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 they became available. Penistone's official website is the very excellent 'Visit Penistone' (Facebook) with its own Events List. For more things to do, see: Event Goat; BMBC Things to Do; Penistone FM (Facebook); Barnsley Chronic, PTC Community Centre and Penistone Bumping Spaces.

The Paramount Theatre has a full calendar of films, tribute bands, plays, comedy shows, organ concerts, pantomimes and satellite-relayed plays; too many to list on this page. In the days when the Paramount was called 'Penistone Town Hall Cinema', it was described as 'Penistone's Coliseum'. Registered Charities in these events can be checked at the Charity Commission. Non-registered charities are more open to financial mismanagement and can sometimes be bogus money-grabbers.

An Advice section 'For Organisers and Events Secretaries' can be found at the Page Bottom. The Penpic Events Intro page has previous years, disclaimer, waffle, guff, etc. Now read on and discover the wealth of activities in our district 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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December    (Calendar).
This Month MagiChristmas dominates the month, having started in October, but never forget 'It's the reason for the Season.' The RT Sleigh run continues through the month. December is 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.
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Late Night Shopping - Fox Valley shopping in Stocksbridge. Plenty of shops to choose from (particularly for clothes) but all you really need is the truly wonderful 'Home Bargains' store. They also have an Aldi. See Fox Valley.
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Santa's RT Sleigh Run - Santa will tour our area on the Round Table's shiny new sleigh to Christmas music and rattling collection boxes. Note that some of the 4pm times have been moved a bit earlier on the latest poster to 3.45pm. Times are subject to variation:
  • Friday 1st December: - 5.45pm, Hoylandswaine Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Saturday 2nd:
    - 4pm, Christmas Lights Switch-on, outside Penistone Church,
    - 5pm, Silkstone Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Sunday 3rd:
    - 3.45pm, Millhouse Green Christmas Lights Switch-on, Millhouse Institute (was 4pm),
    - 5pm, Spring Vale Santa's Sleigh Run (was 3pm),
  • Wednesday 6th: - 5.30pm, Oxspring Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Friday 8th: - 5.30pm, Thurgoland and Green Moor Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Saturday 9th: - 3.45pm, Cubley Santa's Sleigh Run (was 4pm),
  • Sunday 10th: - 3.45pm, First Dodworth and Gilroyd Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Friday 15th: - 5.45pm, Wentworth Road Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Saturday 16th: - 3.45pm, Penistone Town Centre Santa's Sleigh Run (was 4pm),
  • Sunday 17th: - 3.45pm, Second Dodworth and Gilroyd Santa's Sleigh Run (was 4pm),
  • Thursday 21st: - 5.45pm, Ingbirchworth Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Friday 22nd: - 5.30pm, Silkstone Common Santa's Sleigh Run,
  • Saturday 23rd: - 3.45pm, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Santa's Sleigh Run (was 4pm).
This annual event raises a lot of money for local charities and other good causes. 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.
  ,,   ,, 'Festive Friday' - 7.30pm, Rafters (upstairs) Bar, Waggon and Horses, Sheffield Road, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Tickets £12.50 per person. This is the first of three party nights in the Rafters Bar, to let your hair down. Waggon & Horses (Facebook) - Tel: 76 3259.
  ,,   ,, Friday Forum (For RBL members only) - 8.45pm to 9.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. This is held on the first Friday of each month for RBL members to raise any issues with the RBL Committee. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, 'Martin Bennett's Old Green River Band' - 9pm to 11.30pm, 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. The band is 'Internationally renowned', so that's good then. Penistone RBL.
Sat 2nd Christmas Fair - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Cakes, preserves and pickles, crafts and Christmas decorations, hand-made jewellery, bottle stall, tombola and raffle. Refreshments and Light Lunches will be served. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Garforth Town 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).
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Penistone Christmas Lights Switch-on and Carols - 4pm by the Christmas tree outside Penistone Church. The afternoon starts with a Saturday Market in the Market Barn. Stocksbridge Salvation Army will have a stall. It looks as though the usual Carol Singing has not been for organised this year. However, a kindly Facebook correspondent is rounding up volunteers to sing some carols in the afternoon and it would be wonderful if as many people as possible joined in.

