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Details Page 11 Sensory Independence Day Exhibition Living life to the full with a visual or hearing impairment Come along for • Information and advice • Products and Services • Assistive Technology solutions • “Try it yourself” Workshops

29 September, 2011 Huddersfield Town Hall 10am – 4pm Free event All welcome For more information Tel: 01484 221955 Email: transcription.service@kirklees.gov.uk

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Arts, Crafts and Sculpture ..................4 Talks, Exhibitions and Learning ...................5

Just a ‘pile of bricks’?

SATURDAY 20 AUGUST, 7.30PM YORKSHIRE YOUTH CHOIR SUMMER CONCERT DEWSBURY TOWN HALL Join the Yorkshire Youth Choir for an evening of choral entertainment. This summer concert is the culmination of a week long residential course held at Queen Ethelburga’s College, York and celebrates the talent and commitment of Yorkshire’s young singers. Conducted by John and Alison Pryce-Jones. Tickets £10 (plus concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM CHRIS RYAN – AUTHOR TALK CLECKHEATON TOWN HALL

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Author Chris Ryan will be talking about his new book ‘Killing for the Company’. Ryan came to public prominence for being the only member of the eight-man SAS mission, Brave Two Zero, to escape during the First Gulf War in 1991. Sergeant ‘Chris Ryan’ is a pseudonym for the former British Special Forces operative and soldier turned novelist. Tickets £2 from Kirklees Booking Offices

Leisure and Sport ....7 Music ........................7 Outdoor Festivals and Events .......................8 Dance, Stage and Theatre ......................9 Walks, Rides and Conservation ............9

Edition No: 42 September - October 2011 Address for diary listings and distribution enquiries:

Marketing and Communication, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield. HD1 2YZ 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

■ CONTROVERSIAL : Henry Moore sculpture One of the art world’s most controversial sculptures goes on display in Huddersfield Art Gallery this September, on loan from the Tate Gallery and the centrepiece of an eight-week exhibition called Fields of Contention. Carl Andre’s sculpture, Equivalent VIII, was bought by the Tate in 1972, and is an arrangement of 120 fire bricks. It attracted widespread media criticism when it first went on display in 1976, simply described by many as a ‘pile of bricks’. Controversy still surrounds the piece today, so that whenever it is exhibited people still flock to see what all the fuss was about and decide for themselves. From September 17th, you can see it

displayed alongside works from other famous artists and sculptors, like Henry Moore who we’ve come to love, but who were equally controversial in their day. Contemporary artist Sarah Staton will also be making new work to be displayed for the first time here in Huddersfield. Visit the gallery to make up your own mind, and look out for details of our programme of family talks and activities which accompany the show. The exhibition, Fields of Contention, runs until 12th November and is part of Art in Yorkshire - a year-long celebration of art in various venues across Yorkshire, supported by the Tate.

Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival Sat 24 – Sun 25 September

A fantastic festival which celebrates the best foods from around the world. Enjoy cookery demonstrations and browse the superb food market. Whether you are a serious foodie or someone who just appreciates some good food and drink, there is more than enough at this festival to ensure that you, and your friends and family, have a great time.

www.holmfirthfoodanddrinkfestival.com Tel: 01484 223730

FRIDAY 9 AND SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM JENUFA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL Jenufa by Leos Janacek. An opera in three acts by Leos Janacek in English by emerging young opera professionals. A gripping story of jealousy, desperation and the conquering power of love. Better than any soap opera! Tickets: £9-£16 (concessions available) from Kirklees Booking Offices

SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER & SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER, 8PM BURLESQUE AND CABARET EVENING DEWSBURY TOWN HALL Join us at Dewsbury Town Hall for an evening of glamour, decadence and a little bit of sauciness. Your fabulous host Bella Besame will introduce you to wonderful burlesque performances and delight you with sublime musical entertainment. Dress to impress and join us for some cabaret like no other in the spectacular Victorian concert hall, which has been transferred with table seating so you can enjoy a drink whilst taking in the show. We recommend that you book well in advance for this evening of sophistication and surprise. Over 16s only. Tickets: £11 in advance, £13 on the door from Kirklees Booking Offices

BELLA BESAME - Dewsbury Town Hall

■ Last year’s festival

Trying for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup International rugby league stars could be seen playing across Kirklees if the council’s bid to host the 2013 Rugby League World Cup is successful. The bid builds on the unique status of Huddersfield as the birthplace of Rugby League in 1895 at the George Hotel, which is now the home of the Rugby League Heritage Centre. Also included in the bid is a full programme of opportunities for children and adults to play and enjoy the game during the build up to the tournament and

CHRIS RYAN - Cleckheaton Town Hall

afterwards. The bid includes proposals for match venues at the Galpharm Stadium, Batley Bulldog’s Mount Pleasant and Dewsbury Rams Tetley’s Stadium. Kirklees Active Leisure sports centres could be potential training venues along with facilities at Leeds Road Sports Complex in Huddersfield. The Rugby League will look at applications from across country before making a decision in the autumn.

WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER TO SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER, 7.15PM CARLINGHOW THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS 42ND STREET BATLEY TOWN HALL Tickets £11 (plus concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER, 7.15PM SLAITHWAITE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL Puccini’s La Boheme – a fully staged modern day reworking of the opera masterpiece La Boheme. Directed by Keith Cheetham. Tickets £10-£15 (plus concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices


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SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER & SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER, 8PM JONGLEURS ON THE ROAD COMEDY NIGHT HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL Huddersfield Town Hall have found the answer to putting off those Monday morning blues with a regular Sunday night comedy club booked for seven nights throughout 2011. Jongleurs - the name which helped launch the careers of Graham Norton, Paul Merton, Dylan Moran, Jack Dee and many more, will, from February 2011, bring the biggest and funniest stars from the Jongleurs clubs to Huddersfield Town Hall. Over 18s only. Tickets: £10 in advance from Kirklees Booking Offices

SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER, 7PM CHRIS BEAUMONT’S MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE BATLEY TOWN HALL Tickets: £6 (no concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER, 5PM THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL Ray McVay presents the Glenn Miller Orchestra bringing the 40s back to Huddersfield! The Moonlight Serenades, the Uptown Hall Gang all get together to give you an unforgettable evening with a tribute to the Big Bands including Ted Heath. Tickets £18 (plus concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

MONDAY 3 OCTOBER, 1PM KIRKLEES CONCERT SEASON ORGAN CONCERT - GORDON STEWART WITH TOM OSBORNE (TRUMPET) HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL

THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM KIRKLEES CONCERT SEASON ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH – THE ORGAN SYMPHONY HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL French maestro, Frederic Chaslin, and our resident orchestra launch the season in spectacular style in a programme full of Gallic romance and virtuosity – with a Yorkshire twist. Saint-Saens ever-popular Organ Symphony is the perfect vehicle to showcase Huddersfield’s magnificent Father Willis instrument and, after the wonderful colours of Debussy and Ravel, we celebrate one of the great love stories with the World Premiere of Maestro Chaslin’s own Gypsy Dance from his opera Wuthering Heights. Debussy: Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Chaslin: Wuthering Heights: Gypsy Dance (World Premiere) Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 ‘Organ’ Director/Piano: Frederic Chaslin Organ: Joseph Cullen Talking Music: 6.40pm Tickets: £7.50-£23.50 (plus concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

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MONDAY 17 OCTOBER, 1PM KIRKLEES CONCERT SEASON ORGAN CONCERT – GORDON STEWART HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL

G Telemann: Four Heroic Marches J B Leoillet: Sonata for Trumpet and Organ G F Handel: Organ Concerto in F N Rawsthorne: Aria for Trumpet and Organ L Rogg: Fandango C Hohne: Slavische Fantasie Tickets: £5 (£3.50 concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices or pay on the door

A Hollins: Concert Overture in C G Telemann: Trio in G J S Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor N Cocker: Tuba Tune E Bossi: Variations on an Original theme C Callahan: Aria C-M Widor: Toccata in F (Symphonie 5) Tickets: £5 (£3.50 concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices or pay on the door

FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER, 7.30PM KIRKLEES CONCERT SEASON ORCHESTRA OF OPERA NORTH MOZART AND BEETHOVEN DEWSBURY TOWN HALL

THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER, 7.30PM KIRKLEES CONCERT SEASON BBC PHILHARMONIC – THE DRAMATIC SYMPHONY HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL

MONDAY 31 OCTOBER, 1PM KIRKLEES CONCERT SEASON ORGAN CONCERT – GORDON STEWART Music for Halloween J S Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor E Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King C Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre C Gounod: Funeral March for a Marionette P Eben: Walpurgisnacht from Faust M Mussorgsky: Night on a bare mountain R Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries Tickets: £5 (£3.50 concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices or pay on the door

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Last season the BBC Philharmonic thrilled our audience with a magnificent performance of Mozart’s great Symphony No. 40 in G minor. This season they open with the so called ‘Little G minor’, but there’s nothing ‘little’ about this work. Written when the composer was just seventeen, it’s a full-blooded, stormy, dramatic symphony and a great prelude to Sibelius’ atmospheric concerto and Brahms’ final symphony. Brahms was a composer able to meld the classical architecture of the past with the rich expressiveness of his own era, and nowhere more so than in the work that crowned his symphonic career. Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor Sibelius: Violin Concerto Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor Conductor: Jonathan Schiffman Violin: Alexandra Soumm Talking Music: 6.40pm Tickets: £7.50-£23.50 (plus concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

We open the season in Dewsbury with Mozart at his most romantic and Beethoven at his most classical. Mozart’s dramatic and impassioned Piano Concerto No. 20 was one of the works which most closely cemented the perception of him as the harbinger of the coming Romantic age. It’s set beside two of Beethoven’s most dramatic overtures and his most light-hearted symphony, full of Haydnesque high spirits. Beethoven: Overture: Coriolan Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor Beethoven: Grand Overture in C: Die Namensfeier Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Conductor: Yasuo Shinozaki Piano: Piers Lane Talking Music: 6.40pm Tickets: £6.50-£18.50 (plus concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

ALEXANDRA SOUMM - Huddersfield Town Hall

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER, 8.30PM (DOORS OPEN 7.30PM) HEROES OF ROCK AND POP THROUGH THE AGES CLECKHEATON TOWN HALL The ultimate musical journey in full costume, featuring some of the greatest bands of all time. From the Beatles to Oasis, Queen to U2, The Stones to Kings of Leon, this unique show is not to be missed! Tickets: £12 (no concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

YASUO SHINOZAKI - Dewsbury Town Hall

FREDERIC CHASLIN - Huddersfield Town Hall

SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER, 7.15PM HONLEY MALE VOICE CHOIR IN CONCERT WITH LESLEY GARRETT HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL

SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER, 7.15PM NEW MILL MALE VOICE CHOIR WITH ALISON BALSOM HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL New Mill Male Voice Choir in concert with Alison Balsom and David Goode on the Organ. Tickets: £10 - £25 (concessions available) from Kirklees Booking Offices

Honley Male Voice Choir in concert with special guest Lesley Garrett. Celebrating their 75th Anniversary, the Honley Male Voice Choir perform a concert of popular music starring internationally renowned soprano Lesley Garrett. Tickets: £15-£30 (no concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER, 12.30PM KIRKLEES CONCERT SEASON LUNCHTIME CONCERT – VOCES8 DEWSBURY TOWN HALL

SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER, 6PM BBC CHILDREN IN NEED CONCERT HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL Brass and Voices. Tickets: £7.50 - £12 (plus concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices

FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC CHRISTMAS SHOW DEWSBURY TOWN HALL Thank You for the Music Abba Merry Christmas Party. It’s the ultimate tribute to ABBA and the Bee Gees. From the company who brought you the Magic of Motown Show! You’ve seen the record-breaking movie, taken in the smash-hit West End musical, bought the chart topping albums and singles … now experience the UK’s No 1 concert show the ultimate party spectacular. Now in their fabba-ulous 18th year, the superb, all-star cast have entertained the nation for longer than Bjorn, Agnetha, Benny and Frida did during the 70s and 80s! Tickets: £16 until 31 August & £18 thereafter from Kirklees Booking Offices

THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER, 8PM CIRCUS OF HORRORS – THE VENTRILOQUIST HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL The show that Rocked Britain’s Got Talent is back with a new awe inspiring jaw dropping sensation, featuring hair hanging beauties, twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, demon dwarves, gyrating jugglers, voodoo warriors, pickled people, sword swallowers and its latest and greatest new found star The Ventriloquist. Please note that this show is not suitable for children and under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult who is aware of the show’s content. The show contains some nudity but not of a sexual nature and strobe lighting is used. Tickets: £12-£25 (early bird offer £3 off the top 2 ticket prices purchased a month before ie. By 31/10/11. £3 off the top 2 ticket prices only for Kirklees Passport Holders and students. Please note that Circus of Horrors issue 2 for 1 vouchers to fan club members and shops displaying posters – this offer is only valid on the top ticket price. Please note that only one discount is applicable i.e. early bird or 2 for 1.)

