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Join us for Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust's first BEER FESTIVAL on 22nd & 23rd February. Live music throughout the weekend, as well as a large selection of Beers and Ciders to try. We will be also be serving alternative refreshments £6 entry, includes glass, and entry throughout the weekend. Friday 22nd February: 7pm - 11pm Saturday 23rd February: 12pm - 11pmFind out more »
DELIGHTFUL FILM FROM THE LEGENDARY FRENCH DIRECTOR (Dir. Agnes Varda, France 2017, 94mins 12) Simply wonderful and utterly compelling as two artists go on a playful road trip across France in the classic nouvelle vague spirit. The life affirming film of the year. SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY CIVIC HALL, HOLMFIRTH DOORS/BAR OPEN 6.30PM FILM 7.00PM TICKETS £5.00Find out more »
A special pre-Festival event with two award-winning, bestselling crime writers. Ann Cleeves is the creator of the Shetland mysteries and the Vera Stanhope novels and a recipient of the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger. Her latest books are Wildfire, the eighth and final book in the Shetland novels, now in its fifth series as a major BBC1 drama, and The Seagull, the eighth Vera Stanhope novel, currently on its ninth ITV series as Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn. A 2018 Radio…Find out more »
Bringing sunshine and ABBA to Holmfirth... (Dir. Ol Parker, US 2018, 116mins PG) More of the same! But who is complaining - ABBA, Cher, great songs, lots of dancing, sun, sea and a whole lot of fun! FRIDAY 8 MARCH PICTUREDROME, HOLMFIRTH DOORS OPEN 7.00PM FILM 7.30PM TICKETS: £5.00Find out more »
Experience the fun and creativity of a Bibliotherapy session with expert practitioner Julie Walker as part of Disabled Access Day. Suitable for all levels. Bibliotherapy is the use of poetry, fiction, song lyrics – the written word – to positively enhance mental health and wellbeing. This taster session will help you to understand how bibliotherapy works through experiencing an interactive and enjoyable session facilitated by Julie Walker, bibliotherapist and CEO of Words for Wellbeing. Coffee/tea and pastries will be served…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 »
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 & 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 »
£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 »
£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 »
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 »
£3.00 – £5.00 Date: 24 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 »
Venue: Ukrainian Club, 7 Edgerton Road HD1 5RA A workshop combining creative writing with the insights of mindfulness. Includes guided meditation, connecting with the breath, body and senses, and a range of fun, collaborative writing exercises designed to free up the creative process. Tom George is a renowned performance poet, musician and workshop teacher. For Access information, contact the venue. Limited to 12 places (advance booking recommended) Age guidance 16+Find out more »
£15.00 – £18.00 Date: 24 March 2019 at 3pm Venue: Huddersfield Golf Club, Lightridge Road, Huddersfield HD2 2EP A Festival favourite – enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of Fixby Hall with two fabulous guests: Mike Gayle is the author of 15 novels, including his debut Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller My Legendary Girlfriend, Mr Commitment and The Man I Think I Know. Funny, frank and full of painfully acute observations, his books have been translated into…Find out more »
Early Bird tickets available until 31 January at the special price of £5 (£3 for concessions) Politician turned award-winning author Alan Johnson talks about his lifelong passion for music. His latest entertaining memoir explores the musical soundtrack to his life, from listening to Bing Crosby on the radio as a small child living in condemned housing in London in the 1950s, to singers such as Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen – not to forget his beloved Beatles. The…Find out more »
Venue: Fantastic Media Suite, John Smith Stadium, Stadium Way HD1 6PG A talk on the inspirational story of Huddersfield Town’s record-breaking 1979-80 season, from renowned football reporter Rob Stewart. From hilarious to heartbreaking, The 101 Club tells of how a team of misfits scored a club-record of 101 goals to clinch the Fourth Division title in the final moments of the season. Please contact venue for access guidance.Find out more »
Bestselling novelist Paul Burston (creator and host of the award-winning Polari literary salon), and acclaimed novelist and short story writer VG Lee will offer feedback on your work (up to 800 words) and guide you to produce a new piece of work at this inclusive workshop. One person will be chosen to read at Polari that evening.Find out more »
