What’s happening around the region

Straight and Narrow is featured at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre this week
Straight and Narrow is featured at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre this week

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

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.

‘When I awake’, an exhibition by artists Christine Chapman and Christine Nichol, opens at Platform One Gallery. The two women have been friends for more than 20 years and share a love of art. Christine Chapman paints from memory and expresses primitive feelings. Christine Nichol paints roses to release her emotions and feelings. The gallery is open from Thursday to Sunday, 11am until 4pm. There will also be a special preview event on Friday from 6-8pm featuring music by Daniel Bath.

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.

Todmorden Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society presents ‘Dangerous Obsession’ at the Hippodrome Theatre until Saturday. The thriller follows Mark and Sally Driscoll, who seem to have everything. But one evening they are visited by John Barrett, a man with a briefcase and news that the Driscolls would rather not hear. Tickets priced £6 are available from Todmorden Information Centre in person or by calling 01706 818181, or online at www.todhip.org.

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.

Stitch and bitch, 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.

A new art exhibition opens at the Sportman’s Arms, Kebcote, at 7pm. For more information, call 01706 813449.

SATURDAY

Customise outfits and learn burlesque moves during a burlesque day at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 10am until 10pm. For more information, call 01706 816181.

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.

Steve Blacksmith will give an illustrated talk on the subject of ‘Flora and fauna around the longest glacier in Europe’ at the next meeting of Todmorden Natural History Society at Central Methodist Church at 7.15pm. Admission is £1 for members, £2 for non-members. All welcome. For more information, visit www.todnaturalhistorysociety.org.uk.

SUNDAY

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

Get help and advice for sewing and knitting projects at the Sunday surgery held at Cheeky Sew and Sew from 1-3pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01706 816181.

Linda Croft will lead ‘A brief history of Todmorden’, a walk around the town setting off from Todmorden Town Hall at 1pm. The walk is taking place as part of the Word of Mouth Festival. There is a £3 charge. For more information, call 01422 392606.

MONDAY

The next Todmorden Walkabout will set off from the reception area at Todmorden Community College at 11am. The short walks on level paths and pavements last around an hour and are ideal for getting started. New walkers are asked to arrive at 10.45am. For more information about the Walkabout group, contact walk leader 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.

Walsden Library hosts ‘Letters to ourselves’ with Clare Wall at 6pm. The event is being held as part of the Word of Mouth Festival. Entry £5 (concessions £3.50). For more information, call 01706 815602.

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 Carers 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.

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.

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.

The Jane Dale Readers’ Group will discuss ‘The inheritance of loss’ by Kiran Desai at Walsden Library at 7pm. For more information, call 01706 815602 or 01706 815600.

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.

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

The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on an eight-mile walk at Rocking Hall and Hazlewood Moor. For more information, contact walk leader Allan Humphrey on 01535 664691 or for general information about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.

Cheeky Sew and Sew is having a ‘Make do and mend’ session from 2-4pm, at which people can learn how to alter and repair clothing. For more information, call 01706 816181.

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

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, call 01706 810096.

MYTHOLMROYD

THURSDAY

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners will hold its monthly meeting at the Good Shepherd Centre at 7.30pm. Michael Myers, from Craven College, will give a talk about some British wild flowers and herbs. Guests welcome. £1 admission. For more information, call 07977 929684.

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

There will be an open mic night with Iconic Junk at the Dusty Miller at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 885959.

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.

TUESDAY

TC and Joycey B’s swing jive classes are back at a new venue, Mytholmroyd Community Centre. The beginners’ ten-week season continues tonight 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 Taekwondo class for all levels is held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 6pm. For more information, call 07901 833249.

CRAGG VALE

FRIDAY

A ‘Come Dancing’ themed flower festival will run at St John’s Church from 1-5pm. The festival will continue on Saturday from 10am until 6pm and on Sunday from 11am until 5pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 884435.

SUNDAY

There will be a grand concert at St John’s Church at 7.15pm. Tickets £5. For more information, call 01422 884435.

MONDAY

The Cragg Vale Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association will meet at the St John’s Church Room at 7.30pm. There will be a talk on the subject of machine embroidery. £1 admission for visitors. For more information, call 01422 884460.

WEDNESDAY

The Calder Valley Steiner School is having an open day from 2.15pm until 4.45pm. All welcome. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 01422 885249.

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.

FRIDAY

There will be an open mic night at the Cross Inn. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 847563.

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 boxing for ladies, non-contact session is held at Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club at 7pm. All ladies welcome. Admission £4.