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER, 7.30PM JETHRO – LIVE ON TOUR HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL Originally a “timber man” from Lavant Tin Mine, Jethro will be performing armed with nothing more than a microphone, a stand and a small table with his favourite drink to hand. As he paces the stage from side to side, you’ll hear hilarious antics of rural comedy delivered to you in a warm Cornish accent. Selling over 4 million stand up comedy DVD’s to date, isn’t it about time you came and experienced some serious nonsensical twaddle! Contains adult material. Ticket prices: £18.50 from Kirklees Booking Offices

Making their third Dewsbury appearance are Britain’s leading a capella vocal group Voces8. Audience favourites, they present a programme which stretches from the 16th century to jazz standards of the 20th century. The perfect start to the series, and one which no music-lover in Kirklees will want to miss. Tickets: £5 (£3.50 concessions) from Kirklees Booking Offices or pay on the door

HONLEY MALE VOICE CHOIR - Huddersfield Town Hall

FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER, 7.30PM GALA XVI - THE LINDLEY BAND ‘IT’S SHOWTIME’ HUDDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL

LESLEY GARRETT - Huddersfield Town Hall

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VOCES8 - Dewsbury Town Hall

DEWSBURY TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE TEL: 01924 324 501 Dewsbury Town Hall, Old Wakefield Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DQ VISITOR INFORMATION OFFICE TEL: 01484 223 200 Huddersfield Library, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HOLMFIRTH INFORMATION CENTRE TEL: 01484 222 444 49 - 51 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, Huddersfield HD9 3JP

With Tromba Mundi from the USA, superb professional trumpet players; Sirens of Swing, today’s answer to The Andrews Sisters performing their toe-tapping classics from wartime songbirds to modern day chart toppers, all mixed with a retro vibe, glamour and grace of the 1940s and The Halifax Young Singers. Tickets: £6.50-£15 from Kirklees Booking Offices

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ART, CRAFTS AND SCULPTURE ❑ UNTIL SUN 25 SEPT USUAL GALLERY OPENING TIMES Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG. JAUME PLENSA YSP presents an extraordinary body of new and recent work by renowned Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. Encouraging tactile and sensory exploration, this vibrant exhibition includes a 50-metre curtain of poetry made of suspended steel letters, large illuminated sculptures in the landscape, and engraved gongs that visitors can strike to fill the gallery with sound. Admission/Enquiries: Yorkshire Sculpture Park 01924 832631 ❑ UNTIL SAT 27 AUG TUE, WED, THURS 10.30AM-6.00PM & SAT 10.30AM-4.00PM West Yorkshire Print Workshop, 75a Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AT. FLAT CAP AND WHIPPET WYPW members and very special guests produce work on the theme of Yorkshire. Special guests include: Norman Ackroyd RA, Wilf Lunn, Helen Roddie, Liza Dracup, Catherine Sutcliffe-Fuller Admission/Enquiries: West Yorkshire Print Workshop 01924 497646 ❑ UNTIL SUN 9 OCT USUAL MUSEUM OPENING TIMES Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2SG. EXHIBITION OF ARTWORKS BY PETER HAMMOND A homecoming exhibition for Dewsbury born artist Peter Hammond. A former mill worker, Hammond's vivid scenes of Dewsbury life are sure to bring back memories. Admission/Enquiries: Dewsbury Museum 01924 325100 ❑ UNTIL SUN 4 SEPT MON-FRI 11AM-4PM & SAT/SUN 12NOON-4PM Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, BD19 4JP. AMAZING VICTORIAN ACTIVITIES GALLERY! A 'Hands-On' experience of Victorian times throughout the summer holidays! All the family can enjoy Victorian crafts, activities, displays and games. Solve the 'Victorian Mystery Objects Quiz', be creative in ‘Crafts Corner’, write with dip pen or slate, play with period style toys and more. Access by stairs only. Admission/Enquiries: Red House Museum 01274 335100 ❑ UNTIL MON 29 AUGUST 11.00AM-4.00PM Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road, Marsden, HD7 6NQ. STANDEDGE ARTSFEST 2011 Standedge's annual celebration of local art. Admission/Enquiries: Free. Standedge Visitors Centre 01484 844298 ❑ EVERY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 1.30PM-4.00PM The Fair Traders Co-operative, The Toll House, 32-34 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2JS. CRAFTS (AND A BREW) WITH ROSIE Come along to share your crafting skills and learn some new ones over a fresh cup of tea or coffee! Quilting, knitting, crochet, tapestry, cross-stitch, sewing, rag-rug and much more! Admission/Enquiries: Sophie Bebb 01484 690515 ❑ EVERY WEDNESDAY UNTIL WED 31 AUG FROM

2.30PM Golcar Library, Town End, Golcar, Huddersfield, HD7 4QD. KIDS' CRAFTS Join us for some crazy circus capers. Drop in and have a go at our circus themed crafts. Admission/Enquiries: Golcar Library 01484 222138 ❑ EVERY FRIDAY IN AUG 11.00AM-2.00PM Marsden Moor Estate Office, The Old Goods Yard, Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6DH. FUN FRIDAYS IN AUGUST Come up to the Estate Office every Friday in August for an interesting holiday activity. Our yard will also be open for plant sales. Admission/Enquiries: National Trust Marsden Moor Office 01484 847016 ❑ FRI 19 AUG 11.00AM-12NOON The Fair Traders Co-operative, The Toll House, 32-34 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2JS. FAIRTRADE FUN ON FRIDAYS!:SUPER SPOON!! Join us in the community room for crafty fun on a Fairtrade theme! Admission/Enquiries: £2 per person Sophie Bebb 01484 690515 ❑ EVERY SAT 9.00AM-4.30PM Holmfirth Market, 38 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3JH. HOLMFIRTH CRAFT & FOOD MARKET Enjoy a leisurely browse through the Saturday Craft Market. With unusual and traditional craft items there is always something unique to be found at the craft market with 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: Markets Head Office 01484 223730 ❑ SAT 20 & 27 AUG & SAT 3 SEPT West Yorkshire Print Workshop, 75a Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AT. WYPW SATURDAY CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS WYPW are running a series of fun, exciting Saturday Art Workshops for children aged 8-14 years. The workshops are led by professional, practicing artists and are continuing throughout the summer. Admission/Enquiries: £5 booking essential West Yorkshire Print Workshop 01924 497646 ❑ SAT 20 AUG 2.00PM-3.00PM Dewsbury Library, Dewsbury Retail Park, Railway Street, Dewsbury, WF12 8EQ. SCARECROW TRAIL Join us at Dewsbury Library for stories and crafts about Scarecrows.This activity is part of the Scarecrow Trail organised as one of the Dewsbury on Sea events, which is run by the Town Centre Management team Admission/Enquiries: Free drop in at any time. Dewsbury Library 01924 325080 ❑ TUE 23 AUG 2.30PM-4.30PM Mirfield Library, Easthorpe Lodge, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AN. CRAZY CIRCUS CAPERS Step right up. Circus craft for children aged 5 to 12. Admission/Enquiries: Free drop-in event Mirfield Library 01924 325040 ❑ TUE 23 AUG 2.30PM-3.30PM The Greenwood Centre, Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, WF13 3JR. CRAZY CIRCUS CAPERS 'Step right up!' Circus crafts for children aged 5-12 years

■ CLOWNING AROUND: See Art, Crafts and Sculpture

Admission/Enquiries: Free but booking is essential The Greenwood Centre 01924 325040 ❑ WED 24 AUG 2.30PM-3.30PM Chestnut Centre, 2a Chestnut Street, Deighton, Huddersfield, HD2 1HJ. CLOWNING AROUND Clown crafts for children aged 5 to 12 Admission/Enquiries: Free just drop in. Chestnut Centre Library and Information Centre 01484 224234 ❑ WED 24 AUG 2.30PM-3.30PM Golcar Library, Town End, Golcar, Huddersfield, HD7 4QD. CRAZY CIRCUS CAPERS 'Step right up!' Circus crafts for children aged 5 - 12 years Admission/Enquiries: Free but booking is essential Golcar Library 01484 222138 ❑ THU 25 AUG 2.30PM-3.30PM Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3DX. CLOWNING AROUND Circus themed story and craft activities. Admission/Enquiries: Free but booking essential. Cleckheaton Library 01274 335170 ❑ THU 25 AUG 2.30PM-4.00PM Skelmanthorpe Library and Information Centre, Council Offices, 24 Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9DA. CRAZY CIRCUS CAPERS 'Step right up!' Circus crafts for children aged 5 - 12 years Admission/Enquiries: Free but booking essential. Skelmanthorpe Library and Information Centre 01484 222953 ❑ FRI 26 AUG 11.00AM-12NOON & 2.00PM-3.00PM The Fair Traders Co-operative, The Toll House, 32-34 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2JS. FAIRTRADE FUN ON FRIDAYS! : GROW A GARDEN Join us in the community room for crafty fun on a Fairtrade theme! Admission/Enquiries: £2 per person Sophie Bebb 01484 690515 ❑ FRI 26 AUG 6.00PM-9.00PM Meltham St Bartholomews Parish Church Hall, Green End Road, Meltham, HD9 5NW. ART EXHIBITION AND SALE Art Exhibition and Sale in the Church Hall. Admission/Enquiries: £5 (inc glass wine & nibbles). Tel: 01484 850050 ❑ SAT 27 AUG & SAT 24 SEPT 1.00PM-4.00PM Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, BD19 4JP. RED HOUSE CRAFT BEE This popular informal monthly craft group, led by Marilyn Moon offers the chance to enjoy craftwork socially and to share and learn traditional skills such as needlepoint, beadwork, lacework, patchwork and knitting in a friendly inspiring environment. Admission/Enquiries: Membership free, but members buy own materials. For details/ to join please call Marilyn on 01274 872224. Access by stairs only. ❑ MON 29 AUG, SAT 3 SEPT & SAT 1 OCT 10.00AM-4.00PM National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH. CRAFT & GIFT FAIR Up to 40 stalls selling a wide selection of handmade goods and gifts from jewellery to cards and food. Admission/Enquiries: Lisa Salisbury 01924 848806 ❑ WED 31 AUG 10.00AM-12NOON & 1.00PM-3PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17

9LG. KIRKLEES MUSEUMS & GALLERIES BIG SUMMER ROADSHOW Join in the family fun at the brand new Kirklees Museums and Galleries Summer Roadshow. A fun day of out for all the family themed on celebrations Admission/Enquiries: Child 50p ( under 5's go free) Kirklees Passort holders go free Eric Brown 01924 326240 ❑ THU 1 SEPT 7.30PM-9.30PM Waring Green Community Centre, Garden Road, Brighouse, HD6 2AX. BRIGHOUSE ART CIRCLE - 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. Admission/Enquiries: Geoff Habergham 01484 712947 ❑ FRI 2 SEPT 11.00AM-12NOON & 2.00PM-3.00PM The Fair Traders Co-operative, The Toll House, 32-34 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2JS. FAIRTRADE FUN ON FRIDAYS! STORY PUPPETS Join us in the community room for crafty fun on a Fairtrade theme! Admission/Enquiries: £2 - including a Fairtrade drink Sophie Bebb 01484 690515 ❑ SAT 3 SEPT 10.00AM-4.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP WITH RICHARD GAWTHORPE - CLOUDS Clouds is the last in the Richard Gawthorpe Workshops Admission/Enquiries: One day course £25 Eric Brown 01924 326240 ❑ SAT 3 – SUN 18 SEPT TUE,WED & THU 10.30AM-6.00PM & SAT 10.30AM-4.00PM West Yorkshire Print Workshop, 75a Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AT. INKERS - UNTHEMED 1 NEW WORKS EXHIBITION @ WYPW Original prints by Yorkshire based printmaking group, whose work covers a wide range of styles and techniques. Admission/Enquiries: West Yorkshire Print Workshop 01924 497646 ❑ SAT 3 & SUN 4 SEPT 11.00AM-5.00PM West Yorkshire Print Workshop, 75a Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AT. ETCHING This two day course will cover all the basics of hard and soft ground etching using copper, zinc and steel plates and etching with ferric chloride and copper sulphate solutions, both less-toxic alternatives to traditional nitric acid. This is a great course for beginners and those who need a refresher. You will learn the basics of intaglio printmaking such as how to prepare, etch and print a metal plate, with a hands-on approach, as well as inking and registration techniques. Admission/Enquiries: £110 (£99*) West Yorkshire Print Workshop 01924 497646 ❑ SAT 3 SEPT 12NOON-4.00PM Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park, Batley, WF17 0AS. CRAFT WORKSHOP Re-cycled & Re-invented - Craft workshop led by local textile artist Roberta Balmforth.Admission/Enquiries: £25.00 per person booking is essential. Roberta Balmforth 01924 496754 / 07909842191 ❑ SAT 10 & SUN 11 SEPT 12NOON-5.00OPM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. HERITAGE OPEN WEEKEND Craft demonstration and


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activities covering the weekend Admission/Enquiries: Visit the Hall Free. Eric Brown 01924 326240 ❑ SAT 10 SEPT - SUN 27 NOV USUAL GALLERY OPENING TIMES Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. NORMAN DILWORTH EXHIBITION This exhibition will show drawings and sculptures by the Wigan born artist Norman Dilworth. Admission/Enquiries: Free. Ruth Gamble 01484 221964 ❑ SAT 10, 17 & 24 SEPT 11.00AM-4.00PM West Yorkshire Print Workshop, 75a Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AT. INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING Three day course with Kathryn Desforges / Sammy Palfrey. Admission/Enquiries: West Yorkshire Print Workshop 01924 497646 ❑ SUN 11 SEPT & SUN 9 OCT 12NOON-5.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. LIVING HISTORY WITH FRIENDS OF OAKWELL HALL - A GRAND SALAT Craft demonstration and activities on every second Sunday of the month featuring the Friends of Oakwell Hall. Admission/Enquiries: Price: Adults £2.50 Child £1 Family ticket £6 Eric Brown 01924 326240 ❑ SAT 17 SEPT – SUN 25 SEPT VARIOUS TIMES Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH. HOST - ARTISTS' OPEN STUDIO TRAIL Trail visiting local artists' studios with a series of workshops to teach you their crafts. Admission/Enquiries: Dionne Swift info@dionneswift.co.uk ❑ SAT 17 SEPT - SAT 12 NOV USUAL GALLERY OPENING TIMES Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. FIELDS OF CONTENTION The exhibition brings together a generation of artists interested in minimalism and construction, including Carl Andre's controversial 'bricks'. With a new commission by artist, Sarah Staton. Part of Art in Yorkshire - supported by Tate Admission/Enquiries: Free Ruth Gamble 01484 221964 ❑ SAT 24 & SUN 25 SEPT 9.00AM-5.00PM Holmfirth Market, 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: Markets Head Office 01484 223730 ❑ FRI 30 SEPT BETWEEN 10.00AM AND 1.00PM Cleckheaton Town Hall, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RH. U3A ENROLMENT DAY To become a member of the The University Of The Third Age (U3A) and choose which class/es you might like to attend during the next six months. Admission/Enquiries: Shirley Lister 01274 426007 ❑ SAT 1 OCT 11.00AM & 2.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. SKETCH AND SHOOT! A fun, creative and hands-on workshop for children and their grown-ups. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £2.50 child / £4 adult Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528

