What’s going on this weekend? 11-13 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!

Huddersfield International Market

This popular market will be bringing together over 40 stalls of continental foods and crafts offering a real taste of Europe and beyond, creating a burst of flavour in Huddersfield town centre. With something for all the family, Huddersfield’s streets will be a fantastic sensory experience with incredible smells and colourful stalls.

There will also be a variety of music and other entertainment to listen to, while people take the opportunity to taste something different.

The market will be located on New Street, Market Place, Cloth Hall Street and the upper part of King Street.

When is it?

  • Friday 11 October 2019 – 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Saturday 12 October 2019 – 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sunday 13 October 2019 – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Where is it at?

New Street, Huddersfield Town Centre, Huddersfield, HD1 2BQ

More information

For more information visit the events page or contact the Market Office on 01484 225930.

international market

Marsden Jazz Festival

Marsden Jazz Festival attracts some of the biggest names in jazz and this year significant players from the UK jazz scene are coming to Marsden such as Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble, Shirley Tetteh and the Alison Rayner Quintet. The festival also showcases a number of local bands, youth groups and early-career musicians.

The festival takes over the entire village of Marsden with events in over 20 venues across the village. There is also the Market in the Park, Street Food Alley, family-friendly events and the popular street parade.

When is it?

11-13 October 2019

Where is it at?

Various venues across Marsden

More information

For more information visit the event’s website.


Swap Shop Sew in Holmfirth

Join fairandfunky and Upcycle Fashion for ‘Swap Shop Sew’ an exclusive event all about sustainable fashion, where you can bring old clothes and SWAP them for new, SHOP for ethical, Fairtrade, organic and handmade textiles from local businesses, and SEW your own upcycled products.

Upcycle Fashion workshops and the ethical marketplace will run from 1pm-4pm.

Refreshments will be available.

  • 1.00pm to 2.30pm – Clothes Drop Off
  • 3.00pm to 4.00pm – Swap unwanted clothing for other pre-loved items!

When is it?

Saturday 12 October 2019 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Free admission.

Where is it at?

Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS.

More information

For more information visit the events page. 

*WIN* prizes in the upcycle competition: transform an unwated textile item into a new fashion item or artwork! To enter the competition, please email julia@upcycle-fashion.co.uk. Entries will be displayed at the ‘Swap Shop Sew’ exhibition, judged by a guest panel, and announced at 2.45pm.


Grandma Do You Remember Me?

Kirkheaton Church are pleased to announce that they’re hosting a full afternoon and evening of theatre and information surrounding dementia. They will welcome the Az2B theatre company to Kirkheaton Parish Church on Sat 12th Oct, they will be delivering two performances. The first being Grandma Remember Me and the second What Do You See?

The plays are 3pm to 4pm and 6.30pm to 7.30pm with Q & A sessions afterwards, and information and talk in between.

When is it?

Saturday 12 October 2019 – 2:30pm

Where is it at?

St John The Baptists Church, Church Lane, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, HD5 0BH

More information

Tickets are £5 and this includes both performances, a plated tea, talk by a dementia UK ambassador and related information stalls. For tickets ring 01484 531449.


Hope Pit Explore – National Coal Mining Museum

National Coal Mining Museum are excited to once again be offering visitors the chance to enjoy an interactive exploration of the Hope Pit area of the site with their volunteer team. Discover the people, the places and the expertise that was required to support the underground miners.

Get hands-on with mining interventions and techniques and walk the Lister-Kaye Roadway that helped to convey coal to national markets.

This tour will run on at 1pm and 2pm.

When is it?

October 13 2019

Where is it at?

National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH

More information

Tours run at 1pm and 2pm and last 40 minutes, please book your place upon arrival.

For more information visit the event’s website.


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

Meningitis Now’s Pumpkin Parade, a 2.5km walk around Greenhead Park in Huddersfield, is perfect for families, who will be treated to a lantern each and a spooky story or two!

With stories and music and trick or treat,
There’s enough to get everyone up on their feet.
Around the park a tale will be told;
An event for all, whether young or old.
Grab your lanterns that you’ve just made,
Come and Meningitis Now for their Pumpkin Parade

When is it?

Sunday 20 October 2019 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Where is it at?

Greenhead Park, Trinity Street, Huddersfield

More information

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


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