What’s happening around the area

Opening of Icon exhibition at Water Street Gallery
Opening of Icon exhibition at Water Street Gallery

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

TODMORDEN

THURSDAY

A circular walk visiting Dobroyd Castle, a lofty standing stone above Todmorden and three waterfalls in Gorpley Clough will set off from Todmorden Railway Station at 10.15am. The ten-and-a-half mile route also takes in an ancient packhorse route and lofty Trough Edge End, as well as sections of the Pennine Bridleway and the Calderdale Way. For more information, visit www.walkandridefestival.co.uk.

A Tai Chi class for the over 50s to help improve balance is held at the Fielden Centre from 10.30am until 11.30am. For more information, call 01706 817926.

A selection of 35 real ales sourced from all corners of the country will be available to sample at the 12th annual Todmorden Beer Festival, which opens at Todmorden Cricket Club at 5pm. An outside marquee will serve continental draught beer and a selection of European bottled beers, lagers and wine. The festival continues on Friday and Saturday, when it opens at noon. Food will be served at every session and there will also be live entertainment.

A ten-week circle dance for women course begins at New Oddfellows Hall at 7.30pm. To book a place, contact the WEA office on 01706 818103.

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

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.

The Dawn Chapman School of Dance runs a Nia dance class at 10.30am. For more information, call 07788 626363.

SATURDAY

Crumb Cupcakes is running a wedding weekend special course teaching people how to bake cakes for their special day. There is a £60 fee for the two-day course, which continues on Sunday. For more information, call 07889 125086.

A jewellery making workshop will be held at B’DZ from 10.30am until 12.30pm. For more information, call 07903 655662.

Friendly games of rounders take place in Centre Vale Park from 2-4pm. There is no charge to join in. For more information, call 07970 780514.

Cheeky Sew and Sew hosts an afternoon of customising and upcycling from 2-4pm. Visitors are invited to bring along something to rip up and re-make. Admission £2. For more information, call 01706 816181.

The Sandow Clowns will bring their all laughter show to Todmorden Town Hall at 2pm. The show full of slapstick fun for all the family includes circus skills such as juggling, stilt walking, balancing, a comedy musical car, and audience participation with prizes. Tickets priced £3.50 (free entry for children under three) are available on the door from 1.30pm. The group tours throughout the year raising funds for the Clic Sargent charity.

Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, will chair Incredible Edible Todmorden talks at the Hippodrome Theatre, starting at 6pm. Guest speaker professor Tim Lang will give a talk on the subject of ‘Getting a grip of our food system: today Todmorden, tomorrow Westminster’. Join guests and other Incredible Edible groups from across Britain, working together to find a way to make a better, kinder world. There will be a supper of local food. RSVP to estelle@incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk.

SUNDAY

The Lions’ charity canal walk will be held to raise funds for St Dunstan’s. Walkers can complete either the route from Manchester to Todmorden or from Sowerby Bridge to Todmorden. Shorter stretches are also available. Organisers are hoping to beat last year’s total of £4,600. For more information or an entry form, call 01706 839959.

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

Incredible Edible Todmorden’s harvest festival will take place at the Unitarian Church from noon until 4pm. Bring produce between 10-11am and then join IET’s European visitors for fun, food and music at the event, which will focus on cooking. Eight chefs will be offering demonstrations and tastings using local food. Local producers will be selling food and there will also be children’s games. The event is supported by NIACE and Grundtvig. For more information, visit www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk.

MONDAY

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.

A yoga for pregnancy class is held at Union House at 7pm. For more information, call 07985 274181.

Tae Kwon-Do classes run at Ferney Lee School from 7.30pm until 8.45pm. For more information, call 07789 074198.

TUESDAY

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

Todmorden Sports Centre holds starter tennis sessions for five to ten-year-olds from 4-5pm. Children can attend their first two sessions for free, after which there is a £2 charge. For more information, call 01706 815265.

An exhibition of textile paintings by Ian Emberson is running at the Bear cafe throughout September.

WEDNESDAY

The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on an eight-mile Staveley and Kentmere circular walk. For more information, contact walk leader Miriam Adams on 01422 843916 or for general information about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.

Oak is holding its AGM at Central Methodist Church at 1.30pm. The group welcomes visitors and invites volunteers to help with administration and fundraising. For more information, contact Christine Potter on 01706 814005.

Learn lace stitches and techniques at a lace making class held at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 6-9pm. There is a £30 charge, which includes materials. For more information, call 01706 816181.

Todmorden Choral Society holds its weekly choir practice at Central Methodist Church at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01706 810096.

HEBDEN BRIDGE

THURSDAY

Have a go at Tibetan yoga and meditation at the Birchlcliffe Centre at 10.30am. For more information, call 07967 974376.

The Hope Centre hosts pilates classes from 11.20am onwards. To book, call 07515 895413.

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

A gentle exercise class runs at Waterside Gym from 2-3pm. For more information, call 01422 886469.