Check. Admission/Enquiries: Free - by appointment only Tel: 01924 351508

Admission/Enquiries: Tel: 01924 351508 or Christine Wood 01924 326021

❑ SAT 8 OCT - SAT 19 NOV Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA. WARD 18 EXHIBITION Showcasing the work of patients on ward 18 at Dewsbury and District Hospital, this exhibition will demonstrate the beneficial effect of creative activity in building skills and confidence in people with mental health problems.Admission/Enquiries: Free. Batley Art Gallery 01924 326021

❑ EVERY WED UNTIL 21 DEC 9.00AM-11.30AM Thornhill Lees Children's Centre, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, WF12 9DU. FREE NHS HEALTH CHECKS If you are aged between 40 and 74 and haven't already got heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or had a stroke you are eligible to have a Free NHS Health Check. Admission/Enquiries: Free - by appointment only Tel: 01924 351508

❑ EVERY FRI UNTIL 23 DEC 1.00PM-5.00PM Birkby and Fartown Library and Information Centre, Wasps Nest Road, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 6HA. FREE NHS HEALTH CHECKS If you are aged between 40 and 74 and haven't already got heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or had a stroke you are eligible to have a free NHS health check. Admission/Enquiries: Free - by appointment only Tel: 01924 351508

❑ SUN 16 OCT 10.30AM Heckmondwike Grammar School, High Street, Heckmondwike, WF16 0AH. KIRKWOOD HOSPICE CRAFT FAYRE Hot lunches available. Entrance on North Street. Admission/Enquiries: 50p Tel: 01924 406748

❑ UNTIL SAT 3 SEPT USUAL GALLERY OPENING TIMES Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA. EVA MILEUSNIC An exhibition of paintings created by this new award winning artist. The paintings depict social and political issues relating to the effects of the European Diaspora after the war. Admission/Enquiries: Free Mark Milnes 01924 326021

❑ UNTIL SUN 30 OCT USUAL MUSUEM OPENING TIMES Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ. HARD GRAFT - TERRY SUTTON Local illustrator and photographer Terry Sutton showcases his outstanding and detailed images of Yorkshire at work. This exhibition is accessible by stairs. Admission/Enquiries: Tolson Memorial Museum 01484 223830

❑ SAT 22 - SUN 30 OCT TUE-FRI 10.30AM-4.00PM & SAT/SUN 10.00AM-5.00PM Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road, Marsden, HD7 6NQ. HALLOWEEN AT SPOOKY STANDEDGE Take a ghostly trip into Standedge Tunnel on our haunted boat or come for a witches brew in our spooky café!Admission/Enquiries: Free. Standedge Visitors Centre 01484 844298 ❑ TUE 25 OCT – SAT 12 NOV TUE-THU 10.30AM-6.00PM & SAT 10.30AM-4.00PM West Yorkshire Print Workshop, 75a Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AT. UNCLUTTERED: EMMA LAWRENSON @ WYPW Solo exhibition by award winning Emma Lawrenson. Her abstract screen prints are renowned for their great use of colour and bold shapes. Admission/Enquiries: West Yorkshire Print Workshop 01924 497646 ❑ SAT 29 OCT 10.00AM-12NOON Blackley Baptist Church, Prospect View, Elland, HX5 0TD. AUTUMN FAIR In the Thompson Jones Hall of Blackley Baptist Church Admission/Enquiries: £1 inc. refreshments. Tel: 01422 372337 ❑ SAT 29 & SUN 30 OCT 10.00AM-4.00PM Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road, Marsden, HD7 6NQ. STANDEDGE CRAFT FAIR Local craft workers exhibit their crafts at our monthly craft and gift fair. Admission/Enquiries: Free Entry. James Dean 01484844298

EXHIBITIONS, TALKS AND LEARNING ❑ UNTIL SUN 11 SEPT USUAL MUSUEM OPENING TIMES Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ. EDISON TO EVILE A century of enjoying music.Admission/Enquiries: Free. Tolson Museum 01484 223830 ❑ EVERY WED UNTIL 21 DEC 9.00AM-12NOON Batley Baths and Recreation Centre, Cambridge Street, Batley, WF17 5JH. FREE NHS HEALTH CHECK If you are aged between 40 and 74 and haven't already got heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or had a stroke you are eligible to have a Free NHS Health

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❑ EVERY WED UNTIL 21 DEC 9.30AM-12NOON Dewsbury Library, Dewsbury Retail Park, Railway Street, Dewsbury, WF12 8EQ. FREE NHS HEALTH CHECKS Every Wednesday morning at Dewsbury Library NHS nurses are available to check the blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar of any Kirklees resident aged between 40-74. It is absolutely free, with instant results. Admission/Enquiries: Dewsbury Library 01924 325080 or 01924 351508 ❑ EVERY THU UNTIL 22 DEC 1.30PM-4.30PM Dewsbury Health Centre, Wellington Road, Dewsbury, WF13 1HN. FREE NHS HEALTH CHECKS If you are aged between 40 and 74 and haven't already got heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or had a stroke you are eligible to have a free NHS health check. Admission/Enquiries: Free - by appointment only Tel: 01924 351508 ❑ THE MINIATURE RAILWAY IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR STEAM TRAIN RIDES ON SUNDAYS FROM 1-00PM-4-30PM Royds Park, Cleckheaton, BD19 2LL. SPENBOROUGH MODEL RAILWAY OPEN DAY Your chance to see and enjoy the work of Spenborough Model Engineers. Railway open to all for train rides on two seperate steam loco powered trains. Prospective new members and running day volunteers welcome - come and have a chat and meet the people maintaining and running the railway. Admission/Enquiries: Michael Duncan 01924 474164 07919445929 ❑ EVERY THU UNTIL 22 DEC 1.30PM-4.00PM The Greenwood Centre, Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, WF13 3JR. FREE NHS HEALTH CHECKS If you are aged between 40 and 74 and haven't already got heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or had a stroke you are eligible to have a Free NHS Health Check. Admission/Enquiries: Free - by appointment only Tel: 01924 351508 ❑ EVERY FRIDAY 9.30AM-4.00PM Batley Library, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA. FREE NHS HEALTH CHECK Free NHS Health Check for everyone between the ages of 40 & 74 who hasn't already got heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or had a stroke.

❑ EVERY MON 9.00AM-12.30PM (EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS) Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3DX. FREE NHS HEALTH CHECK Free NHS health check for everyone between the ages of 40 & 74. Helping to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney diseaseAdmission/Enquiries: Whilst booking is advisable it may not always be necessary so drop in. To book a 30 minuteappointment call 01924 351508 or Cleckheaton Library 01274 335170 ❑ EVERY TUE UNTIL 20 DEC 9.30AM-12.30PM Ravensthorpe Community Centre, 24 Garden Street, Ravensthorpe, WF13 3AR. FREE NHS HEALTH CHECKS If you are aged between 40 and 74 and haven't already got heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or had a stroke you are eligible to have a Free NHS Health Check. Admission/Enquiries: Free - by appointment only Tel: 01924 351508 ❑ EVERY TUE UNTIL 20 DEC 1.00PM-5.00PM Crosland Moor Children's Centre, Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, HD4 5HX. FREE NHS HEALTH CHECK If you are aged between 40 and 74 and haven't already got heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or had a stroke you are eligible to have a Free NHS Health Check. Admission/Enquiries: Free by appointment only Tel: 01924 351508 ❑ EVERY TUE UNTIL 25 OCT 2.00PM-4.00PM The Fair Traders Co-operative, The Toll House, 32-34 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2JS. GARDENERS SEED SWAP! Get in to the gardening spirit with our Gardeners seed swap Tuesdays! Admission/Enquiries: Sophie Bebb 01484 690515 ❑ EVERY 2ND AND 4TH WED OF THE MONTH, 7.30PM-9.30PM County Hotel, Princess Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TT. HUDDERSFIELD AUTHORS' CIRCLE MEETING Regular reading meeting of the group. New writers welcome to join. Please contact us for more details. Admission/Enquiries: £12.00 annual members fee (gains free entry to Presidents and Annual writing competitions held within group) Rebecca Wilson pegglass98@hotmail.com

❑ EVERY 4TH WED OF THE MONTH UNTIL OCT INCLUSIVE 7.30 PM Spen X Social Club, Moorlands House, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3SU. FLORAL ART / FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION Relax and watch a demonstration lasting around 90 minutes and meet other people with a love of flowers. Guests are welcome to pay on the door, or full membership is available for 2011. Admission/Enquiries: Guest admission £4 per meeting or full year membership £27 Mrs B Stone 01924 501343 ❑ WED 31 AUG 6.30PM-8.00PM Dewsbury Sports Centre, Longcauseway, Dewsbury, WF12 8EN. INSIGHT INTO DEMENTIA TALK Local people are invited to a free educational talk on dementia, followed by time for questions.Admission/Enquiries: To book a place call 01924 328656 ❑ TUE 13 SEPT 2.00PM-4.00PM Honley Library, West Avenue, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6HF FAMILY HISTORY ADVICE SESSION Help and advice for all your family history enquiries Admission/Enquiries: Free. Pam Riding pam.riding@kirklees.gov.uk ❑ FRI 2 SEPT 7.30PM 4A Railway Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1JP. HUDDERSFIELD ASTRONOMICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY - PUBLIC LECTURE Deciphering the earliest galaxies' - lecture by Prof Christopher Conselice of the University of Nottingham. Admission/Enquiries: £2, including refreshments. Robert Williams 01484 348754 ❑ SAT 3 SEPT 2.00PM Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, BD19 4JP. 50 YEARS OF FASHION: 1940-1990 HISTORY WARDROBE COSTUME PRESENTATION A sensational journey through the clothes and culture of five decades, beginning with wartime austerity and ending with 'anything goes'. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets: £10.50 (Kirklees Passport £9.50). Booking essential. Red House Museum 01274 335100 ❑ MON 5 SEPT 7.30PM-9.00PM Cleckheaton Town Hall, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RH. CHRIS RYAN - AUTHOR TALK Author Talk - followed by book signing opportunity - Former SAS soldier Chris Ryan needs little introduction. This 15th Ryan thriller bears all his hallmarks, with bone-crunching action, a hero with nothing to lose. There's barely a moment for the reader to draw breath. (Daily Mail) Admission/Enquiries: £2 Booking advised, but can pay at door Pam Chew 01484 226364 / 07528988800 ❑ TUE 6 SEPT - SAT 1 OCT USUAL GALLERY OPENING TIMES Batley Art Gallery, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA. HOST SHOWCASE This exhibition will showcase work by artists participating in the Huddersfield Open Studio Trail (HOST), an annual event which sees local artists open their studios to the general public.Admission/Enquiries: Free Mark Milnes 01924 326021 ❑ TUE 6 SEPT 10.30AM YMCA Sports and Social Club, Laund Hill, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield, HD3 3XF. THE PROBUS CLUB OF HUDDERSFIELD


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W H AT ’ S O N PRESENT A TALK BY SHEILA ASQUITH The title and subject of the talk 'Showcase 2010' Admission/Enquiries: Alan Dutton 01484 517804

