What’s Happening around the area

August 2009''IT is no longer stick-stick-slow for  dancers at Todmorden Town Hall as they can glide across the newly refurbished ballroom floor.'Dancers had complained that work carried out on the ballroom floor on health and safety grounds five years ago meant they could not move around the floor as easily as they would like.'At the time the story of the sticky dancefloor made headlines around the world but now the dancers believe credit where credit's due and have praised Calderdale Council for an excellent dance surface.'Now those who attend the weekly Monday afternoon sequence dances are once again able to smoothly waltz around the dance floor thanks to refurbishment work carried out by Calderdale Council.'Margery King, one of the dance organisers, said: 'They came three weeks ago and put the final finish on it. The first time we danced on it was last week.''It's much improved. It was gripping on your shoes but it doesn't do that now.''People grumbled about the floor before but now there's no need to grum
August 2009''IT is no longer stick-stick-slow for dancers at Todmorden Town Hall as they can glide across the newly refurbished ballroom floor.'Dancers had complained that work carried out on the ballroom floor on health and safety grounds five years ago meant they could not move around the floor as easily as they would like.'At the time the story of the sticky dancefloor made headlines around the world but now the dancers believe credit where credit's due and have praised Calderdale Council for an excellent dance surface.'Now those who attend the weekly Monday afternoon sequence dances are once again able to smoothly waltz around the dance floor thanks to refurbishment work carried out by Calderdale Council.'Margery King, one of the dance organisers, said: 'They came three weeks ago and put the final finish on it. The first time we danced on it was last week.''It's much improved. It was gripping on your shoes but it doesn't do that now.''People grumbled about the floor before but now there's no need to grum

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

HEBDEN BRIDGE

THURSDAY

l Visitors to Hardcastle Crags can build a den and have a go at archery during an activity session. The archery classes will be held at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and are led by qualified instructors. There is a £6 charge per participant. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. For more information, call 01422 844518.

l Owen Wilson, Michael Caine and Eddie Izzard provide voices for characters in animated film ‘Cars 2’, showing at the Picture House at 2.30pm. Star race car Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater head overseas to compete in the first ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

l Brad Pitt and Sean Penn star in ‘The tree of life’ at the Picture House at 7.45pm. The film follows the life journey of Jack, the eldest son of a mid-western family in the 1950s, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father.

l An exhibition of work by the Calder Rainbow Art Group opens at Nelsons Wine Bar at 7pm. Free entry. The exhibition will run until mid September. For more information, call 01706 810526.

l A zumba class is held at Waterside Gym from 8-9pm. No experience required. Admission is £4.50. For more information, call 07843 263714 or 01706 559671.

FRIDAY

l ‘Elements of Yorkshire’, an exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by Jason Howgate, is open at New Oxford House from 10am until 5pm. The exhibition runs until August 24. For more information, call 01422 882923.

l Visitors to Hardcastle Crags can build a den and have a go at archery during an activity session. The archery classes will be held at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and are led by qualified instructors. There is a £6 charge per participant. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. For more information, call 01422 844518.

l Catch ‘Cars 2’ at the Picture House at 1.30pm.

l ‘Cell 211’ is showing at the Picture House at 7.45pm. In the film, Juan reports to his new job as a prison officer a day early in order to make a good impression. During his tour of the prison, he is knocked unconscious in an accident and rushed to the empty cell 211. As this unfolds, inmates break free and hijack the penitentiary. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

l Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble comes to the Trades Club on the release of his second solo album, ‘The impossible song and other songs’. He will be on stage at 8.30pm. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

SATURDAY

l ‘Cars 2’ is showing at the Picture House at 1.30pm, followed by ‘Cell 211’ at 7.45pm. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

l Dubbin’ up the Downfall, an evening of politically motivated dub, punk and ska featuring live bands and DJs will take place at the Trades Club from 8pm. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

SUNDAY

l A flea market runs at Holme Street Arts Centre from 9am until 4pm. It features bric-a-brac, crafts, books, jewellery and a cafe. For more information, call 01422 823589.

l Hebden Bridge Library hosts a poetry day from 9.30am until 5pm. There will be readings and workshops at the event, which costs £30 (concessions £25). Lunch included. For more information, call 01422 392606.

l The open mic surgery at the Stubbing Wharf will showcase its performers from noon until 6pm. The surgery, held on Wednesday nights, has been running for seven years and has seen more than 4,000 performances in that time. For more information, visit www.openmicsurgery.com.

l ‘Cars 2’ is showing at the Picture House at 1.30pm and 4.30pm, followed by ‘Cell 211’ at 7.45pm. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

l The Hole Note Acoustic Club will meet at the Trades Club at 8pm. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

MONDAY

l Make a book during an afternoon of activities at Gibson Mill from 1-4pm.

l ‘Cars 2’ is showing at the Picture House at 1.30pm.

l In ‘Stake Land’, which is showing at the Picture House at 7.45pm, an orphaned teenager joins a stoic vampire hunter and a desperate group of survivors as they search for a safe haven in a land overrun by monstrous vampires. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

TUESDAY

l Visitors to Gibson Mill can make puppets during activity sessions held at 1pm and 3pm. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. For more information, call 01422 844518.

