Saturday, 13 January 2018

Kirklees Council newsletters

 With details of the Library consultation, budget information event, Town Hall concert information and more, here are the latest Kirklees Council newsletters:

 

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Budget information event - 25th January 2018

Budget information event

Politicians go public

Our budget information event on Thursday 25th January is a chance for residents to hear the latest information about your council's budget. You will be able to put your questions directly to local party leaders and deputy leaders, whilst this year’s budget debate is still live.
You can register to take part now. The event will also be webcast live
and you will be able to follow live via #kirkcouncil on twitter.

Budget event - register now



Libraries consultation

Have your say about libraries

Kirklees Libraries
We want to hear your views about the library service in Kirklees. 
A new consultation has just started, and it's open until Monday 2nd April 2018. You can also have a look at some recent highlights from Kirklees Libraries:

Libraries - share your views



What is safeguarding adults?

What is safeguarding?
What do the words "safeguarding adults" mean to you? 
Please take a couple of minutes to tell us in this very short survey, which closes on Friday 12th January 2018:

What is safeguarding adults?



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New Year, New You - in Kirklees
Events happening at Kirklees Libraries this month, from gaming to poetry, author events to vampires and more

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Discover new games with Imagination Gaming

Imagination GamingIf you want something to do as a family tomorrow, then look no further than Dewsbury Library for your chance to discover cool cards, intriguing board games, collectible dice and roleplay.

Lisa Luxx - Writing through your Goddess

Lisa LuxxA creative writing workshop with performance poet Lisa Luxx, based on meeting the ancient goddesses. We'll pick a goddess card each and talk about what that card means to us. Then we'll use this as a basis to write beautiful poetry, and practice reading our poems aloud.
Age recommendation: 16+


The Book of Darkness and Light - spine-tingling tales

Book of Darkness and LightFollowing a fantastic performance at Huddersfield Library last year, The Book of Darkness and Light returns to Kirklees!
Three chilling tales. Two ghostly performers. One thrilling night.
Legend has it that many years ago a book of terrifying tales was found. Now you are invited to discover the secrets of The Book of Darkness and Light... if you dare. Ghostly stories to delight and horrify, accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the violin.
This is a pay as you feel event. Book your tickets here.
DISCLAIMER: The stories in The Book of Darkness and Light are unsuitable for children or people of a nervous disposition.
Recommended age: 14+
Photo: Jon Foxley-Evans

Author events - David Stuart Davies and Chris Longden



David Stuart DaviesOur author events this month cover gritty crime and a comedy set in the Holme Valley.Click on each author's name to find out more and book your tickets.
Well-known local author David Stuart Davies will introduce his latest crime thriller, "Blood Rites"Detective Inspector Paul Snow must investigate a series of murders in 1980s Yorkshire, whilst dealing with a personal drama of his own. The novel references many locations in the Huddersfield area. A glass of wine or soft drink will be provided and you'll be able to buy a copy of the book.
Chris Longden will read from her latest book "Cuckoo in the Chocolate", her funny second novel recounting the life of Rachael Russell, a proud northern feminist living in the Holme Valley.


British Library screenings

Philip PullmanWe've got four exciting screenings from the British Library this month, with topics ranging from the historic practices of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to why literature remains relevant, taking in vampires and gardens on the way! Click on each link to book your tickets.
Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures - Herbology with Anna Pavord
Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures - The History of Magic with Dr. Irving Finkel
Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures - Defence Against the Dark Arts with Christopher Frayling
Literature Matters: Philip Pullman in conversation


Lunchtime Club - The Holocaust: An international story with local significance

Holocaust Learning Centre
At this month's Local History Lunchtime Club, The University of Huddersfield's Jayne Leach will give an introduction to the Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre being set up at at the University, focusing on two survivor testimonies held in the Centre's collections. There will also be a chance to find out how you can get involved with the new Centre.


Huddersfield Literature Festival - Jeremy Vine comes to Huddersfield!

