What’s going on this weekend? 21-23 February 2020

Not sure what to do this weekend? Why not visit one of the many fantastic events happening within Kirklees.

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!

Strong Enough – The Ultimate tribute concert to Cher

Get ready for an unforgettable evening, celebrating the global superstar and great female icon that is Cher.

Featuring all of the classic hits including Turn Back Time, I Found Someone, Believe, Strong Enough, Gypsies Tramps and Thieves, her modern Abba remixes and many more.

This is one show-stopping dazzling extravaganza you do not want to miss! This show will take you on a musical journey from the Dark Lady days, to the rocking 80’s perm days and the celebration disco hits.

‘Strong Enough’ features 25 smash hits, six decades of stardom and enough costume changes to cause a sequin shortage… come along and experience the passion, the flair and the glitter!

When is it?

  • Friday 21 February 2020 – 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Where is it at?

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

More information

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


Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Jasdeep Singh Degun, Sibelius

Two musical traditions meet in a world premiere and a Kirklees Concert Season first, at the centre of a spectacular programme taking its inspiration from beyond Western Europe.


An unrelenting whirlwind, Erkin’s Köçekçe Suite fuses Turkish folk traditions with western symphonic music.

Composed and performed by the award-winning sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun, Arya is an exciting new concerto. Simmering with grandeur and emotionally charged music, the melody moves from the sitar around the orchestra in gorgeous sweeps of sound.

Sibelius’ joyful Karelia and mysterious Swan of Tuonela are steeped in Finnish folklore and atmosphere. His final symphony, filled with majestic beauty, is a favourite for many and closes the concert.

When is it?

  • Sunday 23rd February 2020 – 4.30pm

Where is it at?

Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA

More information

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


Chol Theatre: “CLICK! The Internet genie”

CLICK: The Internet Genie is an impactful and engaging piece of interactive theatre exploring internet safety, free to community groups and venues for young people between the 10th and 22nd February 2020. The show is suitable for young people aged 7 – 11 and their parents.

During the show your young people will meet Amelia and Adam, who are both contacted by a mysterious genie online. The genie offers Amelia 3 wishes, and Adam a membership in an elite gaming club. To get their prizes, the genie asks them to prove themselves through a series of challenges. Both of them try to keep the genie a secret from their parents. It’s up to your young people to show Amelia and Adam how to avoid genies online, and stay safe.

When is it?

  • Sat 15th February 2020 – Sat 22nd February 2020

Where is it at?

Various venues

More information

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


Electric Spring 2020 – 5 days of sonic exploration

Electric Spring is an annual festival of sonic exploration of cutting-edge practice in electronic music.

The five-day programme of concerts, installations, workshops and symposia brings together people from diverse musical backgrounds to share their knowledge and perform music representing all corners of electronic music practice.

The festival features the 50-channel, 66-loudspeaker Huddersfield Immersive Sound System (theHISS), as well as work developed for the 25.4-channel SPIRAL studio.

When is it?

  • Friday 21 February 2020 , Free admission for all events
  • Saturday 22 February 2020 , Free admission for all events
  • Sunday 23 February 2020 , Free admission for all events

Where is it at?

University Of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

More information

For more information visit the event’s website.


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

Pancakes and Poetry at the Hudd Lit Fest Preview

There are plenty of treats in store at this year’s Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF2020), starting with pancakes and poetry at the Festival Preview event where the final Festival line-up is announced and guests can pick up copies of the printed programme.

This year will feature a reading by Michael Stewart from a new edition of his poetry collection Couples, a blackly comic sequence of poems that explore the nature of co-dependency.

Michael will then present an In Conversation with debut author Sairish Hussain. Born and brought up in Bradford, Sairish studied English Language and Literature at the University of Huddersfield and progressed on to an MA in Creative Writing. She completed her PhD in 2019, after being awarded the University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship. Sairish will be talking about her debut novel, The Family Tree, a moving multi-generational story of love and family, chosen by Cosmopolitan magazine as ‘One of the best new books by black and POC authors in 2020.’

The Preview will also see the premier of a three-minute animated film, created by award-winning Huddersfield company, Fettle Animation, as part of the Festival project: The Creative Mind. A partnership between the Festival and Words in Mind (a Volunteering Kirklees Bibliotherapy project), the film explores ideas around creativity and mental wellbeing, with contributions from Kit de Waal, Joanne Harris, Jackie Kay, Lisa Luxx, Nikesh Shukla and Lemn Sissay.

When is it?

  • Tuesday 25 February 2020- 6:00pm

Where is it at?

Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, Charles Sikes Building, Queensgate, University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH

More information

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

HLF2020 runs from 19-29 March (with some pre-Festival events). This year’s line-up includes 2019 Booker Prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo, “Queen of Crime” Val McDermid, poet and Festival Patron Lemn Sissay, and Strictly pro and bestselling novelist Anton Du Beke. Plus Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister, Being Mr Wickham, Celebrating Toni Morrison, a Moomins puppet show and a Qawalli Night, along with workshops, performance poetry, several free children’s events and a variety of discussion topics.

For more information about Huddersfield Literature Festival visit the event’s website.


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