What’s on this weekend

Your full guide to what’s on this weekend in and around Batley, Birstall, Dewsbury, Spen and beyond.

FRIDAY

FAMILY

National Media Museum, Bradford

Light Fantastic, exhibits, experiments and games demonstrating the science behind light. Includes story sessions, light writing, magic lantern shows. Free. Book on 0844 8563797 or visit www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

Batley Art Gallery, Batley Library, Market Place, Batley

Dewsbury Arts Group Spring Exhibition 2013.

Asma Gora exhibition of paintings.

An Explosion of Textiles.

Dewsbury Museum, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury

Malcolm Jones – Making A Mark In Thornhill But Also Elsewhere, exhibition of paintings.

The Lounge and Gallery at Matthew’s Coffee House, Market Street, Cleckheaton

Robin Hood’s Bay photography exhibition by Neil Fawcett.

The Gallery @ Revive, Heckmondwike

Solo print exhibition by Janine Denby.

Leeds Art Gallery:

Northern Art Prize 2013, on display until June 16, 10am-5pm. ​ Free entry.

MUSIC

Cleckheaton town hall

The Stones tribute act, 7.30pm. Tickets £12 from 01924 324501.

TALKS

Leeds Town Hall

From Glass Plate to Pixels, 12.30pm.

THEATRES

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Curiosity Shop by Theatre Alibi, Exeter Northcott Theatre and Oxford Playhouse – April 11-13

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Yes Prime Minister.

Grand Theatre and Howard Assembly Room

Leeds 0844 848 2705

Save The Last Dance For Me

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

The Wizard of Oz

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Within This Dust, by Smallpetitklein Dance Company

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

Money The Game Show

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

Rutherford and Son

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

Dr Feelgood

PUBS AND CLUBS

Millbridge WMC

Female vocalist Denise Johnson.

Timepiece, Northgate, Dewsbury

Beer festival featuring real ales from around the world.

The Taproom, Batley

Keystone Acoustic, 8.30 pm, free.

Eastborough WMC, Battye Street, Dewsbury

Richard York, male vocalist.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Edwyn Collins

Cockpit, Leeds

The Famous Class

Dumb

Escobar, Leeds

AVACET

Henry Boons, Wakefield

Broken Flowers

HiFi Club, Leeds

Onra

New Roscoe, Leeds

Welsh T Band

Snooty Fox, Wakefield

Olivine

The Hop, Leeds

Substitute

The Library, Leeds

Ultrasound

The Northern Monkey, Leeds

Oaysis

Wakefield Sports Club

Tim Thornton Quartet

InfoWarehouse 23, Wakefield

Mercury

Wire, Leeds

Hunee

SATURDAY

FAMILY

National Media Museum, Bradford

Light Fantastic demonstrating the science behind light. Free. Book on 0844 8563797.

Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal

Easter chick hunt, noon-5pm. House entry fees apply.

Oakwell Hall, Nutter Lane, Birstall

Easter chick hunt, noon-5pm. House entry fees apply.

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury

Poetry in the Park - an informal poetry reading session with Batley Writers’ Group and the Friends of Crow Nest Park, 1.30pm-3.30pm, free.

DRAMA AND STAGE

Huddersfield Town Hall

World Bhangra Day, featuring Bhangra stars Sukhi Bart, Malkit Singh and Shin. Tickets £5-£15 from 01924 324501.

EXHIBITIONS

Batley Art Gallery, Batley Library, Market Place, Batley

Dewsbury Arts Group Spring Exhibition.

Asma Gora exhibition of paintings.

An Explosion of Textiles.

Dewsbury Museum, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury

Malcolm Jones - Making A Mark In Thornhill But Also Elsewhere.

Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal

Mary Taylor: Strong Minded Woman and Friend of Charlotte Bronte

The Lounge and Gallery at Matthew’s Coffee House, Cleckheaton

Robin Hood’s Bay photography exhibition by Neil Fawcett.

