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

6th July - 10:00 am - 28th September - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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.…

Life Drawing in Holmfirth (Mondays) with Jamie frost MRSS

22nd July - 6:30 pm - 23rd September - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until 19th August 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…

Icon – Holmfirth Parish Church

26th July - 29th September

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Italian, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese Courses starting w/c 9th Sep 2019

9th September 2019 - 29th June 2020

Would you like to learn Italian, German, French, Spanish or Portuguese? Why no join one of our new courses starting w/c 9th September 2019. Not only will you have great fun learning, with professional and highly qualified teachers, you will also benefit from our newly renovated language school, Unit 7 Queens Square Business Park. Enrol before 10th August to take advantage of our 15% discount! Courses are for adults and are available at all levels both during the day and…

Holmfirth Vineyard Tour – From Vine to Bottle, the stort of the Wine-making process up close

23rd September - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating indefinitely

An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating indefinitely

TAKE A TOUR OF THE VINEYARD FROM VINE TO BOTTLE, THE STORY OF THE WINE-MAKING PROCESS UP CLOSE Spend a morning or afternoon discovering the colourful history of the vineyard, the growing popularity of English wines and learn how we produce our award-winning English wines on a tour and tasting session. Stroll through the vines (weather permitting) as we introduce you to the hybrid grape varieties that thrive in the Holme Valley and explain how we manage the vineyard, also…

Little Art Club – Holmfirth Tech

25th September - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th July 2020

A fun, hands-on art club for 2-4 year olds. Making, painting, drawing and imagining. Sessions follow a theme often inspired by stories such as Where the Wild Things are, The Hungry Caterpillar, Bob the man on the moon and Katie Morag. This group is loved by children AND their parents! Some of our projects are commissions or part of bigger events; we made monkeys, elephants, crocodiles and jungle backdrops for an Elmer inspired pop up exhibition for Huddersfield Literature Festival…

Drawing and Painting Classes (Wednesday Afternoon) with Jamie Frost MRSS – The Sculpture Lounge

25th September - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 9th October 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.…

Swansong – Toss O’ Coin

25th September - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SWANSONG is a play by Holmfirth-based Plain Quakers Theatre company. It's a wryly comic tale of loneliness, ageing and the inexorable passing of time. Frank Dudley, old school actor and would-be national treasure, lives alone in a small flat, dreaming of past glories. But his fantasies cannot suppress the realities of a lonely old age, as he endures a life of self-deception and loneliness. Trapped in his home, afraid to go out and meet people, Frank’s none-too-glittering career seems to…

Life Drawing (Thursdays) with Jamie Frost MRSS – The Sculpture Lounge

26th September - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 26th September 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…

Saturday Art School – Holmfirth Tech

28th September - 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until 18th July 2020

Fun and creative art clubs for children aged 4-16yrs. Intermediates (7-11yrs) 9.30-11am Juniors (4-7yrs) 11.15-12.15am Seniors (11-16yrs) 12.30-2.30pm

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

28th September - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 14th December 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.…

Introduction to Jewellery Making Course – Rooks & Roses at The Sculpture Lounge

28th September - 10:00 am - 29th September - 5:00 pm

This two-day course is designed to give you a full introduction to the tools and methods of basic jewellery-making. With a class of just four students, in his new, fully equipped studio, Karl will guide you through the process of how to cut, file, shape and solder copper and silver, in order to create your own specia piece (or pieces) of jewellery. These intimate classes are designed to encourage participants to think about the way different materials work and how…

CAPERNAUM (Chaos) – world films

29th September - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dir. Nadine Lasaki, Lebanon 2018, 126mins cert 15 A young boy tries to sue his parents for ruining his life. Forced to live by his wits on the streets of Beirut, he finally seeks justice against them for 'giving him life'. Bafta and Globe winner and jury prize at Cannes, Lebanon's entry to the Oscars is a stunning neo-realist classic. A film of extreme emotions, compassionate and stirring. Loved by the critics and audiences. Doors and bar open: 6.30pm Film…

Richard Morris – Talk & Book Signing – Read, Holmfirth

5th October - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is FREE but please sign up for a ticket on the link below. As part of a weekend of activities to run alongside the Walkers’ Weekend organised by the Holmfirth Walkers are Welcome group we are pleased to announce that Richard will be joining us. Richard Morris is the emeritus professor of archaeology at Huddersfield University. The book takes us to the formation of Yorkshire over 5 million years ago to its glorious present day. Chapters are dedicated…

Meet Nature Writer – Laurence Rose at Read, Holmfirth

6th October - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

There are many instances in The Long Spring where walking features as part of the narrative. Like Benjamin Britten, Beethoven, Woody Allen and RS Thomas, Laurence Rose uses walking to stimulate ideas and solve writing (and composing) problems. Laurence will do some readings from The Long Spring and discuss his upcoming projects.

