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What's on in and around the Penistone area

Here is a selection of events which are held in and around Penistone. If you have an event you'd like to promote and think it would be of interest to visitors to the area please let us know. Listings are free and are seen by thousands every year.

IMPORTANT: all details are correct at the time of writing, however weather and other factors can mean that events are cancelled or prices are increased. Always check before setting off.
Visit Penistone does not have any further information regarding any of these events so please check with events organisers.

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  • Wentworth Castle Gardens, Lowe Lane, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3ET;
  • Tel: 01226 776040
  • Web: www.wentworthcastle.org
  • Please note that several events can be booked online from the Wentworth Castle website.
  • If you have any queries about any of the events listed, please contact Wentworth Castle directly using the above details.
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Friday 18th April - Monday 21st April

  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Admission: Free with normal garden admisson
  • Eggs Factor Egg Hunt.
  • Find all the star Eggs in the Garden to get an Easter Egg or choose a prize from the special prize shelves
  • Children of season ticket holders or children included in any discount offer £2 to join in the Eggs Factor Egg Hunt. You can also join in with the egg rolling races at 2pm. Wooden eggs will provided for all participants to use in the race. The Easter Bunny will be making a special guest appearance
  • Leisure Learning – Garden Photo Workshop - Sun 27th April

  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Admission: £50. Includes admission to the Gardens and refreshments throughout the day. Participants should bring a packed lunch.

Spring at Wentworth Castle Gardens is a magical time. The Rhododendrons, Magnolias and Camellias provide a riot of colour amongst the fresh green of the newly opened leaves on the trees.

This workshop, ideal for both occasional and enthusiast photographers, will be spent looking at composition and how to use the natural light to enhance colours and textures. We will study the use of lenses and camera settings to capture creative and imaginative images. Group size will be limited to give plenty of time for one to one tuition.

The day will include: Introduction from tutor; a short presentation and tips and tricks. A walk around Stainborough Park with your tutor to identify different points of interest Shooting time (as a group) with guidance from the tutor Individual tuition time An informal, group critique of your images (should you wish) and time to ask questions. See website for more info.

House Tour - Sun 27th April

  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Admission: Adults £8.50 Children £5.50 , and includes full admission to Wentworth Castle Gardens and car parking as well as participation in the tour.
  • Please note there will not be time to visit the gardens after your tour so please come early to take full advantage of your ticket.

A fascinating chance to see inside the "big house" with one of our experienced and friendly guides. Tours reveal the hidden splendour of this once great house, its stories and its secrets as well as showcasing its modern life as a residential college of further education. The tour begins at 2.30pm from the Long Barn Visitor Centre

If you have any queries about any of the events listed, please contact Elsecar Heritage Centre directly using the above details - at the time of writing, some information such as starting times and costs are not available to us.

Easter Egg Specials / Mini Zoo Sat 19th apr to Mon 21st April

BBR Spring Show

BBR organises the UK's four largest annual Bottle, Pot Lid & Advertising Shows, alongside major Auctions of similar material, PLUS distribute the worlds longest running/ worlds first full colour specialist collectors magazine, as well as publish leading authoritative book titles.

People from all over the world come to Elsecar for the annual BBR Spring Show. Take part in an auction or browse at worldwide bottles and varses. More info from www.onlinebbr.com

Sun 20th April - St George's Day Celebration

Volkswagen Golf Show - Mon 21st April

  • Time: 10am - 4pm

The Volkswagen Golf show returns to Elsecar this year with a fantastic car display in Building 21 and around the site. A great day out for all sports car enthusiasts.

Spring Fun at Elsecar - Tues 22nd to Fri 25th April

Fun family activities every weekday during the school holidays. Drop in from 11am to 2pm. Discover exciting things to do. Get arty, discover science, get hands-on with history and much more too. Remember to pick up our special treasure hunt for 2014.

See website for details of activities. Aimed at five to 12 year-olds. (Must be supervised)

Newcomen Beam Engine Open Day - Wed 23rd April

See the restoration of our Newcomen Engine up close. Witness the work of experts as they conserve what has been described as 'the most important piece of industrial heritage in the world', including its deep Georgian mineshaft. See intriguing artefacts and historic documents too.

Elsecar Village Tour - Wed 23rd April

Fascinating tours of the village each month. Book early to avoid disappointment. From the birth of a Georgian industrial community through Victorian boom times and since, enjoy the stories of the men, women and children who made a great industrial age.

Postcard Convention - Fri 25th and Sat 26th April

Postcard Convention. Not to Be Missed.

Craft Fair - Sun 27th April

  • Time: 10am to 4pm
  • Free Admission.

Hand made crafts and gifts made by local people. Sample a vibrant atmosphere with over 80 stalls and browse the other shops and cafes on site too.

Elsecar and Worsbrough Wander - Sun 27th April

  • Time: 9.30am.
  • Admission: £3 per person. Booking advised.

Circular 15-mile walk which includes long stretches of the Trans-Pennine Trail. Explore the amazing stories and diverse wildlife of our region, including around Elsecar and the picturesque 17th century water-mill at Worsbrough.

