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Art Clubs at Phoenix Community Centre

20th February - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Drawing and Painting Classes – Beginners & Improvers – Jamie Frost

24th February - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until 31st March 2018

On Saturday mornings my studio is host to a class for adults who wish to draw and paint. The class is a balance of structured teaching and supported autonomous working. Classes are small to allow for one-to-one help when required. You can expect to be led through the steps from drawing to finished painting as works progress. You’ll draw in different ways, look at colour application, under-painting, blocking in, light values, reflected colour and blending and detailing techniques. The exploration…

High Jinx Magic Illusion & Circus – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

24th February - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The High Jinx show is back this half term with even more grand illusions, crazy tricks and unbelievable circus thrills. This is the perfect experience for the whole family, whether you’re six or 106, you are sure to be amazed, puzzled and even scared but above all entertained. Presented by award winning magician Michael Jordan and the fantastic High Jinx Dancers.

Soft Book Workshop – Fair Trader

28th February - 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join Kathryn Sheard to create a soft, fabric book for a baby or small child. Bring along one or more photos to incorporate in your book (optional). Tickets: £25 (includes sandwich lunch and materials) To be purchased at Fair Trader shop or through our website (link below) www.fairtrader.coop

Daliso Chaponda: What The African Said – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

2nd March - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Daliso Chaponda, Britain’s Got Talent and Amanda Holden’s 'golden buzzer' act, embarks on his debut stand up tour WHAT THE AFRICAN SAID. The Malawian born stand up was a stand out star from this year’s show, capturing the nation's hearts and garnering over eight million Facebook views, nine million on Youtube and his own BBC Radio 4 series Daliso Caponda: Citizen of Nowhere. Daliso Chaponda has lived in countries where the press is not allowed to criticise the government, and…

Bigger Bazaar – Holmfirth Civic Hall

4th March - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Antiques, vintage and collectables Fair Holmfirth Civic Hall HD9 3AS Everyone welcome £1 admission

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

6th March - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Jane Austen is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip-curling handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Mr Darcy is left dangling. Left to his own devices he embroiders his own storyline while his creator stitches her quilt. When she returns she finds Darcy is diving into a lake in a clinging white shirt, dancing the Berzerka (a more extreme version of the Masurka) and wrestling carp. ′Britain’s…

Huddersfield Literature Festival

8th March - 18th March
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until 18th March 2018

Join us for an annual celebration of books and authors, poetry and performance. This year's high profile events are in conversation with our patron, Patrick Stewart and Radio 2's Jeremy Vine. Major authors and multi-arts events, comedy and creative writing, performance poetry and a Free Family Day – whatever you enjoy, you’ll find it here at the Huddersfield Literature Festival. Our award-winning Festival takes place over 10 days in venues across Huddersfield, with community, accessibility and inclusivity at its heart.…

March Comedy Cellar – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

8th March - 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory. CARL HUTCHINSON From Comedy Central’s The Chris Ramsey Show. ‘The comedy catalyst to a great night out’ - THREE WEEKS KATIE MULGREW Presented Lovefix on ITV2 and has been tour support for The Boy With Tape On His Face. ‘A naturally gifted comic who can go all the way’ - LONDON IS FUNNY

Philveadd Forest Short Film Premiere Night – Southgate Theatre

10th March - 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

A short horror film shot in the Holmfirth area. Make sure to book this day off work, and put this down on your calender!! 10TH OF MARCH!!! At the Southgate Theatre in Honley!! Not only will our Movie be showing but we have another short film by Emma Dark! Seize the Night! And a reading from local Horror Author Nick Stead!! Not to Mention the Zombies there will be stalking around! There will also be a Bar for delightful beverages!…

Made in Dagenham – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

13th March - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Essex 1968. Rita is just trying to get her husband out of bed, the kids to school and get to work, but life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to unskilled. From the company that brought you the record breaking Legally Blonde, MADE IN DAGENHAM is the uplifting new West End musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is…

Mrs Barbara Nice: Raffle – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

16th March - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket! Barbara Nice was all-conquering in her four-part BBC Radio 2 sitcom broadcast in March 2017. From Phoenix Nights actress and comedian Janice Connolly, experience this critically acclaimed tip-top character comedy live. A playful life-affirming show including the chance to win a prize off Barbara’s table.

Oil and Water – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

30th March - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You’re invited to witness an act of ritual. A ceremony filled with scepticism and an artist full of hope. Demi takes antidepressants and her Mummy-Jee drinks holy water. Both laugh at the other's choice, but after 20 years of laughing Demi has started to wonder what will happen if she takes a leap of faith, all in the hope of driving the sadness out. OIL AND WATER is a performance about women, mental illness, religion and the beauty and absurdity…

This is Not a Safe Space – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

30th March - 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Benefit cuts are hitting disabled people the hardest. The future looks grim, so how can we get people to sit up, listen and care and not keel over with empathy-fatigue? Award-winning poet and theatre maker Jackie Hagan’s way has been to make a new solo show that features the real voices of proper skint disabled people she knows. Jackie has conducted interviews with people from all over the country living on the fringes and the spaces in between. They are…

Testosterone – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

31st March - 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

What does it mean to be a man or a woman? Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence, giving him the opportunity to notice what differences there are in how he is treated by society – what he gains and what he loses by becoming a man. From critically acclaimed company Rhum and Clay and darkly comic…

