Event Descriptions 2021

Full information about our events. If you're interested in a particular category simply click on the colour coded links below. For Online events just click in the links within the event description.

Many more events will come on stream before we reach the closing date for entries on Sunday 18th April. Please check back often.

Note the events below are listed in good faith but will be subject to the government's coronavirus guidelines as they stand in July.

Ticket information can be found on each event listing. Opera House Sales denotes advanced bookings can be made from the Opera House Box Office 01298 72190 (or online) from early June. Our Tickets page has general advice about ticketing at the Fringe.

Events marked Family Friendly have been suggested by the entrant as generally suitable for family viewing. Events in the Children's Events category are specifically aimed at young people.

Please note that details of performances, including times and dates, may be subject to Late Changes. Numbers in brackets refer to venue numbers (see map)

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Willow tit (credit: The Wildlife Trusts)

THE EEL AND THE WILLOW TIT - Steve Ely
The European eel and the Willow tit are the fastest declining UK species. Their populations have crashed by 95% in the last 50 years. Steve Ely has published poetry about both. He will read poems and talk about the confluence of autobiography, conservation and literature that led to their creation. (New Writing)
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 3pm to 4pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Sponsored by Milners Law
 Bookings via text Keith on 07952 193 521 to reserve tickets Comments

Ted Hughes (credit: Reg Innell)

MADE IN MEXBOROUGH: TED HUGHES’S SOUTH YORKSHIRE - Steve Ely
Ted Hughes is primarily associated with the moorland landscapes of the Upper Calder Valley around his natal Mytholmroyd. However, the place that formed Hughes as a poet was the industrial South Yorkshire around Mexborough, where he lived from the ages of 8-21. Steve Ely reveals this still too little-known story.
United Reformed Church – Purple Room: Church (55a) OpenStreetMap 13 Jul 5pm to 6pm £7 (Child and Conc £5), Sponsored by Milners Law Gallery
 Bookings via text Keith on 07952 193 521 to reserve tickets Comments

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