North Kirklees weekend entertainment listings



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Plan your weekend with our guide to the best live music, theatre and events.


Millbridge WMC, Liversedge: Night School, local band.
Warehouse 23, Wakefield: Forget the Night EP launch. Doors 7pm, £5 advance or £9 advance with an EP. Support from Demi Marriner and Emma Moore.
The Taproom, Batley: Matt Baxter - huge Taps favourite is back, 4.30pm. Free entry.
Comrades Club, Heckmondwike: Aftershock, Anamcara, Nuclear Penguin, Julian Socha, Free entry, with doors opening at 8pm.
Batley Irish Nash: True Brit play the very best of Mod/Ska/Soul. Tickets on sale behind the bar £3 also pay on the door.
Wickham Arms, Cleckheaton: Superior jazz band (traditional), 8.30pm. Free entry.
Brighton Street WMC, Heckmondwike: Rock and roll music, 8pm-11pm.

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield: Punch Records present Lovers Rock Monologues. Lovers Rock icons Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Victor Romero Evans come together to celebrate its golden years. The Lovers Rock Monologues fuses timeless music and theatrical storytelling, giving the audience a humorous and realistic account of the Lovers Rock lifestyle. Born in London, Lovers Rock defined a generation in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. 8pm. Tickets £10-15.

Abbey House Museum, Leeds: Crime and Punishment.
Lotherton Hall, Leeds: Our Cousin Florence.

Howlands, School Street, Dewsbury: individual art and crafts, 9.30am-noon and 12.30pm-4pm. Contact 01924 463693.


Old Bank WMC, Mirfield: Blue Ice (Male/female duo).
The Venue, Birstall: Tamla Motown night with resident DJ Tony Patchett together with Dean Butterfield playing the best tunes in Motown, Youth Club Classics, Mod classics together with Ska and Reggae. 8pm-12.30am.
Millbridge WMC, Liversedge: Rick Mills (Guitar Vocalist).
Cellar Bar, Batley: Cover 2 Cover. Excellent pop and rock covers band from 9pm.
The Taproom, Batley: The Flower Garden - senior fun from the 60s - 8.30pm. Free entry.
Comrades Club, Heckmondwike: Andy Lee Marsh- Guitar vocalist.
The Station Tavern Pub, Cleckheaton: Fifth annual Oxjam Festival. Acts set to perform include Wickham Ukes, Sol Gravy and Clouded Light. Entry is free with donations going to Oxfam.
Batley Irish Nash: Cool Wave, star male duo. 8.45pm.
Oxjam Leeds - Mutli Leeds venues: Charity music festival that champions new music. More than 60 bands from Leeds and beyond including Altered State, Partisan plus newly confirmed indie-rock band NGODs and festival fun.

HiFi Club, Leeds: The Comedy Sessions.
The Courthouse Centre, Otley: Only Fools And Boycie - 7.30pm. An intimate evening with Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis. One of the nation’s greatest comedy actors reveals secrets from the ‘Only Fools’ set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Cleckheaton Library: Lego workshop, aimed at children aged 5-12, free, 11am-1pm.


The Taproom, Batley: Tim Loud - anti folk without peer - 4.30pm, Free entry.
Batley Irish Nash: Morgan J - Outstanding male Vocal, 2pm.
Batley Irish Nash: Rob Stevens’ Karaoke 5pm
Batley Irish Nash: Andy Taylor superb Male fun Vocalist, 8.30pm.
The Central Club, Batley: Live Jazz with The Reg Hargreaves Trio and guest singer, noon-4pm.
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield: Dancing Through The Decades. 6.30pm. Students from Pennine Academy of Dance go back in time as they dance through the decades. Featuring students of all ages as they display a variety of dance genres.

Huddersfield Town Hall: How It Works. Cbeebies presenter Pui Fan Lee hosts this special family concert. 4pm start. tickets (£12 adults, £6 under-16s). Box Office, 01484 225755.
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield: Pennine Academy of Dance present Dancing Through The Decades. Featuring students of all ages, Pennine Academy of Dance will dazzle you as they dance through the decades displaying a variety of genres such as ballet, tap, acrobatics and street jazz in their first dance show at the LBT. Main Stage: 6.30pm, tickets £10/£8.
City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds: Music Hall Tavern, 7.30pm. The UK’s premier comedy drag variety show is back by popular demand! Whatever your age, come along and join Mrs T and the “girls” for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.

Millbridge WMC, Liversedge: Bingo night, 9pm.
Comrades Club, Heckmondwike: Bingo, 2-5pm.