Penistone's Big What's On List - 2012

Notable Events in 2012


Key to abbreviations:
'BH' = Bank Holiday. 'TBC' = To be confirmed. 'Conc' = Concessionary charges, usually for OAPs and children. 'MVC' = Male Voice Choir. 'LHG' = Local History Group. 'Shat' = Nickname for Skelmanthorpe.
January Back Intro Page - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday sites).
This Month Well, what is there to say about January. It's cold! That's it.
Thurs 12th Italian for Beginners - 1pm to 2.30pm, Penistone Grammar School. Free taster course for adults. Barnsley Council's 'Adult and Family Learning' is offering free taster courses in foreign languages and sign language. 'For a period of three weeks initially' - it says here. To book a place or for further information, call 01226 775290.
Sun 15th RBL Quiz Night - 9pm, Royal British Legion Club. First in the the new run of fortnightly quizzes. Non-members must be signed in. RBL Club.
Mon 16th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chambers, Penistone Town Hall. Public and Press may attend the open part and raise a point or two before it starts. Meetings are on the third Monday of the month except August. PTC website.
Weds 18th Regionality, Landscapes and the Don Valley - 7.30pm, Bolsterstone Village Hall. Entry price (if any) not stated. A talk by Bolsterstone Archeology & Heritage Group. From the 'Look Local' (sometimes inaccurate) 'What's On' list.
Fri 20th Sabre - 9pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. This good old 1960s local band is set to wow us again.
Fri & Sat
20th - 21st
'The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists' - 7.30pm, Wortley Hall. A production by Steel Valley Beacon Arts, celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of W Hall as a centre for working people. The story follows a group of builders, painters and decorators as they struggle to make ends meet in the early 1900s. First performed at Wortley Hall in 1954. See poster.
Sat 21st Burns Night Supper - 7pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £10 from Linda Lister or Maureen Faxon. All about Rabbie Burns. Scottish nosh: Haggis, Neeps & Tatties. Penistone & Thurlstone Team Ministry
  ,,   ,, 'The Five Rivers' - 8pm, Wortley Arms, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free entry. Their first live music event of the year. Wortley Arms Tel: 0114 2888 749
Weds 25th Presentation Evening with 'Second Journey' - Time not stated, Royal British Legion Club. Non-members must be signed in. This is to present Long-Service Poppy Sellers with certificates. 'Second Journey' is a male singing duo, noted for their vocal harmonies. Second Journey Myspace. RBL Club.
Thurs to Sat
26th - 4th Feb
'Jack and the Beanstalk' - 7pm, Paramount. Additional 2pm matinee on the two Saturdays, 1pm and 5pm on Sunday 29th. £8 Adults, £5 conc. First night seats all £4. A pantomime by Penistone Theatre Group, which started in 1952 (Sixty years' anniversary). This year sees the return of Will Bisby as 'Dame Varucca Vestibule'. PTG, Paramount
Thurs 26th 'Sheffield Salesmen, Products over 700 Years' - 7.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. £2 Admission. A talk by Nick Spick of Thurgoland LHG. 'Old and new members welcome'. From the 'Look Local' (sometimes inaccurate) 'What's On' list.
Fri 27th Blood Donor Session - 11am to 7.15pm with two breaks (dinnertime and teatime), Community Centre. Tea and biscuits provided. Blood
  ,,   ,, 'Vocal Jazz' - 8pm, Wortley Church. £3 Entry. With Cathy Hamlyn, Trish Heenan, Kevin Shaw, Greg Ryan, Andrew Watson, Paul Norton, Jim Foley and Tony Winn. From PTC noticeboard. From poster.
Sat 28th Film Night, 'The Painted Veil' (Cert 12A) - Doors open 7pm, (Upper) Denby Church. Film starts at 7.30pm. Please donate £2 minimum. Children must be supervised by an adult. Bring a cushion. Disabled access and toilet. Refreshments before the film and during the interval. St John's Church
  ,,   ,, Chris Reed's Jazz Band - 8.30pm, Wortley Arms, Wortley, S35 7DB. Free entry. Wortley Arms Tel: 0114 2888 749
Sun 29th 'Winter Woollies Fun Show' - From 10am, Bromley Farm, Wortley, S35 7DE. Nothing to do with sheep after all, it's all horsey stuff. Entry: £6 members, £7 non-members per class. Legup Poppos
  ,,   ,, Special General Meeting - 11am, (Lounge) Royal British Legion Club, St Mary's St. To consider adopting the RBL's 'New Model Rules'. All members welcome.
Mon 30th An Evening with Keith Hill - Time not stated, Wortley Arms, Wortley, S35 7DB. £35 per person, with a Four-Course Meal. Question & Answer session with this footballer. Wortley Arms Tel: 0114 2888 749
Tues 31st 433 Eros Meteor - This near-Earth asteroid is expected to miss the Earth by (we hope) 16,000,000 Miles. If it hits then all events are cancelled. Wiki
  ,,   ,, Penistone Footpath Runners' Winter Handicap - 6.30pm, Start location not stated.It says: 'Race 7 of 8. Anti-Clock, old route.' Pen Footpath Runners. .
Tues to Sat
31st - 4th Feb
'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' - 7.15pm, Village Hall, Roper Lane, Thurgoland, S35 7AJ. Also a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm. Tickets £4 adults, £3 Conc. from Joan Methley on 0114 288 8485. This pantomine is presented by Thurgoland Thespians, directed by John Morley and produced by Nick Hibberd. See Pogoland News Page. From TiP.

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February Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites)
This Month Swooning, Crooning, Ceilidh, Ukulele, Jazz and Pancakes. And good old Saint Valentine's cherubs send out those little heart-bound arrows. I don't get any.
Weds 1st Wedding Fayre - Time not stated, Dog & Partridge, Bord Hill, S36 4HH. Prospective splicers can see what the D & P has to offer for their big day. With: Hacketts florist, Events for Hire, The Bordhill Baker, Shea Natural (Wedding stationary and favours) Bride and Groom hire. That last bit made no sense at all. D & P Call 01226 763173
Sat 4th Charity Dinner-Dance - 7.30pm, Holiday Inn, Dod'orth. £28 per person includes three-course meal, disco and live entertainment from the PB10s. Also a charity auction, supporting various Penistone charities. Organised by Penistone Round Table and Penistone Scouts. Accommodation available at £110 for a two-share room with meal, so you can get a skin-full. Details: Call 07552 933667. Penistone Round Table. (Facebook)
  ,,   ,, Camra P*b of the Season - About 9pm, Dog & Partridge, Bord Hill, near Flouch. Barnsley CAMRA will make the presentation to Steve, Audrey and staff. See Barnsley CAMRA.
Sun 5th Fire Service Public Consultation - Last day for people to submit their thoughts in a public consultation exercise on the fire service. SYFire. Contact by: email serviceplan@syfire.gov.uk, Twitter or facebook.
  ,,   ,, Music on a Royal Theme - 3.30pm, Wortley Hall. Free entry, retiring collection. Short recital lasting 30 to 40 minutes in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by the Music Matters Choir (no choir details). Wortley Hall
Tues 7th Penistone Footpath Runners' Winter Handicap - 6.30pm, Start location not stated. It says: 'Final race 8 of the series. CW new route.' Pen Footpath Runners
  ,,   ,, Ukulele Band - (8pm?), Rafters B-a-r, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. Amateur 'uke' band with Chris McShane at the helm. Beginners welcome, free tuition. Recently moved from The Monkey at Thurgoland to its new location in Oxspring. Always on the first Tuesday of every month. Tel: 76 3259. Waggon & Horses
Weds 8th Thurlstone Community Group AGM - 6.30pm, Community Room, Thurlstone School. All welcome. From TiP.
Sat 11th Jean Martyn - 2.30pm, Paramount. Price not stated. An entertaining organist. This 'Britain's Got Talent' finalist has been described as "Mad as a box of frogs". See this article on 'Why Jean Martyn should win Britain’s Got Talent (and run the country)'. Paramount
  ,,   ,, Grand Ceilidh Dance - 7.30pm, Community Centre. With Penistone Ladies' Choir and The Rhythm Chaps. (This event sold out quickly). Hot supper included. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Charity Race Night - Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. £5 per ticket, of which £3 goes to charity and £2 for Pie & Peas. In aid of the Huntington’s Disease Association. Revisit 2010 on their website: Waggon & Horses. Tel. 76 3259. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, St Valentine's Jazz Night - 7.30pm, Shelley Village Hall. A performance from Silver Leaf Jazz Band. Shelley Times.
  ,,   ,, 'Everly Pregnant Brothers' - 8pm, Paramount. Adults: £15. Comedy ukulele ensemble which includes the ever-popular Toby Foster (Radio Sheffield). Lots of spoof, jaunty and no doubt baudy lyrics. Everly Preggie Bros, Paramount
  ,,   ,, 'MLC' - 8pm, Wortley Arms, S35 7DB. Live music and free entry. Wortley Arms. Tel 0114 2347 409.
  ,,   ,, 'Swooning & Crooning St Valentine's Evening' - Time not stated, White Hart. £36.95 each includes meal. Places must be booked with a £10 non-returnable deposit and menu choices. Starts with Pink Fizz cocktail reception, Saint Valentine-inspired meal and cabaret by Gary Grace in the Frank Sinatra - Dean Martin style. Call 76 2843. W Hart.
Mon 13th Penistone Memories - 11am to 1pm, Community Centre. 'Experience Barnsley' is a re-development of Barnsley Town Hall. They are establishing a museum of sorts on the first and second floors and are scouting for material from surrounding areas. This event encourages people to share memories and thoughts about Penistone's past, present and future. There is talk of a Penistone History website coming along (not mine!) People's Museum of Barnsley.
Tues 14th Saint Valentine's Day - Everywhere in the civilised world. She loves me, she loves me not. Mostly not. Something about the Saint's Day.
Weds 15th 'Reconstructing Reality or Reality in Reconstructing' - 7.30pm, Village Hall, Bolsterstone. Members £1, non-members £2, inc tea or coffee. A talk by Giovanna Fregni for Bolsterstone Archaeology and Heritage Group. All welcome. Bring own matches. BAHG
Thurs 16th Charity Zumba Party - 7.30pm to 9pm, St John's Junior School, 82 High St, S36 6BS. Tickets £5 each from Maxine on 07917 805782 or from the Arthouse café. Raffle and refreshments. In aid of Penistone Leisure Centre, through the PDCP's 'Sporting Penistone' scheme. See also Get Fit With Max.
Fri 17th Blood Donor Session - 11am to 7.15pm, with two breaks (dinnertime and teatime), Penistone Community Centre. Vampires not allowed. Tea and biscuits provided. Blood
Sat 18th Richard Daniels - The Potting Shed, Pot House Hamlet, Silkstone. £35 each buys a four-course meal to go with the music, with champagne and canapés on arrival. This swing singer is in the St Valentine's Day mood. The Menu has strange things like assiettes, rillettes and parfaits. To book call: 01226 805177. Potting Shed. From TiP
Sun 19th Wedding Fair - 11am to 4pm, Holiday Inn, Dodworth. Fashion show at 1pm. Free entry. Over forty exhibitors and 'various workshops' throughout the day. Some meal discounts by flier, which can be found in the Co-op. Email, Tel: 299 571, Holiday Inn. From flier.
Mon 20th Oxspring Online - 10am to noon, St Aidan's, Sheffield Rd, Oxspring. Free, drop-in internet taster course. All welcome. To be a weekly event. Enquiries call: 07730 876 872.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chambers, Penistone Town Hall. Public and Press may attend the open part and raise a point or two before it starts. Meetings are on the third Monday of the month except August. PTC website.
Tues 21st Pancake Day - Shrove Tuesday is the traditional day to dine on pancakes in the UK. Ash Wednesday is the day after. Here's a nice recipe.
  ,,   ,, Shrovetide Dinner - From noon, St Andrew's Church, S36 6BS. £6 for beef stew and Yorkshire pudding with a choice of sweet (what, no pancakes?) Various stalls. Proceeds to church funds. St Andrew's
Fri 24th Fashion Show & Sale - 7pm for 7.30pm start, Community Centre. Tickets £3, available by calling 76 4349 or 01484 865021. Proceeds to Spring Vale Methodist Church. By SD Fashion Show Co Ltd., Notts. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Megson - Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start, Hepworth Village Hall. Three-times nominated for BBC Radio2 Folk Awards. From website Hepworth Live
  ,,   ,, An Evening with Jack Charlton - Time not stated, Wortley Arms, Wortley, S35 7DB. Sold Out! Wortley Arms Tel: 0114 2888 749. From website.
Sat 25th Open Doors Dinner - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Price not stated. Soup & roll, choice of cottage pie or fishcakes. Pud. Tea/coffee. Cake stall and raffle. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Film Night at St John's - ‘The Blind Side’ (Cert 12a) - Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start, St John's, Upper Denby. Please donate £2 minimum. Story of an American Football star who had started out homeless. Bring a cushion and tissues if you like. Children must be supervised by an adult. Refreshments before and during the interval. Disabled access and toilet. St John's Church
  ,,   ,, The Kit Holmes' Trio - 7.30pm, Shelley Village Hall. Advance tickets £8 or £10 on the door, available from Shelley Spar Stores. 'An uplifting evening of gorgeous guitar, poignant lyrics and feisty fiddle playing, all with Kit's incredible sense of fun.' Should be all right then. Kit Holmes, Shelley Times
  ,,   ,, Heroes Of Rock & Pop Through The Ages - 8pm, Paramount. Adults: £12.50. The Paramount website says: 'Featuring some of the greatest bands of all time' - but it is a tribute show and does not say who the performer(s) will be. Most probably a kazoo player with spoons and kick-drum.
Sun 26th Penistone Mayor's Charity Nosh Night - 7pm, Cherrydale. £15 per person with non-refundable £5 deposit. Book via Nadine on 370088. A four-course banquet in aid of Penistone Mayor Cllr Steve Webber's chosen charities. These are: Woodhead Mountain Rescue and Ward 19 of Barnsley District General Hospital. Limited places in this intimate (small) restaurant. Many will have been filled in the weeks between the council meeting where it was first announced and the posters going up. See Pen Town Council.
Mon to Mon
27th - 12th
March
Fairtrade Fortnight. - A national event with some local activity. See 29th below for a local FairTrade event. Some free Fairtrade chocolate b-a-r-s are usually given out near the Britannia Building Society, if you're sharp. Fairtrade Fortnight
Tues 28th 'East Peak' Food & Tourism Event - 9am to 2pm, Wortley Hall. Not really for the public. A chance for food and drink producers in the mythical 'East peak' area (which is not on the map) to network with the hospitality industry. A free event but places must be booked by calling Sharon's mobile: 07890 274620. From TiP.
Weds 29th Leap Day - On this day, the tradition is that a lady may propose wedlock to the hapless victim of her whim. (It didn't work for me)
  ,,   ,, 'Peppercorns to Penistone' - 7pm, Community Centre. Entry by ticket (inc. refreshments), Adults £2.50, obtained from Britannia BS. Children free entry with ticket. An evening of drama, dance and music, as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Story-telling by little urchins from Millhouse and Spring Vale schools. Ethnic dancing by Manisamitra Indian dancers. Music by Penistone FM's Andy Howe and friends. Details from Barnsley Chronicle, Penistone FM and a poster, debunking my theory that they are poor at publicity. Fairtrade Fortnight