Then it will be rime for the Christmas Lights. Penistone Round Table will bring Santa and his rosy-cheeked helpers on the RT sleigh to meet with Penistone Mayor Cllr Roger Hinchliff, hovering around the plunger with an assortment of shivering ankle-biters to help the count-down. Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook) will incite some carol singing in the watching throng. Also in attendance will be Penistone FM. Penistone's Christmas Lights Switch-on is always on the first Saturday of December, which is about right, as some places start their Christmasses in November.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Lights - 4.30pm, Westfield Avenue, Thurlstone. The Facebook Event does not give the house number but it will probably be obvious. Someone from West Yorkshire Dog Rescue will be attending with some of the dogs in their care and there will be sweets for the children.
  ,,   ,, 'Singing for Pleasure at Christmas' - 7pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Tickets £5 (under 14s free) from Wortley RUFC. This is an evening with the Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers, as Wortley Rugby Club's annual Christmas concert. Refreshments at the interval.
  ,,   ,, Lorraine Swan (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 3rd 'The Puppet Christmas Story' - 9.30 am, St Andrew's Methodist URC Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS. St Andrew's (Facebook). 'Come and make the puppets and tell the story with Alice.'
  ,,   ,, Christmas Pantomime and Lunch - Arrive 9.30am for 10am, Wortley Hall. Admission: £18 per adult and £13 per child under 12 years. £5 per person deposit, full payment 14 days before arrival. Contact us on 0114 288 2100 to reserve a place. Fun for all the family. Enjoy our children’s pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk', followed by a two-course Sunday carvery lunch. See this Wortley Hall event.
  ,,   ,, 'Made & Found' Christmas Market - 10am to 4pm, Market Barn, Penistone. 'Join us for our final market of 2017 at the wonderful Market Barn in Penistone. The barn will come alive with fantastic stalls, glorious food and mesmerising music. It would be daft not to!'. See Made & Found on Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol Sing-along - About 3.45pm, Somewhere in Millhouse Green. See Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook) for further elucidation.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol Sing-along - 7pm, Crystal Palace, Towngate, Thurlstone, S36 9RH. The band says: 'Pints & Pies....wine & cheese snacks....Christmas cocktails.... fun with friends.' See Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook) and the Crystal Palace on Facebook.
Mon 4th Christmas Carol Train - 7.15pm to 10pm, On the Penistone Railway. Buy tickets on the Penistone train. To make it more interesting, join Gledholt MVC on the 19.16 from Huddersfield to Silkstone Common, for Christmas carols around the fire at The Station Inn, Silkstone Common.' Penistone Line Partnership's Facebook event says: 'Come along on the Penistone Line Partnership Christmas Carol train. A splendid time will be had by all. See Pen Line P.
Weds 6th AngelThe Proper Start of the Christmas Season. It's December and time for the 'Reason for the Season'; Real Christmas.
  • 'TV Christmas' - This started mid-October, with the re-naming of certain satellite TV channels and showing nothing but Christmas-themed films. The same goes for pop TV channels playing to death the familiar Christmas favourites.
  • 'Commercial Christmas' - Started in November with shops selling baubles, trimmings and Christmas gifts and some places having Christmas Lights ceremonies too early (but to our credit, not in Penistone).
  • 'Real Christmas' - Can now start. The tree, trimmings and received cards can now go up. Most gifts will have been already purchased allowing us to concentrate on the actual Christmas Season. Except for specific requests, local radio Penistone FM doesn't play Christmas records until December. Don't forget to send early any Christmas cards to foreign lands.
  ,,   ,, '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.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Choral Concert - 7pm, Holy Trinity Church, Halifax Road, Thurgoland, S35 7AL. Tickets £6 available on the door or call Elaine on 01142 845 494. This is a concert by Thurgoland Community Choir (Facebook), Musical Director Dan Timmins, Accompanist Claire McAuley. The Choir practices every Wednesday night, 7.30 to 9.30pm, at Crane Moor Methodist Chapel, Crane Moor Road, Crane Moor, S35 7AT, and welcomes new singers. It was formed in August 2012 and is open to members of Thurgoland Parish and the surrounding District. 'Look Local' always names it in the plural ('Thurgoland Choirs practice') because they have yet to learn about punctuation. For more details, email:  thurgolandcommunitychoir@gmail.com or call Kath on 01226 370 331 or (mobile) 07790 124 753. Subscriptions are currently £30 for four months but your first rehearsal is free.