  • The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1DY
  • Tel : 0114 283 8692
  • Website: www.thevenuestocksbridge.co.uk
  • Time: 6pm - 10pm
  • Tickets: FREE ADMISSION

"Come along and enjoy the fun – no tickets required just turn up – Prizes for best fancy dress & games"

Reg’s clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of “Master Storyteller”, and led Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as “one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced”.

Artisan Fayre
    Barnsley Town Centre
  • Town Centre
  • Time: tbc
  • Admission: free

Artisan Fayres exhibit a wide variation of crafts and local food producers from across the region, many local to Penistone. The diversity of creative talent around us is truly amazing and you can buy a variety of unique gifts and produce.

  • Web: www.southpenninesrail.co.uk/walks.html
  • Start: 9.45am at Berry Brow
  • Finish: Honley
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Leader: John Harker
  • Depart: Huddersfield 09.13, Sheffield 08.36, Barnsley 09.01, Lincoln 07.00 to Berry Brow.

"The Meltham Horseshoe"

Circumnavigating the valley of Magdale which has the town of Meltham at its head. (Bus option in Meltham 5 miles).

Organised by the Penistone Line Partnership (PLP), these walks are promoted by the RAMBLERS' ASSOCIATION to encourage use of the train service to visit some of South & West Yorkshire's finest countryside.

Walks also take place in North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Join us for an enjoyable day out – all are welcome ! Walks are free but fares apply. Bring along a flask and sandwiches. Suitable footwear and clothing are recommended.

Walks are at an easy pace.

Guided walks by train, departing from Huddersfield, Barnsley, Sheffield, Meadowhall, Retford, Worksop, Gainsborough, Lincoln, Saxilby

  • Elsecar Heritage Railway, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barnsley, S74 8HJ
  • Telephone: landline - (01226) 746746; mobile - 07738 231639
  • Website: www.elsecarrailway.co.uk
  • Times: trains depart hourly at 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
  • Admission: £5 per train ride (all ages)

Meet the Easter Bunny and receive a Cadbury's or Kinder Chocolate Egg! Enjoy a picnic onboard the train! Try the Bouncy Castle, Easter Egg Hunt or Visit the Marquee Mini Zoo where you can handle a variety of animals including snakes, chickens, rabbits and reptiles!

  • The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1DY
  • Tel : 0114 283 8692
  • Website: www.thevenuestocksbridge.co.uk
  • Time: doors open 8.30pm
  • Tickets: £10 advance £12 on the door
  • More information and ticket sales available from Andrea Beever. Telephone: 01144 491491 or Mobile: 07506 771162 Email and Paypal Address: merryhellgig@hotmail.co.uk

Merry Hell - Loving the Skin You're In Tour

Support from Ferocious Dog Acoustic and Gaz Brookfield

"Great new family and children’s show. We all know boggles don’t exist … don’t we? Using storytelling, comedy, puppertry and an original soundscape The Boggle invites you into the mischievous world of folklore where anything can happen?"

(Info taken from The Venue.)

Popular Bon Jovi tribute band.

  • Langsett Barn, Langsett, South Yorkshire. S36 4GY.
  • For further details of events on Easter Weekend please contact: pete@bankviewcafe.co.uk
  • Web: www.langsettparishcouncil.org.uk
  • Tickets/Booking: no booking required
  • Start: currently unavilable. Please contact pete@bankviewcafe.co.uk for more info or see the website.

Cycling event – early plans include bike races, bike maintenance, and a treasure hunt in the wood … anything bikes!

Morning Event - Self Led Easter Egg Hunt on Bikes

For families - maps will be supplied. The Barn will host a bike maintenance workshop with a "Dr Bike" session.

Afternoon Event - Circuit Bike Ride

A 12 mile circuit from Langsett to Bolsterstone.

For more information please see the www.langsettparishcouncil.org.uk website. For t

  • St John's Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6AR.
  • Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm
  • Entrance: 50p
  • Home-made refreshments.

In aid of Green Moor Sports Club.

  • Bridge End, Penistone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S36 7AH
  • Tel: 01226 762843
  • Website: www.thewhiteheart.co.uk
  • Tickets: £14.95 - includes supper

"A Real Blast From The Past Timeless classics that go back as far as 50 years. Still popular today with both young & old.

"Great acts like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Little Richard, The Four Tops, Driffters, Roy Orbison, Elvis & many more.

"Don your skinny blue jeans, circular skirts, blue suede shoes & beehives. Then join us for a two course supper, followed by disco until late."

See www.thewhiteheart.co.uk/events.html for more info and special menu.

Griddled lunch with live entertainment.The embers will be glowing from 12pm, bring the family.

  • St John's Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 6AR.
  • Time: 7.30pm to 11.30pm
  • Tickets: £5
  • Web: www.penistonerbl.co.uk
  • Contact: Derek on 767776 or Kevin on 761900

With sequence, ballroom and party dancing, raffle and spot prizes. Also a pie & pea supper with a vegetarian menu available.

  • Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 9DF
  • Time: doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 8.00pm
  • Tickets: £25 - includes buffet & disco
  • Tel: Tina Vickers 01226 761610 or Andrea Ashton 01226 766467
  • Tel: 01226 766086 (venue)
  • Web: www.cubleyhall.co.uk

Charity night includes a buffet and disco on behalf of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

  • Vicarage Lawn and Silkstone Church, Silkstone
  • Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Contact: Reverend Maureen Browell, Silkstone Vicarage on 01226 492 294

Local organisations such as the Guides, Silkstone Twinning Group and Silkstone Heritage will have stalls. More info as it becomes available.

