What’s happening around the area over the next few days

'Kung Fu Panda 2', featuring the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, is showing at Hebden Bridge Picture House
'Kung Fu Panda 2', featuring the voices of Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, is showing at Hebden Bridge Picture House

THINGS to do and see and places to go around our area over the next few days.

l Ska legends The Beat are back at the club on Friday July 22 with their deep rhythms and a wall of sound that transcends time. They will be supported by home-grown up and coming band Fishing for Bishops.

l Mucho Muso, a night of music without boundaries to lift your mind and move your feet, will be held on Saturday July 23.

l The Hole Note Acoustic Club will meet on Sunday July 24 at 8pm.

l For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

l Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Dustin Hoffman lend their voices to characters in animated film ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ at the Picture House from Saturday July 23. Having become the Dragon Warrior, lovable but portly Po now protects the Valley of Peace with his friends and fellow kung fu masters, the Furious Five. But now an evil foe has emerged in the form of emperor albino peacock Lord Shen, who plans to conquer China with an unstoppable weapon.

l Also showing at the Picture House in the coming week is ‘Point Blank’ (July 22-24). In the film, Samuel is studying to become a nurse and his wife Nadia is expecting their first child. Everything is going well but this all changes when Nadia is kidnapped right in front of her husband.

l ‘Life in a day’ (July 24 and 25), a unique, user-generated feature film shot on a single day, enlists the global community to capture a moment of their lives on camera. The world responded by submitting more than 80,000 videos to YouTube, representing more than 4,500 hours of deeply personal, powerful films by contributors from Australia to Zambia.

l ‘Incendies’ (July 26-28) tells the story of Canadian twins Jeanne and Simon, who are left two envelopes in their mother’s will asking them to find a brother and father they never knew they had.

l For more information about the films and for screening times, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

l Hannah Lawson will give an illustrated talk titled ‘The worst journey in the world’ at Brooklyn Studio on Friday July 22 at 7.30pm. On July 22, 1911 Edward Wilson and two companions huddled in a hut in Antarctica on a remarkable expedition to collect emperor penguin eggs during Scott’s last journey south. A hundred years on, hear the full story. Tickets are priced £5 (concessions £3). To book, contact Hannah on 07704 209373.

l Nelsons hosts a DJ night on Saturday July 23 from 10pm until late. For more information, call 01422 844782.

l Disco Divas, a women’s disco, will take place at b@r place on Saturday July 23 from 9pm. For more information, call 01422 842814.

l Calder Food Hub has organised a forest gardening day on Sunday July 24. For more information, call 01422 846540 or visit www.calderfoodhub.org.uk.

l Machpelah Works hosts ‘Exploring collective consciousness’ on Monday July 25 at 7pm. The evening will focus on participating in a circle which contributes to the evolution of a more joyful and ethical humanity. Tune in to the powerful wide open field of collective consciousness that holds the possibility of transformation. For more information, contact Ella on 07960 753551.

l Hatha yoga classes are held at Calderdale Yoga Centre on Tuesday mornings from 9.10am until 10.30am. For more information, call 01422 844402.

l Visitors to Dodnaze Park on Tuesday July 26 can make bread mobiles and birdboxes for the playground at a free workshop between 10am and noon. Materials are provided. For more information, call 07913 162452.

l An all-day sewing workshop will run at Word of Mouth on Tuesday July 26. Learn to sew, improve your skills, start something new or finish something old at the workshop, which runs from 10am until 4pm. For more information, contact Helen Brewster on 01422 842774.

l The Hope Centre runs a meditation class on Tuesdays at 12.30pm. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 842424.

l The Hepcats Jive Club runs a beginners dance class at the Hole in t’Wall on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. For more information, call 01706 814996.

l Hebden Bridge Library hosts a Storytots session on Wednesday July 27 at 10.30am. The ‘room on a broom’ themed session will feature stories and craft activities. To book a place, call 01422 392638.

l ‘Golden years’, reflexology for the elderly, runs at the Hope Centre on Wednesday July 27 from 11am until 4pm. To book an appointment, call 01484 682498.

l A belly dance class is held at Waterside Gym on Wednesdays from 1.30pm until 2.30pm. For more information, call 07981 639471.

l A football coaching session for youngsters aged five and above will be held in Dodnaze Park on Wednesday July 27 from 3-5pm. For more information, call 07913 162452.

