What’s happening in the valley over the next few days

A group of artists are holding their first anniversary exhibition at Brooklyn Gallery and Studios, Hebden Bridge, from June 17-19
A group of artists are holding their first anniversary exhibition at Brooklyn Gallery and Studios, Hebden Bridge, from June 17-19

THINGS to do and see and places to visit over the next few days.

l Toby Marks presents Banco De Gaia at the club on Friday June 17. Music on the night will range from Persian strings and prog rock to Tibetan songs and ecstatic techno.

l Grassroots subsonic rig returns with dub, drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep and jungle at SubVersion 4.0 on Saturday June 18.

l Hxtra 7 Sunday afternoon jazz returns on June 19 with three hours of top quality jazz music, followed by the Hole Note Acoustic Club in the evening.

l Transition Town films will be screened on Tuesday June 21. For more information about any of the Trades Club events in the coming week, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

l A group of local artists are celebrating their first anniversary by holding an exhibition at Brooklyn Gallery and Studios from June 17-19. ‘Vision On’ will feature paintings, photography, ceramics and print making. The exhibition is open on June 17 from 6pm until 8.30pm, and on June 18 and 19 from 11am until 5pm. For more information, visit Degreesofvision.wordpress.com.

l A Peace of Mind cafe will run on Cheetham Street, behind the pale green door opposite the library side door, on Saturday June 18 from 10am until 1pm. There will be an introduction to mindfulness meditation from 10am until 11am, followed by coffee and cakes. At 11.45am there will be a session on using puppets to explore different parts of consciousness. For more information, contact Rufus on 07506 306430.

l A drypoint printmaking workshop will run at Northlight Art Studio on Saturday June 18. Don Myers will teach the Intaglio printmaking technique at the workshop, which runs from 10am until 4pm. For more information, call 01422 843519.

l The Birchcliffe Centre will host a workshop including Tibetan yoga and meditation on Saturday June 18 from 10am until 1pm. For more information, call 07967 974376.

l The fourth annual Hebden Bridge Heritage Weekend gets underway with Hebden Bridge Brass Band’s gala concert at the Picture House on Saturday June 18. The concert, which starts at 7pm, will feature guest soloist Nick Hudson, an internationally acclaimed trombonist. Tickets priced £10 for adults and £6 for children are available from Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre on 01422 843831, or by contacting Steve Gardner on 01422 203103 or 07813 110126.

l The weekend of top brass music continues with the march and hymn tune contest in Hebden Bridge town centre on Sunday June 19. Several brass bands will perform marches and hymn tunes as they process along Bridge Gate before forming up in St George’s Square. The event will run throughout the afternoon.

l ‘Attack the block’ is one of several films showing at the Picture House in the coming week. In the film – a mix of comedy, horror and action – a trainee nurse is attacked while walking home to her flat in a South London tower block but is saved when the gang is distracted by a bright meteorite that hits a nearby parked car.

l Also showing at the Picture House in the coming week is ‘Mars needs Moms’ and ‘The Way’. For more information and film times, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

l A new functional pilates and core class starts at the Calderdale Yoga Centre on Monday June 20. Beginners are welcome at the session, which will run from 4-5pm. There is a £5 fee per class. For more information, contact Michelle North on 07932 936089.

l Hebden Bridge Guitar Society will meet at St James’ Church on Monday June 20 at 7.15pm. New members are welcome. For more information, call 01422 201148.

l Hebden Bridge Women’s Institute will hold its next meeting at Hope Baptist Church on Monday June 20 at 7.30pm. For more information, call 07946 604551.

l Organic House cafe hosts a non-fiction reading group on Tuesday June 21 at 11am. Free entry. For more information, call 01282 411902.

l The Cross Inn hosts a 1980s themed quiz night in aid of Women V Cancer on Friday June 17 at 8pm. Entertainment includes an auction, raffle, name that tune and play your cards right competitions.

l A Boogie Nights Disco will be held at Heptonstall Bowling Club on Saturday June 18 from 8pm until 1am. There will be a range of funk, groove and soul at the event, and a bar will be available. Tickets priced £5 are available on the door or in advance from the Hole in the Wall pub. For more information, call 01422 842406.

l Join the I Spice second birthday celebrations at the Cross Inn on Tuesday June 21. Curry and cake will be served at the event from 6-8pm. For more information, call 07722 630733.

l A beginners acrylic class runs at Old Town Community Centre on Thursday evenings from 7pm until 8.30pm. For more information or to book a place, contact Jude on 07902 039339.

l Members of Wadsworth Gardening Group will gather at the Hare and Hounds pub on Monday June 20 at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 845330.

l A range of activities for all the family will be available at Midgley Fete on Saturday June 18. The event will be held on Midgley Recreation Ground, Green Lane, from 1.30pm until 9pm. Entertainment includes a children’s disco, tug of war, straw race, food, beer tent, Friendly Brass Band and other live music. Free entry. Programmes are available from Midgley shop or on the day. For more information, visit www.midgleyvillage.co.uk.

l The Accord Inspirational Gospel Choir will perform a concert of gospel songs at Blackshaw Head Chapel tonight (Thursday) 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 ‘Moving On’, a final year exhibition of work by HND/BA Fine Art students at Todmorden Community College, runs until Friday June 17. The exhibition is open daily from 10am until 4pm.

l Dr Alex McMinn MBE, chairman of the U3A national research committee, will give a talk titled ‘Well-being in later life – the role of the U3A’ at Central Methodist Church today (Thursday) at 2pm. The talk will form part of U3A Todmorden’s monthly members’ meeting. Non-members are welcome to attend one of the monthly members’ meetings free of charge. For more information, call 01706 839176 or visit www.u3atod.org.uk.

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 3 from 10am until 3pm. Refreshments are available.

l Linda Croft will give a talk titled ‘Introduction to the Todmorden Chartists’ at Todmorden Library on Saturday June 18 at 2pm. For more information, call 01422 392606.

l There will be live music from the Blazing Snowmen at Barearts Studio Bar on Sunday June 19 at 4pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

l The next Todmorden Walkabout will take place on Sunday June 19, starting at 11.15am outside Morrison’s main entrance. New walkers are asked to arrive at 11am. For more information, contact walk leader Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.

l ‘Unearth’, a session of diverse, fun and inspirational woodland activities for women, will take place in Centre Vale Park on Tuesday June 21 at 6.45pm. For more information, call 07850 429566.

l The characters of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard take up their arms and march into town as TAODS presents ‘Dad’s Army’ at Todmorden Hippodrome from June 21-25. Tickets are available from Todmorden Information Centre in person or by calling 01706 818181. For more information, visit www.todhip.org.

l The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on an eight-and-a-half mile walk from Malham to Grassington on Wednesday June 22. For more information, contact walk leader Allan Humphries on 01535 664691 or for general information about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.