What's On! Holmfirth & Huddersfield Events Diary 2017



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Date  Holmfirth Markets - Next Farmers' Market...
Event

Holmfirth Market and Farmers' Market

Take a trip to the farmers' market and you can buy fresh, nutritious, good quality food direct from the person who produces it.

Thursday General Market, 9am to 5pm.
A busy local market bursting with fresh produce including fruit and vegetables, local meats, cheese, eggs, breads, cakes, plants, plus a huge selection of essential household items.

Saturday Craft and Food Market, 9am to 5pm
A wonderful combination of essential fresh foods and superb hand-made crafts which varies through the year but includes basketry, jewellery, cards and stationery, embroidery, clothing, glassware and photography, flowers, soaps, paintings, sculpture and much more.

Holmfirth Farmers' Market - held on the 3rd Sunday of each month, 9am to 2pm.
One of the oldest farmers' markets in the country and runner-up for Farmers' Market of the Year 2010, this nationally accredited farmers market is full of the hustle and bustle of local farmers and local shoppers filling their bags with the very best of local produce.

Location Holmfirth (Market Hall)  
Tel 01484 225930
Web www.kirkleesmarkets.co.uk
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Date  2nd Sunday of Each Month
Event Upmarket Sundays Open Market

The market takes place at New Street (near Primark) on the second Sunday of each month.

The market offers something for everyone with handmade crafts, locally produced food, antiques, collectibles, fashion and lots more. The market opens at 10.00am and close at 4.00pm every month.

Market and Car Boot Sale
Spend a relaxing bank holiday browsing for bargains at the giant car boot and Monday market, or why not clear out your clutter and sell all your unwanted items.

The building opens for set-up at 7am, and we operate a first come queuing system for sellers to unload from their vehicles onto the next available market stall. All goods in the car boot must be second-hand, no new items.

The cost per stall is £8 for the day.
Parking in the town centre is free of charge on bank holidays.

Location New Street  
Tel 01484 225930
Web www.huddersfieldmarket.co.uk 
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Date  2nd Sunday of Each Month
Event The Alternative Market

The Alternative Market is made up of young stallholders selling handmade fashions, photography, arts and crafts, jewellery, home baking, flavoured vodkas, hampers, gifts and toys.

The Alternative Market was a set up so that young entrepreneurs aged 13-29 could showcase the their talent, and the people of Kirklees could take advantage of an enhanced the shopping experience in the town centre.
Location New Street
Web https://www.facebook.com/AlternativeHudd
 

Packhorse Shopping Centre

Date  Packhorse Art Gallery - open daily - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Event Art Gallery and Exhibition Space

Visit this stylised art space to exhibit, view and buy art work including paintings, textiles, pottery and jewellery - all by local artists and enthusiasts.
The Gallery is a welcoming space with comfy sofas and free WiFi coming soon.
Run by Support to Recovery (S2R) a local Well Being Charity, the idea for the Gallery is to help promote recovery through therapeutic art.
The Gallery is located on the first floor of The Packhorse Centre and can be accessed via the entrance stairwell inside the Market Place Mall.

Location The Packhorse Centre
Contact For more information or to pledge support please contact Sian Smith on packhorse.gallery@gmail.com 
Web www.packhorseshoppingcentre.co.uk
 

Date   Various throughout the year - Vintage and Craft Fairs
Event Byram Arcade - Shopping Arcade Huddersfield 

Byram Arcade is a great place to visit throughout the year, but at certain times it’s extra special, with events and live performances taking place.
Art & Craft Fair – On the 4th Saturday of EVERY month.
No two months will be alike, each month there will be a good selection of Art, Jewellery, Textiles, Cards and other items!

VINTAGE @ THE BYRAM

Clothing stalls, re-worked, vintage inspired, antiques, craft, gifts, jewellery, accessories!


Live music – most Saturdays
Vintage Fairs
Festival of Light

Check the website for further details

Location Byram Arcade
Web www.byramarcade.com

www.yourhighstreetdirect.com

 
 
Looking for good quality accommodation in the heart of Huddersfield?
Huddersfield Central Lodge Hotel Welcome to The Huddersfield Central Lodge Hotel
Independently run by the Marsden family since opening in 1999, the Lodge has built up a reputation for friendliness and excellent accommodation at sensible prices.

