Pick of things to do this week

Doncaster Concert Band get ready for a Concert. Picture: Andrew Roe
Doncaster Concert Band get ready for a Concert. Picture: Andrew Roe

Today

Calendar Girls: Baring all for another of the region’s Calendar Girls productions is the LS Theatre company. The play, which tells the fortunes of a group of WI women who produce a semi-naked calendar for charity, will be hosted at Barnsley’s Academy Theatre. It runs until September 15. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £10 to £12. Call 01226 744442.

Art exhibition: Visual arts lecturers from Doncaster College are staging an exhibition of their own work called Practice What You Preach 2012. The showcase of work will be displayed at The Point in South Parade. The exhibition runs until October 19. Work from 22 lecturers and managers will be on show including sculpture, textiles, photographs and ceramics.

artwork display: visit Doncaster Museum and art gallery for a chance to see a display of works by members of Doncaster Art Club. The exhibition includes about 150 works in a range of media. Subjects on display include landscapes, portraits, and still life.

Friday

Guided walk: take a guided trip around Doncaster’s oldest municipal cemetery. Meet at 2pm at Hyde Park Cemetery for a 90-minute introduction to some of the historic graves. Donations welcome. The walk is part of Heritage Open Days 2012. Call 07777688438.

Feel-good film: a Star studded film tells the story of British retirees travelling to India to stay in what they expect to be a newly-restored hotel. Directed by John Madden, the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith. From 2pm. Tickets £5. Call Doncaster Little Theatre on 01302 340422.

Saturday

Countryside walk: enjoy a five mile walk in Wadworth as part of the Get Doncaster Walking Festival. Meet at the community centre in Old School Lane at 10.30am.

Diversity Festival: a Rotherham music extravaganza will be celebrating 50 years of Jamaican independence. Headlining will be Ossie Gad, with many other artists, workshops and activities for all the family on offer. It runs Saturday and Sunday at Clifton Park from 10am to 6pm.

Summer Fair: war hero Ben Parkinson will officially open a community event. Wilby Carr Community Centre in Aldesworth Road in Cantley will be holding their annual fair from 10am to 4pm. Visit www.wilby-carr.org.uk

Pre-football: a POP group will be performing pre-match at the Doncaster Rovers game. Route East has performed more than 500 shows with acts such as Olly Murs from the X Factor. The band consists of lead singer and guitar player Mark Williams with Martin Shepherd on bass guitar and Bradley Brown on drums.

Charity walk: support cancer sufferers by taking part in the Macmillan Big Walk. About 2,000 people are expected to head to Clumber Park, near Worksop, for the biggest fundraising support for Macmillan Cancer UK this year. It’s a ten-mile route and organisers are hoping to raise £100,000. Visit big Walk for more details.

Best of brass: a BRASS band who were the subject of a TV documentary is performing at Doncaster’s Little Theatre. Tickets £5. Award-winning Dinnington Brass Band will be playing from 7.30pm.
Sunday

Charity fun: put your best feet forward in the name of a Doncaster cancer charity. The Aurora Care To Run 5K takes place at 11am at Sandall Park. Call 01302 381302. Entry £3.

Live music: A FREE concert is being held at Sandall Park with donations to and performances from the Doncaster Concert Band. It starts at 3pm in the Old Golf Course area of the park.

Craft fair: pick up a piece of handicraft made by a local craft worker from one of 60 stalls at the Autumn Craft Fair. It takes place from 10am to 4pm at the Doncaster Deaf College. Free admission.

Open day: learn about the history and heritage of Epworth Old Rectory. Free guided tours will take place 30-minute intervals from 2pm to 4pm.

Classical music: bring a picnic to enjoy an afternoon of music on the lawns of Hodsock Priory. Carl Taylor will perform along with international soprano Deborah Norman. Performance starts at 3pm. Tickets £12.50.

Monday

Jazz evening: doncaster’s glittering jazz scene will be graced with a one-off reunion of two musical greats. Guitarist and singer Dickie Emmerson and pianist Tony Spragg will be united for a gig at the Conservative Club. Music starts at 8.30pm. Admission is £3.50.

Tuesday

Kings of Swing: music from the greats graces the stage at Doncaster Civic Theatre. The Carry On Swinging show is performed by the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Kick back to the sounds of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £18.50. Call 01302 342349.

Wednesday

LunchTime concert: it’s the second offering in the programme of concerts on offer at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. Concerts begin at 1pm. 
Music will be performed by soprano Helen Briggs. Admission £4.

Legends: alternative rock superstars The Cult, The Mission and Killing Joke are playing Sheffield’s Arena. Tickets £35. Call 0114 256 56 56.

Dance show: be wowed by the performances of the dancing sensations of the Allegro Theatre Dance Academy. 
Runs until September 14. From 7pm. Tickets £7. 
Call 01302 342349.