What's On! 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...
Event

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
 


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

March
Looking for good quality accommodation in the heart of Huddersfield?
Welcome to The Huddersfield Central Lodge Hotel
Independently run by the Marsden family since opening in 1999, the Lodge has built up a reputation for friendliness and excellent accommodation at sensible prices.

Full Award winning English Breakfast, Secure Onsite Parking, Free Wi-Fi and Central Huddersfield Location.

Visit here

www.yourhighstreetdirect.com

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April

 


Date  Until 6th July 2014
Event Yorkshire welcomes the world

Welcome to 100 days of world-class music, dance, theatre, film, art, sculpture and one or two art forms there probably isn't a name for yet. We'll be spanning the county, engaging the widest possible audience, and welcoming the Grand Départ of the Tour de France - the world's largest annual sporting event and one of the most spectacular.

We want you to join us, be part of it, bring your friends and family, share as well as enjoy the experience and help us celebrate the very best of Yorkshire creativity.

Includes:
The Woolly Bike Trail - 9 - 16 April, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Tour De France Bicycle Orchestras - 20 & 21 June, HCMF
Lost Boy Racer - 25 - 27 June & 2,3,4,7,8 July,  Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Concert on the Hill - 5th July, YMCA Sports Centre, Huddersfield

Location Various
Tel 0113 322 3500
Web http://festival.yorkshire.com/
 
 

 


Date  18, 19 & 20th April 2014
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   Wednesday 23 - Thursday 24 April - Main Stage 7.30pm
Event Flown

Get ready for a captivating night at the circus packed with thrills, extraordinary feats, laughs and fantastic live music.

Our stunning troupe of acrobats, aerialists, daredevil stuntmen and musicians are going to put on a jaw-dropping spectacle for you.

But there's a problem; no one is prepared and mishaps, disasters and disagreements threaten to wreck the show. A flying aerialist is still ironing her dress, a cranky diva gets tangled in the rigging, and is that one of the stuntmen dangling from the lighting bar? Catastrophe is just one wrong move away!

FLOWN is confidently choreographed chaos as the performers fly, spin and swing across the set in perfect time. It's big, beautiful and bonkers; an experience for everyone to treasure.

'Exquisite moments of beauty...brilliantly athletic.'
THE GUARDIAN

*At least 3 people using this ticket must be concessions. Age recommendation 7+ years.

Tickets: £16, £14, £12 / concessions £2 off / under 26s £6

Family Tickets: 5 people for £45* only available via the Box Office

Location Lawrence Batley Theatre
Tel  01484 430528
Web http://www.thelbt.org/Flown
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Date  Tuesday 29 April at 7.30pm
Event Joe Maiden, Gardening Expert

BBC Radio Leeds gardening expert, making a welcome return. Joe’s lively mix of tales and tips for those eager to get into their gardens as well as an opportunity to buy select plants from his own nursery.

Tickets cost £6 per person. Tickets from Brockholes Post Office.


EVENTS IN AID OF THE VILLAGE HALL PORCH RE-BUILDING FUND

Location Brockholes Village Hall
Web www.brockholesvillagetrust.org
May

 

Date  9, 10, 11th May 2014
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
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Date  15th May, 2014 14:00 - 16:00 & 17:00 - 19:30
Event
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
Location
Methodist Mission  
Tell   0300 123 2323
Web See all Huddersfield Dates: http://www.blood.co.uk/giving-blood/where-can-i-go/

www.blood.co.uk

 

Date   23rd  - 30th May 2014
Event Holmfirth Film Festival

Nothing tops the communal experience of seeing a great film on a big screen. For a week Holmfirth becomes a public space where people meet or make new friends, are entertained and exchange views on old, new and controversial films.

This is just one aspect of the Festival’s remit and this year  we aim to make a priority of encouraging all kinds of film-makers in the Holme Valley - with generous support from town businesses such Longley Farm - to produce their own films as part of a creative community.