classic discovery Kirklees Concert Season 2011/12

❑ TUE 6 SEPT 7.30PM Huddersfield Town Hall Old Court Room, Huddersfield Town Hall, Peel Street entrance, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA. PEOPLE, PLACES & WILDLIFE OF NORTHERN INDIA An illustrated talk by John Mather. Admission/Enquiries: Free (contributions welcome) Mike Denton 01484 646990 ❑ FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH 12.30PM-1.30PM Greenhead Park Community Room, (in the cafe building near the tennis courts), Greenhead Park, Huddersfield, HD1 4HS. HISTORY HOURS A series of informal talks, walks and other activities related to the history of Greenhead Park. Admission/Enquiries: Free - all welcome Friends of Greenhead Park fogphuddersfield@googlemail.com ❑ EVERY WED FROM 7 SEPT – 4 APRIL 2012 7.30PM Shepley Library and Information Centre, Marsh Lane, Shepley, HD8 8AE. SHEPLEY BIRD AND WILDLIFE GROUP - MONTHLY MEETING The aim of the club is promote the study and protection of wildlife. We meet in Shepley Library on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm (September to April.) Admission/Enquiries: Annual membership £8 Visitors £1.50 Tea/Coffee and biscuits. Susan Holden 01484 861172 ❑ THU 8 SEPT 7.30PM Holmfirth Library and Information Centre, 47 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3JH. ILLUSTRATED TALK ON THE HISTORY OF THE FAMOUS LOCAL FIRM OF BAMFORTH Katina Bill from Kirklees Museums and Galleries will present an illustrated and informative talk on the history of the famous postcard and film makers Bamforth. Admission/Enquiries: Free. Pam Riding / Holmfirth Library and Information Centre 01484 222430 ❑ THU 8 SEPT & 14 OCT 7.30PM The Rest Centre, Park Row, Brighouse, HD6 1AB. BRIGHOUSE WOMEN INSTITUTE MONTHLY MEETING Held every second Thursday of each month.Admission/Enquiries: Beulah Shaw 01484 710054 ❑ SUN 11 SEPT 10.00AM-4.00PM Wilton Park, Bradford Road, Batley, WF17 0AS. 4TH NAVY DAY/WARSHIP DAY Kirklees Model Boat Club event held at Wilton Park Batley Admission/Enquiries: Stan Reffin 01132 675790 ❑ TUE 13 SEPT 10.00AM AND THEN THE SECOND TUE OF EACH MONTH Standard House, Half Moon Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2JF. LOCAL INVOLVEMENT NETWORK Monthly meeting of the Steering Group open public with an opportunity for you to raise health and social care items of interest for consideration by the group Admission/Enquiries: Meetings the second Tues of each month Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton www.kirkleeslink ❑ WED 14 SEPT 7.30PM Cleckheaton Our Lady and St Paul RC Church Hall, 57 Dewsbury Road (Bradford Road), Cleckheaton, BD19 5BT. HISTORY IN LOO A talk by archaeological photographer Eric Houlder who has previously worked with Tony Robinson on Channel 4's Time Team. Admission/Enquiries: Patricia Bell 01484 603700 ❑ FRI 16 SEPT 8.00PM Durker Roods Hotel, Bishopsway, Meltham, HD9 4JA. TURBOCHARGING THE ENVIRONMENT An open meeting of the David Brown Tractor Club, with presentation and discussion. Speakers: Pierre B French and Michael Frost of Cummins Turbo Technologies. These two speakers are world leaders in their field and it is an important meeting. All Welcome. David Brown Tractor Club hold 3 - 4 Meetings per year at Durker Roods which are open to all. Admission/Enquiries: Free. For further information www.dbtc.co.uk ❑ SAT 17 SEPT 11.00AM-4.30PM Kirkheaton Parish Centre, Church Lane, off School Lane, Kirkheaton, HD5 0BH. HUDDERSFIELD EMBROIDERERS' GUILD EXHIBITION Exhibition of recent work suitable for all. Refreshments available. Admission/Enquiries: Free. Pauline 01484 423260 ❑ SUN 18 SEPT Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road, Marsden, HD7 6NQ. HUDDERSFIELD CANAL SOCIETY BICENTENARY FESTIVAL The Huddersfield Canal Society celebrates the Huddersfield Narrow Canals 200th anniversary at Diggle tips. Take a boat trip into the tunnel from the Diggle end and enjoy the festival.Admission/Enquiries: James Dean 01484844298 ❑ TUE 20 SEPT 10.30AM YMCA Sports and Social Club, Laund Hill, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield, HD3 3XF. THE PROBUS CLUB OF HUDDERSFIELD PRESENT A TALK BY PHILIP SOLITY The title and subject of the talk 'Amusing Side of the Road Traffic Law' Admission/Enquiries: Alan Dutton 01484 517804

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❑ TUE 20 SEPT 7.30PM Huddersfield Town Hall Old Court Room, Huddersfield Town Hall, Peel Street entrance, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA.LANCASHIRE HOTSPOTS An illustrated talk by Stuart Meredith. Admission/Enquiries: Free (contributions welcome) Mike Denton 01484 646990 ❑ THU 22 SEPT 7.15PM Brighouse Civic Hall, Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 1RS. A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A SHEEP FARMER A Year in the life of a Sheep Farmer by Kath Birkinshaw. 7pm for 7.15pm. Kath and her sister work a hill farm in the Upper Derwent Valley and she gives a fascinating talk illustrated by her own photographs. She will lead us through the highs and lows, triumphs and tragedies of a year on a traditional sheep farm. She is coming a long way to visit us, and I do hope we can give her a warm welcome.Admission/Enquiries: John Phillips 01422 882144 ❑ FRI 23 SEPT 4.00PM-9.00PM University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH. LIVING IN A MATERIAL WORLD Researchers’ Night at The University of Huddersfield.Admission/Enquiries: www.2.hudd.ac.uk/researchersnight ❑ SUN 25 SEPT 10.00AM-4.00PM Wilton Park, Bradford Road, Batley, WF17 0AS. TUG TOWING EVENT Kirklees Model Boat Club event held at Wilton Park Batley Admission/Enquiries: Stan Reffin 01132 675790 ❑ THU 29 SEPT 10.00AM-4.00PM Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA. SENSORY INDEPENDENCE DAY Kirklees Transcription Service and The Sensory Impairment Development Group present an exhibition showcasing products, technology and services for people with visual and/or hearing impairments. Admission/Enquiries: Bev Healey 01484 221955 ❑ TUE 4 SEPT 10.30AM YMCA Sports and Social Club, Laund Hill, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield, HD3 3XF. THE PROBUS CLUB OF HUDDERSFIELD PRESENT A TALK BY IAN BAXTER The title and subject of the talk 'Seven Cities of the USA' Admission/Enquiries: Alan Dutton 01484 517804 ❑ TUE 4 OCT 7.30PM Huddersfield Town Hall Old Court Room, Huddersfield Town Hall, Peel Street entrance, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA. RAMBLINGS AROUND EUROPE An illustrated talk by Jon Gardner. Admission/Enquiries: Free (contributions welcome) Mike Denton 01484 646990

❑ SAT 8 OCT - SAT 5 NOV USUAL GALLERY OPENING TIMES Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. HUDDERSFIELD ART SOCIETY - 115TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION Display of over 100 paintings by Society members. Admission/Enquiries: David Whiting 01484 547495 0777 3733739 ❑ WED 12 OCT 7.30PM Cleckheaton Our Lady and St Paul RC Church Hall, 57 Dewsbury Road (Bradford Road), Cleckheaton, BD19 5BT. DIGGING UP THE PAST The humorous yet tragic tale of local funeral practices as told by retired local journalist Malcolm Haigh. Admission/Enquiries: Patricia Bell 01484 603700 ❑ TUE 18 OCT 10.30AM YMCA Sports and Social Club, Laund Hill, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield, HD3 3XF. THE PROBUS CLUB OF HUDDERSFIELD PRESENT A TALK BY RAY HELM The title and subject of the talk 'The Amazon Experience' Admission/Enquiries: Alan Dutton 01484 517804 ❑ TUE 18 OCT 7.30PM Huddersfield Town Hall Old Court Room, Huddersfield Town Hall, Peel Street entrance, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA. COAST AND ISLAND An illustrated talk by Paul Hobson. Admission/Enquiries: Free (contributions welcome) Mike Denton 01484 646990 ❑ WED 19 OCT 7.30PM Lindley Methodist Church Centre, East Street, Huddersfield, HD3 3ND. EDGAR WOOD'S LANCASHIRE BUILDINGS An illustrated talk by David Morris, 7pm for 7.30pm. Conservation Officer of Rochdale Council. Admission/Enquiries: Free admission, donation invited. Jane Griffiths edgarwoodinlindley@gmail.com ❑ MON 24 – FRI 28 OCT Kirkwood Hospice, 21 Albany Road, Dalton, Huddersfield, HD5 9UY. MAKE A WILL WEEK Information about making a will and various solicitors available to see. Admission/Enquiries: Julie Shaw 01484 557911 ❑ MON 24 – FRI 28 OCT 7.30PM-9.00PM Huddersfield Observatory, off Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Hill, Huddersfield, HD4 7AF. HUDDERSFIELD OBSERVATORY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Only open if the skies are clear. Admission/Enquiries: £2.50, £1 concessions. Tel: 01484 348754 ❑ WED 26 OCT 10AM-12NOON Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. COFFEE MORNING AND TALK Look' by Mr Richard Chapman. A personal and heart-warming talk about how he lost his sight. All welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Susan Mcallister 01484 221951 ❑ WED 26 OCT 6.30PM FOR 7.30PM Bertie's Banqueting Rooms, Brook Street, Elland, HX5 9AW. JACQUELINE WILSON Famous children's author Jacqueline Wilson will be speaking at an event at Bertie's Banqueting Rooms to celebrate 40 years of the Kirklees and Calderdale Children's Book Group. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets for the evening are £19.50 for a 3 course meal and coffee. Children's Bookshop 01484 658013 ❑ MON 31 OCT 7.30PM Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA. MRS JAGGER'S HONLEY Talk by Peter Marshall of Honley Civic Society. Admission/Enquiries: Free to HLHS members, £2 to visitors. David Griffiths 01484 540309

GET TOGETHERS AND SOCIAL DANCE ❑ VARIOUS TIMES AND VENUES SHALL WE ESSENTIALLY DANCE? Regular weekly sessions in ballroom dance and Latin American dance. Beginners welcome. Relive your youth or learn the steps to the jive, waltz, cha cha cha and quickstep. Find out more at www.kirklees.gov.uk/dance orring Kelly Brown on 01484 234092 ❑ WED 21 SEPT & WED 19 OCT 1.30PM-3.30PM Cleckheaton Town Hall, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RH. DEMENTIA CAFE If you care for someone with dementia or you live with dementia yourself and would like a friendly, enjoyable and informal atmosphere in an inviting location, to have a decent cup of tea or coffee and a chat with people in similar circumstances, come to T&Co at Cleckheaton Town Hall (Bar Lounge) for a cuppa and some fancy buns on the third Wednesday of every month. Admission/Enquiries: £2.50 per person. Maggie Shaw 07969339435/ Brian Garbett 0113 2708673 ❑ SAT 20 AUG 10.00AM-2.00PM Denby St John the Evangelist Parish Church, Denby Lane, Upper Denby, HD8 8UN. FARMER'S MARKET All proceeds for St. John's churchAdmission/Enquiries: Rev Geoff Clay 01484 603051 / Rev Ann Sykes 01484 603894 ❑ WED 31 AUG 10.00AM-12NOON Huddersfield Library, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. COFFEE MORNING Coffee Morning and Talk by Robert Williams from the Huddersfield Astronomical Society on Metiors. All welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Free. Susan Mcallister 01484 221951 ❑ FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH Denby Dale Methodist Church Hall, Cumberworth Lane, Denby Dale, Huddersfield, HD8 8QS. DEMENTIA CAFES Do you care for someone with dementia or you live with dementia yourself and would like a friendly, enjoyable and informal atmosphere in an inviting location, to have a decent cup of tea or coffee and a chat with people in similar circumstances? Admission/Enquiries: £2.50 per person. Maggie Shaw 07969339435 / Brian Garbett 0113 2708673 ❑ THE FIRST SATURDAY IN EVERY MONTH 10.00AM-12NOON Longwood Mechanics Hall, 129 Longwood Gate, Longwood, Huddersfield, HD3 4UU. LONGWOOD VILLAGE GROUP COFFEE MORNING Monthly Coffee mornings. Held on the first Saturday every month.Admission/Enquiries: Ray Collier 01484 656389 ❑ TUE 6 SEPT 10.00AM Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3DX. COFFEE PLUS - GILL LOGAN: A GYM IN A POCKET Gill Logan will show you that you don't need expensive equipment to keep fit at home. Enjoy a coffee too! Admission/Enquiries: Cleckheaton Library 01274 335170 ❑ EVERY OTHER THU FROM 15 SEPT 10.30AM-11.30AM Golcar Library, Town End, Golcar, Huddersfield, HD7 4QD. COFFEE MORNING Drop in for coffee and a chat, meet new people and make new friends. Held every other Thursday in term time only. Admission/Enquiries: Golcar Library 01484 222138 ❑ SAT 10 SEPT 9.30AM-4.00PM Huddersfield Town Hall Old Court Room, Huddersfield Town Hall, Peel Street entrance, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA.COFFEE DAY Bric-a-brac, raffle, cakes and tombola. Admission/Enquiries: £1 tickets on the door. ❑ SAT 10 SEPT 2.00PM Mirfield Trinity Methodist Church Schoolroom, Trinity Street, Mirfield, WF14 8AD. NOSTALGIA AFTERNOON Mr John Cohen presents two old fashioned talks.Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £5 from Christine Sykes 01924 497612 ❑ SAT 17 SEPT 7.15PM-1.00AM Bertie's Banqueting Rooms, Brook Street, Elland, HX5 9AW. HOLLYWOOD BALL A black tie event! This glamorous evening will commence with drinks and canapés followed


W H AT ’ S O N by a 3 course dinner and dancing with a liver performance from Phil Fryer singing the songs of Frank Sinatra. Admission/Enquiries: £50 margaretcampbell5@hotmail.co.uk ❑ SUN 18 SEPT 12NOON-3.00PM St Joseph's Hall, Somerset Road, Aspley, Huddersfield, HD5 9AU. FUN DAY Stalls, fancy dress, face painting, bar, BBQ, refreshments Admission/Enquiries: 50p (on door) ❑ THIRD TUES OF THE MONTH Holmfirth Methodist Church, School Street, Holmfirth, HD9 7EQ. DEMENTIA CAFE If you care for someone with dementia or you live with dementia yourself and would like a friendly, enjoyable and informal atmosphere in an inviting location, to have a decent cup of tea or coffee and a chat with people in similar circumstances, come to T&Co at Holmfirth Methodist Hall for a cuppa on the third Tuesday of every month.Admission/Enquiries: £2.50 per person. Maggie Shaw 07969339435 / Brian Garbett 0113 2708673 ❑ SAT 24 SEPT 9.00AM-3.00PM Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA. COFFEE DAY In aid of Kirklees Alzheimers Society Admission/Enquiries: £1 admission including coffee/tea/biscuits. Wendy Oldfield 01484 429865 and 326572 ❑ WED 28 SEPT 10.00AM-12NOON Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. COFFEE MORNING AND PLANT SWAP Come along to our popular plant swap. Enjoy coffee and biscuits and bring along a plant and swap it. Admission/Enquiries: Free Susan Mcallister 01484 221951 ❑ TUE 4 OCT 10.00AM Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3DX. COFFEE PLUS Come and join us for a coffee and a chat Admission/Enquiries: Cleckheaton Library 01274 335170 ❑ FOURTH THURS OF THE MONTH Taleem Training and Community Centre, 36 Orchard Street, Savile Town, Dewsbury, WF12 9LT. WOMEN'S DEMENTIA CAFE If you are a woman and you care for someone with dementia or you live with dementia yourself and would like a friendly, enjoyable and informal atmosphere in an inviting location, to have a decent cup of tea or coffee and a chat with women in similar circumstances, come to T&Co at the Taleem Centre for a cuppa on the fourth Thursday of every month. Admission/Enquiries: £2.50 per person. Maggie Shaw 07969339435 / Brian Garbett 0113 2708673 ❑ FRI 7 OCT 7.00PM The Barn, Northorpe Hall, Northorpe Lane, Mirfield, WF14 0QL. CEILIDH Ceilidh with refreshments, food, music and dancing.Admission/Enquiries: General Office 01924 492183 ❑ FROM TUE 11 OCT THEN EVERY SECOND TUES OF THE MONTH Taleem Training and Community Centre, 36 Orchard Street, Savile Town, Dewsbury, WF12 9LT. MEN'S DEMENTIA CAFE If you are a man who cares for someone with dementia or you live with dementia yourself and would like a friendly, enjoyable and informal atmosphere in an inviting location, to have a decent cup of tea or coffee and a chat with men in similar circumstances, come to T&Co at the Taleem Centre for a cuppa. Admission/Enquiries: £2.50 per person. Maggie Shaw 07969339435 / Brian Garbett 0113 2708673