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March Page Top - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- (Calendar and Bank Holiday websites)
This Month TPT Conservation, The Mayoress's Do, Penistone Spring Festival, Penistone Centre Stage's Annie and Tuby's Funfair are the main attractions of the month. Also some unseasonably warm weather late in the month.
Thurs 1st Public Meeting on Crime & Safety - 7pm to 9pm, Pendon House. Monthly discussion on policing matters. One of the diminishing ways to see what the police look like.
Sat 3rd Vinyl and CD Fair - 10am to 4pm, George Hotel, Huddersfield (next to Railway Station), HD1 1JA. Entry: Adult £2, Conc. £1.50 (seniors/students). Premier Fairs.
  ,,   ,, Yorkshire Water Plans - 10.30am to 4pm, Lower Hall, Community Centre. Customer drop-in day, to view and question YW's plans for the area. First work starts on Friday 16th and continues until September. Work starts on Ward St. and Vicarage Walk, then it will gradually progress towards Cubley. Enquiries 0845 1 242424
Sun 4th Trans Pennine Trail Conservation Volunteers (TPTcv) - 10am, Bullhouse Bridge. A volunteer group which helps keep the Trans-Pennine Trail in good condition between Penistone and Dunford Bridge, for the benefit of all users. 'Workdays' are usually on the first Sunday of every month and everybody is very welcome to join in. Volunteers need to wear old clothes, stout footwear, thick gloves (they have spares) and they should bring some lunch and a mug for free tea and coffee and biscuits. Further details are on the website TPTcv.
  ,,   ,, RBL AGM - 10.45am, Royal British Legion. It's that time again. Members only. RBL Club.
Mon 5th 'The Thurgoland Wire Mills' - 7pm, Wortley Top Forge. A talk by Maurice Williams. W T Forge
Weds 7th Thurlstone Community Group Meeting - 6.30pm, Community Room, Thurlstone School. Discussing local matters with guest Environmental Officer. From TiP.
Fri 9th Winter Warmer Quiz Evening - 6.30pm, Thurlstone & Millhouse Green Methodist Church. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Mercury - 8pm, Paramount. Adults £15. Tribute to Freddie Mercury. Paramount
Sat 10th 'Mayoress at Home' - 12.30pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £10 from Nadine on 370088. Convivial afternoon with one of Penistone's treasures; Mayoress Cllr Lynette Webber, in the company of Barnsley Mayor Cllr Karen Dyson, a nice person with a lovely smile. Glass of bubbly on arrival followed by light lunch. Prize raffle. Proceeds to Penistone Mayor Cllr Steve Webber's chosen charities; Woodhead MR and Ward 19 of BDGH. Cllr Lynette is also the advertising manager for Penistone FM. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Young Farmers' Annual Dinner & Dance - 7pm for 7.30pm start, The Fairway, Dodworth. £25 each. Smart dress, no wellies. Call Liz 07896 534746 or Sam 07729 054301. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Hoe-down - 7.30pm to 10.30pm, St Aidan's, Oxspring. MC David Green invites you to 'Step Out with Fair Trade'. Tickets from Clark's Chemist and Oxspring PO; Adults £5 and family tickets £15 include hot supper (veggie option available) and sweet. Bring own drink and glasses. Proceeds to FairTrade. From TiP and poster.
Mon - Weds
12th to 14th
Penistone Library Closed - For a new computer system. Anywhere else and it would have been upgraded on a Sunday. From TiP.
Tues 13th Business Start-up Workshop - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Library. But it is supposed to be closed on 13th! Free course. The first one is: 'Understanding Business Basics'. One hopes that it will include the topic: 'Letting the right hand know what the left hand is doing'. From poster.
Thurs 15th Business Start-up Workshop - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Library. Free course. The second one is: 'Generating and Developing New Business Ideas'. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Broadband for Dunford Bridge' Action Group, Public Meeting - 7.30pm, Dunford Parish Community Centre, Victoria. Contact: tony@tonybutterworth.co.uk - Facebook
Fri 16th 'An Evening with a Divine Chocolatier' - 7.30pm, Hoylandswaine Village Hall. Tickets £4 includes nibbles and glass of ǝuıʍ, call Mrs M Robertson on 76 4206. David the chocolatier will expand your knowledge on: sensory experience, history and sources of this wonderful product. Proceeds to Mothers' Union and Hoylandswaine Arts Group. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Rhapsody' - 7.30pm, St Nicholas' Church, Upper Cumberworth. Helen Woodhead sings songs from the shows. Helen is a versatile song-and-dance performer, mostly in local musicals. See this Huddersfield Examiner article from Sept 2011. Cumberworth Community.
  ,,   ,, Disco & Karaoke - Time not stated, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. From TiP.
Fri - Sat
16th & 17th
Denby Dale Lions lɐʌıʇsǝɟ ɹǝǝq - Friday 7pm to 11pm; Saturday Noon to 11pm, Pie Hall, Denby Dale. Shelley Music Centre Big Band are the featured artists at the Denby Dale Lions' annual charity event. Vague details refer to 7.30pm but don't say which day. Hudds CAMRA.
Sat 17th Saint Patrick's Day - We can all be Oirish on this day, to be sure an' all, bejaysus. Quaff another Guinness and enjoy the fun. Ta diddley, diddley, diddley, doo.
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Litter Pick - 9.30am in 'Gordon's Garden'. Local people will beautify Oxspring in a communal tidy-up. Wear strong boots and protective gloves. From poster, which does not say who is the organiser.
  ,,   ,, ‘Planning and Localism: How it Can Work for You’ - 11am to 4pm, Community Centre. Training day by CPRE-SY for people interested in the Localism Bill and the possibilities of 'neighbourhood plans'. In this context, a Community-Led Plan questionnaire will soon be circulated from P Town Council (drawn up with 'Friends of the Earth'). Campaign to Protect Rural England - South Yorkshire. News item from TiP.
  ,,   ,, Butchers' Arms goes Vegetarian - 12.30pm, The Butchers' Arms, Hepworth. £25 each. Gourmet gastropub with top Yorkshire chef Tim Bilton trying out the way forward. (Email) Tel 01484 682361. From website B Arms
  ,,   ,, Annual Celebrity Concert - 7.15pm, Paramount. Adults: £8 Circle, £7 Stalls. With Millhouse Green MVC and guests Philharmonic Brass. MG MVC, Paramount
  ,,   ,, Cliff Richard Tribute - 7.30pm, Shelley Parish Church. Tickets £9 includes one free drink. Raffle. Park in Armitages Car Park. Shelley Times.
  ,,   ,, Danny Andrews - 8pm, Penistone Bowling Club. Andrew (sorry, 'Danny') always starts with his back to the audience. Wouldn't it be a laugh if the audience returned the favour? Also a Raffle and 'Play Your Cards Right'.
  ,,   ,, Live Music with MLC - 8pm, Wortley Arms, Wortley. Free admission. Enquiries and meal bookings, call: 0114 2888749. Wortley Arms. From newsletter.
  ,,   ,, St Patrick’s Day Celebrations - Time not stated, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Paddy's Angels & The Guinness Goblins - 8.30pm, The Rag, Ingbirchworth (aka 'The Fountain Inn'). Irish nosh from Noon to 9pm and live Irish music in the evening. Guinness £2.50 a pint all day. Also England v. Ireland footie at 5pm.
Weekend
17th - 18th
'Day Out with Thomas' (the Tank Engine) - Trains departing every 30mins from 10am, Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West. Attractions close at 5.30pm. Tickets: Adult £10, Concessions £9, Child 2 to 15yrs £8, Child under 2yrs Free, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £32. For advance tickets (with £1.50 surcharge) or information call: 01484 865727. Good free car park. K Light Rlwy
Sun 18th Mothering Sunday.
Dinnertime: Take mum for a nice light meal at The Arthouse Café call 805122, Church St (opens Sunday 11am to 4pm) or Mother's Day Carvery at Wortley Hall 0114 288 2100, noon to 2.30pm. Teatime: The Dog & Partridge call 76 3173, A628 Bord Hill or The Butcher's Arms call 01484 682361, Hepworth or The Potting Shed call 805177, Silkstone.
Mon 19th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chambers, Penistone Town Hall. Public and Press may attend the open part and raise a point or two before it starts. The closed session covers embarrassing or confidential matters. The public do not see the minutes. Meetings are on the third Monday of the month except August. PTC website.
Mon to Sat
19th - 24th
'Annie' - 7.15pm each day, Penistone Paramount. No Saturday Matinee. Adults £10, Conc £9. Penistone Centre Stage presents this popular musical, in celebration of its 90th year. It was Penistone Operatic Society before changing its name in 2006. The show also has President Roosevelt and a clever dog. See Paramount. Tel Box Office on 76 7532.
Tues 20th First Day of Spring - The vernal equinox. Not to be confused with the Meteorological Office's in-house use of 1st March as the first day of spring.
  ,,   ,, Business Start-up Workshop - 10am to 1pm, Penistone Library. Free course. The third and last one is: 'The Importance of Business Planning '. From poster.
Weds 21st 'From Bronze Age Round Barrows to Iron Age Hillforts' - 7.30pm, Village Hall, Bolsterstone. Members £1, non-members £2, inc tea or coffee. A talk by John Barret for Bolsterstone Archaeology and Heritage Group. All welcome. From website BAHG
Fri 23rd BOLT Public Meeting - Time not stated, Birdsedge Church Hall. Plans re-submitted for four large turbines in Birdsedge. Applicants coming to the meeting. BOLT.
Fri - Sat
23rd & 24th
Langsett Independent Film Festival - Times not stated, Waggon & Horses, Langsett. Now in its tenth year but the W & H website was slow to give it publicity. The LIFF website has practically no useful information - which films are showing, what times, etc. Doomed to failure! W & H
  ,,   ,, Charity Concert - 7.30pm to 9pm, Lecture Theatre, Penistone Grammar School. Tickets: Adults £2.50, conc £2, available from Adore fancy goods shop on Market St. One and a half hours with Cawthorne Brass Band. Refreshments available. Proceeds to MacMillan Cancer Support.
  ,,   ,, 'Pack Up Your Troubles' (1940s Night) - Time not stated, White Heart, Penistone. £29.95 inc meal & show, £10 show only. Classic, nostalgic evening with a three-course evening meal and Live Show. A perfect opportunity to wear the classic styles of the era - but fancy dress is optional. Tel: 01226 762843 W Heart. From Visit Penistone.
Sat 24th Antique Collectors' Fair - 10am to 4pm, Community Centre. Admission 50p. Home-made refreshments by Green Moor Sports Club. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Soup, then: Potato & Meat Pie with Mushy Peas or Lasagne (type not specified) or Celeriac Bake. Puds to choose from. Cake stall and raffle. From Poster.
Sun 25th British Summertime (BST) Commences - 'Spring forwards, fall backwards'. Put your clocks forward one hour.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone School Hall Easter Egg Hunt - 2pm to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm), Start at School Hall, Thurlstone then search around the village. Design an Easter Bonnett prize for the winning bonnett. £1.00 per ticket, prize for every entrant, various stalls, refreshments. Tickets from organisers, Thurlstone Community Group, or pay on the day. This item shamelessly borrowed from Visit Penistone.
Weds 28th Swan Lake - 7pm, Paramount. Spare socks and tutus to entertain the masses in this fine production by Vienna Festival Ballet. Paramount
Thurs 29th Penistone Spring Music Festival (Junior Concert) - 4pm, Paramount. Admission: Adults £3, Conc £2. With: Barnsley Junior Band, Penistone Junior Band, The Hill Primary Band, Silkstone Common Primary Strings and Barnsley Junior Percussion Ensemble. Paramount
  ,,   ,, Penistone Spring Music Festival (Evening Concert) - 7.30pm, Paramount. Admission: Adults £5, Conc £4. Details obscured on PTC noticeboard poster. Paramount
Thurs to Mon
29th to 2nd
April
Tuby's funfair - Thurs, Fri and Monday (Closed Sunday), Showground.
Family fun from ducks to dodgems.
Print vouchers from their website for £5 off rides. R Tuby
Fri 30th 'Lambing Live' - Cannon Hall Farm. CH Farm.
  ,,   ,, 'The Old Curiosity Shop' - 7.30pm, Bolsterstone Village Hall. Entry £3. David Dowkes puts more than 100 antique objects on display. Visitors invited to guess what they are. Prizes for good answers. Raffle. Roast pork sandwiches and refreshments.
Sat 31st Railway Walk - 9.35am, Denby Dale Railway station. Train leaves Barnsley at 9.01am. 10 Mile circular walk via Deffer Wood returns to station. Leader Geof Ryder. Pen Line P. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Public Meeting - 1.30pm, Community Centre. To discuss 'Green Space' issues, including allotments. From Penistone Town Council
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green MVC - 7.30pm, Huddersfield Town Hall. A concert of massed choirs and bands in aid of Cancer Relief. MG MVC.

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This Month We have the elusive Penistone Town Assembly, a Choral Concert and three lasses doing an arduous Three Peaks fund-raising hike for charity.
Sun 1st Trans-Pennine Trail Conservation Volunteers (TPTcv). A volunteer group which helps keep the Trans-Pennine Trail in good condition between Penistone and Dunford Bridge, for the benefit of all users. 'Workdays' are usually on the first Sunday of every month and everybody is very welcome to join in. Volunteers need to wear old clothes, stout footwear, thick gloves (they have spares) and they should bring some lunch and a mug for free tea and coffee and biscuits. Further details are on the website TPTcv.
Good Friday
Fri 6th
Flour Ceremony - 10am, Penistone Church. A church service followed by the old Penistone tradition of giving out bags of flour to the 'poor of the parish' (which might include me). It used to be on the Town Hall steps but is now in the 'Sensory Garden' part of the lower graveyard. P Town Council. See Customs page.
Easter
Weekend
Fri to Mon
'Easter Fun at Yummy Yorkshire' - Delph House Farm, just above Ingbirchworth. Family-friendly activities over Eastertime with a free bouncy castle and other activities. Good Friday, 1pm to 4pm: Buzz Wire - Win a cream egg if you can get the loop to the other end without it buzzing. Do there and back for an ice-cream. Sat 7th, 1pm to 4pm: Face Painting. Sun 8th, 1pm: Egg bowling - Bring a decorated boiled egg and roll it to win the chocolate Easter Egg target. Adults can have a go at the Belly Buster competition (pre-register with £7.50 entry). See who can eat ten scoops of ice cream, masses of cream and wafers in the quickest time, to win a T-shirt (no doubt XXL) and go in the Hall of Fame. Easter Monday 1pm to 4pm: The Rapide Brothers comedy duo will do their circus entertainment for the little ones. Yummy Yorkshire Ice-cream Company
Sat 7th 'Beyond Blackmoorfoot' Railway Walk - 9.30am, Shepley Railway station. Train leaves Barnsley at 9.01am. 12 Mile walk using lanes, footpaths and roads, finishes at Huddersfield. Takes in Blackmoorfoot Reservoir. Leader Tony Pogson. Pen Line P. From leaflet.
Sun - Mon
8th & 9th
Easter Bonnet Competitions - Time not stated but probably around 9pm, On Quiz night Sunday and Bingo night Monday, Royal British Legion Club. Non-members must be signed in. From poster. RBL Club
Thurs 12th 'Walk & Dine' - 5.45pm for 6pm, Wortley Hall. Guided walk around Wortley Hall’s grade 2 - listed Italianate gardens, with their gardener. Pre-booked tickets £21.50 each. Non-refundable deposit of £10.00pp is required at the time of booking. Please provide Wortley Hall with meal choices a fortnight before arrival. Good boots needed. Call 0114 288 2100.
  ,,   ,, Horse Tack Sale - Opens 6pm (to set up) to 9pm, Thurgoland Village Hall. £1 entry from 7pm. Refreshments. Potential stallholders contact Joy on 76 5919. Organised by Penistone & Dist Riding Club.
Fri 13th The Manfreds - Paramount. Former band members play with the Sixties' legends. Paul Jones, Mike Hugg, Tom McGuiness, Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie. From thisispenistone. Paramount
  ,,   ,, Charity Evening - 8.30pm for 9pm, The Rag (aka The Fountain Inn), Ingbirchworth. Advance tickets £1 (from Rag) or £2 on the night, supper included. Bingo, quiz, raffle and music. In aid of Barnsley Hospice. Call 76 3125 for more information.
Sat 14th Coffee Morning - 10.15am to Noon, Penistone Church. Tea/coffee and scones (jam & cream). Cakes, fancy goods, God, face painting, tombola and raffle. Hartcliff District Rangers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.
  ,,   ,, Grand National - Aintree. Coverage on BBC1 TV from 1pm. The first Grand National horse race took place in 1839 and continues to this day. This is the day when people who don't normally bet will risk a pound or two. GrandNash
  ,,   ,, Vin Garbutt - 7pm for 7.30pm, Birdsedge Village Hall. £10 entry. Well-loved folk entertainer. Park in the Schoolyard. From Birdsedge Live website.
  ,,   ,, An Evening of Comedy and Song - 8pm 'til late, Penistone Bowling Club, top side of Tesco. With Steve Riley, Judy Collins and RJ Riley. Also 'Play Your Cards Right' and raffle. 'Everyone welcome'. Poster in SK's Cafe.
Sun 15th Titanic 100th Anniversary - The Sinking of the RMS Titanic (RMS = Royal Mail Steamer). Read some background on the enquiry into this historic event. See also Wikipedia
  ,,   ,, 'Car Boot Sale - 11am, Crowedge. Refreshments.' That's it - no more details on poster. Where? Entry fee? Who is it for? If they don't care, why should we?
Mon 16th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chambers, Penistone Town Hall. Public and Press may attend the open part and raise a point or two (which will not be minuted) before it starts. The public see the agenda but not minutes. The open session is followed by a closed session for embarrassing or confidential matters. PT Council Meetings are always on the third Monday of the month except August. See also Weds 25th April for the annual Penistone Town Assembly. PTC website.
Weds 18th 'Manor Lodge' - 7.30pm, Village Hall, Bolsterstone. Members £1, non-members £2, inc tea or coffee. A talk by Peter Machin for Bolsterstone Archaeology and Heritage Group. All welcome. BAHG
Thurs 19th From Garden to Table - Time not stated, Dog & Partridge, Bord Hill, S36 4HH. How and what to grow from Spring onwards. Growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing. Resident chef (& proprietor) Richard cooks what is 'in the box'. Demos from Hacketts florists, 'Bee-keeping and the benefits' with Judith Brookes. The Dog and Partridge. Call 01226 763173. From website.
Fri - Sun
20th to 22nd
Cuckoo Festival - Mostly on Saturday 21st, 10am to 4pm, Streets of Marsden. Celebrates the return of the cuckoo and the hailing of spring, with bands, dancing and wheelbarrows parading through the streets (hopefully following any horses). Also: artistic workshops, an all-day craft fair, banner-making, a village procession, maypole and Morris dancing. Stalls in the United Church and Argyle St. (Website down).
Sat 21st Charity Three Peaks Challenge. Collection box in Finesse Hairdressers, Bridge Street. Three hardy lasses: Lisa Machen, Steph Shonk and Lisa Jackson are friends of Vanessa in Finesse. They will attempt the Three Peaks in under three hours, to support Epilepsy Research, Help for Heroes and Candlelighters. The poster says 'Please donate loose change or enquire about sponsorship'.
Weekend
21st - 22nd
'The Roddam Trail' - Start time not stated, Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. In conjunction with the Victorian Society, a two-day study course led by Simon Poë. Includes a coach tour of places of interest connected to Roddam. Scant details at Hoylandswaine Arts
Sun 22nd Stained Glass Demonstration - 1pm to 4pm, St John's Church, Haigh Lane, Hoylandswaine S36 7JJ. Free entry. Local glass artist Rachel Poole shows how it is done. Interested people can get involved with a series of workshops on the subject. Rachel Poole, Pennine Artists. Info blatantly stolen from Visit Penistone.
  ,,   ,, Talk about Pre-Raphaelite Art - 4.45pm, St John's Church, Haigh Lane, Hoylandswaine S36 7JJ. This follows on from the item above and is also free. Simon Brock takes a light-hearted look at the subject. Simon Brock, Pennine Artists. Another filched item from Visit Penistone.
Mon 23rd Saint George's Day - Fly the flag for England's National Day. See Link 1, link 2, link3.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church FC versus Worksop Town - 7.30pm, PCFC Memorial Ground, Church View Rd. Admission: Adults £3, OAPs £2, U16s free. 'Your support is needed'.
  ,,   ,, The Co-operative Youth Music & Drama Festival - Emmanuel Methodist Church, Barnsley. This annual event started in 1946. Seventy categories and 49 trophies and local kids might be involved. Contact 07586 292 718. Email: dot.musicfestival@live.co.uk (Charity 1116983)
Weds 25th Penistone Town Assembly - 7pm, Main Hall, Community Centre. Penistone Town Council presents reports and accounts. Local residents raise a point or two. PTC is traditionally coy about publicising this event but made a special effort this year. Who knows where this new spirit of openness might lead? P Town Council
  ,,   ,, Yorkshire Ambulance - 7pm, Spencer Arms, Cawthorne. Looking for anyone interested in becoming a 'Community First Responder'. Training given.From TiP. YAS
Thurs 26th An Evening of Comedy - Doors open 7pm, Cubley Hall (Function Room). £4 Admission on the day, £3 advance tickets - Call 76 6086. Newly re-formed Penistone Players present 'Four Empty Chairs' (their own composition) 'Slim Chance' by Peter Gordon and 'a cornucopia of comedy caricatures'. Proceeds to Marie Curie Nurses and Weston Park Hospital. No website yet. Posters all around Penistone and a PFM interview.
Fri 27th Last Laugh Comedy Club - 8pm, Paramount. Tickets £12 on the door or call 76 7532. An evening of comedy from Radio Sheffield's Toby Foster and friends. All of your favourite jokes in one place. Please note that there is adult content and it is not suitable for under-18s. Paramount
Sat 28th Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Soup and Roll, a brace of Yorkshires and sausage or chicken legs, with new potatoes, peas and carrots. Choice of Sweet. Tea and Coffee.
  ,,   ,, Choral Concert - 7.30pm, Penistone Church. Penistone Ladies' Choir in concert with Skelmanthorpe MVC. I'll not use their familiar nickname in the presence of ladies. Penistone LC.
  ,,   ,, New Mill MVC Concert - 7.30pm, Shelley Village Hall. From New Mill MVC website.
  ,,   ,, Film Night - 7.30pm for 8pm start, St John's Church, Upper Denby. Free entry but a donation of £2.50 or more is suggested. 'Midnight in Paris (cert 12a)'. Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates. Refreshments, disabled access and toilet. Padded seats. Bring a cushion for extra comfort. Children must be supervised by an adult. St John's
Sun 29th Car Boot Sale - From 8am, Fairleigh Farm (on main road A629), Birdsedge. Sellers must book on 01484 604289, £6.00 per car. Hot food, refreshments & toilets available. From TiP.
,,   ,, Antique & Collectors' Fair - 9.30am to 4.30pm, Village Hall, Cawthorne.
,,   ,, Charity Banana - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre. Admission 30p. Okay, it should read 'Bonanza'. Tabletop sale for assorted charities with 'Bargains galore!' Likely to include Maureen's Moggies and Beryl's Bunnies.
Mon 30th 'The Train Gang' (Jazz) - Music train on the Penistone Line. Huddersfield (7.18pm) train to Sheffield. Departs Penistone station at 7.49pm. Return journey from Sheffield (8.41pm) to arrive at Penistone at 9.25pm, Huddersfield at 9.56pm. The plan is to get a return ticket (from the guard) Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. With Real *** and ǝuıʍ. Pen-line