Ceramic Portrait Sculpture (short course) with Jamie Frost MRSS

10th October - 10:00 am - 12th October - 5:00 pm

In this course you will spend three days working from a live model to study the art of clay portrait sculpture. At the end of the course you will have produced a 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 heads, focus intently on the subject and learning to see the underlying structure, working quickly and studying the model at…

Marsden Jazz Festival 2019

11th October - 13th October

Come and celebrate 26 years of Jazz in the Yorkshire Pennines! Street markets, over 60 free events and street parade... A fantastic weekend of music! To see what's on, what it's about and to get involved visit: https://www.marsdenjazzfestival.com/    

Swansong – Wooldale Quaker Meeting House

11th October - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Swansong - not fade away is a new play by Holmfirth-based Plain Quakers Theatre company. It's a wryly comic tale of loneliness, ageing and the inexorable passing of time. Frank Dudley, old school actor and would-be national treasure, lives alone in a small flat, dreaming of past glories. But his fantasies cannot suppress the realities of a lonely old age, as he endures a life of self-deception and loneliness in a play tinged with comedy. Trapped in his home, afraid…

New Mill Male Voice Choir in Concert with The Temperance Seven

12th October - 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

New Mill Male Voice Choir in Concert with The Temperance Seven in a delightful mix of light-hearted choral music and humorous trad jazz

The Amity Cinema Presents – LABYRINTH at Holmfirth Civic Hall

19th October - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us at the Holmfirth Civic Hall for a screening of the fantasy classic 'Labyrinth'. 'I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.' Fifteen-year-old Sarah resents her baby brother Toby and secretly wishes that he will just disappear. Her wish comes true when goblins kidnap the boy. Feeling responsible and guilty about his abduction, she sets forth to retrieve him, and finds herself on the adventure of a…

The Comedy Club – St David’s Church

26th October - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ladies & Gents, The Comedy Club has being going for over a decade now, so we like to think we know what we're doing, so join us for our launch night at our new venue: St David's Hall in Holmbridge (HD9 2NQ). We bring you a truly superb line-up featuring the very best comics from around the country, with a superb TV headliner. Opening the show: Duncan Oakley - a master of the comedy song, well just a master of…

The Amity Cinema Presents – THE EXORCIST at Holmfirth Civic Hall

1st November - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us at the Holmfirth Civic Hall for a special Halloween screening of one of the best horror films ever made - William Friedkin's The Exorcist. '.....And I'm the Devil. Now kindly undo these straps' One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues -- her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit…

Holmfirth Camera Club Visiting Speaker night – Tesni Ward “Working with wildlife”

11th November - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tesni Ward "Working with wildlife" Tesni finds working as a Wildlife & Nature photographer challenging but extremely rewarding and aspires to use her images & stories to promote conservation & to educate the public on the struggles wildlife faces. Tesni’s website gallery http://www.tesniward.co.uk/ includes her projects on: - Badgers & Mountain Hares. - Greece, Birds, Alaska, Landscapes & more.

ArtFest Holmfirth – Holmfirth Civic Hall

16th November - 17th November

Artfest Holmfirth coming to town Over two days in November Artfest Holmfirth will showcase the work of the very best of British arts and crafts from a handpicked and carefully curated selection of makers. This unique selling exhibition will give visitors a chance to meet some of the UK's best artists and craftspeople to buy or commission original pieces of contemporary art, craft and design. Up to 50 designer-makers will be displaying their work across two rooms and over two…

Holmfirth Christmas Lights Celebration 2019

23rd November - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Christmas event to mark the start of the festive season in Holmfirth.  

Holmfirth Camera Club Visiting Speaker night – John Potter ‘Nature Photography, Dawn to Dusk’ at Wooldale Community Centre

9th December - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

John Potter ‘Nature Photography, Dawn to Dusk’ John is a highly regarded landscape and fine art photographer working with the landscape to create visionary works. John has always found North Yorkshire, his own patch, to be a constant source of inspiration. His work is deeply related to northern Britain's National Parks and coastline. See more of John’s images at https://www.jpotter-landscape-photographer.com/

The Amity Cinema Presents – BLADE RUNNER at Holmfirth Civic Hall

13th December - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us at the Holmfirth Civic Hall for a screening of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by his former Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as a replicant hunter, known as 'Blade Runners'. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies who have returned to Earth. Before starting the job, Deckard goes to the Tyrell Corporation and he meets Rachel (Sean Young), a Replicant girl he falls in love with. Starring: Harrison…

Holmfirth Camera Club Visiting Speaker night – Mark Helliwell ‘An approach to Landscape photography’ at Wooldale Community Centre

13th January 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Mark Helliwell ‘An approach to Landscape photography’ Mark Helliwell is one of the most talented landscape photographers in the country, his images feature regularly in the UK's leading landscape photography magazine – ‘Outdoor Photography’. He will present an illustration of the power of light & the way it can inject mood & drama into a landscape image. Mark will describe his ‘work flow in the field approach’ and present many of his outstanding final images See more of Mark’s images…

Holmfirth Camera Club Visiting Speaker night – John Gardner ‘A portfolio of people’ at Wooldale Community Centre

10th February 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

John Gardner - ‘A portfolio of people’ John is a professional portrait & commercial photographer with a talent for image creation and producing stunning, contemporary images. John has a wealth of creative talent and experience shooting on film and digital, both in the studio and on location, you can be sure of a range of exciting and vibrant images See more of John’s images at http://www.johngardnerphotography.com/

Holmfirth Camera Club Visiting Speaker night – Dave Mason ‘Street Photography’ at Wooldale Community Centre

20th April 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dave Mason - ‘Street Photography’ Dave takes great pleasure in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, often documenting the surreal happenings on city streets. Dave prefers his images to have an honesty about them, captured in-camera with little, if any post-processing. Dave’s talk will include his own interpretation of 'Street photography' & an explanation of his techniques. See more of Dave’s images at https://www.davemasonimages.com/

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