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Today to Fri 25 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Roll Up, Roll Up! Circus as Art and Entertainment in the 19th-20th Centuries
Rachel Platonov, from the University of Manchester, will be giving a talk on the history of the circus to celebrate Circus250. There will also be the opportunity to see our Circus250 exhibition, telling the story of the circus in West Yorkshire.
West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield
Fri 11 May

More details - Archive Surgery
New to using archives or stuck on a piece of research? Book a 45 minute slot where you will receive one-to-one guidance from one of our professional Archive team to help guide you through using our fascinating collections.
West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield
Thu 24 May

More details - Explore & Draw station
Drop-in 10am - 5pm, Free Look out for our Explore & Draw stations in the galleries. Borrow looking tools, handling objects and drawing materials to explore the galleries and create your own artworks. For more information visit our website.
The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery Walk Wakefield
Today to Tue 15 May

More details - Explore & Draw station
Drop-in 10am - 5pm, Free Look out for our Explore & Draw stations in the galleries. Borrow looking tools, handling objects and drawing materials to explore the galleries and create your own artworks. For more information visit our website.
The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery Walk Wakefield
Wed 16 May

More details - Heather Small - The Voice of M People
Heather Small - The Voice of M People. Artists performing: Heather Small.: Tickets avaiable.
Warehouse 23, Wakefield
Fri 4 May

More details - Open Days at St Peter’s
Come along and explore this beautiful medieval church with guided tours available and a chance to try bell ringing. See the early 19th century Benedictine nuns’ graves, village stocks and Tudor Almshouse close by. Refreshments available in the cafe.
St Peters Church, Kirkthorpe Lane, Kirkthorpe, Wakefield
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May

More details - ‘Biker’ Mike Lynskey Concert
Come along and have a fun evening with Mike Lynskey, vocalist and multi - instrumentalist. Instruments include: Guitars, Mouthorgan, Tin Whistle, Saxophone, Musical Saw ( not to mention baked bean tin and shovel guitar). Bar in the marquee and refreshments in the cafe.
St Peters Church, Kirkthorpe Lane, Kirkthorpe, Wakefield
Fri 18 May

More details - Thumbelina
Thumbelina dances and Thumbelina sings,Thumbelina finds trouble in all sorts of things.She makes her choices, ignores the wisest voicesLanding slap bang in the middle of strife,Leading to a topsy turvy life!
Theatre Royal Wakefield Drury Lane Wakefield
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Wakefield May Day Gala
John Proctor and Son are Proud to present the Wakefield May Day Gala 2018!!! The annual Wakefield May Day Gala is FREE entry and is a well established event which attracts large crowds every year. If you have already had the pleasure of attending this event we do hope that you will be able to join us again.
Thornes Park, Clarence Park Arena, Park Ave, Wakefield
Mon 7 May

More details - The Stiles and Drew Musical :  Peter Pan
Stiles and Drew’s musical Adventure based on the story of Peter Pan - the boy who never grew up. Based on the timeless story, this beautiful adaptation is full of magic. Haunting music, Fearless flying and Swashbuckling Pirates. Come and join in the fun
Theatre Royal Wakefield
Wed 16 May, Sat 19 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Friday Health Walk
Enjoy an hour’s walk around Nostell’s picturesque parkland. Get some free exercise with a gentle stroll around the park led by our experienced walk leader. Join the group of regular walkers to take in the changing seasons and enjoy a cuppa in the cafe each week. Booking Not Needed. Children welcome.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Today

