l There will be three Calderdale Heritage Walks in the Halifax area in the coming week. Tonight (Thursday) the ‘Theatreland’ walk will include a tour of the Victoria Theatre and look at other nearby 20th century theatres and cinemas. Meet Tim Fagan in the Victoria Theatre foyer at 7.15pm.
l On Sunday July 10, walkers will explore King Cross and parts of Queens Road, looking at expansion in the area between 1855 and 1905. Meet David Nortcliffe by King Cross old churchyard, opposite the William IV public house, at 2.15pm.
l The third walk will be in the Hebble Valley on Wednesday July 13, examining the history of the area over the past 200 years. Meet Iain Cameron by the entrance to the Eureka car park at 7.15pm. For more information about any of the walks, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.
l The second Halifax Festival will take place at various venues throughout the town between July 9 and 17. Highlights include The Puligny Quartet, made up of four members of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, who will be performing at Halifax Minster on Sunday July 10.
l There will be a special screening of the film ‘Brassed Off’ in the Piece Hall on Saturday July 9 to coincide with Mad 4 Brass Bands Day. Hebden Bridge Brass Band, several other bands and the Charity Dreamgirls will begin proceedings at 11am.
l Irish rock group The Saw Doctors will give a concert at the Victoria Theatre on Tuesday July 12. The band was recently honoured in Ireland with a lifetime achievement award at the Meteors Irish Music Awards.
l For the full festival programme of events, visit www.halifaxfestival.co.uk or contact the box office on 01422 349422.
l Halifax Art Society’s annual exhibition will open at the Piece Hall on Saturday July 9. It is open Monday to Sunday, 10am until 5pm, and will run until September 4. Free admission. For more information, call 01422 882077.
l Calderdale Music Service’s senior citizens orchestra will give a concert at St Jude’s Church, Savile Park, on Tuesday July 12 at 7pm. Tickets priced £3 include wine, coffee, tea and biscuits. They are available on the door.