Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Kirklees newsletters

Here are the latest Kirklees newsletters with details of the libraries consultation and upcoming Town Hall performances, please save your local Kirklees Library:

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Kirklees Council has agreed a 6% Council Tax rise

Council tax rise
Kirklees Council has agreed a Council Tax rise of 6% in its annual budget meeting.
A 6% Council Tax rise, which includes 3% for the adult social care precept element, will generate approximately £9.7 million in 2018/19.

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Half-term activities in Kirklees

Half Term Activities
Stuck for things to do this half-term? We've put together a range of activities that are taking place around Kirklees, perfect for families and young ones.

What's happening?

Do you have a visual impairment or know someone who does?

Vision Connect
Vision Connect 2018 is an exhibition where technology, products and services for blind and partially sighted people come together under one roof. It’s on Wednesday 7 March 2018, drop in between 10am and 3pm, in the Main Hall at Huddersfield Town Hall.


Have your say about libraries in Kirklees

We need to make changes to our library service and we want to hear your thoughts and ideas on how we could do this. As a result of our last consultation, hundreds of people started volunteering with us, so your opinions really can make a difference.

Have your say


Shalamar, Billy Pearce, Big Girls Don't Cry, Beyond the Barricade, Fastlove

The latest opportunities to get involved...

Kirklees Town Halls

Calling all Dancing Queens...


Cleckheaton Town Hall, Sat 3rd March 7.30pm

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


Shake Your Tail Feather!


Huddersfield Town Hall, Sat 7th April 7.30pm

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 This show is a powerhouse two-hour song-fest with over 40 hits performed live on stage in the concert that never finished. Tickets £24


Whitney: Queen of the Night


Huddersfield Town Hall, Sat 12th May 7.30pm

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.
Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, I will Always Love You, and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!
Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night! Tickets £23



What The Floyd: The Music of Pink Floyd

Huddersfield Town Hall, Fri 25th May 7.30pm

With a blazing light, laser and projection show, high technology and some of the UK's finest musicians, What The Floyd present three decades of music by the mighty Pink Floyd. Tickets £19


Relive the Magic of the Beatles


Cleckheaton Town Hall, Sat 2nd June 7.30pm

If you’re looking for an authentic, lively dose of ‘Beatlemania’ then you need to look no further! The Magic of The Beatles is one of the UK’s leading Beatles tribute shows who play to ecstatic sell-out audiences all over the world.

The stars of this lavish production not only look and sound like John, Paul, George and Ringo, they also generate the same incredible excitement and unique sense of humour too.

It’s been over 50 years since the seminal release of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – and this magical ‘musical’ mystery tour will transport you back to the golden era of pop with hit after hit!
The world class performers use authentic guitars and amps to ensure every note is just the way you remember. Tickets £19.50, £22.50 from 1st March


Box Office: 01484 225755

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

getting involved

We're proud to be part of #Vote100 💜

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the people Act, which first gave some women (and all men over 21) the right to vote. It's a special year for our local democracy and there will be lots of events and activities to take part in throughout the year. Find out how you can get involved...

Vote 100 Kirklees

Deeds not words

What we are doing...

The Kirklees Democracy Commission are sharing '100 little deeds for local democracy' throughout the year. Please get involved by doing something, however small, to celebrate democracy for everyone. There are ideas for schools, groups and citizens on the Vote 100 Kirklees website.

Try It, Like It, Do It: coming to the Valleys 🏃‍♀️

We're looking for organisations in the Valleys to be part of Try it, Like it, Do it. If you're running activities aimed at getting people more physically active, we can help you with:
  • Promotion: let us know about any sessions suitable for beginners or inactive participants that you will be running in this area from March onwards and we can promote them as part of the project.
  • Support: we can help you to set up new sessions.This could include money towards venue hire, coaching costs and beginners equipment if required.
  • Training: for people who want to be new leaders to deliver or support sessions.

Attend our information sessions

Notwestminster 2018

Notwestminster 2018
Notwestminster is the free annual participant-led event for everyone who has something positive to say about local democracy and anyone who is up for the challenge of making it better. Two days of workshops, lightning talks, creative activities and social activities at the Media Centre in Huddersfield. There's a special PechaKucha Night and also a Vote 100 stall at Huddersfield Open Market where you can make your own suffragette rosette.

What's on at Notwestminster

Gateway To Care users wanted for focus group

Do you use the Adult Social Care Gateway to Care service? We're looking for people to share their views in a group discussion. It will last up to 90 minutes and there is a £20 shopping voucher for taking part.
We are running some discussion groups with people who use Gateway to Care to find out what is important to you when you access the service. You'll be part of a group of up to 10 people, answering some questions that will be asked by a facilitator.

Take part in a focus group


Kirklees Town Halls

Make it "A Night to Remember" with Shalamar


Huddersfield Town Hall, Fri 11th May 7.30pm

Celebrating 35th anniversary of the multi-million selling "Friends" album, USA Soul legends Shalamar are coming back to the UK and are coming to Huddersfield!
Shalamar are regarded as one of the most influential soul bands of their time, injecting their unique style, energy and passion into sounds that have commanded dance floors the world over. “Friends” is the million copy album that helped to cement their place in musical history.   The album, released in 1982  featured four top twenty hit singles - “Friends”, “There It Is”“ I Can Make You Feel Good” and the iconic ‘“A Night To Remember”
Plus,expect to be dancing all night long to hits such ‘The Second Time Around’ ‘I owe you one’ ‘Take That  to The Bank’ Make That Move & more!. Tickets £30 and £34 and are on sale now


It's back by popular demand!


Huddersfield Town Hall, Sat 24th November 7.30pm

Step back in time, to the era of romance. Where gents were gents, and gals were gals! Come and experience the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and live band.

During the sixties and seventies number one hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped propel the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to super stardom. After selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart. This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest. Tickets £24.50 and are on sale now


An Evening with Billy Pearce


Cleckheaton Town Hall, Sun 23rd & Thu 27th Sept 7.30pm

National treasure, and without doubt one of Britain's most talented and best loved comedians & performers returns to Cleckheaton Town Hall this autumn with his adult show.

Billy Pearce emerged from the fertile talent fields of Butlins in the mid 1980's. Multi Award winner Billy, has won just about every comedy award going, including a British comedy award, Solo comedian of the year, and Best television comedy newcomer at the London Palladium. Join Billy and his supporting cast for an evening of laughter with his new brilliant all singing, all dancing show! Tickets £15 and are on sale now and selling fast!


Beyond The Barricade - The West End comes to Cleckheaton Town Hall!


Cleckheaton Town Hall, Fri 30th November 7.30pm

After delighting audiences throughout the UK and Europe for more than a decade, the most successful and popular touring show of its kind; Beyond the Barricade, returns with a brand new production for 2018.

Recreating original West End and Broadway musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, Beyond the Barricade features a cast of past principal performers from the West End production of Les Miserables. This two-hour blockbusting production will include songs from Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Phantom of The Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Brothers, The Jersey Boys and many more hit musical productions, climaxing with a spectacular finale from Les Miserables! Tickets £20 if bought before 30th April, £22.50 thereafter


Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael


Huddersfield Town Hall, Sat 22nd March 2019

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 toGeorge Michael.
The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From the Wham classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith, plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties.
This is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, Outside, Jesus To A Child, and many more. Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. Tickets £25.50


Box Office: 01484 225755

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

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