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Arts, Crafts and Sculpture ..................3 Talks, Exhibitions and Learning ...................4 Get Togethers and Social Dance .............6 Leisure and Sport ....7 Music ........................7 Outdoor Festivals and Events .......................8 Walks, Rides and Conservation ............9

Edition No: 30 September - October 2009 Address for diary listings and distribution enquiries:

Marketing and Communication, The Stadium Business and Leisure Complex, Stadium Way, Huddersfield. HD1 6PG Tel: (01484) 416669 Email: events@kirklees.gov.uk Listings in What’s On are free, however, we cannot guarantee to include all requests for listings, and may edit submissions at our discretion. Whilst we make every effort to ensure the information is accurate, no responsibility can be accepted for errors or omissions, or for changes in events after submission of copy. Entries should be submitted on official forms, although we will accept printed publicity material. A form for new entries can be found on our Website: www.kirklees.gov.uk/events On the Website there is also an Events Database, where you can search on most of the entries in this publication, and many future events too! Information and enquiries Telephone: (01484) 223200. Disclaimer Please note that Kirklees Council does not endorse any of the products or services advertised in this publication. Published by a Partnership of Kirklees Culture and Leisure Services. The Huddersfield Examiner and The Dewsbury Reporter. Printed by Trinity Mirror Printing Oldham Ltd and Yorkshire Weekly Newspapers Group

Kirklees Concert Season 2009/10

at Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Halls The new season kicks off with its opening concert on 17 September at Huddersfield Town Hall. This season's 'musical masterpieces' includes a total of 35 concerts for you to enjoy, including orchestral, organ and lunchtime chamber concerts. You can look forward to some of the best-loved classical music, with highlights including The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, The Classic FM Concert, Viennese Whirl, The Planets and much, much more! At the heart of the season is our resident ensemble, the Orchestra of Opera North who continue to bring us conductors and soloists of international standing whilst maintaining our commitment to developing the talents of the next generation of artists, and our association with the region’s great orchestras remains strong, with the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Northern Sinfonia all appearing. Key to the success of the season is our loyal and supportive audience, so we’re delighted that many of the faces in this year's brochure are those of people who attend our concerts. Working in partnership with Kirklees Council and the Orchestra of Opera North is design agency, Andrassy Design, who have produced the publi-

city for the Kirklees Concert Season for a number of years now. With yet another original and creative campaign this year, Andrassy Design’s office on New North Road became a photography studio for the day as a dozen or more concert season fans of all ages filed through the doors to be photographed clutching pictures of their favourite concerts, suitably framed as works of art - ‘Musical Masterpieces’ as the campaign headline puts it. The tables were turned as the audience members became the ‘stars’ of

the campaign. “The diversity of volunteers showed just how broad a range of people enjoy the seasons’ concerts, which was of course part of our intention. We also wanted to reflect how much the Orchestra of Opera North and Kirklees Council value and appreciate their audience here in Kirklees,” commented David Andrassy. For a copy of the brochure call 01484 414921 or visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/music


W H AT ’ S O N ART, CRAFTS AND SCULPTURE

TOWN HALLS

❑ EVERY THURSDAY. 7.30PM – 9.30PM BRIGHOUSE ART CIRCLE WEEKLY MEETING Weekly meetings include demonstrations, workshop, life models and summer Tuesday afternoon outdoor meetings. Admission/Enquiries: Les Boothroyd 01484 316236. ❑ EACH SAT & SUN TO 27 SEPT INCL MON 31 AUG 2.00PM-5.00PM Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield, HD7 4PY. MARSDEN PAST - A NEW exhibition of Marsden's history by the Marsden Local History Society and WEA Admission/Enquiries: Adult £, Child & concessions £1 Colne Valley Museum 01484 659762. ❑ EVERY MON 10.15AM-12.15PM Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. THE PALS ART GROUP CLASSES - New members are always welcome to join this art group whether a complete beginner or an experienced artist. Basic materials are available to help you get started. For more information contact: Marc Hampshire Kirklees Physical Activity Development. 01484 234095 or email:marc.hampshire@kirklees.gov.uk

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THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH’S OPENING CONCERT OF THE SEASON BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO DEWSBURY TOWN HALL

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER, 1PM ORGAN CONCERT ANDREW CARTER 70TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL

Three popular works to open the season, in a concert featuring two rising young British artists together with our resident orchestra. All three works were written when the composers were in their twenties and have a youthful freshness about them. The evening’s main work, Brahms’s hugely enjoyable First Serenade, will ensure an uplifting launch to the year. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Brahms: Serenade No. 1 Conductor: Nicholas Collon Violin: Thomas Gould Tickets: £6-£16.50 (plus concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

❑ TO THURS 31 DEC. Turnbridge Mill, Quay Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6Q. OUT OF THE BLUE CREATIVE ARTS TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD Creative activities to enhance the wellbeing of anyone who has concerns about their mental health. Workshops held various days, various times, various venues. Contact HOOT (01484 516 224) or AIM (01484 434 909) for a timetable. Admission/Enquiries: Richard Turner 01484 345 223.

Dr Gordon Stewart and Anthony Thompson with the New World Ensemble (leader Andrew Long) conducted by Dougie Scarfe. G F Handel: Organ Concerto in F Andrew Carter: Suite for Trumpet and Organ Albinoni/Giazotto: Adagio in G Minor Andrew Carter: Aria Andrew Carter: Organ Concerto (first British performance) Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices or pay on the door

WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER, 12.30PM DEWSBURY LUNCHTIME CONCERT - VOCES8 DEWSBURY TOWN HALL Voces8 has established itself as one of the UK’s most successful a cappella singing groups. With concerts this year throughout Europe, the United States and Africa, they find time to come to Dewsbury to open the season. Beautiful singing and great fun are promised. Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices or pay on the door

SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER, 7.15PM NEW MILL MALE VOICE CHOIR HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL

❑ TO FRI 4 SEPT - 1.00PM – 4.00PM National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH. FAMILY SUMMER FUN - Themed weekly family activities running Monday to Friday. Summer Fun at the Museum has something different every week so you can visit again and again. Free admission Debra Evans .

❑ TUES 11 AUG TO 15 SEPT INCLUSIVE. 6.00pm – 8.00pm Huddersfield Town Hall Old Court Room, Huddersfield Town Hall, Peel Street entrance, Huddersfield, HD1 2TH. WHITE ROSE CREATIVE WRITING COURSE AT HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL - White Rose Creative Writing (WRCW) is a brand new independent scheme in the West Riding set up by critically acclaimed professional author R L Royle. WRCW provides a creative, inspirational, educational and fun environment to hone your skills as a writer, whether it be as a hobby or a career choice. Admission/Enquiries: £80 per person for a six week course to be paid in advance. Rebecca L Royle – 07824 702335 - www.whiterosecreativewriting.co.uk

SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER, 7.15PM (DOORS OPEN 6.30PM) BRIGHOUSE AND RASTRICK BAND MASSED BANDS CONCERT HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL Lt. Col. Chris Davies (Royal Marines) will ‘march’ on stage to the theme ‘Salute to Heroes!’, presenting an evening of stirring and moving music performed by the might of Brighouse and Rastrick and guests Scottish Co-op Band. Tickets: £9-£15 (no concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices on sale from 9 Sept.

BRIGHOUSE AND RASTRICK BAND - Huddersfield

THOMAS GOULD - Dewsbury

THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER, 7.30PM ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH FANTASTIC SYMPHONY HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL An adrenaline-charged start to the season in Huddersfield, with two works by passionate young men. From the stormy orchestral outburst of the opening, to the beautiful slow movement – a portrait of Clara Schumann, with whom Brahms had fallen in love – the great German composer bares his soul in his First Piano Concerto. Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, which famously portrays episodes in the life of an artist, is one of those works that simply has to be experienced live to appreciate fully its revolutionary impact! Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Conductor: Frederic Chaslin Piano: Sunwook Kim Tickets: £7-£21.50 (plus concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

NEW MILL MALE VOICE CHOIR - Huddersfield

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SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER, 7.30PM BATLEY GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY DIAMOND JUBILEE GALA CONCERT DEWSBURY TOWN HALL Diamond Jubilee Gala Concert with Professional Soloists, 36 Piece Orchestra - 'The Halifax Square Chapel Orchestra' - with a chorus of over 80 singers from Batley G&S Society, supported by Mirfield Choral Society. A Sparkling Celebration' of Batley G&S Society's 60th Year. Tickets: £12 balcony (no concs.) and £10 stalls (£8.50 concs.) Contact Lyndsey Hall on 01924 525417

❑ FRI 4 SEPT 7.30PM - 9.30PM Waring Green Community Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse, HD6 2AX. BRIGHOUSE ART CIRCLE - OPEN EVENING AND REGISTRATION - Open evening for past, present and new members. There will be an art exhibition, displays, stalls and tombola as well as enrolment to the Brighouse Art Circle. Supper is provided. Admission/Enquiries: Les Boothroyd 01484 316236.

MONDAY 26 OCTOBER, 11.30AM (DOORS OPEN 11AM) AND 2PM (DOORS OPEN 1.30PM) SANDOW CLOWNS ALL LAUGHTER SHOW ‘FABULOUS CIRCUS PARTY’ CLECKHEATON TOWN HALL All the fun of the circus with stilt walking, juggling, balancing, slapstick clowning, plus lots of audience participation and great prizes! Profits support CLIC Sargent Charity No. 1107328. All tickets: £3 (free for 2 years and under) available on the door

BATLEYGILBERT AND SILLIVAN SOCIETY - Dewsbury

SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER, 2.30PM THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL FREDERIC CHASLIN - Huddersfield

This concert celebrates the musical career of Kenneth Rothery and features Holmfirth Choral Society, Hade Edge Band, Huddersfield Choral Society Junior Choir, Nigel Rothery and Stephanie Helliwell. With guest soloist Margaret McDonald. All proceeds of the concert will go to Kirkwood Hospice who provide specialist care for those people in Kirklees facing life-threatening illness. Tickets £2-£10 available from Kirklees Booking Offices and by phone from Mrs B Webb 01484 424374

SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER, 7.30PM SLAITHWAITE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL Conductor: Benjamin Ellin Soloist: Simon Callaghan Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 3 Brahms: Symphony No 3 Pre Concert Talk, 6.30pm All pre-concert talks will be held in the main concert hall and are free to all attending the concert. Tickets: £9.50 - £14.50 (plus concessions in Area and Gallery only), free admission in Area and Gallery for children if accompanied by an adult, available from Kirklees Booking Offices

KIRKLEES BOOKING OFFICES ■ OUR SPORTING GREATS EXHIBITION: Red House Museum

Dr Gordon Stewart A Hollins: Concert Overture in C Minor W Felton arr H Wall: A Little Tune J S Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor L Vierne: Scherzo (Symphonie 2) A L J Lefebure-Wely: Roman March C Franck: Choral 3 in A Minor J Langlais: Cantabile M Dupre: Prelude and Fugue in B Major Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices or pay on the door

In concert with the internationally renowned MORRISTON ORPHEUS CHOIR and guest soloist Musical Director: Elizabeth Hambleton Accompanist: Anne Levitt Tickets: £10, £12 and £17 available from Kirklees Booking Offices; Musical Notes in Holmfirth; Atkinsons Butchers in New Mill or Orchard Bookshop in Denby Dale

❑ SAT 1 AUG TO SAT 3 OCT - Art Gallery opening times. Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. MATERIAL INTELLIGENCE - Sculpture by nine artists organised by Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, that looks at the ways in which contemporary sculptors deploy a range of materials in a direct way as medium and subject. Admission/Enquiries: Free Robert Hall 01484 221962.

❑ TUES 25 AUG TO THURS 17 SEPT INCLUSIVE. 10.30AM – 6.30PM West Yorkshire Print Workshop, 75a Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AT. HIDDEN TALENTS - A display of work by the disabled members of the Howland Centre. The Howland Centre is an independent charity working with disabled adults from all over North Kirklees. Admission/Enquiries: Free admission, full disabled access Mark Milnes 01924 497646.

