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Electric Spring Festival 2019

Wed 20 to Sun 24 Feb 2019 (5 days)

Electric Spring Festival 2019

The annual Electric Spring festival of electronic music takes place from 20–24 February 2019. The festival features innovative performers and composers at the cutting edge of electronic music and music technology, whose .....Read more

Last Night of the Festival

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Last Night of the Festival

Saturday February 23rd at 7.00pm Last Night of the Festival A showcase of the best performances from the ten day festival incorporating the Adult Choir finals. To celebrate 130 years of festival a new piece of mus.....Read more

Mrs Sunderland Last Night Concert

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Mrs Sunderland Last Night Concert

A very special evening of superb entertainment Featuring the best performances from the whole festival and includes the Kirklees Young Musician and final of "Choir Challenge" Along with the premier of : WHEN MUSIC SOUN.....Read more

Ann Cleeves + Cath Staincliffe - 6th March

Wed 06 Mar 2019

Ann Cleeves + Cath Staincliffe - 6th March

A special pre-Festival event with two award-winning, bestselling crime writers. Ann Cleeves is the creator of the Shetland mysteries and the Vera Stanhope novels and a recipient of the Crime Writers’ Association Diamo.....Read more

HLF2019 Launch + Larkinland

Wed 20 Mar 2019

HLF2019 Launch + Larkinland

Join us for the launch of the 2019 Festival, including: 6pm Larkin and Hughes: Poets and Rivals Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes were two giants of twentieth-century poetry. Both were strongly associated with Yorkshire.....Read more

Ask an Ocean Explorer – with Dr Jon Copley - March 21st

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Ask an Ocean Explorer – with Dr Jon Copley - March 21st

An unmissable talk by Dr Jon Copley, marine biologist and advisor for David Attenborough’s BBC series Blue Planet II. Find out about the weird and wonderful creatures of the deep, learn what it’s like to be a ‘bathynaut.....Read more

Lisa Luxx’s Wisdom Salon with Open Mic - 21st March

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Lisa Luxx’s Wisdom Salon with Open Mic - 21st March

Acclaimed spoken word artist Lisa Luxx presents new work on the Festival theme of ‘Memory’ from her upcoming book Breastmilk Martini. Followed by two rounds of Open Mic on the same theme, with a group discussion on th.....Read more

Johnny Ball

Fri 22 to Sat 23 Mar 2019 (2 days)

Johnny Ball

Venue: Huddersfield Library, Alexandra Walk HD1 2SU Celebrated TV personality Johnny Ball presents a fun and engaging talk based on his new book: Wonders Beyond Numbers: A Brief History of All Things Mathematical. Int.....Read more

Celebrating 30 Years of Elmer the Elephant – Holmfirth

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Celebrating 30 Years of Elmer the Elephant – Holmfirth

Venue: Read bookshop, 41 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth HD9 3JH Come and join in our celebrations for Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’s 30 birthday year. An iconic children’s book series, created by author and artist, Davi.....Read more

10 x 10 Poetry Cabaret

Sat 23 Mar 2019

10 x 10 Poetry Cabaret

Ten of the best and most exciting poets and spoken word artists in Yorkshire will take the mic for 10 minutes each in this word-packed cabaret. Hosted by Rose Condo. Featuring Rose Condo, Hannah Davies, Den Dixon, Bob.....Read more

Celebrating 30 Years of Elmer the Elephant – Huddersfield

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Celebrating 30 Years of Elmer the Elephant – Huddersfield

Venue: Huddersfield Library & The Packhorse Centre Come and join in our celebrations for Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’s 30 birthday year. An iconic children’s book series, created by author and artist, David McKee, El.....Read more

WORKSHOP: 5 Ways to Mental Wellbeing with Tom George

Sun 24 Mar 2019

WORKSHOP: 5 Ways to Mental Wellbeing with Tom George

£5.00 – £12.00 Date: 24 March 2019 at 2pm Venue: Ukrainian Club, 7 Edgerton Road HD1 5RA A workshop combining creative writing with the insights of mindfulness. Includes guided meditation, connecting with the breath.....Read more

Alan Johnson: In My Life - 26th March

Tue 26 Mar 2019

Alan Johnson: In My Life - 26th March

Early Bird tickets available until 31 January at the special price of £5 (£3 for concessions) Politician turned award-winning author Alan Johnson talks about his lifelong passion for music. His latest entertaining mem.....Read more

The 101 Club with Rob Stewart

Tue 26 Mar 2019

The 101 Club with Rob Stewart

£1.50 – £3.00 Date: 26 March 2019 at 7pm Venue: Fantastic Media Suite, John Smith Stadium, Stadium Way HD1 6PG A talk on the inspirational story of Huddersfield Town’s record-breaking 1979-80 season, from renowned.....Read more

Polari Up North + Gerry Potter + Rosie Wilby - 27th March

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Polari Up North + Gerry Potter + Rosie Wilby - 27th March

An evening of LGBTQ+ entertainment, with a Festival favourite: the ever-popular, Polari Up North, hosted by Paul Burston, plus special performances by poet Gerry Potter and comedian Rosie Wilby. 6.30pm: Gerry Potter –.....Read more

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