Queen’s Brian May to give talk at Wentworth Castle

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Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May is to hold a special one-night only talk in South Yorkshire for just 80 people.

May is to appear at Wentworth Castle near Barnsley next Thursday, November 13, from 7pm.

He will talk about his childhood, how he got into music, his time with Queen and his dual passions for astronomy and animal welfare.

The intimate event has been arranged as a special fundraiser for Labour MPs Angela Smith, who represents Penistone and Stocksbridge, and Rotherham’s Sarah Champion.

A spokesman said: “The evening has come about due to the strong relationship which formed between Brian and Angela during the campaigning work she did to try to prevent the culling of badgers.”

The musician has been one of the leading campaigners against the Government’s badger cull policy, which involved pilot culling programmes taking place in Gloucestershire and Somerset last year.

Ministers and the NFU say culling badgers is needed to reduce the number of TB cases in cattle, but protesters say it has little effect.

Ms Smith has also campaigned against badger culling, warning it is a ‘reckless and irrational course of action’.

n Tickets for the event cost £125 per person. To book, call 0114 283 1855 or email eveningwithbrianmay@angelasmith.me.uk