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

07
FEB
Craft Fair
The Ridings Shopping Centre

The Ridings Shopping Centres monthly Craft Fair is making a return for the first time this year.A selection of craft stalls will be offering handmade quality items that have all been expertly crafted in Yorkshire.Stalls at Februarys Craft Fair will be offering…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01924 787780
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08
FEB
Bloc Party NME Awards Tour 2016
O2 Academy Leeds

Bloc Party NME Awards Tour 2016 at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Monday 08 February 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Bloc Party NME Awards Tour 2016 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
FEB
Sitting Room Comedy Club
Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen

Critically acclaimed comedy night with four of the circuits best stand‐up comedians as seen on Live at the Apollo Michael McIntyres Comedy Roadshow Have I Got News for You Mock the Week and more.Sitting Room Comedy Club recommended by The Independent The…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07807 476856
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12
FEB
Agenda Fridays: Feat. Jeremy McConnell
Pryzm, Leeds

Discover the journey that is Friday night within the elite surroundings of Pryzm. Eclectic mixtures of House EDM & RnB are the platform for this epic weekly event.Brad Swainston & guests present an awe‐inspiring live music session within our Acoustic Lounge to…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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13
FEB
THE REPUBLIC OF FENTONIA
The Fenton Hotel

THERES ROOM FOR ONE OR TWO MORE LOCAL BANDS TO PLAY IF YOU CAN BRING SOME PUNTERS...ANY TAKERS They can be punkrockreggaeskahip‐hop etc. ...NOT metalThe Repubic of Fentonia presents....THE WORKING MAN comedy rock from Blackburn Imagine The League of Gentleman characters formed…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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13
FEB
Slipknot
First Direct Arena

Slipknot at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday 13 February 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison service.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
FEB
Suede
O2 Academy Leeds

Also known as 'London Suede' the band has been on the music scene since 1989. They are often credited with helping to kick start the 'Brit Pop' movement of the 1990s but claim to be…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
FEB
Marina the Diamonds
O2 Academy Leeds

Marina the Diamonds at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Wednesday 17 February 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
FEB
An evening with Ian Clayton
Tap & Barrel

The official launch event for Ian Claytons book Right Up Your Street: The Express Columns Volume One. Ian Clayton promotes the idea that a sense of place is not just about bricks and mortar rather its in the people and the stories…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01977 326457
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18
FEB
CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS Workshop
Marmalade On The Square

Join us in Wakefield on the 18th February for our Crochet for Beginners workshop. During this relaxed 5 hour workshop you will be introduced to crochet patterns and learn the basics such as chain single double crochet and treble stitches. You will…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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18
FEB
TOM STADE ‘You’re Welcome!’ UK Tour 2015/101
The Wardrobe

Every inch a star.super confidence and charisma If comedy is the new rock n roll then Tom Stade is Keith Richards DAILY RECORD Back on the road after the sell‐out success of his month‐long run at the Edinburgh Festival earlier this year…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01133 838800
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18
FEB
Twenty One Pilots
O2 Academy Leeds

Twenty One Pilots at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Thursday 18 February 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
FEB
Singles Party in Leeds
Chino Latino

A fantastic night of fun and flirting with the chance to mingle with up to 200 other singles Guests are greeted on arrival by our hosts and are registered from the guest list on the door. You can then explore the…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07931 300555
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20
FEB
Foals
First Direct Arena

Hailing from Oxford Foals have been on the dancepunkIndierock scene since 2005. A five‐piece band whose members include Yannis Philippakis Jack Bevan Jimmy Smith Edwin Congreave and Walter Gervers. They have been nominated for…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
FEB
An evening with Tom Hingley
Tap & Barrel

Tom was Glory Days lead singer with Manchester band Inspiral Carpets 1989 ‐ 2011. He sang on 15 top twenty hits appeared on TOTP 7 times sold a million records and toured the world many times. Tom now performs solo acoustic as…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01977 326457
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26
FEB
Ryley Walker with Danny Thompson on 26 February
Brudenell Social Club

Singer‐songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley yet has a musical style thats all his own. Still only in his mid‐twenties hes well on his way to becoming a major artist as the rave reviews for…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07748 917201
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26
FEB
X Factor Live
First Direct Arena

You've watched them perform on your telly and now you can see them LIVE on tour. That's right X Factor fans our final eight are coming to a stage near you in February 2014 ‐…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
FEB
Ladies Lunch
Barnsley Holiday Inn

Martyn Johnson a local author from Wentworth will be the Guest Speaker. Martyn has published three books Whats tha up to which reached the top 10 Sunday Times Best Sellers List and Whats tha up to nah and Whats tha up to…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01226 244244
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01
MAR
Rudimental
O2 Academy Leeds

Rudimental at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Tuesday 01 March 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Rudimental live in the knowledge that…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
MAR
Jason Donovan
Town Hall Leeds

Jason Donovan at Town Hall Leeds in Leeds on Friday 04 March 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
MAR
Wet Wet Wet
First Direct Arena

With an incredible back catalogue of songs including three UK No. 1's With A Little Help From My Friends' 1988; Goodnight Girl' 1991; and Love Is All Around' 1994 the Glasgow lads have made…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
MAR
Hannah Wants
Canal Mills

Hannah Wants at Canal Mills in Leeds on Saturday 05 March 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Hannah Wants live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAR
Grimes
O2 Academy Leeds

Grimes at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Monday 07 March 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAR
James Morrison
O2 Academy Leeds

James Morrison a BRIT Award‐winning singer‐songwriter hails from Warwickshire is a critically acclaimed artist who has produced several chart topping singles and albums that appeal to a large audience. Influenced by the likes of…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAR
Peter Andre
First Direct Arena

English born Australian singersongwriter Peter Andre is also a successful TV presenter and businessman. Famed for his marriage and subsequent split from glamour model Katie Price Andre has starred in his own ITV2 shows both…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
MAR
The Rifles
The Wardrobe

The Rifles are a British hard‐rock band that stem from Chingford London.Bursting on to the indie scene in 2006 with their critically acclaimed debut album No Love Lost produced by Ian Broudie of The Lightning…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAR
BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) Le
The Cosmopolitan Hotel

BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders APLH Level 2 Leeds.Gain the qualification needed to apply for your Personal Licence to sell alcohol and advance your career prospects within the licensed retail sector. This 1 day APLH course held at The Norfolk Royale…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 786056
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17
MAR
Boyce Avenue
O2 Academy Leeds

Boyce Avenue is one of the coolest bands right now whos known for their amazing gift to sing cover songs nearly better than the original. They have performed and collaborated with vocalists like Kina Grannis…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAR
Mariah Carey
First Direct Arena

Mariah Carey at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Thursday 17 March 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAR
Paul Heaton Jacqui Abbott
First Direct Arena

Paul Heaton Jacqui Abbott at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday 19 March 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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