What's on inRetford

Welcome to Retford

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Retford - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Retford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Retford

29
JUL
Head to Head | with Support
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

Head to Head are a rockpop band from West Yorkshire. As a 4 piece band they have a extremely Guitar driven sound complimented by thick vocal harmonies and supported by solid bass and drums. Formed in late 2014 Head to Head are…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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30
JUL
The Grey Cooper Blues Experience | & Rob Lowdon
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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03
AUG
Cask Corner Comedy Club
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

Featuring 4 support acts and 1 headline actIn order to keep out the idiots who stagger down from other bars and have created trouble in the past we are now charging a small entry fee to sort the wheat from the chaff…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 366277
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04
AUG
Cask Corner Quiz Night
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

This quiz is not for the faint hearted but its only 50p to enter and the prizes are in pints so whats not to love.Minimum Age: 18…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01302 366277
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05
AUG
MAPFEST 2016 - The Franny Eubank Band | & support
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

Franny Eubank was born in Manchester England his music is considered to be in the Chicago Blues Sound of Howlin Wolf Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson II. He is hugely popular amongst the Manchester Blues Scene. Franny Eubank first earlier gig…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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06
AUG
MAPFEST 2016 - 5 Artists
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

4.45PM ‐ 5.45PM ‐ CHRIS MARTINBatley based blues man Chris Martin front man to The Rusty Nails sings plays Resonator guitar and acoustic slide guitar and tells tall tales blues stomps traditional blues songs and gospel hollers with a large amount of…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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06
AUG
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
Trinity Arts Centre

The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees and they faithfully recreate the music without recourse to backing…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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07
AUG
MAPFEST 2016 - 7 Artists
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

3.00 ‐ 3.30 DELTA NOVEMBER TWO & TOM MYERSCOUGH Doncaster based female duo telling a story in song. Performing an ever expanding catalogue of original music and a wide variety of covers these two ladies will be sure to light up any…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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10
AUG
Open Mic Night
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

Recently coming second in the Outstanding Open Mic category at the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grass Roots Awards our Open Mic is not to be missed. James Our Jim Taplin will be your host for the evening offering support advice and some of…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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12
AUG
The Rakkiteers | support from Kid Conventional
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

Dave Ogley ‐ Lead vocalsChris Fearnley ‐ Lead guitar & vocalsDean Aston ‐ Rhythm guitar & vocalsSooty ‐ DrumsSteve Blower ‐ BassJohn FEZ‐ keybaords & vocalsKID CONVENTIONALKid Conventional is Sheffield singer‐songwriter Jack Weston. He grew up playing in bands in Birmingham before…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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13
AUG
Angelo Palladino & The Street Hawks
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

ANGELO PALLADINO & THE STREET HAWKSCan sure mine beauty out of gloom. Rolling Stone Striking . . . Sonically and psychologically memorable listening experience. Blues ReviewAngelo was born and raised in the Whitechapel district of East London in 1949. His early music…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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13
AUG
Simply Red
Doncaster Racecourse

Simply Red announced their retirement in 2010 after 25 years of musical success. The British soul group fronted by Manchester‐lad Mick Hucknall are thought to have sold over 50 million albums world wide and entertained…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
AUG
Variety Show Fundraiser for Doncaster Pride
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

We want singers dancers poets jugglers story tellers and more. Whatever your talent wed like to see it. There will be a cash prize for the winner. If you are interested in taking part please message us on Cask Corners page. Voting…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Gay & Lesbian

TEL: 01302 366277
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19
AUG
Buzz Doctorz | & Support
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

Buzz Doctorz are a 4 piece band covering everything from T‐Rex and The Kinks through to Foo Fighters and The Stranglers via Santana and The Beatles they are guaranteed to get you singing and dancing the night away No appointment necessary so…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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20
AUG
The Wolves | & Support
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

The Wolves have sprung out of old & new friendships. The amalgamation of four musical careers that span a wealth of genres and experience. This band has evolved its music from a mutual appreciation of blues funk R&B soul and taken it…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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21
AUG
Laura Kelly | Blues Sabbath Blues Club
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

Today is the anniversary of when Laura Kelly first walked through the doors of Cask Corner 3 years ago and played at our Open Mic night. She has grown from strength to strength and is one of the most amazing artists Ive…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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26
AUG
King Zepha | & Support
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

If youre ready for thumping double bass raucous four‐part harmony and honking horns then its time to dust off your boots and your sharpest gear and join us on the dance floor…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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27
AUG
Resurrection | & Support
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

