Five Fab things to do

Steve Holbrook
Steve Holbrook

THOSE who’ve got ink under their skin will be heading to Doncaster Racecourse this weekend.

It’s the UK’s biggest and world record-breaking annual tattoo festival.

They’ll be 300 working artists and a day specifically devoted to those in the industry. They’ll be seminars, workshops, trade stands and lots of live entertainment

The theme for this year’s tattoo master’s ball is ‘horror’.

Where: Doncaster Racecourse

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

How much: Day pass from £20

WEB: Doncaster Racecourse

WORLD-FAMOUS Yorkshire artists Ashley Jackson and Graham Ibbeson have joined forces in a must-see new exhibition at Cusworth Hall.

The exhibition, entitled Opposites Attract, brings together the dramatic and breathtaking paintings of Ashley Jackson with the outstanding sculptures of Graham Ibbeson.

Ashley is known as The People’s Artist for his down-to-earth attitude to art and his unique, evocative and passionate paintings of brooding moorlands that are synonymous with Yorkshire.

Sculptor Graham Ibbeson’s work is associated with depth, quality and comedy and his sculptures have been exhibited extensively in Europe and the USA.

He has over 25 public sculptures in towns and cities across the UK. One of his most famous pieces is the statue of comedy legend Eric Morecambe in the seaside town of Morecambe, Eric’s home town.

He has also created a life-size bronze of Hollywood legend Cary Grant in the actor’s birthplace of Bristol and statues of much loved comedy double act Laurel & Hardy in Stan Laurel’s hometown of Ulverston. Doncaster Mayor Peter Davies said: “This is a major coup for Cusworth and it goes without saying that we are delighted to host an exhibition by not one, but two highly respected artists such as Ashley Jackson and Graham Ibbeson.

“Cusworth is the perfect setting to celebrate such eminent Yorkshire artists and there is no doubt in my mind that Opposites Attract will be a hit with art lovers from near and far.”

Where: Cusworth Hall

When: Until June 6

How much: Adults £2, over 60s and under 16s £1

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POPULAR medium Steve Holbrook is bringing his show to Doncaster today.

There is still a chance to buy tickets to see Steve at Bentley Pavilion.

Steve is actually a ‘clairaudient’ medium rather than Clairvoyant, so he hears the spirits rather than sees them, and sees himself as a telephone exchange between this world and the next.

The evenings promise to take you on a roller coaster of emotions, comfort and joy, and from laughter to tears and back again.

Steve has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charities over the years, including over £50000 for his local hospice in Wakefield, £5000 for MacMillan Support, and most recently our current total for PACT – a charity that helps terminally ill children across the UK – is over £16,000.

Where: Bentley Pavilion

When: Today, 7pm

How Much: £16

Contact: 01302 347226

A Doncaster writer is bringing his work to a stage in his hometown.

Balby-born Chris Madin wrote The Twist - a musical about a US diner with a Happy Days feel.

Relive songs from the 50s and 60s wrapped up in a Happy Days family style feel. Meet the waitresses, Maisey, Daisey and Shirley - aka the Twistettes.

Where: Doncaster Civic Theatre

When: Today, 7pm

How Much: £18

Contact: 01302 342349

WEB: Doncaster Civic

SEVERAL of the shining lights of British comedy are bringing some laughs to Doncaster Civic.

Comedy fans are in for a treat with a brand new night at the Doncaster Civic featuring a heavyweight line-up of top TV comedians.

Acts from Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Live at The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, and Mock The Week will be on the bill for Live at The Civic which begins on Saturday.

Comedians Keith Farnan, Mick Ferry, Chris Martin, Gary Delaney and MC Matt Reed will be

Where: Doncaster Civic Theatre

When: Saturday, 7.30pm

How Much: £15

Contact: 01302 342349

WEB: Doncaster Civic