Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Kirklees Together newsletter - Mr Men/Little Miss cartoon competition & Kirklees Town Hall Events

Details of upcoming events at Kirklees Town Halls and also, with details of a Mr Men/Little Miss cartoon competition and more, here is the latest Kirklees Together newsletter:

Democracy | Mr Men and Little Miss | Libraries history | Appearing professors + more

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May and June Highlights...

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The Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers Story
Cleckheaton Town Hall
Celebrating the queen and king of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. . .  Stacked with country music’s greatest hits: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the County, Love is Like a Butterfly and Lady – enjoy the awesome vocals and gentle humour of Dolly and Kenny’s legendary live shows

Celebrating the centenary of the greatest singer of the 20th century – it’s the swing, the swagger and the velvet vocals of Sinatra in concert. This unmissable production features Stephen Triffitt the world’s No 1 Frank Sinatra who starred as Frank for three seasons at Las Vegas’ legendary Sands Casino.

Created the role of Ol’ Blue Eyes in the original West End production of The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas that toured the USA, Canada and Europe.

Gareth Gates In Concert
Sun 4th June - Tickets 22.50
Bradford born Gates was famously runner up to Will Young in the UK's first Pop Idol in 2002. Instead of disappearing into 'Pop Oblivion', he carved out a very successful career for himself, having hits and travelling worldwide. In the UK alone, he sold 3.5 million records, released 3 albums and had 4 number 1 singles                                                  

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After the Sold Out success of his 2015 Restless Years tour, Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer is returning to the UK for another series of concerts. Known the world over for his army of hits which include Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing; Leo is very excited to be back in his home country and looking forward to giving his audience an high energy concert of his much loved greatest hits.

With 16 hit albums and 26 hit singles to his credit, Leo Sayer is one of the most successful acts the UK has ever produced and remains hugely popular worldwide.

Box Office: 01484 225755

Book Online: KirkleesTownHalls.co.uk


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Read Regional events in your local libraries

Naomi Booth
Come and meet the author of 'The Lost Art of Sinking' Naomi Booth, with a workshop on Tuesday 9th May at Denby Dale Library at 2pm, and Lindley Library at 5.30pm.  See this link for more details.  We also have a fantastic offer - from 27th April to 27th May any adult who borrows any book in Kirklees Libraries can enter a free prize draw to win a full set of the Read Regional titles (12 titles in total!)

The Home Service for new parents

Home ServiceDo you know of any new parents who would like a visit from one of our Home Service Library vans? With access to collections of fiction & non-fiction books, parenting books, baby books, and also free Bookstart packs, all delivered straight to your door, in the comfort of your own home.  Please ring the Home Service for more details -  01484 226363.

Local and Community History Month

AnnieThis May is our fantastic Local and Community History Month where we will be celebrating our wide and diverse history.  From walks to talks we hope there is something of interest to everyone in our varied package of events. Guest speakers include Dr.Annie Gray who will be talking about and signing copies of her new book 'Queen Victoria' - 'Eating with Queen Victoria:a Greedy Queen' on Friday 19th May, 2.30-3.30 at Batley Library.
Alternatively  on Friday 19th May, 7.30-8.30, in Holmfirth Library we have 'The History of Gin: a guide through four centuries of a spirit to - literally - die for.'
 Visit your local library or see our website to find out more! 

Ian Rankin A free Ian Rankin event is coming to Dewsbury Library on 15th June 2017 at 11am!  The Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival will be on tour this summer with the 9th Big Read.  The events will be led by award-winning author Mari Hannah, delving into the world of Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus novel 'Black and Blue.'  Free copies of the book are available in advance of the event from the library.  See this link for more details.

19th to 23rd May is Dementia Awareness Week

Do you know anybody who may be suffering from Dementia or memory loss, who may need support returning their library books on time? Please ask any library staff about our memory supported membership option. 

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20 every day through May

walkingWhy not take a 20 minute walk every day through May #try20
Living Streets are having a walking month – with numerous health benefits including improved mood, increased energy, lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, better memory and weight loss, why not give it a go?
There are plenty of walking routes and public rights of way in Kirklees for everybody to enjoy the views and get fit.

Surviving or thriving?

mental health8 May is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. One of the things that our research tells us is that mental health conditions are incredibly common with almost one in three people (31%) in Kirklees having a mental health condition, like anxiety or depression.
Recovery College Kirklees offers a range of courses and one off workshops with the aim of improving mental health and well-being through learning. The courses focus on being mentally healthy, staying well and developing the knowledge and strength to overcome challenges. Most courses are co-designed and co-delivered by people with a “lived experience” and professionals.
You can simply enrol yourself on any of the courses that are of interest to you. Courses are open to all.

A to Z of Health and Fitness - Balance

balance on chairOK – you thought we might go with badminton or basketball, but while these are types of activities you can do, balance is critical to everything you do.
The message here is don’t neglect balance training! Balance exercises can be anything from a full blown Yoga session or as simple as doing everyday things by standing on one leg (like cleaning your teeth!).
Balance training can reduce the chances of falling and increase the chances of moving correctly while limiting the chances of injury.



Calling all fashion lovers and shop-o-holics

welcome to huddersfieldWelcome to Huddersfield's Independents' Day is coming on 20 May 2017. We are bringing together all independent businesses in the town centre, so you can really grab something you fancy.

Start shopping

Experience Oakwell Hall at night

oakwell hallEver wondered what it was like to be a nobleperson in the 17th Century? Take a trip back in time and sample the high life in Elizabethan England at Oakwell Hall in Birstall on 19 May.

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Have you thought about getting more active?

try it like it do itAnyone who would like to learn more about different sports can pop down to Dewsbury Town Hall on Saturday 13 May for free taster sessions.

Try it, like it, do it

4 things you need to know about elections in Kirklees

voting in kirkleesFind out everything you need to know about how to vote, where to vote and more in this year's general election on June 8.

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Can you create a Mr Men or Little Miss cartoon?

men_missKnow a youngster who could create their very own Mr Men or Little Miss cartoon? Kirklees Libraries are hosting three competitions with categories so that everyone has a fair chance to win - the prizes are Mr Men and Little Miss goodies!

Enter now

Have a curious month with Kirklees Libraries

commun_hist_monFrom the history of gin to local oddities, greedy queens to Mr Men books, this month Kirklees libraries are celebrating our community history with a series of guest talks and fun events.

See what's on

The Mystery of the Appearing Professor

profFor anyone who loves a good murder mystery, there is a case with a difference to be unfolded at Bagshaw Museum in Batley. It involves a long lost Professor, a neglected museum and an unfortunate accident, with time travel and a steampunk twist for added intrigue.

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