What's On! Holmfirth & Huddersfield Events Diary 2014

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Event Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Drama, Comedy, Exhibitions, Music, Dance
, Workshops and more...
The Lawrence Batley Theatre is about exciting and awe-inspiring theatre. When you visit us you’ll feel alive with excitement and anticipation, you’ll be absorbed in awe and amazement. We entertain, challenge, ask questions and inspire... and you’ll get that feeling of goosebumps that comes from the anticipation and connection of seeing something live.

Whether you‘re captivated by a family Opera or a beautifully written theatrical classic, engrossed in a night of laughs with top comedians or in seeing incredible contemporary dance, if you’re fascinated by a good story well told and unfolding in front of your eyes or thrilled by live music performance... the LBT is a place of adventure and discovery.
Location Lawrence Batley Theatre  
Tel 01484 425282
Web www.thelbt.org



Date  Holmfirth Markets - Next Farmers' Market...

Holmfirth Market and Farmers' Market

Take a trip to the farmers' market and you can buy fresh, nutritious, good quality food direct from the person who produces it.

Thursday General Market, 9am to 5pm.
A busy local market bursting with fresh produce including fruit and vegetables, local meats, cheese, eggs, breads, cakes, plants, plus a huge selection of essential household items.

Saturday Craft and Food Market, 9am to 5pm
A wonderful combination of essential fresh foods and superb hand-made crafts which varies through the year but includes basketry, jewellery, cards and stationery, embroidery, clothing, glassware and photography, flowers, soaps, paintings, sculpture and much more.

Holmfirth Farmers' Market - held on the 3rd Sunday of each month, 9am to 2pm.
One of the oldest farmers' markets in the country and runner-up for Farmers' Market of the Year 2010, this nationally accredited farmers market is full of the hustle and bustle of local farmers and local shoppers filling their bags with the very best of local produce.

Location Holmfirth (Market Hall)  
Tel 01484 223730
Web www.kirkleesmarkets.co.uk
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Date  Each Bank Holiday after - 9.00 - 3.00
Event Market and Car Boot Sale
Spend a relaxing bank holiday browsing for bargains at the giant car boot and Monday market, or why not clear out your clutter and sell all your unwanted items.

The building opens for set-up at 7am, and we operate a first come queuing system for sellers to unload from their vehicles onto the next available market stall. All goods in the car boot must be second-hand, no new items.

The cost per stall is £8 for the day.
Parking in the town centre is free of charge on bank holidays.

Upmarket Sundays Open Market
Huddersfield's new monthly Sunday market launched in March. Sited at the open market on Brook Street the market takes place on the second Sunday of each month.

The market offers something for everyone with handmade crafts, locally produced food, antiques, collectibles, fashion and lots more. The market opens at 10.00am and close at 4.00pm every month.
Location Huddersfield Open Market  
Tel 01484 223730
Web www.kirkleesmarkets.co.uk
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Date  various dates - visit website below
Event Queensgate Market Demonstration Zone
Free drop-in fun craft sessions for kids at Queensgate Market in Huddersfield. Drop in, make something and take it away with you! Kids drop in workshops and Christmas Events. See website below for dates
Location Queensgate Market  
Tel 01484 223730
Web www.queensgatemarket.co.uk

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Date  Packhorse Art Gallery - open daily - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Event Art Gallery and Exhibition Space

Visit this stylised art space to exhibit, view and buy art work including paintings, textiles, pottery and jewellery - all by local artists and enthusiasts.
The Gallery is a welcoming space with comfy sofas and free WiFi coming soon.
Run by Support to Recovery (S2R) a local Well Being Charity, the idea for the Gallery is to help promote recovery through therapeutic art.
The Gallery is located on the first floor of The Packhorse Centre and can be accessed via the entrance stairwell inside the Market Place Mall.