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  • Wentworth Castle Gardens, Lowe Lane, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3ET;
  • Tel: 01226 776040; Web: www.wentworthcastle.org
  • Please note that several events can be booked online from the Wentworth Castle website.
  • If you have any queries about any of the events listed, please contact Wentworth Castle directly using the above details.

Teddy Bears Picnic - Mon 5th May

  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Admission: Children accompanied by a Teddy free garden admission; Normal garden admission applies to other visitors

"Join us for our popular Teddy Bears Picnic and you're sure of a day of fun and surprises. Go round and round the garden looking for Teddy Bears on our Teddy Trail. Make a fancy dress outfit for your Teddy and join in with the Teddy Fancy Dress Competition. Meet a special Teddy guest And a few surprises too."

Rhododendron Festival and Fundraising - Sunday 25th May - Monday 26th May

  • Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Admission: Normal garden admission applies during the festival

"Join us to see the gardens at their floral best. On Sunday there will be a large fundraising stall manned by our volunteers On Monday between 12-2.30pm we have our volunteer gardeners and guides at stations round the garden to answer questions. Children can follow the flowerpot man trail round the garden and on both days between 1-3pm children can plant a sunflower to take home to grow and make a flower."

House Tour - Sun 25th May

  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Admission: Adults £8.50 Children £5.50 , and includes full admission to Wentworth Castle Gardens and car parking as well as participation in the tour.
  • Please note there will not be time to visit the gardens after your tour so please come early to take full advantage of your ticket.

A fascinating chance to see inside the "big house" with one of our experienced and friendly guides. Tours reveal the hidden splendour of this once great house, its stories and its secrets as well as showcasing its modern life as a residential college of further education.

The tour begins at 2.30pm from the Long Barn Visitor Centre

Places on tours are limited and pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment

Come Fly a Kite - Tuesday 27th May

  • Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Admission: £10 per child, accompanying adults free

Make, decorate and fly a kite together with our Education Team.

Price includes admission to Gardens and Play area.

Colouring at the Castle - Wednesday 28th May

  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Admission: Normal garden admission plus £1 for a colouring pack

Special activity for the school holiday. Join in with our drawing and colouring competition for a chance to win a family ticket for one of our events.

Normal garden admission plus £1 for a colouring pack . In the pack you will receive crayons, paper and a garden map. Choose a place in the garden and draw a picture. You might find it helpful to bring something to rest on.

Hand in your picture at the admissions desk if you want to enter the competition. Pictures will go on display over the weekend.

Judging will take place over the weekend and winners will be notified after Sunday 31st May. There will be 3 age range: 4 and under, 5-9, 10 and over.

Garden Explorers - Thursday 29th May

  • Time: All Day
  • Call 01226 776040 for further details or see website nearer the date.

If you have any queries about any of the events listed, please contact Elsecar Heritage Centre directly using the above details - at the time of writing, some information such as starting times and costs are not always available to us.

Barnsley CAMRA Beer Festival - Fri 2nd May to Mon 5th May

The 2014 Barnsley CAMRA Beer Festival at Elsecar Heritage Railway. See panel below titled "Barnsley Beer Festival - Elsecar Heritage Railway, Fri 2nd to Mon 5th May"

Saturday Story Morning - Sat 3rd May

Special mornings to celebrate Elsecar's stories with all the family. For younger visitors, there'll be fantastic story-telling. With different stories each session, let us take you to amazing worlds and through time! Volunteers will be on hand to record the memories of visitors of all ages too. Come along and share what you remember.

Craft Fair - Mon 5th May

  • Time: 10am to 4pm,
  • Free Admission.

Hand made crafts and gifts made by local people.Sample a vibrant atmosphere with over 80 stalls and browse the other shops and cafes on site too.

The Heat of the Forge: Traditional Iron-Making - Sat 10th May

Come and marvel at traditional iron-working, which thrived in this area from the start of a great industrial age. Witness the amazing skill, concentration and knowledge of our ironworker as he tends his forge.

Elsecar Village Tour -Thur 15th May

  • Time: 2pm

Fascinating tours of the village each month. Book early to avoid disappointment. From the birth of a Georgian industrial community through Victorian boom times and since, enjoy the stories of the men, women and children who made a great industrial age.

Newcomen Beam Open Day - Thurs 15th May

See the restoration of our Newcomen Engine up close. Witness the work of experts as they conserve what has been described as 'the most important piece of industrial heritage in the world', including its deep Georgian mineshaft. See intriguing artefacts and historic documents too.

1940s Festival - Sun 25th May

1940's Festival at Elsecar Heritage Railway

Spring Fun at Elsecar - Tues 27th May to Fri 30th May

Fun family activities every weekday during the school holidays. Drop in from 11am to 2pm. Discover exciting things to do. Get arty, discover science, get hands-on with history and much more too. Remember to pick up our special treasure hunt for 2014. See website for details of activities. Aimed at five to 12 year-olds. (Must be supervised)

The 2014 Barnsley CAMRA Beer Festival

Featuring: Wines - Ciders - Perries - Milds - Bitters - Ales - Stouts - Porters.

Plus Live Music & Hot Food.

The EHR / Barnsley CAMRA beer festival always supports good causes. In 2012, with your help, we raised £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

More information and the full ale list will be published at the website, www.elsecarrailway.co.uk/beerfestival.html, in April.

Artisan Fayre
  • Market Barn, Penistone Town Centre
  • Time: 10.30am to 4pm
  • Admission: free

Artisan Fayres exhibit a wide variation of crafts and local food producers from across the region, many local to Penistone. The diversity of creative talent around us is truly amazing and you can buy a variety of unique gifts and produce.

Plenty of fun activities for all of the family, including Maypole dancing, a performance by the school choir and more. (Info taken from www.penpictorial.co.uk)

  • Bridge Inn, Cote Lane, Thurgoland
  • Start: 10am
  • Entrnace/admission: free

A nine-mile walk and Pie & Peas for walk completers (this detail from 2013). Wear stout shoes and suitable clothing. Dogs must be kept under control at all times. This walk is traditionally on the first Monday of May each year.

(Info from www.penpictorial.co.uk) See Thurgoland Parish Council for the walk details and the walks section here on Visit Penistone for walk maps.

The Penistone Line Music Trains are normal timetabled service trains on the Penistone Line. The music, bar and stewards are organised by the Penistone Line Partnership. The trains are operated by Northern Rail.

There is a bar on board all music trains, with Real Ale supplied by Mallinson Brewery. We also sell a range of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments. Music trains depart from Huddersfield at 19.18 (calling at all stations to Sheffield), return from Sheffield at 20.41and arrive back at Huddersfield at 21.56. The return fare (Huddersfield to Sheffield) is currently £9.20 (January 2014). If you board at a station with a ticket office that is open, you must buy a ticket before you board the train. Otherwise you can buy your ticket from the conductor on the train. The Penistone Line Music Trains have proved a consistent success since their introduction, which sometimes means there is limited seating capacity in the carriage with the band. Please don't expect a formal concert - just enjoy the Music Train for the fantastic experience it is …..! Please note we are also unable to reserve seats.

There has been a folk festival in Holmfirth for about 30 years and has gone from strength to strength. It's a community based festival involving schools, local talent, most businesses in the town and, of course, a small army of volunteers.

The main concerts will be on Friday and Saturday night in the Picturedrome, The Civic Hall and, a new venue for this year, The Masonic Hall on Station Road, which should provide an intimate, folk-club like setting.

The Festival will again end with a Finale concert in the Civic Hall on Sunday afternoon, Martin Simpson and Fay Hield.We are also looking forward to welcoming Nancy Kerr and James Fagan. A concert with Dead Belgian and Solana,as well as an evening of blues with Wizz Jones and Tom Attah. The Picturedrom headliners will be Capercaille and Chas & Dave.

There will, as always, be a variety of free events in the pubs and bars of Holmfirth, including concerts, sessions, folkf clubs, workshops and sing arounds. These will be detailed in the programme that will released nearer to the Festival.

See the website for more details.

From the stable that brought you the incomparable Illegal Eagles, Phil Aldridge presents a sensational new production "The Carpenters Story". Widely regarded as the first ever "Tribute" show back in its 1989 incarnation, The Carpenters Story brings the show bang up to date – Phil's lavish arrangements,stunning vocal harmonies and Claire Furley's uncanny representation of Karen Carpenter combine to bring back memories of pop's most melodic duo.

Recently, the show has performed on the "Rainy days and Mondays" tour in conjunction with Smooth FM selling out theatres nationwide.

"It was well played, very accurate – I'm flattered! Richard Carpenter, Yorkshire television.

From the website:

"We hope to involve local painters, photographers, poets, spinners, weavers and artists in arts & craft stalls and demonstrations, and will possibly be taking small groups out to capture the beauty of our area.

"Workshops and demonstrations will be outside in the Woodland.

"Also live music and dancing.

"For further information or to be involved in a workshop contact: enquiries@lazydaisies.co.uk or juliepdcp@hotmail.com"

Steam engines, waggons & rollers, miniature engines, live music & entertainment.

The Artisan Fayre from Penistone will also be there.

A flipbook of the official leaflet can be seen here: http://www.flipsnack.com/digiprint/fuk3gijn

This revives an old annual event in Denby. A road run of steam machines will travel along Falledge Lane to Ingbirchworth and 'The Rag' (Fountains Inn), before returning to Denby. (penpictorial.co.uk)

  • Shepley Spring FestivalMarsh Ln, Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8AS
  • Website: www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk
  • Camping available
  • Tickets: prices vary - weekend and individual day tickets available; some tickets also available for individual evenings/performances. Under 11s free; 12-17s approx half price.

Shepley Spring Festival takes place in the Pennine village of Shepley in West Yorkshire and celebrates the very best of traditional music, song and dance from Britain and beyond.

Concerts and dances feature some of the country's most well known traditional artists as well as showcasing promising new acts.

On the main site and around the village there are dance displays, music and dance workshops, music and song sessions plus a full programme of youth and children's activities.