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Visit the second-hand book shop
Settle down with a hot cuppa and a gripping read in Nostell’s second-hand book shop. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 4pm from Saturday 14 April until Sunday 28 October 2018. You’ll find many titles to choose from at very reasonable prices.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Today to Sun 29 Apr, Tue 1 May to Sun 6 May, Tue 8 May to Sun 13 May, Tue 15 May to Sun 20 May, Tue 22 May to Sun 27 May, Tue 29 May to Thu 31 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Parkrun
Join in this free weekly 5km timed run through the parkland, which is open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in. People of every ability are encouraged to get involved; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; all are welcome.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Junior parkrun
Join the weekly junior parkrun, a timed 2km run for children aged 4 - 14. It’s open to all, free, safe and easy to take part in - what are you waiting for' Starting from the Stables the 2km course takes you up to Obelisk Lodge and back through Nostell’s woodland and rolling parkland.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Ackworth Juniors Runners Club
Have an aspiring runner in your family aged 4-9' Come and join Ackworth Junior Runners for running fun and games on the vistas. Meeting every Monday, April - August, it’s the perfect way to get outdoors and active.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Mon 30 Apr, Mon 7 May, Mon 14 May, Mon 21 May, Mon 28 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Nordic walking group
Join the Nordic walking group every Tuesday for some exercise in the parkland to boost your fitness and your mood! Using the poles, you can tone the upper and lower body at the same time and burn nearly twice as many calories than ordinary walking.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Tue 1 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Chippendale: the Man and the Brand
Visit this brand new exhibition to discover how Thomas Chippendale made his name: from the publication of his pattern book of furniture designs to masterminding entire rooms in the latest 18th century fashions for Rowland Winn at Nostell.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sun 20 May, Wed 23 May to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Nostell Nestlings
Join in fortnightly stories, crafts and outdoor activities with your mini adventurers, especially for under 5s. Each session we’ve different activities themed around a story book, from planting seeds like Mr McGregor and going on a bear hunt to making mud pies like Superworm.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Wed 2 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Dovetail, Biscuit, Splat
Thomas Chippendale inspired countless designers and craftspeople to copy his styles, techniques and trademark quality. Be part of the #Chipster generation in 2018 by joining in creative workshops to make your own masterpieces.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sun 20 May, Wed 23 May to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Interior Worlds: Thomas Chippendale at Nostell
Join us in 2018 as we celebrate 300 years since the birth of Thomas Chippendale, one of the most influential English designers in history.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sun 20 May, Wed 23 May to Sun 27 May, Wed 30 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Thursday Health Walk
Enjoy an hour’s walk around Nostell’s picturesque parkland. Get some free exercise with a gentle stroll around the park led by our experienced walk leader. Join the group of regular walkers to take in the changing seasons and enjoy a cuppa in the cafe each week. Booking Not Needed. Children welcome.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Thu 3 May, Thu 10 May, Thu 17 May, Thu 24 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Nostell Nights
For adults only, explore the house after hours with the help of artists, musicians and makers. At four evening openings through the year, enjoy a pop-up bar from Wakefield Beer Exchange, artisan food and a range of music, poetry and artist-led demos and activities.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Fri 4 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Friday Health Walk
Enjoy an hour’s walk around Nostell’s picturesque parkland. Get some free exercise with a gentle stroll around the park led by our experienced walk leader. Join the group of regular walkers to take in the changing seasons and enjoy a cuppa in the cafe each week. Booking Not Needed. Children welcome.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Fri 4 May, Fri 11 May, Fri 18 May, Fri 25 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Parkrun
Join in this free weekly 5km timed run through the parkland, which is open to everyone, free, safe and easy to take part in. People of every ability are encouraged to get involved; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; all are welcome.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Bat walk
Join a family-friendly guided night-time walk through the gardens, spotting our furry friends and all sorts of nocturnal residents including frogs and owls. At Nostell, we’ve hundreds of bats roosting in the trees and buildings around the grounds and many other species that come out at night.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Sat 5 May, Fri 18 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Junior parkrun
Join the weekly junior parkrun, a timed 2km run for children aged 4 - 14. It’s open to all, free, safe and easy to take part in - what are you waiting for' Starting from the Stables the 2km course takes you up to Obelisk Lodge and back through Nostell’s woodland and rolling parkland.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Sun 6 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Pedal in the park
Fancy getting into cycling but want a gentle start' Join ride leaders from Wakefield District Cycle Forum for an easy bike ride exploring the parkland and beyond the Nostell estate. These short rides are ideal for beginners, families and those wanting to build their confidence.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Sun 6 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Easy cycle ride
Join ride leaders from Wakefield District Cycle Forum for an easy bike ride exploring the parkland and beyond the Nostell estate. Following an experienced leader, you’ll meet new people, discover new cycle routes and explore the countryside.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Mon 7 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Nordic walking group
Join the Nordic walking group every Tuesday for some exercise in the parkland to boost your fitness and your mood! Using the poles, you can tone the upper and lower body at the same time and burn nearly twice as many calories than ordinary walking.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Tue 8 May, Tue 15 May, Tue 22 May, Tue 29 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Parkland walk
Explore Nostell’s flora, fauna and history in this 2.5 mile guided walk across the parkland. Our knowledgeable guides will share the history and geography of the estate, from the original Augustinian priory to the architecture that you can see today including Druid’s Bridge and Robert Adam’s Obelisk...
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Sat 12 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Nostell Nestlings
Join in fortnightly stories, crafts and outdoor activities with your mini adventurers, especially for under 5s. Each session we’ve different activities themed around a story book, from planting seeds like Mr McGregor and going on a bear hunt to making mud pies like Superworm.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Wed 16 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Behind the scenes Stables tours
Learn all about the Winn family’s love of horses and the hidden areas of the stable block that visitors don’t normally see.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Thu 17 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Muck-in day
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to look after Nostell’s outdoor areas' Don your wellies and join the gardeners for hands-on activities through the seasons, from mulching veg beds and watering plants to leaf clearing.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Sun 20 May

More details - Nostell Priory and Parkland - Meet the Gardener
Learn a few secrets from Nostell’s kitchen gardener, from growing giant onions to the perfect potatoes. Join Mark in the kitchen garden for his top tips for growing fruit and veg, with seasonal highlights including rhubarb, herbs and summer fruits.
Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield,
Thu 24 May