Full Award winning English Breakfast, Secure Onsite Parking, Free Wi-Fi and Central Huddersfield Location.

Visit here

May

Date  May 30th  2017 - 13.50-15.45 & 16.45-19.25
Event
NHS Blood and Transplant blood donor sessions

You’ll be welcomed in and asked to complete a few simple questions about your medical history and lifestyle to make sure it is safe for you to donate and safe for a recipient to receive your blood. If anything is of question to you or our team, the nurse will be on hand to talk to you further, all in the strictest confidence. From there you’ll have your iron levels tested by a simple finger prick test; this is to make sure you have enough iron in your blood to donate. You'll then be called to a donation bed where you’ll sit back and relax to give your donation using new, sterile, high tech equipment.

In a short period of time after donation you'll have yourself a drink and a biscuit safe in the knowledge you have just helped to save or improve someone’s life.

Donors can attend this session with or without an appointment.
 
To register as a donor, and to book an appointment should you wish, please contact 0300 123 2323 or alternatively visit www.blood.co.uk
Location
The Masonic Hall, 26 Greanhead Park Rd, HD1 4EN  
Tel   0300 123 2323
Web See all Huddersfield Dates:www.blood.co.uk
 

Date  Shop Sundays - 11.00 - 4.00
Event Welcome to Huddersfield on Sundays
 2nd Sunday of every Month


Every month on the Second Sunday, Huddersfield is hosting a Sunday shopping event in the town centre.
Lots of town centre shops are open as well as Queensgate Market.
It's Upmarket Sundays at Brook Street Market and the Alternative Youth Market on New Street, plus FREE parking all day in the multi-storey Market Hall car park.
Location Queensgate Market  
Tel 01484 225930
Web https://www.facebook.com/events/164751937241774/
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Date  Saturday 27th May 2017
Event Piazza Shopping Centre FREE Summer Family Fun Days

Don’t miss these fantastic FREE Family Fun Days here at the Piazza, the fun starts on Saturday the 27th of May with our animal petting Farm ** lots of fun for the kids whilst you shop.

Don’t forget the FREE Face Painting and Candy Floss giveaway at each event, plus retailer discounts on the day.

**Animals at the petting farm are subject to change.

Other dates:
Saturday 1st July - Bumblebee Meet & Greet
Saturday 29th July - Piazza on Sea
Saturday 26th August - Emerdale Soap Star Meet and Greet (11am - 3pm)
Location The Piazza Centre, Huddersfield     
Tel 01484 221677
Web www.piazzacentre.co.uk

 

 
 

Date  20th  - 26th May 2017
Event Holmfirth Film Festival

This year’s Film Festival builds on the success of the last four years with an exciting programme of 80 films and documentaries from around the world and the UK, screened in the historic Picturedrome and a dozen different venues throughout the Holme Valley, plus a range of innovative events.
Festival Director Stephen Dorril said: ‘This year sees a major expansion in the number of films were are screening. We are catering for lots of different interests and groups. We want people to share our enthusiasm for film and to give them the opportunity to see films they simply would not have to opportunity to view otherwise.’
Dorril said: ‘We are known for interesting events and quirky venues. Last year it was the Yurt. This year’s new venue is The Cinema Truck, a truck that has been converted into a wonderful mobile cinema. It was kindly loaned to us by Craig Morrison and transported to Sands Recreational Park by Turner Brothers.’
Location Holmfirth
Web http://holmfirthfilmfestival.co.uk
June

Date  10th June 2017
Event Honley Show

Honley Show is one of the most prestigious, best attended and well respected rural shows in the country. Now in its 79th year, the Show's Farnley Tyas showground remains one of the region's best venues to showcase a stunning range of activities, agricultural events, stands and displays.

It provides a fun day out for all the family whether you live in Kirklees, West Yorkshire or the North of England.

Location The Show Field, Honley (free bus from Honley village)
Tel 01484 661 072
Web www.honleyshow.co.uk
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Date  TBC June 2017
Event The Art Market

The Art Market is a unique, friendly event where selected artists & designer-makers sell beautiful textiles, sculpture, homewares, jewellery, paintings, art, photography and more, direct to the public.