Thurs 7th * Community Safety (or 'PACT') Meeting - Noon, Lower Hall, Penistone Community Centre, Church Street. 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 seldom advertised (perhaps twice this year) but are under threat if not enough people attend, as in other parts of the SYP area. In other words, they would like them to fail and to blame public apathy. * This date was listed many months ago and is subject to change. All part of the master plan.
  ,,   ,, 'Remembering Christmas' - 1.15pm to 3pm, Hoylandswaine Village Hall, Haigh Lane, Hoylandswaine, S36 7JJ. 'You are invited to an informal service of traditional songs and carols' (subtitled 'Dementia Friends'), followed by Christmas refreshments. To reserve places, please call Brenda on 76 3258 or (mobile) 07530 721 859. This is organised by St John the Evangelist Church, Hoylandswaine. Advertised on the Penistone Community Centre noticeboard.
Sat 9th Christmas Craft Car Boot Sale - Noon to 4pm, The Traveller's Inn ('The Fours'), Four Lane Ends, Oxspring, S36 8YJ. Free admission for car boot browsers. For vendors, cars cost £7 each; gazebos £10. Book a pitch by calling either (mobile) 07756 335 643 or (mobile) 07825 066 391. The landline phone number on the poster is wrong (01226 712 568) but the proper number should be 01226 762 518. Traveller's Inn, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fair - 1pm to 4pm, Buckingham Care Home, opposite the top of Ward Street. Free admission. Stalls, refreshments, raffle and tombola. Funds go the the home for the benefit of residents. For more information, call 76 2092.
  ,,   ,, 'A Compton Christmas Cracker' (Organ and Band Concert) - 2.30pm, Penistone Paramount Theatre, Shrewsbury Road, S36 6DY. All Tickets £10. This is a grand concert of 'Music and Mirth', with Andrew Nix and Kevin Grunhill taking turns on the four-manual Mighty Compton Cinema Organ, with special guests Thurlstone Brass Band ( Facebook). Paramount Box Office open 10am to 2pm and during performances, or call 76 7532. Advance tickets and more information may also be obtained by calling Penistone Cinema Organ Trust on (mobile) 07944 566 972. Also see the 7.15pm evening Grand Christmas Choral Concert (next item below), and make a day of it. See Paramount (Facebook). (24-Hour Event Line on 76 2004).
  ,,   ,, Grand Christmas Choral 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 (D Dale 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). See also the other grand concert in the Paramount this day at 2.30pm, above.
  ,,   ,, The Bus Pass Buskers - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. Tickets £5 'From Look Local', whatever that means. Pay on the door and you can't go wrong. Also a bar. 'Be There or be Square,' it says in the paper.
  ,,   ,, Christmas MVC Choral Concert - 7.30pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley. Prices as they emerge. This will be performed by Bolsterstone MVC.
  ,,   ,, Alan Turner (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 10th 'Christmas Special Open Day' - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Top Forge, Forge Lane, Thurgoland, S35 7DN. Unusually for an 'Open day', admission is being charded: Adult £5, Child (5 to 16yrs) £1, Concessions £4, child under 5yrs free. This is an industrial museum with a 17th century iron forge, three water wheels and preserved steam, gas and diesel engines. Also a miniature ride-on railway to visit Santa. Hot and cold food and refreshments. This item from 'Look Local' freebie paper, but it is not shown on the WT Forge website.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol Service - 2.30pm, Bullhouse Chapel, off Manchester Road, Bullhouse (above Millhouse Green). 'You are warmly invited to join us.' This lovely chapel was built in 1692 as a dissenters' chapel. Look out for the proverbial chapel hat-pegs on the wall. They say that their car park has been improved.
  ,,   ,, Traditional Carol Service - 3pm, St Ann's Church, Deepcar. From 'The Bridge' church magazine and 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 3pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HF.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 6pm, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Methodist Church, Manchester Road, between the two places. Led by Rev Dr Philip Bee. Refreshments. Everyone welcome to attend at this delightful church. Some off-road parking. From poster.