LEISURE AND SPORT ❑ IT'S ON AT THE LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE The Lawrence Batley Theatre is about exciting and awe-inspiring theatre. When you visit you'll feel alive with excitement and anticipation, you'll be absorbed in awe and amazement. The LBT entertains, challenges, asks questions and inspires... and you'll get that feeling of goosebumps that comes from the anticipation and connection of seeing something live. Admission/Enquiries: Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 www.thelbt.org ❑ VARIOUS TIMES AND LOCATIONS SPORT4LIFE If you are an adult wanting to start a new sport or have a go at a sport you used to take part in then try one of the sport4life sessions across Kirklees. From fitness sessions to back to netball, circuits, rugby, jogging and a whole host more, there’s something for everyone. Find out more at www.kirklees.gov.uk/sport4life or call 01484 234012 ❑ VARIOUS TIMES AND LOCATIONS. BUGGY MOVERS For mothers who have recently had a baby, want to get back into shape, prefer to exercise with others and keep their baby close by, then these sessions are for you. An hour long and all you need is a baby in a buggy, comfortable trainers or walking shoes. All levels of fitness are catered for and you work at your own pace with encouragement to increase. Details visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/buggymovers Admission/Enquiries: £2.00 per session Gill Logan 01484 234097 ❑ VARIOUS DAYS TIMES AND VENUES There’s an extensive range of youth clubs and activity programmes managed by Kirklees Young People's Service (YPS) and by voluntary organisations For full details visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/thingstodo or call Tel: 01484 225285 Email: yps@kirklees.gov.uk ❑ EVERY MON, TUE & THU VARIOUS TIMES Addas Centre, 652 Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, WF13 3HP. WOMENFIRST Current activities YOGA, Martial Arts, short courses through Kirklees College Women only. Admission/Enquiries: YOGA - £1.20 Martial Arts - £1.20 Tel: 01924 494173 / 07943399488 womenfirst120@googlmail.com ❑ EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY 11.00AM-12.30PM The Zone, Off St Andrews Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6PT. MUMS AND TOTS Mums and tots, dance and play at The Zone with Melody Bear Admission/Enquiries: Zoe Prince 01484 484163 07870 325 397 ❑ EVERY FRIDAY 5.00PM-7.00PM (EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS, MAY VARY DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS) Young Batley Centre, Thomas Street, Batley, WF17 8PR. FRIDAY BOXING CLUB Open access for young people aged 13-19yrs old Admission/Enquiries: Julie Turner 01924 326235 ❑ SUN 21 AUG HORSE & PONY SHOW STARTS AT 8.30AM. STALLS & ATTRACTIONS 10.30AM Mirfield Showground, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 9DN. MIRFIELD FAMILY AGRICULTURAL SHOW 2011 This family fun and agricultural show is a well attended annual summer event in the Yorkshire calendar. As well as the family favourites, the show has classes for horse, ponies, dogs, tug-of-war, rabbits, cavies, flowers, vegetables, domestic, children's exhibits. Planning is continuing and classes and attractions will be published as confirmed.Admission/Enquiries: Children Free, Adults only £3 info@mirfieldshow.com ❑ TUE 23 – FRI 26 AUG 10.00AM-3.00PM Hudawi Cultural Centre, Great Northern Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6BG. ENERGISE SUMMER DANCE SCHOOL The course runs for one week and is suitable for 7-11 year olds; it includes street dance, cheerleading and drama. Admission/Enquiries: £40 per week Energise Activity 01484 234089 / 234096 ❑ UNTIL WED 31 AUG VARIOUS TIMES & VENUES Almondbury Sports Centre, Fernside Avenue, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD5

8PQ. SUMMER BUZZ - MULTI SPORTS A wide range of sports and activities for young people aged 8 - 13 years including tennis, cricket, football, golf and athletics. Admission/Enquiries: Free Paul Cummins 01484 234094 ❑ UNTIL WED 31 AUG VARIOUS TIMES & VENUES Boothroyd Junior and Infant School, Temple Road, Dewsbury, WF13 3QD. SUMMER BUZZ - MULTI SPORTS A wide range of sports and activities for young people aged 8 - 13 years including tennis, cricket, football, golf and athletics. Admission/Enquiries: Free Paul Cummins 01484 234094 ❑ EVERY MON 10.00AM Mirfield Tennis Club, Mirfield Memorial Ground Park, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 9DA. BACK TO TENNIS Mirfield Tennis Club is re-launching its popular 'Back to Tennis' sessions for the general public on Monday mornings. Admission/Enquiries: £4 (£3 for pensioners and the unwaged) Simon Newton 01924 515311 07952 821686 ❑ UNTIL THU 1 SEPT 1.00PM-4.00PM Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ. KIRKLEES YOUTH GAMES - SUMMER SPORTS FESTIVAL Multi- Sports, games, activities, challenges and competitions for young people aged 8 - 14 years old. Admission/Enquiries: Free Paul Cummins 01484 234094

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❑ FRI 2 SEPT 12NOON-4.00PM Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT. GREENHEAD PARK STREET SOCCER BIG EVENT Soccer for young people 13 - 19 year olds. Admission/Enquiries: Young People's Service Netherton Office 01484 222374 ❑ SAT 3 SEPT 9.30AM-5.30PM Hopton Horse Centre, Mount Pleasant Farm, Jackroyd Lane, (N.B. show entrance off Highgate Lane B6118), Upper Hopton, WF14 8EH. RSPCA HALIFAX, HUDDERSFIELD & DISTRICT BRANCH ANNUAL HORSE SHOW RSPCA Annual Horse Show raising money for RSPCA. Lots and lots of horses, lots of events and activities, hundreds of spectators, in great countryside. Admission/Enquiries: Sue Bray 01484 650573

MUSIC ❑ TUESDAY & FRIDAY EVENINGS 7.00PM-9.00PM Brian Jackson House, New North Parade, Huddersfield, HD1 5JP. SUGA BROWN DANCE AND MUSIC WORKSHOPS - TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS Dance and music workshops for young people aged 13-19 years. May vary at bank holiday timesAdmission/Enquiries: Young People's Service Brian Jackson Centre 01484 223348 ❑ SAT 20 AUG 1.30PM-4.00PM Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2SG. BRASS IN THE PARK 2011 GOLCAR BAND Free open air brass band concert. The perfect way to spend a Summer's afternoon in the wonderful surroundings of one of Kirklees parks or gardens. Bring your garden chair, rug or fold up seating, pack a picnic,come along and enjoy the music! Admission/Enquiries: Roz Garthwaite 01484 222087 ❑ SAT 20 AUG 2.00PM-4.30PM Beaumont Park, Meltham Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD4 7BQ. BRASS IN THE PARK 2011 MARSDEN BAND Free open air brass band concert. The perfect way to spend a Summer's afternoon in the wonderful surroundings of one of Kirklees parks or gardens. Bring your garden chair, rug or fold up seating, pack a picnic, come along and enjoy the music! Admission/Enquiries: Roz Garthwaite 01484 222087 ❑ SUN 21 AUG 11AM-4.00PM Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2SG. BRASS IN THE PARK 2011 SHEPLEY BAND & YORKSHIRE TRACTION HONLEY BAND Free open air brass band concert. The perfect way to spend a Summer's afternoon in the wonderful surroundings of one of Kirklees parks or gardens. Bring your garden chair, rug or fold up seating, pack a picnic, come along and enjoy the music! Admission/Enquiries: Roz Garthwaite 01484 222087 ❑ WED 24 AUG 1.30PM-3.00PM Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG. OUTSIDE SPACES INSIDE PLACES Celebrating West Yorkshire through contemporary dance and live music, performed by 'A Company of all Ages.' Also available are family dance workshops open to all ages and abilities allowing everyone an insight into how it feels to dance with Ascendance.Admission/Enquiries: Free Claire Eden 0113 245 4693 ❑ THU 25 AUG 1.30PM-3.00PM Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, BD19 4JP. OUTSIDE SPACES INSIDE PLACES Celebrating West Yorkshire through contemporary dance and live music, performed by 'A Company of all Ages.' Also available are family dance workshops open to all ages and abilities allowing everyone an insight into how it feels to dance with Ascendance.Admission/Enquiries: Free Claire Eden 0113 245 4693 ❑ SUN 28 AUG 2.00PM-4.30PM Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT. BRASS IN THE PARK 2011 - SLAITHWAITE BAND Free open air brass band concert. The perfect way to spend a Summer's afternoon in the wonderful surroundings of one of Kirklees parks or gardens. Bring your garden chair, rug or fold up seating, pack a picnic, come along and enjoy the music! Admission/Enquiries: Roz Garthwaite 01484 22208 ❑ FORTNIGHTLY ON A TUE FROM 30 AUG 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 intimate nightclub atmosphere. Bar snacks available. Admission/Enquiries: £2.50 on the door. Batley Carr Working Mens Club & Institute 01924 461242 ❑ SUN 4 SEPT 2.00PM-4.30PM Wilton Park, Bradford Road, Batley, WF17 0AS. BRASS IN THE PARK 2011 - HADE EDGE BAND Free open air brass band concert. The perfect way to spend a Summer's afternoon in the wonderful surroundings of one of Kirklees parks or gardens. Bring your garden chair, rug or fold up seating, pack a picnic, come along and enjoy the music! Admission/Enquiries: Roz Garthwaite 01484 222087 ❑ SUN 4 SEPT 8.00PM-10.30PM AND EVERY FIRST SUNDAY IN THE MONTH Old Bridge Hotel, Market Walk, Holmfirth, HD9 1DA. THE OLD BRIDGE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ CLUB Our monthly, friendly, relaxed evening at The Old Bridge Hotel Admission/Enquiries: Lord 01484 683476 07932160508 ❑ SAT 10 SEPT 7.30PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. TODD GORDON & ELAINE DELMAR SING FRANK & ELLA Two of the country's most outstanding artists perform a sincere homage to the musical genius of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Admission/Enquiries: £17, concessions £15 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER, 8.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre,

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■ PLANT SALE: See Outdoor Events and Festivals Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. PRESTON REED Acknowledged by an ever-growing string of superlatives from critics, musicians and fans alike, guitarist extraordinaire Preston Reed has single-handedly reinvented acoustic guitar playing. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £12 / concessions advance £10 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528

❑ FRI 7 OCT – SUN 9 OCT VARIOUS VENUES & TIMES Marsden Jazz Festival, 10 Peel Street, Marsden, HD7 6BW. MARSDEN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2011 sees the 20th annual festival, with a programme of over 80 music events to suit all. Admission/Enquiries: Marsden Jazz Festival 01484 846969

❑ SECOND SAT IN EVERY MONTH (EXCEPT SEPT). 2.30PM Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone, S36 6DY. PENISTONE CINEMA ORGAN TRUST - ORGAN CONCERTS 2011 All concerts are on the 4 manual 1937 Compton Cinema Pipe Organ installed at the Penistone Paramount.Admission/Enquiries: Pennine Cinema organ Trust 07944 566972

❑ SAT 8 - SUN 9 OCT Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road, Marsden, HD7 6NQ. MARSDEN JAZZ FESTIVAL @ STANDEDGE As part of the 20th Marsden Jazz Festival, Standedge will host a number of Jazz and musical performances. Watch this space for further details. Admission/Enquiries: James Dean 01484844298

❑ SAT 17 SEPT 7.15PM Lindley Methodist Church Centre, East Street, Huddersfield, HD3 3ND. CONCERT Concert in aid of Action for Children Admission/Enquiries: £7 incl refreshments. For tickets contact Liz Bishop tel 01484 841305 or pay at the door. ❑ SAT 24 SEPT 8.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. THE ANDREAS VARADY QUARTET Andreas Varady has been playing the guitar since he was four years old. Now aged thirteen, his fun, accessible sound and incredible speed has seen him featured alongside international artists. Admission/Enquiries: £14, concessions advance £13 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ SUN 25 SEPT 1.00PM-8.00PM Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT. BRASS IN THE PARK 2011 - THE BANDSTAND MARATHON Free open air brass band concert. The perfect way to spend a Summer's afternoon in the wonderful surroundings of one of Kirklees parks or gardens. Bring your garden chair, rug or fold up seating, pack a picnic, come along and enjoy the music! Admission/Enquiries: Roz Garthwaite 01484 222087

