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What's on around Wakefield

Today to Thu 19 Mar, closest first.

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Wakefield Rhubarb Festival The Rhubarb Festival is the first date in the merry city’s festival calendar, and it starts the year off with a bang.
Wakefield City Centre
Today to Sun 23 Feb

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A spectacular evening of swing and big band music with The Down for the Count Swing Orchestra, as they bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life for “one hellova celebration of vintage music”
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Wakefield
Fri 28 Feb

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You may have done paper marbling before but have you marbled material? We’ll be using techniques which allow greater control of the ink to produce some great designs.
Wakefield One Burton Street
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Families are invited to join us for this special workshop at Wakefield Museum as we celebrate the history of rhubarb growing in our region!
Wakefield One Burton Street Wakefield
Fri 21 Feb

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Bring your own piece of fabric or use one from our material box to produce your own handmade lampshade. It’s easy and once you know how, you’ll be making them for every room in the house.
Wakefield One Burton Street
Thu 19 Mar

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Kids Aware are holding a Charity Race Night, Quiz & Bingo Night. Everybody welcome, this is a family friendly event.
The Malt House Wakefield Road Horbury
Fri 21 Feb

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Let their imaginations loose with crafts inspired by Nostell’s Dolls’ House. Make your own mini bird house in a match box.
Nostell, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Today and Fri 21 Feb

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A path of footprints will lead families to discover the UK’s largest animatronic T-Rex at Junction 32 this February.
Junction 32 Outlet Village, Tomahawk Trail, Castleford
Today to Sun 1 Mar

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The Northern Swing Orchestra is a 17 piece big band that plays a different programme each month, from the 1940’s, Count Basie his Orchestra, Duke Ellington to modern up tempo funk and Latin
Swillington mwc 9 Wakefield Road Swillington LEEDS
Sun 1 Mar

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Stan Barstow, born in Horbury, Yorkshire, his best known work is ’A kind of loving’. Set in the 1960’s, ’Ask me tomorrow’ centres around Wilf Cotton, an aspiring writer...
Dewsbury Arts Group, Lower Peel St. Dewsbury
Sat 14 Mar, Mon 16 Mar to Sat 21 Mar

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This February Half Term at the National Coal Mining Museum, we’re celebrating 100 years of Miners’ Welfare with all sorts of mining themed activities to keep the entire family entertained!
National Coal Mining Museum for England Caphouse Colliery New Road Overton Wakefield
Today to Sun 23 Feb

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Local historian Dave Weldrake talks you through a whistle stop tour of some of the most interesting medieval churches in West Yorkshire.
Pontefract Museum 5 Salter Row Pontefract
Thu 27 Feb

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Prepare for Easter and learn how to make your own chocolate Easter Eggs using a mould. You’ll also decorate your egg and learn how to temper chocolate.
Pontefract Castle Castle Chain
Thu 12 Mar

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Make: Believe at the Royal Armouries and discover the magic behind the movies. We have speeding bullets and a tall building, so where better to discover your inner superhero than at the...
Royal Armouries
Today to Sun 23 Feb

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This half term is all about Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates at Ponderosa Zoo as we launch our brand NEW Reptile House!
Ponderosa Park Off Smithies Lane
Today to Sun 23 Feb

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Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award, seeds embarks on a UK tour in 2020. Sensitively written by Mel Pennant, it tells the story of two mothers united in sorrow, unable to escape the tragedy and...
Leeds Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds
Fri 21 Feb to Sat 29 Feb

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Art House Art Fayre The Art House Art Fayre (AHAF) event is free admission to the public. Art lovers can expect a diverse range of quality contemporary art and high quality craft on display from artists and crafters...
Event Space, Leeds Kirkgate Market
Sat 22 Feb
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Salon Prive, located at Dakota Hotel, the only elevated bar on Greek Street is now hosting blues, jazz and funk/soul evenings every Friday and Saturday as local talented musicians including ‘The Big
Salon Privé, First Floor of The Dakota Hotel, 8 Russell Street, Leeds
Fri 21 Feb, Fri 28 Feb, and more dates until Fri 3 Apr

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Subluna proudly presents some of the finest DJs in dub, dubstep and drum and bass. Our aim is to showcase outstanding talent, whilst donating 100% of our profits to incredible...
UNIT 11 KIRKSTALL INDUSTRIAL ESTATE KIRKSTALL ROAD LEEDS
Fri 13 Mar

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It’s the UK’s largest Valentines Event, and back in Leeds for the February Half Term holidays will be the famous Valentines Fun Fair this year at Woodhouse Moor with over 70 rides and attractions
Woodhouse Moor near Leeds University
Today to Sun 23 Feb

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It’s the UK’s largest Valentines Event, and back in Leeds for the Half Term holidays will be the famous Valentines Fun Fair opening on a new location at Woodhouse Moor near the university just off
Woodhouse Moor, Woodhouse Lane
Today to Sun 23 Feb

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Farsley Farmers Market Farsley Farmers Market is a free, Community event which runs all year round on 4th Saturday of each month. Located in St Johns Hall & Grounds. n.b.
St John’s Hall & Grounds, New Street, off Farsley Town Street, Leeds
Sat 22 Feb

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Brighouse Art Circle - Please bring two pictures
Waring Green Community Centre,Halifax Road, Brighouse
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Brighouse Art Circle - Jigsaw picture supplied
Waring Green Community Centre,Halifax Road, Brighouse
Thu 27 Feb

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Brighouse Art Circle -
Waring Green Community Centre,Halifax Road, Brighouse
Thu 5 Mar, Thu 2 Apr

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