Location The Packhorse Centre
Contact For more information or to pledge support please contact Sian Smith on packhorse.gallery@gmail.com 
Web www.packhorseshoppingcentre.co.uk

Date   Various throughout the year - Vintage and Craft Fairs, Acrobats, Choral etc.
Event Byram Arcade - Shopping Arcade Huddersfield 

Byram Arcade is a great place to visit throughout the year, but at certain times it’s extra special, with events and live performances taking place.
Art & Craft Fair – On the 4th Saturday of EVERY month.
No two months will be alike, each month there will be a good selection of Art, Jewellery, Textiles, Cards and other items!

Live music – most Saturdays
Vintage Fairs
Festival of Light
Check the website for further details

Location Byram Arcade
Web www.byramarcade.com

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Date  11th September 2014 - 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Event Artists Open Studio Trail

Studios are often personal and private spaces, each one unique and individual, directly reflecting the character and persona of the artist.

They are places of contemplation, design, inspiration, isolation, collaboration, creation, construction, spontaneity, frustration, de-construction, relief, exhilaration and relaxation.

Some will be chaotic, others havens of calm. Some spaces are heaving with a mixture of creative folk all working side by side, while other sites offer undiscovered pockets of individual innovation and expression.

During HOST artists from around Huddersfield offer you a snippet of their world. The trail invites you to experience the variety of work in a range of different atmospheres. Enjoy.
Web http://hoststudios.co.uk

Huddersfield Landmarks from the air

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Date  Sunday 14 September
Event Historic Buildings Trail - two walks, Radical Heritage and Public Art trails, as part of Huddersfield’s Heritage Open Days.


Sunday 5 October - Historic Buildings Trail
Sunday 2 November – Shuddersfield Ghost Trail

A series of themed walks around Huddersfield Town Centre has been launched by the ‘Discover Huddersfield’ partnership.
The walks will take place on a Sunday afternoon of every month from April until November with a variety of themes including Historic Buildings; Town Centre Heritage; Radical Heritage; Public Art; and for those who enjoy ghostly goings on, the Shuddersfield Trail.
Walks begin from St George’s Square (Harold Wilson statue)

All walks will be led by experts from Huddersfield Civic Society, Huddersfield Local History Society or Chol Theatre Company and will take approximately 11/2 to 2 hours. Walks will cost £3 for adults and £2 for concessions (children, senior citizens and students), which will be charged on the day to avoid the need for booking in advance.
Rebecca Legg from Chol Theatre said, ‘These walks offer a lively and interesting way of understanding our town and aspects of its history and heritage. We hope that visitors, friends and relatives will join local people in a relaxing afternoon spent strolling through the town discovering its many unique qualities’.

Location St. George's Square
Web www.discoverhuddersfield.com
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Date  Monday 15th September -  6.30pm  - 8.30pm
Event Season Preview

Join us as we celebrate the unveiling of our exciting new season with Director of the LBT, Victoria Firth, and special guests from our fantastic programme.

The evening includes an exclusive performance from Claire Mooney, host of FESTIVE SOUND WOMEN, and guests from our programme including Mike Kenny, writer of THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF, Natasha Holmes from Tell Tale Hearts, director of INSIDE OUT, and Mick Martin, writer of ENGLAND, ARISE!

Tickets are completely free of charge, but availability is limited, so make sure you contact the Box Office today and book your seat for an evening of entertainment and a sneak preview of what’s to come at the LBT.
Location Lawrence Batley Theatre  
Tel 01484 425282
Web www.thelbt.org/Season-Preview

Date  23rd September 2014 14:00 - 16:00 & 17:00 - 19:30
NHS Blood and Transplant blood donor sessions

You’ll be welcomed in and asked to complete a few simple questions about your medical history and lifestyle to make sure it is safe for you to donate and safe for a recipient to receive your blood. If anything is of question to you or our team, the nurse will be on hand to talk to you further, all in the strictest confidence. From there you’ll have your iron levels tested by a simple finger prick test; this is to make sure you have enough iron in your blood to donate. You'll then be called to a donation bed where you’ll sit back and relax to give your donation using new, sterile, high tech equipment.

In a short period of time after donation you'll have yourself a drink and a biscuit safe in the knowledge you have just helped to save or improve someone’s life.

