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Don’t miss a thing with our comprehensive guide to what’s on this weekend in Dewsbury, Batley, Spen, Mirfield and beyond!

Friday

community

Royal Armouries, Leeds

Summer jousting championship, noon-1pm and 3pm-4pm. Tickets £4-£6 from http://www.armouries.org.uk.

Dewsbury Minster, Rishworth Road, Dewsbury

All Things Yorkshire, 11am-4pm, with displays, children’s games, themed food, Charlotte’s dairy ice cream and a film of Dewsbury life in the 1930s-1970s.

Yorkshire Show and Supper with Ian Clayton, with a special Yorkshire ale and food, 7.30pm, tickets £4-£5.

Lotherton Hall

Summer holiday fun, 11am-4pm. Keep entertained throughout the summer with outdoor games, arts and crafts, storytelling, bird garden demonstrations, activities and historical themed days.Free, but usual admission applies.

Leeds City Museum

ArtiEdible family activities, 11am-4.15pm. Fun family activities inspired by vegetables, food and stories in books. Special help available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free.

EXHIBITIONS

Oakwell Hall, Birstall

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free exhibition, but hall admission charges apply.

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury

Dewsbury Country Park – the Earthworks Project. Artwork by local residents, children and community groups.

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place

Change: Work by community arts organisation Mosaic and Batley Girls’ High School.

Ruth Robson: On Leaving and Arriving.

West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield

Prints by Leicestershire-based artist Serena Smith.

Leeds City Museum

Sketches and drawings by Ronald Pawson (1916-1977)

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

William Scott

Sound and Light by Haroon Mirza

PUBS AND CLUBS

Alma Inn, Thornhill

Poker league, from 7.30pm.

The Taproom, Batley

Tim Loud, 8.30pm. Free entry.

Comrades Club, Heckmondwike

X Factor finalist Trevor Craig, 8.30pm.

Eastborough WMC

Male vocalist Luke Murgatroyd

Millbridge WMC, Bennett Street, Liversedge

Boy girl duo CK2

Old Bank WMC, Mirfield

Charity night in aid of the Katie Piper Foundation for Domestic Abuse. Entertainment, bingo, quiz, raffle, sports auction. Entry £2 with a free competition ticket to win £50.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

The Arteries

Cockpit, Leeds

Senser

Fenton, Leeds

Amputated

New Roscoe, Leeds

Free Empire

New Travellers Rest, Cross Gates

Roadhouse

Packhorse, Leeds

Envoys

Snooty Fox, Wakefield

Exit State

The Library, Leeds

Benson

Warehouse 23, Wakefield

A Foreigner’s Journey

Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Skank Agenda

THEATRES

Grand Theatre and Howard Assembly Room

Leeds 0844 848 2705

Midnight Tango

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

Wrap Around Activity, summer workshops from 8.30am.

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

One Night Only

Saturday

community

St John’s car park, Cleckheaton

Cleckheaton farmer’s market, with Growing Together in Cleckheaton, free growing advice and seedlings, 9am-1pm.

National Media Museum, Bradford

The Gruffalo visits the museum, and screenings of the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo’s Child.

Red House Museum, Gomersal

Summer mystery quiz. Look for clues in each room and find the answers to the puzzle for a chance to win a prize. Free event, but normal house entry charge applies.

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Garden Party in the courtyard with the Raging Gibbon Collective performing Midsummer’s Night Dream, a screening of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, music from Stems, traditional garden games and outdoor bar, doors 7pm for first performance at 7.30pm. Tickets £12 (£10 advance) or £6 for under 26s. Ring 01484 430528.

Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury

Family fun day presented by Kirklees Council and Friends of Crow Nest Park, with children’s rides, bouncy castle, music, stalls, noon-4pm.

Royal Armouries, Leeds

Summer Knights: championship jousting. Visit http://www.royalarmouries.org to book.

EXHIBITIONS

Oakwell Hall, Birstall

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free exhibition, but hall admission charges apply.

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury

Dewsbury Country Park – the he Earthworks Project. Artwork by local residents, children and community groups.

Red House Museum, Gomersal

Through The Rainbow. An exhibition showcasing stain glass making.

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place

Change: Work by community arts organisation Mosaic and Batley Girls’ High School.

Ruth Robson: On Leaving and Arriving.

West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield

Prints by Leicestershire-based artist Serena Smith.

Leeds City Museum

Sketches and drawings by Ronald Pawson (1916-1977)

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

William Scott

Sound and Light by Haroon Mirza

PUBS AND CLUBS

Bulls Head, Ravensthorpe

Eton Rifles in the beer garden, noon-7pm. Tickets £6 in advance or £8 on the day.

The Taproom, Batley

Peculiar Blue, 8.30pm. Free entry.

Eastborough WMC

Female vocalist Lauren Faye Moss.

The Central Club, Batley

Male vocalist Kenny Francis, 7pm.

Old Bank WMC, Mirfield

Vocal duo Motorcity

THEATRES

Alhambra Theatre

Bradford 01274 432000

DM Academy - One Night Only!

City Varieties

Leeds 0113 243 0808

Hamish Stewart

Grand Theatre and Howard Assembly Room

Leeds 0844 848 2705

Midnight Tango

WALKS

Hunsworth Drub Gomersal

With North Kirklees Ramblers. Meet at 11am at Cleckheaton town hall, BD19 3RJ, for a7 mile medium walk. No dogs please. Ring Geoff on 01422 379 921.

Lower Cumberworth

Dewsbury and District Ramblers. B-walk. Meet at 9.30am at Link Road, Dewsbury. Barbara Addy is the leader.

SUNDAY

community

Oakwell Hall, Birstall

Hands on history. Craft demonstrations, quill pen writing, pomanders and butter making, noon-5pm. Free activities, hall admission charge applies.

Nonsuch Dulcimers. Outdoor concert in the walled gardens, plus chance to try instruments, 1pm-4.30pm. Free.

National Media Museum, Bradford

The Gruffalo visits the museum, and screenings of Gruffalo films.

Royal Armouries, Leeds

Summer Knights: falconry, mini farm, talks and tours. Visit www.royalarmouries.org.

Red House Museum, Gomersal

Summer mystery quiz. Free event, but normal house entry charge applies.

EXHIBITIONS

Oakwell Hall, Birstall

Dewsbury Photographic Group. Free exhibition, but hall admission charges apply.

Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury

Dewsbury Country Park – the he Earthworks Project. Artwork by local residents, children and community groups.

Red House Museum, Gomersal

Through The Rainbow. An exhibition showcasing stain glass making.

Batley Art Gallery, Market Place

Change: Work by arts group Mosaic and Batley Girls’ High School.

Ruth Robson: On Leaving and Arriving.

Leeds City Museum

Sketches and drawings by Ronald Pawson (1916-1977)

Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield

William Scott

Sound and Light by Haroon Mirza

PUBS AND CLUBS

The Central Club, Batley

Sunday afternoon jazz with Reg Hargreaves Trio and singer, 1pm-3.30pm, free.

THEATRES

Grand Theatre

Leeds 0844 848 2705

Glenn Miller Orchestra with Strings

WALKS

Scarcroft

Dewsbury and District Ramblers. B-walk. Meet at 9am, Wellington Road car park, Dewsbury. Malcolm Waterworth is the leader.