THINGS to do and see and places to go around the area over the next few days.
There will be dancing, Tai Chi, crafts and several other activities at the next Oak over 50s ‘Drop-in Friday’ at Central Methodist Church on March 11 from 10am until 3pm. Dru Yoga sessions are held at Roomfield House on Tuesdays at 2pm. For more information, call 01706 813969.
Guitarist Richard Parkes will perform at Barearts studio bar on Friday March 11 at 7.30pm. There will also be live music from the 2:19 Blues Band on Saturday March 12 at 7.30pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.
Steuart and Anita Kellington will give a talk about walking through the Alps from Lake Geneva to Nice at Todmorden Natural History Society’s next illustrated talk at Central Methodist Church on Saturday March 12 at 7.15pm.
The next Todmorden Walkabout will take place on Sunday March 13, 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.
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.
An Age Concern lunch club is held at Walsden Cricket Club every Tuesday at 12 noon. A two course meal, tea and coffee is available for £3.25. For more information, contact Rachael or Catherine on 01706 817926.
The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on a seven-mile walk around Cony Warren and Broadshaw on Wednesday March 16. For more information, contact walk leader Allan Humphries on 01535 664691 or for general details about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.
Steve Tilston hosts his final Trades Roots gig at the Trades Club tonight (Thursday) before taking a break until later in the year. His guest will be Ewan McLennan, who combines traditional music from around Britain and beyond. Other events in the coming week include a performance by Calder Valley band Fishing for Bishops on Friday March 11, Cabaret Heaven goes west on Saturday March 12, and Japanese Fighting Fish on Tuesday March 15. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.
Celebrate International Women’s Day with circle dances from around the world, led by Sophia Hatch, at Calderdale Yoga Centre, Hangingroyd Lane, on Friday March 11 at 7.30pm. No experience or partner needed. Wear green and purple, and bring soft dance shoes. Tickets priced £5 in advance (£6 on the door) are available by calling 01422 843000.
Flamenco dance classes run at Hope Baptist Church every Friday from 6pm to 7pm. Improver classes run from 7pm to 8pm, followed by intermediate classes from 8pm to 9pm. For more information contact Patricia on 07949 050039 or visit www.hebdenbridgeflamenco.org.uk.
Oscar winners Christian Bale and Melissa Leo star in boxing drama ‘The Fighter’ at the Picture House from March 11-13. The film tells the story of two brothers who, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that will reunite their fractured family. Also showing in the coming week is ‘New York, I love you’, ‘Brighton Rock’, ‘Tangled’, ‘NEDS’ and ‘Barney’s Version’. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.
American-Palestinian writer, Ramzy Baroud, will speak about his latest book, ‘My Father the Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story’, at Hebden Bridge Town Hall’s Waterfront Room on Saturday March 12 at 7pm. Free admission.
The Three Valleys Gospel Choir will perform an evening of gospel songs from their African roots to modern classics at the Little Theatre on Saturday March 12 at 7.30pm. Tickets priced £5 are available in advance by calling 01422 843907 or on the door.
The next Bookstart Busy Babies session at Hebden Bridge Library will be held on Monday March 14 at 11am. The session of baby bounce and rhymes is suitable for children aged up to two. For more information, ring Ben on 01422 392620.
The Young at Heart Singers meet at Mytholm Court, Church Lane, on Tuesdays from 1-2pm. The group, which sings for health and enjoyment, is free and open to all aged 50 and over. For more information, call 01422 842093 or 01422 330533.
‘Spring Tonic’, a new exhibition by artists at Calder Gallery, opens this week. The exhibition includes work by some of its most popular artists, as well as some who are new to the gallery.
A new exhibition of contemporary work will run at Brooklyn Gallery, Hangingroyd Lane, on March 18 and 19. The exhibition, hosted by the independent associate members group, will be open from 11am until 4pm on both days. Members will be showing contemporary work in various media exploring different themes.
Speaker Kim Wynn will give a talk about ‘Wainstalls Waifs’ at the next meeting of Mytholmroyd Historical Society at the Methodist Church on Friday March 11 at 7.30pm.
The first in a series of simple lunches provided by Churches Together in Hebden Royd will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Sunday March 13 from noon. Donations are requested and all proceeds will go to Christian Aid.
Popular young guitarist Kit Holmes returns to Square Chapel with her trio on Saturday March 12. Her eagerly anticipated third album ‘Driving into the Blue’, mastered at Abbey Road, was released in January. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.
Halifax Thespians present ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’, a stage adaptation of the 1953 Ealing comedy film, at the Playhouse from March 15-19. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 365998 or visit www.halifaxplayhouse.org.uk.
Roger Davies will give a special concert featuring new songs and live favourites from his previous albums at the Victoria Theatre on Friday March 11. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.
Thom Meredith will conduct a full orchestral performance of Karl Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man: A mass for peace’ at Halifax Minster on Saturday March 12 at 6pm. Tickets priced £10 (concessions £8) are available on the door.