100 wonderful selected artists and designer-makers selling their own work direct to the public over two weekends with different artists each weekend

Location Holmfirth (Market Hall), Huddersfield Road, HD9 3JH.
Web www.artmarkets.co.uk
 

Date   Saturday 24th June 2017
Event Lindley Carnival

This year will be the 8th year of the Lindley Carnival and we hope that it will be the best yet. As in the past there will be games, rides, food stalls and much more. There is also a musical treat this year with the two Lindley Junior School choir performing as well as the famous Lindley Band. We have usually been very lucky with the weather and lots of ice cream has been consumed on the day!

Location Lindley
Web www.lindleygroup.org.uk
 



Date  1st July 2017
Event Annual open air Concert on the Hill

Concert on the Hill, has been staged at the Laund Hill Sports ground for the last 15 years, it is an outdoor event where the great traditions of Yorkshire are brought together an award winning brass band, Lindley Brass Band and two great male voice choirs, Honley and Colne Valley. The format is similar to the last night of the proms, complete with a firework spectacular finale.

This year the Concert will have a French theme, it may even be called Le Concert.

Every year families from all over Huddersfield and Yorkshire converge on this idyllic sports arena to watch top quality local musicians perform the true British classics of years past, Land of hope and glory, Rule Britannia, God save the Queen and of course this year La Marseillaise. They bring picnics, tables and chairs, gazeboes, even candelabra. The atmosphere is informal and epitomises Yorkshire friendliness, every one wandering about marvelling at the efforts that people have gone to for an evening of classical entertainment.

The spectacle is finished with a dazzling firework display in time to the 1812 overture. After which many spectators and performers retire to the sports club house for yet more refreshment.


RAISING FUNDS FOR HUDDERSFIELD YMCA R.U.F.C AND OTHER LOCAL CHARITIES

Location YMCA Sports Centre, Laund Hill, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield
Tel YMCA Clubhouse : 01484 654052  
Web www.huddersfieldymca.co.uk/concert-on-the-hill
Video/
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Date  TBC July 2017
Event Annual Great Pendragon Duck Race & Gala

Since 1983, Holmfirth Duck Race has raised almost £300,000 for a wide variety of local good causes and charities.

Organised by Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table, the Duck Race is a family-oriented day out that takes over the famous Yorkshire town of Holmfirth on the first Sunday of July every year.

And this year, it’s even bigger, with the Duck Stock musical festival, where a variety of great bands will provide a full day’s family-friendly entertainment.

First Prize: £2000
Second Prize: £750
Third Prize: £250
Location Holmfirth  
Web www.theduckrace.org.uk

www.facebook.com/HolmfirthDuckRace
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Webcam
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Date  TBC July 2017
Event Meltham Memories

Annual 1940's Weekend
We make the village of Meltham go back in time, with themed entertainment and attractions in and around the village centre.

Location Meltham
Web http://melthammemories.co.uk
 


Date  Carnival Day - Saturday 8th July 2017 - 1.00pm
Event Huddersfield Carnival
7th - 9th July
The Carnival is celebrated over two days with the Carnival Royale Show, where contestants compete for the Crown and the opportunity to lead the Carnival Procession.

The Mas Band Parade takes place from the Hudawi Centre and winding its way through the streets of Huddersfield. Bands will display an array of flamboyant costumes and will parade around the town centre to St George’s Square where, each band will have the opportunity to take to the stage
Location St George's Square  
Tel 01484 536542
Web www.huddersfieldcarnival.co.uk
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 Click above to see the Carnival Live from Webcam of Square
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Date  TBC July 2017 - 12.30
Event Cancer Research UK's Race for Life

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life is an amazing women-only series of events which raises millions of pounds every year for life-saving research into 200 types of cancer - helping men, women and children across Yorkshire survive.

Race for Life is non-competitive. Women and girls of all ages, shapes and sizes can choose whether to walk, jog or run the 5k route. Most are able to walk 5k in an hour. All women are welcome, regardless of whether they are taking part on their own or as part of a group.

Last year, 2,742 women took part in Race for Life in Huddersfield and raised a fantastic £137,088. This year, organisers want 3,400 women and girls to put their best foot forward and help raise £145,500 for vital research.

