What’s happening around the region

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre present The Liver Birds
Hebden Bridge Little Theatre present The Liver Birds

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

l ‘It’s a Beautiful Day’ comes to the Trades Club on Friday June 10. The band, formed in San Francisco is 1967, is the brainchild of five-string violinist David LaFlamme, whose sound created a unique blend of rock, jazz, folk, classical and world beat styles.

l The club hosts a TradesAid gig on Saturday June 11 featuring Ben (Flash Atkins) and Chris Price (Into the Valley).

l Other performers at the club in the coming week include Pete Morton tonight (Thursday) and DJ Lady Heidi on Sunday June 12. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

l Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson star in ‘Water for elephants’ at the Picture House from June 10-12. A veterinary student falls for a married circus performer in the romantic drama adapted from author Sara Gruen’s best-selling novel.

l Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg provide voices for animated characters in ‘Rio’, which is one of several other films being screened at the Picture House in the coming week. The comedy adventure centres on Blu, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind but discovers another in Brazil.

l In ‘How I ended this summer’, two men at work in a meteorological station on a desolate island in the Arctic Circle receive terrible news, resulting in explosive consequences.

l A former swimming champion becomes a pool attendant at a smart hotel in ‘A screaming man’.

l Also showing is ‘Farewell’, an intricate thriller which charts the story of Sergei, a KGB agent slipping Soviet secrets to the West via his French contact, Pierre. For more information and film times, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

l Visitors to Dodnaze Park on Saturday June 11 can try Tai Chi during a session running from noon until 1pm. For more information, call 07913 162452.

l Local harpist Julie Darling will celebrate the worldwide launch of her music by presenting an afternoon of music and words from the world of the Celtic bards at The Hope Centre on Saturday June 11 from 2pm. Julie uses harp music as a means of connecting people to the world of nature and to the inner life, through meditation and poetry. Admission is £10, which includes refreshments. Concessions available. All welcome.

l Hebden Bridge Little Theatre presents ‘The Liver Birds’ from June 13-18. The play follows the lives of two flat-sharing, single girls searching for independence and romance and dealing with the everyday problems of boyfriends, work, money or the lack of it. Tickets are available from Innovation or by calling 01422 843907.

l A walk from Haworth to Hebden Bridge, organised by the National Trust team at Hardcastle Crags, will take place on Wednesday June 15. Meet at the bus stop at Hebden Bridge railway station to catch the 500 service bus to Haworth and walk the eight miles back to Hebden Bridge. A packed lunch and bus fare are required. To book a place, call 01422 844518.

l Booth is the location for a Calderdale Heritage Walk on Wednesday June 15. Walkers will look at aspects of rural and industrial life in this part of Luddenden Dean over the years. Stout footwear is required. Meet Iain Cameron at Booth Cricket Club at 7.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.

l The Accord Inspirational Gospel Choir will perform a concert of gospel songs at Blackshaw Head Chapel on Thursday June 16 at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £7 (concessions £5, children £4), including refreshments. All proceeds go to the Chapel Fund. For more information, contact Roger on 01422 844214 or Jan on 01422 845031.

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

l ‘Moving On’, a final year exhibition by HND/BA Fine Art students at Todmorden Community College, will be held in the coming days. There will be a preview event on Friday June 10 from 6-9pm. The exhibition will then be open on Saturday June 11 from 1-4pm, and June 13-17 from 10am until 4pm each day except for Wednesday June 15, when it will remain open until 8pm.

l ‘Flowers, plants and other stories’, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Mike Holcroft, runs at Water Street Gallery from June 11 until July 16. The exhibition explores the nature of healing through visual perception. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 9.30am until 5.30pm, and on Sundays from 11am until 3pm. For more information, call 01706 839714 or visit www.waterstreetgallery.co.uk.

l ‘Lost villages’ is the title of a Calderdale Heritage Walk on Sunday June 12. Walkers will discover what remains of three industrial villages between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge. Meet Linda Croft at Lobb Mill picnic site off the A646 at 2.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.

l ‘Flamenco Nuevo’, an evening of Spanish guitar with Roger Cox, takes place at Barearts Studio Bar on Sunday June 12 at 4pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

l Knitting group Bear Knitters will meet at The Bear, Rochdale Road, on Sunday June 12 at noon. For more information, call 01422 844881.

l The next Todmorden Walkabout will take place on Monday June 13, starting 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.

l Visitors to Todmorden Town Hall on Monday afternoons 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.

l Age Concern Todmorden’s new ‘knit and natter’ group will meet at Central Methodist Church on Wednesday June 15 at 1.30pm. Bring along your knitting and enjoy a chat, ot learn to knit if you don’t know how. Tea and coffee will be available.

l Mytholmroyd Station Partnership will be planting summer flowers at the station on Friday June 10 from 1.30pm until 2.30pm and on Saturday June 11 between 10am and 11am. Volunteers are welcome to help make the station attractive for summer. The partnership’s monthly meeting will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Tuesday June 14 at 7.30pm. Plans for future improvements at the station will be discussed.

l St Michael’s Church is holding a quiz evening on Friday June 10 at 7.30pm. A licensed bar and a pie and peas supper will be available. There will also be a coffee morning and cake stall on Saturday June 11 from 10am until noon. For more information, call 01422 883480.

l ‘The Magic of Broadhead Clough’, a walk in Cragg Vale which forms part of the Mytholmroyd Walkers’ Action summer series, will take place on Sunday June 12, starting from the Manchester platform at Mytholmroyd railway station at 11am. The five-mile circular route is especially suitable for families with children aged eight or over. The route clambers up Broadhead Clough Nature Reserve alongside streams and wetlands, on the look-out for interesting birds and plants. For more information, visit www.mytholmroydwalkers.org.

l Dennis Locorriere, lead singer of Dr Hook, comes to the Victoria Theatre tonight (Thursday). His special guest for the evening will be Emily Maguire. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

l Halifax Thespians present ‘Ladies Down Under’ at the Playhouse from June 14-18. The show, sequel to ‘Ladies Day Out’ by Amanda Whittington, follows the adventures of a group of four women as they spend some of their Ascot winnings on a trip to Australia. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 365998.