❑ SAT 29 OCT 12NOON-MIDNIGHT Lakeside at Ponderosa, Smithies Lane, Heckmondwike, WF16 0PN. NORTH KIRKLEES ACOUSTIC CAVALCADE Acoustic festival featuring 12 local musicians/bands. An OxJam event. Proceeds to Oxfam. Admission/Enquiries: Adults - £10.00, children under 14 - £5.00 Sharon Brogden 07504 076020

OUTDOOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

❑ SAT 8 OCT 2.30PM JUNIOR CHOIR 2:30 PM FOLLOWED BY SENIOR CHOIR Marsden United Church, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6BR. CONCERT BY HUDDERSFIELD YOUNG SINGERS This is part of the Marsden Jazz Festival. Refreshments will be served. Junior Choir at 2.30pm followed by Senior Choir.Admission/Enquiries: Free. Reverend Joanne Archer-Siddall 01484 842625

❑ EVERY FRIDAY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER UNTIL 9 SEPT 11.00AM-2.00PM Marsden Moor Estate Office, The Old Goods Yard, Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6DH. YARD PLANT SALES The Marsden Moor Estate yard next to the railway station will be open every Friday throughout the summer for plant sales. Admission/Enquiries: National Trust Marsden Moor Office 01484 847016

❑ SAT 8 OCT 7.15PM Huddersfield Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT. CHARITY CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF KIRKLEES MUSIC SCHOOL Concert given by Marsh Ladies Choir MD Ian Abbott, Accompanist Kim Kaye with special guests students from the Music School conducted by Thom Meredith Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £7 each 7.00 each available from Anne Armstrong Tel. 01484 420339 or Linda Blagbrough Tel. 01484 658548 or any member of the Choir

❑ EVERY SUN 7.30AM-12NOON Dewsbury Market, Cloth Hall Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1QE. DEWSBURY CAR 'BOOTLESS' SALE One of the best car boot markets in the region. The sales take place on the open market stalls. If you would like space at the market, arrive from 7am and find an empty stall. Empty your car boot contents on to the stall and start selling! Admission/Enqiries: Daily rent is £12.30 Head Office 01484 223730

❑ THU 13 - SAT 15 OCT VARIOUS TIMES Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS. HOLMFIRTH MUSICAL FESTIVAL Competition for solo instrumentalists and singers, small vocal ensembles and choirs. Admission/Enquiries: Holmfirth Music Festival www.hmf.org.uk

❑ FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER, 8.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. ROGER DAVIES Roger Davies 'The Yorkshire Songwriter' is making a name for himself as one of today's most entertaining performers on the contemporary folk music scene.Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £10 / concessions £8 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528

❑ SAT 15 OCT 8.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. STEVE WATERMAN QUINTET BUDDY BOLDEN BLEW IT Steve Waterman, a regular on the UK and European scenes, is undoubtedly among the current top British jazz trumpeters. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £14 / concessions advance £13 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528

❑ TUE 4 - SAT 8 OCT EVENING 7.15PM SAT MATINEE 2.15PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. GODSPELL An immensely successful rock opera. Fun, modern day ground-breaking retelling of the Gospell, according to Matthew.Admission/Enquiries: Karen J Hatch 01226 384813 07968243519

❑ SUN 16 OCT 2.30PM Huddersfield Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT. LAUNCH CONCERT OF HUDDERSFIELD VOICES A mixed programme of music suitable for all audience types. Admission/Enquiries: Free entry - tickets available from Mrs Rhodes Rhodes 01484 542257

❑ THU 6 OCT 7.30PM Blackley Baptist Church, Prospect View, Elland, HX5 0TD. AN EVENING WITH CHORDIALITY A concert of varied music. Admission/Enquiries: £7 inc. light refreshments. Blackley Baptist Church 01422 327337

sense of fun. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £10 / concessions £8 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528

❑ SAT 22 OCT 8.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. KIT HOLMES TRIO Enjoy an uplifting evening of gorgeous guitar, poignant lyrics and feisty fiddle playing with Kit's unique blend of music that touches on folk, blues, pop and soul, all with an incredible

❑ THIRD SUN EVERY MONTH 8.00AM-2.00PM Holmfirth Market Hall, Huddersfield Road, Hollowgate, Holmfirth, HD9 3JH. 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: Markets Service 01484 223730 ❑ SAT 24 & SUN 25 SEPT 10.30AM-4.00PM Shepley Bridge Marina, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 9HR. SAFE ANCHOR TRUST OPEN DAYS Open Days with Free boat trips and Light Refreshments. Admission/Enquiries: Les Moss 01484 715572 07929003281 ❑ SUN 28 AUG 3.00PM Longwood (Nab End) Tower and Amphitheatre, via Bull Green Road, Longwood, Huddersfield, HD3 4XW. LONGWOOD TOWER 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS An afternoon out for all the family, bring a picnic up to Longwood Tower Admission/Enquiries: Ray Collier 01484 656389 ❑ MON 29 AUG 1.00PM-4.00PM Sundale House Day Care Centre, 44 Keldregate, Bradley, Huddersfield, HD2 1SY. AGE UK SUMMER FAIR Entertainment, food, stalls and games. Admission/Enquiries: Free Judith Churley 01484 535994 ❑ 31ST AUGUST 2011 TIME 10AM-12NOON & 1-3PM PRICE: 50P PER CHILD ( FREE FOR UNDER 5S) Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17

9LG. KIRKLEES MUSEUMS BIG SUMMER ROADSHOW Join us for the brand new Kirklees Museums & Galleries Roadshow! Fun activities for the family on the theme of celebration Admission/Enqiries: 50p per child ( free for under 5s) Eric Brown 01924 326240 ❑ EVERY FIRST SAT IN THE MONTH 9.00AM-1.00PM 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: Markets Service 01484 223730 ❑ SUN 4 SEPT & SUN 25 SEPT 10.30AM-4.00PM Highfields, Cemetery Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield, HD1 5NF. HUDDERSFIELD SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERING OPEN DAY Come along and enjoy a fun day out Admission/Enquiries: Free - just turn up. ❑ WED 7 SEPT 10.00AM-4.00PM Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS One day courses to teach you all the basics of digital photography. Take inspiration from the museum’s atmospheric setting or from nature in the surrounding park. Please bring your own camera.Admission/Enquiries: Cost: £25. Please bring a packed lunch. Please contact Tolson on 01484 223830 ❑ SAT 10 SEPT 10.00AM-3.00PM 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: Admission at the door 50p, accompanied children free. Reverend Joanne Archer-Siddall 01484 842625 ❑ SUN 11 SEPT 1.30PM-4.30PM Beaumont Park, Beaumont Park Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, HD4 7AV. HERITAGE DAY Heritage themed stalls, vintage roundabouts, Marsden Concert Band on the Bandstand. Admission/Enquiries: Free. Friends of Beaumont Park 01484 645217 ❑ SUN 11 SEPT 3.00PM Honley Cricket Club, Far End Lane, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6NS. T ON THE PITCH A fundraising event for Dementia UK Admission/Enquiries: £4 adults, £1 school children tickets available from Kirklees Admiral Nurses 01484 434638 ❑ SUN 18 SEPT 10.00AM-4.00PM The Barn, Northorpe Hall, Northorpe Lane, Mirfield, WF14 0QL. COMMUNITY GALA Open day at Northorpe Hall come along to find out more about what we do.Admission/Enquiries: Free. 01924 492183 ❑ SUN 18 SEPT 11.00AM-2.00PM Marsden Moor Estate Office, The Old Goods Yard, Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6DH. END OF SEASON PLANT SALE All plants are reduced in the final plant sale of the year at the Marsden Moor yard. Admission/Enquiries: National Trust Marsden Moor Office 01484 847016


W H AT ’ S O N ❑ SAT 25 & SUN 26 SEPT Holmfirth Market, 38 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3JH. HOLMFIRTH FOOD AND 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: www.holmfirthfoodanddrinkfestival.com ❑ SAT 25 SEPT Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4DT. CELEBRATE GREENHEAD PARK After two years of extensive renovations to bring it back to its Victorian splendour, Greenhead Park celebrates its birthday and official re-opening with a huge party on 25 September - to which everyone is invited. Admission/Enquiries: Robert Whittaker 01484 223180 / Chris Smith 07814387426 ❑ SAT 8 OCT 9.30AM-1.00PM Marsden United Church, Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6BR. TABLE TOP SALE Part of the Marsden Jazz Festival. Admission/Enquiries: Free Reverend Joanne Archer-Siddall 01484 842625 ❑ SUN 9 OCT 2011, 4.00PM Marsden Jazz Festival, 10 Peel Street, Marsden, HD7 6BW. DUCK RACE Part of the Marsden Jazz Festival. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £1 available over the Festival weekend from our stall in Argyle Street. National Trust Marsden Moor Office 01484 847016 ❑ MON 24 – FRI 28 OCT Slaithwaite Community Centre, Bankgate, Slaithwaite, HD7 5DH. PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Come and join the Halloween Celebrations at Slaithwaite Community Centre during October half term!Admission/Enquiries: www.slaithwaitecommunitycentre.btck.co.uk

STAGE AND THEATRE ❑ THIRD THU OF EVERY MONTH 7.00PM-8.00PM Mirfield Trinity Methodist Church Schoolroom, Trinity Street, Mirfield, WF14 8AD. MONTHLY ACTIVITIES Q' Trinity Drama Group monthly meetings are suspended over the summer while the committee prepares for the Mirfield Show and the panto. Admission/Enquiries: Rosemary Raine 01924 525183 ❑ SAT 20 AUG 7.00PM-LATE The Whitcliffe Hotel, Prospect Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3HD. CHARITY BURLESQUE EVENING 3 amazing popular dancers and fantastic cabaret/classical singer all funds raised are for Kirkwood Hospice. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £12 each Carrie Senior 07825198668 ❑ EVERY THU FROM 8 SEPT 10.00AM-3.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. NEW - THEATRE ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES New Theatre activities for adults with learning disabilities at Full Body & The Voice Admission/Enquiries: Sally Marshall 01484 484441 ❑ THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER, 8.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. COMEDY CELLAR SEPTEMBER Laugh your winter blues away in our ever-popular monthly Comedy Cellar, bringing you a series of the very best stand-up talent... Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £9 / concessions £7 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528

the village - waking small children - frightening goats even blowing pheasants out of trees. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £4.50 child / £6 adult Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ WED 28 - THU 29 SEPT 1.30PM & 7.30PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. COLONY A female ruler prepares to marry, hoping to bear children and ensure the continuation of her dynasty. A stranger is washed up on the shore and urges the colonists to embrace new customs from a new world.... with tragic consequences. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £12 / concessions £10 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ SAT 1 OCT 8.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. JASON BYRNE | CIRQUE DU BYRNE Roll up, roll up as Edinburgh's top selling comedian Jason Byrne takes to the road to hotwire your comedy funny bones with his brand new show, Cirque du Byrne! Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £15 / concessions £13 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ WED 5 - SAT 8 OCT 7.45PM & SAT MATINEE 2.15PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. TWELFTH NIGHT With a courteous nod to all that is Star Wars, we see brother and sister Viola and Sebastian involved in a shipwreck, and both think the other is dead. When she awakens on a foreign planet, Viola dresses as her brother and adopts the name Cesario. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £9 / concessions £7 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ TUE 11 OCT - SAT 15 OCT 7:30PM & SAT MATINEE 2.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. LADIES DAY First play of our Season by Amanda Whittington. Work, love and life are one hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. Their luck changes when Linda finds tickets to Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot in York. Whittington's lively comedy is guaranteed entertainment Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £14 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ THU 13 OCT 8.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. COMEDY CELLAR - OCTOBER Laugh your winter blues away in our ever-popular monthly Comedy Cellar, bringing you a series of the very best stand-up talent.... Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £10 / concessions £8 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ SUN 16 OCT 7.30PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. JUSTIN MOORHOUSE | LIVE Manchester stand-up legend Justin Moorhouse is off on tour with his acclaimed stand up show. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £15 / concessions £13 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ TUE 18 OCT 7.30PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. REFLECTED | PHOENIX DANCE THEATRE Following

❑ WED 14 SEPT 7.30PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. MADAM BUTTERFLY From the rapturous love duet to the devastating One Fine Day, Puccini writes some of the most sumptuous music ever written for the opera stage; totally immersing his audience in the tragic story. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £19, £17, £15 / concessions £2 off Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ WED 14 - SAT 17SEPT 7.30PM Southgate Theatre, Southgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6NT. THIS HAPPY BREED - NOEL COWARD A patriotic play set between the wars. Admission/Enqiries: £7 adults, £5 children (from Honley newsagents). Honley Players 01484 662490 enquiry@honleyplayers-ads.org.uk ❑ THU 15 & FRI 16 SEPT 7.30PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. THE BRIDE TO BE Colourful stories and characters take over in this true to life comedy drama, set in Jamaica. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £10 / concessions £8 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ SAT 17 SEPT 7.30PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. AN EVENING WITH ATTITUDE Attitude Academy is one of Yorkshire's most vibrant, exciting and dynamic dance academies delivering the highest standard of training, choreography and performances. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £10 / concessions £8 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ TUE 20 SEPT 7.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. ARRIETTY FILM - The 2010 Studio Ghibli animation re-imagines Mary Norton's 1952 novel The Borrowers by moving the story to a Tokyo suburb. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £6 / concessions £4 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ THU 22 - SAT 24 SEPT 7.30PM & SAT MATINEE 2.15PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. EQUUS Psychiatrist Martin Dysart is brought the most challenging case of his career to date; to investigate the blinding of six horses by unassuming stable boy Alan Strang. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £16, £14, £12 / concessions £2 off Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ SAT 24 SEPT 11.00AM & 2.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. BONG SOON - A WINDY TALE You can hear Bong Soon coming for miles. She toots and hoots, biffs and boffs, and pumps and trumps her way round