MONDAY 19 OCTOBER, 1PM ORGAN CONCERT HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL

DEWSBURY TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE TEL: 01924 324 501 Dewsbury Town Hall, Old Wakefield Rd, Dewsbury WF12 8DQ HUDDERSFIELD INFORMATION CENTRE TEL: 01484 223 200 Albion Street, Huddersfield HD1 2NW HOLMFIRTH INFORMATION CENTRE TEL: 01484 222 444 49 - 51 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth, Huddersfield HD9 3JP

SANDOW CLOWNS ALL LAUGHTER SHOW - Cleckheaton

SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER, 7.30PM (DOORS OPEN 7PM) SOUNDS OF THE 60S CLECKHEATON TOWN HALL 60s music show starring tributes to DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, GENE PITNEY, BILLY FURY and NEIL SEDAKA. Tickets: £12 (no concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

TEA DANCES

Cleckheaton Town Hall, 2 - 4pm September: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29 October: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 Admission £1.30 including tea and biscuits

GENERAL ENQUIRIES TELEPHONE 01484 221 900


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■ OAKWELL HALL: Birstall - See Exhibitions, Talks and Learning ❑ SAT 5 SEPT - SAT 7 NOV Normal Gallery opening times Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. DIALOGUES: ROBERT PRISEMAN - Dialogues is a series of six exhibitions featuring contemporary artists showing new work alongside works from the Kirklees Collection. Robert Priseman's exhibition of paintings is based on Francis Bacon interiors. Admission/Enquiries: Free Robert Hall 01484 221962. ❑ TO SUN 20 SEPT INCLUSIVE. MUSEUM OPENING TIMES Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, BD19 4JP. OUR SPORTING GREATS EXHIBITION - Kirklees has a rich sporting heritage. This unique exhibition looks at some sporting achievements from the 1950s to the 21st Century, with interviews with Kirklees Sporting Greats, original footage and historic objects from the world of sport. Admission/Enquiries: Admission free. Access by stairs only Helga Hughes 01274 335100. ❑ TO WED 30 SEPT - MUSEUM OPENING TIMES Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ. CABINETS OF CURIOSITIES - Pull out the drawers to discover some of the museum's fascinating collections displayed alongside those of local people. Admission/Enquiries: Tolson Museum 01484 223830. ❑ THURS 10 SEPT The Watershed, 22 Bridge Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5JN. CREATIVE BUSINESS SUPPORT IN THE COLNE VALLEY FINDING FUNDING - Arts agency Loca (part of Kirklees Culture & Leisure Services) is running a pilot Business Support programme from March to October 2009

offering free support to people running creative enterprises in the Colne Valley. Admission/Enquiries: Free of charge. If you would like to attend the workshop please email loca.admin@loca.co.uk or call to make a booking - 01924 488844. ❑ FRI 11 SEPT (6.00PM – 9.00PM ) – SAT/SUN 12/13 SEPT (10.00AM – 5.00PM) Longwood Mechanics Hall, 129 Longwood Gate, Longwood, Huddersfield, HD3 4UU. ART AT THE MECHANICS - Annual Art Show. Exhibition, Craft Stalls and workshops. Everyone Welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Adults £1 Accompanied children free Derek Fairbank 01484 311303. ❑ SAT 12 SEPT 10.00AM - 3.0OPM Marsden United Church, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6BR. CRAFT FAIR - A variety of hand crafted goods for sale plus refreshments and cooked lunches. Admission/Enquiries: 50p at the door, accompanied children free. ❑ FRI 18 SEPT 6.00PM – 9.00PM Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH. HOST OPENING PARTY - Everyone is welcome to attend the opening party of this year's HOST Open Studio Trail. Admission/Enquiries: Free. HOST - art@hoststudio.co.uk . Creative Arts Building - 01484 473813/1382 ❑ DAILY SAT 26 SEPT - SAT 24 OCT (NOT SUNDAYS) Gallery Opening times Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA. A TASTE OF HOST - This exhibition will showcase work by artists participating in the Huddersfield Open Studio Trail (HOST), an annual event which sees artists open their studios to the general public. Admission/Enquiries: Free entry. Access to first floor gallery via stairs or lift Batley Art Gallery 01924 326021.

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❑ SAT 19 SEPT & SUN 20 SEPT 10.00AM – 5.00PM Longwood Mechanics Hall, 129 Longwood Gate, Longwood, Huddersfield, HD3 4UU. HOST OPEN STUDIO TRAIL Part of the Host Open Studio Festival. Come and visit our two Artists in residence. Host – art@hoststudio.co.uk ❑ SAT 19 SEPT TO SUN 27 SEPT 11.00AM – 5.00PM Kirklees Visual Arts Network, Kirklees, HD. HOST - ARTISTS' OPEN STUDIO TRAIL - Over the last 2 weekends of September you are invited to visit Artists studios in and around Kirklees. Open Studios are in Central & South Kirklees Sat/Sun 19th/20th Sept. then North Kirklees Sat/Sun 26th/27th Sept. Admission/Enquiries: Free. info@dionneswift.co.uk ❑ FRI 2 & SAT 3 OCT 10.00AM – 4.00PM & SUN 4 OCT – 2.00PM – 4.00PM Elland St. Marys Church, The Cross, Church Street, Elland, HX5 0BJ. HARVEST SCARECROWS - Display of scarecrows in and about the church Admission/Enquiries: By donation Philip E Chadwick 01422 373298. ❑ SUN 4 OCT 10.00AM Longwood Mechanics Hall, 129 Longwood Gate, Longwood, Huddersfield, HD3 4UU. LONGWOOD VILLAGE SHOW - Home Grown Vegetables, Handicrafts, Preserves, Cakes & More. £50 prize for the biggest pumpkin Admission/Enquiries: Derek Fairbank 01484 311303. ❑ SUN 11 OCT - FRI 16 OCT 1.00PM 4.00PM National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH. FAMILY LEARNING WEEK AND THE BIG DRAW As part of Family Learning Week and the Big Draw, join in free sketching and scribbling fun. An artist will be on hand to help with your creative master piece! The Museum opening hours are 10.00am 5.00pm 7 days a week ( all year round, with the exception of 24-26 December and 1 January. Admission/Enquiries: Free admission Debra Evans. 01924 848806 – info @ncn.org.uk

CATS: Various colours, ages, £50 fee includes vaccination, neutering and microchip

❑ TUES 13 OCT TO THUR 5 NOV 10.30AM – 6.00PM. West Yorkshire Print Workshop, 75a Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AT. CASTLE HALL ART EXHIBITION - A showcase of artwork by pupils of Castle Hall school, Mirfield. Admission/Enquiries: Mark Milnes 01924 497646.

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❑ MON 25 - FRI 30 OCT 1.00PM - 3.00PM National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH. OCTOBER HALF

Tel: Mrs Hirst 687710 Information Line: Tel 603200

TERM - ENGINEERING THEME - Look out for free family activities in the Learning Curve as well as living history performances at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm. All the usual attractions will also be available. The Museum opening hours are 10.00am - 5.00pm 7 days a week (all year round, with the exception of 24-26 December and 1 January. Admission/Enquiries: Debra Evans. 01924 848806 – info @ncn.org.uk ❑ SAT 31 OCT TO SAT 5 DEC - Gallery opening times. Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA. FINE ART NOW: LEEDS FINE ART CLUB GROUP 7 - Fine Art Now: Group 7 is a sub group of Leeds Fine Art Club. Members are drawn from a range of backgrounds, experience and professional practice. The drawings, paintings, prints, photography and sculpture in this exhibition reflect a range of current concerns and interests within the group. The strength of any group show lies in its diversity and we trust that you will find much to enjoy and engage you here. Admission/Enquiries: Free entry. Access to first floor gallery via stairs or lift Batley Art Gallery 01924 326021. ❑ TO SAT 7 NOV INCLUSIVE. 10.00AM – 4.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS FEATURING RICHARD GAWTHORPE - A series of one day workshops all featuring Richard Gawthorpe. Suitable for beginners and advanced. Admission/Enquiries: Price £22 which includes tuition, tea and coffee each day. Booking Essential. Eric Brown 01924 326240.

EXHIBITIONS, TALKS AND LEARNING ❑ Heritage open days - Thur 10 – Sun 13 Sept. Celebrate our fantastic architecture and culture by free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age. Style and function throw open their doors. It is a once a year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring local history and culture to life. www.heritageopendays.org.uk ❑ SAT 12 & SUN 13 SEPT 12.00 NOON 5.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. Visit the Hall free of charge with free tours and craft demonstrations with the Friends of Oakwell Hall. Admission/Enquiries: Eric Brown 01924 326240.

❑ SAT 12 & SUN 13 SEPT 12.30PM – 4.30PM Castle Hill and Victoria Tower, Off Lumb Lane, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD4 6TA. FREE ADMISSION for all to the Victoria Tower on Castle Hill!. Free admission Julian Brown 01484 223830 ❑ SUN 13 SEPT 12 NOON - 4.00PM Beaumont Park, Meltham Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD4 7BQ. Stalls, entertainment, music on the bandstand with the Slaithwaite Band. Free admission Friends of Beaumont Park 01484 645217. ❑ SAT 12 SEPT VARIOUS TIMES AND VENUES THROUGHOUT THE DAY Marsden various venues Free fun and activities to celebrate Marsdens rich history and culture. From craft fairs to exhibitions. Organised by the Marsden History Group, enjoy a brass band concert in Marsden Park by the Famous Heritage Brass 3 – 4.30pm and a guided walk 11am Mechanics Hall. For further details of the events please contact Marsden Information Point 01484 845595 ❑ Family Learning Festival – October 17 – 31. A national festival designed to encourage families to try something different or learn something new. Kirklees Libraries and Information Centres will be celebrating Family Learning Festival with a range of numeracy themed activities including special story times, games workshops and puzzles. For more information of events and activities visit your local library or LIC and pick up an activity brochure, www.campaign-for-learning.org.uk ❑ 2rd THURS OF EVERY MONTH 7.30PM Holmfirth Fire Station, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS. LOCAL HISTORY SECTION - The Local History Section meet on the second Thursday of each month at Holmfirth Fire Station. Admission/Enquiries: Clifford Lord 01484 686334. ❑ EVERY THURS 10.00AM - 4.00PM Batley Library, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA. UP AND WORKING - Drop into the library and get help and advice on how to access job opportunities or how to develop your employability skills. Admission/Enquiries: Christine Wood 01924 326021. ❑ EACH TUES TO 22 DEC 7.00PM – 9.00PM. Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. LBT THEATRE WORKSHOPS WRITE NOW - PLAYWRITING GROUP LBT Theatre workshops offer an opportunity to learn new skills, socialise and have fun. Admission/Enquiries: Course Fees: £5.50


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per session, concession £3.50, or £33 per annum, £21 per term. Madeleine Frost 01484 484450. ❑ FRI 4 SEPT 7.30PM Huddersfield Astronomical & Philosophical Soc. Club Room, 4a Railway Street, Huddersfield, HD1. BRINGING THE UNIVERSE DOWN TO EARTH' - THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER. - A public talk by Dr Peter Edwards, University of Durham. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £2.00 and includes refreshment. Huddersfield Astronomical Society 01484 348754.

❑ SUN 27 SEPT TO FRI 16 OCT 10.00AM – 4.00PM Dewsbury Minster, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DD. BRONTE EXHIBITION - BRONTE 200 FESTIVAL - An exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of Patrick Bronte's arrival in Dewsbury, which established the Bronte connection with Yorkshire. 1809 - 2009 Admission/Enquiries: Admission is free Dewsbury Minster 01924 457057.

❑ WED 9 SEPT 7.30PM Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. FAMILY HISTORY ADVICE SESSION - A drop in session for anyone with an interest in family history Admission/Enquiries: Free admission Pam Riding 01484 221965.

❑ MON 28 SEPT 10.00AM – 12 NOON Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. FAMILY HISTORY ADVICE SESSION - A drop in session for anyone interested in learning more about family History Admission/Enquiries: Pam Riding 01484 221965.

❑ THURS 10 SEPT 7.30PM Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3DX. AN EVENING WITH WENDY HOLDEN – Ex library assistant Wendy Holden is returning to her former place of work, to talk about her own book 'Beautiful People'. Now a popular author Wendy will be talking about her new book and chatting with the audience about her work, as well as treating them to a reading from the book. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £3.00, £2.00 concessions. (Includes light refreshments). Available from Cleckheaton Library 01274 335170 and Marsden Information Point 01484 222592 ❑ FRI 11 SEPT 7.00PM Galpharm Stadium, Stadium Way, off Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG. CYCLING IN CHINA - Come along and enjoy a slide show presentation by Maree Hearsum (Huddersfield and District CTC) on her experiences of cycling in China. Setting the theme will be Chinese Lanterns, food and music. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £5.00 from John Gleadow. Cheques made payable to Huddersfield CTC to be sent FAO John Gleadow. John Gleadow 01484 234077. ❑ SAT 12 & SUN 13 SEPT. Museum opening hours Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. HISTORICAL HABITS - Craft demonstrations and costumed guided tours around the Hall on every second Sunday of this summer's programme featuring the Friends of Oakwell Hall. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. Admission/Enquiries: Eric Brown 01924 326240. ❑ WED 16 SEPT 7.30PM – 9.15PM Huddersfield Methodist Mission, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA. TALK AND SLIDE SHOW - THE BEWILDERMENT OF BIRDS - An illustrated talk and slide Show by Rev Hugh Linn organised by the RSPB Huddersfield and Halifax Members' Group Admission/Enquiries: Pay on the door - Members £2.00, Non Members £3.00 Robert Haigh 01484 306863. ❑ EVERY THUR FROM 17 SEPT TO 19 NOV 7.00PM Huddersfield New College, New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield, HD3 4GL. LEARN TO READ THE

September/October 2009 JULIET BARKER - An evening with the internationally renowned historian and distinguished biographer of the Brontes. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £3 Dewsbury Minster 01924 457057.

❑ MON 28 SEPT 7.30PM – 9.00PM Reception Room, Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA. THE VICTORIANS AND DEATH - A historical talk by Susan Deal. Admission/Enquiries: Free to members or £1 on the door David Griffiths 01484 540309.

