What’s On – Wakefield and Leeds (20/21/22 June)

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Then look no further! Between the two districts we have a large range of activities, shows and more to chose from!


World Sup Beer Festival 2014
20-Jun-14 to 22-Jun-14 world sup

West Riding Refreshment Rooms, Dewsbury Railway Station, Wellington Road, Dewsbury, Wakefield, WF13 1HF.

It’s back, our third World Sup Beer Festival. To support England we will be selecting a beer for each player in Roy Hodgson’s squad from either their own town/city or from the club they are currently playing for. We will be looking to promote new breweries to the West where possible and give you a chance to drink a pint or two in support of your country.

Also we will be looking to source some bottled beers from other countries competing in the World cup to provide a bit of competition for our great English cask beers. We look forward to seeing you get behind England!

For more information: http://bit.ly/1kQtRlz


The Blues Band at Theatre Royal Wakefield
Friday 20th June 2014

Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE

The Blues Band - Wakefield Theatre

If music matures like fine wine, 1979 was a vintage year. That’s when Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness, from the hugely successful Manfred Mann, returned to their first love, the Blues. They imagined their back to the roots project, The Blues Band, would simply earn some beer money. How wrong they were – the public were ready and waiting.

Talent goes to talent. Into the ranks came slide guitar ace and superb vocalist Dave Kelly, legendary ex-John Mayall drummer Hughie Flint, (replaced in 1982 by the renowned Rob Townsend of Family), with solid bass provided by Gary Fletcher.

The Blues Band’s 2012 studio album, Few Short Lines amply demonstrates the veneration of their peers. Bob Dylan’s keyboard accomplice Al Kooper plays on six tracks, Bruce Springsteen’s comrade Southside Johnny provides harmonica and vocals, all lavishly topped off by Paul Jones raunchily duetting with Linda Lewis.

  • £22, £20, £17 (plus concessions)

For more information: http://bit.ly/1ic1CTU
To book tickets: http://bit.ly/1lYxISh


The Move at Warehouse23
Friday 20th June 2014

23 Smyth Street, Wakefield, WF1 1ED


Supported by The 45’s
Bev Bevan (The Move, ex ELO, Black Sabbath), Trevor Burton (The Move, Steve Gibbons, Trevor Burton Band), Tony Kelsey (Robert Plant, Steve Winwood), Phil Tree (Wizzard, Raymond Froggatt).

The first band played on Radio 1.
Sued by the Prime Minister.
Toured with Hendrix, The Who and Pink Floyd.
The band who gave birth to ELO.

This is a great opportunity to get to see one of England’s truly legendary bands performing all their hits and more!!

Tickets are £15 and can be purchased on the door.

For more information: http://bit.ly/1njwPAk


Charity Fashion Show at Stereo Bar
Friday 20th June 2014

Stereo Bar, The Latino Quarter, Wakefield, WF1 1DH

Charity Fashion ShowFREE EVENT
Hosted by Identity Boutique – Winners of the Wakefield Retail Awards

Charity Fashion Show – Raising money for Cancer Research


For more information: http://bit.ly/1nQL0jI

Baby & Tots Nearly New Sale at Leeds Futsal Arena
Saturday 21st June 2014
13:00pm – 15:00pm

Leeds Futsal Arena (Near The White Rose Shopping Centre), Millshaw, Park Way, Leeds, LS11 0LU

Baby & Tots Nearly New Sale

Baby & Tots nearly new sale
Saturday 21st June
1pm til 3pm at Leeds Futsal Arena


Clear out & book a table for some holiday spends


For more information: http://bit.ly/1kQwvYs

See the TableTots website: http://www.tabletots.co.uk


The Illegal Eagles at Theatre Royal Wakefield
Saturday 21st June 2014
19:30pm onwards

Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE

The Illegal Eagles - Wakefield TheatreFollowing a number of critically acclaimed UK & European Tours, The Illegal Eagles have established themselves as, not only the ultimate tribute to The Eagles, but as one of the foremost authentic and talented theatrical experiences in the world!

Vocalist Greg Webb now joins the classic line-up of members Phil Aldridge, Keith Atack, Al Vosper and Darin Murphy and Garreth Hicklin. Together Garreth & Greg’s abilities to capture the emotion of Don Henley’s vocal deliveries, has ensured that critical and audience acclaim has been unanimous.

This latest production brings you all the classics – Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Life in the Fast Lane, Take it to the Limit, Tequila Sunrise, Desperado, New Kid In Town…and a whole lot more!

