What’s going on this weekend? 4-6 October 2019

We have some great events happening throughout Kirklees this weekend!

Don’t forget to browse on our Community Directory for lots more ideas.

We love to see and hear about what you’ve been up to in Kirklees, so don’t forget you can use #Kirklees to share the love and connect with us via our Twitter and Facebook!

Dinosaur Storywalk – as part of Holmfirth Walker’s Week

Do you know your Stegosaurus from your Triceratops?  Can you find the Tyrannosaurus? Head out of the library to explore Holmfirth during Holmfirth Walker’s Week, and help us find all the missing dinosaurs!

When is it?

Fri 4th October 2019

Where is it at?

Holmfirth Library and Tourist Information Centre, Holmfirth, HD9 3JH

More information

For tickets and more information visit the events page.

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SWANSONG-not fade away

In a small flat somewhere in London, Frank Dudley, old-school actor, struggles with the passing of time and his old friends, his ambition to play Shakespeare’s Richard II still unfulfilled.

But is Frank really a self-proclaimed national treasure, or just an unloved ageing bit-part player with impossible dreams?

Frank’s fantasies cannot suppress the realities of a lonely old age, as he endures a life of self-deception and loneliness in a play tinged with wry comedy. Trapped in embittered loneliness, Frank’s none-too-glittering career seems to be fading away into oblivion. But the truth dawns on Frank in a surprising way . . .

When is it?

Friday 4 October 2019

Where is it at?

Red & Green ClubClub, 42 Bankwell Road, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, HD3 4LU

More information

The play starts at 7.30 and runs for about 60 minutes. Free performance, with a collection for Red & Green Club funds.

According to the charity Age UK, half a million people over the age of sixty usually spend each day in complete solitude. Loneliness affects people of all ages, from all backgrounds, especially older people who have outlived their friends and immediate family.

For more information visit the events page.


Holmfirth Walking Festival – Family Treasure Hunt

As part of Holmfirth Walking Festival, Holmfirth Civic Hall will be running a family treasure hunt. Everyone is welcome to join in on this walking friendly hunt around the centre of Holmfirth.

When is it?

5th October 2019- 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where is it at?

Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS

More information

Register at the Hall from 10.00am. HCHCT’s pop-up cafe will be open and providing refreshments throughout.

For more information visit the event’s website.


Daniel O’Donnell Gold Hits Tour

It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best-loved artists of our time, both at home and abroad.

He has had a remarkable career. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30 year span and in doing so; he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to U2 and the Rolling Stones. He accomplished this with his latest album ‘Christmas with Daniel O’Donnell’, released in November 2017, it entered the UK Artist Albums Chart at No. 19.In total, Daniel has now reached the UK Artist Albums Chart with more than 38 albums and has now amassed THIRTY TWO Top 30 albums over the course of his career. Daniel has also achieved eight number-one hits in the UK music video/DVD charts over that period.

After more than 30 years in the spotlight as an engaging entertainer, he is still in love with performing and with audiences the world over.

When is it?

Saturday 5th October 2019 – 7.30pm

Where is it at?

Huddersfield Town Hall

More information

For tickets and more information visit the event’s page. 

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Falconry weekend at Cannon Hall Farm

On the fringe of Kirklees the Farm is not far from Bretton Park and Clayton West.

The ever-popular Falconry Weekends will see farm visitors be able to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures from SMJ Falconry.

Over the weekend there will be flying displays and handling sessions where you will be able to hold and take your own photographs of yourselves with our special guests.

All the falconry experiences will be included in the farm admission price, so join us for a fun-packed day out which will include sheep and ferret racing, milking demos, meerkat sessions and tractor trailer rides.

When is it?

  • Saturday 5 October 2019
  • Sunday 6 October 2019

Where is it at?

Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

More information

For tickets and more information visit the event’s website. 


Here’s a sneak peek of what’s happening next week…

We Need to Talk About Windrush: A Public Lecture by Professor David Olusoga

The School of Human and Health Sciences is delighted to welcome Professor David Olusoga to deliver the inaugural Annual Race Lecture.

The Windrush Scandal of 2018 didn’t come out of nowhere. It’s intricately connected to the history of post-war British politics and the longer histories of racism and empire. In this talk Professor David Olusoga of the University of Manchester places the Windrush Scandal within the context of Black British History.

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker. His most recent TV series include Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), The World’s War (BBC 2), A House Through Time (BBC 2) and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). David is also the author of Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. His other books include The World’s War, which won First World War Book of the Year in 2015, The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism and Civilizations: Encounters and the Cult of Progress. David was also a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black British History and writes for The Guardian and is a columnist for The Observer and BBC History Magazine. He is also one of the three presenters on the BBC’s landmark Arts series Civilizations.

When is it?

Wednesday, 16 October 2019- 5:00pm-7:00pm

Where is it at?

The Oastler Building (OA4/01), University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

More information

To register your place and for more information visit the events page. 

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One comment

  • There doesn’t seem much point in including events for Friday 4th Oct in a post received on Saturday 5th, interesting though they are !

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