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

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: 13.6 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: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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31
JUL
Sense & Sensibility
Wentworth Castle Gardens

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. This exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (01226) 776040
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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: 13.6 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: 13.6 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: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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06
AUG
Leeds Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show 2016
St Chad's Parish Centre

The Leeds Flower Show has been held almost every year since the first show in 1864. With over 150 classes showing everything from Domestic Produce Arts and Crafts Photography and Floral Art. We look forward to receiving plenty of entries.…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01138 123492
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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: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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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: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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07
AUG
Malala Yousafzai
First Direct Arena

Malala Yousafzai at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Sunday 07 August 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Malala Yousafzai live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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: 13.6 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: 13.6 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: 13.6 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: 14.3 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: 13.6 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: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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20
AUG
Refurnish Summer Sofa Sale
Refurnish

Up to 50 off on all Re‐branded sofaschairs corner suites and sofa beds. Outdoor sale. Same day local delivery available.Huge Selection. RefurnishSkellow RoadCarcroftDoncasterDN6 8HQ01302 337606 OPTION 320TH AUGUST 2016Open to the public 10:00‐15:00HUGE SAVINGS TO BE HADVenue: Refurnish Skellow Road Carcroft Doncaster…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01302 328371
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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: 13.6 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: 13.6 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: 13.6 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: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01302 366277
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03
SEP
Dream FM Reunion Night
Leeds Warehouse

WEVE DONE ITITS BACK FOR ONE NIGHT ONLYAfter hundreds of requests ofPLEASE DO A REUNIONand masses of comments likeOMG DREAM FM LITERALLY CHANGED MY LIFEITS HERE WITH THE HELP OF THE GENERAL WEVE GOT IT TOGETHER JUST FOR YOUThe date is Saturday…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07784 986956
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04
SEP
Cannon Hall Run 2016
Cannon Hall Farm

Whatever your running style wed love you to join the Barnsley Hospice Cannon Hall Run on Sunday 4th September 2016 a 10k run around the hills of High Hoyland Kexbrough and Cawthorne starting and ending at Cannon Hall Farm.Its a hilly course…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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09
SEP
Out of the Office Challenge
Elland Road Stadium

Following the tremendous success of last years event Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice will be hosting the Leeds Out of the Office challenge for the third time on Friday 9th September. We are delighted to give your organisation the opportunity to be involved…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 0113 203337
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14
SEP
FriendsFest Wednesday
Harewood House

FriendsFest Wednesday at Harewood House in Leeds on Wednesday 14 September 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 GetMeIn…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
SEP
FriendsFest Thursday
Harewood House

FriendsFest Thursday at Harewood House in Leeds on Thursday 15 September 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 do the…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

17
SEP
FriendsFest Saturday
Harewood House

FriendsFest Saturday at Harewood House in Leeds on Saturday 17 September 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 GetMeIn…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
SEP
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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22
SEP
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: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02922 362596
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24
SEP
Mint Festival 2016
The Tetley

On Saturday 24th of September at the fantastic Tetley complex Mint Festival will continue its fearless exploration of electronic music. Over 5 separate arenas there will be performances from familiar names and some fascinating new artists as in true MF style we…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 0758 407308
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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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