The Gallery @ Revive, Heckmondwike

Solo print exhibition by Janine Denby.

MUSIC

Leeds Town Hall

Orchestra of Opera North and talk by Anastasia Belina, from 6.45pm. Tickets £12.50-£31.50. Phone 0113 2243801.

Dewsbury Minster

Wakefield Festival Chorus presents an evening of praise and thanksgiving, 7.30pm. Tickets £8-£10 (under 16s free) from the minster or at the door.

Batley Central Methodist Church, Commercial Street, Batley

Memory Lane Melodies with Michael at the Hammond organ, and afternoon tea, 2.30pm. Entry £5 on the door.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Dewsbury Socialist Club

Angelo Palladino

Millbridge WMC

Viva Rock and Roll four piece band

Comedy night

Lea Roberts, 10 Croft Street, Birkenshaw. Tickets £10. Phone 01274 681330.

Old Bank WMC, Mirfield

Cats Eyes male female duo

Timepiece, Northgate, Dewsbury

Real ale world beer festival

Comrades Club, Heckmondwike

Entertainer Paul Stewart, 8.30pm.

The Taproom, Batley

Thieving Lloyd Cole, 8.30pm, free entry.

Spen Ex Servicemen’s Club

Platinum and Pink Cabaret presents Burlesque, 7.30pm. Tickets £9 advance from 07856328795, or £10 on the door.

Victoria Function Room, Batley

Tamla Motown night, 8pm-1am, with resident DJ Tony Patchett plus guests. Admission £3 on the door.

Eastborough WMC, Battye Street, Dewsbury

Aiden Jay, male vocalist.

Central Club, Batley

Vocal entertainer Annie B

THEATRES

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Huddersfield 01484 430528

Curiosity Shop

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

Yes Prime Minister

Grand Theatre

Leeds 0844 848 2705

Save The Last Dance For Me

St George’s Hall

Bradford 01274 432000

The Wizard of Oz

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

Kit Holmes Trio - music

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Leeds 0113 213 7700

Money The Game Show

Rutherford and Son

WALKS

Jean’s Mystery Walk

With Huddersfield CHA Walking and Social Club. Meet at Kirklees College car park, New North Road, Huddersfield, at 9am, for a 10 mile moderate circular walk. Phone Wendy Hockney on 01484 316208.

Beyond Birkenshaw

With Kirklees Countryside Volunteers. Meet at Birkenshaw Primary School, Station Lane, Birkenshaw, at 10am, for an 8.5 mile medium walk. Phone Susan on 07979 292781.

SUNDAY

FAMILY

National Media Museum, Bradford

Light Fantastic, exhibits, experiments and games demonstrating the science behind light. Includes story sessions, light writing, magic lantern shows. Free. Book on 0844 8563797 or visit www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk.

Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal

Easter chick hunt, noon-5pm. House entry fees apply.

Oakwell Hall, Nutter Lane, Birstall

Easter chick hunt, noon-5pm. House entry fees apply.

Royds Park, New Street, Cleckheaton

Spenborough Model Engineers’ Club open day, 1pm-4.30pm. Ride the model trains.

Fire Service Headquarters, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw

Charity car boot sale, from 8.30am. Cars £5.

EXHIBITIONS

Dewsbury Museum, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury

Malcolm Jones - Making A Mark In Thornhill But Also Elsewhere

Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal.

Mary Taylor: Strong Minded Woman and Friend of Charlotte Bronte

PUBS AND CLUBS

Timepiece, Northgate, Dewsbury.

Real ale world beer festival

Central Club, Batley

Afternoon Jazz with the Reg Hargreaves Trio and singer, 1pm-3.30pm.

THEATRES

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Halifax 01484 349422

The Thing About Psychopaths

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

01422 351158

Jamie and Anna Live

WALKS

Four Farms and Three Bridges

With North Kirklees Ramblers. Meet John at 1pm at Emley Post Office car park for a 6.5 mile moderate walk. No dogs. 01132 383965.