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

20
JAN
Shambollix + Support
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

The Shambollix are a 5 piece live band playing covers of Rock Punk Pop Glam New Wave and Power Pop all with a twist and high energy entertainment. Members; Kelv ‐ Vocals Pete ‐ Lead Guitar Stu ‐ Drums Matty ‐ Rythem…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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21
JAN
Picasso Linocuts
The Cooper Gallery

This stunning exhibition features 17 large linocut prints by Pablo Picasso 1881‐1973 on tour for the first time outside the British Museum.Lino cutting was a technique that Picasso explored in the late 1950s and early 1960s and the prints included in this…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01226 242905
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21
JAN
The 4 Elements
No 1 Whitehall Riverside

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionThis theme offers fresh insights into one or more of the four elements earth air fire and water. The Elizabethans believed that all matter was composed of just…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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21
JAN
X Ray Cat Trio + Support
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

Playing a mixture of Surf Rockabilly Punk Blues Psychobilly and Rock n RollBand MembersX Ray NicoAdam RichardsJoe Love…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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26
JAN
Victoria Gate Casino Grand Opening
Victoria Gate Casino

Victoria Gate Casino the largest casino in the north of England and Scotland will be unveiled to the public. With a capacity of 1400 Victoria Gate Casino will be one of the biggest entertainment venues in the city with a 100‐player poker…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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26
JAN
Black Sabbath
First Direct Arena

I think the only way to describe this band is legends Black Sabbath have been around since 1969 and they are still one of the most entertaining bands to see live today. You dont even…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
JAN
Re:Play
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

A four piece band from South Yorkshire playing Rock & Roll hits from the past to the present.Members:Mike Rainsbury ‐ Lead vocals and rhythm guitarPaul Peters ‐ Lead guitar and backing vocalsAllan Martin ‐ Bass and backing vocalsBrad Clifford ‐ Drums…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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27
JAN
THE REPUBLIC OF FENTONIA
The Fenton

THE REPUBLIC OF FENTONIA PRESENTS:ROF has always supported women in music but until now hasnt made a song and dance about it excuse the pun. It has been difficult to put a line‐up together where women are so well represented as theyre…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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28
JAN
Architecture photography exhibition
1 East Parade

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionEver since photography was first invented buildings have been a popular source of inspiration. Throughout the 20th century architectural photography became increasingly creative as photographers began to experiment with contrast light shadows textures reflections and…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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28
JAN
Leeds Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'Vine to 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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28
JAN
Supercell + Support
Cask Corner and Dive Bar

Proper classic rock by a young band who play music from before they were even born and they do it so well Andrew Bailey ‐ Bass & Vocals Shaun Bailey ‐ Guitar Adam Slater Drums…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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28
JAN
A Day To Remember
First Direct Arena

US rock band A Day to Remember were founded in 2003 by their guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs and are known for their unusual mix of metalcore and pop punk style fusing emo…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
FEB
The Weir
Carriageworks Theatre

In a remote Western Ireland pub the locals spin tales to impress a divorcee newly arrived in the community.Take a seat in the bar and watch the evening unfold in real time. Listen in as funny and spellbinding stories with unexpected twists…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01133 760318
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02
FEB
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 Leeds 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: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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03
FEB
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
FEB
MQTT-The Protocol of “Internet of Things
Online

The Internet of Things IoT the collection of millions of physical devices connected to a network to merge the digital with the physical is estimated to have billions of devices in the next few years. This webinar will explore one of the…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: +918328420943,9989686622,9730 412155
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04
FEB
Poetry in Song - Shabnam Khan
Seven Arts Centre

We welcome everyone to an evening of poetry in song celebrating the language of words and music by the delectable Shabnam Khan and company. Based in West Yorkshire Shabnam has been singing professionally since her school days and has performed alongside many…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01132 445523
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10
FEB
Jack Whitehall
First Direct Arena

Big Brother and Mock The Week star Jack Whitehall continues to impress his fans across the UK on his continuing tour. Just 21 years of age Jack has often been compared to Russell Brand…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
FEB
Rock Icons Show
Theatre Royal Wakefield

Rock Icons is an all new energetic live music show that will take you on a journey through the eras and evolution of Classic Rock featuring music & visuals from the worlds most iconic Albums and Bands from Yes Deep Purple Queen…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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16
FEB
Speed Dating in Leeds
Epic Cocktail Club

Speed Dating in Leeds for 20s & 30s on Thursday 16th February 2017Book here ‐ ‐ by clicking on the link to meet new people at Leedss most popular singles night How speed dating in Leeds works ‐ When you arrive…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02380 784694
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18
FEB
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: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 772500
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18
FEB
Dickie Bird: My Life in Cricket
Experience Barnsley

The life times and achievements of one of Barnsleys most famous sons Harold Dennis Dickie Bird.From the son of a Barnsley miner to the worlds most famous cricket umpire Dickie Bird has had an extraordinary life. From playing cricket for Yorkshire and…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01226 787944
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18
FEB
Planes Trains and Automobiles
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Kick off half term with a bang Make your own moving vehicle from recycledmaterials. Booking is essential down to limited places. The event costs £2.50 per child and Children under 16must be accompanied by an adult. Visit shop.barnsley‐musuems.com for more details…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 740203
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18
FEB
Pet Shop Boys
First Direct Arena

British post‐modern synth pop that's sold 50 million records world wide earning the award from the Guinness Book of World Records no less of being the most accomplished English duo in the history of U.K.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
FEB
Band of Horses
O2 Academy Leeds

Formerly known as Horses Bridwell Ryan Monroe Tyler Ramsey Bill Reynolds and Creighton Barrett are now collectively called as Band of Horses. In 2004 Ben Bridwell formed this American rock group.This Indie rock Southern rock…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
FEB
Look, Make, Print!
The Cooper Gallery

Explore the Picasso exhibition guided by our artist forinspiration; then create your own print to take home. Dress for mess bring an apron or old shirt with you. Come and join us on Monday 20 Wednesday 22 andFriday 24 February. The exhibition…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 242905
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20
FEB
Perfect Portraits at Experience Barnsley
Experience Barnsley

Add your portrait to our Fabulous Faces galley. Dropinto Experience Barnsley for a different type of craft activity each day. This is a free drop in event donations welcome. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult. Groups of more than…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 772500
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21
FEB
Sweet Treats
Cannon Hall Museum

Join the cook in the Victorian kitchen to make and decorate rainbow cookies and sweet treats to take home. The event costs £9.95 per child and is suitable for children aged 5‐11. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre‐booking…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 787944
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22
FEB
Winter Nature Trail at Worsbrough Mill
Worsbrough Mill and Country Park

Join our family nature trail and discover the winter world. Gather found objects along the way and make an exciting piece of natural art. Places cost £4.50 per child pre‐booking is essential. Children under 16 must be accompanied…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 740203
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23
FEB
Pizza's Galore!
Cannon Hall Museum

Have a go at Pizza making in the Victorian kitchen. Make your own dough and get creative with the toppingThe event is suitable for children aged 5‐11 places cost £9.95 per child. Booking is essential down to limited places. All children must…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01226 787944
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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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