It’s back! The Kirklees Concert
Season Orchestral events start on Thursday 20 September and
we have a cracking opening concert for you.Returning to the
concert hall with conductor Garry Walker, the Orchestra of
Opera North perform Scottish-inspired gems along with a popular
favourite, and former Classic FM Hall of Fame No.1, Bruch’s Violin
Concerto No. 1 with guest soloist Jack Liebeck.
Find out a little bit more about the music you’ll hear
below and click on the images to hear the music.
Inspired by folk tunes and featuring a melody from one
of Scotland’s national treasures Robert Burns, the dances are pure
escapism to the Hebrides. These light-hearted dances evocatively pull
the senses as a scenic panorama unfolds until the piece escalates into
a whirlwind of tartan in a lively, full-bodied orchestral fling.
Fanfare flourishes, coloured orchestration and lush
harmonies. General Meredith Reid commissioned Debussy to create a march
using traditional melodies from the Ross clan. Barely a march in its
traditional context, Debussy’s contribution to our Scottish evening has
a mysterious opening that progresses into a rousing finale.
We’re thrilled Jack Liebeck returns to perform one of
the most popular violin concertos for you; Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.
1. The dazzling virtuosic passages, the swelling sound of passion and
intensity building towards the climactic finale - this concerto
showcases the delicate abundant beauty of the string instruments,
making the violin sing with every note.
In a sanctuary of inspiration, Mendelssohn’s Symphony
No. 3 was born in the ruins of Holyrood chapel. Beautifully
encapsulating each section of his Scottish tour, you can hear the
barren landscapes of the heather-strewn hills, the dark and stormy
weather met on the bleak hills and finally the eruption of sunlight on
the mountain peaks as the full orchestra is finally unleashed in a
radiant third movement. A fitting finale to our Scottish-inspired
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NEW! - Nish Kumar:
It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves
Huddersfield Town Hall, Sun 24th
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking
his brand new show on a nationwide tour of the UK! The title is a quote
from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity
for self-destruction and whether it will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUN
STUFF. He's the host of the Mash Report which you might have seen on BBC 2,
or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but
haven't spoken to in a while.
As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Taskmaster (Dave),
Live From the BBC (Netflix), QI (BBC2) Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and
Joel & Nish Vs The World (Netflix/Comedy Central). Tickets £22.50 and on sale from 10am
Sat 8th September
Tom Allen’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp,
riotous storytelling has seen him sell out shows all over the
country. Due to phenomenal demand the tour has now been extended into
the autumn of 2018. As seen on The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice,
The Bake Off: The Professionals, Mock The Week, The Royal Variety
Performance, The Comedy Roast Battle, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does
Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous,
Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute. Tickets £15 and on sale from today!
JASPER CARROTT - BEV BEVAN - GEOFF TURTON Phil Tree – Tony
Kelsey – Abby Brant and introducing Suzi Woo. Stand Up & Rock is
back….The 2019 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new
stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been
'rockin' audiences all over the world.
Bev Bevan, as well as being Jasper's mate has rock star
credentials that most dream of…founding member of The Move and ELO Bev’s
band are one of the finest around. Joining them are Geoff Turton from the
Rockin Berries and Suzi Woo. So do not miss this unique show that gives the
opportunity to see and hear great artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs
and Jasper back where he belongs......making us laugh!! Tickets £25 and £30 and on sale now
Hall, 23rd & 27th September 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 with very limited availability
Robert White wowed the judges and viewers alike with his
fast-paced comedy routines when he made the finals on this year's Britain’s
Got Talent. He is now set to bring all that fun you saw on the TV live
across the country as he announces his debut UK tour: The Tank Top Tour. With
a suitcase full of his trademark vests, Robert will be travelling the UK
with his unique, musical stand-up to 31 venues including Huddersfield Town
As the only gay, Aspergic, quarter-Welsh comic on the
British comedy circuit, Britain’s Got Talent has helped to highlight
Robert’s distinctive comedy genius. Known for his brilliant timing and
anarchic performance style, Robert’s chaotic stage presence,
improvisational skills and delivery saw him win the Malcolm Hardee Award
for Comic Originality. Tickets
£19.50 and on sale now
of young people across Kirklees found out how they'd done in their
A-Levels and vocational equivalents. Well done to everyone who got
their results, and to all the hard working teachers too.
enthusiasts are gearing up for the hugely popular annual Tolson Museum
Motorbike Show which will return this September. And this year, the
star of the show may well come from inside the museum itself.
Morgan (currently featuring in Celebrity Big Brother) - 29
If you're going to
see the new Christoper Robin film this weekend, don't blink during the
bit where Pooh Bear is on the train. The scenes he looks out upon were
filmed on the Pennine Hills, just outside Marsden!
In response to the
local CCGs and Health Trust's plans for health care including
accident and emergency provision; Kirklees Council has put forward an
alternative cross party proposal for the people of Kirklees.
The proposal briefly
The development of a new build hospital located
Significant investment in prevention, staying
well and helping people to manage their own health conditions
effectively. This includes investment in primary and
community health care services, social care and voluntary sector
capacity, all of which have seen significantly less focus and
investment than the acute hospital sector.
Embracing digital technology and other
opportunities to genuinely provide care closer to or in people’s
A willingness from the council to look at how
it might be able to provide access to capital funding that
supports this development.
That the exact configuration of services should
be determined through a comprehensive review of all health and
social care services and facilities across Kirklees including
That the NHS continues to invest capital in the
interim in both HRI and DDH given that the new build will take up
to 10 years to become fully operational.
We’ve submitted a
bid to bring rugby league home and attract games in both the men’s and
women’s Rugby League World Cup. If successful, there could be several games across the
district during the 2021 tournament.
Do you know a young
person going to college or uni this autumn? Please check they're up to date
with their vaccines. Especially those that protect against diseases
that spread quickly in large gatherings – such as meningitis, septicaemia,
Action Zone will receive over £2million to bring heritage buildings back
into use. The money will be used to create a package of grants, loans and
rental guarantees for building owners and developers.