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Don’t have a dull week in front of the telly, find something more exciting to do in our what’s on guide.

Community

Royal Armouries

Spooky maze, gruesome execution tales, zombie apocaplyse survival tales, see grissly torture instruments and make fake wounds.

TALKS

The Greenwood Centre, Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe

Tales of the Far North, part of the Family Learning Festival programme of events, 12.30pm-1.30pm.

Dewsbury Library and Information Centre, Dewsbury Retail Park, Railway Street, Dewsbury

DIY Beauty, part of the Family Learning Festival programme of events, 2.30pm-3.30pm.

Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield,

The Yorkshire Archaeological Society and its Huddersfield Roots– a talk by Sylvia Thomas on 150 years of local history, 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £2 on the door.

Batley Town Hall

Tunnels, ghosts and myths of Wentworth Castle, by Phil Eaton at Batley History Group meeting, 7.30pm. Free refreshments from 7pm. Members £2, non members £4.

Exhibitions

The Gallery at Revive

Day-By-Day Three Things I Pray by

Beverley Addy

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place

On Leaving and Arriving: Ruth Robson

The Lounge and Gallery at Matthew’s

Coffee House, Cleckheaton

Yorkshire Mixtures

Huddersfield Art Gallery

The Imagining of Things’ by Brass Art with Alistair MacDonald

Tall tales and amazing artwork

Pubs and clubs

Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

Biohazard

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

The Weeks

City Varieties, Leeds

John Power

Cockpit, Leeds

Clean Bandit

Grove Inn, Leeds

FOS Brothers

TUESDAY

Community

Woolley Edge Farm, Wakefield

Spooks in the Straw family Halloween event, 10am-2pm. Free entry but charges apply. Live horror maze in the barn, 6.30pm-9.30pm. £5 entry. Visit www.octoberscreams.co.uk.

Royal Armouries, Leeds

Spooky maze, gruesome execution tales, zombie apocaplyse survival tales, see grisly torture instruments and make fake wounds, 10am-5pm.

Birstall Library, Market Street

Coffee Plus, 10.30am. Book on 01924 326227.

The Mill Department Store, Bradford Road, Batley

Clowning Around, noon-4pm. Free circus event for children.

Heckmondwike Library, Walkley Lane,

Halloween Trail, 2pm-2.20pm. Bats, cats and rats! 2.30pm-3pm. DIY science toys, 10am-11am.

Mirfield Library, Huddersfield Road,

The Big Draw, 2.30pm-4pm. Part of the Family Learning Festival programme of events. Free. 01924 326470.

Heckmondwike market

Halloween events. Free face painting and a spooky band in the market, 10am to 3pm. Spooky walk to the library for crafts, stories and prizes for the best fancy dress, 2pm.

DRAMA AND STAGE

Dewsbury Town Hall

Tell Tales Heart present Yummm, a dance show for children celebrating mealtimes. Performance for under fours, 11am; performance for children aged four to eight, 2pm. Performance followed by play activity sessions. Adults £5, children £2, from http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/townhalls or 01924 324501.

Pubs and clubs

Leeds Jazz Club, Armley Conservative Club, Ridge Road, Armley, Leeds

Alligator Gumbo, £5.

TALKS

Huddersfield Town Hall, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield

Kirklees Autism Show 2013. Information on autism services in Kirklees for adults and young people, 2pm-4.30pm.

WEDNESDAY

Community

Woolley Edge Farm, Wakefield

Spooks in the Straw family Halloween event, 10am-2pm. Free entry but charges apply. Live horror maze in the barn, 6.30pm-9.30pm. £5 entry. Visit www.octoberscreams.co.uk.

Royal Armouries, Leeds

Halloween: Fearsome Falconry Displays, noon and 3pm, £2-£4. Fantastic Falconry Experience, noon and 3pm, £7-£9. How to kill a vampire: talk and see up close a vampire killing kit, 6.30pm £5 (PG 13+). Plus spooky maze, gruesome execution tales, zombie apocaplyse survival tales, see grisly torture instruments and make fake wounds.

The Mill Department Store, Bradford Road, Batley

Clowning Around, noon-4pm. Free circus event for children.

Dewsbury Market, Cloth Hall Street, Dewsbury

Spooktacular, 10am-3pm.

Thornhill Lees Library and Information Centre, 53 Brewery Lane, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury

DIY Beauty, 11am-noon.

Bats, cats and rats, 2.30pm-3pm. Both free events as part of the Family Learning Festival programme of events.

Dewsbury Library and Information Centre, Dewsbury Retail Park, Railway Street, Dewsbury

Bats, cats and rats! 2.30pm-3pm. Part of the Family Learning Festival programme of events.

Dewsbury market

Halloween events. Trick or Treat trail around the market setting off from the gates next to the fresh fish stalls, 11.45am. Open to children eight and under, wearing fancy dress. Harry Potter and Hagrid shows, 11am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Spooky walk to the library for Halloween stories and crafts, 2pm.

Batley Library, Market Place, Batley

Stop-motion animation workshop, for children aged eight to 12. Learn how to use stop motion animation with modelling clay to create a scary tale. Book on 01924 326021.

MUSIC

Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury

Orchestra of Opera North - The Scottish Symphony, 7.30pm. Tickets £8-£24 from the box office, 01924 324501.

TALKS

Heckmondwike Library, Walkley Lane

Coffee Plus featuring a talk by David MacDonald, a former radio operator and a DJ, on the Royal Yacht Britannia,10.30am.

THURSDAY

Community

Woolley Edge Farm, Wakefield

Spooks in the Straw family Halloween event, 10am-4pm. Free entry but charges apply. Live horror maze in the barn, 6.30pm-10.30pm. £5 entry. Visit www.octoberscreams.co.uk.

Huddersfield Town Centre

Shuddersfield Ghost Trail. Family friendly, 2pm; adults, 7pm; extra brave, 9pm. Meet at the Lawrence Batley Theatre courtyard. £5.

Royal Armouries

Family Halloween party, 6pm-9.30pm. Authentic witch trial, after-dark museum tour, potion making workshop, meet owls, freaky fair, seance and fancy dress costume and disco. Under 16s, £9, and adults, £6. Book on 0113 2201888. Plus free spooky events all day.

Birstall Library, Market Street

Halloween Walk, 10am, free.

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury

Draw Tomorrow, free, 5-14 year olds

Batley Library, Market Place

DIY science toys, 2.30pm-3.30pm. Free.

Bats, cats and rats! 2.30pm-3pm. Free.

Greenhead Park, Huddersfield,

Miniature railway at Halloween. Special train running weather permitting, 5pm-7pm, £1.20-£3.

Birstall market

Halloween events. Face painting and magic at the market, 10am-3pm. Crafts in the library, 10am-4pm. Scary storytime in the library, 2.30pm.

Creative Arts Hub, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield

Children’s free Halloween workshops. Create frightening characters and ghoulish puppets. Free, 10am-4pm.

DRAMA AND STAGE

St Paul’s church hall, Kirkgate, Hanging Heaton

Dewsbury Collegians present The Best of Now That’s What I Call Musicals. Tickets £10, including supper, call 07834 740843.

MUSIC

University of Huddersfield Phipps Concert Hall, Queensgate, Huddersfield

Totem Contemporain, 7.30pm. Tickets £5-£7.50, students free.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Legends, Bradford Road, Batley

Tribute to Lady Gaga

Central Club Batley

Kids’ Halloween party with DJ Rob.