Calderdale Yoga Centre hosts a mixed level Ashtanga yoga class from 7pm until 8.30pm. For more information, call 07985 274181.

Watercolour and drawing classes run at Machpelah Works from 7-9pm. Beginners and improvers welcome. For more information, call 01422 845415.

Calder Valley Voices meet at the Methodist Church at 7.15pm to sing a wide range of material for fun. All abilities welcome.

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.

The Hebden Bridge Hill Millies women’s Cotswold morris dancing group meets at Holme Street Arts Centre at 8pm. For more information, call 01422 842314.

FRIDAY

A half-day knitting workshop will take place at Hardcastle Crags at 9.15am. Knitting designer Ann Kingstone will lead the ‘Simple knitting’ and ‘All about socks’ sessions. To book a place priced £24 (including lunch), call 01422 844518.

Hebden Bridge Boxing Club runs a women’s boxercise session at 9.30am. For more information, call 07732 433243.

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

A yoga class runs at the Hope Centre at 5.30pm. For more information, call 07925 102461.

Waterside Gym runs a women’s self defence class from 6-7pm. For more information, call 01422 846088.

A flamenco dance class for beginners runs at Hope Baptist Church from 6pm to 7pm. Improver classes are held from 7pm to 8pm and intermediate classes run from 8pm to 9pm. For more information, contact Patricia on 07949 050039 or visit www.hebdenbridgeflamenco.org.uk

Brooklyn Studios hosts a screening of the work in progress on ‘Rough Cut – on the trail of Ruth St Dennis’ at 7.30pm. Admission £3. For more information, call 07841 035739.

The Wobbly Band will perform at the Hole In t’Wall at 9pm. For more information, call 07586 307091.

SATURDAY

Join the Friends of Dales Rail on a circular walk from Hebden Bridge, taking in Abel Cross and Shackleton Knoll. Meet at Hebden Bridge Railway Station at 9.45am. For more information, visit www.walkandridefestival.co.uk.

Word of Mouth is running a textile flower brooch workshop from 10am until 1pm. For more information, contact Suzy on 01422 844943.

Hebden Bridge Methodist Church is holding a table top sale from 10am until 3pm. Proceeds will go to the Morning Glory Medical Centre in Nairobi.

Join a National Trust guide for a ‘Fungi Foray’ at Hardcastle Crags. Visitors can go on a hunt to find and identify some of the area’s famous fungi. Admission is £4.50 for adults, £2.50 for children. To book a place, call 01422 844518.

Four award-winning poets will read their work at the White Lion at 7pm as part of ‘100 Thousand Poets for Change’, the largest poetry event in history. Ninety-five countries are taking part, with a total of 600 events in 400 cities being held on the same day. The central theme is about being part of a community, both local and global, in the face of change. The Hebden Bridge event will feature Sarah Corbett, Philip Foster, Michael Haslam and John Siddique. Admission is free but any donations will be given to a local charity.

There will be live music with Clayton West and The Hot Dogs at the Cross Inn, Heptonstall,

Disco Divas, a women’s disco, will take place at B@r Place at 9pm. For more information, call 01422 842814.

SUNDAY

The Treesponsibility Trail sponsored walk from Hebden Bridge to Walsden will set off from Riverside Junior School at 10am. The route will take in many of the new woodlands planted by Treesponsibility in the upper Calder Valley over the past 13 years. Funds raised will contribute towards the group’s ongoing planting programme. For more information, contact Dongria on 07847 815926.

Join the White Rose Archers for their regular archery session at Salem Fields from 12.30pm. For more information, call 01706 812845.

Learn the art of Iyengar yoga at the Hope Centre at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 649510.

MONDAY

The Hope Centre runs a gentle yoga class for the over 50s at 9.30am. For more information, call 01422 842398.

Waterside Tearooms host a language cafe from 10am until 11.30am. Come along and have informal conversation in various languages. For more information, call 01422 842978.

ArtsMill runs a life drawing class at 11am. For more information, call 07889 279454.

Chatty Crochet runs at Hope Baptist Church from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Admission £2 which includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Everyone welcome to attend and learn a new skill.

A children’s lantern workshop will be held at Dodnaze Community Centre at 4pm. Everybody welcome. For more information, contact Caroline on 07913 162452.

Judo Excellence runs classes for five to eight year-olds and nine to 16 year-olds from 6pm until 8.30pm. For more information, call 07904 955554.

Classes of Nia dance, a new fitness and personal growth programme, are held at Central Street Infant School at 7pm. For more information, call 07788 626363.

Hebden Bridge Chess Club meets at the Trades Club at 7.30pm. For more information about the chess club, call 01422 842426.

TUESDAY

A Hatha yoga class is held at Calderdale Yoga Centre at 9.10am. For more information, call 01422 844402.

Baby yoga classes run at the Birchcliffe Centre at 11am and 2pm. For more information, call 07967 974376.

