What’s On, May 17

What's on this week.
What's on this week.


CANTLEY: Zumba fitness will be held at Wilby Carr Community Centre, Cantley from 6.30-7.30pm and at St Peter’s Community Hall (White Church) Balby on Fridays from 6-7pm. Classes cost £4. Contact 01709 860527.

EDLINGTON: Nifty Fifty 50+ swimming for adults aged 50 and over takes place from 10.15am to noon at Edlington Sports Centre. Contact 01709 862625.

EPWORTH: Pre-school play groups take place for babies and toddlers at Epworth’s Thurlow Pavilion from 9am to 10am for toddlers and 10am to 11am for babies. INTAKE: Social dancing, 8-11pm at the Lonsdale Hotel, Intake. Admission £4. Contact 01924 360449.

TOWN CENTRE: Meditation will be held at Doncaster Women’s Centre with Buddhist nun Kelsang Gepel, 7-8.30pm. Visit www.meditateindoncaster.co.uk or call 0114 2661142.

TOWN CENTRE: Gentle exercise takes place at Doncaster Baptist Church, Chequer Road from 11am to noon. Contact 07949 023309.


ADWICK: Get yourself in shape and take a dip at Adwick Leisure Centre. There are adults only classes from 7.30am - 8.30pm, noon to 1.15pm and 3pm to 4pm and a Swim 4 All session from 4pm to 5.45pm. Contact 01302 721447 for details of all classes.

CANTLEY: Computer courses for absolute beginners are held at Cantley Community Centre, Goodison Boulevard from 10am to noon. Contact 01302 533214


ADWICK: Spin cycling classes for beginners take place at Adwick Leisure Centre every Saturday morning from 10am to 10.45am. Places need to be pre-booked on 01302 721447.

ASKERN: A parent and toddler class featuring tap, singing and freestyle dance will be held at Claremont House, Askern from 10am.

ASKERN: Children’s street dance will take place at Askern Welfare Hall from 12.15pm to 2pm. Contact 01302 700441.

ASKERN: Children’s dance classes in freestyle and street dance from 12.15pm at Askern Miners Welfare with a gymnastics and acrobatics class from 1pm. A parent and toddler class will be held from 9.15am. Contact 01302 700441.

WHEATLEY: Ballroom dancing takes place at Parklands Ballroom, Wheatley Hall Road from 11.30am to 3pm. Admission £2. Contact 01302 884707.

ADWICK: Swim for all sessions take place at Adwick Leisure Centre, Welfare Road, Woodlands from 8.30 to 10am.


LAKESIDE: The Keepmoat Stadium car boot sale takes place from 6.30am to 12.30pm. Contact (01302) 862480.


AUCKLEY: Doncaster Rovers hosts mini kickers for 4-7 year olds from 5pm - 6pm at Hayfield School (£3) while a boys and girls drop in club for 8-14 year olds takes place from 6pm - 7pm. £3. 01302 764663

CANTLEY: Computer courses for absolute beginners are held at Cantley Community Centre, Goodison Boulevard from 1pm to 3pm and 3pm to 5pm. Contact 01302 533214.

BALBY: A tea dance is held from 2pm-4pm at St Peter’s Church, Balby. Contact 01302 570544.

TOWN CENTRE: Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers stage weekly rehearsal classes at the Quaker Meeting House, Oxford Place from 7pm to 9pm. The group is open to women aged 12 to 70. Contact 01302 770007.

TOWN CENTRE: Doncaster Speakers meet at The Base, Marshgate, every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, at 7-9.30pm, contact 0770 326 1861 for further details.

WOODLANDS: The Citizens Advice Bureau will be at the meeting room, Woodlands Library from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.


ARMTHORPE: Get into shape with spin cycling classes at Armthorpe Leisure Centre, Mere Lane. The classes take place from 10am to 10.45am. Contact 01302 834268 or visit www.armthorpeleisurecentre. co.uk

ASKERN: Ballroom, latin and sequence dance lessons take place at Askern Miners Welfare Hall from 7pm for beginners. Contact 01302 700441.

EDLINGTON: Line dancing will be held from 8pm to 11pm at Yorkshire Main WMC, Edlington. Admission £2. Telephone 01709 864075.

KIRK SANDALL: Line dancing takes place at, Pilkington’s Recreational Club, Kirk Sandall from 6.45pm to 10pm. £3. 07900 484810.

