What’s On around the region from October 21
The next Todmorden Walkabout will take place on October 24. The fortnightly Sunday walks, which explore local towpaths and lower hills, start at 11.15am outside Morrison’s main entrance and last about two hours. New walkers are asked to arrive at 11am. For more information, contact walk leader Karen Andrews on 01706 819118 or Louise Castro on 01706 819617.
The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group will be going on a 7.5 mile walk called ‘Reservoir Round’ at Piethorne Reservoir on Wednesday October 27. For more information, contact walk leaders Shirley Abbott and Vera Costello on 01706 814016.
Catch ‘Toy Story 3’ at the Picture House from October 23-28. Woody, Buzz and the whole gang return to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in day care. Also showing in the coming week is ‘Ajami’, ‘The Town’, ‘Devil’ and ‘The secret in their eyes’. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.
The National Trust is holding two events in Hebden Bridge in the coming week. Join a National Trust fungi expert for a walk in the woods on Saturday October 23 to find some of the rare and fascinating fungi that Hardcastle Crags is famous for. On Wednesday October 27 there will be a railway walk exploring the industrial past of Hebden Dale, followed by a soup and sandwich lunch at Gibson Mill. For more information, call 01422 844518.
HX7 Jazz Club will welcome The Surinder Sandhu Band on Thursday October 28. The band’s music has been described as having the power of Led Zeppelin and the complexities of Pat Metheny. Other events in the coming week include Steve Tilston’s Trades Roots with Andy Irvine tonight (Thursday), Union Jack on Friday October 22, Pepperjam, Steve Dowling and Breagle on Saturday October 23, and Alejandro Toledo and The Magic Tombolinos on Sunday October 24. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.
The Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers will give a concert of powerful rhythms, huge drums and dramatic choreography at the Gracie Fields Theatre on Saturday October 23 at 7.30pm. For more information, contact the box office on 01706 716689 or visit www.graciefieldstheatre.com.
Spirit medium Derek Acorah, star of numerous series for Living TV, brings his evening of psychic ability to Burnley Mechanics on Wednesday October 27. For more information, contact the box office on 01282 664400 or visit www.burnleymechanics.co.uk.
The next Calderdale Heritage Walk will be ‘The Big C’ on Sunday October 24. Walkers will discover that Ripponden’s history seems to feature many things beginning with the letter C, such as catastrophe, church and Chartism. Meet Anne Kirker by the Parish Church gates at 2.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.
The Vogler String Quartet, one of the world’s leading chamber groups, will perform pieces by Dvorak, Berg and Beethoven at Square Chapel on Friday October 22 as they celebrate 25 years as an ensemble. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.
Eureka will be filled with magic as it hosts spooky half-term fun activities in its ‘School for witches and wizards’ from October 23-31. There will be activities for children of all ages to get them into the Halloween spirit. For more information, call 01422 330069 or visit www.eureka.org.uk.
Circus Hilarious, winners of the Ken Dodd Comedy Award, come to the Victoria Theatre on Sunday October 24 with their brand new show ‘Keep Britain Laughing’. Other events in the coming week include Samay tonight (Thursday), ‘Vampires Rock’ on Friday October 22, and an evening with Willard White on Tuesday October 26. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.
Abba tribute band Mamma Mia comes to the Ritz Ballroom on Friday October 22 at 8pm. The Memphis Riders will provide the music for a Rock and Roll Night on Saturday October 23. For more information, call 01484 720058 or visit www.ritzballroombrighouse.co.uk.
Opera North bring their new musical folk drama ‘The Gypsy Bible’ to the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Tuesday October 26. The show explores the magic and myth surrounding the creation of the violin. For more information, contact the box office on 01484 430528 or visit www.thelbt.org.
Experience a taste of authentic Cuban life at the Alhambra Theatre from October 25-27 when ‘Havana Rakatan’ stops off in Bradford as part of a UK tour. The show tells the story of more than 500 years of dancing on the Caribbean island. For more information, contact the box office on 01274 432000 or visit www.bradford-theatres.co.uk.
Comedian Stewart Francis will appear at Leeds Town Hall on Friday October 22. The Canadian comic is renowned for his one-liners. Other events in the coming week include a ‘Military Music Spectacular’ featuring the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas and the Yorkshire Massed Male Voice Choir on Sunday October 24. For more information, contact the box office on 0113 2243801 or visit www.leedsconcertseason.com.
Legendary Anglo-Canadian jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler will stop off at The Venue at Leeds College of Music on Sunday October 24 as part of his 80th birthday big band tour. The set list will feature new arrangements of some of his most cherished music, as well as new compositions written especially for the occasion. For more information, call 0113 2223434 or visit www.lcm.ac.uk.
Smash hit ‘Spirit of the Dance’, which has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide, comes to the Grand Theatre from October 25-30. The show combines Irish dance with Latino rhythms. Other events in the coming week include the Anderson Wakeman Project 360 on Sunday October 24. For more information, contact the box office on 0844 8482703 or visit www.leedsgrandtheatre.com.
The ‘Tutankhamun - his tomb and his treasures’ exhibition opens at the Museum of Museums on Friday October 22. For more information, call 0844 2491000.
Craig Revel Horwood directs a new staging of the classic musical ‘Chess’ at the Lowry from October 26-30. For more information, contact the box office on 0843 2086005 or visit www.thelowry.com.