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Billy Liar at The Lawrence Batley Theatre

March 28th @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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Billy Fisher is a working-class young man living with his parents in the Yorkshire town of Stradhoughton. Bored by his job, he spends his time indulging in fantasies and dreams of life in the big city as a writer. However, with three girlfriends on the go, Billy's wild imagination comes at a cost. BILLY LIAR is a timeless, northern, classic comedy of how one young man’s lies can get totally out of control and affect the lives of all around…


The Machine Stops at The Lawrence Batley Theatre

March 28th @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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"You talk as if a god had made the Machine, men made it, do not forget that." THE MACHINE STOPS is a chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology. In a dystopian underground world, Kuno alone questions humanity's now total dependency on technology to live and communicate. In his struggle to break out, can he reach the Earth's surface before the Machine stops? One of the UK's leading touring companies Pilot Theatre (Antigone, The Loneliness of…



March 30th @ 11:00 am
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Term time only

A friendly and informal singing group where we learn a variety of songs in harmony and begin with fun vocal warm ups. No experience needed just enthusiasm! Thursdays at 11am £5 per session. Term Time only


Jump & Shout at The Lawrence Batley Theatre

March 30th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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A festival where performers aged three and above take centre stage and shine in the spotlight. The youngsters of Kirklees will be breaking out their fancy footwork with a variety of dance routines, gaining valuable experience and showing off their talent on the LBT stage.

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March 31st @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Term time only

Fun and informal ukulele group! Why not take time in your lunch break to join with others learning a variety of great songs on uke. Friendly and welcoming:) £5 per session 1-2:15pm Fridays Term time



March 31st @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Jaywalkers play the Cowshed – Slaithwaite

March 31st @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Cowshed, West Slaithwaite welcomes the Jaywalkers on Friday 31 March. Since reaching the finals of BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, they have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining bands on the British Folk Scene. Two members of the band captivated the Cowshed with Rip Roaring Success as part of Marsden Jazz Festival. You can expect a riotous set ranging from traditional folk to blistering, foot stomping instrumentals, American bluegrass & tunes from…

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April 1st @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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From absolute beginners to eventually leading into higher level groups ..... This is a group lesson with local guitar teacher Ricky held in the workshop space above Hot Banana Music Norridge Bottom.... £8 a session for an hours class


Making and Doing Workshop – Wet Felting at Stirley Farm

April 1st @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 7th, 2017

Following on from our successful Making and Doing workshop in December, we are holding 6 sessions for crafters to really hone their skills or learn a new technique! Join Charlotte Hutton of Making and Doing for a series of fun crafting sessions. The first session will be wet felting and all welcome, whether an expert or complete beginner. Discount for those booking onto all 6 sessions (every Saturday from 1st April)

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April 1st @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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ANARCHY !!!! in the Ukelele form…Punk rock covers on Ukelele… Come and learn classic punk rock covers on the uke…sing along play along session ..and the opportunity to perform at outside events… All welcome from beginners upwards… Saturday @ 5:00pm @ Hot Banana ….turn up and play for £5 a session …no need to book… Call 01484 767535 for more details.


New Mill Male Voice Choir in concert with Wynne Evans

April 1st @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Wynne Evans, Principal Tenor with Welsh National Opera but more widely known as Gio Compario, the star of the long running GoCompare TV ad, in concert with New Mill Male Voice Choir. Wynne's great tenor vioce and dynamic personality are sure to entertain. Don't miss what is sure to be a tremendous night!

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Huddersfield University Big Band at Lawrence Batley Theatre

April 1st @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Huddersfield University Big Band is back once again at the LBT for its annual showcase. The concert will feature the students playing music from across the whole of the Big Band tradition and also showcase them playing in small groups as well. The programme will feature music by Phil Collins, Pat Metheny, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Buddy Rich. An annual treat not to be missed.


Champagne Evening & Music

April 2nd @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Music by Slaithwaite Philharmonic Palm Court Orchestra. Price includes a glass of champagne on arrival and supper

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The Empty Nesters’ Club at The Lawrence Batley Theatre

April 3rd @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Join Vicky Barret for the inaugural meeting of The Empty Nesters’ Club. If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you! Vicky will share her story of empty bedrooms, fresher's flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service stations and trips to Ikea; and how she fought back to be the woman she is today, exhausted. THE EMPTY NESTERS' CLUB is a brand new comedy from John Godber (Shafted, This Might Hurt). Godber’s plays,…

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Lee Nelson: Serious Joker at Lawrence Batley Theatre

April 7th @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, Lee Nelson is back where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his brand-new, laugh-out-loud, best ever stand-up show. 'Comedy legend' THE SUN 'Comedy genius' THE MIRROR 'You should be ashamed of yourself' SEPP BLATTER


Making and Doing Workshop – Fabric Dyes at Stirley Farm

April 8th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Following on from our popular Lino Print workshop at Christmas, Making & Doing is back for a series of exciting craft events at the farm. This week we will be using fabric dyes to make unique tea towels and napkins (tie dye, dip dye and marbling). Price includes expert instruction, all materials, use of all equipment required and refreshments. *Book onto all 6 sessions for only £12 per session*

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Hepworth Band Spring Concert ‘Fairy Tales & Stories’