Playing kick ass tracks from Metallica ACDC Judas Priest Guns N Roses plus many moreMembers: Jay Hughes ‐ lead vocals Richard Jacques ‐ lead & rhythm guitar Chris Weatherall ‐ lead & rhythm guitar Richard Towler ‐ bass guitar John Haith ‐…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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02
SEP
HOPE's 20th Anniversary Ball
The Lion Hotel Worksop

On Friday the 2nd of September HOPE will be holding its 20th Anniversary Ball from 6.00pm until 12.00 mid night at The Lion Hotel on Bridge Street in Worksop.The ball will celebrate our time as the local charity for homeless people. Join…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01909531294 ext.29
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03
SEP
Autumn Motorhome & Caravan Show
Newark Showground

Finish the season in style at the UK Autumn Motorhome & Caravan Show as trade stands entertainment are joined by activities taking place across the weekend of September 3‐4 at Newark Showground.Hundreds of sellers will be bringing a range of motorhomes caravans…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01507 529529
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03
SEP
The UK Autumn Motorhome & Caravan Show
Newark Showground

Finish the season in style at the UK Autumn Motorhome and Caravan Show as dealers trade stands campers and visitors come together for the end‐of‐season finale taking place across the weekend of September 3‐4 at Newark Showground.Pitch up and camp for the…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01507 529593
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17
SEP
Festival of Food & Drink 2016 - Clumber Park, Work
Clumber Park

FESTIVAL OF FOOD AND DRINK 2016SHOW: FESTIVAL OF FOOD AND DRINK 2016 DATES: SATURDAY 17TH AND SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBEROPENING TIMES: 10AM TO 5PM EACH DAYVENUE: CLUMBER PARK WORKSOP S80 3AZTICKET HOTLINE: 0844 811 0053 Calls cost 7ppm plus network extras OR BOOK…

Location: 5.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08448 110053
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17
SEP
The Tempest
Trinity Arts Centre

Once powerful and respected ‐ then overthrown by Antonio ‐ Prospero is stranded on The Island a migrant camp in 2020. When a passing ship of politicians and dignitaries ‐ amongst them Antonio ‐ ventures close to The Island Prospero seizes an…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01427 676655
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07
OCT
Retford Beer Festival
Retford Town Hall

Retford Beer Festival powered by Springhead Brewery returns to the Town Hall this October with a wide selection of local ales cider wine and international beers. With a cracking live music lineup in the evening and quality grub on offer using local…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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21
OCT
Around the World firework & music festival 2016
Clumber Park

With entertainment for all ages the theme of the event is Around the World and is set to delight your senses with a stunning fireworks display expertly choreographed to music from across the globe.Were focused on delivering an event thats bigger and…

Location: 5.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01777 719808
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26
NOV
Orff's Carmina Burana
Queen Elizabeth Academy

Come and join Mansfield Choral Society for an evening exploring the fickleness of fortune and wealth the ephemeral nature of life the joy of the return of Spring and the pleasures and perils of drinking gluttony gambling and lust as depicted in…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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25
MAR
Faure's Requiem
Queen Elizabeth Academy

Come and join Mansfield Choral Societys performance of Faures Requiem. Conducted by their Artistic Director Dr Peter Siepmann and accompanied by Stephen Wall and John Ogdon award winner Isaac Savage.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Tourist Attractions


Clumber Park

The park comprises over 3800 acres of peaceful woods, open heath and rolling farmland, with a superb serpentine lake at its heart and the longest avenue of lime trees in Europe. Part of Nottinghamshire's famed 'Dukeries', Clumber was formerly home to the Dukes of Newcastle. The…

Sherwood Forest Country Park

Browse around the Visitor Centre shops or relax after a stroll in the Forest Table Restaurant. Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up one of our fun family nature trails, or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak…

Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve

Wetlands Waterfowl reserve and Exotic Bird Park ‐ 32 acres of tranquil lakes and woodland. Wetlands primary objective is to enable people of all ages to view and get close to animals they wouldn't normally have the chance to see. Our 23‐acre parkland also provides a…

Avenue Discotheque

Avenue Discotheque Nightclub in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01909 531350 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Bawtry

Bawtry ‐ golf course in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01302 710841 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bawtry golf courseclub.…

Bawtry Paintball Fields

Bawtry Paintball Fields ‐ Paintball in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Contact the venue on telephone number 01302 534688 for location, prices, equipment supplied, and availability for paintball games at Bawtry Paintball Fields.…

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