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Theatre and Arts

Friday: Settle into your seat and enjoy a classic Oscar winning movie as Doncaster Little Theatre kicks off its new film club season in style.

The award-winning The King’s Speech, which picked up four Oscars, stars Colin Firth and Helena Bonham-Carter and tells the moving story of King George VI, his acension to the throne and his battle to overcome a stutter with an unconventional speech therapist. The screening starts at 2pm. Tickets are £5 including tea or coffee. Contact 01302 340422.

Saturday: Get set to have your ribs well and truly tickled once more with an evening of laughs at Doncaster Little Theatre’s Comedy Club. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.30pm show. Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the door. Contact the box office on 01302 304200 for more details.

Music

Friday: Warner Brothers signings All the Young will be playing at The Social from 7.30pm. Having already supported The Courteeners and Morrissey this summer they are set for big things and these headline shows will definitely show gig-goers why.

Friday: Bravado, the UK’s leading tribute to Canada’s finest musical export Rush, present an evening of rock classics at the Civic Theatre. Fronted by amazing vocalist Lori Gardner, the band play many timeless favourites including songs no longer played live by Rush themselves. Tickets are priced at £10 (concessions £7) and the show gets under way at 7.30pm. Contact 01302 342349.

Sunday: Bring along your deck chairs and spend an afternoon listening to live jazz music at picturesque Brodsworth Hall. The Yorkshire Volunteers Swing Band will be providing the sounds from 3pm to 5pm. Admission is £5.50, £5 and £3.30.

Sport

Saturday: Doncaster Rovers will be looking to end their miserable start to the season as they take on Crystal Palace at the Keepmoat Stadium. Sean O’Driscoll’s side are rooted to the foot of the Championship and have failed to find a victory in their first seven games of the season - and even three points in Saturday’s 3pm kick-off won’t be enough to lift them off the basement spot. Tickets are available from the ticket office.

Sunday: Tough guys and women will be making tracks for Lakeside for one of the most gruelling events on the local sporting calendar. The Doncaster Triathlon gets under way at 7.30am and will see participants tackling a 1.5km swim, 34km bike ride and 10km run - a truly energy-sapping agenda that will put people of all ages to the test. The event has been organised by Adwick Triathlon Club. Visit www.adwicktri.com and www.racehard.co.uk for more details.

Family

Friday: A great night out for everyone is in store as the Friends of Sandall Park group stgages its annual fund-raising race night at Club 39, Waterdale. The fun takes place from 7.30pm to 10.30pm and is priced at £2 per person with pie and peas available on the night. More information is available at www.sandallpark.org.uk

Friday: As part of British Food Fortnight, catering students from Doncaster College will be cooking up a storm using the finest seasonal foods from the vast array available at Doncaster Market. They will be creating some truly mouth watering dishes for everyone to try in and around the markets from 10am to 2.30pm.

Sunday: There’s much messing about on the river to be had this weekend as the annual Tickhill Duck Race makes a splash. The fun gets under way at The Mill Dam from 2pm when more than 1,000 little yellow plastic ducks will be emptied into the stream for a colourful show.