What's on in the Penistone Area - 2017

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This big Events List is frequently updated (new entries highlighted) but you might have to re-load the page to see the updates. Sorry this site is not good on mobile devices, since it started well before such new-fangled gadgets became available. Penistone's official website is the very excellent 'Visit Penistone' (Facebook) and see its Events List. Registered Charities listed in events can be checked at the Charity Commission. Non-registered charities are more open to poor financial management.

Most Penistone phone numbers have the 01226 dialling code. For more things to do, see: Event Goat; BMBC Things to Do; Penistone FM (Facebook); Barnsley Chronic, PTC Community Centre. The Paramount Theatre ('Penistone's Coliseum') has a full calendar of films, tribute bands, plays, organ concerts, pantomimes and satellite-relayed plays; too many to list on this page. Penpic Events Intro page has previous years, disclaimer, waffle, guff, etc. The Advice section 'For Organisers and Events Secretaries' is at the page bottom. Now read on and discover a wealth of activities in our area and beyond.


area mapNotable Local Events in 2017

'Community Safety Meetings' ('PACT Meetings') - Always on Thursdays, as in the list below. Monthly meetings between South Yorks Police representatives and local residents, where they discuss crime trends and gain feedback from the public. These meetings are not advertised, yet they are under threat if they fail to attract enough people. SY Police have stopped giving details on Barnsley West LPT. 'Go figure'. Meeting dates:
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October      November - December - (Calendar).
This Month Mr Fox makes his annual and strange appearance then it's the usual Hallowe'en hullabaloo from America getting us ready for the authentic British Bonfire Night tradition on 4th November (Round Table calls it 'Fireworks Night'). Christmas is starting on the telly. Round £1 coins end on 15th.
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Barnsley Libraries Review - A new 'period of engagement' by Barnsley MB Council is running until Jan 2018. BMBC is looking to save £165k specifically on Library Services, so it is important to impress upon them the usefulness and importance of Penistone Library and its staff. We ought to do the survey to show our support in numbers. Any resulting changes will be implemented in 2019. A 2016 Libraries Survey helped to set the criteria for this one, but it had an error. The on-line version blocked your progress (Q17) unless you agreed to tick other places being used as libraries, such as churches, schools and even pubs.

See BMBC Libraries Review and start the on-line 2017 Survey. When you start the Survey, it will refer to their chosen criteria, listed below, which you may agree/disagree with and offer suggestions on. I have reminded them that libraries are also repositories of local history materials. For more information about the Libraries Review, call 01226 773 232.

'Our proposals will be based on a range of criteria, which may include:

  • Library usage;
  • Patterns of demand;
  • Affordability and value;
  • Building implications, such as condition, location and accessibility;
  • Ability to collaborate with other organisations, for example, integrated with other organisations;
  • Travel time for users and geographic coverage;
  • Meeting community need;
  • How long and how complex it will be to deliver the changes.'
Also: 'We will talk directly with community groups and partners in each area to design the future model. We will review the feedback and develop proposals for a new service by summer 2018. There will be a public consultation before we make any decisions. Any changes will come into effect in 2019.'
Mon 2nd MacMillan Coffee Morning - 10am to 11.30am, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Methodist Church, Manchester Road, between the two places.. This will take place during the playgroup session. From TCG on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'ShopAppy' Meeting - 5.15pm, Café Crème, High Street, Penistone. This meeting is aimed at local businesses, shopkeepers and market traders, to learn about a new 'Shop Local' scheme coming to Penistone. Jackie Mulligan, the founder of 'ShopAppy', will describe this initiative which 'Brings convenience with a local conscience' to UK towns. Refreshments are provided. See this news item on Vimeo and The Shopappy Story (Facebook).
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The 'Big Kid' Circus - Wednesday 7pm; Thurs/Fri 5pm and 7pm; Saturday 2pm and 5pm; Sunday 1pm and 3.30pm, Events Area, Grange Lane, Barnsley, S71 5QQ. Wednesday's show is being £6.99, all seats, the dearest ticket on other days is £22 (£17 with voucher), concessions £19 (£14 with voucher), under 5yrs £5 (no discount) and free to under 2yrs. Discount vouchers are available in local shops and online to print out. Tickets available from an on-site Box Office, 10am to 8pm, starting Monday 2nd October, also from Big Kid Circus or by calling (mobile) 077 66 55 22 11. Tickets booked on-line are E-Tickets, which you can print out or display on a mobile device. You can also purchase a programme on-line. A booking charge applies with on-line purchases. Facebook has photos of mostly acrobats and some clowning.
Weds 4th 'The Captive Queen, Part Two' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by David Templeton. Part One had been in March. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome and it is a good opportunity for people to get out and mix. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Charity Fashion Show - Opens 6.30pm for 7pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, S36 6AR. Tickets £5. Great Clothes at Great Prices. Wine, cider, soft drinks, tea and coffee available. Lovely local stalls and fantastic raffle prizes. It's going to be a brilliant evening, please come along if you can. This is a fund-raiser for a newly-formed '63rd Barnsley Rainbows' club, based in Silkstone for girls aged 5 to 7 yrs. It is an off-shoot of the Barnsley West Girl Guides. Their usual meetings are every Friday, 6pm to 7.15pm at Huskar Community Rooms, Silkstone, behind the Garage. From poster.
Thurs 5th
Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - Noon, Lower Hall, Penistone Community Centre. This was to be a monthly meeting between S Yorks Police representatives and local residents, where local crime trends are discussed and feedback gleaned from the public. These meetings are rarely advertised but are under threat if they fail to attract enough community interest. The only way to find out about meetings is if you are on their email list. See the Local Police Team and evaluate their effectiveness on the Crime Map.
  ,,   ,, PGS Open Evening - 6pm to 8pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone S36 7BX. Described as: 'A fantastic evening for prospective students and their parents to meet our staff, talk to our students and tour our facilities.' There is also a Post-16s evening on Thursday 9th November. For more information, call 01226 76 2114, Email: enquiries@penistone-gs.co.uk. See PGS (Please note that as of mid-September the PGS site appeared to be compromised, coming up as a site promoting an email system). Note that 'ALC' is not officially part of the school's name, which has never changed from 'Penistone Grammar School'.
Fri and Sat
6th, 7th
'Local Vocal Talent Hunt' (Singing Auditions) - Times on application, Holiday Inn (former 'Brooklands Hotel'), Barnsley Road, Dodworth, S75 3JT. Watch these auditions for free but £10 entry for participants, call 01226 299 571, Email: sales@hibarnsley.com. This is for singers over 16yrs old to compete in a Grand Final on Friday 20th October (see below). Not quite local to the Penistone area but local singers might like to have a go. Contact us for an application form and you will be invited to audition. In aid of Weston Park Cancer Charity. From poster.
Fri to Sun
6th to 8th
Marsden Jazz Festival - Various times and venues all around Marsden. A new headline venue this year is the 1920s Parochial Hall, next to St Bartholomew’s Church. Various ticket prices on the website. There's far too much happening to list here. See M JazzFest for tickets and directions. Supported by Kirklees Council and Arts Council England.
Fri 6th Leanne Paige (Singer) - 9pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ. Free admission. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, 'Dolce' (Musical Duo) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. From a flyer, we discover that the duo comprises Chris McShane (local folk master) on string instruments and vocals and Catherine Embleton on wind instruments. The duo are available for special occasions, so you might pop along and watch them if you are considering them for an event of some sort. To book the duo, call (mobile) Chris on 07854 459 220 or Cath on (mobile) 07960 762 558. See Chris McShane Music and Pen RBL.
Weekend Draconid Meteor Shower - Look to the NNE sky in the early evenings of the weekend. See Draconids.
Sat 7th 'The Big Conversation' (on Asylum-Seekers and Refugees) - 9.30am to 4pm, Penistone Parish Church. This is a free event but visitors are asked to book (lunch and refreshments included) by calling 01226 370 006, between 9am and noon, Monday to Friday, to assess numbers for seating and lunch. Speakers include Linda McAvan MEP, who has visited refugee camps in Jordan and Turkey, but no other names are given. This is a conversation, not a debate, on how best to help displaced people. The theme is to welcome those who will have passed through several other countries to reach the UK as the destination of their choice. Some experts say it is better for refugees to be assisted in areas more suited to their culture, rather than our possibly alien (to them) culture, climate and environment. The talk will include real-life experiences of one refugee and the situation in Barnsley for displaced people. There will also be a Q and A session. From poster. See Facebook Event.
  ,,   ,, Flu Jab Clinic - Daytime, Penistone Group Practice, High Street, Penistone. For more information or to make your necessary appointment, call Reception on 76 2424 or pay them a visit. If you can't make this date, you might be able to attend the Thurgoland Flu Jabs on the 26th. 'Don't take the risk this winter'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Ascot Race Night - 7.30pm for first race at 8pm, Rafters (upstairs) Bar, Waggon and Horses, Sheffield Road, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Tickets £6 per person, include Pie and Peas. Book via The Waggon or call 76 3259. Punters are encouraged to dress up for the event. Prizes for the best-dressed race-goer and the best Ascot hat. Waggon & Horses (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Mr Fox Fire Dance - 8.30pm, Wortley Men's Club. This is an annual procession of rather weird, masked dancers, twirling fire sticks and marching to the tavern. All very pagan in style and, no doubt, great fun. This event occurs on the Saturday nearest to the 'Hunter's Moon' in October and is usually held near the Waggon & Horses, Langsett, but it changed venue this time. Everyone welcome. See Mr Fox for the story and Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Daniel Peters (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 8th Penistone Community Charity Walk - Arrive 9.30am for 10am start, British Legion Car Park, St Mary's Street, Penistone. This is a fund-raiser for MacMillan Cancer Support and participants are asked to fill out an official Macmillan Sponsor Form, available from Gary Haddington, Tracy Scrivens, Richard Jenkins, Penistone Royal British Legion or Penistone Bowling Club. Maps provided with the sponsor forms. There will be challenges along the way including a bush tucker trail. Entertainment will be provided at the Royal British Legion upon return from the walk. 