More details - Paulos Circus 2018 Creating Memories Tour! From ITV1's ''The Circus'  Pontefract Farmer Copley
2018 We are here ! From breath taking stunts, laugh out loud comedy to beautiful artistry, the Paulos family have created a show to give you and your family ever lasting memories. The quality goes in before our name goes on. Paulos Circus 2018 Creating Memories Tour, coming to your town soon !
Pontefract Farmer Copleys Farm
Thu 24 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Queens Mill Open Days
Come and join us on Friday to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire passing through Castleford close by Queens Mill. There will be a Cycle Forum, Bike Doctor Sessions, Children’s Activities, Mill Tours, Craft Stalls, BBQ, Tombola and Raffle.
Queens Mill, Aire Street, Castleford
Fri 4 May and Sat 5 May

More details - Castleford Boat Festival
Come along and enjoy a great day out at this popular event. There will be FREE boat rides and Canoeing tasters, Children’s entertainment, food and drink. NB Only Disabled Parking on site.
Castleford Canal, Lock Lane, Castleford.
Sat 12 May

More details - Ackworth Scammell Spectacular and Historic Vehicle Show
Bringing together a variety of historic commercial vehicles, classic and vintage cars and plenty more. There’s a good range of Real Ales in the Steam Inn on site, and entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, with a road run around the village for all exhibitors and public on Saturday evening.
Ackworth Water Tower, A628 Ackworth Road, Nr.Pontefract
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - Neighbourhood Watch by Alay Ayckbourn
Brother and sister Martin and Hilda live together, leading a quiet, Christian existence but, just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden,......... the adventure begins!
Dewsbury Arts Group, Lower Peel Street
Today, Sat 28 Apr, Tue 1 May to Sat 5 May

More details - Northern Racing College Charity Day
It’s our 29th Annual Northern Racing College Day! This is a unique day in the racing calendar when bookmakers come together to offer their support to the Northern Racing College by sponsoring some of the exciting races on the card.
Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract Park, Park Road, Pontefract
Wed 2 May

More details - Pontefract Race for Life 5K 2018
This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.
Pontefract Racecourse / Park, Park Road, Pontefract
Sun 13 May

More details - Pontefract Race for Like 10K 2018
10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.
Pontefract Racecourse / Park, Park Road, Pontefract
Sun 13 May

More details - Pontefract Races - 80s Night
This is 80s Night like never before! BELINDA CARLISE once said "PONTEFRACT IS A PLACE ON EARTH" and she will be joining us for some exciting evening of racing before performing some of her greatest hits!
Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract Park, Park Road, Pontefract
Fri 25 May

More details - Family Sculpture Walk
Celebrate the beauty of spring at YSP with a family art walk in the woods. Guided by Natalie Bellingham of Uncanny Theatre, we’ll discover sculptures and nature, collecting objects we find along the way to create our own art.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park West Bretton Wakefield
Sun 13 May

More details - Whispering Woods – Open Air Storytelling Theatre
Journey into the lakes and woodlands with Whispering Woods as they present a magical outdoor promenade performance that explores universal themes and celebrates the journey through life, performed amongst the ancient trees at YSP.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park West Bretton Wakefield
Fri 18 May

More details - Cyclothon
This Spring will once again see the return of our annual Cyclothon. With three routes to choose from (31, 60 and 100 miles) there’s a challenge for everyone! Each route will begin and end at the event hub in Pontefract Park with the cycle itself beginning at 9am.
Pontefract Park
Sun 20 May

More details - Rothwell Temperance Band
The 2015 Grand Shield winner, Rothwell Temperance Band, was formed in 1984, quickly making a name for itself at the big contests winning the 2006 International Masters, qualifying for the National Finals in 2008 and winning the 2009 Grand Shield and Yorkshire Area Championship.
Morley Town Hall
Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Art of Tabla with Pandit Yogesh Samsi
Inviting all musicians to join the conversation with world renowned tabla maestro Pandit Yogesh Samsi. Learn about the tabla, both as a solo and as an accompanying instrument. Listen carefully to its technical intricacies and the many different styles.
GNNSJ Leeds 78 Lady Pit Lane Leeds
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Take That LIVE at Mapplewell & Staincross Village Hall, Barnsley.
Join Take That LIVE Europe’s Best for a night you will "Never Forget". Full Tribute Show followed by a Disco. DOORS OPEN: 7pm - 12am - Limited Seating Available. Licenced Bar & Bar Snacks Available. (Bar open until 11:30pm).
Mapplewell and Staincross Village Hall Darton Lane, Barnsley
Today

More details - What the heck are 'Archives'?-An Introduction to Archives
This workshop is for those who are new to archives. An absolute beginner’s introduction to historic archive collections, what they are, what they can tell us and how you can use them.
WYAS Leeds, West Yorkshire Joint Services, Nepshaw Lane South, Morley, Leeds
Fri 4 May