  • £21, £19, £17, (plus concessions)

For more information: http://bit.ly/1plsD7J
To book tickets: http://bit.ly/1lBHv1N


Overload 2k14 at Nostell Priory
Saturday 21st June 2014
15:00pm – 22:00pm

Nostell Priory, Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield, WF4 1QE

O V E R L O A D 2 K 1 4Overload 1
A festival of arts and culture for young people by young people

Main Stage:
-Jack Walton + Acoustic Band
-Third Knight + More acts to be confirmed..

Arena 2 – UV Dance tent
With DJs:
-Danny Roebuck
-Morgan Thomas
-Matty Kirkbrigt
-Kelvin Wood
-Lewis Southward

  • Free Entry

For more information: http://bit.ly/UPcHQc

Bunting Making & Embroidery Workshop at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Saturday 21st June 2014
14:00pm – 16:00pm

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Building, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Bunting Making & Embroidery Workshop

After a hugely popular embroidery workshop earlier this year, artist and craft-person- extraordinaire, Becki Harper, will be back in the Gallery to teach you the many ways to make your own bunting!

Add colour and fun to any room in this new Burton Saturday workshop…

Think any colours, any size, any fabric; this will be an informative and relaxing workshop suitable for all abilities. Grab the opportunity to use those embroidery skills again too and decorate your bunting once you’ve grasped the basics.

All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring anything special that you may want to use.

Becki Harper is an illustrator and creative practitioner based in York. . Her work has been highly commended in the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize, and she also received a Best New Blood Award from D&AD.

  • £5 refundable booking fee

For more information: http://bit.ly/1qgHorZ


1st Farsley Guides’ Summer Fayre at St John’s Church Hall, Farsley
Saturday 21st June 2014
10:00am – 12:00pm noon

St John’s Church Hall, Farsley, New Street, Farsley, Pudsey, LS28 5DJ1st Farsley Guides' Summer Fayre

Summer Fayre with Homemade Cakes, Tombola, Craft, Book, Games stalls and Guess the Weight of the Cake.

Refreshments available.

  • Free Entry.

For more information: http://bit.ly/1jAtYSC


RSPB Big Wild Sleepout at Lotherton Hall
Saturday 21st June 2014
11:00am Saturday – 11:00am Sunday

Lotherton Hall, Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds, LS25 3EB

RSPB Big Wild SleepoutJoin the RSPB for the Big Wild Sleepout at Lotherton Hall!

Bring your family along and spend the night under the stars to experience the real outdoors and the wonders of nature.

The price includes entry and free parking in the Lotherton Hall grounds, a shelter building competition, an introduction to nature habitats walk, an evening woodland nature walk, campfire quizzes, games and lots of self-led wild family activities like face painting and bug hunting. Bring your own food along for an evening meal for your family and something to cook it on, eg a camping stove.

For more information on the event and what to bring with you, please visit:

Booking is essential: http://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-368725

Parents / carers must supervise children in their care at all times.

  • RSPB £20 (adult) £10 (child)
  • Non RSPB member£25 (adult) £12 (child)

For more information: http://bit.ly/1uFdDRM


Saturday Art Club 6yrs – 11yrs at ArtBug Studio
Saturday 21st June 2014
9:30am – 11:15am

Artbug Studio, ABS Business Park, Unit 4, Viaduct Street, Stanningley, Pudsey, Leeds, LS28 6AU

Saturday Art Club 6yrs - 11yrs

Art Club gives children aged over two years a unique opportunity to express themselves freely through art in a safe & friendly environment. They are encouraged to use their initiative & imagination and are provided with all the materials & resources to experiment & explore as much as they wish!

We explore different materials and new techniques in fine art and craft based activities. Projects include clay hand building and glazing, painting, wire sculptures, junk modelling, sculptures, drawing techniques . Each individual matters and can dictate what they want to do. The child’s personal creative journey is key and each child works at their own level. Classes are split 2- 5 yrs & 6yrs – 11 years. Children aged 5 plus will be given the opportunity to participate in Arts Award Discover and Explore.

  • £8.50/£12.00

For more information: http://bit.ly/1pV21db

Saturday Family Activities at Thackray Medical Museum
Saturday 21st June 2014
10:00am – 15:00pm

Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

Saturday Family ActivitiesJune is Survival month – the antidote to sport

Had enough of tennis? All cycled out? Join us to learn some simple survival skills and then test your knowledge with fun quizzes and challenges.

  • £7(adults); £5(children 5 – 16); £22 (family)

For more information: http://bit.ly/1inXAHH

Wicked at Opera North Grand Theatre
Saturday 21st June 2014
14:30pm and 19:30pm

Opera North Grand Theatre, 4 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NZ


WickedWinner of 90 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences across the world for a decade and continues to break records at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 15th longest-running West End musical of all time.