The full circular walk is 14 miles and mostly follows Penistone parish boundary or an alternative 7-mile walk for which you would need you to arrange transport home. Please state which walk on your sponsorship form. Children must be be accompanied by an adult at all times. Refreshments may be purchased en-route from Hoylandswaine Cricket Club or the Blacksmiths Arms, Millhouse Green. The halfway point of the longer walk is near Kingswood outdoor pursuits centre at Scout Dyke, which might be a good pick-up place for those doing the shorter walk. From Facebook Event.
  ,,   ,, Octopaint - Time not stated, Penistone Market Barn. No prices advertised, which means it is either free or expensive or just the cost of the chosen pot. The posters have not gone up in Penistone town centre for this event, which was found at Octopaint. See also a similar event 21st October at the Leisure Centre, below.
  ,,   ,, 'Crafty Business Makers' Market' - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Market Barn, S36 6DT (which this and previous posters calls 'Penistone Barn', like they don't know its name). No more info than the basics on the poster, but it is simple: Bring wallet, look around, buy goods.
  ,,   ,, 'Market on the Farm' - 10am to 4pm, Yummy Yorkshire, Delph House Farm, High Flatts, HD8 8XY. Free admission. Off-road parking. ‘Market on the Farm’ is a market of crafts and foods, in conjunction with 'Made and Found' Market. The markets are held on the second Sunday of every month from April to November 2017. See Yummy Yorkshire, Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'An Afternoon of Birdsong' - 4pm, HoylandSwaine Parish Church, Haigh Lane, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JQ. No price stated but donations gratefully received, in aid of Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB). This is a concert with local soprano Elizabeth Charlesworth, bird narrator Ian 'Bertie' Batty, John Bashforth on the church organ and David Lewis on piano. Bertie will introduce a variety of birds, with Elizabeth matching his narration with songs varying from Handel to Vera Lynn.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival Band Concert - 6:30pm, Silkstone Church. No prices shown. Performed by the Old Silkstone Band. No useful details as they are relying on telepathy and word of mouth. See Facebook, for no good reason.
Thurs 12th Book Launch and Tarot Readings - 7pm, The White Heart, Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 7AH. Free admission, tarot readings £10. 'Harmony-9' invites you for a fantastic evening and Tarot Book/Card launch, with: book signing, Crystals and gifts, Help4Homeless Veterans (Registered charity no. 1148155), music and much more. Everyone welcome. White Heart, Facebook. Tel. 76 2843.
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'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' (Film - 15 rating and might require ID) - 7.30pm each day, 2pm matinees on Sun and Weds, Penistone Paramount, S36 6DY. Tickets £6.50 (conc £5.50, stalls only), Box Office open from 10am to 2pm and during performances. Concessions for 2 to 14yrs and 60+. Run time about 2hrs, 20mins.

The very British independent intelligence agency of 'Kingsman' is joined in this sequel by 'Statesman', an equivalent US agency (US film audiences must have their US heroes). It's to do with saving the world, like James Bond on steroids. If it is as good as the original 'Kingsman', it will be a good one. However, as they say: 'A Sequel is Never Equal.' We shall see. Call the Paramount Box Office on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). See Paramount (Facebook).
Fri, Sat
13th, 14th
Penistone Beer Festival - 7pm to 11pm both days, Penistone Church. Admission £6 includes a commemorative glass. A wide range of beers and ciders, which we hope will have had time to settle. Possible pie and peas too. Introduction by Father David then it's live music: This annual event is organised by Denby Dale Lions. See Penistone Church (Facebook).
Fri 13th 'Keeping Penistone Warm' - 10am to Noon, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, S36 6AR. A free event for people aged 50 yrs and above in the Penistone district, with information stalls (on energy, benefits and other topics of interest to older people), fun activities, refreshments, a prize quiz and free gifts which include hand-made winter woollies. This is the follow-up event from 'The Penistone Big Knit' where local people, cafes, businesses and groups knitted and crocheted items for local old people to stay warm in winter.

Donated 'Big Knit' items will be distributed and advice from Age UK Barnsley offered at this event, on how to stay well and warm this winter. For information or if you have difficulty getting there by public transport, please call Age UK Barnsley on 01226 776 820 or Email: penistone@ageukbarnsley.org.uk. This initiative is supported by Penistone Area Council (Minutes 3rd August, see section 13), as part of its social inclusion efforts.
  ,,   ,, 'Health, Well-being and Spiritualism' - 7pm to 10pm, Huskar Community Rooms, The Cross, Silkstone (behind the Garage/Co-op), Silkstone, S75 4NX.. Tickets £6 include a glass of wine, call Tracey on (mobile) 07546 320 031. The poster also has a series of bubbles containing these words: 'Crystals', 'Licenced Bar', 'Reiki', 'Mini-readings', 'Hypnotherapy', 'Hand/foot Massage', 'Unique Jewellery', 'Life Coach' and 'Reflexology'. It must be the bargain of the year - all for £6!
  ,,   ,, Dance Workshop with James Law - 2pm to 3pm for Juniors (7 to 10yrs) and 3.15pm to 5.15pm for Seniors (11+), Huskar Community Rooms, The Cross, Silkstone (behind the Garage/Co-op), Silkstone, S75 4NX. Juniors £5, Seniors £10, contact Maria Penrose Dancers, call 01226 756 661 or (mobile) 07966 445 679. James Law studied at the Stella Mann College (see his Showreel on Vimeo). This item was discovered when looking for information about the Well-being night above. The Maria Penrose Dance School has performed several times in Penistone; most notably for Penistone Armed Forces Day and the AFD Concert at the Paramount.
Sat 14th Silent Film Special (Two silent films and organ accompaniment) - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £10 all areas, concessions not advertised. Penistone is one of the few remaining film theatres where it is still possible to present silent films with an organ accompaniment.

Two silent films are being shown accompanied by the Compton organ. The first is 'Lancashire Lass' (Short crime drama, 1915) with Stewart Rome and Alma Taylor; 'A foreman framed for stealing a holiday fund breaks bail and frees his crooked manager from a flywheel'. Organ by Elizabeth Harrison. Perhaps less serious is the second film, about 'A lad, a lass and a locomotive'; 'The General' (Action adventure comedy, 1926, just over 1 hour), with Buster Keaton. Organ by Jonathan Eyre. Box Office is normally open for bookings between 10am and 2pm, after performances have started or by calling 76 7532. You can also book on-line. See Paramount, Facebook (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004).
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Harrogate Railway Athletic FC (NCEL Premier Division Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, David Bryden (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 15th Old Round £1 Coins Done after Today - Now that the 12-sided £1 coin is in circulation, the older round version will stop being legal tender on this date, 15th October 2017. After that, they won’t be accepted in shops. See MSE.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - From 10am, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Victoria, Nr Hepworth HD9 7TP. Just before what used to be the Victoria pub, on the right. Free Admission but a voluntary contribution upon arrival is welcome. Plenty of on-field parking. Tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches in the Community Centre. Toilets available too. Vintage vehicles are always welcome (free admission). Vendors pay £5 a car. Dunford Parish Community Association is a Registered Charity, No. 1026536. For more info, call 76 2533.
  ,,   ,, Leisure Centre Tidy-up - 10am to 1pm, erm, Leisure Centre. Looking for willing volunteers to get stuck in and tidy up the foliage, etc.
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'What's Your Penistone' - Sunday 15th October, 11am to 3pm, Penistone Market Barn. This free Facebook Event came from 'Anna White and the PenistoneLive Team' (Penistone Area Team). It involves enthusiastic Architect Masters students from Sheffield Uni seeking our ideas for plans for Penistone. This is part of BMBC's 'Principal Towns' project, which encourages economic regeneration across the borough. 'We hope to see you there to understand how you would like to boost your future community.'