Donors can attend this session with or without an appointment.
To register as a donor, and to book an appointment should you wish, please contact 0300 123 2323 or alternatively visit www.blood.co.uk
Methodist Mission  
Tel   0300 123 2323
Web See all Huddersfield Dates:www.blood.co.uk

Date  27th and 28th September 2014
Event Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival, Holmfirth Town Centre

Visit the Holmfirth food and drink festival and be prepared to take your taste buds on a tantalising journey. Food stalls offering the very best of local, European and international foods will fill the streets of this idyllic town centre. Cookery demonstrations will take place over the weekend including chefs' master classes, celebrity ready steady cook and much more. Watch the Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival video below.
Location Holmfirth  
Tel 01484 223730
Web www.holmfirthfoodanddrinkfestival.com
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Date  27th September 2014 - starts 11.00am following a short parade around town
Event Annual Town Crier Competition

Prizes donated by Virtual Huddersfield

Who will be Town Crier of the Year?

Piazza Shopping Centre  
Tel Vic Watson on 01484 315494          Email: zorro2a@yahoo.com
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Date  TBC October 2014
Event Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Prohms Huddersfield Hilly Half Marathon (HHHM)

The vision for the HHHM is to create an inspiring course that symbolises some of the struggles that the families we are caring for experience. We hope that you never need the services that we provide, but by going the extra mile or thirteen you will be helping to ensure that we can be there for those who do.

Location St Thomas Rd, Huddersfield HD1 3LG
Tel 01484 411040
Web www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk

Date  TBC October 2014 - 6 - 8.00pm
Event Kingsgate Shopping Centre Student Lockin

The Student Lock-In is coming to Huddersfield! Get down to Kingsgate shopping centre for a night of entertainment, giveaways and exclusive student discounts at the UK's best and biggest student shopping event!

For one night only: The Student Lock In comes to KINGSGATE, HUDDERSFIELD offering exclusive deals, offers, freebies, entertainment and more! An event not to be missed!
Registration required.

Kingsgate Shopping Centre  
Facebook www.facebook.com/kingsgate.studentshopping#!/kingsgate.studentshopping
Web www.kingsgateshoppingcentre.co.uk
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Date  10 - 12th October 2014
Event Marsden Jazz Festival
A programme of over 80 events and a stunning variety of music to suit all tastes and ages.
Location various venues in Marsden
Tel 01484 846969
Web www.marsdenjazzfestival.com

Date  Tuesday 14 October -  7.30pm
Event Ruby Wax | Sane New World

Ruby Wax is a much loved US born comedian, actor and writer based in the UK. Starting out as an actor at the RSC, she went on to write and perform in her own television shows and script edited the entire series of Absolutely Fabulous. More recently she has also become a mental health campaigner and gained a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University.

This show is based on her critically acclaimed book Sane New World which helps us understand why we sabotage our sanity with our own thinking. SANE NEW WORLD shows us how to rewire our thinking to find calm in a frenetic world and how to become the master, not the slave, of our own minds. This show is your passport to saner living. She might not be sane herself but she does a pretty good imitation.

Tickets: £18 / concessions £16
Location Lawrence Batley Theatre  
Tel 01484 425282
Web http://www.thelbt.org/Ruby-Wax-Sane-New-World
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Date  TBC October - 4.00pm 2014
Event Huddersfield Halloween Zombie Slouch
Dress up in all your ghoulish best and take part or just come along and watch.
Prizes for best costume. Proceeds to charity
Location The Parish Pub? - see the zombie facebook page to confirm 
Click to visit  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Huddersfield-Halloween-Zombie-Slouch/113825328640167
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 Live Webcam of St. George's Square

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round table


Date  TBC 2014 - 2.30 - 9.00pm
Event Annual Pendragon Round Table Bonfire

This local community event has been attracting people from Huddersfield and the surrounding areas for years and is a permanent fixture on the Bonfire Calendar

Based at Crosland Hill near the Sands House Public House and just above the World Famous Standard Fireworks factory, the event attracts many thousands of people each year. The Bonfire and Firework Display raises thousands of pounds with all proceeds going back into the local community.

