EVENT: Doncaster Museum will be presenting a film show dedicated to the railways of the 1950s as part of their Railways Remembered season. The film will be introduced by Rob Foxon and will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets are priced at 5.50 and 5.00 for concessions.


NATURE: Prepare to dress up warm as the Tracks and Trails event takes place at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve. The event is suitable for all, including children and will take place from 10am to noon. For more information contact 570077.


THEATRE: The Civic Theatre is gearing up for flower arranging as Joyous Noel comes to the venue. Jonathan Moseley, a professional florist will be teaching various workshops and demonstrating traditional and contemporary styles. Tickets for the event are priced at 9 each and it will take place at 7.30pm

GIG: If you fancy some Dexy's Midnight Runners inspired indie rock tonight, The Rumble Strips are playing at the Leadmill in Sheffield. On the Steel Stage at the venue, tickets are priced at 8 and the gig is suitable for over 14s.

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