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New Mill Church Choir – Schutz’s “St. John Passion”

19th April - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The choir of New Mill Parish Church present their annual Meditation in Music and Words for Good Friday. This year it features a performance of Heinrich Schutz's "St. John Passion", together with well-known seasonal traditional hymns for all.

Huddersfield in 50 Buildings – book signing and Q&A at Read, Holmfirth

20th April - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Huddersfield in 50 Buildings - book signing and Q&A Sat 20th April - 11-1 with Q&A at 11.30 Meet Andrew Caveney and Christopher Marsden for a Q&A session about their new book, “Huddersfield in 50 Buildings”. Already a big hit with the people of Holmfirth so now is the chance to get a signed copy of the book! Ticket Price £0 https://www.facebook.com/events/155130868729922/

Drawing and Painting Classes (Wednesday Afternoon) – The Sculpture Lounge

24th April - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until 1st May 2019

This class is a very practical and skills-based session. You can expect to learn about the various aspects of image making- perspective, tone, colour, mark making, composition and other formal elements. You’ll gain the skills to deal with a variety of subject matter, and to understand how to choose the most relevant method of working for you and the subject. Subjects covered include colour application, under-painting, blocking in, light values, reflected colour and blending and detailing techniques. at the core…

Carving workshop, Wednesday afternoon (drop in) with Jamie Frost MRSS

24th April - 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Carving is a beautiful process. The textures, sounds and aroma of the materials will awaken your senses, accompanied by the rhythms of each student driving chisel with mallet. In this class you'll work using finest quality hand tools to carve green timber or local stone. Everything is provided. You’ll be shown how to care for tools and where to acquire your own. You’ll start carving immediately. No previous experience is required. You might decide to create a very simple sculpture…

Magical Moments with Shakespeare’s Minor Characters

24th April - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Friends of Skelmanthorpe Library & Skelmanthorpe & District U3A present Shat Shakespeare Company with Slightly Rude Mechanicsls performing Magical Moments with Shakespeare’s Minor Characters- an evening of comedy & fun.

Life Drawing Evening Classes in Holmfirth (Thursday) – The Sculpture Lounge

25th April - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until 9th May 2019

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…

Easter Holidays – Sand Art Workshop at Totties Garden Centre

26th April - 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 26th April 2019 at 9:30am

Join Kids Bee Happy at the Sand Art Workshop on Monday 15th April and Friday 26th April Between 9.30am until 11am Make Sand Art pictures… Simply peel, pour and tap to create a fun picture Suitable for children aged 3 years and upwards £3 per child payable on the day to Kids Be Happy, just come along

Swap Shop Sew at Holmfirth Civic Hall

27th April - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SWAP SHOP SEW is one of Kirklees' best sustainable fashion events, returning to Holmfirth on Saturday 27th April 2019 This FREE community event, organised by local businesses Upcycle Fashion and fairandfunky, brings together three important aspects of sustainable fashion. ♻️SWAP your unwanted clothing for other pre-loved items 👕SHOP in our local & ethical textiles marketplace 🙌SEW in the garment upcycling and repair workshops Saturday 27th April 2019 2pm - 4pm Holmfirth Civic Hall

Dave Rigby – Crime Novelist – Q&A at Read, Holmfirth

28th April - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local crime writer, Dave Rigby, will be in the shop to answer questions and sign copies of his books featuring his creation, Harry Vos, a Belgian detective. Join us also for a taste of Belgium as we sample some Belgian beers while Dave reads from his books!

Life Drawing Evening Classes in Holmfirth (Monday Evenings) – The Sculpture Lounge

29th April - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until 10th June 2019

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…

Whippet & Pickle – Food and Film!

2nd May - 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on 18th April 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on 2nd May 2019 at 6:30pm

Whippet & Pickle - Food and Film! April 4th ‘Headhunters’ Nordic Noir film based on the book by Jo Nesbo. April 18th ‘Les Visiteures’ French comedy with Jean Reno! May 2nd ‘Antonias Line’ an academy award winning Dutch film. 2 course meal & film £22 per person paid in advance. Doors open at 6.30pm, Food 7pm. Popcorn included! Please call 01484 443910 Wed-Sun to book or pop in!

Script Writing Workshop – A Four-Week Course for Beginners at Huddersfield Methodist Mission

2nd May - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until 23rd May 2019

Led by tv scriptwriter, Pippa McCarthy , this accessible four-week course is open to all aspiring writers. Learn how to develop and structure story, create compelling characters and find out some industry-insider secrets along the way. Individual feedback is given, so places are limited. For information and booking contact: E: writeshop1@gmail.com T: 07873 253531

Drawing and Painting Classes (Saturday Morning) – The Sculpture Lounge

4th May - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until 20th July 2019

This class is a very practical and skills-based session. You can expect to learn about the various aspects of image making- perspective, tone, colour, mark making, composition and other formal elements. You’ll gain the skills to deal with a variety of subject matter, and to understand how to choose the most relevant method of working for you and the subject. Subjects covered include colour application, under-painting, blocking in, light values, reflected colour and blending and detailing techniques. at the core…

Drawing and Painting Classes in Holmfirth (Saturday Morning) with Jamie Frost MRSS

4th May - 10:00 am - 27th July - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until 27th July 2019

The class is a balance of structured teaching and supported autonomous working. Classes are small to allow for one-to-one guidance. 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 with the expressive qualities of the painter- the language of mark making and paint application.…

Matt Coyne AKA Man vs Baby book signing and Q&A at Read Holmfirth

4th May - 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

***TICKET ONLY EVENT - £5 per ticket including £3 off the book*** Tickets go on sale Saturday (10am from the shop and online from 6pm). We literally couldn’t be more excited about this and we are so grateful to almost-local 😉 author Matt!! 💛📚😍 A bit more about Matt and the book... More inept, more clueless and more exhausted than ever, the man behind the blogging phenomenon Man vs Baby is back with the latest instalment in his (and his…

Meltham Scarecrow Festival 2019

6th May - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for the next Meltham Scarecrow Festival

French Conversation – The Modern Language School

11th May - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day Second of the month, happening 3 times

A one and a half hour class of French conversation for intermediate plus and advanced Francophiles, with a fully qualified, experienced and fun loving French tutor, native of Niort (Deux-Sèvres).