Tickets: £4 adults, £1 kids,
Parking £2

Gates open 5.30pm - Bonfire lit at 6.30 pm - Fireworks at 7.15pm - Fairground 5.30 - 8.30pm

Location Opposite the Sands House, Crosland Moor
Web www.roundtable.co.uk/events/

Date  Friday 21st  - Sunday 30th November 2014
Event Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

hcmf// is an annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, over 10 days consisting of approximately 50 events, including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film, with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need.

Location various venues in Huddersfield
Tel 01484 425082
Web www.hcmf.co.uk


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Date  TBC November 2014 - 1.30 - 5.30pm
Event Lights switch on in Holmfirth

Come and join the mayor of Kirklees at this thoroughly festive event Activities including bands/music, sing-a-long carols and a mini fair ground, refreshments, stalls and Santa's grotto.The lights will be switched on by celebrity Matthew Corbett.

Festive Fun & Music, Santa's Grotto,
Festive Food & Drink!
Parade with Celebrities
Switch On!
And closing events

Location Holmfirth
Web http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/
click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth

Christmas Lights Switch On 2013

Date  TBC November 2014 - starts 4.30pm, switch on at 6.30pm
Event Huddersfield Christmas Lights Switch On

CBeebies’ favourite Sid Sloane switching on the lights this year

Paul Foster & Debbie Lindley, The Pulse Breakfast Show will be presenting and introducing singing & dancing from Kirklees College, Huddersfield’s Town Crier Vic Watson and Huddersfield town mascot Terry the Terrier.
This year the Event is Sponsored by Kirklees College & Lawrence Batley Theatre

The party reaches its climax just before 6.30pm when Sid will be pressing the big red button to light up the town.

Location The Piazza Centre, Huddersfield    What's on at the Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield 
Tel 01484 221677
Web www.piazzacentre.co.uk


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Date  Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd November
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th November 2014
Event The Art Market

The Art Market is a unique, friendly event where selected artists & designer-makers sell beautiful textiles, sculpture, homewares, jewellery, paintings, art, photography and more, direct to the public...

100 wonderful selected artists and designer-makers selling their own work direct to the public over two weekends with different artists each weekend

Location Holmfirth (Market Hall), Huddersfield Road, HD9 3JH.
Web www.artmarkets.co.uk

Date  TBC December 2014 - 5pm and runs until 8.30pm - Switch on at 6.00pm - Fireworks at 7.00pm
Event Lindley  Lights Switch On

Attractions include Santa's Grotto and children's craft activities in the library, carols by Lindley Infants School's choirs in St. Stephen's Church, an angels and knights themed fancy dress competition and a firework display.

A Christmas event aimed to showcase Lindley and its array of independent shops and cafes but most importantly will raise money for charity.

The Love Lindley Committee, who organise the event, said: “We have the essence of a fabulous family night out and we hope lots of people will come along and enjoy themselves and help us to raise money for such a worthy cause.”

Many of the local businesses will be staying open late to give people an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and to sample some festive food and drink. The event starts at 5pm and runs until 8.30pm, and there is free parking at Armitages Garden Centre.
Location Lidget Street
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Date  7th December 2014
Event Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday on 7 December promotes the benefits of buying local and encourages the public to shop with smaller businesses.
The initiative has backing from organisations and high-profile figures such as David Cameron and former Dragons' Den star James Caan.
Small businesses can get involved by requesting a starter pack and promoting their businesses using the #SmallBizSatUK Twitter hashtag.

Show your Support and Shop Local in Huddersfield!

Click & Collect from you Local Huddersfield Shops this Christmas at:


Web www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturdayUK

Date  Friday 12 - Sunday 28 December - Main Stage: 10.00am, 11.00am, 1.30pm, 2.15pm, 2.30pm and 6.30pm
Event The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Lawrence Batley Theatre presents tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal

Winter is coming, the trees are bare, the birds fly south, and the sheep are flocking, seeking shelter from the wind.

As the falling snow flurries wolf footprints can be seen padded into the hard ground...

But standing on the hill top a boy is watching his sheep. He is bored, seeking adventure, and looking for the next best thing! A boy tasked to keep his community safe but with a vivid imagination. A boy who makes up stories and craves the thrill of the unknown.