Shepley Spring Festival is pleased to be part of the Yorkshire Festival fringe, a 100 day cultural festival preceding the Grand Départ of the 2014 Tour de France.

We will also be commemorating events of the First World War and have lined up a very special list of artists for Shepley Spring Festival 2014.

"The festivals that hold a special place in our hearts are the ones that go further in their efforts to ensure a happy experience. They are events with quirks, events with nooks and crannies, events with innumerable delights hiding in unexpected places. Shepley Spring Festival is one such occasion." - eFestivals 2013.

ARTISTS & EVENTS (more to follow and details can be found on the Shepley Spring Festival website.

  • Coope Boyes and Simpson
  • Demon Barbers XL
  • Kate Rusby
  • James Findlay, Bella Hardy, Lucy Ward, Brian Peters
  • Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson
  • Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler Hall
  • The Long Hill Ramblers
  • Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer
  • Jim Causley and Lukas Drinkwater
  • NE3 Folk
  • Skelmanthorpe Band
  • Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
  • Dovetail Trio
  • Fabian Holland
  • James Delarre and Saul Rose
  • Mischa Macpherson Trio
  • Will and Pippa Noble
  • Twelfth Day
  • The Hut People
  • Whapweasel

CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

The festival also has a wide variety of entertainment and activities for children. From Archery to Zorbing - an alphabet of activities for kids and families at Shepley Spring Festival in May. You can read more on the Children's Festival section of their website.

This year Panic Circus is back with juggling, unicycles, Punch and Judy, children's shows, stories and parachute games.

Wizard Presents I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo.
"Wizard Presents has created an utterly magical stage adaptation of Michael Murpurgo's enthralling children's tale" The Stage Tomas hates books and school but, his world is turned upside when he is dragged to the library and meets the Unicorn Lady. 'Breathtakingly beautiful and utterly charming…a must see" Primary Times.

There's also face painting, craft sessions, an adventure playground with more to follow

Baby Dome - Feeding, changing and bath time tent for all the youngest festival goers.

FEAST PEAK FOOD FAYRE

The first Feast Peak Food Fayre was held at Penistone Market. This year a host of local food producers will be coming to Shepley Spring Festival on Sunday 18th May. Look out for locally produced breads, jams, meat, honey…….

If you are a local food producer and are interested in taking part then please see the www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk site.

PLEASE LOOK AT THE SHEPLEY SPRING FESTIVAL WEBSITE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION AND BOOKING. The site is excellent and provides all the information you'll need including camping and the artists who will be performing.

Formed in the Summer of 2008, the Jaywalkers are made up of three exceptional musicians; Mike on mandolin and guitar (who is also the song writer), Jay on fiddle and guitar (who has a powerful, unfettered singing style) and Lucy with her effortless slap bass style. A unique sound, influenced by a range of styles, which include folk and bluegrass. BBC Young Folk Award finalists in 2009 and the '3rd best bluegrass band in Europe'. With two albums under their belts so far, Jaywalkers will WOW everyone with their brilliant musicianship and delivery.

(Info from the Worltey Folk Club site)

  • Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 9DF
  • Tel: 01226 766086
  • Time: 9am

Start and finish at Cubley Hall - maps available.

Organised by Penistone Round table, proceeds go to Barnsley Hospice and Penistone Girl Guides.

A map of the route can be found in the Walks section of the Visit Penistone site: Penistone Boundary Walk.

  • Wortley Hall Wortley Sheffield South Yorkshire S35 7DB
  • Tel: 0114 288 2100
  • Web: www.wortleyhall.org.uk
  • Time: 10am - 4pm
  • Admission: £2.50

Wortley Hall is hosting a Spring Gardeners Fair and welcomes plant nurseries from throughout the UK. Come along between 10.00am and 4.00pm

Info from the website:

"The 5th Holmfirth Film Festival will build on the success of the last four years with an exciting programme of over sixty screenings, quirky venues throughout the area, innovative events, major talks on film and more opportunities to see award-winning films and documentaries from around the world, and the very best of British independent films from the previous year.

"This year we will be part of the Cultural Festival running up to the Tour De France in July and the programme will include a series of cycling films and the latest films from France. During the Tour weekend we will be screening a special collection of films in the centre of Holmfirth."

  • Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 9DF
  • Tckets: £5 - on door or prebook by calling 07880 760791
  • Tel: 01226 766086 (venue)
  • Food available

3-part show performed by Lewis Hill.

"Back by popular demand!" The first Elvis tribute to headline at the Glastonbury Festival.

  • Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Rd Penistone, South Yorkshire S36 6DY
  • Venue website: www.penistoneparamount.co.uk
  • Venue tel: 01226 767532
  • Time: 2.30pm
  • Tickets: Adult £16.50 ;Concession £13.50; Children £13.50;
  • Online and telephone booking available - please see the Paramount website

One of the best known love stories, performed by the ever popular Vienna Festival Ballet. Lavish costumes, stunning scenery, international stars, and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed.

