What’s On - from February 5

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

The monthly ‘Strictly Vinyl’ night at the Venue nightclub, Bridge Street, will be held on Friday February 4 from 11pm until 4am. It will feature Todmorden soul, shaking house and electro with the regular DJs. Entry £5.

Live entertainment at Barearts Studio Bar in the coming week includes Wobbly on Saturday February 5. Both performances start at 7.30pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.

The next Todmorden Walkabout will take place on February 7, beginning at 11am outside the Acorn Centre. The fortnightly, short Monday walks on level paths or pavements last about an hour and are ideal for getting started. New walkers are asked to arrive at 10.45am. For more information, contact walk leader Karen Andrews on 01706 819118

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James Franco, Oscar nominee for best actor, stars in ‘127 hours’ at the Picture House until February 7. Danny Boyle directs the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

Fusion, a new multi-instrumentalist band based in Yorkshire, will perform a mix of jazz, folk, flamenco and music from Africa and the East at the Trades Club on Saturday February 5. Call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.

An open day will be held at the Calder Valley Steiner School, St John’s Centre, Cragg Vale, on Wednesday February 9. Parents and children are welcome at the event, which runs from 2-4pm. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Marilyn on 01422 885249.


Join the countryside rangers at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre on Sunday February 6 at 1pm and learn some traditional woodland management techniques. To book a place, call 01706 373421.


There will be a selection of spooky beers based on a witches and wizards theme at the seventh Pendle Beer Festival, which runs until February 5. More than 100 real ales and ciders will be available to sample during the three-day festival. For more information, contact the box office on 01282 661234 or visit www.themuni.co.uk.


Hebden Bridge based roots rocker Des Horsfall will return to Square Chapel with his band Kuschty Rye tonight, Friday February 4. The band brings together musicians from the folk, blues, rock and pop fields to deliver an eclectic blend of styles. Other events in the coming week include Kimber’s Men performing ‘Valparaiso round the horn’ on Saturday February 5. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.

The stage adaptation of Michael Rosen’s story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ comes to the Victoria Theatre on February 5 and 6. The show, suitable for children aged three and above, is packed full of catchy songs, interactive scenes and hands-on adventure. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

Halifax Film Society is screening ‘Revanche’ at the Playhouse on Sunday February 6 at 7.30pm. For more information, visit www.halifaxfilm.org.uk.


Opera North presents ‘The Merry Widow’ at the Grand Theatre on February 8. For more information, contact the box office on 0844 8482705 or visit www.leedsgrandtheatre.com.

The Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra will perform pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday February 5. For more information, contact the box office on 0113 2243801 or visit www.leedstownhall.co.uk.

Unlimited Theatre and Polka Theatre present ‘Mission to Mars’ at the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Courtyard theatre from February 8-12. The show is a fast-paced adventure full of danger and discovery. For more information, contact the box office on 0113 2137700 or visit www.wyp.org.uk.


Street dance act Flawless, who appeared on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2009, bring their new production of contemporary jazz and modern dance to the Lowry on February 5. For more information, contact the box office on 0843 2086000 or visit www.thelowry.com.