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The Month A folksy month with three notable folk festivals, two within five miles of Penistone and another on the dark side of Barnsley. Grow a beard and join the fun. Also the very old tradition of 'Spaw Sunday'. Discover 'Clypping' - the medieval custom of hugging a church, in Midhope. Now why didn't we think of that in Penistone? Church too big perhaps?
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Tues 1st
'From a Distant Country to a Country Village' - (Weekends and BH Mondays) 1pm to 4pm, Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum. Admission £1, under-16s free. Photographic exhibition from the wartime Cannon Hall Polish Military Camp and the Polish YMCA in Barnsley. The name comes from 'A Distant Country', performed by the Grass Roots Theatre Group which followed the journey of Polish people who were forced to leave their homes during the war and travel great distances to safety.
Thurs 3rd Elections to BMB Council - 7am to 10pm, Community Centre and other places. Electing one councillor each for Penistone East and Penistone West. See Election Page.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Grammar School's 'ALC' Buildings - First anniversary of their official use by the whole school. See PGS history page for er, PGS history and this year's motto.
Fri to Sun
4th - 6th
Wath Festival - Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Variously in Montgomery Hall, Wath-Upon-Dearne, S63 7RD and the Red Lion (Upstairs Function Room), S63 7QG. A bit outside our area but it has a big name from bygone times: Fairport Convention. See the website for full list of artistes and locations. Wath Fest
Sat 5th Plant Sale - 9am to 4pm, Village Hall, Bolsterstone. Organised by Bolsterstone Community Group and Village Hall Trust.
  ,,   ,, 'Another Taste of Summer ǝuıʍ' Railway Walk - 9.40am, Brockholes Railway station. Train leaves Barnsley at 9.01am. 10½ Mile (or 7½ Mile) walk. Views down the Holme Valley, then via Holmfirth and over the hills to Honley (opt out) and up to Castle Hill. Leader David Cook . Pen Line P. From leaflet.
  ,,   ,, Charity Coffee Morning - 10am to noon, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Art & Craft Day - 10am to 4pm, Hoylandswaine Parish Church. Free but donations towards art materials will be welcome. For young and old, with demonstrations and hands-on sessions by Rachel Poole (stained glass - over 19s only), Simon Brock (acrylic painting) and Bev Ellis will demonstrate other crafts. Children must be supervised. 'Bring a packed lunch' - it says on the poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Area 9' - 8pm, Old Crown. Live music in the back room. The same band will perform on Parade weekend, in June.
  ,,   ,, Mexican Night - Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Salsa & Dips, drinks offers. Wide-brimmed hats and topers snoozing against the wall. Isn't that what they do anyway? From TiP.
Sun 6th Trans-Pennine Trail 'Workday' - Meet 10am, Community Centre. A continuation of the previous work: pruning tiny trees and low branches, removing litter and enhancing seating areas to make them more attractive, and cleaning noticeboards and signs. Wear old clothes and protective gloves. The access onto the Trail is in the far right hand corner of the car park. If you are travelling by car, permission has been arranged to park in the Community Centre car park. 'Workdays' are usually on the first Sunday of every month and everybody is very welcome to join in. More details TPTcv, or call Kate on 07704 333 445 - 01484 865 852
  ,,   ,, 'Spaw Sunday' - 2.30pm, Gunthwaite Spa (map). Free. Take the smelly and sulphurous spa waters and be entertained by Thurlstone Brass Band in this very old local tradition. The spa waters are supposed to have miraculous healing powers if taken in the morning of this day. Don't worry, it's perfectly safe (to listen to the band). Refreshments available. Always on the first Sunday of May and generally well-attended (even on a cool day in 2012). See customs page.
Mon 7th BH Mayday Bank Holiday. Ah, a lie-in. Well it is the monsoon season.
  ,,   ,, Thurgoland Boundary Walk - Sets off 10am, Bridge Inn, Cote Lane, Thurgoland. Free. It is a nine-mile walk and there will be Pie & Peas for walk completers after 1.30pm, with veggie alternative. Wear stout shoes and suitable clothing.
  ,,   ,, Mayday Gala - From 2pm, Hoylandswaine Village Hall and Cricket Field. Plenty of fun for all of the family. With: Tug-o'-War, Wellie Flinging and Penalty Shoot-out. Also: Fancy Dress, Baking Competition, Maypole Dancing and performances by Hoylandswaine School Choir. Refreshments and Penistone Young Farmers' Barbecue. Hoylandswaine Village Hall
Weds 9th 'Complete Clothing' Fashion Show - 7pm, Shelley Parish Church. For details contact Meg on 01484 609125. Shelley Times
Thurs 10th Bluegrass Night - 8:30pm to 11pm, The Huntsman. The Sheaf River Band and friends play classics in the Flat and Scroggs/Bill Monroe style. The Huntsman
Fri to Sun
11th - 13th
Holmfirth Festival of Folk - Various times In Holmfirth hostelries, the Picturedrome (Friday only) and on the streets. Most events are free. A very long list of singers, dancers, beards, children's entertainers and other performers. A big name in the folksy world, Blowzabella will perform on Saturday 12th. Festival website, Blowzabella (Myspace)
Sat 12th Barnsley Crem Open Day - 10am to 3pm, Ardsley, Barnsley. Funeral directors and 'friends of cemeteries' on hand for information. Actually, Barnsley Crem has information on all of the area's cemeteries filed away. If you want to track down a relative's plot at Stottercliff, this is where you enquire and they are very helpful. Warm up your pies. Crem
  ,,   ,, Charity Football Event - Kick-offs: 1.30pm & 3pm, Penistone Church FC, Church View Road. Mixed (men & women) footie matches to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Sounds like fun but the men might be easier targets for the wayward boot or two. In memory of Andrew French. From poster. PCFC
  ,,   ,, Take That 2 (including Robbie) - 7pm to midnight, Denroyd Farm, Denby Lane, Upper Denby. Tickets £10 from Denroyd Farm or Paul Schofield Butcher in Penistone. A tribute band, if you haven't guessed already. Remember - 'A Sequel is Never Equal'. Denroyd Fm. Tel Rachael, 07917 582451
  ,,   ,, Al Parrish (of Tanglefoot) - 7pm for 7.30pm, Birdsedge Village Hall. £9 entry. Lead singer of the Canadian supergroup Tanglefoot. Parking available in the Schoolyard. Al Parrish, Birdsedge Live
Sun 13th Car Boot Sale - 11am to 1pm, Crow Edge Community Centre. '£5 per car'. Refreshments and ample car parking. Organised by members of Dunford Parish Community Association. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Pennine Sailing Club Open Day - Noon to 4pm, Winscar Reservoir near Dunford Bridge. Don't capsize the boat like I did and if he says 'Trim the sails', he doesn't want you to cut them. Pennine SC. For more information, contact Ann Whitfield 0114 288 3518, email: membership@pennine-sc.co.uk. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Bradford Accordion Band - 2pm, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library. Great value admittance £3 includes refreshments (it was £5 last year) and a guaranteed pleasant afternoon. They put on a good show in 2011. Proceeds to the 'Starter Pack Scheme', which is probably nothing to do with body-building steroids. See their shiny new website: www.bradfordaccordionband.org.uk
Mon 14th Italian Language Taster Course - Avanti 6.30pm (to 8.30pm), Community Room, Penistone Grammar School. Free taster course for beginners. Proper, bellissimo course to follow if there's enough interest. To register or for info: Call Keith Brock on 01226 775290. From TiP.
Mon - Sat
14th to 20th
Scout Community Week - They are doing a Trans-Pennine Trail cleanup as a community project. Used to be called 'Bob-a-Job Week' before Decimalisation, Rampant inflation, Health & Safety, Stranger Danger, etc. but these days they can't knock on old ladies' doors looking for little jobs to do. More's the pity. Pen Scouts, National Scouts Org.
Fri 18th Pool League Presentation Night - Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. Trophy presented at 9pm. Entertainment and buffet.
Sat 19th Spring Fayre - 10am to Noon, St Mary's R Catholic Church, Talbot Rd. £1.30 Entry includes coffee & cake. 'All of the usual stalls.' In aid of CAFOD. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Band Concert - 6.45pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £5 from the church or call 76 3943. Yorkshire Divisional Fellowship Band of the Salvation Army. Bandmaster is Norman Short. Tickets from last year's snowed-off concert are still valid for this one.
  ,,   ,, The Velvet Burlesque - 7pm, Penistone Paramount. They call it: 'An extravaganza of fabulous Burlesque & Vaudeville-style Cabaret & Variety acts'. V Burlesque, Paramount
  ,,   ,, An Evening with Dave Vincent - 8pm 'til late, Penistone Bowling Club, Back Lane off Schole Ave. The much-liked local singer. All welcome. Real *** b-a-r.
Weekend
19th - 20th
'Day Out with Thomas' (the Tank Engine) - Trains departing every 30mins from 10am, Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West. Attractions close at 5.30pm and then the Fat Controller can get stuck into his pies. Tickets: Adult £10, Concessions £9, Child 2 to 15yrs £8, Child under 2yrs Free, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £32. For advance tickets (with £1.50 surcharge) or information call: 01484 865727. Good free car park. K Light Rlwy
Sat to Sat
19th - 26th
Holmfirth Film Festival - Picturedrome, Holmfirth. Forty award-winning feature films, documentaries and campaigning films. Children's workshops and events. Guest speakers include Joan Bakewell, Shirley Anne Field and poet Simon Armitage. HF Festival, Picturedrome. Email: info@holmfirthfilmfestival.co.uk
Sun 20th Penistone Boundary Walk - 9am, Cubley Hall. This is a favourite local tradition. Full walk of 16 miles or a shorter amble of 8 miles, all way-marked. Penistone Round Table. Also a hectic 16 mile version, organised by Penistone Footpath Runners. Proceeds to Woodhead Mountain Rescue. (See the customs page.) From poster.
  ,,   ,, Church Clypping Ceremony - 3pm, St. James' Church, Midhope Ln, Midhope. 50 people wanted. Church Service 3pm followed by Church Clypping. Come and link hands around the Church – All Welcome. 'Give St. James's some TLC!', it says here. 'Clypping' is a the medieval custom of joining hands and hugging a church and comes from the Saxon word 'ycleping', meaning 'embracing'. See, this website isn't all self-indulgent nonsense. Not all of it.
Tues 22nd United Churches' Quiz Night - 7.30pm, Royal British Legion Club. In the lounge on what is usually a quiet night. Not this one, though. It was packed. It turned out to be quite fun and the questions were reasonably hard. Proceeds to Christian Aid.
Thurs to Sun
24th - 27th
Shepley Spring Festival - Shepley Village. Unlike Holmfirth's (11th - 13th May) and Penistone's (24th June), this one is neither free nor even cheap, but it is big. See SS Festival website for prices. Elkie Brooks gets it going on Thurs 24th at Shepley Cricket Club, in a pre-festival event. Then it's lots of folksy music, beards and dancers. Pearl may be a Singer - but these should do alright: The Shee, Genticorium, The Albion Band, Treacherous Orchestra, Demon Barbers, Melrose Quartet, The Wilsons, Philip Henry & Hannah Martin, Tickled Pink, Phil B**r, Belinda O'Hooley, Heidi Tidow and more. Shepley Band plays Saturday at 7.30pm. Campsite for tents and caravans available. Also parking and accommodation. It's not far from Penistone and you can catch a train. Also see their photo gallery at Flickr.
Fri 25th Blood Donor Session - 11am to 7.15pm with two breaks (dinnertime and teatime), Community Centre. Tea and biscuits provided but no vampires allowed. Blood
  ,,   ,, Diamond Disco - 7.30pm to 11.45pm, Venue not stated, Thurlstone. Cancelled! See This is Penistone. Proceeds were for improving Westfield Park and Thurlstone.
Sat 26th Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Soup & roll, hot poached salmon or Ham & Pineapple, with new potatoes, peas and carrots. Sweets, tea, coffee. Cake stall and raffle. Penistone Church
  ,,   ,, Eurovision Song Contest - On BBC One TV. This year's contest is from Baku in the troubled land of Azerbaijan. Singers from forty-two countries in Europe and elsewhere (members of the EBU European Broadcasting Union) will be camping it up - big style. We never take it too seriously in the UK but the dancing girls are usually worth a look. BBC ESC, Eurovision SC, Wiki
Sun 27th Car Boot Sale - From 8am, Fairleigh Farm (on main road A629), Birdsedge. Sellers must book on 01484 604289, £6.00 per car. Hot food, refreshments & toilets available. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, 'Jubunlee' - 3pm to 5pm, Village Hall, Thurgoland. Free entry. Family Fun with children's baking and a finger-painted union flag. Also crafts, a puppet show and other activities aimed at children. With ice-cream and the adults can enjoy a chat with a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Karaoke Night - 7pm, Crystal Palace. With PFM DJ Steve Taylor. Heard on Penistone FM.
Mon 28th Parish Plan Questionnaire - Last return date for the questionnaire, anonymously drawn up by Friends of the Earth for Penistone Town Council's 'Community Led Plan'. FoE were the only group in favour of the 'Sheephouse Heights' windfarm application. As the Community-led Plan can affect planning applications, by implication PTC is also in favour of such monstrosities. Returned forms processed by something called Rural Action Yorkshire, Friends of the Earth
  ,,   ,, 'The Pathfinders' (rock and roll) - Music train on the Penistone Line. Huddersfield (7.18pm) train to Sheffield. Departs Penistone station at 7.49pm. Return journey from Sheffield (8.41pm) to arrive at Penistone at 9.25pm, Huddersfield at 9.56pm. The plan is to get a return ticket from the guard, Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Real *** and ǝuıʍ. Sounds super. Pen-line
Thurs 31st Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre. Organised by St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Rd.

