July Events


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Tuesday 3rd July until Sunday 8th July 2018

Circus Sallai – Clarence Park, Wakefield

Circus Sallai are a brand new circus with a modern twist on traditional circus!  They want you to leave your ordinary day behind and come along to witness an extraordinary simply spectacular experience, in their magical world with beautiful lighting, fantastic music and fabulous breath-taking moments and a lot of fun!

Tickets start at £16.50 and are available from their website.

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Mia – Theatre Royal Wakefield

Having kids is not an easy decision: Can I afford it? Have I got enough room? Will I screw it up?

Now imagine making these decisions if you have a learning disability.  Wait a minute… learning-disabled parents? Erm, can they do that? Do they even have sex?

Well guess what, yes ‘they’ do.

Fast moving, raw and eye-opening, Mia explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today’s society. Think pop culture with popcorn, science with silliness, stories with statistics. Mia challenges the often taken for granted idea of ‘being a parent’.

A Mind the Gap production, performed by four learning-disabled artists is on at the Theatre Royal in Wakefield and tickets are priced at just £14.

Thursday 5th July 2018

On Behalf of the People – Theatre Royal Wakefield

The Melting Shop proudly presents On behalf of the People – A play set in a Yorkshire mining town, it follows George Mason, his wife Connie, their son – returning solider Tom – and Tom’s fiancée Liz; from the immediate aftermath of the war to Coronation year in 1953. Tom returns from the war to the arms of his grateful mother and fiancée – and to the bosom of the pit. George fights his own battles and an election. Connie mourns, loves and unites as Liz sees a new world brim-full of opportunity. In a new Britain, will their hopes and dreams be reconciled?

The Melting Shop’s powerful new play sheds light on how communities were affected by the end of the war, coal nationalisation and the huge period of social change which impacted on their lives, love, hopes and dreams. It was originally commissioned by the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield as part of its programme of activities marking 70 years since the nationalisation of the UK coal mining industry.

Tickets are priced at £14 from Theatre Royal in Wakefield

Thursday 5th July 2018

Material Girl – Theatre Royal Wakefield

Material Girl celebrates the greatest songs from the queen of pop, Madonna.

With incredible vocals, amazing dancers, video footage and narration, audiences are taken on a journey through the scandals, the controversy, and of course, the music of one of the world’s most iconic figures.

Told through the eyes of our leading lady, Jodie Jackson, audiences will hear stories and little known facts about Madonna as the show follows her career and music through her 35 years at the top.

Material Girl features all of the hits such as Like A Virgin, Papa Don’t Preach, Vogue, Crazy for You, Into The Groove, Like A Prayer, Express Yourself and many more.

Tickets start at £18.50 and available from the Theatre

Friday 6th July 2018

Annual Thornes Park Classic Vehicle Gathering – Thornes Park

This Friday will see the annual gathering of classic cars in Thornes Park.  Cars must be over 25 years old to qualify for the event.

Established in 2004, the Fleur-De-Lys Classic Vehicle Society hold an annual classic vehicle gathering in Thornes Park, Wakefield. They are a voluntary group of enthusiasts who enjoy giving up their free time in order to run this ever popular event so that other classic motoring enthusiasts can come and enjoy a wonderful evening in the summer sunshine; where good food, good fun and a good time can be had by all.

Entry is now closed but the good news is you can attend and pay on the day.  £5 for cars and £3 for motorcycles.

For more info check out www.fleurdelyscvs.org

Friday 6th July 2018

Leeds Actors in Training – Severn Arts in Leeds

Leeds Actors in Training which is a pilot theatre training project for young adults aged 18-25 run in collaboration with Leeds Grand Theatre, is set to perform its first production since it was founded in October 2017.

Bankrupt, isolated and in a state of collapse, a once-proud nation falls apart at the seams. Nostalgic for empire and thirsty for revenge, their leader presents a hero to the masses: a poster-boy for conscription. The future of the country hangs in the balance, but at a time of intense change those in power must confront the truth of who they are – and who they might become.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, I Am England offers a unique perspective on political power, authoritarianism and social justice from the Brexit generation whose stories are yet to be written.