A boy who, unthinkingly, unknowingly...cried WOLF!

Brought to you by the same team who created the LBT’s last Christmas show, Rapunzel, Olivier award-winning Mike Kenny rewrites this wintery, well-loved Aesop fable about a boy who is unable to find delight in what is around him and instead seeks adventure, excitement and the thrill of the unknown. This wonderful new play features song, funny sheep and perhaps a scary wolf or two, and is the perfect treat for your family this Christmas.

Tickets: £14 - £10 / All child tickets £10
Family Tickets: 5 people for £50 (T & Cs apply)
Age recommendation: 4+ years
Location Lawrence Batley Theatre  
Tel 01484 425282
Web http://www.thelbt.org/Boy-Who-Cried-Wolf

Date  TBC December 2014
Event Festival of Light

One of Huddersfield’s biggest events, Festival of Light has developed a reputation for bringing internationally acclaimed street theatre to Yorkshire.
Marling - St Georges Square
A spectacular voice-activated light show where you control the action! Sing or shout into the mics and watch as you create a ceiling of animated colour above you.
Pixel Pyros - Open Market/Brook Street
An interactive digital firework display. Touch the bright orbs of light to fire an array of multi-coloured rockets across a huge screen.
Phospene - Lawrence Batley Theatre
Leave a lasting imprint on the festival- strike a pose, and watch as lasers transfer your shape onto a huge light-screen
Chorus - St Peter's Gardens
An uplifting and transfixing light and sound installation, high overhead
Digital Funfair - Byram Arcade
Remember PacMan and Space Invaders? This modern day funfair brings arcade games right into the 21st Century. Definitely one for the digital generation
Location  St. George's Square Piazza Shopping Centre, Byram Arcade and other venues
Tel 01484 223200
Web http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/festival/
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Date  1:00pm, TBC DECEMBER 2014




Web www.huddersfieldparishchurch.org

Date  Saturday 10 - Saturday 17 January  - Main Stage: 7.15pm / Saturday and Sunday 1.30pm & 5.30pm
Event Jack & The Beanstalk

Huddersfield Light Opera Company

Another year for HLOC and another family favourite. This traditional pantomime, with a few modern twists, elaborate staging and breathtaking costumes, is sure to be a winner with children of all ages.

Follow the tale of Jack Trot as he climbs the beanstalk in order to rid his town of the evil Giant Blunderbuss.

Full of familiar faces, popular songs and side splitting comedy, it's the biggest and best pantomime in Huddersfield.

Tickets: £14 - £6 + selected concessions

No performances on Monday and Tuesday

Location Lawrence Batley Theatre  
Tel 01484 425282
Web http://www.thelbt.org/Jack-and-Beanstalk-0

Date  TBC February 2015
Event Piazza Centre Valentine Chocolate Lollipop Giveaway

There's lots of valentines gift ideas at the Piazza Shopping Centre.

On Saturday the 9th February the Piazza staff are giving away chocolate lollipops to all shoppers who visit the shopping centre (whilst stocks last)

Location Piazza Shopping Centre
Tel 01484 534594
Web www.piazzacentre.co.uk
Watch past Piazza event videos


Date  TBC February 2015 - 7.00pm
Event The Annual Imbolc Celtic Fire Festival

An extravaganza celebrating the end of Winter and start of Spring. Includes pyrotechnics, fire sculptures, theatre performances and torchlight parades.

Location Standedge Tunnel Visitors' Centre, Marsden
Tel 01484 845595
Web www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/



Date  TBC February 2015 - 4pm - 8pm
Event Market Avenue Arcade Student Lock-In

Great offers and discounts at selected retailers, exclusively for students!


University Students / Sixth Form Students / College Students / All Students over 16

Retailers offers:
JC's Hair & Beauty - 30% off hair & 20% off products and electrical items
Lily Nails  - 30%
Silver Lining - 1 piercing £15 or 2 piercing for £26
Bows Lingerie - 25% off (excluding sale items)
Glamour Beauty - 10% off

Visit Market Avenue
Market Avenue Arcade, HD1 2BB

Date  TBC March 2015 - 1.00pm
Event Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade through the Town Centre.

