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From the company that brought you the sold out Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Based in 1980s Camden Town, Our House tells the story of London lad, Joe Casey, who, on the night of his 16th birthday, takes the girl of his dreams, Sarah, out on their first date. In an effort to impress her with bravado, Joe breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street. When the police turn up, a split-second decision forces him…Find out more »
Get a delicious homemade pie and a pint of The Bridge Brewery ale (or a glass of wine) for £15.00 per person.Find out more »
Join us for the launch of the 2019 Festival, including: 6pm Larkin and Hughes: Poets and Rivals Yorkshire poets Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes had very different personalities and ideas about poetry, leading to a long-standing and often hilarious rivalry. Launching tonight and running to 21 July, this special exhibition has been curated by English Literature & Creative Writing students at the University of Huddersfield, in partnership with the Philip Larkin Society and Hull History Centre. 6.30pm HLF2019 intro &…Find out more »
An unmissable talk by Dr Jon Copley, marine biologist and advisor for David Attenborough’s BBC series Blue Planet II. Find out about the weird and wonderful creatures of the deep, learn what it’s like to be a ‘bathynaut’ diving in a mini-submarine and discover how our everyday lives are connected to the oceans “We are at a crossroads right now. It’s not too late to choose the future we want but we need to act now and we need to…Find out more »
This class takes place at the Sculpture Lounge Studios- home to a growing number of professional artists. Classes are led by Jamie Frost, a figurative art specialist with a particular passion for drawing: Drawing is a very personal thing so it’s important to me that the atmosphere of my classes is welcoming and accepting. Small groups of people help each other to understand what they are doing, regardless of experience, whilst I provide a structure, tuition, and advice which can…Find out more »
HOLME VALLEY CIVIC SOCIETY THE HISTORY OF HOLMFIRTH PARISH CHURCH - An illustrated talk by Pamela Cooksey THURSDAY MARCH 21ST at HOLMFIRTH CIVIC HALL 7.30pm Admission £3 - pay on the door – free to members Annual membership is £10Find out more »
Acclaimed spoken word artist Lisa Luxx presents new work on the Festival theme of ‘Memory’ from her upcoming book Breastmilk Martini. Followed by two rounds of Open Mic on the same theme, with a group discussion on the ideas presented by each poet. Age guidance: 16+Find out more »
Venue: Huddersfield Library, Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU Celebrated TV personality Johnny Ball presents a fun and engaging talk based on his new book: Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical. Introducing us to a host of colourful figures from history, he explains how humanity built up an understanding of shapes, numbers and patterns, from ancient times to the technology of today. Johnny Ball is the mastermind behind more than 20 successful TV series about maths and science,…Find out more »
FRI 22ND MARCH HAYSEED DIXIE DOORS - 19:30 Back by overwhelming demand, quite simply a show that should not be missed and without doubt the best feelgood Barn-storming, Rootin' Tootin' Twangy banjoed night out of the year. Hilarious comedy hillbilly country rock band Hayseed Dixie...Expect to hear rootin' tootin' deliverances of such rock classics as 'You Shook Me All Night Long', 'Black Dog', 'Ace Of Spades' and 'Fat Bottomed Girls' alongside classics 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown' and 'Duellin' Banjos' not to…Find out more »
Join Thomas the Tank Engine & his friends, Percy, Toby, Mavis & Emily as they visit the Kirklees Light Railway from the Island of Sodor. The Fat Controller will also be on hand during the engines' visit to make sure they are all being really useful and behaving themselves. He will conduct an opening ceremony each day at 9.45am, assisted by Rusty & Dusty, the trusty platform sweepers! The first train of the day is pulled by Thomas and departs…Find out more »
River Holme Connections is planting a new native woodland at Corn Hey, Holme Village to help expand the White Rose Forest. We're planting 3,000 trees and need around 20 volunteers to help us create this new woodland.Find out more »
Venue: Huddersfield Library & The Packhorse Centre Come and join in our celebrations for Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’s 30 birthday year. An iconic children’s book series, created by author and artist, David McKee, Elmer is all about celebrating your own unique, true colours. All events are free! 11am Elmer storytelling session at the Children’s Library Huddersfield Library, Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU FREE – BOOKING RECOMMENDED 12 noon & 1pm Meet Elmer (2 x 30 min Meet & Greet sessions) Pop-up…Find out more »
This is a regular class for adults who wish to draw and paint. The class is a balance of structured teaching and supported autonomous working. Classes are small to allow for one-to-one help when required. You can expect to be led through the steps from drawing to finished painting as works progress. You’ll draw in different ways, look at colour application, under-painting, blocking in, light values, reflected colour and blending and detailing techniques. The exploration of formal training is balanced…Find out more »
£3.00 – £5.00 Date: 23 March 2019 at 12pm Venue: The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, HD1 1RL Drawing on a life that has taken him from a deprived childhood in inner-city Birmingham to establishing The Black Farmer – a multi-million turnover brand – award-winning entrepreneur Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones shows how to reach your full potential by embracing jeopardy and banishing self-doubt. Book this event and the other three Wellbeing Weekend events taking place on the same day at the Media…Find out more »
