Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Creative Scene - Peter Pan in the Park 27 & 28 August

Coming up in during the August Bank Holiday:

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Peter Pan in the Park
Peter Pan in the Park

August Bank Holiday
return with a swashbuckling outdoor adventure for Lost Boys and Girls aged 3 to 103

Dates: Sun 27 & Mon 28 August
Time: 11am, 1:30pm & 4pm
Tickets: £5 or £16 for family of four
Buy in advance: Online at
creativescene.org.uk or in person at Bagshaw Museum
Come with us on a theatre adventure for all the family as we fly “straight on ‘til morning” and see Wilton Park transform into Neverland…
Have you got what it takes to become one of Peter Pan’s Lost Boys, fly with Tinkerbell, trick a pirate-chomping crocodile and defeat the dastardly Captain Hook? All it takes is a little faith, trust, pixie dust… and you!
Seize your family and friends and let them follow our lead around the park, where the action could grab you from behind the next tree.
Getting there
The show starts from Bagshaw Museum and will finish near the play area at the bottom of the park. There is a large car park at the bottom of the park or a smaller car park by the museum. The walk from the bottom of the park to the museum is 20 minutes uphill. Please arrive 30 minutes before the performance time to allow time to walk up to the museum and receive your headsets before the show starts.
Please be aware that the performance starts at Bagshaw Museum and you will follow the action down through Wilton Park, finishing at the bottom of the park.
Walking & Access
Most of the show happens outside in Wilton Park with quite a bit of walking over uneven ground. If you have any access needs, please get in touch with us in advance at projects@creativescene.org.uk and we will do our best to advise you.
Weather & Clothing
The show will go ahead outside what ever the weather; so please dress appropriately, wear sturdy footwear and as always with the great British summer, be prepared for changes in the weather.
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Kirklees newsletters

With details of the Kirklees Summer Reading Challenge and Town Hall performances, here are the latest Kirklees newsletters:


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Six ways you can experience Greenhead Park

We've had the sunshine beating on our heads while we work away at our desks this week. What about experiencing our friendly, free and fun park this weekend? We can assure you that our award-winning park won't let you down...

Show me the ways


Want to name a Kirklees street?

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Have you always wanted to name a street? We’re looking for ideas for a new development in Shepley, so get your thinking hats on and come up with something relevant to the local area!

Name a street


Kirklees Libraries – Summer Reading Challenge 2017

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Summer holidays...the sunshine is (hopefully) out, which means the kids are at home. Don't let summer go to waste - get them involved in our 'Summer Reading Challenge". For ages 4-11 years old, there's something for everyone over the months of July, August and September.

See the challenge


Can you provide a home for a vulnerable child?

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Allan, one of our social workers, has spoken out on behalf of one of the children in his care, she is looking for a permanent foster home. Learn more about ‘Olivia’.

Read Allan's story


Kirklees celebrates Refugee Week 2017!


See what's on


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Autumn 2017 Music Highlights

You're going to love this. Whether you're a Soul Man. A Natural Woman. Or just a plain old S@xMachine...
EasyTheatres is delighted to bring you the smash-hit spectacular... SOUL LEGENDS! Bringing to life hits by Earth Wind & Fire, Barry White, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, The Emotions, Kool & the Gang, Chaka Khan, Edwin Starr and more in "soulsational" style.

 Featuring all the hits from everyone's favourite dance movie Dirty Dancing, a brand-new, spectacular stage show returns to Cleckheaton in 2017.

Billed as 'the sexiest song and dance sensation', music and dance fans have the chance to experience the all-new box office hit A Night Of Dirty Dancing - the ultimate tribute show. All the hits are superbly performed in this fast-moving, slickly choreographed theatrical treat: She's Like The Wind, Big Girls Don't Cry, Be My Baby, Hungry Eyes and the Oscar-winning (I've Had) The Time Of My Life.

The UK’s authoritative Queen Concert Show, played absolutely live in a two hour rock spectacle!
Join the ultimate celebration of one the biggest bands to have ever graced the stage – Queen. Champions of Rock, recreates the magic, fun & showmanship of the bands touring days, as they played to millions of people every year.
Join us as we take you on a journey through the decades, with all 25 number one hits and fan favourites, performed live with an electrifying band such as; Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, we Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.

This Brit Award winning band was formed in1982 by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, who went on to have huge commercial success and established themselves as one of the most successful singer/songwriter duos of the 80s. Six albums and 20 million sales later, Go West are stronger than ever. They have enjoyed numerous chart singles worldwide, notably 'King Of Wishful Thinking', the opening song in the hugely successful film 'Pretty Woman'.