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last year's critically acclaimed Declarations, internationally renowned contemporary dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre return to Huddersfield with their latest diverse mixed programme, REFLECTED. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £14, £12, £10 / concessions £2 off Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ WED 19 - SAT 22 OCT 7.30PM & SAT MATINEE 2.15PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. BROKEN TIME Broken hearts, broken bones and broken promises - the battle for rugby's soul is about to begin! Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £14, £12, £10 / concessions £2 off Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ SAT 22 OCT 11.00AM & 2.00PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. LITTLE BO PEEP Sing along to your favourite nursery rhymes as magnificent puppets bring family favourites to life. Admission/Enquiries: Tickets £4.50 child / £6 adult Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ MON 24 OCT 7.30PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. ONE DAY FILM - From the director of An Education, this is a beautiful adaptation of David Nicholls's novelAdmission/Enquiries: Tickets £6 / concessions £4 Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ WED 26 OCT 7.30PM Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. GREEK Based on the play by Steven Berkoff, Greek catapults us into the seedy, boozy East End world of Eddy and his family. Admission/Enquiries: £19, £17, £15, concessions £2 off Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528 ❑ SAT 29 OCT 7.00PM - LATE Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP. THE HALLOWE'EN HAPPENING IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN...Film | Art | Performance | Party Admission/Enquiries: Tickets including supper £13 if booked before midnight on 21 October £15 after. Dress code Fancy dress / Funeral attire. Lawrence Batley Theatre 01484 430528

WALKS, RIDES AND CONSERVATION ❑ VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND TIMES NORDIC WALKING The new fun and social activity suitable for walkers of all ages. Sessiosn just £1.50 includes hire of equipment and refreshments. Find out more at www.kirklees.gov.uk/walking or ring 01484 234095 ❑ HEALTH WALKS Join our programme of short, group walks of up to an hour led by a qualified, volunteer walk leader. These are great for people who have previously done little or no structured walking for their health. For details of the group walks in your area ring 01484 234097 or request a timetable of short health walks. www.kirklees.gov.uk/healthwalks

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❑ SUN 21 AUG AT 1:45 PM River Street, Off Scar Lane, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, HD3 4QH. STOCKS AND SETTS Children 16 and under to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 6 miles medium walk. Meet Margaret at River Street (above Aldi), off Scar Lane (B6111), Milnsbridge HD3 4QH, grid ref SE114 159. From one side to the other - a not-too-arduous and varied switchback walk. Admission/Enquiries: Kirklees Countryside Volunteers - Susan Doran 07979 292781 ❑ SUN 28 AUG 10.30AM-5.00P Langsett Barn Car Park, Langsett, S36 4 GY. THE SUMMER WINE A 10 mile walk with Peak District National Park rangers between Langsett and Holmfirth over moorland. Sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing essential. Bring bus fare for return journey. Admission/Enquiries: Peak District National Park Authority 01629 816200 ❑ SUN 28 AUG 11.00AM Kirkburton Health Centre, Shelley lane, Kirkburton, HD8 0SJ. SHELLEY WELLY Seven miles moderate walk. Meet at 11am in the car park next to Kirkburton Health Centre, HD8 0SJ (GR SE 198 123). No dogs please.Admission/Enquiries: Paul & Chris 01924 470531 ❑ SUN 28 AUG 1.30PM Carriage House (A62), Standedge, Marsden, HD7 6NL. FOSSILS AND ROCKS Join the West Yorkshire Geology Trust to discover the rocks and fossils around Pule Hill and the spectacular Pennine landscape. Admission/Enquiries: National Trust Marsden Moor Office 01484 847016 ❑ MON 29 AUG 10.00AM Park Side, Flockton, Wakefield, WF4 4AD. CROSSING THE CALDER Children 16 and under to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission/Enquiries: Kirklees Countryside Volunteers - Susan Doran 07979 292781 ❑ SAT 3 SEPT 9.00AM Huddersfield Technical College car park, New North Road, Huddersfield, HD1 5NN VIEWS FROM BOUDSWORTH (M/C) 9/10. Cars leave Huddersfield Technical College car park at 9.00am. Admission/Enquiries: Wendy Hockney 01484 316208 ❑ SAT 3 SEPT 9.15AM Marsden Railway Station, Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6DH. CRAGS TO MARSDEN Hard linear walk from Hardcastle Crags to Marsden Moor Estate over open moorland. Meet at Marsden railway station or 10am at Hardcastle Crags. Admission/Enquiries: Booking essential. National Trust Marsden Moor Office 01484 847016 ❑ SAT 3 SEPT 10.30AM Mirfield Station car park, Mirfield, WF14 8NL. AROUND MIRFIELD 7.5 miles moderate walk. Leader David A. Non members welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Tel: 07790 480058 ❑ SAT 3 SEPT 1.30PM Beaumont Park Main Gate, Beaumont Park, Huddersfield, HD4 7AY. MEMORY WALK IN AID OF KIRKLEES ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY Starting from the Beaumont Park main gate, this walk is just over a mile and is open to anyone. Children under the age of 14 yrs must be accompanied by an adult. Registration 12.30pm on day. Admission/Enquiries: Wendy Oldfield 01484 429865 and 326572


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round, a cream tea, a pint, feeding the ducks or whatever you fancy before completing the circular walk back to the start! Families very welcome. Approx finish time 5:00 pm. This walk is part of the South Pennines Walk & Ride Festival. Admission/Enquiries: Kirklees Countryside Volunteers - Susan Doran 07979292781

❑ MON 5 SEPT 1.00PM Oakwell Hall Top Car Park, Birstall, WF17 9LG. OVER THE BATLEY BORDER Meet Oakwell Hall top car park, WF17 9LG (GR SE 217 270) for a 5.5 miles moderate walk. Leader: Jim. Non members welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Tel 01924 469700

❑ WED 14 SEPT 9.30AM-4.00PM Castle Hill, Hillside, off Lumb Lane, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD4 6AT. GO WILD WITH CONSERVATION KIRKLEES! Join us on our regular volunteer activities which are there for everyone to enjoy, and to help protect and conserve this special ancient monument. Admission/Enquiries: Simon Pedley 01484 225618 07870570914

❑ SAT 10 & SUN 11 SEPT Marsden Mechanics Hall, Peel Street, Marsden, HD7 6BW. SOUTH PENNINE WALK AND RIDE FESTIVAL LAUNCH This year's South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival is being launched in Marsden on 10th and 11th September, courtesy of Marsden Walkers are Welcome. There will be a series of walks and displays over the weekend at or starting from Marden Mechanics Hall. Admission/Enquiries: Sue Leffman 01422 846049 ❑ SAT 10 SEPT 10.00AM-4.00PM Dalton Bank Nature Reserve, Dalton Bank Road, Dalton, Huddersfield, HD5 0RE. ENVIROYOUTH TASK SEPTEMBER Come and join us for footpath improvements building a flight of steps on Dalton Bank Nature Reserve near Huddersfield. You will need to bring a packed lunch, waterproof clothing, stout footwear/boots. Admission/Enquiries: Free but booking is essential to reserve a place on the minibus to take you to the site. Andy Wickham on 01484 222960/07773386550. andy.wickham@kirklees.gov.uk ❑ SAT 10 SEPT 10.00AM Marsden Railway Station, Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6DH. TO THE LIMITS Meet David for a 9-mile medium walk along the northern boundary of the estate taking in Buckstones and Deanhead. Admission/Enquiries: National Trust Marsden Moor Office 01484 847016 ❑ SAT 10 SEPT 10.15AM Crossroads, Bailiff Bridge, Halifax. ON THE SHELF (M/C) 8 miles. 9.30am no bus 363 or 9.36am X6 bus from Huddersfield bus station to meet at the crossroads,Bailiff Bridge, by the traffic lights for 10.15am start. Check bus times in advance.Admission/Enquiries: Wendy Hockney 01484 316208

❑ SAT 17 SEPT Pond Lane, Lepton, Huddersfield, HD8 GOING FOR A BURTON (M/C) 9-10 miles. 9.50am no bus 232 from Huddersfield bus station alighting at Pond Lane, Lepton. Check bus time in advance. Admission/Enquiries: Wendy Hockney 01484 316208 ❑ SUN 18 SEPT 11.00AM Slaithwaite Railway Station, Station Road, Slaithwaite, HD7 5AW. SURPRISING SLAITHWITE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS Children 16 and under to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 6-7 miles, easy, theme walk. Meet Margaret by the railway station, Station Road, Slaithwaite HD7 5HB, grid ref SE080 142. A local history trail round the village, with rural footpath extensions to the route. (Anyone wishing to do so can conveniently drop out halfway round.) Admission/Enquiries: Kirklees Countryside Volunteers – Susan Doran 07979 292781 ❑ FRI 23 SEPT 1.30PM-4.30PM Castle Hill, Hillside, off Lumb Lane, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD4 6AT. THE AUTUMN EQUINOX WALK A moderate/hard six mile walk around the Hill to meet the arrival of autumn by enjoying the magnificent views and nature's autumnal colours as the nights draw in! FREE but booking essential on Tel: 07968 426312.Meet on the top car park on Castle Hill. Sorry, no dogs except assistance dogs. All children must be accompanied. If you have any health problems, please make the walk leader aware. Admission/Enquiries: Julian Brown 07968426312 ❑ SAT 24 SEPT 10.00AM Holmfirth Parish Church, Towngate, Holmfirth, HD9 1HA AROUND HOLMFIRTH (M/C) 6 miles. Walk starts at 10am from the Parish Church in Holmfirth.Admission/Enquiries: Wendy Hockney 01484 316208

❑ SAT 10 SEPT 1.00PM-4.00PM Meltham Bus Turnaround, Meltham, HD7 3AB. THE NATIONAL PARK ON YOUR DOORSTEP A 5 mile walk with Peak District National Park rangers on to the moorland of the National Park. Paths, tracks and rough moorland. Sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing essential. No dogs allowed. Admission/Enquiries: Peak District National Park Authority 01629 816200

❑ SUN 25 SEPT 10.00AM Marsden Railway Station, Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6DH. VIEWS FROM THE PENNINE WAY Meet Anthea for a hard walk following the Pennine Way northwards across the National Trust property. Fine long range views, weather permitting! Admission/Enquiries: National Trust Marsden Moor Office 01484 847016

❑ SUN 11 SEPT 1.45PM Olive Branch Restaurant, Manchester Road, Marsden, HD7 6LU. MARSDEN AFTERNOON OUT! Children 16 and under to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Meet Oliver by The Olive Branch pub/restaurant, A62 Manchester Road, between Slaithwaite and Marsden HD7 6LU grid ref SE063 127. Please do not park in the restaurant car park. Accessible by bus nos: 182, 184, 185. A gentle stroll into Marsden, where there'll be time for a look

❑ SAT 1 OCT AT 10.00AM Huddersfield Railway Station, St. George's Square, Railway Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1JY. STATION TO STATION AGAIN Children 16 and under to be accompanied by a parent or adult. 9 miles (max.), medium, linear, train walk. Meet Liz in front of Huddersfield Railway Station HD1 1JQ, grid ref SE143 168. Viaduct and mills, fields, woods andhills. Drop out at Berry Brow or Honley station, or finish at Stocksmoor station for return trains. A joint

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walk with the Penistone Line Partnership.Admission/Enquiries: Kirklees Countryside Volunteers – Susan Doran 07979 292781 ❑ SAT 1 OCT 10.00AM Tilly’s (Pub/Restaurant), Clayton West, Huddersfield. VIEWS FROM WINTER HILL (M/C) 7/8 miles. Meet at 10am at Tilly’s in Clayton West GR SE 259109.Admission/Enquiries: Wendy Hockney 01484 316208 ❑ MON 3 OCT 1.00PM Oakwell Hall Top Car Park, Birstall, WF17 9LG. RUB-A-DRUB Meet Kathleen at Oakwell Hall Top CP, WF17 9LG (GR SE 217 270) for a 5 miles moderate walk. No dogs please. Non members welcome.Admission/Enquiries: Chris Horbury - North Kirklees Ramblers 01924 470531 ❑ SAT 8 OCT 8.30AM Huddersfield Technical College car park, New North Road, Huddersfield, HD! 5NN HOWARD’S BIRTHDAY BASH IN BISHOPGATE (M/C) 10 miles. Cars leave Huddersfield Technical College car park at 8.30am.Admission/Enquiries: Wendy Hockney 01484 316208 ❑ SAT 8 OCT 10.00AM Marsden Railway Station, Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6DH. JAZZ WALK Shake off the night before, admire the majestic views and hear about this medieval hunting forest and the deepest, highest and longest canal tunnel on this 3-mile medium walk. Admission/Enquiries: National Trust Marsden Moor Office 01484 847016 ❑ SAT 8 OCT 10.30AM Mirfield Library Car Park, Station Road, Mirfield, WF14 8LL. WILD ABOUT WHITLEY Meet David B. at 10.30am Mirfield Library CP WF14 8AN (GR SE 203 197) for an 8 miles moderate walk. Non members welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Chris Horbury - North Kirklees Ramblers 01924 470531 ❑ WED 12 OCT 9.30AM-4.00PM Castle Hill, Hillside, off Lumb Lane, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD4 6AT. GO WILD WITH CONSERVATION KIRKLEES! Join us on our regular volunteer activities which are there for everyone to enjoy, and to help protect and conserve this special ancient monument. Admission/Enquiries: Simon Pedley 01484 225618 07870570914 ❑ WED 12 OCT 1.00PM Hartshead Church, Hartshead, WF15 8EU. AROUND HARTSHEAD Meet Jim at Hartshead Church WF15 8EU (GR SE 179 232) for a 4 miles moderate walk. Non members welcome.Admission/Enquiries: Chris Horbury - North Kirklees Ramblers 01924 470531 ❑ SAT 15 OCT 10.00AM-4.00PM Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, HD8 9XJ. ENVIROYOUTH TASK OCTOBER Come and join us to create new habitat for the Great Crested Newt along the Kirklees Light Railway. You will need to bring a packed lunch, waterproof clothing, stout footwear/boots. Admission/Enquiries: Free but booking is essential to reserve a place on the minibus to take you to the site. Andy Wickham 01484 222960 / 07773 386550. andy.wickham@kirklees.gov.uk ❑ SAT 15 OCT 10.30AM Cleckheaton Town Hall, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RH. SPEN VALLEY SPORTIF Meet Mark & Rachel at 10.30am Cleckheaton Town Hall BD19 3RJ (GR SE 191 254) for

