These are the best events happening in Doncaster this week
1 Shorrel Jade Live
Doncaster Wool Market, Market Road
Back by popular demand, Doncaster’s very own soulful songstress Shorrel Jade will be performing all your favourite Soul and Motown classics from the legendary greats of the Motown era.Details: Tomorrow, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, free
2 Archaeological dig
On July 20 and 21 Conisbrough Castle will be taking part in the UK-wide Festival of Archaeology organised by the Council for British Archaeology. Throughout the weekend an archaeological excavation will be taking place to help shed light on the life of the Castle’s inhabitants. Archaeologists from the CBA are inviting participants, aged 14-25 years-old, to come dig with them. They will have the opportunity to learn how to excavate their own test-pit, record their exciting discoveries, handle archaeological artefacts and learn all about the history of the castle and its environs. On Saturday from 11am until 3pm there is also a a community day with free family friendly activities available, including grow your own cropmarks, craft a medieval shield or make a ‘Tussy Mussy’ and if you don’t know what this is why don’t you come along and find out?
Details: Saturday and Sunday, free, to book a place on the dig visit the Festival of Archaeology website
3 The Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival
Doncaster Racecourse, Town Moor, Doncaster
Celebrate fantastic racing throughout Yorkshire. Sit back and relax in the evening sunshine and watch seven exciting races on Town Moor.
Details: Tickets from £21, gates open 4pm, first race 5.45pm, www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk
4 Little Mix'd Live Tribute
Parklands Sports Club, Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster
Little Mix'd is a live tribute. Come along and experience a live gig from the number one girl band little mix. Great fun for the summer holidays or even a pre-gig before the Little Mix tour. Tickets are subject to availability. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Details: Tonight, 7pm to 9.30pm, Tickets from £8, no age restrictions
5 Brodsworth Hall Tour
Collection / Drop off Doncaster Market Place Car Park
Explore the gardens and sample the food and drink from the tearooms before exploring the house and servant’s wings which opens from 1pm.
Tickets are available from the Tourist Information CentreDetails: Every Thursday, 11am pick-up and leaves Brodsworth Hall at 2.45pm, Introductory rate £5 per person, Entry to Brodsworth Hall to be paid on arrival to Brodsworth Hall. For enquiries please contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01302 734309
6 Vision: Meet in the Middle
Cast, Sir Nigel Gresley Square, Doncaster
Vision presents their latest concept in association with Cast: Meet in the Middle. For this exclusive night event, Vision transforms Cast's Second Space into a venue fit for six hours of intimacy and underground sound.This will be the first time the innovative studio space will be modified and tailored to suit an electronic music environment. Expect an A-1 sound system, customised projection mapping, stripped-back mood-lit warehouse vibes, whilst the artist positioned ‘In the Middle’ gives you a 360 degree experience of sound and lighting. Special guest for the evening needs no introduction - Seb Zito. Discovering underground music in 1994, Seb has been pioneering the underground circuit for the last 20 years, rising through the Pirate Radio era inspired by UKG cuts and white labels. A true raver himself, he has a natural affinity with the dance floor which he uses intelligently to build a connection and taking the crowd deep into his own sound and space.Details: Tomorrow, 9pm - 3am, Call 01302 302 959
7 Doncaster Caribbean Family Fun day
Sandal Park, Thorne Road, DN2 5DW. Saturday July 27. From 1pm.
An annual event bringing the community together to celebrate the Caribbean culture through food, music, live performances and much more. This year organisers hope to make it a memorable day for all the family to enjoy. Come along and experience the great atmosphere, food and variety of music genres from reggae, calypso, lovers’ rock, R and B and much more.Details: Free event.
8 KOYLI Remembrance Event
Elmfield Park, from 12.30pm
The Trustees of the "Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry" are a group of voluntary individuals whose remit is to maintain the historical connections with Yorkshire and maintain its involvement with its museum in Doncaster.
The event will include a small service of remembrance at the statue in Elmfield ParkThe wreath laying ceremony is to acknowledge the sacrifice of former members of the regiment who served loyally our county, country and its people.Details: All attendees to gather from 12.30pm, the service begins at 1pm with a 'March On' of KOYLI Branch Standards and the Union Flag, a short Religious Address and Reading, The Blowing of the 'Last Post', Dispersal
9 Festival of Archaeology
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster
Discover what Doncaster would have been like thousands of years ago in a Stone Age village.There will be lots of free hands-on activities on offer, including; cave painting, building a shelter, trying on replica stone age costumes, handling real artefacts, as well as getting to see how flint tools were made. Also play games and complete our hunt around the museum. Details: Saturday, 10.30am to 2pm, Free event, charges apply for some activities on site.
10 Frankly Aretha
Doncaster Dome, Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster
Undoubtedly the queen of soul music, relive the magic and sound of Aretha Franklin in this brand-new tribute show set to take the world by storm. Get ready as we take you on a trip down memory lane in a tribute to one of the bestselling musical artists of all time, a truly soulful sensation. Featuring the incredible vocal talents of American soul singer Phinesta Taylor and her 10 piece live band, this brand new tribute show spectacular will have you up on your feet, clapping your hands and singing along to some of Aretha Franklin's massive smash hit songs such as Think , Respect, Natural Woman, Say A Little Prayer, Rolling In The Deep, Son Of A Preacher Man, plus many more classics.
Details: Saturday, 7pm, Contact 01302 370777 for tickets