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Holmfirth Vineyard Tour – From Vine to Bottle, the stort of the Wine-making process up close

20th June - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30am, repeating indefinitely

TAKE A TOUR OF THE VINEYARD FROM VINE TO BOTTLE, THE STORY OF THE WINE-MAKING PROCESS UP CLOSE Spend a morning or afternoon discovering the colourful history of the vineyard, the growing popularity of English wines and learn how we produce our award-winning English wines on a tour and tasting session. Stroll through the vines (weather permitting) as we introduce you to the hybrid grape varieties that thrive in the Holme Valley and explain how we manage the vineyard, also…

Now or Never – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

21st June - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until 23rd June 2018

Under a star studded big top a vibrant band of international acrobats and musicians invite you to share in their circus spectacle, NOW OR NEVER. In this haven of fun, the circus artists invite young and old to leave their differences outside the tent, to dream and simply enjoy being together. Join in the feast as acrobats and musicians mingle, make and share pancakes before launching into an exhilarating fanfare of music and circus. And then watch as they fly,…


22nd June - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

HoTT Film Night on Friday 22nd June 2018 at 7.30pm in the upstairs Gallery Room of Holmfirth Parish Church.  All welcome - free event. We live in a world of plastics.  Shopping bags, beer glasses, toothpaste tubes and even your clothes are among the everyday items made from plastic.   Unfortunately, most of it is used once then thrown away.  Only a small proportion of plastic is recycled.  The majority ends up in landfill or, in the worst case scenario, in our oceans. Our feature film, A PLASTIC…

Author event: David Stuart Davies – Holmfirth Library

25th June - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Holmfirth Library is giving you the opportunity to meet local crime author and Sherlock Holmes aficionado David Stuart Davies and hear about the inspiration behind his latest novel, 'Oliver Twist and the mystery of Throate Manor'. Members of the Holmfirth Library readers group will also be on hand to chat informally about the benefits and enjoyment of participating in regular book groups. Refreshments will be provided.

Meltham Memories 2018

30th June - 1st July

It will be our 10th event and Meltham Memories 2018 will return on the weekend of 30th June & 1st July 2018

Holmfirth ArtWeek 2018

30th June - 7th July

One of the UK’s Largest Open Art Exhibitions, Featuring over 400 exhibitors and over 2,000 artworks, plus dozens of fringe venues across the local area with thousands more works of art and craft.  Holmfirth Artweek is a local event with a national reputation. The majority of the exhibitors are from this area but large numbers of visitors come from all over the country to view and to buy. It is astounding how much artistic talent there is locally and it is…

Yorkshire Threads Stitch and Colour Preview – Fair Trader

30th June - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A HOLMFIRTH ARTWEEK FRINGE EVENT This year Fair Trader will showcase Dionne Swift, who creates stunning contemporary paintings and embroidered pieces, and Howard Asher, creator of acrylic patterns, landscapes and boxes, all in a kaleidoscope of wonderful colours. Join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet the artists as well as preview and buy their work before the opening of the main ArtWeek exhibition. Drinks and nibbles will be served.


5th July - 7:15 pm
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One event on 7th July 2018 at 6:00pm

The Stage Company Meltham are proud to present The Greatest Variety Show at Meltham Church Hall , Greensend Rd, from Thurs - Sat July 5th, 6th and 7th. Performances on Thursday and Friday are at 7.15 pm and on Saturday at 1.30 pm and 6 pm. Tickets, priced £7 for Adults and £5 for Children and Concessions, are available from The Flower Box in Meltham, or by ringing 684998. The show, produced by Hannah Collins, showcases the outstanding talent of…

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Preview – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

5th July - 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. TOM STADE From Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala. ‘If comedy is the new rock and roll, then Tom Stade is Keith Richards’ - DAILY RECORD STEVIE GRAY Cheeky stand up from one of the hottest new acts on the comedy circuit. ‘Destined for big things’…

Photography Day – Kirklees Light Railway

7th July - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 8th July 2018 at 9:00am

Kirklees Light Railway's Photography Days offer attendees an opportunity to use their digital cameras in more creative ways whilst photographing different and unusual areas of the railway. Courses are led by professional photographer, Dave Edmondson L.R.P.S, who will offer advice and guidance for taking good quality images. Each course is limited to five participants to allow enough time and guidance to be given to everyone. Courses begin at 9am and run until the locomotives are put into the shed at…

Now Let’s Dance – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

14th July - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 15th July 2018 at 1:30pm

The Audrey Spencer School of Dance is proud to present a dance extravaganza, showcasing the super talents of its pupils from little tiny tots up to advanced dancers. You are sure to be entertained with a variety of dance including tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary and street. The dancers can't wait to perform and take you on a magical journey where you will laugh, gasp and be totally mystified.

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

16th July - 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…

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Preview – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

19th July - 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Previews Thursday 19 July Syngenta Cellar, 7.45pm Tickets: £10 / Under 26s £8 / Kirklees Passport holders £3 off With: Christian Reilly and Martin Mor Age recommendation: 18yrs+ Resident Compere: Anthony J Brown Intimate, atmospheric and relaxed, our perennially popular monthly Comedy Cellars are the perfect way to experience stand-up in all its spontaneous, electrifying glory. CHRISTIAN REILLY Edinburgh Festival 'Spirit Of The Fringe' award winner as featured on Late Night with Conan O' Brien, That Was Then, This Is Now and Jammin’. Previewing…

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

30th July - 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 10th August 2018 at 9:30am

One event on 20th August 2018 at 9:30am

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

Lost and Found – The Lawrence Batley Theatre

4th August - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 4th August 2018 at 2:00pm

Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door. He didn’t know where it had come from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his rowing boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the…

SCRAPtastic Summer Holiday Workshops at Totties Garden Centre

13th August - 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 16th August 2018 at 9:30am

One event on 17th August 2018 at 9:30am

Join fairandfunky making a masterpiece out of recycled bits and bobs on Monday 13th August, Thursday 16th August and Friday 17th August 2018 between 9.30am and 11am. Workshop cost is £3.50 per child, payable on the day. Suitable for children aged 3 – 12 years. Parents are expected to stay with their children as they craft. Whilst the children craft you can enjoy a coffee and a piece of cake and enjoy the fantastic views over the Holme Valley. Great…

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.

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…

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,…

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:    

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…

Holmfirth Christmas Lights Celebration 2018

24th November - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Christmas event to mark the start of the festive season in Holmfirth. Details to follow but likely to include lantern parade, brass band carols and entertainment.

Marsden Jazz Festival 2019

11th October 2019 - 13th October 2019

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:    

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