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Sand Art with Kids Bee Happy Summer Holiday Workshops at Totties Garden Centre

20th August - 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Monday 30th July, Friday 10th August and Monday 20th August Between 9.30am until 11am Make Sand Art pictures… Simply peel, pour and tap to create a fun picture Suitable for children aged 3 years and upwards From £3 per child payable on the day to Kids Be Happy, just come along

Life Drawing with Jamie Frost (Mondays) – Sculpture Lounge Studios

20th August - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until 24th September 2018

This class takes place at the Sculpture Lounge Studios- home to a growing number of professional artists. Classes are led by Jamie Frost, a figurative art specialist with a particular passion for drawing: Drawing is a very personal thing so it’s important to me that the atmosphere of my classes is welcoming and accepting. Small groups of people help each other to understand what they are doing, regardless of experience, whilst I provide a structure, tuition, and advice which can…

Tuesday Tales – Storytelling & Crafts at Kirklees Light Railway

21st August - 10:55 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:55am on Tuesday, repeating until 28th August 2018

Join the KLR at Shelley Station every Tuesday in August for storytelling followed by arts & craft inspired by the story you've just heard! Taking place on Tuesdays 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th August at 10.55am, 12.15pm & 1.35pm, there will be a different story every week so there's no chance of being bored! This event is drop-in (no booking required) & is FREE to train ticket holders for the specified days.

Summer Art Workshops at Holmfirth Tech

28th August - 10:00 am - 29th August - 3:00 pm
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Season Preview – Lawrence Batley Theatre

4th September - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the unveiling of our autumn / winter season with Director of the LBT, Victoria Firth, and special guests from our forthcoming programme. Pantomime director Joyce Branagh returns to talk about this year’s magical adventure Aladdin; Jon Spooner from Unlimited Theatre joins us to chat about their co-production with RashDash, Future Bodies, which looks at cutting edge scientific technologies and the morality behind them, and creatives from English Touring Theatre discuss their contemporary production of Shakespeare’s Othello. Live…

French Conversation – Advanced and Intermediate+ Speakers – Modern Language School

8th September - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A guided French conversation session for advanced and intermediate plus speakers, based on daily life, good French and humour.

The People’s Favourite Shop – Lawrence Batley Theatre

8th September - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Miss Babsy has always wanted to run a shop of her own. Hoping to make a difference to the people of the town, she decides to try and open one. With her business plan in place, she shares it with her good friend Bugsie. Bugsie thinks this opportunity could help her too. She loves the plan and wants to help out, but does she have Miss Babsy’s best intentions at heart? Set in Huddersfield, the people’s favourite shop is the…

French Classes for Adults – Modern Language School

10th September

Starting in September next, the Modern Language School offers French classes for adults from total beginners to fluent speakers.

Spanish Courses – Modern Language School

10th September

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New Language Courses for September – Modern Language School

10th September

The whole programme of courses for 5 languages at the Modern Language School, starting on the 10th of September 2018.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Lawrence Batley Theatre

11th September - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 15th September 2018

Join Israel’s favourite son Joseph and his coat of many colours as he follows his dreams in this timeless musical. From the company that brought you Legally Blonde and Made in Dagenham, Woodhouse Musical Theatre Company proudly bring you Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. For the first time in the Huddersfield area, don’t miss the chance to see this award winning Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical featuring favourites such as Close Every Door, Go, Go, Go Joseph…

September Comedy Cellar – Lawrence Batley Theatre

13th September - 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm

Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory. BOBBY MAIR Canadian wit from 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News, Virtually Famous, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Sweat the Small Stuff, Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular and many more. RED RICHARDSON A rising star on the comedy circuit and So You Think You’re Funny? finalist. ‘He sounds like a gravelly Jack Dee, with similar…

Heritage Open Days – Holy Trinity Church, Holmfirth

14th September - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until 15th September 2018

Figure Painting Masterclass – The Sculpture Lounge

20th September - 22nd September

This masterclass is suitable for beginners but is also an opportunity for those with some experience of the subject to really get their teeth into a sustained painting. The class structure includes an introduction to a range of figurative art approaches. You will explore the language of drawing and painting- line, tone, texture and other formal elements. You'll use a range of media and a variety of long and short poses. You'll also discuss colour theory and how you apply…

Claire Martin and Ray Gelato – Lawrence Batley Theatre

21st September - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Claire Martin OBE and Ray Gelato mark the 30th anniversary of Huddersfield Jazz. Huddersfield Jazz marks 30 years of bringing top quality jazz to Huddersfield with a concert featuring Claire Martin, Ray Gelato and the Dave Newton Trio. Claire, seven times British Jazz Awards winner and former Radio3 presenter, is among the top jazz vocalists on the planet, according to Jazz Times. Ray Gelato, ‘the Godfather of swing’, is a jazz, swing and jump blues saxophonist, singer and bandleader. Their…

Roger Davies and his Band – Lawrence Batley Theatre

22nd September - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After enjoying a succession of sold-out concerts throughout 2017, Roger Davies & His Band invite you to celebrate with them as they perform live on the main stage for the first time at this very special show. Roger Davies has established himself as one of today’s most engaging songwriters through five solo albums and performances around the UK. Accompanied on stage by his dynamic band, audiences can enjoy new arrangements of his signature songs including Huddersfield Town, Into the Sun,…

Shift – Lawrence Batley Theatre

24th September - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 25th September 2018 at 7:30pm

Shift pushes at limits; alters perspectives; challenges gravity; and spins your head around. Four extraordinary performers explore their physicality in an explosive display of power-based acrobatics. Featuring guest artists Elihu Vazquez, Spain’s leading break dancer and Sweden’s top flyer Esmeralda Nikalojeff working alongside Barely Methodical Troupe’s big man Louis Gift and international cyr wheel specialist Charlie Wheeller. Enter the awe inspiring world of Barely Methodical Troupe as they return to the LBT with this brand new show, following smash hits…

Whistle Stop Opera – Lawrence Batley Theatre

27th September - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Never tried opera before? Dip your toe in with Opera North’s brilliant pop-up opera. Be entertained by a group of professional opera singers and an accordionist, who will make you laugh – maybe even cry – in an operatic taster packed with comedy, deceit, love and tragedy. Be treated to scenes and songs from a variety of operas and experience what opera does best: everyday emotions amplified by epic music.