HOLMFIRTH FESTIVAL OF FOLK SATURDAY NIGHT CEILIDH – Holmfirth Civic Hall

11th May - 7:00 pm

This year we are proud to announce Shinjig will be catering for your dancing needs on Saturday night Click here for tickets:- https://www.wegottickets.com/f/11886

HOLMFIRTH FESTIVAL OF FOLK TRADITIONAL SUNDAY LUNCH CONCERT – Holmfirth Civic Hall

12th May - 12:15 pm

last we bring you a Traditional Concert again with Paul and Liz Davenport, Steve Turner and Janet Russell! Click here to buy tickets:- https://www.wegottickets.com/f/11886

HOLMFIRTH FESTIVAL OF FOLK SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT – Holmfirth Civic Hall

12th May - 2:15 pm

An afternoon of Americana which features String Theory, the Durbervilles and Muston Bapchild and the Branston Hicks Click here to buy tickets:- https://www.wegottickets.com/f/11886

Drawing and Painting Classes in Holmfirth (Wednesday Afternoon) with Jamie Frost MRSS

15th May - 1:00 pm - 17th July - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until 17th July 2019

The class is a balance of structured teaching and supported autonomous working. Classes are small to allow for one-to-one guidance. 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 with the expressive qualities of the painter- the language of mark making and paint application.…

Life Drawing in Holmfirth (Thursdays) with Jamie Frost MRSS

16th May - 6:30 pm - 18th July - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until 18th July 2019

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…

Mikron Outdoor Theatre Preformance – ‘All Hands On Deck’ at Stirley Farm

25th May - 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A love story between the Royal Navy and their loyal ‘Jenny Wrens’ New WRNS recruits Ginger and Lily, are looking for wartime adventure. Lily wants to serve on dry land but Ginger is desperate to serve at sea – and the sailors can’t believe their luck! Our Wrens show pays tribute to all those wartime women who pushed the door to opportunity firmly open. Full of dots, dashes, semaphore and song, Ginger and Lily find themselves in uncharted waters on…

Sand Art with Kids Bee Happy at Totties Garden Centre

28th May - 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Kids Bee Happy at the Sand Art Workshop on Tuesday 28th May between 9.30am until 11am Make Sand Art pictures… Simply peel, pour and tap to create a fun picture Suitable for children aged 3 years and upwards £3 per child payable on the day to Kids Be Happy, just come along

SCRAPtastic Workshop at Totties Garden Centre

31st May - 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join fairandfunky for their Scraptastic workshop making Flower Bee Mobiles using recycled bits and bobs on Friday 31st May between 9.30am and 11am. Workshop cost is £3.50 per child, payable on the day. Suitable for children aged 3 – 12 years. Parents are expected to stay with their children as they craft. Whilst the children craft you can enjoy a coffee and a piece of cake and enjoy the fantastic views over the Holme Valley.

Spring StoryWalks – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at Meltham Library

31st May - 10:30 am

Our storywalks last from 60-90 minutes and are a great way to get outdoors, stay healthy and enjoy books and reading at the same time. We're Going on a Bear Hunt Join us in celebrating 30 years of Michael Rosen’s magical story “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.” We’re not scared, so join us for our very own bear hunt as we wade through rivers, battle snow storms and search mysterious black caves looking for that ferocious bear… Meltham Library,…

Tom Palmer Book Signing and Q&A – Read, Holmfirth

31st May - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We are lucky enough to have the wonderful children's and young adult author, Tom Palmer, visiting the shop over May half term! Tom's most recent book, Armistice Runner, has been a big hit in Holmfirth and his new book, D-Day Dog, is being released in May. Join us for a Q&A and book signing in the shop! A little bit about D-Day Dog... Jack can’t wait for the school trip to the D-Day landing beaches. It’s his chance to learn…

Holmfirth Film Festival 2019

7th June - 9th June

For all the details about this years festival, please click the link below. http://www.holmfirthfilmfestival.com/

Ceramic Figure Sculpture (Short Course) with Jamie Frost MRSS

12th June - 10:00 am - 15th June - 5:00 pm

In this course you will spend four days working from a live model to study the art of clay figure sculpture. At the end of the course you will have produced a half life-size sculpture from quality handbuilding clay and prepared it for firing into ceramic. When fired your sculpture will be suitable for outdoor display. We’ll start by making smaller figures, focus intently on the subject and learning to see the underlying structure, working quickly and studying the model…

Holmfirth Arts Festival 2019

13th June - 19th June

This year's festival takes place over three days from 14-16 June and reflects 'Creativity in the Landscape' inspired by the stunning surroundings of the Holme Valley. Come and try something different from a sparkling programme of music, theatre, comedy, exhibitions, workshops and new commissions, preceded by an extensive community engagement programme. Taking place at various locations and on the streets of Holmfirth. Suitable for all ages. Holmfirth Arts Festival is one of Yorkshire's best small festivals and takes place over…

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