What’s happening around the area

Hebden Bridge Brass Band play at Centre Vale Park
Hebden Bridge Brass Band play at Centre Vale Park

HERE are a few things to do and see and places to go around the district over the next few days.



A zumba class is held at DC Dance, the Old St John Ambulance Hall, Victoria Road, from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. No experience required. For more information, call 01706 839113 or email info@dcdance.co.uk.

The Tolkien discussion group will meet at 655 Rochdale Road, Walsden, at 7pm. The group discusses the works of author JRR Tolkien. For more information, call 01706 839176.

The next meeting of the Todmorden branch of the Royal Naval Association will be held at the British Legion Club, White Hart Fold, at 8.15pm. The branch is seeking new members. Any ex-service personnel are welcome. For more information, contact Frank Harrison on 01706 814533.


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

All musicians are welcome at a blues jam at the Sportsman’s Arms, Kebcote, at 9pm. For more information, call 01706 813449.


Todmorden Unitarian Church will open its doors from 10am until 4pm as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme. Visitors can go on church tours and sample vintage style cakes and refreshments. For more information, call 01706 810753.

Auditions for the upcoming Tod’s Got Talent event will be held at Todmorden Working Men’s Social Club, Halifax Road, from 7-9pm. Participants must be aged 18 and above. All proceeds from the show will go to the Women v Cancer charity. For more information, call 07809 454362.

Cheeky Sew and Sew, on Rochdale Road, hosts a tutu and bustle making workshop from 2-4pm. Accompanied children welcome. There is a £20 charge, which includes materials. For more information, call 01706 816181.


The next Todmorden Walkabout will start at 11.15am from Morrisons main entrance. The two hour walk will explore local towpaths and lower hills. New walkers are asked to arrive at 11am. For more information, contact walk leader Karen Andrews on 01706 819118.

Knitting group Bear Knitters will meet at the Bear, Rochdale Road, at noon. For more information, call 01422 844881.

The next Calderdale Heritage Walk will be ‘Todmorden - a brief history’. The route includes some of the town’s grand and humble buildings. Walkers will discover how Todmorden developed over the centuries and hear stories of the families that made it. Meet Linda Croft at Todmorden Town Hall at 2.15pm. For more information, visit www.CalderdaleHeritageWalks.org.uk.

Hebden Bridge Band will give a concert at the bandstand in Centre Vale Park at 3pm as part of the Centre Stage Festival of Brass 2011. Seating and light refreshments will be available. For more information, visit www.atouchofbrass.org.

Los Sombreros will perform live at Barearts Studio Bar at 4pm. For more information, visit www.barearts.com.


The Todmorden Carer Support Group will meet at Todmorden Health Centre from 10.30am until 1pm. The group provides information, support and social activities for adult carers. For more information, call 01422 369101.

Crumb, on Halifax Road, runs an evening class teaching people how to bake cupcakes. The session, which starts at 6.30pm, will also show people a range of decorative techniques. To book a place, call 07889 125086 or visit www.crumb.co.

The Todmorden Library Readers’ Group will meet at the library at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01706 815600.


The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group is going on an eight mile walk to Walshaw and Blakedene at 10.30am. Meet at the National Trust car park, Midgehole. For more information, contact leaders Elizabeth and Stuart Mortimer on 01422 357584 or for general information about the group, contact David Rawson on 01422 884748.

The Golden Lion hosts a psychic night at 8pm. It will feature a demonstration of clairvoyance with Lorraine Bamford, one of the north’s top leading mediums. Tickets are priced £5. For more information, contact Mark on 01706 816333.



‘Sarah’s Key’ is showing at the Picture House at 10.45am, followed by ‘Super 8’ at 7.45pm.

A pottery course will start at Old Stables Studio at 6.30pm. The five week course in soft slab building costs £65. For more information, call 07904 158659.

People are invited to a free taster session with Calder Valley Voices when the group begins its new term at the Methodist Church Hall, on Bridge Lanes, at 7.15pm. The group sings for fun and sometimes performs at community events. For more information, call 01422 843321 or visit www.caldervalleyvoices.org.uk.

A zumba class is held at Waterside Gym from 8-9pm. No experience required. Admission is £4.50. For more information, call 07843 263714 or 01706 559671.

Pennine Piperholics, a meet and play session of local pipers, will take place at the Fox and Goose Inn at 9pm. For more information, call 01422 842649.


Calderdale Yoga Centre is running a Balkan Gipsy circle dance class at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 843000.

Winner of the Golden Bear award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, ‘A Separation’ will be screened at the Picture House at 7.45pm.

SubVersion presents KJs at the Trades Club at 9pm.


A Feldenkrais workshop will be held at the Hope Centre from 10am until 1pm. For more information, call 01422 882923.

