On stage are New Mill Male Voice Choir and Holmfirth High School Orchestra.
Full details – see the attached poster, right, click to enlarge.
Welcome to February in Holmfirth. Lighter afternoons with a hint of Spring just round the corner. Fab for walks in and around Holmfirth. See you around!
Stuck for an hour or two with nothing to do? Follow the helpful footpath signs and take off across the fields surrounding Holmfirth and see where you end up. There’s always going to be a breath taking view somewhere along the way.
Following a breathtaking February hike across Valley hills, call into Holmfirth and warm yourself up with a refreshing cuppa or hot chocolate and a delicious treat, something naughty but nice.
Stuck for something to do over with Spring just round the corner? Not for long. Call into Holmfirth Tourist Information Centre, or the library next door, and pick up some ideas.
Are you a history scholar? Are you interested in music? Are you into the history of music?
Are you especially interested in the history of Holme Valley music?
We at Shalliley Books (shallileybooks.org) are keen to produce a second edition of ‘A Musical Heritage: Musical meanderings of the Holme Valley’ by Charles Cocks which first came out in 1982. Brass bands, choral and orchestral music, folk and pop and anything else will find a place in the new publication.
We are already working with The University of Huddersfield and we are keen to develop other partnerships to produce a real community piece of work. Discussions are currently taking place with ’2valleys’ radio and ‘Keep Holmfirth Special’.
We would appreciate contacts from Holme Valley musical history devotees to explore recordings and articles.
30 Victoria Springs
Holmfirth HD9 2NB
A free event – ‘For King, Queen and Country’- is being held on March 27 at Huddersfield Town Hall to mark the contribution of Kirklees residents who have served in military conflict overseas since 1945.
Since the Second World War, Britain’s armed forces have been involved in over 20 armed conflicts around the world. Some of these, such as the Malayan emergency and the Jewish insurgency, are relatively unknown whereas the Korean and Falklands wars and the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq are more familiar.
The project was commissioned by Kirklees Community Covenant Board and has been funded by the Ministry of Defence.
This free event will also include guest speakers, a military brass band and information stalls. Refreshments will be available.
The event will start at 7pm (doors open from 6.30pm.
Booking is essential. Please use the online Eventbrite booking system to book your place on http://bit.ly/1bFn54p or call 01484 414824 and select option 3.
Young people across Holmfirth are being invited to celebrate World Book Day with a week full of fun and activities in schools and libraries throughout Kirklees and Calderdale.
Pageturners Children’s Book Festival runs from Friday March 7 to Saturday March 15. The nine-day festival is the first of its kind across Kirklees and Calderdale and includes children’s authors, storytelling, puppetry, poetry, rhythm, rhyme and much more.
The aim of the week is to bring the printed word to life for children and young adults and encourage a love of reading.
The festival starts on Friday March 7 with a World Book Day Quiz for schools in Kirklees, followed by the official launch at the Central Library, Halifax on Saturday March 8. This will lead on to a week full of events in schools culminating in a spectacular finale at the University of Huddersfield at 10am on Saturday March 15.
Cllr Shabir Pandor, Cabinet member for Libraries, said: “The Pageturners festival is a fantastic way to encourage more children to pick up a book and develop a love of reading which will last throughout their life.”
“The finale event on March 15 means all the family can get involved. I want to encourage parents to go online and book their place and enjoy a fabulous day out.”
Tickets are available: http://pageturners.hud.ac.uk/
Businesses across the Holme Valley are being encouraged to help to boost the number of apprenticeships on offer by taking part in a Kirklees 100-day challenge.
To mark National Apprenticeship Week (3 – 7 March), the Council’s Apprenticeship Hub team, is looking for 100 pledges from businesses between now and June to explore taking on an apprentice.
The team’s Business Brokers will work with companies across the area to explain the benefits of having an apprentice to firms and provide support in recruiting a suitable candidate.
Kirklees is one of eight Apprenticeship Hubs in the Leeds City Region where businesses with fewer than 1000 employees, and who have not taken on an apprentice in the last year, can take advantage of a £1,500 grant to support their recruitment.
The Council will promote the businesses who sign-up during the challenge with recognition of the commitment online and in publications about the scheme.
To find out more contact the Business Brokers team on 01484 437075 or e-mail email@example.com
The new music was as follows:
‘He Ain’t Heavy’. First recorded by Kelly Gordon and then The Hollies in 1969. For Rupert’s benefit, the title is an example of paraprosdokian in which the second half of the title causes the hearer to reinterpret the first half (wikipedia says so). See also The Justice Collective.
‘George Formby medley’.
‘No Arms Could Ever Hold You’. A hit for Chris Norman as a solo artist. He also had success as part of the band Smokie, an English Glam Rock band from Bradford.
‘Abide with Me’. Alan’s arrangement for his dad, originally written in 1847 by Henry Francis Lyte, sung to William Henry Monk’s Eventide. Frequently part of religious and military services, films and TV programmes. Integral to the Wembley RL cup final preliminaries since 1929.
Finally. Wave goodbye to the 2013 Festive decorations which are still visible in Holmfirth.They are about to be taken down in the next few days – weather permitting.
The good news came from a spokeswoman at HEAD, Holmfirth’s busy Enterprise and Development body, who said: “Here is some news you will be glad to hear!
“All Christmas trees and lights will be removed on Wednesday 12th February, providing the weather doesn’t get in the way. We plan to complete the job by the end of the week.
“Thank you all for your patience. We apologise for leaving the decorations up as long as we have. Finally we have been kindly offered suitable storage.”
Nearby Denby Dale and Kirkburton Area Committee is to help support a WW1 commemoration project involving local schools in the Shelley area.
2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1 and all the schools in the Shelley Pyramid will take part in school-based projects all related to the Great War.
The school projects might involve researching the history and lives of both those that were killed in the Great War and those that survived or they may look at those that were left behind after the death of their loved ones, families and friends.
Representatives from each participating school will come together in a showcase event on June 11 at Huddersfield Town Hall and talk about their projects and receive a special plaque marking their school’s involvement. How each school presents their project is down to the individual school and might use a mixture of music, drama or poetry.
The area committee is to pay for the hire of the Town Hall and commemorative plaques whilst the schools will fund the projects themselves.
The next meeting of the area committee will take place on Thursday February 20 from 7pm to 9pm in the Upper Hall, Savoy Community Centre, 32a Elm Street, Skelmanthorpe, HD8 9BH.