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The Month Union FlagThe Queen's Diamond Jubilee is the big thing this month, with a double Bank Holiday when hostelries and restaurants have been granted extended opening hours (should they so wish) to 1am on Jubilee weekend. Royal Jubilee. Major Penistone events too: Artisan Fayre, Penistone 'Street Party', Penistone Parade Weekend and the return of Penistone Festival of Folk.
Fri 1st School Jubilee Parade - 2pm, Thurlstone School. Red, white and blue parade of pupils around Thurlstone, finishing in the schoolyard for a street party. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, 'The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular' - 7.30pm, Paramount. £20. Paramount
Sat 2nd Penistone Artisan Fayre - 9am to 3pm, Penistone Market Barn. Artisan crafts, tranklements, face-painting, kids' crafts activities and food stalls. Organised by Sarah Catterall (email) of the 'Save Fulford' campaign. Artisan Fayre. See the full itinerary this day, on the Jubilee page. f'book, Twitter
  ,,   ,, Charity Jubilee Coffee Morning - 10am to 1pm, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Fun & Games, Refreshments, lunches. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Jubilee Fete - 12.30pm to 5.30pm, Cawthorne Village Green. Family fun and entertainment, with: Stalls, exhibitions, Cawthorne Brass Band, Punch & Judy, Maria Penrose Dancers, Barugh Gn School Samba Band and Sparky Marky. Also Woodhead Mountain Rescue (who can be in two places at once, see next item) and Rockley Rotary Club. Also in attendance will be Penistone FM.
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Gn Jubilee Fete - 2.30pm, Millhouse Institute, Millhouse Green. Cakes, plants, crafts, vintage wear, books, Woodhead Mountain Rescue, face-painting, bouncy kids and strawberry cream teas. Tombola, traditional games and the culmination of the Sunflower competition. Also the official unveiling of a new village sign at 4pm, with the help of MP Angela Smith and Penistone Town Councillor Steve Webber. The sign was designed and made by Nigel Tyas in his works at Bullhouse Mill. Organised by Millhouse Green Village Community Association. facebook
  ,,   ,, Party in the Park - Westfield Park, Thurlstone. Thurlstone and other local people are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy family fun and games, weather permitting. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Backroom Live - Doors open 7pm for 8pm start, Old Crown. Live music from local artists.
Sun 3rd Specialist Plant Fair - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall Grounds. Admission £2 per person. Wortley Hall.
  ,,   ,, Jubilee Thanksgiving Service - 10.45am, Penistone Church. With a jazz quartet and champagne reception, before moving on to.. (the next item). Penistone Church
  ,,   ,, Union FlagPenistone 'Street Party' - Market Barn. The start time will be around 12.45pm to 1.30pm, following the service. A free event for Penistone in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It is organised by Penistone Church and supported by Penistone Town Council. With Coronation-style Real Ale (Huntsman) and sandwiches (1950's style of jam, cheese, spam, etc.) with tea and biscuits. All are welcome to join in. Penistone people can support it even more by bringing some food to share, such as cakes, buns, sausage rolls, etc. (Ideally pre-packed food for hygiene purposes) See the Jubilee page.
  ,,   ,, Jubilee Fancy Dress Parade - Assemble 2pm, Cawthorne Village Hall. Crowning of the 'Diamond Jubilee Queen', then the procession will be led by the Queen and her four attendants on a route which leads to All Saints' Church.
Mon 4th BH
Spring Bank Holiday - Substitute date. Usually 'Late May Bank Holiday' falls on the last Monday of May but has been moved this year to make a long weekend. (Gov't)
  ,,   ,, Diamond Jubilee Picnic - 3pm, Crystal Palace. Traditional long table and chair setting for you to bring your own picnic food, barbecue, children’s fun and games, music and entertainment all day with singers Emily Elizabeth Worton and Simon Whitley, evening disco karaoke. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Cawthorne Jubilee Bonfire - 8pm, Cawthorne Cricket Club. Refreshments in pavillion.
Tues 5th BH Union FlagHM Queen's Diamond Jubilee - National and local events to commemorate Sixty Years reign. This day has been declared a 'Special Bank Holiday' by the UK Government. The Royal Mint is minting special £5 Jubilee coins, Licensing Laws are officially relaxed over the four days and the Woodland Trust want people to plant six million trees for the occasion. No doubt Penistone will do its stuff. HRH's Website, Diamond Jubilee
Weds 6th Penistone FM Anniversary. Penistone's local radio station was launched Saturday 6th June 2009. This marks the third year and the theme of the day is the number threes. For some reason, they didn't do number twos last year! Tune in to 95.7 MHz FM and join the fun. Penistone FM and see the PFm page
Sat 9th Trans-Pennine Trail 'Workday' - Meet 10am, Community Centre. A mixture of activities: lots of pruning of (very) small trees and individual branches impeding the Trail, cleaning noticeboards and signs, enhancing seating areas to make them more attractive, and removing litter. Also (weather permitting) painting the Bridge Street bridge, which is covered with graffiti. Permission has been given to park in the car park. Access to the Trail is in its far right-hand corner. Wear old clothes and protective gloves. Please see website for further details or ring Kate on 07704 333 445 - 01484 865852
  ,,   ,, Honley Show - The Show Field, Honley (free shuttle bus from Honley village). Honley Show.
  ,,   ,, 'Proms in the Park' Concert - Opens 1pm for 1.30pm start, Showground marquee. £3 entry, under 16s free. A Royal-themed musical extravaganza, featuring the City of Sheffield Brass Band, Penistone Ladies' Choir and Razzmatazz. Bar, refreshments and tea tent. Tickets from The Arthouse Café, Paul Schofield Butcher and Penistone Paramount. Penistone FM was there to interview people. Penistone Gala.
  ,,   ,, QEII (Queen tribute band) and 'Area 9' - Opens 7pm, in the Showground marquee. Entry £10 at the gate or £7.50 in advance (over 18s only). Tickets from Clark's Chemist, The Arthouse Cafe, Schofield's Butcher, Paramount or via the Penistone Gala website. Proof of age may be requested. Bar and refreshments.
Sun 10th Charity Car Boot Sale - 9am, The Fair Field, Hade Edge. Free entry to public. Gates open 8am for sellers. Second Sunday of month in summertime. For dates and prices, see Holmfirth Rotary Club.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Mayor's Parade - Sets off Noon from Talbot Road. Er, guess the theme? The current Mayor will lead the procession of lots of floats which have been laboriously built by Penistone organisations, businesses and schools. Also a parade of vintage and classic cars. Always a great event and worth being there - come rain or shine. Penistone FM was there to give a running commentary - foiled only by a power cut at exactly the wrong moment.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale - 11am to 1pm, Crow Edge Community Centre. £5 per car booter. Refreshments and ample parking available. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Gala - From Noon, Showground. Entry £3 adults, under 16s free. With a variety of trade stalls, entertainments, sweets, music, bar, refreshments, Penistone FM, family fun, etc. Main attraction is the bicycle stunt team 3Sixty. See the Parade Page on this website. Penistone Gala
Mon 11th Euro Footie - England versus France - Kick-off 5pm. A definite three-pinter, no matter what happens.
  ,,   ,, Abba Tribute Band - Music train on the Penistone Line. Huddersfield (7.18pm) train to Sheffield. Departs Penistone station at 7.49pm. Return journey from Sheffield (8.41pm) to arrive at Penistone at 9.25pm, Huddersfield at 9.56pm. The plan is to get a return ticket (from the guard) Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Real *** and ǝuıʍ.. Pen-line
Thurs - Sun
14th to 24th
Holmfirth Arts Festival - Around Holmfirth. This popular annual festival of art, film and music takes on a Luddite theme this year, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Luddite uprising in West Yorkshire. See also Hen's Teeth's arts & crafts exhibition from 30th June and HolmfirthARTweek from 1st July. www.holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk, Luddite Link
Fri 15th The Gav Coulson Group - Around 9pm, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. Free admission. This group stars Gav Coulson, a virtuoso guitarist and frontman from Wakefield, while the rest of the band come from Penistone. The Gav Coulson Group draws a lot of its influences from modern day blues-rock musicians such as Joe Bonamassa and Gary Moore but still holds true to legends such as Jimi Hendrix and the Allman Brothers. Visit the Gav Coulson Gp website for tour dates and a sample of their work. Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Euro Footie - England versus Sweden - Kick-off 7.45pm.
Sat 16th Gardeners' Question Time - 3pm, St Andrew's Church. The poster does not say who has the answers. £3 entry, children free. Plant swap stall, hanging basket demonstration.
  ,,   ,, ‘The Heritage of Choirs’ - Start time and Location not stated. Most likely Hoylandswaine Village Hall. Described as a full-day workshop. ‘Vocal-Ease’ with Maggie McDonald, mezzo-soprano. Scant details at Hoylandswaine Arts
Sun 17th Father's Day - Get the b**r and cigars in.
  ,,   ,, 'Jubilee Jumping and Working Hunter' - Starts 9.30am, Crowedge Community Centre. Horsey event organised by Penistone Riding Club and sponsored by Goldthorpes corn millers. Website download (pdf) has all the details, categories and times.
  ,,   ,, Community Garden Open Day - 10am to 4pm, Spring Vale Community Garden, next to Dumpit site (turn down by the Britannia). Free admission. Drystone walling demonstration and refreshments. Enquiries, contact Nicola. Grow Penistone, From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Midhopestones Country Fayre - (see map). Postponed until 2nd September because of poor ground conditions. Tel 76 6786, Midhopestones C Fayre - Email.
  ,,   ,, Pennine Tractor Road Run - Convoy leaves 10.30am from Marsh Farm, Shepley. This is a big event in the farmer's calendar and its route varies each year. The convoy will probably return around 2.30pm.. It includes a large car boot sale from 8.30am. This year's charities are the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust. Tractor run is organised by Triford Motor Co.
Tues 18th Euro Footie - England versus Ukraine - Kick-off 7.45pm.
Fri 22nd Blood Donor Session - 11am to 7.15pm with two breaks (dinnertime and teatime), Community Centre. Tea and biscuits provided. Blood
  ,,   ,, 'Music in the Church' - 7.30pm, Hoylandswaine Parish Church. £5 entry with proceeds to the Roddam Project. Featuring: St John's Brass Ensemble, Robert Cockroft as the organist, Mike & Peter Cocker on trumpets, Elizabeth Charlesworth vocalist, Kevin Bolton on guitar and Margaret Jones on violin.
  ,,   ,, Country & Western Night - 9pm, Royal British legion Club. With Mel Paul and Mary Lacey. Non-members must be signed in. RBL Website.
Fri & Sat
22nd - 23rd
Jubilee Art Exhibition - Shelley Parish Church. Shelley Times
Sat 23rd Hawaiian Midnight Walk - Postponed until Saturday 21st July.
Sat to Sat
23rd - 30th
Bradfield Festival of Music - St Nicholas' Church, Bradfield. Tickets available from mid-March but they are coy about pricing. With: RAF Regiment 10-piece Brass Ensemble, Sheffield City Opera, Choral Evensong (St Mark’s Church, Broomhill), Tom Davey (Halle Orchestra) directs the The Meirion Ensemble, 4 Girls 4 Harps and Ella Taylor, BBC’s Young Musician of the Year Benjamin Grosvenor, London Soloists Ensemble. The event's last day features Bob Traynor and Friends in a Gilbert & Sullivan evening with a nationalist flavour to mark the Royal and Olympic nature of 2012. Brad M Fest, 4 Girls, 4 Harps, Benj Grosvenor,
Sun 24th Penistone Festival of Folk - 1pm to 6pm, Penistone Market Barn. Now in its second year. As a private venture, Carol Bradbury and Chris McShane have again arranged a great afternoon of folksy entertainment for the Penistone community. The list is: Johnny and the Prison Didn't Help Boys, The Bus Pass Buskers, The Rhythm Chaps, The Sheaf River Band, Penistone Ukulele Ensemble, The Paul Noone Trio, Band 4, Barnsley Folk Ensemble - and others. With a Real Ale bar by The Huntsman and a barbecue by Penistone Scouts. Yorkshire Air Ambulance representatives also present. Penistone FM recorded the proceedings to re-broadcast them later.
  ,,   ,, 'Praise in the Park' - Starts 2pm, Cannon Hall Farm (marquee), S75 4AT. 2pm - Organised Games, 3pm - Worship. Chairs provided but please bring a picnic tea. Poster at St Andrew's.
Mon 25th Major Road Closure in Penistone - The town centre will be badly disrupted. Market Street/High Street will be closed from St Mary’s Street to Clarel Street, for about thirteen weeks. Balfour Beatty are putting in new water pipes under the road.
  ,,   ,, Hepworth Feast - Hepworth Village. Procession from Hepworth to Scholes - and back again. Well there's not much to do in Scholes. Hepworth Cookson Band will play at 2pm and 5pm. I'll suggest the Radetsky March to keep them awake. Always the last Monday of June, see the Wikipedia entry. Hepworth Band
  ,,   ,, Olympic Torch - Comes to the Barnsley area on its way to London. The torch sets off on 19th May, tours the country and arrives at the Olympic Games in London on 27th July. Today it will go from Cudworth and through Lundwood at 1.25pm. There's a risk that it might go missing in Lundwood.
Fri 29th Cher and Meatloaf Tribute Act - 8pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. The Crystal honours our armed forces in advance of Saturday's Armed Forces Day, with a splendid double tribute to two favourite artistes. From TiP.
Sat 30th Armed Forces Day - A celebration of those who put their lives at risk to defend our way of life. Armedforcesday
  ,,   ,, The Scarecrow Trail - Millhouse Green and Thurlstone. This year's theme is 'Kings and Queens'. Scarecrow makers call 76 5441. Proceeds in support of: Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team, Thurlstone and Millhouse Green Chapel, Thurlstone St. Saviour's Church and Bullhouse Chapel. Contact: Anne Pearson: 76 2687. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Oughtibridge Gala - Gates open 11.30am, Coronation Park, Oughtibridge. Family entertainment with games, bouncy kids, tug-o'-war, refreshments, nosh, etc. Display from Stocksbridge Fire & Rescue. A very long list of of musicians. Ooty Gala
  ,,   ,, 'Blooming Great Tea Party' - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre. Variety of stalls: homemade cakes, tea, coffee and a chocolate tombola. Zumba demonstration with super-fit Maxine Fox. It's fun, trust me. Tea party organised by Penistone's Marie Curie fundraising team with proceeds to Marie Curie Cancer Care. From TiP.
Fri - Tues
29th to 3rd Jy
Cawthorne Flower Festival - 10am to 5pm (starts noon on Friday), All Saints' Church, Cawthorne, S75 4DW. Flower arrangements by Worsborough & District Flower Club. Nice pictures on C Flower Fest website.
Sat - Sat
30th to 7th Jy
Hen's Teeth Arts & Crafts - (Various times) Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, HD9 7DT. Free admission. As part of Holmfirth Arts Week (see July) in a Fringe Venue, local arts and crafts organisation Hen's Teeth is doing its own exhibition. See their website for opening times. With: 'Arty art, beautiful glass, original paintings, woody wood stuff, tactile textiles, georgious jewellery, crafty crafts, pots of pots, limited prints, metal work and precious silver.' Cream teas and refreshments available all day.