■ SMILE PLEASE: Digital Photography - see Exhibitions, Talks and Learning section BIBLE EFFECTIVELY SEMINARS - Whilst the Bible is an intriguing book, it can be a difficult to read and sometimes it's hard to get started. This course teaches the basic tools required to help you begin to unlock the Bible's message. The emphasis is on learning to read and understand the bible for yourself, and no attempt will be made to 'convert' you. Each week, the course leader will give a presentation, after which there will be time for optional discussion. The course is free, including materials. Enquiries: James Walker 01484 690488. ❑ THUR 17 SEPT 7.30PM Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS. ROBIN HOOD: YORKSHIREMAN. - The truth behind the legend. An illustrated talk by Eric Houlder - an acknowledged authority on Robin Hood. Eric has appeared on 'Chronicle' and 'Time Team'. Admission/Enquiries: Visitors £1.00 at the door Margaret Hinchcliffe 01484 683242. ❑ MONTHLY MEETINGS 7.45PM Turnbridge Working Men's Club, 9 St. Andrews Road, Aspley, Huddersfield, HD1 6SB. HUDDERSFIELD ALLOTMENTS &

GARDENS - Monthly Federation meeting: Lots of opportunity for advice, guidance, information and a great social evening. All for just £1.00 See your Site Secretary for a membership card or ring 01484 653282 or join at a meeting. ❑ TUES 22 SEPT 7.15PM University of Huddersfield Lecture Theatre, University of Huddersfield, Canalside West, off Firth Street, Huddersfield, HD1 3DN. SUN, SEA, WIND AND WOOD: CAN THEY SAVE THE PLANET? - A talk by Dr Patricia Thornley. Admission/Enquiries: J Broadbent / Malcolm Butcher 01484 650171 / 606502. ❑ WED 23 SEPT 1.00PM – 2.30PM Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. LOCAL HISTORY LUNCHTIME CLUB - Huddersfield's Great Exhibition-The town shows off in 1840' A talk by David Griffiths. Admission/Enquiries: Free admission, donations for refreshments Pam Riding 01484 221965. ❑ SAT 26 SEPT 7.30PM Dewsbury Minster, Vicarage Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DD. AN EVENING WITH DR

❑ VARIOUS DATES THROUGHOUT 2009 Jam-e-Masjid Noor, Crosland Road, Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield, HD1 3JS. INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM & THE MUSLIM CULTURE COURSE - One day introductory course offering A better understanding of basic beliefs and practices, Information regarding the background to Muslims, Public Sector Development issues for Muslim Communities, Group work that will enable delegates to discuss case studies and implementation of the Race Relations (amendment) Act and the religion and belief regulations. Admission/Enquiries: Cost: £135.00 ( vat) per person Salfia Association 01924 501090. ❑ SAT 3 OCT 7.30PM. Huddersfield Astronomical & Philosophical Soc. Club Room, 4a Railway Street, Huddersfield, HD1. SUPERNOVAE' - A public talk by Professor Sam Falle of University of Leeds. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets: £2.00 including refreshment. Huddersfield Astronomical Society 01484 348754. ❑ SAT 10 OCT 10.00AM – 4.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS - A one day course aimed at absolute beginners. learn the basics of how to use your digital camera. The course will encourage beginners to 'move away from Auto' and discover what all the buttons and settings do. Admission/Enquiries: £22 per person. Booking essential. For more information about this course please contact patrick.crowley@kirklees.gov.uk Oakwell Hall 01924 326240.


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September/October 2009 Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong and Kung Fu. Everyone welcome. Visit www.taichihuddersfield.org.uk for more info or contact Ben on lishiben@gmail.com / 07525 377605

❑ TUES 13 OCT 9.30AM – 1.30PM Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DG. REVIEW OF KIRKLEES AFFORDABLE WARMTH STRATEGY - Review of the Affordable Warmth Strategy in Kirklees. Admission/Enquiries: Kirklees Council Environment Unit 01484 223568.

❑ EVERY MONDAY 6.00PM – 7.00PM. The Zone, Off St Andrews Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6PT. BACK TO FOOTBALL - A new weekly session for men who fancy a kick-about but who either have not used their football skills for awhile or don't play regularly. Skill development with a qualified coach followed by a fun game on a state of the art surface. Admission/Enquiries: £4 per session. No booking needed, Jonathan Harrison 07528 252199 jonathan,harrison@wysport.co.uk.The Zone 01484 484134 ; reception.thezone@btconnect.com

❑ WED 14 OCT 10.00AM – 4.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR IMPROVERS - A one day course aimed at those that have some previous experience of digital or film cameras. Building on what was taught in the beginners course, it will be looking at Aperture/Shutter/Manual settings, Depth of Field, ISO and White Balance. Admission/Enquiries: £22 per person. Booking essential.. For more information about this course please contact patrick.crowley@kirklees.gov.uk Oakwell Hall 01924 326240.

❑ VARIOUS DAYS & TIMES The Gas Club, Gasworks, Huddersfield, HD1 6NA. RAWTHORPE AMATEUR BOXING CLUB - A variety of classes and sessions where you can either learn boxing skills or partake in keep fit activity using boxing techniques. Classes for women only, juniors, mixed adults. A fun and active way to enjoy getting fit and learning new skills. Admission/Enquiries: for information on sessions and charges contact Mark Reynolds 07747 846977.

❑ THUR 15 OCT 7.15AM Dewsbury Arts Group Studio Theatre, Lower Peel Street, Bradford Road, Dewsbury, WF13. ARCHIVE FILM OF DEWSBURY - A Dewsbury Matters event. Peter Robinson will present a film show of archive pictures and films of Dewsbury. Admission/Enquiries: Members free. Guests/visitors £2. All are welcome. Enquiries. 01924 265743. Elizabeth Hunt

❑ EVERY TUES 2.00PM – 2.45PM. West Yorkshire Fire Service HQ, Oakroyd Hall, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY. NEW HEALTH CIRCUIT CLASS - Run by Kirklees PALS (Practice Activity and Leisure Scheme) open to everyone and appropriate for people of any ability who want to improve their fitness. Held in the sports hall participants need to wear clothing and footwear suitable for exercise and bring water to keep hydrated. Parking is available at the back of the fire station on Bradford Road. Admission/Enquiries: £1.80 per session Holly Stenhouse 07528252210; holly.stenhouse@kirklees.gov.uk

❑ THUR 15 OCT 7.30PM. Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS. MORE OF YESTERDAY'S NEWS - A talk by Kenneth Denton - former reporter for 'The Holmfirth Express'. Admission/Enquiries: Visitors £1.00 at the door Margaret Hinchcliffe 01484 683242. ❑ WED 21 OCT 7.30PM – 9.15PM Huddersfield Methodist Mission, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA. ILLUSTRATED TALK BY JOHN GARDNER - European Travels Birdwatching in Europe. The talk will be about the birds and habitats of Europe illustrated by digital photographs. Admission/Enquiries: Pay at the door, Members £2.00, Non Members £3.00 Robert Haigh 01484 306863.

❑ TUES 1 SEPT 7.00PM Somerset Bridge, Wakefield Road, Aspley, Huddersfield, HD1 6SD. SUMMER CYCLING EVENTS - CTC CLUB RIDE - Meet local cyclists at 7.00pm at Somerset Bridge for a road ride to Magdale. Admission/Enquiries: Kevan Shuttleworth 01484 543531.

❑ MON 26 OCT TO SAT 31 OCT 7.30PM – 9.00PM Huddersfield Observatory, off Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Hill, Huddersfield, HD4 7AF. THE HUDDERSFIELD OBSERVATORY - MOONWATCH - The Observatory will be open for Moonwatching, subject to weather conditions. Admission/Enquiries: Entry £2.00, £1.00 concessions. Huddersfield Astronomical Society 01484 348754.

❑ WED 2 & THUR 3 SEPT 5.30PM – 7.30PM Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT. ADULT CYCLE TRAINING - Want to get back on that bike after some time away? Like the idea of refreshing and updating your cycling skills and boosting your confidence? Want to take your cycling skills and knowledge to a higher level? this is the course for you. Admission/Enquiries: Andy Dearnaly 01484221162.

❑ MON 26 OCT 7.30PM – 9.00PM Reception Room, Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA. BYWAYS OF LOCAL HISTORY - A talk by popular Yorkshire historian Ian Dewhurst. Admission/Enquiries: Free to members or £1 on the door David Griffiths 01484 540309.

❑ EVERY SAT 10.00AM – 11.OOAM Shelley College, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, HD8 8NL. JUNIOR BASKETBALL SESSIONS - Mini & Junior basketball coaching for Boys and Girls. Under 13's boys and girls school years 6/7/8. Admission/Enquiries: £4.00 per session. Winford David 07912418473.

❑ TUES 27 OCT – THUR 29 OCT 10AM - 4PM - Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. 3 DAY WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS FEATURING RICHARD GAWTHORPE - Course suitable for artists and would-be artists of all abilities. Admission/Enquiries: £65 includes tuition from Richard Gawthorpe and tea and coffee throughout the day. Eric Brown 01924 326240.

❑ EVERY MON (TERM TIME ONLY) ID: 8425 Heckmondwike Grammar School Annexe, High Street, Heckmondwike, WF16 0AH. KEEP FIT CLASS (NEW VENUE) - Super new venue for this fun fitness class for all (over 16s) with short dance routines and body toning. Bring a mat and soft trainers. Admission/Enquiries: Please contact Stephanie for fees and access details. Stephanie Cooper 07805423310

❑ TUES 27 OCT 7.15PM Technical Services, Room W5/10, University of Huddersfield, off Firth Street, Huddersfield, HD3 BIRDS IN A GOLDEN CAGE: XINJIANG, CHINA'S 'WILD WEST'. - A talk by Paul McGreavy MSc FRGS Admission/Enquiries: J Broadbent / Malcolm Butcher 01484 650171 / 606502. ❑ THUR 29 OCT 11AM -1PM AND 2 PM - 4PM Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ. TREASURE CHESTS - Take a look at our current exhibition, Cabinets of Curiosities, and enjoy crafty fun during the half term holiday, making your own curiosities and keepsakes. Admission/Enquiries: Tolson Museum 01484 223830.

GET TOGETHERS AND SOCIAL DANCE ❑ EVERY FRIDAY. – COMMENCES 4 SEPT 7.45PM – 9.45PM Gledholt Methodist Church, Edgerton Grove Road, Gledholt, Huddersfield, HD1 5QU. FOLK DANCING WITH WHITE ROSE FOLK DANCE GROUP - Fun evenings of folk dancing led by an instructor. An ideal way to relax, have a laugh and meet people. Admission/Enquiries: £2 Wendy Hockney 01484 316208. ❑ EVERY SUN 7.00PM - 10.30PM St Mary's Social Club and Parochial Hall, Melton Street, Crossbank, Batley, WF17 8PT. SOCIAL DANCING - A great opportunity to meet and make friends, socialise, and keep fit at the same time. Admission/Enquiries: Members £1.50, Non Members £2.00 St. Mary's Social Club and Parochial Hall 01924 503758. ❑ EACH MON 7.00PM - 10.15PM Golcar Conservative Club, Knowle Road, Golcar, Huddersfield, HD7 4AN. LINE DANCING - Line dancing with 'Boots 'n' Scoots'. Beginners 7 - 8 pm; Intermediates 8.15 10.15pm. ❑ EVERY TUES 1.00PM – 3.00PM Birchencliffe St Philip's Parish Community Centre, Briarlyn Road, Birchencliffe, Hudds, HD3 3NP. AFTERNOON TEA DANCES - Come and enjoy a social dance of Sequence, Latin and Ballroom. Top band recordings. Refreshments included in admission price. All welcome. Admission/Enquiries: £2.00 per session. ❑ EVERY TUES 2.00PM – 4.00PM Cleckheaton Town Hall, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RH. TEA DANCES - The ever popular Tea Dance and social get together, everyone welcome. Admission/Enquiries: £1.30 including tea and biscuits. Kirklees Booking Offices 01484 223200or 01924 324501. ❑ EVERY WED (except the first Wednesday of the month) from 8 .00PM. Old Golf House, New Hey Road, Outlane, Huddersfield, HD3 3YP. HALIFAX & HUDDERSFIELD IVC (SOCIAL AND ACTIVITY CLUB), INFORMAL CLUB NIGHT - Halifax & Huddersfield IVC (social and activity club), informal club night at the Old Golf House Hotel, Outlane, Huddersfield, For further details please use the link to our web site. www.halifaxhuddersfieldivc.org.uk ❑ EVERY SUN 7.00PM - 10.30PM St Mary's Social Club and Parochial Hall, Melton Street, Crossbank, Batley, WF17 8PT. SOCIAL DANCING - A great opportunity to meet and make friends, socialise, and keep fit at the same time. Admission/Enquiries: Members £1.50, Non Members £2.00 St. Mary's Social Club and Parochial Hall 01924 503758. ❑ EACH MON 7.00PM - 10.15PM Golcar Conservative Club, Knowle Road, Golcar, Huddersfield, HD7 4AN. LINE DANCING - Line dancing with 'Boots 'n' Scoots'. Beginners 7 - 8 pm; Intermediates 8.15 10.15pm. ❑ TUES EVERY FOUR WEEKS 6.30PM – 7.30PM. Kirkburton Library, Turnshaws Road, Kirkburton, HD8 0RT. READERS GROUP - Friendly and Relaxed Readers Group meeting every four weeks to discuss books chosen at previous meeting. Admission/Enquiries: Kirkburton Library 01484 222710.

