ASIDELINES: The Bard and his band go on tour

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THERE will be music, comedy, and Ian McMillan reading poetry about the cuts, quandaries and iPods.

The Bard of Barnsley is heading out on tour with his very own Ian McMillan Orchestra.

The group are to release their first CD, Homing In, next month and they’ll be performing dates - including one in Penistone and one in Sheffield - to celebrate the launch.

Takes place at Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Road, on April 1, and The Greystones pub, in Greystones Road, Sheffield, on April 6.

Details at www.theianmcmillanorchestra.com

Hollyoaks prize

EVER fancied having lunch with the cast of Hollyoaks?

If you’re a soap fan, a student or just a man you almost certainly have.

Now is your chance - it’s the top prize at a charity raffle being held at a Sheffield pub sing-along.

One lucky winner will tour the studio, meet the cast and do lunch.

The singing evening will also include a free supper and band interlude - all in aid of Help For Heroes.

Takes place at The Old Red Lion in Main Street, Grenoside, Sheffield, on Sunday . Tickets £7 on 0114 2468307.

Art nostalgia

IT’S an art collection that’s going to cause unadulterated nostalgia for anyone of a certain age.

Prints featuring children pretending to be Charlie’s Angels, Star Wars characters and Batman have gone on display at Castle Galleries in Meadowhall on Saturday.

“It recalls a time when children could save the world and be the superhero of the hour - all before tea time,” says spokeswoman Jane Hagell.