We are invited to be 'part of envisaging Future Penistone' and to participate in these fun activities:

  • Race a part of the Tour de Yorkshire, with a prize for the fastest;
  • Draw your own Penistone logo and vote for your favourite;
  • Take part in a large community mural;
  • Vote and suggest ideas for the future uses of the Market Barn and Town Hall building;
  • Make-over the Market Barn for the day;
  • And much more.
There will be a follow-up event on Saturday 28th October (details later), to see the results of our contributions to this event. See Penistone Live (Facebook); @Penistone_Live (Twitter); Pstone_live (Instagram).
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall, Wortley Village, S35 7DB. Free admission and parking. Various wedding suppliers will be exhibiting at the fayre to provide you with inspiration and ideas for your special day. Lots of accommodation, easy road access, grand dining rooms and the gardens make a lovely backdrop for wedding photographs. See Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Willow Crafting (For young people) - 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Spring Vale Community Gardens, off Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, Penistone, S36 6HH/J (some sources give 6HH and others 6HJ). Fee £5, includes all materials. This is suitable for ages 7yrs to 15yrs. You will: 1. Make your own willow lantern; 2. Have a go at making a willow star or fish and 3. Help build a large willow sculpture for the Community Garden. A lantern procession (and food) follows on from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, which family and friends can join in. For more information and bookings, call 01226 76 5892 or Email: springvalecommunitygarden@yahoo.co.uk, referring to the willow crafting session on this date. See Spring Vale Community Gardens.
Mon 16th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road. A short period is set aside for questions from residents. The public can observe and record proceedings of the full council and most sub-committees (see HMG Openness Guide 2014 - pdf). PTC meetings are nominally on the third Monday of each month except August. Minutes appear on the website (but not Library) after the next meeting. Penistone Town Council.
Weds 18th 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Janet Niepokójczycka on the subject of the young pretender, Bonny Prince Charlie. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs - Sat
19th to 21st
The 72nd Annual Holmfirth Music Festival - Various times, Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS (almost opposite the Fire Station). This is along the same lines as Penistone Competitive Music Festival, with a range of classes to assess. This year includes the 17th 'Rotary Club of Holmfirth Millennium Trophy' competition, which is open to musicians aged 14 to 25 who have a local connection, or who have been previous competitors at Holmfirth, and who aim to use the £250 prize to further their musical studies. A high standard of performance is expected, and each competitor offers a 15-minute programme. The 2016 winner was Edwin Farrar, playing Baritone Horn music. See HMF and the Syllabus.
Thurs 19th
Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House. Public meeting between S Yorks Police representatives and local residents. This one is in the old people's private residence. Local crime trends will be discussed and feedback gleaned from the public. These meetings are seldom advertised but are under threat if they fail to attract enough community interest. Visit the Local Police Team and evaluate the Crime Map.
Fri 20th Dementia Support Café - 10am to Noon, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. People living with dementia, their families and carers are all welcome to join us. They can make new friends and enjoy a warm drink and cake in a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful setting of our historic church. They can also receive information, advice and support with guidance on accessing support services and other appropriate organisations. These meetings appear to be on the first and third Friday of each month. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Grand Final of the 'Local Vocal Talent Hunt' - 7pm to midnight, Holiday Inn (former 'Brooklands Hotel'), Barnsley Road, Dodworth, S75 3JT. Admission to watch this event is £4. Presumably, the participants would have free admission, having paid £10 for auditions. There are likely to be some entrants from our local area. Judging Panel is: Milly Johnson, Janine Dyer, Catherine Rannus, Lorraine Cawood and Stephanie Hirst. The winner receives five hours' vocal tuition and five hours' recording time. A charity raffle draw on the night will have 40 Overnight Breaks as prizes. This event is in aid of Weston Park Cancer Charity. See also the auditions (above) on 6th and 7th of this month.
Sat 21st 'Halloween Special Octopaint' - 9:30am to 11:30am, Penistone Leisure Centre (The old Drill Hall), Thurlstone Road, Penistone, S36 9EF. No prices advertised, which means it is either free, expensive or just the cost of the chosen pot, which is on the website. This event is for children to paint ceramic pots and to mould clay, with extra bats, pumpkins and skulls. The Octopus' garden includes glow-in-the-dark paints to add to your ghoulish creations. Optional Fancy Dress with prizes awarded for imagination. If you would like choose a particular pot and receive a 10% discount on whatever it costs, then please order online from Octopaint. See Penistone Leisure Centre.
  ,,   ,, 'The Great British Bake-off' - 10am to Noon, Silkstone Common Methodist Church, Ben Bank Lane, Silkstone Common. No fee advertised. This is a coffee morning in aid of Barnsley Hospice. The brightly-coloured poster has plenty to say: Bring a cake; buy a cake; eat a cake; knit a ckae (we have the patterns). Also: Raffle; Quiz; Sweets; Crafts, so stalls are likely. Quite a good, illustrated poster really.
  ,,   ,, Brunch, 'Enjoy a Good Fry-up' - 10.30am to 1pm, St Aidan's Church, Sheffield Road, Oxspring. A fry-up with tea or coffee for only £5 (£2.50 for a child under 11yrs). A Bacon Bap is £2.50 ('bap' = 'teacake' in Yorkshire). The poster was partly obscured: 'This is a chance to say farewell to... ' (but we can't read that bit).
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival Auction - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, off High Street, Penistone (opposite the top of Ward Street). Also a Raffle. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Evening All' (Reminiscent Talk) - 4.30pm, St Andrew's Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone. Admission price not stated. This is a talk by Mr Martyn Johnson in a humourous style about his days as a bobby on the beat in Sheffield. Two-course meal served, for which donations are appreciated (not usually any vegetarian options).
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green MVC Concert (and Guests) - 7pm, St John's Church, Dodworth. Tickets £5, including refreshments, on the door or available by calling William on (mobile) 07531 881 123 or Judy on 76 3754. Proceeds go to church funds. MG MVC.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Auction - 7.30pm, The Traveller's Inn (the 'Fours'), Four Lane Ends, Oxspring, S36 8YJ. Auction in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. See Traveller's Inn, Facebook, Tel. 76 2518, Email: info@travellersinnoxspring.co.uk.
  ,,   ,, DDLC 50th Anniversary Concert - 7.30pm, Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA. Tickets £15 to £18 available on the door and on-line from Huddersfield Town Hall. In what promises to be a wonderful evening of music, Denby Dale Ladies' Choir celebrates their 50 Golden Years with special guests, the world-renowned Black Dyke Band (previously named 'Black Dyke Mills Band'). This lively choir has appeared many times and has always been well-received in our district. The evening will be in two sessions and an interval. The performances will have a mixture of choir, band and both together.

