What’s going on this weekend? 8-10 November 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!

Holmfirth Film Festival’s winter weekend of film

A selection of 23 films/events – with something for everyone – award winning world cinema, music/singalong, Saturday animation for children, black and white classics, blockbusters, documentaries, thrillers, climate/nature and the environment, film of the book (Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights) including discussion with academic and award winning novelist, Michael Stewart, creator of the Bronte Stones Project http://www.michael-stewart.org.uk/bronte-stones/

When is it?

  • Friday 8 November
  • Saturday 9 November
  • Sunday 10 November

Where is it at?

Films at three venues across the Holme Valley starting Friday lunchtime through to Sunday evening:

  • Holmfirth Civic Hall
  • Southgate Theatre, Honley
  • Carlile Institute, Meltham

More information

Admission to films adult £5, child/young person £4.

See programme for details of all events on the festival website.

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The Novels that Shaped our World: A live screeening from the British Library

To mark the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, a panel have selected 100 novels that have shaped their world.

Chaired by BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley, writers Alexander McCall Smith, Kit de Waal and Juno Dawson along with the broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, editor of the TLS Sigg Abell and Bradford Literature Festival Director Syima Aslam reveal their choices.

This event will be streamed live from the British Library.

When is it?

  • Friday 8 November 2019 – 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Where is it at?

  • Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3DX
  • Dewsbury Library, Railway Street, Dewsbury, WF12 8EQ
  • Huddersfield Library, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU
  • Mirfield Library, Easthorpe Lodge, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AN

More information

For tickets and more information visit the events page.


Remembrance Services in Kirklees 2019

There are services throughout Kirklees on Remembrance Sunday and also additional services on Monday 11 November.

The Mayor of Kirklees Council, Mumtaz Hussain, is appealing to local people to support the poppy appeal again this year and to remember the fallen.

Once again, communities throughout Kirklees will come together on 10 November to remember those who have given their lives in conflict.

When is it?

  • Sunday 10 November 2019
  • Monday 11 November 2019

Where is it at?

  • Various venues in Kirklees

More information

To view all the services happening in your area read our remembering the fallen article.


Paul Zerdin’s Puppet party

Paul Zerdin and his dysfunctional puppet family are back by popular demand with a brand-new UK tour. As well as starring everyone’s favourites Sam, Albert and Baby, there’ll be his new bodyguard, an urban fox, some hilarious audience participation – and a talking ice cream – all using a mixture of master puppeteering, state of the art animatronic wizardry and a unique blend of edgy comedy.

It’s a quirk of British theatre that a man can get a standing ovation for spending the best part of 75 minutes on a stage talking to himself. It goes without saying that Paul’s skills are top notch – there’s not a hint of movement from his lips and he has a strong command of a range of different voices but it’s his control of the puppets and sense of timing that brings his characters to life!

Don’t miss out on your chance to see the winner of America’s Got Talent and one of Britain’s finest entertainers.

‘’The best ventriloquist Britain has discovered for many years…’’ The Stage

When is it?

  • Saturday 9 November 2019 – 7:30pm

Where is it at?

  • Cleckheaton Town Hall, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 3RH

More information

For tickets and more information visit the events page.


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

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2019

hcmf// is an annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, taking place over 10 days and consisting of approximately 50 events – including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film – with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need.

hcmf// aims to provide life-changing and unique artistic experiences to as wide an audience as possible; to be an international platform for new music and related contemporary art forms in Britain; to enthuse existing audiences and draw in new ones through adventurous programming and informed, stylish presentation, and to be an active cultural partner within the region.

Encompassing concerts, films, talks, installations, exhibitions and family events you can find the full programme online. hcmf.co.uk

When is it?

  • Friday 15 – Sunday 24 November 2019

Where is it at?

  • Various venues in Huddersfield

More information

For more information visit the event’s website.

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