What’s On around the area, from March 3

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

Water Street Gallery is hosting a meet the artist event with Anita Pullan today (Thursday) at which she will discuss her contemporary ceramic installation ‘Maternal Memories’ on display in the gallery. The event begins at 1pm. To book a place, call 01706 839714.

The next Oak over 50s ‘Drop-in Friday’ will take place at Central Methodist Church on March 4 from 10am until 3pm. In addition to the regular activities, there will also be a quiz at 1.30pm. The quiz is held on alternate weeks. For more information, call 01706 813969.

Todmorden Society for the Blind has organised a coffee morning at Todmorden Town Hall on Saturday March 5 from 10am until noon. There will also be a bric-a-brac stall.

The next Todmorden Walkabout will take place on March 7, beginning at 11am from the reception area at Todmorden Community College. The fortnightly, short Monday walks on level paths or pavements last about an hour and are ideal for getting started. New walkers are asked to arrive at 10.45am. For more information, contact walk leader Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.

hebden bridge

Helen Mirren and John Hurt star in ‘Brighton Rock’ at the Picture House from March 4-6. The film adaptation of Graham Greene’s 1939 novel charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a disadvantaged teenager hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organised crime. Also showing in the coming week is ‘Black Swan’, ‘Of Gods and men’ and ‘Tangled’. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

Extreme beer tasting returns to the Trades Club by popular demand on Sunday March 6. At least 20 different beers, all more than seven per cent, will be available to sample from 6-10pm. Other events in the coming week include The big protest song party on Friday March 4 and a Hebden Bridge Blues Festival warm up gig on Saturday March 5. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

littleborough

Enjoy a walk on the wildside at Hollingworth Lake on Sunday March 6. Visitors will be able to explore the park during the two-hour walk, which begins at 10.30am from the visitor centre. For more information, call 01706 373421.

Rochdale

The Gracie Fields Theatre hosts an evening with Roy Hattersley on Saturday March 5. The former deputy leader of the Labour Party, who has become a prolific writer, will take questions from the audience and sign copies of his books. For more information, contact the box office on 01706 716689 or visit www.graciefieldstheatre.com.

halifax

Square Chapel hosts a performance by 4 Parts Guitar on Saturday March 5. The group, which features the renowned guitarists Ray Burley, John Etheridge, Gordon Giltrap and Clive Carroll, will showcase their individual talents and perform duets, trio and quartet pieces. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

Denis Jones, Nice Sharp Pencils and James Owen Fender will perform at the Doghouse club’s sixth birthday gig on Saturday March 5.

Halifax Film Society will be screening ‘The concert’ at the Playhouse on Sunday March 6 at 7.30pm. The film tells the story of a renowned conductor who decides to gather together his former musicians for a performance in Paris. For more information, call 01422 348863 or 01422 822871, or visit www.halifaxfilm.org.uk.

The Moscow State Circus comes to the Victoria Theatre from March 8-10 with its award-winning show ‘Legenda’. The cast of famous circus performers collides with legendary Russian folklore figure Rasputin to create a new show that combines contemporary and classical circus. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

bradford

Impressions Gallery presents ‘Love Me’, an exhibition by multi award-winning photographer Zed Nelson, which opens on Friday March 4. The exhibition reflects on the cultural and commercial forces that drive a global obsession with youth and beauty. For more information, call 08450 515882 or visit www.impressions-gallery.com.

New adventures returns to the Alhambra Theatre with a new dance production of Matthew Bourne’s ‘Cinderella’ from March 8-12. Bourne’s interpretation of Prokofiev’s score is set during the second world war and centres on a romance between Cinderella and a dashing young RAF pilot. For more information, contact the box office on 01274 432000 or visit www.bradford-theatres.co.uk.

leeds

The Czech National Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces by Grieg, Rachmaninov and Dvorak in a concert at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday March 5. For more information, contact the box office on 0113 2243801 or visit www.leedsconcertseason.com.

Comedian and ‘I’m a celebrity...Get me out of here’ contestant Jenny Eclair brings her ‘Old dog, new tricks’ show to the Carriageworks on Saturday March 5. For more information, contact the box office on 0113 2243801 or visit www.carriageworkstheatre.org.uk.

Following a sell-out week in Leeds last year, ‘Calendar Girls’ heads back to the Grand Theatre from March 7-19. A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference. The star-studded cast includes Jennifer Ellison, Danielle Lineker, Lynda Bellingham and Bernie Nolan. For more information, contact the box office on 0844 8482705 or visit www.leedsgrandtheatre.com.