Four fabulous things to do this week

Gary Barlow
Gary Barlow

Our pick of the best events across the region this week.

1 Songwriting superstar

Boy band legend and X Factor judge, Gary Barlow, is on the road with his Since I Saw You Last solo tour, which arrives in the region this week.

With Take That Gary has released eight number one albums that have collectively sold more than 30 million copies.

He has also been party to fifteen number one singles, sold seven million concert tickets as well as being the proud recipient of six Ivor Novello Awards and now the songwriting powerhouse comes to the Motorpoint Arena.

People attending the show can expect to hear hits from Gary’s solo career including Since I saw you last, Face to face, Love won’t wait and Sing.

Pop sensation, Eliza Doolittle, will be supporting Gary on this date.

WHERE: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

WHEN: Sunday, April 20 from 7.30pm.

HOW MUCH: Tickets from £38.50

CONTACT: Call the box office on 0114 2 56 56 56 or visit www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk to book

2 all the fun of the fair

The annual Easter fun fair returns to Doncaster for its ninth year.

Spectacular rides rolling into town will include the Devil Rock imported from Holland which

swings sixteen people at a time on a huge pendulum over 25 metres into the sky.

One of Europe’s best family rides the Crazy Hopper will appeal to everyone while the teenagers will be in a spin on the Waltzer’s. Other attractions will include the Disco Fever, Sizzler, and the ever-popular Dodgems while the UK’s biggest Fun House will no doubt be a talking point. Overall there will be over a dozen large attractions, a mass of children’s rides, and even a family Roller Coaster.

WHERE: Doncaster Leisure Park, off Bawtry Road

WHEN: Runs from April 18-27, open from 2-10pm daily

HOW MUCH: Ride prices vary

3 Sunday session

Former G4 front man, Jonathan Ansell, will perform an intimate Easter Sunday set in Leeds this week.

The X Factor star will take to the stage accompanied by his live band performing everything from Queen to Pavarotti, Including hits such as Somebody To Love, Unchained Melody, O Sole Mio, Nessun Dorma and songs from Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

WHERE: Leeds City Hall

WHEN: Sunday, April 20 from 6.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £20

CONTACT: Please call 0113 243 0808 to book

4 literature lovers

Budding young writers and theatre lovers from across the region are invited to take part in the Young Writers Festival this week.

Now in its sixth year, the festival will take place over four nights and will see the youth theatre present work written by young people aged between 10-18, based around the theme a brief moment of happiness.

WHERE: The Hull Truck theatre

WHEN: Runs from April 23-26

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £7

CONTACT: For more details please call the box office on 01482 323638 or visit www.hulltruck.co.uk