Swan Lake is the most popular ballet in the world. It's the ballet that captures like no other the full range of human emotions - from hope to despair, from terror to tenderness, from melancholy to ecstasy. An evening not to be missed

Vienna Festival Ballet, with its talented array of young artistes, ensures you won't see dancers going through the motions - OXFORD TIMES

This production looks and feels absolutely right - WORTHING HERALD

 

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  • Wentworth Castle Gardens, Lowe Lane, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3ET;
  • Tel: 01226 776040
  • Web: www.wentworthcastle.org
  • Please note that several events can be booked online from the Wentworth Castle website.
  • If you have any queries about any of the events listed, please contact Wentworth Castle directly using the above details.

Summer Gift Fair - Sunday 15th June

  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Admission: free car parkng and admission to fair

Visit the summer gift fair for unique gifts and presents or treat yourself to something special.

Family House Tour - Sunday 15th June

  • Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Admission: Adults £8.50 Children £5.50 Family (2 adults and 2 children) £25 and includes full admission to Wentworth Castle Gardens and car parking as well as participation in the tour. Please note there will not be time to visit the gardens after your tour so please come early to take full advantage of your ticket.
  • Season ticket holders £3.00 per person.
  • Places on tours are limited and pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment

A fascinating chance to see inside the "big house" with one of our experienced and friendly guides. Tours reveal the hidden splendour of this once great house, its stories and its secrets as well as showcasing its modern life as a residential college of further education. This tour is especially child friendly and is suitable for all the family.

The tour begins at 2.30pm from the Long Barn Visitor Centre

We are sorry but prams and pushchairs can not be taken into the house.

House Tour - Sunday 15th June SORRY - FULLY BOOKED

Pen & Wash Workshop - Sunday 29th June

  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Call 01226 776040 for further details including booking and costs

Pen and wash is the ideal media in which to illustrate the architectural splendour of the historic buildings of Wentworth Castle Gardens.

Granville Danny Clarke F.R.S.A. has taught thousands to paint and draw since his days pioneering art on cruise ships in the 1980's –and has devised simple techniques and effective approaches for competent artistes and beginners alike.

Danny's art days are non-competitive and work in an informal yet productive and creative environment.

he day will be based in studio and the beautiful surroundings of the Gardens.

  • Wortley Hall Wortley Sheffield South Yorkshire S35 7DB
  • Tel: 0114 288 2100
  • Web: www.wortleyhall.org.uk
  • Time: 10am - 4pm
  • Admission: Free

Lots of wonderful stalls brimming with crafts, food and gifts, rides and games for the kiddies and a BBQ and beer tent for the adults – a perfect summers day out! Starts 10.00am until 4.00pm.

Yorkshire Dialect Event/ The Good Egg Band (NB there will be no bar on this train, and the event will alight the train at Silkstone Common) TBC

The Penistone Line Music Trains are normal timetabled service trains on the Penistone Line. The music, bar and stewards are organised by the Penistone Line Partnership. The trains are operated by Northern Rail.

  • The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1DY
  • Tel : 0114 283 8692
  • Website: www.thevenuestocksbridge.co.uk
  • Time: doors open at 8.30pm
  • Tickets: tbc

The ultimate Guns N' Roses tribute band plays The Venue on June 6th featuring songs such as Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child of Mine and Anything Goes this is one night not to be missed

  • Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Rd Penistone, South Yorkshire S36 6DY
  • Venue website: www.penistoneparamount.co.uk
  • Venue tel: 01226 767532
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Tickets: £20
  • Online and telephone booking available - please see the Paramount website

Five world class musicians, singers and songwriters who, after years of touring and recording with some of the most iconic bands in the world, bring you a great new show highlighting some of the best British Rock and Pop music of a generation. This all-star band comprises Drummer Gordy Marshall -The Moody Blues, Keyboardist Paul Bliss - The Moody Blues, The Hollies, Bassist Marcus Cliffe -The Manfreds, Guitarist Huw Davies -The War of the Worlds And current Lead Singer of 10cc Mick Wilson - (also) Cliff Richard Hits include: Nights in White Satin, He Ainʼt Heavy (Heʼs My Brother), We Donʼt Talk Anymore, Forever Autumn, Do Wah Diddy, Iʼm Not In Love …. and many more!

Artisan Fayre
  • Market Barn, Penistone Town Centre
  • Time: 10.30am to 4pm
  • Admission: free

Artisan Fayres exhibit a wide variation of crafts and local food producers from across the region, many local to Penistone. The diversity of creative talent around us is truly amazing and you can buy a variety of unique gifts and produce.

Vin Garbutt is, justifiably, one of the best known performers of today's folk scene. His wealth of songs are either thought-provoking or funny (or both!). They are combined with zany, witty or plain crazy introductions which often sends the audience into uncontrolled laughter. Although Vin has been performing to packed houses for many years, his songs always remain fresh and vibrant and his repertoire is always changing. In addition, he is an accomplished guitarist and a great whistle player!

(Info from Wortley Folk Club site)

  • Wortley Hall Wortley Sheffield South Yorkshire S35 7DB
  • Tel: 0114 288 2100
  • Web: www.wortleyhall.org.uk
  • Time: Noon - 4pm
  • Admission: £5.50 Adults, 50p Children; free parking

Your chance to see an array of vintage cars, classic motorbikes and other vintage vehicles along with something for the children a great family day out! From 12noon until 4.00pm. Organised by the Wortley Rotary Club: www.wortleyrotary.org.uk

The Penistone Line Music Trains are normal timetabled service trains on the Penistone Line. The music, bar and stewards are organised by the Penistone Line Partnership. The trains are operated by Northern Rail.