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■ KEEP HEALTHY: With one of the many events throughout Kirklees ❑ EVERY THUR 11.30AM – 1.30PM Birdsedge Village Hall, Penistone Road, Birdsedge, Huddersfield, HD8 8XP. LUNCHEON CLUB - Luncheon Club for over 60's and carers. Admission/Enquiries: Free admission. Food Prices: Soup & Roll £1.50. Mains £2.50 Puddings £1.50. Tea/ Coffee 60p - Roz Mears 01484 604289. ❑ LAST FRI IN EVERY MONTH 8.30PM – 11.00PM Birdsedge Village Hall, Penistone Road, Birdsedge, Huddersfield, HD8 8XP. QUIZ NIGHT - Monthly quiz night with supper & bar. Admission/Enquiries: £1.50 entry into quiz Roz Mears 01484 604289. ❑ FIRST TUES IN EVERY MONTH 10.00 AM – 12 NOON Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3DX. COFFEE MORNING - Coffee morning at Cleckheaton Library everyone welcome. Free drop in event. Admission/Enquiries: Cleckheaton Library 01274 335170. ❑ FIRST TUES IN EVERY MONTH 2.00PM – 4.00PM Heckmondwike Library, Walkley Lane, Heckmondwike, WF16 0LY. TEA/COFFEE AFTERNOON - Free tea and coffee available for all. Drop in event. Everyone welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Heckmondwike Library 01924 325637. ❑ EVERY FRI. 2.00PM – 3.00PM Kirkburton Library, Turnshaws Road, Kirkburton, HD8 0RT. KNITTERS GROUP - A friendly and relaxed Knit and Natter group for all knitters, new or experienced. Members will help beginners. Admission/Enquiries: Drop in sessions, no booking necessary Kirkburton Library 01484 222710. ❑ 1ST MON OF EACH MONTH 2.00PM - 4.00PM Cleckheaton Nook Independent Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Cleckheaton, BD19 3LD. TRICOT FELLOWSHIP GROUP - A monthly knitting and craft Group for retired people. Bring your own knitting or crafts with you or help us to knit scarves, gloves and hats for distribution to the homeless at Christmas. Admission/Enquiries: D. M. Hopkinson 01924 514594. ❑ SUN 13 SEPT 2.00PM - 3.30PM Huddersfield Sports Centre, Kirklees Active Leisure, Southgate, Huddersfield, HD1 1TW. AS GOOD AS NEW SALE - As Good As New currently hold sales where people can buy and sell pre-loved baby and childrens goods. Please visit our website www.asgood-asnew.co.uk. Admission £1.50 Emma Baxter 07961 625213 ❑ FRI 18 & SAT 19 SEPT 11.00AM – 6.00PM; SAT 19 – 7.30PM & SUN 20 SEPT 12 NOON – 6.00PM Flockton St James The Great Church, Barnsley Road, Flockton, WF4 4DH. FLOWER FESTIVAL The Parish Church of St James the Great Flockton is celebrating the 140th Anniversary of it's dedication by holding a Flower Festival in Church, Admission/Enquiries: Reverend C E Bullimore 01924 849161 . ❑ THURS 1 & 28 OCT 6.00PM – 8.00PM Kirkburton Library, Turnshaws Road, Kirkburton, HD8 0RT. FAMILY HISTORY GROUP Research your Family History with the help of Alan Kaye from Huddersfield Family History Society. Admission/Enquiries: Free drop in sessions Kirkburton Library 01484 222710. ❑ THUR 22 OCT 7.30PM – 9.00PM The Stadium Business and Leisure Complex, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG. INTRODUCTION EVENING - You are invited to come meet and chat to Countryside Volunteers, to learn more of what they do and what is on offer for you to do as a volunteer. We hope you will decide to become a member. Admission/Enquiries: Oliver Taylor 07971192383; Susan 07979292781; signpost_kirklees@yahoo.co.uk

LEISURE AND SPORT ❑ Kirklees offers a wide variety of sports and leisure activities for all ages across all areas in sports centres, parks, sports clubs and open spaces. For general sport information call into your local sports centre or visit www.kirkleesactive.co.uk or www.kirklees.gov.uk/getintosport Change 4 Life is a new programme which aims to encourage families, in particular families with children under 12 to eat well, move more and live longer. ❑ A programme to reduce childhood obesity. Change 4 life supports all the sporting and leisure activities and runs promotional campaigns across Kirklees. For more information visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/change4life. ❑ Sport4life provides exciting sporting experiences for adults of all ages to help them get and stay fit. Sessions include badminton, netball, swimming, volleyball, touch rugby, running and Fit4Sport. For more information contact Debra on 01484 234012; debra.france-sergeant@kirklees.gov.uk Jog Kirklees is a new recreational running programme aimed at those who are new or returning to jogging. Each session is led by a qualified coach and provides a welcoming, social environment for people of all fitness levels. For more information visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/jogkirklees or call Debra on 01484 234012; debra.france-sergeant@kirklees.gov.uk ❑ Tots Bee-Fit are classes for 2-5 yr olds, offer fitness, dance, sensory props, games. Action songs, giggles and wiggles! Tues 9.30 – 10.15am at Deighton Sports Arena 01484 221799, Thur 9.15 – 10.00am at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre 01924 326181, Thur 10.45am – 11.30am at Whitcliffe Mount Sports Centre 01274 335130. ❑ Mini Moovers are classes for 2-5 yr olds. Get your toddlers a movin’ and a groovin’ with our fun packed dance session specifically for the little ones, although you can join in too!. Tue 1.30pm – 2.15pm Huddersfield Sports Centre 01484 223630; Wed 9.15am – 10.00am Batley Baths 01924 326167; Wed 10.45am – 11.30am Batley sports and Tennis Centre 01924 326181; Thur 1.00pm – 1.45pm Deighton Sports Arena 01484 221799 ❑ Toddle4life. If you have a baby in a pram or a toddler on the run, you have what it takes to join ‘toddle4life’, a series of free family walks aimed at getting adults, babies and children out and about. There are ‘toddle4life’ walks throughout Kirklees, all accompanied by qualified walk leaders. For further information contact Kirklees Physical Activity Development Team 01484 234089. ❑ OWLS. The over 50s Weekday Leisure Scheme offers great daytime leisure at an affordable price. You can be too young, but never too old! Activities include swimming, fitness classes (for all levels), badminton, table tennis, interactive dance mats, wii sports, use of fitness suites (gym), line dancing and much more. ❑ EVERY WED 6.15PM Hargreaves Cycles, 27 Bradford Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2DU. WEDNESDAY EVENING CYCLE RIDES Summer cycling 2 hour guided mountain-bike rides around the Dewsbury area, for 14+ years. Car parkling and toilet available at shop. Admission/Enquiries: Paul Vokes 01924 461283. ❑ EVERY THUR 7.00PM – 9.00PM Greenhead College, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4ES. DAOIST TAICHI, YOGA AND KUNGFU - WEEKLY CLASS - Beginners courses in Chinese Daoist

❑ SUN 13 SEPT 9.0 AM Leeds Road Sports Complex, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YY. KIRKLEES 10K CHALLENGE - Run - The Kirklees Council 10k Challenge including a 2k fun run for ages 8+.Admission/Enquiries: Entry fee £7.00 (Attached to running club) £9.00 (Unattached), Fun Run for ages 8 Entry Fee £3.00. Debra France-Sargeant 01484 234012. ❑ SAT 3 OCT 10.00 AM Cambridge Road car park, approached via Clare Hill, off St John's Road (GR142,172), Huddersfield, HD1 5BX. EASY RIDERS CYCLE RIDE - HUDDERSFIELD - Meet Kevan & The Huddersfield CTC, for a gentle paced 2-3 hours cycle ride. Along the Birkby Bradley Greenway. An encouraging and supportive event for new cyclists. Admission/Enquiries: Kevan Shuttleworth 01484 543531. ❑ SAT 31 OCT 1.00PM – 4.00PM Greenhead College, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4ES. KEEP FIT ASSOCIATION EXERCISE RALLY, DISPLAYS AND AGM - Fun, exercise and dance afternoon with guest teacher and class displaysAdmission/Enquiries: £5.00 entry Stephanie Cooper 07805423310.

MUSIC ❑ SUMMER SOUNDS OF BRASS 2009, FREE brass band concerts. These open air events will delight both the serious music follower as well as family audiences. Relax and enjoy the music in stunning locations of parks and museum gardens in Kirklees. Admission/Enquiries: Arts and Creative Economy Team 01484 222087 ❑ SAT 22 AUG 2.00PM – 4.00PM Wilton Park, Bradford Road, Batley WF17 0AS - Skelmanthorpe Band. ❑ SUN 23 AUG 2,00PM – 4.00PM Beaumont Pk, Meltham Road, Lockwood, Hudds, HD4 7BQ- Linthwaite Band ❑ SUN 30 AUG 2.00PM – 4.30PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG – Skelmanthorpe Band. ❑ SUN 6 SEPT 2.00PM – 4.30PM Marsden Pk, Manchester Road, Marsden, Hudds, HD7 6LY- Hade Edge Band ❑ EVERY THURS 1.00PM Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone, S36 6DY. PENISTONE CINEMA ORGAN TRUST - Kevin Grunhill or occasionally guest organist in concert on the Allen digital Theatre organ. For details of all concerts please contact 07944 566972 ❑ EVERY 2ND THUR 8.30PM – 9.30PM (20 AUG NEXT MEET) Number 11 Restaurant & Bar, 11 Huddersfield Road, Upperbridge, Holmfirth, HD9 2JR. HOLMFIRTH LIVE (OPEN MIC) - An brilliant showcase of local Holmfirth talent, when people of all ages and musical genre come together to enjoy a great evening out. You don't have to sing but if you want to participate simply turn up - the evening starts at 8.30pm. Licensed bar and food available. Admission/Enquiries: Free Mrs Harrison 01484 688811. ❑ FORTNIGHTLY ON A TUE. 8.30PM. Batley Carr Working Mens Club & Institute, David Lane, Mill Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2HN. BATLEY CARR SOCIAL CLUB - winners of the National Music Club of the Year (2006). A night of live music, entertainment and dancing, the sounds of the 40's/50's - the swing era of Sinatra/Tony Bennett, with Eddie Martell and the Reg Hargreaves Quartet. An exquisite nightclub atmosphere. Admission/Enquiries: £2 on the door Batley Carr Working Mens Club & Institute 01924 461242. ❑ MON 7 SEPT 7.15PM – 9.15PM Huddersfield Children's Library, Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. INVITATION TO THE BALL - Huddersfield

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September/October 2009 ❑ TUES 13 OCT 9.30AM – 1.30PM Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DG. REVIEW OF KIRKLEES AFFORDABLE WARMTH STRATEGY - Review of the Affordable Warmth Strategy in Kirklees. Admission/Enquiries: Kirklees Council Environment Unit 01484 223568.

Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong and Kung Fu. Everyone welcome. Visit www.taichihuddersfield.org.uk for more info or contact Ben on lishiben@gmail.com / 07525 377605 ❑ EVERY MONDAY 6.00PM – 7.00PM. The Zone, Off St Andrews Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6PT. BACK TO FOOTBALL - A new weekly session for men who fancy a kick-about but who either have not used their football skills for awhile or don't play regularly. Skill development with a qualified coach followed by a fun game on a state of the art surface. Admission/Enquiries: £4 per session. No booking needed, Jonathan Harrison 07528 252199 jonathan,harrison@wysport.co.uk.The Zone 01484 484134 ; reception.thezone@btconnect.com

❑ WED 14 OCT 10.00AM – 4.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR IMPROVERS - A one day course aimed at those that have some previous experience of digital or film cameras. Building on what was taught in the beginners course, it will be looking at Aperture/Shutter/Manual settings, Depth of Field, ISO and White Balance. Admission/Enquiries: £22 per person. Booking essential.. For more information about this course please contact patrick.crowley@kirklees.gov.uk Oakwell Hall 01924 326240.

❑ VARIOUS DAYS & TIMES The Gas Club, Gasworks, Huddersfield, HD1 6NA. RAWTHORPE AMATEUR BOXING CLUB - A variety of classes and sessions where you can either learn boxing skills or partake in keep fit activity using boxing techniques. Classes for women only, juniors, mixed adults. A fun and active way to enjoy getting fit and learning new skills. Admission/Enquiries: for information on sessions and charges contact Mark Reynolds 07747 846977.

❑ THUR 15 OCT 7.15AM Dewsbury Arts Group Studio Theatre, Lower Peel Street, Bradford Road, Dewsbury, WF13. ARCHIVE FILM OF DEWSBURY - A Dewsbury Matters event. Peter Robinson will present a film show of archive pictures and films of Dewsbury. Admission/Enquiries: Members free. Guests/visitors £2. All are welcome. Enquiries. 01924 265743. Elizabeth Hunt

❑ EVERY TUES 2.00PM – 2.45PM. West Yorkshire Fire Service HQ, Oakroyd Hall, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY. NEW HEALTH CIRCUIT CLASS - Run by Kirklees PALS (Practice Activity and Leisure Scheme) open to everyone and appropriate for people of any ability who want to improve their fitness. Held in the sports hall participants need to wear clothing and footwear suitable for exercise and bring water to keep hydrated. Parking is available at the back of the fire station on Bradford Road. Admission/Enquiries: £1.80 per session Holly Stenhouse 07528252210; holly.stenhouse@kirklees.gov.uk

❑ THUR 15 OCT 7.30PM. Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS. MORE OF YESTERDAY'S NEWS - A talk by Kenneth Denton - former reporter for 'The Holmfirth Express'. Admission/Enquiries: Visitors £1.00 at the door Margaret Hinchcliffe 01484 683242. ❑ WED 21 OCT 7.30PM – 9.15PM Huddersfield Methodist Mission, 3-13 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QA. ILLUSTRATED TALK BY JOHN GARDNER - European Travels Birdwatching in Europe. The talk will be about the birds and habitats of Europe illustrated by digital photographs. Admission/Enquiries: Pay at the door, Members £2.00, Non Members £3.00 Robert Haigh 01484 306863.

❑ TUES 1 SEPT 7.00PM Somerset Bridge, Wakefield Road, Aspley, Huddersfield, HD1 6SD. SUMMER CYCLING EVENTS - CTC CLUB RIDE - Meet local cyclists at 7.00pm at Somerset Bridge for a road ride to Magdale. Admission/Enquiries: Kevan Shuttleworth 01484 543531.

❑ MON 26 OCT TO SAT 31 OCT 7.30PM – 9.00PM Huddersfield Observatory, off Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Hill, Huddersfield, HD4 7AF. THE HUDDERSFIELD OBSERVATORY - MOONWATCH - The Observatory will be open for Moonwatching, subject to weather conditions. Admission/Enquiries: Entry £2.00, £1.00 concessions. Huddersfield Astronomical Society 01484 348754.

❑ WED 2 & THUR 3 SEPT 5.30PM – 7.30PM Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT. ADULT CYCLE TRAINING - Want to get back on that bike after some time away? Like the idea of refreshing and updating your cycling skills and boosting your confidence? Want to take your cycling skills and knowledge to a higher level? this is the course for you. Admission/Enquiries: Andy Dearnaly 01484221162.

❑ MON 26 OCT 7.30PM – 9.00PM Reception Room, Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA. BYWAYS OF LOCAL HISTORY - A talk by popular Yorkshire historian Ian Dewhurst. Admission/Enquiries: Free to members or £1 on the door David Griffiths 01484 540309.

❑ EVERY SAT 10.00AM – 11.OOAM Shelley College, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, HD8 8NL. JUNIOR BASKETBALL SESSIONS - Mini & Junior basketball coaching for Boys and Girls. Under 13's boys and girls school years 6/7/8. Admission/Enquiries: £4.00 per session. Winford David 07912418473.