Denby Dale Ladies' Choir will be back in our area on 18th November at St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone, for a joint concert with Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir, who both celebrate their 50th Anniversaries this year. The Black Dyke Band has won many awards in UK and international contests. As an interesting aside, there was the story that Black Dyke Mills Band were pressed to change their name on their USA tour. They refused to do so. I'll let you ponder that one. This event is proud to sponsor the Forget Me Not Childrens Hospice of Huddersfield. A multi-storey car park is just behind the Town Hall, accessible from either direction of the Ring Road, and there is a map on the Black Dyke event page.
  ,,   ,, Oliver Paige (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 22nd Harvest Festival Service - 2.30pm, Bullhouse Chapel, off Manchester Road, Bullhouse (above Millhouse Green). With Rev Paul Bettison 'in the chair'. Also a Fairtrade slideshow by Dr and Mrs Morris. 'Come and join us in our historic chapel'. Parking is limited. This lovely chapel was built in 1692. Look for the authentic chapel hat-pegs. See 12th November for a performance of Handel's 'Messiah'.
  ,,   ,, Brass and Folk Evening - 7.30pm, Lamproom Theatre, Westgate, Barnsley, S70 2DX. Tickets £12 each from the theatre, call 01226 200075. A little bit outside the Penistone area but of particular interest to local people as it involves Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook), in league with songwriter Roger Davies, serving up a blend of Folk and Brass Band music. From poster.
Mon 23rd Poppy-laying - 10am, Penistone Royal British Legion, Front Garden, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. This is an annual event when local schoolchildren lay poppies on the grass, representing the local fallen in war. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, WI Social - 2pm to 4pm, Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone. Admission: WI Members £1; non-members £3. South Yorkshire Women's Institute runs these ladies' social afternoons on the third Monday of each month in the Community Centre, meeting socially for chatting, tea, coffee, biscuits, cakes, crafts and games. 'Bring your own craft/knitting/embroidery/cross-stitch, etc., if you wish, or just yourself' - says the poster.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 7pm, Zion Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Barnsley Road, Denby Dale. Admission: Adults £2, Children £1. An evening with (unspecified) entertainment, the produce auction and supper. This is the delightful chapel on the top main road from Cawthorne to the viaduct.
Weds - Sat
25th to 28th
'Death by Fatal Murder' (Play) - Doors open 6.30pm, 7.30pm start, Shelley Village Hall, Shelley, HD8 8HE. Tickets £6 from McColl's newsagent, Shelley, via Ian Stevenson on 01484 608 900 or by email tickets@thepierrotplayers.com. 'The bumbling, fumbling, Inspector Pratt, along with Constable Thompson, return to the Bagshot House to investigate a missing persons case. The duo guarantee a night full of laughter as they interrogate the unusual suspects, which include (but are not limited to) a female farmhand, an Italian guest, a spiritualist, and the daughter of the late Colonel. Also joining the mayhem is a return visit from the clever Miss Maple. With more twists and turns than a Helter Skelter, Death by Fatal Murder promises to be a very entertaining evening full of hilarity and surprises.'
This is the third play in the series by Peter Gordon and performed by the Pierrot Players (Facebook). From poster in Denby Dale.
Weds 25th 'The Archives of Penistone UDC' - 11am to 1pm, Council Chamber, Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Free admission.
'Come and find out about the fascinating Penistone collections held at Barnsley Archives in their Town hall and how they are being made available across the borough.' Special Barnsley MB Council event, as part of their cataloguing project for the former Penistone Urban District Council records and 'how we might be able to help'. (How about: 'Return them to Penistone'?). Penistone UDC was the forerunner to Penistone Town Council. For more information, call 01226 773 012, Email: penistoneteam@barnsley.gov.uk.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Barton Town FC (NCEL Premier Division Football match) - 7.45pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Good Causes Presentation - 8.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. This is an evening of entertainment by Dave Cherry, the versatile historian, singer and more, famous for his 'Stairfoot Roundabout' song (see Youtube). The presentation is of the funds accumulated over the year, from such as the Harvest Festival Charity Auction, raffles and other fund-raisers. The recipient is to be Barnsley Hospice. See Penistone RBL.
Thurs 26th Flu Jab Clinic - Penistone Group Practice, Thurgoland. 'Don't take the risk this winter.' To make an appointment, call Reception on 76 2424. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Preview Night - 4pm to 8pm, Adore Gift Shop, 17 High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR (next to the Dentist). Christmas stock now on view, with 10% off jewellery and Christmas Decorations. For more information, call 01226 370 153. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Fifth Anniversary of Café Crème - 7pm to 9pm, Café Crème, 9 High Street, Penistone. £10 per person, limited spaces, so booking is essential. There will be a Coffee brew and tasting with cakes. Neal, our fabulous coffee man, will be teaching us how to brew that perfect cup of coffee at home (for when we are closed, of course). We’ll be baking some delicious cakes and tasty treats to go with the coffee. There may also be a little cheeky celebratory tipple available on arrival.  For more information or to book get in touch, either direct message on Facebook, email karen@thecafecreme.co.uk or pop in and see us. Tel. 76 6118. See Café Crème website and Facebook event.
Fri to Weds
27th - 1st Nv
'Blade Runner 2049' (Film, '15' rating) - 7.30pm (7.45pm at the weekend), Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £6.50 (£5.50 for 60+, stalls only). Thirty years on, a new blade runner, LAPD 'Officer K' (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that could plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him to seek out Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner missing for 30 years. Run time 2¾ hours. Violence, some sexuality, nudity and bad language.  Paramount Bookings on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). See Paramount (Facebook) and IMDb for film details.Here is why, from a technical point of view, Blade Runner 2049 is a masterpiece.
Fri 27th School Holiday - Officially, Monday 30th to Friday 3rd November. Last day at school is Friday 27th October to return on Monday 6th November. Then there's nothing until December for the Christmas break. See BMBC School Calendar website.
Sat 28th 'Penistone Live' - ('Mystery location' - 'Follow Facebook for details'). This is the follow-up event to the 'What's Your Penistone' event on Sunday 15th October. That event involved Architect Masters students from Sheffield Uni seeking our ideas for plans for Penistone, as part of BMBC's 'Principal Towns' project. Ideas put forward by the local contributors will be exhibited by the students. See Penistone Live on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Pumpkin Hunt and Children's Party - 2pm to 4.30pm, Thurlstone School Hall. Tickets £3.50 per child, available from Thurlstone Community Group members or Daisy Chains pre-school group. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 'Come and join us on a pumpkin hunt around the village, followed by a children's party tea, dancing, fun and games, treats for all children.' Adult fancy dress welcome; children's fancy dress encouraged. From TCG on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Hallowe'en - 5pm to 7.30pm, Market Barn. The Market Barn is freely open to the public with food and drinks available. For younger ghosts and ghouls (aged 4 to 11yrs), 'Spooky Activity' advance tickets are £2.50 each (wristband) or £5 on the evening (up £1 on last year; an increase of 20%). Advance tickets are available from Harrington's Butchers, Café Crème, Art House Café and On-line (20p extra). Both adults and children can enter the Fancy Dress competition and there is a prize for the best carved pumpkin. Organised by Penistone Round Table with Penistone Ladies' Circle and sponsored by Butcher Residential and CD Autos. Don't forget to bring your carved pumpkin (it might look even better with a nightlight candle inside it). The old British tradition used a carved turnip but this competition is for the American-style Hallowe'en, with a pumpkin.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Hallowe'en Festival - 8pm to 1am, Crystal Palace, Towngate, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. Our annual fund-raising auction in aid of two charities, which are: Yorkshire Rose Dogs Rescue and P.A.C.T Children's Cancer, with a Hallowe'en Fancy Dress and Harvest Festival together. Get your Hallowe'en costumes aready. There's a prize for the best costume on the night and a Disco follows the Harvest Auction. 'Let's support these charities and have a great night.' See the Crystal Palace on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Monster Mash Hallowe'en Party' - 7pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ. Join us for a spooky night - fancy dress is a must. Prizes for best dress. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Party - 8pm, The Traveller's Inn (the 'Fours'), Four Lane Ends, Oxspring, S36 8YJ. Disco and fancy dress. See Traveller's Inn, Facebook, Tel. 76 2518, Email: info@travellersinnoxspring.co.uk.
  ,,   ,, Gina Ross (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 29th Daylight Saving Time Ends, UK. Spring forwards, fall backwards. Clocks go back one hour.
  ,,   ,, Tabletop Sale - 10am to 3pm, Tesco Food Store, Penistone. This is a fund-raiser for Marie Curie, which provides care and support through terminal illness. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Antiques and Collectables Fair - 10am to 3pm, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, S36 6AR. Admission 50p. Excellent home-made refreshments provided by Green Moor Cricket Club. From poster.
  ,,   ,, All Souls Service - 6.30pm, St Nicholas's Church, Upper Cumberworth. This is a calmer and more reflective alternative to Hallowe'en activities (my own words). The poster says: 'Come and light a candle for a departed one. It will be a time of quiet reflection and 'remembering' and, if there is someone in your life whom you wish to remember, we very much hope that you will want to come.' From poster in Denby Dale.
Mon 30th 'Creepy Crafts' - 10.30am to 11.30am, Penistone Library (next door to St Andrew's Church), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BR. This is a free event and there is no need to book a place. It's a Hallowe'en-themed craft session aimed at children aged from 5 to 12 years old. It will be a fun time for them.
Tues 31st All Hallows Eve or 'Hallowe'en' - The evening before the more respectful 'All Saints Day' on 1st November, and somewhat less saintly. Hallowe'en dates from about 1745 as a British Christian tradition, with carved turnips as Jack o' Lanterns. Pumpkins are more plentiful in the USA and easier to carve. Since they didn't have Bonfire Night, Hallowe'en caught on then came back to us in its modified form. 'Hallow' is in the dictionary as: Verb: Honour as holy; Noun: A saint or holy person. Saints are 'Hallowed', you see and 'Evening' is shortened to 'E'en.' It properly needs an apostrophe for the missing letter, unless you go all 'Facebook' and forget punctuation altogether.