There is a bar on board all music trains, with Real Ale supplied by Mallinson Brewery. We also sell a range of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments. Music trains depart from Huddersfield at 19.18 (calling at all stations to Sheffield), return from Sheffield at 20.41and arrive back at Huddersfield at 21.56. The return fare (Huddersfield to Sheffield) is currently £9.20 (January 2014). If you board at a station with a ticket office that is open, you must buy a ticket before you board the train. Otherwise you can buy your ticket from the conductor on the train. The Penistone Line Music Trains have proved a consistent success since their introduction, which sometimes means there is limited seating capacity in the carriage with the band. Please don't expect a formal concert - just enjoy the Music Train for the fantastic experience it is …..! Please note we are also unable to reserve seats.

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  • Wentworth Castle Gardens, Lowe Lane, Stainborough, Barnsley, S75 3ET;
  • Tel: 01226 776040
  • Web: www.wentworthcastle.org
  • Please note that several events can be booked online from the Wentworth Castle website.
  • If you have any queries about any of the events listed, please contact Wentworth Castle directly using the above details.

House Tour - Sunday 13th July

  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Admission: Adults £8.50 Children £5.50 , and includes full admission to Wentworth Castle Gardens and car parking as well as participation in the tour. Season ticket holders £3.00 per person

A fascinating chance to see inside the "big house" with one of our experienced and friendly guides. Tours reveal the hidden splendour of this once great house, its stories and its secrets as well as showcasing its modern life as a residential college of further education.

The tour begins at 2.30pm from the Long Barn Visitor Centre

Please note there will not be time to visit the gardens after your tour so please come early to take full advantage of your ticket.

House Tour - Sunday 27th July

  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Admission: Adults £8.50 Children £5.50 , and includes full admission to Wentworth Castle Gardens and car parking as well as participation in the tour. Season ticket holders £3.00 per person

A fascinating chance to see inside the "big house" with one of our experienced and friendly guides. Tours reveal the hidden splendour of this once great house, its stories and its secrets as well as showcasing its modern life as a residential college of further education.

The tour begins at 2.30pm from the Long Barn Visitor Centre

Please note there will not be time to visit the gardens after your tour so please come early to take full advantage of your ticket.

Open Air Theatre: Wuthering Heights - Thursday 31st July

  • Wuthering Heights at Wenworth Castle GardensTime: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Admission: Early bird tickets: Adults £13 / Students & Children (3+) £9 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £38 / Parties of 10+ 10% discount After 20th July: Adults £14.50 / Students & Children (3+) £10 Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £44 / Parties of 10+ 10% discount

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Bronte's classic love story set on the beautiful, mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on stage in an adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner. Can Catherine and Heathcliff's everlasting love bring happiness or will the very forces of nature and the moors tear them apart?

Grounds open for picnics from 5.30pm. Performance begins at 6.30pm Refreshments available. Please bring your own low backed seating

Fellside's longest serving artist, with numerous solo albums and compilation recordings to his credit. Bram has a wealth of experience, both here and abroad and is an entertaining artist with a distinctive voice and relaxed stage presence. He has a large repertoire of traditional songs, together with contemporary and humorous material - performed on acoustic guitar, duet concertina and sometimes unaccompanied. Altogether, a superb voice with an engaging stage presence and delivery.

(Info taken from Wortley Folk Club's site.)

Penistone Literary Festival - illustration by Gill Tyler
  • St John's Community Centre, Church St, Penistone
  • Times etc to be confirmed

Penistone has a new Festival!

The PenLit Literary festival will take place over the weekend of July 19th and 20th. The venue is the St John's Community Centre in Penistone, opposite the Church.

Headline guests are the internationally renowned Simon Armitage and our very own Barnsley best-selling novelist Milly Johnson. Also we have local authors and poets, including Gillian Tyler who will be 'in conversation' about her successful career as a children's book illustrator (and how she uses Penistone as an inspiration for some of her books!).

There will also be writing as therapy workshop and events for children.

The following is a selection of some of the events taking place authors attending. The prgramme has yet to be finalised and more will follow as soon as we have details.

Saturday 19th July

  • Poetry Writing Workshop Andrew Macmillan including Poetry reading (coffee and snacks available)
  • Hilary Green
  • Steve Ely - Poetry Reading
  • Simon Armitage
  • Ted Hughes - A talk by Steve Ely
  • Children’s Exhibition: Gillian Tyler’s Illustrations
  • Story, song and rhyme time for under-fives - craft activity
  • Local Stories from Penistone

Sunday 20th July

  • Story, song and rhyme time for under-fives - craft activity
  • Events for children 9+ yrs
  • Unlock a Poem
  • Poetry Walk
  • Poetry Reading
  • Writing as Therapy
  • Penistone Poets
  • Milly Johnson - Reading

Poster illustration by Gillian Tyler. Visit her website at www.gilliantyler.co.uk

The Penistone Line Music Trains are normal timetabled service trains on the Penistone Line. The music, bar and stewards are organised by the Penistone Line Partnership. The trains are operated by Northern Rail.

