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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…

Language courses – The Modern Language School

14th October
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

This is our new timetable for September. Adult languages classes (French courses, Italian Courses, Spanish courses, Portuguese courses, German courses, Japanese courses); teaching and learning materials (cards games, printable resources); private / tailor-made tuition's. Three experienced, creative and fun-loving teachers, Lynne, Vicky and Dom, with a passion for languages, decided to offer adult classes and private tuition for adults in French, Italian and Spanish in 2011. Since then, the school has grown to offer additional courses in Portuguese, German and Japanese,…

Holmfirth Camera Club Visiting Speaker – Andrew Sanderson at Wooldale Community Centre

14th October - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Andrew is one of the UK’s leading photographers and has written both: - the definitive book on ‘Night Photography: A Practical Manual’ - the highly acclaimed ‘Home Photography: Inspiration on Your Doorstep’ Andrew is an Ilford Master Printer, a leading practitioner of the ‘paper negative’ process and one of the world’s best ‘hand colourists’. Examples of both of these techniques can be found in his third book: ‘Hand Colouring and Alternative Darkroom Processes’. See more of Andrew’s images at https://www.andrewsanderson.com/…

Postcards from the 48% (film/documentary) – Holmfirth Civic Hall

15th October - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A film made by and featuring those who voted Remain in the UK's EU Referendum vote, the 48%, to show the other 27 EU Member States that it was far from a landslide victory and just why they are fighting to stay part of the EU. Director: David Wilkinson Writers: Emlyn Price, David Wilkinson Stars: Patrick Stewart, Miriam Margolyes, Bob Geldof

Mindfulness Course – Holmfirth Methodist Church

16th October - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 6th November 2019

This is a six week course which is good for all sorts of people. Some benefit who have low mood or anxiety, worry or stress and some just want to put an anchor down and find some stability - to feel the floor again. It is particularly useful for people who struggle to sleep well. The course is a mixture of MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) and MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) and uses the book 'Finding Peace in a Frantic World'…

Vibejive dance class

16th October - 7:45 pm - 10:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 18th December 2019

This is a weekly dance class in modern jive (easy to learn social dancing for people who are not gifted dancers!). We hold a class every Wed evening from 7:45 to 10:15pm. Beginners are especially welcome and will be well supported. No partner required but you are welcome to bring one if you like. This style of dance allows you to dance to many different styles of music - rock, pop, latin, swing, rock n roll and is a great…

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

17th October - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 19th December 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…

LIVING IN THE MEDIEVAL HOLME VALLEY – Holmfirth Civic Hall

17th October - 7:30 pm

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Amazing Acapella – Holy Trinity Church

18th October - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 13th December 2019

Drop-in singing group for all with Jenny Goodman - no auditions, no solos (except by choice!) all songs taught by ear so no previous experience needed. Sept 13th - Dec 13th (no sessions 1st & 8th Nov) 10 til 12 Holy Trinity Church, Towngate, Holmfirth HD9 1HA £8 (£6 if you're really strapped for cash) or pay in advance and get a discount - £84 for the whole term (£42 if you're strapped for cash) - you can pay in…

What our Young Citizens Want – Huddersfield Town Hall

18th October - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This year Kirklees Youth Council have been exploring how we can inspire the active citizens of tomorrow. Join us to hear what over 1,700 children and young people in Kirklees told us about having a voice, getting involved in community life, and how we can help them to grow the skills, confidence and connections that they want, in the way that they want. At this event we’ll be sharing our “Growing a stronger youth council” report, based on our year…

Lunchtime Mindfulness with Towards Life, Holmfirth

21st October - 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

45 Minutes of Mindfulness practice.   £8.50 for a single session or £42 for a block of 6

Our Holme Festival: Saving the planet in the hills above Huddersfield – University of Huddersfield

22nd October - 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Over the past year, we've taken part in a community project based around the River Holme. We're celebrating the success of this project with a day of talks from industry-leading experts on all things river-related. Chris Dean, Head of Programme Delivery, Moors for the Future Partnership, talks about Saving the planet in the hills above Huddersfield: In good condition, the moorland environment has the potential to reduce the risk of flooding and can make a massive contribution to removing carbon…

