Prom night charity concert

John Hudson
John Hudson

The Proms at the Priory charity concert in aid of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity at Hodsock Priory in Blyth, Nottinghamshire, on Sunday will give the public a rare glimpse behind the gates of the historic country house.

BBC Radio Sheffield presenter, Paulette Edwards introduces a line-up which includes leading tenor John Hudson (pictured), Sheffield-born soprano Deborah Norman, Harworth Brass Band, the award winning Elizabethan Academy Choir and Kaminari UK, a Japanese drumming ensemble.

Gates open at 1.15pm for picnics; the concert will begin at 3pm and go on into the early evening.

Tickets are £15/ £13 in advance via or 01909 591204, or £20 on the door subject to availability. It is free for under 12s.

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Storytellers, singers, poets, dancers, comedians or any other kind of performer are being invited to show what they can do at Sharrow’s Got Talent on October 4 at the Old Junior School on South View Road in Sharrow.

Entrance is £2 to watch and £4 to perform a five-minute set (enter via email, There will be a bar at the venue and all proceeds go towards Sharrow Festival and Sharrow Lantern Carnival.

Meanwhile the community’s talent in visual art will be on display in Sharrow Community Creatives exhibition at the Old Junior School on Sunday, September 22.

It will include work by established and budding artists, and those who just enjoy art. Anyone who would like to be included in showcasing their work should get in touch at: The deadline for submissions (all are acceptyed) is Wednesday, September 18, with 10% of all sales going to Sharrow Community events.

The eighth annual 20×20 art exhibition takes place at Access Space this month.

Anyone can participate in it, even if they have never had work exhibited in public before, and the only stipulation is that work including any frame measures no more or less than 20 inches by 20 inches.

Deadline for submissions is next Tuesday and there will be a preview at Access Space in Sidney Street on the Friday evening next week.

The exhibition will run until mid November.

As Strictly Come Dancing returns to the TV screens on Saturday, tickets for the 2014 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour will go on sale from 9am on Monday. The multi-million pound show production will come to Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on January 28-29 with Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli back as the tour’s formidable judges.

Revel Horwood (pictured) is directing the live show for the fourth year running. Hairy Biker Dave Myers, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Abbey Clancy, Tony Jacklin and Vanessa Feltz are among this year’s celebrity line-up

Cast, Doncaster’s new £22m arts venue, opens to the public on Friday which also marks the official launch of Right Up Our Street, a £2.5m project that aims to engage more people in the arts in Doncaster.

The opening ceremony on Friday evening is followed by Open House, free events and activities throughout the Cast building, on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm.