Diary of events

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Arts Festival

From September 14 to 21, 2nd annual celebration of poetry, music, singing, dancing, art exhibitions, lectures and workshops. Tickets available from Brighouse Library, Harrison Lord, Ryecorn Wholefoods and Simply Flowers or phone 01484 718324,

Ritz Ballroom

September 20, soul night with Ginger Taylor and guest DJs Pete Lyster, Jools Metcalfe and Steve Whittle, 8.30pm. Tel: 01484 720058.

Harrison Lord Gallery

From September 14, exhibition by landscape artists Julian Mason and Clare Haley. Tel: 01484 722462.

St Matthew’s Church, Rastrick

September 21 to 29, celebrating 650 years of worship, includes musical extravaganza performed by local school choirs on September 21 from 10am to 4pm. Tickets : 01484 71 8825.


Victoria Theatre

From September 11 to 14, Halifax Amateur Operatic Society with Our House and the music of Madness, 7.15pm. Tel: 01422 351158.

Halifax Playhouse

To Saturday, Halifax Thespians with the comedy Neville’s Island, 7.30pm, Saturday matinee, 2.30pm; September 13, rehearsed reading of Precious Little Talent, 7.30pm; from September 19 to 21, Stage Door Studio with Oliver! Tel: 01422 365998.

Square Chapel arts centre

September 13, Bradford band Wilful Missing, 8pm; September 14, The Artits: A Fundraiser, 7.30pm; September 15, Orchestra of Square Chapel, 7.30pm. Tel: 01422 349422.


All Saints Church

September 18, open rehearsal by Elland Silver Band before their participation in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, 8pm. All welcome.

Rex Cinema

September 15, organ recital by Stephen Austin, 2.30pm. £4.10. Tel: 01422 372140.


Lawrence Batley Theatre

September 12, comedy cellar with Bobby Mair and Philip Simon, 8pm; September 14, Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre with Gingerbread Man, 11am and 2pm. Tel: 01484 430528.


St Anne’s Church

Saturday, Steeton Male Voice Choir in concert with a mixed programmme of popular classics and songs from the shows, 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Tel: 01422 354259.

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Trades Club

Friday, The Staves, (sold out); Saturday, young bands showcase in aid of Youth House Project, 8pm; Sunday, Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts, 8pm; Wednesday, alt-country hero Jim White with Paul Fonfara, 8pm. Tel: 01422 845265.

Little Theatre:

September 15, songs and humour from ‘The Singing Farmer’, Chris Berry, 7.30pm. Tel: 07855 992834.


Alhambra Theatre

From September 10 to 14, New Jersey Nights. Tel: 01274 432000.

St George’s Hall

Friday, music from Sad Cafe, 7.30pm; Saturday, The Manfreds - Five Faces Tour, 7.30pm; September 13 and 14, Jason Manford, 8pm. (selling fast). Tel: 01274 432000.

Bradford Cathedral

September 20, pianist Freddy Kempf, 7.30pm. 01274 432000.