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The Month A traditional month for Festivals, Galas and Carnivals, although some of them clash. It might be time for some sort of area events federation to be invented. Also it's the Olympic Games this year, from the end of July into August.
Sun 1st Craft & Bead Fayre - 10am to 2pm, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road. Free admission and ample free parking. Poster says: 'Handmade quality crafts, including jewellery and demonstrations.' Tel 76 0871, Email: Esther Parnham, Community Learning Manager, eparnham@barnsley.org.
  ,,   ,, Billy the Kid Dash - 10.30am, The Bridge Inn, Cote Lane, Thurgoland, S35 7AE. Hog roast, live music, raffle and the run itself. The course is a 3.5 mile run/walk/crawl around the Thurgoland block. Hundreds (or more) of joggers in this light-hearted event. In support of the Royal Marines Benevolent Fund ('Just Giving' link) and in memory of David Marsh, who died in 2008. B-the-K
  ,,   ,, Holmfirth Duck Race and Gala - Gala starts 11am, 'The Sands, Holmfirth. Ducks are launched at 2.00pm - by the river. 10,000 yellow, rubber ducks race for a prize. The Duck Race.
  ,,   ,, Family Fun Day - 1pm to 6.30pm, Market Barn. Opened by Jessica Jane Clement of TV's 'The Real Hustle'. With a long list of performers and stalls, crafts, tombola, cakes, Penistone 'Grow seed and bulb planting', treasure map, name the teddy, Guides & Brownies badge painting, face painting, and raffle to win a TV. Car wash in Tesco's car park. Also Penistone FM. This event is in aid of Cancer Research UK and appears to be supported by Tesco. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Euro Footie - The Final - Kick-off 7.45pm. A boozy day in the RB Legion, methinks.
Sun to Sat
1st to 7th
'Holmfirth ArtWEEK 2012' - 10am to 9pm (5pm on Sun/Sat) Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS. Neville Fleetwood is this year's featured artist. Started in 1967, now a huge exhibition from over four hundred pro and amateur artists, including Penistone's Hen's Teeth exhibition of paintings, prints, wood things, glass, metal, jewellery, silver, pots & textiles. Also several 'Fringe' events around the valley. As a charity event, the art is for sale with proceeds going to MacMillan Cancer Support. A commission of 20% on sales is charged for the event. Holmfirth Artweek. Enquiries: 01484 689 464, Email: info@holmfirthartweek.net, Twitter
Tues 3rd Coffee Stop Event - 10am to 11.30am, St Saviour's Church, Thurlstone. Fairtrade tea & coffee available. From TiP.
Sat 7th Tribute Party for the Owl Man - Noon onwards, The Huntsman, Thurlstone. A party celebrating the life of the late Geof Mottram, the 'Owl Man'. 'No black ties, no misery. Shorts (if you wish), bright shirts and fun is the order of the day. This is to be a celebration, so come and enjoy and be merry' - it says here: The Huntsman
  Thurgoland Olympic Fun Day - Postponed to Sunday 22nd July due to adverse weather. Thurgoland Community
  ,,   ,, Bolsterstone Village Fayre - 2pm, Bolsterstone Church. Stalls and amusements in the village square and on the village field, with tea and cakes in the village hall. Also: crafts, cakes, farming, gardening and classic cars. Village tea room serving home-made cakes. History
  ,,   ,, South Yorkshire Festival - Cancelled due to adverse weather.
Noon to 5pm, Wortley Hall, S35 7DB. From TiP. Fun for all ages with: stalls, bands, choirs, dancers and entertainers. Bouncy kids, b-a-r-s, ice cream and refreshments. Wortley Hall
  ,,   ,, Strawberry Tea - 2.30pm to 4pm, '386 Manchester Road, S36 9NS', it says, which might be at or near to Bullhouse Chapel. All welcome. Organised by Bullhouse Chapel. Tel 76 2294.
  ,,   ,, ABBA Revival - 7pm to midnight, Denroyd Farm, Denby Lane, Upper Denby. Tickets £10 from Denroyd or Paul Schofield Butcher in Penistone. 'Back by popular demand'. Denroyd Fm. Tel Rachael, 07917 582451
Sun 8th Charity Car Boot Sale - 9am, The Fair Field, Hade Edge. Free entry to public. Gates open 8am for sellers. Second Sunday of month in summertime. For dates and prices, see Holmfirth Rotary Club.
  ,,   ,, Oxspring Open Gardens - Postponed due to adverse weather. Original message below ...
From 1pm, starting at 32 Fieldsend, Oxspring. A raffle draw will take place at that address at an undiclosed time. Proceeds to MacMillan Cancer Support.
  Fun Day & Duck Race - 1.30pm, Penistone Cricket Club, Spring Vale. Penistone CC website has not been updated to include details. In support of Cricket Without Boundaries, helping to eradicate AIDS from Africa. In this rainy weather, they might be able to do this event in the street. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Sixteenth Annual Vintage Vehicle Rally - Wortley Hall. 'Cancelled due to ground conditions.'
Organised by Wortley Rotary Club. Email: vintage@wortleyrotary.org.uk
Mon 9th Historical Illustrated Talks - 7pm, Barnsley Central Library. Admission £2. 'Delving into the Barnsley Archives' presented by archivist Paul Stebbing and 'An Amusing Look at Early Policing in Barnsley' presented by former sergeant Keith Ellis, BEM.
  ,,   ,, 'The Train Gang' (Jazz) - Music train on the Penistone Line. Please note that these times are from the Timetable which ended 13th May, and may be subject to change. Huddersfield (7.18pm) train to Sheffield. Departs Penistone station at 7.49pm. Return journey from Sheffield (8.41pm) to arrive at Penistone at 9.25pm, Huddersfield at 9.56pm. The plan is to get a return ticket (from the guard) Penistone to Penistone via Sheffield. Real *** and ǝuıʍ. Pen-line
Fri & Sat
13th - 14th
Huddersfield Carnival - Procession 2pm Sat, Gt Northern St, Huddersfield. Now in its 28th year, a great festival of song, dance, noise, loud costumes, cheering and Caribbean fun in one of Huddersfield's biggest events. Stalls with traditional Caribbean food and crafts. A big stage in St George's Square, just outside the railway station. So, put your loudest shirt on, hop on a train from Penistone, watch the parade go through the town centre. Then watch the performers in George Square and have a ɹǝǝq at the Head of Steam. Roll up a newspaper just like Bob Marley join in the fun. A great day out but, if you remembered it, you weren't there. Carnival
Sat 14th Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Soup & Roll, then a choice of: Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Pie or Tomato Flan, served with new potatoes, peas and carrots. Various sweets. Tea and coffee. Cake stall and raffle. All welcome. Penistone Church. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Gala (including Thurlstone Chase, see below) - 1pm, Sports Ground off High Bank, Thurlstone, S36 9QH. Thurlstone Brass Band opens gala. Family fun with some unusual happenings: stalls, village stocks, spinning exhibition, tarot card reader, games, football fun, bouncy kids, Real *** (ɹǝǝq), refreshments, guess the pig's weight and - name the tractor (what?!) Hot and cold food available. Penistone FM will be there to relay shrieks and groans to the wider public. Organised by Thurlstone Community Group. Might they let the pig stand on your foot to help guess its weight? From a poster.
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Hade Edge Gala - Parade 1.30pm, Gala 2pm, Gala Queen annointed at 2.15pm, Band 7pm, Hade Edge FC, Penistone Rd, Hade Edge, HD9 2JG. Free entry. Procession, family fun, pig roast, tranklements, music, side shows, ɹǝǝq tent, refreshments, games and more. Real ale in the evening. Hade Edge
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Chase - Sets off 3pm, Sports Ground off High Bank, Thurlstone, S36 9QH, during Thurlstone Gala (see above). This four-mile run starts and finishes at Thurlstone Gala (see above). Plenty of refreshments. Runners can enter on the day. Organised by Penistone Footpath Runners.
  ,,   ,, Party in Oughtibridge Park - Time not stated in, er, Oughtibridge Park, in Oughtibridge ... over t' hill. T'other side. Scant details on the Ooty Gala website but it looks as though there will be music and family fun.
  ,,   ,, Birdsedge Village Festival - Afternoon and evening, starts noon. Village Hall, Birds Edge. Free entry. Field events, children's entertainer, crafts, stalls, games, BBQ, b-a-r, home-made food. Saturday evening 'Music in the Marquee' has a good line-up: Geoff Higginbottom; Jolly Jester, Harry Rowland, Steve Ansell, UnityVoices, Bob Hogg's Sheepdog Handling Display, Vintage Brass, Hathorne Bellydancers and BonBonz. Evening event also has a Real-*** b-a-r. It's nice to be licked by a sheep. Especially if you are a belly dancer. See Festival website for details.
Weekend
14th - 15th
Wortley Country Festival - Wortley Hall.
Postponed
to the weekend of 15th and 16th September, due to the boggy field condition. Wortley C Fest.
  ,,   ,, 'Day Out with Thomas' (the Tank Engine) - Trains depart every 30mins from 10am, Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West. Attractions close at 5.30pm. Tickets: Adult £10, Concessions £9, Child 2 to 15yrs £8, Child under 2yrs Free, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £32. For advance tickets (with £1.50 surcharge) or information call: 01484 865727. Good free car park. K Light Rlwy
Sat - Sun
14th to 29th
Festival of Silkstone Archaeology - 10am to 4pm, Bramah Gallery Heritage Centre, All Saints' Church, Silkstone, S75 4JQ. A celebration of Silkstone's Ecclesiastical and Industrial Heritage. Open Sat July 14th, Tues 17th, Wed 18th, (not open Sat 21st), Tues July 24th, Wed 25th, Sat 28th, Sat August 4th. Displays and presentations, practical activities, waggonway walks, guided tours of church and churchyard archaeology. Note: As it is a church, it could be closed for Funeral Services, phone 01226 791130. Silkstone Reflects.
Sun 15th Yummy Yorkshire's Fourth Anniversary - 10am to 5pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice-Cream Parlour, above Ingbirchworth. Family games and activities and a hog roast (at 1pm). Camilla the Cow (their life-sized bovine mascot) will be making an appearance for the little ones. Also, 'Farmer’s Blonde' ɹǝǝq and red or white ǝuıʍ at the b-a-r. At 2pm, the annual ‘Belly Buster Sundae Challenge’ - 10 scoops of ice cream plus sauce and whipped cream. Winner becomes next year's life-sized bovine mascot (sorry I made that bit up!) No, the winner actually gets their name on the wall of honour and a no doubt XXL ('FB-sized') Belly Buster T-Shirt. From 3pm to 4pm there are tractor rides for £1, proceeds to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. YYIC Co
  ,,   ,, Hoylandswaine Nail Forge Open Day - 11am to 4pm, Hoylandswaine Nail Forge, just off A628 Barnsley to Penistone Road, near the Lord Nelson. Hoylandswaine Nail Forge is an historic workshop where nails were made by hand on an anvil. Original hearth, bellows and chimney can still be seen. The roof was repaired and new displays were produced in 2011/12. See Wessex Archaeology for views. Flikr has high-resolution versions of the same. Tel: 01142 307 693 for further information.
  ,,   ,, Shelley Gala - 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Shelley First School. Fancy dress, crockery smash, bouncy castle, bungee run, thirty-foot slide, cakes, tombola, refreshments and more. SYB, Shelley Times
Mon 16th Penistone Town Council Meeting - 7pm, Council Chambers, Penistone Town Hall Building (third door up the hill). Matters interesting, intriguing and entertaining from this exclusive club. PTC website.
Mon - Mon
16th to 23rd
Cubley Hall's 30th Anniversary - Well done, David and John! I was around at the beginnings in 1982 and saw the cement drying. A week of special offers on food and drink. Bouncy castle and children's entertainment on the weekend of 21st - 22nd, Noon to 4pm, with local singer/musician Jake Woodhams playing from 4pm on the Sunday. Call 76 6086. Cubley Hall
Weds 18th Free Language Tasters - Penistone Grammar School. French at 9.30am, Italian at 10.30am, Spanish at 12.30pm and again at 2pm, to finish at 3.30pm. All are suitable for complete beginners and you can go to more than one class. For more information and to register your interest call or email Keith Brock: 01226 775290. From TiP.
Fri 20th Trad Jazz Night - Royal British Legion Club. With Washington Whirligigs. Non-members must be signed in. RBL Website.
Sat 21st First Anniversary of the Market Cruck Barn. The launch of Penistone's Market Barn was a major milestone in the history of our Market Town. Nothing obvious has been planned to mark the occasion by P Town Council or anyone else, so I'll do my little bit for Penistone here. See the Opening Ceremony page for why they are reluctant.
  ,,   ,, Car Boot Sale & Custom Cars - 2pm, A616, Crow Edge. Bar and refreshments. Organised by Dunford Parish Community Association (Charities Commission).
  ,,   ,, 'On Golden Pond' - 8pm, St John's Church, Upper Denby. Film night, (cert PG). 1981 film starring: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda. Free but a suggested donation of £2.50. Refreshments before film and in interval. Children must be supervised by an adult. St John's
  ,,   ,, Hawaiian Charity Midnight Walk - Er, midnight, The Events Site, Grange Lane, Barnsley. Application forms from the Barnsley Hospice charity shop on Penistone High Street or sign up on the night, from 9pm. Entry fee of £15 (on the night) covers insurance and other costs. This walk was called off in June because of waterlogged conditions. Supporters are aiming to top the £100,000 raised last year. Dogs are not allowed. Enquiries, call 323 622. Proceeds to Barnsley Hospice. Details from their shop.
Sun 22nd Thurgoland Olympic Fun Day - Parade around the village 1.30pm. Opened by Dorothy Hyman at 2pm. Family fun with Cheerleading, Dancing, Karate, Gymnastics, the School Choir, Stalls, Coconut Shy, Lucky Dip, Bouncy Castle, Plate Smashing and Bottle Stall. Sandwiches, cakes and drinks in the Village Hall. B-a-r and Barbecue. Children are encouraged to dress up in sporting gear. Finals of the “Silly Olympics” at 4:00 pm. Medals and prizes at 4:30. Thurgoland Community
Mon 23rd Penistone Pictorial - This website is Twelve Years Old today. "Hip - hip.....". This guy should 'Get a life'.
Weds 25th RBL Club Trip - This year's exodus is to Costa del Skeggy and there's nothing wrong with Skegness. See RBL Club poster for details. First four coaches are adults only. 'It's so Bracing' says the old poster. That means 'Fresh and Invigorating'. Or windy. See RBL website.
Fri 27th Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. Continues to Sun 12th August. Factoid: The silly cyclops mascots are called 'Wenlock' and 'Mandeville'. See Visit London and London 2012 Olympics. On subscription-free satellite TV, 24 HD and 24 SD channels are currently being tested. Go see Frank Platts for a Freesat system and don't pay Mr Murdoch a bean.
Sat 28th Penistone Artisan Fayre - (probably 9am to 3pm, time to be confirmed) Market Barn. Back for a second time after its successful debut in June. A Fayre
  ,,   ,, Bomfest 2012 - Worsborough Mill and Country Park, Barnsley. This has been postponed to Saturday 22nd September. Bomfest
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'Sabre' Outdoor Rock Concert - Penistone Bowling Club. Only a £1 admission at the top gate - or by ticket. Outdoor hot food will be available from Hacking Hill Farm's catering van. The Clubhouse has good ɹǝǝq at affordable prices but operates an age limit, so U-18s are not allowed. Age ID may be required.

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This Month Yorkshire Day - Always the First of August. Celebrate 'God's Own County' and fly the white rose flag. Y Ridings, YD Facts, Wiki. Yorkshire Day Countdown.
Then Emley Show gets us into the mood for our big one in September.
Weds 1st
Events to 4th
Yorkshire RoseYorkshire Day - This year it's Scarborough in God's Own County. Big procession of Mayors, Council Leaders, Dignitaries and members of Yorkshire Society, led by the Yorkshire Volunteers Band. Scarborough's 'Festival of Yorkshire' covers four days, with literature events, games, exhibitions and performances. See our 2006 Yorkshire Day page (on this website). Download Scarborough Council's Festival of Yorkshire memo (128kB pdf). Yorkshire Society.
Sat 4th Emley Show - Factory Farm, Nr Emley Moor mast HD8 9TE. Horsey, pony & green wellie stuff, show rings, sheep, goats, pets, dog show, stick-making, horticulture, bonsai trees, rides, crafts, ǝuıʍ, bees, trade stands, wobbly ɹǝǝq, food, bouncy kids, lots of family fun. Like a practice Penistone Show. Contact Secretary: 07736 677 700 Emley Show (links don't function).
  ,,   ,, The Olympic Big Screen - Noon to 1.30pm, Thurgoland Village Hall car park. Nice idea to get the community involved, if only for ninety minutes. From TiP.
Sun 5th Falconry Display - 11am to 3pm, Yummy Yorkshire Ice-Cream Parlour, above Ingbirchworth. Open 10.30am to 5pm as usual. Summer BBQ serving home-reared steak sandwiches and hot dogs along with the full café menu. Also a bouncy castle to turn those lovely ices into milk shakes. YYIC Co
Thurs - Sun
9th to 12th
Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival - St George's Square, Hudds. This open-air free festival is very popular and has a wide variety of food and drinks. Look out for the Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Company from near Ingbirchworth. Tel 01484 487933 Festival website
Fri - Sun
10th to 12th
Shindig Festival 2012 - Fri from 6.30pm, Sat/Sun from 2pm, Silverwood Scout Camp, Silkstone. Main performers: Friday - 'The Rifles'; Saturday - 'Athlete'; Sunday - 'Simon & Oscar', supporting acts include Dave Burland. Website says 'Strictly No Pay on the Door, Advance Tickets Only' (available online or by calling 01226 327 000) and Add 10% and £1.50 to the advertised prices (and a possible credit card charge). Friday: £20 (real price £23.50 min); Sat and Sun: Adults £25 (real price £29 min), Under 12s £15 (real price £18 min). Under-5s Free. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult after 7pm. Please note that punters are not allowed to bring in their own food or drink and may be searched on the way in. So whatever food or drinks are on offer must be expensive. Best to eat first and pre-load. More information at the Shindig website. Organised by James Garside (Thurlstone) trading as '1st Horizon Entertainment Ltd'. Enquiries: enquiries@shindigfestival.co.uk.
Sat 11th 'Take2 Big Band' - 2.30pm, Paramount. Adults: £9.50, Conc: £9.50. The superb big band sound with Kevin Grunill on the mighty Compton Organ. This concert is guaranteed to be a stonking belter. Take2BB, K Grunill, Paramount Bookings on 76 7532.
  ,,   ,, Sixties Night - Penistone Bowling Club. Free admission and non-members are allowed. An easy-going atmosphere of sixties music (on CD) in the company of sixties-ish people. Mr D Bailey has prepared a fun music quiz (no prizes). Friends and family can join in but the club has a strict age limit, so no kids please. Hopefully this event will feed in to a PGS re-union, Saturday 8th September. Organised by D Bailey and J Briggs.
Sun 12th Charity Car Boot Sale - 9am, The Fair Field, Hade Edge. Free entry to public. Gates open 8am for sellers. Second Sunday of month in summertime. For dates and prices, see Holmfirth Rotary Club.
Fri 17th Take That 2, 'including Robbie' - 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Tickets £10. Denroyd Farm.
Fri to Mon
17th - 20th
'Day Out with Thomas' (the Tank Engine) - Trains departing every 30mins from 10am, Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West. Attractions close at 5.30pm. Tickets: Adult £10, Concessions £9, Child 2 to 15yrs £8, Child under 2yrs Free, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £32. For advance tickets (with £1.50 surcharge) or information call: 01484 865727. Good free car park. K Light Rlwy
Sat 18th Ladies' Guide-Led Cycling - 11am, It's For Hire, by the Trans-Pennine Trail. Enquire about loan bikes. Call 07549 647778. Organised by PDCP.
Sun 19th Penistone 10 Kilometre Race - 11am from Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Rd, S36 6AT. Map ref. 249031. Enrol on the day or via Pen Footpath Runners website. Please note that this race is no longer connected with Penistone Show.
Weds 22nd Family Guide-Led Cycling - 11am, It's For Hire, by the Trans-Pennine Trail. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch. Enquire about loan bikes. Call 07549 647778. Organised by PDCP.
Fri - Sun
24th to 26th
Aleympics Summer lɐʌıʇsǝɟ ɹǝǝq - The Nook, Victoria Square, Holmfirth. Well known hostelry of eccentric character. Also a micro-b-r-e-w-e-r-y. Try their 'blond' (4.5% abv), recommended by Yours Truly from Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival. The Nook
Sat - Tues
25th to 28th
Bolsterstone Flower Festival - St Mary's Church. Sat and Mon 10am to 8pm, Sun 12.15pm to 6pm, Tues 10am to 4pm. Celebrating sixty years of events, since the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, with emphasis on Sport in this Olympic year. Also celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer. Highlights: Tower Bells on Saturday, 9.30am to 10am, Celebration Service on Sunday, 10.45am, St Mary’s Handbells on Sunday, 2pm to 3pm, Bolsterstone MVC with Jane Hobson on Sunday, 7.30pm. Refreshments available in Bolsterstone Village Hall. For further details and tickets call: 0114 288 2498. Flower Festival
Sun 26th Specialist Plant Fair - 10am to 4pm, Wortley Hall Grounds. Admission £2.00 per person. Wortley Hall.
,,   ,, Oxspring Open Gardens - 1pm to 5pm, Start at 32 Fields End, Oxspring, S36 8WH. £3 entry. This event was postponed from Sun 8th July due to poor weather. Cream teas, cake stalls, raffle and MACcessories. Refreshments available in various gardens. See Oxspring Parish.
  ,,   ,, Charity Barbecue - Time not stated, Wortley Arms, Wortley. Raising money for the Leukemia Ward at Sheffield Hallamshire Hospital. Wortley Arms. Tel 0114 2888749
  ,,   ,, 60s and 70s Night with 'Sabre' - 8pm, Royal British Legion. Non-members must be signed in. Popular local band formed in the 1960s. RBL Website.
Mon 27th BH Summer Bank Holiday.
Tues 28th PACT Meeting - 10am, Community Centre. Open discussion on local policing.
,,   ,, 2012 Rally - 2.45pm, Bullhouse Chapel. With Mrs Margaret Maris in the chair (everyone else on pews?), Fiona Russell gives a talk entitiled 'Imagining Adam Eyre', on the 17th century diarist. All are welcome. (Read the History of Bullhouse Chapel - 195kB pdf)
Fri 31st Meditation Taster - 7pm to 8pm, Kids' Centre, bottom of Community Centre car park, Penistone. Free taster session to explore meditation but the poster does not say who the organiser is. Contact John on 07804 297 729.