A meditation session is held at the Hope Centre at 12.30pm. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 842424.

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

A lantern workshop for adults will be held at Dodnaze Community Centre at 2pm. Everybody welcome. For more information, contact Caroline on 07913 162452.

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.

A beginners’ burlesque dance course with Lady Wildflower runs at the Salem Centre at 8pm. For more information, call 07766 495291 or email lady-wildflower@hotmail.com.

WEDNESDAY

A core/cardio/box class for women is held at Hebden Bridge Boxing Club at 10.30am. For more information, call 07732 433243.

The Hope Centre is running Golden Years: reflexology for the elderly from 11am until 4pm. To book an appointment, call 01706 375629.

A belly dance class runs at Waterside Gym at 1.30pm. The weekly class is suitable for all women. For more information, call 07981 639471.

Calder Valley Women Singers meet at the Little Theatre at 7.30pm. The group sings for fun during term time. For more information, call 01422 843349.

Calder Civic Trust invites everybody to a debate on wind turbines in the Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm. Chaired by trust chairman David Vincent, it will feature Finn Jensen arguing in favour and Dorothy Sutcliffe arguing against. Both will speak for 15 minutes and then there will be a discussion open to everyone present.

Hebden Bridge Camera Club meets at the Masonic Hall at 7.45pm. New members are always welcome. There is a £2 admission charge for guests. For more information, call 01422 885244.

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

The Fox and Goose hosts a music session featuring everything from swing to bluegrass. It gets underway at 9pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 842649.

MYTHOLMROYD

THURSDAY

A keep fit class is held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 883023.

SATURDAY

The Red Acre Growing Project will be officially opened at 2pm. Organisers are inviting people to come and visit the community project at the end of Westfield Terrace. For more information, call 07767 666467.

SUNDAY

Hebden Bridge Brass Band will give a fun concert at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7pm. Organisers hope to make it an annual concert to raise awareness of the centre and the band. Tickets priced £8 for adults and £6 for juniors can be purchased from the community centre by calling 01422 883023, or from Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre.

MONDAY

A friendly, informal tennis group for teenagers and adults meets at Calder High School from 6pm until 7.30pm. For more information, call 07785 704927.

A pilates class is held at Burnley Road School at 6.15pm. For more information, call 07734 791853.

WEDNESDAY

A Taekwondo class for all levels is held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 6pm. For more information, call 07901 833249.

CRAGG VALE

SATURDAY

An Autumn Equinox circle dance day will take place at the St John’s Church Room at 11am. The event will focus on balance, harvest, celebration and letting go. For more information, call 01422 843000.

An edible mushroom hunt will set off from Calder Valley Steiner School at noon. It will take two to three hours to complete. Tickets priced £8 for adults and £4 for children can be booked in advance by calling Jesper Launder on 07900 544826. All proceeds will go to the school.

SUNDAY

A three-hour Cragg Vale Meander will take place as part of the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival. Meet at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 10am. It is suitable for cyclists unfamiliar with group riding. To book a place, contact Reid Anderson on 01422 258278 or email secretary@ctccalderdale.org.uk.

OLD TOWN

THURSDAY

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

SUNDAY

Explore Midgley Moor on a five-mile Calderdale Heritage Walk. Walkers will learn about the archaeology, legends and customs of the area, which has been a hive of activity from the earliest times. Meet John Billingsley at the Hare and Hounds Inn, Old Town, at 2.15pm. Boots and outdoor gear required. No dogs. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.

LUDDENDEN FOOT

THURSDAY

‘A Ride around the Lanes’, a ten-mile sociable evening ride from Halifax to Cottonstones with members of CTC Calderdale, will set off from the junction of Station Road with the A646 at 7pm. For more information, contact Graham Joyce on 07713 242345 or visit www.walkandridefestival.co.uk.

CALDERDALE

THURSDAY

John Godber’s comedy ‘The Debt Collectors’ will be performed at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, tonight. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

FRIDAY

The Ritz Ballroom in Brighouse hosts a return to the Hoe Down with Cock of the North at 8pm. Tickets priced £6 in advance are available by calling 01484 720058.

Jason Byrne brings his ‘Cirque du Byrne’ show to the Victoria Theatre. Edinburgh’s top selling comedian takes to the road with his original brand of high energy intelligent lunacy.

SATURDAY

Internationally renowned Palestinian singer, musician and broadcaster Reem Kelani returns to Square Chapel with her ensemble for one night only. Reem explores profoundly personal musical territory, moving between Arabic maqaams and contemporary jazz idiom. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

There will be a rock and roll night with Bernie Wood and the Forrest Fires at the Ritz Ballroom at 8pm. Admission £7.50.

SUNDAY

The Ritz Ballroom hosts Sunday Smooth (Ceroc style) at 7pm. Admission £8.

MONDAY

A retrospective exhibition of landscape photographs by Todmorden photographer Charles Peck runs at Dean Clough Gallery until October 2.