Buy a ticket, tell a friend, bring the family, enjoy the Festival and help us build it into a successful annual event.
Location Holmfirth
Web http://holmfirthfilmfestival.co.uk
June

Date  Saturday 14th June 2014
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  12 - 22nd June 2014
Event HOLMFIRTH ARTS FESTIVAL

BRINGS ELEVEN DAYS OF MUSIC, COMEDY, THEATRE AND FUN THINGS TO DO FROM

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
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Date  Saturday 21st June 2014
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
Website  
 


Date  Wednesday 25 - Friday 27 June - Main Stage 7.30pm
Event Lost Boy Racer

In celebration of Le Tour de France Grand Départ 2014

Sean Racer used to be an energetic wildcat youth hooked on cycling. Now he's an overweight, 40-something tax inspector on the brink of a personal crisis.

Turning to Claude, an oddball sage like ex-pro cycle mechanic, and encouraged by the wily Linda, a serial tax evader keen to distract him from taking a closer look at her books, Sean hatches a plan to get his life back on track and on two wheels. He will fulfil a youthful dream; to ride the Tour de France. That's right, he's going the distance, albeit on a bike on rollers in the shed. Will he make it to the finish?

LOST BOY RACER is a quirky northern comedy-drama with a touch of blood, sweat and tears, a large dose of fun, some off-the-wall bike action and a love story of sorts...

Tickets: £14, £12, £10 / concessions £2 off / under 26s £6
Location Lawrence Batley Theatre
Tel 01484 425282
Web www.thelbt.org/Lost-Boy-Racer
 

Date  Sunday 22nd & 29th June 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

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July



Date  Sunday 6th July 2014
Event Le Tour de France (via Huddersfield)
Le Tour de France will take the riders past the Cedar Court Hotel (but as this is a French race the roundabout will be taken the wrong way), down Halifax Road, past the Cavalry Arms, turning left over the ring road bridge, on to the ring road, passing the new Sports Centre at Springwood, the Bus Station, down Chapel Hill, past the new Kirklees College, then Honley, Holmfirth and beyond.
 
We will list any 'en route' events we hear about here. Send us details to letour@virtualhuddersfield.com

The Tour de France will be passing through Huddersfield and Holmfirth on Sunday July 6th.

Spectator Hubs
There are official Tour de France Hubs in St George’s Square Huddersfield and at Sands Recreation Ground in Holmfirth, where there are big screens, facilities, food and drink and entertainment – ideal for families and disabled people who want to soak up the atmosphere away from larger crowds, find out more here:

St George's Square Huddersfield
Sands Recreation Ground Holmfirth

For further local details on routes, road closures, parking etc. visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/tourDeFrance/theRoute.aspx


Location Various (visit website below)        
Web http://letour.yorkshire.com/stage-2
Looking for good quality accommodation in the heart of Huddersfield?
Welcome to The Huddersfield Central Lodge Hotel
Independently run by the Marsden family since opening in 1999, the Lodge has built up a reputation for friendliness and excellent accommodation at sensible prices.

Full Award winning English Breakfast, Secure Onsite Parking, Free Wi-Fi and Central Huddersfield Location.

Visit here

 



Date  5th July 2014
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
RAISING FUNDS FOR HUDDERSFIELD YMCA R.U.F.C AND OTHER LOCAL CHARITIES

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  Sunday 6th July 2014 - to be confirmed
Event Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival La Tour

Watch those bikes go by in Holmfirth, whilst enjoying some festival food and ale.

More info coming soon.