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.

There will be a chess night at the Fox and Goose Inn at 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.

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre’s production of ‘Straight and narrow’ runs until Saturday. Jimmy Chinn’s sharply observed comedy of family life explores its complexity while providing moments of dark humour. Tickets are available in person from Innovation or by calling 01422 843907.

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.

FRIDAY

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

A six-week group course in the Alexander technique begins at the Salem Centre at 10am. There is a £42 fee for the course. For more information, call 07939 521932.

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.

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 Banyan Tree is holding a free reiki share from 7-9pm. All levels welcome. For more information, call 01422 845880.

SATURDAY

Word of Mouth runs a crafty kids session from 10am until noon. Admission £7.50, including refreshments. For more information, call 01422 648299.

Calderdale Yoga Centre will hold a feldenkrais into dancing workshop from 10am until 5pm. For more information, call 01422 882923.

There will be an activity day in Nutclough Woods starting at 10.30am. Free admission. For more information, call 01422 847334.

A ‘Make with me’ party will be held at Blackshaw Head Chapel to raise funds for Mencap. Visitors can learn a new craft and gain some expert advice at the event, which runs from 11am until 3pm. There will also be children’s activities. £3 entry, which includes tea and a bun. For more information, call 07941 773222.

Word of Mouth will run a workshop introducing people to felt making from 11am until 4pm. Design and create a colourful felt wall hanging using wool tops, combining silk, threads and textures into the felted surface. For more information, contact Josephine Gornall on 07748 480415.

Scenic crocodile cruises depart from outside the Stubbing Wharf every half an hour between 2-4pm. For more information, call 07966 808717.

The Hope Centre is running an aromatherapy and women’s health workshop from 2-6pm. For more information, call 01422 842424.

A zumba dance fitness class runs at Waterside Gym at 2.45pm. All welcome. For more information, call 01422 846088.

The next Calderdale Heritage Walk will be ‘Bridge Mill to Lee’. Walkers will follow Hebden Water upstream to discover how it exerted influence on the development of Hebden Bridge in the 19th century and before. Meet Justine Wyatt by the statue in St George’s Square at 2.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.

Tokyo Rosenthal will perform the last gig of a British tour at B@r Place at 9pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 842814.

SUNDAY

A craft market will run in Lees Yard car park from 9am until 4.30pm. £15 per stall. 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.

Mikron Theatre Company brings its ‘Beer Street’ show to the Stubbing Wharf at 7.30pm. The show tells the story of pubs and beer and the part they have played in society. No tickets are needed and a pay-what-you-will collection will be taken after the show. For more information, call 01422 844107.

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

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.

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.

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.

A Wing Chun martial arts class is held at Dodnaze Community Centre from 7-9pm. Beginners welcome. For more information, contact Jay on 07816 911535.

Chairman of the Hebden Bridge Partnership, Robin Dixon, is inviting non-members to join the group for its annual general meeting at Salem Mill at 7pm. Community groups within the town will give a short presentation on their activities over the past 12 months.

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

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

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 Organic House 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.

The Word of Mouth Festival presents ‘Meet Sarah Ponsonby, 18th century Lady of Llangollen’ at Hebden Bridge Library at 4pm. Free entry. For more information, call 01422 288040.

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 five-week stained glass course run by glass artist Stephen Roper begins at Simcha Gallery at 6.30pm. Beginners and people at an intermediate level will learn the craft and create a project to take home. To book a place, contact Stephen on 07967 750588 or visit www.simchagallery.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.

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

WEDNESDAY

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

A peer support group for people who have been affected by emotional distress meets at the Hope Centre from noon until 2pm. Free admission. For more information, call 01422 843399.

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.

A traditional Wing Chun kung fu class is held at Dunkley House, Albert Street, from 7pm until 8.30pm. All welcome. For more information, call 07884 020028.

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 Library hosts a talk and readings by Jackie Kay as part of the Word of Mouth Festival at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 (concessions £3.50). For more information, call 01422 288040.

Janet Niepokojczycka will give a talk titled ‘Packhorse days and packhorse ways’ at the next meeting of Hebden Bridge Local History Society at the Methodist Hall, Market Street, at 7.30pm. Janet will look back to days when four hooves ruled the world and make reference to several journeys she has made herself. For more information, call 01422 882441.

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.

An adult beginners contemporary dance class runs at Holme Street Arts Centre from 8pm until 9.30pm. For more information, call 07766 631369.

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.