The Parade will consist of floats, pipe band, Ceili group, Celtic Rock band, samba bands, Brass Band, Majorette Troupe, Morris Dancers, themed characters and various organisations representing the spectrum of the Irish Community within Huddersfield and other associated groups.

Pulsating drums and sweet ceilidh, Molly Malone and the auld shillelagh; it can only mean one thing - The Huddersfield Saint Patrick's Day Parade!

The parade, supported by the Government of Ireland and Kirklees Council, will be led by the Tulla Pipe and Drum band, of County Clare, and Sligo Ceili group who will perform a brief riverdance set in the first ever parade day show at St George's Square.

Local acts will include Giants Causeway Rock band, Frumptarn Guggenband, Marsden Brass band and debutants Slubbing Billys Morris Dance Team, The Rogues and The Huddersfield Giants Cheerleaders

Location Town Centre
Tel 01484 315729
Web www.theparadeonline.org
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Date  TBC March 2015
Huddersfield Literature Festival.

For the past four years now, since its inception in 2006, the aim of the Huddersfield Literature Festival has been to provide innovative and distinct events to support and showcase new, emerging and established writers/artists, offering a platform to promote new work as well as the opportunity to attend intensive writing workshops and master classes.

Location University of Huddersfield and others
Tel 01484 471895
Web www.litfest.org.uk
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Date  TBC
Event Kingsgate Shopping Centre Student  Lock in Takeover

The Student Lock in Takeover in Huddersfield! Get down to Kingsgate Shopping Centre for a night of entertainment, giveaways and exclusive student discounts at the UK's best and biggest student shopping event!

For one night only: The Student Lock in Takeover comes to KINGSGATE, HUDDERSFIELD

upto 20% discount - plus FREE giveaways

Registration required.

Kingsgate Shopping Centre  
Web www.kingsgateshoppingcentre.co.uk
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Date  TBC April 2015
Event Emley’s Annual Real Ale Festival

There will be 10 hand pulled Real Ales...along with real cider, wine, soft drinks and food.
All money raised will go directly to Emley Brass Band
Free Entry!
Location Emley Bandroom, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley HD8 9RN
Tel 07738 536165
Web www.emleyrealalefestival.co.uk

Date  TBC 2015
Event Piazza Centre Free Family Fun Run Day

Lot's of fun for all the family!

Location Piazza Shopping Centre
Tel 01484 534594
Web www.piazzacentre.co.uk
Watch past Piazza event videos


Date  TBC May 2015
Event Holmfirth Festival of Folk

Holmfirth Festival of Folk grew from the ashes of Holmfirth Folk Festival in 2005 and has become an excellent community based festival which draws in a large local audience in addition to the usual 'folkies' who travel around the country visiting the many folk festivals that take place throughout the year.
Location Holmfirth
Web www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth

Date   TBC May 2015
Event Holmfirth Film Festival

This year’s Film Festival builds on the success of the last four years with an exciting programme of 80 films and documentaries from around the world and the UK, screened in the historic Picturedrome and a dozen different venues throughout the Holme Valley, plus a range of innovative events.
Festival Director Stephen Dorril said: ‘This year sees a major expansion in the number of films were are screening. We are catering for lots of different interests and groups. We want people to share our enthusiasm for film and to give them the opportunity to see films they simply would not have to opportunity to view otherwise.’
Dorril said: ‘We are known for interesting events and quirky venues. Last year it was the Yurt. This year’s new venue is The Cinema Truck, a truck that has been converted into a wonderful mobile cinema. It was kindly loaned to us by Craig Morrison and transported to Sands Recreational Park by Turner Brothers.’
Location Holmfirth
Web http://holmfirthfilmfestival.co.uk

Date  Saturday TBC June 2015
Event Honley Show

Honley Show is one of the most prestigious, best attended and well respected rural shows in the country. Now in its 79th year, the Show's Farnley Tyas showground remains one of the region's best venues to showcase a stunning range of activities, agricultural events, stands and displays.

