Calendar of Community Events

All community groups and 'not for profit' organisations throughout the Parish are welcome to submit information regarding their forthcoming events, and we will be pleased to include them on the list below free of charge.  Please allow 7 days before the event, if possible.  We will also display any information notices. However, we cannot display notices of a commercial or political nature.

Please see our Regular Events webpage for details of community groups' regular meetings across the Parish. 

Blood Donation Sessions:

Tuesday 30 May: 1.50pm - 4pm and 5pm - 7.25pm at Greenhead Masonic Hall, 26 Greenhead Road, Huddersfield HD1 4EN

Thursday 1 June: 2.15pm - 4pm and 5pm - 7.25pm at Moldgreen United Reformed, Old Wakefield Road, Dalton, Huddersfield HD5 8AA

Monday 5 June: 2pm - 4pm and 5pm - 7.25pm at Bagden Hall, Denby Dale HD8 8SZ

Tuesday 13 June: 1.50pm - 4pm and 5pm - 7.25pm at Greenhead Masonic Hall, 26 Greenhead Road, Huddersfield HD1 4EN

For more information or to book an appointment please visit: or Tel: 0300 123 123 

'By the People, For the People' : New Exhibition at the National Coal Mining Museum
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the nationalisation of the coal industry in Britain.  To mark this important and historic event, the National Coal Mining Museum will be launching a new special exhibition which opens on Monday 3 April and will run until 6 December. Please see: for full details.

Shelley's Got Talent : Lunchtime Concert at Shelley Parish Church : 15 May : 12.30 - 1.30
Tickets: £3.  For a ticket and more details please contact Fran on 01484 861540
Wine Tasting Evening : Saturday 20 May : 7.30 pm : Kirkheaton Community Centre
Tickets £10, includes cheese.

Shepley Spring Festival : 19 to 21 May 2017  
It promises to be another great weekend, with many live acts and lots of action.  Full details of all the entertainment and to buy tickets, please see:  

Kirklees Curiosities : Tuesday 23 May 2.30 - 3.30 at Kirkburton Library
A website has been created to record any oddities across Kirklees, which may easily disappear from local knowledge unless they are recorded now.  The intention is to photograph and record them as a lasting reminder, as well as finding out more information about them when possible.  Kirkburton is one of the very early parishes in Kirklees, with a church dating back to at least the 13th Century, but can we find any curiosities? 

To find out more or to book a place, see the website or call 01484 414868 and say the name of the library you require.

Kirkheaton Family & Local History Talk: The Battle of Mud (at Passchendaele) : 25 May at 7.30 pm at Kirkheaton Community Centre, presented by Richard Wimpenny, a Local Military Historian

The Battle of Passchendaele, fought July 1917, is sometimes called the Third Battle of Ypres.  As well as being infamous for the scale of casualties for the soldiers who fought, it was known as the 'Battle of Mud'  Few battles encapsulate World War One better than the Battle of Passchendaele. 
Entrance £2.50, including light refreshments. 

The Arts Festival : 27 - 29 May at Kirkheaton Parish Church 
Come and enjoy work by local photographers, artists, textiles, quilters, crafters and much more. Some works will be for sale.  Sit and chat over tea/coffee and listen to live music.  Open Saturday & Monday 2-5pm and Sunday from after the 10.30 am service until 5pm.

Lunchtime Concert: Vintage Brass Band : Monday 29 May at Shelley Parish Church
Admission £3. Tickets from Fran on 01484 861540.

Half Term Activity Afternoon : Wednesday 31 May at Kirkburton Library 1.30 - 3.00 pm
Crafts, Games and Lego

Table Top Sale : Saturday 3 June from 10 - 2 at Shelley Parish Church
To reserve a table, please ring Claire on 01484 604644.

West Yorks Trading Standards Talk : Scams, Frauds & Safer Project at Kirkburton Library on 27 June at 2pm

Shelley Garden Festival : Sunday 2 July from 11am to 5pm
The 10th Garden Festival - A chance to have a look at the fantastic gardens in the village.  If you would like to open your garden, ring
Ann Priestman on 01484 604468.

Shelley Gala : Sunday 16 July on the Cricket Field from 1.30 - 4.30 Any village groups wishing to have a stall should ring Lynn on 01484 604780.

Deaf or Hard of Hearing? There's a new way to contact the Police. 
A new emergency SMS system has been developed by the RNID, BT, DCLG and other partners to allow people with hearing difficulties to report an incident or in an emergency. Please see for further information.