Entertainment

I AM ELLAND – Exhibition at Brooksbank School Friday 30 June

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Friday 30 June from 6 pm. An exhibition of art, photography and writing by students from the school, followed by a celebratory concert featuring local musicians, including Elland Silver Band and Elland Male Voice Choir, headlined by Lizzie Jones.
Raising funds for Overgate Hospice.
Tickets £10 available from the Victoria Theatre Box Office: 01422 351158 and at local outlets or online at www.victoriatheatre.co.uk

 

Routes Festival 2017

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Saturday 24 June, 12pm

Now in its fifth year, Routes Festival returns with another day of the best in unsigned and underage music at Orangebox Young People’s Centre, Halifax.

Routes Festival provides a platform for young musicians aged 12-24 to showcase their talents on an open and accessible stage. This year Routes will present live music across three stages throughout the day, encompassing a wide range of musical styles – from pop to metal, dance to acoustic.

Tickets £3.50

Orangebox 10 Square Road Halifax HQ1 1QG England 01422 349422

Beechwood Big Picnic – 1st July

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Join North Halifax Partnership and the Friends of Beechwood Park on Saturday 1 July for a great big fun day for all the family.

At Beechwood Park, Holmfield, 12pm – 4pm

Lots of free activities for children, young people and grown-ups!

In the Main Arena:

  • Beach and seaside games
  • Join the Vegetable Nannies in their Allotment for a bit of gardening and childcare.
  • Peppa Pig, Facepainting tent, Sure Start Children’s Centre tents, Sports Day Races
  • Entertainment, Dog Show, Family Fun Run

Picnic Meadow:

  • Bring your own or,
  • Burgers and ice cream for sale.

In the Sports Zone:

  • Archery, Football, Rounders, Boxing,
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Treasure Hunt

On the Community field:

  • Community stalls
  • Project_Twelve:31 tent: Dream-catching, Music Jam, Henna Hands, fortune cards
  • Staying Well tent: Art class taster, Tai Chi taster, Health Awareness, Golf Putting.
  • Local History display
  • Men in Sheds
  • Walking Football
  • Bowling demo

Nature Meadow:

  • Learn more about meadows, the plants that are in our meadow and the minibeasts that live there.
  • Butterfly Hunt

FREE entry. Most activities are free except for food and ice cream.

Limited parking available at Trinity Academy Halifax, HX2 9TZ.

Dogs welcome but please keep on a lead.

Event contact: 01422 255402

The Birdcage – Film Comedy Now Live on Stage

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Still time to see The Actors Workshop Youth Theatre & Studio Group  presenting the film comedy The Birdcage on stage at The Studio Workshop, Back Victoria Street, Halifax from 6 – 10 June from 7:30 pm (bar opening at 7 pm). Tickets £10 (concessions £8). Advance Booking on 01422 323688.

The 61st Halifax Charity Gala

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Don’t forget it’s the 61st Halifax Charity Gala this weekend, Saturday 10th June!

Tickets are available at reception at Threeways Sports Centre for just £1 each.

Tickets are also available from Cafe Zone Halifax on behalf of National Autistic Society (Calderdale).

The Grand Procession is setting off at 11:30 from Eureka car pack then goes on (following the same route as the last two years through the centre of town):

  • Church Street
  • Square Road
  • Horton St
  • Union Street
  • Market Street
  • Old Market
  • Corn Market
  • Southgate
  • Ward’s End
  • Commercial Street (very small section by Victoria Theatre)
  • Portland Place
  • Skircoat Road
  • Heath Road
  • Skircoat Green Road
  • Manor Heath Road

Elland 700 at Elland Library – Walk and Write around Elland

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This year marks the 700 year anniversary of Elland becoming an official market town.

The town received a Royal Charter on 24 February 1317 from King Edward II allowing it to host a weekly market, as well as two fairs a year.

On 15 June 2017 – 14:00 to 17:00 take a short walk around Elland exploring its history with a knowledgeable local guide. Then return to the library to do creative writing inspired by the walk. For more information about this FREE event contact Elland Library on 01422 374472 or email elland.library@calderdale.gov.uk.

Calderland – Taster Singing Workshop, Sowerby Bridge June 14

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Calderland is a huge musical vocal and visual extravaganza that will be presented in The Piece Hall courtyard at the end of September 2017.

This ambitious project is made by and with the communities of Calderdale and will tell stories of a valley and people shaped by water and performed by a large community cast who will take the audience on a musical odyssey along the Calder Valley.

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Elland Lane Children’s Treat 2017 June 10

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If you can’t make it to the Halifax Gala on Saturday  why not go down to join in with the Elland Lane Children’s Treat.

Huddersfield Amateur Football Club are holding a free fun day for all! Includes bouncy castle, rodeo bull, photo booth and more on Saturday 10 June 11 am  – 4 pm. The event is being held at Huddersfield Amateur Football Club, Old Earth, Elland Lane, Elland, HX5 9ES.

HAFC was established in 1905 and currently run four senior men’s teams in the Yorkshire Amateur League (formerly the Yorkshire Old Boys League) and a full boys junior section (see HAFC JUNIORS).

The on and off pitch facilities just outside Elland, between Huddersfield and Halifax, are some of the best in amateur football in the whole of West Yorkshire.

New members are always welcome! For further details please email admin@hafc.net

Classic Bike and Scooter Show in Sowerby Bridge

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The Rotary club of Sowerby Bridge (RCoSB) 4th annual Classic Bike and Scooter Show promises to be bigger and better than before.

Pre 1980 scooter and bikes can be entered into the show with 16 categories – there is a new one this year: post 1980 modern classics and custom bikes.

Please see our website www.rotarysowerbybridge.org for details on how to enter. The pre entry fee is £5 and on the day is £6. Bikes and scooters need to arrive on the day between 8am – 10am. Winners will be announced in the afternoon.

One of the star exhibits will be the Russian Ice Speedway Bike formally owned by a runner up in the 1994-2002 world championships. This 2 valve Jawa engine bike specially built for the sport has 28mm spikes in the tyres (350 in total) to ensure a grip on the ice. It is a spectacle in itself and is not to be misses as this is suspected to be the only one in the country in its current form. Read the rest of this entry »