❑ TUES 27 OCT – THUR 29 OCT 10AM - 4PM - Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. 3 DAY WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS FEATURING RICHARD GAWTHORPE - Course suitable for artists and would-be artists of all abilities. Admission/Enquiries: £65 includes tuition from Richard Gawthorpe and tea and coffee throughout the day. Eric Brown 01924 326240.

❑ EVERY MON (TERM TIME ONLY) ID: 8425 Heckmondwike Grammar School Annexe, High Street, Heckmondwike, WF16 0AH. KEEP FIT CLASS (NEW VENUE) - Super new venue for this fun fitness class for all (over 16s) with short dance routines and body toning. Bring a mat and soft trainers. Admission/Enquiries: Please contact Stephanie for fees and access details. Stephanie Cooper 07805423310

❑ TUES 27 OCT 7.15PM Technical Services, Room W5/10, University of Huddersfield, off Firth Street, Huddersfield, HD3 BIRDS IN A GOLDEN CAGE: XINJIANG, CHINA'S 'WILD WEST'. - A talk by Paul McGreavy MSc FRGS Admission/Enquiries: J Broadbent / Malcolm Butcher 01484 650171 / 606502. ❑ THUR 29 OCT 11AM -1PM AND 2 PM - 4PM Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ. TREASURE CHESTS - Take a look at our current exhibition, Cabinets of Curiosities, and enjoy crafty fun during the half term holiday, making your own curiosities and keepsakes. Admission/Enquiries: Tolson Museum 01484 223830.

GET TOGETHERS AND SOCIAL DANCE ❑ EVERY FRIDAY. – COMMENCES 4 SEPT 7.45PM – 9.45PM Gledholt Methodist Church, Edgerton Grove Road, Gledholt, Huddersfield, HD1 5QU. FOLK DANCING WITH WHITE ROSE FOLK DANCE GROUP - Fun evenings of folk dancing led by an instructor. An ideal way to relax, have a laugh and meet people. Admission/Enquiries: £2 Wendy Hockney 01484 316208. ❑ EVERY SUN 7.00PM - 10.30PM St Mary's Social Club and Parochial Hall, Melton Street, Crossbank, Batley, WF17 8PT. SOCIAL DANCING - A great opportunity to meet and make friends, socialise, and keep fit at the same time. Admission/Enquiries: Members £1.50, Non Members £2.00 St. Mary's Social Club and Parochial Hall 01924 503758. ❑ EACH MON 7.00PM - 10.15PM Golcar Conservative Club, Knowle Road, Golcar, Huddersfield, HD7 4AN. LINE DANCING - Line dancing with 'Boots 'n' Scoots'. Beginners 7 - 8 pm; Intermediates 8.15 10.15pm. ❑ EVERY TUES 1.00PM – 3.00PM Birchencliffe St Philip's Parish Community Centre, Briarlyn Road, Birchencliffe, Hudds, HD3 3NP. AFTERNOON TEA DANCES - Come and enjoy a social dance of Sequence, Latin and Ballroom. Top band recordings. Refreshments included in admission price. All welcome. Admission/Enquiries: £2.00 per session. ❑ EVERY TUES 2.00PM – 4.00PM Cleckheaton Town Hall, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RH. TEA DANCES - The ever popular Tea Dance and social get together, everyone welcome. Admission/Enquiries: £1.30 including tea and biscuits. Kirklees Booking Offices 01484 223200or 01924 324501. ❑ EVERY WED (except the first Wednesday of the month) from 8 .00PM. Old Golf House, New Hey Road, Outlane, Huddersfield, HD3 3YP. HALIFAX & HUDDERSFIELD IVC (SOCIAL AND ACTIVITY CLUB), INFORMAL CLUB NIGHT - Halifax & Huddersfield IVC (social and activity club), informal club night at the Old Golf House Hotel, Outlane, Huddersfield, For further details please use the link to our web site. www.halifaxhuddersfieldivc.org.uk ❑ EVERY SUN 7.00PM - 10.30PM St Mary's Social Club and Parochial Hall, Melton Street, Crossbank, Batley, WF17 8PT. SOCIAL DANCING - A great opportunity to meet and make friends, socialise, and keep fit at the same time. Admission/Enquiries: Members £1.50, Non Members £2.00 St. Mary's Social Club and Parochial Hall 01924 503758. ❑ EACH MON 7.00PM - 10.15PM Golcar Conservative Club, Knowle Road, Golcar, Huddersfield, HD7 4AN. LINE DANCING - Line dancing with 'Boots 'n' Scoots'. Beginners 7 - 8 pm; Intermediates 8.15 10.15pm. ❑ TUES EVERY FOUR WEEKS 6.30PM – 7.30PM. Kirkburton Library, Turnshaws Road, Kirkburton, HD8 0RT. READERS GROUP - Friendly and Relaxed Readers Group meeting every four weeks to discuss books chosen at previous meeting. Admission/Enquiries: Kirkburton Library 01484 222710.

■ KEEP HEALTHY: With one of the many events ents throughout Kir Kirklees ❑ EVERY THUR 11.30AM – 1.30PM Birdsedge Village Hall, Penistone Road, Birdsedge, Huddersfield, HD8 8XP. LUNCHEON CLUB - Luncheon Club for over 60's and carers. Admission/Enquiries: Free admission. Food Prices: Soup & Roll £1.50. Mains £2.50 Puddings £1.50. Tea/ Coffee 60p - Roz Mears 01484 604289. ❑ LAST FRI IN EVERY MONTH 8.30PM – 11.00PM Birdsedge Village Hall, Penistone Road, Birdsedge, Huddersfield, HD8 8XP. QUIZ NIGHT - Monthly quiz night with supper & bar. Admission/Enquiries: £1.50 entry into quiz Roz Mears 01484 604289. ❑ FIRST TUES IN EVERY MONTH 10.00 AM – 12 NOON Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3DX. COFFEE MORNING - Coffee morning at Cleckheaton Library everyone welcome. Free drop in event. Admission/Enquiries: Cleckheaton Library 01274 335170. ❑ FIRST TUES IN EVERY MONTH 2.00PM – 4.00PM Heckmondwike Library, Walkley Lane, Heckmondwike, WF16 0LY. TEA/COFFEE AFTERNOON - Free tea and coffee available for all. Drop in event. Everyone welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Heckmondwike Library 01924 325637. ❑ EVERY FRI. 2.00PM – 3.00PM Kirkburton Library, Turnshaws Road, Kirkburton, HD8 0RT. KNITTERS GROUP - A friendly and relaxed Knit and Natter group for all knitters, new or experienced. Members will help beginners. Admission/Enquiries: Drop in sessions, no booking necessary Kirkburton Library 01484 222710. ❑ 1ST MON OF EACH MONTH 2.00PM - 4.00PM Cleckheaton Nook Independent Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Cleckheaton, BD19 3LD. TRICOT FELLOWSHIP GROUP - A monthly knitting and craft Group for retired people. Bring your own knitting or crafts with you or help us to knit scarves, gloves and hats for distribution to the homeless at Christmas. Admission/Enquiries: D. M. Hopkinson 01924 514594. ❑ SUN 13 SEPT 2.00PM - 3.30PM Huddersfield Sports Centre, Kirklees Active Leisure, Southgate, Huddersfield, HD1 1TW. AS GOOD AS NEW SALE - As Good As New currently hold sales where people can buy and sell pre-loved baby and childrens goods. Please visit our website www.asgood-asnew.co.uk. Admission £1.50 Emma Baxter 07961 625213 ❑ FRI 18 & SAT 19 SEPT 11.00AM – 6.00PM; SAT 19 – 7.30PM & SUN 20 SEPT 12 NOON – 6.00PM Flockton St James The Great Church, Barnsley Road, Flockton, WF4 4DH. FLOWER FESTIVAL The Parish Church of St James the Great Flockton is celebrating the 140th Anniversary of it's dedication by holding a Flower Festival in Church, Admission/Enquiries: Reverend C E Bullimore 01924 849161 . ❑ THURS 1 & 28 OCT 6.00PM – 8.00PM Kirkburton Library, Turnshaws Road, Kirkburton, HD8 0RT. FAMILY HISTORY GROUP Research your Family History with the help of Alan Kaye from Huddersfield Family History Society. Admission/Enquiries: Free drop in sessions Kirkburton Library 01484 222710. ❑ THUR 22 OCT 7.30PM – 9.00PM The Stadium Business and Leisure Complex, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG. INTRODUCTION EVENING - You are invited to come meet and chat to Countryside Volunteers, to learn more of what they do and what is on offer for you to do as a volunteer. We hope you will decide to become a member. Admission/Enquiries: Oliver Taylor 07971192383; Susan 07979292781; signpost_kirklees@yahoo.co.uk

LEISURE AND SPORT ❑ Kirklees offers a wide variety of sports and leisure activities for all ages across all areas in sports centres, parks, sports clubs and open spaces. For general sport information call into your local sports centre or visit www.kirkleesactive.co.uk or www.kirklees.gov.uk/getintosport Change 4 Life is a new programme which aims to encourage families, in particular families with children under 12 to eat well, move more and live longer. ❑ A programme to reduce childhood obesity. Change 4 life supports all the sporting and leisure activities and runs promotional campaigns across Kirklees. For more information visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/change4life. ❑ Sport4life provides exciting sporting experiences for adults of all ages to help them get and stay fit. Sessions include badminton, netball, swimming, volleyball, touch rugby, running and Fit4Sport. For more information contact Debra on 01484 234012; debra.france-sergeant@kirklees.gov.uk Jog Kirklees is a new recreational running programme aimed at those who are new or returning to jogging. Each session is led by a qualified coach and provides a welcoming, social environment for people of all fitness levels. For more information visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/jogkirklees or call Debra on 01484 234012; debra.france-sergeant@kirklees.gov.uk ❑ Tots Bee-Fit are classes for 2-5 yr olds, offer fitness, dance, sensory props, games. Action songs, giggles and wiggles! Tues 9.30 – 10.15am at Deighton Sports Arena 01484 221799, Thur 9.15 – 10.00am at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre 01924 326181, Thur 10.45am – 11.30am at Whitcliffe Mount Sports Centre 01274 335130. ❑ Mini Moovers are classes for 2-5 yr olds. Get your toddlers a movin’ and a groovin’ with our fun packed dance session specifically for the little ones, although you can join in too!. Tue 1.30pm – 2.15pm Huddersfield Sports Centre 01484 223630; Wed 9.15am – 10.00am Batley Baths 01924 326167; Wed 10.45am – 11.30am Batley sports and Tennis Centre 01924 326181; Thur 1.00pm – 1.45pm Deighton Sports Arena 01484 221799 ❑ Toddle4life. If you have a baby in a pram or a toddler on the run, you have what it takes to join ‘toddle4life’, a series of free family walks aimed at getting adults, babies and children out and about. There are ‘toddle4life’ walks throughout Kirklees, all accompanied by qualified walk leaders. For further information contact Kirklees Physical Activity Development Team 01484 234089. ❑ OWLS. The over 50s Weekday Leisure Scheme offers great daytime leisure at an affordable price. You can be too young, but never too old! Activities include swimming, fitness classes (for all levels), badminton, table tennis, interactive dance mats, wii sports, use of fitness suites (gym), line dancing and much more. ❑ EVERY WED 6.15PM Hargreaves Cycles, 27 Bradford Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2DU. WEDNESDAY EVENING CYCLE RIDES Summer cycling 2 hour guided mountain-bike rides around the Dewsbury area, for 14+ years. Car parkling and toilet available at shop. Admission/Enquiries: Paul Vokes 01924 461283. ❑ EVERY THUR 7.00PM – 9.00PM Greenhead College, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4ES. DAOIST TAICHI, YOGA AND KUNGFU - WEEKLY CLASS - Beginners courses in Chinese Daoist

❑ SUN 13 SEPT 9.0 AM Leeds Road Sports Complex, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YY. KIRKLEES 10K CHALLENGE - Run - The Kirklees Council 10k Challenge including a 2k fun run for ages 8+.Admission/Enquiries: Entry fee £7.00 (Attached to running club) £9.00 (Unattached), Fun Run for ages 8 Entry Fee £3.00. Debra France-Sargeant 01484 234012. ❑ SAT 3 OCT 10.00 AM Cambridge Road car park, approached via Clare Hill, off St John's Road (GR142,172), Huddersfield, HD1 5BX. EASY RIDERS CYCLE RIDE - HUDDERSFIELD - Meet Kevan & The Huddersfield CTC, for a gentle paced 2-3 hours cycle ride. Along the Birkby Bradley Greenway. An encouraging and supportive event for new cyclists. Admission/Enquiries: Kevan Shuttleworth 01484 543531. ❑ SAT 31 OCT 1.00PM – 4.00PM Greenhead College, Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4ES. KEEP FIT ASSOCIATION EXERCISE RALLY, DISPLAYS AND AGM - Fun, exercise and dance afternoon with guest teacher and class displaysAdmission/Enquiries: £5.00 entry Stephanie Cooper 07805423310.