£3.00 – £5.00 Date: 23 March 2019 at 1:30pm Venue: The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, HD1 1RL The pressures faced by children and adolescents today are unprecedented, and the statistics around poor mental health deeply alarming. TV therapist and respected addiction expert, Mandy Saligari, provides the tools to help you identify and address self-destructive patterns of behaviour and equip your child to develop emotional intelligence, resilience and self-esteem. Book this event and the other three Wellbeing Weekend events taking…Find out more »
£3.00 - £5.00 Date: 23 March 2019 at 3pm Venue: The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, HD1 1RL An inspirational talk by relationship, wellbeing and life coach Sam Owen, author of Anxiety Free: How to Trust Yourself and Feel Calm. Using her tried and tested three-pillar system – identify the cause, identify the solutions, take thoughtful action – Sam presents a step-by-step guide to finding the calm and positivity that you deserve. Age guidance: 16+ Book this event and the…Find out more »
Venue: Read bookshop, 41 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth HD9 3JH Come and join in our celebrations for Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’s 30 birthday year. An iconic children’s book series, created by author and artist, David McKee, Elmer is all about celebrating your own unique, true colours. Meet Elmer at Holmfirth’s brand new independent bookshop: Read. Free event – no need to book, just turn up! See separate event for storytelling at Huddersfield Library and Meet & Greet at the Packhorse Centre…Find out more »
£3.00 – £5.00 Date: 23 March 2019 at 4:30pm Venue: The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, HD1 1RL A qualified Positive Psychology Practitioner and author of 14 guide books and inspirational memoirs, Cheryl Rickman discusses the activities, techniques and meditations featured in her latest book, designed to bring you closer to happiness. The Happiness Bible works with the reader to explain how happiness works and evolves, where it comes from, and how it can be nurtured and maintained in order…Find out more »
£7.00 Date: 23 March 2019 at 6pm Venue: Kwas, 2 Viaduct Street HD1 5DL An exclusive event for 20 guests (advance booking recommended). Bring along your favourite poem on the Festival theme of ‘Memory’, a selection of which will be performed live, and enjoy a glass of wine at Huddersfield’s intimate new wine bar, Kwas. Ticket price includes one glass of wine.Find out more »
Motel California - Eagles tribute band 10th anniversary tour Top Eagles tribute band Motel California is marking 10 years of delighting fans across the UK. Playing songs from the early days to the latest album they continue to accurately reproduce the glorious vocal harmonies and guitar parts associated with classic songs by Eagles, Joe Walsh, Don Henley and Glenn Frey. Expect a few surprises and new material on this celebration tour.Find out more »
Charity Ball raising funds for Meltham Wildlife Rescue. Welcome Drink, 3 Course Dinner plus Coffee, Live Entertainment plus DJ with dancing until 1am. Raffle and Auction to boost funds further.Find out more »
Ten of the best and most exciting poets and spoken word artists in Yorkshire will take the mic for 10 minutes each in this word-packed cabaret. Hosted by Rose Condo. Featuring Rose Condo, Hannah Davies, Den Dixon, Bob Horton, Lisa Luxx, Laura Potts, Kit Rayne, Chris Singleton, Maria Stephenson and Warda Yassin. Age guidance: 16+ For accessibility details at Northern Quarter, please contact the venue on 07920 012684.Find out more »
An evening of great music and entertainment in aid of the charity Escayp (Emotional Support for Children and Young People). The acts performing are Dan Gallo, Fishing for Compliments and Sass and the Groove. Hepworth Village Hall is only a small venue, so tickets are bound to sell out fast! Call Paul on 07740 464828 for tickets.Find out more »
DOORS OPEN - 19:30 For Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - ‘comfortable’ has never been a word associated with their brand of raucous, roots-tinged rock and bluesy reverie. The Jukes have more than 30 albums on their resume, thousands of acclaimed live performances across the globe, and a vibrant legacy of classic songs that have become "hits" to their large and famously-dedicated fan base. “With the Jukes, you’re out there every night leading this great rock n’ roll circus,…Find out more »
We want to take you back to the 70's, for a night to remember! This is an adults only event to raise money for Upperthong School and will be held at Upperthong Village Hall. Limited Tickets are just £10 each. This will get you a wrist band for entry, a delicious sop supper or pies & peas, and you'll be entertained by DJ 2Flex & DJ Morgan - spinning some disco, funk, soul and hip hop on the decks.Find out more »
Coming soon - limited number of back stage passes remaining for VIP access, message your local Ramshank representative for further details.Find out more »
Saturday 23rd - Undercover Rock Band- covers by AC/DC, UFO, Saxon, Green Day and many more! Starts 9pm, see you there!Find out more »
The DBTC Museum is well worth a visit to see the club’s growing collection of tractors, machinery, memorabilia and archive material. Take the opportunity to peruse the Club Shop, simply ask advice or just talk to like-minded David Brown tractor enthusiasts. Please note: all the opening times are Sundays. The times are 10am to 3pm and the address is Spinksmire Mill, Meltham, HD9 4AN. 2019 20 January 24 February 24 March 21 April 19 May (Auction from 10am) 23 June…Find out more »
Pay What you Want Date: 24 March 2019 at 12:30pm Venue: Ukrainian Club, 7 Edgerton Road HD1 5RA (Phil Borges Productions, 2017, 82 mins) What if a psychological crisis was viewed as a positive, transformative experience? Following two young people diagnosed with mental illness, this multi-award-winning film challenges Western ideas and reveals alternative treatments and a survivor-led movement challenging the mental health system. Pay What You Want (booking recommended) Age guidance: 13+ Refreshments available or bring your own. For information…Find out more »
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