July 2017

As well as the regular weekly activities, there’s a variety of other events and attractions which vary from month to month. Events are free (unless otherwise specified) and all are welcome to join in. Outdoor events are weather permitting.

Saturday 1 July

1pm – 5pm Hexadaisy, a ladies Morris dancing team based in Huddersfield, present an afternoon of dance in Greenhead Park. Performances by Hexadaisy – and other local Morris teams with different styles – will take place across the park and everyone is welcome.

Sunday 2 July

2pm Slick Stick Sambastic, Huddersfield’s community samba band, make a first appearance on the Greenhead Park bandstand as part of the Friends of Greenhead Park 2017 season of summer afternoon concerts. Slick Stick Sambastic play traditional and modern styles of music on Brazilian percussion instruments and regularly perform at local events including Marsden Imbolc, Slaithwaite Moonraking and Huddersfield St Patrick’s Day Parade.  Limited seating is available but you are welcome to bring your own folding chairs or rugs.  Free – collection in aid of the Friends of Greenhead Park.

2pm Join Huddersfield Croquet Club members for a game of croquet on the lower bowling green. Anyone interested is welcome to come along and have a go – equipment is provided. If you’re new to the game, Club members will show you the ropes. Please wear flat trainers or shoes. These open sessions are be held on the first Sunday of each month up to  September 3 and the Club also runs weekly coaching sessions on the lower green on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm. For more information about Huddersfield Croquet Club, e-mail huddscroquetclub@gmail.com, call Rena Souten on 07799 895350 or visit their Facebook page.

Tuesday 4 July

7pm Friends of Greenhead Park committee meeting in the Greenhead Park pavilion.

Wednesday 5 July

12.30pm – 1.30pm Friends of Greenhead Park History Hour – The villas of Edgerton: Home to Huddersfield’s Victorian elite. An illustrated talk by local historian David Griffiths on the development of the impressive Victorian suburb of Edgerton, and some of the people who lived there. David’s new book on the subject, to be published by Huddersfield Civic Society in June 2017, will be available to purchase.  History Hour sessions are held in the Greenhead Park Community Room (in the cafe building by the tennis courts).  Free – no need to book.

Saturday 15 July

11am – 10.45pm (gates close 11.30pm) Wannasee Festival  is back for its second year in Greenhead Park – live tribute bands include Oasis, Blondie, Meatloaf, Take That and more. The Wannasee Festival website has full details of the line ups and other event details. You can buy tickets on line or at Huddersfield Library.

Sunday 23 July

10am – 5.30pm Huddersfield Croquet Club will be holding an internal croquet competition using both the bowling greens. Spectators welcome.

Wednesday 26 July

6pm Save Greenhead Trees meeting in the Greenhead Park community room in the cafe building opposite the tennis courts. The group is campaigning to save trees in the area around Greenhead Park which are under threat of being cut down. Council officers and local councillors will be at the meeting to answer questions about the tree-felling plans and hear what local people think.

Thursday 27 July

1pm – 4pm Children and young people from 8 -16 years can enjoy a free afternoon of sporting activities on the events field, including an inflatable football pitch and other inflatable sports. The activities, which take place every Thursday afternoon until 31 August, are organised by Kirklees Council’s Integrated Youth Support Service as part of their 2017 Summer Holiday programme.  Please note that sessions are open access which means that children are free to come and go as they please. For further information e-mail teresa.moxon@kirklees.gov.uk.