MUSIC ❑ SUMMER SOUNDS OF BRASS 2009, FREE brass band concerts. These open air events will delight both the serious music follower as well as family audiences. Relax and enjoy the music in stunning locations of parks and museum gardens in Kirklees. Admission/Enquiries: Arts and Creative Economy Team 01484 222087 ❑ SAT 22 AUG 2.00PM – 4.00PM Wilton Park, Bradford Road, Batley WF17 0AS - Skelmanthorpe Band. ❑ SUN 23 AUG 2,00PM – 4.00PM Beaumont Pk, Meltham Road, Lockwood, Hudds, HD4 7BQ- Linthwaite Band ❑ SUN 30 AUG 2.00PM – 4.30PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG – Skelmanthorpe Band. ❑ SUN 6 SEPT 2.00PM – 4.30PM Marsden Pk, Manchester Road, Marsden, Hudds, HD7 6LY- Hade Edge Band ❑ EVERY THURS 1.00PM Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone, S36 6DY. PENISTONE CINEMA ORGAN TRUST - Kevin Grunhill or occasionally guest organist in concert on the Allen digital Theatre organ. For details of all concerts please contact 07944 566972 ❑ EVERY 2ND THUR 8.30PM – 9.30PM (20 AUG NEXT MEET) Number 11 Restaurant & Bar, 11 Huddersfield Road, Upperbridge, Holmfirth, HD9 2JR. HOLMFIRTH LIVE (OPEN MIC) - An brilliant showcase of local Holmfirth talent, when people of all ages and musical genre come together to enjoy a great evening out. You don't have to sing but if you want to participate simply turn up - the evening starts at 8.30pm. Licensed bar and food available. Admission/Enquiries: Free Mrs Harrison 01484 688811. ❑ FORTNIGHTLY ON A TUE. 8.30PM. Batley Carr Working Mens Club & Institute, David Lane, Mill Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2HN. BATLEY CARR SOCIAL CLUB - winners of the National Music Club of the Year (2006). A night of live music, entertainment and dancing, the sounds of the 40's/50's - the swing era of Sinatra/Tony Bennett, with Eddie Martell and the Reg Hargreaves Quartet. An exquisite nightclub atmosphere. Admission/Enquiries: £2 on the door Batley Carr Working Mens Club & Institute 01924 461242. ❑ MON 7 SEPT 7.15PM – 9.15PM Huddersfield Children's Library, Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. INVITATION TO THE BALL - Huddersfield

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Recorded Music Society invite you to enjoy an evening with them listening to excerpts from operatta and zarzuela. Admission/Enquiries: Non - Members £1.50. Huddersfield Recorded Music Society 01274 873677. ❑ SECOND SAT OF EACH MONTH 2.30PM Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone, S36 6DY. THE PENISTONE CINEMA ORGAN TRUST - 2009 CONCERTS - All concerts are on the mighty Compton cinema organ. Tickets vary from £6.00 to £7.50. All concerts commence at 2.30pm. Information and tickets for all shows including group bookings is available on 07944 566972 ❑ SAT 12 SEPT 7.30PM Blackley Baptist Church, Prospect View, Elland, HX5 0TD. THE MASTERSINGERS COME TO BLACKLEY – a concert performed by this unique group who offer a mixture of voices with piano, bass and drum accompaniment, which has more tenors and basses than sopranos and altos. Admission/Enquiries: tickets are £8, (concessions £6) Ring Marjorie Upson 01422 378982 for more information or visit the church web site. www.blackleychurch.org.uk; www.mastersingers.co.uk ❑ SAT 12 SEPT 7.30PM Shelley Emmanuel Church, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, Huddersfield, HD8 8LH. SHELLEY'S LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS - A concert featuring Meltham Mills Brass Band and Jane Hobson. Performing all the traditional favourites. Bring your flags and join in the singing. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £10.00, concessions £8.00 from Lydgate Styles, Shelley Church Members and on the door. ❑ EVERY SECOND SAT IN MONTH. 8.00PM Black Bull, Kirkgate, Birstall, WF17 9PB. DROVERS FOLK CLUB - An informal folk club, singers, musicians and all welcome. A friendly monthly club with good beer and food in the pub. Free event Organised by Drovers Folk Club. Tel: 0113 2574658 - Anne Lonsdale for further information. ❑ FRI 18 SEPT & 30TH OCT 1.00PM Birkby St Cuthbert's Church, Grimscar Avenue, Birkby, Huddersfield, HD2 2TT. LUNCHTIME CONCERT - We are holding a series of lunchtime concerts featuring students from the University of Huddersfield and local music enthusiasts. Refreshments will be served after the performances. We look forward to welcoming you to our Church. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £3.00 for one concert or £7.00 for all three concerts in the Autumn Season. Rebecca Rooke 07904 350181. beccarooke@hotmail.co.uk ❑ SAT 19 SEPT 7.15PM – 10.00PM. Lindley Methodist Church Centre, East Street, Huddersfield, HD3 3ND.

COLNE VALLEY MALE VOICE CONCERT. A good evening with the well renowned Colne Valley Male Voice Choir conducted by Tom Meredith. Entrance by Tickets at £7 each from Elizabeth Bishop Tel. 01484 841305 / Winifred M Ellis 01484 654566. ❑ SAT 19 SEPT & EVERY TUE FROM 22 SEPT 7.00PM – 9.00PM Marsden Conservative Club, Victoria St, Marsden HD7 6DF SLICK STICK SAMBASTIC – Come and drum with our fantastic samba band, learn some grooves and perform with us in the SLICK STICK SAMBASTIC PARADE at Marsden Jazz Festival on Sat 10 Oct. Open to adults and children over 10 yrs old and accompanied by an adult. For more information contact the festival office: 01484 846969 or Slick Stick Sambastic 07717 824836 ❑ SAT 19 SEPT 1.00PM – 11.00PM Slaithwaite Cricket & Bowling Club, Racton Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5UA ROCKFEST – 10 hours of music, all day BBQ, sandwiches and pies available, 2 bars open. Various games throughout the day. Free camping pitch for one tent with each ticket – please ask for details. Bands include: JB Goode, Storom, The Waterheads – DJ’s include: L double (from BBC1 Xtra) DJ Jason and DJ Lisa. Ticket price £10 (part of the cost will go towards supporting The Forget Me Not Trust). Tickets from Slaithwaite Cricket and Bowling Club. Contact Lauren Moore 01484 487570 lauren.moore@forgetmenottrust.co.uk ❑ MON 21 SEPT 7.15PM – 9.15PM. Huddersfield Children's Library, Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. DOCTOR HAYDN'S NIGHT - Huddersfield Recorded Music Society invite you to an evening listening to music from Haydn. Admission/Enquiries: Non Members £1.50 Huddersfield Recorded Music Society 01274 873677 ❑ SAT 24 OCT - KICK OFF 1.00PM The Bellevue Stadium, Doncaster Road, Wakefield WF1 5EY HOLLYOAKS VERSUS THE FORGET ME NOT TRUST – The cast of HOLLYOAKS will be playing against the Trust side to raise much needed funds to provide Children’s Hospice and Respite Services to the children and families in Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield. Ticket price £8.00 (£5.00 for under 14 year olds). Box and VIP tickets available. All tickets from Forget Me Not office and website and The Bellevue Stadium ticket office and website, Forget Me Not 01484 487570 www.forgetmenottrust.co.uk Bellevue Stadium 01924 211611 www.wakefieldwildcats.co.uk ❑ FRI 25 SEPT 7.30PM. Dewsbury Minster, Vicarage

Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DD. KEEPING THE FLAME ALIVE - VAL WISEMAN - The celebrated jazz singer will perform 'Keeping the Flame Alive' - a moving and entertaining musical tribute to Patrick Bronte and the lives and work of his famous family. Part of a programme of events celebrating 200th anniversary of the arrival of Patrick as Curate of the Minster. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £7 Dewsbury Minster 01924 457057. ❑ SAT 26 SEPT .7.30PM Thornhill Parish Church, Dewsbury, WF12 0JZ. ORGAN AND TRUMPET SPECTACULAR - A 'bubbly' evening to celebrate our Patronal Festival featuring Dr Gordon Stewart and Kirklees Young Musician of the year Rebecca Robertson - trumpeter extraordinaire Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £7 ( concessions £6) available one month before concerts from Church or Thornhill Newsagents or ring 01924 465329 (accompanied children are admitted free but please get a ticket to secure a seat) Brian Pearson 01924 520861. ❑ SAT 3 OCT, 7.30PM Cleckheaton Town Hall, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RH. AMERIVCAN 60S LEGENDS - The Ultimate Tribute Show to Elvis Presley, Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson and Bobby Vee. Tickets: £12, Tel: 01924 324501 ❑ SAT 10 OCT 2.30PM Marsden United Church, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6BR. HUDDERSFIELD YOUNG SINGERS IN CONCERT Part of the Marsden Jazz Festival. Refreshments served. Junior Choir performance 2.30pm and Senior Choir 4.00pm. Admission/Enquiries: Free event SUN 11 OCT 10.30PM Marsden United Church, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6BR. ❑ SUN 11 OCT, 10.30am United Church, Marsden JAZZ SERVICE - NEW ORLEANS WIGGLE JAZZ BAND - Part of the Marsden Jazz Festival. Tea. coffee and biscuits served after the service. Admission is free a collection will be taken in the service for donations ❑ SAT 17 OCT 7.15PM. North Light Gallery, Brooke's Mill, Bank Foot Lane, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, HD4 7NR. CHARITY CONCERT IN AID OF HOLLY BANK SCHOOL - Marsh Ladies Choir singing a mixed programme of music to suit all tastes in the presence of Mayor, Cllr. Julie Stewart-Turner and her consort Admission/Enquiries: Tickets are priced £7.00 each and can be obtained from Mrs. Anne Armstrong, Publicity Officer on 01484 420339 or our Secretary, Mrs. Helen Clayton on O1484 711633 or from any member of the Choir. ❑ SAT 17 OCT 7.30PM - 9.00PM Marsden St

■ MIGHTY COMPTON: Concerts featuring the Penistone Compton Cinema Organ - See Music section

Bartholomew Parish Church, Clough Lea, Marsden, HD7 6DN. MUSIC@MARSDEN - ORGAN RECITALS Series of Organ Recitals during 2009. Admission/Enquiries: Free admission. Donations to the church fund welcomed. ❑ SAT 17 OCT 7.30PM Shelley Emmanuel Church, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, Huddersfield, HD8 8LH. SOUNDS OF THE '60'S - Listen to sounds of the 1960's performed by Thunderbridge. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets:£8.00, concessions £7.00. Includes a free drink. Tickets from Lydgate Styles. Shelley Church Members and on the door. ❑ SAT 24 OCT 7.15PM Gomersal Methodist Church, Latham Lane, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, BD19 4AW. SLAITHWAITE BRASS BAND - LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS - A brass band concert for all ages. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £6.00 Pam Jones 01274 874585.

OUTDOOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS ❑ EACH SAT 9AM-4.30PM Holmfirth Markets, 38 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3JH. HOLMFIRTH CRAFT & FOOD MARKET - Enjoy a leisurely browse through the Saturday Craft Market. Unusual and traditional craft items and unique items for the home or a gift with a difference. Alongside the fabulous choice of crafts and gifts, the market offers shoppers a wonderful selection of fresh foods, from local meats, to fruit & veg, cheese and much more. Admission/Enquiries: Geoff Sheard 01484 223730. ❑ 1ST SAT OF THE MONTH 9AM-1PM. St John's Car Park, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RF. CLECKHEATON FARMERS MARKET (1ST SAT EACH MONTH) - The market offers the very best of local produce to discerning customers who would like to know where, when and how the foods are grown or produced. Admission/Enquiries: Geoff Sheard 01484 223730. ❑ SUN 13 SEPT 10.00AM – 5.00PM Wilton Park Lake, Wilton Park, Bradford Road, Batley, WF17 0AS. NAVAL DAY - Naval Day, static and radio control display of model warships past and present, including warships, submarines, landing craft and hovercrafts, display by Kirklees Model Boat Club and various visiting model boat clubs from the North of England. Admission/Enquiries: Stan Reffin 0113 267 5790. ❑ 3RD SUN IN EVERY MONTH 8.00AM – 2.00PM


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■ HOLMFIRTH FOOD FESTIVAL: Some of the stalls set out along Hollowgate at last year’s event Holmfirth Market Hall, Huddersfield Road, Hollowgate, Holmfirth HOLMFIRTH FARMERS MARKET - The very best of fresh local produce, local meats, fresh fruit & vegetables, breads, cheeses, cakes, jams, honey and much more. Admission/Enquiries: Geoff Sheard 01484 223730. ❑ FRI 25 SEPT9.00AM – 5.30PM. New Street, Huddersfield Town Centre, Huddersfield, HD1 2BQ. FRENCH MARKET - The French Market will bring the town centre alive with its unique display of colour, vibrancy and bustle, and its fabulous variety of authentic quality produce from across Europe. Admission/Enquiries: Geoff Sheard 01484 223730. ❑ SAT 27 & SUN 28 SEP 10AM-5PM. Holmfirth Markets, 38 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3JH. HOLMFIRTH FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL - A fabulous festival, celebrating the best of foods from around the world. Enjoy cookery demonstrations and browse the superb food market. Admission/Enquiries: Geoff Sheard 01484 223730. ❑ SAT 3 OCT 10.00AM – 12 NOON Norman Park, Birkby Hall Road, Birkby, HD2 2UD. MOVE FOR MONEY - We are holding a sponsored Move for Money around Norman Park. Refreshments will be available. Anyone who would like to take part is more than welcome, you can walk, hop, skip, push a pram, or wheel a chair around the park in support of St Cuthberts Restoration Appeal. Enquiries: Sponsorship forms are available from Rebecca Rooke at beccarooke@hotmail.co.uk 07904350181 ❑ SAT 4 OCT. – CANCELLED EVENT. Dewsbury Markets, Cloth Hall Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1QE. DEWSBURY MARKET'S ONION FAIR - CANCELLED - Please note that due to refurbishment works taking place at Dewsbury Market, the annual Onion Fair will not be taking place in 2009. Admission/Enquiries: Maria Wilson 01484 223730. ❑ SAT 4 OCT 11.00AM Dewhurst Road Allotments, Dewhurst Road, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD2 1BW. APPLE DAY - Join Julian Faulkner (Social Forestry Officer) and Hilary Dodson (Northern Fruit Group), see 18 growing varieties of apple and take part in some activities. Taste a few of the ripe and ready to eat apples and check out the pears. Also get advice about growing your own fruit. Admission/Enquiries: Free

event. Julian Faulkner 01484 234083. ❑ SAT 10 OCT 9.30AM – 1.00PM Marsden United Church, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6BR. TABLE TOP SALE - Part of the Marsden Jazz Festival. Refreshments served. Charge for table £12.00 call 01484 846227 after 5.30pm to book a table or for more information. Admission/Enquiries: Free event. ❑ SUN 18 OCT 11.00AM - 4.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. AUTUMN FESTIVAL - Celebrate National Apple Day with activities in and around the Visitor Centre with an Autumnal theme. Admission/Enquiries: Oakwell Hall 01924 326240. ❑ SUN 18 OCT 11.00AM - 4.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. AUTUMN FESTIVAL - Celebrate National Apple Day with activities in and around the Visitor Centre with an Autumnal theme. Admission/Enquiries: Oakwell Hall 01924 326240. ❑ SUN 25 OCT 11.30AM - 3.30PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. WEDDING FAIR - Meet a range of suppliers, with stalls and demonstrations around the visitor centre and hall, to make your day really special. You can also see what Oakwell Hall can offer you as a Wedding venue. Admission/Enquiries: Oakwell Hall 01924 326240. ❑ SUN 25 OCT 10.00AM - 5.00PM National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH. HISTORICAL COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SOCIETY RALLY - On Sunday 25 October at the National Coal Mining Museum some very special visitors will arrive in some unusual forms of transport, when the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society Rally returns to Wakefield. This annual event is extremely popular and draws enthusiasts from far and wide. Admission/Enquiries: Free admission to the museum National Coal Mining Museum for England 01924 848806. ❑ SAT 31 OCT 10.30AM – 3.00PM Huddersfield Open Market, Brook Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1RX. HALLOWEEN AT HUDDERSFIELD MARKET - Enjoy the darker side of Halloween with zombies lurking around the stalls and the hearse waiting to drive you away! Admission/Enquiries: Maria Wilson 01484 223730.

