What's on inPontefract


Welcome to Pontefract

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

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Forthcoming events in Pontefract

24
FEB
The Republic of Fentonia
The Fenton

The Republic of Fentonia presents...5 Shades of Punk.Weve got five bands with very different takes on punk this time.EXPELAIRES post‐punk since 78Recorded BBC session for John Peel showrecorded To See You cw Frequency for Zoo Records 1978. Recorded Sympathy cw Kicks for…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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24
FEB
Cirque du Soleil Varekai
First Direct Arena

Cirque du Soleil Varekai at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Friday 24 February 2017. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Cirque du Soleil…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

25
FEB
Health, Healing & Wellbeing fair
Barnsley Town Hall

Come along and meet our mesmerising mix of interesting exhibitors all of whom work across the mind the body and the spirit.Treat yourself andor a loved one to a reading a therapy andor a product.…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07531 883803
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25
FEB
Print Your Family Portrait
The Cooper Gallery

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

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 242905
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26
FEB
Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern
City Varieties Music Hall

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: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 675750
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01
MAR
Leeds Dance Auditions
Northern Ballet

Leeds Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new dance contest in Leeds for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their name out there. The…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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03
MAR
Manford's Comedy Club
The Lamproom Theatre

The Lamproom Theatre in Barnsley plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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04
MAR
mono_cult return for a one off special - 10th anni
Canal Mills

monocult return for a one off special ‐ 10th anniversaryOne of the UKs most loved underground promotions is coming back for a one‐off reunion party on March 4th at Canal Mills in Leeds. The party features plenty of returning musical favourites and…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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04
MAR
Lukas Graham
O2 Academy Leeds

Lukas Graham at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Saturday 04 March 2017. Whats the best thing about going to watch Lukas Graham live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAR
Convicts and Lunatics
Cast, Doncaster

Gracefool Collective and Red Ladder presents:Convicts and LunaticsOne hundred years of struggle with wayward women and their dangerous ideasIt is 1918 and Parliament is poised to grant what the suffragettes have been fighting for votes for all women. After years of…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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11
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: 11.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 772500
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12
MAR
Poetry Workshop and Dementia Cafe
Experience Barnsley

Join Diane Hinchliffe an independent Emotional Health & Wellbeing Practitioner at the Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club Memory Caf. Diane brings her skills as a therapist into the creative space providing therapeutic support to individual wellbeing.This will be a social event for people…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01226 772500
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14
MAR
Scott Bradlees Postmodern Jukebox
O2 Academy Leeds

Scott Bradlees Postmodern Jukebox at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Tuesday 14 March 2017. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
MAR
HAWKWIND + Glass Mountain
LEEDS UNIVERSITY REFECTORY

HAWKWIND were formed in 1969 originally as HAWKWIND ZOO by former London busker DAVE BROCK. Although there have been many line‐up changes over the years he remains at the helm today and is known affectionately by many fans as The Captain of…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07974 436686
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17
MAR
Voice of the Violin - Shreya Devnath
Seven Arts Centre

We invite you to experience a seamless blend of composed and improvised music with the pieces drawing from the diverse cultural background that South India is blessed with. Interpreted through the violin the musicality of these compositions will be brought forth…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01132 445523
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18
MAR
Beginners Linocut Printmaking For Adults
The Cooper Gallery

Join tutor Neil Anderson and learn all the skills neededto create your own lino print from design to production. The class is suitable for beginners with no previous experience needed.This class costs £35 per person and to book your ticket please visit…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 242905
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18
MAR
Leeds Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'World of Wine
Radisson SAS

Why Book on a Leeds Wine Tasting Course with Wine UnearthedWine Tasting should be all about enjoying wine and having Fun ‐ our Leeds Days are ‐ learn about wine with like‐minded people in an un‐stuffy way.We are the Longest Running and…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08456 808367
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19
MAR
Leeds Singing and Dance Auditions
Northern Ballet

Leeds Singing and Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new singing and dance contest in Leeds for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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23
MAR
Exhibition Talk: Modernism and the Cooper Gallery
The Cooper Gallery

Join us for an evening talk by Melissa Gallimore artcurator and lecturer offering a unique insight into the20th century art collection at the Cooper Galley.Discover the many artists contemporary to Picassowho also created new approaches to drawing and painting. Tickets cost £5…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01226 242905
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23
MAR
Speed Dating in Leeds
Parkside Tavern

Speed Dating in Leeds for anyone aged 28 to 40 on Thursday 23rd March 2017Book here ‐ http:www.slowdating.comspeed‐datingleeds106485.aspx ‐ by clicking on the link to meet new people at Leedss most popular singles night How speed dating in Leeds works ‐ When…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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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: 15 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01226 244244
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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: 13.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 790270
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08
APR
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: 13.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01226 790270
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10
APR
Easter Card Printing
The Cooper Gallery

Make printing stamps of bunnies chickens and eggsto decorate your own Easter card to share with yourfamily.Dress for mess. All children to be accompanied by anadult. Age 5.Workshop is limited so pre‐booking is recommended.Join us on Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 April…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 242905
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15
APR
Diversity
First Direct Arena

Best known for winning the third series of Britains Got Talent Diversity are a phenomenal street dance group that have won numerous awards since they became famous. They appear at this venue to show…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

19
APR
Beautiful button holes & brooches Easter Half Term
Cannon Hall

As part of the Tales of the Wedding Dress exhibition join Sarah White creator of the Wizard of Oz felt &button wedding bouquet for a delightful fun filled workshop. Bring out your creative side and be inspired to makeyour own small floral…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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20
APR
Easter Art Club - 5 to 11 years
The Cooper Gallery

Join our holiday art club and become immersed in original works of art in the galleries. Develop your sketching skills using a range of materials.Dress for mess. All children to be accompanied by anadult. Down to limited pre‐booking is recommendedSuitable for ages…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 242905
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27
APR
Amazon Masterclass training - Leeds
Room 314,Calverley Building, Leeds Beckett University,

Amazon marketplace has brought a fortune to lots of businesses in the UK and when you do it right this could be yours. This course helps you explore the untapped potential to grow your business with Amazon. Our interests is delivering informative…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02922 362596
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27
APR
Online Seller UK Meetup - Leeds
Room 314, Calverley Building

Leeds Online Seller Meetup is freefor online sellers and retailers. Our events are perfect for any business aiming to grow online nationally or internationally. If you are thinking of starting to sell online you will learn proven strategies and tactics quicker through…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02922 362596
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27
APR
Singles Night in Leeds
Parkside Tavern

Leeds Singles Night on Thursday 27th April 2017Leeds Singles NightAbout Singles Night in Leeds EventsAt one of our Leeds singles night events you will have four minutes to chat to each date Four minutes is long enough to see if you click…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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Tourist Attractions


Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Savour the poignant atmosphere of this fully furnished Victorian country house with its original contents carefully conserved by English Heritage. There are over 30 rooms on view ranging from the faded grandeur of the sumptuous reception rooms to the cluttered remains of the fascinating servants wing with…

Absolute Leisure

Absolute Leisure Nightclub in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01977 668613 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Barnsley Bowl

Bowling at Barnsley Bowl in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Contact venue on for opening times and entrance costs.…

Barnsley Golf Club

Barnsley Golf Club ‐ golf course in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01226 382856 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Barnsley Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Bowlplex

Bowling at Bowlplex in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01977 668111 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Breaks Snooker

SnookerPool Hall at Breaks Snooker in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01977 796167 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

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