Baccapipes Folk Club 01535 605310 Summer singarounds (Fridays until August 30, 8.30pm) Bingley Arts Centre 012740567983 Jimi Hendrix Experience (September 7) Parkside Social Club, Haworth Groovy Happening (September 7, October 5) Colne 01282 661234 Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival with Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings, Ginger Baker, Joe Louis Walker, Dr Feelgood, Chris Farlowe, Nine Below Zero and Sugar Blue (August 23-26)


Keighley Library Creepy Houses, a free Happycat Jones and Dolly Dipstick storytelling adventure for young children (Tuesday 2-3pm). Also Park & Read Pavilion, Bradford (Tuesday 2-3pm) Scartop Chapel, Scartop, Haworth 01535 653110 Airedale Male Voice Choir (August 24) Sutton Village Hall 01535 632289 Sutton’s Green Hut Theatre Company (formerly Sutton Amateurs) in comedy Up Pompeii (September 6/7)

Out of town

St George’s Hall, Bradford 01274 432000 Children’s show Aliens Love Underpants (August 30/31); Halle with singer Lesley Garrett (September 28); Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio (October 12); Czech National Symphony Orchestra (November 23); Halle plays New Year Celebration Viennese Concert (January 5) Bradford Alhambra 01274 432000 New Jersey Nights with songs by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (September 10-14); cult musical Rocky Horror Show (September 16-21); gritty musical Cabaret (September 23-28); hi-energy musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (October 7-12); Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (October 15/16); family show Slava’s Snow Show (October 23-27); new 60s musical Carnaby Street (October 29 to November 2); school drama To Sir, With Love (November 5-9); Northern Ballet in A Christmas Carol (November 13-16); musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (December 3-7); pantomime Aladdin (December 14 to January 26) Leeds Grand 0844 848 2700. Musical Hairspray (Tuesday to August 31); A Night To Remember with singer Merill Osmond (September 1); An Evening With Ray Mears (October 27); comedian Bill Bailey (October 28/29); Sixties band The Hollies (October 30); Grimethorpe Colliery Band (October 31); comedians Sean Lock (November 1) and Milton Jones (November 2); Sixties Gold with Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby and The Fortunes (November 3); Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings (November 12); The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show Live! (November 14): Paul Merton’s Impro Chums (November 15); singer Jane McDonald (November 16); Tommy Steele in Christmas Carol musical Scrooge (November 19 to December 7); musical Wicked (December 10 to July 5) Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax 01422 250250 Michael Whitaker’s work based on prehistoric remains, Scarborough artist Sally Gatie’s touring show, Raymond Fearn’s images of symbolism and narrative (all until September 15) West Yorkshire Playhouse 0113 213 7700 Musical thriller Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber Of Street Street (September 26 to October 26); Northern Ballet in A Midsummer Nights Dream (September 6-14); The Ugly Sisters for 14-plus (September 13/14); heartwarming football story Jumpers For Goalposts (September 17-21); heartbreaking but hilarious The Secret Agent (September 24-28); Leeds-set drama My Generation by Chumbawamba member Alice Nutter (October 5-26); Charlie And Lola’s Extremely New Play for children (October 30 to November 2); Leeds Amateur Operatic Society in musical Footloose (November 2-9); George Orwell’s 1984 (November 12-16); The Jungle Book (November 30 to January 18) Leeds City Varieties 0113 243 0808 Bert Kaempfert Gala Concert (September 1); 60s band Animals & Friends (September 7); Broadway And Beyond songs-from-the-shows concert (September 13); Halfway To Paradise: The Billy Fury Story (September 14); singer Laurie Briggs (September 29); Good Old Days music hall (October 4-26) Burnley Mechanics 01282 664400 Rock ‘n’ rollers Showaddywaddy (September 20); comedian Phill Jupitus (September 21); 1940s harmonies from Swing Commanders (September 27); singer Dennis Locorriere (September 28); comedian Henning Wehn (October 3); Supersonic 70s Show (October 4); Irish folk artist Luka Bloom (October 5); children’s play The Stick Man (October 9); comedian Paul Foot (October 9); An Evening of Sinatra with Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK (October 12); clairvoyant Derek Acorah (October 15); comedian Hal Cruttenden (October 18); over-16s comedy 51 Shades Of Maggie (October 20); Dracula (October 22); comedian Andy Parsons (October 24); tribute show Roy Orbison and Friends (October 25); tribute T-Rextasy (October 26); Ladyboys Of Bangkok (October 28); family show Cirque du Hilarious (October 30); musical The Witches Of Eastwick (November 9-16); Scrooge – a Christmas Carol (November 17); comedian Jeremy Hardy (November 20); Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers in The Way Of The Drum (November 20); rock ‘n’ roll show C’mon Everybody (November 30) Leeds Town Hall 0113 224 3801 National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain (Saturday); Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio (October 5); Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (October 19); Halle (October 26 and November 2); BBC Philharmonic (November 23) Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield 0114 256 5656 Comedian Mickey Flanagan (September 28 and November 6); Bruno Mars (October 12); Jessie J (October 19); Disney On Ice Dare To Dream (October 20-24); comedy with Mrs Brown (December 3-7); JLS (December 10); Diversity (December 12); Black Sabbath (December 14)


Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth 01535 642323 Summer holiday family activities including ten-minute talks (weekdays 2pm); drop-in craft workshop (Saturday, 11am-4pm); drop-in writing workshop (August 28, 11am-4pm) National Media Museum, Bradford 0844 856 3797 Summer holiday activities daily including Little Red Riding Hood and Alice In Wonderland; Moving Stories exhibition, children’s books from page to screen (until October 6) along with family film screenings Harewood House, Leeds 0113 218 1000 Outdoor theatre Wind In The Willows (today); VW Festival (Saturday/Sunday); Sing-a-Long-a Grease screening (August 24); drive-in movie of Pirates Of The Caribbean (August 25); outdoor theatre Babe The Sheep Pig (August 31)