What’s happening around the district

Jayn Hanna of The Steals
Jayn Hanna of The Steals

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

HEBDEN BRIDGE

THURSDAY

l The Salem Centre hosts a ‘reminder’ workshop in the Alexander technique from 10am until noon. The workshop is not suitable for beginners. For more information, call 07939 521934.

l Catch the final chapter in the Harry Potter saga at the Picture House. In ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part two’, Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord. Screenings start at 10.45am, 2pm and 7.45pm. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

l Visitors to Gibson Mill can make incredible creatures, a fairy house and a wand during an activity session from 1-4pm.

l Pennine Piperholics will meet at the Fox and Goose Inn. The meet and play session of local pipers starts at 9pm. For more information, call 01422 842649.

l Loonaloop will perform at the Trades Club at 9pm. Originally formed in Australia, the music collective that performs as a five to eight piece band has been active on the international festival circuit since 2003. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

FRIDAY

l Storytime with Picklejack runs at Gibson Mill during the afternoon. Stories will begin at 1.30pm and 3pm.

l Owen Wilson and Michael Caine provide voices for characters in animated film ‘Cars 2’, showing at the Picture House at 1.30pm. In the film, star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race.

l ‘Get me out of here’, a poetry reading from Grey Hen Press, will take place at Hebden Bridge Library at 7pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 392606.

l There will be a rare Hebden Bridge show from the Steals previewing songs from their forthcoming new album at the Trades Club at 8.30pm. They will be supported by special guests Tenth Leper and Johnny Powell.

l ‘Tutti frutti’, a mixed gay cabaret night featuring disco, drag queens and comedy will be held at B@r Place at 9pm. For more information, call 01422 842814.

SATURDAY

l A Feldenkrais workshop will run at the Hope Centre from 10am until 4pm. The session will focus on freeing your shoulders, neck and jaw. For more information, call 01422 882923.

l Brad Pitt and Sean Penn star in ‘The tree of life’ at the Picture House at 7.45pm. The film follows the journey of Jack, the eldest son of a Texas 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 After a lengthy spell away from the town where the night originated, Loved Up is back at the Trades Club at 8pm for a night of pure oldskool anthems supplied by some of the best local DJs the valley has to offer.

SUNDAY

l There will be a craft market in the Lees Yard card park from 9am until 4.30pm. Stalls can be booked for a fee of £15. For more information, call 01706 819731.

l The choir from Christ Church, Isle of Dogs, London, is coming to sing Choral Eucharist at St James’ Church at 11am.

l ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ is showing at the Picture House at 4pm. In the film, the Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets.

l There will be an open mic night at Nelsons Wine Bar from 8pm. For more information, call 01422 844782.

l The Hole Note Acoustic Club will meet at the Trades Club at 8pm.

MONDAY

l Hebden Bridge Library hosts a Storytots session at 10.30am inspired by the popular children’s book ‘The tiger who came to tea’. The session will feature stories and craft activities. To book a place, call 01422 392638.

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

l Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute will meet at Hope Baptist Church at 7pm. Sarah Mason, of Zebra Photography, will lead a workshop on how to take a good photograph. Visitors and new members are welcome. Remember to bring a digital camera or a camera phone.

l Hebden Bridge Guitar Society will gather at St James’ Church at 7.15pm. New members are welcome. For more information, call 01422 201148.

TUESDAY

l A non-fiction reading group will meet at Organic House at 11am. For more information, call 01282 411902.

l A den building session will be held at Gibson Mill from 1-4pm.

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.

l A step teaching class is held at the Mountain of Hope, first floor above the antiques centre, at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 842132.

l James McAvoy stars in ‘The Conspirator’ at the Picture House at 7.45pm. Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.

