What’s on this weekend

Your ultimate guide to what’s on this weekend in Batley, Birstall, Dewsbury, Mirfield, Spen and beyond.

DRAMA AND STAGE

Friday

Batley Town Hall

Ruddigore, by Gilbert and Sullivan. Tickets £10-£12 or £5 for under 16s. 7.30pm.

EXHIBITIONS

Dewsbury Museum, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury

Malcolm Jones - Making A Mark In Thornhill But Also Elsewhere, exhibition of paintings.

The Lounge and Gallery at Matthew’s Coffee House, Market Street, Cleckheaton

Robin Hood’s Bay photography exhibition by Neil Fawcett.

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place

Batley Camera Club annual exhibition 2013, free.

Paintings by Ian Leadbeater

Red House Museum, Oxford Road

Mary Taylor: Strong Minded Woman and Friend of Charlotte Bronte,

The Gallery @ Revive, Heckmondwike

Solo print exhibition by Janine Denby.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Millbridge WMC

Vocalist Stevie Moore.

Eastborough WMC, Battye Street, Dewsbury

Female singer Leigh Tetley

Timepiece, Northgate, Dewsbury

Beer festival featuring real ales from around the world.

The Taproom, Batley

Angelo Palladino, 8.30pm. Free entry.

Comrades Club, Regent Street, Heckmondwike

Crown of Lights Band Night. Three

bands including Long Story Short, Buzzum and Gods of Fortune from Heckmondwike. Doors 8pm. Free.

Cockpit, Leeds

King Charles

The Front Bottoms

Distrikt, Leeds

The Revenge

Duck and Drake, Leeds

Idle Hands

Fenton, Leeds

The Wind-up Birds

Fox and Newt, Leeds

World Service Project

HiFi Club, Leeds

Scars On 45

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

Ustad Dharambir Singh Mbe

Irish Centre

A Foreigner’s Journey

Leeds College Of Music

Classico Latino

New Roscoe, Leeds

The Supermodels

Packhorse, Leeds

Quasimodo

Snooty Fox, Wakefield

Jenna Hooson

The Library, Leeds

Further From The Truth

The Musiquarium, Leeds

Clive Henry

The Refectory, Leeds

Frank Turner

Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Broken Guts

THEATRES

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Comedian Phil Cool

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

The Pitmen Painters

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

The Dhol Foundation

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

El Moreno - Spanish guitar music

Saturday

community

Oakwell Hall, Nutter Lane, Birstall

Oakwell Nature Club, for children aged four to 10, 10am-noon, £2 per child.

Gomersal Public Hall, Oxford Road

Yorkshire Art Fair 2013, 10am-5pm.

Croft House, Jackroyd Lane, Upper Hopton

Art, craft and gift fair, 10am-3pm. Home cooked refreshments available all day. Entrance 50p, children free.

DRAMA AND STAGE

Batley Town Hall, Market Place

Ruddigore, by Gilbert and Sullivan. Tickets £10-£12 or £5 for under 16s. 2.30pm.

EXHIBITIONS

Dewsbury Museum, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury

Malcolm Jones - Making A Mark In Thornhill But Also Elsewhere exhibition

Red House Museum, Oxford Road

Mary Taylor: Strong Minded Woman and Friend of Charlotte Bronte,

The Lounge and Gallery at Matthew’s Coffee House, Market Street, Cleckheaton

Robin Hood’s Bay photography exhibition by Neil Fawcett.

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place

Batley Camera Club annual exhibition 2013, free.

Paintings by Ian Leadbeater

The Gallery @ Revive, Heckmondwike

Solo print exhibition by Janine Denby.

MUSIC

Leeds Town Hall

The Magic of Motown, 7.45pm. Tickets £20-£24.50. Phone 0113 2243801.

Christ Church, Liversedge

Music from the Shows with the Golcar Band, 7.30pm, tickets £8 including an interval drink and programme. Phone 01924 401508 or pay on the door. Proceeds go to the Christ Church restoration fund.

Huddersfield Town Hall

Brahms Symphony Number 1, 7.30pm

PUBS AND CLUBS

Millbridge WMC

Boy girl duo Deviance

Old Bank WMC, Mirfield

James Brandon vocal comedy show

Timepiece, Northgate, Dewsbury.

Real ale world beer festival

The Taproom, Batley

The Undecided, 8.30pm. Free entry.

Comrades Club, Heckmondwike

X Factor finalist Bonnie, 8.30pm.

Mirfield Liberal Club

Empires, Hippodromes and Palaces - The Story of Variety film, presented by Neil Sean. Free, 7.45pm.

Central Club, Batley

Personality female vocalist Heidi

TALKS

Thornhill Parish Church, Church Lane, Thornhill, Dewsbury

Gardening at Harewood Through the Seasons, an illustrated talk by head gardener Peter Nicholson.

THEATRES

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Effects with Photography workshop

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

The Pitmen Painters

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

The Magic of the Beatles

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Mind Walking, by BandBazi

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

The Magic of the Beatles

WALKS

Ardsley and Kirkhamgate

With North Kirklees Ramblers. Meet Geoff at 10.30am at Gawthorpe Maypole for a seven mile moderate walk. No dogs. 01422 379921.

Five Edges - outside Kirklees.

Meet at Kirklees College car park in New North Road, Huddersfield, at 8.30am, for a 10 mile moderate circular walk. Contact Wendy Hockney on 01484 316208.

Over The Hill And Not So Far Away

With Kirklees Countryside Volunteers. Meet at the junction of School Lane and Newland Road, Kirkheaton, for a 4-5 mile medium walk. Contact Susan on 07979 292781.

Sunday

EXHIBITIONS

Dewsbury Museum, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury

Malcolm Jones - Making A Mark In Thornhill But Also Elsewhere, exhibition of paintings.

Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal

Mary Taylor: Strong Minded Woman and Friend of Charlotte Bronte

PUBS AND CLUBS

Timepiece, Northgate, Dewsbury

Beer festival featuring real ales from around the world.

Central Club, Batley

Afternoon Jazz with the Reg Hargreaves Trio and singer, 1pm-3.30pm.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

A Hawk And A Hacksaw

Cockpit, Leeds

The Aquabats!

HiFi Club, Leeds

Renegade Brass Band

Milo, Leeds

Fairway View

New Roscoe, Leeds

The Scopyons

Sela Bar, Leeds

Chris Sharkey

Seven, Leeds

Manu Delago

TALKS

Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal

Facts into Fiction - the story of the Luddites and how they were featured in Charlotte Bronte’s novel ‘Shirley’. Talk given by historian Jim Summerscales, 2pm to 3.30pm. Admission £3 including refreshments.

THEATRES

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

Carmen

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Robin Hood and his Very Merry Men

Angela Brownridge piano recital