By uniting - and enlisting the support of the men and boys in their lives - women across Huddersfield can make a stand against cancer - a disease which affects 26,700 people in Yorkshire and the Humber every year.
Location Leeds Road Playing Fields
Tel 0871 641 1111
Web raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org
 


Date  TBC July, 2017
Event Holmfirth Art Week

artWEEK is a local event with a national reputation – most of the exhibitors are from this area but visitors come from all over the country to view and to buy. It is astounding how much artistic talent there is locally – it is this that makes the event such a success . . . and brings so many visitors to Holmfirth every year.

Location Holmfirth  
Tel 01484 689464
Web www.holmfirthartweek.org.uk/
August


Date  Thursday 3rd to Saturday 6th August 2017
Event Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

(Hudds Food Fest) 2017 will run over 3 days, to promote Huddersfield as a vibrant town and raise the profile of local and regional businesses.

(Hudds Food Fest) is the largest Festival of its kind in Yorkshire and last year attracted over 100,000 people. Last year’s festival was considered the best year ever, with individuals and families travelling from across the region and as far as Liverpool, Cornwall and New York to join us.

We are proud that over 90% of the food and drink businesses who exhibit at the festival are from Huddersfield & Yorkshire.
  St. George's Square Go there
Tel 01484 480890
Web www.foodanddrinkfestival.org.uk
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Webcam
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 Live Webcam of the Festival - click here

 

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Watch our video featuring highlights from the Festival

Huddersfield Landmarks from the air

Watch Aerial HD Video featuring St. George's Square, home of the Food & Drink Festival - click here

 

 

Chol Theatre

Date  Saturday 12th August 2017
Event The Big Masala Tea Party

A performance to mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India.
Location St. George's Square
Web http://www.choltheatre.co.uk
Webcam  click for live web cam view
 Live Webcam - click here
 
September

 

 

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Date  22nd - 24th September 2017
Event Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival, Holmfirth Town Centre

Visit the Holmfirth food and drink festival and be prepared to take your taste buds on a tantalising journey. Food stalls offering the very best of local, European and international foods will fill the streets of this idyllic town centre. Cookery demonstrations will take place over the weekend including chefs' master classes, celebrity ready steady cook and much more. Watch the Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival video below.
Location Holmfirth
Web www.holmfirthfoodanddrinkfestival.com
Video/
Webcam
  click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth     Watch past video
 

Date  TBC September 2017
Event Annual Town Crier Competition

Pop down to the Piazza Shopping Centre to hear Town Criers from all around the UK including Huddersfield's very own Vic Watson.


Location Piazza Centre, Nelson Mandela Corner
Contact Vic Watson on 01484 315494
 

 

Kingsgate Student Lockin, Huddersfield

Date  TBC September 2017 - 6pm - 9pm
Event

Kingsgate Student Lockin

The Student Lock In - the biggest student shopping extravaganza of the season is here again at Kingsgate Shopping Centre Huddersfield.

With its trademark brand of frenzied student mania to bring you a one-night-only party of crazy savings, cool giveaways and awesome activities. Shopping needed a makeover; prepare for a Takeover...


Register online now!!

Watch past video here!  

Location Kingsgate Shopping Centre
Register studentlockin.com/index.php/event/city/huddersfield
Website www.kingsgateshoppingcentre.co.uk/
 

Packhorse Centre Huddersfield Student Freshers Event

Date  TBC September 2017 - 4.00 - 7.00PM
Event

Freshers Event at The Packhorse Kitchen

We have FRESHERS FEVER!

Eating challenges, live cooking demonstrations and a selfie challenge.
It's all happening on Friday 30th September!

- Burger King triple whopper eating challenge!
- Ale Tasting with the Real Cafe
- Selfie Scavenger Hunt
- Rooster Wing Roulette
- El Taco Loco Buritto Challenge
- Live Cooking Demos
- Foodie Vouchers to win
- Fantastic Discounts

COME IN FANCY DRESS!

Location
Packhorse Shopping Centre  
Web www.packhorseshoppingcentre.co.uk
 

 

 

Date  TBC October 2017
Event Marsden Jazz Festival
A programme of over 80 events and a stunning variety of music to suit all tastes and ages.
Location various venues in Marsden
Tel 01484 846969
Web www.marsdenjazzfestival.com
 

Date  TBC October 2017 - 7.30pm - gate opens 5.30pm
Event Huddersfield Town Firework Spectacular

The annual Huddersfield Town Firework Spectacular, held in association with Standard Fireworks, will return to PPG Canalside on Sunday 23 October 2016 and this year there is even more going on for the Family!