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November      October - December - (Calendar).
This Month Bonfire/Guy Fawkes Night, the Remembrance Parade and Ceremony and the PGS Remembrance Ceremony.
Weds 1st All Saints Day (or 'All Hallows Day') and the reason for Hallowe'en.
  ,,   ,, 'Effect of Agrarian and Industrial Revolution' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Yvonne Timmins. All are welcome. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are the first and third Wednesday of the month. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 2nd
to 23rd Dec
'Truly Hand-made pop-up shop' - Opening Times 9.30am to 4.30pm (Thurs/Fri) to 2pm on Saturdays, 'Beautique', near the Market Barn, S36 6AR. Artisan-made art and crafts. From Poster.
Thurs 2nd Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - 7pm, Pendon House.Pendon House. Public meeting between S Yorks Police representatives and local residents. This one is in the old people's private residence. Local crime trends will be discussed and feedback gleaned from the public. These meetings are seldom advertised but are under threat if they fail to attract enough community interest. Visit the Local Police Team and evaluate the Crime Map.
Fri 3rd Dementia Support Café - 10am to Noon, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. People living with dementia, their families and carers are all welcome to join us. They can make new friends and enjoy a warm drink and cake in a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful setting of our historic church. They can also receive information, advice and support with guidance on accessing support services and other appropriate organisations. These meetings appear to be on the first and third Friday of each month. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, John Rutter's Requiem (Choral concert) - 7pm, St Mary's Church, Bolsterstone. Tickets £8, call 01142 886 252 or email chrissiegilbert@yahoo.com. The Requiem and other choral music will be performed by the Fox Valley Voices, conducted by Daniel Timmins; accompanist John Grundy and with the soprano soloists, Althea Tinker and Hilary Osborn.
Sat 4th
to
Fri 17th
Penistone Co-op Refurbishment - The Co-op food store will be closed for interior work after today. Work will go on from Sunday 5th November to Friday 17th. This involves new fixtures and fittings and a new Co-op Funeral Parlour, which would bring some healthy competition in this field to Penistone. By re-arranging the furniture and adding some wall shelves at the delicatessen side, the range and quantity of products will continue much as previously.
Sat 4th Methodist Church Fair - 10am to 1pm, Methodist Church, Green Moor. Free admission, all are welcome. Lots happening, with tombola, white elephant stall, refreshments (including bacon butties), book stall, nearly new stall, handbags, raffle, cakes and buns. Any contributions to the stalls gratefully received. 'Please support your local church'.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Maltby Main FC (NCEL Premier Division Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Bonfire Night - 6pm, The Traveller's Inn (the 'Fours'), Four Lane Ends, Oxspring, S36 8YJ. Free admission. With fireworks, a hog roast, toffee apples, hot drinks and an extra bar. No actual mention of a bonfire, though. See Traveller's Inn, Facebook, Tel. 76 2518, Email: info@travellersinnoxspring.co.uk
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'Professional Fireworks Night' (The Round Table's advertised name for what everyone else calls 'Bonfire Night') - Gates open 6.45pm, Bonfire Lit 7.15pm-ish, Fireworks from 7.30pm, Penistone Showground. Admission £5 (up 25% on last year's £4), free for under-16s, £3 advance tickets from the Round Table. Some sources are erroneously advertising the full price as £4.

Always a popular event and with perhaps 3,000 people warming their nethers by the fire, as it is usually a bitterly cold evening. Children will wave sparklers around, in defiance of the H&S killjoys (don't ask permission or they might say "No"). Hot snacks and drinks available, possibly bonfire toffee and parkin. Penistone FM will provide backdrop music. The old and continuing tradition is to make a Guy Fawkes effigy (or several) for the bonfire. This is open to groups rather than individuals this year. Lose gran's holed jumper?

It is always disappointing when an old tradition has been sidelined. The whole point of Bonfire Night is to, erm, build a bonfire (clue in the name), to remember the treasonous plot by Richard Cadesby, Guy Fawkes and others to blow up parliament in an early act of terrorism. The Observance of the Fifth of November Act (since recinded - see Wiki) made it law for church bells to be rung and bonfires lit throughout the land on 5th November. The tradition has been upheld for hundreds of years and holds fast to this day, for most people. Calling this traditional event 'Fireworks Night' undermines the tradition and literally 'Loses the Plot'. In fact, 'I see no reason why gunpowder, treason should ever be forgot.'

The Round Table ('RT') is an active organisation which arranges those events that the local council used to do in the distant past, such as: Penistone Mayor's Parade, Penistone Gala, Penistone Community Bonfire, Santa's Sleigh Run and the Christmas Lights Switch-on ('Decorated Pine Tree' Switch-on, RT?). The RT does an excellent job using unpaid volunteer members and is always on the look-out for new male members under 45 years old. Penistone Town Council is also to be commended for allocating funds to make those events possible. The PTC Precept for 2017 shows a £5,000 donation for the Parade/Gala and Bonfire Night (donation raised to £5,500 in May) and £7,000 was set aside for the Christmas lights. This event will generate gate receipts in the region of £10k - £12k, which the RT donates to local good causes. See the Bonfire page for history and tradition. Here's the Gunpowder Plot Story and an HMG guide for 'Celebrating Bonfire Night'.
Sun 5th Pie and Pea Walk (and Tin Bath Steam Train) - 1pm, The George Inn, 114 Denby Lane, HD8 8UE. Pie and peas must be booked before the walk, £6.50 per person. A stroll through the fields and woodland to arrive at a vantage point to see the Tin Bath double-engine steam train pass over Denby Dale viaduct, followed by Pie and Peas at the George on your return. Also see the Tin Bath item below. . The George, (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, The Tin Bath (Double-engine steam-hauled Train) - Check website for times, usually late afternoon passing over Penistone Viaduct towards Huddersfield. The steam-hauled (and very expensive) train journey passes through Penistone on its round trip from Preston in Lancashire. It will stop at Penistone Railway Station for a few minutes before continuing towards Huddersfield, although they sometimes change the route at the last moment and miss us out completely. Hoards of photographers and videographers can be expected to watch its progress. Due to the vagaries of old steam locomotives and other factors, times and routes are (very) subject to change. See Railway Touring.
  ,,   ,, Guy Fawkes Night - The Penistone Community Bonfire is on the Saturday nearest to Guy Fawkes Night, see above. There are likely to be some other bonfires in our district on Guy Fawkes Night, such as Thurgoland, Thurlstone and Ingbirchworth. For those of us who still appreciate British traditions, we recite these words:

"Remember, Remember the Fifth of November,
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot.
I see no Reason why Gunpowder, Treason,
Should ever be Forgot."

