March Events


If you have an event coming up in March that we can help publicise on Rhubarb Radio, send an email to and tell us all about it!

Flag Fundraising Easter Egg Appeal

This year flag fundraising aim to spread as much kindness and joy as possible, they are doing an appeal to collect 3000 Easter eggs and deliver them to children who are either in hospital or part of charities across the UK. We will be delivering the eggs on the route from Wakefield to Pitlochry in Scotland. We have more than 40 businesses on board in Horbury, Ossett, East Ardlsey, Dewsbury, Leeds and Netherton.  There are loads of drop off points all over the area, so when you are buying an egg for your family, buy another for a child in hospital this Easter.

For details of where you can drop an egg off at please email Flag Fundraising on  or you can call them on 07599 460579 or 07891 463814

Until 3rd June 2018

The Hepworth in Wakefield – Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

The first exhibition of McCall’s work in a decade presents the UK premiere of three ‘solid light’ installations. Using only projected light and a thin mist, you can engage with the planes and chambers created by the projections.

Entry is free entry and the exhibition is open daily 10am – 5pm

Tuesday 20th March – Saturday 31st March 2018

The Band – Leeds Grand Theatre

Written by award-winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband.
It’s 1992 and for five 16 year old girls, the band is everything. 

Join us as this group of girls who were once inseparable reunite after 25 years apart and try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting the boyband whose music became the soundtrack to their lives.
Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine & Rule the World and starring the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine, Five to Five.

The Band has now become one of the most successful musical theatre tours ever.

Tickets start at £19.50.  Check out the Grand Theatre website for more info

Wednesday 21st March for 12 Weeks

Sing It Out! Mama – Trinity Church  Hall, Ossett

Sing It Out! Mama is an exciting new singing project to promote wellbeing for pregnant and postnatal women in and around Wakefield.

The group will be meeting every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm.  The sessions will not only help your babies development but it will be great to meet new Mums to!  For full details checkout or email Mel at to book a place.

Saturday 24th March 2018

Playing the Joker – Castleford Tigers Stadium

Playing the Joker is about Eddie Warings dream to give rugby league a national profile – written by award winning author and former Sunday Mirror journalist Anthony Clavane.  After a sell out tour at West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2013 Playing the Joker is back on the road.

Featuring an all new talented cast including Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan, and directed by Red Ladders Artistic Director, Rod Dixon.

Tickets are only available from the Theatre Royal in Wakefield.  For more information checkout their website.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost just £5

Tuesday 27th March 2018

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society Guest Speaker – The Rosse Observatory, Carleton Rd, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society is proud to secure Roy Gunson as a guest speaker at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th March 2018.

Born in 1950. Roy retired in 2011 after 32 years at Sheffield Hallam University, previously working in various Research Associations. Roy has been an amateur astronomer since age 10 and is also Interested in History, recreational wargaming, genealogy and history.  Roy has been giving talks on Astronomy and associated historical topics since his retirement and is currently the Vice-Chair of Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society.

Roy’s talk will be on The Kuiper Belt, so make sure your Tuesday night is free to hear all about this vastly unexplored region of our Solar System.

The Small Print- Guest Speaker Night – Members £4. Non-Members £5. Accompanied children under 16 are free.

Tuesday 27th until Saturday 7th April 2018

The Damned United – West Yorkshire Playhouse

Its 1974 and Brian Clough the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team. Leeds United. The team he has openly despised for years, the team he hates and which hates him!

Adapted from David Peace’s brilliant and ingenious novel, The Damned United  takes you inside the tortured mind of a genius slamming up against his limits, and brings to life the beauty and brutality of football, the working man’s ballet.

Ages 14 upwards and tickets start at £13.50.  For more info check out the West Yorkshire Playhouse website


Thursday 29th March 2018

Signed, Sealed and Delivered – Theatre Royal Wakefield

If you love the music of Stevie Wonder, then you’ll love Signed, Sealed and Delivered. Featuring back-to-back number ones including the Grammy award winning Signed, Sealed, Delivered as well as Superstition, Higher Ground, Master Blaster, Sir Duke, Part-Time Lover, Isn’t She Lovely, and the biggest international hit of all time – I Just Called To Say I Love You, plus many, many more!  Tickets available from £21.