Top double line-up to play town venue

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A DOUBLE line-up of musical greats is performing at a Doncaster venue this Saturday.

Internet sensation Terra Naomi has already toured with stars including Natasha Bedingfield and is playing at The Leopard on Saturday.

She attracted international attention with 22 million YouTube views.

Terra was the only artist to perform at Live Earth at Wembley Stadium in front of 80,000 people after event founder Al Gore heard her song Say It’s Possible.

She will be supporting headline act, Nigel Clarke, the former bass-playing vocalist with hit 90s indie group Dodgy and now a singer songwriter in his own right, his critically acclaimed 21st Century Man has a more mature, introspective side emerging.

Where: The Leopard, Doncaster

When: Saturday, 8pm

How Much: £5


A FASHION show to raise money for the South Yorkshire Federation of WIs (SYFWI) is to be held on November 6 at the Ivanhoe Centre, Conisbrough. The show, organised in conjunction with SD Fashions of Nottingham, will showcase a range of high street women and men’s clothing, available to buy on the night at bargain prices.
 All proceeds will go to help SYFWI to support WI branches across the region. 
Organiser and SYFWI Treasurer, Carolyne Sills, said: “Everyone is invited to come along to our fundraising fashion show. 
“It provides the perfect opportunity to pick up a few bargains whilst raising money for a charity which supports over 1,900 local women.”

Where: Ivanhoe Centre, Conisbrough.

When: Tuesday, 7pm

How Much: £3

Contact: 01302 325829 or

ONE of the biggest ever celebrations of the Hindu festival of light that Doncaster has ever held takes place this weekend.

One of the Diwali organisers, Dr Chhitij Mohan, of Dunsville Medical Centre, said: “This will be first time in Doncaster that we being able to host such an event in large scale.”

A puppet show is set for 6pm with a solo performance at 6.30pm as well as candle lighting and a speech by the Mayor of Doncaster at 7pm.

Live English band The Lymbics will perform at 8pm, followed by a Bollywood band.

There will also be fireworks from 10.30pm.

Where: Doncaster Dome

When: Saturday, from 5.30pm

How Much: £25 adults, £15 children

Contact: 01302 775083 or 07906346995

it is sure to be a November 5 to rememebr at the Doncaster Big Bang extravaganza.
Now in its 11th year the annual Doncaster Big Bang is once again returning to the town, however for 2012 will be bigger and better than ever as the size of the two firework displays are increased as the event returns to the Keepmoat Stadium.
The first of two firework displays will be at 6.30pm with the evening’s firework finale at 8.45pm.
A host of spectacular rides will again been brought into Doncaster for one night only with the thrilling Devil Rock set to appeal to the thrill seekers alongside rides such as the Crazy Hopper, Disco Fever, Terminator, Sizzler, Waltzer’s, and the ever-popular Dodgems.

Where: Monday, gates open at 4.30pm

When: Keepmoat Stadium

How Much: Entry £3


FORMER international drugs baron Howard Marks - aka Mr Nice - is bringing tales of his legendary past to a Doncaster audience.

The controversial welshman is bringing his tell-all talk, An Evening with Howard Marks, to The Leopard.

Stewart Black, of BM Concerts described him as a “true living legend”.

Marks’ critically-acclaimed autobiography Mr Nice sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide and his exploits were more recently immortalised in a film of the same name starring welsh actor Rhys Ifans

With more than his fair share of anecdotes about life’s undesirables, Marks promises an evening of soul-searching and insightful honesty.

Where: The Leopard, West Street, Doncaster

When: Today, 8pm

HoW Much: £10