A new film about Brighouse – A Happier Valley

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North Park Pictures are showing the world première of ‘A Happier Valley’, a new film about Brighouse, its past and people, and how it has been shaped by water.

With free food, tea and coffee, (along with a paying bar) and music by renowned Brighouse singer-songwriter, Roger Davies.

North Park Pictures, Freedom Studios and Imran Ali were commissioned as part of Landlines and Watermarks produced by 509 Arts, funded by Calderdale Council, Calderdale Community Foundation, and Arts Council England.

6.30 for 7pm start on Monday 4 September 8.30pm finish

Brighouse Civic Hall, Bradford Rd, Brighouse HD6 1RW

This event is free. Booking Link coming soon or call 01274 730077

Brighouse Art Circle August and September Syllabus 2017

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Activities for August and September are:

August  3 19:30 – 21:30     Life Model

August 4 12:30 – 15:30      Afternoon outdoor meeting, Red House, Gomersal

August 10 19:30 – 21:30   Demonstration  by Clive Wylie in perspective in buildings

August 14 12:30 – 15:30    Afternoon outdoor meeting, Greenhead Park

August 17 19:30 – 21:30    Workshop, paint a picture from your holiday

August 24 19:30 – 21:30    Costume Model

August 29 12:30 – 15:30     Afternoon outdoor meeting, Brighouse canal basin

August 31 19:30 – 21:30      Demonstration/workshop

September 7 19:30           Open evening, exhibition, displays, tombola, stalls, supper provided.   Picture of the night competition. Free admission.  Everyone Welcome

Fees for workshops are:

Annual Subscription Single member £20 – Couple £30
Annual Subscription Juniors under 18 – £5
Life models £3
Demonstrations £3
Costume models £2
Workshops are charged at £1

For more information, email or visit the website at  Brighouse Art Circle

Brighouse & Elland Libraries Works Better Assisted Job Search Sessions

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Works Better is partly funded through the European Social Fund and delivered through a collaboration of six partners, including Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield Councils. The programme aims to help people who want to get back into work overcome the barriers which are stopping them – and also to support employers with suitable vacancies to access this potential source of employees. For information on the “job club” sessions contact Elland library on 01422 374472 or email
or for Brighouse library call 01422 288060 or email

Saturday Art Club, Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse

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Fortnightly- Saturday 15 July, 9 September, 23 September, 7 October, 21 October, 4 November, 18 November, 2 December, 16 December 10.30am-12.30pm at Smith Art Gallery, Halifax Rd, Brighouse HD6 2AF.

Children aged 8-14 years old are invited to come along and be creative, make stuff and have fun at the Brighouse Saturday Art Club. We use the fantastic collections at the gallery for inspiration.


Workshops costs £5.00. To book a place please contact Jeffrey on 01422 352334 or email