What’s happening around the area

Pictured from left are Tina Clayton, Paulinus Way Festival organiser; Kathryn Cook and Trevor Cook, of Barearts Brewery; Sandra Peach, co-ordinator of Todmorden Independent Living Group; and group member David Norcliffe
Pictured from left are Tina Clayton, Paulinus Way Festival organiser; Kathryn Cook and Trevor Cook, of Barearts Brewery; Sandra Peach, co-ordinator of Todmorden Independent Living Group; and group member David Norcliffe

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

TODMORDEN

THURSDAY

An ‘Around the world’ dance summer school will take place at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance from 10am until 3pm. The course costs £10 a day or £45 for the week. For more information, call 01706 839113.

A zumba class runs 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.

A vintage themed fashion show will be held at Todmorden Town Hall at 7pm. Local models will wear clothes by local designers and there will be stalls selling a range of items from vintage furniture to vintage jewellery. The show is being held to raise funds for Overgate Hospice. Tickets priced £4 are available from the Second Time Round shop on Halifax Road, Halo, Bond Street Hair Design, the Todmorden branch of Overgate Hospice and Joyce’s Closet in Hebden Bridge.

Barearts Studio Bar hosts an acoustic evening from 7.30pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

Todmorden Unitarian Church will hold an evening of open worship featuring reflection, discussion and mediation from 7.30pm until 8.30pm. All welcome. Free entry. For more information, call 07806 775639.

FRIDAY

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 from 10am until 3pm. Refreshments are available. Dru Yoga sessions are held at Roomfield House on Tuesdays at 2pm.

A knitting and crochet group meets at Cheeky Sew and Sew, Rochdale Road, in the morning. For more information, call 01706 816181 or visit www.cheeky-sew-and-sew.co.uk.

More than 30 ciders will be available to sample at the Mason’s Arms Cider Festival, which gets underway at 4pm. There will also be home-cooked food and music from live bands. The festival will run until Sunday, August 28.

Barearts Studio Bar hosts ‘Twisted folk’ with Bella Gaffney at 7.30pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

SATURDAY

Calderdale College is holding an open day at Todmorden Community College from 10.30am until 2pm. Visitors will have an opportunity to have a go at a range of activities including graffiti wall art, block printing, working with textiles, digital photography, digital image manipulation and lots more. There will be an exhibition of past students’ work and visitors will be able to talk to existing students about their experiences of the college. For more information, call 01422 399316 or visit www.calderdale.ac.uk.

Vote for your favourite Paulinus pie during a community feast at Central Methodist Church at 1.30pm. Pies made by amateur bakers from Todmorden Independent Living Group and professional baker Tony Thomas will be served at the medieval themed event, which forms part of the inaugural Paulinus Festival. A special Paulinus ale produced by Barearts Brewery will also be available to sample. Entry is by a free ticket available from Todmorden Information Centre and churches around Todmorden.

SUNDAY

Oldham Band (Lees) will give a concert at the bandstand in Centre Vale Park at 3pm as part of the Centre Stage Festival of Brass 2011. Seating and light refreshments are available. For more information, visit www.atouchofbrass.org.

MONDAY

The next Todmorden Walkabout will start at 11.15am from Morrisons main entrance. New walkers are asked to arrive at 11am. For more information, contact walk leader Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.

WEDNESDAY

The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on an eight-mile walk in Pateley Bridge and Brimham Rocks. For more information, contact walk leaders Margery and Brian Binns on 01706 813357 or for general information about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.

There will be willow weaving extravaganza at Portsmouth Recreation Ground from 1-3pm. Use willow flower shapes to weave into and decorate the fence during an afternoon of colourful and creative fun organised by Cornholme Community Project. No booking required. For more information, email cornholmeproject@hotmail.co.uk.

The first rehearsal of Todmorden Choral Society’s new season will take place at Central Methodist Church at 7.30pm.

HEBDEN BRIDGE

THURSDAY

Visitors to Gibson Mill can take part in a pond dipping session from 1-4pm.

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 Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer 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.

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

The Fat Rascals and Fishing for Bishops will perform a gig at the Trades Club at 8pm in memory of David Paramor, father of two of the Fat Rascals, and to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

FRIDAY

Beginners can learn the Yang style of Tai Chi at a class held at Salem Community Centre at 11am. For more information, call 01274 545948.

Gibson Mill hosts puppet making sessions at 1pm and 3pm. Places are limited, so anyone wishing to attend is asked to book in advance by calling 01422 844518.