There is a bar on board all music trains, with Real Ale supplied by Mallinson Brewery. We also sell a range of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments. Music trains depart from Huddersfield at 19.18 (calling at all stations to Sheffield), return from Sheffield at 20.41and arrive back at Huddersfield at 21.56. The return fare (Huddersfield to Sheffield) is currently £9.20 (January 2014). If you board at a station with a ticket office that is open, you must buy a ticket before you board the train. Otherwise you can buy your ticket from the conductor on the train. The Penistone Line Music Trains have proved a consistent success since their introduction, which sometimes means there is limited seating capacity in the carriage with the band. Please don't expect a formal concert - just enjoy the Music Train for the fantastic experience it is …..! Please note we are also unable to reserve seats.

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The Penistone Line Music Trains are normal timetabled service trains on the Penistone Line. The music, bar and stewards are organised by the Penistone Line Partnership. The trains are operated by Northern Rail.

NB there will be no bar on this train, and the event will alight the train at Silkstone Common

There is a bar on board all music trains, with Real Ale supplied by Mallinson Brewery. We also sell a range of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments. Music trains depart from Huddersfield at 19.18 (calling at all stations to Sheffield), return from Sheffield at 20.41and arrive back at Huddersfield at 21.56. The return fare (Huddersfield to Sheffield) is currently £9.20 (January 2014). If you board at a station with a ticket office that is open, you must buy a ticket before you board the train. Otherwise you can buy your ticket from the conductor on the train. The Penistone Line Music Trains have proved a consistent success since their introduction, which sometimes means there is limited seating capacity in the carriage with the band. Please don't expect a formal concert - just enjoy the Music Train for the fantastic experience it is …..! Please note we are also unable to reserve seats.

The Penistone Line Music Trains are normal timetabled service trains on the Penistone Line. The music, bar and stewards are organised by the Penistone Line Partnership. The trains are operated by Northern Rail.

There is a bar on board all music trains, with Real Ale supplied by Mallinson Brewery. We also sell a range of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments. Music trains depart from Huddersfield at 19.18 (calling at all stations to Sheffield), return from Sheffield at 20.41and arrive back at Huddersfield at 21.56. The return fare (Huddersfield to Sheffield) is currently £9.20 (January 2014). If you board at a station with a ticket office that is open, you must buy a ticket before you board the train. Otherwise you can buy your ticket from the conductor on the train. The Penistone Line Music Trains have proved a consistent success since their introduction, which sometimes means there is limited seating capacity in the carriage with the band. Please don't expect a formal concert - just enjoy the Music Train for the fantastic experience it is …..! Please note we are also unable to reserve seats.

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Jez, a recognised musical ambassador in his native North East, has built an enviable reputation as a song writer and performer in the world of acoustic music. Over recent years, Jez has expanded his writing and performing styles greatly, producing more than a dozen albums, together with countless performances both here and abroad over the last 20 years including with the Bad Pennies. In 2008, he was nominated as 'Folk singer of the Year', in the BBC Folk Awards. A very busy and 'in demand' performer on the acoustic scene.

(Info from Wortley Folk Club site.)

The Penistone Line Music Trains are normal timetabled service trains on the Penistone Line. The music, bar and stewards are organised by the Penistone Line Partnership. The trains are operated by Northern Rail.

There is a bar on board all music trains, with Real Ale supplied by Mallinson Brewery. We also sell a range of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments. Music trains depart from Huddersfield at 19.18 (calling at all stations to Sheffield), return from Sheffield at 20.41and arrive back at Huddersfield at 21.56. The return fare (Huddersfield to Sheffield) is currently £9.20 (January 2014). If you board at a station with a ticket office that is open, you must buy a ticket before you board the train. Otherwise you can buy your ticket from the conductor on the train. The Penistone Line Music Trains have proved a consistent success since their introduction, which sometimes means there is limited seating capacity in the carriage with the band. Please don't expect a formal concert - just enjoy the Music Train for the fantastic experience it is …..! Please note we are also unable to reserve seats.

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A fine singer and instrumentalist, Kate is also known as fiddler/vocalist for Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies and also the American band 'Sweetgrass'. She began singing at local folk clubs with her father, in her native Cornwall. In the early 90's, Kate frequently performed in the USA with the four part capella group Northern Harmony. The late 90's saw her as fiddle player and harmony vocalist with the Yorkshire band 'Freewheelin'. Although well known for working with Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies, Kate is without doubt, also a great solo artist.

(Info taken from the Wortley Folk Club site)

  • Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Rd Penistone, South Yorkshire S36 6DY
  • Venue website: www.penistoneparamount.co.uk
  • Venue tel: 01226 767532
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Tickets: £22
  • Online and telephone booking available - please see the Paramount website

"Purveyors of Cool" swing into town with The greatest Music of the 20th Century.

Wonderful memories of classic Las Vegas Frank Sinatra-Dean Martin-Sammy Davis Every song a winner - Come Fly with Me, Volare, That's Amore, Under My Skin, Mr Bojangles, Sway, Mack The Knife and many more of your favourites.

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