Huddersfield in 50 Buildings introduces and celebrates our town’s magnificent built heritage. In this fascinating talk and slide show, author Christopher Marsden discusses the joys and challenges of exploring the history of the town through its existing buildings. How can we understand local industries, politics and faiths? How is civic, educational and commercial development expressed? You may think you know Huddersfield – through Andrew Caveney’s photographs and his own research, Christopher will shine a new light on the town, its…Find out more »
Rosie Wilby – Is Monogamy Dead? £3.00 – £5.00 Date: 27 March 2019 at 8:30pm Venue: Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate HD1 2UD NOTE: Book a ticket for Polari up North and get free entry to this show as part of the evening’s entertainment. Book here for this show only. Comedian, writer and broadcaster Rosie Wilby presents a mixture of talk, discussion and highlights from her stand-up show Is Monogamy Dead? which eventually became her award-shortlisted book of the…Find out more »
(please note: performance times may vary slightly). An evening of LGBTQ+ entertainment, with a Festival favourite: the ever-popular, Polari Up North, hosted by Paul Burston, plus special performances by poet Gerry Potter and comedian Rosie Wilby. 6.30pm: Gerry Potter – the award-winning poet reads from his brand new collection of hard-hitting, socio-political poetry, prose and plays: Manchester Isn’t the Greatest City in the World (adult themes/LGBTQ+). 7.15pm: Polari Up North, hosted by Paul Burston. Gerry Potter will join the line…Find out more »
“O’Neill is a genuine storyteller in the finest Irish tradition, full of heart and soul and very funny” New York Times “To call what he does ‘stand-up’ doesn’t do him justice. This is genuine comedy from the gut, a true original” The Scotsman Everyone has a soundtrack to their lives, tunes that accompany the most tragic, joyful and comic moments. In his new one-man show, Ten Songs to Die for, multi-award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and actor Owen O’Neill will take…Find out more »
Date: 28 March 2019 at 8:30pm Pay What You Want Venue: Small Seeds, 120 New Street, Castlegate HD2 2UD Enjoy performances from Huddersfield’s Talking Zebras group and the Batley Poets, plus open mic slots in a friendly environment. Pay What You Want on the night – no booking required.Find out more »
The acclaimed author of Coconut Unlimited and Meatspace talks about the themes of immigration and assimilation in his latest novel, The One Who Wrote Destiny, an inter-generational epic that starts with a young man moving from Kenya to West Yorkshire. “Very funny but packs a hell of an emotional punch” Nish Kumar. A champion of diversity in books and publishing, Nikesh Shukla is founder of The Good Agency and The Good Journal, and editor of The Good Immigrant, an award-winning…Find out more »
Venue: Marsden Mechanics Hall, 21-23 Peel Street, Marsden HD7 6BW Known across the UK from the popular Channel 5 series The Yorkshire Vet, Julian Norton talks about the drama and humour of his experiences as a rural vet, first at James Herriot’s old practice in Thirsk and now in the market town of Boroughbridge. His new book The Diary of a Yorkshire Vet features many entertaining stories about everything from hairy pigs near Helmsley to a bullock with an enormous…Find out more »
Venue: OA7/27 Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH Whether you are a novelist or a script writer, structure is key. This workshop will look at narrative structure that can be applied to any full-length writing. It will examine inciting incidents, turning points, mid-points and climaxes. It will explore the difference between 3-Act and 5-Act structure and examine how all narrative art yearns to achieve symmetry. Using a range of materials across history, genre and media, such as The…Find out more »
£3.00 – £5.00 Date: 30 March 2019 at 11:30am Venue: OA5/02, Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH Professor Angela Gallop is one of the world’s most eminent forensic scientists. Merging true crime and memoir, When the Dogs Don’t Bark: A Forensic Scientist’s Search for the Truth, provides a gripping account of some of the thousands of cases she has helped to solve, from the first crime scene she attended in Huddersfield for a case involving the Yorkshire Ripper,…Find out more »
The bestselling and award-winning author talks to Rose Condo about her writing career and The Strawberry Thief, the long-awaited new novel featuring the characters from Chocolat, in which Vianne Rocher returns to the village that once rejected her. Joanne Harris MBE is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film), The Testament of Loki and many other bestselling novels, plus the novella The Blue Salt Road, short stories, screenplays and cookbooks. Her books are published in more…Find out more »
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