l ‘Cars 2’ is showing at the Picture House at 1.30pm, followed by ‘Stake Land’ at 7.45pm. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

l Dansworks Dance Academy runs an adult ballroom and Latin class at the Salem Centre from 6-7pm. No partner required. There is a £5 fee per person. For more information, call 07795 165082 or email info@dansworks.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY

l The Hope Centre is running ‘Golden years’, a day of reflexology for the elderly, from 11am until 4pm. To book an appointment, call 01484 682498.

l Make a book during an afternoon of activities at Gibson Mill from 1-4pm.

l A sports session will take place in Dodnaze Park from 1-3pm. Everyone welcome. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 07913 162452.

l Free summer holiday singing sessions for children aged two to five are held at the Old Treehouse, Market Street, at 1pm. Children accompanied by an adult can come and sample childsong Kondaly singing. For more information, contact Liz on 01422 845469.

l ‘Cars 2’ is showing at the Picture House at 1.30pm.

l The Picture House is screening ‘Bobby Fischer against the world’ at 7.45pm. The feature documentary uses the narrative tension of the 1972 match between Fischer and Boris Spassky to explore the nature of genius, madness and the game of chess itself. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

MYTHOLMROYD

MONDAY

l A beginners’ step and tone class runs at the Calder High School dance studio from 6.15pm until 7.15pm. For more information, call 07785 704927.

l A Shotokan karate class for adults of all abilities is held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 883530.

TUESDAY

l Mytholmroyd Community Centre hosts a modern sequence dancing class at 7.15pm. New dances are taught. For more information, call 01422 884249.

WEDNESDAY

l A lunch club serves a three course, home cooked meal at the Good Shepherd Centre at 1pm. For more information, call 01706 819379.

HEPTONSTALL

TUESDAY

l The Cross Inn hosts its I Spice Curry Night for the discerning palate from 6-8pm. For more information, call 07722 630733.

OLD TOWN

THURSDAY

l A beginners’ acrylic class runs at Old Town Community Centre at 7pm. For more information or to book a place, contact Jude on 07902 039339.

TODMORDEN

THURSDAY

l The next U3A Todmorden monthly members’ meeting will be held at Central Methodist Church at 1.45pm. Retired land agent John Sheard will give a talk titled ‘The Yorkshire estate of the Dukes of Devonshire’. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 01706 839176 or visit www.u3atod.org.uk.

l A zumba class is held at DC Dance, the Old St John Ambulance Hall, Victoria Road, from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. No experience required. For more information, call 01706 839113 or email info@dcdance.co.uk.

FRIDAY

l The next Oak over 50s ‘Drop-in Friday’ will take place at Central Methodist Church from 10am until 3pm.

l Walsden Cricket Club hosts a cricket and curry night from 5.30pm. A team of top Sri Lankan cricket stars will take on a rest of the world XI. Sri Lankan curry will be available for a small charge.

SATURDAY

l The Calder Valley and District branch of Cats Protection is holding an open day at Central Methodist Church from 10am until 2pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01706 810489.

l The canalside improvement scheme at the Lever Street car park will be officially opened in a ceremony at 2pm. This will be followed by an afternoon of fun on Fielden Wharf including craft sessions, music, street theatre and refreshments. Free entry.

MONDAY

l The next Todmorden Walkabout will start 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 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 Dawn Chapman School of Dance is running a ballet summer school from 10am until 3pm. Dancers can attend for one day or the full three day course, which continues on Tuesday and Thursday. It costs £12 for one day and £30 for the full three days. For more information, call 01706 839113.

WEDNESDAY

l A mountain bike skills workshop will be held at Portsmouth Recreation Ground from 1-3pm. Equipment provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, email cornholmeproject@hotmail.co.uk.

l The Age Concern knit and natter group will meet at Central Methodist Church from 1.30pm until 3pm. Some will be knitting little hats as part of the Big Knit campaign. All welcome.

CALDERDALE

THURSDAY

l Churches Together in Halifax presents ‘Music for a summer evening’ with Helen and Trevor at Costa Coffee, the Woolshops, from 6-8pm. For more information, contact Paul McNally on 01422 353238.

FRIDAY

l Ginger Taylor and guests will provide the music for a Northern Soul Night at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, from 8.30pm. Admission £6. For more information, call 01484 720058.

SATURDAY

l King Cross Library is having a sale of ex-library stock from 10am until 4pm.

l There will be a Ceroc Freestyle Night at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, from 8pm. Admission £8. For more information, call 01484 720058.

SUNDAY

l The next Calderdale Heritage Walk will explore Stump Cross and Shibden. The route includes spas, schools, an ancient hall, old houses, textiles and turnpikes. Meet Iain Cameron by the dry stone wall display near the top of Shibden Park at 2.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.

MONDAY

l The Victoria Theatre is hosting a week-long series of dance and drama workshops with popular actor and choreographer Drew Varley and acclaimed musical director Peter Golding. Participants will learn original and some challenging dance routines and harmonies from a selection of leading musicals. There is a £95 charge per participant for the week. To book a place, contact the box office on 01422 351158.

WEDNESDAY

l Ernest Jennings and Halifax Cine and Video Club present an evening of local short films of Halifax and Yorkshire at King Cross Library at 5.30pm. Entry is by a free ticket available from the library on 01422 288026.