THINGS to do and see and places to go over the next few days.
The next Todmorden Walkabout will take place on February 13, beginning at 11.15am at Morrisons main entrance. The fortnightly walk is a great chance to 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
The next meeting of the Todmorden Natural History Society will be on February 12 from 7.15pm at Central Methodist Church, Bramsche Square. Stephen Halliwell will talk about “Some Spring Flowers of the Machairs”. Stephen, from Preston Natural History Society, showed the group some great photographs last year and has been invited back. For more information telephone 01706 814703.
Jack’s House, Burnley Road, will open its doors to comedy on Friday February 11. On the bill will be comedy juggler Steve Royle, who has appeared in Phoenix Nights, comedian and writer Caimh McDonnell and Spanish stand up El Purnell. Compere for the evening will be Rob Riley. The show starts at 8.30pm and tickets are £10. For more information call 01706 819192.
See The King’s speech (12A) at the Picture House from Friday February 11 to Monday February 14. Colin Firth gives a Golden Globe-winning performance.Following the death of his father King George, Prince George (Firth), who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in need of a leader he seeks the help of an eccentric speech therapist called Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Also showing in the coming week is ‘Monsters’, ‘Arthur and the great adventure’ and ‘Abel’. For more information, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hbph.co.uk.
Learn Swing-Jive with TC and Joycey-B upstairs at the Hole In The Wall. Moves include Jive, Swing, Charleston, Strolls and lots more and will be accompanied by 1940s and 1950s music from Big band Swing to Rockabilly Bop. The next class will be on February 15 from 7.30pm and will cost £5. Fore more information, contact Joyce on 01706 814996 or visit www.hepcathop.com
Disco fever will hit The Trades Club on Friday February 11 as the Mirrorball Disco comes to town. The event is a celebration of some of the greatest disco music ever made and for one night only DJ’s will be summoning up the spirit of Studio 54, with the likes of Chic, Grace Jones and Donna Summer providing the euphoric soundtrack. For more information call, 01422 845265 or call www.tradesclub.info.
The guest speaker at the February meeting of the Mytholmroyd Historical Society is Vicky Swinglehurst, who will talk about ‘Roses red and violets blue’. The meeting starts at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church.
Rochdale Borough Council is inviting keen walkers to trek the Summit via the Lydgate Valley as part of its International Year of the Forests celebrations. The event will run from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Sunday February 13. The meeting point is Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre. For more information telephone 01706 373421.
Oddsocks Theatre Company will be performing Hamlet – The Comedy! at the Muni Theatre in Colne. The riotous but family friendly performance, which will see television magician Paul Damiels play Hamlet’s father, is on stage at 7.30pm on Thursday February 10. Doors open at 6.45pm and entry is £12 adult, £9 concessions and £32 for a family ticket. For more information, contact the box office on 01282 661234 or visit www.themuni.co.uk.
Calderdale Heritage Walks next meet outside Bull Green House at the top of Bull Green in Halifax at 2pm on Sunday February 13 to examine Halifax Hostelries. They will tour Halifax Hotels and Inns, which have been renowned for centuries for a variety of reasons both good and bad.
Friends of Square Chapel are putting on their ever popular Winter Ceilidh with Phlappjax at the Square Chapel Centre for the Arts from 7.30pm on Saturday February 12. Tickets are priced at £11, £9 concessions, and include a supper. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 349422 or visit www.squarechapel.co.uk.
The Circus of Horrors is back at the Victoria Theatre for one night only by popular demand. Four Chapters from Hell will be performed from 7.30pm on Saturday February 12. For more information, contact the box office on 01422 351158 or visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk.
The Upper Calder Valley Walking Group next meet at10am on Wednesday February 16 to take on the Stainland Circular. The meeting point for the eight-mile walk will be the car park near the recreation ground in Stainland. For more information call Phillip Bottomley on 01422 373944.
Goodnight Mister Tom, one of the best-loved stories of its generation, will be running at The Lowry on Tuesday February 15 and Wednesday February 16. This brand new stage adaptation brings the story back to life to mark the book’s 30th anniversary. The Tuesday show starts at 7pm and individual tickets range from £14 to £18. For more information, contact the box office on 0870 7875788 or visit www.thelowry.com.