THINGS to see and do over the next few days just a bit further afield.
l Calderdale Theatre School presents the One Act Play Festival at Square Chapel from June 23-25. A total of 50 young people aged between 11 and 15 will perform in a varied selection of specially selected one act plays including ‘Rumour and the rope trick’ by Tom Bidwell and ‘A year and a day’ by Christina Reid. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.
l The next Calderdale Heritage Walk will be ‘Clifton’s Railway’ on Sunday June 26. Walkers will examine the social and industrial history of a former coal industry near Clifton and walk some of the old narrow gauge rail tracks. Stout shoes needed. No dogs allowed. Meet John Brooke in the Armytage Arms car park at 2.15pm.
l There will also be a walk around Midgehole on Thursday June 30. The route includes the river, bridges, dams, old textile mills, the fustian trade and a dyeworks, exploring lots of history in picturesque surroundings. Boots are recommended for the walk. Meet Justine Wyatt at the Blue Pig at 7.15pm. From Hebden Bridge, follow signs for Hardcastle Crags, bear left just before the entrance, over the next bridge, then turn left. For more information about either of the walks, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.
l ‘Here comes the summer’, a selection of photographs and paintings on a summery theme, runs at Halifax Visitor Centre and Art Gallery until July 3. Images include seaside holidays in Britain and abroad. For more information, call 01422 368725.
l ‘A creative journey in stitches’, an exhibition by Gillian Travis, runs at Bankfield Museum until July 17. After seeing the Edith Durham collection at the museum, Gillian was inspired to travel to the Balkans, Croatia, Turkey and more to develop her work on the buildings and costumes she saw along the way. For more information, call 01422 352334.