❑ SAT 31 OCT 11.00AM – 3.00PM. Dewsbury Markets, Cloth Hall Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1QE. HALLOWEEN AT DEWSBURY MARKET - Children of all ages are welcome to join the spooky fun at Dewsbury Market on Saturday 31 October. Admission/Enquiries: Maria Wilson 01484 223730. Stage and Theatre ❑ TUES 27 SEPT 7.30PM. Dewsbury Arts Group Studio Theatre, Lower Peel Street, Bradford Road, Dewsbury, WF13. THE BRONTE CONNECTION Dramatic readings, music and poems performed by members of Dewsbury Arts Group. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £7 Dewsbury Minster 01924 457057. ❑ WED 30 SEPT 7.00PM Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DG. STORIES FROM THE TREE OF LIFE: A RIVER OF RIDDLES WITH PETER CHAND - A specially commissioned performance set in the mid 1500s, when the mighty Mogul Emperor Akbar rules over an area that covers modern day India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. These riddle tales are now brought to life by renowned Indian Storyteller Peter Chand. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £3, £2 concessions (includes light refreshments) a special family ticket £5 for 2 adults & up to 2 children aged 9 and above. Tickets available from Dewsbury Library 01924 325080 or Marsden Information Point. 01484 845595 ❑ SAT 3 OCT 7.30PM – 10.00PM. Shelley Village Hall, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, HD8 8HE. MIKRON TALES OF THE THAMES - Mikron returns to Shelley for a splashing good visit with a delightful and meandering wander down the history of our great river in the company of the best storytelling group around. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £9 available from Shelley Spar stores or Ring 01484 604486 .

Centre for refreshments. ❑ WED 2 SEPT 11.00AM Thornhill Rectory Park Car Park, Thornhill, WF12 0JY. FINDING DIMPLEDALE Meet: 11:00 Thornhill, Rectory Park Car Park WF12 0JY (GR SE 255 186) 5 1/2 miles moderate walk. Leader: Jim Regan (01924 469700) Non members welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Chris Horbury 01924 470531. ❑ SAT 5 SEPT 10.00AM – 5.00PM New Inn, Liley Lane (B6118 ), Grange Moor, WF4 4DY. MORE MOORS - Join the Kirklees Countryside Volunteers for a 11 miles medium/hard walk. Meet Dave at 10:00 near the New Inn, Liley Lane (B6118), Grange Moor (Grid Ref. SE 221 158) (Postcode: WF4 4DT). We will be going along the footpaths and bridleways circling Flockton and Emley Moors. Admission/Enquiries: Oliver Taylor 07971192383 signpost_kirklees@yahoo.co.uk ❑ SAT 5 SEPT & SAT 31 OCT 10.00AM Skelmanthorpe Council Offices, 24 Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, HD8 9DA. 10 VILLAGES CONSERVATION GROUP TASK MYSTERY TASK - The 10 villages Conservation Group is a practical conservation group undertaking tasks within Denby Dale Parish. You will need stout footwear, outdoor clothing, waterproofs and a packed lunch. All tools will be provided. Admission/Enquiries: Andy Wickham 01484 222960.

WALKS, RIDES AND CONSERVATION

❑ SAT 5 DEC 8.00PM-10.30PM Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road, Marsden, HD7 6NQ. STANDEDGE BAT WALK - Join John Gregory from the West Yorkshire Bat Group as he explores Standedge and the surrounding area for bat activity. This walk will help people understand the plight of bats and raise the awareness of this mystical creature. Times may vary - please visit www.standedge.co.uk for up to date details Admission/Enquiries: Standedge Visitors Centre 01484 844298.

❑ LAST MON IN EVERY MONTH 9.30AM - 11.00AM Dewsbury Moor & Scout Hill (Heckmondwike Road) Children's Centre, 100 Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury, WF13 3NT. HEALTHY WALKS - Meet at the Children's Centre and enjoy a local walk led by Children's Centre staff, then return to the Children's

❑ MON 7 SEPT 1.00PM Birstall Market Place, Birstall, Batley, WF17 9EL. ON TRACK - THE SPEN VALLEY LINE - LINEAR - Meet: 13:00 Birstall Market Place WF17 9ER (GR SE 226 262) 5 miles moderate – LINEAR Walking to Heckmondwike following as far as possible the track of the 'Leeds New Line'. Leaders: Paul & Chris Horbury (01924 470531) Non members


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welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Chris Horbury 01924 470531.

Non members welcome Admission/Enquiries: Chris Horbury 01924 470531.

❑ FRI 11 SEPT 8.30PM - 10.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. OAKWELL AT NIGHT - Meet some of our more secretive residents with a nocturnal walk around the park. Booking essential. £3 per person on the night. Not suitable for children. Admission/Enquiries: Oakwell Hall 01924 326240.

❑ SUN 20 SEPT 13.45PM – 5.00PM Car Park behind the Carlile Institute and Library, off B6108 Huddersfield Road, Meltham, HD9 4AB. MODEL MELTHAM AND WORKERS' WILSHAW - Come and join the Kirklees Countryside Volunteers for a 4-5 Miles medium, theme walk. Meet David at 1.45 pm in the car park behind the Carlile Institute, off Huddersfield Road (B6108), Meltham (Grid Ref. SE 101 106) (Postcode: HD9 4AB). Historic housing at Meltham Mills and Wilshaw.Admission/Enquiries: Oliver Taylor 07971192383 signpost_kirklees@yahoo.co.uk

❑ SAT 12 SEPT 10.00AM & 1.45PM Oakwell Hall Information Centre (by the lower car park), Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, off A652 Bradford Road, Birstall, WF17 9LF. TWO WALKS TODAY (DO ONE OR BOTH) - Join Kirklees Countryside Volunteers for a 5 and/or 4 miles easy walk. Meet Avis at 10.00 am and/or 1.45 pm (Grid Ref. SE 212 268) (Postcode: BD19 4LL). Celebrate Heritage Open Weekend with a visit to Oakwell. There will be time for a tour of the Hall before the afternoon walk starts. Admission/Enquiries: Oliver Taylor 07971192383 signpost_kirklees@yahoo.co.uk ❑ SAT 12 SEPT 10.30AM. Cleckheaton Bus Station, Dewsbury Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 5DD. CLECKHEATON CIRCULAR - Meet: 10:30 Rear Cleckheaton Bus Station (GR SE 191 251) 10 1/4 miles Moderate. No dogs please, Non members welcome. Admission/Enquiries:Leader: Mark Woodall 07988 422 654. ❑ SAT 12 SEPT 11.00AM Marsden Railway Station, Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6DH. FROM TOP TO BOTTOM - Join Gabrielle for a 7 mile medium circular themed walk incorporating a 'Dry Stone walling Trail', moorland, a stretch of canal and a short tour of places of interest around Marsden. Starting point - in front of Marsden Railway Station. ❑ SUN 13 SEPT 9.30AM – 4.30PM Acre Lane (GR SE 175 087), East of New Mill, Huddersfield, HD9 7DH. PATH IMPROVEMENT - Join the Kirklees Countryside Volunteers for this conservation event. Meet the Kirklees Countryside Volunteers at 9.30 am at Acre Lane, east of New Mill (Grid Ref SE 175 087) (Postcode: HD9 7DH). Telephone Nigel on 07746973281 (evenings) if further details are required. ❑ SUN 13 SEPT 10.00AM – 1.30PM Almondbury Library, Stocks Walk, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD5 8XB. TALL TALES FROM THE TOWER WITH STORYTELLER MALCOLM GREEN - Meet Malcolm Green, a brilliant storyteller of wildlife tales, for a 3.5 mile leisurely walk from Almondbury to Castle Hill. Listen to magical tales of the countryside, and enjoy free entry to Victoria Tower during the Heritage Open Days Weekend. Please bring your own picnic and suitable footwear/outdoor clothing. This walk and the stories are for adults and families with children over 10 years. Admission/Enquiries: Limited numbers, booking essential. £3, £1.50 conc, £5 family - 1 adult & 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children. Contact the library or Tolson Museum to book your places. Almondbury Library 01484 223183. ❑ SUN 20 SEPT 10.30AM. Digley Reservoir, Digley Royd Lane, Holme, HD9 2QD. FIVE RESERVIORS, HINCHLIFFE MILL & HOLME - Meet: 10:30 Digley Reservoir Quarry car park HD9 2RS (GR SE 111 073) 9 miles hard walk. Leader: John Beldon (0113 238 3965)

❑ TUE 22 SEPT 11.00AM – 2.00PM Castle Hill, Hillside', off Lumb Lane, Almondbury, HD4. THE AUTUMN EQUINOX WALK - The day and night are in perfect balance all over the earth and this is the beginning of the transition into winter in the northern hemisphere. Join Julian the Castle Hill ranger on a moderate/hard walk to take in the magnificent views and natures shades of colour. Admission/Enquiries: Please wear good footwear, warm clothing and bring waterproofs. Sorry no dogs except guide and assistance dogs. Booking essential, contact Tolson Memorial Museum on 01484 223830 Julian Brown 01484 223830. ❑ WED 23 SEPT 10.40AM Brockholes Railway Station, Brockholes, Holmfirth, HD9 6QQ. ALL ABOARD FOR HOLMFIRTH! - Come and join the Kirklees Countryside Volunteers for a joint walk with the Penistone Line Partnership and Pennine Prospects. This is 3 miles linear or 7 miles circular, medium, theme, bus and train walk. Meet Liz at 10.40 am at Brockholes Railway Station (Grid Ref. SE153 111) (Postcode: HD9 7EB). Trace the Holmfirth Branch Line, have an extended lunch break in Holmfirth then follow scenic return route to Brockholes (or make your way home from Holmfirth). Admission/Enquiries:Oliver Taylor 07971192383 signpost_kirklees@yahoo.co.uk. ❑ WED 23 SEPT 11.00AM Star Inn, Wakefield Road (A636), Upper Cumberworth, Huddersfield, HD8 8NS. WITHER WOOD YOU TAKE ME - Join Gabrielle for a 7 mile medium circular walk incorporating country lanes, fields, woods, an airstrip and a quaker hamlet. Snippets of historical information as appropriate. Superb views weather permitting. ❑ SAT 26 SEPT 10.00AM – 12.30PM Lady Wood, off Ravensthorpe Road, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, WF12 9EF. SEED GATHERING IN LADYWOOD - Learn to identify a range of native trees, and learn how to grow them from the seeds we find. Free tree for every forager. Families welcome - children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission/Enquiries: Free activity but booking is essential. Simon Pedley 01484 234073. ❑ SAT 26 SEPT 10.15AM – 4.30PM Wood Edge car park, Low Platt Lane, Scammonden, Huddersfield, HD3 3FR. THE HIDDEN CATCHWATER - Join the Kirklees Countryside Volunteers for a 10 miles medium/hard walk. Meet Oliver at 10.15 am at Wood Edge Car Park, Low Platt Lane, Scammonden, above the dam (Grid Ref. SE 056 164) (Postcode: HD3 3FR). Many of the local catchwaters and conduits are well known to

■ LAST OF THE SUMMER SUNSHINE : Make the most of the beautiful Kirklees countryside

walkers, but this is one you perhaps won't have done before! Enquiries:Oliver Taylor 07971192383 signpost_kirklees@yahoo.co.uk

165 191) 6 1/2 miles moderate walk. Catch the train to Deighton. Leaders: Chris & Paul Horbury (01924 470531) Non members welcome.

❑ SAT 26 SEPT 10.30AM - 4.30PM The Square, Holme Village, HD9 2QG. HOLME FROM HOLME - A 9 mile walk with Peak District National Park rangers over paths and tracks exploring the Upper Holme Valley. Please show consideration for residents by not parking in the Square. Parking is available near the school on Meal Hill Road.

❑ SUN 11 OCT 11.00AM - 4.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. AUTUMN FESTIVAL - Celebrate National Apple Day with activities in and around the Visitor Centre with an Autumnal theme. Admission/Enquiries: Oakwell Hall 01924 326240.

