British boxing great Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton MBE is returning to the ring in his home city of Manchester in November – but the people of Barnsley have been giving the tremendous opportunity of meeting the popular fighter before then – at a special night at a spectacular local restaurant. Tandoori Hut on Wakefield Road, Staincross is celebrating its… Read more »
The excellent MADFEST live music festival takes place at Building 21, Elsecar Heritage Centre from Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23. It has been quickly established itself as a notable event in the closing stages of the summer festival season – and tickets have sold well. Lined up to play are The Demon Barber… Read more »
The popular music festival BOMFEST will be played out at Worsbrough Mill Country Park on Saturday. The event had to be switched to September after bad weather forced the organisers to cancel the live music event on its original July date. Some of the bands that had been booked for July cannot make Saturday’s show,… Read more »
Tonight’s LS Theatre production of Calendar Girls at the Academy Theatre in Birdwell will be attended by one of the original Calendar Girls. Producer Lee Semley said: “We are very proud and privileged to welcome Beryl Bamforth, the original Miss January.” The play runs until Saturday, September 15 and performances start at 7:30pm. For tickets… Read more »
Top tribute band Definitely Mightbe are heading back to Barnsley on September 1. The band, who have gone down a storm when headlining at the Remembering Ben gig at Barnsley Trades Club for the past two years, are playing a mixture of Oasis and Paul Weller songs at Gawber Road WMC on Saturday, September 1.
Four Barnsley girls with very little experience but a lot of enthusiasm and self belief are putting together Hoyland Common’s first charity community gala and music festival – to help promote local artistic talent and enterprising businesses, and to remember two key members of their family who sadly passed away. HoiFEST 2012 will take place… Read more »
Close on 10,000 people are expected to attend the three-day Shindig Music Festival in Barnsley this weekend. The festival, at Silverwood near Silkstone, begins tomorrow and runs through until Sunday (August 12). Over 15 UK bands, including headline acts Athlete and The Rifles will serve up a enticing cocktail of indie, rock, folk and roots music. And local music-lovers… Read more »