What's on inBirdwell


Welcome to Birdwell

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Birdwell - 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 Birdwell to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Birdwell

24
MAR
New Edinburgh Woollen Mill store in Wakefield
The Edinburgh Woollen Mill

The new Edinburgh Woollen Mill store will open on Friday 24 March at 9am with staff greeting the first 20 customers to make a purchase in store with a goody bag.The store will also mark its arrival in the area with an…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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25
MAR
Cricketing Family Fun
Experience Barnsley

Join in our childrens activity sessions and learn new skills with cricketers from Barnsleys local clubs. There are creative activities for little ones too. This is a free drop in event donations are welcome. Come and enjoy. Please visit www.experience‐barnsley.com for more…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 772500
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25
MAR
Ladies Lunch
Tankersley Manor

Our Guest Speaker is Sheila Dibnah. She tells us about her eccentric life with the nations favourite steeplejack; Dr Fred Dibnah MBE her late husband.Life With Steeplejack Fred is the story of Fred Dibnah seen through the eyes of his widow Sheila.…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01226 244244
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25
MAR
Miss Christmas UK is coming to Sheffield!
Bar and Beyond Sheffield

First Annual Miss Christmas UK Could You Be The Winner Of Miss Christmas Of SheffieldA brand new beauty and talent pageant is coming to: England Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2017; to celebrate beauty talent and achievement with a challenge to…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01223 666929
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25
MAR
Sharrow Folk Festival
Hagglers Corner

Saturday: Free afternoon session ‐ in the new downstairs bar 2‐6 p.m. Ticketed evening session ‐ 2 stages 7.30 p.m.‐1a.m.Sunday:Free afternoon session ‐ in the new downstairs bar 2‐6 p.m. Ticketed evening session ‐ 2 stages 7.30 p.m.‐MidnightTicket Prices:On The Door: £7…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07977 618089
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25
MAR
UK No1. Diana Ross Tribute Live & Free at Grosveno
Grosvenor Casino Sheffield

Diana Ross Tameka Jackson Saturday 25th March Tameka Jacksons stunning tribute to Diana Ross has captivated audiences all over the world and in 2016 she was named the official UK No.1 at the National Tribute Music Awards. Emulating the powerhouse vocals of…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01142 757433
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26
MAR
1795 Newcomen Engine Open Days and Demonstrations
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Come along discover the 1795 New Colliery and marvel at the Elsecar Great Engine built at the direction of Earl Fitzwilliam. The oldest steam engine still in its original location anywhere the engine is recognised to be one of the worlds greatest…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 740203
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26
MAR
Gifts and Grub Fair
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Youll find over 120 stalls at this Gifts & Grub Food & Gift Fair in the Ironeworks selling everything from pies cakes and cheese to handmade craft and gift items A fun family day out with lots of tasty treats and crafts…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 740203
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26
MAR
Guided Tours: The Earl’s Village of Iron and Coa
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Join our guides for a fascinating tour around the village. Discover what it meant to live and work in the Earls village of iron and coal. Imagine the power of the furnaces the bravery of our miners and grand splendour of Royal…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 740203
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27
MAR
The Friends of Archives daytime social and talk
Experience Barnsley

Come along and join the Friends of Archives at their first social event of 2017. The Tasker Trust will be presenting a new slide show showing photographs of Barnsley from the past century.11am to 1pm£3 per person ‐ To book a place…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 772500
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27
MAR
The roller flour milling revolution in the UK
The Cooper Gallery

Joseph Bramah LectureSponsored by Barnsley Council and presented jointly with the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society to commemorate the great engineer Joseph Bramah who was born at Stainborough.7pm startAdmission free but donations appreciated…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 242905
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28
MAR
Rick Astley
Sheffield City Hall

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
MAR
DJ Q & Jamie Duggan DJ Set & Signing
hmv Sheffield High Street

For full event details please visit: hmv.cojjg3jY…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 03333 234754
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01
APR
Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern
Sheffield Library Theatre

Whatever your age come along and join Mrs T and the girls from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.A feel‐good night that…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 675750
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01
APR
April Fools Comedy Festival Launch
The Cooper Gallery

April Fools Launch Night Get ready for some more top notch Comedy Funwith a mixed bill of some of the finest funniest anddelightfully excellent comedians around.Featuring the comedy nonsense of Howard Read heavy metal mayhem from Andrew ONeill and compered by one…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01226 327000
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01
APR
Easter Baking for Adults
Cannon Hall

Learn how to bake hot cross buns and simnel biscuitsin our Victorian kitchen perfect treats for your Eastertable Refreshments included.Come along from 1pm to 4pm places cost £25.00 per person and book is essentialdown to limited places. Suitable for ages 16. To…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 790270
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01
APR
UK’s Premier Olly Murs Tribute by TotOlly Murs @
Grosvenor Casino Sheffield

As the UKs Premier Olly Murs tribute act Kirk has the voice the look and the charisma of the solo star himself. Kirk mirrors Ollys on‐stage confidence and covers all of his hits from the start of his career right up to…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01142 757433
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05
APR
Sophie Willan and Bobby Mair: Edinburgh Previews
Jocks Cavern