Gates will open at 5pm, with club partner Pulse 1 starting the evening’s live music and entertainment off with its roadshow.

There will also be fun fair rides for all ages, whilst West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue will also be in attendance to add some fun to the night!

Other activities for children will come courtesy of the Club’s ‘Football in the Community’ team. Everyone’s favorite mascots, Terry and Tilly the Terriers, will also be on hand to say hello to young Town fans in attendance.

Traditional food and drink will be available to enjoy courtesy of the PPG Canalside kitchen, whilst there will also be a selection of hand-picked local companies selling traditional foods, cheeses, crafts and accessories as well as stalls from the Club’s charity partners – a great opportunity to get some early Christmas presents!

The firework display will commence at approximately 7.30pm.
Location PPG Canalside
Tel 01484 484 123
Web http://www.htafc.com/news/article/2016-17/huddersfield-town-standard-fireworks-firework-night-3303188.aspx
 


Date  TBC October 2017 - 12.00 - 3.00pm
Event

Little Monsters Spooky Scare Trail at The Packhorse Centre, Huddersfield

Join us for a mystery trick or treat hunt!

- Face painting and balloon modelling
- Halloween themed treats in the Packhorse Kitchen
- Create Spook-tacular crepes with the Street Food Corner
- Design your own mini Halloween decorations

WIN A PRIZE for best fancy dress, so dress up the kids in all spooky costumes and you could win a mystery Halloween prize at the end of the event.

Location Packhorse Shopping Centre
Tel 01484 533898
Web www.packhorseshoppingcentre.co.uk
 


 

Date  TBC October 2017
Event Spooktacular at Queensgate Market




10:00am - 2:00pm, Free of charge - all welcome
Location Queensgate Market
Tel 01484 223730
Web https://www.facebook.com/HuddsMarkets/
 


 

Date  TBC October 2017
Event Halloween at The Piazza Shopping Centre

This Halloween come down and join us for free story telling, face painting and maybe even a Halloween treat, from 12:30 till 4:30 at the Piazza Centre.
Location The Piazza Centre
Tel 01484 221677
Web www.piazzacentre.co.uk
 
 

round table

 

Date  TBC 2017 - 5.30 - 8.30pm
Event Annual Pendragon Round Table Bonfire

This local community event has been attracting people from Huddersfield and the surrounding areas for years and is a permanent fixture on the Bonfire Calendar

Based at Crosland Hill near the Sands House Public House and just above the World Famous Standard Fireworks factory, the event attracts many thousands of people each year. The Bonfire and Firework Display raises thousands of pounds with all proceeds going back into the local community.

Tickets: £4 adults, £1 kids,
Parking £2

Gates and Fun Fair open at 5.30pm (including food and drink outlets)
Bonfire lights up at 6.30pm
Fireworks at 7.15pm

Location Opposite the Sands House, Crosland Moor
Web https://www.facebook.com/RoundTableBonfire/
 
 

 

 

Date  TBC November 2017 - 10.00 - 4.00pm
Event Lindley Winter Food Fair

Join us for our 4th Winter Food Fair.
We have a wide range of wonderful stalls, stocked full of local produce.

Beer, wine, cheeses, chocolates and much more.

Entry is just £1 with free entry for under 16s.
There are children's activities, hot and cold drinks as well as delicious food from the cafe.

In support of St. Stephen's Church, Lindley.

 

Location Lindley Infant School
Web www.facebook.com/lindleywinterfoodfair
 
 



Date  TBC November 2017 - starts 4.30pm, switch on at 6.30pm
Event Huddersfield Christmas Lights Switch On at The Piazza Shopping Centre

Come and join us for the Piazza & Huddersfield Light Switch on with Ross Barton from Emmerdale from 2pm till 6pm. We will have Reindeer & you might be lucky enough to pet or feed them.

Sponsored by Kirklees College and the Piazza Centre.
Location The Piazza Centre, Huddersfield     
Tel 01484 221677
Web www.piazzacentre.co.uk
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 Click to Watch VideoWatch past Video here!!
 
 

Date  TBC November 2017 - 10.00 - 4.00pm
Event The Art Market

The Art Market is a unique, friendly event where selected artists & designer-makers sell beautiful textiles, sculpture, homewares, jewellery, paintings, art, photography and more, direct to the public...

