IT’S time to start spreading the word about Party In The Park!
The Free Press is backing the music extravaganza - which is jointly organised by Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston and Ashgate Hospice, Chesterfield.
Thousands of people are expected to get involved in an outdoor celebration of the big band era at the Bakewell Showground in September.
Paul Pashley and his 17-piece big band will be performing timeless Rat Pack classics. His set-list includes new songs written especially for him by Take That’s Gary Barlow, rock legend Bryan Adams and his Grammy award-winning producer Eliot Kennedy.
Party-goers are being urged to get dressed up in retro war-time outfits for the day and enjoy a range of vintage and memorabilia stalls.
WHEN: September 1
WHERE: Bakewell Showground
HOW MUCH: £20
CONTACT: 01246 568801
WEB: Bluebell Woodshop
POPULAR medium Steve Holbrook is calling at Doncaster’s Danum Hotel next week.
Tickets are now on sale to see clairaudient Steve, who claims that he can hear spirits rather than see them.
He describes himself as a telephone exchange between this world and the next, and says he can pass messages onto relatives in the audience from their loved ones on the ‘other side’.
Steve has worked successfully for over 30 years in the UK, and has worked on many Caribbean cruises, and a Mediterranean cruise.
His readings have taken audiences on a rollercoaster of emotions, from laughter to tears and back again! On the night, he will also be collecting PACT - who support children with terminal cancer - and has already raised more than £16,000 for them.
WHERE: Danum Hotel, Doncaster
WHEN: June 14, at 7.30pm
HOW MUCH: £16 or £17 on door
CONTACT: 01302 347226
IT WAS acceptable in the 80s - and the era is back in fashion at the Flashback Festival.
The line-up at this year’s outdoor event at Clumber Park includes 80s legends Marc Almond, Go West, ABC and Belinda Carisle.
It’s a beautiful setting for a concert right in the middle of Nottinghamshire’s beautiful National Trust park.
It’s a picnic event so you can bring along your own food and drink then sit back and relax.
Camping is also available on site.
WHERE: Clumber Park, near Worksop
WHEN: August 18
HOW MUCH: Tickets £35
CONTACT: 01909 512534
DON’T miss meeting Peppa Pig and George at a special Father’s Day race meet.
The kids’ favourite characters will be appearing throughout the day at the Town Moor track.
It’s a great chance to enjoy some family fun together so why not treat your dad to a ticket?
Kids can go along free.
WHERE: Doncaster Racecourse
WHEN: June 17
HOW MUCH: From £6 for adults
CONTACT: 01302 511920
WEB: Doncaster Racecourse
GET your Fake Festival fix when the Four Fighters and Kings of Lyon call at Haxey.
Now in its sixth year, the tour is bringing the festival vibe to peoples’ doorsteps.
Acclaimed tribute bands Kings Of Lyon, New2 and Four Fighters will be taking to the stage, as well as five local support bands.
There’s also a secured area featuring a variety of food stalls, face painting, a bucking bronco, bungee run and bouncy castle.
Fake Festivals founder Jez Lee said: “The 2012 tour is the biggest to date and we’re delighted to be stopping off at Haxey again,”
WHERE: Haxey Playing Fields
WHEN: June 30
HOW MUCH: £15
WEB: Fake Festivals