Improbable Fiction – Lawrence Batley Theatre

27th September - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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‘If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction’ – Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene 4 Six aspiring authors meet to discuss their work. The chairman, Arnold, attempts to persuade the group to collaborate, an idea hat is quickly dismissed. As Arnold is clearing up after the meeting there is a clap of thunder, a black-out – and the story that would have resulted from the collaboration takes place before his very eyes.…

Cosi fan tutte Opera – Holmfirth Civic Hall

28th September - 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Dulwich Opera Company are making their debut at Holmfirth Civic Hall this September with Mozart's classic tale of love and deception. Described by Opera Today as “compulsive and enjoyable”, this young and vibrant company look forward to bringing their acclaimed production of Mozart's comedy to Yorkshire building on 2017’s first successful tour away from their base in London. Featuring a cast of young professional singers, this production presents an elegant take on the comedy. Set to some of Mozart's most…

Three Little Pig Tails – Lawrence Batley Theatre

29th September - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 29th September 2018 at 2:00pm

A brand new version of the classic story of the three little pigs set in Paris. A grumpy old wolf is a chef who wants some pigs’ tails for his soup. Will the little pigs outwit the wolf and what kind of house will they build? A funny, warm-hearted and interactive rustic tale to make you squeal with laughter, bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in. Garlic Theatre (Jack and the Beans Talk, Little Red Robin Hood)…

Portuguese Courses – The Modern Language School

1st October

Please see timetable above. Visit for more information.

The History Boys – Lawrence Batley Theatre

2nd October - 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:15pm, repeating until 6th October 2018

One event on 6th October 2018 at 2:00pm

From the country’s favourite playwright comes the country’s favourite play. An unruly bunch of bright, sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university are being taught by a maverick English teacher at odds with the young supply teacher and a headmaster obsessed with results. Huddersfield Thespians (A Streetcar Named Desire, Murder, Margaret & Me, Offices & Gentlemen) return with Alan Bennett’s classic play. Full of staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence, The History Boys…

Fashion in the Age of the Brontes – Holmfirth Library

4th October - 6:30 pm

Fashion in the Age of the Brontes – an illustrated lecture Could women in a remote Yorkshire parsonage engage with fashion in the mid nineteenth century? Did they even want to? If they did, how would they know what was in fashion and where would they get hold of fashionable clothes? Katina Bill , curator at Kirklees Museums and Galleries, explores these questions, and why they were so important to mid-Victorian women, with reference to contemporary diaries, adverts and costume,…

Othello – Lawrence Batley Theatre

9th October - 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:15pm, repeating until 13th October 2018

One event on 13th October 2018 at 2:30pm

Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays – a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice. Venice; a western colonial power employs the newly-married Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion. The strain of fitting into a society riven by discrimination and fear soon take their toll. Manipulated by Iago, Othello’s life quickly unravels as he turns on everything he holds dear. Following a critically acclaimed tour and London run,…

The Class Project – Lawrence Batley Theatre

9th October - 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Written & Performed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord This is a show about belonging. About tribes and families. About the place you belong because you were born there; the places that are in your blood but also the places you adopt; that you pretend are your home and the places you change yourself to try and belong in. It’s about class mobility. And regional identity. And being a Thatcher’s child. It’s about education and ‘making good’ for yourself. And maybe about how…

Marsden Jazz Festival 2018

12th October - 14th October

Come and celebrate 26 years of Jazz in the Yorkshire Pennines! Street markets, over 60 free events and street parade... A fantastic weekend of music! To see what's on, what it's about and to get involved visit:    

Four Completely Unrelated Plays – Lawrence Batley Theatre

15th October - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:45pm, repeating until 17th October 2018

What do a cat bowl, fairy lights, a wine bottle and a computer all have in common? Absolutely nothing. Exploring the themes of strained family and marital relationships, sexuality and the rise of artificial intelligence – Four Completely Unrelated Plays is a two hour showcase of new material, from four emerging writers. Off the Cuff Theatre Company were formed in 2016 by three graduates from the University of Huddersfield, with a focus on the nurture and discovery of new talent.…

Figure Sculpture Masterclass – Clay Figure Into Ceramic – Sculpture Lounge Studios

17th October - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 20th October 2018

In this masterclass you will spend four days working from a live model to study the art of clay figure sculpture. At the end of the course you will have produced a half life-size sculpture from quality handbuilding clay and prepared it for firing into ceramic. When fired your sculpture will be suitable for outdoor display. We’ll start by making smaller figures, focus intently on the subject and learning to see the underlying structure, working quickly and studying the model…

Dane Baptiste: G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs) – Lawrence Batley Theatre

18th October - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dane Baptiste brings his third smash hit show on national tour. Original, provocative and exceptionally crafted, G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs) explores our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure. As seen on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1) and Live from the…

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