100 wonderful selected artists and designer-makers selling their own work direct to the public over two weekends with different artists each weekend
Entrance £2.00. Children under 14 free.

Location Holmfirth (Market Hall), Huddersfield Road, HD9 3JH.
Web www.artmarkets.co.uk
 
 

 

Holmfirth Christmas Lights Switch On

 

Date  TBC November 2017 - 5.00pm
Event Lights switch on in Holmfirth

Come and join the mayor of Kirklees at this thoroughly festive event. Activities including bands/music, sing-a-long carols and a mini fair ground, refreshments, stalls and Santa's grotto.

Festive Fun & Music, Santa's Grotto,
Festive Food & Drink!
Parade with Celebrities
Switch On!
Fireworks
And closing events

Location Holmfirth
   
Video/
Webcam
click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth
 

Date  TBC November 2017
Event Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

hcmf// is an annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, over 10 days 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.

Location various venues in Huddersfield
Tel 01484 425082
Web www.hcmf.co.uk
 

Small Business Saturday

Date  TBC December 2017
Event Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday promotes the benefits of buying local and encourages the public to shop with smaller businesses.
The initiative has backing from organisations and high-profile figures such as David Cameron and former Dragons' Den star James Caan.
Small businesses can get involved by requesting a starter pack and promoting their businesses using the #SmallBizSatUK Twitter hashtag.

Show your Support and Shop Local in Huddersfield!

Click & Collect from you Local Huddersfield Shops this Christmas at:

www.yourhighstreetdirect.com

Web www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturdayUK
 



Date  TBC DECEMBER 2017 - 1.00pm
Event THE HUDDERSFIELD and DISTRICT SOCIETY OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

INVITE YOU TO A CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE



FREE OF CHARGE
EVERYONE WELCOME 
Location HUDDERSFIELD PARISH CHURCH ST PETER’S
Web www.huddersfieldparishchurch.org
 

Date  TBC December - 12.00 - 3.00pm
Event

Christmas Festive Feast at The Packhorse Kitchen

Packhorse is launching its popular Christmas event for the second year running with plenty of festive attractions on offer for all.

Santa is returning to Packhorse Kitchen to meet and greet with the little elves of Huddersfield.

 Enjoy a meet and greet with Santa Claus, a Christmas Craft Workshop station and Christmas market stalls where families will be invited to sample festive treats from each of the Centre’s eateries. The Street Food Corner will be inviting all to sample brand new menu additions whilst hosting a Christmas crepe workshop for children.

The event is free to attend, although parents will be encouraged to make a small donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital, a charity that the Centre has raised money for in the past, this will be collected by Santa’s elf throughout the day.

Location
Packhorse Shopping Centre  
Web www.packhorseshoppingcentre.co.uk
December

 

Santa at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre Huddersfield

 

Date  Throughout December 2017 - Open daily
Event Visit Santa in his Candy Cottage at Kingsgate Shopping Centre & Enoy Late Night Shopping too!
Location Kingsgate Shopping Centre Huddersfield
Web www.kingsgateshoppingcentre.co.uk
 

Visit Santa at Queensgate Market Huddersfield

Date   December 2017
Event Visit Santa and his Sleigh at Queensgate Market


Only £4.50
Location Queensgate Market
Web www.queensgatemarket.co.uk
February

 

Date  Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 7.00pm
Event The Annual Imbolc Celtic Fire Festival

An extravaganza celebrating the end of Winter and start of Spring. Includes pyrotechnics, fire sculptures, theatre performances and torchlight parades.

Location Standedge Tunnel Visitors' Centre, Marsden
Tel 01484 845595
Web

https://www.facebook.com/groups/28897413498/

 


Piazza Centre Huddersfield,  Valentine's Day Shopping Celebrations

Date  TBC  February 2018 - 10.30 - 3.30pm
Event Piazza Shopping Centre Valentine's Day Celebration

Enjoy fantastic Valentine's Day discounts and find great gift ideas for that special someone!

Free Chocolate treats from our chocolate fountain.
Location The Piazza Centre, Huddersfield     
Tel 01484 221677
Web www.piazzacentre.co.uk

 

 
 

Packhorse Centre Huddersfield

Date  TBC February 2018 - 12.00 - 2.00
Event

The Packhorse Valentine's Event

Huddersfield families are invited to enjoy a free Valentine’s activity workshop at the heart of Huddersfield.