Performing all of their greatest hitsincluding: We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, Faithful, King of Wishful Thinking and Don’t Look Down. Go West have played live around the world continuously since their inception and have truly earned their reputation as an outstanding and exciting live act.                                          

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 Tables are now on sale for our ever popular Christmas Party Nights! - Arrival Drink, 3 Course Meal, Photobooth, Disco and Live Singer. This year the theme is a masquerade ball so dress to impress! Tickets are £31.95pp if booked before 8th July, £34.95 thereafter. 
Last years party nights sold out by August so please book early! For details call Dewsbury Town Hall on 01924 324501 (Option 4 Reception) or download a brochure by clicking on the photo to the left

Box Office: 01484 225755

Book Online: KirkleesTownHalls.co.uk

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Flame 2017 is back this year...

Flame 2017
Back by popular demand, don’t miss Flame 2017 in a few weeks’ time. The event will be held in Crow Nest Park, in Dewsbury, between 11am and 3pm on Thursday 27 July 2017. Activities include archery, a fun run, climbing wall and football.

Come along

'Be Clear On Cancer' roadshow comes to Kirklees

Be Clear On Cancer
The 'Be Clear On Cancer' roadshow is visiting Kirklees to raise awareness of the signs of heart disease, lung cancer and lung disease and to encourage those with symptoms to visit their GP. Our roadshow will be at The Packhorse Shopping Centre in Huddersfield on Saturday 15 July.

Visit the roadshow

‘Jazz in the Garden’ at Tolson Museum

Jazz in the Garden
This Sunday, there will be an entertaining afternoon filled with the sound of The Musicakirklees Jazz Group , who'll be playing in the Heritage Memorial Garden at the rear of the museum. The concert is totally free, and it sounds like a great day out.

Listen to the band

Love theatre and dance? Don't miss this...

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Next weekend enjoy something completely different – see Welsh theatre company Citrus Art put on a magical show at our amazing venue, Oakwell Hall. It follows the story of a 19th century aristocrat, haunted by the ghosts of his past, including a family of deer. Featuring theatre and dance, it’s an open-air event so pack a picnic, chairs and a rug.

Find out more

Kate Sully: Revelation - Exhibition

Kate Sully: Revelation
Kate’s stunning artworks take cutting edge images of cells from the laboratories at the University of Sheffield which she digitally prints onto canvas. The artworks can be seen at Huddersfield Art Gallery until the end of August.

See her work

Pledging our support for the Armed Forces

Armed Forces
This week Kirklees Council and our partners, pledged support for Britain's servicemen and women by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. This acknowledges our close co-operation with the Armed Forces Community.

More about the pledge

Fun-filled summer activities programme 2017

Summer Activities Programme
Our Summer Activities Programme for young people is returning this year and will give our young people the opportunity to meet new friends, be entertained and most of all, have fun during the summer break. We've made a list of events that we think kids will love this summer.

See the activities

Don’t bin your Household Enquiry Form

Household Enquiry Form
From next Monday we will be sending out the Household Enquiry Forms to all homes in Kirklees. Even if nothing has changed you DO need to respond.

Find out why



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Update on our enforcement trial

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Our current litter and dog fouling enforcement trial is going well, and as a result we will soon be looking for a long term partner. 

What's happened?

A-level results are better than national average

Congratulations to everyone who got their results this week.  We are very proud that once again you have topped the national average, which just goes to show how dedicated and hardworking our young people are.

See the results

Top tips for Kirklees Town Halls

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With acts from Billy Pearce to Sally Morgan; music from brass bands to 80's pop stars; and shows such as West Side Story and A Night of Dirty Dancing you can't go far wrong with a trip to one of our town halls.

See what's on

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Greenhead Park this weekend anyone?

Greenhead Park

There's plenty for families to see and do in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield this weekend. Including the popular 'Kirklees Summer Show', and the first Charity Fete hosted by Natural Kirklees. From flowers, vegetables and crafts - to nordic walking and a duck salad bar.

What's going on?

Museums & Galleries, changes to opening hours

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We won't talk about it too much, but the nights are going to get darker, which means our Museums and Galleries opening times will change too. We've collected the times so they're clear for visitors to understand.

New opening hours

Community centres to be transferred to community groups

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Following a recent meeting, Cabinet have agreed to the transfer of two community buildings. The two buildings are; Birstall Community Centre, and Honley Community Centre.

Read more about the changes

Do you travel between Grange Moor and Colne Bridge?

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Liley Lane will be closed through the evening of 14, 15 and 16 August 2017 from 7:30pm to 6am, as workers will be working in the middle of the road. We've made sure that those who live or work on the road are able to gain access, please read our article for more information.

See the diversion

Congratulations to Cliffe House 🏆

Cliffe House adventure playground

Well done to our very own Cliffe House, who have recently been recognised by British Orienteering for providing a positive first experience for visiting groups. They've got a super fun adventure playground, and provide activities and events for all ages.

More about Cliffe House



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Your Autumn Town Halls Event Guide is out now!