Rumpelstiltskin – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

6th April - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Full of action and humour this emotionally rich fairytale is set in a rural world of sheep, straw, wool and spinning where the alchemist Rumpelstiltskin is outcast until he is revealed to be 'the true prince that he was'. With a score by Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, costumes designed by Michele Clapton (Game of Thrones) and narration by actor Ben Crompton, this is dance theatre for 21st century audiences. balletLORENT (Rapunzel, Snow White) return with the final instalment of…

April Comedy Cellar – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

12th April - 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory. TANYALEE DAVIS As seen on Live at the Apollo, The Last Leg and The John Bishop Show. ‘Joan Rivers meets a pile driver’ - THE SCOTSMAN RAHUL KOHLI Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award winner 2017. ‘Dripping with erudite genius’ - FEST MAGAZINE

The Scary Bikers – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

13th April - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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A new comedy about life, love and staying on your bike! When retired miner Don and former private school teacher Carol meet at a bereavement group, they thought they’d found a new beginning. But a bike ride through Europe would test their budding romance, and the road to love is rocky when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. Join them on their hilarious and heartfelt journey, as they reconcile the past, debate the present and worry about the future.…

18 Victoria – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

13th April - 7:45 pm

What would you do if you had three weeks to live? Three siblings struggle to piece together their broken relationship against a very real deadline: a huge meteor, 18 Victoria, is about to crash into Earth. As they grapple to come to terms with their lack of a future, the wreckage of the past endures. Root & Branch are a new voice in theatre, based in Huddersfield. Their first production, A Respectable Wedding, was nominated for two awards at the…

Christopher’s Caterpillars – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

14th April - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Christopher Nibble and his best friend Posie have been busy growing plants and food in their garden whilst taking care of their six hairy pet caterpillars. But when their crawly comrades disappear without a trace the gardening guinea pigs swap their trowels for magnifying glasses and turn detective. Will Christopher and Posie crack the case and bring their caterpillars home to Dandeville... or have they vanished forever? From the company that brought Christopher Nibble to life, CHRISTOPHER'S CATTERPILLARS is a…

Murder, Margaret & Me – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

17th April - 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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In the early sixties two national treasures, Agatha Christie and Margaret Rutherford, were the creative force behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises. But the Miss Marple movies were almost never made… In this wickedly dark comedy, Margaret and Agatha form an unlikely friendship filled with high tea, brandy snaps and gossip, as all the while Agatha turns detective herself.

Huddersfield University Big Band with Matthew Ford – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

20th April - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The University Big Band are delighted to have the pleasure of performing with one of the UK's finest Big Band vocalists, Matthew Ford. Matthew (Syd Lawrence Orchestra, BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra) will be performing a selection of his favourite Big Band chart hits from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Matt Monro. His dynamic voice and stage craft will be supported once again by the wonderful young musicians from the University Big Band. Another outstanding show…

Hepworth Arts Festival 2018

21st April - 22nd April

Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd April HEPWORTH ART FEST Hepworth Village Hall HD91TE More details to follow

Hepworth Art Fest 2018 – Hepworth Village Hall

21st April - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Arts & Crafts Sale with over 12 different stalls. Light refreshments on sale Raffle Fundraising event for Hepworth Church FREE admission  

9 to 5 The Musical – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

23rd April - 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:15pm, repeating until 28th April 2018

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Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. Pushed to boiling point, these female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set…

Psychic Night at Brooklands Nurseries

27th April - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Here at Brooklands nurseries and coffee shop we are hosting a phychic night. Whether you are looking for guidance on relationships, existing and new, career or just life advice the physchics are here to help you. The evening will include 1-2-1 readings, a reading is £25pp. deposit of £10pp is required. Our full menu and drinks will be available to purchase on the evening. We are fully licensed!

Eddi Reader – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

30th April - 7:30 pm

From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings joyous life to all forms of song. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. From the warmly remembered Fairground Attraction to solo albums Love is the Way, Simple Soul, Candyfloss & Medicine, Eddi Reader and Mirmama, Eddi has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

Hard Times – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

2nd May - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 5th May 2018

The Northern Powerhouse, 1854. Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden. Coketown is such a place. Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa? How can he protect them from corrupting influences – especially when the circus comes to town? Dark satanic mills, interrupted by the colour and vibrancy of Sleary’s Circus, set the stage for a sweeping tale of supressed…

May Comedy Cellar – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

10th May - 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory. STEVE ROYLE As seen on Phoenix Nights, Max & Paddy’s Road to Nowhere and Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got the Pop Factor. ‘A brilliant comedian’ - PETER KAY TOM TAYLOR Great Yorkshire Fringe Comedian of the Year and So You Think You’re Funny? finalist.

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

12th May - 13th May

Voted “Best Ukulele Festival”, Britain’s quirkiest, boldest and most welcoming festival is back! GNUF – A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival is one-of-a-kind featuring ukuleles and so much more – there is truly something for everyone! Don’t miss out on the fun at this extraordinary event. There’s world-class live music, inspiring workshops, chances to sing & play along and more than a few surprises. GNUF showcases some of the best talent on four strings from around the world and across the…

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