Packhorse Shopping Centre will play host to a Valentine’s flower workshop, where visitors can hand-craft their own designs just in time to give to someone special on February 14th.
The event will take place on Monday 13th February, 12-2pm and feature new samples, mini cakes, discount vouchers and all things sweet from the Centre’s brand new retailer, Patisserie Valerie.
Packhorse Shopping Centre’s Centre Manager, David Heathcote-Smith, said: “We are delighted to host a Valentine’s event this year. “Valentine’s Day means something personal to everyone and we would like to offer Packhorse visitors of all ages something truly memorable and completely free to enjoy.


Location
Packhorse Shopping Centre  
Web www.packhorseshoppingcentre.co.uk
 

Slaithwaite Moonraker Festival

Date  TBC February, 2019
Event
Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival

The Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival is back with a moveable feast of illuminated delights.

This popular local festival, held biannually, celebrates the beautiful Pennine Community of Slaithwaite. A week of lantern making, music, story telling, arts and crafts culminates in a unique finale event re enacting the legend of moonraking from the eighteenth century, and then it's all back to the Leisure Centre for a Ceilidh.
Location
Slaithwaite Village  
Web slaithwaitemoonraking.org
 

 

 


Date  TBC March 2018
Event
Yorkshire Brass Band Championships 2018

Over the weekend more than sixty bands will be competing in the magnificent setting of Huddersfield Town Hall. Across all sections players will be taking to the stage, all seeking the honour of representing Yorkshire at the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. With some of the finest Bands in Britain such as Black Dyke, Brighouse and Rastrick, Grimethorpe Colliery, Rothwell and many others all competing in the Championship Section, few contests are so fiercely competitive.

Second, Fourth and First Section
Tickets £8 unallocated seating

Third Section
Tickets £6 unallocated seating

Championship Section
Tickets £10 allocated Stalls or Balcony Seating

Location Huddersfield Town Hall
Tel 01484 225755
Web https://tickets.kirklees.gov.uk
   
 

Kirklees Business Conference Huddersfield

Date  TBC  March 2018
Event Kirklees Business Conference

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber is delighted to be hosting their Kirklees Business Conference (KBC) at The John Smith’s Stadium.

The free one day conference has become a main event in the local business calendar. Set to be bigger than ever, KBC is dedicated to helping businesses to connect, learn and grow.

Attracting over 500 business people and 50 exhibitors, KBC includes a fantastic programme of engaging seminars, a discussion panel focusing on major developments within Kirklees and open networking throughout the day.

Location
John Smith's Stadium  
Tel 01484 483679
Web https://kirkleesbusinessconference.co.uk
 

 

 

Huddersfield Literature Festival

Date  TBC March 2018
Event
Huddersfield Literature Festival

Since its inception in 2006, the Huddersfield Literature Festival has provided innovative and high-profile events to support and showcase both established and new, emerging writers and performers, as well as offering the opportunity to attend workshops and masterclasses.

This year’s performers include: Ian Rankin, Jenni Murray & Alan Johnson at Huddersfield Town Hall

Plus: Susie Dent, Sophie Hannah, Joanne Harris, Henry Normal, Michèle Roberts, Lemn Sissay, writing workshops and more

  • Free Family Events
  • Creative Writing Workshops
  • Literary Afternoon Tea with Susie Dent (C4 Countdown)
  • Majikkon (Anime/Manga & Comic Con)
  • A Celebration of Pride and Prejudice
  • Poetry Slam with Attila the Stockbroker
  • Crime Fiction Day Comedy evening

Many FREE or LOW-COST events at accessible venues Several events with Stagetext subtitling.

Support your local Festival – at venues across Huddersfield town centre

Location Huddersfield Town Hall and others
Tel 01484 943 093
Web www.litfest.org.uk
   
 

 

 

Huddersfield Literature Festival Courage is Poetry Project

  Huddersfield Literature Festival - 2018
Event
Courage is Poetry Project - Take a trip around Town

Following the recent competition a selection of poems from the Courage Is Poetry Project will appear in key prominent spaces and shops within the Town Centre and here within the Virtual Huddersfield 'virtual' streets.

