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Get funky with the jazz king

Dennis Rollins’

Velocity Trio

ONE of Doncaster’s greatest music legends Dennis Rollins is sure to bring down the house with his award-winning blend of funky jazz. The former student of the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association will play alongside organ virtuoso Ross Stanley and drummer Pedro Segundo.

WHERE: Doncaster Civic Theatre

WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, at 8pm

HOW MUCH: £14, £12 concessions, £6 for under 18s

CONTACT: 01302 342349

WEB: Doncaster Civic

Help For Heroes

Charity Gala

SUPPORT an evening of entertainment in the memory of Pte Matthew Thornton - from Barnsley - who tragically lost his life serving his country in Afghanistan. Proceeds of the evening will go to Help for Heroes.

WHERE: Dearne Playhouse, Goldthorpe

WHEN: Friday, April 20

HOW MUCH: £5

CONTACT: 01709 894128

Tickhill Music Society

A HIGHLIGHT in the local music calendar with music from French singer Flossie Malavialle, who says she loves to perform songs with a bit of “vavavoum”. Also playing is guitarist Paul Donnelly, a former member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

WHEN: Tomorrow at 8pm

WHERE: St Mary’s Primary School

HOW MUCH: £12

CONTACT: 01302 742612

Bat Walk

LEARN about the fascinating lives of bats with an up close and personal explanation from the experts. The walk will teach all about the bats, their habitat here and their conservation needs. The event will give you an insight into the lives of these fascinating animals and an excellent opportunity to observe them in the wild.

WHERE: Creswell Crags, near Worksop

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24 from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: £5

CONTACT: 01909 720378

Wildflower experience

GET out in the great outdoors with a walk through the Old Moor nature reserve at Wombwell, near Barnsley. Children aged eight to 12 are welcome to go along from 10am to midday.

WHERE: RSPB Old Moor Education Centre, Old Moor Lane

WHEN: Saturday at 10am

HOW MUCH: £1 to RSPB members and £2 to non-members.

CONTACT: 01142 507311