What’s happening around the district - your leisure guide to what’s going on

Hebden Bridge Brass Band give their Christmas concert in Mytholmroyd on Sunday evening
Hebden Bridge Brass Band give their Christmas concert in Mytholmroyd on Sunday evening

LOOKING for something to do over the next few days, or start a new course, or attend a new class?

Here’s our guide to what’s happening around the district over the next few days.

HEBDEN BRIDGE

THURSDAY

A toddler group meets at Dodnaze Community Centre from 9.45am until 11.15am. Everybody welcome. For more information, contact Caroline on 07913 162452.

Have a go at Tibetan yoga and meditation at the Birchcliffe 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.

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

A new art group meets at Wadsworth Community Centre at 6.45pm. Share new skills and learn new ones at the session suitable for all abilities. £4.50 admission. To book a place, contact Anna on 07759 386687.

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.

Make a simple one-hour maxi skirt during a workshop at Word of Mouth at 7pm. Those taking part are asked to bring their own fabric. Sundries will be provided. Admission £10. For more information, contact Nicolette on 01422 847163.

The Fox and Goose Inn is holding a chess night from 7pm. For more information, call 01422 842649.

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.

B@r Place runs an open mic night. For more information, call 01422 842814.

Pennine Piperholics will hold a meet and play session at the Fox and Goose Inn. For more information, call 01422 842649.

FRIDAY

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 Healthy Minds information session will be held at Hebden Bridge Library from 11am until 12.15pm. For more information, call 07769 263620.

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

Hebden Bridge Boxing Club runs a boxing fitness circuit session for men and women at 6.45pm. For more information, call 07775 973526.

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.

The Hole in t’Wall presents Outfoxed at 9pm.

SATURDAY

Learn skills for transforming your holiday season during a weekend course at Calderdale Yoga Centre, running from 10am until 5pm each day. For more information, call 07966 062367.

A Christmas craft market will be held at Holme Street Arts Centre from 11am until 4pm. For more information, call 01422 843186.

Ceramicist Sue Candy is having an open studio event at 22 Underbank Avenue from 11am until 5pm. Watch a demonstration, find Christmas gifts and enjoy some festive mulled wine and mince pies. Ten per cent of sales will be donated to Cancer Research UK. The event will also run on Sunday.

A Christmas concert will be held at the Little Theatre at 7.30pm. Minced pies and mulled wine are included in the ticket price of £5. To book, call 01422 843907.

The Jokers will perform live at the Hole in t’Wall at 9pm. Free entry.

SUNDAY

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

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.

A karaoke fun night is held at B@r Place from 8pm. There will be give-away drinks and prizes. For more information, call 01422 842814.

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

MONDAY

Early morning Taize singing takes place at Burlees House, Hangingroyd Lane, from 8am until 8.30am. For more information, call 01422 844333.

The Hope Centre hosts a gentle mature yoga class 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.

Keep Moving, a new low impact class with music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, runs at Waterside Gym from 1-2pm. Admission £4.50. For more information, call 01422 846088.

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.

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.

The second in a series of cushion design sessions will take place at Word of Mouth from 6.30pm until 9pm. The sessions teach how to design and make a cushion from scratch. For more information, contact Nicolette on 01422 847163.

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.

The Amnesty International letter writing group will meet at B@r Place at 7.30pm. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 843321.

A Wing Chun martial arts class is held at Dodnaze Community Centre from 7.30pm until 9pm. Beginners welcome. For more information, contact Jay on 07816 911535.

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.

The Second Organic House Readers Group will meet at the cafe at 10am. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 844748.

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.

Call in at Dodnaze Community Centre for a cup of tea and a chat between 2pm and 3.30pm. New faces are always welcome. The centre also runs an after school club from 4pm until 5.30pm featuring various activities including art and crafts, games and dance. 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.

Hebden Royd Christian Aid committee has organised a ‘Big Sing’ at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church at 7.30pm. Sing favourite carols, enjoy festive fayre, listen to live music by local musicians and hear about Christian Aid.

Mountain of Hope holds a step teaching class at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 842132.

B@r Place runs a quiz night with free food and prizes. £1.50 entry. For more information, call 01422 842814.