To accompany the competition winners, the work of five poets appearing at the Huddersfield Literature Festival in March are also featured: Lemn Sissay, Rose Condo, Owen Lowery, Lisa M Luxx and Michael Stewart.

Look out for the footprints in Town to see where the poems are being displayed. Everyone visiting shops, bars and restaurants in Huddersfield will be able to read the poems and you can invite your friends and family to see them on display too.

If you can't make it into Town but want to read a selection of the wonderful poems, simply click on the link below.

Location Huddersfield Town Hall and others
Tel 01484 943 093
Visit Read Poetry Online HERE
   
 


St Patricks Day Huddersfield

Date  TBC March 2018
Event Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade through the Town Centre.

The Parade will consist of floats, pipe band, Ceili group, Celtic Rock band, samba bands, Brass Band, Majorette Troupe, Morris Dancers, themed characters and various organisations representing the spectrum of the Irish Community within Huddersfield and other associated groups.

Pulsating drums and sweet ceilidh, Molly Malone and the auld shillelagh; it can only mean one thing - The Huddersfield Saint Patrick's Day Parade!

The parade, supported by the Government of Ireland and Kirklees Council, will be led by the Tulla Pipe and Drum band, of County Clare, and Sligo Ceili group who will perform a brief riverdance set in the first ever parade day show at St George's Square.

Local acts will include Giants Causeway Rock band, Frumptarn Guggenband, Marsden Brass band and debutants Slubbing Billys Morris Dance Team, The Rogues and The Huddersfield Giants Cheerleaders

Location Town Centre
Tel 01484 315729
Web www.theparadeonline.org

Webcam

click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Huddersfield

 

 


Date  TBC March 2018 - opens at 1.00pm
Event Emley’s Annual Real Ale Festival

3 Day Real Ale Festival over Easter Weekend
10 Hand Pulled Ales, 2 Real Ciders, Soft Drinks, Food & Snacks
Free entry & only £2.50 a pint
Location Emley Bandroom, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley HD8 9RN
Tel 07738 536165
Web http://www.emleybrassband.co.uk/realale
 


Mother's Day at the Piazza Shopping Centre Huddersfield

Date  TBC March 2018 - 10.30 - 3.00pm
Event Piazza Shopping Centre Mother's Day Treat

Come on down to The Piazza Centra for great gift ideas and discounts.

Free Chocolate treats from our chocolate fountain.
Location The Piazza Centre, Huddersfield     
Tel 01484 221677
Web www.piazzacentre.co.uk

 

 
 

Tour de Yorkshire 2017, Honley & Holmfirth in Kirklees

Date  TBC April 2018
Event Tour De Yorkshire passing through Outskirts of Huddersfield

Starting in Bradford and finishing in Fox Valley, Sheffield, passing through Brighouse, Honley and Holmfirth along the way.
Visit the website below for further route details.

Web http://letour.yorkshire.com
 

Holmfirth Arts Festival

Date  TBC June 2018
Event HOLMFIRTH ARTS FESTIVAL

BRINGS ELEVEN DAYS OF MUSIC, COMEDY, THEATRE AND FUN THINGS TO DO FROM

Holmfirth Arts Festival is eleven days of music, art, comedy, theatre, literature and inspiring things to do in Holmfirth and the Holme Valley. We celebrate the landscape of this beautiful part of Yorkshire, inviting audiences to enjoy events in picturesque village halls and churches, cafes and teashops, Holmfirth’s atmospheric Picturedrome, up on the hills overlooking the town and in surrounding woodland.

If you already know Holmfirth and the Valley, the festival is an opportunity to see it a little differently. If you’ve not yet discovered this lovely part of Yorkshire then June is the perfect time to visit!
Location Holmfirth  
Tel 01484 222444
Web www.holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk
Video/
Webcam
click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth  
 

 

Date  TBC May 2018
Event Holmfirth Festival of Folk

Holmfirth Festival of Folk grew from the ashes of Holmfirth Folk Festival in 2005 and has become an excellent community based festival which draws in a large local audience in addition to the usual 'folkies' who travel around the country visiting the many folk festivals that take place throughout the year.
Location Holmfirth
Web www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk
Video/
Webcam
click for live web cam view Live from the centre of Holmfirth


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