Ewan McGregor stars in ‘Beginners’ at the Picture House at 7.45pm. In the film, Oliver meets Anna only months after the death of his father. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who, following the death of his wife of 45 years, came out of the closet at age 75. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

‘Tales from the Wharf’, an evening of traditional storytelling, will be held at the Stubbing Wharf from 8pm. For more information, call 01422 844107.

DJ Campbell will turn the Trades Club into a great big indie disco at Mixtape from 9pm. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

SATURDAY

Learn how to make stained glass during a two day summer school held at Simcha Gallery, Bridge Mill. The course, which also runs on Sunday, will teach people the craft and help them create an item to take home. It will run from 10am until 6pm on both days and costs £85 per person. To book a place, contact Stephen on 07967 750588.

Hebden Bridge Camera Club’s annual exhibition of photography opens at the Arts Festival Shop, on Albert Street. The exhibition, which runs until September 4, features members’ work over the last 12 months and is open each day from 11am until 4.30pm. Free admission.

‘Arrietty’ is showing at the Picture House at 1.30pm. The timeless children’s fantasy tells the tale of Arrietty, who lives under the floorboards of an old house with her father and mother. Their peaceful life is dramatically changed when the ever curious girl accidentally allows herself to be seen by Sho, a 12-year-old boy. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

The ‘Disco Divas’ women’s disco will take place at B@r Place from 9pm. Admission £3. For more information, call 01422 842814.

A brand new house night hits the Trades Club at 9pm. Automatique residents Antony Ellis and Chris Neil will provide the music, along with MoodyManc. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

SUNDAY

An exhibition of paintings by Cyril Mount opens at Artsmill, Linden Mill. The collection of 32 paintings highlights the cruelty, injustices, horror and futility of war. The exhibition will be opened at 2.30pm by Paul Rogers, professor of peace studies at Bradford University. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am until 4pm. Free admission.

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

Visitors to Gibson Mill can build a den during an activity session from 1-4pm.

Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston star in ‘Horrible Bosses’ at the Picture House at 7.45pm. With the benefit of a few too many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, three friends devise a convoluted and ‘foolproof’ plan to permanently rid themselves of their respective employers. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

TUESDAY

Are you aged over 50 and love to sing? Then the Young at Heart Singers could be just for you. The group meets at Mytholm Court, Church Lane, from 1-2pm to sing for health, fun and companionship. No experience is needed. The sessions are free (tea and biscuits £1). Men are particularly welcome. The group is supported by Northern Orchestral Enterprises Ltd. For more information, call Carole on 01422 842093.

Visitors to Gibson Mill can build a den during an activity session from 1-4pm.

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.

The Academy of Spiritual Sciences hosts an introductory talk to a healing energies course at 7.30pm. The talk will be held at the Hope Centre. Admission £3. The four-week course will start on September 13. For more information, call 01422 842492 or visit www.theacademyofspiritualsciences.net.

WEDNESDAY

Visitors to Gibson Mill can build a den during an activity session from 1-4pm.

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

‘Bal’ is showing at the Picture House at 7.45pm. The film, which won the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival 2010, follows a honey gatherer in remote north east Turkey. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

The Stubbing Wharf holds an open mic night from 9pm. For more information, call 01422 844107.

CALDERDALE

FRIDAY

Bankfield Museum, Halifax, is holding a Circus Extravaganza from 1-3pm. For more information, call 01422 352334.

Souled As Seen will provide the music for a Tamla Motown/Soul Night at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, at 8pm. Tickets priced £11 are available by calling 01484 720058.

SATURDAY

The second Brighouse Totally Locally market will run on Park Street and Commercial Street, featuring numerous stalls selling a wide range of food and drink. All monies raised at the event will go to the Overgate Hospice and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice charities.

The Ritz Ballroom hosts a rock and roll night with Rock Back The Clock at 8pm. Admission £7. For more information, call 01484 720058.

SUNDAY

The next Calderdale Heritage Walk will be a stroll around Sowerby. Walkers will explore the centre of the village, which has centuries of history. Meet Anne Kirker by the gates of the parish church in Sowerby village at 2.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.

The Ritz Ballroom hosts Sunday Smooth, a ceroc style evening, from 7pm. Admission £8. For more information, call 01484 720058.

MONDAY

Another Calderdale Heritage Walk will take place in the upper Ryburn Valley, taking in early industry and interesting buildings. Meet David Nortcliffe at Ryburn Reservoir car park off the A58, signed ‘Swift Place’, at 2.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.

TUESDAY

Halifax Thespians present ‘A woman of no importance’ by Oscar Wilde at Halifax Playhouse at 7.30pm. For more details, call 01422 365998.