The White Swan holds a fun quiz at 8.30pm, including refreshments. For more information, call 01422 842905.

WEDNESDAY

An indoor market runs at Holme Street Arts Centre from 9.30am until 3.30pm. Anyone is welcome to have a stall at the community market. Stalls can be booked for a £7 fee by calling 01422 842367.

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

An art and crafts group meets at Blackshaw Chapel from 11.30am until 1.30pm. The group covers all aspects of craftwork. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 844893.

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.

An art class is held at Dodnaze Community Centre from 7-9pm. New members are welcome to have a go at their own project or join in with others. For more information, contact Caroline on 07913 162452.

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.

Hebden Bridge Camera Club meets at the Masonic Hall at 7.45pm. 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

FRIDAY

Joan Laprell will give a talk titled ‘Songs of praise in Mytholmroyd’ at the next meeting of Mytholmroyd Historical Society. The meeting at Mytholmroyd Methodist Church begins at 7pm with the society’s AGM, followed by the talk.

SATURDAY

Dance classes for children aged four to 16 run at Calder High School from 9.15am until 11.15am. For more information, call 07970 734639.

SUNDAY

Hebden Bridge Brass Band will give its Christmas concert at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 7.30pm. Tickets for the annual festive treat are priced £8 for adults and £6 for children. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult will be allowed in free. Tickets are available from Pot Stop, Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre or on the door.

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.

Cragg Vale Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association is holding its Christmas dinner at the St John’s Room, Cragg Vale, at 7.30pm. Admission £1 for visitors. For more information, call 01422 884460.

TUESDAY

TC and Joycey B’s swing jive classes are held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 7.15pm. Sessions teach a mix of jive, swing, Charleston, strolls, boogie and bop to music from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Each class includes a taught session, practice time and social dancing. £5 admission per class. For more information, call 01706 814996.

WEDNESDAY

A luncheon club runs at the Good Shepherd Centre at 1pm. A three course, home cooked meal is available for £3. For more information, call 01706 819379.

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

TODMORDEN

THURSDAY

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 kickboxing class runs at Above the surface, Beneath the waves from 5-7pm. A session is also held on Tuesdays at the same time and place. For more information, contact Graham on 07712 550633.

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.

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

The Bear Cafe is hosting a special Spanish night with tapas and flamenco music. For more information, call 07806 313923.

Todmorden Choral Society will provide festive music at the Unitarian Church at 7.30pm.

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 from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01706 816181.

SATURDAY

Amnesty International supporters will celebrate ‘Write for Rights Day’ at Todmorden Library from 10am until noon. People will have an opportunity to write a greetings card to send to someone in the world who is in prison because they hold particular religious or political beliefs to which the authorities object. Materials will be provided.

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

The next in Todmorden Natural History Society’s series of illustrated talks will be ‘Islay, Queen of the Hebrides’ by Gordon Yates at Central Methodist Church at 7.15pm. Admission is £2 for non-members. For more information, call 01706 817233.

SUNDAY

A Christmas gifts antique and collectors fair organised by Lions International will be held at the Fielden Centre from 9am until 3pm. Dealers from all over the country will be selling collectors toys, jewellery, militaria, fine porcelain and period pottery. There will also be stalls selling items of local interest. Refreshments are available. Admission is by donation.

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

Get help and advice for sewing and knitting projects at the ‘Sunday stitch’ sewing group, which meets at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 12.30pm until 2.30pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01706 816181.

MONDAY

The next Todmorden Walkabout will set off from the reception area at Todmorden Community College at 11am. The hour-long walks on level paths or pavements are ideal for getting started. New walkers are asked to arrive at 10.45am. For more information, contact Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.

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.

The Dawn Chapman School of Dance runs a boys only street dance class from 4-5pm. For more information, call 01706 839113.

An adult cheer fitness session takes place at the Dawn Chapman School of Dance at 6.30pm. For more information, call 01706 839113.

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.

Todmorden Bridge Club meets at Todmorden Golf Club at 7.30pm. New members are welcome. For more information, call 01706 371301.

TUESDAY

The Todmorden Carer Support Group will meet at Todmorden Health Centre at 11am. The group provides information, support and social activities for adult carers. For more information, call 01422 369101.

