What’s on in Rotherham in April

by | 31 March 2018 | Children's Group, Community Event, Community Focus, Hobbies, Music, Performing Arts, Rotherham, Wildlife

There’s a whole host of events and things to do in our area this month:

The Wesley Centre
Maltby S66 8JD

R.T.L. Players present I’ll Be Back Before Midnight
Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April, 7.30pm
Jan is a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer, who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. Then the husband’s strange sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile Jan as bodies appear and disappear give this classic thriller its tremendously frightening impact.
£7.00, to book your tickets call 01709 464331 or see www.rtluk.co.uk.

Magna Science Adventure

Magna Mayhem
Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th April
Yorkshire’s biggest and best indoor inflatable adventure zone is back for four days only — all the same bouncing, jumping and sliding fun with a few ‘egg-stra’ special treats! Kids can bounce, boing, jump, slide, bop and boogie for a full 75 minutes of high adrenaline fun. Our purpose built indoor world of adventure is a safe environment for children of all ages to let off steam and be active during the school holidays.
£4.95 for two the three-year olds, £9.95 for four to 15-year olds

A night with the Legends of Darts
Friday 20th April, 7.00pm
Enjoy a night of entertainment hosted by the undisputed voice of Darts and former Sky Sports commentator, John Gwynne.
£15.00 in advance and £20.00 on the door

Wickersley Library
01709 544134

Crafty Creatures
Tuesday 3rd April, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Make Easter stick puppets. Suitable for four to 11-year olds
50p per child, booking required

Rotherham Civic Theatre

The Magic of Hollywood — Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis
Wednesday 4th April, 7.30pm
Lights, Camera… Ballroom. Pasha Kovalev (from BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing) returns with his brand new show ‘The Magic of Hollywood. This amazing new show will be jam packed with sequins, glitz and glamour as Pasha takes to the stage with his sensational dancers as they perform “Oscar worthy performances” all set to a Hollywood theme.

The Dressing Room
Saturday 7th April, 7.30pm
Returning by public demand, the hilarious comedy play, written by Bobby Ball, that combines sitcom with variety and comedy. Part play, part variety show — a whole night of great entertainment! Set behind-the-scenes at a run-down theatre Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball find themselves involved in the crazy goings-on of compère Stu Francis and fellow comic Johnnie Casson. Suitable for all the family!
£21.00 and £19.00

Maddy Prior in Concert
Sunday 15th April, 7.30pm
A true legend of British folk music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Latest album ‘3 For Joy’ is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that she loves. Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe — all delivered in her own unique style.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise
Saturday 21st April, 7.30pm
Taking you on a magical mystery tour through an era that changed the music world forever, where an amazing number of rock ‘n’ roll stars will be hitting the stage at each show. As the jukebox makes its selection, no two performances will be the same. Among the great rock ‘n’ roll legends the show pays tribute to are Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, The Big Bopper, Carl Perkins, Del Shannon, Eddie Cochran, the Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson, Duane Eddy, Neil Sedaka, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee and the King himself — Elvis.

Brassed Off — Rotherham Rep
Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th April, 7.30pm
Featuring Rotherham Town Band. It is 1992, Grimley Colliery faces the threat of closure and the future of the brass band seems uncertain. With the miners torn between redundancy packages and the picket lines, band-leader Danny’s hopes of winning the National Brass Band Competition at the Royal Albert Hall seem like a distant dream. The arrival of flugelhorn-playing Gloria brings hope, to the band on the brink of collapse, but no one knows who she’s really playing for. Based on a true story, Brassed Off is a funny and life-affirming tale of community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity.
£9.00 and £8.00

The Dublin Legends
Saturday 28th April, 7.30pm
In 2012, The Dubliners celebrated 50 years on the road but following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna and John Sheehans’ decision to retire, it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end and The Dublin Legends were born. Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Paul Watchorn and Gerry OConnor, have over 60 years of performing with The Dubliners between them and will continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over.

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
Mallard Way, Doncaster

Nature Science
Tuesday 3rd April, 10.30am to 12.00pm
Explore some easy experiments and tricks like making playdough, moon sand and colouring flowers!
£6.00 per child non-member or £4.00 per child member

Collaborative Art
Wednesday 4th April, 10.30am to 12.00pm
Join this session which is about making pieces of art together. Catapult paint to make a landscape or paint a branch together
£6.00 per child non-member or £4.00 per child member

Hunt for Boggarts
Thursday 5th April, 10.30am to 12.00pm
Can you find our boggarts hidden around the trail? Hopefully they won’t be too mischievous and help you to find your way through to the magic cauldron.
£6.00 per child non-member or £4.00 per child member

Guided Walk
Saturday 7th April, 10.30am to 12.00pm
Join us for a gentle walk around the reserve as we look for wildlife and learn about the management of the site.
£6.00 per non-member or £4.00 per member

Wildlife Wednesday: The remarkable foraging behaviour of northern gannets: flexibility, consistency and constraint
Wednesday 25th March, 7.00pm to 8.30pm
In this talk, Keith Hamer will describe how studies of gannets at different colonies around the UK, using a variety of tracking and remote-sensing devices, have helped to reveal some of the secrets of this remarkable bird’s sustained success and to highlight key dangers for the future. Food and Drink is included.
£15.00 per person

Weekend Wild Time — Wild About Minibeasts
Sunday 29th April, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Join us to learn interesting knowledge on minibeasts, learn how to identify them and create your own mini bug hotel.
£6.00 per child non-member or £4.00 per child member.