August Events


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

Sunday 12th August 2018

Wakefield Pride – Sun Lane, Wakefield

Wakefields largest and longest running free festival of diversity takes place on Sun Lane on Sunday 12th August from 12.30pm.  Wakefield LGBT Pride 2018 promises to be an amazing day featuring Swedish Pop Star Jan George, Soul Diva Jackie Marie, Comedy Drag Duo The Dreamgirls, the UK’s No 1 P!NK Tribute M!ss Understood, a mystery star guest and the UK’s No 1 ABBA Tribute.  it’s going to be just fabulous!

There’s also much more going on throughout the day at the official Pride Partner venues, The Rainbow Fun Pub, The Raven Public House and Reflections Bar Wakefield.

Not forgetting the official after party at Reflex Wakefield with legendary Drag Queen DJ Madam Connie!

Sunday 12th August 2018

Stanley Gala – Lime Pitt Lane

Stanley Gala is organised by Stanley Residents Group for the local community and all the money raised goes straight back into the community.

This years gala which is being held on Lime Pit Lane playing field in Stanley will have a beer tent, various stalls, face painting, sumo wrestling, dog show, Diddy Dennis and a kids assault course and much more.

So pop along, show your support and have a great day out at the same time

Wednesday 15th August to  Sunday 19th August 2018

Ilkley Jazz Festival

So the team at Ilkley Jazz Festival have been busy securing artists for this year and they have secured one who will be giving her last UK performance and one who is an international artist giving her debut Northern performance.  So already this year looks set to beat last year!  For more information on the festival checkout the twitter page @ilkleyjazz

Thursday 16th August 2018

The Stable Yard @ National Coal Mining Museum

Picture book lovers and local history fans are in for a treat later this week when multi-award winning author and National Literacy Hero Richard O’Neill makes an appearance at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield as part of the Yorkshire launch of his new book.
Polonius the Pit Pony based on experiences from Richard’s childhood from his Grandfather who was a face worker is published around the world by Chilsdplay International, with illustrations by Feronia Parker.
The  free, fun and interactive family event starts at 12.30pm

Friday 17th August 2018

Breeze on Tour – Springhead Park, Rothwell

Breeze on Tour is all about summer fun for the under 19’s  and offers a variety of activities from arts, crafts and multimedia workshops, sports activities, a performance tent and a large range of inflatables such as obstacle courses, rock climbers, challenge games and sporting inflatables as well as an under 5 play section.

Hitting Springhead Park in Rothwell between 1pm & 5pm there’s loads to do and its free thanks to Leeds City Council, so come along and have some fun.

For other events in and around the Leeds area check out their website

Saturday 18th August 2018

Bronte Barbarians Funday – Castleford Rugby Union Ground, Willowbridge Lane, Castleford

Bronte Barbarians are holding a family funday on 18th August to raise funds for their club from 10am.  There will be games for the kids and the parents, face painting, bouncy castle and a BBQ.  So come along, show your support for a local cause and have a great day out at the same time.

Sunday 19th August 2018

The Beach Party at National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield

It’s all going on at the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield on Sunday 19thAugust where the kids can climb, play, dig, explore and learn, and enjoy a very special Beach party!

Take the seaside special train ride to Hope Pit and visit their very own beach with giant sandpit, deckchairs, family craft activities, beach huts selling treats and ice cream, with live entertainment from Rhubarb Radio who will welcome local singing artists Craig Dinnewell and Cameron Lee on stage. We will be broadcasting live from the party with the promotions team getting you in a summer party mood.

….and when you visit the National Coal Mining Museum you can’t miss the unique underground tours, museum, exhibits, stable yard with pit ponies and living history characters.

With their fantastic adventure playground and nature trails, it’s no wonder the National Coal Mining Museum has been awarded a certificate of excellence on trip advisor, so come down and say hi to the Rhubarb Radio team and enjoy a great family day out!

For more details visit

Sunday 19th August 2018

Family Treasure Trail in Horbury

The Rotary Club of Norbury and Ossett Phoenix are pleased to announce their Family Treasure Trail in Horbury on Sunday 19th August.

It promises to be a fun day out and starts at 12pm onwards.  There’s lots of prizes and entertainment for the kids, a food bar and raffle.

You need to register your team beforehand so please contact Phil on 07907 274543 or Alan on 07938 156087

Entry is just £1 per adult and the kids go free

Sunday 26th August 2018

Ackworth Pram Race for Prince of Wales Hospice

The Ackworth Pram Race is back for it’s 4th year since returning in 2015 and looking for teams once again!

Last year’s event raised over £7000 for The Prince of Wales Hospice!

Teams race around the course in Ackworth in a makeshift pram and costumes – cheered on by hundreds of villagers out to watch this unique event. At the race finish at Ackworth Cricket Club, there will be a family fun day with plenty to keep everyone entertained.

For more information and to take part in this event, visit

Thursday 30th August – Saturday 8th September 2018

Les Misérables School Edition

Wakefield Youth Music Theatre presents one of the most iconic musicals of all time featuring the well loved songs I Dreamed A Dream, Master Of The House and One Day More.

Set in France in 1815, Les Misérables is a story of struggle and redemption during the French revolution. After nineteen years in prison for stealing bread, Jean Valjean is released on parole. By law, he must display a yellow ticket-of-leave, which condemns him as an outcast. He starts a new life as a factory owner with a new name but when one of his workers has an illegitimate daughter who is taken away, he risks everything to find and protect her.

One of the most successful musicals in the world, Les Misérables has already celebrated 30 years in the West End and we’re delighted to be bringing it to Wakefield once again.

Brought to you by the professional team behind Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Our House. Don’t miss your chance to catch the stars of tomorrow in this fantastic show!

Performed entirely by students with tickets starting at £18 and available from the Theatre Royal