What’s on this weekend

Don’t miss a thing this weekend with our comprehensive guide to what’s on.

FRIDAY

community

Halifax Festival

A 10 day festival of theatre, film, music, art, dance and heritage. Visit www.halifaxfestival.co.uk.

Loverugbyleague.com stadium (Batley Bulldogs)

Festival of World Cups. Student- third place group A v third place group B, 6pm.

First place group A v first place group B, 8pm

Tetley Stadium (Dewsbury Rams)

Festival of World Cups. Student - fourth place group A v fourth place group B, 6pm; first place group B v second place group A, 8pm.

EXHIBITIONS

The Lounge and Gallery, Matthew’s Coffee House, Cleckheaton

Something Else by Scholes Art Group tutor Chris Rouse.

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park

Don’t Do It Mother. Batley School of Art’s second year BA(hons) Fine Art students’ annual exhibition.

Oakwell Hall, Birstall

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free exhibition, but hall admission charges apply.

Batley Art Gallery

Mosaic. A lively and varied collection of artwork by schoolchildren and adults from local arts groups on the theme of change. Market Place, Batley.

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

William Scott.

Sound and Light by Haroon Mirza.

Leeds City Museum

Sketches and drawings by Ronald Pawson (1916-1977)

PUBS AND CLUBS

Comrades Club, Heckmondwike

Big Day, 8.30pm, free.

Eastborough WMC

Keyboard vocalist Dave Lesley.

Butcher’s Arms, Staincliffe

Female singer Heidi Mills.

The Taproom, Batley

Matt Baxter

Snooty Fox, Wakefield

UK metal band Broken.

New Roscoe, Leeds

London prog-rockers Empress.

Warehouse 23, Wakefield

Foo Fighters tribute act Four Fighters.

Calder Valley Roadhouse, Dewsbury

Chicago Joe and the Soul Divas.

THEATRES

Lawrence Batley Theatre:

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Body Rockerz School of Dance

Huddersfield AOS with Anything Goes, to Saturday, 7.15pm, Saturday matinee, 2.15pm. Tel: 01484 430528.

City Varieties, Leeds:

Folk band Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes, 8pm. Tel: 0113 243 0808.

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Rising Damp

Carriageworks

Leeds 0113 224 3801

Churchill

Grand Theatre and Howard Assembly Room

Leeds 0844 848 2705

Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

The Nightingale of South Bank – the arias of versatile English soprano Florence Easton

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre:

Eileen Atkins’ play Vita and Virginia, tonight and tomorrow, 7.30pm. Tel: 01422 843907.

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

Footsteps Theatre Company: Anniversary Show.

MUSIC

Hebden Bridge Trades Club:

Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival presents Henry Priestman, the Steve Tilston Trio and the Albion Band, from 8pm. Tickets from 07846 653843.

Hebden Bridge Railway Station:

Parcel Bar presents Menfolk Waits, Brian Oberman and Leslie Davidoff, from 8pm. Tel: 07846 653843.

Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge:

Indie folk band Laish, from 9pm.

SATURDAY

COMMUNITY

Gomersal St Mary’s Parish Church

Church Fete at St Mary’s Primary School 2pm to 4pm. Entertainment with the Scout Band, plants, bric a brac, cakes, three tombolas, bottles, books, toys, races, games, activities and competitions.

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury.

Poetry in the Park, 1.30pm-3.30pm, a poetry readaround for poetry writers and readers. The Theme will be “Summer”. Bring poems of your own or published poetry to read out. Free event. 01924 464945 for further information.

Dumb Steeple, Grange Moor

Fun day in aid of Help for Heroes, noon-3pm.

Nostell Priory, Wakefield

Fueled Society car show with family entertainment. Weekend tickets £16.50 including camping and half price entry to the house and gardens. Under 16s free. Email fueledsociety@gmail.com.

New Picture House independent cinema, South Street, Dewsbury

Tangled (PG), 1.30pm. Visit www.newpicturehouse.com for tickets.

Halifax Festival

A 10 day festival of theatre, film, music, art, dance and heritage. Visit www.halifaxfestival.co.uk.

Dewsbury Market

Making Markets Matter family fun day, 11am-3pm.

Ossett Town Hall

Wakefield Geranium and Fuchsia Society’s 36th Annual Open Show, 1.15pm-5pm. Free.

Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal

Flower festival.

EXHIBITIONS

Dewsbury Town Hall

Dewsbury Arts Group annual exhibition featuring a special exhibition of work by Vivienne A Brown, 11am-4pm. Free entry.

The Lounge and Gallery, Matthew’s Coffee House, Cleckheaton

Something Else by Scholes Art Group tutor Chris Rouse.

Dewsbury Museum

Don’t Do It Mother, Batley School of Art’s second year BA(hons) Fine Art students’ annual exhibition.

Oakwell Hall, Birstall

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free exhibition, but hall admission charges apply.

Red House Museum, Gomersal

Mary Taylor: Strong Minded Woman and Friend of Charlotte Brontë. Discover the life of the pioneering 19th Century feminist.

Batley Art Gallery

Mosaic. A lively and varied collection of artwork by schoolchildren and adults from local arts groups on the theme of change. Market Place, Batley.

Leeds City Museum

Sketches and drawings by Ronald Pawson (1916-1977)

MUSIC

Huddersfield Town Hall

Concert in aid of Myeloma UK with the Clifton and Lightcliffe Brass Band and Halifax Amateur Operatic Society. Tickets £10 from www.kirklees.gov.uk/townhalls.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Old Bank WMC, Old Bank Road, Mirfield.

Male female duo Dancenation.

Comrades Club, Heckmondwike

Male female duo Skyline, 8.30pm.

Eastborough WMC

Male instrumental duo In Thin Ice.

Millbridge WMC

Metropolis, tributes to legends of rock.

Central Club, Batley

Female singer Lianne King, 7pm.

THEATRES

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Rising Damp

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield 01924 211 311

Believe in Yourself by Heckmondwike’s Stuart Stage School

WALKS

With North Kirklees Ramblers.

Meet at 10.30am at the car park behind Dewsbury sports centre, WF12 8EN, for an eight mile medium walk. Ring Eddie and Andrea on 01924 470 091.

SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

Royds Park, Littletown

Spenborough Model Engineers’ Club open day, 1pm-4.30pm. Ride the model trains.

Dewsbury Market

Car bootless sale, 9am-noon.

New Picture House independent cinema, South Street, Dewsbury

Amour (12a) 7.30pm. Visit www.newpicturehouse.com for tickets.

Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal

Flower festival.

EXHIBITIONS

Dewsbury Museum,

Don’t Do It Mother, Batley School of Art’s second year BA(hons) Fine Art students’ annual exhibition.

Oakwell Hall, Birstall

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free exhibition, but hall admission charges apply.

Red House Museum, Gomersal

Mary Taylor: Strong Minded Woman and Friend of Charlotte Brontë. Discover the life of the pioneering 19th Century feminist.

MUSIC

Whitcliffe Mount School, Cleckheaton

Cleckheaton Music Centre summer concert, 7pm.

Hopton Mills Cricket Club

Brass in the Wood with Meltham Brass Band. Woodbottom, Mirfield, from 4pm. Adults £10, concessions available. Bar open until late, picnics available.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Central Club, Batley

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

THEATRES

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield 01924 211 311

Believe in Yourself by Heckmondwike’s Stuart Stage School

WALKS

Sabden Circular

Dewsbury and District Ramblers. A B walk with leader Gill Young. Meet at Wellington Road Car Park, Dewsbury, 9am.