Sunday, 25 November 2012

Local library writing events in Kirklees

Diane Green has just informed me of some local writing events taking place around Kirklees which I thought I would share with my followers:

Thursday 29th November, 1pm – 3pm at Cleckheaton Library
Culture Club Where life gets more interesting for the over 55s.  A joint event from Kirklees Libraries and Culture Club

The over 55’s are invited to Coffee and… a muddy history of Great Britain – a local view on Thursday 29th November 2012.  ‘The Muddy Archaeologist’ Gillian Hovell will take us on a trip through time – from prehistory to the 20th century - exploring the world we live in today with a fresh, eye-opening approach.  This lively, entertaining and engaging talk might even get us in the mood to go for a walk around Cleckheaton if anyone has caught the bug!  To be recommended; Gillian who has been on the Time Team gives an enthusiastic and fascinating presentation.

Thursday 29th November, 1pm – 3pm at Cleckheaton Library
Rate 1 (Kirklees passport):  £2
Rate 2 (Standard rate for Culture Club members): £3
Rate 3 (full price for non member): £4

It’s free to join the club on the day or join by phone and includes talk, refreshments (and a walk afterwards if you feel like it)

Please contact Culture Club on 01484 663518 or Cleckheaton Library on 01274 335170 or or email  or look at our website, to book a ticket.  It is free to join Culture Club (for 55yr+) on the day

Wed 5th December: Storytailors; a friendly storytelling club for all
at Marsden Library. 7.30-9.30pm and the 1st Wed of every month

Join us for STORY TAILORS,
Come tell a tale,
Sing a song,
Play a tune….
Or just come along and listen.

£2 including refreshments  For further information email

Huddersfield Library, Thursday 6th  December at 7.00 - 8.30pm.  Two Local Poets: Two New Poetry Collections.  Come along and enjoy the book launch from Jo Haslam and Julia Deakin.  Readings and book signings: not to be missed.  You can even do some Christmas shopping after the event!      

Tickets: £2 available from all Kirklees Box Offices 01484 223200, 01924 324501 Holmfirth Tourist Information Office 01484 222444, or on line at

Saturday 8th December, 1.30-3.00pm at Huddersfield Library: The Midday Poets present a book launch of Poetry by Elspeth Smith plus readings from the Midday Poets who meet weekly at Huddersfield library.

Reserve your free of charge place through

Huddersfield Lending Library, in person,  by phone 01484 221959, or by email

Sat Dec 15th 10.30am at Dewsbury library:   Festive Storytelling for all the family from Ursula Holden Gill.  More details to follow soon. 

Wednesday 19th December:  Write Out Loud Open Mic Poetry.  At Marsden Library from 7.30-9.30pm  and then on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  Cost £2  An open-floor poetry evening, open to all to read a poem, your own or a favourite. Also open to short story tellers, singer/songwriters, etc.
Beginners encouraged and all welcome. This is a friendly and supportive club.

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