a 9 miles moderate walk. No dogs please. Non members welcome.Admission/Enquiries: Chris Horbury - North Kirklees Ramblers 01924 470531 ❑ SUN 16 OCT 1.30PM Junction of Link Road and Longcauseway, between rear of Minster and sports centre, close to car park, Dewsbury, WF12 8EL. FROM HEATON TO HEATON AND BACK Children 16 and under to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 5 miles medium walk. Meet Marie-Claire at the junction of Link Road and Longcauseway, between rear of Minster and Sports Centre, close to car park, Dewsbury WF12 8EL, grid ref SE247 214. A pleasant route on local paths. Admission/Enquiries: Kirklees Countryside Volunteers - Susan Doran 07979 292781 ❑ SAT 22 OCT 10.00AM Marsden Railway Station, Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6DH. MARSDEN CIRCULAR Meet Susan for a 10-mile medium walk around the hillsides encircling the village, with picture-postcard views of Marsden, Wessenden and the Upper Colne Valley. Admission/Enquiries: National Trust Marsden Moor Office 01484 847016 ❑ SAT 22 OCT 10.10AM Hebden Bridge Railway Station, Station Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6JE PART PENNINE WAY (M/C) 9 miles approximately. 9.20am no 363 bus from Huddersfield bus station to Brighouse for 9.49am train toHebden Bridge railway station or meet at Hebden Bridge railway station for 10.10am start. Check bus and train times in advance.Admission/Enquiries: Wendy Hockney 01484 316208 ❑ SAT 22 OCT 10.30AM-4.30PM Bay Horse Pub, Penistone Road, Hade Edge, Holmfirth, HD9 2JG. SNAILSDEN AND RAMSDEN A 9 mile walk with Peak District National Park rangers around the high moorland above the Holme Valley. Somestiles. Meet opposite the Bay Horse Public House. Some Sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing essential. No dogs allowed.Admission/Enquiries: Peak District National Park Authority 01629 816200 ❑ SUN 23 OCT 1.30PM Mirfield Library Car Park, Station Road, Mirfield, WF14 8LL. HOPTONS & KIRKHEATON Meet Ken at 1.30pm Mirfield Library CP WF14 8AN (GR SE 203 197) for a 6 miles moderate walk. Non members welcome. Admission/Enquiries: Tel 01924 494617 ❑ TUE 25 OCT, 1.45PM Denby Dale Railway Station, Denby Dale, HD8 8QE. HALF-TERM HOLIDAY HIKE Children 16 and under to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 5 miles medium walk. Meet Marie-Claire at the junction of Link Road and Longcauseway, between rear of Minster and Sports Centre, close to car park, Dewsbury WF12 8EL, grid ref SE247 214. A pleasant route on local paths. Admission/Enquiries: Kirklees Countryside Volunteers - Susan Doran 07979 292781 ❑ FRI 28 OCT 1.30PM Brun Clough car park, A62 Marsden to Delph Road, Marsden, HD7 6DW. REDBROOK QUEST Meet Alison at Brun Clough car park (A62) for an easy 3-mile walk. Try to find everything on Trusty's Moorland Quest. Admission/Enquiries: National Trust Marsden Moor Office 01484 847016 ❑ MON 31ST OCT, 11AM TO 2PM Castle Hill, Hillside, off Lumb Lane, Almondbury, Huddersfield, HD4 6AT. THE SAMHAIN WALK Join the Castle Hill Ranger on a moderate six-mile walk over rough terrain and slopes, for the day of Samhain (pronounced 'sow-in') and before the night when people have celebrated the ancient new year when we remember our ancestors and winter is on it's way! Admission/Enquiries: Free. Julian Brown 07968426312.


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Kirklees Concert Season 2011/12

Classic Discovery

Thursday 22 September sees the launch of the Kirklees Concert Season 2011/12 at Dewsbury and Huddersfield Town Halls. With a ‘Classic Discovery’ theme there are some exciting concerts to look forward to including two important anniversaries: the 100th Anniversary of Sir Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition reaching the South Pole, and, in a special extra concert in the season, the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Visiting orchestras this season include the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Northern Sinfonia and Manchester Camerata. For new audience members the ‘Classic FM recommends’ concerts are highlighted throughout the sea■ CLASSIC: Opera North conductor Richard Farnes son, providing the ideal introduction son in Dewsbury providing the to the concert season. perfect start to the series. As well as the orchestral concerts For full details of the season visit the popular of lunchtime organ conw w w. k i r k l e e s. g ov. u k / certs at Huddersfield and chamber concerts at Dewsbury continue, townhalls or pick up a copy of the providing excellent music as well as brochure from Kirklees outlets or the chance to meet fellow music lovcall 01484 414921. ers. This year Borough Organist Dr Tickets can be booked online Gordon Stewart brings a varied conat cert programme with the famous www.kirklees.gov.uk/townhalls Father Willis organ at Huddersfield or by contacting Kirklees BookTown Hall, including a Halloween ing Offices: 01484 223200 / themed concert on 31 October. Audi01924 324501 / ence favourites Voces8 open the sea- ■ Gordon Stewart 01484 222444

Family Learning Festival 2011

The Family Learning Festival takes place every October. This year it will take place from the 15-30 October. This year’s national theme is Starting New Adventures Together. As usual there will be a programme of events in Kirklees Library and Information Centres and our local theme will be: “Families learning together in different ways”. There will be three main strands to the festival in Kirklees as we will be having: • Art events as part of the Big Draw www.campaignfordrawing.org/bigdraw • Music Activities The Family Learning Festival will provide the • Family I.T. sessions as part of the Race Online ideal opportunity for people in Kirklees who are campaign www.raceonline2012.org undecided about whether they would benefit from using the Internet by joining our Race Online 2012 campaign. Library and Information Centres across Kirklees will be offering free help and advice Race Online 2012 is a national government sessions for those new to the internet and will also initiative aimed at getting as many of the estimated be looking to develop a volunteer programme of 10 million people who have never used the internet Digital Champions. Our Digital champions will be online by the end of 2012. Kirklees Library and recruited throughout the festival and will culminate Information Centres helped over 1,200 Kirklees in ‘Go On: Give an hour’ day on Friday 28th residents get online for the first time between April October when the champions will be invited to 2010 and March 2011 (that’s over 3 people every bring a friend or relative along to the library and day) through the use of their ever popular BITS help them get online using our computers and resource and the skills and commitment of our internet access. staff.

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Author Jacqueline Wilson to visit the area Wednesday October 26, 7.30pm Bertie’s Banqueting Rooms, Brook Street, Elland, HX5 9AW Tickets: £19.50 (including 3 course meal and coffee) Fa m o u s c h i l d r e n ' s author Jacqueline Wilson will be speaking at an event at Bertie's Banqueting Rooms on Wednesday October 26 to celebrate 40 years of the Kirklees and Calderdale Children's Book Group. The event is organised j o i n t ly by T h e B o o k Group, Kirklees Libraries and the Children's Book Shop at Lindley. Dame Jacqueline Wilson will be the latest in a long line of

celebrated children's authors to take up the invitation to visit. Jacqueline's next book 'Sapphire Battersea' is due for publication on September 29 and is eagerly anticipated by her many young fans. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Admission Details: Tickets for the evening are £19.50 for a 3 course meal and coffee. Tickets are available from Lindley Children’s Bookshop tel: 01484 658013 or they can be d ow n l o a d e d f ro m t h e Kirklees website: www.kirklees.gov.uk/events (search by date 26 October to find this event) or contact Dianne Hird, tel: 01484 226365.

Celebrate Older People’s Day on 1 October

The theme for this year’s UK Older People's Day 2011 is all about getting and staying active in later life and brings the chance to raise awareness of the benefits that physical, social and mental activity brings. Across Kirklees there are many opportunities for older people to get and stay active from walking groups to “Shall we dance” sessions, chair-based activity sessions to classes at sports centres or local community centres for keep fit, zumba and much more. If you have a specific health condition you may like to try PALS – the Kirklees exercise referral scheme which can help people who are inactive become more active with support and encouragement. To find out more about PALS contact your GP or practice nurse.

Helping people to stay active as they get older has many benefits; it’s a great way to make friends and socialise, can be an opportunity to learn new skills and get out and about in the local community, can help people stay independent for longer and increase energy levels and zest for life. To help you “Live life to the full” in Kirklees visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/livelife and find out more about opportunities, services and information which you may find useful if you are over 50. Alternatively ring Gateway to care on 01484 414933 for a copy. There are events to celebrate Older People’s Day on 1 October – see www.kirklees.gov.uk/events for details of these and other events and activities which take place throughout the year.

HOST Artists Open Studio Trail Sat 17 – Sun 25 September

Studios are often personal and private spaces, each one unique and individual, directly reflecting the character and persona of the artist. During HOST artists from around the region offer you a snippet of their world. The trail invites you to experience the variety of work in a range of different atmospheres. www.hoststudios.co.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau sessions in Kirklees Library & Information Centres For free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information on a range of issues including debt, benefits, employment, relationships, housing, immigration and much more, the Citizens Advice Bureau are now holding sessions in libraries across Kirklees. These sessions currently run at the following locations:

Cleckheaton Library, Tuesdays 10am – 1pm Batley Library, Wednesdays 10am – 1pm Heckmondwike Library, Thursdays 10am – 1pm For an appointment please call 01484 451381 Telephone advice is also available on 0844 848 7970 from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm

Celebrate Greenhead Park

Sunday 25th September 1pm – 8pm After two years of extensive renovations to bring it back to its Victorian splendour, Greenhead Park celebrates its birthday and official re-opening with a huge party on 25 September - to which everyone is invited. See the Park's new facilities and join in with or watch the many activities taking place, including sports and traditional games, craft workshops, performances, the Bandstand Marathon, an exhibition and a spectacular firework display. And don't miss the special birthday party, to mark 127 years of Greenhead Park bring your own picnic and enjoy children's entertainment and party games. www.kirklees.gov.uk/ events 01484 223200


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W H AT ’ S O N

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. Please complete the form below and return before Friday, September 23rd 2011 Entries can also be submitted online at: www.kirklees.gov.uk/events Communications and Marketing, Kirklees Council, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2YZ Tel: 01484 416836 E-mail: events@kirklees.gov.uk

Title of event: ............................................................................................................. Brief description: ....................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................................... ........................................................ Suitable for (audience): ..................................... Venue (full address, including postcode): .................................................................. .................................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................................... Day: .................................... Date: .....................................Time: .............................. Tickets: price: ................................ where from: ....................................................... Organisation: .............................................................................................................. Contact details (for enquiries about the event): ......................................................... .................................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................................... The following information will not be published but must be completed in all cases. Name: .....................................................................Tel: .............................................

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 ‘What’s On’. Where a group submits several entries we may publish only a selection.

Living with a visual or hearing impairment can be difficult, but with advances in technology and the range of support services available life can be made much more accessible. To find out about the latest technology and support, come along to the Sensory Independence Day Exhibition on Thursday 29th September at Huddersfield Town Hall. The exhibition is a free event, open to all, and is open from 10 am to 4pm. There will be a full programme of stalls and demonstrations. National specialist companies will be exhibiting, including The Royal National Insti-

tutes for the Blind and Deaf; Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Dolphin Computer Access. In addition many valuable local services will also be present including the Huddersfield Deaf Centre, the Dewsbury, Batley and District Society for the Blind, Kirklees Library & Information Centres and Pennine Bowling Club for the Visually Impaired. Visitors will also be able to join in with a range of workshops throughout the day, enabling them to get hands on with some of the equipment on show. For more information on this event, tel 01484 221955 or email transcription.service@kirklees.gov.uk

The 20th Annual Marsden Jazz Festival

Kinch, The Submotion Orchestra, Trio VD, Friday 7 – Sunday 9 October 10am – Late Asaf Sirkis Trio, and the festival's flagship Tickets range from £5 - £28 with over New Stream; this year's line up including 50 FREE events Olivia Moore, World Service Project and The annual Marsden Jazz Festival will be Stuart McCallum.As well as gigs, there will be held in the beautiful Pennine village on plenty of opportunities to get involved, 7-9th October 2011. whether you are a serious musician or a Described as "Montreux meets Vicar of t o d d l e r w a n t i n g t o m a k e s o m e Dibley" and "the good old sounds.Marsden Jazz Festdays of Brecon", the village ival were chuffed to bits oozes jazz from every nook when they were awarded the and cranny. With more than Festival of the Year 2010 by 70 events scheduled over 48 Jazz Yorkshire, reflecting h o u r s, t h e r e r e a l l y i s the high regard in which this something to suit every "enormous festival in the taste.In 2011, Marsden are little village" is held. c e l e b r at i n g t h e i r 2 0 t h The full programme will anniversary in style. Two be available from the end of All-Stars concerts will mark July, please check online at the opening and closing of the festival, and following www.marsdenjazzfestival.com the success of last year's festival commission, the Green Box office: 01484 Seagull, by Tommy Evans, 430528Admin Office: the festival are this year com01484 846969 missioning two new pieces, from Ben Crosland and from Email: office@marsdenjazzfestival.com Richard Ormrod.Highlights also include Kenny Ball, ■ JAZZ TIME: A scene from the Web: www.marsdenjazzfestival.com L i a n e C a r ro l l , S owe t o 2010 festival

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