Five fab things to do

Kenny Ball
Kenny Ball

FOR over 50 years, Kenny Ball has flown the flag for his particular brand of traditional jazz all over the world. Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen are as popular today as they were when they had their first hit Samantha back in 1960.

Since then they have clinched fourteen top 30 records eclipsing even Kenny’s idol, the great Louis Armstrong’s total - an achievement never equalled by any other jazz artist.

And tonight you can capture this true jazz great when he stars at the Civic Theatre for one night only.

WHERE: Civic Theatre

WHEN: Tonight, 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: £19, £17 concessions.

CONTACT: 01302 342349

WEB: Doncaster Civic

DO DO DO - come on and do the Conga!

Yes, the world’s craziest party dance is coming to Doncaster next week - and you could be there to join in a world record attempt!

For on Tuesday, organisers are hoping to organise the world’s biggest ever conga line, snaking around the stalls of Doncaster market place.

The event will tie in with the visit of the Olympic Torch to the town and from 11am to 2pm, people will be able to join the World’s Longest Conga, starting outside the Primark store.

So get your dancing shoes on and get ready to party on down!

WHERE: Market Place, outside Primark

WHEN: Tuesday, 11am - 2pm


CONTACT: 01302 736000

WEB: Visit Doncaster

IT was the war fought thousands of miles away on the other side of the globe - and this weekend you can pay tribute to the soliders who fought to regain the Falkland Islands for Britain.

Back in 1982, when Argentina invaded the isles in the South Atlantic, Britain swung into action, sending a Task Force of troops, ships and planes to reclaim the far-flung outpost, through a bloody and horrific campaign which resulted in large casualties on both sides.

This Sunday, Aeroventure, The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, which holds one of the world’s largest collections of Falklands memorabilia, will be remembering those who gave their lives at the event to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the conflict.

WHERE: Aeroventure, South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum.

WHEN: Sunday

HOW MUCH: Various prices

CONTACT: 01302 761616

WEB: South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

GET ready for more fake fun as the ever-popular Fake Festival returns to our region.

The action will be focused on Haxey next weekend when three tribute bands will be playing, delivering up a feast of great music and festival vibes, right on your doorstep.

Topping the bill at this year’s show on June 30 will be Kings Of Leon tribute act Kings Of Lyon and there will also be a string of well known hit songs from U2 tribute band New2. If that wasn’t enough, you can also rock out to the sound of the Foo Fighters courtesy of the similarly monickered Four Fighters, along with a host of other great local bands.

The fun takes place at Haxey Playing Field - and includes licensed bar, food, entertainment and much more.

WHERE: Haxey Playing Fields, Haxey

WHEN: June 30, 1pm - 11pm

HOW MUCH: Adults £17.50, young persons (10-17) £10, Family, £45. Under 10s free when accompanied by an adult

CONTACT: 0800 652 2852

WEB: Fake Festivals

HE’S one of music and theatre’s best loved names - and you can enjoy an evening enjoying some of his best known song and dance routines.

Bob Fosse was an American actor, dancer, musical theater choreographer, director, screenwriter, film editor and film director and won an unprecedented eight Tony Awards for choreography, as well as one for direction. He was nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning for his direction of Cabaret.

The show at the Dearne Playhouse, Goldthorpe on Tuesday will be evening of music, song and dance celebrating his work with songs from such shows as Godspell, Cabaret and Pippin. Watch a young and talented cast present a show of his most popular musical numbers!

WHERE: Dearne Playhouse

WHEN: Tuesday, 7.30pm


CONTACT: (01709) 894128

WEB: Dearne Playhouse