Pick of the weekend

South Pacific
South Pacific


Saturday: IT’S 100 not out for Hatfield Main Cricket Club. They’re celebrating their centenary with a special match between Hatfield Main and Stainforth Mayor’s Representative Team. Everyone is welcome to watch the game, which begins at 1pm at the Welfare Ground in Church Road.

Friday until Sunday: IT’S the highlight of the year for the Sheffield Volkswagen Owners’ Club. Their annual show Dub Odyssey takes place at Hooton Lodge, Kilnhurst Road, Rotherham. At last year’s tenth anniversary event, almost 1,800 attended. Day entry from £3. Stalls, refreshments also on offer. Visit www.dubodyssey.com for details.


Friday: See band XSM perform at Building 21 at Elsecar Heritage Centre. The ex-Simple Minds members play songs written by their two original Simple Minds founder members, Brian McGee and Derek Forbes, from their successful days in the popular band. The lead singer of XSM is Owen Paul McGee, the brother of Brian McGee. Tickets are £15 plus booking fee at the Wath Road venue. Call 01226 740203.

Friday: A HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED Adam and the Ants tribute band is playing at Doncaster’s Cask Corner in Cleveland Street tomorrow night. Antflavour began as a one-man band but after a stint in Tenerife, a decision was made to form a band with the aim of bringing Adam and the Ants to a whole new generation.

Saturday: EXPERIENCE an evening organ recital at Doncaster Minster in the final of a series of visiting musicians. D’arcy Trinkwon from Worth Abbey will be performing from 7pm. Tickets £7. Call 01302 323748.

Saturday: NIGHON Maiden are one of Europe’s most authentic Iron Maiden tribute shows and they’re playing at Doncaster’s The Leopard in West Street. 8pm start. Visit The Leopard’s Facebook site for details.


Sunday: THE BEAUTIFUL grounds of Wentworth Castle are the setting for an outdoor production of The Importance of Being Earnest. It’s one of a tour of plays at unusual outdoor venues from the Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Gates open at 5.30pm. Bring rugs or low-backed chairs and dress for the weather. Gates open 5.30pm. Tickets from £10. Call 01226 776040.

Until Saturday: CLASSIC TV show Rising Damp is being brought to the stage by the James Brandon Theatre Company. The five-night run is taking place at Barnsley’s Academy Theatre. Tickets from £10. 7.30pm start. Call 01226 744442.

Until Saturday: POPULAR musical South Pacific is being performed at Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre. Tickets from £25. Call 0114 2496000

Evenings out

Saturday: IT’S a chance to don your gladrags and be wined and dined at Rossington Hall. The luxury venue is holding its first ever black tie summer ball. Tickets cost £60 to include a three-course meal from the venue’s three AA rosette chef, John Lyons. There will also be live music and a disco. Tickets can be bought on 01302 866822.

Days out

Saturday and Sunday: YORKSHIRE DAY is coming early to the Waterstone’s store in Doncaster’s Frenchgate centre. There will be kids’ activities including colour-in sheets, as well as a tasty selection of Yorkshire treats as well as recipes so visitors can make their own. Yorkshire author and historian Stephen Wade will be signing copies of his new book Passion in the Park - a humorous insight into Sunday football, along with children’s author Andrew Newbound with copies of his Children’s History of Yorkshire book.


Until Saturday: With their third annual showcase, Parker-Knight School of Dance bring another evening of toe-tapping entertainment for the whole family. Until Saturday at Rotherham’s Civic Theatre. 7.15pm start. Tickets from £9. Call 01709 823621.


Friday until Sunday: IT’S dubbed the ultimate escape to the country - and that’s not the only reason The Magic Loungeabout is a festival with a difference. Set in the grounds of Broughton Hall, near Skipton, there’s more of a lap of luxury than your average festival with everything from breakfast delivered to your tent and a range of spa treatments. With the line-up featuring Nile Rodgers, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Juan Zelada. Full weekend camping £112. Visit www.themagicloungeabout.net.

Saturday and Sunday: YORKSHIRE’S longest running free music festival returns to Wakefield. The Clarence Park festival, which takes place at the park off Denby Dale Road, features music from Freedom Of The City and Soul Circle Gang. Visit www.themusiccollective.co.uk for more details.


Saturday: Chortle the night away with comedians at Sheffield’s Lantern Theatre. The Tickled Rib Comedy Club, this week featuring Wes Zaharuk, Peter Phillipson and Paul F Taylor, is proving a big hit at the Nether Edge theatre. Tickets £10. 8.30pm start. Visit www.lanterntheatre.org.uk.