Learn how to make Lussekatt during a Swedish baking lesson at the Bear Cafe to mark St Lucia Day. For more information, call 07806 313923.

Age Concern Todmorden runs a lunch club at Walsden Cricket Club at noon. A two-course meal, tea and coffee is available for £3.50. Age Concern volunteers can collect people attending for the first time. For more information, contact Rachael or Catherine on 01706 817926.

Have a go at working with horses during a course at Longfield Equestrian Centre from noon until 3pm. The three-hour event will include riding, grooming, tail bandaging and tacking. For more information or to book a place, call 01995 642255.

Functional pilates and core classes run at the Fielden Centre. The level two session starts at 6.30pm, followed by level one at 7.30pm. £5 entry. For more information, call 07932 936089.

A belly dance group meets at Above the surface, Beneath the waves. The oriental style class is held at 7.15pm, followed by the tribal style at 8.15pm. For more information, contact Jan on 07900 270320.

The Todmorden Library Readers Group will meet at Walsden Library at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01706 815602.

An Ashtanga yoga class is held at Union House at 8.15pm. The class is aimed at beginners and those at an intermediate level. For more information, call 07985 274181.

WEDNESDAY

Peel Energy will showcase plans to expand Scout Moor wind farm during a public consultation at Todmorden Town Hall from 2pm until 8pm. Members of the public will be able to give their feedback on the plans.

An adult ballet class runs at the old Conservative Club at 3pm. For more information, call 07929 576785.

A new class of mature yoga for health runs at Central Methodist Church from 3.30pm until 4.30pm. The class is geared to the over 50s. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 01422 842398.

Cheeky Sew and Sew is running an absolute beginners knitting session from 6-8pm. For more information, call 01706 816181.

Join in French and Spanish conversation at 3 Wise Monkeys from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. For more information, call 07806 313923.

Todmorden Choral Society holds its weekly choir practice at Central Methodist Church at 7.30pm. For more information, contact secretary Linda Holmes on 01422 843486.

HEPTONSTALL

THURSDAY

The Cross Inn hosts its landlord’s quiz from 8.30pm. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and there is also a free supper. For more information, call 01422 847563.

SATURDAY

Denny Austin’s open mic night takes place at the White Lion from 8.30pm. All musicians welcome. For more information, call 01422 842027.

TUESDAY

The Cross Inn holds the I Spice curry night from 6-8pm. For more information, call 07722 630733.

The White Lion runs an Irish music session at 8.30pm. All musicians welcome. For more information, call 01422 842027.

WEDNESDAY

A zumba class is held at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club from 6-7pm.

The White Lion runs a poker league at 8pm. All welcome. Entry £1. Free supper. For more information, call 01422 842027.

TUESDAY

A zumba class is held at Luddenden Foot Civic Institute, Station Road, at 7.15pm. Admission £4. For more information, call 01422 885542.

CALDERDALE

FRIDAY

Alt blues troubadour Dave Arcari returns to Sowerby Bridge to play a show at the Puzzle Hall. Arcari has just finished work on a new album to be released on French record label Dixiefrog in early 2012.

There will be a Ceroc freestyle night at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, at 8pm. Admission £8. For more information, call 01484 720058.

SATURDAY

The York Waits return to Square Chapel, Halifax, to perform a concert of medieval and renaissance music. Joined by soprano Deborah Catterall, the Waits will give performances at noon and 7.30pm, with mince pies and mulled wine on sale at both. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

Imagine Theatre’s production of ‘Aladdin’ opens at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax. The fun-packed pantomime features spectacular scenery, sparkling costumes, slapstick comedy and plenty of audience participation. Neil Hurst is back by popular demand and will take on the role of Wishee Washee. The show runs until January 2. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

This Little Girl will provide the music for a Rock ‘n’ roll night at the Ritz Ballroom at 8pm. Admission £7.50. For more information, call 01484 720058.

MONDAY

Wish upon a star at Square Chapel at the opening night of ‘Pinocchio’. Proper Job Theatre and Square Chapel presents the pantomime about a puppet carved from wood who longs to be a real boy. But can he make his dream come true? The production, which runs until December 30, features comedy, puppetry and music. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.