The Picture House will open its doors for the public to come in and take a look around the cinema as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme from 10am until 1pm.

This will be followed by a screening of ‘Mr Popper’s Penguins’, starring Jim Carrey, at 1.30pm. The story revolves around Mr Popper, a house painter whose real passion is exploring the Arctic, although he has no means to do so.

A felted jewellery workshop will be held at Word of Mouth from 11am until 4pm. Design and make a variety of shaped, hand felted beads and create millifioro rolls to slice for earrings, necklaces and bracelets. There is a £36 fee. For more information, contact Josephine Gornall on 07748 480415.

A fun and food day will take place at Dodnaze Community Centre from noon onwards. There will be a bouncy castle, tombola, cake stall and more at the event. Table top space can be rented for £5. For more information, contact Caroline on 07913 162452

Numerous bands will be playing live at the Hole in t’Wall between 1pm and 5pm. For more information, call 07586 307091.


A craft market will run in the Lees Yard car park from 9am until 4.30pm. Stalls can be booked for £15. For more information, call 01706 819731.

‘Captain America: The first avenger’ comes to the big screen at the Picture House at 4pm. In the comic book adventure, meek US Army soldier Steve Rogers takes part in an experimental military programme that infuses him with super-human powers. He uses his newfound strength to battle the villainous Red Skull.

Nelsons Wine Bar hosts an open mic night at 8pm. For more information, call 01422 844782.

Annabelle Chvostek will perform at the Trades Club at 8pm. For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.tradesclub.info.


The Second Organic House Readers’ Group will meet at Organic House Cafe at 10am. For more information, call 01422 844748.

The Young at Heart Singers meet at Mytholm Court, Church Lane, from 1-2pm to sing for health, fun and companionship. No experience is needed and the sessions are free (tea and biscuits £1). Men are particularly welcome. The group for people aged over 50 is supported by Northern Orchestral Enterprises Ltd. For more information, call Carole on 01422 842093.

‘Healing energies’, a four week self-help course, starts at the Hope Centre at 7.30pm. There is a £15 charge per session. For more information, call 01422 842492.

Dominic Cooper stars in ‘The Devil’s Double’ at the Picture House at 7.45pm. In the film, set in Baghdad in 1987, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam Hussein’s palace and ordered to become the body double to Saddam’s son, the notorious ‘Black Prince’ Uday Hussein. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.

A beginners’ burlesque dance course with Lady Wildflower runs at the Salem Centre at 8pm. For more information, call 07766 495291 or email lady-wildflower@hotmail.com.


Hebden Bridge Local History Society presents a talk about the Battle of Brunanburgh at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church at 7.15pm. Admission £2 for non-members. For more information, call 01422 882441.



The new season of Mytholmroyd Historical Society meetings begins with a talk by Dr John Hargreaves at Mytholmroyd Methodist Church at 7.30pm. His topic will be ‘The history of local Methodism’.


A table top sale and coffee morning will be held at St Michael’s Church Hall from 9am until 12.30pm. People are invited to come along and grab themselves a bargain.

Visit the haunt of the notorious clippers and counterfeiters in Cragg Vale during a ten mile ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’ walk, setting off from Mytholmroyd Library at 10am. For more information, visit www.walkandridefestival.co.uk.


The Calder Dragons under-12 basketball club meets at Calder High School from 4.30pm until 6pm. For more information, call 07970 734639.



‘A different place’, a retrospective exhibition of landscape photographs by Todmorden photographer Charles Peck, runs at Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax, until October 2.


There will be a Ceroc freestyle night at the Ritz Ballroom in Brighouse at 8pm. Admission £8. For more information, call 01484 720058.


As part of the Heritage Open Days scheme, Square Chapel will open its doors and invite people to enjoy all it has to offer. Browse stalls, listen to live music, take part in art and craft sessions, watch a film, make a windmill and much more at a family fun day from noon until 4pm. Free entry.

The Pete Pritchard Band will provide the music for a rock and roll night at the Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse, at 8pm. Admission £9. For more information, call 01484 720058.


Imagine Theatre will be at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax to hold open chorus auditions for this year’s pantomime, ‘Aladdin’. Children aged between eight and 16 who are interested in taking part are asked to arrive at the theatre at 9.45am, wearing comfortable clothing and shoes suitable to move and dance in. Auditionees must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. For more information, visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.

The Halifax, Huddersfield and District Branch of the RSPCA is holding a K9 Party in the Park in Manor Heath Park from noon until 5pm. It will feature a fun dog show, dogstacle course, games and lots more.

English folk music legends Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick will perform a new collection of traditional songs and tunes at Square Chapel at 7.30pm. For more information, call 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.