Jeremy Vine
Huddersfield Literature Festival will be bringing words to life at various venues, including Huddersfield Library, throughout March. Events include talks from big names, such as Jeremy Vine and Joanne Harris, as well as workshops and a cosplay ball. You can find out more about the festival here.


Library Adventures

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Transforming Dewsbury's appearance continues

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The Dewsbury Townscape Heritage Initiative has been extended for another 18 months. The initiative has already supported four businesses to improve their appearance, and there are opportunities for many more. 

Find out more

Are you staying dry this January?

Dry January 2018
Start your year off right, Dry January can make you feel healthier, save you money and re-set your relationship with alcohol.

Sign up to Dry January

George Michael tribute comes to Huddersfield Town Hall

Fastlove- A tribute to George Michael
Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts the 'Boom Boom' into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove - a tribute to George Michael.

Get your tickets now

Lucky resident wins iPad with My Kirklees Account

My Kirklees Account
Signing up for an online My Kirklees Account has already paid off for one lucky prize-winner from Huddersfield. Philip Hope won an iPad after signing up for our new online account - My Kirklees - and being entered into a prize draw.
Once signed up, you can view and manage your council tax account, check bin collection dates, report a housing repair - and much more...

Sign up for a My Kirklees Account

New year, new career?

Jobs
We currently have 89 jobs listed on our site, from lunchtime supervisors to business support officers, take a look and start working with us.

Start job-hunting

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Kirklees Town Halls



The ultimate tribute to the Thin White Duke...


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Huddersfield Town Hall, Sat 3rd February 7.30pm


Bowie Experience is one of the world’s favourite and most authentic tributes to the thin white duke and continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance.

Featuring songs including Space Oddity, Starman, Fashion, Life on Mars, China Girl, Rebel Rebel, Golden Years, Modern Love, All the Young Dudes, Lets Dance, Heroes and Absolute Beginners this show is a must-see for all Bowie fans and also those absolute beginners out there. Tickets £23

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Calling all Dancing Queens...


abba

Cleckheaton Town Hall, Sat 3rd March


This international smash-hit tribute show returns to Cleckheaton Town Hall bringing all of ABBA’s number one hits to the stage in a production like no other. The hugely popular show, combines the unmistakable harmonies, colourful costumes, and dazzling performances by an all-star cast that’ll have you thanking ABBA for the music again and again!

Record-breaking movies, smash-hit West End musicals, chart-topping albums and singles – ABBA’s incredible legacy now lives on in concert with this all-new spectacular show. Tickets £22.50

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Dames, Desert Islands and Golden Eggs...


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Pantomimes in January? Oh yes there are!


Carlinghow Theatre Company present Robinson Crusoe at Batley Town Hall from the 12th to 14th January. Join Robinson Crusoe and a host of comical characters for his amazing and hilarious adventure to find the buried treasure. Heroes to cheer, baddies to boo and a lot of fun along the way!

Dewsbury Collegians perform Mother Goose at Dewsbury Town Hall from the 18th to 21st January. If at an end your family's loose, Bring them along to "Mother Goose". With song and dance and love and laughter. Not to mention happy ever after. Brought about the Collegians way, And the golden eggs "Mother Goose" can lay. A family treat for all sundry,
Starting Thursday and through till Sunday.

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Yorkshire Brass Band Championships 2018


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Huddersfield Town Hall, Sat 3rd to Sun 4th March


Huddersfield Town Hall, the new home of the Yorkshire Brass Band Championships!

Yorkshire’s premier brass band competition. A qualifying contest for the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain with more than sixty bands competing across five sections in the magnificent setting of the Town Hall.

The winner and runner up from each section will represent Yorkshire at the finals. The finest bands in Britain such as Black Dyke, Brighouse and Rastrick, Grimethorpe Colliery and Carlton Main Frickley compete in the Championship Section. Closely fought competition and unforgettable performances guaranteed.

Tickets on sale from 10am 15th January

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Kirklees Town Halls - 2018 Highlights...