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The Month This month belongs to Penistone Agricultural Society who deserve a bunch of medals for Penistone Show. Then Tuby's Funfair will be back for its second annual stint. Be sure to download your discount vouchers. Also, Razzmatazz's production of 'Fiddler on the Roof', which is nothing to do with a 'white van man' stealing lead from a church.
Sat 1st Experienced Guide-Led Cycling - 11am, It's For Hire, by the Trans-Pennine Trail. Enquire about loan bikes. Call 07549 647778. Organised by PDCP.
  ,,   ,, Ruddigore - (Or The Witch's Curse) - 7.30pm, Paramount. An entertainment from the West Yorkshire Savoyards, written by WS Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. Full cast and orchestra. Paramount
Sun 2nd Midhopestones Country Fayre - 10am to 5pm, Midhope Ln, Midhopestones (see map). This was postponed from 17th June through poor conditions on the ground. In 1290, Lord of The Manor Elias de Midhope granted a charter that a market and fair be held on the eve of St Barnabas (11th June). The date varies but the family fun continues. Confirmed for this year: Potters wheel demonstration, Classic Cars and tractors, Wellie wanging, Space hopper racing, Falcon display, Horse show, Pony rides, Childrens biscuit decorating, Treasure hunt, climbing wall, Maize Moo ice-cream, shy coconuts, George Formby Appreciation Society. Lots of craft stalls. Raffle drawn at 4.30pm. Free parking. This year's charities are Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Cavendish Cancer Care. Tel 76 6786, Midhopestones C Fayre - Email.
Thurs 6th 'Start in Penistone' - 1pm to 7pm, Waggon and Horses, Oxspring. Aimed at helping people to start up a new business in Penistone. Supported by Barnsley Development Agency and EU funding. Register on website: BBIC - Penistone.
Thurs - Sun
6th to 9th
Heritage Open Days - Various locations in the region. See Visit Penistone for a brief roundup of events at: Wentworth Castle Gardens, Cawthorne Museum, Hoylandswaine Nail Forge and Wortley Top Forge. See also Heritage Open Days.
Sat 8th
Penistone Show - 9am, Showground. Penistone's Number One Event. Family fun, horsey people, horsey rings, horsey smells, vintage vehicles, bands, singers, entertainment rings, children's rides, puppet show, steam machines, dogs, pigs, goats, ferrets, poultry, cattle, ducks, sheep, wellies, NFU, horticulture, photography, arts & crafts, military stands, local council, Penistone FM, demonstrations, anorak societies, tree huggers, trading village, binoculars, plants, hot food, ice cream, sandwich tent, veggie food, chips, rubber burgers, wobbly ɹǝǝq and candy floss. Heaps of tranklements. Also Barnsley Concert Band. Get your hand stamped and eat in civilised Penistone. See the café page. The PFR race has now moved to August. Camera Club, Pen Fm, Pen Show
  ,,   ,, John Verity also The Gav Coulson Group - 7.30pm, Paramount. Tickets £15. With local lad Chris Pilkington. Gav Coulson Gp, Paramount.
  ,,   ,, Class of '63 PGS Reunion - 8pm, Penistone Bowling Club. Old school friends (and spouses) invited to a reunion for those who attended PGS from 1963-ish, give or take a few years. Alumni are asked to bring any PGS memorabilia or photos from their days at PGS, to provide material for the PGS Archive website. see the PGS Reunion page.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - 9pm, Royal British Legion. Free entry. Non-members must be signed in. Auction of prize-winning produce from Penistone Show, along with a range of goods and special prizes. In aid of Woodhead Mountain Rescue. RBL Website.
Sun 9th Charity Car Boot Sale - 9am, The Fair Field, Hade Edge. Free entry to public. Gates open 8am for sellers. Second Sunday of month in summertime. For dates and prices, see Holmfirth Rotary Club.
Thurs 13th 'The Big Barnsley Conversation' - 10am to Noon in the Market, 1pm to 4pm in Penistone Library. The minimalist poster says: 'Come and talk to us in Penistone'. It gives not the slightest clue who 'us' might be or why they might crave a conversation - but they are obviously lonely people. It goes on: 'It's time for a big conversation because we're dealing with a big challenge'. So that's the only clue. They must be about to do something very dangerous and might never come back alive. We really ought to talk to them. We can't let them go to their graves unloved and forgotten. Actually, it turns out to be Barnsley Council.
Thurs - Mon
13th to 17th
Tuby's funfair - Thurs, Fri and Monday (Closed Sunday), Showground.
Family fun from ducks to dodgems. Print vouchers from their website for £5 off rides. R Tuby.
Thurs - Sat
13th to 15th
'Godspell' - 7.15pm, Paramount. Tickets £9 and £10. Razzmatazz presents this popular musical and performs 'Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord', 'Learn Your Lessons Well', 'All For The Best', 'All Good Gifts', 'Turn Back, O Man' and 'By My Side'.
Sat 15th Tabletop Sale - 10am to 1pm, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. Also tea, coffee and biscuits. Proceeds to church funds.
  ,,   ,, 'The General' (old film) - 3pm, Paramount. £8 tickets. Buster Keaton classic with Donald MacKenzie on the Paramount Organ. Paramount.
  ,,   ,, Car Treasure Hunt - 3pm, Starts and finishes at St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. Hot meal on return, price not stated. Info, call 76 3052 or 76 4868.
  ,,   ,, Westlive (Westlife tribute) - 7pm, Denroyd Farm, Upper Denby. Tickets £10 from Denroyd Farm, the Dunkirk or Schofield's Butchers on Penistone Market Street. Denroyd Farm.
Weekend
15th & 16th
Wortley Country Festival - Wortley Hall. Entry: £4 - Adults, £2 - Under 16s & OAPs, £10 - Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Concessions). Was postponed from July. Green wellie family fun. This year: Horse & Pony Shows (Equestrian Life, Dressage & Unaffiliated Show Jumping), Lurcher & Terrier Shows, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Gundog Curry (!), Bouncy Kids, Inflatable assault course, Donkey rides, Children's fairground, Licensed B-a-r, BBQ & Party In The Park. Saturday evening will have 'Party in the Park' with 'Bezzie and the Zinc Buckets', disco and barbecue. Yorkshire Air Ambulance attending. Camping available. Wortley C Festival.
Sun 16th Classic Car & Motorbike Rally - 10am to 4pm, Cannon Hall. Adults £1.50, Accompanied Children under 16 free. Lots of old crocks and vehicles. 'A Fun Family Day Out', so if yours is a fun family you will have a good 'un. Stalls, tombola and refreshments.
  ,,   ,, Party@the Palace - 1pm, Crystal Palace, Thurlstone. £5 admission. Family fun with singers, dancers, entertainment, bouncy kids, children's games, outside bar and barbecue.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band Outdoor Concert - 1.30pm, White Heart car park (if dry). Talbot Suite if it is raining or snowing. Free admission. W Heart, Thurl B Band.
Fri 21nd Tabletop Sale - 3pm to 6pm, Spring Vale Methodist Chapel. Take the legs too. Heard on Penistone FM Community news.
Thurs - Sun
20th to 23rd
lɐʌıʇsǝɟ ɹǝǝq- From 3pm Thurs and from Noon on other days, Rat & Ratchet, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, HD1 3EB. Street parking on the road opposite. Home of the Rat B-r-e-w-e-r-y (much recommended by yours truly). More than fifty Real A**s and a wide range of (fermented apple and pear juice) to try. Facebook.
Sat 22nd Bomfest 2012 - 11.30am to late, Worsborough Mill and Country Park, Barnsley. This was postponed from 28th July. Headline act is likely to be the Celtic/Balkan/Gypsy folk band: 'Three Daft Monkeys', from Cornwall. Lots happening with international stars and unsigned local performers. Bomfest.
  ,,   ,, Billy Roland - 8pm to late, Penistone Bowling Club. Comedy and singing. Play your cards right and raffle.
Weekend
22nd - 23rd
Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival - Around Holmfirth. Cookery demonstrations and world food market. Contact Kirklees Markets: Tel: 01484 223730, Email. Festival, Kirklees events.
Sun 23rd 22nd Great Northern Hamfest - 10:30am to 3pm, Metrodome, Queen's Ground, Barnsley, S71 1AN. Entry £3.50. Amateur radio rally. Aerials, transceivers, oscilloscopes, components, sexicrometers, computer bits, software, hector detectors, handy gadgets, tools, bits, bobs and usually a few unhygienic, sweaty people. Funny that. Trade stands, 'SIGs', RSGB bookstall. Family attractions. Catering and b-a-r. Tel 01226 730 098. GN Hamfest. Disabled facilities.
  ,,   ,, Victorian Evening - 6pm, Lord Nelson, Hoylandswaine. Tickets £15 in advance from the venue or call: 76 5579 or 07974 969319. Cookery demonstration by the esteemed chef Daniel French followed by three-course Victorian evening meal. Don't call it a 'dinner' because that name was reserved for dinnertime in the old days. (Let them eat cake?) Victorian-style entertainment will accompany the meal and you are encouraged to 'dress in your finery' or in Victorian attire. Also, please note that 'immodest dress and bawdiness will not be tolerated'. Profits to Hoylandswaine Arts (Roddam Project).
Mon 24th Footie - Huddersfield Town versus Blackpool - 7:45pm on Sky Sports TV. One for the British Legion or 'the bridge'.
Tues 25th Bottled ɹǝǝq Tasting - RBL Club. Details later. Club members will be able to evaluate a fine selection of (fermented grain liquids). We can sample their bouquet, mouthfeel, body, terroir and legs. Especially legs. Of course, we will spit it out, won't we. Nah. Sponsored by H-e-i-n-e-k-e-n. RBL Club.
Weds 26th Open Afternoon & Open Evening - 1.30pm to 3.30pm and 6pm to 7pm, Oxspring Primary School. Parents can have a look around and look in on lessons. Talk to teachers, sprogs and governors. Refreshments available. Call 76 3020 for information.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fayre - 6pm, Cubley Hall. Bucks Fizz and Canapes on arrival. More info from Sandra Heritage Wedding Co-ordinator on 76 6086. From TiP.
Thurs 27th Poetry Reading - 7.30pm, Arthouse Cafe, Church Street. Admission £2 includes a coffee or tea. Frances says: "Can we tempt you?"
  ,,   ,, 'The Chocolate Paradox' - 7.30pm, St Andrew's Church, next door to Penistone Library. £3 admission. Comedy play by the Plain Quakers which takes a poke at business practises in the commodities world. This production has been funded by Penistone Town Council, via the Fairtrade in Penistone organisation. PTC
Fri 28th Millhouse Green MVC - 7.30pm, Thurlstone Church. Tickets on the door (prices not given) or via Diana on 76 1017 or Margaret on 76 3260. Raising the roof in aid of Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. MG MVC
Sat 29th Penistone Artisan Fayre - From 9am, Penistone Market Barn. Wide range of artisan crafts, with ceramics, glass art, jewellery, wood craft, textiles, photography and more. Also food stalls, kids' crafts activities and a treasure hunt. Refreshments by the Art House Café. Artisan Fayre.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Competitive Music Festival - All day from 9.30am, Penistone Grammar School, Huddersfield Road. Age groups up to 18 y.o. Also 'open challenge' choral class.
  • 9.30 am - Junior and Intermediate Piano
  • 11.15 am - Senior Piano
  • 12.05 pm - Solo Instrumentalists
  • 2 pm - Junior Singing
  • 5.55 pm - Oratorio
  • 6.45 pm - Songs from the Shows
  • 8.15 pm - Choirs
Now in its 44th year. Refreshments available. Always on the last Saturday of September. Charity No 511148
  ,,   ,, Harvest Mini-Market - 10am to 1pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. Teasted Toecakes and Bacon Butties available. Proceeds to Action for Children.
  ,,   ,, 'Barnsley Save our NHS' Meeting - 11am to Noon, Barnsley YMCA, Blucher Street, Barnsley, S71 2NG. Talk by Tony Wright of 38 Degrees, about protecting the NHS in Barnsley.
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Soup & Roll, Yorkshire Pud & Sausage or Turkey Casserole, + veg. Tea or coffee and cake stall. All welcome.