And we still remember more than four centuries later. Our local Community Bonfire with a fireworks display is organised by Penistone Round Table (Facebook) with Penistone Fire and Rescue. Please see the Bonfire page for history and tradition.
Tues 7th A Trip Down Memory Lane (Ladies only) - 7.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Keith Barber is the speaker for this session. The Ladies' Section has an evening at the RBL on the first Tuesday of the month. It is a good opportunity for ladies to get out and socialise and perhaps learn a thing or two. The previous month involved members in decoratively wrapping tins and bottles, to explore their creative side. 'It's a fun and interesting night, so why not come along?' Penistone RBL.
Thurs 9th Remembrance Event - 10.30am, Horizon College, Dodworth Road, Barnsley, S70 6PD. Quite a big occasion with Barnsley Youth Choir and other music, attended by schoolies and mayors from Barnsley and elsewhere. The college is also within the Penistone and Stocksbridge constituency, so Angela Smith MP is the right one to invite. Everyone welcome to attend.
  ,,   ,, PGS Post-16s Open Evening - 6pm to 8pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road, Penistone S36 7BX. For more information, call 01226 76 2114, Email: enquiries@penistone-gs.co.uk. See PGS (Please note that as of mid-September the PGS site appeared to be compromised, coming up as a site promoting an email system). Also note that 'ALC' is not officially part of the school's name.
  ,,   ,, 'Beer and Bites' - 7.30pm, The White Heart, Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 7AH. £26 each, requiring a £5 non-refundable deposit to reserve a place. Book early as this was a popular event last year. The first lady sommelier in Great Britain, Annabel Smith, presents an evening of investigating six craft beers paired with suitable food samples. An informative and entertaining evening for all. White Heart, Facebook. Tel. 76 2843.
Fri 10th
and Sat 11th
'Wonderfully Made in Yorkshire' (Arts and Crafts Sale) - 10am to 8pm Friday, to 6pm Saturday, Silkstone Parish Church, S75 4JH. Mostly hand-made gifts and probably refreshments.
Fri 10th
PGS Remembrance Ceremony - 10.45am, War Memorial Stone by Penistone Grammar School's road entrance. Ample off-road parking. The memorial has a roll of honour of PGS alumni who fell in the Great War of 1914-1918. The ceremony will have an address by PGS Principal Jo Higgins and Penistone Mayor Cllr Paul Hand-Davis, with Father David and others. Also a wreath-laying and the Roll of Honour will be read out, followed by two minutes' reflective silence at 11am, for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. This event is on the Friday before Remembrance Sunday and drops on Armistice Day this year. 'For our today, they gave their tomorrow'. See PGS.
 Sat 11th Remembrance Ceremony - 10.45am, War Memorial, outside Penistone Church. A small gathering to maintain the 11th November tradition. This is not the big one on Remembrance Sunday but there will be prayers and the Last Post.
  ,,   ,, BBC Radio 2's Nigel Ogden (Organ concert) - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £9. This is a performance by Nigel Ogden, the presenter of BBC Radio 2's 'The Organist Entertains' show, on the Compton organ. Call the Paramount Box Office on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). If booked up, some spare seats might still be available by calling the Penistone Cinema Organ Trust on (mobile) 07944 566 972. See Paramount (Facebook).
Sun 12th
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Penistone Remembrance Parade and Ceremony - The Parade will assemble 10.20am by Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane, to process at about 10.40am. This is for service and ex-service men and women, with representation from Fire & Rescue, Scouts and Guides, local dignitaries, RBL members and the public. Thurlstone Brass Band will lead the parade, to join the assembly by Penistone War Memorial outside Penistone Church. The ceremony takes place there with prayers, hymns, wreath-laying and the Roll of Honour, andtwo minutes' silence at 11am to reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. A Service of Remembrance follows in Penistone Church. See RBL Website and the Remembrance page on this website. Facebook also has a 'Lest We Forget' page. History: The first two minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am on Armistice Day and the first Poppy Day was held on 11th November 1921. Penistone Church (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Service - Gather from 10.30am, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library.
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Service - Gather from 10.30am, Ingbirchworth War Memorial. Wreath-laying and Roll of Honour of the fallen followed by two minutes' silence at 11am to reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country.
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Service - Gather from 10.30am, Thurgoland War Memorial. Wreath-laying and Roll of Honour of the fallen followed by two minutes' silence at 11am to reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Remembrance Ceremony - 10.30am at Thurlstone War Memorial. Wreath-laying and Roll of Honour of the fallen followed by two minutes' silence at 11am to reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. Thurlstone Community Group.
  ,,   ,, Handel's Messiah - 6pm, Bullhouse Chapel, off Manchester Road, Bullhouse (above Millhouse Green). Admission by donation. Handel's Messiah will be conducted by Jane Hobson. Soprano - Ann Wilkes; Alto - Rowena Burton; Tenor - Malcolm St John; Bass - Thom Meredith; Trumpet - Denise Dransfield; Chairman - Rev Dr Philip Bee. The poster gives a rehearsal time of 2pm and a dress code of jacket and tie, but that is probably just for the performers. This lovely chapel was built in 1692. Look for the authentic chapel hat-pegs. The poster refers to 'improved parking'. For more information, call 01226 891 093.
  ,,   ,, Coach Crash 70th Anniversary Concert (Joint Brass Band and Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir Concert) - 7:30pm, Holmfirth Parish Church. Tickets £8, Under 16yrs old £4, available from band members and Andrew's Greengrocer, Holmfirth. This is to remember the 70th anniversary of the Holmfirth Coach Crash involving Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir on their way to a contest in Holmfirth Civic Hall in October 1947, killing nine choir members and injuring many others. The brakes failed down Dunford Road and the coach crashed into buildings at the bottom. Casualties were taken to Holme Valley Hospital in Holmfirth. Bolsterstone MVC has invited Hade Edge Band and guest artisites to join them in this concert. It is hoped that there will be people from the choir who had relatives lost/injured in the coach crash, along with people from the Holme Valley community who came to the choir's rescue. For more information, call Robert on 01484 361671 or 07512 600602. The monies raised will be split equally between the Royal British Legion and the Friends of Holme Valley Hospital. The Choir, Band and Church have agreed to give their time/facilities free in this act of remembrance.
Weds 15th 'The Russian Revolution, 1917' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Richard Wright, with a well-researched look into Russia's past. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are on the first and third Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Fri, Sat
17th & 18th
Leonid Meteor Shower - Look to the Eastern sky Friday night after midnight and the early hours of Saturday. The Leonids occur when the Earth passes through debris left behind by the Tempel - Tuttle comet, which takes around 33 years to orbit the sun. See Time & Date.
Fri - Sun
17th to 19th
'Autumn Beer Festival' - Times not stated, The White Heart, Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 7AH. There will be a range of 25 real ales and ciders to choose from in the Talbot Suite, adjacent to the White Heart. White Heart, Facebook. Tel. 76 2843.
Fri 17th Dementia Support Café - 10am to Noon, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. People living with dementia, their families and carers are all welcome to join us. They can make new friends and enjoy a warm drink and cake in a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful setting of our historic church. They can also receive information, advice and support with guidance on accessing support services and other appropriate organisations. These meetings appear to be on the first and third Friday of each month. Penistone Church, Facebook.
Sat 18th to
24th Dec
Santa's Grotto - 10am each day, Pennine Garden Centre, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, HD8 8LF. Price £5 per child. 'Bring your Little Diggers to meet Santa and his helpers, join in the festive fun and receive a present' (ask in the Garden Centre for details).
The annual Reindeer Parade is 10am on Saturday 18th November: 'Santa will set off in his sleigh, pulled by his reindeer from Shelley Village Hall at 10am, to make his way to the Pennine Garden Centre, where he will open his magical festive grotto. Get there early to get your spot.' (Santa's Grotto bookings recommended for this day only). See Wyevale Garden Centres.
Sat 18th Silver Jewellery Workshop (Make a silver bangle) - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. £50 fee includes tuition, all materials and a light lunch. Limited places and booking is essential, Email: scatteralljewellery@gmail.com. This event employs traditional silversmithing techniques, such as soldering, piercing, forging and hammering, to create your own silver bangle. This event is run by 'Sarah Catterall Contemporary Jewellery'. Sarah is a well-known local arts and crafts expert. (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Albion Sports (NCEL Premier Division Football match) - 3pm, Penistone Church Football Club, The Memorial Ground, Church View Road, Penistone, S36 6AT. Admission: Adult £5, Concessions £3. See Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, Regency Ball - 7:30pm till 11pm, Cannon Hall Museum, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, S75 4AT. £50 per person, book online at shop.barnsley-museums.com. Be whisked away to a time of Georgian splendour at the Ball. As the gentlemen pull on their best breeches and the ladies wear their finest gowns, it is set to be a night remember for fans of the era. Here they can have an authentic experience, dancing the night away in our spectacular ballroom. All dances will be expertly tutored by our dance professional and guests. All levels of experience are welcome. There will be live music and a wonderful selection of authentic food and drink. See Cannon Hall, Facebook. For more information about Cannon Hall events, Tel.: 01226 772 002, Email: cannonhall@barnsley.gov.uk
  ,,   ,, 50th Anniversary Joint Choral Concert - 7.15pm, St Saviour's Church. Joint concert with Denby Dale Ladies' Choir and Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir, who both celebrate their 50th Anniversaries this year.
Mon 20th 'Barnsley and District Railways in the Age of Steam' (Illustrated Talk) - 11am to 12.30pm, Council Chamber, Barnsley Town Hall. Admission £3. Although this is outside the Penistone district, it will have some appeal to the many steam enthusiasts. Organised by the 'Friends of Barnsley Archives', this is an illustrated talk by David Green, who will look at local steam railways and their relationship to various industries. Early booking is advisable, call Roger Walton (chairman) on 01226 281 941. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road. A short period is set aside for questions from residents. The public can observe and record proceedings of the full council and most sub-committees (see HMG Openness Guide 2014 - pdf). PTC meetings are nominally on the third Monday of each month except August. Minutes appear on the website (but not Library) after the next meeting. Penistone Town Council.
Sun 26th 'Christmas Crafty Business Makers Market' - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Market Barn, Back Lane, Penistone, S36 6DT. Lots of local artisan craft stalls, food, drink, family activities and smellies to fill the Christmas stockings. With demonstrations and live music. To set up your own stall, visit Crafty Business, prices not shown. Someone please tell them it is called the 'Market Barn', not 'Penistone Barn'. See Crafty Business Network on Facebook, also on Twitter.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Market - 10am to 5pm, Wortley Hall. Free admission and free parking. An unfortunate clash with the Maker's Market in Penistone at the same time. The annual Christmas Market with stalls in the main house selling festive gifts and crafts. Why not treat yourself to a mince pie and mulled wine whilst browsing the stalls or take a seat and enjoy a Sunday lunch which will be available on the day. See Facebook event.

