What’s On - from April 21

Heptonstall Players Pace Egg Play
Heptonstall Players Pace Egg Play

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

l Leopards, an up and coming band from Manchester, and local band Part Time Hero will perform at the Polished Knob on Friday April 22 from 9.15pm. Hooson, a Hebden Bridge band playing Aretha Franklin and many more will perform on St George’s Day, Saturday April 23, from 7pm, preceded by a free buffet from 5pm.

l The next Todmorden Walkabout will take place on Sunday April 24, 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 There will be live acoustic and bottleneck guitar music from Gary Boyle and Roger Higgins at Barearts Studio Bar on Sunday April 24 from 4pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

l 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.

l Todmorden Library will host a Mills and Boon royal romance writing workshop on Tuesday April 26 from 2-4pm. Aspiring authors will have a chance to learn the secrets of writing a successful royal romance novel. The guest author will be Sarah Mallory.

l The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on a seven-and-a-half mile walk titled ‘Return to Entwistle, Wayoh and Jumbles’ on Wednesday April 27. For more information, contact walk leaders Margery and Brian Binns on 01706 813357 or for general details about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.

l The Midgley Pace Eggers present the Pace Egg play on Good Friday, April 22. The first performance will be at Banksfield Estate, Mytholmroyd, at 8.45am before moving on to Todmorden at 9.30am; Mytholmroyd at 10.30am; Holme Street, Hebden Bridge at 11am; and St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge, at 11.30am. In the afternoon the play will be staged at The New Delight Inn, Blackshaw Head, at 12.15pm; Hebden Bridge Marina at 1.15pm; Luddenden village at 2pm; Midgley at 2.30pm; and Heptonstall at 3pm. For more information, visit www.PaintersChronicle.co.uk.

l The Pace Egg play will also be performed by Heptonstall Players at Weavers Square, Heptonstall, on Friday April 22.

l Steve Blacksmith, from Halifax Scientific Society, will lead a four-mile walk investigating the scenery, birds and other wildlife around Widdop Reservoir on Friday April 22. Meet Steve in the Clough Foot car park at 11am.

l Viva Morrissey will perform at the Trades Club on Saturday April 23. The band is highly regarded for its authenticity and accuracy. The live set includes many Smiths classics alongside Morrissey’s best known solo material and fan favourites.

l HX7 Jazz Club presents Skein on Thursday April 28. Saxophonist Rachel Musson leads a stellar group including acclaimed pianist Alcyona and improv drummer Javier Carmona through ten original compositions and a one-track homage to her Welsh roots. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

l Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ at the Picture House from April 22-24. In the film, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful ballet dancer Elise Sellas but just as he realises he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.

l Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger star in ‘Unknown’ on April 24 and 25. The plot focuses on a doctor who awakens from a car accident to discover that his wife suddenly doesn’t recognise him and another man has assumed his identity.

l Also showing in the coming week is ‘Young hearts run free’, set against the backdrop of a violent miners’ strike in a quiet Northumbrian village in 1974, which follows teenage artist Mark as he falls in love with Sue, the beautiful new girl from London.

l Dominic Cooper and Gemma Arterton provide voices for characters in animated film ‘A turtle’s tale’ from April 26, which tells of the adventures of Sammy the sea turtle searching the ocean for his one true love.

l Also showing is ‘Howl’, the story of Ginsberg’s poem and the subsequent obscenity trial that ensued. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

l The next Calderdale Heritage Walk will be ‘About Old Town’ on Sunday April 24. Walkers will learn about the history of the village stretching from the Bronze Age to the post-industrial present. Meet John Billingsley by Old Town School at 2.15pm. For more information, email CdaleHeritageWks@aol.com.

l Hebden Bridge Little Theatre presents Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy ‘How the other half loves’ from April 25-30. The plot thickens as the lives of three couples become entangled in a series of mind-boggling misunderstandings. Tickets are available from Innovation or by calling 01422 843907.

l Families visiting Eureka from April 21-24 can set off on safari to explore the world of animal sounds and all the different ways of moving in the interactive story ‘Walking through the Jungle’. For more information, call 01422 330069 or visit www.eureka.org.uk.

l Comedian Dave Spikey returns to the Victoria Theatre with his brand new show ‘Words don’t come easy’ on Saturday April 23. The show is inspired by Dave’s fascination with the vagaries of the English language and examines many of life’s situations where words don’t come easy.

l Birmingham Stage Company’s productions of the ‘Ruthless Romans’ and ‘Awful Egyptians’ from the ‘Horrible Histories’ series come to the theatre from April 26-30. The plays feature actors and Bogglevision 3D effects. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.