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This Month Penistone Theatre Group presents 'Allo Allo' this month, at the Paramount. They are also holding auditions this month for 'Cinderella' next year.
Mon to Sat
1th - 6th
Children’s Book Week - at Penistone Library. 'Look at the displays, join in with regular story and rhyme times and enjoy a variety of hilarious stories and poems with a pants theme, which will appeal to children of all age ranges.' This entry blatantly stolen from TiP, which has more details.
Tues 2nd 'Cinderella' Script Read-Through - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, The Shack, Bridge St. Prospective players may obtain an application form from The Shack for this informal event. 'Cinderella' will be performed by Penistone Theatre Group from Thursday 31st January to Saturday 9th February 2013 at Penistone Paramount. From poster but more details are on TiP.
Thurs - Sat
4th to 6th
Huddersfield Oktoberfest - Times vary, The Sikh Leisure Centre, Prospect St, Springwood, Huddersfield. £8 entry for CAMRA members, £10 for non-members. Entry fee includes glass deposit and £5 ɹǝǝq ticket. £2 glass deposit is refundable. Around 90 Real ***s and featuring rare (fermented apple and pear liquids). Hot food available and Mr Singh will be there. Hudds Okt'fest, CAMRA.
Fri 5th 'Old Silkstone Band Oktoberfest' - 8pm, Silkstone Lodge. Admission £4.50. With the amazing and totally over-the-top Frumptarn Guggenband (as in: From 'town guggen band). From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Whurligigs (Trad Jazz Band) - Time not stated, Royal British Legion. Please note that non-members must be signed in. From poster.
Sat 6th TPTcv Workday - 10am, Trans-Pennine Trail near Hazlehead Bridge (A616). Today's mission is to prune out trees and overhanging branches around Hazlehead and Bullhouse. Newcomers welcome. Wear old clothes and protective gloves. Bring a packed lunch and a mug for the free tea, coffee, and biscuits which are provided. Limited parking at Hazlehead Bridge. See TPTcv website for further details or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865852.
  ,,   ,, Grin n' Bear It 2012 (Fell Walk) - Start & Finish at Crow Edge Community Centre. Entry fee £10 in advance or £12 on the day, under 16s (accompanied) free. 23 mile walk, 16 mile short walk, 16 mile race and 3 mile family walk. 'Route finding skills using route description, map and compass in poor weather conditions are essential for the longer routes. Appropriate clothing & footwear are required. Well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome. O/S Outdoor Leisure Map No.1 Dark Peak Area, 1:25 000'. Also, 'Free hot meal'. Full details and downloadable route maps on the Grin n' Bear It website. Proceeds to Woodhead MRT.
Sun 7th Spring Vale Community Garden Open Day - 10am to 2pm, Community Garden. Find Spring Vale; find the Britttania; go down the road until it smells; turn right. Chat to volunteers and buy fresh vegetables (also for sale at the Arthouse Cafe). Refreshments and barbeque available. Childrens' activities with face painting. More info call Nicola: 07582 472 237. Grow Penistone. From poster.
  ,,   ,, 'Oliver' Auditions - 11am, Community Centre. Aimed at junior aspiring actors, 7 to 11 y.o. Looking for them to play orphans in the March 2013 production of 'Oliver' by Penistone Centre Stage. More info call: 370 121, or just turn up.
Weds 10th Fashion Show and Sale - 7pm for 7.30pm, Community Centre. Admission £3. In aid of Penistone Centre Stage thespians. All displayed items are on sale and can be purchased with cash or credit/debit card. By SD Fashion Show Co Ltd., Notts. From poster.
Thurs - Sat
11th to 13th
'Allo Allo' - 7.15pm, Paramount. Adults £8, conc £6. A three-scene production by Penistone Theatre Group. Cast: Chris Walker as Rene, Caddy Fowler as Edith, Sian Fowler as Yvette, Luke Jagger as LeClerc, Alison Lee as Michelle, Kirsty Dyson as Mimi, Sharon Stone (eh?) as Peasant Girl, Dan Arnott as Peasant Man, Will Bisby as Cl Kurt von Straum, Gary Haddington as Cpt Bertorelli, John Auckland as Herr Otto Flick, Anna Birks as Helga, Steve Proctor as Lt Grueber, Rick Cuthbert as Gen von Schmelling, Laurence Cuthbert as Crabtree, Dina Tindall as 1st Airman and Arfon Fowler as 2nd Airman. They did well to get Shaz Stone!
Fri - Sun
12th to 14th
Marsden Jazz Festival - Various times and venues around Marsden.
Includes a Duck Race and a large bill of musicians. Jazz Festival
Sat 13th Memorial Concert by Penistone Ladies' Choir - 7.30pm, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library. Free admission by ticket from Ann Coles (call 76 4281) or Christine Goodwin (call 76 6106) or any choir member. Concert in memory of Alice Milnes. Musical Director Jane Hobson, accompanist Yvonne Woffenden. A collection will be taken for St Andrew's.
  ,,   ,, Charity Concert - 7.30pm, Denby Dale Methodist Church. Thurlstone Brass Band, Thurlstone Training Band and Denby Dale Ladies' Choir. Tickets £5, conc £4 from calling 76 2273 or 07762 144 241. In aid of 'Sands' charity, for people affected by the loss of a baby and research into its causes. From poster.
Sun 14th Charity Bonanza - 10am to 2pm, Community Centre. All of the usual local charity suspects rounded up in one place. No doubt Beryl's Bunnies and Maureen's Moggies will be there. 'Bargains Galore'. Refreshments available.
  ,,   ,, Apple and Pear Day - Noon to 4pm, Wortley Walled Garden. Would you Adam & Eve it?
  ,,   ,, 'The Dam Busters' - 2pm, Penistone Paramount. Classic WWII war film. See Paramount.
Mon & Tues
15th - 16th
'Cinderella' Auditions - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, The Shack, Bridge St. Prospective players may apply for 'Cinderella', which will be performed by Penistone Theatre Group from Thursday 31st January to Saturday 9th February 2013 at Penistone Paramount. More details on TiP.
Weds 17th 'Feast Peak - EPIP Food Fayre' - 3pm to 7pm, Market Barn. Local food, with tastings and cooking demonstrations by Andy Gabbitas of Wortley Arms and Ercole Santarella, Italian chef and restaurateur. Cake competition (see website or find a leaflet in The Dog & Partridge) and a discussion about the role of local food. The Huntsman provides sustaining liquids, on-site café by The Arthouse Café and music by a New Orleans Band. The title is a pun on 'East Peak', which is a fictional area (not on the map) served by EPIP. Info: karen@epip.org.uk
Thurs 18th 'Cinderella', First Cast Reading - 7.30pm to 9.30pm, The Shack, Bridge St. Prospective players may apply for 'Cinderella', which will be performed by Penistone Theatre Group from Thursday 31st January to Saturday 9th February 2013 at Penistone Paramount. More details on TiP.
Fri 19th Hobson's Chorus - 7.15pm, Spring Vale Methodist Church. Jane Hobson (Musical Director) & Sophie Daniels. Tickets, call 76 4349, price not on poster.
Mon 22nd 'Cinderella', Chorus Sign-up - 6pm to 8pm, The Shack, Bridge St. Song and dance exercises. Prospective singers and dancers may apply at The Shack. 'Cinderella' will be performed by Penistone Theatre Group from Thursday 31st January to Saturday 9th February 2013 at Penistone Paramount. More details on TiP.
Weds 24th Trans Pennine Trail Conservation Volunteers (TPTcv) - 10.30am, Bullhouse Bridge. Lopping, chopping, and chatting on the Trans-Pennine Trail near Bullhouse Bridge. Newcomers welcome. We’ll be improving the seating area at the Minewater Project Board, about half a mile west of Bullhouse, towards Hazlehead. There should be a lovely view across the valley here; we’ll be clearing trees to reveal the view, making the seating area visible from each direction, and generally making it more attractive. Wear old clothes, protective gloves. Bring a packed lunch and a drink. See the website for further details (www.TPTcv.btck.co.uk) or ring Kate on 07704 333 445 / 01484 865852.
  ,,   ,, Clothes Sale - 7.30pm, Penistone Church FC, Church View Road. A collection of clothes mostly for women and children by Co-cofashions, Penistone Church Football Club.
Fri 26th Jonathan Bennett (vocalist) - 9pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Thurlstone. BA Facebook.
  ,,   ,, 'Skyfall' Released. - Daniel Craig is back as 007. This will be the twenty-third James Bond film. Well there isn't much not much else going on in October.
  ,,   ,, Charity Gala Ball (to the sounds of Michael Bublé) - The White Heart, Bridge End. Probably a tribute performer. Cocktails and four course meal, usually around £30 each. Details later.
Sat 27th Antiques and Collector's Fair - 10am to 4pm, Community Centre. Entry 50p each. Home-made refreshments available. Proceeds to Green Moor Sports Club.
  ,,   ,, Open Doors Lunch - Noon to 1.30pm, Penistone Church. Soup & roll, Fishcakes or Steak Pie, with New Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, pud, Tea and Coffee. Cake stall. Penistone Church.
  ,,   ,, Hallowe'en Party - 4.30pm till late, Yummy Yorkshire Ice-Cream Co., Ingbirchworth. Free admission. Compulsory fancy dress and competition for the best dressed in Under 5s and Over 5s categories. Prize is free ice-cream for a year (a single cone each week). A 'spooky' disco with disco lights and smoke in the Yummy Yorkshire barn. Also a Barbeque with hot dogs and burgers. Fresh homemade soup is available. Special Bonfire Ice-Cream flavours: Toffee Apple, Yorkshire Parkin and Pumpkin. Parents can try a fermented product called 'Farmer’s Blond', also mulled (fermented grapejuice) and similar. Yummy Yorkshire Ice-Cream Co., Facebook.
  ,,   ,, Hunter's Moon Fox Dance - 7pm for about 8.30pm, Waggon & Horses, Langsett. Masked pagan dancers perform with flames and furore in the wilds of Langsett. The Hunter's Moon is the Saturday night nearest the full moon before the Fifth of November. They're a bit odd in Langsett. Mr Fox, Waggon & H Langsett.
  ,,   ,, Harvest Festival - Opens 7pm for 8.30pm start of auction, Rafters B-a-r, Waggon & Horses, Oxspring. From TiP. Waggon & H Oxspring
  ,,   ,, Millhouse Green MVC & Côr Meibion Dwyfor (a Welsh Choir from Criccieth, N Wales) - 7.30pm, Penistone Church. Ticket £7 includes refreshments, from any MGMVC choir member or call Melvyn Dyson on 76 6286. MG MVC
Sun 28th British Summertime (BST) Ends at 2am - 'Spring forwards, fall backwards'. Put your clocks back one hour.
  ,,   ,, Wedding Fair - 11am to 4pm, Wortley Hall. See their downloadable poster. Wortley Hall. From TiP.
Weds - Sat
31st Oct to
3rd Nov
'I'll get my Man' - Curtain up 7.30pm, Shelley Village Hall. Tickets £5, from Shelley Spar Stores and Shepley Newsagents. A Pierrot Players presentation. It is a farce written by Philip King. Shelley Times, P Players.

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This Month This November is quite a busy month, with all kinds of 'Fayres' and two big annual events in Penistone - Bonfire Night then the Remembrance Parade and Ceremony. Then Razzmatazz youth theatre group will work their usual magic, with their production of 'Footloose, The Musical.'
Fri 2nd Crazy Hearts (Folk Group) - Time not stated, Royal British Legion. Please note that non-members must be signed in. From poster.
Sat 3rd TPTcv Celebration Workday - 10am, Bullhouse Bridge. Celebrating their First Anniversary. 'It doesn’t matter if you haven't come out with us before - everybody is welcome! You don't need to let us know if you are coming and you can come for just part of the day.' On the itinerary:
  • Christening the big new shiny teapot and kettle, and enjoying slices of delicious cake and cups of tea, coffee, and fruit juice (approx. 11am);
  • Cutting back overhanging branches and removing saplings to allow more light onto the Trail and give more head-room for horse riders and tall cyclists;
  • Signing our new constitution.
Wear old clothes and protective gloves. Bring a packed lunch and a mug for the free tea, coffee, and biscuits which are provided. See TPTcv website for further details or call Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865852.
  ,,   ,, Bonfire Night - Opens 6.45pm for the 7.15pm lighting, Penistone Showground, Back Lane. Fireworks at 7.30pm. Adults £3.50, under 16s free. A big bonfire and a great fireworks display, also a fund-raiser for local groups. Drinks and appropriate hot food available from Penistone Ladies' Circle. Atmospheric and appropriate music background by Penistone FM. Organised by the Round Table (see facebook), Pen Firemen, Penistone Town Council and Pen Scouts. See the Bonfire Night page.
Thurs - Sat
8th to 10th
'Wonderfully Made' - Thurs 10am to 7pm, Fri 10am to 9pm, Sat 10am to 4pm, Silkstone Church. At first glance I thought it said 'Woefully Made' but I was in error. Annual arts and crafts exhibition from local Pennine Artists. Preview night on Wednesday 7th, by arrangement (link on P A website).
Fri 9th Blood Donor Sessions - 11am to 7.15pm with two breaks (dinnertime and teatime), Community Centre. Tea and biscuits provided. Blood.
  ,,   ,, Temple Spa Evening - 6pm, The Arthouse Café, Church Street. A chance to try and buy gorgeous top-of-the-range cosmetics, with the help of style consultant Natalie Brandon. 'Perfect for pampering or Christmas pressies'. Arthouse Cafe and facebook, Temple Spa.
  ,,   ,, Phil Lawrence (singer) - Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. B Arms' Facebook.
Fri - Thurs
10th to 22nd
James Bond Film Skyfall - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Sundays 2pm and 6pm, Wednesday matinees at 2pm. Adults - £5.50, Children - £4.50, OAPs - £4.50. Paramount website says: 'Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.' This film has had good reviews and I liked it. Box Office call 76 7532.
Sat 10th Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, Penistone Community Centre. Bric-a-brac, Christmas cards, tea and coffee. In aid of the RNLI.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fayre - 10am to Noon, St Mary's RC Church, Talbot Rd. Admission £1.30 includes cake and coffee. St Mary's.
  ,,   ,, Autumn Fayre - Dinners from Noon, St Andrew's Church, next to the Library. Price not stated. Soup and roll, jacket spuds with choice of fillings, sweet and mashing of tea. Also various stalls. St Andrew's.
Weekend
10th & 11th
'Day Out with Thomas' (the Tank Engine) - Trains departing every 30mins from 10am, Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West. Attractions close at 5.30pm. Tickets: Adult £10, Concessions £9, Child 2 to 15yrs £8, Child under 2yrs Free, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £32. For advance tickets (with £1.50 surcharge) or information call: 01484 865727. Good free car park. K Light Rlwy
Sun 11th 'Hand-made Christmas' Craft Fair - 10am to 4pm, Penistone Grammar School, Hudds Rd. Free entry. Hand made Christmas cards, candles, soap, decorative items, gift boxes, chocolates, cakes, jewellery, puddings, etc. Refreshments available. Good off-road parking. Tel 76 0871.
  ,,   ,, Remembrance Ceremony - Starts outside Penistone Church at 10.30am, parade begins on Back Lane (Bowling Club). Parade with Thurlstone Brass Band. Retire to the RBL after church. The first poppy day was 11th November 1921. RBL Website. See Remembrance page
  ,,   ,, Handel's Messiah - 6pm, Bullhouse Chapel. Principals: Sarah Ogden (soprano), Thom Meredith (Bass), Barbara Brook (Contralto), Malcolm Hinchcliffe (Organ), Phillip Almond (Tenor), Julian Wightman (Trumpet), Donald Clarke (Leader of Orchestra) and Noel Clarke (Musical Dirctor and Conductor).
Tues 13th Light Dragoons' Home-coming Parade - Parade starts 12.15pm, Barnsley Town Centre. Starts Churchfield; goes along Church Lane; Church St and the Town Hall for inspection, presentation and speeches. With a one-minute silence to the memory of Sgt Lee Davidson and other members of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives in Afghanistan. Fly the flag for our soldiers. BMBC's Parade Page.
Thurs 15th PCC Election - For a 'Police and Crimes Commissioner'. 7am to 10pm, various locations. A new (and largely unwanted) tier of political control over the Police. Election results are on the elections page.
Fri 16th Cawthorne Fire Festival - From 7pm, Spencer's Arms, Church Hall and the Bottom Club, Cawthorne. Fire-lit Parade 9pm. Cawthorne Brass Band, Frumptarn Guggen Band, Altofts and Normanton Brass, Wath Morris Men, Silkstone Green's Clog Dancers, Wortley Mummers (Flikr photos), Flag & Bone Gang (Harrogate) (Flikr picture) and Barnsley Longsword. Refreshments and barbecue available. Flikr Festival photos,
  ,,   ,, Pedlar's Parlour - 7pm,Dog & Partridge, Bord Hill, S36 4HH. Free admission. Charity event for 'Children in Need', with: Food tasting, Crystals, honey, jewellery, hand knits, wooden crafts, cards, Hackett's gifts and more. Call 76 3173 for more info.
Sat 17th 'Any Dream Will Do' - 6pm, Penistone Church. Tickets: Adults £4, Children £2.50, Conc £3, includes refreshments. By The Moorlands Singers, which Googles up as a ladies' choir based in Huddersfield. Poster also involves 'local schools choirs'. Proceeds to Bluebell Wood children's hospice in Sheffield.
  ,,   ,, RBL 2012 Poppy Dance - 7.30pm to 11.30pm, The Venue, Stocksbridge. Admission by ticket only, £6.50 from penistone RBL Club or call Derek Whitworth 76 7776, Michael Gormley 7 64383 or Kevin Knox 76 1900. Sequence, ballroom and party dancing, to music by Trevor Pym. Pie and Peas supper included. Raffle and spot prozes. RBL Club
  ,,   ,, Simon Whiteley - 8pm, Penistone Bowling Club. Raffle prizes and 'Play Your Cards Right' on the night.
Sun 18th Stained Glass Workshop - 10am to 4pm-ish, Penistone Grammar School. £80 admission includes all materials and use of facilities; also refreshments and biscuits. Please bring your own lunch. This workshop covers the Tiffany style but you can learn to make stained glass in other styles. Make your own piece of stained glass to take home. Contact (email:) Pam Goodison, 07511 781 322. From Library poster.
Tues 20th PACT Meeting - 10am, Community Centre. Local policing matters discussed in a public meeting. Will these meetings stop now that we have a PCC?. SNT
Wed 21st TPTcv Workday - 10.30am to 4.30pm, Shore Hall Lane (near Penistone). Come Lopping, chopping, and chatting with TPT conservation volunteers! Wear old clothes and protective gloves, and bring a packed lunch and a mug - free tea, coffee, biscuits, and conversation! Please see the TPTcv website for further details or ring Kate on 07704 333 445 / 01484 865852
Thurs 22nd Jumble Sale - 9.30am to 11am, Community Centre. Organised by St Mary's RC Church.
Thurs - Sun
22nd to 25th
Art at the Altar - 10.15am to 8pm, Saturday closes 5pm, Sunday 11am to 4pm, inside Penistone Church. Hens Teeth Arts Group's annual exhibition and sale of of members' and non-members' work. With Gillian Tyler, Sarah Branson, Charlotte Webster, Gillian Tyler, Lynda Jennings, This-Is-Penistone, Pat Burrows, Sarah Catterall, Tina Green, Zoe Barber and Chris Park. We all know Sarah Catterall as the organiser of various Artisan Fayres and the 'Save Fulford' campaign. Exhibitors can download an Application Form (282kB pdf). See Hen's Teeth and facebook.
Fri 23rd A Window into Roddam's Time - 2pm to 6.45pm, Hoylandswaine Parish Church Hall. An afternoon of talks, including: 'The Appointment of Victorian Clergy', 'The Arts and Crafts Movement', 'Church Music' and 'Stained Glass'. A Hoylandswaine Arts project promoting the restoration of the John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope 'murial' in Hoylandswaine Church. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Charity Concert - 7pm, Penistone Church Football Club, Church View Road. Tickets available from Green Kleen's or call 76 1645: Adults £3, under 12s free. With: Victoria Doolan, Luther, Stevie Moore and Patricia Lynn. Food available. All proceeds to 'World Challenge Kenya 2014'.
  ,,   ,, Nikki Rodgers - 9pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Thurlstone. Item from facebook.
Sat 24th Shoebox Appeal Coffee Morning - 10am to Noon, St Andrew's Church, High Street, next to Penistone Library. 'Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse'. 'Fill a child's life with joy this Christmas'. Refreshments. No further details on poster; it is probably for kids abroad.
  ,,   ,, Table-top Sale - 10am to 12.30pm, Community Centre, Penistone. Free admission for shoppers. Bric-a-brac, toys, books, gifts, new and second-hand clothes. Prize raffle and tombola. Refreshments available. Proceeds to Penistone Players. From poster.
  ,,   ,, Table-top Sale - 10.30am to 1.30pm, Hoylandswaine Village Hall. Raising funds for Hoylandswaine Primary School's Christmas Party. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Fayre - 2pm, Wortley Church. 'The usual welcoming mix of familiar - and some not so familiar - stalls, games, cake-stall and refreshments'. Featuring 'the best turkey sandwiches ever'. From 'Look Local' and Thurgo Parish's too-fiddley calendar page.
Sun 25th 'Infra Dig' (local live band) - 6pm, Blacksmith's Arms, Thurlstone. Music from: Wheatus, Oasis, Artic Monkeys, Bowling for Soup, The Undertones and more. That means you should brush up on 'Teenage Dirtbag' lyrics, seeing as the nerd band Wheatus did nothing else of note. Item from facebook.
Tues 27th 'Movember' Concert - 7.30pm to 10pm, Spring Vale School. Tickets, from the school 76 0930: £4 with no moustache, £3 with moustache (real, false or drawn on). 'A fun night for all of the family', organised by Penistone's leading Folk musician, Chris MacShane. With Barnsley Guitar Ensemble, Folkus (folk band), Rafters' Ukulele Ensemble, Crazy Heart and others. All proceeds to the Movember Charity which raises funds for Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. Each 'Mo Bro' is supposed to begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face, then grow a moustache for the entire month.
Weds - Sat
28th - 1st Dec
Footloose, The Musical - 7.15pm each day, also Saturday matinee 2.15pm, Penistone Paramount. Adults £10, Conc £9. From the irrepressable Razzmatazz Community Youth Musical Theatre Company based in Penistone. Songs include 'Footloose', 'Let's hear it for the Boys' and 'Holding Out for a Hero'. Still no website so far. From poster and 'Look Local'.