It provides a fun day out for all the family whether you live in Kirklees, West Yorkshire or the North of England.

Location The Show Field, Honley (free bus from Honley village)
Tel 01484 661 072
Web www.honleyshow.co.uk
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Date  TBC June 2015


Holmfirth Arts Festival 2013 saw us in celebrating 100 years of the town’s wonderful Picturedrome. The festival’s residence at the
iconic venue includes performances by brilliant British jazz pianist Django Bates and master of creative mayhem, comedian Mark Thomas, an evening with legendary British broadcaster Andy Kershaw, as well as a joint birthday party and final night celebration with the superb International Mambo Orchestra. 
Location Holmfirth  
Tel 01484 222444
Web www.holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk
click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth  

Date  TBC June 2015
Event Annual Golcar Gala

The 26th Golcar Gala will be returning again this year on Sat 21st June 2014 from 12:00 to 17:00 in the main school fields in Golcar, accessible from Leymoor Road.
Again this will be a true community supported afternoon and will be raising funds for the Forget me not children's hospice and the 39th Parkwood Scouts group who do positive work for the local young people.
Location Golcar School Fields Leymoor Road, Golcar, Huddersfield. HD7 4LX
Tel 01484 654019

Date  TBC June 2015
Event The Art Market

The Art Market is a unique, friendly event where selected artists & designer-makers sell beautiful textiles, sculpture, homewares, jewellery, paintings, art, photography and more, direct to the public...

100 wonderful selected artists and designer-makers selling their own work direct to the public over two weekends with different artists each weekend

Location Holmfirth (Market Hall), Huddersfield Road, HD9 3JH.
Web www.artmarkets.co.uk

Date  Saturday TBC June 2015
Event Lindley Carnival

This year on Saturday 28th June 2014 will be the seventh year of the Lindley Carnival and we hope that it will be the best yet. As in the past there will be games, rides, food stalls and much more. There is also a musical treat this year with the two Lindley Junior School choir performing as well as the famous Lindley Band. We have usually been very lucky with the weather and lots of ice cream has been consumed on the day!

Location Lindley
Web www.lindleygroup.org.uk

Date  TBC July 2015
Event Annual open air Concert on the Hill

Concert on the Hill, has been staged at the Laund Hill Sports ground for the last 14 years, it is an outdoor event where the great traditions of Yorkshire are brought together an award winning brass band, Lindley Brass Band and two great male voice choirs, Honley and Colne Valley. The format is similar to the last night of the proms, complete with a firework spectacular finale.

This year the Concert will have a French theme, it may even be called Le Concert.

Every year families from all over Huddersfield and Yorkshire converge on this idyllic sports arena to watch top quality local musicians perform the true British classics of years past, Land of hope and glory, Rule Britannia, God save the Queen and of course this year La Marseillaise. They bring picnics, tables and chairs, gazeboes, even candelabra. The atmosphere is informal and epitomises Yorkshire friendliness, every one wandering about marvelling at the efforts that people have gone to for an evening of classical entertainment.

The spectacle is finished with a dazzling firework display in time to the 1812 overture. After which many spectators and performers retire to the sports club house for yet more refreshment.

Tickets: £10.00 in advance/£12.00 at the gate

Sponsored by the Kingsgate centre

Location YMCA Sports Centre, Laund Hill, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield
Tel YMCA Clubhouse : 01484 654052  
Web www.huddersfieldymca.co.uk/concert-on-the-hill
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Date  TBC July 2015
Event The 31st Annual Great Pendragon Duck Race & Gala

31 years ago, a crowd of nervous little yellow chaps gathered in Holmfirth. Little did they know that they would be starting a tradition that would be recognised and, dare we say, beloved by people the world over.

That’s right folks; it’s time again for the Holmfirth duck race!

After completion of their landmark 30th race last year, sunburned and tired, we looked over our flock and thought a change was due. It’s physically demanding (and that’s just for the event staff) so it seemed like time to give them a little something for all their hard work. Sporting equipment was out, they don’t have any limbs, so it’d have to be some other kind of incentive.