April 9th @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hepworth Band Spring Concert - 'Fairy Tales & Stories'    A programme of music inspired by the words of William Shakespeare, Robbie Burns, Rudyard Kipling and Roald Dahl as well as magical musical tales including Swan Lake, the Lord of the Rings, the Wizard of Oz, Dumbo and Sleeping Beauty.   Tickets £8 including refreshments available from Wm Sykes & Sons Estate Agents, Holmfirth, the band (07885 251454) and online at the Brass Bands England Box Office (

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Performance Poetry for Beginners with Ian Bland

April 11th @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ian will share lots of his funny, interactive and engaging poems, then he will lead an exciting poetry writing workshop. There will be opportunities for children to perform their poems with tips from Ian. Suitable for ages 4 - 11. This event is part of Kirklees Libraries' Pageturners Children's Reading Festival 2017. All events are ticketed, so please book early to avoid disappointment. For the full programme of events in libraries across Kirklees, and to book tickets, visit or…


HoTT Film Nights – That Sugar Film

April 13th @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

HoTT Film Nights Our next film showing on climate change issues is on a FOOD & AGRI-BUSINESS theme and takes place 7.30pm in Brambles café bar upstairs room in Holmfirth on: Thursday 13th April 2017 Our feature film is THAT SUGAR FILM, an awardwinning 94 minute Australian film that investigates how sugar has infiltrated our diet and culture, what it is doing to our health and how we can develop an arm’s length relationship with it. Also, some short film…


Film Nights at Hepworth Village Hall

April 14th @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 9th, 2017

FILM NIGHTS:  7.30pm  usually 2nd Friday in month. Friday 14th October - The Lobster Friday 11th November - Marguerite Friday 16th December - The Lady in the Van 2017 Friday 13th January - Anomalisa Friday 10th February - Rams Friday 10th March - The Big Short Friday 7th April - The Brand New Testament Sat 20th to Fri 26th May - Holmfirth Film Festival Friday 9th June - Bridge of Spies

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Stories from the Punjab and Beyond with Peter Chand – Honley Library

April 18th @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Fun, interactive and very lively tales for the family from Indian storyteller Peter Chand. Peter has shared his stories from Singapore to Southall, Dublin to Delhi, Canada to Cardiff, and many a place in between... Join him and his incredible tales as he takes you on a magical and fun-filled journey with stories from all over India. Suitable for families with children 5+. This is event is part of Kirklees Libraries' Pageturners Children's Reading Festival. All events are ticketed, so…

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Art Workshop with The Children’s Art School at Honley Library

April 21st @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Pageturners festival to work together on large scale artworks to be displayed in the libraries and also create your very own mask to take home. Suitable for all ages. This event is part of Kirklees Libraries' Pageturners Children's Reading Festival. All events are ticketed, so please book early to avoid disappointment. For more information on events, or to book tickets, please visit: or phone 01484 414868.

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Storyburst from New Writing North – Holmfirth Library

April 21st @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A picture book adventure for 3 – 5 year olds in your local library. In each of these sessions, work with an artist to bring a picture book to life. We’ll play games, sing songs, make props and pretend we’re the characters in some of our favourite stories. Suitable for ages 3 – 5, siblings are very welcome too. This event is part of Kirklees Libraries' Pageturners Children's Reading Festival. All events are ticketed, so please book early to avoid…


Blowzabella Day – Holmfirth 2017

April 29th

Blowzabella return to Holmfirth for a day of workshops and a fabulous evening dance. Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.Box office: MORE INFORMATION & HOW TO BUY TICKETS SOON. Address: Huddersfield Road. A day of workshops, sessions and a big evening dance. More news soon.


Paterson (15) – Holmfirth Film Festival

April 30th @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday 30 April Paterson (15) Holmfirth Picturedrome, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) Adult £5, Festival Friend £4 - pay on door or buy in advance online at

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Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus – Lawrence Batley Theatre

May 3rd @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event. 'Just gets funnier and funnier... left me light headed with delight' THE GUARDIAN '...never needed to resort to toilet humour or swearing to maintain one and a half hours of pure hilarity' MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS 'A relentless blast…

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman – Lawrence Batley Theatre

May 4th @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 and 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends and a lonely whale. Building upward…

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Holmfirth Festival of Folk 2017

May 5th - May 7th

Holmfirth Festival of Folk 2017 Holmfirth is a small pennine town which comes to life during the Festival of Folk. There has been a folk festival in Holmfirth for about 30 years. The Festival committee has been responsible for the last nine years and the festival has gone from strength to strength.We pride ourselves on producing a community based festival involving schools, local talent, most businesses in the town and, of course, a small army of volunteers. Our income is…

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Pinocchio at the Lawrence Batley Theatre

May 5th @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jasmin Vardimon Company (Park, Freedom) returns with a brand new adaptation of the classic tale, PINOCCHIO. Based on the original book by Collodi and performed by a cast of talented dancers, pinocchio brings to life the famous marionette as he embarks on a fantastic journey to become a human boy. Showcasing Vardimon’s uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style, PINOCCHIO combines physical theatre, quirky characterisation, innovative technologies, text and dance to examine the idea of what it means to be human.…

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Grand Northern Ukulele Festival – Lawrence Batley Theatre

May 6th - May 7th

Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 2:30pm - Sunday, 7 May 2017 - 5:00pm The UK’s quirkiest, boldest and most welcoming festival returns for another vibrant weekend of live music taking over the entire LBT building. The GRAND NORTHERN UKULELE FESTIVAL presents an astonishing range of world-class music, workshops and interactive performances, presenting some of the best talent on four strings from around the globe. This year’s line-up includes British musician Andy Eastwood and Denmark’s favourite folk duo Elof & Wamberg…

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