Our Holme Festival: Climate change and National Parks: from threat to opportunity? University of Huddersfield

22nd October - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Over the past year we've taken part in a community project based around the River Holme. We're celebrating the success of this project with a day of talks from industry leading experts on all things river related. Climate change and National Parks: from threat to opportunity? is a talk by Andrew McCloy, Chairman, Peak District National Park Authority. National Parks are designated for their high landscape value, but from fires to flooding these sensitive habitats are already suffering the impacts…

Our Holme Festival: A body in the river – University of Huddersfield

22nd October - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Over the past year we've taken part in a community project based around the River Holme. We're celebrating the success of this project with a day of talks from industry leading experts on all things river related. A body in the river: the new science of forensic hydrology is a talk by Professor Carolyn Roberts, Professor Emerita of Environment, and Fellow, Gresham College, London. Bodies of murder victims – whole or in pieces – often end up in rivers or…

Our Holme Festival: Reducing plastic waste in our rivers – University of Huddersfield

22nd October - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Over the past year we've taken part in a community project based around the River Holme. We're celebrating the success of this project with a day of talks from industry leading experts on all things river related. Reducing the impact of plastic waste on the water environment is a talk by Mr Rob Casey, Thames Warden, Water Conservators Company. In this no-holds-barred look at the impact plastic waste has on our water environments, Rob Casey reveals the uncomfortable truth behind…

Our Holme Festival: Reducing plastic waste in our rivers – University of Huddersfield

22nd October - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Over the past year we've taken part in a community project based around the River Holme. We're celebrating the success of this project with a day of talks from industry leading experts on all things river related. Reducing the impact of plastic waste on the water environment is a talk by Mr Rob Casey, Thames Warden, Water Conservators Company. In this no-holds-barred look at the impact plastic waste has on our water environments, Rob Casey reveals the uncomfortable truth behind…

Our Holme Festival: Rivers are the lifeblood of your town – University of Huddersfield

22nd October - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Over the past year we've taken part in a community project based around the River Holme. We're celebrating the success of this project with a day of talks from industry leading experts on all things river related. Lifeblood of Your Town: why should you make friends with rivers like the Holme and Colne? is a talk by Dr Paul Gaskell, “Trout in the Town” North of England Programme manager, Wild Trout Trust. Our towns and cities typically owe their existence…

Sausage Making at Coddys Farm

25th October - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sausage making - £50 25th October 2019, 6pm till 8pm​ A good fun course having a go at making your own sausages. Includes a 2 course meal and approximately 2 kg sausages to take home. An additional place can be booked for the meal at £15 and you share the produce to take home.

Introduction to Jewellery-making Course with Rooks & Roses at The Sculpture Lounge

26th October - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 27th October 2019

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…

The Real Birth Workshop – Positive birth preparation at Cocoon, Holmfirth

26th October - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Would you like to be more prepared for your birth experience? Our next Real Birth Workshop will be taking place 26th October at Cocoon Holmfirth! Use discount code COCOON20 for £20 off ticket price when booked in September! Real Birth Workshops are an Royal College of Midwives (RCM) accredited positive birth preparation course developed by the Real Birth Company. Real Birth workshops aim to ensure that women and their partners gain knowledge around how the body births a baby, including how…

Kids Ceramic Class – Penistone Leisure Centre

30th October - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

Gammon Curing at Coddys Farm

22nd November - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gammon curing - £70 22nd November 2019, 6pm till 8pm​ Hands on course where you prepare and cure hams using three different cures to be ready for Christmas. Gammon dinner is included and you take home the three gammons you prepare. An additional place can be booked for the meal at £15 and they share the produce you take home.

Pork Pie Making at Coddys Farm

6th December - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Pork pie making - £50 6th December 2019, 6pm till 8.30pm Hands on pork pie making. 2 course meal included and you take home the pies you prepare, these will need cooking at home. An additional place can be booked for the meal at £15 and they share the produce to take home.

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/

Three Bird Roast at Coddys Farm

13th December - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

3 bird roast - £70 13th December 2019, 6pm till 8pm​ Hands on course where you prepare a three bird roast ready for cooking on Christmas day. 2 course dinner is included and you take home the three bird roast you prepare. An additional place can be booked for the meal at £15 and they share the produce you take home.

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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