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As summer slowly draws to a close we are looking forward to an exciting season of events, concerts and performances for everyone!
The Kirklees Concert Season returns with sumptuous orchestral concerts, uplifting lunchtime chamber music, family friendly events and world class conductors,
Dance the night away with an array of live shows including Soul Legends, An Night of Dirty Dancing, Go West and Champions of Rock. For Musical lovers we have a fantastic range of amateur dramatic productions in Batley and Cleckheaton Town Hall. Click Here to download a Brochure

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Take a trip back to the 1980's with Go West! and celebrate the amazing talents of Queen with Champions of Rock. Soul and Disco lovers will enjoy Soul Legends plus for the first time we also welcome Halfway to Paradise : The Billy Fury Story
Slaithwaite Philharmonic and Huddersfield Philharmonic start their seasons with two rousing concerts.
Celebrate Christmas in style with festive brass bands, rousing choral concerts  plus family favourite The Snowman


It's behind you! Showtoppers return for their annual Christmas Pantomine which this year is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  Nobody puts baby in the corner when an Evening of Dirty Dancing returns to the Town Hall in October. The remainder of the season is packed full of spectacular musicals, dance schools and brass bands.               

From Elvis to Wrestling, Lunchtime Concerts to Christmas Masquerade Ball Parties and from Brass Bands to Tea Dances. There is something for everyone at Dewsbury Town Hall.

Batley Town Hall
Batley Town Hall is delighted to welcome back Carlinghow Theatre Company who are presenting Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Batley Thespians who will be taking you along the yellow brick road with The Wizard of Oz. Plus Hammonds Saltaire Brass Band return for their ever popular Christmas Concert

Box Office: 01484 225755

Book Online: KirkleesTownHalls.co.uk

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Michael Palin in conversation with Joan Bakewell

4Screened live from the British Library, Michael Palin talks about his life’s work so far (his personal archive is donated to the British Library). 
It covers his literary and creative life between 1965 – 1987 and includes over  50 ‘Python Notebooks’ containing drafts, working material and personal reflections relating to Palin’s Monty Python writing)
Huddersfield Library // Wed 6 September // 7 - 8.30pm

Vivienne Westwood: Reading is Important: Get a Life!

5For fashion designer, environmentalist and businesswoman Vivienne Westwood, books have always been among her great loves.

At this special event, broadcast live from the British Library,  she shares her passion for reading and the inspiration it can bring to all, with selections from some of her favourites.
Huddersfield Library // Mon 18 September // 7 - 8.30pm

Romance in the Holme Valley: Local Author Book Launch

3Shepley Library presents author Carol Warham, talking about her debut novel, 'Resolutions,' a romantic tale set locally in the Holme Valley. 
Shepley Library // Fri 25 August // 7 - 8pm

Poetry of Self: Creative Writing Workshop

A person writes poetry best when they can read life; find the patterns and rhythms and motifs that occur naturally. In this introductory poetry masterclass for adults, Lisa Luxx will guide you in finding the source of your poem, through getting to know better yourself. 
Huddersfield Library // Thur 14 September // 4.30 - 6.30pm 
Tickets are £6 email: luxxlisa@mgail.com with the subject Poetry of Self to find out more.


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Rob Brydon's credits read like a compendium of modern British comedy with such titles as Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie To You?, The Trip as well as Marion and Geoff, Human Remains, Little Britain and The Rob Brydon Show. Now this multi award-winning writer and performer is back on tour with with an evening of brand new stand up comedy, cementing his status as a multi-talented and incredibly funny man.

Full of hilarious stories, abundant with quick witted audience interaction, fast paced humour, improvisation and the most amazing impersonations, this is a show that is sure to delight old and new fans alike.

Tickets £30 and are on sale from 10am Friday 4th August

Ed says: “I originally intended to call the show, “I’ll Millennial You in a Minute”, but my promoter considered the title, “off-puttingly baffling”.   That’s my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way.” ‘Comedy’s Holy Grail’ Sunday Times      Most recently seen on Dara & Ed’s Road To Mandalay and various Mock The Weeks, Ed has become a household name from his multiple BBC TV appearances.  TV career aside, his live work has built up legions of fans. Ed remains the observational stand up to see and his live work is not to be missed

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?
Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.

The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up that presents the best material from the original Blues Brothers movies and is jam-packed full of songs by legends such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Cab Calloway – plus many other blues, soul, Motown and funk classics and a few surprises thrown in along the way. Capturing the sound, energy and persona that propelled the film to a cult status that still thrills audiences worldwide today. Back with a Brand new production for 2018 with an all new elaborate stage set the Chicago Blues Brothers are taking you back to 1980 to finish the concert at the Palace ballroom hotel!
Earlybird offer -  £10 off a pair of tickets if purchased before 30th November 2017                

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We have an exciting range of shows coming to our Town Halls this autumn including:
Soul Legends - Fri 29th September
An Evening of Dirty Dancing - Sun 15th October
The Billy Fury Story - Fri 20th October
Queen, The Champions of Rock - Fri 27th October
Go West! - Fri 1st December

Box Office: 01484 225755

Book Online: KirkleesTownHalls.co.uk

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