TOWN CENTRE: Scottish Country Dancing, 7.30-9.30pm at the Baptist Church Hall, Chequer Road. Contact 01302 851174.


ADWICK: Get in shape with aqua fit sessions at Adwick Leisure Centre from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

ASKERN: Line dancing takes place from 1pm to 4pm at Alexander House, Askern every Wednesday. 01302 701456.

CANTLEY: Beginners ballroom, latin and sequence dance classes are held at Wilby Carr Community Centre, Cantley from 7pm. Contact 01302 700441.

CANTLEY: Computer courses for absolute beginners are held at Cantley Community Centre, Goodison Boulevard, 6-8pm. Contact 01302 533214.

TOWN CENTRE: A Buddhism and meditation course at the Quaker Meeting House, Oxford Place, Doncaster, 7.15-9.15pm. Open to all. Contact 0114 233 3971 for details.

HEXTHORPE: Line dancing at Doncaster Indoor Bowling Club, Urban Road, 1.30-3pm. Admission £3. Contact 361600 for details.

WOODLANDS: A golden oldies gentle exercise for over 60s takes place at Woodlands Library, 11am to noon. Cost £1 and sessions run in conjunction with Age Concern. The classes take place in the meeting room.

What’s on round-up

* A FESTIVAL due to take place at Doncaster College’s High Melton campus has been cancelled. Organisers released a statement, saying: “We are very sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances the Upload Festival, due to take place on May 26 has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank those involved for their efforts.”

* INTERNET savvy rockstars Marillion - including Rotherham-born guitarist Steve Rothery - are coming to Sheffield in September. The band consists of Steve, from Brampton, Mark Kelly on keyboards, Ian Mosley on drums and Peter Trewavas on vocals. In 2001, Marillion took the groundbreaking step of asking fans to pre-order an album 12 months before release and an impressive 12,000 people signed up. They are currently in the studio working on their 17th album before they embark on a major world tour. Tickets are now on sale for their gig at Corporation on September 14. Call 0114 2760262.

* COME on, let’s twist again with a 50s and 60s show at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe. Starring Chris Madin from Strictly Come Dancing, The Twist, is coming on July 5 and is expected to be a sell-out show. Tickets £18. Call 0844 854 2776 to book.

nNational phenomenon Rock Choir is back in town! They pride themselves on being a choir with a difference with a penchant for popular songs and getting people you wouldn’t expect to enjoy singing to take part. There are no auditions and no requirement for reading music. The classes run at The Drama Studio in Hall Cross Lower School in Bessacarr from 8pm to 9.30pm. For further details and to book a place, call 01252 714276 or visit www.rockchoir.com.

* WANNA-BE craft lovers can sign-up for new textile classes aimed at beginners. Felt making, silk painting and batik will be among the skills on offer. They take place on Tuesdays at 1pm to 3pm or Thursdays at 10am to midday at 7 Franklin Crescent, Doncaster. Call Rosemary Firth on 01302 819069 to book a place.

* MEMBERS of Sheffield’s Cactus and Succulent Society are gearing up for their annual Sheffield show on May 26 and 27. Plants, tombola and society members will be on hand at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. It’s free entry and open from midday to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Call 01246 231109 for more information.

* SCOTTISH quartet The View have confirmed that they’ll be coming to Doncaster Dome on July 8. The band will be promoting their new album Cheeky For A Reason. It is the band’s fourth after the Mercury-nominated number one debut Hats Off To The Buskers. Tickets £14. Contact www.solidentertainments.com or 01472 349222 for tickets.

* AUTHOR and education expert Gervase Phinn will be sharing his tales of life as a school inspector with audiences at Doncaster’s Civic Theatre on May 29. Tickets £16. Call 01302 342349.

* LEGENDARY jazz music ace Kenny Ball is set to roll into Doncaster next month. For more than 50 years, the trumpet legend, along with his equally famous backing band The Jazzmen, have been wowing audiences worldwide with their classic trad jazz sounds. The band are just as popular today as when they first clocked up their debut hit Samantha in 1960 and have gone on to clinch fourteen top 30 records - more than the late great Louis Armstrong. Capture a true jazz great in action at the Civic Theatre on June 21. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets, priced at £19 (£17.50 concessions) are available from the box office on 01302 342349.

* THE New Youth Theatre brings Seussical The Musical to life with all your favourite Dr Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, the Whos of Whoville and Gertrude McFuzz at the Civic Theatre on July 3 and 4. Tickets are available from the box office on 01302 342349.