Pick of the weekend

2 Grand - John Neill and granddaughter Sallie Lax.
2 Grand - John Neill and granddaughter Sallie Lax.


TODAY: SUPERSTARS Kanye West and Jay Z are bringing their highly-acclaimed Watch The Throne tour to Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena. A limited number of tickets still available. Tickets priced £25, £55 and £47.50. Call 0114 2565656.

SATURDAY: DOYLE and the Fourfathers are returning to headline another top line-up of music at Doncaster’s The Leopard. They’ve toured with The Undertones and have been winning over audiences ever since. They are now returning to the West Street venue for the second time this year. Also performances from King of Spain and The Coopers.

SATURDAY: BE A POP diva for a night with musical extravaganza, Divalicious at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium. Multi-tribute band Electra will be performing at the sing-a-long special. Tickets £22. See www.weekendatlast.co.uk.

TOMORROW: TAKE in the splendour of Doncaster Minster with the first of a series of afternoon recitals. Donald Hunt, from Newark, will be gracing the church with pieces including Bach, Roberts, Vierne and Franck. From 1.10pm to 2pm. Visit www.doncasterminster.org.

TOMORROW: HEARTY patriotic tunes from tenor Russell Watson will be playing at Sheffield City Hall. He will be bringing songs like Land Of Hope And Glory and Rule Britannia to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Tickets from £25. Call 0114 2789789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.


WEDNESday: GET an insight into the bleak lives of those sent to Doncaster workhouses. Suzanne Bingham will be speaking at the monthly Doncaster and District Family History Society about this forgotten era in the town’s history. Members free, non-members £2. From 7.30pm at the College For The Deaf on Doncaster’s Leger Way.


Saturday: THEY might not be household names yet - but budding film-makers are showcasing their efforts at Doncaster Little Theatre. The theatre’s Little Film Festival featured a selection of work from Doncaster-based artists last year and now they’re back. From 7.30pm. Tickets £5.


TOMORROW: GET those dancing shoes on for a showcase with the Dancisco School of Dance at Doncaster’s Civic Theatre. It’s a performance featuring a variety of world dances. Starts at 7pm. Tickets £6.50. Call 01302 342349.

today until saturday: IT’S showtime! Steppin’ Out Dance Studios and Showcase Theatre Company are putting on a dance show to remember at the Dearne Playhouse. From 7pm. Tickets £7.50. Call 01709 894128.

SATURDAY: A THREE-HOUR danceathon is taking place in Mexborough in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Tickets are on sale for £5. Call 07751444302 for details.

SATURDAY: ENJOY an evening of Sing and Swing at Doncaster College For The Deaf. Features Doncaster Ladies Choir and Doncaster Youth Stage Band in aid of St John’s Hospice. Tickets £8. Starts 7.30pm.

Community events

SATURday: IT’S summer fair time for St Wilfrid’s Church in Cantley. Stalls, activities and refreshments will be on offer from 2pm to 5pm. Admission free.

SATURday: EDLINGTON GALA is taking place at the Yorkshire Main Sports Ground, off Edlington Lane. It is running from 11am to 4pm. Call Albert Phillips on 01709 865706 for more details.

SUNday: BrITAIN’S Got Talent stars 2 Grand are headlining an evening of entertainment at the Earl of Doncaster. Don your 40s costumes and head to the Bennetthorpe venue for the special Victoria Cross Trust event. To order tickets, e-mail gary@victoriacrosstrust.org.

SATURDAY: EDLINGTON’S Howbeck Drive TARA is putting on a Pie and Pea supper at the Community Centre. Tickets £2.50. Call Jill McKillop 01709 866639.


FROM MONDAY: CLASSIC Charles Dickens tale Great Expectations is set for the Doncaster stage. Adapted by Neil Bartlett, this Doncaster Little Theatre production, directed by Kevin Spence. Tickets from £7. Call 01302 340422.

TOday: CHARACTERS from kids’ favourite Dr Seuss of Cat In The Hat fame are calling at Rotherham’s Civic Theatre. It’s the last chance to catch Seussical The Musical at 7.15pm. Tickets cost £10. Call 07732372738.

TUESday: MUSIC from celebrated choreographer Bob Fosse including Cabaret will be performed from 7.30pm. Visit www.dearneplayhouse.co.uk.