In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, stunning costumes and show-stopping songs (by Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz), Wicked is an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

  • Tickets £18.50 – £55.00, premium seats available

To book tickets: http://bit.ly/1qv09KB
For more information: http://bit.ly/1hZR6i4


Springboard Saturdays at The Tetley
Saturday 21st June 2014
All Day

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ

Springboard SaturdaysSpringboard Saturdays take place each week and are led by volunteers and artists. Inspired by our exhibitions, Springboard activities can include anything from making simple prints, to designing robots, book-making or creating recycled crafts.

These drop-in activities are suitable for children and families of all ages. Visitors can stay for as long or as little as they like. Activities are free and no booking is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Free

For more information: http://bit.ly/1kQHb9s


Saturday Art Stars at Otley Courthouse
Saturday 21st June 2014
10:00am – 12:00pm noon

Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, Leeds, LS21 3AN

Saturday Art Stars

Monsters, modelling and mosaics are just a few of the exciting workshops we have been running for children.
All children aged 5-12 are welcome to come to the Saturday term-time sessions and also to the holiday workshops.

  • £5 per child – payable on the day

For more information: http://bit.ly/1oZ8R1M


Wakefield Armed Forces Day 2014 at Nostell Priory and Parkland
Sunday 22nd June 2014
10:00am – 16:00pm

Nostell Priory, Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield, WF4 1QE

Wakefield Armed Forces Day 2014Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to show your support for Britain’s Armed Forces, past, present and future.

We’ll be marking the event in Wakefield on 22 June with an event at Nostell Priory and Parkland.

The day is packed with a wide range of free activities for all the family including:

The Royal Signals White Helmets motorcycle display team, Parachute display team, Spitfire flyby and static display, Falconry display, Farmers market, Craft fair, Inflatable assault course and Military bands.

The full list of events can be found on the website.

A flag raising ceremony will take place at 10am with main events running from 10am – 4pm.
We’re also running a children’s competition. For details please visit the website.

  • Free Entry – £3 Parking

For more information: http://bit.ly/SVKpBH


Miners’ Gala at National Coal Mining Museum for England
Sunday 22nd June 2014
10:00am – 15:15pm

National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH

Activities throughout the day include;

Live performances from Grange Moor Band
SNUG play areaMiners' Gala
Bonkers bikes from Get Cycling
Animal Tent
Children’s Sports Day Races
Design a plate – children’s competition
Horse shoe demonstrations
Performances from Wakefield Stage Coach
Rescue birds of prey demonstrations
Retired Greyhound Trust
Name the Miner competition – open to adults and children
Performance from Hobsons Chorus
Train rides
Outdoor art and craft tent – free activities
Ridings FM
Under 5s allotment-themed indoor soft play area
Nature Trail, playground and picnic area
Visit the ponies, Eric and Ernie plus Finn our gentle giant Clydesdale horse
Free Underground Tours

  • Free

For more information: http://bit.ly/1ic4v71

Discharge at Warehouse23
Sunday 22nd June 2014
16:00pm onwards

23 Smyth Street, Wakefield, WF1 1ED


Discharge are a British hardcore punk band formed in 1977 by Terence “Tezz” Roberts and Royston “Rainy” Wainwright. They are often considered among one of the very first bands to play hardcore punk

The band is characterized by a minimalistic approach of music and lyrics, a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and raw, shouted vocals similar to a political speech, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. AllMusic calls the band’s sound a “high-speed noise overload” characterized by “ferocious noise blasts” The band’s 1982 debut album, Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing, went to number two on the UK Indie Charts and number 40 in the UK Album Chart. In the early 1980s, numerous singles and EPs placed in the top 10 of the UK Indie Charts, including the 1981 EP Why? (#1)

  • £10 Tickets

For more information: http://bit.ly/1njBFh9


Car and Bike Show Gala at Flushdyke Junior and Infants School
Sunday 22nd June 2014
10:00am – 15:30pm

Flushdyke Junior and Infants School, Ossett, WF5 9AN

Flushdyke School and Morris RegisterCar and Bike Show Gala
Car and Bike Show Gala
Sunday 22nd June 2014
10am – 3.30pm

Everyone welcome and FREE admission.

Craft Stalls, Bouncy Castles, Majorettes, Martial Arts Display, Raffle, Tattoos, Facepainting, Tombola and much much more…

Come along for a great family day out.

  • Free entry

For more information: http://bit.ly/T9GrWI




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