What’s on this weekend

Got that Friday feeling? Surrender to it! Find something exciting to do in our fabulous what’s on listings.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 24th January 2014, 9:28 am
Hugh Dennis, left, and Steve Punt.
Hugh Dennis, left, and Steve Punt.



Square Chapel arts centre, Halifax:

Saxophonist Snake Davis, 8pm. Tel: 01422 349422.

City Varieties, Leeds:

Songs of Solidarity, Suffrage and Strength, 7.30pm. Tel: 0113 243 0808.


West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds:

Stewart Lee: Much a Stew About Doing, 7.30pm. Tel: 0113 213 7700.


Halifax Playhouse:

To Saturday, Halifax Thespians with Willy Russell’s Educating Rita, 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. Tel: 01422 365998.

Brighouse Civic Hall:

To Sunday, Brighouse Theatre Productions with family pantomime Beauty and the Beast, tonight and Saturday, 7.15pm, Sat matinee 2.15pm, Sun matinee, 1.15pm. Tel: 01484 402435.

St George’s Hall, Bradford:

To Saturday, Buttershaw St Paul’s AODS with the musical Annie. Tel: 01274 432000.

Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds:

To Saturday, Puss in Boots, Friday, 7pm, Saturday, noon and 5pm. Tel: 0113 224 3801.

Pubs and clubs

Eastborough WMC

Grahame Heath, guitar vocalist.

Millbridge WMC

Acoustic Ska

Taproom, Batley

Waiting for Wednesday. 8.30pm. Free entry.

Wickham Arms Hotel, Cleckheaton

Superior jazz band, 8.30pm. Free entry.



Square Chapel arts centre, Halifax:

Music for a Winter’s Evening, sung by Borealis, 7.30pm. Tel: 01422 349422.

Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge:

The Blueniks, 9pm. Tel: 01422 835547.

Ritz Ballroom, Brighouse:

Rock and roll night with the Firebirds, 8pm. Tel: 01484 720058.

The Crown Inn, Hebden Bridge:

Jump jive, country boogie and western swing with the 309s, supported by Little Giants, 9pm. Free. Tel: 01422 842814.

Leeds Town Hall:

English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Shelley with pianist Imogen Cooper, 7.30pm. Tel: 0113 224 3801.


Comedy @ The Works:

Vikki Stone, Dan Nightingale, Sean McLoughlin and Bill Woolland, the Works, Sowerby Bridge, 8pm.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds:

Comedians Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis, Ploughing on Regardless, 7.30pm. Tel: 0113 213 7700.


Halifax YMCA Panto:

From Saturday to February 1, YMCA Pantomime Society with Sleeping Beauty, 7.15pm, Saturday matinee, 2.15pm. Tel: 01422 353626.

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield:

DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre with Chicken Licken, for families and children aged three-eight, 11am and 2pm. Tel: 01484 430528.

Pubs and clubs

Comrades Club, Heckmondwike

Ricky Graham personality vocal, 8.30pm.

Eastborough WMC

Deep Duo, male/female vocal instrumental duo.

Old Bank WMC

Sister with Soul, soul and Motown tribute

Millbridge WMC

Re-Mix cancelled, now private party

Taproom, Batley

Tax Loss. 8.30pm. Free entry.

Central Club, Batley

Jonathan Carol, 7pm

Hartshead Moor WMC

Personality vocalist Simina


Trespassing on their Patch

With North Kirklees Ramblers. Meet at 10.30am at Brighouse Railway Station car park, HD6 1LE, for an 8.7 mile moderate walk. Public transport led by David Austin, ring 07790 480058.


Pubs and clubs

Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge:

Beatitudes acoustic night with the Tragettes, 9pm. Tel: 01422 835547.

Central Club, Batley

Reg Hargreaves Trio and guest singer, 1pm-3.30pm.


Square Chapel arts centre, Halifax:

Lyngo Theatre with Trestle Theatre present Jack and the Beanstalk, for families and children aged three-plus, 2.30pm. Tel: 01422 349422

Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury

Big Garden Birdwatch, 1.30pm-3pm. Experts will be on hand to help with identification of birds.



Halifax Film Society:

The Sapphires, film about Sixties soul singers starring Chris O’Dowd, Halifax Playhouse, 7.30pm. Tel: 01422 355990.


Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park, Batley

Victorian art illustrated lectures by art expert Simon Poe on the work of John Atkinson Grimshaw, John Martin and Harold Gilman, 2pm. £3.50 on the door.

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Calderdale Ramblers:

East of the A6033, nine mile moderate walk led by Mick Chatham, meet Walsden railway station, 10.30am. Tel: 01706 379318.

Birkby to Mirfield:

Women’s-only bike ride on the Bradley Greenway and Calder Valley Greenway to Mirfield, meet at Birkby/Bradley Greenway, Willow Lane, Birkby, 10am. Approx 45 mins each way. Tel: 07930 273990.

Holocaust Memorial Day:

Speakers, music and live performance with the theme of Journeys, hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Leeds Town Hall, 2pm. Free, tickets not required.


Around Thornhill

A B walk with Dewsbury and District Ramblers. Meet David Banks at Wellington Road car park, Dewsbury, 9.30am.

Holme Valley

With Batley Rambling Club. Six mile medium walk on old tracks over Meltham Moor and Marsden Clough led by Godfrey Sutcliffe. Meet at Batley Sports Centre at 9am.