❑ SUN 27 SEPT 1.30 The Clayton Arms, High St, Clayton West, Huddersfield, HD8 9PD. TO FIIND THE RIVER DEARNE - Meet: 13:30 The Clayton Arms, High Street, Clayton West HD8 9PD (GR SE 259 108) 6 miles moderate walk.Leader: Mike Church (01924 462811) Non members welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Chris Horbury 01924 470531. ❑ SUN 27 SEPT 2.30PM – 3.30PM. Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DG. BRONTE WALK - BRONTE 200 FESTIVAL - A walk lasting approximately one hour ending at the Minster. Admission/Enquiries: Free event, no booking needed. Dewsbury Minster 01924 457057 ❑ SAT 3 OCT 10.00AM Cambridge Road car park, approached via Clare Hill, off St John's Road (GR142,172), Huddersfield, HD1 5BX. EASY RIDERS CYCLE RIDE - HUDDERSFIELD - Meet Kevan & The Huddersfield CTC, for a gentle paced 2-3 hours cycle ride. Along the Birkby Bradley Greenway. An encouraging and supportive event for new cyclists. Admission/Enquiries: Kevan Shuttleworth 01484 543531 ❑ SAT 3 OCT 11.00AM Pildacre Lane Car Park, GR SE 269 208, Ossett, WF5 8HN. NETHERTON & THORNHILL - Meet: 11:00 Pildacre Lane car park, Ossett WF5 8HN (GR SE 269 208) 8 miles moderate walk. Leader: David Banks (01924 476642) Non members welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Chris Horbury 01924 470531. ❑ SUN 4 OCT 1.30PM – 5.00PM Birkenshaw St Paul Church, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, Bradford, BD11 2AU. BOTH SIDES OF THE MOTORWAY - 6 Miles Medium Walk. Come and join the Kirklees Countryside Volunteers. Meet Margaret at 1.30 pm at St. Paul's Church on Bradford Road (A651), Birkenshaw (Grid Ref. SE 202 282) (Postcode: BD11 2EF). Mostly field paths, some quiet roads.Admission/Enquiries: Oliver Taylor 07971192383 signpost_kirklees@yahoo.co.uk ❑ MON 5 OCT 13.00 Oakwell Hall Top Car Park, Birstall, WF17 9LG. TO EGYPT & BACK - Meet: 13:00 Oakwell Hall car park, WF17 9LG (GR SE 217 270), 5 miles moderate walk. Leader: Jim Regan (01924 469700) ❑ SAT 10 OCT 10.30AM Hare & Hounds, Liley Lane, Upper Hopton, Mirfield, WF14 8EE. AROUND UPPER HOPTON - Meet: 10:30 Hare & Hounds Inn, Liley Lane, Upper Hopton WF14 8EE (GR SE 204 173) 5 miles moderate walk. Leader: Mike Church (01924 462811) Non members welcome ❑ THUR 15 OCT 11.15AM Deighton Railway Station, Whitacre Street, Deighton, HD2 1LX. DEIGHTON TO BRADLEY WOODS - PUBLIC TRANSPORT WALK Meet: 11:15 Deighton Railway Station HD2 1GY (GR SE

❑ SUN 18 OCT 11.30AM Honley Railway Station, Gynn Lane, Honley, HD9 6QH. CLOSE UP ON CASTLE HILL - A 5 -6 mile walk around (and possibly up) Castle Hill through fields and woods. Bring a packed lunch, single people welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Halifax and Hudderfield Inter Varsity Club. For further information contact: 01484 309658 ❑ SUN 18 OCT 1.00PM – 5.00PM Holmfirth Swimming Baths, Off Huddersfield Road (A6024), Holmfirth, HD9 7LE. MOOR WOODS - Come and join the Kirklees Countryside Volunteers for a 5-6 miles easy walk. Over the moors and into the woods. Meet Avis at 1.00 pm in the car park at Holmfirth Swimming Baths, off Huddersfield Road (A6024), 3/4 mile north of Holmfirth town centre (Grid Ref. SE 145 091) (Postcode: HD9 7LE). Admission/Enquiries: Oliver Taylor 07971192383 signpost_kirklees@yahoo.co.uk ❑ SAT 24 OCT 10.00AM – 5.00PM Car Park behind the Carlile Institute and Library, off B6108 Huddersfield Road, Meltham, HD9 4AB. HAS SOCKS AND STONEY BATTER - Come and join the Kirklees Countryside Volunteers for a 12.5 miles hard walk. Meet Susan at 10.00 am in the car park behind the Carlile Institute, off Huddersfield Road (B6108), Meltham (Grid Ref. SE 101 106) (Postcode: HD9 4AB). Varied terrain in the lower Holme Valley. Admission/Enquiries: Susan 07979292781: signpost_kirklees@yahoo.co.uk ❑ SUN 25 OCT 10.00AM - 12 NOON & 1.00PM 3.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. FUNGAL FORAY - Meet Ranger Patrick Crowley in the Visitor Centre Courtyard for a gentle stroll around the Nature Trail to discover the rich variety of fungi around the park. Please book on either the morning of afternoon walk. Not suitable for young children. Admission/Enquiries: Patrick Crowley 01924 326240. ❑ SUN 25 OCT 1.30PM. Mirfield Library Car Park, Station Road, Mirfield, WF14 8LL. CANAL, WOODS, GOLF COURSE & ICE CREAM - Meet: 13:30 Mirfield Library car park WF14 8AN (GR SE 203 197) 5 miles moderate walk calling at Charlotte' Ice Cream Parlour. Leader: Ken Dews (01924 494617) Non members welcome. Admission/Enquiries: WF14 8AN (GR SE 203 197). ❑ SAT 31 OCT 11AM -2PM Castle Hill, Hillside', off Lumb Lane,, Almondbury, HD4. THE SAMHAIN HILL WALK - Samhain (sow-ain-sowin) marks the beginning of the new year in ancient times. It is the beginning of the winter, so join the ranger on a moderate 6 mile walk. Admission/Enquiries: Please wear good footwear, warm clothing and bring waterproofs. No dogs except guide and assistance dogs. Booking is essential, contact Tolson Memorial Museum on 01484 223830 Julian Brown


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Buggyfit

JOG KIRKLEES

Jog Kirklees is a new recreational running programme aimed at those who are new or returning to jogging. It is ideal for those who have never run before. Sessions are taken by qualified coaches, who include some regular joggers who have recently qualified as Jog Leaders, and they provide a welcoming, social environment, for people of all fitness levels to take part in a fun and achievable activity. Details of sessions, run as part of Kirklees Council's 'Sport4Life' scheme, can be found by visiting www.kirklees.gov.uk/jogkirklees or by calling 01484 234012. This year’s Kirklees 10k Challenge is on

Sunday, September 13, at Leeds Road Sports Complex, Huddersfield and provides the ideal opportunity to put all that training to the test. The individual race starts at 9am and will be run on a mix of fields, greenway and pavements, with the finish on the running track. Runners will have the benefit of chip technology to clock an a c c u r at e t i m e. T h e e n t r y f e e i s £7(Attached) £9 (Unattached). There will also be a 2k fun run for ages 8+, starting at 9.20am, around the playing fields at the sports complex. The entry fee is £3. Entries will be taken up to 8.40am on the day or can be submitted online at www.kirklees.gov.uk/10kchallenge

Buggyfit is the ultimate fitness class for new mums wanting to get back into shape after their new arrival. It provides safe exercise for new mums without the need for babysitters or crèches - because baby comes too. And as well as helping new mums start to re-tone their bodies after childbirth, it also provides a valuable source of support and a chance to make new friends. Buggyfit is based around walking with buggies. But included in the hour-long class are simple exercises - such as squats, leg-lifts and stretches - which are all aimed at strengthening the muscles weakened through pregnancy, improving posture and burning fat. Sessions, which are also suitable

for pregnant women, are taken by a qualified instructor. Buggyfit sessions are currently running at Wilton Park, Batley, every Tuesday, starting at 11am (brunch served at Carlinghow and Wilton Surestart Centre from 10 am), and The Annie Smith Children’s Centre, Halifax Old Road, Birkby, Huddersfield, every Thursday, from 1pm. A new weekly session started at Thornhill Children’s Centre, Edge Top, Thornhill, Dewsbury, on Tuesday, June 30, at 11.15am. And from July 1, there has been a regular Wednesday session at Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury, starting at 1pm from outside the park café or meet at Dewsbury Moor and Scout H i l l C h i l d r e n ’s C e n t r e a t 12.30pm.

Another course was launched at Cleckheaton Library on Monday, June 29, at 10.30am and is followed by refreshments back in the library. Buggyfit sessions cost £1.50. For more information contact Kirklees Physical Activity Development Team, tel: 01484 234097, email: p h y s i c a l a c t i v i t y. d e v e l o pment@kirklees.gov.uk, or go to www.kirklees.gov.uk/buggfit All sessions cost £1.50 per mum and buggy, session lasts an hour. Please wear sturdy footwear as brisk walking is involved in the session. For further details call 01484 234097 www.kirklees.gov.uk/buggyfit

DISCOVER

THE NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM

Autumn at Nostell Priory

Doncaster Road, Wakefield, WF4 1QE Sat 13, Weds 23 September, 2pm. Upstairs Downstairs Tour Visit parts of the house not accessible to everyday visitors, discover where the servants lived and see our extensive vaulted Cellars. Involves climbing steep steps. Booking essential. Tickets £5 plus admission fee Underground tours

Interactive galleries

Pit ponies

Exhibitions

Adventure playground

Historic buildings

Nature trail

And much, much more!

Fri 30 October, 4pm to 7pm. Halloween!

Bring the family and join us for another evening of scary fun in the garden. Please wear sensible footwear and bring a torch.

Train rides

Entry £5.00, children in fancy dress £1.00

FREE ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE

For more information visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell or call 01924 863892

On the A642 halfway between Wakefield and Huddersfield www.ncm.org.uk tel 01924 848806

■ WALKS: For walks around the Kirklees area see page ??

Registered charity no. 205846

Time Well Spent


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■ ALL THAT JAZZ: Scenes from last year’s Festival

Kirklees What’s On

Make the most of your event!

What’s On is published as a bi-monthly supplement in Kirklees’ four main local newspapers, the Huddersfield Examiner, The Dewsbury Reporter, The Batley News and The Spenborough Guardian. It aims to give full details of forthcoming events in Kirklees. Details are also published in the “Events” section of the Kirklees Council Website and entries are sometimes featured in other media eg: local radio. Entries are now being accepted for the next issue of Kirklees What’s On, covering events in November/December. If you have an event you would like to publicise, please complete the form and send it to Kirklees Information at the address below BEFORE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2009. Entries can also be submitted online at: www.kirklees.gov.uk/events Marketing and Communication, The Stadium Business and Leisure Complex, Stadium Way, Huddersfield HD1 6PG Tel (01484) 416669 E-mail: events@kirklees.gov.uk

Title of Event............................................................................................................. Type of Event......................................................Wheelchair Access ..................... Suitable for (audience) ............................................................................................ Venue......................................................................................................................... Day.....................................Date.......................Month................Time .................... Tickets: prices ..................Tickets: where from ..................................................... Other Information .................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................... Organisation ............................................................................................................. The following section will not be published but must be completed in all cases. If you would like us to publish a phone number for public enquiries about the event, please include it in ‘Other information’ above.

Name...................................................................Date.............................................. Address ..................................................................................................................... Phone..................................................................Signature ..................................... Listings are free, but we reserve the right not to publish an entry, and information received may be edited at our discretion. We cannot normally include details of weekly classes, or club and society meetings (except for individual talks, etc), in either version of ‘Whats’ On’. Where a group submits several entries we may publish only a selection.

The 18th Marsden Jazz Festival 9-11 October 2009

We are thrilled to welcome you with a packed programme for the eighteenth annual Marsden Jazz Festival. We have hand-picked a fine selection of music from right across the spectrum of jazz for new and seasoned jazz fans alike. This year’s programme is bulging with new bands and sounds alongside firm festival favourites. Marsden Jazz Festival is a crossing point for musicians regionally, nationally and internationally and the perfect place for new and established jazz audiences to listen to something familiar or something totally different. This year, as well as our regular headline concert series, we are bringing you a new stream of bands. We want to introduce you to new jazz music and delight, enthral or chal-

lenge your ears, so the new stream gigs are priced to entice. Catch these rising stars in intimate surroundings while you can! New to Marsden Jazz Festival this year are events especially for young people and family audiences at the Standedge Tunnel Visitor centre. As in previous years, the majority of gigs at Marsden Jazz Festival are presented free of charge thanks to the generous support of the hosting venues – please raise a glass to them! Marsden Jazz Festival would not be possible without a dedicated band of volunteers to plan and run the festival year-round and help out on the weekend itself. If you want to get involved, contact the festival office on 01484 846969 or mjfoffice@tiscali.co.uk to find out more.

HOLMFIRTH FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL

Saturday 26th September and Sunday 27th September, 10:00am - 5:30pm

A fabulous festival, celebrating the best of foods from around the world. Enjoy cookery demonstrations and browse the superb food market. Holmfirth is the place for food lovers as the annual Food and Drink festival takes place. Whether you are a serious foodie or someone who just appreciates good food and drink, there is more than enough at our festival to ensure that you, and your friends and family have a great time. And you can certainly taste the difference. A fabulous food market is open each day with stalls throughout the town, offering a range of

mouth-watering delights. A food demonstration kitchen is in the Market Hall o f fe r i n g v i s i t o rs t h e chance to sit back and watch the exper ts at work, with the opportunity to sample the delights cooked up. The festival is an excellent showcase for producers and eateries alike and anyone visiting one of the participating establishments won't be disappointed. Our festival is great fun. There is a brilliant atmosphere throughout the weekend. There really is something for everyone, from gourmet sausage fans to beer lovers. Festival events range

from taster sessions of local produce, special menus, cookery demonstrations, tours, competitions, talks and much more. Local bars The Nook and Carniceria will be serving local beers in the market hall for visitors to enjoy whilst watching the demonstrations. For more infor mation contact: 01484 223730


Kirklees What's On, September/October 2009  

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