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This Month With the usual mission creep, Christmas now starts in October but it starts in Penistone on the first day of December. The little 'uns will enjoy the Christmas Lights and the Round Table's Santa + Sleigh. 'Hokum, all ye Faithful'. Then Penistone Players will do a comedy sketch at the Dog & P.
Sat 1st Penistone Christmas Event - Details so far, in the Market Barn: 8am to 4pm - Christmas Market and Artisan Fayre, 2.30pm - Christmas Carols in the Market Barn, with: St John's Primary School Choir, Penistone Ladies' Choir, Millhouse Green MVC and Thurlstone Brass Band. Real - *** will be on sale from The Huntsman's travelling hostelry. The Arthouse Café (F'book), will have 'Gorgeous Christmas Hampers' on offer and Penistone Fm will provides a wallpaper backdrop of music and words.
  ,,   ,, Church Fayre - 10.am to 4pm, Penistone Church. No real details.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Lights Switch-on - 4pm, outside Penistone Church in what is officially called 'The Market Place' (not the same as the Market Barn). In a Christmas tradition with most of the religion taken out, Penistone's Mayor presses a plunger to turn on the fairy lights (actually, a small child did it this year). Santa sagely watches the proceedings from his Round Table sleigh. Small children cheer (between bouts of shivering) and Penistone Fm presenters leap around being merry. Bah humbug?

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Sat 1st

Christmas GreetingsSanta's Grotto - Hackett's Florist, Church Street, next to the Artisan Cafe. See Hackett's minimalist website for contact details.
  • Sat 1st - Noon to 3pm, 5pm to 6.30pm
  • Sat 8th - Noon to 6pm
  • Sat 15th - Noon to 6pm
Sun 2nd Christmas on the Green - 4pm, Opposite Millhouse institute. With Santa on his sleigh, the ankle-biters are invited to hand over their Christmas wish lists. Santa needs legible writing and properly punctuated, please. Your means that it belongs to someone and You're means that 'you are'. It's the naughty corner for all transgressors. And parents.
5th to 9th Great London Smog - 60th anniversary, from 1952. Up to 10,000 died in the pollution. GL Smog.
Fri 7th Christmas Fair - 2pm, Buckingham Care Home, near Wiseman's. Raffle, tombola, cakes, cards, jewellery and Beryl's Bunny stall. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, Santa's Sleigh Night Charity Event - 7pm, Dog and Partridge, Bord Hill, Flouch, S56 4HH, (heading towards Manchester). Free admission. Carols by the fire with Penistone Church Choir, Santa's Grotto and a twenty-minute comedy sketch by Penistone Players called 'Jobs for Elves'. Also: Real *** and mulled ǝuıʍ, Happiness, Hot Roast Chestnuts, Yummy Yorkshire Ice-Cream, Honey things and other confections. The supported charity is not stated. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, The Last Laugh Comedy Club - 8pm, Paramount. Featuring Toby Foster and guests. Paramount.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band (Carol Concert) - Time not stated, Royal British Legion. Please note that non-members must be signed in. From poster. Thurlstone BB
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Fri 7th
Christmas GreetingsSanta's Sleigh Routes - and approximate start times. Organised by Penistone Round Table. See also their Facebook.
  • Fri 7th - 6pm, Hoylandswaine
  • Sat 8th - 4pm, Cubley
  • Sun 9th - 4pm, Spring Vale
  • Weds 12th - 6pm, Oxspring
  • Fri 14th - 6pm, Wentworth Road and Rockside
  • Sat 15th - 4pm, Silkstone Common
  • Sun 16th - 4pm, Silkstone
  • Thurs 20th - 6pm, Ingbirchworth and Wellhouse lane
  • Fri 21st - 6pm, Thurgoland and Green Moor
  • Sat 22nd - 4pm, Millhouse Green and Thurlstone
  • Sun 23rd - 4pm, Central Penistone
Sat 8th Langsett Christmas Fair - 10am to 3pm, Langsett Barn, Whams Road. Cookery demonstrations, card making, Yorkshire dialect poetry, Christmas carols, seasonal music and thirty stalls of various kinds. Gardening questions answered too. All organised by the PDCP. From Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Artisan Fayre and Santa's Grotto - 10am to 5pm, Avid Farm shop, Lee Lane, Millhouse Green, Sheffield S36 9NN. Free entry and parking. Carol singing and free Santa's Grotto. Wide range of artisan crafts, with ceramics, glass art, jewellery, wood craft, textiles, photography, food stalls and more. Lots of edible Xmas goodies on sale. Hot food and refreshments. Children's Treasure Hunt. See Artisan Fayre and facebook.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Paramount. Adult tickets: Stalls £7.50, Circle £8, available from from Clark's Chemist, band or choir members. The Rotary Club of Denby Dale and District presents an evening of music and song with Skelmanthorpe Band and Bolsterstone MVC. DD Rotary Club.
Sun 9th The Great Christmas Steam and Santa Festival - 11am, Wortley Top Forge. Admission price not stated. Steam train rides, Santa's Grotto, craft stalls, carols and a blacksmith to look at. More details on 01142 461 262. Item from Barnsley Chronicle.
  ,,   ,, Footie: Man City versus Man Utd - 1.30pm. On Sky in local hostelries.
  ,,   ,, 'It's a Wonderful Life' - 2pm, Penistone Paramount. Adults £5.50, conc £4.50, call 76 7532. Frank Capra's 1946 Christmas story with James Stewart. Paramount.
  ,,   ,, St John's Christmas Concert - 7.15p,. St John's Church, Upper Denby. Tickets £7 from 01484 86 5021 or 76 4281 or at the door. with Hobson's Chorus and Penistone Ladies' Choir. Supporting the church funds. St John's
Weds 12th TPTcv Workday - 10am (please note the earlier time), Bullhouse Bridge. Working with BMBC rangers on an area near to the bridge; creating a suitable environment for the picnic tables and other seating which we will be installing there very soon. There will be a variety of tasks, from vegetation clearance and ditch digging, to bridge building! FREE tea (including herbal), coffee, fruit juice, biscuits AND mince pies - don't forget to bring a mug. Wear warm old clothes, protective gloves; sturdy waterproof footwear. Please see the website for further details (www.TPTcv.btck.co.uk) or ring Kate on 07704 333 445 or 01484 865 852.
  ,,   ,, 'It's a Wonderful Life' - 2pm, Penistone Paramount. As above. Paramount.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 5.45pm, T*sc* Supermarket, Tescopoly Drive, off St Mary's St. Roundabout. Thurlstone Brass Band.
Fri 14th 'The Hobbit' is Released.- No, it won't bite you. It is the first film of a two-part prequel to 'Lord of the Rings'. Showing in Penistone at the end of this month.
  ,,   ,, Blood Donor Sessions - 12.30pm to 3.30pm and 4.15pm to 7.15pm, Community Centre. Tea and biscuits provided. Blood.
  ,,   ,, 'Spirit of Christmas' - 6.30pm, Cawthorne Church. With Cawthorne Brass Band.
  ,,   ,, Race Night - 7.30pm, The Rag (aka Fountain Inn), Ingbirchworth. £2 admission includes raffle ticket. Pie and peas supper for £6. Proceeds to 'Cricket Without Boundaries' which helps African people.
Sat 15th Footie: Barnsley versus Sheff Weds - 5.20pm. On Sky in local hostelries.
  ,,   ,, Brass Band Concert - 7pm, Horizon Community College Theatre, Dodworth Road, in Barnsley, S70 6PD (map). Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band. Free admission but a collection for Hoylandswaine Arts Group. VIP tickets £10, which will be claimed back on expenses if they are posh enough. Hoy'swaine Arts.
  ,,   ,, Penistone Church Christmas Concert - 7.15pm, Penistone Church. Tickets £7 (inc refreshments) from Phil Buckley 01142 830 613 or Ann Coles 76 4281. With Millhouse Green MVC and Penistone Ladies' Choir. Proceeds in aid of the children's brain injury charity - Cerebra.
  ,,   ,, 'Christmas with Bublé' - 7.30pm, Penistone Paramount. Tickets £10. Featuring Craig Williams and The Take2 Big Band. Box Office 76 7532, Penistone Paramount.
  ,,   ,, The Bus Pass Buskers - From 8.30pm, The George Inn, Upper Denby. The George, facebook.
  ,,   ,, MLC (Live Music) - 9pm, Wortley Arms, Wortley. Free entry.
Sun 16th St John's Christmas Sing Along - 2pm to 4pm, St John's Church, Upper Denby. With: Kirklees Youth Band, mulled ǝuıʍ, mince pies, tea and coffee. Organised by Denby Ladies. All welcome!
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 6pm, Hoylandswaine Methodist Church. Conducted by Rev. Cameron Stirk. All welcome.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carols - 7pm, Wortley Arms, Wortley. Free entry. With The Waldershelf Singers.
Mon 17th Christmas Carols - 7pm, The George Inn, Upper Denby. With Shepley Band.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Concert - 7.30pm, Millhouse Institute. Price not stated. Millhouse Green MVC
  ,,   ,, Christmas Carol Train - 7.18pm train from Huddersfield, stopping at Penistone at 7.49pm. Some carol singing on the train, getting off at Silkstone Common at 7.54pm, for carols around the fire at The Station Inn, with a complimentary festive drink. The Station Inn: 01226 790248. Download Penistone Line Timetable (pdf). From Penistone Line Partnership.
Thurs 20th Christmas Market - 8.30am to 3pm, Penistone Market Barn. All of the usual shivering stalls and The New Orleans Jazz Band, mulled ǝuıʍ and mince pies. Also a 'special Christmas raffle'.
Fri 21st Year Zero? - The Mayan 'Long Count' calendar will reset to zero on this day, prompting the feeble-minded to panic about the possible end of the world. There's another kind of crock at the end of the rainbow. Mind you, if I'm wrong, you can disregard the rest of this page.
  ,,   ,, Thurlstone Brass Band - 7.15pm, White Heart, Bridge End. Thurlstone Brass Band.
  ,,   ,, Jack and the Tinsel Stalk - 7.30pm, St Aidan's Chapel, Oxspring. Tickets (price not stated) from the chapel directly, call: 01226 370954. Raffle and refreshments. Fund-raiser for the chapel and community venue. See CoE website. From TiP.
  ,,   ,, Carol Singing - 8.30pm, The Rag (aka 'The Fountain'), Ingbirchworth. This very old tradition continues at The Rag, ably led by Bolsterstone MVC.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Disco - Time not stated, Dog and Partridge, Bord Hill. With Jason at the controls. D & P
Fri - Mon
21st - 24th
'Enchanted' - 4pm to 6pm (4.30pm to 6pm on Friday), Cannon Hall, Cawthorne. Admission: Adults £2.50, children £1.50 under 10 y.o. and family ticket £7 (admits five). The ‘Fairyland’ area and surrounding gardens are turned into a winter wonderland of light and sound to delight the adults and children alike. Enquiries, call 01226 790270. See Enchanted at Cannon Hall. From TiP.
Sat 22nd Thurlstone Brass Band - 7.15pm, White Heart, Bridge End. Thurlstone Brass Band.
Sun 23rd Carols with Thurlstone Brass Band - 9.30am, meet at Millhouse Institute, Millhouse Green. Tour of the village by the band. Thurlstone Brass Band.
  ,,   ,, Carol Service - 6pm, St Andrew's Church, next to Penistone Library.
  ,,   ,, Nine Lessons and Carol Service - 6.30pm, St Leonard's Church, Wortley, on the double bend of the A629. With Thurlstone Brass Band until 7.30pm. Pictures of St Leonard's.
  ,,   ,, Christmas Quiz Night - Time not stated, Wortley Arms, Wortley, A629. Suggested as a follow-on from the service at St Leonard's. W Arms.
Mon 24th Christmas House Tour - 11am, Wortley Hall. £5.95 each. The first official guided tour of the Hall. Learn about its history from when it was occupied by the Earls of Wharncliffe to its connections with modern trade unions, includes glass of mulled ǝuıʍ. Contact Wortley Hall reception on 01142 882 100 to book. From TiP.
Christmas Day
Tues 25th
Christmas Day - Gather the family round for Christmas Dinner, prezzies and mulled ǝuıʍ.
Hokum, all ye faithful.
  ,,   ,, RBL Club - Limited opening hours this day - 11.45am to 2pm only.
Boxing Day
Weds 26th
Boxing Day Meet - 11am. The George Inn, Upper Denby. Rockwood Harriers (fox hunt gathering). "Tootle-oo and Tally - Ho!" The toffs adorn their magnificent beasts. They usually have nice horses too. R Harriers.
  ,,   ,, Christmas GreetingsCarols with Thurlstone Brass Band:
  • 9.30am to Noon, St Saviour's Church and around Thurlstone
  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm (according to their own calendar but TiP says 1pm to 3pm), Royal British Legion (Non-members must be signed in.)
  • 2pm to 3pm, White Heart.
Thurs 27th Christmas Handicap (PFR) - 11am, Langsett Barn. £1.50 entry fee, register at the barn. Bring food for later. Route will be clockwise round North America (map - jpg). Slowest runner gets to organise the Summer Handicap! A mass race organised by Penistone Footpath Runners.
Mon 31st New Year's Eve - Time to celebrate in your local hostelry, before Mr Osbourne's ɹǝǝq Escalator taxes them into oblivion.
  ,,   ,, NY at the RBL Club - Opens 11am, all day up to last orders after midnight, at 12.15am. Non-members must be signed in.
  ,,   ,, 'Old Dog, New Tricks' - From 8.30pm, The George Inn, Upper Denby. Free admission, complementary buffet, hits from the Sixties and Seventies. The George, facebook.
  ,,   ,, New Year's Eve with K Dee - Blacksmith's Arms, Millhouse Green. Call: 76 2211. facebook.
  ,,   ,, New Year's Eve - Wortley Arms. Live Music from The Four Fivers, MLC and Beth G. Wortley Arms

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