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December      October - November - (Calendar).
This Month MagiChristmas dominates the month, having started in October. But, don't forget: 'It's the reason for the Season.' The RT Sleigh run continues through the month. Always a feast of Concerts, Carol Services and Church Events (and some will clash), then it's on to New Year's Eve and the aspirins. Please note that the 'TBCs' below were imported from last year's schedule but are likley to be repeated.
Early Dec
Dates TBC
Santa's Sleigh Run - Santa tours our area on the Round Table's sleigh, playing Christmas music through speakers and rattling their collection boxes (the RT boys don't do carol-singing - Bah humbug). Santa is also at the Christmas Lights switch-on on Saturday 3rd outside Penistone Church. This annual event raises a lot of money for local charities and other good causes. The RT had a new sleigh last year. See Penistone Round Table and Facebook.
Fri 1st Dementia Support Café - 10am to Noon, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. People living with dementia, their families and carers are all welcome to join us. They can make new friends and enjoy a warm drink and cake in a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful setting of our historic church. They can also receive information, advice and support with guidance on accessing support services and other appropriate organisations. These meetings appear to be on the first and third Friday of each month. Penistone Church, Facebook.
Sat 2nd
Penistone coat of arms
Christmas Lights Switch-on and Carols - Nominally 4pm outside Penistone Church (when it is starting to become dark), near the Penistone community Christmas tree. The afternoon usually starts with a good Saturday Market in the Market Barn (usually Carol Singing around 2.30pm to 4pm), then it's a walk via the Squareabaout to Penistone Church for the Christmas Lights Switch-on at 4pm-ish. Penistone Mayor Cllr Roger Hinchliff will be near the plunger, watched by Santa and assorted, shivering ankle-biters counting down to the big switch-on. Penistone Round Table will transport Santa and his rosy-cheeked helpers on the RT sleigh. Penistone FM will also be there as a community event. The Switch-on is always on the first Saturday of December.
Weds 6th 'Christmas in the Dales' (History talk) - Opens 2pm for 2.15pm, Community Centre, Church Street. £1.50 Admission includes tea and biscuit. This is a talk and presentation by Andrew Firth. All are welcome. Penistone History and Archive Group history talks are the first and third Wednesday of the month. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 7th Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - Noon, Lower Hall, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. A monthly meeting between S Yorks Police representatives and local residents, where local crime trends are discussed and feedback is gleaned from the public. These meetings are rarely advertised (perhaps twice this year) but are under threat if they fail to attract enough community interest, as in other parts of the SYP area. In other words, they would like to stop them but would prefer it to look like public apathy. See the Local Police Team and you can evaluate their effectiveness on the Crime Map.
TBC Community Carol Service - 6.30pm, Penistone Parish Church. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration of Christmas with our favourite carols. Penistone Church, Facebook.
TBC 'Bras and Beer Night' - 6.30pm to 9pm, Frillies Boutique (Ladies' undies shop), 4 Bridge Street, Penistone, S36 6AJ, opposite the Cop Shop. This is speculative from last year. In 2016, we had this message:
'Gents, are you wondering what to buy for that special lady in your life? Look no further. Frillies could be your solution. We have lingerie, nightwear and swimwear as well as jewellery. The perfect Christmas gifts.' ... 'Come along to our Bras and Beer night, just for men. If you've checked the laundry basket and you're still not sure about sizes, then we have gift vouchers. It couldn't be easier '
See Frillies Boutique (Facebook).
TBC Wonderfully Made in Yorkshire - 10am to 8pm (Fri), 6pm (Sat), Silkstone Church. Free Entry. Local artisans exhibiting their creations for purchase at a pop-up shop within the church. Great gifts for Christmas. Supporting small businesses and Silkstone Church and aiming to create a fantastic atmosphere for all. Also a raffle and refreshments available. For more information Email: keekee20@hotmail.com. This item from Penistone FM.
TBC A Compton Christmas Cracker - 2pm Penistone Paramount Theatre. Tickets, Adults £8.50. Organists Kevin Grunill and Jonathan Eyre (Organist to the University of Sheffield) perform a rollicking feast of music with Penistone Ladies' Choir. The Penistone Paramount website says: 'Only a selection of seats are available here, contact the Penistone Organ Trust on (mobile) 07944 566 972, where other seats may still be available.'
Sat 9th Grand Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. Tickets £10. This is indeed a Grand Concert, with New Mill MVC, Skelmanthorpe Band and local soprano, Ann Wilkes. Tickets from the Paramount; Clark's Cemist or by calling either: John Purvis (DDale Rotary Club) on 01484 665 900; Richard Green (New Mill MVC and Robin Hood) on 01484 684 649; or Graham Crossland (Shat Band) on (mobile) 07990 615 765. Paramount Box Office is open from 10am to 2pm and during any performances. Call the Paramount Box Office on 76 7532 (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004). This event has been organised by The Rotary Club of Denby Dale. See Paramount (Facebook).
  ,,   ,, The Bus Pass Buskers - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets £5 'at Look Local', whatever that means. Also a bar.
  ,,   ,, Christmas MVC Choral Concert - 7.30pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Prices as they emerge. This will be performed by Bolsterstone MVC.
Sun 10th Christmas Carol Service - 2.30pm, Bullhouse Chapel, off Manchester Road, Bullhouse (above Millhouse Green). This lovely chapel was built in 1692. Look for the authentic chapel hat-pegs.
Tues 12th Christmas Party and 'Fuddle' - 10am, Pendon House, Penistone. Pendon House's annual Christmas party will be a 'Fuddle' this year. Everyone will be bringing something along to share and there will be some entertainment too. Everyone in the community is welcome. Fancy dress is optional. Last year we had lots of elves.
Weds 13th No History Talk Today. Penistone History and Archive Group are having their Christmas nosebag instead. History talks are normally on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The group also runs the Penistone Historic Archive, which is open Market day in the Neville Roebuck Room, Community Centre Lower Hall. See Penistone Archive Group on Facebook.
Thurs 14th BBC-TV Question Time - Probably no details of the venuw will be announced publicly. It is coming to Barnsley on this day, with David Dimbleby in the chair. Other guests will be announced on QT the week before. Details of the venue will be sent to the successful audience applicants. If you would like to be in the audience, call 0330 123 9988 or see the QT site. You will be asked to answer some questions about yourself and your politics and whether you voted for or against Brexit.
Fri 15th Dementia Support Café - 10am to Noon, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. People living with dementia, their families and carers are all welcome to join us. They can make new friends and enjoy a warm drink and cake in a relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful setting of our historic church. They can also receive information, advice and support with guidance on accessing support services and other appropriate organisations. These meetings appear to be on the first and third Friday of each month. See also the next item below which follows on. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Buffet Lunch - Noon to 2pm, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Price not advertised (if any). Please contact Heather or Avril on 01226 288 772. This is for people who have memory problems and those who care for them. This event is supported by Penistone Area Council, with funding from BMBC. Penistone Church, Facebook. From poster.
Sat 16th 'The Santa Hat Walk' - 9.20am from Penistone Railway Station. No cost except for optional pie and peas. Walk led by Judith Parkes for a distance of 6 to 7 miles and will pass through familiar landscapes. The finish is at the Station Inn, Silkstone Common for optional pie & peas lunch (vegetarian option available), for those not bringing a packed lunch. Bookings for pie an peas can be taken on Penline walks during November or by calling the Station Inn. A suitable trains is from Huddersfield (Platform 2) 8.08am, Berry Brow 8.14am, Honley 8.18am, Brockholes 8.20am, Stocksmoor 8.25am, Shepley 08.27am, Denby Dale 08.34 to arrive 8.41am at Penistone. That gives you enough time to nip up Shrewsbury Road for a newspaper.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Concert - Time not given, St Saviour's Church. Christmas concert with Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Brass Band Concert - Details to follow, Carlecotes Church. This will be performed by Hade Edge Band.
Sun 17th Penistone Mayor's Civic Carol Service - 6pm, Penistone Parish Church, Penistone. Everyone is welcome and you will enjoy joining in the familiar Christmas carols. Penistone Church, Facebook.
Mon 18th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chamber, Penistone Town Hall Building, Shrewsbury Road. A short period is set aside for questions from residents. The public can observe and record proceedings of the full council and most sub-committees (see HMG Openness Guide 2014 - pdf). PTC meetings are nominally on the third Monday of each month except August. Minutes appear on the website (but not Library) after the next meeting. Penistone Town Council.
  ,,   ,, Choral Christmas Concert - 7.30pm, Millhouse Green Institute, Manchester Road, Millhouse Green. A Christmas concert with Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.
Thurs 21st December Solstice. The shortest day of the year.
TBC Top 50 Countdown 2017 - 8pm, Penistone FM. It's the big one tonight, as Colin Geldard counts down your all-time favourite songs from 50 to Number 1. See the Penistone FM Facebook page for full details. See also Pen FM.
Fri 23rd Christmas School Holiday - Officially, Monday 25th to Friday 5th January 2018. Last day at school is Friday 22nd, to return on Monday 8th January 2017. Have a merry Christmas. See BMBC School Calendar website.
TBC Locals' Christmas Party - Speculative for 2017. Details from 2016:
DJ from 7.30pm, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone.
A Disco Festive Fun night with Buffet. Hamper raffle ticket with every drink purchased. Win one of three good prizes:
1. A 'Mighty Meat Hamper' (local butcher's voucher),
2. A 'Festive Food Hamper', a collection of traditional favourites 'to spoil yourself' (and it is big), or,
3. 'Christmas Tippled On Us - A Selection of Our Best-selling ...' (various bottles, the notice ran out of words).
The newly refurbished Spread Eagle re-opened on Friday 16th, trading under Craft Union Pubs. See my Spread Eagle page.
Sun 24th Christmas Eve Mass - Time TBC 6pm, St Ann's, Deepcar.
TBC Christmas Service - 6.30pm, Penistone Parish C of E Church. Penistone Church, Facebook.
TBC Christingle and Christmas Communion - 6.30pm, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring.
TBC Christmas Fun Hat or Jumper Disco - Crystal Palace, Thurlstone.
TBC Christmas Eve Mass - 9pm, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone.
TBC Midnight Communion - 11.30pm, St James' Church, Midhopestones.
TBC Midnight Communion - 11.30pm, Penistone Parish C of E Church. Penistone Church, Facebook.
TBC Midnight Communion - 11.30pm, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library.
Mon 25th Christmas Day - Gather the family round for Christmas Dinner, prezzies and mulled ǝuıʍ. Listen to uncle's bad jokes, laugh at the wrong moments and applaud ironically. No, just joking, you are all there to enjoy the day. If you are going to be alone on Christmas Day, there's a Christmas Dinner (time not given but probably noon to 2pm, at a guess) at Penistone Community Centre, to get you out of the house on the big day, with a warm welcome by 'Penistone Bumping Spaces'. Various community organisations will be along to make it special, with people from Thurlstone Community Group, Patchwork Support and Tesco. For more information, call Karen on (mobile) 07540 748 809.
TBC Christmas Day Mass - 9.15am, St Ann's, Deepcar.
TBC Christmas Eucharist - 10am, Penistone Parish C of E Church. Penistone Church, Facebook.
TBC Christmas Eucharist - 10am, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone.
TBC Christmas Day Service - 10am, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library.
TBC Christmas Day Mass - 10.45am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone.
TBC Christmas Mass - 6.30pm, St Ann's, Deepcar.
Tues 26th Boxing Day Meet (Traditional Fox Hunt gathering) - 11am. The George Inn, Upper Denby. Usually a large crowd will gather to watch the toffs in their finery, proudly mounted on magnificent horses. See The George, (Facebook). Always on Boxing Day. R Harriers.
Sun 31st New Year's Eve - Time to celebrate with fermented beverages in a local hostelries. With folded arms, grab the nearest sweaty hand, then it's: 'Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot, etc.' Full story at Scotland.Org. For the English translation lyrics, read the 'Auld' text file.
  ,,   ,, NY Eve Ceilidh - 8pm to Midnight, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Admission: Adults £10, Children 5-11yrs, £5, available from Oxspring Post Office. Music provided by the Retford ceilidh band 'Pinch O' Snuff'. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Don't forget to sing 'Auld Lang Syne'.
Penistone
For Organisers and Events Secretaries:
You want your big day to be a success, don't you, but that will only happen if you can get the word out. For local events, that means a few posters, social media and other outlets. I suggest the posters go up about two or three weeks before the day. Certainly no less than a week. Not too early either or your poster might be covered up by someone else's on top.

