Pick of the Weekend

A photo finish style finish between the Thales Thunderbolts (one) and the Danum Round Table (two) at the Dragon Boat Event at Lakeside. Picture: Andrew Roe
A photo finish style finish between the Thales Thunderbolts (one) and the Danum Round Table (two) at the Dragon Boat Event at Lakeside. Picture: Andrew Roe


SUNday: PACK your deckchair and cross your fingers for some warm weather for this week’s Sunday Afternoon Band concert at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. It’s one of a series of concerts taking place over the summer - with music from Cawthorne Brass Band.

SATURDAY: DONCASTER Minster will host a recital from internationally-acclaimed Colin Walsh, featuring music from JS Bach. Starts 7pm. Tickets £7.

TUESDAY: SINGING sensations Rock Choir are putting on a musical extravaganza at Sheffield City Hall. Members of all ages and from all walks of life now experience the excitement of singing with the choir, which has recently been the subject of a highly praised documentary The Choir That Rocks on ITV1. Tickets £10. Call 0114 2789789.


FRIDAY: PERFECT for Friday the 13th is Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale. The supernatural fairytale has it all, with moments of horror and joy, innocence and guilt. Starts 7.30pm. Part of the Sheffield Children’s Festival, for a one-night performance at Sheffield’s Crucible. Tickets £8. Call 0114 2496000.

UNTIL SATURDAY: GET inside the minds of those who were evacuated from Leeds to rural North Yorkshire during World War Two. Written by Tony Jones, Vaccies is being performed by the Young Players at Bawtry Phoenix Theatre. Call 01302 743491.

TODAY: CamP Rock is the first show by members of the newly-formed Rotherham New Youth Theatre group at the Dearne Playhouse. This is the second night of the production of the teen Disney favourite. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £9, concessions £7.50. Call 01709 894128.

SATURDAY: SEE Romeo and Juliet like you’ve never seen it before! The Steel City version will be rocking the Crucible stage at 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Call 0114 2496000.

UNTIL SATURDAY: ACCLAIMED musical Miss Saigon is coming to Barnsley’s Academy Theatre. It’s a classic love story which brings Puccini’s Madame Butterfly to the modern world in a moving testament to the human spirit. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £13. Call 01226 744442.


SATURDAY: GET in the mood for London 2012 with an international tournament taking place at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena and Ponds’ Forge. Tickets £5 children, £10 adults. Call 0114 2565656.


FRIDAY: IT’S that silent movie that won all the Oscars - and it’s got one of the best canine performances ever captured on film! The Artist, directed by Michael Hazanavicius, is being shown at Doncaster Little Theatre. Silent movie star George Valentine struggles to compete with the arrival of talking pictures. Starts 2pm. Tickets £5. Call 01302 340422.


FRIDAY: CHORTLE your Friday night away with a night at Doncaster Little Theatre. The Young Lit Summer Showcase will feature songs and sketches from the borough’s talented youngsters. Ticket £6. Call 01302 340422.

Days out

SATURDAY: TEAMS of rowers will be battling it out in one of the highlights of the year at the Lakeside Lake. Huge 30ft-long dragon boats will be splashing their way to the finish line in an effort to win the coveted winners’ trophy. With the first race setting off at about 11am. Family entertainment will also be on offer with a fun fair, craft stalls and food stalls.

SUNDAY: It’s the highlight of the year for the Trolleybus Mueseum in Sandtoft. Live music, vintage car display. 10am to 6pm. Tickets £9. Call 01724 711394.

SUNDAY: CREAM teas and strawberries are being put on at the Circuit House in Woodlands. Starts 3pm. There will be tea and entertainment for all the senior residents of the New Estate.


FRIDAY: ADMIRE the artwork of Danum Academy students with an exhibition opening at The Point on Doncaster’s South Parade. It’s free entry and runs from 6pm to 8pm. Artwork, graphics and photography produced by the sixth form will be on display. The work will remain on display until August 17. Admission is free.

FROM SATURDAY: MORE than 100 paintings will showcase the talent of the Doncaster Art Club. Their work will be exhibited at the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery until September 15 - with some of the exhibitors well-known South Yorkshire artists.