WEDNESDAY

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 Visitors to Gibson Mill can join in storytime with Picklejack and have a go at pond dipping during an activity session from 1-4pm. Stories will begin at 1.30pm and 3pm.

l A sports session will take place in Dodnaze Park from 1-3pm. Everyone welcome and refreshments will be available. A football coaching session for youngsters aged five and above will be held in the park from 3-5pm. For more information, call 07913 162452

TODMORDEN

SUNDAY

l St Michael’s Church Hall hosts ‘Summer Swing’, a swinging, jiving and crafty afternoon of fun from 2-6pm. Boogie to music from 1920-50, bring a project for the Ribbon Circus knitting and crochet corner and enjoy tea and cake. Admission is £3.50 for adults and £1.50 for children.

l A Calderdale Heritage Walk will visit the settings of Ted Hughes’ poems and biographical memories in the context of the history of the village where he was born and spent his early years. Meet John Billingsley by the steps to the eastbound platform of Mytholmroyd station at 2.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.

MONDAY

l Wadsworth Gardening Club will meet at the Hare and Hounds pub at 7.30pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 845330.

THURSDAY

l 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.

l The Tolkien Discussion Group will meet at 655 Rochdale Road, Walsden, at 7pm. The group will discuss the works of JRR Tolkien. For more information, call 01706 839176.

FRIDAY

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

l A Storytots session inspired by the popular book ‘Room on a broom’ by Julia Donaldson will be held at Todmorden Library from 2-3pm. Activities include stories and crafts. There is a £2 charge per child. The session is suitable for children aged two to four, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To book a place, contact Shelley Bullas on 01422 392638.

l The Sportsman’s Arms, Kebcote, is holding a blues jam at 9pm. All musicians welcome. For more information, call 01706 813449.

SATURDAY

l An exhibition by three members of Todmorden Art Group runs at Platform One Gallery until August 28. The varied exhibition features oils and pastels by Joan, watercolours by Jack and acrylics by Mike. Visitors are welcome to look around whether just to browse or buy. The exhibition is open from Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Free admission.

SUNDAY

l The Bear Knitters group will meet at The Bear at noon. For more information, call 01422 844881.

l Littleborough Band 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

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.

WEDNESDAY

l The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on an eight-mile ‘Sabden and Nick of Pendle’ walk. 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.

l Play with clay at Portsmouth Recreation Ground from 1-3pm. Youngsters can dig for natural clay, decorate trees and make mini sculptures and seed bombs using materials found on site. Children aged under eight must be accompanied by an adult. The event, organised by Cornholme Community Project, is part of a series of summer activities. For more information, email cornholmeproject@hotmail.co.uk.

l A Roald Dahl inspired storytime session will be held at Todmorden Library from 2-3pm. At the ‘George’s marvellous medicine’ themed event, youngsters can make a magic potion and their very own revolting recipe book. There is a £3 entry fee per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To book a place, contact Shelley Bullas on 01422 392638.

HALIFAX

SATURDAY

l Visitors to Eureka can relive the perils and pitfalls of life in the Wild Wild West. As they wend their way through the Corral Maze, Eureka cowboys and girls face a series of obstacles and challenges as they put their orienteering skills into practice to find their way out. The Trailblazers western re-enactment society will also be along to set up camp. For more information, call 01422 330069 or visit www.eureka.org.uk/wildwest.

TUESDAY

l Create your own landscape picture based on the current exhibition at Halifax Visitor Centre and Art Gallery using mixed media. Sessions run from 11am until 1pm and from 2-4pm. There is a £2 charge per child. Book on arrival.

l Meet at Shibden Hall courtyard for a fun session based on the best-selling book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen from 10.30am until noon. Activities include storytelling, crafts and a walk. To book a place, call 01422 392638.

WEDNESDAY

l The Sowerby Bridge Carer Support Group will meet at St Paul’s Church at 10.30am. There will be information, support and social activities for adult carers. For more information, call 01422 369101.

l Children and their families can explore Bankfield Museum’s collection of different objects from around the world and try the museum’s round the world trail. Sessions run from 10am until noon and 1-3pm. There is a £2 charge per child. Book on arrival.

l A four-week course in watercolour techniques begins at Shibden Hall. The tutor will use florals to introduce the various techniques of watercolour painting, To book a place, call 01422 352246. The remaining sessions in the course will be held on August 24, 31 and September 7.