What’s going on this weekend? 22-24 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!

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.

When is it?

Friday 15 – Sunday 24 November 2019

Where is it at?

Various venues in Huddersfield.

More information

To find out more information visit the event’s website.

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Christmas lights events across Kirklees

The tinkle of festive music is filling the shops, the air is getting colder, and pretty soon the streets will be aglow with light as we get ready for Christmas.

Be the first to see your local town light up by visiting one of the fantastic light switch on events being organised by local communities and businesses across Kirklees.

When is it?

Various times

Where is it at?

Various venues across Kirklees

More information

Find out when the fantastic light switch on events are by visit our Kirklees Together website. 


Dick Whittington

Following the success of last season’s production of Aladdin, the Arts Group are proud to be presenting another fun-filled pantomime with Dick Whittington and his faithful cat, Tommy, setting out to make their fortunes. Aladdin was a sell-out production so make sure you get your seats booked early!

When is it?

  • Friday 22 November 2019 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday 23 November 2019 – 2:30pm
  • Saturday 23 November 2019 – 7:30pm

Where is it at?

10, Lower Peel Street, Dewsbury, WF13 2ED

More information

The play is presented by arrangement with Ben Crocker Pantomimes. 

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


Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves in Meltham

Drawing on the roots of old time and bluegrass, this exceptional duo features two gifted young musicians who are already leading lights in the new generation of American roots music.

Talented Canadian banjoist Allison de Groot has made a name for herself as a member of Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and The Goodbye Girls (alongside Molly Tuttle).

Tatiana Hargreaves is a phenomenal fiddler based in North Carolina, who has toured with luminaries including David Rawlings, Gillian Welch and Bruce Molsky. She also played on Laurie Lewis’ Grammy nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions. Together, Allison and Tatiana create a scintillating, foot-tapping sound, with powerful songs and beguiling tunes.

When is it?

Saturday 23 November 2019 – 8:00pm

Where is it at?

Meltham Carlile Institute, Huddersfield Road, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 4AE

More information

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


Slow Stitch Sunday in the Byram Art & Design Studio

Take a couple of hours for yourself this Sunday mid-morning and join maker, Nicola Twynham, in exploring the experience of Slow Stitch. The process of hand embroidery and appliqued fabric offering a mindful and calming environment in the Byram Art and Design Studio.

The session will provide a welcoming and tranquil work space and all the materials needed to develop your own piece of hoop art in a small group. Suitable for beginners and more advanced embroiderers.

Celebrating Circles. Using circle templates we will explore applique and stitch using circles to build up abstract images in this session, exploring the meaning that can be produced with just one shape.

When is it?

  • Sunday 24 November 2019

Where is it at?

Byram Art & Design Studio, Unit 36, Byram Arcade, Westgate, Huddersfield, HD1 1ND

More information

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

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Here’s a sneak peek of what’s going on next weekend…

Huddersfield Winter Festival

Huddersfield Live brings a little magic to Huddersfield by way of beautiful festive tipis adorning on St George’s Square with a traditional bar, festive food and coffee area all surrounding a blazing open fire. It’s a place to relax and have fun. Daytime activities include children’s crafting, Baby Zumba and Pantomime workshops.

There’s entertainment from local artists with live music, spoken word, open mic nights, theatre performances and networking events. Outside in the Square on some days, there are other enjoyable things happening. The theme of this year is ‘Belong’- we don’t want anyone to feel lonely at this time of year so come along and it wouldn’t be long before you feel like you ‘belong’.

When is it?

  • 15 November- 24 December, 11am-9pm

Where is it at?

St George’s Square

More information

For more information visit the event’s website.


Free parking this Christmas

We are encouraging people to shop local this Christmas with free parking opportunities across our town centres.

Find out where you can park for free this Christmas.

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