Sophie Willan: PreviewIn 2015 powerhouse Sophie Willans refreshingcomic style took her to several competition finalsincluding the Magners New Comedian of the Yearwhere she was crowned the winner. Both brutallyhonest and gloriously unpredictable Sophies stand up takes inspiration from her unusual lifeexperiences which…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01226 327000
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06
APR
Barnsley Archives turns 30!
Experience Barnsley

Barnsley Archives first opened to the public on 6 April 1987 and has been helping to preserve and make available the boroughs archive collections ever since. Old and new visitors and staff are invited to drop‐in to help us celebrate this milestone.…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 242905
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06
APR
Stop - Don't take your PC to the tip!
Computers 4 Africa

This repurpose alternative is both a green and free solution so the charity urges the local community in Wakefield to donate their unwanted working IT equipment.From PCs laptops and TFT monitors to mice smartphones keyboards and leads all will be welcome at…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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07
APR
Charles Parker Day 2017
THE HUBS, Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union

In 2017 well celebrate 50 years of Local Radio with Michael Barton the first manager of BBC Radio Sheffield the second station to come on air he went on to become Controller of BBC Local Radio and will be in…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

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07
APR
Solana
Hagglers Corner

TAMSIN ‐ Flute whistles accordion vocals.ROWEN ‐ Fiddle mandolin vocals.ALEX ‐ Spanish guitar.HENRY ‐ Bass.ELIO ‐ Drum kit percussion vocals.Tamsin and Rowen weave together folk‐ and klezmer‐ inspired melodies which soar over a tight rhythm section. Elios Latin African and reggae influenced…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07968 822654
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07
APR
Russell Howard Round the World
Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Russell Howard Round the World at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield in Sheffield on Friday 07 April 2017. Whats the best thing about going to watch Russell Howard Round the World live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
APR
Easter Holiday Activity - Print Your Family Portr
The Cooper Gallery

Learn new skills as a family in a full day portrait workshop with printmaking artist Louise Wright. Visit the current exhibition for inspiration learn how to sketch and print and create your own family portrait to take home. This class is suitable…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 242905
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08
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Lee Nelson: Serious Joker
Barnsley Civic

After getting into trouble for sneaking into placeshe shouldnt be Lee Nelson is back where he mostdefinitely should be: live on stage with his brand‐new laugh‐out‐loud best ever stand‐up show.COMEDY LEGEND The SunCOMEDY GENIUS The MirrorYOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF Sepp…

Location: 3.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0122 632700
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Pat's People proudly present Black Dyke Band
Ossett Town Hall

Black Dyke Band in a charity brass band concert at Ossett Town Hall. Fundraising for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation ring fenced for the Ray of Hope Trust Fund which is affiliated to the Hepatobiliary Department at St James Hospital Leeds.…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01924 305830
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08
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Tales of the Wedding Dress
Cannon Hall

A sumptuous and fascinating exhibition looking atfashions traditions and personal stories of creatingthat very special dress. This beautiful display ofhandmade and homemade wedding dresses will beon display at Cannon Hall Museum throughout thespring and summer.Saturday 8 April to Sunday 3 SeptemberVisitors will…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01226 790270
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09
APR
Antiques Fair
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Started in the 1990s the antiques fair has become the largest monthly event of its kind in Yorkshire. Visitors will find lots of unique items across the entire collecting ranges.10am to 4pm £1.50 adults ‐ £1 concessions…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 740203
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09
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Hepworth Band Presents 'Fairy Tales & Stories
Holmfirth Civic Hall

A programme inspired by fairy tales and stories including music from Romeo & Juliet the Wizard of Oz the Sorcerers Apprentice Sleeping Beauty Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Dumbo Swan Lake and many more magical and enchanting tales.Tickets £8 including refreshments available…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07885 251454
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09
APR
Hot Bulb Engine Demonstration
Worsbrough Mill and Country Park

The Hot Bulb Engine was renovated in 2011 and has a 5ft diameter flywheel. Come and see the stunning machinery in action. Hear the booming sound and smell the engine oil as you are transported back over 100 years.1pm to 3pm …

Location: 1.7 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01226 774527
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Tourist Attractions


Elsecar Heritage Railway

The Elsecar Heritage Railway is made up of a group of volunteers committed to the preservation, restoration and expansion of a preserved railway in South Yorkshire. EHR Volunteers carry out all duties on the railway, from driving the engines to maintaining the track.The Railway operates trains on Sundays…

Magna Science Adventure Centre

Fire Pavilion It's a frightening, fascinating, funny, high voltage experience. Go power mad. Control heat and cold. Make cables glow red hot. Paint heat patterns on the wall. Fuel machines with your hands. Stand next to a pillar of flame. Play games with fire. Say hello to a…

Millennium Galleries

Built using lottery funding, this venue is a great place for a half a day out.With a bright luncheon area and a vibrant foyer that includes two large escalators and open access to the downstairs exhibition area, the Galleries are ideal to look at rare collections and art…

147 Hot Shots

SnookerPool Hall at 147 Hot Shots in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Contact venue on 0114‐256 2147 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

147 Snooker Club

SnookerPool Hall at 147 Snooker Club in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Contact venue on 0114‐246 6147 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at A M F Bowling in Sheffield, . Contact venue on 01142425152 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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