l A zumba dance fitness class runs at Waterside Gym on Wednesdays at 8.15pm. To book a place, call 01422 846088.

l A family music session will run at Dodnaze Community Centre on Thursday July 28 from 10am until noon. For more information, call 07913 162452.

l Share produce and ideas at a gardeners day at Callis Community Garden on Thursdays from noon. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 845868.

l Calder Valley Voices meets at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church on Thursday evenings from 7.15pm until 9.30pm. The group sings a wide range of material for fun. All abilities are welcome.

l Women’s Cotswold Morris dancing group Hebden Bridge Hill Millies meets at Holme Street Arts Centre on Thursdays from 8pm until 9.30pm. For more information, call 01422 842314.

l The open gardens weekend organised by St Michael’s Church takes place on July 23 and 24. Organisers are inviting people to come and visit the gardens around the village. The event runs from noon until 5pm on Saturday and from 1-5pm on Sunday. Refreshments, plants, preserves, bric a brac and crafts will be on sale. Tickets priced £2.50 are available by calling 01422 883911 or 01422 883480.

l A pilates session for improvers is held at Burnley Road School on Mondays at 6.15pm. For more information, call 07734 791853.

l A post natal friendship support group meets at Upsy Daisys on Tuesdays from noon until 2pm. For more information, call 07762 993510.

l A ladies’ keep fit class runs at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Tuesday evenings at 6.45pm. For more information, call 07976 958282.

l ‘From the cradle to the grave’, an exhibition charting the history of Calderdale Co-operatives, is running at Heptonstall Museum throughout the summer. It explores the impact that the Co-operative movement had on the everyday lives of the people of Calderdale through photographs and objects from the museum’s collection. The museum, at Church Yard Bottom, is open on weekends from 11am until 4pm. For more information, call 01422 843738.

l U3A Todmorden’s next monthly meeting will be held at Central Methodist Church today (Thursday) at 2pm. John Williams, creator of Landfarm gardens in Colden, will give a talk titled ‘Garden design’. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 01706 839176 or visit www.u3atod.org.uk.

l A range of activities including line and sequence dancing, singing, crafts and quizzes will take place at the next Oak over 50s ‘Drop-in Friday’ at Central Methodist Church on July 8 from 10am until 3pm. Refreshments are available. Dru Yoga sessions are held at Roomfield House on Tuesdays at 2pm.

l The next Calderdale Heritage Walk will be ‘Bobbins, poets and witches’ on Sunday July 24. Walkers will find out how Cornholme grew up around Wilson’s bobbin factory and discover a weaver-diarist, two poets and two witches. The route includes some rural paths. Meet Linda Croft by the Waggon and Horses pub, Cornholme, at 2.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.

l The next Todmorden Walkabout will take place on Monday July 25, starting at 11am from the reception area at Todmorden Community College. New walkers are asked to arrive at 10.45am. For more information, contact walk leader Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.

l Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall on Monday afternoons can take part in a programme of popular sequence dances to tuneful music from 1.15pm until 3.30pm. Use the entrance facing the chemist. Bring your own refreshments. Admission is £2 and all profits go to charity.

l The upper Calder Valley Arthritis Care Group will meet at Central Methodist Church on Monday July 25 from 6.30pm until 8pm. The guest speaker will be Julia Slater, an aromatherapist and yoga teacher.

l A Healthy Minds drop-in for lesbian and bisexual women will run in the community room at Todmorden fire station on Tuesday July 26 from 1-3pm. The session includes social and peer support, guest speakers, alternative therapies, trips out, arts and crafts, a cuppa and a chat. For more information, contact Christine at Healthy Minds, Calderdale Wellbeing, on 07769 263620 or email christine@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk.

l An Age Concern lunch club is held at Walsden Cricket Club every Tuesday at noon. A two course meal, tea and coffee is available for £3.25. Age Concern staff and volunteers can collect people attending for the first time. For more information, contact Rachael or Catherine on 01706 817926.

l A stories and crafts session based on the popular book ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ will be held at Todmorden Library on Wednesday July 27 from 2-3pm. To book a place, call 01422 392638.

l An adult ballet class is held at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance on Wednesdays at 6pm. For more information, call 01706 839113.

l ‘Flaunt’, an exhibition of original works by Jean Burns and Stella Hill, runs at Platform One Gallery until July 31. Both artists’ work reflects nature’s beauty and places strong emphasis on colour and texture. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 11am until 4pm. For more information, call 01706 816070.