For events to appear on this page, put your posters around the town centre (not just the Community Centre) and include the essential details: Event Name (What's happening?), Date (Day too, or we need a calendar), Start Time (Often forgotten!), Location (Postcode for Satnav? Directions? Parking? Disabled access?), Ticket/Admission (How much? Where from? Concessions? Age limit? Accompanied by adult?) and Organiser (Who? Website? Contact details?). By the way, if you won't state the price, I will suggest that it is either: a) Expensive, or, b) Free.

Choose the fonts, colours and backgrounds to be easy to read through a mucky window. If it's for Arts, Crafts, Festive or a Clean-up, say what to wear or what to bring (will we get dirty?) If it's for Charity or a Good Cause, please name it or people will wonder where the money goes. Please do not use 'Military Time'; it is ugly, takes up space (19:00hrs = 7.00pm = 7pm) and can be confusing. Put some gaps in any phone numbers for clarity. Use a UK spell-check and get someone to read it through. A few drawings or pictures can make it appealing.

Some organisers think that one poster in such as the Community Centre is enough for everyone to see it. It isn't. Good poster places are: Hallmark Cards, Paul Schofield Butcher, Ward's Chip Shop, Café Crème, Community Centre, Pen Library, Post Office (might have to pay), Co-op (charities only), Clark's Chemist (sometimes), Council Noticeboards and Tesco's wall. Other shops and cafés might also oblige. Provide some Blu-tak to avoid any sticky tape mess. Update your website and encourage people to share on Facebook. If your club or society is not on facebook, it makes sense to consider it as it is free and can reach the community. Also contact these: Visit Penistone, Barnsley Comical, Event Goat, Look Local, Holme Valley Revue, Visit Barnsley, Hudds Examiner and Pen FM.

Event Venues:
Pub function rooms can be great venues. Their hiring fees might be waived (by negotiation) if enough guests are coming (see Pubs page). Sports clubs, Church halls and village halls are all possible, such as: Penistone Scout Hut, Penistone Church FC Clubhouse, Penistone Bowling Club, Thurgoland Village Hall, Hoylandswaine Sports Club, Millhouse Institute, Millhouse Green Church Hall, Thurlstone School and so on. Penistone Community Centre can be booked via Pen Town Council and it has a bar room, Tel. 01226 370 088. Apparently, Tesco also has a 'Community Room', which is much used (perhaps because nobody knows about it).
Disclaimer - Whilst every effort is taken to be accurate, some errors are inevitable. Sources might be vague on details (such as where and when!) and will sometimes change them or cancel without notice, making me look inept. The webmeister accepts no liability for inconvenience or consequential loss arising from items on this website.

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