We thought Le Tour de France would do nicely.
Location Holmfirth  
Web www.theduckrace.co.uk
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Date  TBC July 2015
Event Meltham Moments

Annual 1940's Weekend
We make the village of Meltham go back in time, with themed entertainment and attractions in and around the village centre.

Location Meltham
Web http://melthammemories.ning.com/

Date  Saturday TBC July 2015
Event Huddersfield Carnival

The Carnival is celebrated over two days with the Carnival Royale Show, where contestants compete for the Crown and the opportunity to lead the Carnival Procession.

The Mas Band Parade takes place from the Hudawi Centre and winding its way through the streets of Huddersfield. Bands will display an array of flamboyant costumes and will parade around the town centre to St George’s Square where, each band will have the opportunity to take to the stage
Location St George's Square  
Tel 01484 536542
Web www.huddersfieldcarnival.com
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Date  TBC July - 10.30 and 2.00pm 2015
Event Cancer Research UK's Race for Life

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life is an amazing women-only series of events which raises millions of pounds every year for life-saving research into 200 types of cancer - helping men, women and children across Yorkshire survive.

Race for Life is non-competitive. Women and girls of all ages, shapes and sizes can choose whether to walk, jog or run the 5k route. Most are able to walk 5k in an hour. All women are welcome, regardless of whether they are taking part on their own or as part of a group.

Last year, 2,742 women took part in Race for Life in Huddersfield and raised a fantastic £137,088. This year, organisers want 3,400 women and girls to put their best foot forward and help raise £145,500 for vital research.

By uniting - and enlisting the support of the men and boys in their lives - women across Huddersfield can make a stand against cancer - a disease which affects 26,700 people in Yorkshire and the Humber every year.
Location Leeds Road Playing Fields
Tel 0871 641 1111
Web raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org

Date  TBC July 2015
Event Holmfirth Art Week

artWEEK is a local event with a national reputation – most of the exhibitors are from this area but visitors come from all over the country to view and to buy. It is astounding how much artistic talent there is locally – it is this that makes the event such a success . . . and brings so many visitors to Holmfirth every year.

Location Holmfirth  
Tel 01484 689464
Web www.holmfirthartweek.org.uk/

Date  TBC August 2015
Event Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Free cookery demonstrations
Including the annual sporting chef of the year competition with Huddersfield Giants and  ‘Ready Steady Cook’ challenge with presenters from Real Radio, as well as demonstrations from top local chefs and restaurants.

Free children's entertainment
Cookery workshops supported by NHS Kirklees, Public Health Food Programme. Learn how to make butter Tudor style with Kirklees Museums.
  St. George's Square Go there  
Tel 01484 480890
Web www.foodanddrinkfestival.org.uk
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Date  TBC August 2014


Kirklees Flower Show

Events and Concerts in the Park

Come along to Kirklees Council’s Flower, Vegetable and Handicraft Show.

Previous shows have included the Huddersfield and District Fuchsia and Geranium Society Open Show, the Yorkshire Gladiolus Society Early Show and the Huddersfield Allotments and Gardens Federation Show. The very popular Huddersfield Miniatures Club will also be exhibiting a large range of miniature houses and street scenes. There are also open classes for vegetables, flowers, domestic (baking, preserves, beer and wine), floral art and a handicrafts section.

Last year included the ever popular children’s section, titled ‘Kirklees got talent’, which gives youngsters up to 13 years the chance to be creative, has a number of exciting categories. Children and young people can display fresh flowers in a pot, bake buns, make a vegetable creation, create a miniature garden, exhibit home grown vegetables and/or display a photo of local wildlife.

There were free craft activities for children organised by the Friends of Greenhead Park and the Huddersfield Miniatures Club. ‘Grow your own’ demonstrations, children’s play activities, a family fun fair and beer and wine tastings are all part of the event.

The Honley Male Voice Choir attended with Slaithwaite Brass Band. An award ceremony takes place on the Sunday afternoon.

Last year the show opened to the public on Saturday from 1pm to 4.30pm, and on Sunday from 11am to 4.30pm. Entry was 50p (free to accompanied children up to 16).

Location Greenhead Park
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