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

Clifton Park
Rotherham Mela
Saturday 8th July, 11.00am to 5.00pm
REMA are bringing Rotherham’s first community Mela to Clifton Park! It’s a celebration of all communities and an opportunity to learn about other communities and culture. There will be lots of colour and fun and lots of family activities. We have teamed up with Love is Louder to incorporate a Picnic for Peace, and Kimberworth Community School to showcase some of their students.

Rotherham Pride 2017
Saturday 15th July, 11.00am to 5.00pm
The LGBT+ community, allies and families are invited to Rotherham’s fifth annual Pride event. This is a free, family friendly community event promoting inclusivity and celebrating diversity.

Rotherham Town Centre
Pirates and Princesses
Wednesday 26th July, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Princess classes and pirate magic

Animal Magic
Saturday 29th July, 10.30am to 3.30pm
A petting farm comes to Rotherham town centre.

Whiston Village
Whiston Festival of Brass 2017
Saturday 1st July, 1.00pm to 8.00pm
An open air, entertainment-style brass band contest, taking place in the centre of Whiston and featuruiing 12 of the area’s top brass bands each presenting a 20 to 25 minute programme of music. The festival finale will be 1812 Overture with fireworks. Also including open-air bars, food stalls, craft and village type stalls, fun rides and entertainment for children.

Rotherham Civic Theatre
Canterbury Tales: Chaucer Made Modern
Tuesday 4th to Friday 7th July, 7.30pm
It’s extremely funny and a little bit rude at times but nothing that you can’t bring granny along to see! All of your favourite tales are included from James Knight’s tale of chivalric honour and courtly love to Will Miller’s comic, bawdy (and potentially banned) story of a deceitful, cheating pair. Phil Woods has updated the 600 years old Chaucer for modern audiences with the spectacle, humour and bawdiness of the fourteenth century original.
£9 and £8

Thank You for the Musicals
Monday 10th to Saturday 15th July, 7.00pm Saturday Matinee 2.00pm (No performance on Wednesday)
Born to Perform Academy present an all singing all dancing show with highlights from Grease, Les Miserable, Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Mamma Mia, Cats and many more.

Pretty on Pointe
Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th July, 7.15pm
A selection of tap, ballet, modern and acrobatics performed to music through the years performed by JHL School of Dance.
£11 and £10.50

Grin and Tonic Comedy Club
Friday 21st July, 8.00pm
Get your laughing gear ready! Join us for an evening of hilarious stand-up comedy at the Grin and Tonic Comedy Club. This event is planned to be Paul Sinha (from ITV’s The Chase) with his Edinburgh Festival preview.
£10 and £9

Let US Entertain You
Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th July, 7.00pm
See Pickering School of Dance pupils in a family fun dancing show.

5, 6, 7, 8
Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th July, 7.00pm
Are you ready for Parker-Knight School of Dance’s annual show? All dance styles are brought to life with exciting music, choreography, lighting effects and superb sound creating another masterpiece to entertain the whole family.

An Evening With Marc Bolton & The Soul Street Band
Sunday 30th July, 7.30pm
With their unique show of classic Soul, Motown, R and B and Funk this is truly a night to remember.

Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
Mallard Way, Doncaster
Butterfly ID Workshop
Sunday 16th July, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Monthly outdoor events for adults who want to keep on learning! This month Dave Wainwright from Butterfly Conservation Trust will take us through the Identification of butterflies and their ecology.