Mon 11th Follow-up Residents' Meeting with PCFC - (Presumably) 6pm, The Clubhouse, Penistone Church Football Club, Memorial Ground, Church View Road. This meeting follows on from a Resident's Meeting of Monday 13th November, concerning anti-social behaviour and was notified via Facebook (CAP). The club had extended its car park into where the council-owned garages used to be, which led to some after-hours anti-social activity near the houses, such as yobbish behaviour, drug-dealing and residents worrying about their security.

By all accounts, not many residents were present at the first meeting but it proceeded in a civilised and constructive manner. Residents did not want yobs behind the houses and spoke about matchday problem-parking on the streets. The club was understanding and had some ideas about how it could be rectified. According to one resident, the Football Club is considering putting up posts or a gate to secure the car park when it is not in use. The resident thought it was quite a successful meeting for all involved and went really well. Pen Church FC, (Facebook).
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.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Party - Noon to 3pm, Weaver's Court, Off Unwin Street, Penistone, S36 6EH. Free but booking is required by calling Karen on (mobile) 07574 843 355. Aimed at Penistone-area people aged over 50yrs. With 'buffet and drinks, good company and entertainment', all are welcome. Weaver's Court is a sheltered housing block of 30 flats for people aged over 55yrs, which opened in 1993. It has a spacious lounge and a community spirit. Being Penistone, you can be sure that everybody knows everybody, including you. The organisers might be able to help with local transport if anyone has difficulty. Organised by Age UK (Barnsley).
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 venue will be announced publicly. It is coming to Barnsley on this day, with David Dimbleby in the chair. Other guests will be announced 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). For more information, call 01226 288 772. This is for people who have memory or dementia problems and those who care for them. This event is supported by Penistone Area Council and Penistone Tesco, with funding from BMBC. Penistone Church, Facebook. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Jumper Day - 6pm to 1am, Spread Eagle, Market Street, Penistone, S36 6BZ. Dress up for a good (but unspecified) cause. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carols Around the Christmas Tree - From 6.30pm, The Village Green, Upper Denby. Time to get the Village of Denby into the Christmas spirit with our annual Carols. We are very privileged to have Shepley Band for the evening. The Denby Dale Lions have arranged for Santa and his Elves to arrive at around 6.30pm. They are not real lions, btw. Complimentary Mulled Wine and Mince Pies on arrival at the Village Green. Then it is Homemade Pie & Peas at The George Inn for £4.95 per person (booking essential, call 01484 861 347). The George, (F'book).
  ,,   ,, 'Festive Friday' - 7.30pm, Rafters (upstairs) Bar, Waggon and Horses, Sheffield Road, Oxspring, S36 8YQ. Tickets £12.50 per person. This is the third of three party nights in the Rafters Bar, to let your hair down. Waggon & Horses (Facebook) - Tel: 76 3259.
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16th, 17th
Christmas Tree Festival - 1pm to 3.30pm, St John the Evangelist Church, Haigh Lane, HoylandSwaine, S36 7JQ. 'Come and view a colourful array of traditional and quirky Christmas trees, decorated to celebrate this joyful season'. Refreshments available. Opening night 6pm on Friday 15th with wine and nibbles. Also open on 1pm to 3pm on Sat 23rd, Weds 27th, Sun 31st and Mon 1st January 2018. 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.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Tesco. This one is from Stainborough Rotary Club. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Drop in for a Cuppa and a Natter - 10am to Noon, Pendon House. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Pickering Town 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).
  ,,   ,, 'Christmas Brass Band Event' - 3pm, St Ann's Church, Deepcar.
Something musical will happen but it is on a 'need to know' basis. The 'The Bridge' magazine isn't telling.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Concert - 6.30pm, Carlecotes Church. Tickets £6 each, which includes a mince pie and glass of mulled wine. Contact Robert on (mobile) 07512 600 602 to purchase your tickets. Performed by Hade Edge Band.
  ,,   ,, Choral Christmas Concert - * 7pm, Penistone Parish Church, Penistone. Tickets £8. Pay at the door, call 76 4281 or visit Pen Ladies' Choir for on-line bookings. This is a special concert by Penistone Ladies' Choir (Facebook) with special guests Skelmanthorpe MVC. * Please note that Penistone St John's (Facebook) gives the time as 7pm but the choir's site gives it as 7.15pm. See Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol Concert - 7.15pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Tickets £8, including refreshments, from Judy Raynor, call 76 3754. This is a Christmas concert with Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir, which has been celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Proceeds to Sheffield Children's Hospital. Originally advertised for 7pm.
