Diary of Events

Proms in the Paddock at Clifton.'Rachel Crisp
Proms in the Paddock at Clifton.'Rachel Crisp
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brighouse FESTIVal

Civic Hall

Tonight, Sing-a-long-a-Grease, film screening and the chance to join in, 7.15pm; Friday, A tribute to rock and roll with Marc Robinson and the Counterfeit Crickets, 7.30pm.

Brighouse Library

Today, exhibition and talk on the local history of Brighouse by Robert Goulding, 1.30pm; Friday, Abstract Art in England in the 1960s, lecture by Dr Tom Ratcliffe, 11am; Saturday, Dr Who workshop with author Mark Wright, 10.30pm; Saturday, practical needlefelt workshop with Anne Brooke, 12.30pm; Saturday, poetry workshop with writer Julie Deakin, 4pm.

Smith Art Gallery

Tonight, piano recital by Chris Illingworth, 7.15pm for 7.30pm; Friday, digital photography workshop with Steven Lord, 1pm.

Waring Green Community Centre

Tonight, watercolour demonstration by Charles Kelly, 7.30pm. No need to book.

Prego’s Restaurant

Friday, An evening with Rachel Crisp, dinner and musical entertainment, tickets £25, 7.30pm.

St John’s Church, Rastrick

Rastrick Beer Festival, Friday, 3pm to 10.30pm, and Saturday, 1pm to 10.30pm. £5, includes souvenir glass.

St Martin’s Church

Saturday, organ workshop with Darius Battawalla from the Royal Northern College of Music, from 11am and throughout the day; Saturday, organ recital by Darius Battawalla, 5pm.

St Matthew’s Church, Rastrick

Saturday, musical extravaganza with school choirs (part of the church’s 650th anniversary celebrations), from 10am to 4pm; concert, 7.30pm.

Salvation Army

Saturday, Talking Stock Productions with two one-act plays, Deathwatch and The Last Memory, 7.30pm.

Brighouse Festival runs until Saturday. For tickets contact 01484 718324, visit www.brighousefestival.co.uk or buy them at Simply Flowers, Harrison Lord, Ryecorn Wholefoods and Brighouse Library.


Ritz Ballroom

Friday,northern soul night with Ginger Taylor and guests, 8.30pm; Saturday, modern jive freestyle with John and Anne, 8pm.


All Saints Church

September 21, open rehearsal by Elland Silver Band in preparation for the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, 8pm. All welcome.


Victoria Theatre

To Saturday, Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story, 7.30pm, Saturday matinee, 2.30pm; September 27, Dick and Liddy’s Comedy Club, 8.30pm. Tel: 01422 351158.

Halifax Playhouse

To Saturday, Stage Door Studio Theatre with Oliver!, 7.15pm, Saturday matinee, 2.15pm; from October 15, Halifax Thespians with After September. Tel: 01422 365998.

Square Chapel arts centre

Tonight, The Trials and Tribulations of Mr Pickwick, 8pm; Friday, Winston on the Run, 8pm; Saturday, The Sounds of Simon, 7.30pm; Sunday, Harp and a Monkey, 7.30pm. Tel: 01422 349422.


Lawrence Batley Theatre

Tonight, music and spoken word in Coffee House Night, 7pm; Saturday, Karen Binns Stage School Showcase, 2pm, 7pm; from Wednesday, Habeas Corpus. 01484 430528.