September Events


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Friday 7th September & Saturday 8th September 2018

Starlight Walk – Sherburn in Elmet (7th) & South Elmsall (8th)

It’s time to grab your brightest attire and join the Prince of Wales Hospice for their Starlight Walk this Summer. Take on this 10k glow themed sponsored walk and help raise funds for your local Hospice.

They’re inviting both men and women to take part in their new Starlight Walk and hope to raise much needed funds for patient care in the Five Towns.

There are two event and routes to choose from with both starting at 9pm:

On Friday 7th September it’s the turn of Sherburn-in-Elmet with the route beginning at the Sherburn Scout Hut or on Saturday 8th September it’s the turn of South Elmsall with their route beginning at the Town Council Social Centre

Advance entry costs £10 and includes: a glow wristband, fizz on arrival and refreshments at the end.  There’s also a Special offer, which is group entry for £8pp for groups of 5 or more.

Advance entry closes on Sunday 2nd September.  Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult and if you have any questions please get in touch with the events team at or call 01977 708868.

Saturday 8th September 2018

Family Funday – St Joseph’s Catholic Club, Hunslet, LS10 2PT

Join Candlelighters on Saturday 8th September for what looks to be a great family funday from midday until 4pm.  There will be street dancers, table top sale, Hook-a-Duck, Tombola, Name the Bear, Cupcake Stall, Hot Food and Ice Cream, oh and not forgetting drink!

So pop along, have some fun, all in aid of a great cause – Candlelighters – Supporting the families of children with Cancer

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Guest Speaker at Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society is proud to secure Paul Fellows as a guest speaker to talk about Stephen Hawking’s Black Holes and the Edge of Physics.

This talk starts with the first suggestions of the gravitational monsters that we call Black Holes and the evidence that leads us to think they really are out there. The talk will then move on to how Stephen Hawking brought about a revolution in our understanding of these objects by bringing together for the first time the two pillars of scientific theory – Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity – and showed that energy can escape from black holes. This process is now named Hawking Radiation in his honour.

Guest Speaker Nights cost Members £4, Non-Members £5 and accompanied children under 16 are free.

Thursday 13th September until Saturday 22nd September 2018

Seasons in the Sun – Theatre Royal Wakefield

It’s the summer of ’74 and the future looks bright for Spag and Paul, as they await their A Level results.  But a job as relief dustbin men will dampen their artistic ambitions!

Join them in this hilarious ‘fish out of water’ comedy, about women, waste and walking the streets.  After this summer, life will never be the same again!

Recommended age is 15+ and the play contains some strong language.

Tickets start at £16 and are available from the Theatre Royal box office

Sunday 16th September 2018

MacMillan Coffee Morning – Rothwell Cricket Club (LS26 0BH)

Fran Hancock is running a MacMillan Coffee Morning from 11.30.  As well as loads of cake on offer, Fran will also be making Sausage Sandwiches and there will also be a colouring competition for the  kids.

So if you want to help a great cause, pop along on Sunday and have a brew with a piece of cake!

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Stroke Association Coffee Morning, St Margarets Hall in Methley

Join local lass Alison Schofield who has just run the Great North Run to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association at St Margarets Hall on Main Street in Methley on Saturday 22nd September from 9.30am until 11.30am.  Coffee and cake is on offer, and I’m sure tea is as well 🙂  There is also a tombolaso see what goodies you can win!

So please pop in and grab a coffee and a cake and help raise funds for this fantastic cause.

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Methley Warriors Family Fun Day

If you’re looking for something to do on Saturday 22nd September then head to Methley!  From 2pm until 10pm there will be so much going on including a hog roast, barbecue, tug of war, hot air balloon rides and live music.

The event is in aid of Methley Warriors Rugby Club to fund new equipment, kits and barriers.  The club is run by volunteers and is huge part of the village.

Parking is available all day for just £1 so get yourself down, have fun and support a great cause in the process.

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Carlton Village Show

This years Carlton  Village Show is open from 10am through to 12pm at Carlton Primary School on New Road.  There will be demo’s, talks, stalls and of course refreshments.  There will be loads of stalls and you are encouraged to do your best this year in the categories of Heaviest Potato, Vegetable inspired cake, best jam, best chutney, mini scarecrow and rhubarb inspired artwork – and that’s just the adults categories.

Entry forms can be collected from Carlton Post Office or by emailing

Sunday 23rd September 2018

Big Red Curtain Theatre School Production at Temple Newsam House

The local drama company ACE will be performing at a charity event on behalf of Big Red Curtain Theatre School at Temple Newsam House between 1.30 and 3pm on Sunday 23rd September.

The great thing about this, is all money raised will be going to Mind – The Mental Health Charity.

The performances are taking place in the picture gallery of Temple Newsam House.  There will be a live pianist on entrance, performances from ACE of both well known plays and improvised comedy along with solo musical performances from ex students. Tickets are £8 and this includes entrance to Temple Newsam House.

There will also be a raffle on the day with some cracking prizes including tickets to see Jason Manford and Champagne Afternoon Tea in Leeds.  Tickets for the raffle are just £1 each.

ACE are currently looking for local businesses to donate raffle prizes so please get in touch if you can help them.

Raffle tickets, tickets for the show or to just donate a prize please contact Amy Cunningham on 07772 332853 or email

Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th September 2018

Macbeth & Much Ado About Nothing – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Merely Theatre bring the Shakespeare classics Macbeth &  Much Ado About Nothing to Wakefield’s Theatre Royal. Merely Theatre create energetic, crystal clear Shakespeare productions. Audiences follow the story better than ever and feel actively involved.

So if you have never seen one of these delightful pieces or work, now is your time. Tickets are available to buy now from the Box Office on 01924 211311 or from the Theatre Royal Website. Tickets start at just £14

Thursday 27th September 2018

Simon on the Streets – The Royal Armouries, Leeds

Simon on the Streets is an independent charity covering West Yorkshire supporting the homeless community.  They do this through tailored support on an individual basis and for the second year running are hoping to raise £5000 for the homeless in Wakefield and Leeds.  Join them at The Royal Armouries for a sleep out from 7pm through to 6am

They are aiming to get 50 sleepers to help raise vital funds, so please contact Debbie Melton for full details and a sponsor form.  Her number is 01924 266133 or email her at

Saturday 29th September 2018

Leeds Children’s Transplant Team Charity Race Night – Hare & Hounds, Commercial Street, Rothwell

You are coordinally invited to have a great night out on Saturday 29th September at a race night in aid of raising funds for two great causes.  Leeds Children’s Transplant Team and Kidney Care UK will both benefit from your generosity as proceeds raised will be split between the two charities.  It’s also going to help raise awareness of Organ Donation and how you agreeing NOW to donate your organs really can help people in the future.

So grab your best bib and tucker, catch the 444 into Rothwell and have a great night out at the Hare and Hounds while you raise money for two great charities.

More info can be found on their Facebook page here.