* EPWORTH: Dig in for a traditional farming experience as the Isle of Axholme plays host to the annual Festival of the Plough. Staged at High Burnham this Sunday, the 31st staging of the yearl event includes a vintage rally, ploughing match, livestock, trades and crafts and much much more.
There will be terrier racing, music, from brass bands, folk singers and Morris men as well as fairground organs, tractors, vintage vehicles - in fact, something for all the family. Admission is £6 for adults (under 16s free) including a free prize draw ticket. All proceeds to local charities. Contact 01427 875828 or visit www.festivaloftheplough.co.uk for more information.
* WHEATLEY: If you love Strictly Come Dancing, then why not step out onto the dancefloor and perfect your own soft shoe shuffle with weekly dance lessons? The classes take place at Wheatley Baptist Church, Winchester Avenue and are hosted by the Scott Stevenson School of Dancing. On Monday, from 5.45pm to 6.30pm it is beginners’ ballet while from 6.45pm to 7.30pm there is a street and disco class for eight years and above. Then, from 7.45pm - 8.30pm there’s adult street dance and fun fitness classes. All teachers are qualified and CRB checked. For more information contact Sarah on 07909 967810.
n WALKS: Get out and about with Doncaster Ramblers on their latest week day walk. Members will be tackling a walk entitled Follow The Rainbow, which meets at 10am on Tuesday and travels from Knaresborough to Goldsborough and back. The ten and a half mile moderate ramble will visit Plumpton Park and Little Ribston. Meet at Conyngham Hall River car park. Contact 01302 342846 for further details.
* TOWN CENTRE: Enjoy an evening of classic music courtesy of Bravado, the UK’s leading tribute to acclaimed Canadian rockers Rush. The band will present an awesome show of classic Rush music at the Civic Theatre on September 23 including a selection of favourites no longer performed live by the band themselves. Fronted by vocalist Lori Gardner, Bravado will be backed up Doncaster band Saint Harlot, who will be providing a melodic mix of original and cover songs. The show takes place on September 23. Tickets are £10 (concessions £7) and are available from the box office on 01302 342349.
* TOWN CENTRE: A new season of world-class Ensemble 360 music will soon be getting underway, thanks to ongoing Arts’ Council funding. A series of five exciting programmes will tour to Doncaster and Barnsley from Music in the Round’s home base in Sheffield, with various combinations of Ensemble 360’s eleven stunning virtuosos performing pieces by a wide variety of composers. There’s also a brand new children’s composition for 2-7 year olds, The Chimpanzees of Happy Town. Doncaster’s Priory Church on October 1 will see a programme of four Beethoven piano sonatas from scintillating master of the keys, Tim Horton. Tim’s mighty project, over the next four years, is to perform all thirty Beethoven piano sonatas - plus two sonatinas Concert one includes the ever-popular Appassionata, and there’s a pre-show talk at 6.30 before the concert begins at 7.30. Tim’s sparkling mastery and lightness of touch never fail to thrill and delight, so the Priory Place Methodist Church audience is in for a massive treat.
* KIRK SANDALL: Monday evenings Scottish Country Dancing classes take place at Kirk Sandall Hall, Denton’s Green Lane, Kirk Sandall from 7.45pm until 9.45pm. All welcome, no partner necessary. For further information telephone 01302 851746.
* TICKHILL: VOGLIA d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) will presents an evening of film at Tickhill Pavilion tomorrow night. The society will screen Pranzo di Ferragosto, a comedy/drama, starring and directed by Gianni Di Gregorio (co-writer of the film: “Gomorra”) and also starring Valeria De Franciscis and Marina Cacciotti. The screening gets under way at 7.45pm and admission is £3 for non members.