  ,,   ,, Carols with Thurlstone Brass Band - 8.30pm to 10.30pm, 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. Penistone RBL.
 Sun 17th Father Christmas Visiting - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Tesco. Children's treats provided by Tesco. Organised by Stainborough Rotary Club. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, 'Worship4all' - 10.30am, St Andrew's Methodist URC Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS. This service includes a performance by 'The Clangers', junior hand chime ringers. All welcome. St Andrew's (Facebook). From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 10.30am, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Methodist Church, Manchester Road, between the two places. Everyone welcome to attend at this delightful church. Some off-road parking available. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 3pm, St James' Church, Midhopestones. From 'The Bridge' church magazine.
  ,,   ,, 'Carols in the Car Park' - 3.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HF. This is a bit unusual, with Penistone Community Church in their new car park. Put on your Long Johns for this one. From 'TiTo' magazine.
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Civic Carol Service (aka 'Community Carol Service') - 6pm, Penistone Parish Church. Everyone welcome and you will enjoy singing the Christmas carols. This event supported by Penistone Mayor, Cllr Roger Hinchliff, and consort, Cllr Mrs Hinchliff, along with civic guests and you. Penistone Church, Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Concert - 7pm, Denby Dale Methodist Church. Tickets £8. This is a joint concert performed by Denby Dale Ladies' Choir, with Musical Director Sarah Ogden, and Hade Edge Band, with Musical Director Jonathan Beatty. Also a raffle and refreshments. Tickets available from Unravel Haberdashery, Wakefield Road, Denby Dale; from Andrew's Greengrocers, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, or by calling Liz Booth (Mobile) on 07921 925 714 or Robert Turnbull on (mobile) 07512 600 602.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Quiz Night - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission to the Quiz Night, but please note that any non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Being the Christmas Quiz, members are invited to dress up for the occasion. The quiz normally starts with 'Family Fortunes followed by a General Knowledge Quiz (both using answer sheets), followed by a music quiz. The prizes so far would be beer vouchers. Also a wine raffle. The last section is 'Play Your Cards Right', with a potential cash prize. Penistone RBL.
Mon 18th Penistone Neighbourhood Development Plan (Pen NDP) Consultation - Closing Day to complete the local residents' questionnaire. 'As a local resident, your opinion matters. A lot of work has gone into preparing the ND Plan. Given that a planning application has now gone in for one of the housing allocations, PLEASE complete and return your NDP Questionnaire.' See Penistone NDP (Facebook).

You need to see the Draft NDP (pdf), available as hard copy at these locations, before ticking the Survey's Y/N boxes. I have picked out a few Mistakes in the draft document.

  • Penistone Library, High Street, Penistone (Early closing Weds and Sat);
  • Café Crème, High Street, Penistone (Not Sunday);
  • Community Centre, Penistone (Office, until noon);
  • The Huntsman, Manchester Road, Thurlstone;
  • Cubley Hall, Mortimer Road, Cubley;
  • The Lord Nelson, Hoylandswaine;
  • The Old Post Office, Millhouse Green.
Spare Questionnaires are also available from the above locations for any muck-ups or households without a copy. For any further enquiries on this matter, please call the Town Clerk, Keith Coulton, on 01226 370 088.
  ,,   ,, Silkstone Brass Band - 6pm to 8pm, Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, 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.
Tues 19th Marie Curie Presentation - 6.15, Tesco Food Store, Penistone. From a cryptic remark on the Tesco events board: 'Presentation to Carol King Marie Curie JKJC @ 18.15' but no prize for decoding the message. Probably a collections cheque.
  ,,   ,, Silkstone Brass Band - 6.30pm to 9pm, Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
Weds 20th Christmas Tasting Event - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm, Tesco Food Store, Penistone. Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook)
Thurs 21st December Solstice. The shortest day of the year.
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Warm Homes Campaign Pop-up Shop - 9.30am to 12.30pm, Penistone Market, Market Barn.  Come along and find out more about:

  • Getting the best deal on home-energy efficiency works;
  • Switching energy supplier (bring an energy bill);
  • Saving money on your energy bills;
  • Staying warm and well this winter;
  • Registering your interest in a *free* central heating system.