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Comedy, Music and More


This Spring and Summer we have a fantastic selection of events and shows for all. Get your laughing gear around Sarah Millican, Rich Hall, Ed Byrne and Chris Ramsey. If music is your thing enjoy The Magic of Motown, Whitney Queen of the Night, The Chicago Blues Brothers and The Magic of the Beatles.

Looking further ahead into Autumn 2018 and early 2019 we are already on sale with the following events:- Elkie Brooks, Big Girls Don't Cry, You Win Again - Bee Gees Tribute, Fastlove - George Michael, Islands in the Stream, Psychic Tony Stockwell, ELO Again and A Vision of Elvis

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Box Office: 01484 225755


Booking Fee: £1 per ticket, on tickets valued £12 or more

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Orchestra of Opera North, Slaithwaite Philharmonc, Huddersfield Philharmonic

Kirklees Town Halls

Kirklees Concert Season - Orchestra of Opera North

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Kirklees Concert Season: From Hollywood with Love

Huddersfield Town Hall - Thu 25th January 7.30pm
Joins us this January at Huddersfield Town Hall as the Orchestra of Opera North and pianist Ian Buckle kick-start the year with all-time favourite scores from the big screen.
Under the baton of Tobias Ringborg, enjoy the heart-felt poignant score from Schindler’s List, the imperial theatrics of the ‘Main Theme’ from Star Wars and the goose-bump inducing fanfare of Superman as we delight in some of the most iconic music from the movies.
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The evening’s highlights also include the ethereal dreaminess of ‘Tara’s Theme’ from Steiner’s Gone with the Wind and the Overture to Korngold’s majestic Sea Hawk which tosses the melody between sections before submitting to the tender silky tones of the full symphony orchestra. For the full programme visit the website https://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/orchestra-of-opera-north-from-hollywood-with-love)

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presenter
Radio Times Editor and Classic FM’s Andrew Collins presents the evening:
“Playing two hours of the best film music every Saturday on Classic FM is a dream job. But to host a live show with an orchestra as preeminent as Opera North at a venue as fine as Huddersfield Town Hall is icing on an already iced cake... With a programme spanning 70 years, I can’t wait to experience Hollywood with love!"

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Slaithwaite Philharmonic

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Slaithwaite Philharmonic: Awakening

Huddersfield Town Hall - Sat 20th January 7.30pm
Ajdic - Awakening
Shostakovich - Symphony No 9
Elgar - Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Bliss - Checkmate Suite

Fresh from our New Year tour to China we welcome back the Slovenian composer Alojz Ajdic for a UK premier of his work 'Awakening'. Before that we share the dark wit of Shostakovich's 9th Symphony and we conclude with a dazzling ballet score from Arthur Bliss, complete with dancers and visuals.

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Huddersfield Philharmonic

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Huddersfield Philharmonic: All Together Now

Huddersfield Town Hall - Sun 11th February 2.30pm
This is an interactive children's concert based on the "BBC 10 Pieces "

Bizet's Carmen.
Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt.
Finale from the Firebird Suite.
Holst Mars from the Planets.
Hornpipe from the Fantasia on Sea Songs.

Compere: Thom Meredith

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Box Office: 01484 225755
Note there is a £1 booking fee per ticket on any ticket valued at £12 or more
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Budget information event - 25th January 2018

Budget information event

Politicians go public

Our budget information event on Thursday 25th January is a chance for residents to hear the latest information about your council's budget. You will be able to put your questions directly to local party leaders and deputy leaders, whilst this year’s budget debate is still live.
You can register to take part now. The event will also be webcast live
and you will be able to follow live via #kirkcouncil on twitter.

Budget event - register now



Libraries consultation

Have your say about libraries

Kirklees Libraries
We want to hear your views about the library service in Kirklees. 
A new consultation has just started, and it's open until Monday 2nd April 2018. You can also have a look at some recent highlights from Kirklees Libraries:

Libraries - share your views



What is safeguarding adults?

What is safeguarding?
What do the words "safeguarding adults" mean to you? 
Please take a couple of minutes to tell us in this very short survey, which closes on Friday 12th January 2018:

What is safeguarding adults?



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