What’s happening around the area - your top entertainment guide

Some of the girls starring in Calder Valley Youth Theatre's production of Sweet Charity at Halifax Playhouse
Some of the girls starring in Calder Valley Youth Theatre's production of Sweet Charity at Halifax Playhouse

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

TODMORDEN

THURSDAY

Valley Art Group is holding an exhibition during November at Todmorden Tourist Information Centre. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and from 10.45am to 2.30pm on Sunday. For more information telephone Jude Hall on 07902039339.

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.

Learn to knit a hat at Cheeky Sew and Sew, Rochdale Road, from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets are £25 and for more information telephone 01706 816181/

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.

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

The Calder Valley and District Branch of Cats Protection are hosting a free Christmas Open Day from 10am to 2pm. It takes place at the Central Methodist Church, Bramsche Square, and for more information telephone 0845 1770887.

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

Learn to use and alter paper patterns at Cheeky Sew and Sew, Rochdale Road, from 1pm to 3pm. Tickets are £20 and from more information telephone 01706 816181.

Ian O’Brian and Friends will be at bare arts on Rochdale Road from 7.30pm. For more information telephone 01706 839305.

SUNDAY

Explore local towpaths and lower hills on one of Todmorden Walkabout’s Sunday walks. The event starts at 11:15am, at Morrison’s car park on Rochdale Road, and lasts around two hours. For more information telephone Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.

Blazing Snowmen will be performing at Bare Arts on Rochdale Road from 5pm. For more information telephone 01706 839305.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Learn how to make a 1950s skirt using original 1950s designs in a two-week course at Cheeky Sew and Sew on Rochdale Road. The course, which costs £30 for both weeks, takes place from either 1pm to 4pm or 6pm to 9pm. For more information, call 01706 816181.

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.

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.

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.

The first session of a five-week pottery course runs from 6.30pm to 9pm at Old Stables Studio, Palace House Road. Tickets for Baubles and Bell are £65 and for more information telephone 07904 158659.

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.

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.

FRIDAY

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

Word of Mouth is inviting people to improve their dry needle, felting and appliqué techniques. “Felt Like Christmas: embellish a fleece throw runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm at the venue on Hangingroyd Lane and tickets are £38.For more information telephone 01422 648299.

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 Members Punk band will be playing the Hole In The Wall from 9pm. The event, at the venue on Hangingroyd Lane, is free and there will be support acts. For more information telephone 01422 843907.

SATURDAY

Creative residents will be using a variety of techniques and materials to make festive cards at Word of Mouth, Hangingroyd Lane. The class takes place from 10am to 1pm and tickets are £12.50. For more information telephone 01422 648299.

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

SUNDAY

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

Enjoy The Collective music night at the Hole In The Wall, Hangingroyd Lane, from 9pm. Entry is free and for more information telephone 01422 843907.

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.

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.

Hebden Bridge Guitar Society is meeting at St James Church, Church Lane, from 7.15pm. Entry is £2 and new members are welcome. For more information telephone 01422 201148.

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

Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute is meeting at Hope Baptist Church, Hope Street, from 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome and membership is £30. For more information telephone Amy on 07946 604551.

Wadsworth Gardening Group is meeting at the Hare and Hounds, Lane Ends, Old Town, from 7.30pm. The event is free and for more information 01422 845330.

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.

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.

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.

WEDNESDAY

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

Older residents are invited to a Golden Years reflexology class at the Hope Centre in Wragley House, Valley Road, from 11am to 4pm. The session costs £12 and anyone interested is urged to book by appointment. For more information telephone 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.

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.

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

Rakish Paddy will be performing at the Cross Inn from 8.30pm. All welcome. 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.

MYTHOLMROYD

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.

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.

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

LUDDENDEN FOOT

FRIDAY

Luddenden Foot Community Association is holding a craft session from 10am to noon at Luddenden Foot Civic Institute, Station Road. The session is £5 and includes light refreshments. For more information telephone 01422 885 508.

Luddenden Foot United Reformed Church will be serving a two-course lunch for £3.50 (per adult) and £1.50 per child from 2pm in the cafe at Luddenden Foot Civic Institute, Station Road. For more information telephone 01422 885 508.

CALDERDALE

THURSDAY

Upper Calder Valley Walking Group will be taking an eight-mile wander around Warley from 10am. The meeting place for the event is Cote Hill car park, where participants are requested to leave their vehicles. The are also advised to bring a packed lunch and flask and for more information telephone David Mallinder on 01422 361862, or David Rawson on 01422 884748.

SATURDAY

Calder Valley Theatre Youth will be performing “Sweet Charity” from 2.15pm at the Halifax Playhouse, King Cross Street, Halifax. Tickets are £12, £10 concessions,and can be booked by telephone on 01422 353380.

SUNDAY

Halifax Film Society is screening Enter The Dragon, with a guest speaker, from 7.30pm at the Play House, King Cross Street, Halifax. For more information telephone 01422 822871.

Comedian Jo Caulfield will be performing at the Square Chapel, Square Road, Halifax, from 7.30pm. Tickets are £12, £10 concessions, and for more information telephone 01422 347928.

MONDAY

The auditorium at the Square Chapel, Square Road, Halifax, will play host to an afternoon of sequence and ballroom dancing. Doors open from 1.30pm and for more information telephone 01422 347928.

WEDNESDAY

The Brooksbank School Sports College are hosting a centenary concert from 7.30pm at the Victoria Theatre, Fountain Street, Halifax. The concert will feature students past and present and tickets are £10. To book tickets, call the Victoria Theatre Box Office on 01422 351158.