The free offer is subject to terms and conditions. For more information about this BMBC campaign, see Make Your Home Warmer.
  ,,   ,, 'Bumping Space Christmas Fuddle' - 10am to 3pm, Pendon House. Supported by Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Silkstone Brass Band - 6pm to 8pm, Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
Fri 22nd Christmas School Holiday - Last school day before the Christmas break. Officially, Monday 25th to Friday 5th January 2018, which means the last school day is Friday 22nd, to return on Monday 8th January 2017. Have a merry Christmas. See BMBC School Calendar website.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 6pm, Tesco Food Store, Penistone. Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook)
Sat 23rd Bag-Packing by Penistone Scouts - 10am to 4pm, Tesco Food Store, Penistone. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Silkstone Brass Band - 6pm to 9pm, Penistone Tesco. From Tesco events board.
  ,,   ,, Steve Gray (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sun 24th Advent Mass - 9.15am, St Ann's Church, Deepcar. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Advent Mass - 10.15am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Non-Eucharistic Service - 10.45am, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Penistone Church, Facebook. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eve Service - 3.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HF. Penistone Community Church's service with carols, readings and communion. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 4pm, St Andrew's Methodist URC Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS. St Andrew's (Facebook). From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Children's Service - 6pm, St Saviour's Church, Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QP. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass - 6pm, St Ann's, Deepcar. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christingle Service - 6.30pm, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Penistone Church, Facebook. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass - 9pm, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Simon Whitely (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for this ad-hoc turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
  ,,   ,, Midnight Mass - 11.30pm, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Penistone Church, Facebook. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Midnight Mass - 11.30pm, St Andrew's Methodist URC Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS. St Andrew's (Facebook). From 'TiTo' magazine.
Mon 25th Christmas Day - A special day to gather the family round for Christmas Dinner, exchange prezzies and imbibe the 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. A Merry Christmas to you all.
  ,,   ,, 'Bumping Space' Christmas Dinner - (time not given but guessing noon to 2pm). Penistone Community Centre. This will get you out of the house on the big day, with a warm welcome by 'Penistone Bumping Spaces'. Various community organisations will be there to make it more special, with people from Thurlstone Community Group, Patchwork Support and Tesco. For more information, call Karen on (mobile) 07540 748 809.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day Mass - 9.15am, St Ann's Church, Deepcar. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Non-Eucharistic Service - 10am, Penistone Parish Church, Market Place, Penistone. Penistone Church, Facebook. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Eucharist - 10am, St Saviour's Church, Manchester Road, Thurlstone, S36 9QP. From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day Service - 10am, St Andrew's Methodist URC Church (next to Penistone Library), High Street, Penistone, S36 6BS. St Andrew's (Facebook). From 'TiTo' magazine.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Day Mass - 10.45am, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Road, Penistone. From 'TiTo' magazine.
Tues 26th Thurlstone Brass Band - 9.30pm to 12.30pm, Around Thurlstone. The band will meet at St Saviour's Church before doing the rounds of Thurlstone. Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, 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.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 1pm to 2pm, 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 and Thurlstone Brass Band (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 2.30pm, White Heart, Penistone Bridge.
  ,,   ,, Steven Hayles (Singer) - 4.30pm to 7.30pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
Sat 30th Penistone Church FC versus Worksop Town 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).
  ,,   ,, James Martyn (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
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.
  ,,   ,, Worship and Reflections for the NY - 3.30pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church, Sheffield Road, Spring Vale, S36 6HF. Penistone Community Church service. From 'TiTo' magazine.
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NY Eve Ceilidh - 8pm 'til Big Ben, St Aidan's Church, Oxspring. Admission: Adults £10, Children 5-11yrs, £5, available from Oxspring Post Office or call Val on (mobile) 07778 422 925. Music provided by the Retford ceilidh band, 'Pinch O' Snuff'. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Don't forget the words of 'Auld Lang Syne'.
  ,,   ,, Richie Cullen (Singer) - 9pm, Penistone Royal British Legion, 14 St Mary's Street, Penistone, S36 6DT. Free admission for the Saturday night turn, but please note that non-members must be signed in at Reception by current members. Penistone RBL.
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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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