Tickets are priced at £8 in advance from www.sevenleeds.co.uk

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2018

The Yorkshire Wartime Experience – Hunsworth Lane, Hunsworth. BD4 6RN

This July there will be hundreds of military vehicles, dozens of living history displays as well as stalls, entertainment and battle re-enactments at The Yorkshire Wartime Experience in Hunsworth.

It’s an action packed fun day out for all the family.  The Yorkshire Wartime Experience, now in it’s seventh year, is regarded as the North’s Premier & Largest Military Vehicle and Re-enactment Show

This year they will be commemorating the centaur of the end of World War 1 and have managed to book a replica tank and even a Morane Saulnier plane!

With various ticket prices for groups and individuals check out their website here where you will also find loads more information.

Saturday 7th July 2018

Castleford Comic Con – Castleford Civic Centre

It’s not only Las Vegas that gets Comic Con because it’s heading to Cas as well!

Comic Con is a celebration of all things “geeky” and “comic book related”, so there’s Superheroes, Star Wars costumers, Lightsaber training classes, Paranormal investigator talk, a Jurassic Park dinosaur scene, Virtual Reality gaming zone, magician, balloon modelling, comic book sellers, artists, authors, traders with “geeky themed” merchandise, Aliens display scene, huge inflatable Mr Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Pirates with Parrots… and so on and so forth

There’s also loads more happening – tickets start at just £5 for big kids and £3 for little kids.  Just Google “castleford comic con” for more info

Wednesday 11th July 2018

Wakefield Hospice New Store Opening – Ridings Centre in Wakefield

At 10am on Wednesday 11th July Wakefield Hospice will be rather excited to open their new store at 10am.  The newly fitted store will be on the upper mall just by the cathedral entrance.  The shop is their biggest in terms of fashion with a wide range of women’s, men’s and children’s clothes and accessories.

The new store is a far cry from traditional charity shops that are dark and dingey, this is light and airy with a modern look to reflect the hospices innovative position within the charity sector.

Charity shopping is the best way to get the vintage look at a fraction of the price as well as an ethical way to spend your money.  All the proceeds support Wakefield Hospice which cares for those with life limiting illnesses and supports to their families.

So pop along to the opening ceremony and spend a penny or two!

Wednesday 11th July 2018

Newmillerdam Quacky Trail Race – Newmillerdam

An evening fun races through the woodland trails of Newmillerdam Park. The adult race starts at 7:30pm and the kids race, The Gnome Roam Junior Fun Run, yes you heard that right! starts at 6:00pm.

This is a great way of getting out into the fresh air and getting fit.  Wakefield Trinity players will also be there along with Daddy Cool!

You need to register for the race, so check out their website www.newmillerdam.info for full details

Friday 13th July 2018

An Evening of Music on the Lanes – Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre

Tickets are now on sale for ‘An Evening of Music on the Lanes’. On Friday 13th July, Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre will be opening for a special concert to raise money for their ‘Defibrillators for Castleford’ appeal. Priced at just £10 for adults, with child tickets for £5, tickets include a mini afternoon tea with Prosecco (for the adults of course!)
Reserve your tickets now by calling 01977 511971 or order online at www.cymonline.co.uk

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th July 2018

Kes – Theatre Royal Wakefield

15 year old Billy Casper doesn’t have much going for him, he is trapped in a mundane life with an equally mundane future to look forward to. Perpetually ignored and berated by his mother and brother, school offers him little respite and so his soul is in trouble.

That is until the day he finds himself at a local farm, peering into a nest, he discovers ‘Kes’ and a talent and purpose he never knew he had. He nurtures and rears the bird with a care and attention he has never known, before long, boy and bird are ready to soar above their hometown. But Billy makes a decision with devasting consequences.

This adaptation of Barry Hines’ much loved novel, speaks to generation after generation who know what it’s like to seek that something special that lifts them out of their ordinary existence.

In On The Act, Theatre Royal Wakefield’s young company for aspiring theatre-makers once again bring to the stage their talent for ensemble and physical storytelling for this timeless classic.

A must see with tickets priced at just £13.50 and available from Theatre Royal in Wakefield

Tuesday 24th July 2018

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

On Tuesday 24th July Dr Phillipa is their guest speaker at 7.30pm talking about Our Active Sun  Philippa is professor at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in the University of Manchester and her research involves understanding the outer atmosphere of the Sun.

The Small Print are the prices!  Members pay just £4 and non member pay just £5.  Accompanied kids under 16 are free.