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
Video/
Webcam
  click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth     Watch 2013 video
 

The Duck Race, Holmfirth

Date  Sunday 6th July 2014
Event The 31st Annual Great Pendragon Duck Race & Gala
Location Holmfirth
Web www.theduckrace.co.uk
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Date  13th July - 10.30 and 2.00pm 2014
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  4 - 6th July 2014
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/
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Date  20th  - 26th July 2014
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/

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Date  TBC July 2014
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 at 1pm 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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Webcam
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 Click above to see the Carnival Live from Webcam of Square
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Click above to see a selection of videos from local Huddersfield people
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August


Date  Thursday 7th  - Sunday 10th August 2014
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.
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 Live Webcam of the Festival - click here
  St. George's Square Go there  
Tel 01484 487933
Web www.foodanddrinkfestival.org.uk
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 Live Webcam of the Festival - click here

 

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Huddersfield Landmarks from the air

Watch Aerial HD Video featuring St. George's Square, home of the Food & Drink Festival - click here

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Date   Watch 2013 Winner Sophie Williamson from Huddersfield http://youtu.be/6dxC_s7MtdI
Event Piazza People Finals

This year Real Radio's Dixie completed the Piazza Judging panel on the finale top decide which 3 acts were put through to the Real Radio Web Voting and be in with a CHANCE TO WIN £1,000.

Finalists to voted for:
Act 1 Dylan Brierley
 
Act 4 Sophie Williamson
 
Act 8 Jade Helliwell
Location Piazza Shopping Centre
Tel 01484 534594
Website http://www.piazzacentre.co.uk/
   
 

Date  9  - 10th August 2014
 

Event

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
  See our Aerial View of Greenhead Park
September

Date  TBC September 2014 - 11am - 5pm
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 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. Enjoy.
Location
Various - click here  
Web http://hoststudios.co.uk
 

Date  TBC 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
Video/
Webcam
  click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth     Watch 2013video

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Date  TBC September 2014
Event Annual Town Crier Competition

Prizes donated by Virtual Huddersfield

Who will be Town Crier of the Year?

Location
Piazza Shopping Centre  
Tel Vic Watson on 01484 315494          Email: zorro2a@yahoo.com
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October

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/HHHM
 

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.

Location
Kingsgate Shopping Centre  
Facebook www.facebook.com/kingsgate.studentshopping#!/kingsgate.studentshopping
Web www.kingsgateshoppingcentre.co.uk
Video/
Webcam
  Watch the Lock In at Kingsgate.
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Date  10 - 14th 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
Looking for good quality accommodation in the heart of Huddersfield?
Welcome to The Huddersfield Central Lodge Hotel
Independently run by the Marsden family since opening in 1999, the Lodge has built up a reputation for friendliness and excellent accommodation at sensible prices.

Full Award winning English Breakfast, Secure Onsite Parking, Free Wi-Fi and Central Huddersfield Location.

Visit here

 

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
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 Live Webcam of St. George's Square

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November

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  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 2014 - 2.30
Event Rugby world Cup England v Ireland

England will play Ireland in the only guaranteed England game in West Yorkshire at Huddersfield's John Smiths Stadium. Join the excitement of the next global sporting event taking place on your doorstep.
The tournament could potentially see a number of players from our local teams involved in games.

Look out for group offers and ticket deals. 55% of tickets are £20 or less.

Location John Smith's Stadium
Web http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/events/eventdetails.asp?evID=17098
Video/
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Travelling by train? Here is a live webcam looking at Huddersfield beautiful station

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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
Web  
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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  TBC 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 201 - 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!
Fireworks
And closing events

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

 

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:

www.yourhighstreetdirect.com

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

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
Event THE HUDDERSFIELD and DISTRICT SOCIETY OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

INVITE YOU TO A CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

featuring

MARSDEN SILVER PRIZE BAND
and
LINDLEY JUNIOR SCHOOL CHOIR

FREE OF CHARGE
EVERYONE WELCOME 
Location HUDDERSFIELD PARISH CHURCH ST PETER’S
Web www.huddersfieldparishchurch.org
February

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
Video/
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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/

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

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

WHO CAN GET DISCOUNTS:

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
Video/
Webcam
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Date  TBC March 2015
Event
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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April

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.

Location
Kingsgate Shopping Centre  
Facebook http://www.studentlockin.com/index.php?event/city/huddersfield
Web www.kingsgateshoppingcentre.co.uk
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